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Until the first two Laws are understood and applied, the Art of Allowing cannot be understood or applied, for it is not possible for you to be willing to allow others until you understand that what they do and what they say need not affect you. Because your feeling—one that comes from the very core of your Being—is so very powerful that, because you want to preserve your own self, you cannot and will not allow one who threatens that.~Abe
THE LAW OF ATTRACTION; THE BASIC TEACHINGS OF ABRAHAM
The Art of Allowing
The Art of Allowing: Defined
Jerry: Abraham, this next subject, I would say, has had the most impact in the way of new understanding for me because I‘d never thought of it from the perspective and with the clarity that you have, and that‘s the Art of Allowing. Would you speak about it?
Abraham: We are most eager to help you remember your role in the Art of Allowing because a deliberate understanding and application of this Law brings everything together for you. In other words, the Law of Attraction just is, whether you understand that it is or not. It is always responding to you and giving you accurate results, which always match what you are thinking about. But a deliberate application of the Art of Allowing requires that you be consciously aware of the way you feel so that you choose the direction of your thoughts. An understanding of this Law is what determines whether you create intentionally or by default.
We have put the Art of Allowing in this order, following the Law of Attraction, first; and the Science of Deliberate Creation, second, because the Art of Allowing cannot begin to be understood until the first two are.
What we mean by the Art of Allowing is: I am that which I am, and I am pleased with it, joyful in it. And you are that which you are, and while it is different perhaps from that which I am, it is also good.
Because I am able to focus upon that which I want, even if there are those differences between us that are dramatic, I do not suffer negative emotion because I am wise enough not to focus upon that which brings me discomfort. I have come to understand, as I am one who is applying the Art of Allowing, that I have not come forth into this physical world to get everyone to follow the ―truth‖ that I think is the truth. I have not come forth to encourage conformity or sameness—for I am wise enough to understand that in sameness, in conformity, there is not the diversity that stimulates creativity. In focusing upon bringing about conformity, I am pointed toward an ending rather than to a continuing of creation.
And so, the Art of Allowing is absolutely essential to the continuation or the survival of this species, of this planet, and of this Universe, and that continuation is powerfully allowed from the broader perspective of Source. You, from your physical perspective, may not be allowing your own expansion, and when you do not, you feel rotten. And when you do not allow another, you feel rotten.
When you see a situation that bothers you and you decide that you will do nothing to try to stop it or change it, you are tolerating the situation. That is very different from what we mean by allowing. Allowing is the art of finding a way of looking at things that still allows your connection to your Inner Being at the same time. It is achieved by selectively sifting through the data of your time-space reality and focusing upon things that feel good. It is about using your Emotional Guidance System to help you determine the direction of your thoughts.
Shouldn’t I Protect Myself from Others’ Thoughts?
Jerry: The question that was difficult for me in the beginning of this was: How do we protect ourselves from others who are thinking differently from us, differently enough that they might invade our space, so to speak, in some way?
Abraham: Good. That is why we said that before you can understand and accept the Art of Allowing, you must first understand the Law of Attraction and the Science of Deliberate Creation. For, certainly, if you do not understand how something is coming unto you, then you are fearful of it. If you do not understand that others cannot come into your experience unless you invite them through thought, then of
course you would worry about what others are doing. But when you understand that nothing will come into your experience unless you invite it through your thought—with emotional thought and great expectation—then unless you actually accomplish this delicate creative balance, you will not receive it.
When you understand these powerful Universal Laws, you no longer feel a need for walls, barricades, armies, wars, or jails; for you understand that you are free to create your world as you want it to be, while others are creating their world as they choose it to be, and their choices don‘t threaten you. You cannot enjoy your absolute freedom without this knowledge.
In this physical world, there are those things that you are in absolute harmony with, and there are those things that you are in absolute disharmony with—and there is some of everything in between. But you have not come forth to destroy or contain that which you do not agree with, for that is a continually changing thing. Instead, you have come forth to identify, moment by moment, segment by segment, day by day, and year by year, what it is you want, and to use the power of your thought to focus upon it and to allow the power of the Law of Attraction to draw it unto you.
We Are Not Vulnerable to the Behaviors of Others
The reason most are not willing to allow what some others are doing is because, in their lack of understanding of the Law of Attraction, they incorrectly believe that the unwanted experience can seep or jump into their experience. As they live unwanted experiences, or see others doing so, they assume that since no one would deliberately choose these bad experiences, the threat must be real. They fear that if others are allowed to behave in that way, it will spread into their own experience. In their lack of understanding of the Law of Attraction, they feel defensive and vulnerable, so walls are constructed, and armies are assembled from this place of vulnerability, but to no avail. For pushing against these unwanted things only produces more of them.
We are not offering these words so that you may free your world from all of its contrast, for the very contrast you would like to eliminate is responsible for the expansion of All-That-Is. We offer these words because we understand that it is possible for you to live joyful lives amidst the enormous variety that exists. These words are being offered to assist you in finding the personal freedom that you will experience only when you understand and apply the Laws of the Universe.
Until the first two Laws are understood and applied, the Art of Allowing cannot be understood or applied, for it is not possible for you to be willing to allow others until you understand that what they do and what they say need not affect you. Because your feeling—one that comes from the very core of your Being—is so very powerful that, because you want to preserve your own self, you cannot and will not allow one who threatens that.
These Laws that we are presenting to you are Eternal, which means that they are forever. These Laws are Universal, which means that they are everywhere. They are Absolute, whether you know that they are or not; they exist, whether you accept that they exist or not—and they influence your life, whether you know that they do or not.
The Rules of the Game of Life
When we use the word Law, we are not referring to the Earthly agreements that many of you term law. You have the law of gravity, and you have the law of time and space, and you have many laws, even laws regarding the controlling of your traffic and the behavior of your citizens. But when we use the word Law, we are speaking of those everlasting, ever-present Universal Laws. And there are not as many of them as you might believe there are.
If you will come to understand and apply these three basic Laws, you will have an understanding of how your Universe functions. You will have an understanding of how everything that comes into your experience comes. You will recognize that you are the inviter, the creator, and the attractor of all things that come to you; and you will, indeed, then have deliberate control of your own life experience. And, in all of that, you will then, and only then, feel free—for freedom comes from an understanding of how you get what you get.
Here, we will express the rules of your game of physical experience, and we do so enthusiastically, because they are the same rules of the game of all life, whether it is physical life experience or Non-Physical life experience.
The most powerful Law in the Universe—the Law of Attraction—simply says that that which is like unto itself is drawn. You may have noticed that when bad things begin to happen in your life, it seems that everything starts to go wrong. But when you wake up in the morning feeling good, you have a happier day.
