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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'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 :)


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 that your answer to this thread now displays...

Day 1 - Oct 7, 2014
Day 2 - Oct 8, 2014

After, say, 5 days in a row of Vortex alignment, you would have...

Day 1 - Oct 7, 2014
Day 2 - Oct 8, 2014
Day 3 - Oct 9, 2014
Day 4 - Oct 10, 2014
Day 5 - Oct 11, 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 2 - Oct 8, 2014
Day 3 - Oct 9, 2014
Day 4 - Oct 10, 2014
Day 5 - Oct 11, 2014

Day 1 - Oct 13, 2014
Day 2 - Oct 14, 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)


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 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.

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Stingray's Vortex Alignment Entries: --
I might not update these entries everyday but I'll still be keeping an offline record of how I'm doing and update it here the next time it is convenient to do so

  • Day 1 - Oct 7, 2014
  • Day 2 - Oct 8, 2014
  • Day 3 - Oct 9, 2014
  • Day 4 - Oct 10, 2014
  • Day 5 - Oct 11, 2014
  • Day 6 - Oct 12, 2014
  • Day 7 - Oct 13, 2014
  • Day 8 - Oct 14, 2014
  • Day 9 - Oct 15, 2014
  • Day 10 - Oct 16, 2014
  • Day 11 - Oct 17, 2014
  • Day 12 - Oct 18, 2014
  • Day 13 - Oct 19, 2014
  • Day 14 - Oct 20, 2014
  • Day 15 - Oct 21, 2014
  • Day 16 - Oct 22, 2014
  • Day 17 - Oct 23, 2014
  • Day 18 - Oct 24, 2014
  • Day 19 - Oct 25, 2014
  • Day 20 - Oct 26, 2014
  • Day 21 - Oct 27, 2014
  • Day 22 - Oct 28, 2014
  • Day 23 - Oct 29, 2014
  • Day 24 - Oct 30, 2014
  • 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


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.


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 :)

Thanks :)

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?

asked 07 Oct '14, 08:45

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edited 15 Jan '15, 04:27


Hi Stingray, does it matter how long I stay in the vortex before I get kicked out again? I.e. do I have to stay in the vortex for the whole day or most of it for that day to count? Or is it just the getting into the vortex that matters (whether for 5 minutes or 5 hours)? Thanks.

(10 Oct '14, 01:58) cod2

@cod2 - No it doesn't matter at all how long you remain feeling good as long as you've managed to genuinely Touch The Vortex . We live in a sea of endlessly ebbing and flowing energies so some days it will easier to "go with the flow" than others. Some days, you easily be in there for most of the day. Other days, just a few minutes. It doesn't matter. Consistent daily practice will keep steadily increasing your average time inside.

(10 Oct '14, 05:29) Stingray

This is a fantastic idea for an experiment! Using the LOA to assist you in keeping good-feeling momentum going automatically is the key to everything. Good luck everyone. Life from inside the vortex is so super fantastic, it is definitely worth it!!! :)

(16 Oct '14, 07:53) Yes

Hi @Stingray, if I am in a good-feeling place most of the day, and the next morning during my vibrational routine I cannot find any issue to mold with Focus Blocks, can I go straight to Positive Aspects? Thanks.

(22 Oct '14, 01:56) cod2

Thanks, very nice answer, as usual.

(22 Oct '14, 02:57) cod2

@Stingray I think this is one of your best threads yet.

(05 Nov '14, 12:16) Catherine

@Stingray..i did this for one week and my mood was fine.cannot say i was in vortex but there was nothing to bother me.and i was feelings fine in nice i could not find topic for this case should i repeat the process when ever i find new topic for clearing?

(27 Nov '14, 03:46) Zee

@Zee - You should really do this process for the full 30 days to be fully sure you've set up those good-feeling habits. Doing it for a short period and then stopping when you feel you've done enough is just what your limiting beliefs want you to do - so they can stay exactly where they are :)

(27 Nov '14, 07:10) Stingray

@Stingray-oh thanks...

(27 Nov '14, 09:50) Zee
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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.

  • Do your vibrational work first thing in the morning. Go to the toilet if it's urgent. Brush your teeth later. Don't do anything else than that before doing your vibrational work.
  • The night before, clean up your room and desk. If you do your vibrational work on your computer, clean it up too.
  • The night before, disconnect your telephone and switch off your mobile phone. Also disconnect your door bell (if you know how to do it). Eliminate anything that could distract you.
  • If there are people who could distract you in the morning, wake up earlier (or much earlier) to do your vibrational work in silence.
  • If you don't have time in the morning, wake up earlier. Go to sleep earlier if you have to. Just say to yourself that nothing is more important than doing this challenge (and I guarentee you that nothing is more important than doing vibrational work the first thing in the morning!)
  • The night before, do some vibrational work and get yourself in the Vortex. While falling asleep, appreciate your bed/bedding and how it feels.
  • When you wake up, immediately (and I really mean immediately) focus on some thoughts that feel easy to feel good about. It could be your bed or some general words like "ease", "relaxation" or "sense of well-being". Just come up with anything that's easy to feel good or neutral about. Appreciate and "milk" this experience for as long as you can. If it takes only 3 seconds, that's okay.
  • Do your vibrational work, get into the Vortex anyway you can. If you can't, try again by going general and by finding words that feel easy to feel good about. If you can't, try again. Try something else. Try anything that you know that can bring you closer to your Vortex.
  • "Trying" to feel good is actually a balancing act. You have to give yourself a push, but you don't want to try so hard that you start feeling too frustrated. Abraham call this "mild effort". It's really all about practice. If you can't feel better, go more general and abstract. It's a question of intuition you have to develop for yourself. It's hard to describe with words. But try to learn this (life-time) skill and don't give up too soon. I would suggest trying this balancing act for 30 minutes at least every morning. If this sounds too hard to do, have a look at this answer.
  • Once you are in the Vortex, milk it. Again, here you are faced with another balancing act. You don't want to try too hard to stay there. But you want to make a "mild effort". Stay there for as long as you can. If it's just a minute, that's okay. If it's 10 minutes, that's okay too. Aim for 15 minutes but don't worry if you can't. Just aiming, deciding and actually doing ("mild-efforting) it every day will make it easier every day.

answered 07 Oct '14, 12:43

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edited 12 Nov '14, 19:33


@releaser99 - I wasn't going to say anything, but I thought this was wonderful timing because I am working with something of a deadline, and I have been thinking I would take the whole month of October off looking at solutions and just be happy, and see what happens. I was thrilled to see this, because of course doing it in such a meticulous way is so much better, and publicly too, which will keep me focused. And synchronicity rocks. ;)

(07 Oct '14, 16:05) Grace

@Grace I'm also having fun with an upcoming deadline (or as Abraham call it: "life-line"). I also think the best way is to approach it with steady alignment as @Stingray described it here. "synchronicity rocks". Absolutely! :)

(08 Oct '14, 09:01) releaser99

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


answered 07 Oct '14, 17:32

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edited 26 Oct '14, 20:02


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!

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  • Day 1 - Oct 7, 2014
  • Day 2 - Oct 8, 2014
  • Day 3 - Oct 9, 2014
  • Day 4 - Oct 10, 2014
  • Day 5 - Oct 11, 2014
  • Day 6 - Oct 12, 2014
  • Day 7 - Oct 13, 2014
  • Day 8 - Oct 14, 2014
  • Day 9 - Oct 15, 2014
  • Day 10 - Oct 16, 2014
  • Day 11 - Oct 17, 2014
  • Day 12 - Oct 18, 2014
  • Day 13 - Oct 19, 2014
  • Day 14 - Oct 20, 2014
  • Day 15 - Oct 21, 2014
  • Day 16 - Oct 22, 2014
  • Day 17 - Oct 23, 2014
  • Day 18 - Oct 24, 2014
  • Day 19 - Oct 25, 2014
  • Day 20 - Oct 26, 2014
  • Day 21 - Oct 27, 2014
  • Day 22 - Oct 28, 2014
  • Day 23 - Oct 29, 2014
  • Day 24 - Oct 30, 2014
  • 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
  • 30 day challenge complete

answered 07 Oct '14, 15:05

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edited 06 Nov '14, 15:05


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


answered 07 Oct '14, 13:13

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edited 06 Nov '14, 23:00


"Day 4 - Oct 10. 2040" Thank your for participating @Marty_McFly :). BTW, I think those head colds could very well be because of changing dominant vibration. I've experienced colds, flus, cough, allergies etc. many times before when starting this kind of change work. Nothing to worry about I think.

(11 Oct '14, 19:02) releaser99

@lozenge123 - "myself and my wife (who is also doing the challenge) came down with head colds this day" - Assuming that this is an unusual event for you both then it's likely as @releaser99 says that it may be because of the vibrational changes happening as the result of this Challenge. Whenever we summon more energy than we allow, we create DIS-ease. See Why is it we get sick when we expand? . It's just symptomatic of a...

(11 Oct '14, 19:58) Stingray

@lozenge123 - ...period of energy flow adjustment. It should settle down as you acclimatize to the new flows. It's not anything to be concerned about and, in my experience, it doesn't happen to everyone doing major vibrational changes. I don't personally get physical issues from vibrational change but many people (including myself at the start) do get an initial All Hell Breaking Loose effect in their lives if they've never done this kind of work before. Everything re-balances in time.

