I've been noticing so often in my life and the lives of others, that the hardest part with achieving results with these manifesting ideas is just Getting Started.
Once good-feeling habits have been set up, it's easy...you're coasting along effortlessly and wondering why you ever thought feeling-good (and the accompanying good-feeling life you start living as a result) was difficult.
Time and time again, it's taking that First Step to setting up good-feeling habits (which then run themselves) that seems to defeat people.
With that in mind, and if the users of this website don't mind me using an IQ Community Wiki in this manner, I'd like to propose this thread called The 30-Day Vortex Challenge.
Think of it as free coaching in manifesting :)
WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO
If you want to participate, just create your own answer in this thread. In that answer, for every day in a row that you align with your Vortex you make an entry on IQ.
On the first day you align with your Vortex (if the first day was today), you would simply write:
Day 1 - Oct 7, 2014
And that's all you do. It will take you less than one minute to do it :)
For the second day in a row you do it (if that day is tomorrow), you add to your IQ answer:
Day 2 - Oct 8, 2014
...so that your answer to this thread now displays...
Day 1 - Oct 7, 2014
After, say, 5 days in a row of Vortex alignment, you would have...
Day 1 - Oct 7, 2014
Now let's say that I miss a day on Day 6 but align again on Day 7. I now restart the sequence at Day 1 on the seventh day. So on Day 8 (assuming I've aligned for 2 days after my "break"), my answer to this thread now looks like...
Day 1 - Oct 7, 2014
Day 1 - Oct 13, 2014
The idea of this "coaching" is to get you to have an unbroken sequence of 30-days alignment in a row. Then you can consider you've won your game and you'll already (by then) be reaping the rewards of this consistent daily alignment in your life :)
If you decide to play along, you don't need to make a public entry here everyday. Just batch them up if you are not online for a while and update your answer the next time you visit IQ.
Align yourself daily using whatever method you prefer (I use Advanced Focus Blocks in the morning). There are plenty of Vortex alignment ideas already on IQ. It doesn't matter what method you use as long as you reach that aligned place daily...and you can use whatever criteria you decide are valid for you to classify yourself as "Being Aligned". (I use the Rampage of Appreciation test)
WHY DO THIS?
It seems to be a fact of human nature that we are more willing to commit to doing something if we are doing it in full view of others.
And when the time comes that the daily Vortex alignment habit becomes tricky to continue (as you hit up against established limiting beliefs), the knowledge that your daily results are visible to others on this site might be enough to keep you going through it.
If you are like most people, the first few days will be the toughest as you try to establish what works for you in getting aligned and what doesn't. If you are someone that has already established strong out-of-the-Vortex habits, it may take a considerable amount of time and effort on the first day to just get a glimpse of that good-feeling place. Keep going...it will be worth it...and it will get easier and easier everyday because each day is chained to the next one.
If you do manage to reach 30 days of Vortex alignment in a row, you will see (or may already have seen) some fairly dramatic improvements in your life situation - if improvements are required - and you'll be set up with some solid good-feeling habits which will serve you well for the rest of your life
That's the theory anyway :)
If this sounds like a game you would be interested in playing, please create your answer below and update it on a regular basis.
Naturally, I'll play along as well and put my own results below (since I can't create an IQ answer in my own thread) until I reach the magic 30-days-in-a-row myself.
SOME FINAL THOUGHTS
Thanks to all those who have taken part in this Challenge, are still taking part in it, or will take part in it in future.
Indeed, if you are reading this at some future date, please feel free to jump straight into this Challenge and give it a try. I'm sure that those of us who've completed it will give you some friendly advice and support if you start finding it difficult to continue.
If you have yet to finish the Challenge, I encourage you to do whatever it takes to complete it once, even if it takes you multiple attempts. These are life-long habits you are setting up so there's no need to be concerned if it takes you a little longer to get there. The end result will be worth it.
Also, just knowing you've already achieved this once in your life will make it much easier to do again if you ever slip out of those daily good-feeling habits and need to set them up once more.
WHAT'S YOUR OPINION?
When you've completed the Challenge, perhaps you would be willing to share your honest opinion about whether you think your time invested in creating these habits has been well-spent or not.
It might encourage those reading this thread in future to give this 30-Day Challenge a try or, if you haven't noticed any improvement in your life and you didn't think it was worth the effort, it might save them from wasting their time :)
UPDATE - Jan 15, 2015
I thought it might be of value to add the following here...
For anyone that feels so "trapped in negativity" to the extent that it feels out of control, and Vortex-alignment seems like an impossible dream, I thought I would mention a "no-effort" method that has proven effective in regaining inner stability...and eventually building enough emotional control to be able to tackle this 30-Day Challenge.
See the method here: How Do You Simply Love Yourself?
Awesome, thanks for posting this. Such a simple idea that could make such a difference.
Day 1 - October 8, 2014
Day 2 - October 9, 2014 (A few focus blocks and Frank Kinslow's pure awareness meditation)
Day 3 - October 10, 2014 (Music, 'The Process')
Day 4 - October 11, 2014 (Sunlight, exercise)
Day 5 - October 12, 2014 Note: Music seems to work when I'm feeling strong resistancie to doing any kind of process
Day 6- October 13, 2014 (Exercise, nature)
Day 7- October 14, 2014 (Focus Blocks)
Day 8- October 15, 2014
Day 9- October 16, 2014 (Starting to be drawn to the vortex automatically despite external situations that normally trigger negativity, seeing more to appreciate than I ever have before)
Day 10- October 17, 2014
Day 11- October 18, 2014
Day 12- October 19, 2014
Day 13- October 20, 2014
Day 14- October 21, 2014 Felt so much reistance this morning and didn't want to fight my terrible mood, I was prepared to start this challenge over tomorrow. I gave in to the feelings. A couple of hours after I gave in, the feeling started to dissolve and I passed a beautiful garden with masses of flowers and sailed right into the vortex. Happy to be back.
Day 15- October 21, 2014
Day 16- October 22, 2014 Feeling strange today. Woke up in the vortex but feeling like something's snapped into place.
Day 1 - October 27, 2014
There really isn't anything better than feeling good "on purpose" for 30 days in a row. I look forward to sharing this experience with my fellow IQer's and encourage anyone who has issues with getting started in a routine process to join in the fun.
Great idea @Stingray!
Okay, Stingray, after giving this some long, thoughtful, serious consideration, I am in.
My process of choice is ME-5, clearing with the Abraham Grid (or Focus Blocks if the latter doesn't work), then following up with Positive Aspects or Rampage of Appreciation.
Day 1 - Oct 7, 2014
Day 2 - Oct 8, 2014
Day 3 - Oct 9, 2014 - Interestingly, myself and my wife (who is also doing the challenge) came down with head colds this day. Wondering if this is one of the "slaying the dragon"-type trials? :)
Day 4 - Oct 10, 2040
Day 5 - Oct 11, 1955
Day 6 - Oct 12, 1985 (Alternate)
Day 7 - Oct 13, 1885
Day 8 - Oct 14, 2014
Day 9 - Oct 15, 2014 - Was running out of things to clear, and then my computer died. :)
Day 10 - Oct 16, 2014
Day 11 - Oct 17, 2014
Day 12 - Oct 18, 2014
Day 13 - Oct 19, 2014 - Some unexpected good stuff happened today.
Day 14 - Oct 20, 2014 - Some more, different, unexpected good stuff happened today.
Day 15 - Oct 21, 2014
Day 16 - Oct 22, 2014 - Some more unexpected good stuff happened today. All of this "good stuff" of the past several days is vibrationally linked, though with no physical causal connection. Interestingly, although I am experiencing these "physical" manifestations (or rather, am able to see them), I do not seem to feel any more "blissful" or better than before I started the Vortex challenge. If anything, the vast majority of my day simply feels "neutral" rather than blissful or joyous.
Day 17 - Oct 23, 2014
Day 18 - Oct 24, 2014
Day 19 - Oct 25, 2014
Day 20 - Oct 26, 2014 - Throughout today both my wife (who is also doing the challenge) and I experienced an almost constant stream of synchronicities, though what the meaning behind them might be remains mysterious (typically, in the past, I have been able to connect a synchronicity to a manifestation, or to something that has been on my mind). We would see one specific subject and comment on it; then the same thing would appear in another form within anywhere from a second to an hour. I've had this sort of thing happen to me before, but not at this level of frequency, and never with another human being who was also noticing and experiencing it at the same rate. Interesting times.