However, when you begin the day with a fight with someone, you find that the rest of your day is negative in many regards—that is your awareness of the Law of Attraction. And, indeed, everything that you are experiencing—from the most obvious to the most subtle—is influenced by this powerful Law.…When you think about something that pleases you, by the Law of Attraction, other thoughts that are similar to it will begin to come forth. When you think of something that displeases you, by the Law of Attraction, other thoughts that are like that will begin to come forth until you find yourself reaching into your past for similar thoughts; and you will find yourself discussing them with others until you are surrounded by a larger and larger, ever-growing larger, thought. And as this thought is growing larger and larger, it is gaining momentum; it is gaining power…attraction power. An understanding of this Law will put you in a position where you may decide to focus your thoughts only in the direction of what you want to attract into your experience, while you may decide to take your attention from those thoughts that you do not want to draw into your experience.
Now, the Law of Deliberate Creation is described in this way: That which I give thought to, I begin to attract. That which I give thought to that brings forth strong emotion, I attract more quickly. And once I have launched it powerfully by giving thought that evokes emotion, then, as I expect that which I have thought about—I get it.
The balance of Deliberate Creation is two-sided, so to speak. On the one hand is the thought, and on the other hand is the expectancy or the belief, or the Allowing. And so, when you have given thought to something and are now expecting it or believing that it will be, now you are in the perfect position to receive the subject of your thought. That is why you get what you think about, whether you want it or not. Your thoughts are powerful, attractive magnets—attracting one to another. Thoughts attract to themselves, and you attract thoughts by giving your attention to them.
It is usually easier to see these Laws at work when you look into others‘ experiences: You will notice that those who speak most of prosperity, have it. Those who speak most of health, have it. Those who speak most of sickness, have it. Those who speak most of poverty, have it. It is Law. It can be no other way. The way you feel is your point of attraction, and so, the Law of Attraction is most understood when you see yourself as a magnet, getting more and more of the way you feel. When you feel lonely, you attract more loneliness. When you feel poor, you attract more poverty. When you feel sick, you attract more sickness. When you feel unhappy, you attract more unhappiness. When you feel healthy and vital and alive and prosperous—you attract more of all of those things.
Life Experiences, Not Words, Bring about Our Knowing
We are teachers, and in all of our experiences of teaching, we have learned this most important fact: Words do not teach. It is life experience that brings you your knowing. And so, we encourage you to reflect into your own life experience to remember those things that you have experienced before, and to begin watching, from this point forward, for the absolute correlation between the words that you are reading here in this book and the life experience that you are living. And so, when you begin to notice that you are getting what you are thinking about, then, and only then, will you want to pay attention to (in fact, to deliberately control) your thoughts.
Controlling your thoughts will become easier when you make the decision that you will do it. You think about things you do not want, mostly because you have not understood how detrimental it is to your experience. For those of you who do not want those negative experiences, and for those of you who do want those positive experiences, once you have recognized that thinking of what you do not want only attracts more of what you do not want into your experience, controlling your thoughts will not be a difficult thing, because your desire to do so will be very strong.
Rather Than Monitor Thoughts, I’ll Feel Feelings
Monitoring your thoughts is not an easy thing to do, for while you are monitoring your thoughts, you are not having time to think them. And so, rather than monitoring your thoughts, we are going to offer to you an alternative, an effective alternative. There are very few who understand that while you are a physical Being, focused through this physical apparatus, that simultaneously there is a part of you—a broader, wiser, and certainly an older part of you—that exists at the same time, and that part of you (we refer to it as your Inner Being) communicates with you. The communication takes many different forms. It may come in the form of clear, vivid thought—even an audible spoken word at times—but in all cases, it comes to you in the form of emotion.
You set forth, before you emerged, an agreement that communication with your Inner Being would exist. And it was agreed that it would be a feeling, one that could not be missed, rather than a stimulation of thought or an offering of word that could be missed. For, as you are thinking your thoughts, you might not always receive a different thought that is being offered in that same moment. just as when you are thinking, or deep in thought, you sometimes do not hear what someone who is standing in the same room with you is saying to you. And so, the process of feeling, as in emotion, is a very good process for communication.
There are two emotions: One feels good and one feels bad. And it was agreed that the feeling that feels good would be offered when you are thinking, speaking, or doing that which is in harmony with what you want; while it was agreed that a feeling that feels bad would be offered when you are speaking, thinking, or acting in a direction that is not in harmony with your intentions. So, it is not necessary for you to monitor your thoughts. Simply be sensitive to the way you are feeling, and anytime you feel negative emotion, recognize that you are—in the moment of that feeling—miscreating. In the moment of that negative feeling, you are thinking a thought of something you do not want, thereby attracting the essence of it into your experience. Creation is the process of attraction; when you think a thought, you attract the subject of your thought.
When I’m Tolerating Others, I’m Not Allowing
And so, this essay has been prepared that you might understand that there is not another who is, or offers, any threat to you. For you are the controller of your own experience. The Art of Allowing, which says, I am that which I am, and I am willing to allow all others to be that which they are, is the Law that will lead you to total freedom—freedom from any experience that you do not want, and freedom from any negative response to any experience that you do not approve of.
When we say it is good to be an Allower, many of you misunderstand what we mean by that, for you think that Allowing means that you will tolerate. You will be that which you are (which by your standards is that which is appropriate), and you will let everyone else be that which they want to be, even if you do not like it. You will feel negative about it; you will feel sorry for them; you may even feel fearful for yourself, but, nevertheless, you will let them be—but in a tolerant fashion.
When you are tolerating, you are not Allowing. They are two different things. One who tolerates is feeling negative emotion. One who is an Allower does not feel negative emotion. And that is a very great difference, for it is the absence of negative emotion that is freedom, you see. You cannot experience freedom when you have negative emotion.
Tolerance may seem to be an advantage for others because you are not hindering them from what they want to do. But tolerance is not an advantage to you, because while you are being tolerant, you are still feeling negative emotion, and therefore, you are still negatively attracting. Once you become an Allower, you will no longer attract into your experience those unwanted things, and you will experience absolute freedom and joy.
Am I Seeking Solutions or Observing Problems?
Many would say, ―Abraham, do you mean that I should put my head in the sand? I should not look and see those who are having trouble? I should not look for an opportunity where I may be of assistance to them?‖ And we say, if you intend to be of assistance, your eye is not upon the trouble but upon the assistance, and that is quite different. When you are looking for a solution, you are feeling positive emotion—but when you are looking at a problem, you are feeling negative emotion.
