Here is a handful of important techniques that may be used to improve your health and well-being using the Law of Attraction.
KEYWORDS: Abraham-Hicks, beliefs, better health, emotions, feelings, healing, law of attraction, philosophy, processes, psychology, Seth, techniques, thoughts.
This article is about different techniques that aim to improve one’s health and well-being using the Law of Attraction.
It is important for the reader to understand that the following presentation does not list all techniques and approaches possible, or contain an exhaustive selection of all knowledge that is required to be successful. Rather, this is a kind of a “best-of list” where I have just tried to identify the best processes available, with the most potential power to help you improve your health and well-being.
I do recommend, however, as background reading, my article called “Master the Law of Attraction“, where many facets of this powerful universal law are discussed, which will hopefully serve you well on your way to better health and more well-being.
- PART 1: INTRODUCTION
- 1.1 Not Focusing on Health
- 1.2 Focusing on Health
- PART 2: THE INDIVIDUAL PROCESSES
- 2.1 Meditation (Early Morning)
- 2.2 Appreciation Rounds (Early Morning)
- 2.3 Stop Thinking About Health (All Day Long)
- 2.4 Relaxing with Reassuring Beliefs (Any Time It’s Needed)
- 2.5 Belief Modification (Midday)
- PART 3: THE THREE SCENARIOS
- 3.1 Scenario A: No Positive Thoughts At All
- 3.2 Scenario B: Positive Thoughts about At Least One Topic
- 3.3 Scenario C: Positive Thoughts about Health
PART 1: INTRODUCTION
Before I begin to write about the impact of thoughts and beliefs, it is important to realize this: the single best thing you could do for your health would most probably be to simply stop thinking about it.
So if you could just stop activating all those thoughts about how bad your health is, or how fragile your health is, or how serious or fatal your illness is, or how ugly your body looks in the mirror, then you would be much better off.
This would be particularly true if you are happy with your life in most other life areas. So if you are happy with your job and your economy, and your relationship is in a sunny place, then your health would become better all by itself, as long as you don’t think any negative thoughts about it (by the grace of the “Love-Energy Leakage Effect”).
However, the trouble is that many people are not happy in the other areas of life either. And even if they are, they have this counterproductive tendency to concentrate on the life area that is the least successful.
So instead of appreciating all the life areas that are going well or reasonably well (always works), they usually want to focus on the most “troublesome” life area and somehow or other wrestle it to the ground and kill it and “defeat it” (never works).
What we need to remember is that we cannot focus on something negative without the Law of Attraction bouncing back some similarly negative thing.
However, even if we focus on something negative, we may be able to diminish the negativity a little bit by various soothing techniques. So even if the Law of Attraction indeed will continue to deliver negative thoughts to us, these new thoughts be a little less negative than previously.
The upshot is this: We basically only have two main approaches: a) not focusing on health; and b) focusing on health. We may use one approach in one process, and another approach in another process.
Choosing which approach to use for each process is dependent on your current emotional state: how negative or positive are you about your health? How negative or positive are you about your other life areas (relationships, job, money, friends, family, etc.), or about life in general?
Not Focusing on Health
As long as our main thoughts and emotions about health are non-positive, the best is to avoid the topic of health altogether. Don’t think about it, don’t talk about it, don’t write about it. Just focus on some other topic instead.
Within approach a) (“Not Focusing on Health”) we have two options: Processes 1, 2, and 3 (see below). Process 1 (“Meditation”) stops all thoughts on all topics, and therefore also stops all negative thoughts on health.
Since we here in approach a) are not focusing on health, we can use Process 2 (“Appreciation Rounds”) to appreciate things on other topics or life areas (but only if we are already positive about those life areas).
Process 3 (“Stop Thinking About Health”) stops all thoughts on the topic of health at all times during the day (if you can actually avoid thinking about your health during that time). This may not be entirely easy to do for most people, because Law of Attraction boomerangs back more negative thoughts on health.
So be sure to soothe yourself continuously, if you cannot keep all such health thoughts away. You may want to use Process 4 (“Relaxing with Reassuring Beliefs”) for more soothing.
In any case, just know that those negative thoughts will gradually fade out as time goes by, especially if you also regularly (every day, in an early morning session) are using either Process 1 (“Meditation”) or Process 2 (“Appreciation Rounds”).
