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Yoda Was Almost Right…

“Most rarely align with their true power, because it seems illogical to them that there is power in relaxation, in letting go, or in love or joy or bliss. Most people do not understand that their true power lies in releasing resistance—which is the only obstacle to their true power.

“Most people do not expect their path to great abundance to be one of ease and of joy. They have been taught that struggle and hardship and sacrifice are requirements that must be met before the reward of great abundance can be realized. Most do not understand that the very struggle they deliberately involve themselves in, in their quest for success and advantage, actually works against them.

“There are so many things that you have been taught to believe that are counter to the powerful Laws of the Universe that it is difficult for you to think your way out. And that is the reason that we present this path of much less resistance.

“We want you to breathe rather than try, to relax rather than offer effort, to smile rather than struggle, to be rather than do. For your true power is experienced only from inside the Vortex.”  Abraham

If there is any Truth to what is being said, then it is provable.  How?  Spend more time in quietly assigning outcomes and paths to Spirit…spend more time seeking anything that elicits from within you joy and appreciation.  You don’t need to solve all the challenges that seem to appear within your journey, and then remember, you can never get it wrong because you never get it done.  If a decision or direction appears to be right, then go with it and don’t question the choice.  Certainly don’t depend on another to tell you what you should do, for they don’t know, no more than you know what is right for another.  There is a truth to the adage, “sleep on it before a choice is made.”  This gives the question that is offered time to “cook” within the one Mind that knows all answers.  Then, remember that everything always works out for you.  Pause, listen, find an emotional letting go of outcomes through non-resistance…all this adds to the process of simply allowing the stream of all goodness to carry you…no efforting, no striving to go upstream.

The Subject of Money

“The subject of money is really two subjects: (1) money, plenty of money, and (2) absence of money, not nearly enough money. Often people assume that because they are speaking the words “I want more money,” they are speaking positively about money. When you are feeling fear or discomfort as you speak, you are not speaking of the subject of money, you are speaking of the subject of not enough money. And the difference is very important, because the first statement brings money and the second holds it away.”  — Abraham  [Excerpted from the book Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth & Happiness.]

A valuable lesson about the subject of money, and we all use it even though some yet attempt to remove it from the subject of spirituality, but correctly understood, money is indeed integral to the subject as well as wellness, joy and all the other words/subjects we might list.  Then, another valuable reminder…the “Universe” (God-Source-Energy) doesn’t “listen” to words as much as It reads the vibrational energy behind them.  When we are focused on not having enough money, that identifies with experiences where we won’t have enough and they are attracted into our lives, but now in all kinds of various experiences where not having enough will be reflected.  Realizing that perhaps it is a challenging step to make, what is necessary within this subject is visualizing what is equated within you as a prosperous environment and as a prosperous person.  Spend as little as fifteen minutes within this experience – a Treasure Map or Vision Board will help in this process.  Remember, we live in a Universe that knows NOT the meaning of lack or shortage…if It did, then lack and shortage would be the inescapable outcome within anyone’s life.  However,we can identify with shortage, lack, not enough-ness and similar, and once the vibrational equivalent of this is woven into consciousness, then it becomes what we are asking for more of.  Unfair?  Only if one still believes in luck, accident or chance, and not the energy experience of a co-creator.  We can choose, and we all choose as our present experience about money is the result of a choice.  Now, let’s make it a conscious one.

Money

“This important subject of money and financial success is not the “root of all evil” as many have quoted—nor is it the path to happiness. So when you are able to successfully control something like the subject of money that affects most of you all day, every day, you will have accomplished something rather significant—for not only is it certain that your financial success must improve, but the evidence of thatsuccess will then prepare you for deliberate improvement in every aspect of your life experience.”  — Abraham  [Excerpted from the book Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth & Happiness“]

In the late 19th century Unity and other aspects of New Thought made the amazing proclamation for any organized type of religious philosophy that contrary to some proclamations, money isn’t the root of all evil, even going so far as to re-define “evil” so as to take it out of the realm of something to fear, just a word that carries the weight of a misunderstanding of why and how things that are not productive sometimes appear in our lives.  Money is a spiritual tool that enables us to tap into an aspect of the Abundance of the Universe, and as such, innately good.  True, it will not buy happiness and neither will the seeming lack of it “buy” sorrow as both are choices we make.  But, as a tool, it enables us to provide a pleasurable environment within which to better remember who and what we are in God, and Who and What God is in (and as) us.  Jesus indicated that money was the side effect of keeping our focus on patterns of love, understanding, acceptance and joy.  Catherine Ponder said that someone with a financial need came to talk to her and said, “Catherine, something just has to give,” as he was experiencing shortage throughout his life.  She said, “Yes, and that something is a someone…and it is you.”  If you have a challenge in the area of the flow of Divine Substance in the form of money, through you and into the fulfillment of your dream and desire, examine your giving.  There are many areas of life where this might be needful of a review.  Time, talent and tithe are the areas.  You can never out give God, yet in order for the inflow, there has to be an outflow, and this must happen first.  The principle of tithing is first found in our Scripture as its Principle was realized a long time ago.  Money is the expression of a Spiritual Principle called Abundance and Prosperity.  Un-tapped channels are available past and beyond our present ability to sense or see, just waiting for an open and receptive mind and heart.

Others in Our Lives

Attempting to Control Others Attracts More to Be Controlled… It is easy to understand how you would come to the conclusion that your path to feeling good is through influencing or controlling the behavior of others. But as you attempt to control them (through influence or coercion), you discover that not only can you not contain them – but your attention to them brings more like them into your experience. You simply cannot get to where you want to be by controlling or eliminating the unwanted. — Abraham  [Excerpted from the book, “The Vortex, Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships. “]

How many times do we predicate our feelings upon another’s actions or non-actions…  We are now talking about adults, not children who are yet under our care and keeping, but other adults in our lives that might indeed include our children.  Still we try or at least catch ourselves trying and the one Law of Mind Action or Attraction is yet at work as it is throughout our lives and the choices we make as well as the areas of focus we maintain.  Understand that this action of the one Law simply looks at the vibrational energy that is behind our efforts or areas of focus, not the personalities or events per se.  So this vibrational energy becomes a request for more…more moments of frustration, more experiences of exasperation, more moments of annoyance in the guise of person, place, condition, circumstance or thing.  In other words, anything or anybody that can be factored into our lives.  Understanding the challenge, we simply cannot manifest the fulfillment of our lives by controlling others.  If someone is in our lives and that circumstance cannot change, re-focus upon a facet of the experience that doesn’t raise the hackles or cause us frustration.  One of many things will then happen, they will automatically factor themselves out of our lives, or they will remain, but within our peace.

A Perhaps Challenging Observation

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?