Techniques to Raise Your Vibration Part 2 – “The Rampage Of Appreciation ”
By Abraham Hicks via Esther and Jerry Hicks
This is the second part of the ‘Techniques to Raise Your Vibration’ series, where I will be presenting excerpts from the book ‘Ask and It Is Given’, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, where Esther channels a being known as ‘Abraham’ and shares techniques specifically designed to raise your vibration. As usual, I take no credit for the techniques presented here, I am simply presenting some of the techniques found within the book, and if you do find them useful please track down a copy of the book and support the hard work they and the publishers Hay House do.
In this part we will be focusing on a technique known as ‘The Rampage Of Appreciation’. You should first be aware of your ‘Emotional Guidance Scale’ presented in part 1. If you missed it you can find it here:
For quick reference I will post the guidance scale here, although if you are not aware of what this is I highly recommend clicking on the link above and just familiarizing yourself with this concept.
Emotional Guidance Scale:
- 1. Joy/Knowledge/Empowerment/Freedom/Love/Appreciation
- 2. Passion
- 3. Enthusiasm/Eagerness/Happiness
- 4. Positive Expectation/Belief
- 5. Optimism
- 6. Hopefulness
- 7. Contentment
- 8. Boredom
- 9. Pessimism
- 10. Frustration/Irritation/Impatience
- 11. “Overwhelment”
- 12. Disappointment
- 13. Doubt
- 14. Worry
- 15. Blame
- 16. Discouragement
- 17. Anger
- 18. Revenge
- 19. Hatred/Rage
- 20. Jealousy
- 21. Insecurity/Guilt/Unworthiness
- 22. Fear/Grief/Depression/Despair/Powerlessness
The following is a direct extract from the book. As I say I take no credit for this technique, it is the work of Esther and Jerry Hicks and is duly credited so.
Process #1 The Rampage of Appreciation
When to Use This Process:
• When you want to parlay a good mood into an even better one.
• When you want to enhance your relationship with someone or something.
• When you want to deliberately maintain your current good-feeling set-point.
• When you want to maintain or even improve your current good feeling.
• When you want to deliberately focus upon something that is beneficial to your set-point.
• When you are driving, walking, or standing in line, and you want to do something that is creatively productive.
• When there is something in your line of sight that could potentially take you to a place of negative emotion, and you want to maintain control of your own vibration.
• When your own thoughts, or the words of someone you are with, start off in a potentially negative direction, and you want to control the direction of the subject matter.
• When you are aware that you are experiencing negative emotion and you want to change the way you feel.
Current Emotional Set-Point Range
This Rampage of Appreciation Process will be of the most value to you when your Emotional Set-Point is ranging somewhere between: (1)Joy/Knowledge/Empowerment/Freedom/Love/Appreciation and (5) Optimism.
(If you are not sure what your current Emotional Set-Point is, click on the link above or refer to the scale at the top of this page.)
So, let us say that you are feeling Positive Expectation. Since Positive Expectation is ranked at (4), and (4) falls between the (1) and (5) suggested current Emotional Set-Point Range for the Rampage of Appreciation, this process would be one of the most valuable ones for you to use right now.
This Rampage of Appreciation game can be played anywhere and at any time because it is a game that is easily played simply by directing pleasant thoughts in your mind. If you were to write your thoughts on paper, it would enhance this process, but it is not necessary.
Begin by looking around your immediate environment and gently noticing something that pleases you. Try to hold your attention on this pleasing object as you consider how wonderful, beautiful, or useful it is. And as you focus upon it longer, your positive feelings about it will increase.
Now, notice your improved feeling, and be appreciative of the way you feel. Then, once your good feeling is noticeably stronger than when you began, look around your environment and choose another pleasing object for your positive attention.
Make it your objective to choose objects of attention that easily evoke your appreciation, for this is not a process of finding something troubling and fixing it; this is a process of practicing the higher vibrations.
The longer you focus upon things that feel good to you, the easier it is for you to maintain those vibrational frequencies that feel good. And the more you maintain these good-feeling frequencies, the more the Law of Attraction will deliver to you other thoughts, experiences, people, and things that match your practiced vibration.
Since it is your primary intention, as you move through your day, to find things to appreciate, you are practicing a vibration of less resistance, and you are making your connection to your own Source Energy stronger.
Because the vibration of appreciation is the most powerful connection between the physical you and the Non-Physical You, this process will also put you in a position to receive even clearer guidance from your Inner Being.
The more you practice appreciation, the less resistance you will have in your own vibrational frequencies.
And the less resistance you have, the better your life will be. Also, by practicing this Rampage of Appreciation, you will become accustomed to the feeling of higher vibrations, so that if you ever revert to an old pattern of conversation that causes resistance in your vibration, you will notice it, early on, before the vibration gets too strong.
The more you find something to appreciate, the better it feels; the better it feels, the more you want to do it; the more you do it, the better it feels; the better it feels… the more you want to do it. The Law of Attraction assists with the powerful momentum of these positive thoughts and feelings until, with very little time and effort, you will find your heart singing in your joyous alignment with who you really are. And in this wonderful-feeling vibration where no resistance exists, you will be in an exaggerated state of allowing; you will be in the vibrational state where the things that you desire can flow easily into your experience. The better it gets, the better it gets!
