(AKA: Memory Filters — The Good, the Bad and the Re-Writeable)
Every memory we hold in our minds is remembered through a filter. A key belief in Faster EFT is that “it’s all made up, anyway.” Memories, that is. The past is no longer real. The future has not yet happened. All we have is the now. And in reflecting on the past, what we call memory, we are not in the “now” of the present moment, but instead using all our
faculties — emotional and mental — together with our wonderful gift of imagination to naturally fill in all gaps.
When we use these memory experiences to project our expectations into the future, we are also not in the “now,” which is all we can truly experience anyway. Otherwise we are just in a memory trance. Only this moment is real. And then it’s gone. (Oops, there went another one! It’s okay. Keep reading. There are more to come…)
The emotional meaning of a memory, and A-L-L of its parts, are created through our belief system. (Intensity of ALL is highly intended and very important here, but let us address the belief system first.)
We form beliefs based on our experiences. These are beliefs about ourselves, others, the world, and how it all fits together. We have beliefs about those who “have” and beliefs about those who “have not.” We also have beliefs about where we fit in that group. Again, beliefs come from experiences, but include the meaning we give them.
This “meaning” is critical, and manifests itself as emotion within our belief system and within our bodies. When we believe something to be true, we FEEL it. This sensory information becomes its own experience and reinforces the belief. (Now stay with me here.)
If you take away the emotional meaning from a memory, especially one that makes you feel “bad,” you no longer will “feel bad” inside yourself. It’s not that it didn’t happen. It’s that the emotional meaning you gave it at the time no longer serves you, and when you let that go, you’re free to choose your current experience, especially if it in any way is similar to an experience in the past.
It’s like controllable “deja vu.” And here is where we address the all-encompassing “ALL.” Every tiny detail of an experience is absorbed by our senses, filtered for inclusion in necessary safety and pleasure programs, the good stuff kept and the other stuff deleted. This includes images, sounds, sensations, emotions, tastes, smells, and knowing. The
stuff that is kept is assigned a “meaning” and cross referenced in our subconscious mind. (It’s not really getting too deep here, it just looks that way for a minute. Hang in there.)
Here I’ll repeat myself for only a moment: If you take away the emotional meaning assigned to the details of a memory, you NO LONGER FEEL BAD inside yourself.
Okay. Given this as a starting point — and since it’s all made up anyway — memory becomes just a story that we tell ourselves. Why not make it up to feel good? Give your memories a happy ending?
“But it didn’t happen that way,” you might insist in reply. Okay. I get that. We’re not talking about the “fact” that took place in chronological time. We’re speaking of the emotional meaning that you gave to it at that time.
The perception that is now imprinted on the images, sounds, tastes, smells, feelings and sensations surrounding all the details of that event and placed in the program files — that’s what we want to change. Move it from the safety and security file to the pleasure file. Why? Change your perceptions that build your beliefs about how you fit into the world and
you will change the way you encounter and experience yourself in the world. In other words, change your perception and change your life!
The emotional fingerprints — that’s what we must be willing to change about our past. That’s what we do not need today so that we can make new choices and be free to perceive everything from a new direction, from a healing perspective. Then we can get our emotional filters back in alignment with how we were meant to experience life ~ happy, peaceful, joyful, fun, abundant and blessed! The way we feel when we are safe and loved. That’s how life can be experienced.
And there is no better feeling than being loved just for who you are. Do that for yourself today. Love you: body, mind and spirit. Let go of the resistance and love your life as it is today. There is no better feeling. Go back and visit your memories, and make up an alternative ending — the way it SHOULD HAVE gone. Then see if the Bad Feelings about that event reduce or go away. Isn’t that worth it? Then visit the original event
again. See if it still bothers you like it did before. If it’s better, you just did emotional healing work, and you can be a less stressed person within the world in which you live. Give it a try. Or write me for help. I’m here, and it’s all made up anyway.