Thursday, April 30, 2009

Abe: How to Attract Beauty

When you focus upon the beauty of something, ONLY, and you activate the beauty of it within YOU so that it and you are one vibration,

It doesn't matter how much it costs and it doesn't matter how much money you have. That's a non-issue, that's irrelevant, because there's nothing in YOU that isn't a match to IT.

Ooo that was big.

Asheville, NC 4-30-06

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Seth on Epidemics

Seth, The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events, Session 814

For now I would like to mention some other issues, involving the individual's connection either with natural disasters or with epidemics of one kind or another, that by definition concern large groups of people.

You form your own reality. If you are tired of having me stress that point, I can only say that I hope the repetition will serve to make you understand that the statement applies to the most minute and the most important of the events that you experience. Some people believe that they must be punished, and so they seek [out] unfortunate circumstances...

...People's thoughts and emotions always give clear clues whenever illness is involved, yet most people ignore such information. They censor their own thoughts.

Many therefore "fall prey" to epidemics of one kind or another because they want to, though they might deny this quite vigorously.

I am speaking particularly of epidemics that are less than deadly, though danger is involved. In your times, hospitals, you must realize, are important parts of the community. They provide a social as well as a medical service. Many people are simply lonely, or overworked. Some are rebelling against commonly held ideas of competition.

Flu epidemics become social excuses for much needed rest, therefore, and serve as face-saving devices so that the individuals can hide from themselves their inner difficulties. In a way, such epidemics provide their own kind of fellowship — giving common meeting grounds for those of disparate circumstances.

The [epidemics] serve as accepted states of illness, in which people are given an excuse for the rest or quiet self-examination they desperately need but do not feel entitled to otherwise.

Seth, The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events, Session 814

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Abe: To immunize, or not to Immunize? That is the Question.

Q: My dilemma is should I immunize, should I not immunize? You know, there's a fear factor that medicine puts out that "if you don't immunize you're going to get all this," and I haven't immunized my four-year-old and he's been the healthiest kid in his kindergarten class, but....

Abe: Well, you have to decide as an individual: what is your path of least resistance? In other words, if you really believe in the importance and value of immunization and you don't do it, then that's not the path of least resistance. There's no right or wrong answer in this. There are children who are immunized who are well, there are children who are not who are well. As you say, your past experience tends to haunt you. In other words, you worry about epidemics – they are immunizing people against smallpox now in the fear that there will be a...

Q: Sure, a mass....

Abe: ...germ warfare that is offered. And we say, more people will get sick as a result of the thought that is spreading about than from any disease that will ever come.

Q: Well, is there any way to any concise clarity? For example, I've investigated polio a little bit, and it was my understanding that statistics – statistics, you know, it's a funny thing. I mean, when you use percentages with statistics, you can say that polio was on the increase 100% and that just means four cases instead of two last year. Statistics can really....

Abe: Well, you see, if you were moving to a healthier and healthier and healthier and healthier population, then we would continue to enjoy conversations about disease control and immunization. But what we see happening is, as quickly as you find some vaccine or some methodology to quell or squelch some disease, a new disease...

Q: Sure.

Abe: ...never known to man pops up. In other words, resistance is going to show up in disease, and until you start treating resistance you will always have disease.

You see, it's sort of like wanting to contain the water in a vessel, and it is made of clay and so it gets a hole and you plug it up, and it gets another hole and you plug it up, and it gets another hole and you plug it up, and this is sort of what medicine is doing, it's just plugging up holes. And in the process it is making people feel less secure, not more secure; it is making them more of a vibrational match to disease, not less of a vibrational match to disease; and most importantly, it is sapping the joy out of their life. As humans have come to believe that the longevity of life is more important than the quality of life, then you find ways to keep yourselves alive for longer and longer periods of time under the [fear] that something could go wrong, and we are just not that sure that it is the best way of going about it.

If we were standing in physical shoes, we would be looking for the path of least resistance to believe in the self-healing qualities off our physical body. And we would not be promoting so much outside intervention because the outside intervention, as you just said, keeps squirreling around. Every time you turn around, they have a new idea about what is the best process for all of that, you see.

Q: Well, sure, and what you say actually parallels my thinking and my belief system, but what happens when I have to appease a spouse that's maybe not in the same place that I am and there's a little bit of of conflict there?