Focusing on Health
Within approach b) (“Focusing on Health”) we have three options: Processes 2, 4, and 5. Process 2 (“Appreciation Rounds”) is suited for people who are having positive thoughts about their health, but still want to improve their vibration even more.
Process 4 (“Relaxing with Reassuring Beliefs”) is for people who are worried about their health. Perhaps they have not entirely succeeded with Process 3 (“Stop Thinking About Health”), and some worrisome thoughts may have entered their mind somtime during the day. Or perhaps they just got some scary diagnosis from their physician, and therefore quickly need to find some soothing beliefs for immediate relief and relaxation.
Process 5 (“Belief Modification”), and especially the Sentence-Based variety, should probably be avoided by most people, since it is difficult, time-consuming, and may not be considered “fun” (so it may feel like a struggle or “trying to hard”).
Instead of Process 5, we may use processes that do not focus on health, such as, for example, Process 1 (“Meditation”). Alternatively, use Process 4 (“Relaxing with Reassuring Beliefs”), which does focus on health, but does so in a very soft, convenient, and calming manner that is easy to digest.
PART 2: THE INDIVIDUAL PROCESSES
There are five individual processes that you may want to use to get your health going in the right direction. These are: Meditation (Process 1); Appreciation Rounds (Process 2); Stop Thinking About Health (Process 3); Relaxing with Reassuring Beliefs (Process 4); and Belief Modification (Process 5).
Process 1: Meditation (Early Morning)
Meditation (Abraham-Hicks-style) is recommended for all users, regardless how negative or positive they are about their health or about any other topic or life area.
Typical session time: 15-20 minutes, daily, in the early morning time (if you are not doing Appreciation Rounds instead). This is the best time to concentrate. Don’t do it in the evening time, for the mind is too active then; so it will be difficult to make it still and avoid thinking.
This process is non-specific in relation to the topic of health. So there is no focusing on health (or on any other topic or life area subject) during the meditation. Consequently it helps not just with your health, but with all areas of your life.
The reason it works is this. By suspending your thoughts on all subjects, you also suspend your negative thoughts on all subjects. This then lets your natural positivity emerge, giving you a more positive momentum “for free”.
Abraham-Hicks-style meditation is, according to themselves, “a shortcut to changing your beliefs” (Ask and It Is Given, p. 185). Therefore, Process 1 (“Meditation”) should be preferred over Process 5 (“Belief Modification”).
This process should be practiced daily (if you are not doing Appreciation Rounds instead).
For more information on meditation, see the chapter called “My Fears Were Resolved”, which tells the story about how Esther Hicks started to meditate (The Law of Attraction, pp. 9-17); and in that same book there is a description of what the intent and purpose for meditating is (p. 171). In Ask and It Is Given there is a description of how a typical meditation session should be done, and what to expect (pp. 183-191)
Process 2: Appreciation Rounds (Early Morning)
The Appreciation Rounds process is recommended especially for those who easily can get into a positive, appreciative, and grateful mood about at least one topic or life area, or about life in general.
If your thoughts on health are mostly negative, you can still do Appreciation Rounds, provided that there are other life areas that you are more positive about. So if you, for example, recently got promoted at work, you can use that positive development in your Appreciation Round to raise your positivity even further.
And then you can simply rely on the “Love-Energy Leakage Effect”: When we get positively excited and very appreciative about one life area or one subject, that excitement has a tendency to influence also other life areas or subjects. (so it will lift up also our “worst” life areas, in this case your health).
Appreciation rounds should be done in the early morning time. Duration: 15-30 min. Speak out (Self Talk) in a private room where no-one can hear what you are saying. It is imperative that you “feel safe” in that respect, and can really express your thoughts into the air, without worrying about what other people may think of you.
The overall goal is to continue appreciating various things until the 17-Second Rule kicks in (see also Dear Chris: Abraham-Hicks’ 17-Second Rule Doesn’t Work for Me!). At that time the Law of Attraction starts responding to your appreciative thoughts and ideas, and then sends you other, similarly appreciative thoughts. Keeping this up (“milking it”) throughout the session makes wonders for your vibration.
For more information about the Appreciation Rounds process, see the “Rampage of Appreciation” chapter in Ask and It Is Given (pp. 141-148),
Process 3: Stop Thinking About Health (All Day Long)
This process is especially for those who are on the negative side of the NP spectrum regarding health specifically.