(11 Oct '14, 20:07) Stingray

@releaser99 - Man, that's hilarious. I have no idea what was going through my mind when I wrote "2040." Either it must have been the fact that I was just about to watch Zardoz, or maybe I was channeling my future self, I don't know. If only now I can access those memories to create the Flux Capacitor... :)

(11 Oct '14, 22:12) lozenge123

@Stingray - Yes, it was an unusual event for us both (we haven't been sick in years), which is why I noted it--it did seem odd that it coincided with beginning your challenge. However, I thought the "All Hell Breaking Loose" phenomenon was years behind me. :) At this point I'm no stranger to vibrational work, however, this is the first time I've begun applying ME-5 on a daily basis, so there must have been a little dis-ease that needed adjustment. :)

(11 Oct '14, 22:16) lozenge123

@lozenge123 very interesting you put the next date as the year 1955 when you already noticed that you put the wrong date 2040 earlier :)

(12 Oct '14, 03:41) kakaboo
(12 Oct '14, 04:08) Stingray

@lozenge123 - "we haven't been sick in years" - Well, that certainly does seem to point the accusatory finger of evidence directly at the vibrational work :) Added to @kakaboo collapsing and vomiting, I should probably add a Public Health Warning to these methods :)

(12 Oct '14, 04:10) Stingray

@Stingray It's just my body not used to too much alcohol, nothing to do with this

(12 Oct '14, 06:15) kakaboo

@Stingray - Or perhaps something like this... have participants sign a release of liability form for potentially hazardous vibrational work? :)

(13 Oct '14, 15:58) lozenge123

@lozenge123 - Regarding your mention of synchronicities, I have been experiencing these with very unusual frequency. Thinking of fireworks last night, then minutes later watching a fireworks display above the neighborhood behind my house. A few moments ago I was doing something unusual with my hair, turned on the TV to watch an historical documentary, and saw a woman doing precisely the same thing. Then I came here, and found your edit. It has been going on like this for days now. :)

(26 Oct '14, 11:17) Grace

@Grace - Yes, this sort of phenomenon is interesting, and I'm wondering how it connects with the 30 day challenge. At least we're not alone. :)

(26 Oct '14, 18:42) lozenge123

Like @lozenge123 and @Grace, I have also experienced synchronicities on days 11 and day 13 - although not at a constant sttream as @lozenge123 mentioned. I am currently on day 13.

(30 Oct '14, 05:14) cod2

@lozenge123 - Congratulations! I liked how you just quietly kept on going. :)

(07 Nov '14, 01:58) Grace
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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.)


answered 07 Oct '14, 15:55

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edited 12 Nov '14, 16:43


@corduroypower - My name is Grace, and I am a workaholic. ;) I prided myself on my "work ethic" for decades... right up to the day it beat me literally to the ground. That was a year ago, and I have been recovering ever since. I now see it as self punishment for some crime I believed I had committed. Maybe being happy (my natural default position) when others were sad. Maybe trying to make my hard working dad proud of me. And yes, it tries to come back, but I don't allow it thought space.

(07 Oct '14, 16:28) Grace

@corduroypower - And thanks for bringing this up, I think it's a very important point.

(07 Oct '14, 16:31) Grace

So, update from the Recovering Perfectionist among us. I'm finding that it's definitely a balancing act between the fact that I like to meditate (my current primary tool for alignment) because it feels good and brings me peace and clarity, and between the fact that I am a recovering crazy efforter who sees things like "challenge" and responds with feelings of "I MUST WIN".

Framing this to myself as "I just want to feel good, period" is helpful. But I definitely have to watch out for...

(14 Oct '14, 16:59) corduroypower

...a strong learned tendency to do things in order to Make Something Happen rather than because they're fun. This has really been a sticking point in my self-development work, but I've only recently realized to what extent!

(14 Oct '14, 17:02) corduroypower
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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.

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!

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. 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-

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.


answered 08 Oct '14, 04:46

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edited 18 Nov '14, 06:42


Wow have developed some amazing abilities with the focus blocks 3 and you are already talking to us from the, just kidding.

(11 Oct '14, 09:41) Pink Diamond

Hi PD ... whoops, it's my fat fingers and over enthusiasm.

(11 Oct '14, 17:48) Catherine

@Catherine - "however the blocks proved to be more physical with various dramas coming out of nowhere" - That's a fairly typical experience I've seen a few times. These "blocks" will manifest physically just as easily as they do emotionally. When I'm resisting about something (even these days), I will often find myself manifesting absolutely-reasonable physical reasons that stop me doing the vibrational work. Quite fascinating to observe it happening even when you know what is going on:)

(19 Oct '14, 04:06) Stingray

@Stingray I feel forewarned this time - I couldn't believe it when I saw a window of opportunity to slope of and do some vibrational work, some unexpected visitors turned up on the doorstep! Is the answer to set the alarm clock half an hour earlier and just do it then - is that what you do? I feel this would leave less possibility of unexpected events throwing me off course.

(20 Oct '14, 04:46) Catherine

@Catherine - "I feel this would leave less possibility of unexpected events throwing me off course." - Yes, this insight of yours is pretty much the Secret Key to achieving this Challenge easily. By doing the alignment first thing (even getting up earlier if needed), you are starting from a place of vibrational neutrality (before those "blocks" can even get started) and you can steer your entire day positively with little effort. I have a saying: "The morning is the rudder of the day"

(20 Oct '14, 04:58) Stingray

@Stingray Slightly distracted myself first thing this morning but got down to it second thing. Good advice - thanks.

(21 Oct '14, 03:12) Catherine

@Catherine - I am finding timing an issue for myself as well. When my days used to be very structured, I didn't have much of a choice but to do my vibrational work early. Now with days unstructured, I'm sloppy with it, and for the first time encountering dozens of reasons to do it "in a few minutes". I've been feeling crummy all morning then doubting I could be successful if I tried! It's when I think of the pledge I took that I force myself to it. I'm going to make it first priority again.

(21 Oct '14, 18:01) Grace

@Catherine - Thanks for sharing the link. I just downloaded and listened to the Elevatron recording. Very nice - I'm keeping it to work into my daily practice. :)

(04 Nov '14, 18:41) Grace
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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.

  • Day 1 - October 8, 2014
  • Day 2 - October 9, 2014
  • Day 3 - October 10, 2014
  • Day 4 - October 11, 2014 : Its my 4th day on this challenge but I started earlier so this is like my "real" 6th or 7th day , and I'm already experiencing what I think Stingray has mentioned (and probably the reason why I quit doing this on a regular basis in the past). On the first few days, I felt excited and looking forward to feeling good and better, but today my mind is giving me all sorts of excuses not to do it, and it feels like a total chore to try and do it. But I still tried and managed to write a few lines of ROA after the steps to feel good . e.g on the first few days, I could easily write 10-20 lines of ROA after doing those steps, but today I could only manage 5-6 and couldn't proceed anymore.

  • Day 5 - October 12, 2014 : Yesterday I had a dinner. I'm not a very good drinker (and don't like drinking) and usually when someone asks me to drink, I would try to reject them. But yesterday, for some reason, I was inspired to gulp down a glass of beer. I actually only drank 2 glasses and I did not exactly feel drunk or bad while I was still at the dinner, but the very exact moment (not like 5 minutes before or 5 minutes after, the VERY exact) I reached home, my body collapsed and I vomited (I was still feeling very okay and well the 30-60minutes when travelling home). Needless to say, I felt very bad after that and a bit sick. This morning, when I woke up, I still felt a little side effects from it and did not feel like doing anything at all, including this Vortex-challenge. But I tried and after meditating, I felt a lot better than when I first woke up. I'm not sure whether this is another side effect of doing this, but I thought it was something worth nothing down for future reference.

  • Day 6 - October 13, 2014

  • Day 7 - October 14, 2014 : Finding it difficult to sit through 13-15minutes of meditation compared to the first few days. Starting to fidget around the 5-7 minutes mark, one of the reasons why I stopped meditating on a regular basis in the past

  • Day 8 - October 15, 2014

  • Day 9 - October 16, 2014
  • Day 10 - October 17, 2014
  • Day 11 - October 18, 2014 : I can start to catch myself thinking negative thoughts on a more frequent basis and trying to stop it. But I think there is still a long way to go because I feel that it is still quite difficult for me to differentiate my emotions. But the other day, something interesting happened - I saw pieces of paper lying around the train station and I just felt compelled to pick them up. Shortly after, while I was taking the lift, I saw an empty can thrown by someone in the lift, and again I felt compelled to take the can and dispose of it. I usually wouldn't even bother about them and just leave them there, just like everyone else, but that day I just felt like I should do it and I felt a bit amused and confused after that. It reminded me of this post by Stingray here, just maybe?
  • Day 12 - October 19, 2014
  • Day 13 - October 20, 2014
  • Day 14 - October 21, 2014
  • Day 15 - October 22, 2014
  • Day 16 - October 23, 2014
  • Day 17 - October 24, 2014
  • Day 18 - October 25, 2014 : I've always found myself to be a negative person and always trying to change that to not much success in the past. I didn't expect forcing myself to meditate regularly would be able change this so much. I find myself a lot less negative than before nowadays. Also, just like everyone else, I had a few things which I "secretly" wanted to manifest before starting this challenge. But now, for a few of them I feel like I don't even really care anymore whether I get them a not. I just sort of feel contented in life but it's kind of different and I don't know how to put it in words. Some people may say it's because I don't have any major problems in life yet or I am just staying in my comfort zone, but I feel differently about it.

  • Day 19 - October 26, 2014 : After reading how some people like Pink Diamond has troubles aligning on certain days and take 1 hour plus to do it, I still think that I am not doing this correctly as I only set aside a fixed amount of time everyday early in the morning to do this (as that amount of time is only what I can afford in the morning). Of course, some days I feel better and some days I feel worse.

  • Day 20 - October 27, 2014

  • Day 21 - October 28, 2014
  • Day 22 - October 29, 2014
  • Day 23 - October 30, 2014 : Something which I least expected to happen just happened out of the blue. And then I cut my nose while shaving and it started bleeding non-stop for a while. I was pretty amused by it because who ever manages to does that ?
  • Day 24 - October 31, 2014
  • Day 25 : As it was a weekend, I kept telling myself that I would do it later... and later never came as things kept happening which made me to keep saying later. I then thought of doing it just right before I go to sleep, but I lied on the bed for a while and dozed off to the next day. I guess I would have to start over again and it's nothing much since I am trying to make this a habit for life rather than just 30 days. But I could feel significant difference in the way I feel on the day I did not do any vibrational work at all
  • Day 1-30:3-30 November, 1-3 Dec

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.


answered 07 Oct '14, 23:16

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edited 03 Dec '14, 10:09


@kakaboo - "today my mind is giving me all sorts of excuses not to do it, and it feels like a total chore to try and do it" - That's the kind of thing that can happen as you are on the way to new good-feeling habits. For these new habits to fully take over, it means that many limiting habits will no longer have a "home to live in" so, like any angry tenants who are being evicted, they can stir up trouble, try to refuse to leave, or even smash up the place :) Another interesting effect...

