It’s just about impossible to be perfect. Trying to be perfect drains energy and stirs up negative emotions too. It is one of the reasons creative people often find themselves blocked. Accepting our faults, limits and imperfections is a way we can lighten up, attract more and get our energy back too. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a great way to help that process.
Yesterday I worked with an Artists Way study group using an EFT treatment sequence on perfection and was inspired to record it. This is the actual recording as it came through me working with the group. I do not pre-write these treatment sequences, but rather they flow through me. Notice that it’s not perfect, but it gets at many of the aspects of perfection that drain us.
I am sharing it with you here, both as an audio file and as a written script. Feel free to treat yourself with the recording and make sure to say the phrases out loud. If you need an EFT tapping chart diagram, just send me an email and I’ll get one out to you pronto. Click on the link below for the audio.
EFT treatment audio for perfectionists
Set Up Statements (rub sore spot or tap karate chop point)Even though I will never be perfect, and I keep trying anyway…I deeply and completely accept myself, and I choose to love who I am right now.
Even though it’s impossible to be perfect and I can’t even come close to being perfect, I deeply and completely accept myself and all my imperfections, and I forgive myself for trying to be something other than what I am now.
Even though there are so many people who live life better than I do, and there are plenty of people who tell me what I did wrong, and my own mind criticizes constantly. I choose to let it go and love and accept myself right now anyway, knowing I am doing the best I can.
I choose to let go of unreasonable standards. I choose to move on seeing the beauty of what I have going on. Knowing that the “Master Plan” put me here, exactly as I am.
I’m not good enough (top of head)
I make mistakes. I make more mistakes than I should (3rd eye)
I am full of fear. I avoid risks because I want to be perfect. I can’t mess anything up. (eyebrow)
I am ashamed when I am not perfect. I try so hard, and still I am not perfect. (side of eye)
I can’t be trusted. I will mess it up (under eye)
I am not good enough. I’ll never be good enough. I’ll always find something wrong There’s plenty of other people who will too. (under nose)
It’s not safe to do what’s in my heart. It will be torn apart. It’s easier to do nothing. Then I am closer to perfect. I could perfectly do nothing.(under lip)
I’ve got to let it go. I’ve got to be me. I am supposed to be exactly the way I am. With all these flaws, all these questions, all these imperfections.(collarbone)
I can learn something from my defects. I can teach others through my defects. I can accept these defects and be a role model for somebody. (underarm)
Or I can just be angry about it. I can be nasty, I can scream & yell, and then forgive myself and move on (under breast)
I am good enough, exactly the way I am(top of head)
If I would just settle down I would get more great information. Relax and breathe and get my download (3rd eye)
When spirit works through me it’s pretty perfect. I want that to happen more (eyebrow)
I forgive myself completely. I forgive myself for being who I am. No apology necessary. I am here for a reason. (side of eye)
I can be trusted to create something good. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Flaws are interesting.(under eye)
People trust me and like me and respect me because I am a normal human being. I make mistakes just like they do. I am not perfect. I never was and neither are they. We are all alike. It’s nice to be human.(under nose)
It’s not about the show. It’s about being, feeling, inspiring myself for my best work. And deciding to put it out there whenever (under lip)
I decide when it is finished, and I’m not finished. It’s a work in progress. Always a work in progress. I am proud of my progress (collarbone)
Everything is a learning experience. Consciousness development is a human experience. (underarm)
I share well. I share who I am with the world. Exactly the way it is. Take it or leave it. This is my stuff, exactly the way I created it and it is good. I’ll accept your compliments later.(under breast)
Betsy B Muller, MBA, CEC 440-238-4731 www.theindigoconnection.com