Some focus blocks become repetitive, dull and makes me feel more helpless about the subject after some time. Is this normal and what should I do about it?

For example, maybe one of my focus block issues might be "The train is so packed every second of the day even during non-peak hours

So maybe my best feeling thought out of the whole 12 sentences I wrote would be "Would you rather have a train that is completely full of people, or a train that only contains you ALONE in a single carriage..? The latter would indeed sound a little bit tad scary for me. I would choose having the train full if that was the case." I left the other statements out since I figured it didn't really matter as the issue is individual and unique to me, including the last one.

Now the problem here is, of course, the train is going to be packed for at least a few more years to come (or maybe even forever). So naturally, this issue would keep resurfacing up almost every single day you take the train. I could continue to try and mold this particular subject or just keep re-reading the statements I have written, but after a certain period of time you would feel numb and more helpless about this particular subject when you know (or believe) deep down inside you that this situation is not going to change anytime soon. It would reach a point where re-reading the statements just doesn't seem to do any help in shifting your vibration at all, if you get what I mean.

This example could be replaced by almost anything else in life that continously resurfaces in your life..

So is this normal and what should I do about it?

EDIT: I figured that I would add the rest of my statements so that maybe it might be able to help some others too :

  • I should be grateful that at least I do not need to walk to school
  • I can go out of my house earlier to avoid the crowd and it will be slightly better
  • If there was someone to accompany me on my journey, I believe I would not feel this way at all
  • I know the timings where the trains are not so crowded or full (around 10am), so I can always pick my lessons to be later so that I can take the trains at this time
  • I could learn driving and think of purchasing a small car that only costs 200 a month to maintain and drive that instead. That way I would not have to crowd with all the people on the trains
  • I can distract myself from the surroundings on the train by reading stuff or playing my phone so that I would not notice the crowd
  • The holidays are coming, I would not need to face the morning crowd while taking the train for at least a month. How great is that!
  • Having a lot of people on the train is good. It makes you realize how big the world actually is, and that you would probably have a lot of people to sell to if I ever start a small business
  • Would you rather have a train that is completely full of people, or a train that only contains you ALONE in a single carriage..? The latter would indeed sound a little bit tad scary for me. I would choose having the train full if that was the case.
  • I have heard that the government is trying their best to improve the train system. Maybe the introduction of newer lines would help to alievate this problem.

asked 22 Feb '12, 06:36

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edited 22 Feb '12, 07:25

@kakaboo-thanks for asking this has helped me as well:)

(22 Feb '12, 11:57) Satori

@Satori - no problem

(22 Feb '12, 21:49) kakaboo
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So your issue is? ...

The train is so packed every second of the day even during non-peak hours

and you are saying that your "best-feeling" thought of relief out of the 12 you've written is? ...

Would you rather have a train that is completely full of people, or a train that only contains you ALONE in a single carriage..?

Obviously I don't know about your particular vibrational make-up but that statement doesn't bring me any relief at all. It sounds self-berating to me :)

For a statement to be a valid statement in a Focus Block, it must:

  1. Bring you relief from the starting statement
  2. You must believe it is true at this very moment

What you've put forward as your "best-feeling" statement doesn't seem to fit either of those criteria to me.

To give you an example of a Focus Block, I'm now going to imagine myself in a situation that you describe and I'm going to just type out a series of statements that I believe and bring me relief (if I was in that situation you describe).

  • Not every train I've ever been on in my life has been packed
  • Even on packed trains I've found a seat from time to time
  • Really, it doesn't matter if the train is packed or not, what I'm really after is whether I get some space to myself
  • I've noticed many times that if I state my intention for a seat or space on a packed train before it arrives, I then "magically" have a seat or a space regardless of how packed it is
  • I'm pretty sure the transport companies know when the trains are getting too full and adjust accordingly in time
  • Actually, I quite enjoy travelling by train sometimes because I get to see lots of interesting characters and get a sneak-peak into the lives of others. So when the train is more packed, I have more people to observe

I'll stop there. I just knocked off 6 statements in a couple of minutes and even I can feel some relief about a subject that doesn't actually affect me :)

My "best-feeling" statement out of the above would be this one:

I've noticed many times that if I state my intention for a seat or space on a packed train before it arrives, I then "magically" have a seat or a space regardless of how packed it is

That's been true for me many times so I can easily believe it.

