If you can hold a thought, just a simple thought, for 17 seconds, without contradicting it, another thought like it same shape, same size, same vibration, same tone, by law of attraction another thought like it will come to it. And at precisely the 17 second point, these two thoughts will join one another, they coalesce and when they do that there is an energy that is expended, it is like a combustion point. And when these two thoughts join and combust, you can feel a measure of enthusiasm or interest bubbling within you. And in that moment of 17 seconds, these two thoughts that were same become one bigger,more evolved, faster vibrating thought.
Now, if you can stay focused on this subject that you have chosen for another 17 seconds, at the moment that you cross the 34 second mark that is just two times 17 this now more evolved thought will attract unto it and - in other words, the thoughts attract each other. Your thought draws another and the other thought draws it, thoughts that are same in nature come together. And at the 34 second mark these two more evolved thoughts do the same thing, they coalesce and there is another combustion point. At that point, these two thoughts become one, higher and faster in vibration. If you can maintain you attention to that now more evolved thought, at the 51 second mark which is just 3 times 17 there is another coaleascing, another joining of thought and another combustion point. If you can hold that more evolved thought for another 17 seconds, the same thing happens and when you cross the 68 second mark, you have a combustion big enough to affect physical manifestation.
Just to get your attention we want to give you some physical comparison; 17 seconds of pure thought is equivalent to 2000 hours of action. If you are working a regular 40 hour a week job, that is about what you work in a year. 17 seconds equals 2000 action hours. If you can cross the 34 second mark, you can multiply your action by ten, 20.000 action hours. If you can cross the 51 second mark 3 times 17 you can multiply by ten again, a 200.000 action hour equivalent. If you can cross the 68 second mark - now that is just over a minute of pure con-contradicted, non-diluted thought it is equivalent to over 2 million action hours.
Esther said: “Abraham, I believe you, but it sounds proposterous. I cannot fathom that kind of leverage”. And then Jerry and Esther purchased some commercial property over on the interstate, interstate 10, close to where they live in Texas. And there had been a high rise building built on that, partially constructed and the company went bankrupt and the building was demolished. And when Jerry and Esther purchased the land, it was a big pile of rubble. And the big trucks and the roadgraders came, and in two days time, carried this mountainous rubble of debris away. And as Esther stood watching it, she said to Jerry: “How long would that take Carlos to do?” Carlos is the lovely man who cleared their residential property with wheelbarrow and a shovel. And Jerry said: “In his lifetime, he could not make a dent in that”. And Esther said: I understand THAT leverage. This is what Abraham is talking about. When you align your energies with the energies that create worlds, when you are no longer contradicting at your CORE, amazing things happen.
Now 17 seconds doesn’t sound like much, but as we watch you we see that most of you at about 8 begin your contradictory vibrations. Most of you do not make it through a whole sentence without contradicting the vibration of your desire. People will say to us: “Abraham,I want more money, I am so tired of the struggle”, that was about 1 second. “Abraham, I want so much to be well, I am frightened of this illness”. You have been trained to be so objective that you keep shooting yourselves in the foot. It is a little bit like someone saying: “I want a cup of hot tea” and so they turn the fire on under their pot, and just before it boils they turn it off, and then they turn it on again, and just before it boils, they turn it off and then they turn it on again and then just before it boils they turn it off and then they say: “For 15 years, I have been trying to get some hot tea!” And we say: “Just leave it on, just leave it on a little longer”. If you could just resist the opposite knee jerk reaction, just a little longer, you will begin to get the sense of what we are talking about. The reason that it is difficult for you not to offer the contradictory thought so quickly, is because you have been trained to be objective, you have been trained to weigh the pros and the cons, the pluses and the minuses. You have been taught that this is balanced or even minded.
And we say: You take it to an extreme, because contrast will prod you into your greater clarity of desire, that is really the reason of this physical format, we will talk about that in greater detail as it moves forward. Contrast is essential to decision, but once the decision is made, if you will turn your full attention to your decision and do your best to achieve a vibrational match with that decision in very short order, the Universe will go to work in helping you to achieve whatever it is that you are wanting.
We were talking with a woman on the telephone the other day about pure thought and she couldn’t really understand what we were talking about. These are difficult concepts when you are accustomed to just thinking about whatever is flashed before you. In other words, most of you as you watch the television, it is much easier just to just observe what someone is offering to you rather than it is to close your eyes and offer your own projection of thought. And so we were wanting to assist her in holding 17 seconds of pure thought. She had three very important issues that were troubling her; financial issue and a health issue and a relationship issue. And we said to her; “Leave those issues aside for a while, because those issues you have practiced your negative thought about them so much, that as you now try to practice positive thought it is still a watered down sort of process. We said to her: “Lets take three subjects that you do not already have a habit of negative thought about”. Well, she couldn’t think of any. We said: “Just three subjects, they do not have to be life changing subjects, just three subjects that are of interest, but you do not have a negative habit about”.
Well, she still couldn’t think of anything so we said: “Lets talk about the subject of blue glass”. She said: “What?!?” And we said: “Blue glass. You know, some of it is clear and you can see through it. Some of it is muted or frosted and you can’t see through it. Sometimes it is made into beautiful chandeliers or beautiful windows, or beautiful vases. All kinds are made from this beautiful clear or frosted blue glass”.
