“Make fun of death. We are as dead as it gets, and we are fully aware of this joyous experience. We are with you every time you allow it. We are in every singing bird and in every joyful child. We are part of every delicious pulsing in your environment. We are not dead, and neither will you ever be! You will just get up, one day, and get out of the movie.” — Abraham Excerpted from Boulder, CO – Saturday, June 11th, 2005
This is a subject that usually we don’t want to entertain, but it is an event that we each face many times, and Unity would echo the Abraham understanding of an non-event as seen within an eternal and cosmic sense. Death is such a non-event because it means cessation, and we never cease to be. Certainly we can miss someone, but we are learning to trust, more and more, the process that brings us in and out of the physical experience. Just think how many times we have entered and exited and then exited and entered again and again. Why here in this physical dimension? The physical provides so much more contrast out of which to make choices and decisions. We are always in Oneness, we are always in God. To borrow a something from someone, “God is togetherness.” This means that if we have a wonderful relationship with someone to trust that Love will again bring us back together.
“You’re always getting a perfect vibrational match to what you predominantly give your attention to. But you’ve got to make the best of it. You’ve got to vibrate slightly different from where you are if you are going to improve where you are. You can’t keep taking score of where your business is or your relationship is or your body is without continuing to create it as it is. To make improvement, you’ve got to reach for a different thought.” — Abraham [Excerpted from Tampa, FL – Saturday, December 6th, 2003]
One of the things that we often do that doesn’t assist in a desired change taking place, is keeping score of where we presently are – keeping score within a “game” of outcome that should be changing our life for the better. Why? If we are placing a label upon something that isn’t working as we would have it work, brings forth a focus on a something that isn’t being fulfilled, and a focus on something that isn’t being fulfilled is actually then a focus upon the negative place we label the place wherein we find ourselves, and any focus upon anything draws more of the same to us. We are reminded to make the best out of where we presently find ourselves – and this means to no longer let it keep a focus on a something that isn’t happening and to reach for an image or an expectation that carries with it an energy that comes closer to a better feeling expectation or acceptance. This something might be a virtual imagery. This is why a treasure-map helps many to make the shift to something better, physically, financially or emotionally. Shifting to a new imagery or expectation initially takes a dedication, and an understanding that it probably won’t take place immediately, but it will, because it is law.
It is sometimes asked, “Why do you use Abraham quotes as a launching platform?” Because they are good…right on target for all Unity/New Thought teachings, and handy.
“One who is mostly an observer thrives in good times but suffers in bad times because what he is observing is already vibrating, and as he observes it, he includes it in his vibrational countenance. As he includes it, the Universe accepts that as his point of attraction and gives him more of it. So the better it gets the better it gets. Or the worse it gets the worse it gets. While one who is a visionary thrives in all times.” — Abraham [Excerpted from Portland, OR – Tuesday, June 10th, 1997]
As has been often said, we all the time, make the conscious or unconscious choice to operate life from within a thermometer or thermostat state of consciousness. This can be disquieting to hear as are many things that speak to self-responsibility, the law of consciousness and mind-action or attraction. We have not been set adrift on a sea of luck, accident or chance, but upon a sea of what can be called Spiritual Law. Knowing this, even though we may not always consciously remember and apply it is power, for we will catch ourselves the quicker and re-focus our thinking on being what Abraham calls a visionary, meaning one who never predicates expectations, thoughts or words upon what can be called the vibratory energies of “bad times.” Not always easy as we are bombarded by negative prognosticators, but nevertheless bottom line are choices we make. Initially it indeed is easier to let “what is” be a choice for what I want to be. Not a good choice for someone who wants to thrive. Can do?
“You cannot receive vibrationally something that you are not a vibrational match to. And so, bless those who are finding abundance. And in your blessing of them and their abundance, you will become abundant, too. But in your cursing of their abundance, you hold yourself apart from it. It is a law – it is a powerful law.” — Abraham [Excerpted from Boulder, CO – Saturday, June 12th, 2004]
Probably bringing coal to Newcastle, but there can be a deeply buried tendency within us that can look at something that another is experiencing and place judgments upon it. He/she doesn’t deserve that, or similar. Just assuming that there is at the core of all creation an immutable Law that can be described as the Law of Mind Action or Attraction…which if we find fault with whatever another has or gains, now produces a vibrational barrier between us and the abundance we are seeking. Rejoice in the good that someone is experiencing…it doesn’t matter the how’s, why’s or similar. “Good for you…I can do something similar in my life!” A subtle thing that might be expressed every now and then by us that we can be watchful for. Dream and desire big and bless everyone who is successful in their lives…they might not even understand the Law, but they are doing something right and it is working well for them. If just one can experience something wonderful, so can you!
“When you wait until momentum is well underway before you are aware that you are moving in the direction that you don’t want to go, sometimes the momentum is too strong and so that negative momentum just has to play itself out. But, we want you to know that nothing ever really goes wrong: that you can’t get it wrong; and you never get it done. And the reason that you can’t get it wrong is because it is never done. There is always another opportunity to direct your thoughts and accomplish momentum in the direction of things that you do want.” — Abraham[Excerpted from Phoenix, AZ – Saturday, February 1st, 2014]
Assuming the collective called Abraham knows what they are talking about…take heart whenever you find yourself in a situation or condition that isn’t pleasant. Rather than bemoan what a #%@$% I have been, or even seemingly are, take another tack. Why? To bemoan or claim something akin to stupidity for the present moment only increases its negative value in the present moment and makes it worse. (A preacher dropped to a congregant’s house on Sunday just in time for a chicken dinner. A young child asked him, “what is in your neck.” “A boil that God sent to me so I might suffer.” “Why don’t you help God out and button your collar?”) Bemoaning where we are is like buttoning our collar. Instead seek to allow the moment to play itself out with the understanding that for whatever the reason, it came to pass…meaning to pass away. Choose instead the axiom that reinforces that this moment isn’t forever…it is just a bump in the road…and then remember and affirm, “I can never get it wrong because I never get it done; I am eternal.” By not adding more fuel to the unhappy moment, it will the quicker allow it to dissipate into the creative energies of the thought focus not being embraced. “Nothing ever really goes wrong” in a God-sense. If presently in the middle of a bump in the road of life, become pre-active in doing, thinking and affirming what is on the side of the solution, not on the side of its seeming wrong-ness.