The 17 Second Energy Technique
Abraham: "Line up your energy as often
as you can. If two to three times per day, you can stop and find 68
seconds of pure thought about something, YOU'VE PUT IN A VERY
Why 17 Seconds?
Abraham says that a thought reaches a combustion point at 17
seconds of pure undiluted focus. It draws another thought to it and
it is exponentially more powerful. At the end of another 17 seconds,
34 seconds total, the next thought combusts, and by Law of
Attraction, evolves to a higher level of energy. Again another 17
seconds to 51 seconds continues the process, and finally, if you can
continue a pure thought for 68 seconds on any given subject, it will
be on its way to manifestation. The key word is pure, meaning
positive focus, strong energy, no resistance; to not slip into
Abraham says the average person rarely finishes a single sentence
without contradicting their energy, as in "I want a new car, but it
is too expensive." So they say most of us haven't had much
experience with ever feeling the combustion of thought that comes
from 17+ seconds of pure thought.
In talking about the leverage of 17+17+17+17=68 seconds of pure
thought, Abraham offers the following information:
17 seconds is worth 2,000 man-hours (about a year at 40 hours per
week of action taken) 34 seconds is worth 20,000 man-hours (or about
10 years...) 51 seconds is worth 200,000 man-hours (or about 100
years...) 68 seconds is worth 2,000,000 man-hours (or about 1000
That's two MILLION man-hours (or woman hours!) If we can learn to
offer pure thought energy for 68 seconds at a time, action becomes
Here's a simple story of 68 seconds of pure thought from an
A woman had a fun demonstration of deliberate creation while on
vacation in New Mexico last year. She was coming down the road from
the Sandia Tram and realized that the one thing she really wanted in
Albuquerque that she hadn't done yet, was to see a road runner. She
had never seen one before, and although she'd had a wonderful time
birding all week, seeing a Black headed grosbeak, scaled quail, some
kind of wonderful owl and hawk, she still hadn't seen a road runner.
So, driving down the road, her friend Kate talked with her for 68
seconds about the wonder of road runners, how fun they are, how
excited they would be to see one, how great the birding had been
since they got to New Mexico, etc.
And sure enough, they came round a corner at about 69 seconds,
and there - on a fence post, no less, was a road runner. Kate did a
quick U turn and they spent ten minutes having the road runner
experience. He (or she) preened on the fence post for awhile,
allowing them to take pictures profile and head on, then hopped down
and ran into the gully to catch and eat a lizard, then back on the
fence and then down the other side to do some wing unfurling
behavior that looked like it could be mating behavior. All and all,
a very satisfying 68 seconds of fun directed thought!
How to Get to 17 Seconds of Pure Thought: Getting to 17 seconds
of pure thought purely mentally is harder for me than doing it
either out loud or in writing. I find the discipline of speaking or
writing helps keep other thoughts from being too distracting.
If I am going to do it in writing, I often put in the form of a
letter to a friend from the vantage point of already having
accomplished what it is that I am wanting. Then I can describe the
feelings and details of my new place of being, and really get into
the sense of actually being there.
I also play the "68 second game" out loud, with some friends that
I meet with in a group every week. The person who facilitates gets
to pick a subject, then everyone contributes to her 68 seconds. For
example, One wanted to have a beautiful wedding, so her week we did
68 seconds on how wonderful the ceremony was, and how much she loved
having a fun reception for all of her friends. They all chimed in on
how much they enjoyed the party, how great the band was, the
deliciousness of the cake, the beauty of the decorations, etc. Our
68 seconds in the group often lasts 5 or 10 minutes!
And I know that if I am in a place I don't want to be
emotionally, I can call any member of that group and ask them to do
68 seconds with me on what I am wanting in that moment! It really
helps to have some partners to do the process with me.
If you have a friend who is also into Abraham processes, you
might ask them to be a 68 second partner for you.
Start with Less Important Issues
Abraham: "Focus on nothing is more
important than you feel good. Period. it is not necessary to focus
on feeling good about oneself, focus on feeling good; period. It is
not necessary to feel good about your body, or about your financial
situation; find thoughts that make you feel good. Period.
We would recommend that you spend the
first week writing 68 seconds about things that you don't care much
about, such as blue glass, butterflies, feathers. Because you will
attract those things. This exercise will teach you two things: one
that you can focus for 68 seconds; two, that the universe does
respond to a pure vibration. When you have a level of confidence in
the universe, then you can tackle your main issues.
We would every day, twice a day, write
your 68 seconds about all areas in your life, relationship,
abundance, house, job, etc. You will find it very easy to do. For
instance, on your house, appreciate how convenient it is. Appreciate
the thermostat that keeps the house at the perfect temperature.
Appreciate the sewage system and the plumbing in your bathroom.
Appreciate the comfort of it. Know that this house will be
temporary, that you will have may others closer to the dream house
you want, but meanwhile appreciate it. You see, there was 68
So, all of you have major work to do in
the next 30 days. Write as many 68 seconds as you can. And do it
Ease of Achieving 68 Seconds
Abraham: "Realize that 68 seconds isn't
hard to find. Throughout your day, you have thousands of
opportunities to do your 68 seconds. Even if your work schedule
doubled, you could still find plenty of 68 seconds? Now, Esther
didn't believe us at first that 68 seconds were the equivalent of 2
She couldn't conceive it. But since
there isn't anything that we have said over the years that wasn't
true, Esther now believes it and uses it. So, we want to ask you, do
YOU REALLY BELIEVE when we say that 68 seconds is the equivalent of
2 million man-hours? Because if you did, YOU WOULD FIND THE TIME TO
DO THEM!!! Who would want to bang things into place, when they know
that they can spend 68 seconds and have the universe do it for them?
Nobody, yet it is what the majority of you do. You would rather jump
into action than do your 68 seconds. You would rather jump into
action than align up your energy."
The Recipe for deliberate creation has 10 parts:
- 5 parts of appreciating what is
- 2 parts of imagining a little better than what is
- 2 parts of looking for things that would make you feel
- 1 part of quieting your mind, relaxing and not trying so
hard, being at ease at it