Abe: Then you find the path of least resistance. You say as you said to us: while it may not help, it will not harm. This is a non-issue, give the kid a shot.

In other words, find your path of least resistance within it. You can play both sides of that, and you play them equally well. You gave us the case history that said it is not necessary, and you gave us the case history that says it can be of value. In other words, there is no one path that is always right and one path that is always wrong. Your work is not about choosing the right action -– it is about finding the right way of feeling about it preceding any action.

And so the worst thing that any of you can do to yourselves is to do something that you believe is wrong. `Cause that's the worst case of contradicted energy, you see. So as you say....

Q: I'm laughing to myself because neutrality, which is what you're proposing, is -– sometimes I just want a yes or no. (Laughs.) But do you understand what I'm saying? You know, do it, don't do it, the immunizations -– they're not bad for you, they're not good for you, whatever....

Abe: All right. Do it, don't do it. (Laughter from audience.) Do it, don't do it. Do it, do it, do it, don't do it, do it, don't do it, do it, don't do it, do it, don't do it....

Q: I understand. (Laughter.) No, actually, I mean, I fully understand. It's just, you know, sometimes I want the Universe to say, "This is bad." But I understand, there is no bad, there is no good -– it's just whatever the hell you think it is.

Abe: Disallowing the well-being is bad. (Pause.) We thought you'd really like that.


Q: I do! I'm trying to be the devil's advocate....

Abe: Allowing well-being is good.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Seth on Susan Boyle

[Not really, but this is Seth on those with difficult life situations from birth, often genetic, saying that they set those as challenges in a previous life. I don't know about this. Maybe. It'd be nice, but... I don't know if I'm buying it. Personally, I think I'm going to call bullshit on this one.]

"Suppose the worst, that in this life you have the following background: you are poor, you are of a minority race, you are not intellectual, you are a woman, you have a severe physical defect and you are no beauty. Now you set these challenges for yourself in a so-called past life. This does not mean that you cannot use all of your courage and resolution to solve these problems. You set them in the hope that you will solve them. You did not set them like millstones about your neck, hoping ahead of time that you would drown.

All you have to do is realize your own freedom. You form the reality that you know, not esoterically, not symbolically, not philosophically. Some great oversoul doesn't form it for you — you cannot put the burden there, either. You have in the past, collectively and individually, blamed a god or a fate for the nature of your personal realities—those aspects, indeed that you did not like.

The personality is given the greatest gift of all; you get exactly what you want to get. You create from nothing the experience that is your own. If you do not like your experience, then look within yourself and change it. But realize also that you are responsible for your joys and triumphs, and that the energy to create any of these realities comes from the inner self. What you do with it is up to the individual personality."

(During break class members discussed fate and pre-destination.)

"Some evening I would like our lady over here to talk to me about predestination."

(Bernice M.: "I would like you to talk to me about it.")

"You are not 'programmed.' Nothing happens because it must happen. Every thought that you have now changes reality. Not only reality as you know it, but all reality. No act of yours predisposes a future self to act in a particular manner. There are banks of activity from which you can draw or choose not to draw."

(Bernice M.: "Do we make instantaneous decisions? For example, I was thinking of the Los Angeles earthquake today. A man walked out into the street and was killed by a falling brick. What made this one person in the entire building walk out?")

"This particular individual was quite aware of what would occur, on what you would call an unconscious basis. He was not predestined to die. He chose both the time, in your terms, and the method, for reasons of his own."

(Bernice M.: "Regardless of who chose, it was destined that he die.")

"It was not predestined. He chose. No one chose for him."

(Bernice M.: "But he had made the decision before.")

"Before when?"

(Bernice M.: "Before he was killed.")

"He knew that he was ready to go on to other spheres of activity. Unconsciously, he looked about for the means and chose those immediately available. This particular individual, three days earlier, had made the plan. There was no predestination involved. Because a tree branch falls, this does not mean that it was destined to fall in either the particular manner of its fall nor in the timing of the fall. There is a great difference between free choice and predestination."

(Jim H.: "Didn't you say earlier, referring to the woman who was born in a minority race, that here challenges had been set up by a previous personality, in our terms?")

"By the whole self."

(Jim H.: "The decision was made when that previous personality had returned to the whole self for a period of reevaluation?")

