I've found it to be awkward and tiring to be trying to shift the vibration of everything bad I have experienced in my life for some reason.

For instance, nowadays when I find myself having negative emotions about a particular subject, my mind would go "Oh hey that's negative of you and you should stop feeling that way", and then I would try to go like "Wouldnt it be nice etc.." to make me feel better about that particular subject, since I can't possibly do a focus block while I am on the road. Sometimes I try to just do an imaginary focus block in my head though.

But it kinds of get irritating and tiring when you seemingly try to do this like 3-5 times a day, since I suppose most people meet negative stuff (be it small or big) a few times a day.

Shouldn't life be about experiencing all the positive and negative emotions balancely rather than trying to get rid of these negative emotions and mold them into more positive ones?

asked 03 Oct '12, 07:43

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Interesting that you posted this, because I feel very similar. Almost everyday I have to find "relief" from something that I'm not happy about in my Life. I keep on tipping the scales between relief and hope, I can never move beyond optimism or hope on the EGS scale. I want to find the answer.

(04 Oct '12, 19:27) Evolutionary High

@Evolutionary High - I understand what you mean, but having to find "relief" from something new everyday is just part of life. My problem is I find it awkward and sometimes frustrating to think that I have to find "relief" from these things when I can choose not to.

(05 Oct '12, 06:37) kakaboo
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But it kinds of get irritating and tiring when you seemingly try to do this like 3-5 times a day, since I suppose most people meet negative stuff (be it small or big) a few times a day.

I don't see any mention in your question of you aligning with "The Vortex" - that joyful, passionate place that you naturally gravitate towards when you clean up your resistance.

If you don't use the relief you gain from making yourself feel better to then deliberately step into The Vortex then you're likely to always find more and more things to clean up...for the rest of your life.

It's like a plane accelerating down the runway ready to take off but then braking at the last moment before leaving the ground and coming to a halt...then doing it again, and again, and again.

Unless you "take off", you're going nowhere :)

Take off into the Vortex

So the point of the clean-up is preparation for Vortex alignment - and if you are not getting into The Vortex (at least once a day), you're not "taking off" :)

As you make Vortex alignment more and more habitual, the stuff that doesn't match it (the "bad" stuff) naturally drops away because it is not a vibrational match to the Vortex.

Every so often, the Vortex will kick you out of it in response to a thought that has been activated within you. But since that activated thought came while you were in alignment with your Broader Self ("The Vortex"), it is a signal from your Broader Self that the thought in question that you insisted on thinking needs cleaning up if you wish to continue with your Vortex alignment.

So you make a note of those "inspired" clean-up thoughts and deal with them in the next vibrational session.

If you are following the Focus Blocks Method and have then extended it in the full Advanced Focus Blocks Method (which is what I use), you are only doing vibrational clean-ups once a day anyway (20 mins max) to get into the Vortex.

And, as time goes on, your clean-up periods become shorter and shorter (some days, not at all) because your natural habit of vibrational alignment is one of being inside The Vortex instead of outside.


answered 04 Oct '12, 04:30

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@Stingray - To be honest I still do not understand the concept of the "Vortex" up till now. When I read Manifesting Experiment 2 again I did not see any mention of the Vortex till Update 5, which presumably was quite a while after some time you first wrote about focus blocks, so I thought it wouldnt matter whether I know what is the Vortex to me as long as I felt relief from doing focus blocks.

(05 Oct '12, 06:34) kakaboo

From what I understand, being in the Vortex basically just means in a state of pure appreciation and joy, and that doesn't really still answer my question - wouldn't it feel pretty boring if all you experienced is happiness all the time, or wouldn't it feel frustrating if you keep noticing negative thoughts more frequently than before and always trying to align yourself with the Vortex?

(05 Oct '12, 06:35) kakaboo

@kakaboo - Yes, feeling happy all the time can be as boring as feeling miserable all the time so the real thrill of life comes from crossing that Vortex boundary. See the diagram at the Advanced Focus Blocks Method. In relation to your own situation, you don't strike me as someone who has so much happiness that it has reached that boring point yet :) So I would still err on the side of being inside the Vortex rather than outside :)

(07 Nov '12, 06:21) Stingray

@kakaboo - I kept the original Focus Blocks method as simple as possible so as not to overwhelm people. I've noticed that if you provide too much detail upfront like, say, with ME-4, people won't even try it even though it will be life-changing. I've always done the full Vortex entry approach but I'd rather someone get some relief from trying the method than no relief at all by being put off by the apparent complexity of it.

