Category Archives: Abraham-Hicks

Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo: Buddhist Chanting for Manifestation?

Chanting for manifestation? I read about it in Tina Turner’s autobiography quite a few years back and was intrigued. But I didn’t really follow up. Part of me didn’t really believe it. That was years before I discovered Abraham.

Last Saturday, I had an experience that made me a believer (or at least a tentative believer):

A few friends from Unity got together to work on manifesting money and other things they wanted in their lives. Of course, I’m interested in that as well, as you know from previous blog entries, especially for my New Zealand trip (see below) (and also for the bills etc.).

The meeting included a chanting session, led by Gino, a Buddhist (don’t know what descriptive noun to use — I’m not sure he’s a monk, and “expert chanter” definitely doesn’t sound quite right).

In any case, he explained the meaning of everything, the chant as well as the altar we sat in front of and how it would work, and proceeded to lead us in our chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo for about 30 minutes. It was an extremely powerful experience.

Before I left for the meeting, I had frantically tried to list some stuff on Ebay but wasn’t able to because my camera’s battery was dead and I had to wait until it charged.

I had also set up a listing in a forum where people sell each other their products and services, but wasn’t holding my breath. The response to my previous efforts there had been underwhelming to put it politely. I didn’t even make my listing fee back.

Yet when I returned home after the chanting and checked my email and discovered that I had received THREE orders on the forum, two of them quite substantial! The results from that evening totalled more than 40 times more than what I had received in the entire time before.

I had done a better job with the marketing aspect, but still, the timing was really uncanny. (and no orders since either! I will have to chant some more).

I was definitely impressed. Gino had told us to expect results, but so quickly, and so clearly? I’ll be chanting regularly now. I think I can do it in place of some of my meditation sessions…

You may want to try it too. Just be sure you get the most important part right, which is to think of what you <b>want</b> to happen while you chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo.

Will it work if you chant something else? I really don’t know. My opinion? Why mess with success?

The rest of the evening included treasure map making (depicting the things we wanted to manifest in our lives, and very yummy food!

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to do my chanting for tonight!

P.S.: Maybe I should add a chapter about chanting in my stress-relief ebook


Less Stress & More Success With Abraham-Hicks Placemat Process

I bet you think I’ve morphed my blog into an internet marketing blog. Not quite, though I have to admit, the temptation is great. Especially now that Marlon’s Info Product Dashboard is available and being hawked all over the internet. If you want one, please click this link right here please for a look at what the fuss is all about.

I’m still waiting for my copy — which no doubt will appear in my mailbox very soon. Remember, I won it in the contest (see entry below). And I will definitely put it to use and will let you know what I think.

I’ll also start a spin-off blog soon, where I put all the internet marketing stuff. will be its name. Don’t go there now — there’s nothing there yet. Just stay tuned.

Now about today’s topic:

Stress is NOT good. Especially if there’s too much of it. And stress and overwhelm result especially from looking at to-do lists that have way, WAY more on them than we could possibly accomplish in a week, or a month. Unfortunately, that doesn’t keep us from thinking that we need to do all of it yesterday, or today at the latest. Ouch!

What to do?

Abraham-Hicks has a wonderful process for just that kind of situation: the placemat process.

You take a big sheet of paper and your to-do list. Now you draw a line down the middle and write on the left side: “Things I will do today.” Abraham suggests that we add “and I mean it!” for good measure. On the right side we write “Things I want the Universe to do.”

On the left side, we now add the things (just a few, easily accomplishable in one day) we REALLY need to do TODAY. Everything else, and I mean EVERYTHING else, goes on the right hand side. Let the Universe deal with it.

Now go and do the things on your side of the sheet. Stop worrying about those on the left side. More than you might believe will be taken care of by the Universe, or so they say (and, oddly enough, I’ve found that to be true in a lot of situations).

Repeat the next day, and on any day thereafter when it seems like there’s just too much to do.

That’s it!

This technique or process, along with many more, is described in more detail in “Ask and It Is Given.”

Of all the Abraham books, this one is my all-time favorite! It lays it out how it all works, and the processes just rock! I’ll write about another one of those processes soon, either here or in my newsletter or maybe I should call them news emails since they tend to be pretty informal most of the time. If you want in on that AND get a freebie ebook with hundreds of self-help tips, you can subscribe right here:

Meanwhile, have a fantastic day!