Day 21 - Oct 27, 2014
Day 22 - Oct 28, 2014
Day 23 - Oct 29, 2014
Day 24 - Oct 30, 2014 - A lot of "intense" experiences over the last few days, both positive and negative, from my limited physical perspective. Funny that the more "neutral" I generally feel, there has been this sort of spike in the periodic "intensely felt" manifestation. Some of the "negative" experiences occurred when I was feeling at my best. I believe Abraham have talked about this phenomenon before.
Day 25 - Oct 31, 2014
Day 26 - Nov 1, 2014
Day 27 - Nov 2, 2014
Day 28 - Nov 3, 2014
Day 29 - Nov 4, 2014
Day 30 - Nov 5, 2014
Day 31 - Nov 6, 2014
Thanks for posting this, @stingray! It gives me the opportunity to think through something I've been wondering about in a broader sense. I'm interested in the idea of a vortex challenge, but have been noticing how frequently I have tended to block my own momentum through gritted-teeth style "efforting". This is a habit I want to change. I was meditating just before I read this, and I noticed so clearly how when I just manage to be like "no effort, no effort", my vibration rises easily and I slide into the Vortex, but that my initial instinct is always to wade in and grab the meditation with both hands and Make. It. Happen.
If anyone out there is also a (former) Efforter, do you find that doing challenges of this type is helpful, or does it tend to trigger your most effortful/work-ethic self to the forefront?
ETA: I meditate to feel good (other things just trigger my effort gene, at least right now) and did that for almost the whole 30 days. I think there was a day or two where it didn't happen, but (also for effort-avoidance reasons) I didn't keep perfect track. I just tried to meditate at least once a day.
It definitely improved my mood to do this. I'd enjoyed meditating before this, but now I feel like I really took it to a new level. It was, by the middle of the time I did this, easier to release the "general worry" feeling that sometimes lurks in the back of my brain and just relax into the good meditative feelings. So thumbs up, and I'm going to keep at my daily meditation practice, for sure.
Changes I have noticed include greater clarity about LOA stuff, primarily. At some point during the month I understood in a new way that I don't have to DO anything. It felt like that understanding opened something up for me.
(I'm not yet sure WHAT, but it feels a little easier now to think that maybe life can be easy and I don't have to work at it.)
Day 1 - Day 30 (COMPLETED)
It's not the first time I've done this kind of 30 day challenge. But every time it gets easier. And there are also more insights and "growing" every time. I think it's because you pave a new road through the jungle of your vibration the first time you do it. And this means you have to cut down a few trees and build new roads from scratch. The second time you take the same path but now it's already done. You just have to weed it a little bit here and there. The third time you go there, you even start to build a highway and it gets even easier...
I'd like to share some tips on how to do this challenge. Just keep in mind that I'm not trying to impose anything on anyone. I'm actually just writing to the "past version" of myself. Just pick something out of this that feels right for you if you wish.
I confess I have never managed 30 days straight so this is a real challenge for me .... Stingray, you're right, a public commitment makes it more real. Thank you for suggesting this!
Day 1: October 8, 2014
Day 2: October 9, 2014
Day 3: October 10, 2014 I'm just using the Stingray focus block spreadsheet method - anyone who wants to look into it, you might find the command crib sheet available on Psi Tek to be useful initially, saves having to go back through the video. http://www.psitek.net/assets/focusblocks/fbspreadsheet/key-commands.pdf
Day 4: October 11, 2014
Day 5: October 12, 2014 Just to say at this point that if I hadn't have committed to this publicly then I would have had a day off vibrational work yesterday but having gone through the resistance a bit yesterday, today was easier again.
Day 6: October 13, 2014
Day 7: October 14, 2014 (Took much longer today, feeling a bit of resistance).
Day 8: October 15, 2014
Day 9: October 16, 2014
Day 10: October 17, 2014
I was expecting the blocks to be emotional and I felt really ready to handle these with the various tools I have used over the past few years, however the blocks proved to be more physical with various dramas coming out of nowhere to thwart my attempts at remaining aligned. I am sad to say but yesterday was really hectic (no time to myself) and not a great day (plenty of things coming at me that weren't great) and despite my best efforts, I failed at this challenge yesterday. Back to the beginning - today feels like a much better day, did the processes early and feeling quite positive again.
If anyone has any insights into this I would be pleased to hear them.
Day 1: October 19, 2014
Day 2: October 20, 2014
Made a really conscious effort last night to get into a good feeling place before sleeping and make sure I set today off on a really good footing - it has paid off nicely!
Day 3: October 21, 2014
Day 4 - October 22, 2014
Day 5 - October 23, 2014
Day 6 - October 24, 2014
Day 7 - October 25, 2014
Day 8 - October 26, 2014
Day 9 - October 27,2014
Got into a good routine of 10 mins meditation followed by the spreadsheet plus being especially conscious of thoughts during day. There have been tricky moments - I'm not experiencing the wild emotional swings that were hard to deal in the past but continue to be faced with a fair few situations that require quite a lot of molding to a better place.
Day 10 - October 28, 2014
Day 11 - October 29, 2014
Day 12 - October 30, 2014
Day 13 - October 31, 2014
Day 14 - November 1, 2014
Day 15 - November 2, 2014
Some days it does take longer - the snag is if I don't then have the time first thing in the morning. It is trickier than I thought it would be! Interesting to read the comments under Pink Diamond's answer - some good suggestions there.
Day 16 - November 3, 2014
Still sticking with the processes so that is a major win for me as normally I distract myself with a website or a book. That is 26 days straight doing the processes every single morning for half an hour or so (even if failed to align one morning and I had to go about my day not feeling too vortexy)!
Day 17 - November 4, 2014
A stressful day but managed to sooth myself with the new improved spreadsheet and the wonderful sound of Tom Kenyon's amazing voice on this Elevatron free mp3! http://tomkenyon.com/escalation-of-chaotic-nodes-and-the-dismantling-of-3-d-reality
Day 18 - November 5, 2014
New improved spreadsheet - I love it. Also, I've got some subliminal software that flashes me inspiring messages as I do it. http://www.psitek.net/reviews/SubliminalPower.html You can turn it on and off as you want and the options are mind boggling (from fear of dogs to being great at maths etc) . I've had "self discipline" turned on for the past month and I think it is helping me to focus on this.
Day 19 - November 6, 2014
I was a bit sloppy about doing the work first thing and without the challenge might have not bothered to do it today as it was a fairly easy kind of day - I can see how easy it is to let things slide! - anyway, spent a good half an hour on the spreadsheet this afternoon and another half an hour this evening and feel like I'm back on track.
Day 20 - November 7, 2014
Day 21 - November 8, 2014
Day 22 - November 9, 2014
Day 23 - November 10, 2014
Feeling fairly stable - things do come up that are difficult but I find the daily discipline means that a negative train of thought doesn't get such a foothold.
Day 24 - November 11, 2014
Day 25 - November 12, 2014
Day 26 - November 13, 2014
Day 27 - November 14, 2014
Day 28 - November 15, 2014
Day 29 - November 16, 2014
Day 30 - November 17, 2014
Advice: Do the vibrational work as soon as you can in the morning - if you do any other sort of practice (meditation etc) that can wait until later in the day if need be. I often like to revisit the spreadsheet later in the day just to keep on track. Try to get into a good feeling place before settling yourself to sleep (appreciating something good that has happened in the day or even the comfort of your pillow or cosiness of your bed).
Just noticed the bit in the question about saying afterwards whether you think it has been worthwhile.
YES absolutely for the following reasons.
Committing publicly made me stick at it. Even if you're reading this ten years from now, you can still commit on this thread and go through the process as we have done.
Sticking with something for 30 days creates a habit.
Sticking with something for 30 days shows how you gradually build up your focus on all manner of subjects. In the past I would have done the processes most days for a week or two weeks but then slipped for a few days - the stop start nature of this meant that I got off course and then had to do larger course corrections - the daily practice means that you never really get that far off course. I would say knowing about and practising the processes is one thing but it really is the DAILY application that makes the difference.
The only thing I would say is that before committing on this thread it would probably be worth spending some time getting familiar with the Abraham processes (if you aren't already) In particular, the powerful FOCUS WHEEL process (Stingray's spreadsheet uses FOCUS BLOCKS which work just as well) - it is worth getting really familiar with that process first because you get used to feeling the difference between how different statements feel and also because you get a whole stock of ideas about what statements to use here is one of my favourite threads- http://www.inwardquest.com/questions/82929/having-trouble-thinking-of-statements-for-the-focus-blocks-try-beginning-with-one-of-these-sentence-starters.
