It is easy to get caught up in the negative when you feel it is being piled on you and that you are starting to sink but when you refuse to be weighed down by situations that are testing your strength of positivity, often the greatest clarity and solutions to unanswered questions arise.
This happened in my life a few months ago. My son was having terrible anxiety about getting on the bus in the morning—it was a new routine for him since we used to walk to school in our old house. I have been using EFT tapping for about 5 years; it is a stress-relief tool that is a cousin of acupuncture, you tap on the end-points of the energy meridians on your body which helps to balance your energy system and bring you peace. I was tapping with my son, which brought him some relief but I was apparently having trouble getting to the core issue that was causing him to still be upset at times.
I decided to look into finding an EFT Practitioner that perhaps specialized in working with children; I thought it might be worth paying a professional to help him clear this problem once and for all. I hated seeing him so distressed and upset.
While looking on the Internet, I found only two practitioners that fulfilled this request. To my surprise, one was located in NY, close to where we live (it is not necessary to tap with someone in person—it can be done over the phone, or Skype as well). While checking out her website, I came to a page that said she was holding a 3-Day EFT Workshop for FREE and I hadn’t missed it! I was so incredibly excited! I had never been to a workshop and been surrounded by other people who love tapping as much as I do!
It also said that attending this workshop would count toward some of the requirements for becoming an EFT practitioner, if you chose to do that. While I have truly loved EFT since the first time I used it years ago, and it has made a remarkable difference in my life that I am incredibly grateful for, I had never really allowed myself to seriously consider being a practitioner…until now.
In the end, while my son’s anxiety wasn’t a good thing, I am grateful for it because it has enabled me to pursue this passion of mine and it is turning out to be something that I am naturally good at. I am almost done with all of the requirements to be a Certified EFT Practitioner! Plus, Bo’s anxiety seemed to melt away as well…icing on the Magicality cake!
So, when life throws you a curve ball, or hands you some rancid lemons, don’t assume it will be your third strike or that the lemons are “bad” and deserve to be thrown away, follow that swing through to the end cause it may turn out to be a home run that you hit, or the lemonade that quenches your thirsty soul like nothing else ever!
Here’s to bad pitches sent over the fence and surprisingly delicious lemonade made from rotten lemons!