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Try fork bending with EFT

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated.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,

We have a lot more mind power than we tend to realize and bending metal with the aid of our minds is but one example. Utahna Tassie taught this procedure to a group and found that more people were successful at it once EFT was used on their limiting beliefs. Worthy of note here is that children had less difficulty than adults. Hmmm. Maybe they have fewer limiting beliefs.

Smiles, Gary

By Utahna Tassie

Dear Gary,

This would make a great game to play after Thanksgiving dinner!  Everyone could have some fun learning a little EFT and settle their tummies at the same time!

Last weekend I was invited to attend a special gathering.  I was a newbie to this particular group, but felt compelled to share something fun and wonderful with them to thank them for the wonderful experience I was expecting to have.  I decided to teach them how to bend forks!  (Thank you, Dr. Marla Brucker, in the Steps toward becoming the Ultimate Therapist DVDs ).  

On the road to the event, I stopped to buy 75 identical forks that wouldn't get confused with the hotel's supply, and that would all be the same so no one could use the excuse that their fork was thicker or lighter than anyone else's.  I charged a dollar per fork to cover my expenses. 

As a healer myself, I imagined how awful it would feel to be one of just a few who couldn't bend a fork and I didn't want to be associated with that, so I decided that EVERYONE would be successful or we wouldn't do it at all.  I said a silent prayer and prepared myself to radiate lots of love, patience, and acceptance, to take my time and just have fun with it.

This is what it looked like:

There were about 60 people in the group (ages 8-80) who wanted to learn how to bend forks.  Not everyone could be in the fork-bending room at the same time because of other mini-clinics going on, but when they were ready; they just moseyed on into our space, took a seat and a fork and tuned in.  (In my thinking about it all afterwards, I'll probably allow less distraction next time!)

It was interesting to me to find that the people who did healing as a profession and some of the biggest, strongest men were unable to bend the forks at first.  (Perhaps too much expectation or even some arrogance?)  Many were surprised that the children (about 6, 8, 12, and 14 years old) found it so easy and quick to do.  They had the tines all twisted together and folded or twisted those forks right up!  They seem to have less limiting beliefs about what is possible until it is trained into them by unconscious parents and teachers. 

A little breathing exercise to get focused:

I lead them through a little grounding and breathing exercise first.  I said:  "We are going to take a few slow, but complete breaths in a special manner.  I'll tell you how we are going to do it, I will demonstrate what it looks like; and then we will all do it together."

So, taking your imagination and awareness to your heart, let your LOVE OF LIFE expand to fill your whole chest.  With your exhale, push that breath down through your body, all the way out your feet and deep into the Earth.

Inhale from the center of the Earth, up through your feet; coming up through your skeleton, go up through the top of your head to Heaven.  Now exhale, pushing the breath all the way down the body and out the feet again.

Now bring up that warm, nurturing, Mother Earth energy all the way from your feet to the sky again, but this time, bring it down only to your heart, then out through your shoulders, arms, and hands.

Repeat a couple of times, and feel your hands getting warm and tingly.

The first step:

"Now pick up your fork and rub it lightly with a finger and a thumb.  Just caress it lightly and pretend you're building a little relationship with it.  Don't try to bend it until I say Go.

Remember that everything is made of energy; no thing is really solid at all.  Allow yourself to see the fork as a mass of energy, vibrating molecules and atoms, and become one with the fork.  See yourself as being ONE with the Universe; in total harmony with All That Is."

I had everyone repeat after me, out loud:

I can see things anyway I choose to.

This fork is just a matter of light energy. 

The matter that I'm holding is becoming lighter and softer every second - soft like butter, warm and pliable like putty.

It's putty in my hands, thin as aluminum.

Then chant all together:

Bend it, bend it, bend it, bend it, bend it, bend it.  

Twist it, twist it, twist it, twist it.

Bend it, bend it, bend it;

Twist it, turn it, twirl it, turn it, twirl it, roll it, roll it, roll it

[Maybe I should have been more focused?]

Of course, the first time or two trying to bend forks, many people were unable to do it, and that gave me the perfect opportunity to ask a few of them what their mind chatter was, or why they thought they couldn't do it.  That was where I introduced EFT! 