(07 Nov '12, 06:25) Stingray

@Stingray - but for some topics, just getting some relief is not enough.. it has to be cleaned up completely someday, am I right to say that?

(07 Nov '12, 09:40) kakaboo

@kakaboo - No, I wouldn't say that. Keep in mind that the focus of all techniques is eventually to get you back in the Vortex, it's not to clean stuff up...because there's no end to that game: http://www.inwardquest.com/questions/53199#53215 . You can quite easily get into the Vortex even with huge, unresolved issues. But if those issues reactivate and you find yourself out again, you'll then have to find enough relief from somewhere to get back in again. It's just easier to clean...

(08 Nov '12, 04:26) Stingray

@kakaboo - ...up some subjects that keep reactivating - but the rest you can forget about and they'll eventually be out of vibrational range. You don't clean stuff up because it needs cleaning up, you clean it up because it's good time management :) Most people don't want to spend everyday trying to find temporary relief from the same old issues to feel better, they want to get on with fresh, new life experiences...they want to experience the thrill of physical life.

(08 Nov '12, 04:31) Stingray
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Use Two Hands Touching to feel better when you are feeling less than great. I don't do it while driving, but at stoplights or other times I am stopped in traffic and it is safe to do it. I don't always have close my eyes now. I use it every day by its self and also with affirmations and the EZ Deletion Sequence. I do that instead of telling myself that I am thinking negative thoughts. It is more gentle and kind and loving to myself that to judge and criticize and feel guilt for having negative thoughts. I don't Have to try to think of what to say or not say, just feel the peace. It works very well. Sometimes, if I can't do it because I am driving or something, I can think about doing it and the thoughts flee.

When you don't know what else to clear, Clear your way up the Emotional Guidance Scale.


answered 03 Oct '12, 08:29

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edited 07 Nov '12, 08:48

@Fairy Princess - Hands Free THT! Hey! That could catch on!

(04 Oct '12, 18:28) Grace

@Grace, I could just feel my hands where ever they are, but it is too intense while driving. I have tried it.

(04 Oct '12, 18:57) Fairy Princess

Unfortunately as I grow older I find more and more life is to be endured until death. I find I have to live with more and more pain, more and more problems to deal with everyday. I didn't realize that the last years to really enjoy life were maybe in my 20's. Now at 45 soon to be 46 life is about enduring pain and responsibilities and problems, obligations, every day turns into what do I have to do today. I am trying to remember a day spent on what I want to do instead of what I have to do. Some times it feels like I am just tired and would like to sleep a week, but then of course everything starts back where it left off like I never had that sleep, so that would be ineffective.

I thought if they could invent a machine that keeps you in a sleep state for a kind of vacation from life were you could scheduled anything from two days to a month of sleep time I think it wouldn't matter because we pick up right where we left off, just like we do now everyday when we wake up.


answered 03 Oct '12, 08:02

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Wade Casaldi


@Wade Casaldi, it sounds like what you really need is a good nights' sleep. Maybe its all them chain-saw fellas, keeping your from getting the rest you need... ;)

(04 Oct '12, 18:27) Grace

He said to them, "So also with you, seek for yourselves a place for rest, or you might become a carcass and be eaten."

If they ask you, 'What is the evidence of your Father in you?' say to them, 'It is motion and rest.'"


(04 Oct '12, 19:13) white tiger

I'm constantly reflecting on my awareness or being in alignment yet there are times when I flat feel bad about something. If it doesn't want to shift or pivot for me I sit with it and sift through to see if it's trying to tell me something, and often it is.

Then I learn what's up and from there I can gain relief and get to know myself better. I also am either able to change an outdated belief or decide on some action I will take on a subject that was bubbling below my awarness and now is in my face in a good way.

During these times I am bummed that I have to go through this and when I have my moment of discover I appreciate all the tiny little specks of light that were coming through.


answered 11 Nov '12, 13:12

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