How to move a bad feeling into a better place
Sometimes you are feeling bad and you just don't know what to do to snap yourself out of it.
If you try to think a happy thought immediately, your mind will instantly reject it - it's just too much of a vibrational jump to go straight to Happy when you are feeling bad.
Instead, you need to be more subtle about it. Here is what you do...
How the method works
These instructions were inspired by some discussions from Abraham.
The method relies on the interplay between general focus and specific focus.
As a general rule, when you are feeling bad, your focus is too specific. Just by thinking a more general thought (on the same subject), you can start to feel better quickly.
For example, let's say you don't like your friend Joe for some reason.
If you try to think the thought "I feel Joe is not that bad" immediately, it's likely to be too much of a leap for you, and your mind will instantly reject it as nonsense - since in that moment you really don't like Joe at all.
Instead, back off into generality with thoughts like "I have noticed there have been times when Joe has not been that bad" or "There do appear to be people who seem to like Joe so I guess he must have some nice qualities".
See what I mean? Don't those more-general thoughts seem easier to accept?
Now, once you've accepted those more general thoughts, you can gradually start to make them more generally positive and soon you'll be feeling okay about Joe and whatever it is that he did to upset you 🙂
the EMOTIONAL GRID method
First of all, take a sheet of paper and divide it into four quadrants as shown below.
You are now going to fill in three of the quadrants with statements of belief (like with Focus Blocks and Focus Wheels) starting with Specific Negative then General Negative then General Positive. The idea of the grid is that the Universe will manifest things to fill in the Specific Positive quadrant of the grid.
Below is an example of a completed grid.
You write statements in each quadrant and only move to the next quadrant when a statement naturally occurs to you that would fit into that quadrant.
Don't overthink this process. It shouldn't take you more than 10 minutes to complete the grid for a subject, start to finish.
When you are firmly in Specific Negative, it will be easy to think of a statement that will take you into General Negative.
When you are firmly in General Negative, it will be easy to think of a statement that will take you into General Positive.
When you are firmly in General Positive, you have finished the grid and can now leave the Universe to fill in Specific Positive for you. But if a Specific Positive thought occurs, you can add it into that section as well.
Some tips/suggestions/thoughts about filling in the grid...
The grid is really just a simplified Focus Block or Focus Wheel but it's simplified in such a way that it becomes more intuitive to use. All the strategies you have learned to complete Focus Wheels/Blocks will also apply here to the grid as well.
Specific Negative should be very easy to fill in because it's how you currently feel but don't waste too much time in this quadrant. You only want to stay there long enough to "get a taste" of your problem vibration so that you can shift it to a permanently better place.
You may find overlaps between statements in adjacent quadrants. For example, you may not be able to decide if "I know other people have got over this" is a generally negative statement or a generally positive statement. Don't worry about the exact quadrant. Put it in either one, but remember that you are aiming towards General Positive so try to think of something more obviously positive next.