has anybody tried this '17 seconds of pure thought' method by ABRAHAM HICKS?

n if yes does this work?

i am a great follower of the secret but the secret says visualise and feel as if you have already received what you want.

but the 17 seconds theory say imagine something for 17 seconds n keep that thought without changing its form

i tried to focus for about 17 seconds on small numbers but slowly either i see the colour changing or the form.

Abraham says that a thought reaches a combustion point at 17 seconds of pure undiluted focus. It draws another thought to it and it is exponentially more powerful. At the end of another 17 seconds, 34 seconds total, the next thought combusts, and by Law of Attraction, evolves to a higher level of energy. Again another 17 seconds to 51 seconds continues the process, and finally, if you can continue a pure thought for 68 seconds on any given subject, it will be on its way to manifestation. The key word is pure, meaning positive focus, strong energy, no resistance; to not slip into sloppy thinking. how to make this process easier?

n doesnt this contradict the secret ?

asked 06 Oct '13, 11:17

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(06 Oct '13, 11:57) Barry Allen ♦♦

this may not be answer to your question. but if you have an issue at mind and if you are evolved enough (meaning you are in general are able to tune in to removing external noises to some degree) then if you just close your eyes for 17 seconds sincerely and focus on what you want, you will get a small inspiration or possible way to proceed on that issue. You can kind of call it intuition too.

(08 Oct '13, 19:11) abrahamloa

but if you have lot of noises going, lot of worked up emotions about issue you want to resolve, then you will be in the boat where you will do this for 17 secs and check in with your manifestation and realize it does not work.

(08 Oct '13, 19:11) abrahamloa

at this stage it will be considered that its not pure thought. hope that helps. Also in general its good to look at different tools and use them and at the end you want to left with nice easy feeling of peace, quiet, or passion or joy. That means that tool works for you. And to answer your question YES it does work!

(08 Oct '13, 19:13) abrahamloa
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There is an old belief found in some meditation circles that maintaining a state of presence in-the-moment, awareness, (or whatever else people refer to it as) with complete absence of thoughts, will result in the practitioner becoming one with God, the universal mind, the Tao, (or whatever people name this All-That-Is-One). This would be like the beginning stage of enlightenment & might only last for an instant or a few seconds. Regular practice of awareness through meditation would lead to longer times (a misnomer, since there is no experience of time in that state) experiencing states of enlightenment.

The idea is that the state is reached through being aware & present, rather than "stopping the thoughts", since "stopping the thoughts" would require thought processes.

It is believed that one can only maintain this state (at a more advanced level of enlightenment) for 21 days. After this period the spirit would be permanently in a different "reality".

Does this work also at the level of maintaining a single thought for 17 seconds as a method of manifesting? I do not have experience with this technique, however it could be considered that you are doing the same process as I suggested, only with a focus on a thought rather than on awareness - presence. If the 17 second awareness process can "manifest" a state of oneness with the "Source", it might be feasible that the 17 second thought process could "manifest" the object of the thought.


answered 07 Oct '13, 15:00

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edited 07 Oct '13, 15:02

one needs to be born of water and spirit. the peacemakers can enter the kingdom for there is no darkness in them. the pure of heart can see god and talk with him. with open eyes fix a spot in front of you that is not there remain aware and focus when the water(soul= mind and heart) is calm all that bother you and is in division will come to the surface of the water learn the truth about it, the division is solved the with no division the though simply have no mean to disturb you since they are-

(07 Oct '13, 21:45) white tiger

completely solved. you can slow down a though or ignore it but it remains there until it is solved. do not delude your self saying I have stop a though that was bothering me since if it is not solved you simply have ignore it. it would be better for you to slow it down and observe it in its totality so that you can understand it and know the truth about it. when all those division and darkness from the overflow of the heart will not bother you any more you will start to see the light(spirit) on-

(07 Oct '13, 21:51) white tiger

the reflection of the water since there will not be anything false in you. let the light lead you in to all truth to solve the division until the 2 becomes one water and spirit. then with out fear you can cross the last narrow door and go above to the kingdom. you can make the choice to stay above or to return. if you return you can say those words: I am the way the truth and the life. since you will know the one that sent you to this world.

(07 Oct '13, 21:56) white tiger

now you know the way to the place where I am going. I am the way the truth and the life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxaC_pgWtCk

(08 Oct '13, 19:43) white tiger
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Only 60 seconds total?

This video is an hour long, that means watching this once aught to do the trick. According to what Abraham said, watch it once and you'll be a billionaire. My mind in on money and how wonderful money is the full hour. So far I'm waiting for my windfall.

Here is the video, as you said Abraham said keeping your mind only that short time works. This keeps your mind focused on recieving for an hour!


Abraham/Hicks is usually the best metaphysical advice. There has to be something missing to this advice.


answered 06 Oct '13, 15:06

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edited 06 Oct '13, 15:15


ahh @Wade Casaldi I wonder what you see in the symbolism of money(dollars) Is it wealth or is it lack? that what might be missing.the association of the symbol.

(07 Oct '13, 06:09) ursixx
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