Abraham’s Focus Wheel Process
The Focus Wheel is a great process for when you are not feeling great about something specific in your life. It may not be an activity you will be able to do if you feel reeeeeally bad, but in a lot of cases, it will help you build up to the kinds of thoughts you want to cultivate. Think of it like a bridge between how you are feeling and how you would like to feel. So, let’s get started with this fantastic Abraham process! A good amount of time to set aside for this would be 15 to 20 minutes.
What you will do first is figure out how you feel right now and use that as a jumping-off point to get clear on what you do want. Maybe you’re feeling bored. That makes it easy to see that you would like to feel excited or interested. Abraham suggests thinking about all this in terms of feelings. Makes sense because no matter what you think the problem is, whether it is that you wish you had more money or friends or free time, what you actually want is to feel good.
Get a sheet of paper and on it draw two circles. A smaller one and then a larger one around it. At the center of the smaller circle you will write down your target feeling. In the example above, it might be something about feeling excited or interested. Next you’re going to treat the bigger circle like a clock and write down 12 statements around it, one at each new hour, but you’re going to take your time with this.
Let’s start with the 12 o’clock spot. With your target feeling in mind, think of a statement that matches it that will also make you feel good. If you jump straight to the target feeling by saying something like “my life is already so full of interesting activities,” even though it matches what you want, it might be too hard for you to believe right at this moment.
Here is where it’s useful to keep in mind how specific or general your statements are. General statements are usually more comfortable and therefore good places to start for this process. One way to make a specific statement general is by expanding the timeline. Instead of saying you will be rich tomorrow, say that you will be rich some day. The statement is much easier to believe because it is more general.
Going back to our example, once you find a statement that feels good, write it down at the top of your larger circle and focus on it for a few moments. Remember that 17 seconds of focus is all it takes to attract a new positive thought that matches its frequency. Perhaps you already have an idea for what to put down in the next slot, the 1 o’clock spot. If so, write it down. Otherwise, just repeat the process you went through for the first statement. And then repeat it again, all the way around the dial of the clock. It’s ok if it takes you a couple of tries to come up with something that feels right. The further along the circle you get, the easier it will become because with each new thought, your feelings will lift.
By the time you have written your twelve statements, you might even find that your frequency matches the statement in the center of the smaller circle. In any case, your feelings will be much closer to it. At this point, bring your focus back to the center and circle the target thought once more. This powerful process shows you how to shape your thoughts and feelings and that you get to decide what to focus on. That’s what deliberate creation is all about!