Soul Food

It's been awhile since I've posted!

I stepped outside my comfort zone this past May and accepted the opportunity to become an contributing columnist for an online magazine called Bellesprit!

Bell├ęsprit (pronounced bell-es-pree) Magazine was "born out of a desire to educate those who seek to expand their knowledge along their spiritual path. Featuring many columnists who are experts in their field, Bell├ęsprit magazine has a little bit of something for everyone!"

My monthly articles mirror the format of this blog with a specific topic and corresponding tapping script.

I am very excited about this opportunity as it allows me to spread my wings in the writing arena and expand on my EFT or tapping knowledge.

I look forward to sharing these articles with you!

Here is September's article titled "Soul Food":

As a nation, maybe we need to step back and be less judgmental when it comes to viewing people as lazy and lacking in self-discipline and control. Maybe we need to have more compassion for those who struggle to find that “better feeling place” and end up finding it with food, nicotine and alcohol. (read the rest of the article here)

http://www.bellesprit.com/index.php/our-team/columnists-contributors/143-cindy-selvaggio-shumaker-calming-your-inner-storm/592-soul-food

How to Get What You Want by Living a Soul Directed, Purpose Driven Life…

I have something exciting to tell you about!
The 2012 Tapping World Summit will begin on May 7th!
This is the Academy Awards of the Tapping industry!

As you know, I am a big promoter of tapping and some of you have attended my teleclasses on how to tap.
You will NOT want to miss this series of videos that starts on May 7th and runs for 10 days.

I have a powerful video for you to watch from the free pre-event video series for the upcoming 2012 Tapping World Summit.
This video is with internationally known expert Cheryl Richardson, a best-selling author of 5 books who is best known as one of the world's foremost personal coaching pioneers.
Cheryl has appeared on shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America and The Today Show just to name a few.

You can see this free video by going here: http://thetappingsolution.com/cmd.php?Clk=4703849

In this video Cheryl talks out two really important topics:
How to remove fear, anxiety and overwhelm in order to live a soul directed, purpose drive life where you actually get to have what you want and feel good doing it… and how to set boundaries and say no to others in order to get what you want (and how to do it without feeling guilty and worrying that you're hurting or letting others down).
I think this video hits on a really important topic for most people because as I'm sure you'd agree with me, sometimes we worry to much about what other people think and we end up putting ourselves last just to make other people happy.

Cheryl is known for teaching "The Art of Self Care" and this video shares some amazing information on that topic.
If you want to see a meaningful video that has heart, soul and quality information (not just hype) then I suggest watching this video: http://thetappingsolution.com/cmd.php?Clk=4703849

This is the 3rd in the fr*ee Tapping World Summit Video series that has been released over the last week. Over 100,000 people have watched the first two videos with experts Nick Ortner and Kris Carr. There are also nearly 1,000 comments of praise and appreciation for the amazing videos on the blog that is hosting them.

I think that what is going on with this video series and the upcoming 2012 Tapping World Summit is something very special and unique that is worth checking out.

Enjoy the video with Cheryl and if you haven't yet seen the videos with Nick Ortner and Kris Carr make sure to watch those also.

Here's the link again:
http://thetappingsolution.com/cmd.php?Clk=4703849
 
Cindy Selvaggio Shumaker

P.S. - I want to emphasize that this is one of the most valuable events you'll ever attend online.
I highly recommend you check out what's going on here as this event only happens once per year…

http://thetappingsolution.com/cmd.php?Clk=4703849

P.P.S - And if you want to learn more about the 2012 Tapping World Summit itself which starts on May 7th then make sure to click on the "Learn About the Tapping World Summit" button in the navigation bar when you get to the blog. :)

I Choose To Trust And Appreciate The Process

This past week has been particularly challenging for several people close to me. They have had to sit back and accept a situation that was out of their control, one that they so desperately wanted to help resolve.

Sometimes life doesn’t seem fair.
Certain situations are out of our control.

