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It's an interesting thing: More injustices, more discomfort, and more unhappiness is projected at others under the name of righteousness, under the name of law abiding, under the name of law, and under the name of religion, than all other things put together.
Excerpted from the workshop in Seattle, WA on Saturday, June 26th, 2004 # 305
There is no source of evil. There is only a Stream of Well-Being, which you are allowing, or not. But under the name of righteousness and goodness and religion, you drop bombs on innocent children. And then you say, "It's for the good of all of us." And we say: we don't see that. And you don't see it from your Non-physical perspective, either. It's only in your disconnection that those things make sense.
Excerpted from the workshop in San Rafael, CA on Saturday, February 26th, 2005 # 306
Everybody thinks they're right.
The law based fact is that you get what you expect, so everybody IS right. Because they thought it would happen, they focused upon it, they achieved vibrational alignment with it, and then it happened. In other words; everybody thinks they are right. May 8, 2010 www.abrahamlive.com
Physical man gets into an uncomfortable place when he concludes, "I and those like me have come to the right decisions, and everybody that's living outside of these right decisions is wrong." And then he spends his life pushing against all those "wrong" decisions and cutting himself off from the Life Force that would help him have joy in his, what he concludes to be, right decisions. There is no one right path. There are endless paths, and the differences in the paths are what make them more and more, and more, perfect. The same old path no longer serves.
Excerpted from the workshop in Orlando, FL on Saturday, February 3rd, 2001 # 331
Guest: When I think about the emotional scale from love and happiness on one end to powerlessness on the other; sometimes feeling "right" feels really good. How does that relate to the emotional scale?
Abe: It doesn't. (audience laughs as Abe interrupts before he is finished) It doesn't in this sense: if you can equate "right" with alignment and right with love we'll go along with it. But often people would rather be right than feel good.
In other words, our best analogy on this: Jerry & Esther, you see their monster bus out in the parking lot. They didn't tow a car this time but often for years they've been towing a car behind it. And Jerry has this thing that he liked to do when they were in the campground: he would hook the car on while Esther is still sleeping and then just see if she could get it out of the parking lot without running over anything. (laughter around room). And, he would step it off, he would step it off and he was FAIRLY sure that there was enough room, but the problem is when the car is hooked on you can only go forward, you cannot back up. And so, if you don't have room then it's a big "thing" to get the car off because when it's on an angle it's hard to get off.
Esther's thought was "Why don't we just take it out in a nice straight place and hook it up? Why gamble with physics? Why not just be sure?" And Jerry's response was "Because it's fun!" (guest, audience laughs) And Esther's response was "Fun for you! Fun for you! I'm the one sweating bullets trying not to run over anything or anyone. And so, Esther is looking in her rear-view camera and she sees the car is already hooked on. And she looks forward and she can see that there's barely enough distance to turn the bus. And she looks over there and there's a tree. And she looks over there and there's a tree, and she knows that it's like threading a needle with this big monstrous machine. And then she thinks to herself: "I hope we have to unhook." (laughter, ven Jerry chuckles) Because she would rather be RIGHT than for things to go well. There's a sort of competition about being right, in other words...being right; she got really good grades, she got every star on every chart that was ever offered in any competition. In other words...being right, being right, being the best, you train yourself to strive for this kind of excellence in this comparative experience as you compare your sense against others which makes them less right, right? In other words, if you're the right one then the other one has to be the wrong one...that's even more satisfying isn't it? "Tell me I was right but more importantly tell me that you were wrong!" And it's sort of a human experience that goes on.
Guest: So, we've been trained into it?
Abe: You've been trained to make your comparison against the experiences of others instead of comparing your alignment with who you are. And so, the criteria...(for alignment and feeling "right") we would NOT use the criteria "is it true" and we would NOT use as the criteria "is it right?" because that can get you...we would use as the criteria "how does it feel?"..but the true answer to that and it is why your question is so brilliant is, the true answer to that is "if it feels good, it is right!" If it feels good then that means that the source within you ..in other words (pause, going into analogy mode)
Let's say you heard about somebody that did bad things and the world calls him a villain. But you see positive aspects in him and when you do, you feel good. When you feel good, that means your inner being is agreeing with you. And, it's quite a quandary because most people are afraid to feel good about villains that the rest of the world is abhorring. But your inner being will never do anything other than love him, no matter what, you see. So, it's a big question. A lot of people would say it's right to love. Jerry was reading in a book he found in the drawer, that it's wrong to kill. How do you sort those things out? In other words, when you are measuring yourself against the beliefs of other people, how do you ever decide what's right? Is it the biggest group, is it the loudest group, is it the group with the most guns? Is it the group that can do the most harm to you if you don't agree with them? In other words, HOW are your patterns of "right" discovered? And we say most people are really screwy and upside down and all around from the true depth of rightness that they feel within them. And so we'll just tell you..it's right to love, and it's right to praise and it's right to appreciate and it's right to feel proud of yourself, it's right to feel proud of other people, it's right to expect good things and...that's about it.
Guest: Thank you!
June 19, 2012 Session 4 of 4
Almost everyone you know will give up alignment for agreement and approval. www.Abraham-Hicks.com Oct 30, 2009
There is a big mix out there, and there's lots of different things going on, and there is not one way that was intended to be the right way. Just like there's not one color or one flower or one vegetable or one fingerprint. There is not one that is to be the right one over all others. The variety is what fosters the creativity. And so you say, "Okay, I accept that there's lots of variety, but I don't like to eat cucumbers." Don't eat cucumbers. But don't ask them to be eliminated and don't condemn those who eat them. Don't stand on corners waving signs trying to outlaw the things that you don't like. Don't ruin your life by pushing against. Instead, say, "I choose this instead. This does please me.
Excerpted from the workshop in Rye, NY on Sunday, October 12th, 1997 # 377
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.
Excerpted from the workshop in Boston, MA on Saturday, May 17th, 2003 # 388
It doesn't really matter what religion anybody believes. If their life is working (and there are many different approaches to life that are working very well) then why not let them believe whatever they want to believe? It's all working in the way that it is supposed to be. There are religions that you wouldn't want anything to do with, that are perfect mechanisms for the people who are involved in them. And therefore, they are a very good thing.
Excerpted from the workshop in Asheville, NC on Sunday, April 25th, 2004 # 625