Techniques to Raise Your Vibration Part 3 – “Meditation”
From Abraham Hicks via Esther and Jerry Hicks
This is part 3 of ‘Techniques To Raise Your Vibration’, where I am presenting tips and tricks from the book ‘Ask and It Is Given’ by Esther and Jerry Hicks, where Esther channels a being known as Abraham. In the book Abraham gives us 22 techniques designed to raise your vibration. In this series I will only be presenting a handful of these techniques, so if you do find them useful, please go and buy a copy of the book and support the hard work of the Hicks’ and their publishers Hay House.
In this part we will be looking at the process of Meditation, why it is so important and what it actually does to raise your vibration. There is lots of information on the internet regarding meditation, and so I wasn’t going to post this technique, however, the way it is presented in the book is different to any other information I have come across, and I feel Meditation is so important that I have decided to go ahead and post it.
If you have missed the first 2 parts, you can find them here:
I do recommend familiarizing yourself with part 1 first which talks about your ‘Emotional Guidance Scale’ before trying out any of the techniques. Using this scale you can then determine which techniques will work best for you based on your current ‘mood’ or ‘set point’.
PLEASE NOTE: I take no credit for these techniques, they are the work of Esther and Jerry Hicks and are duly credited so.
The following is taken directly from the book:
Process #3 The Process of Meditation
When to Use This Process:
• When you want relief from resistance.
• When you want an easier way of immediately raising your vibration.
• When you want to raise your general level of vibration.
• When you want to feel an awareness of your Inner Being.
Current Emotional Set-Point Range
This process of Meditation 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 (22) Fear/Grief/Depression/Despair/Powerlessness.
Any thought that you continue to think is called a belief. And many of your beliefs serve you extremely well: thoughts that harmonize with the knowledge of your Source, and thoughts that match the desires that you hold… but some of your beliefs do not serve you well: Thoughts about your own inadequacy or your unworthiness are examples of those kinds of thoughts. Now, with an understanding of the Laws of the Universe and some willingness to deliberately choose thoughts, you can, in time, replace all hindering beliefs with life-giving beliefs, but here is a process that can give you the immediate benefit of changing your beliefs in a much shorter time. We call this the process of Meditation.
We playfully tell our physical friends that the reason we teach the process of Meditation is because it is easier for most of you to clear your minds, having no thought, than it is for you to think pure, positive thoughts. For when you quiet your mind, you offer no thought; and when you do so, you offer no resistance; and when you have activated no resistant thought, the vibration of your Being is high and fast and pure.
Imagine a cork bobbing on a body of water. (That represents the place of high, pure, fast vibration that is actually natural to you.) Now, imagine holding the cork down under the water. (That is what resistance is like.) And now, imagine letting go of the cork—and see it rise back up to the surface of the water.
Like the cork, naturally floating on the water’s surface, it is natural for you to experience the high, fast, pure vibration, free of the hindering resistance. And, like the cork, if you are not doing something that holds you down under the water, you will bob right back up to the surface where you belong. In other words, you do not have to work at being in the high vibration that is natural to you, because it is natural to you. But you do have to stop holding the thoughts that cause you to lower your vibration. It is a matter of no longer giving your attention to things that do not allow your cork to float or do not allow you to vibrate in harmony with who you really are. If you are not focused upon unwanted things that are the opposite of your own pure desire, you will activate no vibration of resistance—and you will experience your natural state of thriving and Well-Being.
A decision is the focusing of the vibration of desire, and the decision point happens when the desire is powerful enough. The only discipline that we would like you to exercise is to make a decision that nothing is more important than that you feel good, and that you are going to find thoughts that feel better. Your cork floating is the only thing that is worthy of discipline.
You could say that the process of Meditation is a shortcut to changing your beliefs, for in the absence of thought, there is no resistance within you; and your cork, so to speak, bobs naturally back up to the surface.
Now, to begin the process of Meditation, sit in a quiet space where you are not likely to be interrupted. Wear comfortable clothing. It does not matter if you sit in a chair or on the floor, or even lie on your bed (unless you tend to fall asleep when doing so). The important thing is that your body be comfortable.
Now, close your eyes, relax, and breathe. Slowly draw air into your lungs, and then enjoy the comfortable release of that air (your personal comfort here is very important).
As your mind wanders, gently release any thought, or at least do not encourage it by pondering it further—and refocus upon your breathing.
You are, by nature, one who wants to focus, so in the beginning, this process of Meditation will feel unnatural, and you will find your mind wanting to return to things you have been focusing on previously. When that happens, relax, breathe again, and try to release the thought.
