There’s a chihuahua next door.
Every time someone walks by, this little dog starts yapping.
One day I decided the dog’s barking could be helpful to me. I wanted to catch my neighbor when he got home from work. The chihuahua always barks when his owner arrives. So I kept an ear half-cocked.
The problem is, I ended up going to the window a dozen times.
That’s because the dog also told me when the neighborhood jogger passed by, when the young mother down the street walked her children in the stroller, when the UPS truck was making a delivery across the street… You get the picture.
To the chihuahua, every person has the same level of importance.
Sometimes we act like that, too. There are times when we give the same amount of attention to every aspect of a situation or person in our life.
It seems as if we’re being fair and even-minded. But we’re treating every angle with the same level of importance.
We have “chihuahua mind” at those times.
This is when we’re looking at all aspects of a situation, person or circumstance. Conventional wisdom would say we’re being balanced.
After all, we’re:
- Looking at the pros and cons
- Being honest about what’s working and what’s not working
- Giving a fair analysis of what’s going on
- Using our analytical and logical mind
But there’s no discernment of what’s wanted and unwanted. It’s like the chihuahua next door who barks at everyone on the street, regardless of who it is.
Remember how I went to the window every time the dog barked?
We don’t want to do that with Law of Attraction. We don’t want to be giving our attention to all angles of a situation, because the Universe responds to everything we activate with our mind.
That means, we get what we think about.
When we look at the pros and the cons, we get both. When we match the energy of what we want, as well as the energy of what we don’t want, we draw both.
That means, vibrationally, there’s no movement. The answer is to quiet the chihuahua mind.
Narrowing our focus might feel counter-intuitive.
Most of us were raised to look at all sides of an issue. But with a little practice, you’ll find it becomes more and more comfortable to sharpen the focus.
Let’s look at our habits, and see how to create the focused mind.
- Look at the Pros and Pros. Rather than Pros and Cons, look instead at the Pros of both sides of an issue. That way, we line up with both possibilities. And when we take action, we’ll be moving toward what we want — no matter which choice we make.
- Make the best of (or make peace with) what’s not working. It’s not necessary to go into denial about what’s not working. We can acknowledge it. But do so from a place of being at peace about it, or of looking on the bright side of it.
- Give a good-feeling analysis of what’s going on. When we look at what’s going on from the perspective of the best-feeling angles, we are focusing on what’s there (we’re not deluding ourselves) but we’re being particular about it. We’re guiding ourselves to focus on what feels good, not just what’s there.
- Use an analytical and logical mind to apply these concepts. An analytical and logical mind excels at focusing on fine points. Take it one step more granular and use that mind to focus on the positive aspects of the fine points.
So there you have it. Four ways to put a leash on the Chihuahua Mind, and guide it to be a focused mind.
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All Abraham material is copyright J&E Hicks. This article represents Teresa Rogovsky's personal understanding of the teachings of Abraham.