You can be of great assistance to others as you see what they want to be, and as you uplift them to what they want to have, through your words and through your attention to that. But, as you see one who is down on his luck, as you see one who has great poverty or great illness, and as you speak with him in pity and sympathy about that which he does not want, you will feel the negative emotion of it, because you are a contributor to that. As you talk to others about what you know they do not want, you assist them in their miscreating, because you amplify the vibration of attracting what is not wanted.
If you see friends who are experiencing illness, try to imagine them well. Notice that when you focus upon their illness, you feel bad; but when you focus upon their possible recovery, you feel good. By focusing upon their Well-Being, you allow your connection to your Inner Being, who also sees them well, and you may then influence your friend to improvement. When you are in connection with your Inner Being, your power of influence is much greater. Of course, your friends may still choose to focus more upon the illness than the wellness, and in doing so, may remain sick. If you let your friends influence you to thoughts that cause negative emotion within you, then their influence toward the unwanted is now stronger than your influence toward the wanted.
I Uplift Through My Example of Well-Being
You will not uplift others through your words of sorrow. You will not uplift others through your recognition that what they have is not what they want. You will uplift them by being something different yourself. You will uplift them through the power and clarity of your own personal example. As you are healthy, you may stimulate their desire for health. As you are prosperous, you may stimulate their desire for prosperity. Let your example uplift them. Let what is in your heart uplift them. You will uplift others when your thought feels good to you….. will depress others, or add unto their negative creating, when your thought makes you feel bad. That is how you know whether or not you are uplifting.
You will know that you have achieved the state of Allowing when you are willing to allow another, even in their not allowing of you; when you are able to be that which you are, even when the others do not approve of what you are; when yet you are able to still be that which you are, and not feel negative emotion toward their thoughts about you. When you can look into this world and feel joy all of the time, you are an Allower. When you are able to know which experiences contain joy and which ones do not—and you have the discipline to participate only where there is joy—you will have achieved Allowing.
The Subtle Difference Between Wanting and Needing
Just as the difference between positive emotion and negative emotion can sometimes be very subtle—the difference between wanting and needing can be very subtle.
When you are focusing upon what you want, your Inner Being offers you positive emotion. When you are focusing upon what you need, your Inner Being offers you negative emotion because you are not focused upon what you want. You are focused upon the lack of what you want—and your Inner Being knows that that which you give thought to is that which you attract. Your Inner Being knows that you do not want the lack; your Inner Being knows you want what you want, and your Inner Being is offering you guidance so that you will know the difference.
Focusing upon a solution makes you feel positive emotion. Focusing upon a problem makes you feel negative emotion, and while the differences are subtle, they are very important, for when you are feeling positive emotion, you are attracting into your experience that which you want. When you are feeling negative emotion, you are attracting into your experience that which you do not want.
I Can Create Deliberately, Intentionally, and Joyfully
So, we might say, an Allower is one who has learned the Law of Deliberate Creation and has reached the position where he does not miscreate. He creates deliberately, intentionally, and joyfully. You see, contentment comes from only one place. Contentment comes only from wanting, then allowing, and then receiving. And so, as you are moving through this experience of physical life, holding your thoughts in the direction of what is wanted, letting the powerful Law of Attraction work for you, bringing more and more of the events and circumstances and other Beings who are compatible with you into your experience–then you will find your life spiraling upward to joy and freedom.
You have some questions for us regarding the Art of Allowing?
I Am Living the Art of Allowing
Jerry: I do have questions, Abraham. To me, the Art of Allowing is the most exciting topic of them all.
Abraham: Allowing is that which you have come forth into this experience to teach. But before you can teach, you must know. Ordinarily, this subject comes up more in the line of, ―Someone is doing something I do not like; how can I get them to do something I do like instead?‖ And what you will come to understand is: Rather than trying to get the world to all do the same thing, or to do the things that you like, it is a much better plan to put yourself in the position of accepting that everyone has the right to be, do, or have whatever they want; and that you, through the power of your thoughts, will attract unto you only that which is in harmony with you.
How Can I Know Right from Wrong?
Jerry: I didn‘t know about the Art of Allowing before meeting you, so the way I used to decide what was right or wrong for me was, if I was considering some particular action, I‘d try to imagine what the whole world would be like if everyone did it. And then if it looked like it would be really a joyous or comfortable world, then I‘d go ahead with the action. And if it looked like a world that I wouldn‘t want to live in if everybody was doing it, then I‘d decline to perform the action, so to speak.
I‘ll give you an example. I used to like to stream-fish for trout, and at first I fished like everyone else did. I caught every fish that I could possibly catch. But I guess I became a little uncomfortable regarding the rightness or wrongness of doing that, and I thought, What would it be like if the whole world did that? And in my imagination, I realized that if everyone caught fish the way I did, we‘d fish all these streams empty and there wouldn‘t be any fish left for others to have this spectacular pleasure that I was having. So with that, then my new decision was that I wouldn‘t kill any of the fish. I would catch them (on barbless lures), but I would turn them loose. In other words, I‘d use a lure without a barb on it, and I‘d only take the fish out of the water that someone had asked me to bring back for them to eat.
Abraham: Good. That which any of us has to offer of greatest value is the example of that which we are. Our words can add to that example, our thoughts can add to that example, and certainly, our actions add to that example. But the key for any of us—in our desire to uplift this world—is to make more clear decisions about what we want to be at any point in time—and then to be that.
That which you were doing, in your example, is in harmony with that which we are teaching now, in that once you decided what you wanted, then your Inner Being offered you emotion to help you know the appropriateness of what you were about to do. In other words, once you had decided that you wanted to uplift this world, once you had decided that you wanted to add unto it and not take from it disproportionately, then any action that you began to make, or that you anticipated making, that was not in harmony with that intention would have felt uncomfortable to you.
You had exaggerated your desire for the world to be a better place by imagining that everyone in the world did whatever it was you were thinking about doing—which brought forth exaggerated guidance from within. It is a good way of going about it. You were not trying to get them all to do it; you were only using that idea of them all doing it to help you be clear about whether it was a good thing for you to do or not. And it was a good plan.
But What about When I Observe Others Committing Wrongs?
Jerry: It worked for me, so my fishing days were ones of absolute, spectacular joy. But I still felt uncomfortable when I saw other people wasting fish and killing them just for the fun of it…or whatever their reason.