You will find it easier to quiet your mind if you will choose small thoughts that do not have the potential for expanding into something interesting: You could focus upon your own breathing. You could mentally count your breaths, in and out. You could listen to the dripping of a faucet… In choosing the soft, gentle thought, you will leave behind all thoughts of resistance—and your vibration (like the cork) will naturally rise.
This is not a process where you work on your desires, but instead, this is one of quieting your mind. As you do so, any resistance will subside, and your state of vibration will rise to its natural, pure state.
As you quiet your mind, you may feel a sense of physical detachment. For example, you may feel no real difference between your toe and your nose. Sometimes you will feel the sensation of twitches and itches beneath your skin. And often, once you have released resistance and are soaring in your natural pure, high vibrations—you will feel an involuntary movement in your body. It may sway slightly from side to side or forward and backward, or your head may roll gently from side to side. Or, you may simply feel the sensation of movement or of a yawn. But any or all of these sensations or movements are indicators of your achievement of a state of Meditation. Your point of attraction will now have changed, and your state of allowing will be in place. Things that you have been asking for— all of which have been given—are now flowing gently into your experience. And as you come out of your state of meditation, this state of allowing will continue until you focus upon something that changes your vibrational frequency. But with enough practice, those higher frequencies will become so familiar to you that you will be able to reclaim them whenever you choose.
Over time, if you meditate regularly, you will become quite sensitive to the way the higher frequencies feel within your body. In other words, whenever you focus on anything that causes a dip in your vibration, you will now be more likely to recognize it at the early, subtle stages before the dip is too significant — and you will be able to easily change your resistant thought in order to maintain your balance.
Many teachers, and we are among them, teach Meditation as a very good process for raising vibration. An effective Meditation would be one that distracts you from any physical awareness that causes resistance within your vibration, for when you turn your attention away from what holds your vibration in a lower place, your vibration will naturally rise. It is like a withdrawal of Consciousness, but while you are still awake. When you are asleep, you withdraw Consciousness, too, but when you slumber you are not consciously aware of what it feels like to be in that higher vibration. When you are awake and in a state of meditation, you can then consciously recognize what it feels like to be in that higher vibration. And in time, you will gain a new sensitivity to your vibration so that you will immediately know whenever you are focusing on something that is causing resistance.
Sometimes people say, “Abraham, is it normal for all hell to break loose in someone’s life when they begin the Meditation Process?” And we say yes, because you are bringing yourself to a place of heightened sensitivity so that your formerly achieved patterns of lower vibration are now less comfortable to you.
Some Other Ways to Raise Your Vibration
Now, there are other ways of raising your vibrations than Meditation, such as listening to music that makes your heart sing, jogging in a beautiful place, petting your cat, walking your dog, and so on. These are just some of the many pleasant activities that cause a release of resistance and a rise in vibration.
Often you are in your highest state of connection to Source Energy while you are driving your vehicle. That is the reason why there are relatively so few traffic accidents. The rhythm of the road, the distraction from what has been bothering you, and the idea of going someplace new often causes you to leave behind thoughts of things that have been bothering you.
Your goal is to release any thought that causes resistance so that you are then in a place of pure, positive thought. It is not a problem if you cannot completely quiet your mind—unless your mind is chattering about negative things. If you are softly thinking about pleasant things during Meditation, it can be of value. For example, after spending time with a family they adore, Jerry and Esther enjoyed many pleasant hours of thought and conversation about that wonderful day. Anytime they wanted a goodfeeling moment, they had only to remember something about that day—something one of them said, something one of the children did, the beautiful weather, the delicious food, the invigorating walk through the woods…
In other words, it is quite easy to find something that is pure, positive Energy. Thinking about your pets can be a good source of positive thought because animals are so unconditional in their love. Just find any thought that feels good when you think it, and practice it until you begin to set that tone within you. And then, other good-feeling thoughts will follow.
Another Example of the Meditation Process
So, here is the process that, if we were in your physical shoes, we would utilize: Every day, for 10 or 15 minutes, and not for much more time than that, we would sit quietly by ourselves in some pleasant place where we would not be interrupted—maybe under a tree, maybe in our vehicle, maybe in the bathroom or garden… We would do our best to shut down our physical senses. In other words, we would draw the curtains if the light was too bright; we would close our eyes; we would choose a quiet place. We would be aware of breathing air into our lungs, and we would be conscious of breathing out. We would concentrate on long breaths in and long breaths out. We would breathe air in, and when we thought it was all our lungs would comfortably hold, we would softly bring still more air in. And then, at a place of full expansion of our lungs, we would take a long, slow, delicious moment to let the air out. Our intention would be nothing more than being in this moment and being consciously aware of our breathing, nothing to do other than breathe—not fixing breakfast, not combing hair, not wondering how someone is doing, not thinking about yesterday, not worrying about tomorrow, not focusing on anything in this moment except air in and air out.