"You must realize, again, that we are speaking of divisions for convenience's sake, where none really exists. At the same "time," so to speak, that this personality is born into a minority race, in a completely different era it may be born rich, secure and aristocratic. It is searching out different methods of experience and expansion. Do you follow me?"

(Jim H.: "I understand. I thought you probably meant the challenges had been set up by the whole self.")

"Indeed. Remember, this is your entire identity of which we are speaking. It is only you who are presently aware of but one portion of it; and this portion you insist upon calling yourself. You are the self who makes these decisions."

(Bert C.: "What recourse would the poor individual who was born with all of these seemingly insurmountable handicaps have, were she to say consciously, at the ego level, 'I just don't want any of this. I would have much preferred to have been born aristocratic'?")

"The inner self realizes, however, that potentials are present that would not necessarily be present under other circumstances—abilities that can not only help the present personality but other individuals, and even society at large.

Your main point of contention is brought about by the emotional barriers that are caused by the difference in terms. It is as if you choose to work for a day in the slums. It would be ridiculous for you to choose to do this, and then say to yourself, 'Why did I choose to work in the slums? I would prefer to work on Fifth Avenue.'

You know the reason, and your entire identity knows the reason. You hide it from the present self simply to insure the fact that the present reality is not a pretended one.

A rich man who tries to be poor for a day to learn what poverty is learns little, because he cannot forget the wealth that is available to him. Though he eats the same poor fare as the poor man, and lives in the same poor house for a day—or for a year or five years—he knows he has his mansion to return to. So you hide these things from yourself so that you can relate. You forget your home so that you can return to it enriched.

Consciousness is not made up of balances so much as it is made up of exquisite imbalances, and the focus of awareness is to some degree the result of this state of excitability. In this state all elements are never known because new ones are always being created. I am not speaking of physical elements, but of the psychological characteristics of consciousness, for even those continually merge and change.

You are not now what you were ten minutes earlier. You are not the same being physically, psychologically, spiritually, or psychically, and ten minutes later you will be different again. To deny this is to try to force consciousness into some rigid form from which it cannot ever be freed, to apply rules to it that make a very neat psychological landscape."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Q to Abe: I want a foot.

Abe: And so what we're suggesting is that you decide with only one criteria in mind -- how does this beating of the drum feel? Is this life-giving? Does this feel good to me? And if it doesn't, put your sticks down right now. Sit on your hands for just a minute. In other words, do everything that you can to case the beating of this drum. Which means, first of all, STOP TALKING ABOUT IT. That's the very first thing that you can do -- stop talking about it. The next thing is stop thinking about it. But you can't stop thinking about something that you're thinking about because Law of Attraction says, "Think about this! Think about this! Think about this! Did you look at this?"

And so as you're sitting on your hands and determining that you're not going to think about it, the next logical thing is, well then what can I think about? And pick something that feels just a little better than that. And before you know it those thoughts will be so far distant, you will have left the beating of that drum so far behind that you will wonder why you ever beat that drum.

Q: But will that change the state of the amputated foot? Will that make the foot grow back?

Abe: Not now. Not in this moment. But we love this question because you've gone right to the heart of what most people ask: "If I follow this process that you are offering, will I then jump from where I don't want to be over to where I do want to be?" And what we want to say is no, not right now. And it shouldn't matter -- that's not the reason that we encouraged you to do it. The reason we encourage you to do it is because you're sucking the life out of yourself with this thought. Why not get a little life back right now? In other words, the answer is: you'll feel better right away, whether the foot grows back or not.

So the question that we'd like to put to you is do you want to be miserable without a foot or happy without a foot?

Q: I want a foot.

Abe: And if you will say, "That's not my criteria, Abraham. I want a foot. I want a foot. I want a foot. And if I can't have a foot then I'm going to be miserable." And we say, but if you're miserable because of this, now you're depriving yourself of this and this and this, until eventually you say, "I'm miserable without a foot, I'm miserable without any teeth, I'm miserable without any money, I'm miserable without a mate. I've pinched off all of my well-being off because I was fixating on this thing that I could not have."