Does that example give you some ideas about why you are having trouble with this method?


answered 22 Feb '12, 06:53

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@Stingray - its because my main issue isn't with finding a seat - it's with the amount of people there are on the train during peak hours. I have seats appearing in front of me which no one wants to sit for a long time even on very crowded trains but that's not what I have an issue with, if you get what I mean. So to me, naturally something that makes me feel better about the amount of people on the train is something I would perceive to be a better - feeling one.

(22 Feb '12, 07:27) kakaboo

I have added the rest of the statements so maybe you can take a look and comment on them, thanks !

(22 Feb '12, 07:27) kakaboo

@kakaboo - Thanks for providing the rest of the statements, it makes it easier to give some feedback. From what you've written, they look like pretty valid statements to me. What comes to mind from reading them is that you don't like crowds whether they are on trains or not. Have you considered that what's bothering you may actually be about being caught up within groups of people rather than the trains themselves?

(22 Feb '12, 07:42) Stingray

@Stingray - I guess you may be right, I never thought of it that way before. I generally dislike crowded places. The thing I don't get is that if you replace this train issue with something else like debt/relationships, wouldn't a person find himself in the same situation (feeling helpless about that particular block over a prolonged period of time) ?

(22 Feb '12, 08:08) kakaboo

@kakaboo - What you may be overlooking is that if you are feeling better about something that was previously bothering you and was bringing manifestations that matched that feeling, then your manifestations must change to match the improved feeling. You may not be able to see how this will happen but it must. The universe operates according to absolute principles. If you change, your world must change to reflect the new vibrational there wouldn't be any "prolonged" time

(22 Feb '12, 08:25) Stingray

@Stingray - I am not completely sure what you mean by that. Are you saying that, for instance, when a person has maybe "want a partner" as one of his focus block and tries to mold this partner issue but yet still unable to get a partner, it is because actually he is doing something wrong with this method?

(22 Feb '12, 09:52) kakaboo

@kakaboo - If I shift a vibration and am not stuck in noticing that what I want isn't there yet, I would expect vibrational matches to my improved feeling to start showing up within 72 hours, certainly a week at the most. If nothing seems different at all in my reality then that implies the vibration hasn't shifted. Just by going back and reading the best-feeling statement on my Focus Block, I can see whether it still feels "true" to me or not and thereby judge where my vibration really is.

(22 Feb '12, 10:38) Stingray

@stingray-is this why man Exp 5 is so effective? it helps you find the most bothersome aspect of the issue to mold in a focus block.

Maybe this is why we sometimes do so many different focus blocks on the same issue.Until the root causeĀ is found and molded? :)

(22 Feb '12, 11:56) Satori

@Satori - Yes, ME-5 sits quietly on IQ getting very little recognition because it seems complex (on the surface) but it is highly effective for nailing down these issues. It's a Weapon of Mass Construction :) When numerous Focus Blocks start appearing hinting at a particular subject, I find it really helpful to group them all together ME-5 style and "grab the bull by the horns", so to speak. Some days, I'm really happy to lightly jump around in an ME-2 style, other days it's full-on ME-5.

(22 Feb '12, 12:51) Stingray

@Satori - The next question you're probably going to ask is how do I group Focus Blocks together? Well, I've been secretly (not so secret now, I know) been adding a vast amount of code to the existing Focus Blocks spreadsheet to handle an ME-5 approach as slickly as the ME-2 approach. In fact, I can now switch seamlessly between the two approaches using the same Focus Blocks (which now also support Abraham Grid). This is very early days yet though. I only got the first prototype working...

