For a few months I've been working on fine-tuning my work with Abraham's concepts. The energy stream is fast moving and dipping down to whack through the tops of trees as I resist isn't the fun I'd like to be having. I have been trying different techniques to keep balanced and soaring smoothly -- still there's bump...bump...bump!
I've learned a lot though. I'm beginning to appreciate that when I hit the bumps I really do have a clearer idea of what I do want. I don't need to hit bumps to have clarity, but it is something I can appreciate in the experience. Most of all, I appreciate the effectiveness of techniques Abraham offers to stay in the fast-moving stream of those good feelings.
Currently, I've been drawn to pivoting. Sometimes I ask and open books for answers. About a month ago I opened to five different pages in two books, one right after another, about pivoting and I'll focus on it now.
For us to be in alignment with our desires, we choose to focus on that which feels good. This is why pivoting is important to practice:
Whatever you are giving your attention to is already vibrating. And when you give your attention to it, if you maintain your focus for as little as 17 seconds, you begin to include its vibration, whatever it is, in your vibration. When you see something you want, and you give it your attention, and you say yes to it, you are including whatever its vibration is in your vibration. When you see something you do not want, and you shout no at it, you are including whatever its vibration is in your vibration. In this vibrational world, which is everything, you are far more vibrational beings than you are verbal beings.
Abraham-Hicks, Portland, OR, July 11, 1999
Pivoting is a way to see contrast and quickly turn our focus to "Yes, I want this!" Here's the process of pivoting:
Anytime that you are feeling negative emotion, you are in a very good position to identify what it is that you are, in that moment, wanting -- because never are you clearer about what you do want than when you are experiencing what you do not want. And so, stop, in that moment and say: Something is important here; otherwise, I would not be feeling this negative emotion. What is it that I want? And then simply turn your attention to what you do want... In the moment you turn your attention to what you want, the negative attraction will stop; and in the moment the negative attraction stops, the positive attraction will begin. And -- in that moment -- your feeling will change from not feeling good to feeling good. That is the Process of Pivoting.
Abraham-Hicks, Money, and the Law of Attraction, p. 24
The process of pivoting will assist you in changing your negative point of attraction to a positive point of attraction....
The more you apply this process, the more proficient you will become. And the faster the pivot will occur. You will know, or recognize when you have successfully accomplished a pivot -- when you feel better.
If you are very sensitive to the way that you feel, you may find one hundred to one thousand opportunities to pivot in just one day. However, there will not be one hundred or one thousand different things that you want. You will begin to discover that all of this pivoting is pointing to a few things that are extremely important to you: Freedom, usually highest in priority. Growth. Joy. Upliftment.
Abraham-Hicks, A New Beginning II, pp. 83-84.
I have found a lot of relief in realizing that just by asking myself what I do want, I turn downstream to Well-Being. It's that easy!
And last, but not least, day-to-day it's important to remember that we are eternal beings:
You are magnificent beings, in the perfect place at the perfect time, unfolding perfectly, never getting it done, and never getting it wrong. Be more playful about all of it.
"Today, no matter where I'm going, no matter what I am doing, and no matter who I'm doing it with -- it is my dominant intent to look for that which I'm wanting to see. I'm wanting to find thoughts and words and actions that feel good while I'm finding them. For in doing so, I am, in the moment, practicing the art of allowing all that I've been telling the Universe I'm wanting, for all of the days of my existence."
Abraham-Hicks, Asheville, NC, October 29, 2000
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