Start, Stop & Change: momentum

I’ve noticed a similar theme among a number of recent coaching sessions: The better it gets, the better it gets. And…the worse it gets, the worse it gets.

Have you had this experience?

When things are good, they tend to get better and better. And when things are bad, it can seem as if they just get worse and worse.

Well, that’s what I’ve noticed going on for several of my coaching clients. Some in the direction of better and some in the direction of worse.

This has me thinking about momentum. And how momentum works in relation to Law of Attraction. Because that’s really what’s going on with the better it gets, the better it gets and the worse it gets, the worse it gets.

I want to explore momentum, the upward spiral of momentum and the downward spiral of momentum.

Of course, we all want the upward spiral of momentum…where the better it gets, the better it gets. Where we feel good and just keep heading in the direction of high vibe emotions. Where we live in the flow of Well-being and abundance. Where we are a truly deliberate creator, easily attracting and manifesting what we want.

“Momentum really is the most important aspect of deliberate creation that you could consciously contemplate. Because what momentum says is: Once you get going in that direction, it is more likely that you will continue in that direction.” —Abraham

Once you get going in that direction it is more likely you will continue in that direction. That’s true if you are headed up the emotional scale and that’s true if you are headed down the emotional scale.

Are you using momentum to your advantage?

You may be like me in that you’ve never really given much thought to momentum. If that’s the case, you just might benefit from thinking a bit more about it, especially since Abraham has emphasized the importance of momentum in deliberate creation.

As I’ve done a bit more study and thinking on this topic, I’ve noticed a couple things about momentum.

  • Too many of us are canceling out the momentum that would be available to us.
  • Too many of us are getting momentum in the opposite direction of what we are really wanting to create.

Let’s look first about what I mean when I say canceling out momentum.

“Momentum is encouraged, or you could even say allowed, by focus. What slows momentum is thinking a thought and then thinking an opposite thought. What increases momentum is thinking a thought that allows another thought that allows another thought that allows another thought.” —Abraham

I notice many times we do exactly what Abraham described to slow momentum. We think a thought of something wanted and then think a thought in the opposite direction.

  • I really want that job, but worry there are so many other applicants.
  • It will be so great when I get a raise. I don’t know how I’ll ever afford to buy a house if I don’t make more money.
  • I so want a life partner. Is it too late for me?
  • I’m thinking about launching an Etsy shop, but wonder if I can really sell enough to make it worthwhile.

When you shift your thoughts between what is wanted and what is unwanted, you lack focus—and you slow momentum.

Now, you might think you are focused because all your thoughts are about one topic, let say getting a new job. But the overall subject of your desire is not the only focus going on.

Law of Attraction says every subject is really two subjects: What is wanted and the absence or lack of what is wanted.

The stick analogy is a great way to understand this concept. It goes like this: You cannot pick up a stick without picking up both ends.

For every subject of your life there are two ends or sides—what is wanted and what is unwanted. Both ends are always there, but you have a choice which end of the stick you activate with your thoughts—the end of what you want or the end of the lack or absence of what you want.

When it comes to momentum the problem arises when you do some of both. You think a thought of wanted or perhaps even a few such thoughts. You start to feel positive expectation about the job and feel excitement at the thought of an offer. Momentum is building in the direction of what is wanted, in the direction of what feels good.

And then? Then you slow the momentum by thinking an opposite thought.

You do a sort of dance with your vibration, one thought toward wanted and what feels good and then another thought toward unwanted and what feels bad. This dance is terrible for momentum and terrible for manifesting.

Focus in the direction of what is wanted feels good, is energizing, and creates momentum. On the other hand, splitting your energy between what is wanted and what is unwanted is de-energizing. This lack of focus cancels out the momentum that could be available to you.

Next up, let’s talk about getting momentum, but in the opposite direction of what you are really wanting to create.

“Whether it was a manifestation that was pleasing to you or not, it didn’t just happen. There was a vibrational momentum to it.” —Abraham

That’s because all manifestations—the ones we want and the ones we do not want—all manifestations come into our life experience in response to our vibrational habits. And these vibrational patterns are the result of our chronic thought patterns.

Now, a chronic thought pattern is just a fancy way of saying a thought you think a lot. A persistent thought. A long-standing thought. Consider, if you will, that your chronic thought patterns have a vibration and that vibration has momentum.

I invite you to start noticing the momentum around your thoughts. In other words, bring awareness to what’s happening when you sustain a thought and it starts to create momentum, attracting thoughts of a similar vibration.

