I wrote a humorous (I hope) piece yesterday about tapping to fall in love. I have also used tapping with some success, believe it or not, in playing the computer game Free Cell.

Don’t get me wrong; I don’t play Free Cell all day long but it is, occasionally, necessary to lift your nose from the grindstone and do something that’s – well – fun. Sort of. It’s fun when I’m winning, but sometimes I get stuck.

You see, when you first open Free Cell, you are told that there are 100,000 possible games. That number fascinated me and I wondered how the heck they knew that there were that many. Did someone sit down and play 100,000 games of Free Cell? I decided to check it out.

I started with game 1. I will never rack up impressive statistics because each time I lose a game, it is counted against me in the statistics. And each time I win a game and select the next game in order rather than accept the random game that pops up, it counts against me in the statistics.

Nevertheless, I have worked my way through to game 491 with a 40% win rate. But I got stuck a few days ago on game 464. I must have played that game twenty times and couldn’t figure out how to beat it. It got to the point where I was ready to quit. My frustration was growing apace with my negativity level. But before I threw in the towel – or threw the computer out the window – I decided to tap about it.

Now, I know, that that is a silly, trivial and frivolous reason to tap but I decided what the hey? It couldn’t hurt. I beat old demon 464 the next time I played! I was astounded. I was thunderstruck. If tapping could do that for me in terms of a game, think what it could do in terms of – well, love. Or abundance, or pain relief, or any number of other, more pressing issues.

But you know, I’m still a skeptic. Yeah, it worked that one time for the game – well, okay, twice (I got stuck on game 479, too). But that didn’t mean it would work on more important things.

Besides, those two times might have just been chance. If there are an finite number of way to win a game, there must be finite ways to lose it, too. Keep trying and doing something differently (we all know that doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is the definition of insanity) and EVENturally, you’re bound to win. Right?

By limiting myself to using tapping to win games and as a match-making service, I reduce it to the category of a parlor trick. That seems appropriate because it is so darned easy to do. Surely, if it were really effective, it would be much more complicated. It would take a rocket scientist or, at the least, a highly-trained practitioner to understand it and to release its occult powers.

The funny thing is, if it did take a rocket scientist – if it were at least as difficult to do as it is to win 480 games of Free Cell – I would have much more respect for it. I might even take it seriously.

But maybe not. Because if it really did work – and if I took the time to tap regularly on more important issues – who knows what might happen? My life might change. The fact that it would change for the better does not make that prospect any less scary.

What would my life be like if I did fall in love, if I did attract abundance, if I didn’t have this persistent pain in my ankle that keeps me from standing on my feet eight hours and holding down a low-paying job?

Of course, the only way I’ll ever know if it does work is to work it.

If you are, like me, skeptical, the only way that you will know if tapping does work is to work it. Regularly, with things that really count, that are really important to you.

If you are interested, intrigued, or just want to prove it doesn’t work, stay tuned. Tomorrow I will give you all the arcane, esoteric, step-by-step (but tread softly lest it blow up in your face) instructions for making something so ridiculously simple work for you.

Talk with you later!

Sara Dillinger

Author's Bio: 

I am a Baby Boomer who is reinventing herself and an internet entrepreneur focusing on self-help for the Baby Boomer generation. I spent sixteen years serving as pastor in United Methodist congregations all over Kansas. Those congregations were made up primarily of Baby Boomer or older members, so I developed some expertise with the Baby Boomer generation. I am now on leave of absence and living in Atchison, Ks. with my almost-thirty year old son and two cats. I also help my daughter, also living in Atchison, with three sons, ages 8, 6, and 18 mos, while their father is in Afghanistan. My website is found at http://www.for-boomers.com