(11 Oct '14, 04:03) Stingray

@kakaboo - that that you may see physical world events being manufactured to prevent you completing the implementation of the new habits. For example, if you normally do your vibrational work on a computer, your computer may break down or you may have power cuts happening which prevent you. It's fascinating to observe these kinds of things happening. Doesn't happen for everyone but just something to be aware of. Just keep on pushing on with it and these effects will eventually diminish.

(11 Oct '14, 04:07) Stingray

@Stingray, thanks for the encouragement. But I think what you said have already happened in a non-physical way. Just today or yesterday (out of 365 days a year, not any other days, but today) I was inspired to read up on Bazi(the Chinese version of Astrology), which was why I asked this question: Then people in that field were like saying that your life is greatly determined by your Bazi and cannot be changed much, etc.

(11 Oct '14, 05:11) kakaboo

After which I could feel my mind telling myself what these Bazi people say is true, no point trying to feel good, life is greatly determined by your Bazi and can only be changed to a certain extent. And another part of me was saying no! I want to believe in Stingray and IQ, and they are like having a tug of war. At first I didn't think much of it, but now it seems to make sense, as though they are trying to find every reason not to continue with this. But my mind is still having a tug of war :p

(11 Oct '14, 05:11) kakaboo

My only concern is that I may not be doing the "feeling good/being in the Vortex" part the right way

(11 Oct '14, 05:19) kakaboo

This "Bazi" experience is an excellent example of the Keep-You-Locked-In-Limitation effect I'm talking about. I'd recommend anyone doing this 30-Day Challenge to pay close attention to how convincing it is right now to @kakaboo to give up :) When one is going through this kind of thing, carrying on with the vibrational change will actually seem like completely the wrong thing to do :)

@kakaboo - This is nothing to feel bad about. People get locked into these cycles their entire...

(11 Oct '14, 05:47) Stingray

@kakaboo - ...lives and never realize it. Awareness that this is happening is a huge step forward in breaking through it. Ultimately, you are going to have to take a "leap of faith" and keep pushing on through. Pushing to reach alignment is one of the few times, perhaps even the only time, that pushing is justified with reality creation ideas. The feeling that you are not doing the Vortex alignment in the right way is just another "distraction" to make you feel like giving up. Ignore it :)

(11 Oct '14, 05:50) Stingray

@kakaboo "My only concern is that I may not be doing the "feeling good/being in the Vortex" part the right way" IMO having the intention to feel the best you can and acting on it to the best of your ability every day will make sure the LOA is on your side. Your desire and intent will leave the LOA no choice but to give you "making it right". So even if a limiting belief wants to convince you that maybe you aren't doing it right, keep intending and getting in the Vortex. The LOA must obey.

(11 Oct '14, 07:43) releaser99

@stingray @releaser99 ok.. but what actually is the common underlying limiting belief here that applies to everyone ? since you mentioned that most people would actually face the same problem. is it something like "it is wrong to feel good", or "you cannot mold your own life" ?

(11 Oct '14, 10:50) kakaboo

@kakaboo - "what actually is the common underlying limiting belief" - There isn't a common limiting belief. It's just that, because you are altering the vibrational status quo by deliberately and consistently feeling-good (if up to now you were not), beliefs that were up to now previously serving you (even if they were keeping you in a bad-feeling place) will now likely need to be "upgraded". See the battered old cars analogy

(11 Oct '14, 12:22) Stingray

@kakaboo - This "upgrading" involves change. And change (for most people) triggers fears and insecurities. Obviously the limiting beliefs are not independent entities but simply aspects of your own consciousness to which you have grown accustomed to. And often in times of change, it feels safer to run back to "The Devil You Know" than something new & unknown. So that fear of the change (even if not overt) often causes us to manufacture reasons to revert back to the original status quo.

(11 Oct '14, 12:26) Stingray

@kakaboo, I just read ur post about feeling compelled to pick up garbage on the floor and its so weird because the same exact thing happened to me a couple days ago :D

(20 Oct '14, 10:29) Jess

@Jess It's funny though, just a few days ago I saw rubbish on the floor in public and thought of picking it up, but it felt like I was forcing myself to do it (compared to the one I noted down) and in the end I didn't. I don't know why either

(24 Oct '14, 22:02) kakaboo

@kakaboo - "I still think that I am not doing this correctly as I only set aside a fixed amount of time everyday" - If you are able to pass the Rampage of Appreciation test everyday (and your list of things to appreciate flows easily and effortlessly and the words don't feel hollow, empty or meaningless) then you're doing just fine. First thing in the morning, after waking, is always easiest and quickest anyway for alignment.

(27 Oct '14, 02:16) Stingray

@kakaboo - The people who are taking longer are probably clearing on the way to the Vortex. From your descriptions, it seems like you may be on a fixed-time meditation to get there...more of a distraction approach. (Distraction vs Clearing) For me, I always choose to clear where possible, even if it takes longer (initially), because I dislike having to keep revisiting the same old resistant topics. It's just personal choice.

(27 Oct '14, 02:27) Stingray

yep @Stingray it is definitely a distraction approach because meditating is my main focus and I do some focus blocks before it. But I think I have started to reach a point where I need "more" meditation like what you have said before if a lot of issues aren't cleared up. I tried ME4 the other day for one issue and I did feel really bad for an instant but I just couldn't catch that feeling again to get it out of the way and it just became a hollow job after that.

(27 Oct '14, 11:15) kakaboo

as for the Rampages of Appreciation,at the start they flowed easily but it started to feel hollow again recently. Also,I have had a few instances where I felt invincible out of no reason (but it wasn't during vibrational work) and I don't really get that kind of feeling after meditating but I definitely feel better after meditating. I think the reason is that I have not been someone who expresses himself well since young and have sealed off a lot of emotions and I need time to feel them back.

(27 Oct '14, 11:15) kakaboo

by hollow it means after doing it, I read them sometimes after a while and it seems like I am appreciating the 95% of the same things everyday but with 1-2 new things that happened to me everyday. seems boring :)

(27 Oct '14, 11:17) kakaboo

@kakaboo - I have been feeling like this about Rampages too. I have certain wonderful things/people/circumstances in my life that I'm glad to say stay pretty steadily in my life, but my ROAs are always about these same things. @Stingray - Any advice for keeping them feeling fresh?

(28 Oct '14, 19:32) Grace

@Grace - actually I have found that even when they are about the same things, most of the time I came up with something different about the same thing easily everyday until a certain point. For instance if I was appreciating my computer, at the start it could have just been I appreciate having a computer, then "I'm amazed that this computer has lasted for years", "how this computer has made my life better", "how computers have made work easier for everyone and me", etc

(29 Oct '14, 10:32) kakaboo

Sometimes it's only like slightly different, but it's still different. I think the way to explain it is that it's like trying to look at same things from different perspectives

(29 Oct '14, 10:33) kakaboo

@kakaboo - I see what you mean. I'm also thinking that each thing can be making a difference in my life in different ways on different days. Like I'm appreciating the money in my pocket at this moment, because rent is due Saturday. Last week I was appreciating buying whatever groceries I needed without having to keep a running total in my head, sweating every penny. Its making me feel excited about this. I'm liking it. Thanks! . ;)

(29 Oct '14, 12:41) Grace

@Grace - "but my ROAs are always about these same things. Any advice for keeping them feeling fresh?" - If you've hit upon a subject in your life that always makes you feel great when you think of it, keep thinking of it :) As Abraham would say, you keep "milking" it. I have some topics that keep repeatedly popping into my ROA lists regularly and they still make me feel great when I think of them. As long as the feeling about them is genuine, it's not a problem. One little trick that I...

(29 Oct '14, 13:28) Stingray

@Grace - ...use is to expand out some ROA items into their own Positive Aspects sheets which helps me keep the good-feelings going longer (even if in another session) and thereby lets the LOA draw in more ideas for good-feeling topics. It's easy to think of more good-feeling topics if you keep the Vortex alignment going longer. And staying in the state longer is also a trick for making good-feeling habits "stick" more quickly because you are spending more time where you want to be habitually.

(29 Oct '14, 13:33) Stingray

@Stingray - Thank you for that. I think I was thinking along those same lines, but not being methodical about it, which makes all the difference for me. If I approach the practice methodically, I keep to it better - having a clear path that leads where I want to go, I am bound to follow it. It's making me think that this would also sort of train my thoughts to go on finding more positive aspects of each happy subject, so that I am embedded in a cycle of happy.

(29 Oct '14, 14:32) Grace

@Grace - "If I approach the practice methodically" - That really is the ultimate key. It's all I really do - turn everything I can into a system so the system does the guiding and all I have to do is lazily follow the system :) People in companies across the world invest countless sums in creating and fine-tuning their "business processes" - and they do it because it gets results. And yet when it comes to these metaphysical subjects, people often seem to just dither around with...

(29 Oct '14, 14:47) Stingray

@Grace - ...them treating the ideas and methods in a haphazard way. And, unsurprisingly, they get haphazard results that dither around :) The universe is an incredibly well-ordered and structured "machine", for want of a better word. Approaching these metaphysical ideas methodically starts you on a path of understanding just how consistently and precisely this "machine" operates. And then you can fine-tune your own "metaphysical business processes" as much as any corporation does :)

(29 Oct '14, 14:51) Stingray

@Stingray - Love this perspective, having witnessed the results of this essential discipline (or the infuriating lack of it) in my work places all my life... Beware dithering. My new motto. Will do. :)

(29 Oct '14, 16:46) Grace

@Stingray You strike me as being, by nature, a methodical person (or maybe you have just worked hard at being methodical). In your opinion, what is the best way of becoming methodical if you aren't that way by nature?

