With the law of attraction, you don't have to worry about details. Actually, to begin with, the more general you are, the better.
In this video, we discuss the process called “setting your grid”, and then allowing the Universe to fill in that grid for you. In other words, allowing the Universe to bring you all the details you need.
Your only job is to know how you want to feel. The Universe will do the rest. Learn how this all works in today's video.
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[00:00:01] Brandon: Hey everyone. This is Brandon Olivares with Co-Creation Coaching.
And I'm here with my wife Christine…
[00:00:06] Christine: Hello everyone!
[00:00:08] Brandon: And today, we're doing another video.
And today's topic is, How to Allow Your Grid to Fill In with the Law of Attraction. So this is a topic I've been wanting to do for a while.
What Is a Grid?
[00:00:23] Brandon: The first part is describing what exactly a grid is. It's sort of a difficult concept sometimes to explain to people.
The grid is a term that I got from Abraham-Hicks. It's my favorite process. It's a great way of explaining how the law of attraction works.
So I really want to describe what it is, how it works, and how you can use it.
So basically the grid: if you can imagine, if you have the outline of something, and then you add the details to it. A grid is when you depict your manifestation in a very general way, and then you allow the Universe to fill in details for you.
[00:01:10] Christine: It kind of reminds me of coloring books, where they have the outlines drawn, and you have to color it in.
[00:01:15] Brandon: Yeah. When I was giving the title to the person who gets my images for me for the posts, I told her—because I was trying to explain the concept of the grid, at least in brief, so she could know what to look for. And that's exactly one of the ways I described it. I said it reminds me of the coloring book. You have the outline, and you have to color it in.
Or another example would be if you have the foundation of a house or something like that, and you build on top of it. Or you have the walls of the house, and you need to fill in all the stuff inside of it.
But it's a basic structure. And you fill in that structure with things that are more detailed.
I always talk about, with the law of attraction, the importance of going general, and when to get more specific. I have lots of posts I've written about that topic.
And so the grid is basically where you start by going very general—and I'll talk about how to do that soon—and then you allow the grid to fill in, which means you allow the specifics of your manifestation to fill in.
The Flow of Energy
[00:02:32] Brandon: I think the important thing to outline is how energy flows when it comes to manifestation and the law of attraction. Because energy flows—as that energy gets faster—and when I'm talking about energy, I'm talking about the energy of your manifestation, or of any manifestation—but as that energy flows, it's getting more specific. It's getting faster. It's bringing more details.
So when you first start out with your manifestation, you can only really think about it in very general ways. You can feel what it might feel like, and you can think about different ways of how it might be. But it's hard to get real specific about it.
And then, as you continue on, more and more specifics come, and you can go into more detail: you can kind of daydream about it, or fantasize about it, or visualize it, and all those details come.
This is really important, because when a lot of people talk about the importance of visualization, they sometimes say you should have it as detailed as possible.
But the thing about it being detailed is that if you get detailed too early, you're going to be forcing the momentum. You don't want to try to force the momentum to get faster than it's ready to.
So if you were to try to visualize early on in the process, and get that momentum going, it's not going to feel good, because of the details won't want to come.
[00:04:05] Christine: Yeah. It gives you more anxiety, I've noticed. You just want to focus on what you want to do—your feeling about it—and then just let whatever take its course.
[00:04:16] Brandon: Right.
So when you try to visualize too early, and you try to add too much detail, that's trying to make the energy go faster than it's ready to go.
Energy naturally gets faster. And if you allow it to get faster, then later on, you can add more detail, and that'll work a lot better.
But visualization—you want to start in a very general way. And what I mean by general is you want to start with very few details, you want to focus on the feeling of it, and not necessarily coloring the picture, like we were talking about with the coloring book. You don't want to color in that picture too soon, because when you try to make energy go faster than it's ready for, it picks up a lot of resistance.
