How can EFT help with the Law of Attraction?
Firstly I would like to explain, as best I can, what the Law of Attraction is. The Wikipedia description is "In the New Thought philosophy, the law of attraction is the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. The teaching is based upon the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from "pure energy", and that through the process of "like energy attracting like energy" a person can improve their own health, wealth and personal relationships. "
The Law of Attraction is a Universal Law derived from the Ancient Egyptian principles of Hermetics. They are Mentalism, Correspondence, Vibration, Polarity, Rhythm, Cause and Effect and Gender. Which simply speaking talks of the Universe being mental and that everything is energy and must be governed by theses principles. Many early religions have teachings based on these principles. Even the bible has chapters referring to some of these principles and prayer being the basis of cosmic ordering, asking the Universe or simply praying to God for help. In his book The Power of the Subconscious Mind, Joseph Murphy talks about the Law of Belief. "Belief is a thought in your mind, which causes the power of your subconscious to be distributed into all phases of your life according to your thinking habits. You must realise that the Bible is not talking about your belief in some ritual, ceremony, form, institution, man or formula. It is talking about belief itself. The belief of your mind is simply the thought of your mind. If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. MARK 9:23."
Murphy then continues to explain about prayer and faith healing, he theorises that when the Bible refers to God it actually refers to the subconscious mind and without belief that prayer will not work. The subconscious part of our brain is the part of our brain which drives our behaviours, it is also where our core beliefs about ourselves are stored in the brain's memory. So coming back to the Law of attraction and asking the Universe for help, if you don't truly believe it will happen, it won't.
This is how EFT can help. Emotional Freedom technique is a quick and easy therapy which can access people's core beliefs by tapping on energy or acupressure points around the person's body. Thoughts and memories from childhood when these limiting beliefs were made are remembered and the emotions surrounding the events are literally tapped away. These core beliefs are sometimes buried deep within the subconscious with beliefs ranging from not feeling safe, not being in control and feelings of unworthiness. People may not realise as they go through life that they have these sabotaging beliefs driving their behaviours. Low self esteem, coping strategies like alcohol or drugs, phobias, being overweight and a host of other problems can manifest through these core beliefs.
When the book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne came out in 2007 it made Manifesting using the Law of Attraction more popular and I remember reading a newspaper article at the time about Noel Edmonds following the book and using cosmic ordering to help him succeed with a popular TV show after he fell out of popularity in the late nineties and credited the success he had with Deal or no Deal to the Universe! Myself and a good friend wrote letters to the Universe asking for our perfect partners, listing the attributes one by one of our own Mr Rights. Needless to say I would not be taking time to write this had it not worked for us....
Whilst that worked for us (and Noel) I have come across plenty of people who have tried the same formula but have not received what they have asked for. This is where EFT can help. If you do not believe that you are worthy of love, then it is very hard to create the energy of love to attract love. If like attracts like then to attract love you must feel love. If you have low self esteem and find it hard to love yourself then it will be almost impossible to attract the right type of love for you, the love that is mutually respectful and that you truly deserve.
Same goes for money or abundance. Most people will not be able to manifest a million pounds because they will not believe they can, it seems like an impossible amount of money. If you thought about attracting a smaller amount of money, your subconscious would be more accepting of this, it is quite easy to find a penny on the pavement. The old saying money goes to money is true because people who have money, have a money mindset. They do not focus on their lack, they do not worry about it so therefore they attract more of the same. If you grew up in a household where you were being told that we can't afford it, money doesn't grow on trees or even hearing negative ideas regarding money being the root of all evil or that rich people are selfish or ruthless then you will have limiting beliefs about money and find it hard to attract large sums of money or live an abundant lifestyle. EFT can identify these core beliefs and by using positive affirmations you can rid yourself of these deep rooted ideas and begin to live a more fruitful life.