Affirmation. Meditation. Visualization.
Remember. Notice. Imagine.
Talk as if it already happened.
Affirmation. Meditation. Visualization.
Remember. Notice. Imagine.
Talk as if it already happened.
I am absolutely loving the mega exercise streak I am now on and it is a big momentum of awesomeness.
It started with thinking first.
I thought about exercising and loving it. I thought about exercise being easy. I imagined myself being that person.
I wrote about exercising in my journal. How fun it is to move and stretch and get stronger. How I love it. How I am now a body guy. I am an exercise guy. Exercising is natural and easy for me.
My dreams have come true. My legs are the strongest they have ever been. My lungs and heart have quickly adapted and gotten infinitely stronger. I am the most flexible I have ever been in my life. I can touch my toes and my feet!
Life is wonderful. I have become an exercise guy. I have become a body guy. I have built in exercise into my day and it fits in perfectly.
I do cardio on the treadmill. A combination of walking, jogging, and running. 30 minutes of pure joy and excitement.
Every time, I push a little bit more, always listening to my body. I check in with my legs and heart and lungs and see how they are all doing. It is my precheck as I get on the treadmill and walk.
How we feeling today, my dear legs? What do you think? 2 minutes straight run today? It started with 15 seconds not too long ago. 15 seconds of running. Now I can knock out 2 minutes straight of running, easy. Light work.
I check in with my heart. How are the beats per minute? How does my heart feel. What does it recommend? Keep going? Okay. Take a rest? Okay.
My “wind”, as they say, has improved rapidly thanks to my wonderfully powerful and adaptive lungs.
So I do this type of cardio on most days. Walk then jog. Walk then run. Walk then jog. Walk fast, then walk slower. Before I know it, 30 minutes have passed by quickly, easily, enjoyably!
Sometimes I have music on. Sometimes it is pure mind zone. The whole time I am doing zone talk with my self. I talk to my body. I talk to my organs. I talk to my limbs. I talk to my self about how easy this is, how awesome I am doing, and how I am a body guy.
I picture myself jacked and slabbed up. Slabs on slabs on slabs of muscle. I picture myself running easily, even while walking.
Then on nearly all days, I will do a session of yoga. It is still remarkable how fast my body adapts and changes from day to day. Every day, my body becomes more flexible and limber and strong and I can do more then before. I love doing yoga. My body loves doing yoga. This takes about 20-30 minutes and it is pure bliss.
And on all days, I will also have a walking session. A minimum of 30 minutes and as high as 40-60 minutes.
I am becoming more and more of a body guy every single day. And I love it and I am so proud of my self and my body. I wake up every morning feeling even more fantastic than the day prior.
I no longer see “exercise” as a separate thing I do. It is part of me. I move. I run. I stretch. I am a body guy. It has become who I am. I have committed to investing 90 minutes a day towards my body and I do it daily.
Walk. Run. Yoga. Repeat.
Life is fantastic and I am happy.
Be Still (meditate).
Listen to hunches (intuition).
Stay in the allowing mode (appreciation).
The entire metaphysical philosophy can easily be summarized by the quote “Let the weak say I AM strong.”
Law of attraction, law of mind, law of thinking, mind science, positive thinking – it is all about thinking about how I want it to be than how it is or has been.
I AM strong.
I AM abundant.
I AM prosperous.
I AM healthy.
I AM happy.
I AM victorious.
Nay, allowing = surrendering.
Something interesting happened to me today. On the internal.
I was listening to sports talk and heard the news that a bunch of basketball players were complaining about their “bubble” situation. The hotel rooms were not clean enough or big enough or fancy enough. The food was not up to their standards. Some players said they felt like they were heading into jail to do time!
I could not believe what I was hearing!!
Being paid millions of dollars to play a game with my friends and peers seems like fun and awesome to me. Some folks would love to get away from their family and head into a hotel resort with pampering and great weather.
Then I thought about my life. It is easy for me to criticize others yet I also had been complaining about my life. It made me look inwards. My life is quite fabulous by many standards. In what ways am I complaining and criticizing about what I don’t have?