Maybe distance is a factor or the people involved don’t want help. Maybe it involves a situation on a national or global scale that you feel you should contribute to, but don't have the resources to do so.
None the less, it doesn’t feel any better when we can't be involved or aren't in control, especially when we are emotionally involved to some degree.

Whatever your situation is today, the following tapping script may help lighten the emotional burden you are currently carrying until the situation is resolved.
My wish is that it helps bring calm and peace to any situation that is weighing heavy on your mind today.


If you are new to this blog and unfamiliar with the tapping process, please see the "introduction to tapping" link at the top of this page.
It will provide you with everything you need to know!

As always, please change the words to fit your current situation

Karate chop point:

"Even though I want to help but I can’t, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway”
"Even though I feel helpless, I accept this feeling and everything it means to me”
"Even though this is out of my control, which is something I am not used to, I honor this part of my personality”

Round One:

EB: I feel so helpless
SE: I want to help (insert name) very badly
UE: I want to take their pain away
UN: I don’t like it when I am not in control
CH: That is hard for me to accept
CB: I am a fixer - I fix problems
UA: But I can’t fix this one
HD: I am not sure how to cope right now...
WR: The outcome is not within my control

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the second round of tapping**

Round Two:

EB: In my heart, I know I have to let go
SE: I can't get caught up in the "how" of this situation
UE: This is going to be hard for me to do
UN: But if I don’t, it is going to eat away at me
CH: Eventually, it will eat away at my body
CB: It will manifest as a disease if I continue to focus on this situation
UA: What good will I be to those I love and CAN help, if I am sick
HD: I have to alter my thoughts about this situation right now
WR: Maybe this will all work out better than I ever imagined

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the third round of tapping**

Round Three:

EB: I choose to let go of the "how" today
SE: I must trust that this situation is part of a bigger picture
UE: I choose to appreciate the process of diving timing
UN: This is a process of growing, loving and trusting in a higher power
CH: It all boils down to love for each other anyway
CB: So I am going to send my deepest love to ___ and this situation
HD: And accept the outcome to happen exactly as it is meant to happen
WR: I am feeling more calm, confident and peaceful now!

**Take a final deep breath and repeat as necessary**

Wishing you peaceful thoughts,
Cindy (Selvaggio) Shumaker

What if I fail?

I was having a conversation this past week with a friend who was terrified to step outside of her comfort zone.

She is a very creative individual and her face lights up when she talks about her latest creations or all the ideas that are swimming in her head.

She has discovered that warm and fuzzy part of her soul that illuminates her face, and puts a sparkle in her eye. It elevates her vibration to a level that attracts more good things into her existence.

Then, she takes that virtual pin and bursts her own bubble by doubting her ability to step outside her comfort zone and take that first step towards making her dreams come true.

I wonder how many people today live in that safe bubble, that emotional cocoon that prevents them from dipping their toe in the water of success...

I challenge all of you to break out of your safe cocoon today and take the plunge into the pool of success.
If that feels too scary, then try wading in the baby pool until it feels comfortable - then take that plunge and find out what you are really made of, you might just surprise yourself!

If you need an emotional push, try this tapping script for getting over that fear of failure!


If you are new to this blog and unfamiliar with the tapping process, please see the "introduction to tapping" link at the top of this page.
It will provide you with everything you need to know!

As always, please change the words to fit your current situation

Karate chop point:

"Even though I'm afraid I might fail, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway”
"Even though I am scared no one will accept my decision to do this, I accept this feeling and everything it means to me”
"Even though it feels safe right where I am, I know I won't accomplish my dreams if I don't take action”

Round One:

EB: What if I fail
SE: I am so scared
UE: What if no one likes what I am doing
UN: I am going to feel so stupid
CH: I don't want to fall flat on my face
CB: I really want to do this
UA: But I am afraid to take the first step
HD: What if I fail
WR: All this fear of failure

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the second round of tapping**

Round Two:

EB: I love it when I am creating and making things
SE: I have no problem encouraging others
UE: Why can't I take my own advice
UN: I have nothing to lose by encouraging others
CH: I have everything to lose by stepping outside MY comfort zone
CB: Or do I?
UA: Maybe I have everything to gain
HD: So maybe I am actually afraid of success
WR: Hmmmm, I hadn't thought about that....

