How accurate are your memories?
Do you remember things exactly as they happened? What about the memories you have that are not your own – memories from events you’ve been told about by your parents and others? How real are those? While your memories may feel real, and you may be certain that you remember exactly what happened, the truth is: memories are not only subjective, they’re constantly changing. In addition to this, certain memories you have will not even be yours – they come from what you’ve been told by others. However, these memories will often feel just as real as your own memories.
Have your parents told you about events that happened when you were a baby or very young child? If you think about it, you couldn’t remember those events before you were told about them. But as you were told about them, your mind started to fill in the pictures, sounds and other qualities of these memories until they became just as real as the rest of your memories. Think of an event now that you were told about from when you were very young. Notice that you are seeing, feeling, hearing, smelling or tasting something in your mind. These sensations are based on your interpretation of someone else’s account of an event.
In addition to second-hand memories of your early life, you will also have memories of events you weren’t even around for! You will notice that as your parents or grand-parents tell you stories of their own life experiences – many of which occurred before you were even born – you again represent these in your mind in exactly the same way your memories of your personal experiences are represented. Take a moment now to think of a story you heard from anyone else – it needn’t be a parent, it could be something a friend told you about yesterday – and notice what happens in your mind as you recall it. You will find that the way this experience is represented in your mind is the same way your own personal experiences are represented.
What Does it Mean?
If you are able to access a memory of an event you were not around for, what is that memory? It certainly isn’t an accurate record of what happened since you weren’t there. It is your mind’s great ability to create references for itself, based on interpretation rather than on reality and fact. When someone tells you about something that happened to them, your mind will interpret the event and then create a memory of it that may be very different to the original occurrence. Memories from other people that you pick up as an adult may or may not affect you personally; however, the memories you are told about when you are a child can form foundation beliefs and a “reality” that will affect your life experiences as you grow.
For example: If your mother told you, when you were a child that as a baby you were always sick and crying, this may be interpreted and stored by your subconscious mind as important information regarding who you are and your relationship with your mother – regardless of your conscious understanding. Depending on what other data is already stored in your subconscious, and your other experiences in your life so far, along with how you perceive your mother’s recounting of the story, your subconscious may interpret that event as meaning that there’s something inherently wrong with you. It may result in a belief that you are weak or an inconvenience; that your mother regrets your birth or that you’ve been the cause of her problems.
The way in which your subconscious interprets that story, will cause your mind to form a representation of it. You will have a picture, sounds, smells, tastes and/or feelings of that event. And these are the records your subconscious will be referring to in your daily life. This will affect your perception of yourself, the world around you and how life works. It will have an impact on the decisions you make, the actions you take, your behaviors, communication skills, and everything else. And all of this will naturally have an effect on the results you experience in your life.
Using FasterEFT you can change all of your bad memories to good. Why would you want to do that? Because it gives your subconscious different references – which in turn will affect all areas of your life. Changing your memories changes the records your subconscious is accessing to determine how you experience the world. While the second-hand memories you’ve inherited from others are not real, neither are you own memories. If you think back to an event that bothers you, you’ll notice you still feel it and believe it is real. However, although it may have happened, it is no longer happening. And the mind, unlike a camera, is not objective. What you are remembering is your interpretation of the event, not the actual event itself. In addition to this, you will also notice, if you pay careful attention, that you can add and subtract from this memory. It is not exactly the same as when you first remembered it.
The fact that you are not required to maintain the accuracy of events for a court case or historical record means that the only purpose your memories serve is to affect your current and future life experience. Reminiscing achieves no practical benefit; it simply causes a reaction – a physical and emotional response. Considering this, it makes sense to ensure that these responses are as enjoyable and beneficial as possible by changing any bad memories to memories good. This may sound like a challenge – it may even sound impossible – but the great news is that the FasterEFT process is designed to go into the original records held in your subconscious and change them naturally and quickly.
As you change these memories, you will start to notice the most remarkable knock-on effects as your subconscious uses the new records as references of what is real and true for you – and your perception, actions, choices and abilities reflect that.
How to Change Your Memories Using FasterEFT
Pick a memory that bothers you. Take a moment to close your eyes, take a deep breath, and go back to that moment in time. See what you saw, hear what you heard and feel what you felt. Notice how real it feels right now. Notice any objections your mind comes up with – objections to changing this memory. You may find that a part of you is arguing that it’s wrong to change it, or that it serves a valid purpose – whatever comes up, simply notice it.
Using two fingers, and focusing on the feeling of your fingertips on your skin, gently tap on the following points while saying the phrases:
* Between your eyebrows – “I release and let this go”
* Beside your eye (it doesn’t matter which one) – “It’s okay to let it go now”
* Under your eye – “It’s safe to let it go”
* Just below your collarbone – “It’s time to let this go now, and I’m okay”
Grab your wrist, take a deep breath, blow it out and say “Peace”. Then think of a peaceful memory. Remember the feeling of that memory and enjoy it for a moment.
Now, go back to the memory you focused on in Step One, and notice what’s changed. Has the feeling changed? Is it less intense, more intense or the same? Just notice whatever’s there (this is how you aim) and repeat steps Two to Four until the bad feelings have been replaced by good, and the memory has flipped.
Using this process, work your way through every bad memory you have. Notice how your life starts to change in different areas – how you start to think differently and respond differently to the way you did before. In addition to this, make sure that you tap in the moment whenever possible. In other words, whenever something bothers you, tap right then, as you feel it. If you can’t tap physically because you are with other people or you’re doing something else, use Mental Tapping. The more you are able to tap in the moment, the faster and more significant your transformation will be.
For more information on how and why FasterEFT works, visit: The FasterEFT Belief System. For more guidance on using the FasterEFT technique effectively, visit: Tips on Using FasterEFT. To see transformations in others, watch the videos in the FasterEFT in Action Playlist.