Practice Till It Doesn’t Feel Like Practice

If your childhood piano lessons were anything like mine, one of the things you learned was how to keep at a new song that you totally suck at.

I mean, no one would even recognize what you’re trying to play that first week or two.

But you keep practicing.

And pretty soon there’s a verse or two that sounds sorta right. Like you can almost tell what this song wants to be.

And when you keep at it, eventually it starts to sound like when your instructor plays it. (Well, almost.)

If you keep at it even more, it becomes an addition to your repertoire. You can play it without sheet music. At the drop of a hat. With gusto!

Because now you know this song.

But it all started with that being willing to suck at it and get it mostly wrong in the beginning.

You know what?

Vibration management sometimes feels like the same process to me.

Because when we want to create something new – whether it’s a casino win, new love interest, dream job, perfect clients, nicer boss, whatever – it all begins with being willing to learn the vibration of that desire.

(That’s how we manifest what we want – by learning the frequency of it.)

And in the beginning, we probably don’t know that vibe very well.

(Otherwise we’d already have it!)

That willingness to suck at it until we’ve mastered it – that’s what consciously creating our next manifestation can seem like sometimes.

At The Money Aligner in GVU this year I’ve been working on my money vibe along with a couple hundred other conscious creators.

For a while, practicing the “big money” vibration felt just like that … practice.

Until it started to feel … mm, sort of legit. More normal. Kind of real. And obvious.

Not like something I was reaching for, but something that lives within me now.

It’s evolved from something I was trying to adopt into something that I owned.

Just like that musical piece in the beginning. It’s stiff and awkward and unrecognizable at first.

But when you put the time in on it, it becomes more fluid and natural. It becomes part of you. You don’t even have to try any more. You could play it with your eyes closed.

That’s what I’m inviting you to do with your vibration management process.

To stick with practicing what you want until it doesn’t feel like practice any more. Until it feels like something you own; something that lives inside of you.

That’s how we acclimate what isn’t real yet. Which is how it becomes real.

By being willing to put the time in on it, the same way we put the time in on anything that matters (marriage, kids, work, health), pretty soon it starts to feel normal.

Like it isn’t such a fantasy any more. It starts to feel more “of course” and more expected.

Because you’re conditioning yourself to the experience of it.

That’s what this conscious creation game is all about.

So here’s to practicing until it doesn’t feel like practice any more.

Hear more on this process on the latest podcast.

  • April 23, 2017
  • Joanne says:

    Love this post! It can seem like the easy option to stay where we are because ‘being’ different feels uncomfortable…. we need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable until it becomes our new normal. Adopting a new vibe then giving up after I day just isn’t giving anything a chance to stick (been there many times!) – thank you for the reminder!

  • Glau says:

    Thank you! I will check the link.

  • Glau says:

    I always believe the key was the practice of vibration, but like you said in the begging of the post, in the case of the piano lessons, we had a teacher to show what was the right song. Now, I feel a lack because I don’t have a model of different vibration, the vibration I want to achieve. So, I’m wondering if it’s possible to have some model for it because I feel like I’m just trying differents vibrations and not practicing exactly.

  • Frances says:

    My first recommendation is that you release your “fear for her.” She chose this situation for her physical life. There are “why’s” we have no access to, which teach us to … allow. The only thing you can do for your friend is: Allow her to live her life. What you can do at this point is bless her. I learned that blessings bring about miracles we may never become aware of, but we can rest in peace of mind that Source–Love–takes over in our blessing a person or situation. “You are blessed”- Let go and let God.

    • just a reader & fan says:

      Thanks Frances. I’ve been feeling so worried for my friend, it’s been very tough to let go of the fear. I will take your advice and bless her though. I can’t control the outcome of her life, but I can see her happy and allow the details to arrange themselves however they may.

    • Jeannette says:

      Yes, good tip, Frances – “bless her.” Allow her her experience. That can be challenging to do without judgment, but inviting your higher perspectives about life might help.

  • just a reader & fan says:

    Hey Jeannette,
    I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but is there ever a way of knowing that death is the path of least resistance to a desire?
    I’m asking because a good friend of mine has been struggling with a few issues for years, things that, if we are honest, are not very easily fixed. She has spoken about and has attempted suicide numerous times, and of course people who love her (including me) have encouraged her to get help. And she has, but after every improvement with medication, counseling and therapy, she slips back into pain.
    Despite having grown up together, I no longer live near this friend. From what I’ve heard from her and a few other people close to her, she has been in increasingly bad physical and mental condition over the past month or so. I won’t be able to visit her for at least another few months due to work and finances.
    I’m afraid that she isn’t going to make it much longer. I always encourage her and do anything I can to help, but deep down I fear that the pain is becoming too much for her to bear.
    I have so much fear for her, and I don’t know how to help her anymore. Though I don’t want to project my own fears, I do wonder, if she transitions, will she find relief? I hear a lot of spiritual teachers talk about how those who kill themselves have to come back to lives where they struggle with the same lessons. I don’t want my friend to go through that, she’s like a sister to me and does not deserve what she’s been living through.

    • Jeannette says:

      I understand your thought process here, my friend. And I agree, that often death is the only path of relief a person is able to give themselves.
      Times like that call on me to remember what I choose to believe about “death” – that there’s no such thing (we are eternal), that it’s a beautiful relief, and that our experience is far from over.
      Sending her love and light, and doing whatever you can to release your own fear for her, is probably how I would approach it. In the meantime, I’m sending you lots of love and light.