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the third round of tapping**

Round Three:

EB: What if my ideas really work
SE: What if people love my creations
UE: What if I make a lot of money sharing my creations
UN: My life might actually change
CH: My dreams might become reality
CB: I am getting excited just thinking about it
HD: I can't wait to get started
WR: Success comes to me frequently and easily!

**Take a final deep breath and repeat as necessary**

Wishing you abundant success!
Cindy (Selvaggio) Shumaker

If you like this script, I have more available in my e-book "Tapping from A-Z" available on my website. It contains 51 tapping scripts one for each letter of the alphabet:

•a is for anger
•b is for back pain
•c is for clutter
•d is for dental anxiety, etc

I wrote this e-book in 2009, before I added the "WR" wrist point but you can modify as you wish.

I am running a special on the book right now for $15 (orig: $22.99)

Here is the link: www.tappingheals.com/catalog/item/7249454/7483938.htm

Any questions or concerns, please email me at: calmingyourinnerstorm@gmail.com

Even Though It Seems Like Everything Is Going Wrong

Have you ever had a day when everything seems to go wrong and frustration sets in?

I’ve had several days like that lately and being a believer in the Law of Attraction I knew I had to turn my thoughts around or I would find myself riding the hamster wheel again tomorrow – No thank you!

Next time you feel like your day is spinning out of control, try the following tapping script.
It will ground you and balance your energy so everything starts falling into place again!

If you are new to this blog and unfamiliar with the tapping process, please see the "introduction to tapping" link at the top of this page. It will provide you with everything you need to know!

As always, please change the words to fit your current situation

Karate chop point:

"Even though nothing is going my way, I deeply and completely love and accept myself”
"Even though I am so frustrated, I accept this feeling and everything it means to me”
"Even though it seems like everything is going wrong, I know that better days are ahead”

Round One:

EB: I’m having a bad day
SE: Nothing seems to be going my way
UE: I keep hitting road blocks
UN: My thoughts feel heavy
CH: Like a ball and chain around my head
CB: I just can’t seem to make any progress
UA: At this rate, how am I ever going to get ahead?
HD: I am so frustrated right now
WR: I want to shed this energetic anchor soon or I am going to drown in my own pool of dark thoughts!

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the second round of tapping**

Round Two:

EB: I know I need to turn my thoughts around
SE: I will be sorry if I don’t
UE: I am going to start with a deep breath
UN: My mind keeps wandering in the wrong direction
CH: But I won’t let it
CB: I know I will attract more of what I think about
UA: So I need to keep my thoughts positive
HD: I choose to imagine everything falling into place
WR: I won’t worry about the “how”, I will just trust that it will!

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the third round of tapping**

Round Three:

EB: I forgive myself and anyone else that contributed to all this frustration
SE: I choose to just go with the flow from now on
UE: This process might be easier than I thought
UN: Everything is divine timing
CH: So I choose to relax and accept any and all outcomes
CB: I am taking control again
UA: I can feel my head start to clear
HD: My body is starting to relax
WR: I am feeling more calm and confident about this situation

**Take a final deep breath and repeat as necessary**

Wishing you acceptance and clarity today!
Cindy (Selvaggio) Shumaker

Announcement!
I am hosting a FREE tapping teleclass on Saturday February 25th
You can register at this link:
http://www.tappingheals.com/teleclass.html

Tell Me Yes, Tell Me No - Tell Me Quick I Have To Go!

Rejection!
We've all experienced it at some point in life

What about rejection of your goals and dreams?
Have you ever had someone steal your thunder, pop your balloon, flat out squash your dreams?

Didn't feel good, did it?

Since I was in my teens, I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit, but not everyone saw my vision!

The expectation was to get an education, get a job, work hard, retire with a great pension and live happily ever after!
Right.........that has not worked out well for many people in today's economy.

As far back as I could remember, I always had my head buried in motivational books. Zig Ziglar and Napoleon Hill became my mentors and still are today.

