I wonder, what if I am bitching about something and slowly and naturally get out of it by feeling good but not trying to change that belief, basically just forgetting about it, will it still be active?
Is this where the "The universe responds to your vibration only" thing kicks in?
No. When you feel good, beliefs that don’t feel good are not active.
Well like most things, it really depends on how you use it. For example, I used to have a problem with anger. I found myself getting annoyed at coworkers not doing their roles, and I would end up doing tasks to help them out. When I recognised that I wasn't helping myself I felt a great deal of anger. A teacher pointed it out to me, and I was surpressing that anger, so I found that I was irritable. What I did was to simply beat out my anger on a pillow. I felt immediately better afterwards, but that act of expressing the anger was all I needed. If I however, beat the pillow and kept reflecting on that and those people, then I would attract more of that into my life as a result. So provided you are forgetting about it - its really no big deal. Some teachers suggest that speaking or gossiping is counter productive and attracts moreso into your life, through the act of the spoken word and would instead encourage you to rephrase and restate those experiences into more result driven statements but that's just a school of thought - and its a lot easier said than done.
I think I have heard Abraham go both ways on this subject. And maybe I understand it better in percentages "the predominate balance of what your vibing is being attracted most powerfully at any given time. So you could have 40% want a nice partner and 20% want a partner that likes your kids. You are still vibbing mostly a nice partner and may just keep getting dates that do not like your Kidd when they meet them!
Why is it that when i am feeling good, the not good enough thoughts come through. Especially with this guy i like. I look at my appearance in the mirror i seem fine, get a photo taken and i look not so good. I truly want to feel good. Like i do and these crap thoughts emerge. Saying you are not good enough for him. Shutup brain.
Well there can be any number of reasons why these thoughts come, and likewise there are many different responses that you can choose when they do show up. We are brought up in a day and age where we are often bombarded by thoughts of others about whats good or not good etc. So when you are feeling good, its actually something to really celebrate and acknowledge. If thoughts like that you notice coming in, ask if they are actually yours (as often times the not good enough thoughts aren't actually our own).
Re photos taken, most people are not naturally photogenic. However, it is really about being comfortable in your own skin whether cameras are around or not. Also at times like this, when thoughts creep in put your mind to work for you with a good afformation. Why am I so good enough for this guy, why do I look and feel so good, why does life work so easily for me, why am I feeling so joyful etc etc - get your mind to work for you in those situations.