That's probably the #1 reason why people have a lot of resistance with their manifestation. Let's say you wan ta manifestation of money, and you're thinking about it. And they're going to get really detailed about it, but it's too detailed—too specific—for where they are right now, and so they are going to pick up resistance.
And that resistance feels really bad, obviously, and it's not going to turn out well.
So that's why you don't want to push the energy faster than it's ready to go.
How to Set a Grid
[00:05:44] Brandon: So how the grid works is basically, again, you want to start with the feeling of what you want.
So when you think about your manifestation, like I said, you don't want to start with detail. You want to start with the feeling of what you want.
So let's take the money example again. What will you feel when you have it? And you do your best to get as close as you can to that feeling. You might not get 100% there, but you want to feel something like what you'll feel when you have that thing.
[00:06:19] Christine: And it's okay to not put a word to what you feel. Just feel it.
[00:06:23] Brandon: Right. Our emotional—let's say “vocabulary”–is a lot more expansive than the real words we have to put to those. We have so many emotional expressions.
A lot of people say, “Find the feeling place,” and that's pretty much what this is. You want to find the feeling of that manifestation—of what it'll feel like when you have it, without doubt. If you start doubting about it, you're trying to go too fast, you're trying to get too specific. You want to just allow it to be what it is in a very general way, and feel that feeling.
Let's say, again, you want more money. What will it feel like when you have that?
And you don't have to imagine the specific things you'll do with it, or anything like that, or specific amounts. Just what will it feel like to have this?
And that's the most general that you can really get. It's just a very general feeling about it.
That's what I recommend to my clients that they do everyday, is just focus on this feeling, and letting it grow in them.
So what happens from that, because energy naturally gets faster, and as it gets faster, that means that things are getting more specific—it's bringing more details—what will happen, you're setting the grid. Setting the grid is focusing on that feeling for long enough that the energy gets going.
As you're doing that, then the grid starts filling in. You'll see things coming in, experiences happening, thoughts randomly popping up about your manifestation.
[00:08:04] Christine: It'll come everywhere. It'll be kind of creepy.
[00:08:07] Brandon: Right. You'll see this stuff happening. Or, you'll see synchronicities and signs everywhere. Or things might actually start happening; it depends how pure your vibration was. But the grid fills in.
Let the Universe Fill In Your Grid
[00:08:21] Brandon: The important thing to note about the grid filling in is that you don't do it. The Universe does it.
You don't try to fill in your own grid. You don't try to make things happen—try to act. You just let it come to you. That's the allowing.
So as you focus on that feeling, and then you drop it; you don't do it all the time. You just do that once or twice a day, and then you drop it. But you'll find these things happening that fill in the grid, that feel the same way as the way you were feeling, but more specific.
So you might start to have thoughts—again about the money manifestation—you might start to have thoughts about what you can do with it, or how much it might be, or how it might come, or things like that. Again, thoughts that feel good, not that's going to be worrying about it.
You might see signs of it. You might see a penny on the sidewalk or something, and pick it up, and that's a sign.
That is the grid filling in, and that really is the most sensitive part of the process, because a lot of people kind of expect to go too quickly. They try to go too quickly, and it doesn't work. They try to make the grid fill in. They try to focus on the specifics.
You just have to let it go at its own pace. You have to let it come as quickly as it's ready to come.
Setting the Vibrational Tone
[00:09:53] Brandon: So I had a webinar: [to Christine] do you remember the one about leading with your emotions?
[00:09:58] Christine: Yes. It's been a while, but yes.
[00:10:00] Brandon: …About leading with your emotions. It was called…
[00:10:06] Christine: Wasn't that what it was called?
[00:10:07] Brandon: Yeah. It was called, How to Manifest Your Desires by Leading with Your Emotions. I'll put a link to that.
And in that webinar, I basically talked about the same thing: it's all about feeling what you want to feel first, and in my law of attraction course, we call it setting the vibrational tone. I may have said that in a blog post, too; I don't remember.
