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. "
A lot is spoken about the need to feel good, and whereas this is very important in LOA, there can be too much emphasis placed on it, without explanation on how to get there. How to actually feel good. How do you get from the feeling point of where you are, to the one of where you want to be? Focused thoughts can help with this.
Trying too hard to feel good because someone says you should, can be like straining at your chin to make a beard grow out of it. What you need to do is to use your focused thoughts to ease you into the feeling point. Say you are using a power thought of I AM AT PEACE. At the start, you may not feel too peaceful, and you may even think that affirmations don't work; but if you persist, then you will start to attract synchronicities (peaceful things in your life) and things which will actually 'help' you to feel peaceful.
At the same time, your body and mind will actually start to feel more peaceful as well. Start with the thought and just fake it for a couple of days, and then the feelings will begin to be created.
I have just had this idea from another post: be careful of negative momentum as well. Nobody deliberately affirms a negative thought, but at times when you are thinking and feeling negative, or fearing a specific thing, energies can coalesce and produce it. Thankfully, there is a time-lag just as there is with positive thinking, and you will start to receive negative synchronicities too. These are the Universe showing you what you will attract IF YOUR CURRENT ENERGIES STAY THE SAME, so if you experience a synchronicity which you don't like, change your thoughts.
It doesn't just have to be affirmations beginning with I AM or I HAVE, which work in this way, because any kind of affirmation can generate psychic momentum. If you are blessing something, practicing forgiveness or expressing gratitude for instance, they will still work the same way with 1000 repetitions a day for 100 days, and produce the desired effects in your life.
Remember, that you are usually only 3-4 days from the start of the positive changes (if you are consistent with your affirming or other LOA exercise). Do it each day and the tipping point will soon come. On the day you start, things may look pretty hopeless, or the complete opposite of what you're thinking about, but that will soon change, and can start within a matter of days. Today is Sunday, so that means that if things look hopeless today, then you could well start to see the first small increments of bigger and better things, by about Wednesday or Thursday. 1000 times a day, and you will tip the scales within a few days.
When you are working with your thoughts, it is important to keep going for the full 100 days, EVEN IF YOUR DESIRE HAS MANIFESTED. This is because the appearance of the desire may just be AN INCREMENT OF AN EVEN BIGGER PROCESS.
You want to have your desire, but also to have THE POSITIVE EXPERIENCE OF IT. The desire may be half way through the 100 days, but the full experience of it may come towards the end of the 100 days.
So for example, you want a relationship, you work on your own self-love, and then the right person manifests after 50 days. But don’t stop there or the momentum may cut out and the relationship fizzle out. Go right to the full 100 days, so that you experience the relationship AND the full, meaningful connection.
Another example could be the ideal job which manifests at 30 days, but keep it going so that momentum doesn’t cut out and you start to attract things like a change from a nice boss to a dislikable one. Keep going for the full 100 days, so that you have the job and the feeling of real satisfaction in it.
You don’t want to manifest a great car at 28 days, and then have it develop faults and keep on breaking down. Go for the full 100 days and experience it being very reliable and great to drive.
Once you get to the full 100 days (not missing a day) your thought or visualisation etc will become self-maintaining.
Momentum is key point.
There is so much gold here in the main post and the comment section. Wow!
thank you all for sharing this valuable information :)
In the past I have spoken about breaking down your 1000 affirmations a day into manageable bursts of 100, so that it doesn't seem like too big a task. What you could do is to do these at specific times of the day when you are doing something, such as showering, or driving to work, or letting your dinner go down in the evening. This way, you associate certain times of day or tasks with positive thoughts and feelings. You could even do them when you are doing something you dislike, and it would have a similar effect.
Another reason for the slight time lag between thoughts and full manifestation, is to allow you to get used to the new thing you are attracting. If, for instance, you have never really experienced love before, a sudden influx of it may well seem intimidating and even scary; but if it arrived in increments, it would allow you to get used to what may have been an alien concept to start with. The same for something like money. If you have been living life just getting by, the sudden millions would probably be a bit crazy and you maybe wouldn't know what to do with them. A gradual build up of money allows you to get used to it and learn to manage your money. The Universe always works for our best intentions and for our good.
We all need reminders from time to time that our every thought and word creates our experience. Do you’d want your current thought to create your experience? If not, change it straight away before your mind goes off on one and negative momentum starts. Think of something nice to get your focus off the negative, and then after a few minutes you will usually feel better. Once your emotions have improved, you can go back to imprinting your positive thoughts and Ketchum good momentum start up that way.