In my experience, it is valuable to read Abraham or listen to workshop CD's because I attune to Abe's lovely vibration. Even if I have a book and haven't read it, the vibration is in my experience and ready for me when the time is right. I had this book for awhile and one night I was getting ready for bed and had the thought that it was time for me to read it. The timing is perfect because of circumstances which are causing me to ask for new ways to think about them. I savor Abe's words and read a little bit almost every night before I go to bed. I say, "Ok, Abe. I'm ready for the next step in remembering deliberate creating." And then I read and find a great new technique or way of thinking that uplifts my spirits.
For example, Abraham advises us to look for the positive aspect in anything we are paying attention to -- especially if it is something we are not wanting and it's right in front of our face. If we focus on the positive aspect, conditions will improve.
I really enjoy turning my thinking around and Abraham offers many ways to find the gold gleaming in unwanted conditions. Here's one way that I use to see the positive in the midst of negative emotions:
When you feel negative emotions about anything, it always means that you have a desire that has been born from your personal life experience, that you are, right now, opposing with other thoughts. ~Abraham-Hicks, Money and the Law of Attraction, p. 73.
Here are the steps I go through in my thinking:
1. The gold for me is to remember that I'm having that negative feeling because I have a strong desire.
2. I remind myself that my desires are met instantly. They are real. They are answered.
3. I remind myself that the negative feelings are coming from a thought and it is only a thought. I chose it. I can change it.
4. Then I think about what it is I want at this point and ask for it. Usually the negative feeling comes from an old way of thinking that I can't have what I want. I know now that I can have it. Each time I make the new choice I change my point of attraction!
5. I usually feel relief from those steps because I've worked with these concepts enough that I know they are true. If I still feel negative feelings I use other tools to bring relief depending on what I feel would work best. Here are a few of them:
~keep repeating steps 1 to 4 -- each time I am changing the pattern.
~distract myself with books or DVDs
~use the Emotional Freedom Technique
~call Unity prayer line - very Abishlike, positive prayer. 1-800-669-7729.
~go outside to be with nature
~talk to Abe or my Inner Being and then listen. They always answer very quickly.
~use my version of the placemat process, giving my feelings, desires, and intentions to the Manager, Abraham, or my Inner Being
~ask my Inner Being how it would view the situation or ask what to do to feel better. The answer comes from within.
~write or think about things I appreciate
These tools and processes work to change my thinking. I feel better and that's the important thing. The other part is that it allows me to accept the good that's jumping up and down in it's desire to come into my life. Welcome to all that goodness!
99 percent of every creation is complete before there is any physical evidence.
It doesn't matter what thing you've done, it only matters what thing you do -- because you can't resist in the past tense, you can only resist in the powerful Now. You might have started a pattern before and you might be continuing a pattern, but it's the doing now not the 'have done' that matters.
Abraham-Hicks, Cincinnati, OH, 7/7/01
Q: And there are other times when I focus on something, raise my vibration, see it happening -- imaging -- and it doesn't come to me. And is that because I'm coming from not having it?
Abe: Well, when you see it and it comes instantly, it means what you see and how you feel and how you vibrate [are] already there. But when you are working to raise your vibration and it's still not coming, it means there's still something stuck in your craw. And what it always is, is a keener awareness of what is than of what's coming. And that's why -- we really want you all to hear this, it will soothe so much and bring so many things that you've been wanting for so long so quickly into your experience -- if you can find a way of tweaking your perception into loving where you are anyway. And people worry about that --
Abraham-Hicks, Sedona, AZ, 8/28/04
Thank you Esther and Jerry. Thank you, Abraham!
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