In 2004 I was given a few cassette tapes of the Abraham Hicks teachings. I’d actually listened briefly to one recording 8 years earlier and at that time I was not attracted to this material. How different was my response in the early 2000’s ! Somehow I acqiured a few more tapes, subscribed to the tape a month program from the Abraham-Hicks office, decided to listen wherever I drove. Those first three years I listened intensely. That flow of information stirred me, lifted my spirits: I was thrilled to be learning a new way of perceiving, feel its possibility to change my life.
I have seen individuals who attend meetings quite often to listen or view Abraham material and then appear not to get very far with it. It is not uncommon to hear them continue to point out what they do not like, put themselves down, talk about how they struggle– you get the idea. We all are attracted by “Get what I want” results that Abraham promises.
Of course we enjoy being around a person who is upbeat and lively. It is easier to feel good ourselves when in the company of someone behaving that way. Natural. Common Experience. Is that enough for you or do you want to be able to feel good when that person is away on vacation? 🙂
The magic comes when habits of thought are changed. That is how an eager Abe enthusiast can become a vibration match to what is wanted.
Current scientists such as Dr Joe Dispenza discussing neuroplasticity tell us that the process of growth involves physically building new neural pathways. In the last number of years Abraham has used the metaphor “Lay new pipes”. Abraham told the story –Esther Hick’s property had a problem with a swimming pool that was difficult to maintain. It had served for many years and the pipes to get fresh water into it where terribly clogged. Rather than pull up the clogged pipes the staff laid new ones. That way the flow was easy to restore.
To gain in mastery here is what I recommend:
Take time each morning to appreciate what you can. You can do this after a brief meditation or instead of one.
In my case I began appreciating in the morning and as frequently as I could remember. Many years have passed and I am still at it. The results I write about spring from this base, from where I vibrate.
Repeatedly Abraham has recommended to take time to put attention on thoughts you want to be thinking as you are waking each morning. Is the bed really comfortable? Do you anticipate seeing people you enjoy? Do you recall that lovely compliment someone offered you recently… or ten years ago?
Here are some of mine– each makes me feel good to think about:
- I misplaced a book, looked, rested and then recalled where it was. So satisfying!
- Many sweet planties sit on my landing quietly reaching for the sky and growing, awaiting a gardening session when they will go in the ground. I love them!
- I love how comfy I feel in my contemplation corner, books, notebooks, candles, quiet
- This week someone approached me– told a story of how she has observed me for years “walking my talk” and asked if I would work with her privately.
Focus on what feels good to think about, what you love in the world.
I smiled when in the last week I heard Marianne Williamson online suggest first thing in the morning putting attention on the good flowing to you and through you. Synchronistic wisdom!
Once you get yourself oriented early in the day to appreciating it may readily follow that you notice the good around you as you proceed– and more and more. more often one looks, the more one finds. Bit by bit I marshal the power — embody this– see more good in this dear world– shift our perceptive filter .
Take Away to Readers —
Yes seek inspiration, yes read, yes listen and view. Then gain greater benefits by applying what you hear. To get the pay offs experiment with looking at your life differently. Shape your mind and filter what is observed — action plan for lemonade stand — actively appreciate to make something with those lemons.
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 Dispenza, Dr Joe, You are the Placebo, (Carlsbad, CA : Hay House, Inc, 2014), 66