It’s really quite something when you start to observe yourself getting momentum—whether in the direction of positivity or negativity. Just that realization Oh, that’s how I get on an upward spiral or Drats, that’s how I get on a downward spiral is really powerful.

If the vibrational momentum you have going is negative emotion, like fear or worry, frustration or disappointment, then that’s not using momentum to your advantage. That is not momentum that will manifest anything you want.

If you have momentum in the direction of negative emotion, which means momentum in the direction of attracting what you do not want, that’s OK. It’s not the end of the world.

But you do want to be aware when this is happening, and slow the momentum so you can then head in the direction of what is wanted.

Think of it like being in a car that is traveling in the opposite direction of where you want to go. You wouldn’t just keep heading in the wrong direction and hope it would take you where you want to go.

The equivalent is hanging out in negative emotion and hoping it attracts what you want. It won’t. Law of Attraction doesn’t work that way.

Quite simply: Hanging out in negative emotion is heading in the wrong direction to what you want to manifest.

Let’s imagine you are back in that car headed in a direction taking you where you don’t want to go. What would you do? You would slow the car, slow the momentum, and then turn to head in the direction you really want to go.

Well, it’s the same with your vibration.

If you’ve got momentum in the direction of negative emotion, just slow it down. One sure way to do this is to reach for thoughts that offer relief.

Better-feeling thoughts will allow you to turn your proverbial car around and start to head up the emotional scale. Then you will be able to shift your vibration and gather momentum in the direction of what is wanted, in the direction of a manifestation that is pleasing to you.

The better it gets, the better it gets.

Momentum is your friend. Momentum in the direction of what is wanted, momentum in the direction of what feels good, momentum in the direction of what you like, is the pathway to deliberate creation.

Let me share three ideas for focusing and using momentum to your advantage.

The first one has to do with a focus on what feels good.

“Law of Attraction not only encourages and supports, but increases, the stability and momentum and power of a vibration. So when you find it and it feels good, just linger there longer.” —Abraham

This is to say when you feel good, whatever the high vibe emotion is, milk it. Linger there. Savor, appreciate.

Bring awareness when you are feeling high vibe to the opportunity you have to amplify it, to allow the momentum of it to spiral upward.

When you notice you’re feeling good, you can consciously choose to milk it for more. That’s a fantastic way to get and sustain momentum in a high vibe direction.

A second way to be deliberate about the direction and momentum of your vibration is to look for positive aspects.

This is something you can do anytime, anywhere.

“When you wake up, find anything that feels good, and bask in it long enough that Law of Attraction can begin to respond to your vibration.” —Abraham

Looking for and focusing on positive aspects is always available to you. No matter what is going on in your life, no matter what season of life you are in, no matter what is going on in your day, you can look for positive aspects.

One way to think about a positive aspect is simply anything that feels good.

For instance, when you are commuting to work, even if you are stuck in traffic, you can look for positive aspects. You can notice something that feels good and bask in it. When you do this, when you offer this vibration of feeling good and then sustain this vibration, Law of Attraction responds.

Like attracts like. When the vibration you offer is a feel-good emotion, LoA responds to your frequency with circumstances and conditions, people and things of a similar frequency.

A third way to use momentum to your advantage is to focus on the best of what you do have.

“As you focus on the best of what you do have, even if it is a small part of your experience, the Law of Attraction will now bring you more of the essence of that. And so, you can replace a “downward spiral” with a fast-moving “upward spiral” by simply directing your thoughts more to things you do want.” —Abraham

I love this idea of focusing on the best of what you do have because, just like with the other two, this pathway is always available to you.

Focus on the best of what you do have.

Abraham acknowledges there could be seasons of life when the best of what you do have is a small part of your experience. In other words, much of your life might not be the way you want.

Perhaps you’ve been laid off from your job or a relationship ended. Maybe your health or your finances are far from what you desire them to be.

Even so, the way to get momentum in the right direction, in the direction of what is wanted, is to focus on the best of what you do have. Not all that you don’t have. Not all that you wish were different. Not all that you don’t like.

Focus on the best of what you do have and the Law of Attraction will bring you more of the same essence. In other words, you will attract and receive more that matches up to your focus on the best of what you do have.

Momentum is all about your focus. 

Well, increasing momentum is exactly what happens…

  • when you focus on what feels good
  • when you focus on positive aspects
  • when you focus on the best of what you have

“You have to stop trying because you are not the energy factor. The energy factor is the Source factor. And you’re not the momentum factor, Law of Attraction is the momentum factor. You are the focus factor. And you can focus on what is less satisfying or more satisfying. And once you get that, you’ll feel like the most blessed person on the planet.” —Abraham.

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