(18 Nov '14, 08:04) Catherine
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Day 1 - Oct 8, 2014. For my own reminder, and also to hit the 100-character lower limit, this is what I did:

  1. Focus block last night.
  2. Positive Aspects this morning.
  3. Finished watching 'Up in the Air'.
  4. Did my daily language self-study which I absolutely love.

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.

Update: @Stingray, just saw this answer of yours. My whole attitude to life changed just like that, it is so profound!

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:

  1. I have enrolled with the Chi Energy School.
  2. For almost two years I have had a benign tumour. It's now shrunk to half its normal size.

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:

  1. I found this forum.
  2. Stingray has so many posts in this forum.
  3. Stingray started this challenge exactly at the time when I needed it the most.

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.

  1. Just before the 30-day was finished, I got an amazing insight into what my life purpose was. It felt incredibly good and it made complete sense – for the first time in my life.
  2. Our heating had stopped working around day 15, and I was wondering why things were going wrong like this. Then on day 27 or so, I got a large amount of refund from our energy supplier, which is now going to pay very nicely for the heating repair work.
  3. Today something happened that has absolutely blown me away. One of my old requests has just been realised. At the time of writing the request it seemed so impossible that I had deleted it shortly afterwards and forgot all about it. Now suddenly it became a reality.

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.


answered 08 Oct '14, 05:36

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@cod2 - "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" - That "Rush" of alignment disappears as it becomes more natural for you to be aligned. See Abraham's 'Getting Into The Vortex' - is it working? . As it becomes more normal to be aligned, you don't really feel anything much at all. It's only when you are out of the Vortex that you notice

(11 Oct '14, 04:13) Stingray

@cod2 - "As soon as I start some new mind work to elevate my vibrations, all hell breaks loose" - The All Hell Breaking Loose is just a fact of major vibrational change and I don't know a way around it other than to keep finding ways to realign regardless of what happens. It sorts itself out in time and it generally only happens the first time (with intensity) that you take deliberate conscious control of your vibrational life.

(18 Oct '14, 07:13) Stingray

Thanks Stingray. I suspected so too and although in the past I gave up after the upheaval, this time I will persist no matter what happens.

(18 Oct '14, 08:57) cod2

Congratulations @cod2!

(17 Nov '14, 09:36) Jess

Thanks @Jess.

(17 Nov '14, 09:39) cod2

@cod2 - Congratulations! I think the journey you have taken is a classic one, and I hope that many people in the future will come across your post and take heart from it. :)

(20 Nov '14, 13:11) Grace

Thanks @Grace. No going back now. I think in a year's time I'll start a new thread titled "The Class of the Original 30-day Challenge - Where Are They Now?" :-)

(20 Nov '14, 13:21) cod2

@cod2 - Perfect! Hmmm that sort of thought occurred to me, too... ;) have you seen this?

(20 Nov '14, 18:20) Grace
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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..



answered 07 Oct '14, 11:00

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Welcome aboard @Grace and everyone else who joins up :) 30 days of Vortex alignment in a row sounds straightforward on paper but, in order to achieve it, it will require passing through a number of "blocking beliefs" - which will may well rear their ugly heads along the way and convince people to drop out :) - so it should prove quite self-enlightening to anyone brave enough to try it, and quite genuinely life-transformational for all those who manage to achieve it (for the first time) :)

(07 Oct '14, 13:36) Stingray

@Stingray - The above passage makes me feel as though I am about to slay a great dragon. :)

(07 Oct '14, 15:02) lozenge123

@lozenge123 That's because in another parallel reality version of yourself, you actually are :)

(07 Oct '14, 15:08) Cory

@Stingray - Yes, I know just what you mean. I had started to concentrate on just letting go of a particular issue for the whole month of October, so I have had a little bit of a head start, and sure enough, just as you say, I woke up one morning a few days ago with the shocking revelation that I was still trying to make my father proud of me. He passed away many years ago and I didn't even know I was doing that. I worked with that for a few days and now I'm free of it and feeling great!

(07 Oct '14, 16:10) Grace

@Cory - You are closer to the truth than you realize. :)

(07 Oct '14, 20:47) lozenge123

I was so happy reading about this challenge yesterday, posted some exciting comments, falling in love with stingray (even though I love only women...), but then as I kept writing and writing, a dark perspective overcame me. We can be everything and we can be nothing: equally true, depending on what you choose to believe. Truth you say! We choose the truth and when we start living it, believing in it, forgetting that we chose it, then we can build on that...ignorance is bliss

(08 Oct '14, 03:59) einsof

@Grace Your update is way more amusing to me than it should be, LOL.

(01 Nov '14, 01:17) Liam

@Liam - Me too! :D

(01 Nov '14, 01:49) Grace

@Grace- Well done Grace, your almost there! Enjoyed your post! :)

(03 Nov '14, 13:29) Satori

@Satori - Thanks! Nothing like kitties for plopping me right back into the Vortex. ;)

(04 Nov '14, 17:48) Grace

Congratulations @Grace! How do you feel? What changes do you notice?

(05 Nov '14, 10:36) cod2

@cod2 - Thank you! I've added comments to my answer above. :)

(05 Nov '14, 11:52) Grace

@Grace Nice one - well done.

(05 Nov '14, 12:03) Catherine

@Catherine - Thank you! I hope you are having a good experience with this as well. It's been quite a trip so far. ;)

(06 Nov '14, 02:00) Grace

Congratulations @grace!

(06 Nov '14, 21:05) Jess

Thanks @Jess! Same to you! Hey I noticed that our @lozenge123 has simply kept on going.... what do you think? I mean, why on earth would we stop now? We could consolidate the dates to save space as some other folks did. When I finished my vibe work this morning, I came straight to this site out of sheer habit (Yay! It's a habit!), and felt quite deflated when I realized it was over!

(07 Nov '14, 01:49) Grace

Thank you so much for this @Stingray! But now I don't want to stop! :) How about we challenge ourselves to see how long we can keep this up? Who knows what might happen? I wonder if it's been done quite like this ever before. It's an exciting thought.

(07 Nov '14, 01:51) Grace

@grace That sounds like a great idea and I agree with you completely, I have no intentions on stopping either. And I couldn't agree with you more that at this point it has become a habit. I just wouldn't feel right if I went even one day without doing vibrational work. Not only that, but I wake up every morning excited and looking forward to doing vibrational work now

(10 Nov '14, 20:40) Jess

We have heard so many times.."alignment first..alignment first..alignment first," and now, I finally get it :)

(11 Nov '14, 07:28) Jess

@Jess I'll second that! @Grace I know what you mean about it not translating well in a public setting ... I feel like the changes have been internal ones.

(18 Nov '14, 13:47) Catherine
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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.


answered 07 Oct '14, 15:07

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edited 07 Dec '14, 12:47


@Pink Diamond - "I have been sleeping fairly well until a few days into this challenge" - You may be forcing yourself to sleep more than you now need to. One of the side-effects of becoming more generally aligned day-to-day is that you need less sleep, sometimes considerably less sleep. Abraham have stated bluntly that almost the only reason people need sleep is for relief from resistance. Sleep resets vibrational momentum.

(19 Oct '14, 13:24) Stingray

@Stingray why do babies and infants sleep so much then? I'm sure it has been stated and mentioned numerous times before that babies face the least amount of resistance in their life because they are in their purest form the moment they are born. Yet they require a lot of sleep, so it doesn't make sense going by this logic

(20 Oct '14, 05:50) kakaboo

@Stingray - That could be the reason. I have noticed on some days that even though I have hardly slept, I don't feel too tired during the day and don't even need to take a nap.

Looks like I will not be sleeping at all by the end of this vortex challenge then! Great!

(20 Oct '14, 14:57) Pink Diamond

@kakaboo - "why do babies and infants sleep so much then?" - From their perspective, they are encountering resistance...of the platform they are projecting into. They are projecting from pure, positive energy into the relatively dense physical reality so they need longer sleep periods initially to acclimatize to the change. It's like going for a swim in a cold ocean. At first, you might just dip your toe in, then your leg...and so on. And then, when you feel ready, you go in completely.

(20 Oct '14, 15:17) Stingray

@Pink Diamond - "Looks like I will not be sleeping at all by the end of this vortex challenge then!" - Maybe :) But don't forget that sleep can be an enjoyable activity also so don't think that all sleep is forced upon you...and, by implication, when it isn't forced, you don't want it. Abraham have said that sleep can be a delicious activity to engage in and they are completely in favor of sleeping with that positive attitude, rather than as an escape from resistance.

(20 Oct '14, 15:21) Stingray

@Pink Diamond - "Not sure whether this should be happening at this stage of the challenge" - It can happen. As feeling good becomes more habitual and becomes the new "normal" (See fixed emotional range), previous behaviors of thought which may have been the old "normal" may now feel unbearably bad to the point of causing emotional eruptions since you may not be used to feeling that (relatively) bad. During this time of...

(24 Oct '14, 15:39) Stingray

@Pink Diamond - ...transition to feeling habitually good, you may find yourself indulging in extreme-ish behaviors to compensate for how bad (relatively) you find yourself feeling as you swing back and forth on the way to stability. As the new good-feeling habits start to dominate (probably around Days 21-30), this should start to settle down though you may find yourself needing to let go of any attitudes that then feel uncomfortable

(24 Oct '14, 15:45) Stingray

@Pink Diamond- The same thing happens to me on occasion. It has taken me 1 hour sometimes getting into the Vortex :) Time well spent I think:) I have found if I'm having trouble Aligning using a thought-based process and can only get so far, using a No-Thought process like The Vortex Meditations will get me the the rest of the way:) Hope this helps! :)

(25 Oct '14, 09:54) Satori

@Satori - " It has taken me 1 hour sometimes getting into the Vortex" - If you are using the Focus Blocks approach and it is the transition from Focus Blocks to Positive Aspects that is the stumbling block (PA to ROA is usually trivially easy) then wait for even the slightest sensation of relief from an FB statement and switch straight into using Touchstones/Virtual Realties/What If statements exclusively until you feel ready for PA. I find that this little trick works pretty reliably..