Those books instilled in me the power of dreams and filled me with hope of a better future!
They literally changed my view of life!

Along this road of self discovery, I found much rejection which stopped me in my tracks at different times.
How could people stomp on my dreams when they were supposed to be my friend?

What I didn't comprehend until recently was why those closest to me couldn't see what I saw when presented with an opportunity of bettering themselves.
Why couldn't they think outside the box and see the bigger picture of what life had to offer?

Then I discovered something that made it all very clear!

Many times people were afraid of MY success because it made them feel like a failure. I learned that the negative thoughts and words they vomited all over me was about THEM, not about me! It was a way of protecting their ego.

That has been the best lesson I've learned in life

So now, when I share my vision of a great opportunity with friends and family, I am not attached to the outcome of our conversaton.
If they get it GREAT, but if they don't I move on to others who will.... "tell me yes or tell me no, tell me quick I have to go!" NEXT!!

I never absorb rejection or the negative vibrations because that cuts off the flow of good things into my life.
Letting go and moving on will expand my life, expand my circle of friends and explode my business success in ways I could have never imagined!

So next time you share your dreams, visons or business opportunity with others and they don't get it, don't take it personally, just let it go and say NEXT!

To help you jump start that thought, I wrote a tapping script to help you handle rejection in a positive way!

If you are new to this blog and unfamiliar with the tapping process, please see the "introduction to tapping" link at the top of this page. It will provide you with everything you need to know!

As always, please change the words to fit your current situation

Karate chop point:

"Even though I hate all this rejection, I deeply and completely love and accept myself”
"Even though getting a "no" doesn't feel good, I accept this feeling and everything it means to me”
"Even though they just don't get it, I love what I am doing and I will not give up”

Round One:

EB: All this rejection
SE: They just don't seem to get it
UE: They look at me like I'm crazy
UN: Is it even registering in their brains?
CH: My family and friends are the worst
CB: They just don't get it
UA: Why can't they see the vision?
HD: It seems like they don't want me to succeed
WR: Rejection just doesn't feel good, especially when it comes from them!

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the second round of tapping**

Round Two:

EB: Maybe I shouldn't take this so personally
SE: They don't know what they don't know
UE: I can't allow myself to get pulled down by their negative responses
UN: What if this is all about THEM and has nothing to do with me
CH: Maybe they don't want to support what I do because it makes them feel bad
CB: Subconsciously it might make them feel like a failure
UA: I can't get hung up on their hang ups!
HD: I have dreams and goals to pursue
WR: And I'll be darned if they are going to steal those from me!

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the third round of tapping**

Round Three:

EB: It feels better knowing they aren't rejecting me and what I have to offer
SE: They are protecting themselves from a sense of failure
UE: I choose to forgive myself and anyone else that may have contributed to all these feelings of rejection in my past
UN: I am ready to take charge and move on
CH: So....tell me yes or tell me no
CB: Just tell me quick, I have to go!
UA: NEXT!!
HD: YES!!! I am feeling more confident than I have in a long time
WR: I am ready to build my business and live my dreams starting right now!

**Take a final deep breath and repeat as necessary**

If you like this script, I have more available in my e-book "Tapping from A-Z" available on my website. It contains 51 tapping scripts one for each letter of the alphabet:

•a is for anger
•b is for backpain
•c is for clutter
•d is for dental anxiety, etc

I wrote this e-book in 2009, before I added the "WR" wrist point but you can modify as you wish.

I am running a special on the book right now for $15 (orig: $22.99)

Here is the link: www.tappingheals.com/catalog/item/7249454/7483938.htm

Any questions or concerns, please email me at: calmingyourinnerstorm@gmail.com


Wishing you a rejection free future!
Cindy (Selvaggio) Shumaker

All This Back Pain!

I love to empower myself with self help books and when I first started reading self healing books, I was amazed to learn that so much of our pain is caused from stored emotions in the body.

That led me to think about many of my co-workers and friends who suffer from back pain. Many have no physical contributor to their pain and doctors can't find a medical reason, yet they are still in pain.

