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Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer/artist/illustrator. Follow me on my journey. Read More...

My newest book now available on Amazon!

My newest book now available on Amazon!

Many treasures lie under the sea, but will Alistar find the one that will make ‘The Perfect Birthday Present’ for his mom? Join this adventurous little sea star and his best buddy Barnaby (a blob fish) as they travel through the beautiful deep blue sea, meeting many other creatures of the deep. When the two friends finally stumble upon the perfect present, Alistar needs to make a difficult decision, which only he can make. When he does, the little sea star learns that there are times when it is not the present that is important, but the thought behind it.

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

For Linda Crowley, the first day of the year had always been set aside to work on new, positive beginnings and 1970 was no different. Her husband and children were by all accounts healthy and no one even considered the terrible thought that tragedy would strike before the day was over, and life as she had known it was gone.

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My first illustrating project available on Amazon

My first illustrating project available on Amazon

Haley doesn't have a normal pet she has a goat, Ralph. He thinks he's having fun but he's causing untold trouble for Haley. Trouble seems to follow Ralph everywhere he goes only he doesn't know it. Haley's father says Ralph has to be sold!

Tapping

Yes, tapping. What is tapping? Just what it says it is – tapping – like tapping your fingers on the table. So, why am I writing about something so ordinary? Because I've never heard of it before. I mean, I've heard about tapping your fingers on the table while nervous or bored, but I've never heard it used to heal yourself from things in your past that limit you.

Best selling author of "You Can Heal Your Life" and founder of Hay House Publishing, Louise Hay, believes tapping is a necessary, life-changing skill everyone should learn. Of course, if,  like me, you've never come across tapping before, you don't have a clue of what I'm taking about, so here is a video of Louise doing an interview with Nick Ortner, the producer of the upcoming 5th Annual Tapping World Summit. (Yes, there have actually been four "world summits" on tapping.) Watch this:

Tapping

This technique is supposed to be deeply powerful to going inward and using the inner power that we all possess to deal with things that we are holding onto from our past that is limiting our life potential today. I watched the video. I "tapped" along as they suggested. (I put in my own affirmations about things I'm having difficulty letting go of.) Did it help? Yes…but…..

I have a "but" that is derived from what I believe about how we humans work. Humans are made up up three parts: the body, the mind, and the spirit. To learn or change in any way, all three aspects of a person must be involved. Tapping, to me, is just another way to draw in the body part when trying to figure out a way, using our mind, to reach our spirit and accomplish healing or changing something we need to get past.

There are other ways that I believe work just as well as tapping. Writing morning pages includes the body in engaging with the mind and spirit. Yoga class integrates the body with the mind and the spirit to move us forward in our lives. When I taught young children the letter "A" I used tactile things such as writing it in sand, while saying the letter name, making the sound, visualizing the image, etc. This was a way of bringing the body into the learning along with the mind and spirit of the child.

Tapping various parts of your body, while reciting out loud, that past memory you are visualizing letting go of in your mind, is much the same thing as multi-sensory learning applied to situations and things that need changing or learning. As long as you go about including the body along with the mind and spirit, whichever way you choose to do that, it will facilitate the change.

Tapping just may be a very simple way of doing that for people who do not write or do yoga. When I said up above that it helped, (I felt better after doing it) I found I felt just like I do after my morning pages or yoga class, where my body was engaged in some physical way with my thoughts and my spirit.

So…..wanna try? I'm going to give it a go for a few days or so and see if there is some greater transformation that supersedes the benefits I get from yoga and morning pages. Join me. I'd love to hear if it makes a difference in your life, especially if you don't have that physical piece to your meditation routine and all of a sudden you add one.

And so, as another day goes by, I just walk into the sunset, scratching my head, saying, "Tapping……hmmm….what next?" and…..I have written.

Tapping

2 comments to Tapping

  • Pat

    I’ve actually worked with tapping and had a session with a psychologist friend of mine working on some past issues. To be honest, I can’t tell if the process gave me relief, but it was certainly a pleasant experience.
    Works very well for some people, especially if you are really stuck.

  • Wow Pat thats so cool! I didnt know anyone I knew was familiar with it!
    You cant give up on the things you love, not ever…
    Charlotte ~ Private Practice
    Sent from my iPhone…
    Linda Bartosik 🙂

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