(25 Oct '14, 12:29) Stingray

@Satori - a bridging method on those days where you just can't seem to click into PA easily. The v2 spreadsheet feature that mimics this "hidden layer" (CTRL + SHIFT + G) currently also includes PA but I've taken that out in the new code (to be released shortly) and that layer is much more effective without them. Until the new code is out, you can just ignore any PAs that randomly come up. See if that brings down the alignment times a bit :)

(25 Oct '14, 12:36) Stingray

@Stingray That is good news. I have been having to just randomly decide on a touchstone topic and click it manually when I have that particular issue (since I have many more PA than touchstone topics) and was meaning to see if something could be done about it.

(25 Oct '14, 16:44) Liam

@Stingray- Yes thanks, that's it, somedays relief felt from FB's is very slight, then switching to PA feels like I'm there too soon. I think you've told me this before and I was using What if's but just stopped using them for whatever reason? Appreciate the advice Stingray, thanks:)

(25 Oct '14, 17:53) Satori

@Stingray @Satori Not sure it will work for you...however, what I've been finding is that "grid work" works just as well and sometimes even better than TS/VR when being stuck between FB and PA. What I mean by that is to write some general/abstract and good feeling words down that feel inspired in the moment. So instead of using a PA statement like "I like the steering wheel of my car" I would go more abstract than that and say "I like being at ease" or "I like abundance".

(26 Oct '14, 03:20) releaser99

@releaser99 - I'll have to give that a try. Thanks

(26 Oct '14, 05:48) Stingray

@Satori - Thank you for reminding me about the vortex meditations. Listened to a couple of them today. They definitely help when trying to relax and feel better.

(26 Oct '14, 15:48) Pink Diamond

@Stingray - Yes, it must be a period of adjustment. I am going to persevere with the challenge to see whether things calm down. Using Touchstones, Virtual Reality and What If Statements to get to PA is an interesting idea. Will definitely try that.

(26 Oct '14, 15:51) Pink Diamond

@Satori,@Stingray,@releaser99,@Pink Diamond - I recognize this feeling; that I need just one more little push to make the leap from FB to PA and beyond.

Taking advantage of the slightest sensation of relief and jumping off quickly from there makes sense to me because the feeling of relief seems to get a bit stale if I spend too much time on a FB and beat a subject to pieces...

(26 Oct '14, 17:18) Grace

...making that leap less of an easy, natural transition. I think I sometimes make a FB into more of an academic exercise than just looking for that purest feeling of relief, which is of course what I'm really after.

The idea of an abstract/general statement makes sense to me as well because it has less or even no chance of unintentional negativity attaching itself and creating a resistance drag, like...

(26 Oct '14, 17:19) Grace

..."I like the steering wheel of my car/even if I can't stand the color of the upholstery." I look forward to trying these ideas out, thank you.

(26 Oct '14, 17:19) Grace

@Pink Diamond- Your welcome, glad to hear that. @Releaser99-That sounds interesting, going to give that a go, thanks :)

(28 Oct '14, 21:44) Satori
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Starting over...

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 7: October 14th - rampage, answered a question here on IQ, meditation

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 :-)


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@Jess Just curious, how does the denials process work?

(11 Oct '14, 17:50) Catherine

@Catherine It is something that I picked up from Henry Hamblin's "Dynamic thought". This helps me a lot, especially when I have neglected doing any processes and start to go backward and feel that I need to start over :/ In the morning, I make it my intent to have only harmonious thoughts and I pay attention to what I am thinking instead of just letting my thoughts go on auto pilot. And every time I have a thought that is negative or doesn't serve me, I deny it and then affirm its opposite....

(11 Oct '14, 20:19) Jess

"Whatever the thought may be, if it is negative, deny it from the mind. Raise yourself into your perfect World of Mind and say "There is and can be no failure, man is a perfect mental creature, potentially all the powers of the Infinite are his, therefore he can never fail." And then affirm:I AM SUCCESS. EVERYTHING THAT I ATTEMPT I COMPLETELY ACCOMPLISH. I AM SUCCESS" -Henry Thomas Hamblin

This works really great for me, of course I use my own words, just whatever feels right at the time :)

(11 Oct '14, 20:23) Jess

Sounds really powerful Jess.

(12 Oct '14, 16:35) Catherine

@Jess - "They are so easy to do and yet at times I create so much resistance in doing them" - The processes are easy to do once you get the hang of them but they still channel considerable energy even if it's not obvious initially. And it's trying to keep that power from "blowing your fuses" before you are ready for it that makes this continued daily alignment more tricky than it initially appears. Probably by Day 15, most people will have started to get a sense of something powerful within.

(17 Oct '14, 14:15) Stingray

@stingray it is so weird because all day today thing have been going wrong. It started when I woke up this morning with excruciating wrist pain :/ then little things started to snowball. When I re-aligned this morning I assumed that the pain and snowball affect would go away, but instead it continued all day. But the weird thing is that I feel emotionally that I am in the vortex, but I have been experiencing evidence all day long that I am not. When these things happen, I don't get annoyed or...

(17 Oct '14, 18:58) Jess

@stingray...frustrated, I feel like I am just here to observe these things and the only negative emotion that I am left with is one of confusion, because I know that these things do not match the way I feel, but really they are happening so they must match in someway. So idk, it is making me doubt that I am in the vortex. I will try and test it out after my son goes to bed

(17 Oct '14, 19:03) Jess

@Stingray Does it use more energy than it feels like at the time? I am exhausted this week and thought it was related to this challenge, but initially I thought I would feel the opposite of this? I thought I would be full of energy like I was at the beginning.

(18 Oct '14, 16:47) Bluebell

@Bluebell - "I am exhausted this week and thought it was related to this challenge" - It might be related, it might not. How's that for a helpful reply? :) I don't really have enough experience with these first-time adjustments because they only really happen the first time you deliberately begin with conscious vibrational I've only really experienced it once. Seems to affect different people in different ways. I do know for sure that, if you keep going, everything does settle down.

(19 Oct '14, 02:42) Stingray

@Jess - I just read your entry for October 19th and wanted to say I think that's just awesome. What a great feeling, right? You have really accomplished something worthwhile that will always serve you, as well as lead you to bigger and better things. Good for you! :D

(21 Oct '14, 18:10) Grace

@Grace thank you :) And yes, there is always a bigger picture that isn't always so obvious at the time...

(21 Oct '14, 19:53) Jess

Congratulations @Jess, but you have to write the obligatory synopsis now :-)

(06 Nov '14, 10:34) cod2

Thank you @cod2 and I will definitely be writing the obligatory synopsis later tonite :-D

(06 Nov '14, 16:58) Jess

Your synopsis resonates very much with my experiences so far (21st day today). For example:

1> Initial days being the most exciting and buzzing.

2> Little things and some big things starting to go wrong between days 3 to 10.

3> Nothing much changing in the outward life situation, but realising that you can and should be joyful regardless of your life situation - a realisation which turns your attitude to life upside down :-)


(07 Nov '14, 02:38) cod2

... 4> Waking up in the vortex, which makes the morning routine really short :) This tends to happen after the initial period is over.

5> Finding it hard to believe that just 15-20 minutes of work on the laptop in the morning has such power.

(07 Nov '14, 02:48) cod2

Wow, yeah that pretty much sums it up for me too. From reading the other post, I think alot of the people who participated in this challenge have also felt the same.

(07 Nov '14, 10:34) Jess
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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

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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.

Thank you:)

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


answered 17 Oct '14, 16:01

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edited 15 Nov '14, 04:26


@Satori Really good to see you again. Welcome into the Vortex :)

(17 Oct '14, 16:23) Cory

@Cory- Thanks Cory. Great to see you again too and great to be here!:)

(17 Oct '14, 16:42) Satori

@Satori Welcome back! Great to see you in this challenge :).

(17 Oct '14, 19:28) releaser99

@Satori - Our old friend! Nice to see you, welcome back. :)

(17 Oct '14, 20:09) Grace

@Releaser99-@Grace- Hi guys, nice to see you's again, thanks for the warm welcome, great to be back on IQ:)

(18 Oct '14, 05:51) Satori

@Satori - Yeah, welcome back :) There's a bit of a hidden sub-experiment going on here also which I've been observing for my own curiosity. Namely, what happens when a bunch of super-purely-aligned people keep coming together (virtually) daily. Must be creating quite a powerful whirlpool of energies in itself. Interesting that we've had (at least) a couple of LOA old-timers turn up again recently :)

(18 Oct '14, 05:58) Stingray

@Stingray- Yes, I believe so, I think this whirlpool of energy has definitely drawn me out of the woodwork as its been on my mind for a while now (about a few weeks) to return to IQ and take a look around:)

As I said making this Process public and shared should breath some new life into the Process for me. Simply brilliant, thanks:)

(18 Oct '14, 06:24) Satori

@Satori - "breath some new life into the Process for me" - Your timing is probably even better than you realize. There is yet another process currently under test in the "Stingray Vibrational Laboratories" :)'s an ME-1.5, or possibly even worth naming as ME-6, we'll see. Should be available to the Focus Blocks Testers group by the time this 30-Day Challenge is up.

(18 Oct '14, 07:25) Stingray

@Stingray- Exciting stuff! Look forward to that Stingray, count me in please:)

(18 Oct '14, 15:52) Satori

@Stingray, how do I join this 'Focus Block Tester Group'? Or is it by invitation only?

(20 Oct '14, 13:15) cod2

@cod2 - See "Update 3" of Focus Blocks Spreadsheet . Ver 2 of the spreadsheet is quite a significant advancement on the first public version. But I'm still keeping it to group members only because I still have some tricky bugs to nail down. (Anyone can join the group on request). The group is, inadvertently, a self-selecting bunch of committed vibrational molders which lets me test out new ideas (like ME-6) with minimum explanation.