(22 Feb '12, 12:55) Stingray

@Satori - ...last week and I'm still trialling the ideas in my life experiences (and fixing the bugs). Realistically, a public version is a few months off because I'm still at the stage of seeing what works well in my life and throwing out bits that don't feel right, but at least something to support an interchangeable ME-5/ME-2 approach will be out in the not-too-distant future :)

(22 Feb '12, 12:58) Stingray

@Stingray-lol.yes it was im my head to ask that.that sounds fantastic.that would definitely make the spreadsheet even more effective,having the two methods accessible.could the new code be added to a pre-existing spreadsheet? I have noticed myself doing duplicate fb sometimes so being able to group related focus blocks together would solve that problem. :)

(22 Feb '12, 13:54) Satori

@Stingray-would the spreadsheet be able to combine the two methods? For instance using me5 but molding issues in fb instead of the AbeGrid.I have switched back to using fb as I prefer them at the moment:) thanks

(22 Feb '12, 13:57) Satori

@Satori - I designed the original spreadsheet to be upgradeable so just by copying and pasting some computer code into three places, it should be possible to add all the new features to an existing sheet. There a couple of cosmetic modifications to the summary sheet. I'm not sure how easy it's going to be to implement those on existing sheets but it's only just some fancy coloring really and a refinement to the sort it's nice-to-have and not essential, if I can't figure out a way.

(22 Feb '12, 14:28) Stingray

@Satori - Funnily enough, like you, I've switched back to using Focus Blocks instead of Abraham Grid as my ME-5 molding method (as well as for when I'm using ME-2). The Grid is good but Focus Blocks just seem lighter and freer to me, especially when used electronically. So, yes, absolutely, the original Focus Blocks approach is still alive and kicking as an ME-5 molding method. It's actually still the default method for each new Focus Block.

(22 Feb '12, 14:31) Stingray

@Stingray-that's excellent.really looking forward to this.I suppose it wouldn't bother to much to start a new sheet sometime anyway. My spreadsheet is now taking a few minutes to open and close with the amount of fb in Thanks Stingray.I really appreciate your work:)

(22 Feb '12, 14:36) Satori

@Stingray-yes using fb I prefer because I just write down what intuitively comes into my head first instead of wondering whether it's general or specific.:)

(22 Feb '12, 14:43) Satori

@Satori - Yes, exactly, and also linked to that, since you only have to think of a single statement of relief from the "starting statement" or last best-feeling statement only, it means you can randomly throw in relief statements in any order and only when you hit the 12th statement do you have to make any decision about which one overall feels best. The Grid is much more reliant on an overall sequence of improvement whereas the Focus Block is "12 statements of fun, then decide" :)

(22 Feb '12, 14:58) Stingray

@Satori - I think the Grid is great for newcomers because it provides guidance about which kinds of statements should come next, which appears to be what trips up many people at the beginning. I remember back when I started using the original Focus Wheels in the '90s, it would cause me endless frustration trying to figure out what to write next. The structure and guidance of the Grid would have been priceless then :)

(22 Feb '12, 15:05) Stingray

@Stingray-I agree.the good thing about the Grid was it gave me a new found appreciation for the fb so I guess everything serves a purpose:)

(22 Feb '12, 15:08) Satori

@Stingray-yes that's true.trying to figure out fw must have been tough without guidance. Makes me appreciate finding this site, your teachings and having a massive troubleshooting guide for almost everything concerning fb/w :)

(22 Feb '12, 15:38) Satori

@Stingray - I'm still confused if I mold a particular subject and has shifted my vibration regarding it, I will be able to see at least a few vibrational matches to what I want being manifested (even if the thing has not manifested or come yet) so that I feel better regarding that particular subject?

(22 Feb '12, 21:55) kakaboo

But then, with regards to this train issue for instance, I am not sure exactly what I want. Come to think of it, I did have a few stuff happening which makes me feel better about the trains and crowded people, except that it still bothers me to some extent, so I am not sure what to make out of all this

(22 Feb '12, 22:00) kakaboo

@kakaboo - Yes, you will notice vibrational matches of various kinds. Deliberately observing vibrational matches is a handy trick to give yourself confidence that "something" is changing in your life...helps you combat the "noticing it isn't there yet". If it is still bothering you then that's an indication that some resistance is still being triggered within you. You could always choose an alternative means of transport to avoid that triggering but if your physical circumstances...

(23 Feb '12, 05:50) Stingray

@kakaboo - not permit an action-based solution then you are going to have to find a way to "make peace" with your current situation. It seems like a paradox (and it is) but once you are "okay" with where you currently are, you then make it much easier to allow things to change.