If your vibration is in a close enough proximity to these higher vibrations when you begin the game, and you find yourself easily and quickly soaring into the better-feeling places—then continue your Rampage of Appreciation for as long as you have the time, and for as long as it feels good.
If you attempt this game and you do not feel good, if you do not feel the momentum picking up as you focus upon one happy thought after another—that is, if the process annoys you in any way—then discontinue it.
Even if you understand nothing about the Law of Attraction, even if you understand nothing about your connection to your own Source Energy, practicing this process would cause you to practice the Art of Allowing without even knowing it—and all things that you have identified as objects of your desire would have to begin flowing into your experience. When you are in the mode of appreciation, there is no resistance within your vibration. And your own achievement of resistance is the only thing that ever holds you apart from anything that you desire.
In the Rampage of Appreciation, you actually set your vibrational frequency to one of allowing what you have asked for into your experience. You have been asking, in every day of your experience, and Source has answered, without exception. And now, in your mode of Appreciation, you are in the practice of receiving. You are now engaging in the last step in the process of Creation (you are letting it in).
At first, it would be a good idea to deliberately set aside 10 or 15 minutes a day to specifically do this process. After a few days of enjoying the benefit of deliberately achieving and maintaining a raised vibration, you will find yourself doing it many times during every day, a few seconds here and a few seconds there, in a variety of situations, just because it feels so pleasing.
For example, while standing in line at the post office, you may think:
This is a very nice building.
It’s great that they keep it so clean.
I like how friendly that postal worker is.
I appreciate the way that that mother is interacting with her child.
That’s a good-looking jacket.
My day is really going well.
While driving to work, you may think:
I love my car.
This new freeway is wonderful.
Even though it’s raining, I’m making very good time.
I love how reliable my vehicle is.
I’m grateful for my job.
You could focus more specifically on any of your objects of appreciation and find even more reasons to feel appreciation. For example:
This is a very nice building . . .
There’s so much more parking here than at the old post office. There are more counters here, and the line moves much faster than before. The big windows make this room feel much airier.
This new freeway is wonderful . . .There are no traffic lights to slow me down. I can travel so much faster than before. This drive offers such a beautiful view.
Once you become oriented toward looking for things to appreciate, you will find that your day will be filled with such things. Your thoughts and feelings of appreciation will flow from you naturally. And often, while in the midst of a genuine feeling of appreciation for someone or something, you will feel ripples of goose bumps— those sensations are confirming your alignment with your Source.
Every time you appreciate something, every time you praise something, every time you feel good about something, you are telling the Universe: “More of this, please.” You need never make another verbal statement of this intent, and if you are mostly in a state of appreciation, all good things will flow to you.
You Cannot Control How Others Feel
As you move through your day, you may see unhappy people who are ornery, disappointed, or in pain; and as they direct their negative emotion toward you, you may find it very difficult to feel appreciation toward them. And then you may blame yourself for not being strong enough to appreciate them in spite of their negative offerings toward you. Well, we would never suggest that you should be able to look right at something you do not want and feel good about it. Instead, look for things that cause you to feel good when you find them, and then the Law of Attraction will bring you more things like those.
Whenever you are looking for things to appreciate, you have control of your own vibrational offering and your own point of attraction, but when you are responding to the way others seem to feel about you, you have no control. However, when you are more interested in how you feel than how they feel about you, you do have control of your experience. You do not know who ran over their dog today or who divorced them or who took money out of their bank account. You do not how they are living, so you cannot understand why they react to you in the way they do—and you cannot control it.
Once you have made a decision that nothing is more important than that you feel good, and you have decided that you are going to consciously look for some things to appreciate today, the object of your attention has now become the feeling of appreciation. You have now established a circuit between you and that object of appreciation that the Law of Attraction will begin working on immediately, so you will start seeing more things to appreciate right away.
You Cannot Feel Defensive While Feeling Appreciative
If you do not understand that the only thing that affects your experience is how you are flowing Energy; if you think it is about chance, luck, coincidence, statistics, or the law of averages, then when you see on the news that there is a killer on the loose, shooting wildly from his car into your neighborhood, you feel vulnerable because you think that your happiness or your Well-Being is dependent upon his behavior. But if your Well-Being is dependent upon his behavior and you cannot control him, you do not even know where he is, you cannot get enough police officers to take care of him… then your vulnerability soars.
We want you to feel the value of connecting with Non-Physical Energy, and appreciation is the easiest and fastest way. When your desire to connect with the Non-Physical Energy is sufficient enough, you will find dozens of ways, in every hour, to flow your appreciation.
You have to come to remember that it makes no difference whatsoever how anybody is flowing back at you, otherwise you are going to be defensive—and you cannot be defensive and appreciative at the same time. When you concentrate on appreciating, then appreciation comes right back. But you are really not looking for appreciation to come to you; you want the feeling of it flowing through you.
As you move through your day and you become aware of something that you do not want, your desire about what you do want comes into clearer focus. And now, since you have been practicing the Rampage of Appreciation, you can easily refocus your awareness of what you do not want into your awareness of what you do want. Now you are the hands-on creator that you have come forth to be.
Life is not about tomorrow, it is about right now. Life is about how you are currently molding the Energy!
This is the end of part 2. I hope some people have found this helpful. This is a just a small portion of the book, and I will only be presenting a few of the techniques presented in it, so If you do find it helpful please go and buy a copy. It will change your life. In the meantime, keep practicing the techniques Ive posted so far! Part 3 will be posted soon.