(20 Oct '14, 13:40) Stingray
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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 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


answered 10 Oct '14, 17:27

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edited 30 Nov '14, 16:44


@Liam - "I worry about getting into the vortex in the morning on what I know will be (or should be) a busy day" - I've gained useful insights/inspiration from this Abraham discussion about Hard Work vs Aligned Inspired Action...

(13 Oct '14, 04:59) Stingray
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Awesome idea! I created an account so I could join in. Looking forward to going from head knowledge to daily application.

  • Day 1 - Oct 13, 2014
  • Day 2 - Oct 14, 2014
  • Day 3 - Oct 15, 2014 - a bit harder than the first two days. Had to do some FasterEFT before I could get myself to do the vortex work.
  • Day 4 - Oct 16, 2014
  • Day 5 - Oct 17, 2014
  • Day 6 - Oct 18, 2014
  • Day 7 - Oct 19, 2014
  • Day 8 - Oct 20, 2014
  • Day 9 - Oct 21, 2014
  • Day 10 - Oct 22, 2014
  • Day 11 - Oct 23, 2014
  • Day 12 - Oct 24, 2014
  • Day 13 - Oct 25, 2014


  • Day 1 - Oct 27, 2014
  • Day 2 - Oct 28, 2014
  • Day 3 - Oct 29, 2014
  • Day 4 - Oct 30, 2014
  • Day 5 - Oct 31, 2014
  • Day 6 - Nov 1, 2014
  • Day 7 - Nov 2, 2014
  • Day 8 - Nov 3, 2014
  • Day 9 - Nov 4, 2014
  • Day 10 - Nov 5, 2014
  • Day 11 - Nov 6, 2014
  • Day 12 - Nov 7, 2014
  • Day 13 - Nov 8, 2014
  • Day 14 - Nov 9, 2014
  • Day 15 - Nov 10, 2014
  • Day 16 - Nov 11, 2014
  • Day 17 - Nov 12, 2014
  • Day 18 - Nov 13, 2014

answered 13 Oct '14, 22:24

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Pompatomp Da Hippo

edited 13 Nov '14, 09:50


I'm finding the restart easier than doing it the first time. In other words, I don't think those first couple of weeks is lost once you have had a day without alignment. Hopefully you are feeling the same!

(30 Oct '14, 04:47) Catherine

@Catherine - "I don't think those first couple of weeks is lost once you have had a day without alignment" - Even though for the purposes of this Challenge you start from scratch if you miss a day, the reality is that your habits are still forming steadily so you haven't wasted the previous time. The reason the Challenge doesn't allow you to miss a day is to keep the commitment going strong. As soon as you give yourself permission to miss a day, you'll likely find ways to miss more than one :)

(04 Nov '14, 03:10) Stingray

I think the biggest difference for me is doing it as soon as possible first thing in the morning. I find it takes a lot more prodding to get myself to do it later in the day.

(04 Nov '14, 23:08) Pompatomp Da Hippo

@Stingray The discipline of the 30 days has certainly been good for me. Before this I thought I was doing OKay doing the processes for a while and then slipping but this has been an education for me - I needed the challenge of the 30 days.

(06 Nov '14, 14:29) Catherine
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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


answered 25 Oct '14, 13:28

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edited 23 Nov '14, 11:22

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:

  • Day 1 13/11/14
  • Day 2 14/11/14
  • Day 3 15/11/14
  • Day 4 16/11/14
  • Day 5 17/11/14 - Did it differently today, spent about 15 minutes doing Faster EFT on one focus block topic, and I managed to soothe an issue which has been really problematic for me lately. Went to bed buzzing with joy, loved it :)
  • Day 6 18/11/14
  • Day 7 19/11/14
  • Day 8 20/11/14
  • Day 9 21/11/14
  • Day 10 22/11/14
  • Day 11 23/11/14
  • Day 12 24/11/14
  • Day 13 25/11/14
  • Day 14 26/11/14
  • Day 15 27/11/14
  • Day 16 28/11/14
  • Day 17 29/11/14
  • Day 18 30/11/14
  • Day 19 01/12/14 I started adding positive aspects to my daily routine and I feel like that's improved it. Things are up and down but I feel like I'm in the middle of a big shift with regards to discipline, routine and managing my time and money. Feels like focus block practice has been a catalyst for this. This challenge in particular (I can't remember the last time I stuck with something for 19 days!) is inspiring me to be more disciplined in other areas of my life.
  • Day 20 02/12/14
  • Day 21 03/12/14
  • Day 22 04/12/14
  • Day 23 05/12/14
  • Day 24 06/12/14
  • Day 25 07/12/14

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!

  • Day 1 - 25/12/14
  • Day 2 - 26/12/14 - For some reason, I find it much easier to do focus blocks or any other method of alignment at night, before I go to bed. It's much easier for me to get into a better-feeling perspective. I wish it were easier in the morning, as it would be better for me to fit in my practice then, but hey ho, that's how it is.
  • Day 3 - 27/12/14
  • Day 4 - 28/12/14
  • Day 5 - 29/12/14
  • Day 6 - 30/12/14
  • Day 7 - 31/12/14
  • Day 8 - 01/01/15
  • Day 9 - 02/01/15
  • Day 10 - 03/01/15
  • Day 11 - 04/01/15
  • Day 12 - 05/01/15
  • Day 13 - 06/01/15
  • Day 14 - 07/01/15
  • Day 15 - 08/01/15
  • Day 16 - 09/01/15
  • Day 17 - 10/01/15
  • Day 18 - 11/01/15
  • Day 19 - 12/01/15
  • Day 20 - 13/01/15
  • Day 21 - 14/01/15
  • Day 22 - 15/01/15
  • Day 23 - 16/01/15
  • Day 24 - 17/01/15 - I'm pretty much on autopilot now, vibrational work has become one of those things I just do every day. Feeling much more disciplined too, although there are still some kinks to sort out.
  • Day 25 - 18/01/15
  • Day 26 - 19/01/15
  • Day 27 - 20/01/15
  • Day 28 - 21/01/15
  • Day 29 - 22/01/15
  • Day 30 - 23/01/15

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 :)


answered 02 Nov '14, 10:53

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edited 24 Jan '15, 07:04


I'm glad you've joined us!

(02 Nov '14, 11:37) purple_iris

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

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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.


answered 04 Nov '14, 12:44

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edited 03 Dec '14, 10:54


Hi @LapisLazuli - I just noticed your comments about food and minutes later happened upon this quote from the 9th Dimensional Pleiadian Collective. Thought you might like it. :) "While many of you ask us what the "right" diet to eat is, we will simply state that there is no one right or wrong diet. What you are drawn to over time will also shift as you are altering your frequency...."

(23 Nov '14, 23:40) Grace

"... As you elevate your conscious awareness your attraction to lower vibrational food will be less. GMOs also draw your attention to the frequency of that which you are consuming. Would it surprise you to learn that as you elevate your frequency, you will sustain yourselves on breath and light rather than food? Your awareness of frequency and changes in dietary consumption are the stepping stones towards that evolution."

(23 Nov '14, 23:41) Grace

Thank you for sharing that @Grace! I love it

(24 Nov '14, 11:23) LapisLazuli
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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.

  • Day 1: Dec 10, 2014 - found it tough to get aligned today. I experienced the truth of a vibration holding steady overnight. I was fine yesterday but I had to run some errands and got knocked out of the Vortex straight into a downward mood swing. I suspect that's why I woke up this morning grumpy and uninterested in getting aligned. I've downloaded a Focus Block spreadsheet; the old one, I'm on a Mac so VB code and ActiveX aren't happening - but that highlights a Manifesting Experiment 2 goal: a kickass gaming rig.
  • Day 2: Dec 11
  • Day 3: Dec 12 - I'm realizing that my techniques are distraction methods (gratitude list, upbeat music, NLP anchor). Once I get knocked out of the Vortex, it's hard to get back to it. So, last night, I came up with 17 initial Focus Block topics to set up this weekend.
  • Day 4: Dec 13 - Focus Blocks make me anxious, which I'm taking as a good sign
  • Day 5: Dec 14 (FB, anchor, gratitude list)
  • Day 6: Dec 15 (had a fascinating train of thought regarding a topic I was working on in FB)
  • Day 7: Dec 16 (FB, anchor, gratitude list)
  • Day 8: Dec 17 - sorely tempted to not get aligned but glad that I took the time. The thought of going back to Day 1 helped. Thanks @Stingray!
  • Day 9: Dec 18 (FB, anchor, grat) - had a funny little synchronicity today like a wink from the universe. Also eager, feeling like something's going to happen but I'm going with the flow and dissipating any thoughts that analyze that sensation.
  • Day 10: Dec 19 (FB, anchor, gratitude list)
  • Day 11: Dec 20 (FB, anchor, gratitude list) - really noticing the difference between optimism and positive expectation
  • Day 12: Dec 21
  • Day 13: Dec 22 - getting tough to maintain the daily work.
  • Day 14: Dec 23 - seems easier to feel positive expectation on a variety of topics
  • Day 15: Dec 24 - during my gratitude exercise, I felt able to generalize my feeling into a deep appreciation of the moment. I think I'll try to anchor that, if I can.
  • Day 16: Dec 25 - almost failed today (of all days). Software I'd spent some time setting up completely unravelled and I tried to reformulate my gratitude list into a visualization of a 'perfect day' and found myself spending more time wondering and managing scenarios than doing the actual vibrational work.
  • Day 17: Dec 26
  • Day 18: Dec 27 - does it seem weird for me to say I've been feeling taller these past few days? Maybe it's posture or maybe something shifted and I feel more self-assured... not sure
  • Day 19: Dec 28 - think I crashed my car, to use Stingray's metaphor - I went back to school so I'm living on student loans. I am getting close to a neutral state on finances (poverty and financial drama are becoming boring) but I've gone over-budget and my student loan has gotten tangled. So far, everyone's been nice and it's looks like a false alarm so maybe the crash wasn't so bad. Got a nice burst of old fashioned anxiety/panic though
  • Day 20: Dec 29 - don't want to jinx myself but it seems weird that not so long ago it took a lot of energy for me to 'maintain' a good mood. New semester starts in a week so there could be choppy waters ahead.
  • Day 21: Dec 30 - counting down to a new year and the end of the challenge - 2015 will be interesting
  • Day 22: Dec 31 - Happy New Year's Eve everyone! Play safe, etc.
  • Day 23: Jan 1 - a tough day... New Year's Eve, I started dwelling on how I didn't know anyone and money was tight so I went to bed well out of the Vortex. Took me most of the day to get back in.
  • Day 24: Jan 2 - Having said that, I'm so glad I anchored my concentrated gratitude. I make the gesture and it feels like I'm melting into the present moment, even a train ride is blissful.
  • Day 25: Jan 3 (meditation, gratitude list, anchors)
  • Day 26: Jan 4
  • Day 27: Jan 5 - closing in on the home stretch!
  • Day 28: Jan 6 - first day, new semester. I was in a rush so I didn't do my vibrational work in the morning. I was definitely out of the Vortex but it didn't feel like I dropped that far. Just finished my work now but still a definitely positive day.
  • Day 29: Jan 7 - I noticed today how some of my bad habits are reappearing or increasing in frequency but I also restarted a failing new habit (proper hydration). Either way, it's good that my habits are becoming more noticeable
  • Day 30: Jan 8 - Challenge complete!! Thanks Stingray, this was awesome!