Abraham: Good. Now we have come upon a very important point. As your actions were in harmony with your intentions, you felt joy. But as others’ actions were not in harmony with your intentions, you did not feel joy. And so, what is required is that you set forth another set of intentions regarding the others. A very good set of intentions regarding others is this: They are that which they are, creators of their own life experience, attracting unto themselves, while I am creator of my experience, attracting unto me. That is the Art of Allowing…. And as you state that to yourself again and again, soon you will come to recognize that they are not really messing up your world in the way that you might think that they are. They are creating their own world. And to them, it may not be a world that is messed up.
What is difficult is when you are looking at your world as one that is not abundant…when you begin thinking in terms of how many fish there are, or when you begin thinking in terms of how much prosperity and abundance is present. For then you begin to worry about someone else wasting it or squandering it, leaving not enough for the rest, or not enough for you.
When you come to understand that this Universe…indeed, this physical experience in which you are participating, is abundant—and that there is not an ending to that abundance—then you do not worry. You let them create and attract to them, while you create and attract to you.
Will Ignoring the Unwanted Allow the Wanted?
Jerry: Well, the way I resolved that dilemma, in essence, was that back in 1970, and for the following nine years, I completely turned off my input from what I‘ll call the outside world. I turned off my television and my radio, I didn‘t read newspapers anymore, and I also turned off a lot of people who were talking about things I didn‘t want to hear. Again, that decision worked for me. It worked so well that during that nine-year period I achieved what I felt were magnificent results in the areas of the meaningful relationships that evolved with many other people, the regaining and maintaining of perfect physical health, and the development of significant financial resources. It was fulfilling, like nothing that had happened before in my life. But by my shutting out that negative input in that way and keeping my attention upon my intentions, it was really more like just sticking my head in the sand than it was what you‘re calling Allowing.
Abraham: There is great value to giving your attention to what is important to you. As you put your head in the sand, so to speak, closing out much of the outside influences, you were able to focus upon that which was important to you. As you give thought to anything, you draw power, clarity, and results to it, you see. And as you do that, you receive contentment—the contentment that comes only from wanting, allowing, and achieving.
As far as being one who was ignoring, or putting your head in the sand, not paying attention, rather than being an Allower, perhaps those fit together better than you think.…Giving your attention to what is important to you is the process by which you will allow others to be that which they want to be. To give your attention to yourself, while you allow them to give their own attention to themselves, is a very important process in the art of becoming an Allower.
Jerry: In other words, because I was expecting (although I‘d never heard the words before) the Law of Attraction and the Deliberate Creation Process to work for me, I had automatically shifted into the stage of Allowing,in a sense of the word?
Abraham: That is correct. You were giving your attention to what was important to you, therefore attracting more of that, which made watching television not interesting and reading newspapers not important. It was not that you were depriving yourself of something that you wanted; instead, by the Law of Attraction, you were drawn more to what you most wanted. As you observe things on the television or in the newspaper that, because you do not want them, make you feel negative emotion—you hinder your allowance of what you do want.
Do We All Want to Allow Joyousness?
Jerry: Are most of us, in physical form, seeking to understand this Art of Allowing? Or are you saying that only those of us who are speaking to you want that understanding?
Abraham: All of you who exist upon Earth today, in physical bodies, intended, before your emergence into these bodies, to understand and be an Allower. But most of you, from your physical perspective, are far from understanding it or wanting it; you would rather try to control one another than allow one another. It is not difficult to learn to control the direction of your thoughts, but it is utterly impossible to control one another.
But What about When Others Are Having Negative Experiences?
Jerry: So, is this state of Allowing that we are, from some level, seeking, one in which we can still see and be aware of the negatives around us (or what feels negative from our perspective) and still remain joyous? Or will we not be able to see it at all? Or, won‘t we see it as negative?
Abraham: All of that. When you were focused upon the things that were important to you, you were not watching the television and you were not reading the newspapers—you were enjoying what you were doing. You were giving your attention to what was important to you, and the Law of Attraction brought more and more and more power and clarity to that. And so, the other was simply not drawn into your experience because it did not fit with your intentions of growth and achievement.
When you are clear about what you want, you do not have to forcefully keep yourself upon the track, for, by the Law of Attraction, it occurs. And so, it is not difficult to be an Allower. It comes easily and simply because you will not be so interested in all of those things that have nothing to do with what you are about.
Your television, while it offers you much information that is of value, offers much, much more information that has very little to do with what any of you want in your life experience. Many of you sit and watch the television simply because it is there, because no other decision has been made, and so watching the television is not so much, usually, a deliberate act as it is an action by default. And in that state of not-deliberateness, in that state of no-decision, you are opening yourself to being influenced by whatever is thrown at you. And so, as you are being bombarded, literally, with the stimulation of thoughts of unwanted things that occur all around your world, and because you have made no decision about what you do want to think about, you find yourself accepting into your experience, through thought, many things that you would not have chosen.
This is what creating by default is: giving thought to something without being deliberate about it…thinking about it, and thereby attracting it—whether you want it or not.
I’ll Only Look for What I Want
Jerry: Abraham, how would you tell me to achieve and maintain this state of Allowing that I want, in spite of the fact that I‘m aware that there are many around me who, from their perspective, are experiencing pain, or what I call negatives?
Abraham: We would suggest to you that you make a decision—a decision that no matter what you are doing in this day, no matter who you are interacting with, no matter where you are, that your dominant intent will be to look for those things that you want to see. And as that is your dominant intent, by the Law of Attraction, you will attract only those things that you want to attract, and you will see only those things that you want to see.
A Selective Sifter as a Selective Attractor
As your dominant intent is to attract only that which you desire, you will become a more selective sifter. You will become a more selective attractor. You will become a more selective noticer. In the beginning, you will still notice that you are attracting some of that which is not to your liking because you will have set forth some momentum from thoughts and beliefs that have been before this time. But, in time, once Well-Being has been your dominant intention at the beginning of every day for 30 to 60 days, you will begin to notice that there is very little that is in your life experience that is not to your liking—for your momentum, your thought, will have carried you beyond what is now occurring.
It is difficult to be an Allower when you see someone very close to you doing that which you feel threatens you, or doing that which threatens someone else. And so, you say, ―Abraham, I don‘t understand what you mean when you say I can think it away, that through my thoughts I can deal with it, and that no action need be taken.‖ And we say, it is through your thoughts that you invite, but what you are living today is a result of thoughts that you have thought before this time, just as the thoughts that you are thinking today, you are projecting into your future. Your thoughts today are now prepaving your future, and there will be a point in time when you will move to that future place, and you will then live the results of the thoughts that you are thinking now, just as today you are living the results of the thoughts that you have thought before.