How can I remedy that? What are all the blessings in my life? What are the things that I appreciate and am thankful for? There is a lot. It could take all day or many days to count all my blessings!
And whatever I appreciate multiplies. So it is to my benefit to give praise and thanksgiving for every little thing that I am blessed to have.
“Get into the vortex.”
What is the Vortex. How do you get into it? How does it feel to be in the Vortex?
Being an Abraham-Hicks student for 12 years now, I have heard of the Vortex thousands of times.
I bet many can intellectually explain what it all means. I feel that only a few really know what it feels like. And it is difficult to explain a feeling and experience to another person. Each person must feel it for themselves.
Okay, the Vortex.
There’s this swirling thing that has everything I want in it. I just have to find a way to “get into it.” It is the vibrational nonphysical swirling place that contains all of my desires. So my job is to “just get into the Vortex!”
Okay, how do I do that?
It is an emotional journey. I have to think and/or act in ways that get me “into the vortex.”
Well, I could make lists of appreciation, but I have to be in the emotional vicinity of appreciation to be able to do it, says Abraham. Meaning, if I am all the way down are rage, hate, or even lower, it will be difficult to find things to appreciate.
I could meditate. There are many types of meditation out there or I can just pay attention to some type of room sound like Abraham recommends. For 15 minutes.
Or I could use “Get into the Vortex” meditations specifically made by Abraham-Hicks to get me “into the Vortex.”
Or I can pet my cat or dog, but I don’t have a cat or dog at the moment!
And then there are many other ways to get into the vortex like thinking of good memories, imagining happy scenarios, or by using one of Abraham’s processes.
I have found that there is a surefire way for ME to get INTO THE VORTEX. I would like to share my findings with you.
When I drink coffee and get on the treadmill and do a combination of walk, jog, and run for 30 minutes – I get there every single time. In other words, cardio gets me there. I like to pair one song on loop while I do my cardio, and ironically, these days it is a song called “Nowhere to Run” by Chris Jericho’s band Fozzy. While all of this is going on, I consciously think the best thoughts possible. ie: hype talk, self talk, cloth talk. All that action and activity keeps a certain part of my brain busy so that I can easily be in the present moment.
When I do a 20 minute session of DDP Yoga, I get there too. But it is a very specific way that I do it. I no longer listen or watch the yoga instructional videos, which do not get me there. Instead I have edited the routine to my liking and have it memorized. Thus my conscious mind is free to think what I want while I have some podcast or interview in the background. I find that some type of casual audio is the right pairing for a yoga session, not music. Guaranteed to get me into the vortex. I again think the best thoughts possible while my body and part of my brain are occupied with yoga and the podcast.
For me, I can make lists of appreciation or meditate all day long and not much happens. I have been meditating and making gratitude lists for many many years.
But if I move my body the right way, and think the right thoughts, while pairing it with the right audio content, I am there 100% of the time.
What does the Vortex feel like?
Well, I suppose it is different for every person.
For me, it is that magical feeling of powerfulness, happiness, joy, stillness, exuberance, passion. It is a real physical feeling in the body, not just an intellectual mind thing.
Goosebumps. Shivers. Hyped up feeling. Being super present in this moment, focused, and not thinking about anything else. No worries at all. Feels like flying or soaring.
Time stands still. Hours may pass or only a few minutes but it does not like feel like it either way.
My eyes readjust and I feel like there is a glow. Not only do I feel like my eyes are glowing, but my whole body feels like it is glowing.
Again, it is a FEELING, a physical feeling combined with an upliftment in the mind. Flow state. In the zone. Fully juiced. A natural high. It is not an intellectual thing. If I mindlessly make lists of things I love, I do not feel anything.
I also get there when I have great music playing and write (type) on my blog. But this could be just specific to me since I do love to write. Today, the musical choice is Def Leppard.
The same type of zone happens if I drive long distance on the highways under the right conditions, with the right amount of caffeine, the right music playing loudly, and thinking positive hyped up thoughts.
