“The best way to accomplish an improved environment is to focus upon the best things about where you currently are until you flood your own vibrational patterns of thought with appreciation, and in that changed vibration, you can then allow the new-and-improved conditions and circumstances to come into your experience.
Look for good things about where you are, and in your state of appreciation, you lift all self-imposed limitations (and all limitations are self-imposed) and you free yourself for the receiving of wonderful things.” — Abraham [Excerpted from the book “Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth & Happiness”]
Have been asked, “How do I move into something I really want to do, be or have?” This something can be a better job, a better location, a better marriage…a better anything. How? By flooding the moment of the now with appreciation. This seems somewhat incredulous, but if everything is energy based and we are always our own creators, it begins to make sense. If we somehow disliked a present something…with a passion…and somehow forced a change, then the energy of distain would then transform what appeared to be so very different and pleasant, to an experience that quickly transformed into something we again hated. We take ourselves with us, and our life is always consciousness expressing. However, if we took the time to look for (and find) points of agreement that then became appreciation, this energy would be the basis for a new whatever it is we yet held as a goal, perhaps something on a treasure map. But, in the process you would choose peace, and once points of appreciation are found and focused upon, the transformation into the new goal would be pleasant. Then, in the new experience, the practice of appreciation would be rewarded with something wonderful and very easy to love.
“You cannot worry about someone and love them at the same time. Most people mistake the emotion of worry for the emotion of love. They think that worrying about somebody means that you love them.” — Abraham [Excerpted from Chicago, IL – Sunday, November 2nd, 1997]
Why might this be so? If everything is energy based, as we comfortably use terms that describe vibratory frequencies to define such things as light and sound, worry must have a unique energy pattern as then does love. Let’s not think that a pattern of worry about someone or something that we might hold in consciousness hinds another in any way because we cannot impose ourselves upon another in this way, but the energy that is worry has the inherent tendency to bring into our awareness more things and events that carry with them the choice of worry, as the Universe thusly assumes that worry is an energy we enjoy. (We are that powerful!) On the other hand, Love, because it is a synonym for the Energy of Spirit, does have influence upon person, place and thing as it “tickles” that innate and inherent Energy within those upon whom we center our Love-attention and enhances Its Energy to be felt more easily. Said another way, the Energy of Love, as we prayerfully focus it upon another, somehow seems to make the choice for It a logical choice for another. That choice then does the same thing for us as we more quickly move to love in more and more we do. So, Love all those in government and throughout the world… (all those)…and then we are part of the solution, not the problem.
“Whatever you are giving your attention to already has a vibration of its own, and as you give your attention to it, you include its vibration in your vibration…and then your point of attraction is affected.” — Abraham [Excerpted from Silver Spring, MD – Saturday, April 19th, 1997]
It might be better if we just lived in isolation away from unkind things and people, yet we cannot do that, nor would we want to. We are living in the world, and perhaps this is what our Elder Brother said when He mentioned living in the world, but not of the world. Nevertheless we can make selections as to what we want to focus upon. Prior to a point in our spiritual journey we probably didn’t understand that all things are vibrationally/energy based and by our focusing upon them or it, “(we) include its vibration into (our) vibration” and there it does its work as the Law of Mind Action (sometimes called Attraction) has yet another request to use as the basis for more of the same. This doesn’t include, of course, a casual encounter with a person, place or thing…or even a lengthy encounter that doesn’t elicit from within us anger, resentment, frustration or fear, just perhaps a neutral experience of letting it bounce away. Now, knowing this, we can make the choice to become more watchful over what is in our environment that is grabbing our attention. What does it feel like is a question we can ask ourselves. If nothing special, it is neutral and not to be concerned. If it is bringing a chuckle to our lips, then enjoy it. If it is bringing appreciation and pleasure, then milk it further. If its energy/vibration is fear or anger and causing us to feel the same, then better to excuse ourselves from the conversation or turn the radio or TV to a different channel. We are the creators of our own experience and the Energy called Abraham is explaining why and how it works.
“The Universe does not know if the vibration you are offering is because of what you are imagining, or because of what you are observing. In either case, it is responding. Where emotion comes in is that emotion is your guidance or your response to your vibration. Your emotion does not create. Emotion is your indicator of what you are already creating. As you think, you vibrate. And it is your vibrational offering that equals your point of attraction. So it’s always a match. What you are thinking and what is coming back to you is always a vibrational match. The emotion (your Guidance System) is telling you what’s coming.” — Abraham [Excerpted from North Los Angeles, CA – Tuesday, March 7th, 2000.]
This, for me, is one of the most concise statements found within the Abraham material that enables us to begin to understand what can be thought of as the rules to the game of life. How and why do things appear in my life? It reminds us that, in essence, we are always in prayer, for we are always initiating thought, and focused thought is immediately translated into vibration, much like we are always speaking into an inner microphone that generates a signal that becomes a vibration that then finds its way onto a CD, tape or thumb drive. A passing whisper doesn’t do much of anything, but a shout does. Then the point that is so valuable to know is shared…“our emotion is telling us what’s coming.” Just because it is in the present environment, and both political “sides” are very verbal, if we find ourselves generating thought that is on the negative side of something, that is what the Universe is acknowledging and it then becomes our point of attraction. Then, if we like what is being heard, yet it also seems to generate negative thoughts toward someone that isn’t agreeing with what is so very logical to us, then that “shout,” if it becomes louder within us, becomes our point of attraction. Perhaps better to just tune it all off. “What we are thinking and what is coming back to (us) is always a vibrational match.” This is why working into our day a moment or two when we focus on an affirmation that feels good is so very important. This is why, whenever we discover that we have allowed ourselves to be hoodwinked into a thought that feels rotten to quickly shift into a memorized positive statement or affirmation is so very important. If possible, then to speak them aloud and stay centered until our emotional response is positive and happy. We are the creators of our own environment (life) therefore “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” (Invictus – Henley)
“When you play the What-If? game, look for things that make you feel better. There is never a situation in which there is not a way out—but, out of habit, most people continue to choose the “lack” perspective until they eventually find themselves where it seems that there are no more choices. But as you hold to your intention to look for evidence of Well-Being and thriving and success and happiness, you will tune yourself to the vibrations of those things—and so those kinds of good-feeling experiences will dominate your life.” — Abraham [Excerpted from the book “Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth & Happiness.”]
Just supposing…just for a moment or two…that everything really is interconnected, and that our point of connectivity is governed by a vibrational energy called thought, and that what Abraham has called the What-If game, is always available for us to use so as to cause unhappy anythings to start the process of turning around to something better…just supposing. If this wasn’t true, then our input for logical change just doesn’t exist and in its place only luck, accident and chance are behind everything. If things are not as we might have them be, the worst thing we can do is look for circumstances and happenings that will reinforce moments of lack for this strengthens and makes more “real” what we don’t want. If there is a habit of reinforcing lack moments with lack expectations this needs to be broken. We can now catch ourselves in the beginning of this process and within a new intention to look for evidence of well-being, it will begin to turn things around, but we have to do it. The beginning point is catching ourselves when we are playing the self-defeating game of I told you so.