Got 17 Seconds? (Mental Discipline Check)
The other day someone asked Abraham what was so special about 17 seconds.
(That’s how long Abe says it takes to activate a vibration by thinking a thought.)
I’ve wondered the same thing.
Abe said it wasn’t always 17 seconds, and it won’t always be. Because it’s a function of how fast the energy is flowing.
“It’s becoming shorter and shorter as the energy of the planet is moving faster and faster and more and more consciousness is coming into alignment with the desire.”
They said there was a time it took more like 47 seconds to activate the vibration. And that as the energy continues to flow faster, it’ll take even less time. Which means we’re headed to instant manifestation.
(Although Abe said not all of us will get there at the same time.)
In asking us to consider what that will be like, Abe said, “When you’ve got instant manifestation going on, you want to be focused on what you want. So bless the 17 seconds.”
Bless the 17 seconds indeed!
I’ve been doing this focusing work for a while, and still find myself entertaining ridiculously negative thoughts.
Like when I put bird food out last night, running across ice in socks, I thought wow, it would be really bad to slip out here because it’s like 5 degrees and I’m home alone for the weekend and not sure a neighbor would hear me if I had to call for help. What kind of thought is that?!
Or when I think about that lost cat that went to the shelter earlier this week – I keep seeing her sitting in a cage not getting claimed by her owners. NOT what I want to create!
Deliberate creators know not to get freaked out when we think negative thoughts. Rather, just don’t get swept away with it and use it as a trigger to refocus on what we DO want.
And that requires awareness as well as mental discipline.
Speaking of mental discipline, the other day a colleague quoted me Jafree Ozwald’s promise about how quickly our lives will transform when we master the ability to think 100 positive thoughts in a row. (He said if you could do 1,000 your life would change instantly.)
My very LOA savvy friend reported she could do 67 thoughts in a row before she ran out of juice. My ex-boyfriend got to 35. Another friend refused to play after she struggled to find 7.
I need a counter to keep track because I’m going for 1,000! :)
How many can positive thought reps can you do?
If your biggest dreams aren’t manifesting swiftly, you may benefit from some mental discipline work. I think “noticing what is” is one of the biggest handicaps to getting what we want. Reality gets our attention so often that I suspect it’s our #1 obstacle to manifesting our dreams.
And it’s a good thing to get a handle on.
Because we can’t create something different than what we’re focused on. So if we keep worrying about what we don’t want, or noticing what is, our favorite dreams remain elusive.
Here’s to developing the kind of mental muscle that makes all the difference in manifesting what we want!