Building Your Emotional Grid for the Law of Attraction

The Emotional Grid is the most recent way that Abraham Hicks is describing the mechanics of the Law of Attraction, how the vibrational component of thoughts, beliefs and ideas accumulates and eventually manifests into physical reality.

It is mostly synonymous with the Vibrational Escrow, the Vortex, and your Vibrational Reality. It is a way of visualizing how your thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and attention gather together and structure themselves around you to create the experiences you manifest. (You can jump straight to the Real Life Law of Attraction interactive "build your emotional grid" tool, or keep reading on...)

It is mostly synonymous with the Vibrational Escrow, the Vortex, and your Vibrational Reality. It is a way of visualizing how your thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and attention gather together and structure themselves around you to create the experiences you manifest. (You can jump straight to the Real Life Law of Attraction interactive "build your emotional grid" tool, or keep reading on...)


Imagine it like this:

Do you remember the Rubiks Cube? It was a 9X9 collection of colored cubes, with one in the center that held them all together. Picture that kind of structure, but made completely out of energy, on a huge scale, with YOU in the center.

Line drawing of the Law of Attraction Emotional Grid

If you are the center cube, you have 6 cubes that are directly touching your cube, and then you have 12 that are indirectly touching at an angle, and 8 that are on the outside edges.

If you imagine that the thoughts you are thinking and the subjects to which you are giving your attention, and the emotions you are experiencing are "filling in" each of the energetic cubes in the emotional grid around you, when they are all filled-in, that is what you draw more of toward you, and experience more of.


How the Emotional Grid works:

When you are thinking about something specific, and have an emotional reaction to it, that vibration, that energy, that thought or belief goes into one of the spaces "cubes" in your emotional grid -- it takes it's place in the energy field around you, and you start attracting more thoughts and ideas like it.

The more similar thoughts, or memories, or ideas, words, actions, and reference material that you think of and put your attention on, the more and more of the cubes in your emotional grid get filled-in. When enough of the spaces in your emotional grid are filled-in with a similar energy, or vibrational tone, then you manifest those emotions and the experiences to suit them into your current reality.

If you are focusing on something that makes you mad, or upset, or worried, that energy and those thoughts are going into your emotional grid. Then, as you think of other things that are frustrating, scary, or make you feel pessimistic, those thoughts and ideas go into your grid. Then, when you talk to somebody else about it, or write a note about it, or take some action with that energy in mind, then you are really filling in the grid and the manifestation of similar ideas and experiences will really start popping.

But the trick for a fun and satisfying experience with the Law of Attraction is to use the grid in a positive way, to magnify, enhance, and attract more of what you DO want instead of what you do not!

How to Deliberately Create an Emotional Grid:

Step 1)   Imagine something you desire in your life; an enriching love relationship, a fulfilling career, a nurturing home environment, vibrant health, an active social life, etc. Pick one thing to start with.


Step 2)   Now list 6 positive emotions that you expect to and desire to experience when you have that thing. For example, if I was reaching for something new and exciting in my career, the 6 most important emotions that I might want to feel with that experience might be:

  1. Passion, loving what I do
  2. Enthusiasm, excitement, interest
  3. Satisfaction of contribution, feeling like I am doing something important
  4. Appreciated, rewarded, fulfilled, and compensated
  5. Connection, flow, ease - doing something that is natural for me and suits my talents
  6. Creativity, growth, expansion

Step 3)    Starting with the first one of the list of six emotions you just listed above, think of three or more EXAMPLES of experiencing that feeling, that emotion, from any area of your life or past.  What does experiencing that emotion FEEL like to you? What memories do you have of feeling that way? What do you imagine it might FEEL like? What are some other types of experiences that might have that kind of feeling?


Examples for Step 3

Example of Step 3 for what I wrote in #1:

"Passion and loving what I do"

I could spend a moment or two remembering these three past examples from any area of my life:

1a) When I was redecorating my old house, I would get SO into it -- I loved thinking about the spaces, finding furniture, organizing solutions, paint colors, shopping for just the right thing. It consumed my attention, I dreamed about it, I loved expressing my creativity. I was passionate about the design, the colors, the feng shui, and my own aesthetic principles as I figured it all out, and put the rooms together.

1b) I love, love, love floating in the pool on a warm afternoon on my inflatable chaise lounge. It is such a simple thing, but I just love it - I feel like I am floating on clouds in heaven, looking up at the sky, weightless and free.

