Today's topic is about momentum, and how the Law of Attraction processes your thoughts incrementally.
Ever heard the phrase " build it and then it will come, " or words to that effect? That is in essence how the Law of Attraction works. You think the thoughts, and then the manifestation begins, but it does this with a kind of accrued psychic momentum, but you need to keep at it in order for the manifestation to occur.
In his book 'Mind Power into the 21st Century' John Kehoe explains how thoughts and beliefs require time and repetition in order to be registered by the subconscious mind. Imagine if you were imprinting a new belief of I AM LOVABLE, but had spent most of your life believing that you were unlovable - the manifestations wouldn't come instantly, because you would be thinking thoughts which run contrary to your new ones. This is why you have to work at imprinting your new thought or belief, rather like learning your multiplication tables at school.
What Kehoe suggests is joining the '100 day club.' Set yourself a challenge of repeating a new thought 1000 times a day for 100 days, because this, he deems, is the magic amount of time needed for a belief to become subliminally registered. After that time, it becomes self-maintaining. 1000 repetitions a day seems like a lot, but when you think about it, we each think about 100'000 thoughts a day, so a thousand isn't really that big a deal. However, it is enough to make you think about what you are thinking about, and be aware of the new message you are giving yourself.
Frequent repetition enables your thought to sink into the subconscious mind, and the more you do it, the more you believe it, and the better you start feeling - and feeling good is what fuels the Law of Attraction.
So start with your new thought, a positive new suggestion which is the opposite to what you have been thinking and feeling. But stick to that one. Nothing is more powerful in the LOA than focused energy, but too many differing thoughts will just scatter your energies and be fairly ineffective. Focused energy is like channeling sunlight through a magnifying glass.
Begin imprinting your new thought, 1000 times a day for 100 days, and if you do this earnestly, you will start seeing changes. Things which correspond to your new thought will start entering your new life. They may not be all that significant at the start, but they will be enough to draw your attention to the fact that a shift is happening in your thinking and creating. This 'sit up and take notice moment' is what I call the GOLDEN POINT, or the TIPPING POINT. It is the moment you tip the scales in your favour, sending out more positivity than negativity. 51% positivity, 49% negativity. It is the moment your subconscience registers your new thought and begins turning it into reality. This moment usually feels pretty good and encourages you to go on. You are able to see what is coming in for you, and you are encouraged to carry on. From then on, if you continue thinking your thoughts, you will get more and more of these things in increasingly significant amounts. This is what I mean by increments.
A lot of spiritual writers call them SYNCHRONICITIES, and these can be defined as 'meaningful coincidences.' Something which is relevant to your new thought or goal then turns up in your world. It seems pretty coincidental, but is in fact the work of the Universe orchestrating what you are after. It may be a sign, a slogan which is relevant, a chance meeting, a phonecall, a book which tells you how, a conversation, a piece of guidance or the manifestation of something you need.
An important thing to remember is that when a plan, thought, goal or desire is firmly registered by your subconscience, it then attracts EVERYTHING IT NEEDS FOR ITS FULLEST MANIFESTATION (read 'The power of your Subconscious Mind' by Joseph Murphy). You may be wondering how something can manifest, and there may not be any inclination in your world at the time, but the Universe takes care of the hows, you just take care of the thoughts. For the first couple of days, nothing much will seem to change, but this is where you just keep on thinking your thoughts, knowing that a tipping point is coming - I find that it usually happens on the 3rd or 4th day. Kehoe says something quite important about this for the first couple of days, DON'T WORRY ABOUT RESULTS, JUST DO. If you go with that, you can allay doubts and feelings that you are wasting your time. The things you need can come from out of the blue. I have had the experience.
A couple of years ago, I had had quite a difficult and worrying year,where everything seemed to go wrong and everything was rather stagnant. There seemed to be no hope or sign or any improvement coming, and it was getting towards Christmas and I was feeling quite down. Then I remembered this imprint process. What had I been thinking? Things are just getting worse. What did I need to think? Things are getting better. I started imprinting the thought of I TRUST IN JOYFUL PROGRESS, and earnestly repeated it 1000 times a day. For the first couple of days, nothing much happened, but it was the weekend so I wasn't at work worrying about things, I could just think without too many interruptions. On the Monday though, I was at work and things seemed calmer and people more upbeat. Then later on that day, my mobile buzzed for an incoming text, and it was a friend who I hadn't heard from for quite a while, and I had been feeling put out and ignored by this. I had tried all sorts of things, but hadn't heard from her, so the fact that she had texted me out of the blue, represented 'progress' for me. I decided that this was the GOLDEN POINT MOMENT because it had made me sit up and take notice, and carried on with my thoughts.
