I got the idea for this exercise from Pam Grout’s book The Course in Miracles Experiment, though I cannot, for the life of me, find the page again from whence it came. Anywho, as I first read said page, an alternate approach flashed through my mind, after which I politely said “thank you,” as I do when I receive such insight, and then I just kept reading with no thought to reference Pam’s version somehow. (Since then I’ve flipped through that book more times than I can say – all to no avail.)
Here’s my take on Pam’s take, which, I believe, was meant to be used as some kind of an energy reset, which is also how I am offering it. So, when you’ve had a long day or feel stuck or upset or need to take a break before you lose your ever-lovin’ mind, you can hit your energy refresh button by following this quickie technique:
1. Take several deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. (Just doing this alone propels your less-than-stellar mental/emotional/physical energies off of their less-than-stellar trajectory.)
2. Now, flip the energy switch by focusing on something that you appreciate or for which you are grateful or that you’d love to do or someone you love. (You know, happy feeling stuff!)
3. As you sense your energy lightening up, breathe in and out a couple more times while you use the middle finger of either hand to lightly tap right between your eyebrows maybe a dozen times. (This little trick that I learned from Donna Eden signals your nervous system to release the good vibes you’ve just set in motion to spread throughout your entire body.)
Your energy goes where your mind flows. It’s that easy. Give it a try.