Pandemic Week 8
11:43AM May 10, 2020
Hello, everybody, Deborah Donnndelinger here. Welcome back to tapping this week. This is week eight of the pandemic really being in on our radars in the United States, east coast where I am in Maryland. For some of you listening from over from Europe and other countries outside of Europe, you've been dealing with this longer. But eight weeks is a long time. And you might be finding that we're finding our way to a what feels like perhaps a new normal for now. We've adjusted to many things. But I wonder if you tune into your body, notice your heart space, notice any tension, how much stress you still carrying, that you haven't really had time to look at. We are so resilient. We can do we can handle things. But there's when so many people going through the pandemic with
levels of consequences. It's like we're all tuned into the same Stress factory. And yeah, let's just give ourselves some space and some time to do some tapping around stress. And then we're gonna be jumping into talking about conspiracy theories and what the heck do we do with those? All right, but for now just looking at how relaxed or calm or wound up do you feel or dollar blah,
do some tapping side of the hand.
I've been feeling tight energy
and a little bit dollar
and I hate feeling dollar
deeply and completely accept myself anyway.
Even though I've been too busy to notice how I'm feeling
it's a lot to keep up with
this move to everything being online has been wearing.
I deeply, completely accept myself anyway.
Even though I've been alone
and I've had too much time to think and to feel
and I don't want to think about how stressed I am
I deeply and completely accept myself anyway.
Even to the points I'm on the eyebrow, noticing how I'm feeling
side of the eye.
Notice my breathing
under the eye any tightness in my chest,
under the nose, any tightness in my diaphragm,
chin point, noticing any tightness in my ribs and the space between my ribs collarbone, noticing my core muscles
under the arm
tuning in To my body and noticing how tight or relaxed I feel
top of the head
Another gentle breath please
take a scan of your emotional landscape. Notice any feelings popping up you know what I love about tapping is that we can we can work with these feelings in a way that doesn't overwhelm us. We don't have to be scared of what we're feeling. So you feeling a little bit dollar flat?
You feeling checked out
or overly concerned?
Or just like the ground on your feet isn't secure anymore. Are you scared and worried about practical things like food rent, Was it more this general unease, I could just dislike a feeling of impending storm on the horizon? I don't know which direction it's coming from. Just any words or images that come to mind for you.
Let's do some tapping.
Even though I noticed I've been feeling out of sorts.
It's very appropriate to be feeling out of sorts as a hell of a lot going on right now.
I deeply and completely accept myself.
Even though I'm feeling tired, I can't keep running on adrenaline.
It's okay that I feel tired and I'm resting when I can.
I deeply and completely accept how I'm feeling.
Even though I've been feeling uncertain
and I don't like feeling uncertain.
I'm living data A day.
And that's a new experience for me.
I deeply and completely accept myself
on the points on my eyebrow noticing how I'm feeling
I'm done grieving.
Oh, that's what I'm gonna tell myself.
I don't know what's coming tomorrow.
We've all been dealing with so much.
It's okay to stop and notice how I'm feeling.
It's really great that I know how to tap.
I accept who I am and how I'm feeling.
Good stop there and actually had another breath.
Okay, now that we've done a bit of grounding, I want to get into the topic. of this week's talk and that are tapping, and that is conspiracy theories. So I'm gonna tell you right now, I have been incredibly annoyed at all the alternative theories out there that to me feel like are distracting us from what needs to be done. So you might have a different perspective but we're gonna tap on that to start and see where we go on the side of the hand. Even though I have been frustrated with all these ridiculous alternative theories
I deeply and completely accept myself anyway.
Even though I find it unsettling that people don't agree with me. How can we fight this virus that we don't even agree agree what the problem is?
I noticed how unsettling it feels
and I deeply and completely accept myself
even though I feel confused
I thought it's obvious what's going on.
I'm open to the idea that there are many pieces of the pie was the expression that they're the elephants big. People are looking looking at different parts of the elephant. Hmm. But I don't know what to do about being feeling frustrated.
Moving through the points, some people are really scared.
Some people completely distrust any form of authority.
Some people think the government's out to get them.
Some people think that they are watching.
Some people do not want to be controlled.
Some people pool are scared.
Some people are just not thinking
and some people are certain of what they know.
Okay, stop there relax your hands gentle breath.
You know what's really ironic is I chose an alternative pathway for schooling and healthcare for my family, and I have resources. I use homeopathy which works well for my family for acute cases and even chronic conditions. And I've forged my own path with unschooling and homeschooling, advantages and disadvantages for sure. And I when I find myself thinking that people are being too extreme and too concerned about conspiracy theories, it's sort of ironic because I'm the one who used to be outside of the system, and I'm saying, Hey, everybody, we need to work with the system. It just goes to show that we need to be flexible with our thinking when you look for good information sources, and we don't need to have a hard and fast rule, because rules don't let us respond to the situation. For people who are used to living by rules, when everything's changed, what's left for them? So notice when you tune in to yourself, what is your relationship to people of authority and people who are come from like the scientific fields?
Do you believe scientists?
Do you think that there are competing interests?
Do you think that people are corrupt?
Do you think that some people are corrupt?
