Playing With Numbers

I found something interesting while looking for Roadrunners. It’s all about how 68 seconds of pure thought will get you what you want.

Yowsers! I wonder how hard could that possibly be? I think I’m going to try it…. but first I have to think of something inconsequential that I’d like to manifest… hmmm…

Here’s a better idea! How about YOU, whoever you are, reading this… Why don’t you spend 68 seconds thinking of something inconsequential to YOU… say for example… shirleytwofeathers gets a check for $1000.00 in the mail! Think about how fun that would be for ME, how interesting and cool it would be for ME, and easy it is for YOU to think positively about ME getting it!!

And in return, just as soon as I receive my $1000.00 check… I’ll do the same for you.


Ok… no, I’m just kidding. Tell you what, I’ll spend 68 seconds visualizing that each person who reads this post receives a nice fat check in the mail… and you guys reading this do the same for me. And we’ll see how it works? OK? Have we got a deal?

Because I saw a Roadrunner on my trip down here to Texas, I thought it might be fun to find out what the metaphysical meaning of a Roadrunner might be. So far, this is what I’ve found. It’s an interesting commentary by Infinite love :

Abraham says that a thought reaches a combustion point at 17 seconds of pure undiluted focus. It draws another thought to it and it is exponentially more powerful. At the end of another 17 seconds, 34 seconds total, the next thought combusts, and by Law of Attraction, evolves to a higher level of energy. Again another 17 seconds to 51 seconds continues the process, and finally, if you can continue a pure thought for 68 seconds on any given subject, it will be on its way to manifestation. The key word is pure, meaning positive focus, strong energy, no resistance; to not slip into lackful thinking.

Abraham says the average person rarely finishes a single sentence without contradicting their energy, as in “I want a new car, but it is too expensive.” So they say most of us haven’t had much experience with ever feeling the combustion of thought that comes from 17+ seconds of pure thought.

In talking about the leverage of 17+17+17+17=68 seconds of pure thought, Abraham offers the following information:

  • 17 seconds is worth 2,000 manhours (about a year at 40 hours per week of action taken
  • 34 seconds is worth 20,000 manhours (or about 10 years…
  • 51 seconds is worth 200,000 manhours (or about 100 years…)
  • 68 seconds is worth 2,000,000 manhours (or about 1000 years…)
  • That’s two MILLION manhours (or womanhours!)
  • If we can learn to offer pure thought energy for 68 seconds at a time, action becomes INCONSEQUENTIAL

Here’s a simple story of 68 seconds of pure thought from my own experience:

I had a fun demonstration of deliberate creation while I was on vacation in New Mexico one year. I was coming down the road from the Sandia Tram and realized that the one thing I really wanted in Albuquerque that I hadn’t done yet, was to see a road runner. I had never seen one before, and although I’d had a wonderful time birding all week, seeing a Black headed grosbeak, western tanagers, scaled quail, Seller’s jays, some kind of wonderful owl and hawk, but I still hadn’t seen a road runner.

So driving down the road, my friend Kate and I talked for 68 seconds about the wonder of road runners, how fun they are, how excited we would be to see one, how great the birding had been since we got to New Mexico, etc. And sure enough, we came round a corner at about 69 seconds, and there – on a fence post, no less, was our road runner. Kate did a quick U turn and we spent ten minutes having the road runner experience. He (or she) preened on the fence post for awhile, allowing me to take pictures profile and head on, then hopped down and ran into the gully to catch and eat a lizard, then back on the fence and then down the other side to do some wing unfurling behavior that looked like it could be mating behavior. All and all, a very satisfying 68 seconds of fun directed thought! Obviously, my mother must never have told me that there wouldn’t be enough road runners!

How to Get to 17 Seconds of Pure Thought:

Getting to 17 seconds of pure thought purely mentally is harder for me than doing it either out loud or in writing. I find the discipline of speaking or writing helps keep other thoughts from being too distracting.If I am going to do it in writing, I often put in the form of a letter to a friend from the vantage point of already having accomplished what it is that I am wanting. Then I can describe the feelings and details of my new place of being, and really get into the sense of actually being there. You may recognize this as the scripting process we covered last week!

I also play the “68 second game” out loud, with some friends that I meet with in a group every week. The person who facilitates gets to pick a subject, then everyone contributes to her 68 seconds. For example, I want to have a beautiful wedding, so my week we did 68 seconds on how wonderful my ceremony was, and how much I loved having a fun reception for all of my friends. They all chimed in on how much they enjoyed the party, how great the band was, the deliciousness of the cake, the beauty of the decorations, etc. Our 68 seconds in the group often lasts 5 or 10 minutes!

