“You see, you’re giving others too much power as you even acknowledge how they make you feel. What you’ve got to decide is how I’m going to feel. We would go to a Virtual Reality and we would practice feeling good. Manifestations come on the heels of what you’ve conjured in thought” — Abraham [Excerpted from North Los Angeles, CA – Saturday, March 2nd, 2002]
We all have had the experience of actually allowing what another says to be fed into our choice as to our feeling happy or sad. They might have said something or acted in a certain way, or whatever that then we internalized the energy that went along with it to now form the basis for how we feel. How we have chosen to feel. It is understood that massive and large world events and its energy offers to us a very tempting opportunity to feel all the myriad of emotions that could be quoted, yet once internalized they have a life of their own and the path they lead us down isn’t pleasant. It takes a choice to be a conscious (awaken, aware, alert) participant over what we allow to penetrate into our consciousness to then become a feeling. What then many do is to verbalize that feeling and that choice the makes it our very own. Now it isn’t what another did, said or didn’t do or say…it is now our very own, and while we can take back control at any step, it is now more difficult. Catch it early and eventually there will not be anything to catch.
“Many around you want to point out “reality” to you. They say, “Face the facts. Look at what-is.” And we say to you, if you are able to see only what-is—then, by Law of Attraction, you will create only more of what-is… You must be able to put your thoughts beyond what-is in order to attract something different or something more” — Abraham [Excerpted from the book “The Law of Attraction, The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham”]
One of Abraham’s zippiest and pithy reminders that grabs the attention of one who is really seeking to understand how things work… We are yet wont to somehow see the activity (Law) of Spirit (God) as an activity that is outside of us, almost as if we are an appendage and clueless. Clueless, perhaps, but we can’t claim that any longer, and that is a good thing, for with insight comes power, and with power comes control, and with control comes the birth of true understanding of what we here to do and be in the first place. First, the “do” and “be” portion is what the ACIM material calls a journey without distance, for the only thing we need to do and be is to just remember what already is as we begin to consciously (the key word is consciously) remember. It isn’t God outside of us doing anything; it is God as us but awaiting, as it were, for us to give It direction. That is what we are here to do…give direction to the what now becomes the goals of the net page of how the Universe unfolds; that is how powerful we are…remember, God in us, through us and as us. Paragraph II necessary.
Now it is eas(y)(ier) to begin to understand our part in orchestrating change in our world, and it isn’t to face the facts and stir around in them, for because of the Creative Power that continually moves through us, that which we energize draws more of the same…we don’t ever want to re-create more of what is/was, IF it was unpleasant. So, we have to figure out a way to shift our focus. Find something to read that is upbeat. Conjure up a virtual experience of joy and peace…something…anything other than/rather than what usually falls into the category of “well, it is what is…common, face the facts, face what is.”
“Even in your rightness about a subject, when you try to push your rightness toward another who disagrees, no matter how right you are, it causes more pushing against. In other words, it isn’t until you stop pushing that any real allowing of what you want can take place.” — Abraham [Excerpted from Boston, MA – Saturday, May 17th, 2003]
Another reminder of how the “game of life” works. “Why didn’t I come in clutching an operator’s manual?” might be asked. We have one, actually, and it is revealed as we each are ready to expand our point of listening and seeking. It expresses itself in what we are prompted to now see via so many channels that once we never acknowledged, but now seeing a glimmer of Truth embedded within them, our consciousness of goodness expands. This is a reminder that unless we want to dissipate the Energy that is constantly ours to create and plan our lives, our focus needs to be only on us, not another who we “know” to be so very wrong. Then, “what about the wrongness of another’s actions?” Stay centered in our purpose, and we will always be in our right place regardless of another’s choices. Pushing against another with thought or word, and that scattered energy vectors into our consciousness what then serves as the basis for what we do not like or want. Understanding this aspect of the One Law allows our world to flow within peace, abundance and joy.
“See this world as a free world, and see everyone in it as trying—through their individual experiences—to find their way back to that calling, back to that Source Energy. And even though there are billions of them going about it in a way that is different than you would choose, there’s no right or wrong way. In other words, bless them all, and get on with the only thing you have any power about, which is opening or closing your vortex to your natural state of Well-Being.” — Abraham [Excerpted from San Francisco, CA – Saturday, February 28th, 2004]
Remember, ours isn’t ever to set things right (meaning to rub someone’s nose in our concept of what is right), ours is to envision rightness and in this choice to give another complete freedom to choose his or her journey. So many people, so many ways of choosing how to fulfill dreams and plans. Unless we are in government (and even then), this is a timely reminder that our only responsibility is to our personal journey, and fulfilling that in an ever increasing gentle and loving way, then does two things. First and foremost it enhances our life with peace, and then it spiritually radiates an Energy that becomes part of the solution into the world. To make judgments that don’t feel good puts us at odds with centering ourselves in peace, and it certainly hijacks the time that could be spent in the peace that comes from non-judgmentalness.
“If all you did was just look for things to appreciate you would live a joyous, spectacular life. If there was nothing else that you ever came to understand other than just look for things to appreciate, it’s the only tool you would ever need to predominantly hook you up with who you really are. That’s all you’d need.” — Abraham [Excerpted from San Antonio, TX – Saturday, January 26th, 2002]
Perhaps this is another look at how to live life in shorthand. “Right here…right now…what can I appreciate? Why and how does this work?” Like all choices, appreciation carries with it an energy imprint which then is subject to the same Law as everything else…it searches for events, things, circumstances, people and conditions that reflect or express that energy choice, and that wouldn’t be a bad way to navigate the journey. Perhaps at the onset (if a choice was made to do it) the choice to find something to appreciate might be a virtual something, but the Law doesn’t register a difference between actual or simulated, just the vibratory energy that is contained. Like all things that Abraham shares, if there is even a shred of Truth to be found, it is demonstrable.