Do you think that some people do things for bad reasons? Do you think you fall on the side of being a bit too innocent or bit too jaded. There's an idea from gene keys that the energy the vibration energy state we're at, it actually corrupts the data we take in. So somebody's in a very fearful place, they will see and interpret the world differently than somebody who's who's in a more loving place is somebody who's in a fearful place. They'll distort the information they bring in, and then they'll make the the they'll add, respond and act and exaggerated. Just amplify the fear. I'm not saying that fear isn't something that's important or needed or it's valuable in the right situation. But look at your core orientation, as you've been taking in information, or even reading and researching about the virus. How powerful do you feel?
How informed do you feel?
And how open are you to trusting other people's input
So how powerful do you feel?
How informed do you feel?
And how open are you to trusting other people's input?
So for myself, I feel pretty powerful. I'm probably an eight or nine. I feel informed enough for me and make a point. It's been about an hour a day reading different sources, from different government agencies and articles and overseas as well. And I also know that I'm not a scientist, I'm not a disease specialist. So I am very open to trusting input from experts, while not giving away my own inner intuition. And that's about either or question. I think as people stuck Can you take information in and also pay attention to yourself and your own response. So I have a theory about the expansion of a conspiracy theories and Human Design, there are six different motivations that people have. And one of the motivations is looking at what needs to be fixed. So there is a percentage of the population who is meant to be looking at what needs to be fixed, the rest of us aren't. The rest of us are meant to be looking at what's needed. What, what's to come. Oh, I can't remember the others right now. And my theory is that when people who are supposed to be looking at what needs to be fixed, aren't doing it, that the rest of us leaping to fill in the vacuum and noticing how it feels for yourself. To explore different ideas is the key is the clue to whether you're meant to be doing it or not. When I get to a fear place, that's not a good place for me. For some people, getting to the bottom of things and knowing what's needed. Knowing what is The worst possible outcome is very helpful. So as you engage with information online, check in with yourself, is this helpful to you? Is it valuable? Is it good for you to get more information? Or do you need not to? Now what if you're on the side of thinking most the rest of us are just being cheap giving up our liberties, and that we're making a big deal out of nothing that's worse than the flu.
I've been in that place when I look at how I've done alternative
schooling and alternative health care. And for me, that's just as a grief is on anger. Sadness is a grief that people aren't seeing opportunities they have to just tune in to your love of humanity that's driving you to say the rest of us are being stupid.
Can you find it can you notice it?
side of the hand for all of us tapping
because I notice
the places I feel scared
And as I noticed the places where I feel love,
I deeply in accept deeply and completely accept all of me.
As I noticed where I feel scared
as I noticed where I feel trusting
I can embrace both parts of me
because I notice the parts of me that wants to expand
and the parts of me that wants to transform
what would it be like to live in this pandemic without fear?
I deeply and completely accept myself
going through the points. Noticing if I'm looking through the lens of fear.
Noticing if I'm looking through the lens of love
noticing If I'm holding on too tightly to being right,
noticing that I can interact with information.
And I can also interact with the feelings behind the information.
noticing that I feel grounded
noticing my roll.
Good finish up top of the head gentle breath.
So here's the thing, none of us see the complete picture, it is not possible. We each have a role, whichever perspective we each have, it's something that we're bringing to the conversation. Those of you who know your human design chart your gene keys profile, your enneagram type, your Myers Briggs type, you know what your gifts are, what your superpowers are, to use the term that Personality Hacker uses Can you let go of what's not yours to do? and embrace what is yours to do? Some of us are meant to be exploring alternative theories and some of us are not.
And when you have a strong emotional response to something that you're taking in information or knowledge, pause and notice what's the feeling behind it.
So I have deliberately not watched
Trump speak and I watched a six minute montage made tied to a timeline of the virus. And I know it was a biased montage it was made to make him look foolish, but I loved it. I was so mad watching it. Just absolutely furious, and his disrespect for the questions and for the journalists. And honestly, I don't want to deal with being so angry with him because I do feel powerless in that situation. So around By that by tapping on what feels like the biggest powerlessness of all right? Right side of the hand. Even though I can't believe what an absolute idiot, Trump looks like, and the defensiveness and the things that come out of his mouth infuriate me.
Part of me thinks we deserve to have a better leader.
And part of me thinks we have who we have even though I'm disappointed that our president has let us down.
I'm beyond disappointed that he's in charge right now.
I'm willing to notice how I feel let myself feel it.
Even though I think the disappointment and anger is gonna bury me There's no end to it.
What if that's not true?
I mean the the points feeling so disappointed. Feeling just shocked and disgusted at his arrogance. There are many things to be shocked and disgusted at in this world. And thinking about some of the shootings recently of African American men. There are many things to be shocked and disgusted with.
And perhaps that's okay.
keep tapping through the points.
Perhaps that's pointing us to what sweet what we want to see more of. It's okay to feel disgust and incompetence. arrogance. And as I think of Trump wants being a young boy
with an innocent heart and soul,
I can have compassion for that younger part of him. While still absolutely, absolutely not liking what I'm seeing this has been a rather meandering, tapping an exploration, hope you feel better, you know, just any chance to tap always makes me feel better. Even if you're not agreeing with the words or the ideas, just getting into the flow and tapping along can be helpful. And I hope you're doing well. Hope you're taking care of yourself. I have
a lot of tapping
podcasts, you can tap along with some of them better than others. But if you're just bored or want to listen to something and not related to pandemic, go and listen to some previous episodes, and until next time, keep on tapping. Thank you for listening and I'll talk with you soon. Bye.