The only option many of them have is to pop a pill and mask the pain. That is fine for temporary relief, but the long term goal is to find the root of the problem and eradicate it like pulling a weed, root and all! If you don't pull out the root, the weed will pop up again, just like your back pain when the pain killer wears off.

Right now, many of you are saying, "but I have a physical reason for my back pain"!
For those that do have a diagnosed reason for your pain, there are emotions that are tied to that pain.

For example, I have a friend that broke her back in a car accident, and even though she has pins and rods and scars that give her pain, she still has emotions tied to that accident.

Those are the emotions I am talking about. The thoughts that still haunt you in regards to the event that led to your physical condition and pain.

I love Louse L. Hay's book "Heal Your Body", I have learned so much about myself and my body after reading her book.

Here's some interesting facts that I have picked up from her and other self help books about back pain:

Lower back pain: fear of money, lack of financial support
Middle back pain: guilt
Upper back pain: lack of emotional support; feeling unloved; holding back love

Typically, pain on the right side of the body is associated with finances and pain on the left side of the body is associated with relationships. For a minority of people, that can be flipped: right side = relationships and the left side = finances.

When I work with clients who are dealing with any kind of pain, I have them answer a questionnaire about the possible events and/or emotions associated with the pain. This enables me to get a better grip on the emotions that may be trapped in thier body.

Most are pleasantly amazed at the pain relief by the end of our session
By the way, 95% of my sessions are done on the phone!

I have provided a tapping script for back pain today!

Before you start tapping, please rate your pain and write it down on paper. Rate it from 1-10 with 10 being the worst. Describe the pain: dull, aching, stabbing, etc,

After 3 rounds of tapping, reassess your pain and write down your results. Did the pain number lessen, did it change locations, did it change from stabbing to aching? Write it all down.

Do a few more rounds and see if you can reduce it even further.

If you are new to this blog and unfamiliar with the tapping process, please see the "introduction to tapping" link at the top of this page.
It will provide you with everything you need to know!

As always, please change the words to fit your current situation


Karate chop point:

"Even though I have this excruciating back pain I deeply and completely love and accept
myself anyway”

"Even though I am so uncomfortable, I accept all the messages that my body is sending”

"Even though I can’t think of anything else except my pain, I love all of my body anyway”

Round One:

EB: This off the scale back pain
SE: I am so uncomfortable
UE: I can’t think about anything else right now
UN: My back is screaming at me
CH: It definitely has my attention
CB: I can't get comfortable
UA: I can't take any more pain pills
HD: I hate feeling this way
WR: I'm afraid this pain will NEVER go away


**Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the second round of tapping**

Round Two:

EB: Even though I have ignored the messages my back has been sending me all this
time, I choose to listen to it now
SE: I deserve to feel healthy and whole
UE: I choose to imagine by body pain free
UN: I might be able to throw away those toxic pain pills
CH: I give my body permission to start healing itself, starting with my back
CB: The very part of my body that supports me everyday
UA: I feel the presence of healing love in my body
HD: Love is now healing my back
WR: Life now supports me as does my back

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the third round of tapping**

Round Three:

EB: I’m grateful for this pain gift which brought me understanding and compassion
SE: I forgive myself and anyone else that may have contributed to my back pain
UE: Forgiveness is a gift I now give to myself and those around me
UN: I deserve to be healthy
CH: I have the power to heal my own body
CB: I am asking Archangle Raphael to assist me in this healing process
UA: He is the divine angel of healing
HD: Love and light surround my body
WR: I feel safe, relaxed and at peace

**Take a final deep breath and repeat as necessary**

Any questions or concerns, please email me at: calmingyourinnerstorm@gmail.com

Wishing health and happiness!
Cindy (Selvaggio) Shumaker

Jealousy And Self Confidence Can't Live In The Same House

I felt led to write about a passionate emotion that has plagued everyone at least once in their life and that is "jealousy"!

Oh yes, that green eyed monster that rears it's ugly head when self doubt, insecurity and fear oozes into our lives!