This is a state of allowing where, for just a few moments, you stop running the show. You stop trying to make anything happen. This is the time when you are saying to your Source Energy, to your Inner Being, to your GOD (or whatever you want to call it): Here I am, in a state of allowing. I’m allowing Source Energy to flow purely through me.
Fifteen minutes of effort will change your life because it will allow the Energy that is natural to you to flow. You will feel better in the moment, and you will feel more energized when you come out of it.
Can 15 Minutes Make That Much Difference?
A big benefit that you will notice right away is that things you have been wanting will begin showing up. Now, why is this? “After all,” you might say, “Abraham, I didn’t sit and intend. I didn’t sit and set goals. I didn’t sit and clarify what I want. I didn’t tell the Universe what I wanted. Why does 15 minutes of just being, set those kinds of things in motion?” Because you have already been asking, and now, during your time of Meditation, you have stopped the resistance that has been holding it away. Because of your practiced Meditation, you are now allowing your desires to flow into your experience.
You cannot be part of this physical environment without endless desires being born within you. And as these desires are being born within you, the Universe is answering them. And now, because of 15 minutes of allowing, whether you were petting the cat, practicing your breathing, listening to a waterfall or soothing music, or were on a Rampage of Appreciation, for that time of allowing yon established a vibration that no longer caused resistance to the things that you have been asking for.
“Well, Abraham, if I’ve been really negative for 50 years, is it going to take me 50 years to turn it around?” No, 15 minutes ought to do it.
“In 15 minutes I can undo all of the disallowing that I’ve learned to do?” In 15 minutes you can allow—you do not have to undo anything.
“Well, what if I’ve really developed major habits of negativity? Is 15 minutes going to change that?” Probably not. But the next time you go to one of those negative thoughts, you are going to be more aware of it. Your guidance system is going to be stimulated so that you will be aware—probably for the first time in your life—of what you are doing with your Non-Physical Energy.
That is so important, because everything that happens to you and everything that happens to everyone you know, occurs because of the Energy that you are summoning and allowing or not allowing. Everything is about that relationship with Energy. Everyone you know, who is having every experience that you know, is having it because of the focused desire that their life has brought to them and the state of allowing or resistance that they’re in at any moment.
What Could I Accomplish in 30 Days?
Do you know that you could have every deadly disease known to man (and some they have not even figured out yet) in your body right now, and tomorrow they could all be gone if from one day to the next you learned how to allow the Energy to flow? We are really not encouraging those kinds of quantum leaps; they’re a little uncomfortable. What we are really encouraging is that every day, you be selfish enough to say, “Nothing is more important than that I feel good. And I’m going to find ways to do so today. I’m going to begin my day by meditating and bringing myself into alignment with my Source Energy. And as I move through the day, I’m going to look for opportunities to appreciate, so that all day long I’ll bring myself back into Source Energy. If there’s an opportunity to praise, I’m going to praise. If there’s an opportunity to criticize, I’m going to keep my mouth shut and try to meditate. If I feel like criticizing, I’ll say, ‘Here kitty, kitty,’ and I’ll pet my cat till that feeling goes away.”
Within 30 days of mild effort, you can go from being one of the most resistant people on the planet to one of the least resistant people on the planet. And then those who are watching you will be amazed by the number of manifestations that begin to occur in your physical experience.
We sort of see you from an aerial view, and it is like you are standing on one side of a closed door, and on the other side are all the things you have been wanting, just leaning up against the door, waiting for you to open it. They have been there from the first moment you asked for them: your lovers, your perfect bodies, your ideal jobs, all the money that you could ever imagine, all the things that you have ever wanted! Things little and things big, things that you would call extraordinary and significant and things that you would call not very significant—everything that you have ever identified that you have ever wanted will be lined up right outside your door. And in the moment that you open the door, all things wanted will flow to you. And then we will hold a seminar on “How to Deal with Manifestations of All This Stuff That Is Flowing In.”
This is the end of part 3. I hope you find these techniques useful. If you do then please go and track down a copy of the book, as I am sure it will change your life just as it did mine.
Part 4 will be posted soon.
Thanks for reading.