Abraham Hicks 17 seconds rule – Understand the Magic

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There are many different techniques to help you get into alignment with your desires. It’s best to try out several techniques to find the one that suits you best since everyone is different. Today, I want to introduce to you about Abraham Hicks 17 seconds rule. It’s a simple technique that doesn’t require much time every day, making it suitable for busy people who don’t have much time. If you can’t find enough time or energy to do SATS, visualizations, or scripting, then this is all you need to do to manifest your dreams.

As long as you practice this simple technique every day, it’s more than enough to manifest your desires. Let’s get into it!

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What is Abraham Hicks 17 seconds rule?

For those unfamiliar with the name of Abraham Hicks, this is likely one of the most well-known name in the law of attraction community. If you’ve ever stumbled upon YouTube videos or recordings of Esther Hicks discussing how to manifest and simplify our lives, that’s Abraham speaking through Esther Hicks.

According to Esther, Abraham Hicks is a group of non-physical entities channeled by her. Their teachings focus on the Law of Attraction, emphasizing the concept of creating your reality through your thoughts and emotions.

How did Esther encounter Abraham?

Esther Hicks first became aware of her ability to channel Abraham in the early 1980s. Esther and Jerry Hicks’ encounter with Abraham began with their exploration of meditation.

After several meditation sessions, Esther experienced a profound feeling as if something was “breathing” her. Later, she realized this was her first interaction with “Abraham.” Meditation became a daily practice for them, and after about nine months, Esther noticed her head moving during sessions, eventually realizing her nose was writing in the air, spelling out the message, “I am Abraham. I am your spiritual guide. I love you. I am here to work with you.”

This marked the beginning of their communication with Abraham, initially through nose movements and later through typing and spoken words. The turning point occurred while driving, where Esther received guidance to take the next exit, leading to the official start of Abraham-Hicks, with Abraham communicating through Esther.

Initially, they hesitated to share this with a wider audience but eventually with the support of her husband Jerry, Esther began to channel Abraham in public workshops and seminars, and their teachings gained popularity from there.

You can check out an in-depth look at Esther and Jerry Hicks books here.

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Esther And Jerry Hicks

What is Abraham Hicks 17 seconds rule?

The 17-second rule, also known as the 17-68 second rule, is a manifesting technique first introduced in one of Abraham’s seminars.

It’s somtimes called 17-68 because this method requires conducting four sessions, with each lasting about 17 seconds, totaling 68 seconds.

According to Abraham, focusing your mind on your desires for 68 seconds is enough to start making an impact on the physical world, and things start to move towards your desired directions.

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This is the quote of Abraham talking about the 17 seconds:

In as little as 17 seconds of focusing on something, a vibration that attracts more thoughts like it will begin to coalesce and attract another vibration and thoughts like it. And, in as little as 68 seconds of focusing on something, you can change your vibration on any topic to something that you are attracting.”

So, we can see that with as little time as 17 seconds, we can already use the power of our thoughts and emotions to affect the physical world and start shifting it towards our desired direction.

Why 17 seconds?

The only moment that exists is this moment right now. The process of manifestation is all about focusing in the right now moment, as we simply decide to choose to focus on certain feelings or emotions that eventually reach a peak and allowing us to see what was invisible to us before.

I think 17 seconds is the necessary time to help us step into the right energy state to see things that we haven’t seen before. It could be something in our surrounding environments, hidden opportunities or abilities inside of us that we have failed to see before, eventually helping us achieve what we want.

You can also understand it as 17 seconds being the time to activate the selective focus in your brain. For example, maybe you buy a certain car, and because you just bought that car, your brain has given the car a certain level of value. Now, when you go out, you suddenly see your car everywhere. It’s not that those cars weren’t there before; it’s just that your brain has given it importance or value, making them visible.

Abraham Hicks 17 seconds rule: many different cars

Similarly, think of the momentum you can create by thinking of the things that serve you. Now you will suddenly see the things that serve you everywhere, just like you see your car everywhere. That’s how you will perceive the opportunities that weren’t there before. Of course, they were always there; we just weren’t resonating with them before, or I should say we weren’t in the state of receiving.

So, in 17 seconds, you will need to act as if, by embodying the emotions as if you have already obtained what you want. 17 seconds is the time you need to build up the momentum of emotion, which is why Abraham Hicks also talks about the rampage of appreciation, or simply focusing on the things that you want to experience until you make them visible to your perceptions.

When you take action and act as if from the perspective of the best possible version of yourself, you will then perceive the opportunities that simply were out of your sight before.