I asked them if they would allow me to help get them past the problem.  (Of course, they all said YES!)  So, after getting some feedback about their reasons why it wasn't happening for them, I asked for a level of intensity on a scale of 0 to 10 to rate their limiting belief.  Then I tapped on them or had them follow along as I tapped on myself (I did it both ways). 

I used the Basic Recipe until the levels of intensity came down to 0 out of 10.  Some seemed to benefit from just listening to me tap with someone else.  Here are some of the phrases that developed from the limiting beliefs people had as the hour went on: 

Even though I'm pretty sure I can't bend this fork, I accept myself anyway.

Even though it isn't really possible for me to twist up this fork with my fingertips, I'd like to do it anyway.

Even though my friends will make fun of me if I fail, I'm still a good person.

Even though I don't know who I'd be if I could twist up this fork, I'd like to find out.

Even though I might supersede my expectations and find out how powerful I really am, I chose to let go of my fear of success and just have FUN!

Even though these little kids can bend their forks, but I can't, I love and adore these AWESOME KIDS!  I've decided to let my inner child come out and play!

Even though I have great disappointment and feel ashamed, it's just impossible for me to bend that fork!  I know I'm a good person anyway.

Even though I am too ashamed to walk out of this room with a straight fork, I am happy for these other people.

Even though I can't bend this fork, it's just too hard for me, I accept myself completely.

Even though other people can do it easily, but I can't … my mind just doesn't think it's possible; I deeply and completely accept myself anyway.

Even though I can't bend this STUPID fork, and I feel embarrassed, I know I'm a good person and I'd like to be successful now.  I'm willing to ALLOW IT TO BE EASY!

I choose to open up to a more empowered way of thinking.  I want to think like God does.  I AM THAT I AM.  God can do anything!

Everything is better when I surrender my limiting beliefs and fears to Source.

Oh YEAH!  I'm sure having fun now!  Fork bending is easy!

Fork bending turned out to be a huge hit and a great way to introduce EFT to a new group of people!  Almost every one of the participants gave me a big hug and expressed their gratitude for my patience and persistence in helping them until they got it!  Some thanked me more than once!  Several people asked for my card; and two people came up to me and told me that they wanted to come to all classes of any kind that I teach in the future!  (And they were advanced, professional healers!)  That was even BETTER than Pumpkin Pie for me!

My impromptu mini-clinic really seemed to enhance the wonderful, spiritual weekend for everyone.  And I had a great time watching everyone's faces as they surprised themselves and gained new levels of self-esteem!  Along with chocolate kisses, forks are another staple for use in all my EFT classes from now on!  I expect to find lots of opportunity to do impromptu mini-clinics at all the seminars and workshops I go to.  

Utahna Tassie, LMT, EFT-ADV


Fork bending using only our minds

Okay, so many people thought we were going to bend the forks with only our minds, without using our hands at all.  I told them that we had to learn it this way first.  [Baby steps in overcoming limiting beliefs.]  But this presented an interesting challenge!  I'm one of those who believes that everything Criss Angel the MindFreak does is real!  So I said, "Okay!  Let's Do It!"

After everyone had success bending the forks with the tips of their fingers, I invited them to join me in bending one using just the mind.  I'd never done this before, so I didn't know how to set it up, but I believed it could be done.  There were about 8 people in the room.  I held one fork in the center of the room with my index finger and thumb of ONE hand and asked them just to see it in their mind's eye bending over.  After several minutes with very little success, we decided that we all had different ideas of which way it was to bend.  (Like when too many cooks spoil the broth!) 

I then asked for everyone to just pretend to send energy through their hands or their hearts (or just "radiate love") to me while I focused on directing the energy into what I wanted the fork to look like.  The fork had straightened out and bent one way and then the other way; plenty enough to notice, but not nearly as much as we had hoped for before I got called to do another clinic. 

So I hurried and arranged for someone else to be in my place.  This guy had his heart set on creating a HEART SHAPE with the fork.  The group gave it all they had and knew how to do, and they DID create the top part of a heart (the "m" part without the V) before we all had to pack up from the weekend and leave.  I'd like to know what kind of success we could have had using EFT along with that session!

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Bless Your Hearts!

Have fun practicing!  It gets easier and easier the more you do!

Utahna Tassie, LMT, EFT-ADV


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