One by one, improvements and progress began manifesting in my life. Friends came back onto the scene, an illness which my Dad had been suffering with, cleared up. A blockage to my personal space was resolved, as was an argument between two male friends. Then I was invited out to a Christmas get together, and by the end of that week, there was talk of improvements in the workplace. New staff were being recruited, new funding had been secured, we were safe, and the thing which had caused the decline of the year (the fear of cutbacks and unemployment) was basically remedied there and then.
That was an example of something I wanted to happen. Another thing could be creating a new feeling inside you. Maybe you want to be happy, maybe you want to feel worthy, maybe you want to feel lovable, it all works in the same way. Start thinking the thoughts, and keep at them, and things which will 'help' you to feel the new way will start happening. Several years ago, I was feeling down and unloved, so I started thinking that I was indeed lovable. After just two days, I was invited out on a 'lads night out' by a couple of male friends. and met a comely admirer.
You may also have a goal in mind you want to achieve, and I find that the best way to go about this is by GIVING THANKS FOR IT IN ADVANCE. This is a great way to align yourself because GRATITUDE is a powerful and positive energy, combining trust, appreciation and worthiness. Trust coming because you are thanking the Universe for it in advance, which tells the Universe that you are pretty confident of its manifestation. I give thanks for my new job, new home, new kindred spirit, new income, new car, better relationship with my mother in law, whatever it may be. Give thanks for it 1000 times a day for 100 days, and it will instigate a process whereby your goal or desire comes to you.
Something else you will find is that there will be times when other similar thoughts bubble up into your mind. You may be imprinting a belief that you are lovable, and thoughts like I am worthy, I am gorgeous, I am wonderful, I am talented and so on also come to the surface. Think these as well. It doesn't take long to think a thought, and they all aid the process, just stay focused on your primary new thought.
A word of warning though, you have to keep it up, because COASTING ON YOUR PSYCHIC MOMENTUM will prove costly. Keeping it going is the hardest thing, and I am in no means perfect at this. I usually find that after about 3 weeks, doubts and anxieties will arise (hence why I posted a discussion yesterday about eliminating doubts) and you need to be aware of these, and deal with them when they arise. You may feel that you are wasting your time, or somebody might tell you that it won't happen, and this is where you need to really keep at it. Another thing is that you can become complacent: everything is going well, life is flowing, your desire is manifesting and you feel that you don't need to keep thinking your thoughts or doing your exercises any longer. What will happen is that you stop giving out the energies which create the momentum in the first place, and the momentum throttles down. Again, you need to keep at it. Tick off your 100 days on a calendar, and keep yourself aware of what exactly you are doing.
I am now looking at creating the PERFECT OUTCOME to being made unemployed by the closure of my workplace last year, and this is the thought which I am using (I give thanks for the perfect outcome). Challenge yourself. What can you create in your life now? Decide on something you want, and then affirm and love it into being, starting with focused new thoughts. 1000 times a day for 100 days, and watch the magic unfold.
As John Kehoe says, " opportunities arise when you open up your thoughts. "
Abe says momentum can be immediate, as manifestations, if we are in a place of allowing on the spot.
But Abe also says there's a delay, or all that we want would just pop into our reality constantly.
I'm largely speaking from personal experience and it usually takes about 3 days to hit the tipping point. However, I would believe that we can manifest pretty quickly, if we are not feeling any resistance in ourselves. I don't think we can manifest instantaneously though, because we would be in trouble if every thought we thought became reality straight away. We imagine a car crash or a fire-breathing dragon, and there it is. But you are right, manifestation can happen pretty quickly if we are feeling good and peaceful.
I want a a fire-breathing dragon!!! GIMME!!!!
Thank you so much for this post, Niel. I've been browsing the forums lately in search of such new inspiration as this because I have been feeling recently that I've sort of fallen out of the vortex and started coasting. As a result, some things have become a bit more difficult to deal with. But no more! Time to start up the engine again. I will try this method to keep myself on top of the game from here on :)
Glad I can be of inspiration to you. I'm not saying that all goals and such can be achieved within 90 days (if your goal is Olympic gold for instance, it will take longer) but most 'everyday life' goals and desires can usually be realised in this time.
far better than 99% of the posts in the forum( my opinion)
how are your unemployment problems going?
I hope you resolved them already
I would be interested to hear how this turns out. I have a lot of friends who are unemployed right now, and I am curious to see the difference between someone using the loa for job finding, versus someone not using the loa.
I think what you said about a fear of scarcity is more common than we think. Its a great feeling to overcome, and it will definitelt be a huge benefit to you in so many ways. The well-being and abundance of the universe is infinite, and is infinitely given to us at all times :-)
I've used LOA many times to find jobs and generally it ends up with me finding like 2 or 3 similar positions. If I apply for them, I end up getting offers from all of them. I've now had to scale this back such that if I am really not interested in the job, I won't apply for it. What it is interesting to me is that this is the one area of my life that I can over manifest, but other areas, not so much. Likely in other areas I have resistance built up that gets in the way... thus onward forward!