Sometimes when I drink coffee, already feeling uplifted, and do some hype talk with my friend, the zone becomes magnified too. Then truly magical and miraculous things happen.
So the goal, as Abraham says, is to find a way to get into the Vortex. And then take inspired action and do affirmations and things like that.
Everyone also finds themselves in the vortex at some point in the day according to Abraham. So when there, magnify it more by focusing on how it feels. I get what I think about and if I think about how great that sliver of Vortex feels like, more of that will come to me in the future.
There you have it. This is my understanding and definition of the Vortex. I assume this is what Abraham means when they say to “get into the vortex.” Your experience may vary!
There is definitely a way to get there consistently and figuring out your own specific formula is part of the process.
Am I a slave to my genetics? My childhood?
My astrological birth chart? The lines on my palms? My thumbprints? Predictions made by “seers”?
The current position of the planets and stars? The direction my house is facing?
Am I bound to repeat my past? What about my past lives? Am I to constantly repeat my habits? And am I stuck in my present circumstances?
Or am I in full control of my destiny?
I found myself telling old stories over and over again even though I intellectually understand the Law of Creation. Old stories of childhood, genetics, and birth charts. Limiting beliefs.
The Law of Creation states that the power is in the present now moment. What I choose to think right now creates my future.
There are no fine-prints that say that I am bound by the past or genetics or feng shui. I literally get what I choose to think and believe. That is the full Law of Attraction.
Others cannot create for me or into my life, unless I choose to let them influence me thru their beliefs or think of them.
The steering wheel of my life is and always has been firmly in my hands.
I think that jobs suck. Work sucks. The whole process of making a resume, sending them out to job boards, the interview process, getting dressed up, the whole fakery process sucks. And more often than not, the job itself and the people suck. There is lack of freedom in the whole thing.
NEW WANTED DESIRE:
I want to do things that are enjoyable with people who are enjoyable and for customers who are happy with my products and services.
NEW WANTED EMOTIONS:
Love, Passion, Enthusiasm, Eagerness, Excitement, Freedom, Joy
I now choose to work on things that I enjoy and love and am passionate about.
Some spiritual teachers say that I have to make a clear decision about what I want.
If I want a red pickup truck, I have to think about a red pickup truck, the exact make and model. I also have to tell my gps exactly where I want to go before it will give me directions. And when I get on the elevator, I must the choose the floor before it will move. I must choose what I want from the menu of life before the waiter delivers. In this type of teaching, there is free will and I create my reality according to my desires. If I don’t make a decision, nothing happens.
Some spiritual teachers say that I am not to make any decisions but to allow the decisions to come to me. I surrender to what is the right path for me according to Spirit.
If that means I get a red pickup truck, great. If I get a blue bike instead, great. That is what Spirit wanted me to have in this moment. In this type of teaching, there is a Divine Plan for me and my goal is to align with that plan.
I think both groups of teachers are saying the same thing in different ways. Yes, I must make a decision. Yes, I must also allow.
Why do I want a red pickup truck?
Maybe I don’t have a mode of transportation right now or want a better one. Maybe it is for status reasons, to impress others. Maybe it is for utility reasons, a pickup truck can do things other types of cars cannot. Maybe for emotional reasons, it will make me happy.
Depending on the reason, Spirit will provide what I need for that moment. If I simply just needed a mode of transport, a blue bike may appear. If I am fixated on a red pickup truck, I may miss the other solution provided by Source. The Spirit may answer my request in ways I may not recognize if I am fixated on my own version of the solution. That is what the Surrender teachers are saying.
Yet, I must make a clear decision first before anything moves. I must decide that wonderful health is for me. I must decide that lots of money is for me. I must decide that joy and happiness is for me. I must decide that I want a better transportation method. Otherwise, the default choice may not be to my liking.
“We are stubborn on vision. We are flexible on details.” Jeff Bezos says about his company, Amazon.com.
So it is okay to want a red pickup truck. It is also okay to get a blue bike for the moment. My vision will remain clear and decisive and stubborn. The details are flexible. And being flexible feels good!