My client Renee brought me a card she had made for me. It was designed around Mahatma Gandhi’s wise and evocative statement:
Your Beliefs become your Thoughts
Your Thoughts become your Words
Your Words become your Actions
Your Actions become your Habits
Your Habits become your Values
Your Values become your Destiny
She had created an EFT tapping routine around this quote. I want to share her words with you, and then tell you how we took Ghandhi’s brilliant general statements and Renee’s creativity and made them into a tapping routine that you could put to use right now, or any time, on something that is troubling you.
This is Renee’s Gandhi / EFT routine:
Even though most times my beliefs are negative, even though negative beliefs beget negative thoughts, I wholeheartedly accept myself the way I am, and I know there is a possibility for positive change.
Even though negative thoughts fill my head, even though the words I use are negative, I wholeheartedly accept the way I am and I choose to believe that there is a possibility to change my thoughts and words for the better.
Even though my negative words become physical neglect, and even though my words are mentally harmful, I wholeheartedly accept myself the way I am, I know there is the possibility for positive change.
Even though my self-harm behavior becomes habit, and even though my harmful habits feel impossible to break, I wholeheartedly accept myself the way I am. I choose to believe that there is a possibility of changing my self harm habits.
Even though my harmful and negative habits are valuable, and even though harmful and negative habits shape my values, I wholeheartedly accept myself the way I am, and I know there is possibility for positive change.
Even though my negative values lead to my destiny in life, and even though my destiny may not be what I want it to be, I wholeheartedly accept myself the way I am and I choose to believe that there is a possibility for me to change my destiny for my highest purpose in life.
I loved Renee’s resourcefulness. There is great value in understanding how we stitch together our lives from the fabric of the stories that we tell ourselves about what is true and possible for us. However, I thought her statements had a touch of resignation to them, as if she was saying, “Even though I know things can be different, I accept that I am a person who thinks negatively, and that is that.”