The book "Ask and it is given" by Abraham Hicks will tell you everything you need to know - alternatively get on to You Tube and listen to some of the many Abraham Hicks clips or just spend some time on here sifting through the many questions on the Law of Attraction.
I would like to publicly thank Stingray for the amazing spreadsheet and also for suggesting this challenge.
I think it would also be helpful if people share their methods to try and get into the Vortex as everyone is different, and maybe sometimes they just need some other ideas to be able to feel better if nothing seems to work for them. For me, I start with normal Focus blocks-> meditation -> going to youtube and searching for cute puppies/babies videos (if I don't feel much change at all from watching those cute little stuff and writing rampage of appreciations, I think Im there). Have actually been doing this on and off over the years, but more offs than on... so this is a great way to try it again.
Feedback on the 30 day challenge
The 2nd time was a lot harder than I thought. I thought it would be easier since I had gotten used to it the first time - but as someone said before, the moment you allow yourself to miss one time, you keep thinking of more excuses to miss one more.. one more.. and then one more.
My 30 day challenge went like this:
-I was originally very excited and looking forward to starting this challenge, all pumped up and ready to go. This can be easily seen by my long and constant updates at the start.
-Just barely 10-14 days, I started to get bored of it, as though my mind is trying to conjure up excuses for me not to continue with this exercise.
-After a few days of pushing through, that feeling went away and I become excited about it once again.
-Then I allowed myself to miss one day of my first challenge, and from then on it was a downhill battle, the next 30 days felt really different from the first challenge. I don't know what to make out of this, but a few things have happened in my life, where some of the things were what I wanted even before I started the challenge, just that when they happened they are slightly off from what I wanted. Similar but not exactly the same.
-Lastly, I feel that this exercise is good for anyone who just wants to become a more positive person, even if he does not really want to manifest anything yet.
And 2 very interesting observations throughout the course of this challenge:
1) Before Stingray put up this challenge, this site was not really that active. The moment Stingray put up this challenge, this site burst into activity and felt like it was full of energy and emotions. Not just in the challenge thread but also with other questions. But nearing the end of the 30 days when most people have completed the challenge, the site seemed to go back to how it was before the challenge again, not as active anymore.
2) The votes in this thread seem to follow a peculiar pattern. Almost every answer got upvoted to 8 in the first day, and 9 for one of the answer.. and then it just stopped at 8 (and 9 for that one person) up until now. Even though this is just a community wiki where people wont gain any points, I still find it very interesting.
Day 1 - Oct 8, 2014. For my own reminder, and also to hit the 100-character lower limit, this is what I did:
I was in an absolutely viscious mood last night. During the daytime it was disappointment, then in the evening I came down to anger verging on hatred and rage. The focus blocks helped a little I think, but before going to sleep I placed an emergency request with you-know-who saying, 'Please get me back into joy tomorrow'. I woke up content, then after the various activities I am now in bliss.
Day 2 - Oct 9, 2014. Believe it or not, just reading Stingray's opening post did it for me today.
Day 3 - Oct 10, 2014. I have been in a really brilliant mood since last night. It has varied between 7 Contentment, 3 Happiness, and what I can only call Happiness++. I didn't feel the punch-in-the-air-I-am-in-the-vortex feeling that I got yesterday, so I wasn't sure if I am truly in the vortex or not. I have been feeling great - that's for sure. So following Singray's advice I wrote out a number of Rampage of Appreciations about my current life situation, and now I feel even better, almost punch-in-the-air, and I cannot stop smiling. So I think I am in the vortex.
Day 4 - Oct 11, 2014.
Day 5 - Oct 12, 2014. I'd have never known that I could be in joy five days in a row. Since yesterday I have this sensation from time to time that I used to have long back. First there is great joy in my mind. Then I feel a very pleasant sensation around my solar plexus, and I feel that I want to cry in joy.
Day 1 - Oct 15, 2014. Back to square one :-)
Day 2 - Oct 16, 2014.
Update (Oct 17): I completely lost it last night on a seemingly simple thing, got down to rage. It was terrible. Today I tried to get back into the vortex but couldn't. Had a terrible day as a result. Now struggling to get back into my daily vibration routine again.
This is something I have noticed before as well. As soon as I start some new mind work to elevate my vibrations, all hell breaks loose.
Day 1 - Oct 18, 2014. New day, new beginning. I have formulated my morning routine consisting of Faster EFT, Focus Blocks and Positive Aspects. Did them today as planned and I have been in the vortex all morning (4+ hours). Got kicked out for a brief few minutes, but quickly got back using Positive Aspects mentally. As I wrote above, I was really down yesterday. I then made a pledge to myself to make my morning routine a habit and to strive to be in the vortex for as long as I can every day. From that state last night, I have turned my mental state completely around now, so I now know what's possible.
Day 2 - Oct 19, 2014. Yesterday most the of the day I was in the vortex with a constant smile on my face. Every time I got kicked out, I identified the thought or the incident that kicked me out and did mental Focus Blocks (I was with other people), and that got me back in. Towards the end of the day being in the vortex had become the norm. Most of the time the simple awareness that I had come slightly out brought me straight back in. It was quite strange and very empowering.
Day 3 - Oct 20, 2014. I am now well established in my morning routine. Getting into the vortex took about 15 minutes today. Yesterday I was in the vortex from the morning till the lunch time.
Day 4 - Oct 21, 2014. I noticed something interesting yesterday. Yesterday was what one might call a negative result day, in a plain black-and-white materialistic sense. When that so-called negative event was unfolding and then afterwards, I couldn't feel bad. I was still smiling inside and out. I remember thinking at one point, "This seems so perverse... I ought to be really ** off, but I am not able to... this just seems so wrong!" Needless to say I spent most of yesterday in a great-feeling place. It seems once it becomes your habitual place, it gets difficult to dislodge you from there.
Further edit: Like @Pink Diamond, I am also noticing that I require far less sleep, and I need much less food as well.
Day 5 - Oct 22, 2014.
Day 6 - Oct 23, 2014. Feeling intense joy today.
Day 7 - Oct 24, 2014.
Day 8 - Oct 25, 2014. Yesterday was a strange day. A few things collapsed during the day time. I was confused, very disappointed and I was feeling lost. I thought of giving up on the vortex challenge, because I was convinced there was no way I can be in the vortex the next day. I found it difficult to believe when I woke up in joy this morning. So I then did my BOPA, and I am still in joy. A few thoughts came trying to worry me about the future, but they quickly went away.
I have now firmly established that I cannot any longer watch TV or movies. I almost have a physical repulsion. Same with newspapers.
Day 9 - Oct 26, 2014.
Day 10 - Oct 27, 2014.
Day 11 - Oct 28, 2014.
Day 12 - Oct 29, 2014. Things appear to have stabilised for me. The sudden mood swings (as apparent here) are gone, as is the feeling that the universe is out to get me. I am having fun playing with Faster EFT during the day. The morning routine is working well.
Day 13 - Oct 30, 2014.
Day 14 - Oct 31, 2014.
Day 15 - Nov 01, 2014.
Day 16 - Nov 02, 2014.
Day 17 - Nov 03, 2014.
Day 18 - Nov 04, 2014.
Day 19 - Nov 05, 2014.
Day 20 - Nov 06, 2014. I hadn't told anybody anything about my taking part in this challenge. But today out of the blue my wife complimented me that I am in a very good mood all the time, and that it's contributing to greatly increase the happiness in our household.
Day 21 - Nov 07, 2014.
Day 22 - Nov 08, 2014.
Day 23 - Nov 09, 2014.
Day 24 - Nov 10, 2014.
Day 25 - Nov 11, 2014.
Day 26 - Nov 12, 2014.
Day 27 - Nov 13, 2014. Two things to report today:
Day 28 - Nov 14, 2014.
Day 29 - Nov 15, 2014.
Day 30 - Nov 16, 2014. Challenge complete.
================= C O N C L U S I O N =================
First of all, I think it’s some kind of divine intervention that:
I had several false starts. Immediately after starting I had the ‘all hell breaking loose’ experience which was very painful. Then I went through a period of serious mood swings and I spent at least one day in near-suicidal depression. I thank @Grace for her absolutely crucial support at that time.
Once I crossed that difficult period, it became easier and became a habit.
Around day 16-17 onwards I started waking up happy and didn’t even need to do my focus blocks – just did my positive aspects and my ROA. Throughout the day I would check if I am happy or unhappy, and the moment I knew I was outside the vortex, I took action to get me back in. In the early days this action constituted Faster EFT (because the negative emotions were often severe and needed urgent treatment). Later on as I gained more control, I would simply switch to a better-feeling thought, or perform what I can call ‘mental focus block’, i.e. finding thoughts that give relief, or use midline.
