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.
- It’s based on Abraham-Hicks latest teaching on momentum.
- 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
- 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!