This week, Life Training Online will be reviewing Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, the fourth of fifty-two books in the 52 Personal Development Books in 52 Weeks series.
Today, I’ll be covering the second part of the book entitled, Processes to Help You Achieve What You Now Remember. It’s here where Abraham describes 22 different “processes” that raise your current emotional level and allow you to become a better conductor for the power of the Law of Attraction.
These processes are intended to help you change and improve your focus. You see, when you observe something, you’re focusing energy. And if you are reliving a negative event — even though it happened before — by returning your thought to that event, you again activate the same vibration (emotion) that you experienced before. And by returning to that thought again and again, what happens is you create a well-worn pathway that turns into a dominant thought. If you continue with that dominant thought, it will eventually turn into a belief — whether it’s true or not. This also applies to a positive event.
In actuality, what most people seem to focus on is what they’re currently observing. If they see something wonderful, they feel wonderful. If they see something awful, they feel awful. What you’ll learn from these processes is not to wait for the conditions around you to change. Instead, choose thoughts that feel good, thereby changing your condition. (This is essentially the Power of Positive Thinking book in a nutshell)
Before beginning any of these processes, it’s important you first understand that you should be honest about your current feelings or emotional level (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, see the previous post on the varying grades of emotional vibration we can exhibit). Not being truthful about where you currently stand is as effective as — according to Abraham — putting a happy-face sticker on your car’s gasoline gauge when it’s running low; ignoring the fact, doesn’t change a thing.
The book organizes each of the 22 processes in order of emotional-vibration range (see the last post). And every process indicates the range of emotion you should be at in order for that specific process to be most effective. If you’re currently vibrating at a lower level and the process you pick requires a high level of vibration, it might annoy you more than help you. For example, who wants to be told to notice all the wonderful things around you when you’ve been informed that your spouse just passed away? It’s best done if you slowly build yourself back up the scale.
For sake of space and the fact that you should purchase the book yourself , here’s a list of four of my favorite processes with brief descriptions of each:
Process #1: Rampage of Appreciation: Vibrational requirement between Joy and Optimism.
This process will help you achieve even greater vibration. The basic idea is to pick something that already makes you happy and continue to add to it all the things that you appreciate about it. Keep looking for deeper levels of appreciation of everything around you.
Process #5: The Prosperity Game: Vibrational requirement between Joy and Discouragement.
If you want to start vibrating as someone who attracts abundance into their lives, this process is perfect for you. The short of it: every day imagine that $1,000 dollar increments continue to be deposited in your bank account. For example day one you’d receive $1,000, day two $2,000, day three $3,000 and so on up until you begin to notice abundance coming into your life.
The more real you can make this, the better. For example, you could actually use real deposit slips and old checks to simulate depositing the money and spending it on something. It’s important that you go through the process of finding things to spend the money on everyday and writing that down as a ‘withdrawal’ from your account.
Process #11: Segment Intending: Vibrational requirement between Positive Expectation and being Overwhelmed.
I love this one. To give some background, a segment represents a clear action in your life. If you are ironing your clothes, that’s one segment and if the phone rings and you answer it, you have just changed segments.
Here, you imagine the next segment in your day (or it could be one a year from now) and picture in your mind how you would like it to play out. If you are getting ready for work and have a commute ahead of you, imagine in your mind hitting all of the traffic lights, no traffic, and getting the perfect parking space. You’ll be amazed at how this one works (this really works!!).
Process #15: The Wallet Process Vibrational requirement between Hopeful and Discouraged
I’ve seen a very similar approach over at Steve Pavlina’s site. What you do is take one (or more) hundred-dollar bills and put it in your wallet. As you’re carrying it around with you throughout the day, notice all of the things that you could purchase if you wanted to. What this does is puts you in the mindset (and vibration) of someone who has abundance in their life.
What’s great about this is you don’t even have to purchase anything. Just going through the process of carrying that extra cash around causes a mental shift and you stop seeing life as one filled with scarcity. Try it!
Overall I found the second part of the book filled with practical exercises that really seem to work (I’ve only been doing them for a week now). I’m excited to see how they affect my life in the near future. As always, I’ll keep you posted.
Ask and It Is Given is the fourth of fifty-two books in Life Training – Online’s series 52 Personal Development Books in 52 Weeks.