Note: If you are on the positive side about your health specifically, then you should be thinking about health, positively. So then you’ll use Process 2 (“Appreciation Rounds”) instead.
Process 3 is similar to Process 1 (“Meditation”) in the sense that one should not think at all about the subject matter.
And because Abraham-Hicks-style meditation is “a shortcut to changing your beliefs” (Ask and It Is Given, p. 185), we may say that Process 3 (“Stop Thinking about Health”) also is a shortcut to changing your beliefs, in the particular life area of health and well-being.
But just as it may initially be difficult to stop all thoughts during your meditation session, it may similarly be difficult to stop all thoughts about health in your everyday life (i.e., when you are not meditating or doing your appreciation rounds).
And this may not always be your own fault. If you are at work, for example, some of your colleagues may start a discussion about their health problems, which then automatically may make you think problematic thoughts about your own health.
So whenever negative things pop up during the day, we need to remind ourselves about the power of soothing. In the particular example I just gave, you have to tell yourself that it is perfectly fine, because it was not you that started these negative thoughts on health, but your colleague. And that you are progressing in any case. And that you are doing just fine.
And if such general soothing is not enough, you can always do more health-specific soothing with Process 4 (“Relaxing with Reassuring Beliefs”).
Process 4: Relaxing with Reassuring Beliefs (Any Time It’s Needed)
This process is for you if you typically think negative thoughts about your health. These thoughts may be either weakly negative (N1) or strongly negative (N3), or anywhere in between. These negative thoughts may arise in various ways, for example as a result of some scary diagnosis after a visit to your physician. Physical pain or some irritation may also be present.
The general idea of Process 4 (Relaxing with Reassuring Beliefs) is that it is an attempt to calm you down, to soothe you. And this soothing attempt is targeted especially at your beliefs about health and wellness.
So while the word “soothing” may usually be thought of as a more general way of calming one’s emotions (“you’re OK”; “you’re doing just fine”; “there’s no hurry”, etc.), Process 4 is a way to calm one’s emotions on a particular topic, in this case your health and well-being.
Therefore, we may use sentences like these in Process 4: “my body cells all know what to do”, “my natural state of being is health”, “there is no need on my part to know exactly how I ended up here”, “all physical conditions can be improved”, etc.
We may also want to be sure to remind ourselves of The 6 Innate Attitudes for Promoting Health and Well-Being, and maybe even decide to permanently incorporate them into Process 4.
The reading (and feeling) of these sentences is typically done while lying down in a comfortable position, while also making sure that you are breathing naturally.
The overall purpose of this exercise is to get you as relaxed as possible, in order to dampen any anxieties and worries about your physical condition. The less worried you are about your health, the easier Source and your body cells can return your body to its natural healthy state.
For more details about Process 4, please consult two places in Abraham-Hicks’s books: first, the chapter called “Reclaiming One’s Natural State of Health” in Ask and It Is Given (pp. 283-291); and second, the chapter called “Applying the Reclaiming-One’s-Natural-State-of-Health Process” in The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent (pp. 205-209).
Process 5: Belief Modification (Midday)
There are two types of Belief Modification: Sentence-Based Belief Modification and Situation-Based Belief Modification.
Sentence-Based Belief Modification is a 3-step process: Belief Identification (or Inspection, or Examination), Sentence Editing, and Belief Insertion. You might typically use this type of belief modification if you have at least one life area that you are positive about, regardless of what emotional state you are in regarding your health.
For more info on Sentence-Based Belief Modification, see Seth’s methods in The Nature of Personal Reality (“Examining Beliefs”, pp. 73-75; “Natural Hypnosis”, pp. 315-316); and Abraham-Hicks’s technique in Ask and It Is Given (“The Focus Wheel Process”, pp. 257-266).
Situation-Based Belief Modification is also a 3-step process: Belief Identification (or Inspection, or Examination), Situation Editing, and Situation Insertion. You might typically use this type of belief modification if your average mood is at least P1 (“weakly positive”).
While Sentence-Based Belief Modification is more of a “textual” process, Situation-Based Belief Modification is more of a “visualization” process. The connection between visualization (imagination) and the changing of beliefs is explained by Seth in The Nature of Personal Reality (p. 55):
“Imagination also plays an important part in your subjective life, as it gives mobility to your beliefs. . . . In order to dislodge unsuitable beliefs and establish new ones, you must learn to use your imagination to move concepts in and out of your mind. The proper use of imagination can then propel ideas in the directions you desire.”
