In the book Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks, Abraham offers twenty-two processes to assist you in releasing resistance and raising your vibration. They recommend taking a playful approach to their processes as you will hold less resistance than if you see them as tools to fix something that is broken.
Process #3 is The Creative Workshop.
Abraham suggests using this process when:
- You want to focus on what is most important to you personally
- You want to be in more deliberate control of the primary areas of your life
- You want to improve your state of allowing so that more wonderful things can flow into your experience
- You want to practice a positive point of attraction until it becomes a dominant point of attraction
This process is most effective when you’re writing it down, but it can also be valuable to play the game in your mind while walking or driving, or anytime you’re alone and have a few minutes where it’s not likely you’ll be disturbed.
Begin the process with four pieces of paper, and at the top of each sheet write one of the following headings: My Body, My Home, My Relationships, My Work.
Now, focus on the first topic – My Body. On the page write: This is what I desire regarding my body. Don’t work hard on this list. If you can’t think of anything, move on to the next topic. Write a short list of things that come to your mind easily that you desire about your body. For example:
I want to return to my ideal body weight.
I want to feel strong and fit.
I want to find some new clothes.
I want to get a haircut.
Now focus on each statement that you wrote about your body and write the reasons why you want each of those things. For example:
I want to return to my ideal body weight…
…because I feel best when I’m at that weight.
…because I’ll fit into my favorite clothes.
…because it will be fun to shop for a new wardrobe.
I want to feel strong and fit…
…because I love having the energy to do all the things I love to do.
…because I love the feeling of stamina.
…because it feels good to feel good!
I want to find some new clothes…
…because new clothes make me feel good.
…because I like looking good.
…because they give me a fresh outlook.
I want to get a haircut…
…because I like looking good.
…because it makes my hair easier to manage.
…because it takes less time to look good.
Don’t try to write everything you want regarding the topic, just the things that are most important in your mind.
Now complete the other three topics: My Home, My Relationships, My Work (Read Ask and It Is Given for examples for these).
When you focus your energy and make specific statements of desire, you activate the energy around those subjects even more. And when you think about why you want those things, you can soften your resistance around the subject while adding more clarity and power to your thoughts. Why you want something defines the essence of what you want, and the Universe delivers the vibrational essence of your desire.
Thinking about why you want something usually softens the resistance, but thinking about when or how it will come or who will help it to come, often adds resistance, especially if you don’t already know the answers to those questions.
“Like a magnet, you are attracting thoughts, people, events, lifestyles—everything that you are living. And so, as you see things as they are, you attract more of the same. But as you see things as you would like them to be, you attract them as you would like them to be. This is why the better it gets, the better it gets; or the worse it gets, the worse it gets—people tend to look mostly at what-is…The Creative Workshop Process will help you choose what sort of magnet you will be. And so, no longer will you be subject to what others believe, want, or see, for you will be the powerful Deliberate Creator of you and your experience.”
Spend a short period of time in your “workshop” every day, fifteen or twenty minutes is enough. Choose a place where you can sit and write, although it can also be done in your mind any place where you’re not distracted.
You’re not meant to enter a meditative state for this process. Give clear thought to what you want, intentionally attracting into your experience good health, vitality, prosperity, and positive interactions with others—all the things that make up your vision of what the perfect life experience for you would be, so much so that it stirs positive emotion within you.
Go to your workshop with an uplifted, lighthearted feeling. If you’re no feeling happy, it is not a good time for your Creative Workshop.
As you move through your day, collect data from your experiences that you might like to later bring into your workshop. If you see someone who has a joyful personality, or a car that you would like, or anything else that pleases you, remember it and write it down when you’re in your creative workshop. As you do this, you’ll be preparing a picture of your future self and will begin to attract it into your experience.
As you enter your workshop already feeling good, and then you bring to your workshop specific aspects of life experiences that please you, and as you envision these things in greater detail, your life outside of your workshop will begin to reflect the images that you have created within your Creative Workshop. This is a powerful tool that will help you create the perfect life for yourself.
You can read more about The Creative Workshop process in the book Ask and It Is Given by Esther & Jerry Hicks. In my personal opinion, this is a must have book for all conscious creators. It’s truly a classic and one of my favorites.