I came across this powerful tool by Bashar. So far it seems to be a great way for the following purposes:
Bashar says that natural anger (or any negative emotion) lasts only up to 15 seconds. Anything longer than that is self-judgment that becomes a vicious circle. So at that point we CHOOSE to continue to feel it. But we don't have to. Many of us who catch ourselves "over-thinking" sometimes will know what he means by the following:
And by judging the judgement (and so forth), we create negative core beliefs about ourselves. But if we just complete the circle immediately when negative emotion appears, it must dissolve. Because its job is done and we don't have to resist it.
Here is how "Completing the Circuit" works:
Every time you feel negative emotion, say:
I feel ___ (fill in blank) because I choose to believe I need to/must/it serves me.
Here is what Bashar says about this tool
If it seems absurd to say "I choose to" and you think "That's not true. I don't choose it, it just appears and it is out of my control", I would suggest you listen to this Bashar recording where he explains why we always choose what we feel.
There's an interesting tie-in between Bashar and Abraham here.
Abraham have the 17 seconds concept where they say a thought reaches a combustion point at every 17 seconds of pure undiluted focus.
What they haven't mentioned much recently on the recordings I've listened to (though they used to) is that the 17 seconds time was really only valid back in the 1990's when they first introduced it. Since then, increasing vibrational "speeds" on Earth mean that the 17 seconds has been coming down steadily. In other words, it now requires less undiluted thought to get the same manifestational results compared to previous decades.
I vaguely remember them mentioning that the 17 seconds time was more like a minute or so in earlier centuries.
I also vaguely remember them (from the 2000's) mentioning that combustion time in the 2000's was something like 16 seconds. For now (in the 2010's), I would hazard a guess that it is probably around 15 seconds...possibly less.
Now applying that to this statement...
...the reason for Bashar's comment about the vicious circle might be related to that Abraham-mentioned combustion-point attracting a similar thought and increasing the power exponentially of that judgement, thus making further judgements easier and easier to make.
Just thinking out loud in written-form...well, typed-form actually :)
And just for completeness (and because I don't think it's anywhere on IQ already) here is my one of my favorite Abraham quotes related to the 17 seconds concept...
(4 batches of 17 seconds in a row = 68 seconds)
I'm loving this. By stating that I choose to feel anything that I am feeling, I take back my power.
My negative feelings, at their core, seem to be rooted in the frightening sensation of helplessness, regardless of the subject or circumstance. By reminding myself that I am in control, whether I prefer the feeling or not, changes the equation instantly. (If I chose this, well then I can decide to choose that.) All in my hands, not like there's some boogeyman hunting me.
This is running along the same lines of a lucid dream I had recently, that I described on another thread:
Last night I felt like I could suddenly see how life is so much like a lucid dream. I actually had a lucid dream, where I thought something was a bug (scary to me), and so it became a bug. I laughed and thought well if I can create what I don't want, then I can also create what I do want, and I easily picked up the bug on a magazine and let it go on its way outside (typically not an easy thing for me to do). That's when I realized I can do exactly the same thing with my waking life, and I felt my guts relax and get completely free of the clenched worry that has lived in me for so long. It was an amazing experience, and I'm keeping it, treasuring it up as a Touchstone for myself. Love it.
Oh this feels awesome. Like something I needed is coming together for me. Thanks for sharing.
Love, Grace :)
"If it [negative emotion] continues to come up, allow it to do so. The first step in utilizing it in a positive way, is to not judge that it's there. But even if you do judge that it's there, than at least do not judge that you have judged it is there. And if you do judge that you have judged that it is there, at least do not judge that you have judged that you have judged it is there." - Bashar
This is so useful to me! I just listened to an Abraham conversation from a year or two ago where they recommend to the questioner that if you touch base with a desire ("How am I feeling about my desire for a new relationship", etc.), just feel how it feels and then don't beat up on yourself about it, get out, think about something else, don't try so hard to change that feeling.
These two ideas together feel like a new level of understanding for me. I've been experimenting, over the past day or two, with doing just this. Checking in about a topic, then trying to non-judgmentally acknowledge where I am and that I don't need to do anything about it. That's where I am. The desire itself, if unresisted by self-judgment (which, uh, I have historically been INCREDIBLY GREAT at, hehe) will naturally pull you to another place about it.
And I think I have been noticing suddenly-increased ease. So I'm going to keep working with this. Thanks for posting it!
answered 14 Oct '14, 16:56
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