And then we talked about feathers for 17 seconds and butterflies for 17 seconds. And then the telephone call came to an end and Jerry and Esther were in California, they were in San Diego and so they went to La Hoya for lunch. And when they got out of the car, Jerry is walking down the street toward George’s and Esther is walking into a shop and Jerry could not understand why she was taking a detour and Esther did not really understand it either, she just said: “Lets look in here”. And so they went in and deep in the shop, Esther found a wall of the most amazing blue glass she had ever seen in her life. Shelf after shelf after shelf of amazing sculptures made of blue glass. Jerry did not understand why Esther was captivated by it because he had not heard the call and Esther did not make the correlation either.
And they didn’t buy anything, it wasn’t appropriate for their house, it was just AMAZING blue glass! They had lunch and went to the park and as they were entering the park, they were surrounded by a flurry of butterflies. Esther still did not make the correlation. And as they were leaving about 15 minutes later, a little boy, an oriental boy, looked to be about two or three years old, had found a little pigeons feather on the ground - and he was holding it at his full extension of his arm running toward Esther to show it to her.
And it was not until then, that Esther realized that in less than one hour of ours spending 17 seconds together on those three subjects, that the Universe had managed to deliver in DRAMATIC FASHION all three subjects. We encourage you to play this game AND we encourage you to play the game in threes. Because if you play it in one or two, you might be as Esther did and miss it altogether. If you will play this game just a little bit by taking subjects that are of slight interest, but most importantly, subjects that are pure because you have no contradictory thought about them the Universe will proof to you in two or three days time that it is utterly and absolutely and ALWAYS responsive to your vibration. But the reason you do not KNOW that the Universe is responsive to your vibration is because you are saying: “I want a new red car, but it is to expensive” and as the Universe is responding to both vibrations, you end up with no change what so ever. You are getting the sense of what we are talking about?
When you begin to offer your vibration purely, and you begin to see the Universe responding to it in other words, if you will just play this game for two or three days, two wonderful things will happen to you: The first is; you will show yourself you have the ability to hold your mind on something for 17 seconds. And if you can do it for the first 17, you can do it for the second and the third and the fourth. And the other thing that will happen is; you will give the opportunity to the Universe to show you that it is utterly responsive to your vibration. You are going to learn that you really are a beaming energy that is being responded to. And it is going to give you a sense of control, it is going to give you a sense of being the deliberate creator that you really are. Friends, that is why you are here! You are creators!
But let us put that into very clear terms for you; you are creators MEANING you are focusers of ENERGY. If you do not have the ability to hold a thought, you cannot be a creator. You are not regurgitators, you did not come forth to just observe all over the place and vibrate all over the place. You came forth to direct energy! And by directing energy, you must HOLD the thought! Now, how do you know how you are doing, in other words, how do you know whether you are holding a thought or not? Well, you have to get sensitive to the way that you are feeling because you can actually feel the fluctuations of the vibrations within you. Your emotional guidance system, in other words, the way you FEEL is the way you know how you are doing! Imagine a room fan, one of those well made, heavy, expensive, heavy duty room fans. And it is blowing air in your direction. And it is so well made that even though you can feel the stream of air blowing toward you, you can’t hear it, is is barely making any sound at all. Now stick your pencil in the fan. Would cause quite a ruckus wouldn’t it? Well that pencil in the fan, that is exactly what negative emotion is.
When you introduce a lower, slower vibration into a higher faster vibration, you can feel the fluctuation of the energy. A pencil in the fan is an extreme example of a fluctuation of energy, but that is exactly what negative emotion is! When you have a desire, when you have thought about something and you have brought yourself to a place of desire and then you conclude; I can’t have that when you introduce that “I can’t have it” thought to the higher faster frequency of desire, that disappointment or negative emotion is your pencil in the fan. It is you introducing a lower, slower vibration into a higher, faster frequency. You get the sense of what we are talking about? As you begin to play with this have you ever noticed, have you ever known someone where as the longer you talked to them, the better you felt? It was just this friend, that when you got together, you always got feeling good. You got silly, you had fun have you ever been with anyone, usually it is when you are very young, usually about teenage years is when this all stops, you get together with that group of people and they are all in that happy vibration and you just play and play and play and play, until you just parlade into an higher and higher vibration, until you feel that there is nothing that you cannot do?
That is the feeling that we want you to reconnect with, we want you to understand that if you could just hold a thought, any thought, for 17 seconds, it is going to COMBUST and give you that energy sensation! And as you do this, as you begin to do it deliberately, and then you see the Universe responding, you become creative things, you begin to then step into the shoes that you intended when you decided to come forth! You said: ” I will go forth into this sea of contrast, this blessed contrast and out of this contrast, it will be easy for me to come to a conclusion! And once I reach a conclusion, then all I have to do is hold my thought in a similar vibration to my conclusion and as I do that I will achieve a vibration outpouring that the Universe will match! I am creator, you said.
Esther and Jerry Hicks, the New York Times best-selling authors of Ask and It Is Given; Money, and the Law of Attraction; The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent and The Astonishing Power of Emotions, among other works, produce the Leading Edge Abraham-Hicks teachings on the art of allowing our natural Well-being to come forth. ©1997-2011 Abraham-Hicks Publications. More info www.abraham-hicks.com