Around days 24-25 I got afflicted by acute boredom. At the same time a sceptical voice kept saying mockingly in my head “25 days and nothing to show for it”.
After day 26 the awareness fully kicked in that you can choose to be happy regardless of circumstances. There was still my mind telling me “But then what’s the point of having me, your mind, if you are always going to be happy? How come heart gets to dictate happiness when I have always done that so far?” I ignored the mind.
Towards the end of the challenge, and since the completion, miracles started happening.
I am looking forward to many more miracles :-)
================= Further Update =================
Looking at my own experiences and reading the responses from others who have completed the challenge and are still continuing with it, I think it is safe to say that nobody experienced any fundamental improvement in their life situation. We are all significantly happier than before, and we all had some small to medium manifestations, but essentially we are pretty much all exactly where we were before as far as our physical lives are concerned. Our physical lives may change drastically in future, or they may not - I don't know. They haven't changed so far.
If I have got it wrong, and the life situation has totally changed for someone already, I'm sure the will correct me :-)
Just my two pence to manage the expectations of the people who may take part in the future.
My experience has certainly been well worth the effort. Somewhere around day 18ish, something clicked. I became suddenly very clear-headed, seeing situations in my life from a new, though not necessarily reassuring, perspective. I felt such a change of perspective in fact, that for several days after the euphoria of sudden change had passed (it feels weird to suddenly be living a new life, in circumstances that haven't changed - that's the best way I can describe it), I became overly concerned with some specific situations.
It was as though, in trying to feel better about the circumstances, I had been hiding from some of the more frightening potential consequences. What I had to do, and it was a new experience for me, was to allow all those potential consequences to just be, and then realign from this higher perspective. That threw me for several days. I did what I knew to do, though I was confused by all this - I just kept on realigning, realigning again, every day, tapping away anything that bothered me in between. The ultimate answer was, of course, to let go of fretting, and trust in what I know, rather than in what I see.
Also, and I almost hesitate to write this, I seem to not want to jinx it... my health has taken a definite turn for the better. I've been experiencing a limiting condition for several years, and while I can't say that it is gone, I have definitely reached a place where I can make some changes in my life based on the improvement. And this, especially viewed from my new, clearer perspective, is exciting and unfamiliar territory for me. I was not expecting this at all.
I am also finding that I am less tolerant than ever of unnecessary negativity from any source. It doesn't make me mad, it just makes me turn away. It's like trying to mix oil and water.
This challenge has brought me to a place where I've had to "get real" about some things, and realign from there. It makes me wonder what I will be accomplishing, shedding, changing, and experiencing in the next 30 days. I'm not stopping.
It has not always been easy, but sticking to it every single day is definitely a different experience from just doing it "most of the time". It's shifting things in my life in ways that I am finding very difficult to describe. I think that's because the shifts are at such a deep and personal level, it doesn't translate well into public expression.
I have really enjoyed this being a shared experience with so many good people. Coming here and looking at all your posts triggered the memory of how good it feels to align, and just that put me within range of the Vortex, often before I had even started on my own processes for the day. I like being a member of a community who can understand these things, and who are taking this journey too. There's just no place else in the world where this can happen for me. Thank you all.
Above all, this has definitely been worth it..
Thank you Stingray. Great idea! I am up for the challenge so I'm in. I have not done any vortex work today but will make a start on it as from tomorrow.
Day 1 - October 8, 2014
Day 2 - October 9, 2014
Day 3 - October 10, 2014
Day 4 - October 11, 2014
Day 5 - October 12, 2014
Day 6 - October 13, 2014
Day 7 - October 14, 2014
Day 8 - October 15, 2014
Day 9 - October 16, 2014
Day 10 - October 17, 2014
Day 11 - October 18, 2014
Day 12 - October 19, 2014 - Most difficult day of all today. For the last week or so, I have not been sleeping too well, some nights taking hours to get to sleep, some nights being awake for hours in the middle of the night and some nights just having such light sleep that in the morning it feels like I have barely slept at all. I have not been the best sleeper in the world in recent years but for the past few months, I have been sleeping fairly well until a few days into this challenge. Of course, I blame Stingray for all this pain and suffering :-)
I am persevering with the challenge though. The usual 15-20 minutes did not get me there today. Had to spend another 15-20 minutes to eventually get into the vortex. Just wanted to share my experience.
Day 13 - October 20, 2014
Day 14 - October 21, 2014
Day 15 - October 22, 2014
Day 16 - October 23, 2014 - Today did not go too smoothly. Had a couple of arguments. Also indulged in some bad habits. Not sure whether this should be happening at this stage of the challenge. I am going to have to be more strict about the vortex alignment method I am using and be a better judge of whether I am in the vortex or whether I need to put in some more work to get there from today onwards.
Day 17 - October 24, 2014
Day 18 - October 25, 2014
Day 19 - October 26, 2014
Day 20 - October 27, 2014
Day 21 - October 28, 2014
Day 22 - October 29, 2014
October 30, 2014 - First attempt at the 30 day challenge has failed. Things have gone crazy over the last few days. It seems to be because I was not letting go of some habits of thought that were not doing me any good. Stingray, as usual, you were right in your comment to me below. Anyway, lesson learnt.
Day 1 - November 3, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA)
Day 2 - November 4, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA, WI, RQ)
Day 3 - November 5, 2014 (PA, ROA, WI, RQ)
Day 4 - November 6, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA, WI, RQ)
Day 5 - November 7, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA, WI, RQ)
Day 6 - November 8, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA)
Day 7 - November 9, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA, Vortex Meditation)
Day 8 - November 10, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA)
Day 9 - November 11, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA)
Day 10 - November 12, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA)
Day 11 - November 13, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA, WI, RQ)
Day 12 - November 14, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA, WI, RQ)
Day 13 - November 15, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA)
Day 14 - November 16, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA)
Day 15 - November 17, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA)
Day 16 - November 18, 2014 (FB, PA, WI, ROA)
Day 17 - November 19, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA)
Day 18 - November 20, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA)
Day 19 - November 21, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA)
Day 20 - November 22, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA)
Day 21 - November 23, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA)
Day 22 - November 24, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA)
Day 23 - November 25, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA)
Day 24 - November 26, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA, Vortex Meditation)
Day 25 - November 27, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA, Vortex Meditation)
Day 26 - November 28, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA)
Day 27 - November 29, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA)
Day 28 - November 30, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA, Vortex Meditation)
Day 29 - December 1, 2014 (FB, WI, PA, ROA)
Day 30 - December 2, 2014 (FB, PA, ROA)
My experience from second attempt of this challenge
I certainly found it easier to do it every day and complete the challenge as time went by, just because it became a habit.
However, this challenge has been quite eye opening to me personally. The reason I stopped the challenge the first time round was because I was faced with a crisis situation in my personal life. After things settled down a bit, I started the challenge for the second time and at around the same time during the challenge (sometime after day 20), I was faced with another crisis situation, which was then followed by another crisis situation.
However, this time I did not give up on the challenge but instead, I used Stingray's spreadsheet to feel better about my current situation and mold my vibration to a better feeling place. And guess what? I felt better about those situations and those situations eventually disappeared from my reality.
I have learnt a lot from this challenge because for me, it has shone a light on the behavior and emotions that are not serving me. Because I was not letting go of these, I found myself faced with crisis situations.
I am also much more confident now with molding my vibration to a better feeling place about any subject whether it is a small issue or a life crisis using Stingray's spreadsheet to the point where the issue eventually disappears from my reality.
So, for me, this challenge has been priceless.
Day 1: Feb 23rd - placemats, FB, ROA Day 2 - 8 (same)
Thanx Stingray! This is exactly what I need to do my processes on a daily basis and stay in alignment. You are a genius :)
Day 1: October 8th - revised another manifestation experiment, rampage, meditation
Day 2: October 9th - journal entry intent for the day, rampage, thought monitoring with visualization and denials and affirmations, meditation
Day 3: October 10th - intent for the day, rampage
Day 4: October 11th - intent, rampage, meditation, denials and affirmations, revised and put a manifestation experiment in my box
Day 5: October 12th - focus blocks, faster EFT, meditation
Day 6: October 13th - placemats, intent, rampage
Day 8: October 15th - organized my house and my life :) placemats, meditation
Day 9: October 16th - intent, placemats, guided meditation
Day 10: October 17th - Focus blocks, positive aspects, rampage
Had a shaky start this morning. I woke up feeling ok but within a couple hours, little things started go wrong which resulted in knocking me out of the vortex and leaving me feeling frustrated and irritable. I wasn't in the mood to do any vibrational work and I was procrastinating. Finally, I forced myself to sit down and start to write and within minutes I started to feel better. It really is so crazy how just a few minutes of doing these processes can make all the difference. They are so easy to do and yet at times I create so much resistance in doing them...