And we say, if you could just try to be joyful anyway. Just try to make the best of where you are anyway. It is our promise to you that it just gets better and better and better and better and better. And it doesn't take very many like that before all kinds of means to provide all kinds of feet begin to come forth. And you say, "But it's not the kind of foot I wanted. This isn't the kind of foot that I wanted, it's a cumbersome foot." And we say just relax, keep making the best of it. The Universe has the capacity to yield to you such fantastic things that you can't hold the Universe hostage with your distorted bargains. You have to get in sync with well-being in order to live well-being. There are no holds barred here -- you have to say, "Joy is what matters, and I will find joy."

Abraham Hicks: Tarrytown, N.Y., 5/10/03B

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Abe on the Belief in Genetic Impossibility

Q: But what about genetics. Why are some crippled and messed up when they arrive? If I could find a way to change my expectation, then could I become taller at age 37? It doesn't bother me being this short now, as it did in the past, but could I change it if I had the desire to do so?

ABE: In that irritative mode you are LOCKED OFF. How about finding ways to prove to yourself that the universe is responding to you, but start with something small. And as you begin to diminish the number of times you do THAT THING THAT YOU DO then you will have absolute control over anything you want to change.

But as you express the desire-- you are really asking "could I do this IMPOSSIBLE thing?" and we say NO. When you desire to do something that you feel is impossible, you are wasting your time. To say I want it and I don't believe it is possible, is not a match. You must be a match to your desire with your BELIEF / EXPECTATION in order to allow it to come.

If you look around you will see evidence all over the place of people who are letting it in and people who are not letting it in. And what they are DOING DOING DOING doesn't have anything to do with what they are GETTING GETTING GETTING. It only matters how they are FEELING FEELING FEELING! SO GET THE STRUGGLE OUT OF THE EXPERIENCE!

When you realize that your life depends, that your very LIFE FORCE depends upon how you feel in any moment, then you will not be so willing to focus upon what feels bad. When you realize that every bit of attention you give to it, LOCKS you OFF.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Seth: Love specifies.

Seth, The Nature of the Psyche, Session 774 (hat tip to Mark Giese.)

Seth: Some people are naturally solitary. They want to live lone lives, and are content. Most, however, have a need for enduring, close relationships. These provide both a psychic and social framework for personal growth, understanding, and development. It is an easy enough matter to shout to the skies: "I love my fellow men," when on the other hand you form no strong, enduring relationship with others. It is easy to claim an equal love for all members of the species, but love itself requires an understanding that at your level of activity is based upon intimate experience. You cannot love someone you do not know-not unless you water down the definition of love so much that it becomes meaningless.

To love someone, you must appreciate how that person differs from yourself and from others. You must hold that person in mind so that to some extent love is a kind of meditation--a loving focus upon another individual. Once you experience that kind of love you can translate it into other terns. The love itself spreads out, expands, so that you can then see others in love's light.

Love is naturally creative and explorative-that is, you want to creatively explore the aspects of the beloved one. Even characteristics that would otherwise appear as faults attain a certain loving significance. They are accepted ---seen, and yet they make no difference. Because these are still attributes of the beloved one, even the seeming faults are redeemed. The beloved attains prominence over all others.

The span of a god's love can perhaps equally hold within its vision the existences of all individuals at one time in an infinite loving glance that beholds each person, seeing each with all his or her peculiar characteristics and tendencies. Such a god's glance would delight in each person's difference from each other person. This would not be a blanket love, a soupy porridge of a glance in which individuality melted, but a love based on a full understanding of each individual. The emotion of love brings you closest to an understanding of the nature of All That Is. Love incites dedication, commitment. It specifies. You cannot, therefore, honestly insist that you love humanity and all people equally if you do not love one other person. If you do not love yourself, it is quite difficult to love another.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Abe: Low Opinion of Self Hampers Strong Desires

Originally from a long ago online friend who transcribed his talk w/ Abraham from back in the days before the hotseat. Now from my personal archive:

"Your desire to excel is in strong contradiction with your belief in self.  Your opinion of yourself and your fantastic desires are colliding. So Eastern philosophy would say "Desire not", and you would come back into balance, and that would be right.  Abraham's philosophy says:  Little by little raise the vibration of your belief of self and you will come back into harmony.   That is just not a fast process. 

And a very wise teacher would say to you: "Do some of both", do your best to booster your appreciation of yourself, while you bring your desires in check a little bit so the extremes is not so debilitating. 

