By Dr. Patricia Carrington
I've often been asked whether EFT can be used to bring about desirable changes in the world outside of oneself to "manifest" what you want, as this activity is frequently referred to. My answer is both a "yes" and a "no".
At times, EFT can bring about dramatic changes in outer circumstances. I have seen EFT used remarkably to bring about something that a person is fully ready to allow into their lives.
At other times, however, it will not work under some circumstances and these are important to know about. An individual may be unable to manifest something they claim to want, because within the EFT statement is hidden what Gary Craig used to refer to as a "tail ender". I will say more about these important blockages in a moment.
A striking true story of manifesting with EFT.
Let me tell you about one of the most effective uses of EFT to manifest something in the outside world that I have ever seen.
Ronald is an experienced EFT'er who he is well acquainted with the EFT Choices Method and essentially employs it, but instead of saying the words, "I choose" to introduce his positive portion of the EFT statement, he says instead, "I thank the Universe for…" and follows this with a detailed description of his desired outcome.
You might want to remember his special wording because the effect of it can be dramatic.
Here is how EFT worked for Ronald to bring him something he wanted very much in his life.
Ronald's car had seen better days. In fact, it was about to break down any minute. He wanted a new car but did not see how he could possibly afford the kind he wanted. He'd been searching the Internet for several months, visiting sites specializing in automobile sales every day — to no avail. The car he wanted couldn't be found.
HINT: Ronald's taste was very definite and I suggest you notice the specific manner in which he refers to what he wants in the positive "choices" portion of his EFT statement.
Being specific in the positive portion of the statement is, I believe, equally important to making sure you are specific when tapping-out the negative, when doing EFT. This fact has been little recognized but is extremely important. Lindsay Kenny and I, in our online course on using EFT to manifest exactly what you want, are emphasizing this point to our students and they are catching on to it.
Ronald formulated his EFT choices with regard to the car he sought as follows:
"Even though I don't know how this can happen, I thank the Universe for giving me a light blue, model 240, 2007 Volvo station wagon. manufactured in the years 2001 to 2003."
Ronald diligently tapped on this EFT statement for a couple of weeks, at the end of which time an interesting thing happened. The car he wanted suddenly appeared in an online listing of secondhand automobiles for sale. The ad offered "a light blue, 2002 model 240, Volvo station wagon". It had all the amenities that Ronald wanted and the crowning touch was that the owner lived only a two-hour drive from his house.
There still remained the question of how to pay for the car, as no insurance company would finance such an old car. However, Ronald had been managing some property for a bank manager who was very pleased with his work. Ronald asked him about a car loan in the menorrhagia for his bank to finance at the lowest possible interest rate, for two years — something that was entirely affordable for Ronald. He took advantage of the opportunity and the rest is history — greatly enjoyed his newly acquired car!
Nonetheless, this wasn't the only external manifestation that Ronald brought about through his precise EFT statements. Is old lawnmower broke down and it would have been difficult for him to afford a new one. So we began using EFT to acquire a lawnmower, using the following statement:
"Even though I don't have a lawnmower now, I thank the Universe for giving me one that just fits my purpose and works excellently."
Within a week of starting to tap daily for a lawnmower, he was driving past a neighbor's house when he saw a lawnmower in their trash by the curb. It looked in surprisingly good shape. He picked it up, brought it home, inserted a part that he estimated was needed to generate sparks, and found that this did the trick. He had a new lawnmower — virtually free.
He knew the lawnmower would continue to work well, but in the back of his mind he thought it wouldn't be a bad idea to have an additional lawnmower, just as a backup. Later, when this lawnmower revealed some carburetor troubles, he again drove around his neighborhood. He saw a man who was cleaning out his shop, apparently in preparation for moving, and not one, but three lawnmowers had been discarded onto the curb. Ronald managed to get all three back to his house and one of them started excellently right away. He is still using it.
However, Ronald’s story does not end here. A year later he became concerned about a pending career change which would involve a lifestyle change about which he had some hesitancy. He wanted to tap for an excellent job offer but he had conflicting feelings about this — what Gary Craig has so aptly termed "tail enders" were involved here.
This time Ronald had difficulty formulating his EFT statement and no positive results were forthcoming in terms of a suitable job opportunity, eating and discovery that he needed to work on this issue in therapy during therapy, he realized that his wish, while certainly true for one part of him, was not as simple (not as "congruent") as had been his wish for the Volvo station wagon or the lawnmower. It had contradictions within it that needed to be worked out first. He continued using EFT to do just that once having cleared the blocks, who knows to what degree EFT can be used for actual manifesting?
What does this mean for the use of the EFT in attracting what we want?
I find that the potential for its use in this respect is very high. It would be my guess, that in the majority of cases where someone sets out to use EFT to bring a good thing or event into their lives, however, that they probably have reservations and conflicts around the receiving of that goal. Clearly they should address these first by using EFT on them. There is certainly evidence that EFT can help a person create exactly what they want in life provided they have a clear unequivocal desire for that thing, with no contradictions or reservations present — as apparently they were none for Ronald when he used EFT to create the car and the lawnmower in his life.
What is the mechanism behind an EFT "manifestation" when this does occur?
An explanation that can apply these to some of these cases is that doing EFT for a personal goal can focus your attention on the goal you want so sharply that you become acutely aware of anything that comes into your life that may help you realize that go — and as a result you will have many more opportunities to get what you want.
Another explanation is based on a concept that has been researched and written about a number of scientists familiar with quantum physics and field theory, among them is William Tiller, a major engineering physicist and researcher. Tiller theorizes that our intentions are an active creative force in the external as well as internal universe and thus can bring about striking changes in outside circumstances.
Whichever explanation you prefer, perhaps another, the phenomenon is factually documented and can be used to excellent advantage when you are doing EFT — provided of course that you look seriously within be sure there is no " Little voice" in the back of your mind expressing a reservation about having it. If there is though, don't worry; just use your objections as the objects of your next EFT tapping session!