Our Past, Present, and Future as One
You are always thinking, and you cannot disconnect your past, present, and future, for they are all one; they‘re all tied together with the continuum of thought. And so, let us say you are walking down the street and you come across a fight—there is a very big bully beating up on a much smaller man—and as you walk closer, you are filled with negative emotion. When you think, I’m going to turn my eyes away; I’m going to walk away and pretend like this has not happened, you feel terrible negative emotion because you do not want this little one to be hurt. And so, then you think, Well, I will go in and I will help. But now you also feel negative emotion because you do not want your own face to be broken or your own life to be taken away. And so you say, ―Abraham, now what do I do?‖ And we say, we agree. In this example, there is not an option that seems to be the perfect one—because you are, in this moment, having to do so much work because of your lack of prepaving in your past.
If, in your past, as you began each day, you had intended safety, you had intended harmony, and you had intended interacting with those who were in harmony with your intentions, it is our absolute promise to you that you would not now be in this uncomfortable position. And so, we say deal with it now in whatever way you choose, but today if you will begin to set forth your thoughts of what you want in the future, you will not find yourself walking into another sort of uncomfortable ambush where no matter which way you go it is not comfortable.
Must I Allow the Injustices I Witness?
Until you understand how it is you get what you get, it is going to be very difficult for you to accept the idea of Allowing, because there are so many things that you see in this world that you do not like, and you say, ―How can I allow this injustice?‖ And we say, you allow it by recognizing that it is not part of your experience. And that, in most cases, it is truly not any of your business. It is not your work. It is the creation; it is the attraction; it is the experience of the others.
Rather than trying to control the experiences of all others (which you cannot do no matter how hard you try), instead, intend to control your own participation within those experiences. And by setting forth your clear image of the life you want to live, you will prepave a smooth and pleasant path for yourself.
My Attention to Unwanted Creates More of Unwanted
You attract through your thought. You get what you think about, whether you want it or not. And so, as you give attention to the drivers who are not courteous, you will attract more of them into your experience. As you give your attention to those who are not giving you good service as you are going from business to business, you will begin attracting more of those sorts of experiences unto you. That which you give your attention to—particularly your emotional attention to—is that which you draw into your experience.
Does the Art of Allowing Affect My Health?
Jerry: Abraham, I would like to cover a series of, what I call, everyday, real-life experiences, and have you, if you would, tell me a little bit about how you see the Art of Allowing applying to these particular conditions. First, as far as physical health is concerned, I recall having had many years of an extreme physical illness during my childhood. And then I reached a stage in my life when I wanted out of that, so I‘ve had extremely good physical health, in essence, ever since then. How does the Art of Allowing fit into those two situations, from extreme illness to extreme health?
Abraham: When you have made a decision about something you want, you have accomplished one-half of the equation for the Deliberate Creation of it. You have given thought with emotion, which is what wanting is. On the other side of the equation for the Deliberate Creation is the Allowing, or the expecting, the letting it be…. And so, when you say I want, and I allow, therefore it is, you will be very fast in your creation of whatever it is that you want. You are literally allowing yourself to have it by not resisting it, by not pushing it away with other thoughts.
You have heard us say that when you are in the state of Allowing, you do not have negative emotion. The state of Allowing is freedom from negativity; therefore, when you have set forth your deliberate intent to have something and you are feeling only positive emotion about it, then you are in the state of Allowing it to be. And then you will have it, you see.
To have health instead of illness, you must think about health. When your body is sick, it is easier to notice the sickness, so it requires desire, focus, and a willingness to look beyond what is happening right now. By imagining a healthier body in the future, or by remembering a time when you were healthier, your thought, in the moment, will match your desire, and you will then be allowing an improvement in your condition. The key is to reach for thoughts that feel better.
Allowing, from Extreme Poverty to Financial Well-Being
Jerry: The next subject I would like to discuss would be the area of wealth and prosperity. During my childhood, I lived at the poverty end of it, like living in chicken houses and tents and caves, and so on and so forth. And then, in 1965 I found the book Think and Grow Rich!, which gave me a different perspective of how to look at things, and from that day forward, my financial life spiraled upward. From living in my Volkswagen bus, I moved on to creating six-figure, and then seven-figure, annual incomes.
Abraham: What do you think took place in that changing of your perspective from the reading of that book?
Jerry: Well, what I remember the most is, I began, for the first time in my adult life, to focus only on what I wanted, more or less exclusively. But I‘d like to hear your perspective on that phenomenon.
Abraham: You achieved an understanding that you could have what you wanted. The desire was already in place from the living of life, but in reading that book you came to believe that it was possible. The book caused you to begin to allow your desire to be realized.
Allowing, Relationships, and the Art of Selfishness
Jerry: Another area, a big one that I‘d like to talk about, is the area of relationships. There were times when I found it difficult for me to allow friends to have their own thoughts and beliefs, and their own ―inappropriate‖ activities.
Abraham: When you are using the word allow in this sense, what do you mean?
Jerry: I felt as if they should think and act the way I wanted them to think and act. And when they didn‘t, it made me extremely, and often angrily, uncomfortable.
Abraham: And so, as you were observing what they were doing or what they were speaking, you felt negative emotion—your signal that you were not in the state of Allowing.
Is the Art of Selfishness Not Immoral?
Jerry: And I, at that time, thought of myself as very selfless and very giving. In other words, I would not have been considered a selfish person, so I expected them to be less selfish and more giving, also. And the fact that they weren‘t was very disturbing to me. Then I found David Seabury‘s book The Art of Selfishness, and that made me look at selfishness from another perspective, so I was able to understand a lot of my negativity because of that new perspective.
Abraham: It is important that you allow yourself to pay attention to what you want. And there are those who call that selfishness, and they do so in a judging or disapproving way. And we say to you that unless you have a healthy view of self, unless you are allowing yourself to want, and expecting to receive that which you want, you will never be deliberate in your creating, and you will never have a very satisfying experience.
The not allowing of self is usually where the not allowing of others comes forth. Usually the one who is most disapproving of a quality in himself notices that same quality in others, and disapproves of it there as well. And so, an accepting, an approving, an appreciating, and an allowing of oneself is the first step in the appreciating, approving, or allowing of others. And that does not mean that you must wait until you are, by your standards, perfect, or that they are, by their standards, perfect, for there will never be that perfect ending place—for you are all ever-changing, ever-growing Beings. It means looking and intending to see in you what you want to see, or intending to see in others what you want to see.
We are often accused of teaching selfishness, and we agree that we do. Everything that you perceive is from the perspective of self; and if you are not selfish enough to insist on your connection or alignment with your broader, wiser Inner Being, then you have nothing to offer to others. By being selfish enough to care how you feel, you can then utilize your Guidance System to align with the powerful Energy of Source, and then anyone who is fortunate enough to be your object of attention, benefits.
Their Disapproval of Me Is Their Lack
If there are others who see something in you that they do not approve of, most often you see their disapproval reflected back through their eyes, and you feel that you have gone wrong in some way. And we say unto you, it is not your lack, it is theirs. It is their inability to be the Allower that brings forth their negative emotion; it is not your imperfection. And, in like fashion, when you feel negative emotion because you have seen something in others that you do not want to see, it is not their lack, it is your own.
And so, when you make the decision that you want to see only that which pleases you, then you will begin to see only that which pleases you, and all of your experiences will bring forth positive emotion, because, by the Law of Attraction, you will attract unto you only that which is in harmony with what you want. By understanding the power of your emotions, you can then direct your thoughts, and then you will no longer need others to behave differently in order for you to feel good.
But What about When One Is Violating Another’s Rights?
Jerry: Here‘s another area that‘s given me much discomfort in the past, and that is regarding the rights of one or another: property rights, territorial rights, or rights to our own peace. In other words, I used to be extremely disturbed when a person‘s rights were violated by violence on a person, or by someone forcefully taking someone else‘s property. Also, I was torn over territorial rights, and who should be allowed into our country and who should not be allowed into our country. Why should one person be allowed in and another person not? But then, after meeting you, I got to the point that I see all those things they‘re doing with each other as ―games‖ that they‘re playing—more or less ―agreements‖ that they have between one another, spoken or unspoken. I‘ve gotten somewhat better at not feeling their pain. But can I get to the point that I don‘t feel anything negative when I see someone violating the rights of another? Can I just look at whatever they‘re doing to one another out there, and think, You’re all doing to one another what you have somehow chosen to do?
Abraham: You can. As you understand that they are each attracting through their thought, then you will be exuberant rather than feeling pain for them, for you will understand that they are reaping the negative or positive emotion, depending upon their choice of thoughts. Of course, most of them do not understand how they are getting what they are getting. And that is the reason why there are so many who believe that they are victims. They believe that they are victims because they do not understand how they get what they get. They do not understand that they invite through their thought or through their attention. It may help you to realize that each experience causes a clarification of desire.
There Is Not a Shortage of Anything
Now you have mentioned territorial rights. We have a rather different view of ―territory‖ than those of you who are in physical form, because in your physical world you continue to see limitation. You feel that there is only so much space, which will eventually all be taken up, so you feel that there is not enough.
In your attitude of limitedness; in your feeling of lack rather than abundance; in your notice of not enough space or not enough money or not enough health, you feel a reason to guard. From our perspective, there is not a limitation of anything, but an ever-flowing abundance of all subjects. There is enough of everything for all of you. And so, as you come to understand that, then any feeling of limitation, of lack, of a need for protection, or of defending territorial rights will not be an issue.
By the Law of Attraction we are drawn together. Here in our Non-Physical perspective, this ―Family of Abraham‖ is together because we are, in essence, the same—and in our sameness we are attracted to one another. And so, there is not a keeper of the gate. There are not guards to keep the unharmonious out, for they are not drawn to us because we are not giving our attention to them. It is the same in your environment. While you do not see it as clearly as we do, the Laws are working as perfectly for you as they are for us. It is that you have so many physical explanations for things, physical explanations that may be right, in part, but are not the complete explanation. In other words, as you describe how the water gets into your glass by pointing to the faucet and the knob, we say there is much, much more to the story. And so, as you explain to us that you have aggressors that live upon your Earth that would like to take from you everything that you have, we say to you that they cannot. Unless you invite them through your thought, aggressors will not be part of your experience. That is Law, in your physical setting or in our Non-Physical setting.
Is There Value in Losing One’s Life?
Jerry: Haven‘t you said that through having these life experiences, that‘s how we learn our lessons? But when a person loses their physical life in the process of some violent experience, have they learned any lesson?
Abraham: It is not that you are being offered ―lessons.‖ We do not like that word very much, for that sounds as if there is some order of that which you should, or must, learn, and there is none of that. It is that your life experience brings you knowing, and you become wiser and broader through that knowing.
What must be understood before you can appreciate the value, even in the loss, of physical life, is that you are adding unto a greater, broader experience than the one you know as your collective experience here in this physical body. Everything that you are now living adds unto that broader knowing. And so, even when you are removed from your focus through this body, all that you have experienced here will be part of that greater knowing that you hold. And so, yes, there is even value in having an experience that removes you from this physical body. It is not for nothing.
I Am the Culmination of Many Lifetimes
Jerry: Are you saying that losing my life is an experience that somehow adds to all of the experience of that broader Being?
Abraham: It is, indeed. You have lost your physical life on many occasions. You have lived thousands of lifetimes. That is the reason why your zest for life is so great. We could not express to you in words the number of lifetimes that you have lived, let alone much detail from each of them; you have had so much experience that memory of all that experience would confuse and hinder you here. And so, as you are born into this body, you come forth not remembering that which has been before because you do not want the distraction of all that memory. You have something much better than that: You have an Inner Being that is the culmination of all of those lifetimes of experience.
Just as now you are that which you are as a culmination of all that you have lived, there is little value for you to sit here and talk about the things you did when you were 3 or 10 or 12. Of course, you now are because of all of that…but to continue to look back into your past and regurgitate those experiences does not add much unto that which you now are.
And so, as you accept that you are this magnificent, highly evolved Being, and as you are sensitive to the way you feel, then you have the benefit of your Emotional Guidance System—as to the appropriateness of anything that you are about to do—based upon the way you feel.
You are physical Beings, and you are knowing you, the physical you, while most of you are not knowing yourself from your broader perspective. The physical you is a magnificent and important you, but it is also an extension of a broader, greater, wiser, certainly older, you. And that Inner You made the decision to come forth to be focused in this body because it wanted the experience of this lifetime to add unto the knowing of the greater, broader Inner You.
Why Don’t I Remember My Past Lives?
It was agreed, before you came, that you would not have memory—muddling, confusing, hindering memory—of all that you have lived before, but that you would have a sense, a Guidance, that comes forth from within. And it was agreed that the Guidance would be in the form of emotion, which would be manifested to you in the form of feeling. Your Inner Being cannot respond in thought at the same time that you are transmitting a thought, and so, your Inner Being has agreed to offer you a feeling so that you can know the appropriateness of what you are feeling, speaking, or doing in the context of your greater or broader intentions.
Every time you set forth a conscious intention of something you want, your Inner Being factors all of that in. And so, as you are more deliberate in that which you offer, in the form of intent: ―I want, I intend, I expect,‖ your Inner Being is able to factor all of that in to give you clearer, more specific, more appropriate Guidance.
Many physical Beings, because they do not understand that they are the creator of their own experience, do not set forth deliberate intentions. They resign themselves to taking what comes, not understanding that they are the attractor of what comes. But under those conditions, it is more difficult to allow, because you feel that you are a victim. You feel that you are vulnerable; you feel that you are not in control of what comes, so you feel you must guard yourself from what may come, not understanding that you are the inviter of what comes. That is why we say that an understanding of how you are getting what you are getting is essential before you will be in a position of being willing to allow yourself or to allow any other.
What about When Sexuality Becomes a Violent Experience?
Jerry: Another area that I‘ve felt some discomfort with would be morality relating to sexual practices. I‘ve now reached the point of allowing others to have their sexual choices, but I still feel uncomfortable when someone uses force against another person in any area. Is there a point, again, that I can get to so that whatever they do, whether one uses force or not, it won‘t affect my thinking?
Abraham: No matter what the subject is, it is important to understand that there are no victims. There are only co-creators.
You are all, as magnets, attracting unto you the subject of your thought. And so, if there is one who gives much thought to, or one who speaks much about, rape, then it is very likely that they will be the ―victim,‖ by their words, of such an experience. Because, by Law, you attract unto you the essence of that which you give thought to.
As you give thought, feeling emotion, you launch your creation, and then as you expect, it is your experience. And so, there are many who launch creations that they do not actually receive in their experience because they only do half of the equation. They launch it by giving thought, even emotional thought, but then they do not expect, and so they do not receive. This is true of the things you do want, as well as the things that you do not want.
What Is My Expectancy Around This Issue?
We‘ve offered the example of going to the horror movie where you are stimulated to much clear, vivid thought through the sound and picture that is coming forth from the movie. Now you have launched the creation of this scenario as you have given thought, usually with great emotion, but as you leave the theater, you say, ―It was only a movie; that would not happen to me.‖ And so, you do not complete the expectancy part.
Notice, in your society, that the more that is offered regarding any topic, the greater the public expectancy of it. In the same way the greater the expectancy of the individuals, the greater the likelihood is that they will attract it.
Do not give thought to those things that you do not want, and you will not have them in your experience. Do not speak of that which you do not want, and you will not attract it into your experience. And so, when you understand that, then, as one who is observing others having experiences that they do not want, you are not so filled with negative emotion, because you understand that they are now in the process of receiving an understanding of how all things come to them.
Now, true, none of us feel joy in watching another being raped or watching another being robbed or murdered. Those are not pleasant experiences. But when you come to the point of understanding how you attract these events into your experience, you will no longer give thought to that—and then you will no longer be one who is even seeing any of that.
You draw into your experience that which you give thought to. Your television confuses it, because you turn on your television, intending to have entertainment, and then newscasters bring to you those sudden news bulletins where you are told of some horrible event happening. But when it is your intent to see—no matter what you are doing—only that which you want to see…you will be drawn away from the television before such a bulletin is offered.
I Am Prepaving My Future Right Now
When you see something in a newspaper or magazine that begins to bring forth a little negative emotion, you can immediately set it aside rather than continuing with it and receiving more negative emotion as the Law of Attraction is adding to the subject. But even beyond that, in this moment, as you are intending to attract unto you only that which you want, you will begin prepaving so that your future action will not need to be so definite. You will not be drawn to the television. You will not be drawn to the newspapers. Instead, you will be drawn, by the Law of Attraction, to the subject of your deliberate intent.
The reason so many of you are drawn to subjects of in deliberate intent is because you do not have deliberate intent. You are not saying often enough what you do want, and so you are attracting some of all of it. The more deliberate you are in what you want, the more prepaving you will be doing, so that less action will be needed to get unwanted things out of your experience. You will not be ambushed by your television, so to speak, or ambushed by the predators of your society—for the Universe will have prepaved something different for you.
But What about the Innocent Little Child?
Jerry: Many people will accept your basic premise about creating through thought, Abraham, but the point where I see a number of people stub their toe, so to speak, or find difficulty with your teachings is when thinking about innocent children. They‘ll ask, ―But what about the little children? How could little children have thoughts that would bring them physical deformities, ill health, or a violent invasion of their bodies of some sort?‖
Abraham: It is because the babies have been surrounded by those who are having those thoughts, and so they have been receiving (the essence of) those thoughts.
Jerry: Something like telepathy?
Abraham: That is correct. You see, long before the child is speaking, the child is thinking. But you cannot know how clear in thought that little child is, because he has not yet learned to verbally communicate with you. He is not yet communicating his thoughts.
Jerry: The child is not thinking in words. That is, I can sense that a child is having thoughts long before he or she is speaking words.
Abraham: The child is thinking, and receiving vibrational thought from you on the day that he enters your environment. That is the reason why beliefs are transmitted so easily from parent to child, from parent to child, from parent to child. The child is vibrationally receiving your fears and your beliefs, even without your spoken word. If you want to do that which is of greatest value for your child, give thought only to that which you want, and your child will receive only those wanted thoughts.
Shouldn’t Others Fulfill Their Agreements with Me?
Jerry: Abraham, regarding Allowing, I still have, creeping into my mind, an old saying: One has a right to swing their arms as much as they want (which to me was ―Allowing‖), as long as they don’t interfere with my right to swing my arms, or as long as they don’t hit my nose.
In other words, as I go through life and I‘m allowing other people to be, do, and have whatever they want, if that interferes with something we have previously agreed to in business, sometimes it‘s a little difficult not to, at least, call for a sticking to our agreement or to the fulfilling of their responsibilities as we had previously agreed.
Abraham: As long as you have concern that another can interfere in your experience, or that another can swing his arms into your face, then you do not yet really understand how it is that you get what you get. You can begin, today, to think only of what you want; and then begin, today, to attract only what you want. Your question comes forth because yesterday, or somewhere in your past, you did not understand this, and you were inviting—through your thought—those who swing their arms into your face. And so, now, in this moment, you ask, ―What do I do about it?‖
If there are those in your experience who are swinging their arms in an uncomfortable way, take your attention from them and they will go away, and in their place will come those who feel comfortable to you, who are in harmony with you. But what usually happens is, as they swing their arms, as they do the things you do not want them to do, you give your attention to that. You get angrier about it, you get more upset about it, and by the Law of Attraction, you attract more of the essence of that, until soon you have more than one in your experience. There are two, or three, or many.…Take your attention from that which does not please you, put your attention upon that which does please you, and you will then change the momentum. Not instantly, but it will begin to change.
