Change "can" into past tense
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- March 8, 2018 at 10:14 am#22031KimchaPSTEC User
I am not a native English speaker and converting “can” beliefs such as “PSTec can hurt me” is a bit unintuitive for me.
In the instructions Tim uses “could”, but that does not signal the past in an obvious way for me even though it is grammatically correct.
Am I right in the assumption that this tool doesn't care about correct grammar, but rather about my perception that what I am saying is in the past and not in the present?
What would be a better way of converting this or should I just not worry about it?
Thanks, KimMarch 8, 2018 at 11:21 am#25804Paul McCabePSTEC Pro and Forum Moderator
Thanks for your post.
You have brought up a great point and I would agree that it is important to re-word the belief in such a way that YOU recognise it as having moved into the past.
How do the following statements resonate with you?
– “PSTEC was hurting me.”
– “PSTEC could have hurt me.”
Pick the statement which seems to be more rooted in the past.
I would also tap into the “why?” here. Perhaps you feel it is dangerous to change or to get rid of your unwanted emotions. Do any of these resonate with you?
“It was dangerous for me to change.”
“It was not possible for me to change.”
“If I had changed, something bad would have happened.”
“I was not safe”
I would suggest checking in with those (say each statement out loud to see if they feel true). You could then eliminate them.
I hope that helps clarify the matter for you, Kim.
If you have any other questions, please get in touch.
All the best,
Paul McCabe – PSTEC Master Practitioner
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Skype, Zoom, in-person & phone sessions available…March 8, 2018 at 11:23 am#25805Eamon DohertyPSTEC User
Hi Kim from reading your post it seems that you are referring to belief blasters as this requires putting beliefs into past tense. Based on this you could perhaps use, pstec could have hurt me, or else “pstec was hurting me” remember though if your clearing emotions with the normal tracks you only have to try really hard to focus on the feeling your looking to clear. Happy clicking all the best hope this was helpful ??March 8, 2018 at 11:26 am#25806Eamon DohertyPSTEC User
Paul gives great advice ??March 12, 2018 at 1:22 pm#25807KimchaPSTEC User
Awesome, thank you both very much.
“PSTEC could have hurt me” feels right to me.
And thanks for the suggestions for other potential beliefs!
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