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A MOMENTUM EXPERIMENT

I’ve decided to share my ideas for a group I’m organizing this summer. I’ll try to post once a month to keep everyone updated. At first I thought of calling it a mastermind group, but somehow the title doesn’t fit with my concept for the group, so I’ve decided to call it a “Momentum Experiment” for two reasons.

  1. It’s based on Abraham-Hicks latest teaching on momentum.
  2. I’m curious to see how my ideas (based on Abraham’s practical teaching) will play out in a group setting.

If you’re not familiar with Abe’s latest teaching and want to learn more, check out the Cancun Land Cruise workshops (or other recent Abe workshops). They’re amazing! For now, I’ll try to sum it up in a few sentences:

  • Thoughts are energy (vibration) and are organized by the Law of Attraction. They can be powerful if allowed to gain momentum.
  • As we think a thought for as little as 17 seconds a similar thought  joins it, Another 17 seconds, and more of the same are attracted. By the time we think about a subject for 68 seconds, our thoughts have gained significant momentum, so that thinking them becomes natural, effortless and they will continue in that direction by their own force.
  • This is good if our thoughts are positive, but if they’re negative, practiced, habitual thoughts packed with emotion, the momentum can build so quickly that it might feel as though our thoughts are thinking us, that they are controlling us in some way.
  • The good news is that positive momentum can be garnered through deliberate focus with a little practice. Negative momentum will dissipate quickly once we cease giving it our attention. (Abraham offers tips and processes for doing that)
  • It’s all about being aware of our thoughts, particularly how our thoughts make us feel. By being aware of the direction of our thoughts early on, we can stop negative thoughts before they gain enough momentum to keep going on their own.

As individuals it would be of benefit  to us to:

  • pay more attention to what we think and what we speak about to others.
  • spend more time looking for positive things to focus on (even keep a notebook to record these things)
  • have tools that will help us take control of our thoughts and enable us to spend more time feeling good than feeling bad.
  • raise our vibration so we can be happy and healthy and prosperous and shine in a way that others around us see and want to emulate.

As a group we could benefit by:

  • uplifting one another
  • meeting regularly to report our successes and hear about each others progress in this area
  • raising our vibrations through the fun and encouragement of being together
  • staying committed and accountable

The GOAL/INTENT of this experiment will be to raise our vibrational energy, both individually and as a group, as we become more positively focused, and to keep the positive momentum going through techniques we learn and practice.

My ideas for the group meetings:

  • meet once a week
  • discuss tips and processes for staying positive and letting negative emotion dissipate
  • keep meetings to 1 hour as many of us have busy schedules
  • meet once a month for a social gathering (optional)
  • keep meetings positive!!
    • we are no longer telling our “stories,” arguing for our limitations, or claiming victim status.
    • We are looking for and reporting on the positive in our everyday lives – a task which will become easier and easier as the experiment continues).
    • I have some fun ideas to implement, such as a buzzer in the middle of the table to stop anyone trying to perpetuate their negative “stuff”, or monopolize the conversation.
  • there will be no agenda (beyond what I have laid out here) and no facilitator – we are all teachers, all students, all having equal input and equal time to speak.
  • I feel the group would function best if there are not more than six members. If I have a very favorable response to this, we could potentially have two groups meeting on different days for our weekly meetings and join together once a month for our social.

Below are some ideas for positive things to report during our weekly meetings.

  • an incident, project, experience turned out better than you anticipated
  • something you desired has manifested
  • you received good news
  • you gained clarity, received insight
  • you were inspired with an idea or impulse to act upon
  • you succeeded in looking for and finding a positive aspect of something which, in the past, had evoked only negative thoughts/emotions
  • you noticed an over-all change in your vibration (generally feeling better)
  • your vibration has changed for a specific reason (positive only)
  • you succeeded in letting negative emotion dissipate (no need to tell the negative story, only your experience of not keeping it active)
  • share which processes, techniques work for you

Further, here are some of the tips and processes that Abraham (and I) suggests for keeping positive momentum going and stopping the negative.

ENCOURAGING POSITIVE EMOTION

  • The best times for introducing and perpetuating positive thoughts/emotion are first thing in the morning, after a nap, or after meditation
  • garnering positive thought takes practice! Be easy on yourself, be patient and know that any movement in that direction is worthy of celebrating!!
  • if you can deliberately get on a positive subject and stay there – even for a few minutes a day at first – congratulate yourself and note your progress.
  • when you find yourself feeling good, for any reason, milk it and try to keep the momentum going
  • practice, practice, practice
  • make this a priority. Feeling good not only benefits you it benefits everyone you come in contact with!