Step by step to practice Abraham Hicks 17 seconds rule

Now, we re getting into the interesting part,  the detailed step by step of how you can apply this technique into your life to get what you want:

Determine your desire

Yes, you can have many goals and try to manifest multiple things at the same time, and that’s entirely possible. In fact, when you practice the Law of Attraction and raise your vibrations, everything in your life will gradually fall into place to match up with your new level of vibration.

However, for starters, I would encourage you to begin with manifesting just a few things first, and it’s very important to be clear about what you want to manifest.

When I said you need to be clear about what you want, I didn’t mean that you need to be super specific about it. This is where many people might stumble when it comes to the Law of Attraction.

For some people, the more specific they get, the easier they can visualize or imagine themselves living in that desired reality. But for others, especially when it comes to specific areas where you might have many limiting beliefs, being too specific might create more resistance, making you feel uncomfortable trying to experience the feelings you want to create.

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For example, with the same goal of manifesting abundance, you can be specific about how much money you want, how big your home is going to be, or how much money you have in the bank.

But for others, especially if you have always struggled with financial hardship, or have many traumas related to financial matters, it might be best to start with something general and feels more natural to you, like “I want to be comfortable financially” or “I want to be able to make ends meet, living a comfortable life, buying what I want,” and slowly build it up in time.

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Take a few deep breaths and relax your body

Yes, I have said that manifestation should always be fun and effortless, and Abraham Hicks’s 17-second rule is not an exception.

Just relax and make yourself comfortable. When we are relaxed, it’s when we are truly living in the now moment, and as I mentioned in the first part, the only moment that exists is this moment right now.

A comfortable and relaxed mind helps you get into the mood more easily.

Visualize your desire as if it has already happened

This is where the fun part begins.

Now, let ‘s get your imagination go wild. 

Think about what you want to manifest and focus on how you feel when you already have it.

Acknowledge that it’s already here, the vibrational reality of your desires already exists and is waiting for you to receive it.

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If you’re comfortable with it, you can focus on all the details of your dream.

For example, if you are manifesting a new house, think about how your house looks like, what the color of the wallpaper is, and what the smell of the new furniture is like when you first step into the house.

Imagine how you would feel when you come back to your home, a safe and comfortable space of your own, after a long day at work.

If you are manifesting a lover, you should visualize your ideal partner as if they are already a part of your life.

Imagine the experiences you would have together, the deep connection, and the joy you would feel. Visualize the love, support, and harmony in your relationship.

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Let yourself immerse in that feeling.

By this point, you will start to realize that many positive thoughts will start to appear and come in more naturally. That is the first indication of the Law of Attraction.

When you focus on positive thoughts or feelings, it will attract more of the same thoughts and feelings of the same vibrational frequency. We call it ” Abraham Hicks 17 seconds rule” because it takes 17 seconds to really set yourself in the new vibrational direction.

All you need to do now is keep yourself in this state for 68 seconds (4 times of 17 seconds), and the physical world will eventually shift in your desired direction.

And that’s it.
That’s all you need to do.

If you can visualize your desires for a minimum of 68 seconds and then go about your day care-free, doing what feels good and following your intuition, then what you want will come into your life in the most astonishing way.

This is a recording of Abraham Hicks teaching about the 17 seconds method:

Some Success Stories for Inspiration

These are the stories shared by people who applied Abraham Hicks’s manifestation techniques to manifest nearly impossible things:

Successfully selling a house after months no movement

A woman wanted to sell her house, but it had been on the market for several months with no offers. She began to use Abraham Hicks 17 seconds rule to focus on the feeling of relief and joy that she would experience when her house finally sold. After a few weeks of daily practice, she received an offer that was even higher than her asking price.

Manifested a baby at 43

“I manifested a healthy baby at age 43. It took me two years, but after being told my husband and I were infertile, I gave birth to a beautiful little boy. In the face of extreme negativity and doctors telling me it could never happen, my darling baby boy arrived 4 days after Christmas! Never give up on your dreams – the Universe hears your thoughts, wishes and prayers, & wants to see them happen for you. Stay positive and focused, & don’t let doubt cloud your vision.”

From downinthevalleypa – Reddit

Manifesting away the cancer

“My mom was diagnosed with a rare stage 4 lung cancer and tumor in her right lung back in January this year and with a detached confidence knowing/affirming she is in peak health not caring about the 3D, just a week ago her doctor told us she’s cancer free with no trace of the cancer’s DNA and tumor in her body whatsoever!

