“Hold a thought for just 17 seconds and the law of attraction kicks in. Hold a thought for 68 seconds and things move; manifestation has begun.” – Abraham Hicks.
If you could manifest your biggest desires by thinking about them for 17 seconds, would you do it?
Now I know what you are thinking. Can I manifest anything 17 seconds from now?
If you are new to manifestation and the whole law of attraction, basically our experiences in the outer world are created by our internal thoughts and feelings. It’s all about emitting the right vibration. If your thoughts are negative, you attract negative things. If they are positive, you’ll experience positive happenings.
Let’s shift our attention back to the 17-second manifestation method. How does this work? And what do I need to make it work?
According to Abraham Hicks, one of the best law of attraction teachers, manifestation begins when you hold a single thought for 17 seconds. He calls this the “combustion point.” You can intensify and strengthen it until the thought spans up to 68 seconds.
You can utilize the 17 seconds rule by focusing your mind on a thought or idea, speaking out loud, or writing your intention down as an affirmation.
This might sound extremely easy, but these 17 seconds must be filled by this singular thought. No other contradictions should come up during this time.
If you have ever meditated on a singular mantra you’ll know how difficult this can be. Your mind is automatically prone to open many tabs.
“Don’t think of a unicorn”… what are you thinking of now?
When you try not to think about something, it’s almost impossible not to. So, you can imagine how challenging it is to hold a singular positive thought without anything else coming up.
Is it possible? Absolutely yes!
But before you attempt the 17-second method…
Yes, while you can manifest anything with this 17 seconds method, you need to ensure that your energy matches what you’re asking for.
For example, if one of your challenges you need to overcome in life is that you are not confident, but you turn to the law of attraction for a partner, you’re going to face a hard time making it work.
So, it’s probably best that you discover your challenges and set positive affirmations to help you overcome the cause of your problems.
How to Use the 17-second Rule?
The key to this method is practice. It’s a natural rule of thumb that the more you practice, the better you become.
The more you practice, it’ll become easier to train your mind to focus on one thing without distractions. Just keep returning to the chosen thought until it becomes second nature. You’ll gain mastery by doing it consistently.
Here’s a simple process to use this method effectively:
Get in a happy mood
It’s essential to feel happy and relaxed for this practice to work. I find it helpful to treat this ritual as your regular meditation, which means a positive experience helps you a lot.
I don’t recommend doing this method if you are feeling lacking, in a bad space, or not just great at all. You want your vibration to match the energy of what you want to manifest.
If you are feeling down, try recalling a happy memory that makes you feel energetic and puts a smile on your face. Or try taking deep breaths and repeat the mantras for peace, joy, and happiness.
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all way to do this. Just do what makes your headspace pleasant, happy, and relaxing to you.
Choose a thought
What are you doing to focus on for the next 17 seconds? You need to have a positive thought and be on a high energetic level. Make sure you’re very clear and specific on what you want.
If you want to manifest money, think about the specific figure you want. If you want a text from someone, mention the name of the person.
Keep your thoughts simple, yet specific.
Think about the things that make you happy. You can try to relieve and convince yourself that you are on the path to greatness.
Remove all distractions
Avoid being distracted for the next 17 seconds. Even though this isn’t easy, you can train your mind through constant practice.
Each time you think of a distracting thought, reset the timer and start over again.
A great way to limit the noise in your mind is to find a relaxing and peaceful place where you can be alone for a couple of minutes. Put your phone on airplane mode, turn off all distractions, and ensure you are alone.
Set the timer for 68 seconds with a 17-second segment
First, set the time for 17 seconds. You can use anything – your phone, clock, stopwatch, etc.
Now, focus intently on your desire for the duration of the timer. Hold your positive thoughts and try not to get distracted, or you’ll weaken your manifestation.
If you find it difficult, that’s okay.
It would help if you try to recall a happy feeling. Start by making your desire your single thought and allow it to get more detailed and intense for the next of the 51 seconds.
Let it go and show gratitude to the universe
Show gratitude and thankfulness to the universe and set your manifestation free.
How can you go from focusing intensely on something you desire to let go of suddenly?
Do something else.
I like to break up my thoughts and do anything else that gets my mind off what I was previously thinking about.
When we are thankful for the things we are manifesting, our vibrational energy demonstrates our worthiness to receive our desire.
Will you try this method?
Now, I want you to know that thoughts aren’t enough to manifest your desire. There are many other factors involved in the law of attraction… such as visualization, believing, showing gratitude, etc.
Nonetheless, it’s a fun method to try and it can help you strengthen your meditation practice. You should go for it!
Keep an open mind, a grateful heart, then you’ll be on the path to manifesting success.
With love and light.