answered 10 Dec '14, 17:45

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@Concolitanos - "deep appreciation of the moment. I think I'll try to anchor that, if I can" - Yes, that's an effective technique to provide "Alignment-On-Demand" when you need it. Have used it for years on-and-off myself. I find it usually works more effectively if you trigger an anchor for a neutral state first (if coming from a bad-feeling state) and then after stabilizing at neutrality, you then trigger the good-feeling anchor. Otherwise it can sometimes be too much of a vibrational jump

(25 Dec '14, 06:30) Stingray

@Stingray - great advice, thank you! I've never even thought about trying to anchor a neutral state but it's worth the work. I have a state of excitement anchored from when I moved out to the west coast to pursue my second career and I'm becoming more conscious about using it. However, I do find that it's pretty weak when I'm annoyed or frustrated. I've kind of adopted the metaphor of a bus - I ask myself to be patient while I slow down the negative flow of energy and turn it around.

(25 Dec '14, 16:31) Concolitanos

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


Thank you Stingray, it was an awesome experience.


answered 21 Feb '15, 08:24

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@spacemetalfantasy - "really vibrated low almost all day" - As a light shines brighter, the shadows appear darker so it feels like you have less leeway in feeling bad. It's just the way things work :) Everything moves in cycles (even vibrations are just very fast cycles) so there will always be times when alignment feels easier than other times. No need to be discouraged, it will get easier overall to align if you keep going. What's important is consistency despite any cyclic effects:)

(05 Mar '15, 12:28) Stingray

@Stingray - If you feel inspired to answer... how does your comment relate to the principle of rhythm? and transcending that principle in order to powerfully stay in control of thoughts / feeling good?

(06 Mar '15, 02:59) WeRadiateBeauty

@WeRadiateBeauty - "how does your comment relate to the principle of rhythm?" - I don't remember ever using such a term. Are you referring to The Kybalion? If so, you'd have to ask someone who understands it - rather than me :)

(06 Mar '15, 05:14) Stingray

@Stingray - Thank you for your encouragement. I'm very motivated to stay on track despite all things that seem to be negative.

(06 Mar '15, 09:50) spacemetalfantasy

@Stingray - Yep, The Kyballion. I guess I'll have to ask Thoth the next time I see him :)

(07 Mar '15, 04:27) WeRadiateBeauty
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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


answered 19 Dec '14, 15:19

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edited 25 Dec '14, 05:38

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

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@ginger-unicorn - Good luck with the Challenge :)

(18 Dec '17, 03:28) Stingray

Thank you @Stingray Day 1 - Dec 17, 2017 Day 2 - Dec 18, 2017

(18 Dec '17, 17:45) ginger-unicorn
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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 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.


answered 19 Apr '17, 15:39

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@JMA - "any and all beliefs I'm holding that are not compatible with feeling good/being in the Vortex are coming up and out" - That's a nice way of saying it. Though, on the surface, the Challenge seems simple ("hitting the feeling-really-good spot for 30 days in a row"), it does force you to come to terms with a lot of previously-disempowering things that may have been lurking comfortably in the shadows. As I like to say, "As a light shines brighter, the shadows become darker" :)

(26 Apr '17, 05:13) Stingray

@Stingray, I read what you said about the light and shadows before I started this, and I really liked it. I think this challenge is an excellent idea for people are not having wanted results, despite feeling like they have been doing everything right. (People who are me.) It is a kind of rubber-meets-the-road challenge that you created here. Thank you for it!

(26 Apr '17, 22:36) JMA

@JMA - "It is a kind of rubber-meets-the-road challenge" - Yes, that's what it is. The one time that bullying your way through resistance seems appropriate is that of bullying your way to vibrational alignment...and then coasting on auto-pilot from there. So this is 30 days of bullying (until good-feeling habits are established) and then, if you allow yourself to keep putting feeling-good first, a lifetime of coasting :)

(27 Apr '17, 04:27) Stingray

hey @JMA, what method do you use to judge whether you are in the vortex?

(05 May '17, 00:28) Bluebell

I actually don't have a technique. I discovered the Vortex before I even knew what the Vortex was, while meditating, twice.  In the first, I suddenly was in a tall castle tower, with books and I suddenly 'knew' that I was in the place with all the answers of the universe. It was not like a dream, it was like I was really there, but there was another presence there, and I understood that I was not the keeper of this knowledge, but I had access to it.

(05 May '17, 02:43) JMA

So I tried to think of a question to ask, knowing i would get the perfect answer...and I couldn't. Not a single question would arise from me. And I realized that where all the answers are, there can be no questions. It was a profound experience for me, and I tried many times afterwards to duplicate it, but I never could.

(05 May '17, 02:44) JMA

The second time, I suddenly had this enormous recognition and said "you're all here!" The essence of that experience was that without any specifics at all, no images, I was with everyone I had ever loved or treasured, even people that I had yet to love and treasure. I tried to go 'there' again, too, but never could!

(05 May '17, 02:45) JMA

Finally one day I was meditating per usual, when I realized I was in both places, but without the images or even feelings. It's a place where no problems exist, and everything that's good is there and has always been there, unchanged, like the perfect cup of coffee with my perfect lover on my perfect day is there and has been there for 1,000,000 years before I ever wanted it. Oddly, it's not magical or mystical, it's just where everything already exists, so there can't be any want or need.

(05 May '17, 02:46) JMA

As I've been doing this challenge, I have asked myself why I didn't, before this challenge, spend more time here, when I knew what it was. I think this is because...there's nothing to do there. There's not even waiting. Like when you really really really want to do something, you hate to go to sleep? But sleep is very restorative. I think the Vortex is like that. It restores us to our natural state, of already completely whole and fulfilled. There is no desire there, and I love desiring things!

(05 May '17, 02:47) JMA

I think spending all my time in the Vortex, the way I know the Vortex, would be like spending all my time sleeping. A certain amount has huge restorative effects, but forcing myself to spend more and more time there can be counterproductive. Like sleep, there is a natural rhythm for each being, that feels right, and I am just following that in this challenge. I am probably spending about two hours each day total in the Vortex. 

I hope this helps!

(05 May '17, 02:48) JMA

Wow, I've never heard it described like that before. Are you referring to what people call 'the universal mind'?? I have always thought of the vortex as a sensation, but you place you are describing I have been before in meditation. Although, only briefly because it feels so beautiful that sometimes it is hard for me to stay there. It's a little overwhelming. Thank you for giving such a detailed answer! You've changed my whole perspective on this

(05 May '17, 03:43) Bluebell

@Bluebell, I am not really familiar with the concept of universal mind, but it certainly could be. It's like the lyrics from a Bob Dylan song: "We always did feel the same We just saw it from a different point of view". I'm so glad you've experienced it!

(05 May '17, 08:19) JMA

@JMA " Focusing only on what is wanted very easily leads to the Vortex.." is that the tehnique you use to get into the Vortex?

(07 May '17, 12:40) Marin

Hi @Marin, Hi @Marin, I don't have a technique. Getting in the vortex is more about subtraction (not doing) than addition (doing something). This is kind of a funny analogy, but it's the best one I can think of: Let's say you decide to be a witch/wizard for Halloween, so you put on a costume and act like whatever you're dressed up as, right?

(07 May '17, 15:54) JMA

When you're ready to be 'yourself' again, you just stop acting like you are a witch/wizard, and take off the costume. And the witch/wizard disappears, because it never really was, it was just an illusion or act you were participating in. You created it.

(07 May '17, 15:54) JMA

That is how getting in the Vortex happens. The Vortex is where you and Source connect. Now, you can never, ever actually be disconnected from Source. Anything that is disconnected from its Source would cease to exist! Like how the witch/wizard ceases to exist the moment you, it's Source, abandons it. As long as you exist, you know you are joined with Source.

(07 May '17, 15:55) JMA

What does NOT come from Source is pain, negativity, problems, discomfort, tragedy, boredom, depression, anger, etc. These are your creations, just like the witch/wizard. When you let these things go (stop creating via your effort and focus/thoughts), all that is left is your natural state as Source created you.

(07 May '17, 15:55) JMA

The Vortex is who you really are. Just stop doing whatever makes you think you're out of it. When you take this challenge, you commit yourself to stop doing whatever makes you think you're not in the Vortex for a portion of time each day. The results are slow at first but exponential.

(07 May '17, 15:56) JMA

@JMA thank you, this idea resonated with me very deeply and I've been playing with it for past couple of days. It makes me very calm and peaceful, knowing that everything is in place and I am loved. But it does not bring me in Vortex, I am only in peace. So when I say to myself "I am now in the Vortex, I am connected" I feel instant relief and peace but no Vortex alignment takes place. When I think about it, I should probably extend my focus time, maybe that will do the trick.

