Name 10 Good Things
Abraham shared a game-changing practice Esther uses when she’s knee-deep in contrast …
She names ten good things about the situation.
Just a quick mental tally of ten ways this isn’t so bad.
Ten signs things are working out. Ten things to celebrate about it.
That’s all it takes to get the vibe back on good track.
You might be able to do it on the spot. (Kudos if you can!)
Or it might be best engaged when you’re not in the red hot heat of the moment.
Practice it for yourself and you’ll see what a vibe-shifter it is.
I did it for a couple contrasty things recently …
When one of my beloved computers decided to take an extended break:
- A chance to re-think how much time I spend on the computer.
- A reminder of how much I appreciate this particular business asset.
- An opportunity to re-evaluate my work schedule.
- A potential excuse to play with newer technology.
- I can still access what I need; nothing’s lost.
- Maybe she’s setting a good example about taking a break.
- Perhaps a new tax write-off is in the works. Gotta love deductible expenses!
- The cats appreciate the freed up lap space.
- From what others tell me, she’s had a good long life in computer years.
- I learned just how tough a computer can be.
Just making the list takes the sting out of something that could have been really bothersome otherwise. It helps me suspend negative judgment on what’s happened and we all know that makes me a better match to something good happening next!
By the time I got to #10, I was already feeling lighter.
I had another chance to practice it when the neighborhood cat (who I call mine, but obviously isn’t) didn’t come “home” for a week:
- This is good practice to release attachment.
- And a good chance to trust all is well even when I can’t see it with my own eyes.
- More lap time and love for the other felines. (They don’t miss him.)
- Maybe he’s found a place he likes better.
- Maybe he has a girlfriend! (He’s neutered, but still!)
- It’s good weather to be out.
- I can still love him even if he’s not “here.”
- This neighborhood is filled with cat-friendly people.
- He’s microchipped to me.
- He’s done this before, and always comes back.
(And sure enough, he returned again.)
Can you feel how this exercise trains you to see what’s going right?
Since we get whatever we look for, that’s a powerful perspective to habituate ourselves to.
We don’t do it necessarily to change what’s manifested, but just as a helpful vibration management technique. So we don’t get caught up in contrast and thus attract more crappy stuff.
It keeps us flowing a more positive point of attraction, even when we’re not loving what is.
Give it a try next time you’re fretting about something that doesn’t feel fabulous.
The more you practice it, the better you get at it and the easier it is for Universe to reveal something good next. 🙂