When I think about this goal, how do I feel? Really there are only two ends of the stick one that feels good and one that feels bad. However, if you like you can use the emotional scale taught by Abraham. The scale consists of over 20 levels and takes you all the way from despair to joy. Abraham says that if you are at hopefulness you are in the vicinity of the vortex. And beyond hopefulness the next five stages put you clearly in the vortex. For those not familiar with Abraham and the Vortex, note that Abraham is a group of non-physical entities channeled by Esther Hicks. And the Vortex is a non-physical place where all your desires are held in escrow by the universe until they manifest in physical form. When you feel good, your desires manifest with ease and when you feel bad or not so good the manifestation process is prolonged.
So the thing to ask is: how am I feeling as I think about this thing that I want? Does it feel good when I look at it or does it feel bad? Sometimes people get confused and they can’t really tell if they are feeling good or bad in any moment. Usually this happens when they are thinking both positive and negative thoughts in close succession – the end result is confusion.
Let’s take an example. Let’s say that your objective is to find a job. Your thought process might go something like this: I probably have to send out a couple of hundred resumes in order to get just 10 interview calls (that could be said with positive hopeful emotion or negative emotion), Wow! That’s a lot – it’s going to take a long time. (negative thought) – I guess I could come up with a list of at least 100 companies in my field of work and visit their websites for a start (positive thought) – but I’m pretty sure with the way things are these days most of them won’t be hiring (negative thought), well I guess there’s no harm in checking – who knows I might find something that I really really like? (positive thought), I don’t even have a good resume ready to go – burr more work! (negative thought). I guess I have created a bit of a name for myself in the industry, (positive thought), these days they don’t even look at the resumes unless they have the right key words in the profile (negative thought). Still I guess it’s worth a try (positive thought).
See what I mean? When you keep oscillating between negative thoughts and positive thoughts you get stuck. All of us want positive results and therefore all of us consider ourselves as positive minded. However, most of us have a habitual pattern of thinking that keeps getting us stuck and we don’t even know it.
A positive minded person, is one who does not have the negative thoughts punctuating the positive ones. They just have a string of positive thoughts, and by the time they have processed around 12-15 positive thoughts on the subject without a break – they are off and running in the direction of their goal or the object of their desire. Eliminating negative thought patterns is not hard, but it isn’t easy either – like anything else it requires work and practice. The good news is that positive thought processes can be learned.
It starts with noticing where does your habit of thought usually takes you, and then making a deliberate effort to think positive thoughts. The focus wheel process is best done in writing. Abraham says that writing out your thoughts keeps you in the vibration of those thoughts for longer. Our objective of course is to stay in the vibration of positive thoughts, make our way up the emotional goal by soothing ourselves and therefore improving our feeling place on the subject of our attention or focus.
As you write down the first few thoughts, it takes more effort and deliberate choice of words. I’ve noticed that on most subjects by the time I’ve written four to five thoughts, I’m off and running in the positive direction and the thoughts start coming to me faster and more and more positive until it all cascades in a rampage of appreciation. If you can’t do it on your own, by all means ask for help. It’s the law of attraction – right? Your call for help will always be answered!