Another ‘impossible’ thing that confirmed anything is possible for me while I affirmed mom’s peak health was seeing a lookalike of my celebrity crush/how my husband looks in my local area. I nearly did a double take wondering if it was the actual actor going on a bike ride talking to our local crossing guard.”

From caprisias – Reddit

Manifesting 2 cruise trips for free

“I manifested 2 trips on cruises for free. A friend told me that his father works on a Cruise ship and could take us too, but it costs quite a lot. In my head i was “oh, well, i cant afford this but would be such an amazing experience. I am sure one day i will experience that”. And that’s it. That was my thought with a feeling that will happen somehow.

Months later, a friend that i met on Facebook told me he had a free invitation on a cruise for me. I didn’t even know this guy was working for a cruise ship. Fast foward, when i got on the cruise, i met someone there that took me through a different opportunity to get on an another free cruise.”

From Sweet_Valerie_ – Reddit

Yes, Law of Attraction always find a way!

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Can I practice the 17 seconds rule if I have limiting beliefs?

First thing I want to say is: “Everyone has limiting beliefs.”

Everyone experiences limiting beliefs, but what truly matters is how you handle them. The key always is to live in the end, act according to your new state of being, and follow your daily small moments of inspiration and happiness.

There’s no need to panic or feel guilty if negative thoughts or bad moods arise throughout your manifestation process; it’s completely normal. The important thing is to be aware of those feelings and bring yourself back to the present moment.

Consistency plays a vital role in manifestation. Whenever you catch yourself slipping into those patterns, repeat the process of shifting your focus and replacing them with more empowering beliefs. With consistent practice, you can gradually rewire your thought patterns and create a positive mindset that supports your growth and well-being.

In my opinion, the law of attraction is the law of momentum/habit. When we enjoy what we do, we can do more of it, and as such, we can work 16 hours a day without breaking a sweat. But it’s not about the result of the work; it’s about the process of the work, the enjoyment of doing it.

The focus isn’t solely on the outcome but rather on the joy derived from the work itself—the process. This enjoyment is the key; it provides us with energy, momentum, a consistent pattern of action, motivation, and happiness


I hope my post gave you the information you need to start applying Abraham Hicks 17 seconds rule from today.

I have personally manifested countless things using this simple technique. Try it out and see for yourself. You have nothing to lose by trying it, and it also doesn’t take much of your time.

After trying it out, come back and share your experiences with me. I would love to hear all your stories.

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8 Comments

  1. I love your emphasis on thinking about what you want and the feelings you will have after you have gotten it. The ability to feel as if you have gotten what you wanted takes it beyond the level of desire. Many fail because they stop at the level of desire. Thank you for sharing the story of the woman who sold her house using the Abraham Hick 17 second rule.

    1. It’s great to hear that the topic resonates with you.
      I completely agree that the feeling is everything. Living in the end result is key to successful manifestation, in my opinion.
      Thank you for visiting my blog once again.

  2. I am familiar with the law of attraction and was very interested by and plan to try the 17-68 method.  I have read the book “The Secret” twice and watched the movie and  teaches the law of attraction.  I think this mesthod will be helpful in applying what I already know and use.  I have my daughter say with me that I am the master of my mind and it has helped her immeasureably.  So glad I found you site.

    Thank you,

    Gene

    1. Hi Gene,

      It’s fantastic to hear that your daughter is a source of motivation for you. I always appreciate meeting people who share my passion and interest in the law of attraction, and I’m thrilled that you found my blog and took the time to share your thoughts.
      Thank you for visiting my blog, and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

  3. I will start start using the Abraham Hicks 17 second rule in order to manifest a lot of income in the future! Thank you for this tip hopefully it comes true! I love the success stories that you provide in order to give us a reason to try it and become one of the successful stories included!      

    1. That’s fantastic to hear!
      Feel free to share your progress or any experiences along the way—I’d love to hear how things unfold for you.
      Wishing you abundance, prosperity, and all the success you envision!

  4. Hello .Such a great article .I love Abraham hicks and I live with them daily . So great to remember this 17 seconds rule It is game changing. It is all about enjoying the journey of every day life ,here we back again to being mindful and noticing our emotions to see how we are doing now.

    Thank you 

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words!
      I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the article and resonate with the teachings of Abraham Hicks. The 17 seconds rule is indeed a powerful concept that can truly be a game-changer in our daily lives. It’s wonderful that you incorporate it into your routine and find it helpful.
      Wishing you continued joy and fulfillment on your journey of mindfulness and self-discovery.

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