1c) I positively adore going out to eat at fantastically yummy restaurants. I love food. I love food. I love food. If I could eat at a different restaurant every day, I would be the happiest person in the world. Just remembering the delectableness of the chopped salad at Cowboy Ciao (yes, a salad!), or the risotto at Bossa Nova, or the katsu curry at Wagamama sends my heart soaring. I could go on, and on, and on, I love delicious food. A food website will probably have to be my next endeavor, because I love food so, so, so much.


Example of Step 3 for what I wrote in #3:

"Satisfaction of contribution, feeling like
I am doing something important"

I could spend a moment or two remembering these three past examples from any area of my life, memory and imagination, and spend a moment or two thinking about these experiences:


3a) Even though it was just a movie, I am very proud of my work on the movie Titanic. I knew that it would capture the world's imagination, because it captivated mine. I loved seeing the real images of her undersea resting place, and using my talent to bring the images of what she might have looked like to life. It was a land-mark piece of work, and I was honored to have contributed to it, to have been a small, but integral part of that team.

3b) I am not normally a political person (at all) but I am passionately involved in the campaign to re-elect President Obama. I feel so proud thinking about how much things have improved in the last three years, and how much better they will continue to get as we keep moving forward together as a country. I get tears in my eyes when I think about the courageous decisions the president has made, especially about healthcare, which benefit ALL people in this country (even those that do not know they are benefitting from it!) I am honored to be helping the country I love move forward and grow. I get so excited to share ideas with like-minded friends and supporters, and am happy to be a part of a movement which is so positive, hopeful and optimistic. I got to shake Michelle Obama's hand the other day, and I'm still thrilled. It gives me so much peace to know that the President has my best interests at heart, and the best interests of most of the people in my country - that makes me so happy.

3c) I love helping people by sharing my knowledge of the Law of Attraction on the Real Life Law of Attraction web site. Nothing makes me happier, or feel more proud than to receive a note, an e-mail, or a comment from someone telling me that my words have touched them, have inspired them, or have made the difference. I feel so connected to my readers, even though we have never met -- each one is my friend -- and there is no greater glory than helping a friend. I am truly honored, and humbled to be able to fill such an important place in the lives of such precious and special people as my readers.


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These examples are not to say that you should make a career out of any of the things you use as example for the feeling of passion, nor did MY examples even all come from my past (or imagined) working life...  They are merely in order to conjure EXAMPLES of the EMOTION, and what it FELT like to actually feel that emotion, regardless of the context or situation.



The point of Step 3 is to spend at least 17 seconds imagining and feeling the desired emotion!

Your memory and thoughts serve as the catalyst for you to get into the feeling of what experiencing that emotion is like. When you can maintain that emotional place for 17 seconds, and do it three times as you feel around in each memory, your are building a strong and attractive emotional grid.


Step 4) Now repeat the process of finding three examples for each of the six emotions you identified in step two. The more time you spend imagining these positive emotions and feelings, the more the Law of Attraction can fill-in your emotional grid with positive experiences and the more fun you will be having more of the time!

Filling in the Grid

If you want to be really thorough, you can list out the other 20 emotions, memories or positive reference ideas that you want to be included in your emotional grid on that topic, but you do not have to...

Truth be told, it is the job of the Universe to fill-in your grid for you -- you just have to set it in the direction of thoughts that feel good!

You do not have to worry about filling in any of the other spaces (cubes) in your emotional grid, the Law of Attraction will do that for you. If you focus on just the six most important spaces (the ones "closest" to you emotionally), or even just one, the grid will fill itself in around you.

Feeling a Negative Emotional Grid?

I have a question I like to ask myself every time I catch myself thinking about, talking about, or taking action on something that has negative emotions around it:


"Is this something I want in my grid?"


Since the answer is always NO (when the emotional component of what I had been focusing on was not uplifting, joyful or happy) then I can deliberately stop my thought on that topic, and shift my attention onto something I DO want in my emotional grid.

I find that simply asking myself "Is this something I want in my grid?" is enough to get me to STOP thinking about an aggravating topic and put my attention onto something more optimistic.

The effect of the Emotional Grid

When you deliberately spend time imagining the good feeling thoughts, feelings and memories around a certain emotion that you would like to associate with your desires, very quickly you will be experiencing more of that emotion. When you experience more of a positive emotion more of the time, then you will start to attract experiences that "fit" with that positive emotion. As you have more and more similar experiences, all of which "fit" with that positive emotion, you will attract more and more to feel that way about, and more ideas and inspiration, which will lead to opportunities and more experiences to be happier and happier about.


You CAN do this! It just takes a little bit of practicing and being deliberate about your grid! The power is within you right now!

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