Law of Attraction: 6 things to know about manifesting from the teachings of Abraham-Hicks
Use the universal Law of Attraction to get what you desire and reach your goals. Here are 6 key concepts to understand the Law of Attraction and the art of allowing based on the work of Abraham-Hicks.
Getting want you want or attaining a goal often requires hard work. But attracting what you want and reaching that end requires you to get clear on what it is you want. You may also have to change your vibration to get it. The teachings of Abraham-Hicks, widely presented by Esther Hicks as the teachings of Abraham, propose that because we are vibrational beings and live in a vibrational universe, emotions and feeling are central to attracting what you want.*
The Law of Attraction holds that like attracts like. Law of Attraction recognizes we are vibrational beings and we live in vibrational universe. The universe responds to our vibrations: every thought you have offers a signal that this law recognizes and matches.
1. Deliberate creation
“Deliberate creation” is staying in flow, getting into the vortex, as Abraham calls it, by using your innate emotional guidance system. Deliberate creation demands you to be present in the moment. In the Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent (Hay House, 2006), Esther and Jerry Hicks define this form of creating as “your vibrational response to your powerful moment in time, from which all future experiences are molded.”
Deliberate creation is co-creating with the universe, in sharp contrast to “default creation” where you are going about your life, observing and responding to what’s happening right now in your experience without any effort to guide your feelings but simply reacting to the conditions around you.
In default creation, you don’t have conscious control of your own life experience. You may fall into old thought patterns based on old beliefs. This is the reactionary, sometimes obsessive mode of thinking where many of us dwell in during most of our waking hours. We are simply reacting to everything without being consciously aware of how we are feeling or responding to life’s events on a day-to-day basis.
By staying in deliberate creation, you can get where you want to go easier and faster. But therein lies the rub: life is dynamic and so are we.
2. Vibration, thoughts and emotions
Understanding your vibration is at the foundation of asking for what you want. The thoughts you think cause you to offer a vibration. The vibrations you offer are your gateway or entry point to attract what you want. In other words, what you put out, you get back. Focusing, remembering, pondering, observing and imagining all offer up vibrations that the Law of Attraction responds to.
Practiced vibrations in the form of thoughts are your point of attraction. Esther Hicks notes in Deliberate Intent that the more attention you give any thought, the more dominant it becomes within your vibration. In other words, you get what you focus on. We are feeling and thinking beings. We generate an average 60,000 thoughts per day, and thoughts may come after feelings.
Getting into the vortex so you can attract what you want starts with the emotions. Your emotions are a great indicator of your vibrational content. Emotions play a huge role in attracting to us what we want. Consider these vibrational factors:
- Desire is a summoning of power. When you really desire something, it sets off a vibration that emanates from you, what Esther Hicks calls a “rocket of desire.”
- Allowing is letting what you’ve summoned flow, or not letting it flow.
The universe expands in direct proportion to the desires you conjure. “Your eternal nature is one of expansion–and in that expansion is the potential for unspeakable joy,” says Esther and Jerry Hicks in Ask and It is Given: Learning to Manifest your Desires (Hay House, 2004).
The trouble is we are often in default creation mode: contracting—not expanding—in fear, worry, and other lower-level vibrations. Over time, repeated thoughts become a dominant activated thought or a belief. These beliefs become so ingrained within ourselves, buried in our subconscious, that it becomes problematic to attract what we want in life—unless we do the mental and emotional work to dislodge and dissolve such hidden beliefs. Uncovering your false, negative beliefs can take years, or an instant.
But when you understand that a belief is only a thought you keep thinking, it becomes easier to see how we can change our thinking and thus shape our emotions and outcomes. It’s a dynamic, ongoing process to align our vibration to attract what we want, requiring you to get in alignment with your source energy.
3. Getting into vibrational alignment: the vortex
What you think, the vibrations that you put out, and what you are living each day match. Harmony comes from understanding your emotional guidance system and honing your inner self to get into vibrational alignment with what it is you want.
You can work on getting into the vortex first with what Abraham calls “rampages of appreciation.” Express gratitude and remember when you were in higher vibration or a lighter state. You can also work toward putting of “rockets of desire” into the universe for what you do want. And consistently align with those desires and follow up with the action it takes to make it happen.
You can usually feel whether you are allowing your full connection to source energy or not. The better you feel, the more you are allowing your connection; the worse you feel, the less you are allowing your connection.