I had a conversation years ago with someone who felt jealousy was a "positive" emotion and that it was a way of expressing love for your spouse or partner.
They were taken aback when I whole heartedly disagreed!

Jealousy is based on fear, the fear of losing something or someone. Over a prolonged period of time, that fear will eat away at your relationship like rust on a car. Before you know it, the relationship becomes toxic, spirals out of control and eventually disintegrates.

The law of attraction states: "What you think about, you bring about" - one of my favorite quotes that I apply to my daily thoughts.

The more you think about jealousy and everything that means to you in your life right now, the more situations you will attract that creates more jealousy. It becomes a visicious cycle, one that you need to stop - TODAY!

Prolonged fear also leads to disease in the body. It shows up as tension, anxiety, nervousness, worry, doubt, insecurity and unworthiness.

We must reprogram our fears and replace them with faith so that our bodies don't deteriorate, leaving us sick and disease ridden - have no doubt, fear will eat away at your body just like rust on a car!

Replace that fear with love for yourself!
You can do that by stopping the criticism, stop the self loathing, stop the need to control others!

I have written a tapping script that may help you through this process.

If you are new to this blog and unfamiliar with the tapping process, please see the "introduction to tapping" link at the top of this page.


It will provide you with everything you need to know!

As always, please change the words to fit your current situation

Karate chop point:

"Even though I am consumed with jealousy, I deeply and completely love and accept myself”

"Even though I have always been a very jealous person, I accept this feeling and everything it means to me”

"Even though I don't know if I want to let go of this feeling, I love who I am anyway"

Round One:

EB: All this jealousy
SE: It's all I think about every day
UE: I don't like feeling this way
UN: My head tells me it is wrong
CH: But I don't know if I want to let go
CB: I won't be in control if I let this jealousy go
UA: What would happen to us if I let this feeling go
HD: Being in control is what I do
WR: I am so scared of what might happen if I let this go

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the second round of tapping**

Round Two:

EB: I know these feelings are wrong
SE: I am open to looking at this situation differently
UE: Maybe if I relaxed and didn't push so hard
UN: What would happen if I chose to be more trusting?
CH: I may find some self confidence once and for all
CB: I know jealousy and self confidence can't co-exist in a healthy relationship
UA: I might be surprised how good I feel if I let this jealousy go
HD: I could focus on strengthening our relationsip, instead of tearing it apart
WR: My body will thank me for turning this around!

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the third round of tapping**

Round Three:

EB: I forgive myself and anyone else who may have contributed to all these jealous feelings
SE: I love knowing I can move beyond this
UE: What a liberating feeling
UN: I choose to focus my energy in a more positive direction
CH: I choose to relax
CB: And go with the flow
UA: I just kicked that green eyed monster to the curb once and for all
HD: I am feeling more peace, calm and clarity now
WR: I love who I am and what I am becoming!

**Take a final deep breath and repeat as necessary**

Round Four:

EB: It's time to let it go
SE: Let it go
UE: Let it go
UN: It's safe to let it go
CH: I'm safe
CB: All this hurt, sadness, betrayal and grief
UA: It's safe to let it all go
HD: I'm ready to let it go
WR: I'm ready to take this positive step in my relationship!


Showering you with blessings of trust and self confidence!
Cindy Selvaggio Shumaker

Change Is Good.......Right?


My last post centered around tapping on your blocks to success. I hope many of you who tried tapping, uncovered emotional blocks that may have held you back from moving one step closer to your goals and dreams.

Here’s another thought to consider: What if the key to unlocking an abundant future was closer than you originally thought? What if it was so close, yet so far away because you haven’t opened your mind to a new idea or opportunity?

Many of us have found our daily rut very comfortable; so comfortable that we never take the time to raise our heads long enough to see the vast opportunities that lie around us. We are too scared to think outside the box because the territory is unfamiliar and frankly, a little daunting.

If you have been fortunate enough to recognize an opportunity, but have not taken that step forward, subconsciously you may be holding yourself back due to the influences of your family, friends, co-workers, etc.

