Are you familiar with a rumble strip?
Rumble strips are those road safety features that alert drivers with an audible rumble when they drift from their lane.
So imagine you are driving down the road in your car and start to veer toward the shoulder. Fortunately, you hear a distinct noise, a rumble, alerting you to the fact that you are getting off track and signaling you to stay in your lane.
You don’t have to drive off the road and land in a ditch to realize you need to course correct. Instead, you get feedback from the rumble strip letting you know to pay attention and change course before the stakes and consequences are much higher.
Well, it just so happens rumble strips are a really useful analogy when it comes to Law of Attraction and your vibration.
Much the way the rumble strip on the road sounds to warn you when you’re driving, you also get feedback about your vibration. And you are getting this feedback via your emotions.
You get a warning, so to speak, when you are veering off the path of what is wanted, and that warning comes in the form of negative emotion. Negative emotion is the rumble.
That’s because you have a built-in Emotional Guidance System, and your emotions are letting you know whether you are in the process of creating something you want or something you do not want.
“Every negative emotion, no matter how strong or mild it is, means you are pointed in the opposite direction of what you are wanting.” —Abraham
Negative emotion means you are headed off the road of what you want and into the ditch of what is unwanted.
Let’s go back to the rumble strips.
The reason that rumble strip on the edge of the road is so effective is because it gives you advance notice before you are truly in trouble, before you’ve gone entirely off the road. The sound of that rumble alerts you: Pay attention. Change course now.
Well, you can benefit from the same type of feedback and warning system when it comes to manifesting. When your vibration is in danger of veering off the road, so to speak, you feel negative emotion.
Always remember: Your vibration is your point of attraction.
The vibration you offer through your emotion is your point of attraction.
“When you feel bad, you are in the process of attracting something that will not please you, and it is always because you are focused upon the lack of something you want. The Process of Pivoting is the conscious decision to identify what you do want. We do not want to imply that the feeling of negative emotion is a bad thing, because, very often, in the feeling of negative emotion, you are alerted to the fact that you are in the process of negatively attracting. And so, it is like a “warning bell.” It is part of your Emotional Guidance System.” —Abraham
When you feel negative emotion, you are getting feedback about the content and nature of your thoughts, you are getting feedback about whether you are pointed in the direction of wanted or unwanted, and, ultimately, you are getting feedback about what you are manifesting.
“You create the vibrational atmosphere which equals your vibrational point of attraction, and then, the Law of Attraction matches you with things like you.” —Abraham
With this context of the rumble strip analogy, Abraham offers this advice: “Tend to your vibration when you can do something about it. Don’t wait until the momentum is so strong that you can’t do something about it in this moment.”
So when you first feel negative emotion, it’s your rumble strip. It’s a signal to tend to your vibration.
Now, not later. Immediately, not thirty thoughts from now. Not when you have a bunch of momentum in the direction of that negative emotion. Now, not when you’ve manifested circumstances and conditions that are a match to your low vibration.
Tend to your vibration when you can do something about it.
“The only thing that matters is what you are doing right now in your vibration. And you can tell what you are doing in your vibration right now by the way you feel.” —Abraham
But what do many of us do when we experience negative emotion? We accept it as inevitable. We ignore it. We let it gather momentum.
- We don’t connect the dots between thought and emotion.
- We keep our attention focused on what we don’t want or don’t like.
- We don’t reach for better-feeling thoughts.
- We add momentum to our negative emotion.
“That which you think, in any moment, attracts unto itself other thoughts that are like it.” —Abraham
As you continue along a path of thoughts that cause you to feel negative emotion, like disappointment or worry, frustration or fear, anger or blame, you veer off the road, so to speak.
“Hold a thought for just 17 seconds and the Law of Attraction kicks in. 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.” —Abraham
That’s why and how it’s so easy to get momentum around negative emotion.
You spend 17 seconds on thoughts that cause you to feel worry and other worry-inducing thoughts are attracted and so on and so on as the momentum builds in the direction of unwanted.
The Law of Attraction equivalent of landing in the ditch is not paying attention to the first signs of negative emotion—the rumble of your vibration—when you can still do something about it.
“Negative emotion always means the same thing, every single time… My thought or behavior is moving in opposition with who I really am and what I really want.” —Abraham
Your built-in Emotional Guidance System is there to guide you to thoughts that serve and support you.
But only if you pay attention to the rumble strips of your vibration.
“When you improve your point of attraction, the Law of Attraction must bring you circumstances, events, relationships, experiences, sensations, and powerful evidence of your shift in vibration. It is Law!” —Abraham
Are you ready to improve your point of attraction? If so, let’s continue with this rumble strip analogy.
I want to share four simple ways to apply this analogy to your real life so you can tend to your vibration and improve your point of attraction.
1. When you are driving down the road and hear the rumble, you pay attention.
Are you paying attention when you feel negative emotion?
The first step is to actually notice when your feel negative emotion. To get off autopilot and pay attention to how you feel.
2. When you’re driving down the road and hear the rumble, you appreciate the warning.
Likewise, I encourage you to appreciate that the rumble of negative emotion is letting you know something important. It’s giving you valuable feedback about the direction in which you are headed.
“Negative emotion is your best friend because it’s telling you in the moment that you’re heading in opposition to what you want, that you are creating your reality by default.” —Abraham
Appreciate this feedback!
3. When you’re driving down the road and hear the rumble, you don’t just keep driving until you are in the ditch. You don’t ignore the feedback and keep going full speed ahead.
But what about when you experience a rumble in your vibration? Do you keep thinking thoughts that feed your negative emotion?
Don’t just keep thinking thoughts that make you feel lousy. You won’t manifest what you want that way and will end up in the proverbial ditch.
4. When you’re driving down the road and hear the rumble, you course correct. You do what you need to do to keep your car in your lane and on the road.
Well, you have two options when you feel the rumble of negative emotion in your vibration.
- Reaching for better-feeling thoughts allows you to course correct.
- Distracting yourself allows you to course correct.
“By paying attention to the way you feel, and then choosing thoughts that feel the very best, you are managing your own vibration, which means you are controlling your own point of attraction—which means you are creating your own reality.” —Abraham
That is how you course correct.
Trust that feeling good is the way forward, so make feeling good your #1 priority. And trust your built-in Emotional Guidance System will absolutely help you feel your way forward.
Here’s a recap of the four ways to apply the rumble strip analogy:
- Pay attention to negative emotion.
- Appreciate what it’s telling you.
- Don’t ignore the feedback.
- Course correct.
“You are so free, you can reset your vibrational point of attraction every single day of the world. That’s how much freedom you have. That’s everything! That’s everything!” —Abraham