We would so some of all of that.  We would do everything in our power to soothe ourselves.  We would sleep more, we would float on the swimming pool more, we wold meditate some, not extreme, we would go to pleasant movies.  In another words, what we want to do, we want to somehow find a way, and we are certainly not in a position to grant you anything.  But if we could, we would like to give you permission to pamper yourself more, to soothe yourself more, to love yourself more, to appreciate yourself more, because that is so very much needed.

When you say "what is it, what is it that keeps me in pain from the faster achievement of my desires?", we say lack of appreciation of self.  Now, you could spend time trying to figure out how you got there, that's ALL COUNTERPRODUCTIVE, you see what we are getting at?

Hold these words with you for a couple of days and use them if they soothe and if they help:

Abraham which is a non-physical energy and certainly the energy at my core - has expressed to me their utter appreciation, ADORATION, and certainly respect for me, and if Abraham, clear and guided and sure as they are, can look at me at as I stand in my humble mess, as I see though my eyes, and they can assure me that I am doing very well, that I am loved beyond words to express, then may I should lighten up on myself a little bit and give myself a break here and there. 

We would think that if you can really hear us when we say: You're loved and you're known fully, and you're appreciated by this non-physical energy called Abraham, which is not different from energy that some called God, if that energy can see me as I am and ADORE ME WHOLLY, and I AM SOMEHOW WRONG IN NOT ADORING MYSELF TOO.

As you focus there and hold this words, it will help you."

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Seth: Class, Slavery, and the American Ideal

In those previous 'decadent' European centuries, a man's or a woman's worth was indisputably settled by the circumstances of birth. [The general consensus was] .... if God had wanted all men to be rich, he would have them all born in castles.

"When your country (United States) began its own saga, each individual was to be considered equal, regardless of birth. Many of these same people had been denied advantages in Europe. They were upstarts. What they did was establish equal starting lines for an incredible race in which each began with an equal position and then tried to outdo the other, freed of the class distinctions that had previously hampered them. Because there were few ground rules, and because it takes time to develop a culture, this rambunctious group set out to tame the continent, to show Europe that Americans could do Europe one better, without a king and without pomp.

"The founders of the country were still largely men of property, however, and of culture--the signers of your constitution, so they were also careful to provide leeway for the existence of slaves, who, not being considered fully human, need not be granted the rights of the constitution (with irony). They left suitable loopholes there.

"Now: in a fashion, FOR THE SAKE OF THIS DISCUSSION (underlined), the blacks as slaves partially represented the great creative, exuberant, unattached, unconscious powers that were to be restrained, at least for a while. Their belief in dreams, love of music and song, even a certain mystical feeling of connection with the land--these elements were allowed the Negroes only because they were not considered fully human. White men and women were not supposed to act like that.

"A person's sense of worth became connected with the acquisition of land, though to a lesser extent, even as it had in Europe. Later the acquisition of technology's objects became an added embellishment. A man proved his worth as he moved through the new society's levels--an exhilarating experience after centuries of a stratified society."

Seth, Book Five of the Personal Sessions, pages 185-186

Seth: You Create Your Body

Seth, The Nature of Personal Reality, Session 637 

Your body is the basic product of your creativity on a physical level. From its integrity all other constructions in your lifetime must come. Your greatest artistic endeavors must arise out of the soul-in-flesh (with hyphens). You create yourselves on a daily basis, changing your form according to the incalculable richness of your multitudinous abilities.

(Very positively:) So out of the soul's resplendent psychic richness do you spring with your free will and desire. You in turn create other living creatures. You also produce forms of art-fluid living constructs that you do not understand, in terms of societies and civilizations-and all of these flow through your alliance with flesh and blood.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Abe: Ask and It is Given- Well, that's Bullshit - Get Happy

This is a RT from @AnthonyJS and @Flavia_Joy from twitter. Too good to not post here:

More Abraham here.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter from Seth - Imagination is Real, Death is Not

Seth, The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events, Session 829, MARCH 22, 1978

Now: The animals do have imagination, regardless of your current thought. Yet man is so gifted that he directs his experience and forms his civilizations largely through the use of his imaginative abilities.

