I have been listening to Abraham Hick’s YouTube channel, and Abraham is always talking about the importance of getting into your vortex. From what I understand, each of us has spiritual vortex that contains all of the wonderful possibilities we can attain as we reach for higher and higher potentials in every area of our lives.
One day, my eyes were bugging me. I’ve always had better than 20-20 vision, so it was distressing to me that I couldn’t read fine print anymore. Things were blurry. I slumped into a depression, thinking my eyes had finally succumbed to needing glasses.
I wrote a prayer in my journal, as follows. Then I read it outloud.
Dear God and Higher Self,
I request your help to heal my eyes.
My eyes are healing. My eyes are focused. My eyes are my favourite body part. My eyes are beautiful. I love my eyes. My eyes feel better. My eyes see clearly. My beautiful starstruck eyes. Green eyes, owl eyes. My eyes are healed and perfect. Thank you for my perfect eyes.
Love your faithful servant, Allison
The next morning, first on my recommended videos list was “how to fix your eyes" by Abraham Hicks. Basically, the message was (as is all of the messages) “get into your vortex and your eyes will be as good as new.”
So what on earth does this mean?
I decided to try it out.
I begin by visualizing a beautiful golden swirl of light coming down from the heavens and engulfing me. Within this vortex, everything is right. Deep breath. I’m at peace. I’m in the moment. Another deep breath. Everything is working out for me and exactly as planned. *phew!* All of my worries disperse and it’s just me again.
Being in my newly formed vortex calms me immediately. It’s so much easier to ride life’s bumps from within the brilliance of my vortex. The real test for me, though, is staying in the vortex for extended periods. It turns out this is not easy and requires practice and stamina.
I’m in my vortex and feeling great.
Something happens. Something upsetting, or jarring, or inconveniencing, or unpleasant, or angering.
The first bump and I quickly jump back into my vortex. Okay, I can do this.
The second bump. I fumble and then jump back into my vortex.
It turns out I have to consciously remember to jump back into my vortex every single time something tries to unravel me. Tries to sideswipe me. Tries to make me trip.
I maintain this blissful composure for about 4 days. Then I just can’t do it anymore. I slide back into my more comfortable and familiar position of being off balance in some way.
I’m not going to be able to pay my bills this month.
Why am I always the one doing all the house chores.
I’m not making enough money.
What does my daughter want now?
WTF are we going to eat for dinner tonight?
Where did my vortex go? Come back vortex, come back!
If this were easy, it wouldn’t be rewarding.
The first part of this exercise is being able to create your vortex and pop into it. I’ve discovered that visualization is a spiritual skill that takes practice. At first I couldn’t do it at all and got very frustrated.
I was sitting in spiritual class and staring at a lit candle along with everyone else. My mentor instructs us to start exploring the candle in our mind’s eye. Like… picking it up, moving around it, seeing it from a 360 degree radius. At the time, I couldn’t do it and thought I’d get kicked out of class as a fraud. :-O
For me, visualization was like flipping a switch. At first, I couldn’t do it. I practiced. Then I could do it all of a sudden and I couldn’t remember why I had struggled with it and I couldn’t remember not being able to do it.
The second part requires you to simply bask in the feeling of being cradled by your vortex and stay there as long as possible. You can restart this work every morning, your record is reset and you get to begin again. Abraham says to fall asleep in your vortex and your night time travels will be full of light. I find that if I have time to wake up to just 5 mins of stretching, yoga poses, breathing exercises and a big glass of water, this makes all the difference of starting my days off in my vortex.
Finally, once you have the first two parts down, you can work to extend your abilities to maintain vortex posture for longer and longer stretches. It will start feeling more natural. At some point, it will feel like home.
Try it out!