So I say, "I'm going to deactivate you." You can't do it. You can't deactivate something, because the whole time your attention is focused on this thing you want to deactivate, you are activating it. The only way you can deactivate something is by withdrawing your attention from it, because as long as it's got your attention, it's activated.
To deactivate unwanted, just activate wanted. That's the point of a Virtual Reality in which you activate things that feel good. You activate vibrations that feel good, until those are the activated, Dominant Vibrations within you, which makes it less likely that you will activate one of those others. What becomes dominant within you becomes dominant within you. That's not to say that you don't have some old issues that you've been dragging around that are not activated all the time--but when they come up, you know they've come up.
Often, you say, "Well, I've got this issue. I'm going to wrestle it to the ground and kill it." And we say, "No you're not; you're going to make it more alive in your vibration. You're going to give it your attention; you're going to activate it within you, and then, what is Law of Attraction going to do? It's going to help you remember more things just like it. It's going to bring to you other people that have that same issue activated. It's going to rendezvous you with magazine articles, television programs; it's going to hook you up with all kinds of things like that that are already activated--and you're going to have the experience that you do not want, because you cannot deactivate something that you are trying to deactivate." Trying to deactivate it--activates it. Nice to know, isn't it? So, how do you deactivate this thing you do not want? By activating something else.
So if I have sickness that I want to deactivate, should I focus upon the subject of a well body? We wouldn't, because when you focus upon the subject of a well body, you're going to activate your Dominant Vibration. When you pick up on the subject of my body, or my health, and the Dominant Vibration is one of worry and concern, then whenever you try to work on feeling better, you just activate the vibration right where it is.
So that's why we don't want you to go to Hawaii and work on your body. Because if, in the Virtual Reality, you go there, you're on the beach, the sun is shining, you're taking a walk, you feel wonderful. But then, as soon as you think, "I'm going to get my body back in shape," your visualization goes south--because what you've just done is reactivated the already troublesome vibration.
So that's why we say, "Get in, feel good, and get out. Get in, feel good, get out. Get in, feel good, get out" So you string enough of that "get in, feel good," together, and you feel so good that you have, for a period of time, deactivated whatever it is that's been troubling you--and then you begin to get improvement.
But then when people say, "What are you doing? How did you achieve this improvement?" And then you think about the issue, and the improvement begins to wane, right away, because your old friends have helped you activate the very thing that you do not want.
So you just keep practicing and practicing, and practicing, until you're sure-footed. You can get so you can smell it coming from a mile away. You get so you can feel it coming in a conversation. You get so you head things off. And just as you get in, feel good, and get out in your visualizations, you begin to do that with phone calls, too. Your meetings with one another become briefer. You get in, you feel good; if the conversation starts taking you someplace you don't want to go--you get out. You become addicted to your Source. You become so enlivened with feeling the way that is natural to you, that then, all that other stuff becomes a non-issue. You don't have to protect yourself from it. You couldn't if you tried. You've just deactivated it, and it is a non-issue for you.
So things that are troubling others... and they try to trouble you... They send you pictures in the mail, troubling things about the environment or about animals or about children, or about anthrax. In other words, they send you worrisome things. And you don't take them and tear them up in little pieces and set them on fire, and activate them. They're a non-issue. They don't have anything to do with you. They don't fire you up. They don't worry you. They are a non-issue, because the issues that matter to you are so activated. You don't push against anything--because pushing against it activates it within you.
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