Almost every process I describe in this blog comes down to one thing: focus.
Focus is what creates manifestation. Everything you see around you was because someone at some point, focused long enough to make it manifest. The earth, the planets, everything.
Abraham-Hicks talks about the power of focus and how when we focus, we summon the same power that creates worlds:
“As you begin to positively focus, getting to feel so good about so many subjects, you will begin to feel the power that creates worlds flowing through you.” ~ Abraham-Hicks
How Long Should You Focus?
Abraham-Hicks says that when we focus our thought in one direction for as little as just seventeen seconds, another thought joins it. They become bigger and are joined by another thought at the 34 second point, and again and 51 and 68 seconds. Once you focus as long as 68 seconds, the combustion is big enough to affect physical manifestation.
That’s how you can summon the same power that creates worlds: by focusing in the same direction for at least seventeen seconds. The longer you focus, the more power you summon, exponentially.
Here’s the exact description of this from Abraham-Hicks:
“If you can hold a thought, just a simple thought, for 17 seconds, without contradicting it, another thought like it same shape, same size, same vibration, same tone, by law of attraction another thought like it will come to it.
And at precisely the 17 second point, these two thoughts will join one another, they coalesce and when they do that there is an energy that is expended, it is like a combustion point. And when these two thoughts join and combust, you can feel a measure of enthusiasm or interest bubbling within you. And in that moment of 17 seconds, these two thoughts that were same become one bigger, more evolved, faster vibrating thought.
Now, if you can stay focused on this subject that you have chosen for another 17 seconds, at the moment that you cross the 34 second mark that is just two times 17 this now more evolved thought will attract unto it and – in other words, the thoughts attract each other. Your thought draws another and the other thought draws it, thoughts that are same in nature come together.
And at the 34 second mark these two more evolved thoughts do the same thing, they coalesce and there is another combustion point. At that point, these two thoughts become one, higher and faster in vibration. If you can maintain your attention to that now more evolved thought, at the 51 second mark which is just 3 times 17 there is another coalescing, another joining of thought and another combustion point. If you can hold that more evolved thought for another 17 seconds, the same thing happens and when you cross the 68 second mark, you have a combustion big enough to affect physical manifestation.”
Focus Gives You True Leverage
What would you think if I told you that when you focus for seventeen seconds, you get the same results that you would have had after working for 2000 hours. For most people, that’s a whole year of work! And it grows again exponentially every seventeen seconds. Here’s Abraham-Hicks again:
“Just to get your attention we want to give you some physical comparison; 17 seconds of pure thought is equivalent to 2000 hours of action. If you are working a regular 40 hour a week job, that is about what you work in a year. 17 seconds equals 2000 action hours. If you can cross the 34 second mark, you can multiply your action by ten, 20.000 action hours. If you can cross the 51 second mark 3 times 17 you can multiply by ten again, a 200.000 action hour equivalent. If you can cross the 68 second mark – now that is just over a minute of pure con-contradicted, non-diluted thought it is equivalent to over 2 million action hours.”
Processes That Use The Power Of Focus
You can use a number of processes to enjoy the enormous power of focus:
But You Can Focus On Negative Thoughts Too
Of course, the power of focus works in a negative direction as well. If you’ve ever found yourself complaining about something until it spirals down into a bad mood and even depression, it was because you focused in a direction that doesn’t serve you.
Increase Your Awareness
It makes sense then, to become more aware of your thoughts and direct them in a direction that does serve you. If you start paying more attention to the thoughts in your head and the words that you speak, you will start catching yourself earlier and earlier before the seventeen-second point when things can get out of hand. It’s a practice worth pursuing.
What Can 2000 Hours Of Action Get You?
If you’re not convinced that focusing in a positive direction for at least seventeen seconds can serve you well, think about what you’ve accomplished with your work in the past year. You can have all that in seventeen seconds.
That’s worth a shot, right?
Listen to Abraham talk about the 17-seconds rule: