Thanks to a P.I. friend for this:
Here is a bit of a fun question. Do you know what Abe says about things like: "Can people bend objects with their mind? Can people levitate? Can they create an object out of thin air? Can they bilocate?"
I have never heard what Abe has to say on these types of "miracles" and was curious about their take on it.
Do you know anything on this?
I'm not at home in Orlando right now where I have access to my trusty Abraham quotebook that I've compiled over a few years, so I'm flying by the seat of my pants. It's a good question, and I'll give it a shot.
Yes, people can do those unusual things if that is their deep desire and if they can line up with it via their thoughts. They would need to believe that those things are possible and happily anticipate doing them without becoming frustrated in the early stages of trying to achieve them, which is just like anything else that people want to accomplish.
Abraham has said repeatedly, "There is nothing that you cannot be, do, or have," so that must certainly include levitation, bilocation, etc.
Someone has asked Abraham, "What if I wanted to jump off the roof and fly in the air? Could I accomplish that?" Abraham replied to the effect that people desired that for a long time and created an easy way of doing that. It's called traveling by airplaine.
Perhaps we could look at bending objects with the mind similarly. People wanted to bend objects, so they created metal tools to do it easily. People wanted to have the sensation of rising effortlessly in the air; they created hot air balloons. People wanted to be in more than one place at a time, so they created television. People wanted to create objects out of thin air, so they instituted Parcel Post.
That last one's a bit of a stretch, but the theme here is that it's easier (although not impossible) in this time-space reality to create via working within the laws of physics than it is to create without it. A desire, for instance, to fly gave way to inspired ideas about aerodynamics and eventually to the easy air travel that is accessible these days.
Then the question becomes: which is really more of a miracle -- coming up with the templates of tools that everyone can use, or bending objects with one's mind? Creating the first hot air balloon for many people to enjoy, or levitating? Bilocating or inventing television?
If there's a central message of Abraham, it's that we have power through our mental focus to create our lives the way we want. If other people have similar desires and are focusing in similar ways, we're more likely to see technological marvels that affect everyone rather than individual marvels that merely amaze.