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Using EFT With "The Secret"

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated. Please use my newest advancement, Optimal EFT. It is more efficient, more powerful and clearly explained in my free e-book, The Unseen Therapist™.  Best wishes, Gary

Hi Everyone,

In this 7 part series, EFT Master Pat Carrington delves into the complexities of the Law of Attraction as depicted by the DVD and book known as "The Secret." The Law of Attraction (LOA) has tremendous appeal but most people just can't seem to harness it in their favor. This series will tell you why it can be so difficult and how EFT is the essential ingredient to making it work. Indeed, EFT may well be The Answer.

Hugs, Gary

Part 1: The Starting Point
Part 2: Appreciating Yourself with Loving Kindness
Part 3: Tapping In Gratitude for Positive Intentions
Part 4: Handling Your Mistakes with Compassion
Part 5: Using the "Future Thanks" Method to Create What You Want
Part 6: Accessing Your Goals With the "Why" Question
Part 7:  How to Handle Multiple Aspects of a Major Goal

By Patricia Carrington PhD, EFT Master

Part 1: The Starting Point

You may have heard of, or seen “The Secret”, the popular movie that is being sold as a DVD, and its companion book of the same name.  Based on a concept known as the Law of Attraction, the DVD is a runaway best seller that has already been featured twice on the Oprah Winfrey show and many other major television shows.

Many of those who learned about the Law of Attraction from the pioneering work of Abraham Hicks in this area, consider the impressive success of The Secret as a sign of a change in consciousness occurring in our world today, one which they hope will bring us to a more enlightened stage of evolution.

There are some grounds for concern about The Secret’s startling success, however.  This is because the movie neglects to mention certain pieces of information that must be known for the method to be fully successful.  If The Secret is not used correctly it cannot fulfill the promises made in its name, and if this happens the public could easily conclude that they “have tried that idea and it doesn't work,” an attitude which could have very undesirable consequences for a concept that is, at the very least, worthy of serious consideration.

Actually, EFT may turn out to be a powerful aid to The Secret, because what is omitted from the movie is a viable method for changing a person's vibrational frequency.  Yet it is clear that a means of changing one’s energy frequency must be used with The Secret or it cannot work.  An energy intervention is therefore necessary if one is to apply the concepts of “The Secret” successfully. To explain why, I will refer to the book, “The Secret”.

This book is described by its authors as giving details of the concepts expressed in the movie that were discarded on the cutting room floor when the movie was edited.  Of necessity the director had to select only certain portions of the original footage so that the film would fit within a certain time frame, and the book claims to have reinstated much of this information.  For this reason, I will consider the book to be the authoritative source of information about this concept.

Here, in essence, are the main principles of The Secret as described in the book:

The Law of Attraction is based on a premise that “like attracts like, "so that when you think a thought, you will also be attracting like thoughts to you.

Thoughts are said to be magnetic, to have a frequency of their own.  As you think, your thoughts are sent out into the universe where they magnetically attract all like things which are on the same frequency.  In short, everything sent out returns to the sender –– oneself.

The authors liken each human being to a human transmission tower transmitting a frequency by means of their thoughts.  Therefore, if you want to change anything in your life, you are advised to change the frequency of your energetic signals by changing your thoughts.

Inherent in this idea is the concept that your current thoughts are creating your future.  What you think about the most and focus on the most will, according to the theory, appear in your life.  As the book puts it, "your thoughts become things"; they become your reality.

It is clear that the authors are not just talking here just about the words you use to speak to yourself, although these are considered very important, but also to the feelings that accompany your words.  The latter are seen as strongly influencing your basic energy vibration.

This idea reminds me of the EFT Discovery Statement, which states that “the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system”.  The additional suggestion in The Secret, however, is that your energy vibrations radiate outwards, acting much as a tuning fork might, to bring about similar vibrations in the universe.  When we strike a tuning fork, objects at a distance from that fork will start to resonate at the same sound frequency as the fork itself (provided they contain certain similar ingredients).  These new objects will have been "entrained” by the vibratory rate of the original tuning fork.

The book describes your thoughts as magnetic forces that attract back to you the same frequencies that you are sending out.

I won’t take time here to discuss the value of the Law of Attraction, although this would make an interesting discussion, but consider the implications of viewing reality this way.

It is clear that, seen from this perspective, thoughts take on a tremendous importance that we have not previously granted th


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