Day 11: October 18th - focus blocks, placemat, rampage, fasterEFT, meditation
Day 12: October 19th - intent, positive aspects, rampage meditating
Another rough day but I made it...some unexpected drama manifested its ugly head this morning. This was something that hit home for me and would normally knock me right out of the vortex and lead to negative momentum that would last for days. Surprisingly, in the midst of this situation I felt an underlining calmness and looking back I handled this situation like a pro, and completely differently then I would have handled in the past. Instead of getting worked up, I simply removed myself and focused on the calmness that I still felt and the whole entire circumstance melted away like butter with not even a single fragment left behind. And, shortly after I realize that I had learned a valuable lesson. This situation needed to happen in order for me to eliminate a certain character flaw that I had been working on recently. I needed this to happen in order to get a step closer to where I want to be.
Day 13: October 20th - intent, positive aspect, rampage, meditation
Day 14: October 21st - positive aspects,FB, Rampage
Day 15: October 22nd - FB, rampage, placemat, meditation
I didn't meditate last night before I went to bed and woke up out of the vortex. Had a crazy morning that included temper tantrums from my 2 yr old, my nephew spilling my coffee all over himself and all over the floor, and getting pulled over for talking on my cell phone :-/ When I finally got some time to myself, getting back into the vortex was first on my list. I got out my notebook and stumbled across the last placemat process that I did. On the Universe's side, one of the things that I had written was: "check the date on insurance card". This has been something that I have been forgetting to do for the past couple weeks and because I just moved I was worried about missing the notice in the mail. Anyway, not important, (don't judge my list :-)) The point is, when I was pulled over this morning, I was able to look at the date on my card. Fyi, I didn't get a ticket and this morning I was able to cross that off my list on the Universe's side.
Day 16: October 23 - FB, Placemats, rampage
Day 17: October 24th - same as above
Day 18: October 25th - same plus meditation
Day 19: October 26th - same as above, notice vibrational matches showing up the last couple of days
Day 20 October 27th - placemat, fb, rampage
Day 21 October 28th - placemats, fb, rampage, meditation
Day 22 October 29th - placemats, fb, rampage
Day 23 October 30th - placemats, rampage, meditation (have been waking up already in the vortex and stabilizing there with the processes, rather than working towards reaching the vortex)
Day 24 October 31st - placemats, fb, rampage
Day 25 November 1st - placemats, fb, rampage, meditation
Day 26 November 2nd - placemats, fb, rampage, meditation
Day 27 November 3rd - placemats, fb, rampage
Day 28 November 4th - placemats, fb, rampage
Day 29 November 5th - placemats, fb, rampage, meditation
Day 30 November 6th - placemats, fb, rampage
30 day challenge complete!
The 30 days challenge is definitely worth the effort for anyone considering to start. I think that the first couple days always feel the best because you are raising your vibration from generally being outside of the vortex on a daily basis to spending most of the day inside the vortex. After the first couple of days I notice alot of little things and some big things start to go wrong. This was probably the most difficult part. But after I got through those couple of days, everything settled down and life became easy peazy. I started to notice that I would wake up in the vortex, rather than doing the processes to get into the vortex.
I think that the best thing about this challenge was taking the time to do the processes everyday. I realized that by just doing a half hour of a vibrational work made all of the difference in the world and always resulted in a positive perspective. When I first started this challenge, I was thinking that if I could actually make it through 30 days of touching the vortex, the end result would be something magical. And although I have been noticing vibrational matches come up recently, my outward world is pretty much exactly the same as it was 30 days ago :) But thats ok, because I do have this sense of calmness or peace that has allowed me to feel better about my situation and to accept everything just the way that it is.
I plan on continuing this challenge, because it is something so simple to do every morning and it makes all the difference. And honestly, I think at this point it would feel just wrong to go through a whole day without doing any vibrational work :-)
I think this is an awesome idea. Rather than just words and ieas, here's something practical to see how much(or not) it changes your life.
Day 1: October 11th (Felt a bit off this morning, but did some sedona method and feeling much better)
answered 11 Oct '14, 05:37
Hi Stingray, excellent idea may I say so and I gladly accept the 30-Day Vortex Challenge.
Haven't been on Here in a while but think I've timed it well (or nearly) to stumble upon this Challenge, and so many wise and wonderful folk on board with it too.
I think making Vortex-Alignment shared and public like this should breath some new life into the process, for me at least.
• Day 1 - October 17, 2014
• Day 2 - October 18, 2014
• Day 3 - October 19, 2014
• Day 4 - October 20, 2014
• Day 5 - October 21, 2014
• Day 6 - October 22, 2014
• Day 7 - October 23, 2014
• Day 8 - October 24, 2014
• Day 9 - October 25, 2014
• Day 10 - October 26, 2014
• Day 11 - October 27, 2014
• Day 12 - October 28, 2014
• Day 13 - October 29, 2014
• Day 14 - October 30, 2014
• Day 15 - October 31, 2014
• Day 16 - November 1, 2014
• Day 17 - November 2, 2014
• Day 18 - November 3, 2014
• Day 19 - November 4, 2014
• Day 20 - November 5, 2014
• Day 21 - November 6, 2014
• Day 22 - November 7, 2014
• Day 23 - November 8, 2014
• Day 24 - November 9, 2014
• Day 25 - November 10, 2014
• Day 26 - November 11, 2014
• Day 27 - November 12, 2014
• Day 28 - November 13, 2014
• Day 29 - November 14, 2014
• Day 30 - November 15, 2014
Good idea. A bit late to the party but I'll join in. :)
Day 1: October 11th (Just went through some touchstones - patting cat and singing stabilized it)
Well that didn't last very long hahaha. I got to the vicinity of the vortex yesterday but not in and I had work to do so I let it go and got on with it. Tried again when I got home at around midnight but was "too tired."
Day 1: October 13th (FB, touchstones, PA, RoA)
Today I have actually realized I worry about getting into the vortex in the morning on what I know will be (or should be) a busy day, because when I do a lot of what I do ends up being things that I don't consider very (obviously and financially) productive, thus my letting it go yesterday. Today however, I was floating around the vortex edge all day bobbing in and out and all I really did was sing all day. I also considered buying some gemstones from a wholesaler to practice cutting them and buying a harmonica to learn to play it (have always wanted to, never have). Probably the most "productive" thing I did was enthusiastically call a couple of people and congratulate them on something good that happened for them recently.
Intellectually I worry and tell myself I should be doing something else and not wasting my free time - I don't have much external structure placed on me and what I have to do during my day. I always place that structure on myself, but in the vortex that just vanishes. No consequences from not doing something concern me at all either, no matter how big they might be. (I don't even care that all of you know I fell off the wagon in one day!) I guess in a way, even though through the years I've seen things manifest through very odd routes all the time (certainly not the ones I would have imagined) I still don't trust myself following that "thread of excitement" idea. [/control freak]
Day 2: October 14th
Day 3: October 15th
Day 4: October 16th
Day 5: October 17th
Day 6: October 18th
Day 7: October 19th
Day 8: October 20th
Day 9: October 21st (FB, touchstones in the morning...and thinking about the markets got me in again at night...now lets see if I can sleep when I don't feel sleepy)
Day 10: October 22nd
Day 11: October 23rd
Day 12: October 24th
Day 13: October 25th
Day 14: October 26th
Day 15: October 27th
Ok, I'm starting to notice some pervasive changes in my attitude (not so much in my life yet). Normally, if something "negative" occurred it would play on my mind afterwards until I'd willingly let it go or done some process like focus blocks on it. But now, if something like that occurs basically as soon as it is out of my physical environment I just am sucked right back into the vortex without any effort or cleaning up of the issue.
Another thing is I've become much more unwilling - in fact I'd go so far as to say unable - to do things I don't want to do. It's almost like that part of me which was able to muster up its massive willpower and "push through" with something that needed to be done has died. I've lived a good life (and others would say I'm very lucky) but it's also been very stressful...I have had deadlines coming out my ears (normally about one or two a week) and regularly would find myself "burning the midnight oil" to keep up with everything. And I don't think I can do that anymore. I'm not quite sure where it leaves me right now though.
