I was just doing a focus block on a very minor topic (in the frequency it occurs) that has been consistent in my life for a few years now.
I was feeling very good when I started and was working through it for a few statements, feeling what I thought was a release of resistance. Then all of a sudden a statement shot through my head on the topic that made me angry. I'm not sure if it was really 'relieving'. I enjoy the feeling. I have never felt anger that intensely concerning the topic though.
Just so everyone can see, I'll post the few statements I had (with name changed):
This actually leads me to a few questions:
1) Perhaps I should not do focus blocks when I'm feeling good? (I'm not so sure I would be able to get that many done though, if that were the case!)
2) It seems to me like it's gone backwards...the first statements I definitely believe and they offered relief, from some point. Then it's like all of a sudden I 'snapped' into a 'worse' than normal feeling I have when the situation occurs.
Is it actually possible to feel genuine relief about a subject from a good feeling place...and then snap into the 'trained vibration' where that earlier feeling of relief just vanishes?
Perhaps I should spend time before starting focusing more specifically on the situation that causes the feeling before starting with the focus block. (Although that brings me to the dilemma of 1))
Thanks for your question, Liam. It gives me a great opportunity to expand upon the original Focus Blocks ideas in a way that might be helpful to those who wish to take the concept a bit further.
Abraham's Vortex is such a beautifully-crafted analogy for alignment with your Inner Being / Higher Self that I'm going to answer your query from that perspective. That idea of the Vortex simply makes explaining vibrational ideas so much simpler.
When you in the Vortex, whatever you do is the right thing to do. You have the golden touch when you are in Vortex. It's the place where you are in perfect alignment with all you want. It is a place of maximum allowing of everything you seek in life. You are invincible when you live life from the perspective of your Vortex.
The full Focus Blocks method which I personally use (Manifesting Experiment 2 is really the first part of it) is actually a systematic method for getting you into the Vortex.
From your description, it sounds like, through diligent application of the ideas presented so far, you are managing to access your Vortex quite consistently.
So it's probably a good time to present the full detailed overview strategy for using Focus Blocks which I've only hinted at before.
I didn't want to (and still don't want to) confuse newcomers to these ideas too much by explaining how the method morphs as you move up the vibrational scale towards your Vortex. One of my main purposes with explaining these ideas is to plant some seeds and to get people to try them and experience immediate results that cause them to investigate these ideas further...so the simpler, the better.
So to avoid over-complicating those original ideas, I'm not going to directly link this answer from Manifesting Experiment 2. Anyone who has the desire to find more information should be able to find this answer reasonably easily anyway.
The diagram below presents the full Focus Blocks strategy.
Briefly summing up this diagram:
Below is a diagram I've used several times before but we can now look at it from a different perspective...
The Manifestation Zone referred to in the diagram above is actually The Vortex.
Once you reach Hopefulness on the vibrational scale, the Vortex will be on the verge of drawing you in...exactly in the same way that a magnet does to a metal ball when you bring it within a certain distance.
You can use any subject (or combination of subjects) you want to get yourself into the region of the Vortex and then allow yourself to be drawn into it.
In other words, any subject can be used to draw anything you want in life to you (even if unrelated)...the subject simply serves as an excuse for you to enter your Vortex
This is an enormously powerful concept to internalize. Many people think that to get what they want, they have to battle the vibration of what they want into a better-feeling place. This is still true but, as the previous paragraph points out, there is an easier way especially when the subject is not moving vibrationally for some reason, or is actually making you feel worse despite your best efforts.
So if a vibrational topic is not improving for you, simply find some other subject (it doesn't matter what) to get yourself into the Vortex then go back and look at the original vibrational topic and you will often find that it will move easily into a better-feeling place if it hasn't already.
But remember that there is no point cleaning-up vibrational topics that are rarely activated, because those vibrations don't affect you if you are not consciously focused upon them. That's why I only recommend cleaning up topics that are currently causing you to feel bad by carrying a notebook around and making note of them.
Now coming back to your question, you mentioned you were feeling very good when you started...that sounds like you were in your Vortex. When you are in the Vortex, if it seems right to you (remember you can do no wrong when in the Vortex) look back at that subject of your friend and see if it is now easy to move that vibrational topic to a better place.
But if you encounter any resistance at all, like you did, it's an indication that now is not the right time to deal with the subject. Instead, just enjoy your life from the perspective of the Vortex and when the natural launching of a new desire causes you to be ejected from the Vortex again, you can then revisit the topic of your friend as an excuse to draw yourself back into it again.
As mentioned earlier, when in the Vortex, it is better to stay focused on Positive Aspects rather than Focus Blocks.
So to answer your question, the most effective time to use Focus Blocks is when you are outside the Vortex and looking for things to clean up to help draw you back in.
I know it can seem odd that the subjects in your life are really just excuses to enable you to experience the sensation of moving back into the Vortex...but that's really what they are for. :)
As I've mentioned before on this site, the poem Ithaca expresses this idea beautifully and is worth contemplating until you get it :).
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