Be Not Dismayed

“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.

The Answer is Immediate

“You cannot notice what-is and complain about it, and be a vibrational match to the solution. When you were living the problem, you were asking for the solution, and Source said yes immediately. So, there’s never a reason for you to be wallowing around in a problem for more than about a second? You can get so good at this that before you’re even aware that the problem has gotten started, you’ve already got the solution under way.”  — Abraham  Excerpted from Sacramento, CA – Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

When the Universe was set up, apparently there was logic at the core of this event that doesn’t have a time stamp on it, that allows all levels of Its expression (now you and me) to not only be in the loop of how the law of mind action (attraction) works, hence co-creators of our own moment and life, but has also injected into the cosmic “software” a fix when things, events and moments are not happy.  This “software” sometimes called consciousness, yet has something that we must do in order to begin a change.  The first thing is, as a challenge or problem is acknowledged to then no longer stir around in it, but acknowledge that a call has been made as the problem was acknowledge, and now this “cosmic software” issues the solution.  But, you and I will never see that solution if we “wallow” around in the problem.  What to do?  Of course, wallow as long as one wishes, but recognize that this but strengthens the vibrational energy of it and draws more of into our life, and this unhappy energy is tantamount to asking for more of the same.  Get still, get a focus on anything that feels good that isn’t related to something that might be a “what-is” in life…anything.  Then the solution can, as it were, creep in through the space that we have opened, but it will not impose itself through the barrier of anger, resentment, self-pity or similar.

Focus = Experience

“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. 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, 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.]

I  haven’t used an Abraham quote for a number of weeks, but this one was just too good not to use.  So often we see things we don’t want or like and focus our energies there for a time, in effect shouting “no, I don’t like this, I don’t want this, I don’t understand how ‘this could be happening.’”  We all can do this.  Abraham says that the Universe just registers where our focus is and what it is upon and vibrationally translates it into something akin to it that will appear again and again in our lives or on our radar screen.  So, listen to the emotional guidance system we all have.  If shouting “no” or its equivalent at something doesn’t make you feel warm and pleasant and joy-filled, that is an indicator that a new point of focus needs to be made.  The current news might be interpreted by some as something they don’t want to do, be or have.  Let that alone.  Focus with word and thought on what you really want more of.

You Cannot Not Arrive

In our Series we spent a little time last Sunday on the Parable of the workers in the vineyard and how they were paid.  Two major lessons emerge from this Parable.  First and foremost to understand the rather pithy verse about the last being first and the first being last.  In our journey we all “make it” from point A (whatever that means) to point B no matter how many side roads or cul-de-sac we choose.  For whatever reason some journey appear to be more challenging (longer) than others, but we all get a passing grade because a failing grade doesn’t even exist as a possibility.  Then you know what?  Following the completion of a segment of our eternal journey we find another vineyard and begin another cycle.  Worry not – there is only God, and remember, in you, through you and as you!  Then, sometimes, like the first laborers who ended up working the full day, a moment in our journey doesn’t work out the way we thought it should have and we are left with the opportunity of choosing how we respond to it.  We can use words such as injustice, accident, victim and similar, and by so doing bring these energies into consciousness where they can but serve as a basis for a similar moment, or move forward, perhaps the wiser, but move forward in peace.  Choices abound. In them all, choose peace.

Provocative Parables of Jesus

Last week’s lesson on our Provocative Parable series is commonly referred to as the Wicked Husbandman.  Today he might be called a share cropper meaning he took care of a piece of land and for his efforts kept an agreed amount of the harvest.  As the parables are read it is easy to forget they are not to be taken literally, but are stories that have an inner meaning, yet in this case, Jesus spoke of a circumstance that many of His hearers could remember as something that actually happened.  Metaphysically the owner of the land is us as we make choices that “plant” dreams and goals in the “field” of consciousness.  Ideally we remember what we are doing and accomplish this activity with insight and care thereby bringing forth a harvest that is productive and one that enhances our spiritual focus.  In the story the owner left the field, meaning he didn’t keep watchfulness over the status of what might need oversight.  Whenever we do this, and then make a half-hearted effort to insure that our thought-input into goals, dreams and plans, things usually do not find the fulfillment we desire.  The story is a reminder that once we make the specific choice to be centered within a specific goal to be watchful and protective of the new goals as previous tendencies might creep in.  Plan, dream and desire deeply and then guard these choices until they become a natural way of living our life.