Day 16: October 28th
Day 17: October 29th
Day 18: October 30th
Day 19: October 31st
Day 20: November 1st
Day 21: November 2nd
Day 22: November 3rd
Day 23: November 4th
Day 24: November 5th
Day 25: November 6th
Day 26: November 7th
Day 27: November 8th
Day 28: November 9th
Day 29: November 10th
Day 30: November 11th
Awesome idea! I created an account so I could join in. Looking forward to going from head knowledge to daily application.
Challenge COMPLETE!! (October 25, 2014 to November 23, 2014)
My advice for anyone reading this is to do it. Smile away. Get yourself feeling good in any way you can. It's the key to everything you want. Go for it!!
OK, I've a late start but I'm in. Today I used EFT to feel good, for some reason lately it works better for me than anything else.
• Day 1 - October 25, 2014
• Day 2 - October 26, 2014
• Day 3 - October 27, 2014 - used a 3HO meditation (Hari meditation), which always makes me feel great.
• Day 4 - October 28, 2014
• Day 5 - October 29, 2014 - - thank you so much for this Stingray! I have become so much more aware of how I'm feeling all day long and so less tolerant of feeling mediocre.
• Day 6 - October 30, 2014 - chakra balance.
• Day 7 - October 31, 2014 - gratitude, meditation, prayer, I DO LOVE THIS PROCESS!
• Day 8 - November 1, 2014
• Day 9 - November 2, 2014
• Day 10 - November 3, 2014
• Day 11 - November 4, 2014 - very resistant today. I actually told myself I didn't want to feel good. Tried focus blocks for the first time, I doubted it but wow! it's great!
• Day 12 - November 5, 2014
• Day 13 - November 6, 2014
• Day 14 - November 7, 2014
• Day 15 - November 8, 2014
• Day 16 - November 9, 2014
• Day 17 - November 10, 2014 - this took longer today. I've now identified some big recurrent thoughts to consider, change, resolve.
• Day 18 - November 11, 2014
• Day 19 - November 12, 2014
• Day 20 - November 13, 2014
• Day 21 - November 14, 2014
• Day 22 - November 15, 2014
• Day 23 - November 16, 2014
• Day 24 - November 17, 2014
• Day 25 - November 18, 2014
• Day 26 - November 19, 2014
• Day 27 - November 20, 2014
• Day 28 - November 21, 2014
• Day 29 - November 22, 2014
• Day 30 - November 23, 2014 CHALLENGE COMPLETE
I've had my eye on this thread for a while, and finally I'm ready to start my challenge! Except, in my case, I hope it's ok if I modify it a bit. Having the goal of getting into the Vortex makes it a bit daunting for me, so I prefer to challenge myself to doing a certain amount of vibrational work daily (which usually gets me into the Vortex, but I prefer it to be a positive side effect, not a goal).
I've been trying to get myself to do focus blocks daily, because I really enjoy this method and it has led to positive manifestations in the past. So, for this challenge, I will do 15-20 minutes of Focus Blocks each day (if I'm inspired to, I'll spend more time on focus blocks and do more exercises, but this is the minimum), as well as writing down at least 5 things I appreciate.
Day 1- 02/11/2014 - Focus Blocks, appreciation
Day 2- 03/11/14 - Focus Blocks, appreciation
Day 3 04/11/14 - Focus blocks, appreciation - I'm really enjoying getting into the swing of focus blocks again. I love that when I think of a new "problem" or an aspect of an existing one while doing a focus block, my immediate thought is "yay, I get to clear this up and have cool manifestations come!" It's also very rewarding to archive old ones which have ceased to be an issue even without me completing the fb.
Day 4 05/11/2014 - FB, appreciation. It was really hard today, since I haven't had a very good day, spent most of my evening being upset about some news I just received. Still very glad that I managed to do this today though, if it hadn't been for this challenge on IQ I wouldn't have done any vibrational work at all.
Day 5 06/11/2014 - FB, appreciation
Day 6 07/11/2014 - FB, appreciation. Great session, managed to find new angles on many of my issues :)
Oops, fell off the wagon for a bit while travelling, time to start again:
Oops, fell off the wagon while travelling! I'm still doing my practice most days but won't start another attempt at a 30-day challenge for another few days, I'm travelling again and very busy now before Christmas...
Back on the challenge again!
Challenge completed! I'm kind of glad it took me three attempts at this, because it's helped me make vibrational work more of a routine. A massive change is that I've become more disciplined overall and my life has more structure now (I work for myself so this has been a struggle for me for a while). I think this is partly from working on focus blocks to do with this, but also because I've felt good about doing vibrational work consistently, and this has increased my confidence regarding my self-discipline. Also, I've had quite a few manifestations pop up from focus blocks that I've been working on. I'm definitely going to continue with my daily vibrational work now :)
I love this idea...I'll join in... Day 1 - Oct 14, 2014 - clearly out of the Vortex in the morning, but spent 30 min focusing on general positive emotions until I got in a feeling of appreciation, followed by a short rampage of appreciation.
answered 14 Oct '14, 15:14
Love this idea. I'm going to participate as well. I've recently decided to try Abraham's 30 day challenge, so I think this will help keep me on track. Thanks for posting this :)
Day 1 - Nov 4, 2014
Day 2 - Nov 5, 2014
Day 3 - Nov 6, 2014 - Was a little more difficult getting in the vortex today. It also seemed some "issues" hit a little harder. But also stayed in the vortex significantly longer than usual once I was there. Tried Abraham's meditation CD for the first time with good results.
Day 4 - Nov 7, 2014 - Very easy today, slipped in without trying. Lots of feelings of clarity about some subjects.
Day 5 - Nov 8, 2014 - Busy day but managed to set some time aside to work on this. Started my FB spreadsheet again, which I still feel has been the best method for getting in the vortex.
Day 6 - Nov 9, 2014
Day 7 - Nov 10, 2014 - Past few days I have been doing this late at night. One goal I set was to start doing this soon after waking up. Today was a success. :)
Day 8 - Nov 11, 2014 - I no longer desire/crave soda.... Something I used to drink a lot daily! I even tried to drink one and it just didn't taste good. I wasn't expecting this, or trying to stop drinking it, so I found this interesting. I have noticed, too, my general appetite has changed- I eat less and don't think about food as much. I've had some interesting changes and experiences so far... And also went through some really strong emotions. Overall, I'm making really huge strides with this and learning a lot. I'm really excited about the coming days. I also REALLY encourage everyone to start this challenge if you haven't already!
Day 9 - Nov 12, 2014
Day 10 - Nov 13, 2014
Day 11 - Nov 14, 2014
Day 12 - Nov 15, 2014
Day 13 - Nov 16, 2014
Day 14 - Nov 17, 2014
Day 15 - Nov 18, 2014 - "All hell breaking loose" (today & yesterday)
Day 16 - Nov 19, 2014
Day 17 - Nov 20, 2014
Day 18 - Nov 21, 2014 - Its almost like a power struggle between certain things. It has been really easy getting in the vortex and milking it for awhile, but at the same time things will hit and they hit VERY hard ('negative' topics). I think this is because of the momentum built up within those subjects. But also I'm finding it easier to talk out of them as the days go by. This has been really good in helping me stay aware of my vibration and intentionally trying to mold it throughout the day. I used to only spend small amounts of time deliberately thinking while the rest of the day I spent reacting. I'm also still experiencing different cravings and tastes for food (I mentioned on day 8 too), but still not quite sure why (besides that it has something to do with changing my vibration). :)
Day 19 - Nov 22, 2014
Day 20 - Nov 23, 2014
Day 21 - Nov 24, 2014
Day 22 - Nov 25, 2014
Day 23 - Nov 26, 2014
Day 24 - Nov 27, 2014
Day 25 - Nov 28, 2014 - I like Abraham's analogy of holding a cork under water. I can easily recognize when I'm doing that now, and when I stop pushing against it, it feels like taking flight or riding a stream. Just like how if I was holding a cork under water and let go, it would instantly float to the surface. It's amazing to find more clarity in something you thought you already had figured out.
Day 26 - Nov 29, 2014
Day 27 - Nov 30, 2014
Day 28 - Dec 1, 2014
Day 29 - Dec 2, 2014
Day 30 - Dec 3, 2014
30 day challenge complete :)
I really enjoyed this. For me, its been fairly simple and easy to apply. I have been learning and exploring these ideas for years, but I still find more and more clarity every day. I feel like this challenge is well worth anyone's time. Of course, that is up for everyone to decide for themselves, but in my experience this work has always been what works in my life. I plan to continue doing it daily. Before, I had a tendancy to get lost in reality and let my emotions run wild... Only to apply the work when things got "bad." This has definitely become more habitual and I pay more attention to where I'm at emotionally. So, good luck to everyone who decides to take the challenge! :) I wish you all the best.
