I'm so excited! Today is the day I get to attend an Abraham-Hicks workshop in person. I've been looking forward to this for several months now. I feel like a kid at Christmas. Being around Abraham and feeling the vibrations of all the other folks in the room will be invigorating to say the least.
And how I feel about this and what I'm expecting is a perfect lead-in for today's quote and discussion:
Every thought that you think is vibrating at a very personal frequency . . . and by the powerful Law of Attraction (the essence of that which is like unto itself, is drawn), that thought is now attracting another thought that is its Vibrational Match. And now, those combined thoughts are vibrating at a frequency that is higher than the thought that came before; and they will now, by the Law of Attraction, attract another and another and another, until eventually the thoughts will be powerful enough to attract a "real life" situation or manifestation.
Excerpted from the book "Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth and Happiness" # 620
This is pretty cool - AND very key to what happens to each of us and why each of us is so very different. I underlined and highlighted the word "personal". What happens in my brain/being is definitely NOT the same as what will happen in yours - EVEN IF we were to think about the very same thing.
That's because of this "chain reaction" type effect. I could tell 5 people to think this one thought. But since we are intelligent beings we can't just stop with one thought (the problems experienced when trying to learn meditation - our minds go a mile a minute) each of them would then follow on with different thoughts. A thought is a small "thing" which rarely (if ever) exists by itself. Usually we process hundreds or thousands of thoughts at a time. The essential key is to channel these thoughts so that they lead to what you want. Do NOT let the other thoughts intercede and interfere. Once you think a negative thought, this will attract another and then another and before you know it, even though you started down a positive road, you're now back to your negative thinking.
Let's take an example - You start to think about receiving a gift from the Universe of $1000. Once you realize this chain reaction process you'll consciously have your next thought be gratitude or appreciation. You'll put a vision (thought) in your mind of a big smile on your face (I'm smiling now just thinking about this), then you'll think about receiving the money (you can pick how - do you want to be surprised by opening it in an envelope?, have someone come to your door with it?, find it under your door mat? have it added to your paycheck? etc - the fun part of all this is that you get to pick - remember, though, you do NOT want to 'outline' for the Universe HOW it is to bring it to you). Then your next thought could be holding it (either the real money or a check perhaps - you pick) and touching it making sure it's real. And then you can think about what you'd do with it and on and on. You'll be really smiling by the time you're done with all the conscious thoughts.
Now what really happens most of the time is this: I tell you to think about receiving $1000 from the Universe. Maybe you get that far but then go to "yeah right...that would never happen to me...I don't have any luck.....". Or maybe you can see yourself receiving it but when you get to the what you would do with it, you start thinking about all the bills you have and who you owe what to and then you start thinking about LACK again. And the lack thoughts then lead to more lack thoughts etc.
So, for the next week you should consciously pay attention to everything you think - every single thing. When you catch yourself turning down the negative path, go back to the first thought and get yourself back on the positive path. Will you try that for me - just for a week - or even a few days? Let us know what a difference this makes in how you feel. I am pretty sure you'll see a major difference once you keep yourself on that positive road. Practicing the Law of Attraction simply by practicing your individual thoughts is like the child learning to walk - first they crawl and they may stumble getting up on those two feet but you know what? They may fall back to all fours but they keep trying to get up - the child's determination is unwavering and that's what I want for you. Having a coach can also help you with this. Posting in the comment section below is another way to get others to support you. Let me know what's going on this coming week!