We are all faced with hundreds of choices each day, yet there are some that just get under our skin. You know the decision that feels so big or important that you find yourself questioning everything about it. Then just when you think you’ve got it down 3 more possibilities pop into your head and your back at square one.

Making a major decision triggers 3 things in the subconscious the fear of the unknown, loss of control, and unworthiness. This shows up differently for each of us both in intensity and the actual way that it feels. Everyone has a hot spot that triggers their decision archetype more intensely, be it relationships, finances, or business.

There are 5 major decision archetypes. Most of have a blend of types depending on the situation and a highly charged situation will activate the primary archetype. Here are the core mindset, thought patterns and choice set points.

Tortoise

Mindset: choosing is overwhelming

Thinks: I just can’t make up my mind.

Why is this happening to me?

I just don’t know.

The choice is not to choose

Hare

Mindset: speed = success

Thinks: Just get it over with already.

Never mind over thinking it.

Move on.

The choice is made fast without full exploration.

Sparrow

Mindset: change is scary

Thinks: The devil you know is better than the one you don’t.

I’ll stick with what I know.

Don’t disrupt the apple cart.

The choice is the familiar, no change.

Porcupine

Mindset: conforming gives up all freedom

Thinks: I’m not following the crowd

No one tells me what to do.

I’ll do my own thing; don’t tell me what to do.

The choice is whatever is different, regardless of what they really want.

EFT (emotional freedom technique) is a very effective way to interrupt a pattern. Each of our bodies contains its own set of energetic lines and points that facilitate communication between the mind and body. This communication gets disrupted, sometimes completely disconnected, and we lose the fullness of our inherent well-being. It is difficult to access your best decision making ability with this disconnection.

EFT uses the body’s subtle energy system to interrupt the long-standing patterns of neurotransmissions that we’ve established. When you’re faced with a choice, deciding which path to take triggers your decision archetype. EFT helps create new neuro-pathways for decision making. This allows you to disconnect from the emotional baggage you may have around change. The result is a more balanced, worry-free decision making process that allows you to be open to opportunity and the many possibilities that life offers.

When using EFT it is important to use the correct tapping sequence and set up phrase. You can visit Gary Craig’s site www.emmofree.com for more information. The beauty of EFT is that it can be done quickly and easily yet is very effective. I do recommend a session with a gifted EFT practitioner to get you started on the right foot quickly.

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