The ART OF ALLOWING
by Abraham Hicks
Your Emotions are Your Guidance System
Your emotions tell you everything that you need to know about your state of allowing or of not allowing. In other words, when you feel positive emotion it means you are in vibrational harmony with your Source, and you are allowing the good things that you are wanting to come to you. It is that simple.
As You Are in a Place of Feeling Good, You are in a Place of Allowing Good.
When you feel that which you call positive emotion, such as joy or appreciation, or a feeling of love or well-being those feelings that make your heart sing, those exhilarating feelings, those feelings, whether it ranges from contentment to passion, those feelings that you would call good feelings, those feelings that you would wish for all people that you love, (and if you are very wise you would wish them for all people that you don't even know and maybe not love) as you are in that place of feeling good you are in the place of allowing. You are in the place of allowing what? Allowing Source Energy. Allowing connection with who you are. Allowing wellness. Allowing clarity. Allowing abundance of all things desired.
When you feel negative emotion, such as anger or fear or frustration or rage, even anxiety, those feelings of depression? when you feel that which you call negative emotion, what that always means is, for some reason, right now, you are not in the state of allowing. Allowing what? Allowing Source Energy, allowing clarity, allowing all that is good. You are, instead, in the state of resisting. You are in a vibrational state where, for whatever reason, you have found some reason to focus in a way that disallows the Pure, Positive Energy, the Source Energy, the Energy that creates worlds from flowing to you and through you in the way that you've intended it.
You Live in a Sea of Well-Being
What a magnificent Guidance System, your emotions. Not something that has to be translated by another. Not something that has to be written in a book and studied for years to be understood. It is right there within you in the moment.
Why Aren't More Using Their Guidance System?
So why aren't more people utilizing their Guidance System to hold themselves more often in a state of allowing the things that they want? Because you have become accustomed to the feeling of resistance, so much so that your Guidance System is sort of numb. It feels normal for many of you to feel a little ornery, or a little aggravated. In other words, you have become so accustomed to the feeling of resistance that you don't understand the Guidance System when it is there within you.
And because most of you have not been made aware of the process of Energy flowing, and how it feels as it flows through you, most of you have lost your place in your Creative Universe in terms of flowing Energy. You have become those, almost without exception, human beings who are charting the results of how you and others have flowed Energy. You have become post Energy studiers. You are looking at the manifestation, which is the result of how the Energy has been flowed, instead of being aware of how you're flowing in the moment.
Your Power is All In The Now
The only thing that matters is how you're flowing in the moment. Right now is where all of your power is. Right now you are either open and allowing your Life Force to flow or not and you can tell by the way you feel whether you are allowing or not.
You are receivers of Well-being in extraordinary fashion. You live in a sea, or an arena, of grace. Well-being is the sea that surrounds you. But sometimes, without meaning to, you can get focused upon a piece of something that somebody has manifested in their art of resistance, and as you focus upon it, and as you achieve vibrational harmony with it, you include it in your vibration, as well, and now you, too, are practicing resistance. How is that so? Because everything is about attraction.
Your Attention To It Includes It
When you look at something that you want and you give your attention to it by your attention to it you include it in your vibration. As you say yes to it, you include this thing that you want in your vibration. But when you see something that you do not want, and you shout no at it by your attention to it you include it in your vibration. In this Vibrational Universe, there is no such thing as no. Everything is yes. So when you see something wanted, it is yes. When you see something not wanted, it is yes.
You Know What is Wanted By seeing What Isn't
It is by your very objective nature, as you weigh the pros and the cons and the pluses and the minuses, that you keep including things that you don't want in your experience. "But Abraham, isn't that a logical thing? I thought you said that I'm here to examine the content of the Universe, and that out of this sea of contrast will be born rockets of desire? So how can I help but see those things not wanted?" That's right. You have to be able to see things not wanted. How would you know what is wanted without your awareness of what is not wanted?
Every Stick Has Two Opposite Ends
Every subject is two subjects. It's like a stick with two ends on it. On one end is what is wanted and on the other end is that which is not wanted. So when you pick up the stick that says wellness, you're also picking up the stick that says lack of wellness. When you pick up the stick that says abundance, you're also picking up the stick that says lack of abundance. Every possibility has two ends. "So how do I be in the place of allowing, when I pick up the stick that says abundance? How do I keep from picking up the other end of it that says, not enough?" And we say, that's where your Guidance System comes in. You can tell by the way you feel whether your propensity for vibration on a topic is one of resistance or one of allowing.
When you pick up the stick that says abundance, do you feel confident? Do you feel free? Do you feel glorious? Do you feel exhilarated? Or when you pick up the stick that says money, do you feel restriction? Do you feel shortage? Do you feel worried? Do you feel fear? Do you feel anger? What is the feeling that you hold when you activate the subject of dollars? Or of wellness, or of any subject?
Are You Selfish Enough To Feel Good?
Nothing Matters More than that I Feel Good
With much less effort than you have ever thought before, you can learn to bring yourself into vibrational harmony with Well-being at all times. But there's one thing that you have to decide before any of it will begin to make sense, or before anything that we are going to teach you here today will be able to be applied by you: You must be selfish enough that you are willing to feel good. You have to reach the place where you say, "Nothing matters more to me than that I feel good." Because until you are willing to actively work at feeling good, you're not going to know when you don't. Until you deliberately reach for the conscious feeling of the higher vibration, you won't be able to recognize the lower vibration.
You and the Cork are Naturally Buoyant
Imagine a cork bobbing up here on the surface of the water. On the surface of the water is where your natural vibration is: high, fast, pure. It all means the same. High, because there's no resistance, fast, because there's no resistance, pure, because there's no resistance. That's who you naturally are. Now take hold of that cork and hold it under the water. That's what negative emotion is. But, as soon as you let go of the cork, it floats right back to the surface.
And so, we're not here to teach you to raise your vibration, because your vibration is naturally raised. We're here to help distract you from the lower vibration. Jesus said, turn the other cheek, and that's exactly what he was talking about. Turn your attention from what holds your vibration in a lower place, and your vibration will naturally raise.
Meditation, the Practice of Allowing Well-Being
Many teachers, we are among them, teach meditation, because meditation, when you achieve it effectively, means you distract yourself from the physical stuff. It's like a withdrawal of consciousness when you are still awake. When you are asleep you withdraw consciousness too. But when you slumber and withdraw consciousness, your consciousness is not consciously aware of what it feels like to be in that higher vibration. But when you are awake and in a state of meditation, now you are consciously aware of what it feels like to be in that higher vibration. Which means, you will be more aware when your vibration dips.
Use Meditation as a Process to Allow Connection to Source Energy
Sometimes people say, "Abraham, is it normal for all hell to break loose in someone's life when they begin the meditation process?" And we say, yes, because what happens is you are bringing yourself to a place of heightened sensitivity, so that formerly achieved patterns of lower vibration are less comfortable to you.
There are other ways than meditation: Appreciation, a rampage of appreciation raises vibration. Listening to music that makes your heart sing raises vibration. Petting your cat raises vibration, or sitting and watching the river go by? Often you are in your highest states of connection to Source Energy while you are driving. It is the reason that there are fewer traffic accidents, because you are, as a mass consciousness, often more connected when you are driving. Something about the rhythm of the road, or the lack of something to focus upon.
Here is the process of meditation that if we were in your physical places we would utilize: Every day for 10 or 15 minutes, and not for much more than that, we would sit quietly by ourselves somewhere. Maybe under a tree, maybe in our car, maybe in the bathroom, someplace where we would not be interrupted.
We would do our best to shut down our physical senses. In other words, we would draw the curtains if it is bright. We would close our eyes. We would put ourselves in a place where there is not much sound. We really would not even play music. Some people play music, but even that can be distracting in nature. Something like the ticking of a clock, or the dripping of a faucet, or the trickling of a waterfall, something of that nature can be very soothing. And some music falls into that same category. But it must be something that does not stimulate thought.
And we would focus inward, even on our breathing. We would be consciously aware of air in, and we would be consciously aware of air out. We would concentrate on long breaths in, and we would concentrate on long breaths out. We would breathe air in, and when we thought it was all our lungs would hold, we would bring still more in. And when we think it is still all our lungs could hold we would breathe more air in. And then, at a place of full expansion of lungs, we would take a long, slow, delicious time to let the air out. And our intention would be nothing more than being in this moment, and being consciously aware of breathing. We would let it be our fullest responsibility. Not fixing breakfast, not combing hair, not wondering how someone is doing, not thinking about yesterday, not worrying about tomorrow, not focusing on anything in this moment except air in, and air out.
Now, during this process, within 2 or 3 days of doing it, you're going to begin to feel a detachment from your physical experience. A very common thing that you will feel is a sort of numbing sensation. Some describe that they cannot tell their toe from their nose. Some, if their eyes are closed, and we recommend that, may begin to see movement of light around under their eyelids, or even flashes of color.
There is no right or wrong in this process of meditation. There is nothing that you should be reaching for. This is a state of allowing. This is a state where, for just a few moments, you stop running the show. You stop trying to make anything happen. This is your time of allowing. This is your time when you are saying unto your maker, unto your Source Energy, unto your Inner Being, unto your God - whatever you're wanting to call it, this is your time of saying, "Here I be, in a state of allowing. And what am I allowing? I'm allowing Source Energy to flow purely through me."