But setting the vibrational tone of what you want your life to feel like. So, instead of responding emotionally to outer events, you set the grid—you set what you want to feel like with your emotions, and then you let the Universe respond to you.
So if you want to feel abundant, you might not see a huge reason to feel abundant right now. You're not going to if you haven't been feeling that way. This is what setting the vibrational tone is all about. You may not have a reason, or see a reason immediately, to feel abundant, or to feel free, or to feel secure.
But you have to create one within yourself. And you have to be willing to create that reason to feel the way that you want to feel.
Because only when you feel how you want to feel will the Universe start giving you more reasons to feel that way. And it'll give you more and more things that feel like that.
But if this is a totally new thing, you have to create it. You have to get there. Maybe you can't get there all in one jump, maybe you can't feel like a millionaire or something like that, but you can feel a little better. You can feel a little bit better. You have to set the vibrational tone.
If things are happening to you that you're feeling really down about, or that you're feeling just really off, you can't expect life to change the tone for you. People always say, and I've said before, it's like looking in the mirror, and expecting the mirror to change first. You have to change, and then the mirror will change.
[00:12:21] Christine: Yeah, I don't know if it's a proverb, but God helps those who help themselves. He's not just going to do everything for you. Life is not about a handout. You have to work for it.
[00:12:35] Brandon: Yeah.
So you have to be willing to lead with your emotions, to set your grid, by choosing how you want to feel right now moment-to-moment, feeling the best way you can possibly feel.
Maybe you can't feel joyful right now, but you can find a way of feeling a little bit better, a little bit better, a little bit better.
And then as that happens, you'll see evidence. You'll see more proof of why you should feel that way.
So it's just about not taking the excuse that life gives you to feel the way that you have been feeling. It's about choosing deliberately to feel in a completely new way, to go in a completely new direction. And then life will give you reasons to feel that.
But it's deliberate; it has to be deliberate. They say about creating by default, which is when something bad happens to you, “Oh, I feel bad.” Well, of course you feel bad, because something bad happened. But if you continue to feel bad, more bad things will happen. That's clear.
So you have to change it. You have to feel something different, and then different results will happen.
And that is really the essence of how all of this works. It's so important, and that's why I try to tell people. They say, “I can't find anything to feel good about.” Well, you're going to have to find something. [laugh]
Don't Be Attached to Your Desires
[00:14:05] Christine: And I think another major thing is don't be attached to the results.
What I do is when I do the manifestations, I kind of will think about it, focus on it, and then just forget about it.
And that kind of happened to me today, where I manifested something, and I forgot I did, and it happened. And so it's like, “Oh, okay.” Or at least it was the beginning of one.
And I know it's hard when it's something you really, really, really want, but you have to treat it as if you don't, like as if you're indifferent.
[00:14:40] Brandon: Right, you have to detach from it. And that's why you start general. You start by feeling the way you want to feel. Because the reason you want that thing is because you think it's going to make you feel something…
[00:14:50] Christine: When something else even better probably will.
[00:14:54] Brandon: Right, or you can feel that way now. You can feel that way right now.
So it's about, like I said, being deliberate, choosing the way you want to feel, and then letting everything happen.
And the details will come. They will come of their own accord. The Universe will bring them to you, naturally, however that looks.
And of course, you have an idea of how that might look like right now, but you don't know for sure what that is. You don't know for sure what that's going to look like. So you let it come naturally. You just feel the way you want to feel, and the details come by themselves.
It's very simple. It's not simple all the time to change your path, because this is not the way we're used to living. We're used to living by creating by default, by feeling the way that experiences make us feel. But you have to be willing to change that, to set your own vibrational tone, to set your grid for something else to manifest.
Thanks everyone. Have a wonderful day!
[00:16:19] Christine: Have a good day!
How About You?
Have you tried the process of setting your grid and allowing the Universe to fill it in for you? Have you found it effective, or do you have trouble letting go of the specifics? Let me know in the comments.