(23 Feb '12, 05:52) Stingray

@Stingray - ok.. by the way I remembered you answered a question where you said one did not have to completely clear up a particular issue to make the changes in life.. just a little or a bit is enough or something alone those lines.. I forgot what the question was about though, would you by any chance still remember it ? (I think it was only recently in the past month but I can't find it again)

(23 Feb '12, 08:29) kakaboo

@kakaboo - Nothing springs immediately to mind - I've probably written quite a bit in the past month :) Have you tried an IQ Google search?

(23 Feb '12, 09:54) Stingray

@Stingray - yes I did try that already, but I can't exactly remember the exact words you used that's why.. it's ok, maybe you would remember it sometime soon :)

(23 Feb '12, 12:56) kakaboo

@Kakaboo-is this the answer you were looking for?been reading up on quite a few lately

(23 Feb '12, 12:59) Satori

@Satori - no it is not, if I remember correctly it was only written recently in the past 2 weeks to one month.. I guess it doesn't really matter since it will probably pop up out of nowhere in the near future lol.. thanks anyway

(23 Feb '12, 13:03) kakaboo

@kakaboo-no worries,hope you find it or it finds you:)

(23 Feb '12, 13:26) Satori

@kakaboo - You could always look through the list of recent answers I've written:

(23 Feb '12, 14:14) Stingray

@Liam - yes that was the question I was talking about, thanks! told ya it would appear out of nowhere soon.. ;)

(23 Feb '12, 20:33) kakaboo

@stingray - this has been bothering me for quite a while but could you elaborate more when you said that what's bothering me might be caught up within groups of people rather than the trains themselves?

(28 Feb '12, 23:43) kakaboo

@kakaboo - I meant that you might be focusing on an effect rather than a cause. For example, if you don't like to eat carrots now because your mother forced you to eat them as a child then the cause of the issue (the vibrational root) is related to your lack of freedom in relation to your parents (they forced you to eat what you didn't want) rather than those orange vegetables. Finding a way to feel better about your parents would also release your artificial dislike of carrots.

(02 Mar '12, 03:08) Stingray

I see you guys (@Satori , @Stingray) mentioning an Abraham's "Grid" process, could you guys point me to where I could find more info on that. I tried (a bit unsuccessfully) using focus wheels / focus blocks some months ago and I've been wanting to give it another go, so I wanted to gather more information/guidance and make a sincere effort at feeling better around many topics. Thank you guys for the help.

(02 Mar '12, 11:10) Kriegerd

Never mind guys (@Satori, @Stingray), I just found a post where @Stingray posts a bunch of links regarding the processes. Thanks!

(02 Mar '12, 14:13) Kriegerd
(02 Mar '12, 14:16) Satori

is there a record on iq for the most comments after an answer? lol

(02 Mar '12, 14:17) Satori
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The general guidelines for focus wheels/blocks is like this : specifically negative (you usually start here)-->generally negative-->generally positive-->specifically positive.

The statement you started with seems like kind of a jump immediately to generally positive (and it has a "self beating" sound to it, because of the "Should" word) - the first statement's goal is to simple feel even a slightly bit better than the original thought. Also I have the feeling that you are more "thinking your way" logically rather than feeling your way.

Stingray's offer for the first statement is excellent - another good one would be "There is at least a slight chance that not all of the trains in the world are packed". Just go general and find a statement that offers any improvement, and that's all you need. From there, just focus on it and feel the relief. As you move up vibrationally, it will be easier to find more statements, and just focus on whether it feels right and gives you the feeling of relief.

Remember, the power really isn't in the statements, these are only words. The true power is in your vibration. So the key is to feel the statements, and then choose them and flow with it.


answered 22 Feb '12, 09:05

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edited 23 Feb '12, 00:36

@Benjamin -"Thinking your way,Not feeling your way" This is exactly what I used to do only couldn't put it into words.fantastic answer Benjamin:)

(22 Feb '12, 15:44) Satori

@Benjamin - It's difficult to explain

(22 Feb '12, 21:51) kakaboo
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