And I know that if I am in a place I don’t want to be emotionally, I can call any member of that group and ask them to do 68 seconds with me on what I am wanting in that moment. I called a friend and asked her to do 68 seconds with me on my wonderful relationship with my mother recently! It really helps to have some partners to do the process with me.

Notes from Abraham: “Focus on nothing is more important than you feel good. Period. it is not necessary to focus on feeling good about oneself, focus on feeling good; period. It is not necessary to feel good about your body, or about your financial situation; find thoughts that make you feel good. Period.

We would recommend that you spend the first week writing 68 seconds about things that you don’t care much about, such as blue glass, butterflies, feathers. Because you will attract those things. This exercise will teach you two things: one that you can focus for 68 seconds; two, that the universe does respond to a pure vibration. When you have a level of confidence in the universe, then you can tackle your main issues.

We would every day, twice a day, write your 68 seconds about all areas in your life, relationship, abundance, house, job, etc. You will find it very easy to do. For instance, on your house, appreciate how convenient it is. Appreciate the thermostat that keeps the house at the perfect temperature. Appreciate the sewage system and the plumbing in your bathroom. Appreciate the comfort of it. Know that this house will be temporary, that you will have may others closer to the dream house you want, but meanwhile appreciate it. You see, there was 68 seconds.

This was first posted back in 2008 on my old blog. Here’s what I had to say then:

I’m not sure where this came from, but it was sitting in my “drafts” folder, and since I had posted about numerology yesterday, or was it the day before? it seemed appropriate to add this to that mix. Interesting how the interpretation is different, and yet it could be said to “fit” me rather well.

You Are 6: The Loyalist

  • You have strong relationships and are intensely loyal.
  • People find you easy to love and care for.
  • You like your world to be stable and secure, no surprises.
  • You’re cautious. You prefer your inner circle to the outside world.

Key notes:

  • At Your Best: You are courageous, a positive thinker, and expressive. You can take on the world.
  • At Your Worst: You are secretly insecure – which makes you sarcastic, cold, and argumentative.
  • Your Fixation: Doubt
  • Your Primary Fear: Abandonment
  • Your Primary Desire: Security and support

Other Number 6’s:

Mel Gibson, Woody Allen, Jay Leno, Marilyn Monroe, and Julia Roberts.

I took the test again today, and it was different – and still fairly accurate. The two of them together might add up to me. Here it is:

You are 5: The Investigator

  • You’re independent – and a logical analytical thinker.
  • You love learning and ideas… and know things no one else does.
  • Bored by small talk, you refuse to participate in boring conversations.
  • You are open minded. A visionary.
  • You understand the world and may change it.

Key notes:

  • At Your Best: You are sharp, inventive, and creative. You have the skills to lead the world.
  • At Your Worst: You are reclusive, weird, and a bit paranoid.
  • Your Fixation: Greed
  • Your Primary Fear: Being useless or incompetent
  • Your Primary Desire: Being competent and needed

Other Number 5’s:

Bill Gates, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Bjork, and Stephen Hawking.

What Number Are You?

I found a fun little web site. It’s called Marlies’ Creative Universe. She has some fun numerology stuff that’s easy to understand. Her nifty java script calculators make it easy to figure out what your numbers are. Here are the highlights:

My personal year is an 8 – which means Test and Evaluation:

You have done your reflecting last year and now you are switching from looking inward to looking outward. You are manifesting what you have worked on during the past 7 years. The physical world with its material issues, career and worldly accomplishments will take up a lot of your time. You are ambitious and now you know your strengths and are willing to take on more challenges.

When things get getting hectic you have a better understanding now as to what needs to be done. You are confident, feel fit and know where you are going. You will be tested and evaluated. So go for it and keep in mind that being organized will make life much easier for you at this time. You will get the recognition you deserve after all the hard work you have put into it. Money will be a big lesson with income and expenses running neck to neck. Money owed to you might also find its way back to you. It is a great year to sell or buy property and investments. You are attracting abundance. Look forward toward the future and not the past and your mistakes. Setbacks are only temporary as obstacles are opportunities for growth.

Taking the analogy of a farmer planting a field, just about there. The plants show what they will look like when they’re ready to be harvested.

My Karmic Number was also interesting. The karmic number interpretation tells what you need to do in order to correct your actions from previous lives. It can also help provide invaluable instruction as to what to do so that you can reap the rewards of the seeds that you sow in this life.

My karmic number is 4, the interpretation read:

Achieving world peace is one thing, but first one must be harmonious inside. As you are such a caretaker of others, you are advised to take time out from your focus on others and regularly reconnect with your higher self by practicing yoga or meditation.


This post was first published in 2008, on my old blog, and while her website is still there, and she does have some interesting numerology information, I was unable to find the cool java script referred to in my intro.

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