“You are meant to succeed, and failure should feel bad to you. Life is supposed to go well for you—and when it does not— there is something wrong. But what is wrong is not something that is outside of you over which you have no control. What is wrong is within you, and you do have control. And taking control is not difficult to do once you understand the basis of who-you-are and the basics of the Law of Attraction and the value of your personal Emotional Guidance System.” — Abraham [Excerpted from the book “Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth & Happiness”]
Unless we (eventually) understand this piece to the puzzle there is always the opportunity to just assume that life is a gigantic crap shoot and that the dice often come up with disappointment and failure, and this just isn’t so. What is “so”? As the quote states, we are created to succeed and the happy and successful goals toward which we move are ours to choose and become the “will” of God for that moment. Actually the unhappy and unsuccessful goals are also ours to choose and both of them happen in the same way. With understanding comes peace and power. The quote talks about something being “wrong,” and this sharing would change that word because of the meaning that most give to it. Let’s say it in this way, what is correctable is within us, and we do have control. Nothing is wrong per se, just choices made that didn’t have the vibrational equivalent of success in happy ways. We can have successes in unhappy ways for we always succeed in the process of having what we hold in focus to find replication then as person, place, condition or thing in our lives. What do we do? Understand the power that is within us to be conscious of where we place the power of thought. Then, monitor the emotional feedback that all choices have and if something doesn’t feel good, catch it early. If a focus on external happenings doesn’t elicit good feelings as they are observed, listen to your gut, for any focus held for any length of time becomes a request for more. You are meant to succeed…what is correctable (failures) should feel bad and there is something we can do about it as we are in charge of what becomes our focus and then what becomes our life.
“The thoughts you think relative to money; relationships, home; business or every subject, cause a vibrational environment that brings to you the people and circumstances that surround you. Everything that comes to you is about what you’ve got going on vibrationally, and, what you’ve got going on vibrationally is usually because of what you are observing. But it does not have to be.” — Abraham [Excerpted from San Diego, CA – Saturday, February 8th, 2014]
“You are the vibrational writers of the script of your life, and everyone else in the Universe is playing the part that you have assigned to them.” — Abraham [Excerpted from San Francisco, CA – Sunday, March 2nd, 1997]
Today two quotes are shared – so very meaningful and empowering to know and then remember. Remember, God in you, through you and as you. We have been so humanly indoctrinated that we yet often think of ourselves and our life as almost out of control and beyond repair as we look at the totality that we see as us. Yet, if we are the Energy of God as us that is exploring, co-creating and then experiencing, this cannot be. You are a spiritual being…living in a spiritual universe…governed by spiritual law. God in you, through you and as you. Be aware of where your focus is, for this is what then will draw more of the same into life as environment, person, condition and thing. “You (we) are the vibrational writers of the script of (our) lives.’ Each thing that has captured our focus also carries with it something that our gut can feel, so learn to “listen” to this interpretive experience and if it “feels” bad, shift quickly. Brief visits to events that are not pleasant aren’t what we are talking about…it is the long term points of focus that becomes the script we are “writing” that become our life. Observe the goodness that is always present. In a disaster, focus upon the first responders that are present…there is always something good happening that we can allow to capture the focus of our mind.
“People often believe that because something happened, and because it is a fact or true, that it should be focused upon, and therefore kept vibrationally active. And so, many people keep many things active that do not serve them.
“If we were standing in your physical shoes we would not keep something active in our vibration just because it had happened. We would only keep things active that we want to repeat in our life experience.” — Abraham [Excerpted from Long Beach, CA – Saturday, February 15th, 2014]
We each have had moments when something unpleasant has appeared in our lives, perhaps something that can even be called unfair. The tendency is to then make a choice to reach out to others as we tell our story that is now complete with an added spin to it that gives credibility to our justified feelings of hurt, anger and perhaps resentments. Then as we tell our story, it is usually to someone who also has a story they can tell, so we then participate in a one-upmanship contest to see who is most justified at how unfairly we were treated. We are also doing something more that needs to be acknowledged…we are keeping the energy of these moments (when, yes indeed, it may have been unfair and all the other similar descriptive words) alive in consciousness. What does this now re-energized energy do? Looks for more events, circumstances, personalities, and moments that further reflect the focus of our conversations. We have other choices, and the best one is to never tell our story of woe, betrayal, affliction and similar…unless…it is to someone who can then help us re-focus on energies that will begin an alignment with experiences that are fulfilling, kind and wonderful. And, never go back to seek to discover how things first appeared and stumble on self-responsibility. Now, with an ever deepening understanding of how things work, consciously manipulate the Energy as it moves through us so as to produce what we really want to do, be and have. Begin to tell a different story, of how everything always works out for you!
“We didn’t say: when you feel good you are allowing good, and when you feel bad you are allowing bad (although it may translate into your experience in that way). There is only a Source of Well-being—which you are allowing or not.” — Abraham [Excerpted from Ashland, OR – Saturday, July 20th, 2002]
Sometimes it is good to not just cite words, but to succinctly explore what we are saying…and this might fit into that category. By whatever imagery or language, many have grown up with the thought of something bad or evil is lurking out there ready to pounce on us if certain choices are made or not made. As Unity has said throughout the years, There is but one presence, one power…God the good omnipotent. An analogy that is sometimes used is a reminder that there isn’t a darkness switch as we enter a room – just a light switch. What is darkness, badness or evil? Just the perception held by us that somewhere there is a flaw in the System of just one presence/power, and therein lurks some type of existence or power that is vying for our attention. Only God! Ours is then to learn to monitor where our focus is and what it is upon. The feedback “gauge” is how it feels. Badness or evil isn’t somehow co-existent with God, but is what we call the condition (effect) that results from the choice (cause) to focus on crappie things. Remember, you do not need to be saved from anything, or protected from anything that is bad or evil – you have never been lost.
“The more you say “I don’t remember,” the more you cannot remember. You cannot find something that’s “lost”. When you’ve decided that it’s lost, when it’s lost to you, it is lost. The Universe could not possibly show it to you.” — Abraham [Excerpted from Syracuse, NY – Tuesday, October 14th, 1997]
Sometimes quotes from the collective called Abraham can appear to be somewhat convoluted. This one from 1997 is a reminder how very accurate the law is as it responds to us.
When we use the spoken word to claim something (anything) for ourselves we enhance its energy and it becomes stronger as a base-line choice in consciousness for we want more of…what we expect. No sense of humor, just words at the face value meaning we hold. How easy it has become to say, “I don’t remember,” or a specific something is lost. Both these and similar statements might very well have authenticity within a moment when they are spoken, but they also become something like a decree for more of the same. “I can’t afford” is another one as is are so many others we could cite. What is it we want to claim…that not only do I not remember, but then the unspoken ‘given,’ that I probably never will? “I am in the process of drawing into my conscious awareness the information I am seeking,” really draws upon a different energy that is more positive! “Lost” has a very finite definition if this is what we really want to claim. “Nothing is lost in the Kingdom…that which is mine by divine right, or its equivalent, is now drawn unto me.” With awareness these little statements that we claim for ourselves can be examined and another choice-awareness can be chosen.