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For anyone in the mood to choose an alternate unfolding of your past, here are a couple helpful hints.
This isn’t something I play with a lot, but each time I have, the results have been impressive. Which just goes to show our manifesting playground is probably bigger than we truly realize.
Did you ever wish for a do-over?
Maybe a big moment that fell flat or a life-changing decision you wished you’d made differently? Or maybe there was a big fight or a traumatic accident you’d like to re-write.
Some folks might struggle with this concept, but conscious creators know we can gift ourselves with a different past when it serves.
Why might we do such a thing?
Perhaps we choose a different past because we can feel the lingering effects of it on present day life. Or we might choose a different past to set ourselves up for better success in manifesting what we want today.
I’m not talking about simply changing the way you think about or perceive what actually happened, although that practice in itself is valuable.
What I mean here is actually choosing a different past … which leads to a different reality in present day.
How is this possible?
Thomas Hertog said, “Quantum mechanics forbids a single history.”
In a multiverse where everything that could happen is happening (on some level that’s hard for me to grasp), and that it’s all happening right now (since linear time is an illusion), that gives us access to events that might otherwise be considered “already done.” We just plug into a different past in order to create a different present and future.
Science has been proving the malleable quality of the “past” for some time now, with a variety of mind-blowing experiments where past results are altered by present day participants.
MacGregor Campbell wrote, “According to quantum physics, there may be no consistent reality. Not only do we change the outcome of experiments by what we choose to measure, but we can alter those results after they’ve already happened.”
They’re doing it in the labs, and we can do it at home ourselves.
In fact, Cynthia Sue Larson says we’re already doing it, even though we might not realize it: “Each and every one of us can and does change the past, though we are seldom aware this is what is going on.”
William Allen concurs by writing that, “The past is always changing whether you notice it or not.”
So maybe it’s time to add this manifesting skill to our conscious creation repertoire?
We’re discussing this very topic today at Good Vibe University. (You don’t have to be a member to join the live calls!)
But for those who’d like a quick tutorial on how to choose an alternate past, here’s the skinny:
Simply choose the event you’d like to change, and re-imagine it differently.
Spend a few minutes each day experiencing this different event in your mind’s eye, and that’s it.
This works best when you are not attached to outcome or flowing strong negative emotion on the subject.
I’ve done it before with great success after just envisioning an alternate past one time only. (I just held a light and easy revision in mind and then let it go.) Within days I saw dramatic results on an entrenched five-year situation. (I’ll share on today’s call.)
In the meantime, if you’ve got stories or tips to share about changing your past, please do!
And sometimes we make time the fall guy to get out of things we don’t really want to do:
Which just exacerbates our shortage of it.
We also manifest a rigid experience of time by buying into limiting thoughts like: “Well, there are only 24 hours in a day” and “You can only do so much.”
No one would argue with you on that, but if it’s not the vibration you want to activate – you’re going to need to choose something else.
I’ve been playing with a more fluid experience of time.
That has included divorcing my constant attention from the clock and the schedule as much as possible. And being aware when I’m speaking into being something I don’t want.
It has also included creating a more satisfying relationship with time – the same way we create one with money:
– I get friendly with it
– I appreciate it
– I trust it and expect good things from it.
– I affirm that Time and I are on good terms!
The point is that how we feel is what we create. Are you willing to experiment with a way to feel more abundant with time? Even just imagining what that might be like shifts your time vibe.
In Marney Makridakis‘ book Creating Time she invites us to imagine who we would be if we didn’t worry about time. And to examine what our payoffs are for experiencing a shortage of it. (Does it make us feel important? Keep us safe from engaging a risky new venture? Keep us distracted from issues we don’t want to address?)
A powerful tip from Mike Dooley last week is to speak it how you want it “I have sooooooo much free time,” he affirms. Say it even when you don’t. Especially when you don’t!
I’d been feeling rather busy, so I started playing with that declaration whenever I feel pressured for time.
As a result, several times this week – despite having a very full schedule – I’ve had experiences where I felt absolutely abundant with time. It’s like time stretches to accommodate my new thoughts about it!
Abraham offers this insight on wanting more time:
You don’t really want more time, you want less resistance.
Time is a perceptual thing. When you’re up to speed with who you are, time not only stands still, it becomes irrelevant.
You’re looking for the leverage of being in the vortex. (Any shortage consciousness is always out of the vortex.)
You don’t need more time. You need more alignment.
You only need time when you’re not in the vortex. When you’re out of the vortex it takes lots of time and manpower and wrestling with uncontrollable things. When you’re in the vortex you have everything at your fingertips.
We don’t want more time, we want more alignment. That makes sense!
It’s very popular to blame time (and money) as the reason we don’t feel better or live happier. But the truth is the entire world is just responding to what we think.
The bottom line is that when we change our thoughts about time we’ll change our experience of it. It’s how it works.
Here’s to becoming rich with time!
There are lots of occasions that (we believe) introduce a firm time frame along with the desire.
And that’s an easy opportunity to kink the vibe.
Because if we need something to happen by a certain date – that need is exactly what holds the party up.
The more you need it, the more Universe hears that you don’t have it. And it employs its mighty resources to ensure your instruction is answered: that you don’t have it.
Hardly seems fair, but that’s how law of attraction works.
So what to do when you’ve got a desire with a firm and fast deadline attached to it?