Okay, time to step up to the challenge... I think. The past four months have been crazy. I have experience with visualization and meditation but I've also had a depressive personality so I've never addressed the emotional component until coming here and being exposed to Abraham-Hicks. Since then, it's been a roller-coaster. I've been monitoring my thoughts and managing my emotions but back in August, I decided to place my focus on attracting my soulmate (I've tried many times in the past with no results). Through an unsure grasp of focus wheels, positive aspects and the rampage, I feel like I set my emotional level with her to Positive Expectation or Enthusiasm and I think I became obsessed so I decided to let it go. Recently though it's become ingrained, just thinking about my intention (I will marry my soulmate) elevates my mood instantly.
I was hesitant to leverage an intention that seriously needs some nap time but I've been able to use it along with an NLP anchor that I set up last year to keep me in a roughly happy place for the past couple weeks. I've started to notice how quickly I can drop back to my old emotional level (Boredom with Frustration on speed-dial and Depression as a backup plan). I think maybe I've hit a couple signposts (not literally). November (while I was working on a stable happy place) was a cavalcade of bad luck (hard rains, wet feet, faltering projects, and multiple encounters with cat poop) that had me wondering if I'd reached the All Hell Breaking Loose phase people were posting about.
So, after several days of feeling consistently happy and possibly in the Vortex, I think I might actually be capable of this challenge ... though I'm not entirely sure I know what the Vortex is or it might just be my ego trying to convince me I shouldn't do anything without more research. But I woke up this morning with a sore back and absolutely no energy or inclination to enter the Vortex (still not feeling it) so considering I might have reached that 7-10 day slump, I'd better make this public and keep myself honest.
Started this challenge as well. One of the best things I ever did in my life :)
Day 1 - Feb 7, 2015
Day 2 - Feb 8, 2015
Day 3 - Feb 9, 2015
Day 4 - Feb 10, 2015
Day 5 - Feb 11, 2015
Day 6 - Feb 12, 2015
Day 7 - Feb 13, 2015
Day 8 - Feb 14, 2015
Day 9 - Feb 15, 2015
Day 10 - Feb 16, 2015 - While doing great the other days, my mind tries to convince me that there are no reasons to feel very good. Had a hard time feeling and appreciating the good things around me. Also people that I called friends stopped contacting me/or don't answer my messages. Feels a little weird but I try to convince myself that it is a good sign. In the evening I finally managed to align myself while baking one of my favorite cakes :) Relief.
Day 11 - Feb 17, 2015 - Same as yesterday, but I kept pushing those thoughts away and I succeeded.
Day 12 - Feb 18, 2015 - Something inside me is not used to feeling that good, so it still tries to "tear me to the other side" but I try me best and in the evening I managed to get in.
Day 13 - Feb 19, 2015 - It's getting better. I began my book of positive aspects and it helps me with things that made me feel uncomfortable. An unusual but good feeling.
Day 14 - Feb 20, 2015 - I'm getting used to feel good, whenever I feel "average" it feels like I can't stand it anymore :) Begin to notice how exact and precise the universe answers to my different vibrations.
Day 15 - Feb 21, 2015
Day 16 - Feb 22, 2015
Day 17 - Feb 23, 2015
Day 18 - Feb 24, 2015
Day 19 - Feb 25, 2015
Day 20 - Feb 26, 2015
Day 21 - Feb 27, 2015
Day 22 - Feb 28, 2015
Day 23 - Mar 1, 2015
Day 24 - Mar 2, 2015
Day 25 - Mar 3, 2015 One of the worst days... I had the most terrible mood swings and was so FRUSTRATED about almost anything. Maybe all the negative energy that is still inside me wants to leave but somehow I can't let go yet... Had a few short "feel good glimpses".
Day 26 - Mar 4, 2015 Weird day as well. Had a huge fight with someone and really vibrated low almost all day. Feel like I'm not under control. Deep childhood issues are arising and I know I have to let them go.
Day 27 - Mar 5, 2015 I've just had the craziest week :) I've felt like a pressure cooker the last days. Small issues irritated me and I acted crazy sometimes. Today, I've had a huge rage attack which scared me a bit. I wonder how I managed to align despite all the craziness that's going on right now :)
Day 28 - Mar 6, 2015
Day 29 - Mar 7, 2015
Day 30 - Mar 8, 2015
CHALLENGE COMPLETED - yeah! :)
Thank you Stingray, it was an awesome experience.
I accept the challenge. I have started using focus blocks again, after a long time of not using them maybe 1+ year. I am now ready and willing to do proper vibrational tune up, that I have been lacking for a very long time.
Let the games begin...
Day 1 - Dec 19, 2014
Day 2 - Dec 20, 2014
Day 3 - Dec 21, 2014
Day 4 - Dec 22, 2014
Day 5 - Dec 23, 2014
Day 6 - Dec 24, 2014
I want to do this challenge. Day 1 - December 17, 2017 Let's get on board and ride the wave!First step in my spiritual journey:)
answered 17 Dec '17, 14:55
Ending Update: For those who have difficulty accessing the Vortex, Richard Dotts has an excellent explanation and guidance, on pages 59 - 60 of his book " "Dissolve The Problem: by Shifting Physical Reality".
"Close your eyes and take three slow deep breaths. As you do so, let all of your worldly concerns drop away. Let them gently fade into the background. Tell yourself that you can always return to them at the end of this experience and that all you want to experience right now is absolute peace regardless of the outer circumstances. As you feel this sense of inner peace welling up within yourself, notice how your usual concerns have faded so far away that they are inaccessible to you. Notice how you cannot even recall the specifics of anything even if you tried to. What instead remains is a vague acknowledgment of the issues in your life. You know the issues are there, but you cannot recall their specifics. This is what I referred to in the earlier chapters as acknowledging the problem. You know that it is there but pay no more attention to it.
While knowing that the issue exists, focus on the growing sense of inner peace within you. This is the eternal and unchanging part of you that is separate from the issues in your life. This is the core of your being and the divine truth of who you really are. You are perceiving the wholeness and perfectness of your being through this exercise, in the form of these loving and peaceful feelings. Notice how good you feel as you perceive these feelings.
Gradually let the feeling of inner peace expand until it fills every single cell in your body and every fiber of your being. There is no effort, struggle or strain in any of this. There is no need to try. The feeling expands on its own as you rest your focus on it. Universal energy flows whether you are aware of it or not, and you are now bringing your full awareness to perceive everything the Universe has to offer. You may experience a pleasant buzzing sensation or the feeling that your whole body is vibrating. The feeling is intense but immensely pleasurable. It is divine energy flowing through you. When this happens, all thoughts of the issue would have left your conscious awareness completely. You have now shifted to the infinite space of all possibilities.
Remain spiritually in this infinite space for as long as you like. There is nothing you have to "do" while you are there. Just relax and enjoy the fantastic experience completely. When you feel ready to return to a more outward-oriented way of living, take a few slow deep breaths and gently open your eyes. There is nothing more you have to do. In fact, in the time you were away, huge physical shifts that are not yet perceptible by you have already occurred."
Richard Dotts. "Dissolve The Problem: by Shifting Physical Reality" (p. 59-60). ISBN-10: 1532736231 ISBN-13: 978-1532736230
Day 1 - April 19, 2017
I really like this idea...this feels like a great thing to do...I am taking this challenge.
Day 1 - April 19, 2017
Day 2 - April 20
Day 3 - April 21
Day 4 - April 22
Day 5 - April 23
It's interesting and unexpected that as I make a point more and more to feel good, that episodes of 'feeling bad' are occurring with much more force than before. It's as if any and all beliefs I'm holding that are not compatible with feeling good/being in the Vortex are coming up and out.
Day 6 - April 24
Almost a week in, it is noticeably easier (faster) to reorient focus on what is wanted rather than the conditions that I don't like. I'm understanding more clearly how conditions help refine what I want, rather than keeping me away from it.
Day 7 - April 25
Today I recognized a very limiting core belief I had never before been aware of, formed in childhood. It was easy and obvious, once seen, to let go. I also had two desires (outcomes) I wanted for today...the manner in which they were delivered was not what I would have preferred or predicted, yet I got exactly the outcome/results I wanted, in both cases.
