The 17-second rule.
We’ve all heard about the Law of Attraction.
We already know the gist of how this works,
but let’s take a closer look at the finesses of it.
In the book “Co-creating at its best”, you can read a conversation between Dr Wayne W. Dyer and Esther Hicks,
based on the collective consciousness, also known as Abraham.
One of the things they talk about in this book, is the 17-second rule.
When you think a certain thought for only 17 seconds, the Law of Attraction will bring you another thought like it.
So now, you have a second, similar, thought and momentum begins to set in.
When you think this new, similar thought for about 17 seconds, again, the Universe will bring you a new similar thought yet again and momentum builds.
And so, the law of attraction continues and when you’ve crossed the threshold of 68 seconds, you’ll stay on the vibrational frequency of those thoughts.
Now, the momentum is very strong and hard to counter.
The longer you think a certain thought, it becomes a habit of thought.
The stronger the habit, the faster it becomes a belief.
Now, the good thing about it, is that it works for both negative, ‘not-serving-you’ thoughts as it does for positive, ‘serving-you’ thoughts.
So, better make sure you build beliefs that are serving you!
The important thing is, first of all, to recognize your thoughts.
Be aware of what you think, of how you talk to yourself in your mind.
Make sure it are your thoughts and not thoughts other people think and therefor make you think them too.
Know what thoughts serve you and which ones don’t.
How can you know that?
Just take a deep breath, become quiet, and
listen to your body when you think a specific thought.
Do you feel your heart expanding?
Do you feel a smile forming on your lips?
Do you feel able to take action?
Then you are thinking positive, serving thoughts,
thoughts that help you to be who you really are,
thoughts that come from your source.
Do you, on the other hand,
feel yourself frowning, while thinking certain thoughts?
Do you feel your energy draining out of you, like the air out of a balloon?
Do you feel unable to act?
Do you feel a victim of circumstances?
Do you feel anger coming up, frustration, guilt, shame?
Then stop that train of thoughts.
It is not helping you at all.
It keeps you on a low vibrational frequency, the frequency of the problem and you’ll never find a solution on that vibration as,
the ‘problem’ and the solution vibrate on different frequencies.
As we were talking about the 17-second rule, the 68-second threshold, momentum setting in:
I hear you wondering, okay but how do I switch frequencies?
Well, the best moment to choose your new vibrational frequency,
is when the momentum is very low, or when it has stopped.
When you wake up in the morning,
your built-up momentum of the previous day has stopped.
So, the best moment to start your positive train of thoughts,
is when you wake up!
Choose very consciously to think positive thoughts.
Here you can deliberately stay for 17 seconds with that serving thought, that thought that comes from who-you-really-are.
The law of attraction will bring you a new positive thought and when you keep up staying with those thoughts, you’ll find yourself on a high vibrational frequency.
A frequency where you’ll see solutions,
where you’ll feel connected to your source,
where you’ll feel able,
where you’ll meet positive people,Because, when you feel good, you’ll radiate that vibration,
you’ll attract things that vibrate on this same frequency.
This is also an ideal state to express your affirmations.
When you feel good,
when you vibrate on a high frequency,
and you’ll affirm what you want in life,
the universe will bring you tools, people, ideas, … to realize your dreams.
The Universe knows what you feel so that is why it is important to be on a ‘good-feeling-frequency’ when you express your affirmations.
When you are feeling down and you rattle off your affirmations, the Universe won’t hear what you are saying, it will sense that you are feeling down and bring you similar things.
So, yes affirmations work, but make sure while saying them, you already feel the joy you will feel when you’ve reached what you are affirming.
Can you switch frequencies during the day?
Yes, but it will be a bit harder.
As you are vibrating on a low frequency,
you’ll have to focus very consciously on going to this higher frequency.
You’ll have to, actively,
stop your negative thoughts, so that the momentum comes to a halt, switch your train of thoughts to positive ones,
keep your attention on those thoughts coming from your source,
so that the Law of Attraction can bring new ones,
keep it up so that you can reach and cross the threshold of 68 seconds.
Here you can build new momentum.
Keep it up and stay on that new, higher frequency.
Once you see, feel, good things coming your way,
it gets easier and easier to stay on this high vibrational frequency.
Once you’ve been there for a certain time,
even when you ‘fall down’ to a lower frequency again,
you’ll recognize it and you’ll know what to do to ‘climb up’ again.
The more you are aware of what you are thinking,
the more you can choose what you think,
hence, how you feel.
My invitation to you all:
Become aware of your thoughts,
Practice thinking positive thoughts when you wake up,
Stay with them,
Go through the day on the frequency of solutions!
Don’t be frustrated when you ‘fall down’ on a lower frequency again, just recognize it,
and then actively focus on getting ‘up’ again.
The more you practice it, the easier it becomes.
Good luck and enjoy!!