Many tend to box themselves into a world that others see as normal or safe. We take on their opinions and decide those are the same rules that should be applied to our lives.

But what if they’re wrong? What if a whole new lease on life is one decision away? It may be worth your time to step out of that rut for a brief moment and discover a cosmic world of new opportunities some that may change your life forever!

I challenge you today, to move beyond your comfort zone, extend your antennae and open your eyes to new opportunities that may knock at your door. Take a moment and entertain them, invited them in for a cup of coffee or tea and see what they have to offer. You don’t have to say yes…..you just have to listen, think and make an educated decision about your future!

Right now, make a declaration to keep an open mind to new opportunities and watch what unfolds – you may be pleasantly surprised!

Here’s a tapping script to help you open your mind to receiving new opportunities and the ability to recognize them!

If you are new to this blog and unfamiliar with the tapping process, please see the "introduction to tapping" link at the top of this page. It will provide you with everything you need to know!

As always, please change the words to fit your current situation

Karate chop point:

"Even though I rarely deviate from my normal routine and I don’t deal with change well, I deeply and completely love and accept myself”

"Even though new ideas scare me, I accept this feeling and everything it means to me”

"Even though I want a change in my life and I’m not sure what that means right now, I am open to entertaining new opportunities”

Round One:

EB: I need a change
SE: But I’m scared to try anything different
UE: It’s the fear of the unknown
UN: What if it doesn’t work out?
CH: What will people say?
CB: I feel paralyzed
UA: I can’t make any decisions
HD: Why can’t I move forward and stay where I am
WR: Well, that didn’t make sense did it?!

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the second round of tapping**

Round Two:

EB: I want a change in my current situation
SE: I know I need to do something different
UE: Something I’ve never tried before
UN: I am open to the possibility that this may be easier than I thought
CH: Change is good….right?
CB: A change might be liberating
UA: It might be a lot of fun too
HD: I am willing to flirt with the idea of a new fun way of achieving my goals and dreams
WR: Ok, I am unlocking the door and welcoming all new opportunities to come inside!

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the third round of tapping**

Round Three:

EB: I forgive myself and anyone else who may have contributed to this fear of the unknown
SE: I freely release all beliefs and mental confinements I have adopted from well meaning friends and family that have kept me stuck all these years
UE: I am ready to see what I am really made of
UN: I love that I am taking charge of my life starting today
CH: I am open to all the universe has in store for me
CB: All these new ideas
UA: I am getting so excited
HD: I feel more calm and confident than I have in years
WR: I am ready…… bring it on!!

**Take a final deep breath and repeat as necessary**

Wishing you an abundant filled future!
Cindy (Selvaggio) Shumaker

I Have So Much I Want To Accomplish, So What The Heck Is My Problem?



Well, it's already half way through the first month of 2012 - how are you doing with the goals you set on January 1st?

The start of a new year is very intoxicating as the excitement builds surrounding the possibilities of a new beginning for all those goals and dreams.

What I find happens is that most people soon realize that January 1st is not as magical as they thought it was; just like starting your diet on a Monday after binging all weekend!

But...quite the contrary!

January 1st is just as magical as any given day of the year.
Any day can be the first day to tackle your goals!
You don't have to wait till Monday, the 1st of the month or any other day for that matter.
All that is, is procrastination!

Make a decision that today will be the last day for procrastination! You can change the course of your life right now!

If you are spinning your 2012 wheels and finding you can't get the traction you need, then try the tapping script below.
As you tap, don't be surprised if your blocks to success are revealed one layer at a time - just like peeling the skins of an onion! Layer by layer, your "buts" and "what ifs" come rushing into your consciousness and you must tackle those before you can move forward!

If you are new to this blog and unfamiliar with the tapping process, please see the "introduction to tapping" link at the top of this page. It will provide you with everything you need to know!