SLOWING/STOPPING NEGATIVE EMOTION

  • negative emotion is easy to stop if you can catch it before it gains momentum (think of Abraham’s analogy of a car on top of a hill. If it starts to roll, you could step out in front of it and stop it easily enough. Or if an ember lands on your favorite sweater – you could flick it off right away it won’t do any damage). This is why it pays to be aware of how we feel moment by moment.
  • once negative thought gains momentum, it can’t be stopped as easily (think of standing at the bottom of the hill and trying to stop the car coming toward you). If this happens – and it will – allow it to play out. Trying to stop it just adds focus (aka momentum)!
  • Don’t beat yourself up for feeling bad – that just adds momentum!
  • Distract yourself – if possible watch a favorite movie, go for a walk, read a book, listen to uplifting music, call a friend :-))
  • Have a nap
  • meditate
  • remove yourself from the source. Leave the room, scene, situation, people/person if possible – sometimes even excusing yourself to go to the bathroom can allow you to turn your thoughts around. If you can’t, let it play out and know that you learned from the experience and will be able to start fresh tomorrow.
  • if it feels really bad, that means you have some powerful momentum going. LET IT PLAY OUT and find a way to start fresh when it subsides.
  • you can’t get it wrong and you never get it done. You will always be somewhere on your journey to well-being (connection, alignment, agreement with Source). See it as a process and enjoy the ride. Contrast is inevitable – learn to accept that and even appreciate it. It allows you to live in a world of choices, determine preferences, come to conclusions, and emit desires (which ultimately causes the expansion of the universe).
  • REMEMBER: YOU DESERVE TO FEEL GOOD!  

A Week with Abraham – Laying New Pipes

Abraham’s been using so many new analogies lately. This one really resonates with me. I’m often in my head, trying to figure things out. Trying to analyze the whats and whys and hows of my life. Trying to get to the bottom of things. But Abraham says it so often:

There is no bottom!

We just keep a vibration alive that isn’t serving us. That’s not to say that we can’t learn from our mistakes. I know we can. I often get insight moving forward as I recognize the thoughts and feelings that fueled the old vibration. It’s the needing to know, needing to figure it out that binds us there. It’s the fear of making the same mistakes that increases the probability that we will.

In this analogy, Abraham describes the pond and creek system that Jerry and Esther created on their property years ago. It’s a circular system with pumps and pipes to keep it aerated and keep the water constantly flowing. Water is pumped into the pond, out through the creek, and back again.

One day recently, Esther noticed the pond was getting mirky, so she had someone come out to inspect it. They tried putting in a new pump, etc, but finally determined that the pipes that return the water to the pond were clogged. They tried for several days to unclog them, then announced to Esther that it would make more sense to lay new pipes.

Can you see why this is such a great analogy!

We tend to spend so much time trying to unclog our pipes (our old thoughts and belief systems). When there’s a problem, we want to fix it, deal with the crap that clogged it in the first place. It seems neglectful to just leave it buried and lay new pipes, doesn’t it?

Yet knowing what we know about the Law of Attraction, it’s easy to see how focusing on the crap that clogged the pipes just attracts more crap.

Just lay new pipes!

It’s really that simple. Start telling a new story. Start talking about what you want and WHY you want it. Stop talking about what went wrong!

NEW PIPES = NEW THOUGHTS ABOUT A SUBJECT (or a new subject altogether) 

So how does this tie into what they’re teaching about momentum? It’s not easy and often not possible to change the direction of our thoughts once they get going. I think what Abraham would say to that is we need to let any strong momentum play out and not try to resist it. But once the dust has settled and we can look at our situation more objectively – that’s when we have a choice:

Try to fix what went wrong or simply LAY NEW PIPES!

 

A Week with Abraham – Oh look…a squirrel!

My week spent with Abraham was so rich, so full of value. I can feel my power more now that I understand momentum. It offers me control – like my foot is truly on the gas pedal. The subtle changes in speed are perceptible as I lean into the momentum or pull back. I’ve never felt more deliberate!

As they spoke about momentum throughout the week, there were many times Abraham demonstrated the power of momentum by allowing someone into the hot seat who was bent on telling their negative story. Abraham’s response would be to kick them out (they’re doing it more and more lately – but in such a loving way) or distract them. I used to wonder why they always cut people off, didn’t let them talk. Now I know why. There’s absolutely no benefit in telling a story that isn’t serving them.

Recently Abraham has become even more witty, comedic – undoubtedly Jerry’s contribution. lol. When someone (Cancun, week one) began talking about a loved one on the “other side” Abraham began looking behind the blue drapes at the back of the stage. After a minute they explained that they were looking for the other side (The point being there is no other side). Often during week two, they would interrupt someone in the hot seat by pointing to something on the far side of the stage, saying, “Oh look…a squirrel.” Of course the audience would break into laughter and the occupant of the hot seat would get the point.

Some talented people created this lovely reminder on the beach in front of our resort during week two, Cancun Land Cruise

Some talented people created this lovely reminder on the beach in front of our resort during week two, Cancun Land Cruise

The point is…distraction is a powerful tool!

