Growth Strategy #63: Focus Wheel

Growth Strategy #63:  Focus Wheel

I have been a fan of Esther Hicks for many years and first came across the writings of Abraham in the early 2000's.  This was at a time when I started learning about the power of the mind, especially the unconscious mind and the Law of Attraction.  

One of their first books I purchased, was Ask and It is Given, which described a process called the Focus Wheel, outlined as a manifestation technique.

Good For: Focusing on the things you desire to experience.
Best used by: You

Hicks considers this to be a simple but powerful technique that involves using the power of your thoughts and emotions to manifest what you would like to experience in life.

The idea behind this is that when you focus your thoughts and emotions on a specific thing that you desire, you attract more of it into your life.  This exercise helps you to do this by guiding you through a series of steps that helps you to align your thoughts and emotions with your desire.

When we are feeling stuck or unhappy with a particular aspect of our lives, it's common to get caught up in negative thoughts and emotions that can reinforce our current situation. By shifting our focus towards positive, present-tense statements that align with our desired outcome, we begin to train our minds to look for and attract more positive experiences into our lives.

The power of thought

According to Esther Hicks, thoughts and emotions are powerful because they are the key components of the Law of Attraction, which states that like attracts like.

In other words, the energy that you put out into the world through your thoughts and emotions is what you will attract back into your life.

Hicks argues that our thoughts and emotions are constantly sending out a vibrational frequency that attracts similar energy back to us. Therefore, if we think negative thoughts and feel negative emotions, we will attract more negative experiences. On the other hand, if we are thinking positive thoughts and feeling positive emotions, we will attract more positive experiences into our lives.

This is why Hicks emphasizes the importance of focusing on what you want, rather than what you don't want. By directing your thoughts and emotions towards your desired outcome, you are sending out a positive vibrational frequency that will attract more of that positive energy back to you.

Hicks also argues that our thoughts and emotions have a powerful impact on our physical bodies and health. Negative thoughts and emotions can lead to stress and other negative physical symptoms, while positive thoughts and emotions can lead to improved physical health and well-being.

Therefore, by harnessing the power of our thoughts and emotions and directing them towards what we want, we can create positive change in our lives.

Pros:

  • Writing down your desire can help to clarify what you truly want. This can be helpful in itself, as often we may think we know what we want but haven't taken the time to really define it.
  • The exercise requires you to focus on positive, present-tense statements, which can help to shift your mindset to a more positive one overall. This can be beneficial for your mental health and well-being.
  • By repeatedly reading the supporting statements and focusing on the feeling of alignment with your desire, you may begin to feel more confident and aligned with your goal. This can increase your motivation and help you take action towards manifesting what you want.

Cons:

  • Some people may find it difficult to stay focused on the positive statements or may not feel a shift in their mindset or alignment with their desire.
  • Requires you to take the time to write out your desire and the supporting statements, and then to read them out loud repeatedly. This may not be something that everyone has the time or motivation to do consistently.
  • There is no guarantee that you will experience or get the results you desire, as the authors suggest The Law of Attraction can be unpredictable, and there may be other factors at play that affect whether or not your desire comes to fruition.


The process

To get started you'll need a piece of paper and a pen.

  • Start by drawing a small circle in the center of the paper, and write your desire inside the circle. This could be anything from a new job to a new relationship to more financial abundance.
  • Next, draw a larger circle around the center circle. Divide this circle into 12 equal parts, like the numbers on a clock.
  • In each section of the circle, write a statement that supports your desire.
  • These statements should be positive, present tense, and focused on what you want, not what you don't want.  For example, if your desire is to manifest a new job, some of your statements might be:
  • I am capable and confident in my abilities.
  • I am attracting the perfect job for me.
  • I am excited about the opportunities that are coming my way.
  • I am grateful for my new job and the abundance it brings.
  • Once you've written your statements, start at the top of the circle and read each statement out loud.  
  • As you read each statement, allow yourself to feel the emotion behind it. Imagine yourself already having what you want, and feel the joy and excitement of that experience.
  • If you come across a statement that feels off or doesn't resonate with you, don't worry about it - just skip it and move on to the next one. The idea is to focus on the statements that feel good and help you to align.

Over time, you might start to notice signs and synchronicities in your life that indicate your desire is on its way. Hicks suggests the more you practice the more powerful it becomes.

In conclusion, this can be a fun and easy way to think about what you really want in your life and helps you to think about it in a positive way. Whether you believe in the Law of Attraction or not, focusing on positive, present-tense statements, can help you to achieve greater clarity and focus.