Using EFT to Manifest Your Desires

Manifesting dreams of travel and new carAs I’ve frequently done in the past, this article answers a question that is a composite one.  It is one that has been asked of me from time to time by a number of different people, usually when I didn’t have the leisure to answer it as thoroughly as I would like to.  The question was this:

Can EFT be Used for Manifesting?


I know that EFT can be used to rid myself of negative feelings and reactions, and I also know how to make EFT Choice Statements which install new positive ways of handling things t.  But I don’t know whether EFT can be used to bring about changes in the outside world quite apart from ourselves, changes that we want to see manifested in our lives?  In other words, can EFT be used for “manifesting?

The answer to this question is both “Yes” and “No.”  I have seen EFT used to remarkable effect to manifest something that a person is fully ready to allow into their life and I will give you an example of this in a moment.  At other times, however, someone may be unable to manifest something they claim to want because within the EFT statement is hidden what Gary Craig refers to as a “tail-ender.”  I will say more about these important blockages in a moment.

First, let me give you an example of one of the most effective uses of EFT to manifest something in the outside world that I have ever seen. “John” is an experienced EFT’er who uses EFT in an interesting manner.  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.  Here’s how this works for him.

John’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 had been searching the internet for several months, going up to such sites as every day — but to no avail .  The car he wanted wasn’t there.

John’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  Gary Craig has repeatedly emphasized the importance of specificity in the negative portion of the EFT statement. Specificity in the positive portion is, I believe, equally important.  You will see how John formulated his EFT choices with regard to the car he sought.  His EFT statement went as follows:

Even though I don’t know how this can happen, I thank the Universe for giving me a light blue Model 240 Volvo Station Wagon made in the years ‘91 to ‘93.

You can’t be much more specific than that, and John 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 automobiles for sale.  The ad offered for sale a light blue Model 240 Volvo Station Wagon manufactured in 1992.  It had all the amenities John wanted and the crowning touch was that it was only a two hour drive from his house.

There only remained the question of how to pay for the car, since no insurance company would finance such an old car.  However, John had been managing a property for a bank manager who was very pleased with the way he had worked for him and when John asked him about a car loan, the bank manager arranged to finance the car at the lowest possible interest rate, for two years — something that was entirely affordable for John. He took advantage of this opportunity and is enjoyed his new car greatly.

This wasn’t the only external manifestation that John brought about through his precise EFT statements, however.  His old lawnmower, then broke down, would have been difficult for him to afford to replace it.  So he began using EFT for 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 neighbors house when he saw a lawnmower in their garbage 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 for free.

He hoped it would continue to work as well in the future but in the back of his mind he thought that it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have another lawnmower just as a backup.  Later, when this lawnmower showed some carburetor troubles, he was again driving around in his neighborhood when 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.  John managed to get all three back to his house and one of them started right away, excellently.

However, John’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 had conflicting feelings about this –– what Gary Craig has so aptly termed “ tail-enders” were involved here (for a detailed summary of Gary Craig’s important theory of tail-enders and the way he recommends handling them, as well as the way in which they can be incorporated into your EFT Choices thereby handling them ahead of time, see chapter 7 of my Choices Manual.)

This time, John had difficulty formulating his EFT statement and no positive results were forthcoming in terms of a suitable job opportunity.  Instead, he discovered that he needed to work on this issue in 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 and he is presently using EFT to do that.  This is an excellent example of Gary Craig’s suggestion that we locate the tail-enders in any affirmation we plan to use, and then use EFT to clear them out.

Some compelling examples of ways in which one’s inner conflicts can get in the way of manifesting what one wants in life can be found in Carol Look’s audios of her teleclass on using EFT for Prosperity and Abundance. Success and Abundance with EFT & the Law of Attraction DVDs by Carol LookOn these audios, one after another the people in her teleclass express a sincere wish to manifest abundance and prosperity in their lives and wonder why they are not doing so, and then they discover through Carrol’s questioning of them, the blocks they have to receiving the very abundance that they desire.  Her audio series is a beautiful application of Gary Craig’s recommendation to first seek out and work on the “tail-enders” involved in any affirmation.

To sum up my answer to this question, I would say that there is 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 there were none for John when he used EFT to create the car and lawnmower in his life.  I would guess, however, that in the majority of cases where someone sets out to use EFT to bring a good thing or event into their lives, that they probably have reservations and conflicts around the receiving of that good and that they should address these first by using EFT on them.  However, once having cleared the blocks, who knows to what degree EFT can be used for the actual manifesting?  I would guess that the potential here is very high , although it has been little talked about or written about as yet.

So, if you want to bring about something important to your life during this year, I would suggest that you look seriously within to be sure that 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!

I wish you a very happy outcome from this,

Pat Carrington


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