When you are in alignment with a vibration that matches source energy, you can then begin to attract what you want.
4. Contrast allows you to fine tune your vibration
Contrast is what produces desire. Use it to expand your vortex. We use contrast to our advantage to get what we want often without knowing it. After starting your day off wrong, for example, you might do the mental machinations necessary to adjust your mood so you can settle into the right frame of mind to enjoy the rest of your day.
Live in the contrast between what you don’t want and what you do want. Explore it. Appreciate when a problem makes itself known because a solution is likely coming into focus. As Abraham says: “When you know what you don’t want, there is another part of you that knows what you do want.” In Deliberate Intent, Esther and Jerry Hicks emphasize that contrast helps you to decide your unique preferences, your desires.
The authors note in Ask and It is Given: Learning to Manifest your Desires (Hay House, 2004): “Do not underestimate the value of your preferences, for the evolution of your planet depends upon those of you on the Leading Edge of thought continuing to fine-tune your desires.”
Once you have contrast, you can then adjust your thinking. As you soften your discomfort and feel better, your vibration will begin to shift. The Law of Attraction can take hold to bring to you what you want. It’s a sifting and sorting that takes place.
Fine tune your vibration by asking yourself what your attitude or mood is about a subject, situation or problem. It’s this subtle fine-tuning of thought and feeling that allows you to shape your experience and outlook to attract to you what is you want. Take the example of anger, blame or frustration. By releasing resistance to one of these feelings, step by step, you can move up the vibrational meter.
As Esther Hicks, speaking as Abraham, put in a Hay House Radio re-broadcast of an “Ask and It is Given” live lecture: “Release a little more resistance and you will feel better still.”
5. Focus allows you to amplify or empower your vibration
Focus builds attention on something. When you work toward mastery of creative control to direct your feelings, you can direct source energy to flow in a stronger way toward your particular desire. Once you get creative control over your own focus, you can start to make things happen with the Law of Attraction.
Where you have the most focused thoughts are where the source energy will move the fastest, and you may have faster results.
Abraham cautions not to take yourself out of the contrasting experience that causes you to focus. What does it take for you to focus? A fast approaching deadline? Passion, or the threat of something? “You don’t get serious about focusing until it really gets uncomfortable,” said Esther Hicks in a recent Hay House Radio re-broadcast of her talks.
Ever notice how worry can multiply? Increased attention enhances the emotional intensity of a situation, that’s for sure. But try a little experiment: every time you are thinking of what you don’t want, turn it around: focus on what you do want. If you are focused upon the opposite of your desire, you will likely feel strong negative emotion. But get in alignment with that desire and you will feel strong, positive emotion.
6. Raise your awareness
Staying mindful of your level of awareness is tough but with higher awareness of your feelings you can get to a more desirable emotional state more easily. Getting out of anger or frustration, for example, requires being aware of the emotions that you are feeling before you can move toward the wanted outcomes.
In Deliberate Intent, Abraham talks about elevating your awareness so much as to not get triggered by undesirable situations, whether it’s neighbors you don’t like, a government you don’t like, or problems with relationships. “We want you to be so aware that you can change the way you feel just by wanting to and by focusing that you are now no longer fearful about what is going on out there in the world.”
No longer can we walk around as partial beings. We are spiritual beings. Getting what we want requires us to connect with source energy and grow more aware and ultimately, conscious. The Abraham-Hicks teachings tell us that by recognizing at a vibrational and emotional level who you really are and doing your level best at every moment to be it, you can create your best life.
3-step process to the Law of Attraction
In summary, Abraham noted in Hay House Radio re-broadcast of an “Ask and It is Given” live lecture that the three steps to Law of Attraction are Step 1, asking for what it is you want; Step (2), the universe always answers (this is the universe’s job, let it do the work); Step 3, bringing yourself into vibrational alignment with your desire.
Use these concepts from Abraham-Hicks as tools in your toolbox to put the Law of Attraction into work in your life. Proof comes with watching for evidence that your vibration has changed. Things that you have been wanting will show up in your life (an ideal job, business idea, perfect partner, etc.), or go away (debt, bad relationships, etc.) You can wait for it and recognize it when it shows up. Pay attention to your feelings to expect the change even before it arrives.
*Abraham isn’t one entity channeled by Esther Hicks. Abraham is a Collective Consciousness as a group of “teachers of teachers.”