I shared a couple of quick thoughts on this GVU video:
And will add these three inter-related tips to get what you want on time:
1. Drop the need. One way or another, you’ll want to stop signaling Universe with this party pooper vibration. The feeling of need is NOT in alignment to getting what you want, so it’s got to change.
Whether you do that by putting alternate plans in place (get a tailor on board for last minute alterations – you can rock a size 10 as well as you can an 8!), imagining your happy ending regularly (that signals Universe that you got what you wanted), or just plain get okay with however it turns out … however you do it, you want to erase any “need.”
2. Reconnect with well being. Remember that your happiness doesn’t depend on this particular outcome or circumstance. Life is good regardless. Reminding yourself of specific reasons you have to feel good now goes a long way to letting in exactly what you want to happen next.
3. Tweak your story. Walking around on pins and needles that this thing hasn’t happened yet is not creating alignment to getting what you want.
Instead, you can interpret the situation or put on a new filter that is more conducive to flowing the energy of satisfaction and fulfillment. A simple “things are working out for me” or “one way or another, I know this has a happy ending” can catapult you into more ease and stronger alignment. The slack that your new story gives Universe may be all that’s required in order to let things come together.
4. Remember it’s not yours to figure out. It’s easy to caught in the trap of trying to “make it happen” or “figure it out” when the manifesting pressure is on. That doesn’t work.
All there is for you to “do” is get your attention on what you want, and then do what feels good. Period.
Having said all that, some deliberate creators find enormous inspiration, empowerment and alignment when they associate their desire with a specific time frame. Hats off to you!
That sometimes happens when it’s a self-imposed “deadline” or when the stakes don’t really feel that high. But if you’ve got a secret to share, we want to hear it!
If you’ve got a story to share about manifesting on deadline, please share in the comments. 🙂
Lynne McTaggart seems to think so.
And I have to say, based on personal experience, I do too.
(I played with the ability to alter what’s already done after reading The Intention Experiment, and had amazing results on a highly-charged prior event.)
Here’s an excerpt from a blog post by McTaggart well worth reading (I added the bold emphasis):
Recently researchers at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, studied patients using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). In this study, people were asked to both recall and imagine common events, such as a birthday party or the experience of getting lost. To the surprise of the researchers, identical areas of the brain were activated whether the participants were recalling or imagining.
As was noted in a recent issue of New Scientist: Not only is our personal past and future tightly ‘linked’ in the brain, but both are handled by a ‘universal module for mental time travel’. Even more fascinating, when the brain is not focused on anything in particular, researchers have discovered that the very same mental time-travel ‘network’ is still operating.
These findings pose many interesting questions regarding time and our relationship with it.
If the brain is simply an antenna and transducer of quantum information and it doesn’t distinguish between past and future, imagination and recall may well be interchangeable. Imagination could be used to ‘fix’ those past events that are still unsettling you.
Experiment with some of the following ‘retro-intentions’ with your partner or loved one. But first, make sure to ‘power up’ before you begin these exercises.
* If you’ve had a large bust up or disagreement of some sort that was never resolved, try having the two of you cast your minds back to the point where the event started. Carry out an intention for it to resolve itself at that time. See if it now feels resolved for you both.
* If you are still not getting along with someone, have both of you cast your minds back to the point where you first had the disagreement, and send your intention to change it there. Remember to be very specific.
* If you and your children argue frequently, try casting your mind back to a specific time when you were getting along. Imagine the same event with them at the age they are now. Try this frequently and see if it stimulates you to get along with them better in the present.
* If you cannot get along with someone at your place of work, imagine future events in which you are both working together harmoniously. See if that helps to resolve past issues.
* If you and a parent have unresolved conflicts from your childhood, go back to a really difficult moment. Imagine the same event in the future, with you and the parent as you are now, but ending up harmoniously. See if this alters your negative memories.
Has anyone here worked with this concept? What are your thoughts about doing so?
Since it’s more than just theory, I think this is an important concept for deliberate creators to consider!
PS – if anyone here is familiar enough with the “power up” process to share it, please do. Thank you!
Yesterday I listened to Jerry Hicks and Abraham suggest that very often we don’t consciously realize when our desires have manifested.
Jerry gave the example of putting together his “vision board,” tucking it away in the back of a closet, then discovering it five years later to realize every single thing on the board had come to fruition. !!
(Sounds a lot like John Assaraf’s experience with his dream house as told in The Secret, doesn’t it?)
I wondered how often that happens to the rest of us. Looking at my “board” to see if anything had unfolded I hadn’t given credit for, sure enough, there was a money affirmation with my “big fat cash” monthly income goal, which I hit last year.
Huh. Must have eased my way into that so gradually I didn’t even realize it!
In trying to remember when I created the affirmation, I knew this wouldn’t be a puzzle if I used dates in my manifesting.
Which made me think of Tiffany’s question last week:
I was wondering if it was okay to set deadlines. I know, when used improperly, deadlines can be discouraging; however, I feel so great that I know the deadlines would work out. Thanks for any insight!
Since I’ve missed my share of deadlines (the manifestation often seems to unfold just after the deadline passes), I rarely use them. (Probably works that way for me because the self-imposed date feels like “pressure” and as soon as the pressure’s off, Universe escorts the manifestation right in.)
So I wondered what YOUR experiences with time frames and deadlines regarding manifesting with the law of attraction are.
Would love to hear your input on Tiffany’s question!