(11 May '17, 08:16) Marin

Because I am in this state only maybe for a half a minute, max. I tend to lose focus very quickly. But I try to remember to go into it every so often during my day

(11 May '17, 08:20) Marin

@JMA - Congratulations on completing the Challenge. You've certainly had some great insights along the way :)

(18 May '17, 04:44) Stingray

@JMA, congratulations! I've been reading your comments, and many times I recognized these feelings of being in the Vortex, because I've been there a lot lately, too :) It's like everything is right, and wanting is satisfying in itself - it's like Abraham says: we don't really need the manifestations anymore. Then and there we learn how to fell the difference between "wanting" and that feeling of "lack" that we confuse with wanting. We don't have to stop wanting, just forget the idea of "lack".

(22 May '17, 07:33) VitoriaRegia

Thank you @Stingray and @VitoriaRegia! I'm still doing the challenge, except it's not a challenge or goal anymore but it's just what I do. One thing that I sort of struggled with throughout the challenge was the sense of a split, that there is the Vortex and then there is real life (what I experience in the world). Since I've completed the challenge, I am delighted to say that I have been able to merge the Vortex and physical life in a way that doesn't feel split anymore.

(22 May '17, 15:28) JMA

I found @Stingray's Focus Blocks to be very helpful in getting to this point. I never understood (or wanted to) Focus Wheels, they seemed overly complex, and I'm attracted to simple, but FBs were more like "Get in get the hostage get out".

(22 May '17, 15:31) JMA

I write down what's bothering me (keeping me out of Vortex), then I write down how I want to feel, then I make a numbered list and just keep on writing every thing that arises as a separate idea. Eventually one idea always pops out as "That's it!" Then sometimes I start all over with that idea as what's bothering me, but sometimes that's all I needed.

(22 May '17, 15:31) JMA

@VitoriaRegia, exactly as you say about lack and wanting. I actually, experientially, did NOT know the difference between the two before the challenge, no matter how many times I read it somewhere. I'm so glad you are experiencing this! Did you do the challenge or are you doing a private challenge?

(22 May '17, 15:33) JMA

I feel like Abraham Hick's premise of "feel better" is the most profound idea in all of spirituality. Doing the challenge made me truly understand what "feel better" is. In the past, there was always "what I want" and "where I am" and the chasm was always so deep and wide. And no matter how much I tried to keep my focus on the joys of the ultimate manifestation, there was always the pain of the divide.

(22 May '17, 15:37) JMA

Finally, finally, FINALLY, I understood that feel better is what is actually available to me, it IS my point of power. Every single second, no matter what is going on, I can feel better than I do right now. I might not be able to feel good, but I can always feel better. It's so simple yet so absolutely everything.

(22 May '17, 15:39) JMA

I think it's made me unable to answer queries anymore, though, because I feel like the answer to every query is "feel better." Hahaha!

(22 May '17, 15:40) JMA

@JMA - It's all that, exactly! Before really experiencing the Vortex, we cannot keep focus on the joys of the desired manifestation because it's not manifested (we feel lack), but after experiencing this feeling (in the Vortex), we learn how to feel good about the thought of what we want, even before the manifestation occurs - and it does not matter that it never manifests, because feeling good is really more important than the manifestations themselves. It seems crazy talk!

(22 May '17, 18:25) VitoriaRegia

@JMA - And what's more interesting is that you get it the first time and you don't forget the feeling of it! I mean, it takes only the first time and then we learn the feeling - and we are able to feel that almost all the time - if we get out, we know how it feels and we can find our way back. It's exactly how Abraham describes it. The difficulty is in finding our way there the first time, because for most of us it's an unknown feeling, and of course it must be experienced to be recognized.

(22 May '17, 18:33) VitoriaRegia

@JMA- I didn't do the challenge, but I've noticed you were doing it -because it was right after we exchanged comments. Then I started to read about your experience and I realized you were feeling the same way I am feeling now, since I started to practice the "It's done" method -that one worked for me amazingly. Things are still developing out of that manifestation! But before all this, I did many, many, of Stingray's Focus Blocks. They are really effective...

(22 May '17, 18:40) VitoriaRegia

@JMA - when you need to improve your vibration about something that is bothering you. So, for me, it was a process - Focus Blocks and then the It's done method. Now I am sure you understand how difficult it is to explain to people that it's not manifestation that brings the feeling of being in the Vortex - it is being in the Vortex that brings manifestation! I simply know now that what I want is going to manifest - my feelings tell me that - and if it doesn't, it does not make any difference!

(22 May '17, 18:49) VitoriaRegia

@VitoriaRegia, ITA! It doesn't really translate!

Jed McKenna (who was enormously influential early on in my journey) has this technique called "spiritual autolysis" in which you just write down everyhitng you KNOW is true. He calles it autolysis because it's a digestion of one's 'self'. I found Stingray's FB to be exactly the same as JM's spiritual autolysis, except better.

(22 May '17, 19:02) JMA

I think it's the bullet points, or numbering. When you just write, you are creating a narrative, a story. When you number or bullet points, you are breaking up everything into unrelated ideas, removing the glamour of the 'story' that is supporting the idea or belief that needs to go.

(22 May '17, 19:02) JMA

I have realized the V challenge and the FBs are only for people who are ready to give up their story, give up arguing for limitations, give up their worship of the past. Stories/narratives cannot coexist with vortex challenges and least not for very long! It's like an acid bath for the narrative and the self starring in that that poor little shoe in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. :)

(22 May '17, 19:03) JMA

@JMA - You are right about that, too. It started to get better for me when I wrote a FB convincing myself that I didn't want something I have wanted for years. Stingray told me that the desire would remain in my Vortex, but I paid no attention to that, because at the time I just wanted to get rid of the "glamour of that drama". I did a good job of changing my mind about that desire, in letting go. Then things changed dramaticaly in the direction of manifestation...

(22 May '17, 19:21) VitoriaRegia

Suddenly, things started to develop - not in the way I wanted in the past, but in a new way, more in tune with the present and with who I am now. So, another lesson to be learned may be that, whenever we keep a desire unchanged for a long period of time - say, years - it may be because it's a desire of the past that remained frozen there - it's not aligned with our present selves. A good idea is to upgrade the desire and shape it like a desire that will work for us right now.

(22 May '17, 19:26) VitoriaRegia

@VitoriaRegia "I did a good job of changing my mind about that desire, in letting go. Then things changed dramaticaly in the direction of manifestation..." I like this very much! It makes me feel so good to read this! Not from an intellectual liking, but a 'knowing' liking :D

(22 May '17, 19:26) JMA

I mean, I am absolutely aligned with the development of my desire, and all the past suddenly disappeared from my mind - like if I had never suffered so much from the lack of that thing I wanted. I gave up that story of the past for a new one, into the future. So, I do agree with you on this.

(22 May '17, 19:31) VitoriaRegia

You set the path you traveled on fire and then you have no choice but to only go forward!

(22 May '17, 19:41) JMA

@JMA - No! I didn't burn the bridges, I just looked behind me for a second and they were no longer there :)

(22 May '17, 21:06) VitoriaRegia

@JMA - "Stories/narratives cannot coexist with vortex challenges and FBs" - Nicely said. One has to put one's connection to Source ahead of the need to be right. After a while, you won't need the FB's at all, partly because there won't be much left to clean up but mostly because (as you're realizing) your perspective changes and you appreciate the joy of having desires and are more willing to just go with the flow of where life takes you.

(24 May '17, 02:35) Stingray

@JMA - If you want to push your alignments to the next level, you might want to digest the leading-edge comments on Abraham Gridwork here. If you get the hang of pure gridwork and then stick some VWE on the end, you'll reach levels of joy that most people rarely experience in their lives, but you'll be able to do it consistently...every day...on demand...naturally :)

(24 May '17, 02:42) Stingray

Thank you @Stingray! It's interesting to note this morning that I'm doing the FB now in my head naturally, as in, the moment I notice I'm not feeling how I want to feel, I reorient myself to what is actually bothering me and how I'm feeling about it. It's becoming my natural response, this is awesome. I looked at the grid comments and first I have to learn what all the abbreviations stand for before I can process the whole idea. It's not light reading!

(24 May '17, 16:04) JMA

There is something I read, somewhere, maybe here, that keeps coming up in my thoughts. What I read, said that our emotions do not create our reality, but that they alert us to the reality we are currently creating. This seems to mean that I could conceivably have a positive pure desire and never think of it again, but as long as I continued to feel good, then I'm going in the direction I want, creating the reality I want. Really interesting to think about on such a basic level.

(24 May '17, 16:09) JMA

@JMA - "It's not light reading!" - Well, I guess one advantage of having all this stuff on a Questions and Answers site is that if there's something you don't understand, you could always ask...errr...a question :)

(25 May '17, 15:23) Stingray

@JMA - "our emotions do not create our reality" - Emotions don't create. Thoughts create

@JMA - "have a positive pure desire and never think of it again, but as long as I continued to feel good, then I'm going in the direction I want" - Yep, that was the basic idea behind Manifesting Experiment 1 though the feeling-good part wasn't emphasized as much as it should have been

(25 May '17, 15:28) Stingray
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I want to start this challenge now.

I want to try the grid approach mentioned here:

And I want to start breathing like this daily for a couple of minutes plus every time I wobble

Day 1: 17th of December 2017

Day 2: 18th of December 2017


answered 17 Dec '17, 05:14

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edited 19 Dec '17, 08:15

@White Elf - The grid approach is an excellent choice of method. Good luck with the Challenge :)

(17 Dec '17, 08:21) Stingray

Thank you @Stingray

(17 Dec '17, 13:22) White Elf

Well I missed the party by a good few years, but what is linear time, anyway?

July 7-10, 2019 So far, so good. Will update.


answered 10 Jul '19, 17:18

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