Manifesting & Deliberate Creation: 17-second rule

Welcome to Love Your Life + Law of Attraction.

Today we’re going to talk about the 17-second rule that makes it easier to leverage Law of Attraction.

This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn…

  • What happens when you focus on something for 17 seconds and what 68 seconds has to do with manifesting
  • Why it’s so important to be aware of your dominant thoughts
  • How dominant thoughts of worry attract more into your life to worry about
  • What Abraham says you need to be pickier about—and it’s not your clothes and car
  • Why you might want to experiment with setting a timer for the next few days


“Hold a thought for just 17 seconds and the Law of Attraction kicks in.” —Abraham

“Within 17 seconds of focusing on something, a matching vibration becomes activated. And now, as that focus becomes stronger and the vibration becomes clearer, the Law of Attraction will bring to you more thoughts that match. At this point, the vibration will not have much attraction power, but if you maintain your focus longer, the power of the vibration will become further-reaching. And if you manage to stay purely focused upon any thought for as little as 68 seconds, the vibration is powerful enough that its manifestation begins. When you repeatedly return to a pure thought, maintaining it for at least 68 seconds, in a short period of time (hours in some cases or a few days in others), that thought becomes a dominant thought. And once you achieve a dominant thought, you will experience matching manifestations until you change it.” —Ask and It Is Given

“We didn’t say you’re creating what you want. We’re saying that you’re the creator of your own reality. We’re saying that you create what you think about.” —Abraham

“You are a living magnet. What you attract into your life is in harmony with your dominant thoughts.” —Brian Tracy

“Thought determines action and so the actions of your life are determined by your most dominant thoughts.” —Matthew Kelly

“You’re picky about the car you drive. You’re picky about what you wear. You’re picky about what you put in your mouth. We want you to be pickier about what you think.” —Abraham

“That which you think in any moment attracts unto itself other thoughts that are like it.” —Abraham

“If you will let your dominant intention be to revise and improve the content of the story you tell every day of your life, it is our absolute promise to you that your life will become that ever-improving story. For by the powerful Law of Attraction—the essence of that which is like until itself is drawn—it must be!” —Abraham

“So, whatever you think causes you to offer a signal now, which is your point of attraction. And when you offer a point of attraction for as little as 17 seconds, the Law of Attraction kicks in. In other words, that’s the combustion point where another thought that matches it joins it. Hold that thought for another 17 seconds and there’s another combustion. Do that until you have achieved a vibrational alignment with any thought for as little as 68 seconds, and things begin to move enough that a discerning eye can see the manifestation has begun. That’s all: 68 seconds of telling it the way you want it to be rather than telling it like it is. —Money, and the Law of Attraction

“Are there things in your life that are as you want them to be? Keep telling that story. Are there things in your life that are not as you want them to be? Don’t tell that story.” —Money, and the Law of Attraction

“Today, no matter where I am going, no matter what I am doing, no matter who I am doing it with, it is my dominant intent to look for what I am wanting to see.” —Abraham

“First thing in the morning, find a particle of something to appreciate and hold your attention on it for 17 seconds.” —Abraham


The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham

Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires

Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness

Law of Attraction Reading List

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