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30 Days of Positive Attraction Day 1 – Pivoting

Today’s process – Pivoting
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“Nothing stands between you and anything you desire, other than your own pattern of thoughts” Money and the Law of Attraction p105

Today I’m using a technique that Abraham calls Pivoting.

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We’re thinking all the time and according to the teachers of the Law of Attraction, that means we’re creating all the time. Most of us are doing this unconsciously, or “by default” as Abraham calls it. We have thousands of thoughts a day and we’re unaware of all but a very few of them – but it’s the balance of our thoughts that is responsible for what we’re creating or attracting.

Gary Craig, creator of EFT, puts it “our consistent thoughts become our reality”. It’s the consistent, predominant thoughts that end up manifesting for us; but try to monitor your thoughts even for a few minutes and you soon realize that’s crazy-making stuff! If you want to be aware of just how many thoughts you can have in one minute, try meditating :)

My aim for this 30 days is to keep my thoughts as positive as possible, for as much of the time as possible, using a variety of techniques or processes. I’m going to be monitoring what’s happening in every area of my life during this period and also at the end of the 30 days, to see if making a conscious decision to attract positively makes measurable differences in what I experience. By that I mean: will I be slimmer? fitter? have more money? have a stronger relationship? make more friends? or anything else that comes up during the month.

In order to do this, I’m going to have to have a way of knowing on a moment to moment basis if my thoughts are positive or negative. I’ve already said that monitoring the thoughts themselves is a non-starter; so what else can I do?

Well, what I’m going to do is accept the belief that my thoughts create my feelings; that negative thoughts create feelings of anger, frustration, depression, jealousy, pessimism and so on and that positive thoughts lead to feelings of hope, optimism, belief, enthusiasm and happiness.

It’s a lot easier to be aware of how I feel than of what I’m thinking. Feelings are more general, less nuanced. Basically I can tell if I’m feeling good or bad (or better or worse) and that’s all I need to know. If I’m feeling good – or better than I was – then my thoughts are moving in a positive direction. If I’m feeling bad – or worse than I was – then my thoughts are moving towards the negative.

Pivoting is first of all a recognition that I’m not feeling good; I’m not going to try and identify exactly what the emotion is, “feeling bad” is close enough. I know that means that I’m thinking about something that I don’t want in my life – and I’m on the way to creating it if I don’t change my thoughts. So now I’m able to identify (because I’m feeling bad) that what I’m thinking about is something I don’t want – I have clarity. My pivot is to ask myself, as soon as I become aware of how I’m feeling:

Ok, I feel bad. What am I thinking about? … Hmm, ok, now I know what I don’t want. What do I want then?

And immediately I’ve changed my focus – pivoted – from what I don’t want towards what I do want. This is a process that takes a couple of seconds and as soon as I’ve identified what it is I want to focus on, I can spend some time thinking about it if that feels good; or I can simply go back to whatever I was doing with the knowing that the unconscious thoughts running through my head are more likely to be positive.

I need to be vigilant to start with; it takes time to train myself to become aware of my emotions and do the pivot. So today I’m going to set a timer to ping every 15 mins, just so I can check in with my feelings, pivot if necessary and carry on with my tasks.

Today’s Inspired Action Points:

  • Set a timer to ping me every 15 minutes (I’m using a simple battery timer but there are several free online ones here and here)
  • When the timer goes off, check if I’m feeling good or bad, positive or negative – don’t over-complicate this
  • If I’m feeling good, congratulate myself and reset the timer
  • If I’m feeling bad, check in – what was I thinking about? Acknowledge it as something I don’t want to create
  • Do the pivot: now I know what I don’t want, so what do I want? Put it into words, be as specific as I can, be positive
  • Reset the timer

Here’s an example:

How am I feeling? Bad, annoyed
What was I thinking about? My partner didn’t call me last night, as he promised. I hate being let down.
What don’t I want? To feel bad because of what he does or doesn’t do
What do I want? To be able to feel good anyway. To give him the benefit of the doubt; I know he loves me

I could have responded to the last two questions in several ways. I could have said “I don’t want someone who lets me down” or “I don’t want to pin my hopes on someone else” and then my answer to the last question would have different. However, the response to “What do I want?” is always in the positive or affirmative. And if all that seems like too much work – yeah, it does take some work, some focus, to change your life. If what you’ve been doing so far hasn’t been working, maybe it’s time to try something different?

If you’re joining in – glad to have you along and do let us know how you get on. To everyone – have an awesome day!

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Update:
A mixed day. I found having the timer go off every 15 mins far too intrusive and soon changed it to 30 min intervals. Using my partner as an example backfired on me – he really did fail to call me and so even while I was pivoting from my irritation over that, I couldn’t help laughing at how swiftly LOA had reflected my thoughts back to me!

Overall I had a really positive day though. I got accepted into an affiliate network that that turned me down in the past; a piece of software that reverted to “trial” status was quickly upgraded for me to “fully paid”; and I completed everything on my To Do list for the day. Nothing earth-shattering but a great first day. See you tomorrow :)

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2 Comments »

  • Serita said:

    Thanks for posting! Today I found your site when I wasn’t looking for it! So happy to see my life is being redirected. 2012 is going to be great :)

  • Shanicka said:

    I had a really positive day overall. I was stressed about some money issues but when I stopped stressing about money things began to change. I even manifested more money!

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