For more info on Situation-Based Belief Modification, see Seth’s methods in The Nature of Personal Reality (“The Imagination Game”, pp. 55, 77-78); and Abraham-Hicks’s method in Ask and It Is Given (“Virtual Reality”, pp. 167-175).
Don’t do any of these processes immediately after Meditation or Appreciation Rounds; wait a few hours, so that you do not exert yourself (“trying too hard”).
Note that overall idea of “Belief Modification” does not imply that the method replaces a certain belief (in a “physical” sense). The old belief is still there, but gets deactivated and becomes a non-player as time goes by, as you are now actively using your newly inserted belief instead.
Note also that while the Situation-Based Belief Modification might work for some (especially for those who have considerable visualization powers), it is doubtful whether positive practical results can be achieved by the Sentence-Based Belief Modification for most students of Law of Attraction, since that process easily feels like a struggle (and is therefore counterproductive).
PART 3: THE THREE SCENARIOS
There are three scenarios. Depending on the practitioner’s own mood (emotional state), he or she should identify only one scenario of the three. Then he or she should choose one or several of the processes available within that particular scenario.
Scenario A: No Positive Thoughts At All
Scenario A is for those who have no positive thoughts at all in any life area or topic.
The preferred early morning practice is Process 1 (“Meditation”), since Process 2 (“Appreciation Rounds”) is unproductive, or even counterproductive, at this stage.
The rest of the day: use Process 3 (“Stop Thinking about Health”) to stop thinking about health altogether, if you can.
But if you cannot stop it, don’t panic. Just practice soothing thoughts like these: “It’s OK that I cannot stop thinking about health altogether; it will be better tomorrow”; “I am doing good; after all I am just getting started”.
Also recommended for more soothing is Process 4 (“Relaxing with Reassuring Beliefs”).
Process 5 is not recommended in Scenario A.
Scenario B: Positive Thoughts about At Least One Topic
Scenario B is for those who still have negative thoughts on health, but have positive thoughts on at least one topic or life area.
The preferred early morning practice is Process 2 (“Appreciation Rounds”), if you can stay genuinely positive during most of the appreciation round. If you cannot stay positive, then you can always do Process 1 (“Meditation”) instead, the next day.
Try to stop thinking about health altogether during the rest of the day (i.e., Process 3). But if you cannot, soothe yourself. And also consider using Process 4 (“Relaxing with Reassuring Beliefs”).
You may also try Process 5 (“Belief Modification”). But if you are like most people, you may find it uninspiring. If so, try Process 4 instead, which is easier, softer, and less demanding in general.
Scenario C: Positive Thoughts about Health
Even if your thoughts about health are positive on balance, it does not necessarily mean that they are very strongly positive (P3). Rather, as in the overwhelming majority of cases, they are typically just weakly positive (P1), or, possibly, medium positive (P2).
Thus, there is ample room for continuing one’s positivity about one’s health to create even better health. So Process 2 (“Appreciation Rounds”) can replace Process 1 (“Meditation”).
Since your thoughts about your health now are positive, there is also no reason to stop thinking about your health (so Processes 3 and 4 are typically no longer needed).
However, you may experiment with Process 5 (“Belief Modification”), since you have positive thoughts on your health and are therefore in a less worrisome and more “secure” state of mind about your health. But if Belief Modification feels like a struggle, then it is counterproductive. Alternative: A second appreciation round instead (a midday session).
Our main processes for improving our health and well-being are those that we practice in the early morning, every day: either Process 1 (“Meditation”) or Process 2 (“Appreciation Rounds”). These may significantly improve our vibration, and thereby our health.
If our emotional profile is such that thoughts about our health are still mostly negative, we should also continue practicing Process 3 (“Stop Thinking About Health”), all day long.
If we now and then cannot stop thinking negative things about our health, Process 4 (“Relaxing with Reassuring Beliefs”) may be a very soft and soothing process for the soul.
Process 5 (“Belief Modification”) may work for some, especially the situation-based version of it. But the sentence-based variety is, in my opinion, mostly to be considered a “trying too hard” technique that most students of the Law of Attraction probably should avoid. Use Process 1 (“Meditation”) instead.
When our thoughts about our health has blossomed into P1 (“weakly positive”), we can abandon Process 3 (“Stop Thinking About Health”) altogether, and instead just keep thinking more positive things about our health.
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