You do not understand this point clearly at all, but your social organizations, your governments—these are based upon imaginative principles. The basis of your most intimate experience, the framework behind all of your organized structures, rests upon a reality that is not considered valid by the very institutions that are formed through its auspices.

It is now nearing Easter and the yearly commemoration of what is considered historic fact: the [resurrection and] ascension of Christ into heaven. Untold millions have in one way or another commemorated that occasion through the centuries. Private lives have merged with public sentiment and religious fervor. There have been numberless village festivals, or intimate family gatherings, and church services performed on Easter Sundays now forgotten. There have been bloody wars fought on the same account, and private persecutions in which those who did not agree with one or another's religious dogmas were quite simply killed "for the good of their souls."

There have been spiritual rebirths and regenerations—and ungodly slaughter as well, as a result of the meaning of Easter. Blood and flesh have certainly been touched, then, and lives changed in that regard.

All of those religious and political structures that you certainly recognize as valid, arising from the "event" of Christ's ascension, existed—and do exist—because of an idea. The idea was the result of a spectacular act of the imagination that then leapt upon the historical landscape, highlighting all of the events of the time, so that they became illuminated indeed with a blessed and unearthly light.

The idea of man's survival of death was not new. The idea of a god's "descent" to earth was ancient. The old religious myths fit a different kind of people, however, and lasted for as many centuries in the past as Christianity has reached into the futures miraculous merging of imagination with historical time, however, became less and less synchronized, so that only r i t e s (spelled) remained and the old gods seized the imagination no longer. The time was ripe for Christianity.

(9:49.) Because man has not understood the characteristics of the world of imagination, he has thus far always insisted upon turning his myths into historical fact, for he considers the factual world alone as the real one. A man, literally of flesh and blood, must then prove beyond all doubt that each and every other [human being] survives death—by dying, of course, and then by rising, physically perceived, into heaven. Each man does survive death, and each woman (with quiet amusement), but only such a literal minded species would insist upon the physical death of a god man as "proof of the pudding."

(Intently:) Again, Christ was not crucified. The historical Christ, as he is thought of, was a man illuminated by psychic realities, touched with the infinite realization that any one given individual was, by virtue of his or her existence, a contact between All That Is and mankind.

Christ saw that in each person divinity and humanity met—and that man survived death by virtue of his existence within the divine. Without exception, all of the horrors connected with Christianity's name came from "following the letter rather than the spirit of the law," or by insistence upon literal interpretations—while the spiritual, imaginative concepts beneath were ignored.

Again, man directs his existence through the use of his imagination— a feat that does distinguish him from the animals. What connects people and separates them is the power of idea and the force of imagination. Patriotism, family loyalty, political affiliations—the ideas behind these have the greatest practical applications in yourworld. You project yourselves into time like children through freely imagining your growth. You instantly color physical experience and nature itself with the tints of your unique imaginative processes. Unless you think quite consistently—and deeply—the importance of the imagination quite escapes you, and yet it literally forms the world that you experience and the mass world in which you live.

SESSION 829, MARCH 22, 1978, The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Abe: An Artist Looking for Alternative Sources of Income Part 2

 Abraham : Albuquerque, N.M., 7/21/01 (cont. from yesterday)

Q: I've had some experience of that.

Abe: (Immediately:) Like what?

Q: Well (laughs -- laughter from audience), um... I got a check for $14,000 last December before the house payment was due, and (laughs)....

Abe: Get out of the chair! (Laughter from audience.) That was strong evidence, wasn't it?

Q: Yeah! Yeah! (More laughter.)

Abe: In other words, that was strong, strong, strong, strong, strong evidence, you see. That was really good evidence. Talk about that often. Regurgitate the feeling of that on a really regular basis. Yes. What else?

Q: (Laughing.) It was like the night before, you know? It was like, "How are we gonna make the house payment?" And then it was -– it's just that uneasiness before it.

Abe: Can you see how your life experience answered your question a thousand times better than any words that we've given you, if you just remember that experience? Have there been other experiences?

Q: Well, we just sold our house in a seller's market, and the buyers came and bid it up way over the asking price. (Laughter from audience.)

Abe: It is interesting how hard you hold to your limitations (laughter from audience) amid such evidence of well-being. (More laughter.) Well, we're playing with you because [what you do] is sort of habit -– in other words, it ties in to what we talking about earlier. You're just sort of committed to struggle, most of you, or committed to hacking out your own path. 

