Tapping, as explained in my previous blog post: Listen To Your Body, is a very simple technique where you use the first two fingers of your right hand to gently tap on your heart when you want to connect with your body’s intuitive wisdom. Many people I’m working with find Tapping is great to answer questions about what foods to choose when they’re wanting to lose weight. Just tap, ask, “Is this food good for me to eat right now?” and the response is quick and clear.
I believe the body has such profound wisdom to guide me, if I only listen. I want to share an important learning I had with this Tapping technique.
When Bill and I go to a movie we often take an apple and some air popped popcorn from home. At a recent movie, I just brought apples to enjoy. We arrived early so, before the movie started, I walked down to the nearby health food store and saw an organic popcorn. I used the Tapping technique to see if I should buy some. There was a clear “No” to eating popcorn, so I went back to the movie without it.
When I got back, Bill wanted popcorn so I went to the concession stand and bought some for us to share. I could have easily told him I didn’t want any and would be happy to get it for him, but I didn’t.
I ate the popcorn and apple and couldn’t believe how I felt. It had nothing to do with the food I ate but everything to do with over-riding my body’s wisdom of “No” for that food. I felt terrible. It was a feeling of violation. I know that sounds strong, but that’s how I felt. I had violated myself by choosing something that was a clear “No”. It was deeply impactful and saddened me.
These simple circumstances offered a profound lesson. I realized this may be how others feel when they make a commitment and then over-ride it for some momentary pleasure. Wow. This was really painful. I felt immediate compassion for all of us who have this experience. And I was concerned, especially for those who repeat this again and again, deciding one thing and going against ourselves to choose something different.
So, I suggest you try Tapping for food answers and follow the quick response that comes. Notice how you feel. When I follow my body’s wisdom, I feel confident, energized and a deep sense of trust for what is guiding my life.
I encourage you to pay particular attention to how you feel when over-riding a decision you know is good for you. I’d love to hear your experience of following your body’s wisdom as well as when you go against what you know is good. Let’s learn from one another. You can share in the Leave A Reply section below.On another note, this is apple season here in the Okanagan. I wanted to share an applesauce recipe that we make and enjoy over cooked whole grains or homemade granola. It makes a great breakfast. Enjoy.
To Your Amazing Health,
6 Apples, cut in cubes
1/4 cup Raisins
2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
2 droppers of Sweet Drops Vanilla Stevia
1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ground Ginger
3 tablespoons of water to start the apples cooking
Add the water to a saucepan, then add remaining ingredients. Cook on medium low heat and stir often to keep apples from sticking to the pan. Cook for 20 minutes or until apples are soft. Then mash with a potato masher. When cool, store in refrigerator.