I’ve been applying this since I got back. Keeping things light and easy. Distracting myself before negative momentum gets going. My husband and I have been pointing out imaginary squirrels all week, and it never fails to get us laughing. (NOTE: if you want to see where this came from, watch the animated movie, UP. You can hear the dogs thoughts and how easily they’re distracted – it will also give you a visual, adding life to this delightful analogy).

It’s made me see how fickle we can be – not to mention lazy – when it comes to focus. We tend to live our lives unaware, helpless victims enslaved to a mind that has its own agenda. But that’s not the way it is at all! Once you get a whiff of the power that is available to you. OMG…it changes everything.

Abraham is using a lot of new terminology lately: vortex and grid (both concepts worthy of books with the same names) have been the theme of seminars for some time now. Lately I’m hearing terms such as momentum, spinning discs, laying new pipes (I’ll talk about that in another blog). People I’ve talked to are somewhat confused by the new terms – how they relate to earlier teaching and to each other. I have been a little, too, but this week gave me new clarity.

This is how I see it:

THOUGHT is attractive in nature ( which means it has the power to attract similar thoughts). As similar thoughts begin to assemble, they form a belief system which acts as a framework, or GRID, that continues to fill in with more like thoughts, ideas, inspirations, and eventually manifestations. Because of the creative power it holds, it’s helpful to see this grid as a SPINNING DISC, gaining MOMENTUM as it draws more to it. At any given time there are multiple discs spinning. How we feel determines which disc we are on. FOCUS allows us to choose (an easy process if we are aware and make the shift before the momentum gets too strong).

With a little practice, its easy to determine if the disc we are on is higher or lower on the Emotional Scale (a concept Abraham introduced years ago and can be read about in their book “Ask and it is Given”). Our ability to focus is the key. Paying attention to how our thoughts feel and exercising our ability to choose. Knowing too, that if we find ourselves on a disc that doesn’t feel good, we have the option to distract ourselves early on in the process.

Oh look…a squirrel!

A Week with Abraham – keeping the momentum going!

How do I sum up my thoughts and feelings about a week with Abraham-Hicks at the most luxurious resort I’ve ever experienced, with the most wonderful people I’ve ever had the privilege of spending time with? I’ve been thinking about it this morning as I’m basking in the deliciousness of the thoughts and feelings still coursing through me.

The teaching was profound, the interactions uplifting, and the food delicious. The service was impeccable, the weather perfect, the views stunning, the excursions fun. The connections I made were inspired, the memories unforgettable. Everything was magnificent, but let me be more specific.

This is of benefit to me because I want to capture the details of possibly the best (so far) week of my life. Not only that, but by spending time this morning remembering, savoring, basking, and writing, I can keep the momentum going!

Momentum…

That was the theme of the week I just spent. I heard it spoken, talked about it with others. I felt it. I practiced it. I now understand momentum in a new way.

Everything we do is about momentum!

Every thought we think adds momentum to the vibration we are experiencing – whether it be good or bad (higher or lower). The exciting part is that we get to choose which thought that might be.

There’s power in momentum. We understand that from science. We know from experience that once something gains momentum, it’s not so easy to stop or change directions. Abraham used the analogy of a car parked on a hilltop. When it first starts to roll, you could stop it with a little bit of effort if you were standing in front of it. But stand at the bottom of the hill and try to stop it – that would get messy!

They also use the analogy of jumping out of an airplane at 30,000 feet with no parachute. “Hold on it will be over soon.” Everyone laughs, but we get the point. Trying to stop the momentum when it really gets going is difficult if not impossible. 

The good news is…

We can be more deliberate about it. We don’t have to wait for the momentum to gain speed before we take action. Understanding that our thoughts are attractive in nature and if not monitored will gain momentum quickly, we can take note how they feel and shift direction before they carry us somewhere we don’t want to be. It’s an easy practice. In any moment we can ask ourselves, “Is this thought adding momentum to something wanted or something unwanted?” Or even easier, “How does this thought feel?”

GOOD FEELING THOUGHTS = POSITIVE MOMENTUM = PLEASING OUTCOME.

Learning to feel the momentum of our thoughts is a valuable exercise. It’s beneficial to watch (and feel) the momentum – even when it’s negative. Don’t try to stop it. Just notice how quickly it builds and watch it without judgement. Do what you can to soothe yourself. Go general. Tell yourself it will be over soon. You don’t have to deal with it right now. Everything will turn out all right. Distract yourself with a nap, a good book, or a favorite feel-good movie.

Once you’re in a better space, do what you can to build the momentum in the other direction. Deliberately focus on things that feel good, friends that make you laugh, foods that taste good, memories that make you smile. Get out into nature. Take a walk. Listen to music. Then tell yourself that your building the momentum on purpose and see how long you can keep it going (Law of Attraction will assist you).

Try it…

You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll begin to feel in control of your thoughts, your vibration, your life.

I plan to post more insights from my week in Cancun with Abraham. Stay tuned!!

 

 

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