As always, please change the words to fit your current situation

Karate Chop:

"Even though I don’t have a clue what my block to success is, I deeply and completely love and accept myself anyway"

"Even though I know there is something holding me back, I accept this feeling and everything it means to me"

"Even though I might be afraid or conflicted about my success, I know I have it in me to be successful"

Round One:

EB: What the heck is my problem?
SE: I’m not sure where it stems from
UE: Could it be something that happened to me as a child
UN: Could it be something emotionally traumatic I’ve stuffed deep down inside
CH: All this success blockage
CB: I feel like I am trapped in my own mental dungeon
UA: I keep looking out the window and my life looks so different
HD: So why can’t I open the door and leave this dungeon behind
WR: All this success fear and procrastination...

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the second round of tapping**

Round Two:

EB: I really want to turn this around
SE: I have so much I want to accomplish
UE: There are riches that await me
UN: My life could be so different
CH: If I could just step outside this dungeon
CB: What if it was more simple than I thought
UA: What if I am only a few thoughts away from achieving my dreams
HD: I think I am ready to take that step
WR: I KNOW I am ready to take that step starting today!

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the second round of tapping**

Round three:

EB: I forgive myself and anyone who may have contributed to my mental blocks
SE: Tapping may be the key I need to release myself from this dungeon
UE: Could it really be that easy?
UN: I am already starting to feel lighter about this
CH: I am feeling more calm and confident with each breath I take
CB: I am so proud of myself for turning this around
UA: I am taking back control of my life
HD: I choose to quit looking behind me
WR: And focus on becoming the winner that I am!!


I wish you much success always!
Cindy (Selvaggio) Shumaker

How Can I Go On?


Hello 2012!

It’s been almost 6 months since the last time I was able to blog and so much has happened since then!

I moved in August and got married mid October! After the honeymoon, I spent November and December settling in and preparing for the holidays.

Time has just flown by, but now that we are well into the New Year, I wanted to start writing and inspiring with new tapping scripts for reaching the goals many have set for the year.
As I dug deep down inside myself for insight and inspiration, I also looked at the remarks and comments on my Calming Your Inner Storm Facebook page. I was drawn to all the sadness and grief that many readers have had to endure recently.

I realized there were many who couldn’t begin to entertain the thought of setting new goals because their hearts were so heavy with emotional grief.

I knew there was no way I could inspire or motivate until I could help lighten the emotional load so many have been carrying.

I felt led today to write a tapping script on dealing with grief as it relates to the death of a loved one. I hope the following script helps in some way to help ease your burdens and open your heart to carry you into this New Year.

If you are new to this blog and unfamiliar with the tapping process, please see the "introduction to tapping" link at the top of this page. It will provide you with everything you need to know!

As always, please change the words to fit your current situation

If you are dealing with the grief of a pet, please look in the archives last May for the post: “I will see you again on Rainbow Bridge”

Karate chop point:

"Even though I am full of grief, I deeply and completely love and accept myself”
"Even though my heart feels like it is going to break, I accept this feeling and everything it means to me”
"Even though I want to curl up in a ball and cry, I know I am stronger than I think I am right now”

Round One:

EB: All this death grief
SE: My heart is going to break
UE: So much sadness
UN: How can I go on?
CH: What will I do without _______ (insert name)?
CB: I feel so lost
UA: Don’t know how to go on
HD: This feeling consumes me
WR: Can time really heal all wounds?

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the second round of tapping**

Round Two:

EB: I hate facing each new day
SE: I don’t like feeling this way
UE: I have to find a way to turn this around
UN: I want to be happy again
CH: I know I can’t change things
CB: I can’t bring ___________ (insert name) back
UA: _______ (insert name) would want me to go on
HD: They would want me to remember the good times
WR: And cherish all those memories

** Now take a deep breath or two and proceed to the third round of tapping**

Round Three:

EB: I forgive myself and anyone else who may have contributed to this grief
SE: I choose to quiet this inner storm starting today
UE: I will focus on happier times
UN: I choose to slowly let go
CH: I fully and freely release this grief
CB: My heart is starting to feel a little lighter
UA: I love how I am regaining control a little bit at a time
HD: Each day will get a little better
WR: I am starting to feel calmer and more peaceful!