      • just a reader & fan says:

        Thanks Jeannette. These past few days, I’ve been so full of worry and fear. But I’m coming to see that I can’t control other people and how they live. I always felt that death is just unconsciousness and that there is nothing after this life, so that’s why I’ve been feeling so much fear. I’m not sure how things will work out, but if my friend does make her transition, I do hope it’s not the end for her or for anyone. I’ve been thinking a lot about my own mortality as well.

  • Master Manifester says:

    Thanks for sharing this Jeannette.
    What immediately came to mind is how awkward it felt the first many many times I said, “NO.” I had practice the vibe of pleasing others for so many years. Even when saying “yes” to please others was at my own expense.
    Then I slowly learned to love myself. Along with this came, the at first hesitant, saying “no.” Initially almost a faint whisper. Felt almost foreign and quite like it did not fit the first few times. But I kept at it and practiced. Now I can say “NO” politely AND loud and clear with a sense of complete freedom and zero guilt. My favorite part is that along the way I have given my children permission to say “NO.” The opposite of what I was taught.
    I completely agree. Stick with it!

    • Jeannette says:

      Master Manifester, you’re making make laugh as I remember how I used to STUTTER those first few times after I quit my job and someone would ask what I did, and I’d try to say “I’m a life coach” – but I was tripping all over myself trying to get those very unfamiliar words out. Hilarious to think about it now.
      But boy, the vibe you’re talking about here is an important one to get the hang of. Kudos for that! And thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Lana says:

    “That willingness to suck at it until we’ve mastered it” – this line is pure gold. 🙂 That’s exactly the way through it, there’s just no way around it. You just gotta watch yourself so you don’t fall back into the strain-based, trying-hard manifesting practice. At the beginning, busting through the previously programmed set point can quite often look like you’re climbing a steep mountain while someone keeps slapping you in the face… Playful attitude is key. What helps me keep it fun is laughing at myself when I catch myself automatically reciting some ancient beliefs as I’m on my way to the higher level. Really appreciating the moments when you detect those worn out beliefs is also a great vibe boost.

    • Jeannette says:

      “Playful attitude is key”!! I so agree with that, Lana!
      It helps tremendously to not make this important, or a big hairy deal, but to be willing to have fun with it and laugh along the way to mastery.
      Really helpful perspective to add … thanks for chiming in, my friend!

      • Lana says:

        Always a great pleasure to participate in the discussion here. 🙂 Thank you for your reply, Jeannette and of course for your valuable contribution to the world with your empowering and useful insights on this really cool blog.
        I recently found a picture with a quote on the internet saying something like … “Think of everyday life as karate training”. Made me think you could paraphrase that into “Think of your vibe alignment practice as karate training” 😀

  • Karen says:

    This is very good. I grew up on welfare, and remember the first time I was able to shop without a list. It’s taken many years, but I’ve got the hang of riding the “I am so glad I don’t have to worry about money anymore” vibe.

    • Jeannette says:

      Karen, you make a great point about how even when our circumstances change, it can be easy to continue the old vibrations. Like when I quit my job and didn’t have to wake up early to shower on weekdays – that was a surprisingly hard habit to break! lol
      But man, do I have the hang of it now. ha!
      Here’s to especially practicing that when it comes to more easy and freedom with money. 🙂
      Thanks for reading and for commenting, Karen!

      • Sharron says:

        I’m glad you brought up about leaving a job. I use to hate Sunday evenings because I knew I had to go back to work in a nurse position I hated on Monday. I hated leaving my family going back to work. It took me 9 months of self employment to get over the pain, frustration, and fears that I had been harboring for years. I now enjoy Sunday evenings knowing that I’ll be right at home with my family when Monday comes!!!!! 🙂

  • nona says:

    such a perfectly timed article! i love everything you write!
    what you say is so true (coming from a fellow child pianist haha 😛 )
    it is so fun to look back and see the evolution of my vibrations regarding all aspects of my life. i’ve cleaned up and fine tuned so much! at first i had to consciously stop myself from “dirtying” up my vibe with negativity and desperation/disbelief/you know the drill. now holding pure and beautiful vibes is effortless, like breathing!
    we are constantly chiseling ourselves into our more evolved form (ideally at least hahaha)
    i’m so excited to see how i will shape myself into someone more aligned 😀
    looooveeee it

    • Jeannette says:

      Nona, that’s a great idea – to go back and look at what vibrations we’ve mastered before. That makes it easier to get through the next one that might be feeling elusive, huh? Yay for that!
      And yay for consciously steering our evolution into exciting new territory. It’s such a fun time to be here! 🙂

  • Carmen says:

    Thanks Jeannette!
    I think sometimes us conscious creators get a tad bit lazy or give up on the first try. Like that ol’ saying goes, practice makes perfect and if you continue to practice, your vibes will become perfection!

    • Jeannette says:

      You’re exactly right, Carmen – and that’s just because law of attraction wants to keep bringing whatever we’ve been focused on. So, dialing in differently can take a bit of effort and a bit of practice before LOA kicks in and we’ve got momentum going where we really it to happen.
      But what a thing of beauty when it does!! 🙂

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