We are all observers because an observer is simply someone who watches or notices something.
But are you what I refer to as “merely” an observer? As in only an observer. As in solely an observer.
Because if you are merely an observer most or all of the time, you are very likely lowering your point of attraction.
This is because when you are only an observer, you are looking at what-is and attracting a whole lot more that is the essence of what-is. For instance…
- If you observe the what-is of your bank account—not liking the amount you see—then you are attracting more that matches up to that frequency of worry or frustration.
- If you observe the what-is of being single and feel disappointed or sad, then you are attracting more that matches up to disappointment and sadness.
Of course, observing what-is can also mean you are observing things you like and appreciate. In that case, noticing something that pleases you means you feel good, and Law of Attraction matches you up accordingly with circumstances and conditions on that same feel good frequency.
So there’s a significant distinction when it comes to observing, depending on what you are observing and how it makes you feel.
- If you only observe what pleases you, what you attract will please you.
- If you mostly observe what doesn’t please you, then what you attract will not please you.
This is because when you observe, you have thoughts about what are observing, and those thoughts create a feeling in you. And that feeling is the vibration to which Law of Attraction responds.
“You care too much about what you are observing, and not enough about the feeling about what you’re observing.” —Abraham
Many of us walk around all day long merely observing without being intentional about what we are focusing our attention on.
And as we merely observe, we are not seeming to care that what we are observing is causing us to feel low vibe.
Another way to say this: Too many of us are indiscriminate when it comes to what we focus on, what we pay attention to. We’re just noticing everything. We’re paying attention to everything.
I don’t like that, really don’t like that, that’s OK, like that, hate that, don’t like that, like that…and so on.
Abraham gives us the key to all this:
“By deliberately directing your thoughts—rather than merely observing what is happening around you—you will begin to change the vibrational patterns to which the Law of Attraction is responding.” —Abraham
So on one side we have deliberately direct your thoughts and on the other side we have merely observe what is happening around you.
- The first is discerning, meaning you are on the path to being a deliberate creator.
- The second is haphazard, meaning you are on the path to a very mixed bag of manifestations.
It is only by deliberately directing your thoughts that you can be a deliberate creator. It is by deliberately directing your thoughts that you can offer your vibration on purpose—and therefore a vibration that will actually attract what you want.
If you are merely an observer, then you are at the mercy of what is happening around you. If you deliberately direct your thoughts, you have complete creative control.
“We want you to understand that while feelings do come in response to what you are observing, feelings also come in response to what you are thinking…and you have the ability to think far beyond what you are observing.” —Abraham
Let’s say you notice your friend didn’t send a thank you note for the gift you gave her—that is the observation. You have a feeling in response to your observation of the lack of a thank you card.
All that might be happening quickly—perhaps even as if it would be impossible to stop that initial observation and your immediate feeling response. That’s OK. Nothing has gone wrong.
Let’s hone in on what Abraham says next, though: You have the ability to think far beyond what you are observing. You have the ability, in that moment of initial observation, to direct your thoughts.
You can direct your thoughts to make the circumstance of not receiving a thank you card mean something that feels either good or at least neutral to you. Or you can direct your thoughts to take your attention off the subject altogether.
Either of those qualify as directing your thoughts.
Know this: Your feelings come in response to what you are thinking.
In those moments when you direct your thoughts, you can offer your vibration on purpose. You can direct your thoughts to better feeling ones and even good feeling ones so the vibration you offer—to which Law of Attraction responds—is aligned with manifesting what you want.
“…understand that your life can be as wonderful or as horrible as you allow it to be. It all depends upon the thoughts you practice. And therein lies the basis of anyone’s success: How much do I practice thoughts that bring me joy and how much do I practice thoughts that bring me pain?” —Abraham
I love that question: How much do you practice thoughts that bring you joy and how much do you practice thoughts that bring you pain?”
It’s not a rhetorical question. Really consider how you would answer it.
Because if you are merely an observer you could potentially be practicing a lot thoughts that don’t feel good, which lowers your point of attraction and keeps you from manifesting more of what you want into your current reality.
I’m going to share three tips about shifting away from being merely an observer.
Each of these three tips is really getting at the same thing, but one may resonate more so that you can really sense the opportunity to apply it to your everyday life.
Tip #1: “Look around less, imagine more.” —Abraham
Your imagination is a powerful tool in your LoA toolkit.
You are not limited by what-is. You are not limited by what you have experienced in the past or what you’ve seen someone else accomplish.
Your imagination is the preview of coming attractions, so use your imagination—and use it wisely to focus on what you want.
You are not limited by looking around as the basis for what is possible. Instead, you are unlimited in what your imagination can create.
When you look around less and imagine more, you shift away from being merely an observer.
Tip #2: “You are creating by virtue of what you are thinking about, and there is no advantage whatsoever to ponder or remember or observe or speak of things you do not want.” —Abraham
This is Law of Attraction 101 encouraging you to focus on what is wanted rather than what is unwanted.
Here’s the bottom line: You cannot focus on unwanted and received wanted. And so when you think about what you do not want, when you remember what you do not want, when you observe and talk about what you do not want, you are only manifesting more unwanted.
If your current reality is not what you want, you want to take your focus off the unwanted aspects. You want to stop being an observer of what you don’t like, what you don’t want, and what’s wrong.
Instead, you want to direct your thoughts to your advantage, which means focusing on what is wanted. You can do this by focusing on positive aspects of your current reality or you can use your imagination to visualize what is wanted.
Tip #3: “In order for things to change, you have to see them as you want them to be rather than continuing to observe them as they are.” —Abraham
I’m sure there is at least one area of your life where you are wanting change. You are wanting something more or different. Perhaps it’s your finances or health, maybe your relationship or career.
Well, in order to for things to change, stop merely observing and instead start seeing things as you want them to be. That is the key to improving your point of attraction.
You don’t have to do this perfectly for it to make a big difference in the ease with which you manifest. In fact, if you’ve been mostly observing what-is, you’ll be able to raise your vibration immediately and significantly the moment you shift away from merely being an observer.
“We don’t want you to observe reality. We want you to create reality.” —Abraham