On a hot summer morning, my husband,
Steve, offered me some ripe, ice-cold, cantaloupe. He said, "Too bad you
don't like cantaloupe. It doesn't get any better than this one." I
remembered hearing about people clearing a food issue with EFT, so I thought I
might as well try it. I had detested eating cantaloupe for as long as I could
remember. My sister didn't like it either, which made me think that
"something" happened while we were eating cantaloupe when we were
The set-up phrases I used (while tapping on my karate chop point) were, Even though:
I don't like the taste of cantaloupe, and I don't know why, I
deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I don't ever remember liking the
taste of cantaloupe...
my sister and I don't like the taste of cantaloupe...
something may of happened while we were eating cantaloupe, and I don't remember
what it was....
Then I did a round of tapping. For the reminder phrases I used:
doesn't taste good
don't like the taste
don't ever remember
liking the taste.
Then I took a taste of cantaloupe. It was cold, somewhat crisp, and
felt good in my mouth. It didn't taste quite as bad as I thought it would, but
I couldn't say that I liked it. So, I did some more set-up phrases while
tapping on my karate chop point. Even though:
cantaloupe has always tasted
yucky to me...
something happened to make it so I don't like the taste of
cantaloupe, and I don't remember what it was...
there is something about the aftertaste
of cantaloupe I don't like....
I did a round of tapping using the following reminder phrases: yucky
taste; yucky cantaloupe aftertaste. For the testing, I took a big bite of
cantaloupe. "Yum, not bad," as I continued eating a giant piece of a
fresh, juicy, cantaloupe.
In about five minutes, I cleared a food aversion
that I have had for over 50 years. Even though I had a sense that something may
have happened in my past while I was eating cantaloupe, and even though I
couldn't remember exactly what it was, I was still able to clear my resistance
to the taste. Now, I can finally enjoy a food that I had eliminated from my
diet when I was a child.