Day 8 - April 26
Day 9 - April 27
I asked my intellect, "What is your purpose?" The answer that finally came was "Identify a problem and then try to find solutions." Further, deeper reflection led to "Create a problem and then create more problems in trying to solve the first problem." I realized the job my intellect was doing for me now made zero sense, as far as deliberately creating the life I want. So I reprogrammed the intellect with the job of "Identify what is wanted and then receive only those ideas that correspond." I took away its problem-creating and problem-solving job. My intellect has been given reassignment with a much narrower focus.
Each time my intellect starts identifying what is wrong, creating problems and running through possibilities that will 'fix' the problem, I remind the intellect "Only focus on what is wanted." At first I am doing this many times a day, but it is getting easier and faster, more automatic. The difference between 'what is wrong and needs fixing' and 'what is wanted' at first seemed extremely subtle and futile, rather like arguing semantics with myself, but now I am seeing the difference very clearly. Focusing only on what is wanted very easily leads to the Vortex, because when I hold what I want purely, the idea of it fades naturally and I just rest in the good feeling that has been created through my desire. Without the intellect trying to bring about what I want, desires just feel good.
Day 10 - April 28
Day 11 - April 29
Day 12 - April 30
Thinking of my desires, while previously feeling good, today felt...stale. So today I just practiced using contrast not to manifest anything, but just to feel the way I want to feel, per whatever the contrast. I have no idea what this means as far as manifesting. Interesting.
Day 13 - May 1
Day 14 - May 2
Day 15 - May 3
It's been two weeks, and things are just moving moving moving financially and materially, but not w regards to both relationships and body changes. I am feeling so much happier than just two weeks ago. I am still noticing the lack of movement in relationships, in my body, but I definitely feel less bad when I notice. And I am almost overwhelmed with how fast things are turning around in other areas. I let the thoughts that tell me my relationships and body are somehow different than money and material objects arise and then they just go and I am once again aware of my natural state of happiness. I have no interest in reading any books or listening to teachings on LOA...it feels like my experience and my awareness are all that I need right now. This inward-turning is quite astonishing.
Addendum: After I wrote this, I had the sudden inescapable true feeling that things ARE moving w regards to relationships and body, it's just that I do not have the awareness or perspective to see the movement in physical terms, but I now FEEL it vibrationally. However, I had to consciously be aware that I had a belief that these things weren't moving, in order for that belief to change. That is perhaps one of the greatest things I've picked up so far since doing this challenge. That always being honest with myself about what I believe and what I'm experiencing, instead of cementing it in stone, the belief that I don't like, it dissolves it with something that feels better.
Day 16 - May 4
Today a relationship that had become estranged made contact and the exchange was very nice and like there is no more estrangement. I find myself somewhat disappointed, however, because there are two relationships that I very much specifically want to reconnect with, and there is no indication that that can happen, except my good feelings when I think about it happening. So I find myself feeling a bit like the genie and the bottle thing...yes I wanted a reconnection with this relationship but why can't the other relationships do the same thing? Like I wasn't specific enough? I am soothing the disappointment, and spent at least an hour feeling good, feeling better, not focused on any problems, that is easy for me now. My disappointment is mild enough and I see the humor in the whole thing, still, it's clear today that I am still clinging to certain manifestations. Or clinging to the resistance to them not manifesting? These two relationships feel like all my belief hinges on them...if I can reconnect with these two people, I will never have a shred of doubt again, and if I can't reconnect, then I cannot fully believe in my power. Well, this is just today, anyway. :)
Day 17 - May 5
Day 18 - May 6
Things I want to manifest (change) are seeming less and less important. It feels like insisting on specific things (which I do) traps energy, and letting go is freeing energy to take new form. I want specific things because based on my past experiences, these things indicate to me that this is the pinnacle of experience that I believe can have. This is absurd. I can see it's actually a very limiting way of living life. So my specifics, my insistence of them, seem more and more like, well, amateur hour.
Day 19 - May 7
Day 20 - May 8
Since I first began this challenge 20 days ago, I have leaped miles in my capacity to focus on what I want. When there is conflict, I hardly even pay attention to the conflict and instead just focus on the wanted outcome. It's just natural. The habit of worrying or scheming or hustling is fading very fast. It is a much more pleasant way of living, regardless of outcomes! It feels so good just to feel good, to think wonderful thoughts, not as a technique or to get what I want, but just because it's a great way to live. Most of the hours in my day are not about manifestations I want occurring. It's just living, all the daily stuff that makes up my life. So it feels really, really good that those hours are about feeling good, and not about trying to get a high vibration just so I can get a manifestation. Often in these hours, I feel as good as if I had whatever the manifestation is. So the manifestations seem much less important, because I really feel happy so much of the time. It's happy, but it's like a peaceful happy, a calm joy that is not excitement. In fact, when I get movement on a manifestation, and get excited, I feel myself quickly being pulled back into peace and calm happiness.
Richard Dotts (a spiritual writer who is the bomb) talks about your peace being your greatest gift. He is a huge fan of the neutral space, where you are neither seeing a lack or excited about something. I am understanding this now. Excitement and passion are temporary feelings, but the natural state is one of peace and a calm happiness. He said that he started with as much as he could, dropping into his peace or neutral state, and eventually, he just lived from there. this is making absolute sense to me. I am just in that state more and more. It's no longer something I have to plan to do, but am doing naturally. Just because it feels so good. What used to feel separate and not as exciting as manifestations or action now feels like it's better than anything. I still have 10 days to go on this challenge so more to come, but I already feel the challenge is over, it's now just become the way I live.
Day 21 - May 9
Today I had excellent news/progress on a much desired manifestation, and it was just so...obvious, that when I release resistance, what I'm doing is cooperating with the universe to get what I want. And how what I want is always connected to what other people want, directly or indirectly, and the more I let everything come into play, the faster things happen.
Day 22 - May 10
Day 23 - May 11
Day 24 - May 12
Day 25 - May 13
I'm having a much deeper understanding about what it means to align with myself and not anything 'out there' that I want. The entire idea of manifestation seems amateur right now, compared to taking this inward journey and experiencing daily my true nature. I see how I never ever aligned with anything or anyone, that my relationship with everybody and everything has always been wholly my relationship with my own thoughts and feelings.
Day 26 - May 14
Day 27 - May 15
Day 28 - May 16
Day 29 - May 17
Today I consciously experienced something I have never known before: Pure desire without wanting. Not while specifically in the Vortex or meditating, just in living life 'out there'. My mind has shifted and so my actual experience of life is shifting. My entire life, every time I've desired something, there is a sense --- on a wide spectrum -- of yearning, grasping, moving towards, scheming, 'figuring out', scrambling for a solution, impulse, etc. Sometimes these feelings were very subtle yet they were always present in any desire situation. I genuinely was unable to experience desire, "I want that" without wanting, the feeling of wanting. Desire and wanting seemed to be the same thing, but intuitively, I knew that wasn't true, despite all my experience validating otherwise. I had read so much about 'desire being the cause of suffering'. I never liked this, it did not resonate, because my desires themselves always felt so spontaneous and natural. Now that I am actually experientially aware that desires can be totally untwisted from the neediness facet of them, I am even more certain that my desires are perfect in and of themselves, in each moment that they arise. Beautiful.
Day 30 - May 18
My challenge is officially over. Big thank yous to @Stingray for creating this thread and purpose. One of the best things that has changed for me was how I have learned to trust myself and my own emotional guidance over anything else. That I really do have access to all that I need to create the life I want. In the past, when I needed answers, I have always looked outside myself for something already written, anything from the Bible to the Tibetan Book of the Dead to Jed McKenna to Abraham Hicks. And all that falls in between.
Maybe it's just my time, but I understand fully now how people get messages channeled to them, through them. All of us can channel, we are always channeling, but we don't listen. We don't think WE have the answers we need, that someone else has the map. This 30 day challenge will get you listening. To YOU. Everybody else's words and ideas, no matter how revered, are just pointers, pointers to go into the uncharted world of thoughts and feelings. It can be scary, at first, to go alone, because there is no map...but we can't get lost, or get hurt, we can only feel that way, and when we do, it's just a signal to keep going. As Jed McKenna says: "Further."
I wish you all the life of your dreams.
I want to start this challenge now.
I want to try the grid approach mentioned here: http://www.inwardquest.com/questions/100359/what-are-the-easiest-routes-back-to-excitement
And I want to start breathing like this daily for a couple of minutes plus every time I wobble https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxCGDFlH1_k
Day 1: 17th of December 2017
Day 2: 18th of December 2017
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