15 minutes a day of that effort will change your life. Because it will put you in the state of allowing the Energy that is natural to you to flow. You'll feel better in the moment. You'll feel more energized when you come out of it.
You may spend 14 minutes before you achieve any state of detachment. You might not ever be consciously aware that you've achieved any state of detachment. It doesn't matter, you are making enormous progress as you allow yourself to be.
"Ask and it is given." Not, ask and get worthy? It is Ask and it is given. Ask and Allow
A big benefit that you'll notice, right away, is that things that you've been wanting will begin showing up. "Now, why is this? Abraham, I didn't sit and intend. I didn't sit and set goals. I didn't sit and clarify what I want. I didn't tell the Universe what I wanted. How come 15 minutes of just being will set those kinds of things in motion?" Because it has always been, ask and it is given. It has never been "ask and do something right and it is given". It has never been "ask and get worthy". It is ask and allow. Ask and allow.
And so, every day, you've been asking. You've been launching all kinds of intentions. You cannot live in your physical body, you cannot be part of this physical environment without endless desires being born within you. And as these desires are being born within you, the Universe is answering them. And now, because of your 15 minutes of allowing, whether you were petting the cat, or practicing your breathing, whether you were listening to a waterfall or listening to happy music, or whether you were on a rampage of appreciation, what happened, for that time of allowing, is, you set up within your vibrational auric field a vibration that, for the time, was not in the state of resisting the things that you've been asking for. And progress is made in that time.
Bring Your Guidance System Alive Again
"Well, Abraham, if I've been really negative for 50 years, is it going to take me 50 years to turn it around?" 15 minutes ought to do it. "In 15 minutes I can undo all of the disallowing that I've learned to do?" In 15 minutes you can allow, you don't have to undo anything. "Well, what if I've really developed habits of negativity? Is 15 minutes going to change that?" Probably not. But the next time you go to one of those negative thoughts, you're going to be more aware of it. Your Guidance System is going to say, "Hey!" You're going to feel your state of resistance in a keener way. Your Guidance System is going to be brought alive again so that you will be aware, probably for the first time in your life, of what you're doing with Energy.
Everything that happens to you is created by the Energy you are Summoning and Allowing (or not).
And that means everything. What you're doing with Energy is what you do. You do everything with Energy. You are Energy flowing beings. Everything that happens to you and everything that happens to everyone you know, happens because of the Energy that you are summoning and allowing, or not allowing. Everything is about that relationship with Energy. Everyone you know who is having every experience that you know is having it because of the focused desire that their life has brought to them, and the state of allowing or resistance that they are in at any moment.
You Could Release any Deadly Disease, Now
You could have every deadly disease known to man, and some they haven't even figured out yet, you could have them all in your body right now and tomorrow they could all be gone, if from one day to the next you learned how to allow the Energy to flow. We really are not encouraging those kinds of quantum leaps, they are a little uncomfortable. What we really are encouraging is every day being selfish enough to say: "Nothing is more important than that I feel good. And I'm going to find ways today. I'm going to begin my day by meditating and bringing myself into alignment with my Source Energy. And as I move through the day, I'm going to look for opportunities to appreciate, so that all day long I'll bring myself back into Source Energy.
"If there's an opportunity to praise, I'm going to praise. If there's an opportunity to criticize, I'm going to keep my mouth shut and try to meditate. If I feel like criticizing I'll say, here Kitty, Kitty, and I'll pet my cat til that feeling goes away." Within 30 days of mild effort, you can go from one of the most resistant people on the planet, to one of the least resistant people on the planet. And then those who are watching you will be amazed at the amount of manifestations that begin to occur in your physical experience.
Manifestations, On Other Side of Your Door
Open the door and allow your natural Well-being to Flow
If you could see an aerial view of your life, an aerial view, where we are seeing you, electrically, it's like you are standing here, and over there is a doorway, and on the other side of the door is lined up all of these things that you've been wanting. They're just leaning on the door, just waiting for you to open it. They've been there from the first moment you asked for them: Your lovers, your perfect mates, your perfect bodies, your perfect bodily conditions, all of the money that you could ever imagine ... all things that you've ever wanted.
Things little and big. Things that you would call extraordinary and significant, and things that you would call not very significant. Everything that you have ever identified that you wanted is lined up right outside that door. And in the moment that you open the door, all things wanted flow to you. And, then we will hold a seminar on how to deal with the manifestations, with all this stuff that is flowing in.
One of the most significant things that we are wanting you to realize is that you are not here about the manifestations. You are here about the feeling of Energy flowing through you. You are here to give birth to the desire. It is the desire that is alive within you that is everything. It is the desire that is alive within you that we are all about. But the manifestations are fun, too, aren't they?
Jeff - Feeling Good Now