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EFT ends secret addiction to inhalants and clears the core issue

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Hi Everyone,

My gratitude to Lee Ann Tassotti for sharing this personal story about her "secret addiction." Study this article and note how a core issue was behind the addiction.

Hugs, Gary


By Lee Ann Tassotti

Hi Gary

I am new to EFT, which I discovered recently.  I have read the manual, articles off of the website and newsletters.  Soon, I felt brave enough to address a long-standing secret addiction I have had, and got started.

It's embarrassing, but I was addicted to inhaling the fumes from all sorts of things like gasoline, nail polish, magic markers, shoe polish and other petroleum based products that we all use regularly.  I had no ill effects from this that I know of, but I know it can be harmful in the long run and even deadly.  I was practicing this addiction almost daily, and no one knew about it.  Worse yet, it had been going on for over ten years.

I started tapping with Even though I have this addiction to inhalants...  and I did three rounds.  I was sure this was not going to help me, and did it with a totally skeptical mindset.

However, the next day, when I reached for some marking pens, I found that I did not want to uncap them or inhale them.  I put them away in the drawer. That same day I fueled up my car.  In the past I would have purposely gotten some fuel on my fingertips to inhale on the way home.  I could not bring myself to do this, to my surprise.  I felt nothing - no reason to do it, no urge to do it; but on the other hand, no hate or distaste for it either - just nothing.  Just as with the markers earlier, it was easy to do nothing and feel nothing.

Over the next couple of days, though, the feelings which gave rise to this addiction in the first place popped up.

My father, on his only evening off of work when we were kids, would polish his boots, gun belt, (he was a cop) holsters and etc. and not pay any attention to us.  He would use shoe polish, and black markers to get everything looking spiffy.  I came to realize these inky smells were of some comfort to me, because of this.  Even though he was busy, he was at least home.

I had never even thought about that before, on any level I could remember.  I had never put the addiction and my childhood together consciously.  I tapped for this too,

Even though Dad was emotionally distant...

Even though Dad wasn't around much as I grew up...

I feel just great now and am encouraged to keep going with other things.  We all carry around so much more than we realize.  By the way, I have not inhaled anything in over two weeks and have not even wanted to.  I have no emotions about this issue at all anymore.  I have also let go of some resentments I had about my father's lack of time when we were kids.  I remembered how hard it was when my own kids were young, and how "spread thin" I felt at times.  When this comes to mind now, I just appreciate the great provider he was, and all the time he is able to spend with me and the extended family now since he is retired.

I love happy endings, don't you?

Best Wishes, Lee Ann

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