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By Patricia Car Ring Ton PhD EFT Gratitude

By Patricia Car Ring Ton PhD EFT Gratitude

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By Patricia Carrington PhD, EFT Master 
Part 1: The Starting Point 
You may have heard of, or seen “The Secret”, the popular movie that isbeing sold as a DVD, and its companion book of the same name. Based ona 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 pioneeringwork of Abraham Hicks in this area, consider the impressive success of TheSecret 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 itsname, and if this happens the public could easily conclude that they “havetried 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'svibrational 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 “TheSecret” successfully. To explain why, I will refer to the book, “The Secret”.This book is described by its authors as giving details of the conceptsexpressed in the movie that were discarded on the cutting room floor whenthe 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 certaintime frame, and the book claims to have reinstated much of thisinformation. For this reason, I will consider the book to be the authoritativesource of information about this concept.Here, in essence, are the main principles of The Secret as described in thebook 
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 youthink, your thoughts are sent out into the universe where they magnetically attract all like things which are on the same frequency. In short, everythingsent 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 thefrequency 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 youuse to speak to yourself, although these are considered very important, but also to the feelings that accompany your words. The latter are seen asstrongly 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, tobring 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 theimplications of viewing reality this way.It is clear that, seen from this perspective, thoughts take on a tremendousimportance that we have not previously granted them. The Law of  Attraction implies that the vibrational frequency we radiate is of thegreatest importance to our life. Not only do we feel deep distress when thisfrequency is discordant, but it is said that we will attract into our lives anouter manifestation of this same type of distress, as the same negativefrequencies that we radiated out to the Universe are now reflected back tous.If this is so, obviously we would want to do everything within our power tochange our negative frequencies to positive ones, and do so continuously.Only in this way could we avoid attracting negative consequences and bringabout desirable ones.Changing our negative frequencies to positive ones is certainly a good idea,even if we were not to accept the basic premises of The Secret, but there isa missing ingredient in The Secret that raises a question. This ingredient isthe all-important "how to". The question we need to ask is
How do we goabout changing a negative frequency to a positive one?Obviously simply deciding that you are not going to emit a negativefrequency or that you want to send out a positive one, won’t achieve the
results you desire. I am reminded of the relevance of Gary Craig's concept of "tail enders", those nagging inner contradictions that we so often have inthe back of our minds when we express a positive thought –– the doubtsand nay- saying that can easily negate our conscious positive intentions.Tail-enders can defeat any effort of ours to switch frequencies.In neurolinguistic programming (NLP) terms, we are all too often not “congruent". That is, we don't agree 100% with what we ourselves arethinking or feeling, we don't fully believe it. The fact is that if we don't reach for something with one hundred percent of ourselves, we are not likely to get it.Consider this…If you were to send a positive signal into the Universe and at the same timeunwittingly send out a negative signal at the same time, an interference pattern would be created with one signal tending to negate the other. At best, the positive signal would be ineffective and no particular identifiableeffects would be seen. At worst, the negative signal might be stronger or more frequently emitted, in which case it would exert an overridinginfluence. In such a case, no matter how much you thought you weresending out a positive signal because that is what you had consciously tried to create through positive thinking, the negative signal would attract negative consequences.In order to be an effective “attractor” therefore (bring to yourself what youbelieve you are asking for) you would need to be free of inner contradictions about the issue at hand. But of course this is easier said than done. There may be deep negative patterns influencing your life whichinvolve core issues that must be handled before your vibrational frequency,the energy that you radiate outwards, can change. Only when these coreissues have been cleared will you be able to send unambiguous positivesignals to the Universe.Fortunately, however, those who know EFT can use it to change their vibrational frequencies with respect to many spheres of their lives.Sometimes negative energy will be immediately replaced by a rush of  positive energy, resulting in what Gary Craig calls a One Minute Wonder. At other times, patience and persistence will be required to bring about amajor energy shift, but the payoff can be tremendous.EFT is by definition a means of accomplishing a major shift in energy by eliminating our negative emotional reactions. However, it can also be used to create positive vibrations directly. This is an EFT application that interests me greatly, and I have recently been writing about it on thiswebsite.It is interesting to note that the EFT self-acceptance phrase, "Even though Ihave (this problem), I deeply and completely accept myself." actually targets the level at which we vibrate. What more powerful means could weuse to change our essential energy level than to deeply and completely 

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