Elisabeth, the self-help guru

P.S.: Here’s another recommendation: A VERY cool poetry book. Check it out:


Feeling Better — working yourself out of the dumps Pt. 2

Here’s the promised more elaborate technique:

This technique is from the Abraham-Hicks book, “The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent” by Jerry and Esther Hicks (see below). There, they provide several detailed examples. For the purpose of this blog, I was going to use their examples as models and make up a different series of statements to illustrate how the technique works.

The idea is that we can’t jump from misery to happiness in one fell swoop. But what we can do is move ourselves up that emotional guidance scale one or two steps at a time by creating statements that reflect the next-higher emotion, etc. We can even write several if possible, the more the better, to really let that next higher emotion sink in. And then move up to the next, etc.

Well, I changed my mind about posting the original scale I put together for posting purposes, but I will try to come up with a replacement one so you’ll have an example. Meanwhile, here’s the scale to get you started:

Abraham-Hicks emotional scale:

1. Joy/Knowledge/Empowerment/Freedom/Love/Appreciation
2. Passion
3. Enthusiasm/Eagerness/Happiness
4. Positive Expectation/Belief
5. Optimism
6. Hopefulness
7. Contentment
8. Boredom
9. Pessimism
10. Frustration/Irritation/Impatience
11. Overwhelment
12. Disappointment
13. Doubt
14. Worry
15. Blame
16. Discouragement
17. Anger
18. Revenge
19. Hatred/Rage
20. Jealousy
21. Insecurity/Guilt/Unworthiness
22. Fear/Grief/Depression/Despair/Powerlessness

As you write statements to that elicit each emotion, pay attention to how the feelings have been gradually getting better.It’s just a matter of finding a true statement about (and aspect of) the situation that match each respective feeling level and elicit that. If you can make up more than one for each feeling, that will work even better. You can just wallow in the feelings.

Good luck.


Working your way out of the dumps Pt. 1

Hello everybody.

I can’t believe it’s been this long since I have last posted something. Been swamped at work, and by some other stuff. But…

This provided me with a great opportunity to test out a series of tools I’ve assembled to raise my spirits and my vibrations…

Ever since The Secret became part of popular culture and was featured on Oprah, we all know about the importance of keeping those vibes sky high. Like Abraham (see says, “Nothing is as important as that you feel good.”

Now that can make us a bit paranoid, can’t it? We don’t always feel good. So does that mean we draw bad stuff when we feel bad? Well, yes. That’s exactly what it means.

Ever had one of those days? You get up on the wrong side of the bed, and things go downhill from there. The reverse is also true. Some days you’re just thrilled to get out of bed and on with your day, and things just fall into place. People are nice to you, parking spaces open up right where you need them, and you find $20 bills all over the place (or at least pennies or quarters).

So there is a great deal of benefit to doing what it takes to make ourselves feel good. And it’s not nearly as hard as it might seem.

I’m talking about some of that in my new mini series on Roger’s Pie Theory of Energy (see below). But there are other techniques I’m using and I’ll be writing about those in more detail right here!

Meanwhile, here’s a quick one (from Abraham): whenever I find myself wallowing in self-pity or indulge my inner worrywart (say the challenges seem a bit too daunting, again) I stop myself and ask: What DO I want? And so instead of worrying about bills and other things I don’t want, I’m rejoicing in the additional income I would like and how happy I would be at the extra dollars and checks that flow into my life. Or something like that. And maybe I do little session of appreciating everything worth appreciating, starting with the balmy air (if applicable) or my friends or the smooth flavor and soothing warmth of my coffee etc.

Now when I say, whenever I feel bad, that’s an overstatement. I don’t always remember to do that immediately.

The key to the entire arsenal of techniques is this: to remember to use them. I’m working on that, and I’m happy to report that I’m getting better. I remember much more quickly, and my bouts of wallowing or worrying are already much shorter than they used to be.

Next time, I’ll write about the long version (more detailed, much more powerful) of my favorite thought management technique that I use to get those vibes way up.

Have a wonderful day!

Elisabeth, the self-help guru

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