If, every morning for the next 30 days, you begin your day by saying: I intend to see; I want to see; I expect to see, no matter who I am working with, no matter who I am talking with, no matter where I am, no matter what I am doing…I intend to see that which I want to see, you will change the momentum of your life experience. And all things that now displease you will be gone from your experience and will be replaced by things that do please you. It is absolute. It is Law.
I Will Never Get It Wrong…or Done
When we say that from your Non-Physical Perspective, from the perspective of that which you were even before you became focused in this physical body, that it was your intent to become an Allower and to understand the Art of Allowing—it is so. What we want you to understand is that you never get it completed. You are not like a table that is imagined, then created, and then is finished. You are continually in the state of becoming. You are in the process of growth, eternally. But you are always that which you are in this moment.
You want to understand the Laws of the Universe so well that you become at one with them. You want to understand how it is that things come to you so that you do not feel like a victim, or vulnerable to the whims of others swinging their arms.
It is hard for you to understand these things when you are in the middle of what seems to be two worlds: the world that you created before you understood these things that we have talked about here, and the world that you are in the process of creating now that you are understanding more clearly. And so, some of the things that are in your experience because of the prepaving or the prethinking of your past do not fit very well with what you now want. And so, we know there is a little bit of discomfort as you are in this transitional stage, but there will be less and less and less discomfort as you are clearer and clearer and clearer about what you want. Much of the clutter of past momentum is now moving from your experience.
When you are in the state of positive emotion and considering only what you are doing or thinking or speaking, you are Allowing yourself. When you are in the state of positive emotion regarding your view into another’s experience, you are Allowing another. It is that simple…. And so, you cannot have negative emotion about yourself and be in the state of Allowing yourself.
To be an Allower is to be one who feels positive emotion, which means that you must control what you are giving your attention to. It does not mean that you get everything in your world whipped into shape so that everything and everyone is just the way you want it to be. It means that you are able to see, and therefore solicit forth, from the Universe, from your world, and from your friends, that which is in harmony with you, while you let the other parts go unnoticed by you—therefore unattracted by you, and therefore not invited by you. That is Allowing, you see.
And we will tell you, friends, Allowing is the most glorious state of Being you will ever achieve on a long, ongoing basis. For once you are an Allower, you are spiraling upward and upward, for there is no negative emotion to balance you out and bring you down. There is no backward swing of the pendulum. You are forever and gloriously moving forward and upward!
The only thing that makes the difference in the way you feel right now is the thought that you are thinking right now. It doesn't matter how much money you've got; there are joyful people with no money, and there are unhappy people with lots of money. How you feel is about how you are allowing the Source that is You to flow. So when we talk about the Art of Allowing, we're talking about the art of living; about the art of thriving; about the art of clarity. We're talking about the art of being who you really are.
Excerpted from the workshop in Ashland, OR on Saturday, July 20th, 2002 # 269
Think of this random Universe where everything is possible. The organizational skills belong to Law of Attraction. If you will relax and allow Law of Attraction to do the organization and the managing, then you can spend your time doing the things that please you.
Excerpted from the workshop in Cincinnati, OH on Saturday, September 21st, 2002 # 271
(putting this in the Art of Allowing thread even thought the LOA is named in the quote)
Thank you DS for posting about the Laws of the Universe. I am reading this one, actually re-reading it, I have this book.
Following is a favorite quote - from this excerpt - it's about LOA rather than the Art of Allowing, but it's from the same excerpt that's on the main page of this thread, that DS posted, and the point is that I love it:
"...this powerful Law [of attraction].…When you think about something that pleases you, by the Law of Attraction, other thoughts that are similar to it will begin to come forth. When you think of something that displeases you, by the Law of Attraction, other thoughts that are like that will begin to come forth until you find yourself reaching into your past for similar thoughts; and you will find yourself discussing them with others until you are surrounded by a larger and larger, ever-growing larger, thought. And as this thought is growing larger and larger, it is gaining momentum; it is gaining power…attraction power. An understanding of this Law will put you in a position where you may decide to focus your thoughts only in the direction of what you want to attract into your experience, while you may decide to take your attention from those thoughts that you do not want to draw into your experience."
THE LAW OF ATTRACTION; THE BASIC TEACHINGS OF ABRAHAM
The Art of Allowing
It reminds me of this short one that I've always loved, Abe says it often in different ways, it's also on LOA, I have it one in my closet! hehe to remind me that LOA is my assistant!
"The Law of Attraction will assist you, for as you think of that which you want, other thoughts will be attracted until you have completed the picture. And since your actions always follow the path of your dominant intentions, you will find yourself very busily readying yourself for the exciting time that is before you."
~ Abraham-Hicks, A New Beginning I, page 108
And here's another favorite quote from from that same excerpt that DS posted on the main page of this thread:
"The balance of Deliberate Creation is two-sided, so to speak. On the one hand is the thought, and on the other hand is the expectancy or the belief, or the Allowing. And so, when you have given thought to something and are now expecting it or believing that it will be, now you are in the perfect position to receive the subject of your thought. That is why you get what you think about, whether you want it or not. Your thoughts are powerful, attractive magnets—attracting one to another. Thoughts attract to themselves, and you attract thoughts by giving your attention to them."
THE LAW OF ATTRACTION; THE BASIC TEACHINGS OF ABRAHAM
The Art of Allowing
thank you for your enthusiasm and amazingly precise presentation abilities Pilar. that book you are referencing is my favorite, by the way, bar none!
Abe: Let your blending be your dominant intent. You want to find alignment with who you are.
So, you deliberately conjure an emotion of well being. You deliberately conjure an emotion of friskiness and fun. And, you do such a good job of conjuring that and maintaining that that becomes your point of attraction. Meaning: by controlling your emotion you control your grid; and by controlling your grid it fills in with everything that is the vibrational match.
So, you become a conscious (mmm!) (Abe savors "conscious" visibly) deliberate rendezvous-er.
Abe: You see that's what creation always is; you rendezvous. You rendezvous with anything that is active in your vibration. That's really an interesting thing. And as you begin to notice that; as you notice how you were feeling before you rendezvoused with something wanted or unwanted then you are able to make that correlation. "I'm rendezvousing; Law of Attraction is the mechanism that causes the rendezvouses, but I am the rendezvous-er. And we want you to know that therefore, if you want to be a conscious rendezvous-er, then you've got to be a conscious controller (and we use that word softly), controller NOT of circumstances, controller not of events, controller not of others, controller of your emotion.
Feb 18, 2012 www.AbrahamLIVE.com copy write Abraham-Hicks Publications