I love going to the beach and being in the water. I don’t like swimming pools where the water gets very deep. This seems to bring up a deep fear that has kept me from being able to learn to swim. Despite having lessons in my childhood and even in my 30’s, I still couldn’t manage to swim proficiently.
Then I discovered EFT and after making inquiries at the school where Baby Girl is learning to swim, I took the plunge and signed up for lessons. The night before my first lesson, I sat quietly and thought about all the thoughts that I associate with swimming. This came up:
- fear of drowning
- fear of not being able to stand
- fear of not being able to come up for air
- fear of not being able to swim
- embarrassed about not being able to swim
- embarrassed about being afraid of deep water
- fear of looking stupid
- fear of what other people will think
- fear of being laughed at
- fear of not doing it properly
I took all of these things and I tapped and tapped and tapped until everything felt like a 0.
The next morning, when I arrived at the swimming school, I felt a bit nervous and as I approached the pool, I tapped on my fingertips while talking to the instructor. Just before she asked me to put my head in the water, I tapped a little more.
The video below is me, a few minutes into my first half-hour swimming lesson.
And now, I CAN swim.
Blessings and thanks for reading ❤️