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. "
Sir Neil, reading your posts are always so invigorating and encouraging. You’re very wise. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
Although I have said that a 'sit up and take notice' moment comes after 3-4 days, it doesn't necessarily have to be an event (though often is). Sometimes, it can just be a noticeably better feeling you have. A peaceful acceptance of things as they are (not trying to fight them) and knowing that a problem is being solved. Or a positive confidence that your desire is now manifesting.
A but now about the time lag and timing, because this is often misexplained. Yes, there is a time lag between your thoughts and their manifestation, but it doesn't have to be forever and ever, as certain religious types will tell you. That isn't inspiration, that's just lead balloon comment which creates doubts.
I have found that the time lag is a long or as short as what's going on in your mind, and it's generally a case that WHEN YOU BUILD (in your mind) THEN 'THEY' COME. The 'they' being people, events, circumstances and helpful resources, which lead you to the fullest manifestation of your imprinted thoughts.
It's pretty much the case that when the thought you are using starts to get fully registered by your deeper mind, then reality starts changing. Not on some vague wishy-washy undefined day according to God's perfect timing etc. The Universe and timing responds to the laws which it has put in place itself. When 51% of your thoughts are focused upon the desired outcome, then the outcome manifests. When thoughts are 75% focused, then 75% of the manifestation happens, and so on.
Timing and reality both kick in according to your thoughts. Remember, WHEN YOU BUILD, THEN THEY COME.
Today, I have been reminded of something a pundit said about momentum on Gillette Soccer Special a few years ago;
" When you get a bit of momentum going, you start to believe that you can go to places you never thought possible to get to. "
In in other words, when you are feeling stuck you don't really think anything much is possible, because nothing is happening, changing or improving, and it's just the same thing day in and day out. You can't contemplate any kind of improvements. But once you get just a little bit up of momentum and things do change, that all changes. Once momentum really builds, you get a feeling of ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE and that is where your thoughts break their bonds and reality transcends.
The good news too is a change in your momentum is only ever a few days away. All it takes is a few days of sustained mental focus on something positive, for your reality to tip the balance from being stuck, to moving again. Something will happen to spark things into action, usually something positive which is very relevant to your life now, and you think " great, it's happening, reality is changing, more of the same is coming if I keep up this new focus. "
Remember, YOU'RE NOT STUCK, YOUR FOCUS IS STUCK. There is no actual reason for you to be stuck, save the thoughts which you have been thinking for a long time now. When they change, your reality changes too.
And the above quote came at the start of the 2015-16 football season when Leicester City surprisingly won the English Premiership, on the back of momentum from the end of the previous season.
Certain articles and books can be a bit hard on the process of affirmations and momentum building. They will say things like " affirmations aren't enough to just make things happen, you have to believe, " and they would be right, but at the start, having a deep and underlying belief can be hard. Often the power thought you are using is the very opposite to the reality you currently have, and a 'deep underlying belief' will be difficult to 'just have' at the start. This is why you have to build it up gradually.
The 100-day process is what you use to enable your new thought to sink in subconsciously and become that deep underlying belief, and within a few days, you do start to believe it. Your mind starts to register it, the affirmations become more automatic and start making sense, you start to feel different, and you also start to get similar thoughts which relate to the power thought you are affirming. This is another facet of the momentum process, and is also a part of it just like the tipping point moment after about 3-4 days.
Over the first few days, your mind will probably still be quite resistant to any new things you are looking to feed it. This is where you have to be a bit bloody minded and just think the thoughts. Don't worry about results, just do (as John Kehoe says in his books). Then the feelings, beliefs and changed realities come to you.
Do you mean this guy is claiming he had made up the teachings of Science of Mind and Louise L. Hay's material from the 1970's?
I wouldn't know, you would need to ask him that (you can ask him questions on his website).
i think this is a really awesome Abraham's video that explains why we may be often blocked in our manifesting and how to direct momentum to the right path: