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Risk Connection – Even Through Our Wounds


This morning on CBS Sunday morning, Naomie Harris, staring in the powerful movie Moonlight, was interviewed.  I found her reflective and very wise about risking connection.  She was referring to the characters in the movie, but she was also speaking to the human condition when she said, “We all move through our woundedness in search of connection.”

So often people tell me, “I can’t connect because I’m wounded.”  I passionately believe, however, that my wounds are the map on the road to connection.  My wounds do generate caution and armoring.  They also stimulate my awareness of longing and need.  The are a call to develop discernment and trust.  It is my woundedness that, ultimately, propels me to seek connection if I allow it.  It is a call to risk connection.

Consider the possibility that the knowledge that we’re not going to make it through life alone is a gift more than a burden.  Our fear of connection is fertile ground for tapping.

On Karate Chop point:

Even though I resist connecting because I’m afraid of getting hurt, I accept myself, even this part of me.

Even though reaching out can feel risky, and I’m not always sure it’s worth it, I’m open to having new insight.

Even though I feel caution, I’m open to hope because I need and deserve loving contact.

Move on to each of your tapping points.  Then, tell the truth, tell the truth, tell the truth about your fears and caution.  Don’t force.  Follow the trail of truth to the roots of your fears.  Notice what comes up.  You may find issues for future tapping.*  You may also find that you just work through the layers of old beliefs fueling present fears that are ready to be retired.    Possibly, invite awareness of spiritual connection.  Reaching out to feel Divine Presence and feeling safe in that connection  can often make us more brave to risk allowing human love to reach our hearts.  Keep tapping, mercifully.

*For a great resource to help if your tapping brings up lots of issues, click on the link below for my colleague, Dena Rosenbloom’s,  great workbook  Life After Trauma

Tap Into the Ground


The other day a friend was helping me sort a complex set of handouts for one of my upcoming workshops.  I had to make lots of decisions about what to use, what to consider and what to set aside.  I started to get really overwhelmed and confused.  Then I was confused about why I was confused.  I love Tapping Prayerfully and know the material well. . .   Then it dawned on me.  I’d become anxious about missing something important, had lost my connection to the ground AND didn’t even know it.  It was time to Tap and Breathe and it didn’t even occur to me.

On a walk later, I had the thought that becoming ungrounded is a little like being drunk.  As an extreme example, a normally responsible person whose been drinking might try get behind the wheel of a car because they are impaired.  Hopefully, someone who can think is there and takes the keys.

I was continuing to push papers around ineffectively and be short tempered with my dear friend because I’d lost my connection to myself and the earth.  I hadn’t been drinking, but I was impaired.  I wasn’t feeling supported, so I felt lost.  Therefore, I wasn’t making good decisions, or any decisions.  I wasn’t thinking clearly and I wasn’t coming from my heart.  I didn’t need a taxi, I needed to reconnect to my Source, and it never crossed my mind to tap!

In this instance, when my friend had the wisdom to remind me to breathe I got it.  Our time was short, but even just tapping for a moment on the karate chop point, hanging out there until I felt that delicious desire to take a deep breath made a big difference.  I then just stood still for another moment really feeling the ground under my feet.  Feeling God’s support through the power of the earth coming to love, help and sustain me.  I grounded yet again.

To see a whole round of Tap and Breathe, click on videos and select How to Tap.

Blessings, Jeanne