And so it's the same sort of thing. You have much reason to expect well-being to flow. Just practice that. And most significantly, catch yourself in the act of not expecting it and then laugh about it and reach for a thought that feels better, and watch how fast things begin to avalanche into your experience.

-– Abraham -– Albuquerque, N.M., 7/21/01

Friday, April 10, 2009

Abe: An Artist Looking for Alternative Sources of Income
Part 1

Abraham -– Albuquerque, N.M., 7/21/01

Q: I'm an artist, and I've been looking for a complementary source of income. And what I'm looking at doing is t....

Abe: (Interrupting) 'Complementary' meaning...?

Q: ...consistent -– so that I can, I'm doing my art work, and something that I can do alongside of it... that's lucrative and....

Abe: So you're sort of wanting to orchestrate the way in which your dollars flow rather than just opening and letting them roll in however they will?

Q: Yes. (Laughs. Laughter from audience.)

Abe: Here's the reason that you're doing it.

Q: Okay.

Abe: You've heard us say in lots of different ways today that when you have a desire that you believe, now you're in vibrational harmony with it, there's no resistance to your desire and so you allow it to be. And so we think that what you're saying is, "I have this desire and I can believe it coming in this way."

Q: Mm-hm.

Abe: But then again, if you really believed it, it would already be coming in this way. And so our question to you is: do you think that it is more believable that the Universe would yield to you the abundance that you're asking for without you specifying the path through which it comes or do you think that you need to specify the path through which it comes in order to believe it?

Q: I guess I'm having trouble seeing it....

Abe: Well, we know, because you keep thinking you need to justify the way it comes. We've been talking all day long and still almost none of you believe that if you ask it is given. (Laughter from Q and audience.) What you believe is "If I ask and then if I work really hard and if I offer this talent or if I go to school this long or if I get these marks on the chart or if I have this reward or if I go to work and give these hours or if I do this and do this and do this, if I suffer in this way or if I suffer in this way or if I deprive myself in this way, then it will come," and we say that's going about it the hard way. And so what would it take for you to believe that when you ask it is given? You know the only reason that you don't believe that when you ask it is given is because you've been asking and it's being given but you haven't been letting it in, so then you think that you've been asking and it isn't being given. (Q is laughing during this) But it isn't that you've asked and it isn't being given, it's that you've asked and it is being given and you haven't been letting it in.

Q: Well....

Abe: And you have to accept that. In other words, spend three days really remembering that. Spend three days really reminding yourself. Every time that you acknowledge something that you want and you acknowledge how long you've been asking for it and you acknowledge that it hasn't been happening, stop and say, "The reason that it hasn't been happening is because I've been doing that thing I do where I don't let it in." 

Q: And just go to the mailbox? (Laughs.)

Abe: Or whatever. An idea will come. Someone will suggest something, you'll follow through with it. A check will come in the mail that you did not even know was coming for some reason. In other words, all kinds of things happen, all kinds of things even beyond your ability to right now imagine, because the Universe has all kinds of eyes and information that you have forgotten about completely, you see.  (continued tomorrow)

Abraham -– Albuquerque, N.M., 7/21/01

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Abe: Be Happy for a Living

We encourage you to decide, as early in life as possible, that your dominant intent and reaosn for existance is to live happily ever after. That would be a very good career choice: to gravitate toward those activities and to embrace those desires that harmonize with your core intentions, which are freedom and growth and joy. Make a career out of living a happy life rather than trying to find work that will produce enough income that you can do the things with your money that will then make you happy. When feeling happy is of paramount importance to you and what you do "for a living" makes you happy you have found the best of all combinations.

Abraham: Money and the Law of Attraction

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Abe: Why Greater Creativity Trumps Bean Counting
Part 2

Q: I don't even balance my, I don't even keep track of my check book. I just have some sort of a guesstimate of what I think is available.

Abe: The bank is keeping track. (Laughter.)

Q: And that should be okay. And that's not causing any problems, then, as far as money and things flowing to me? It's just two different things.

Abe: Your guilt about it causes problems. The situation itself doesn't matter.

Q: Okay.

Abe: In other words, as you say, "I'm a bad person because I don't make my bed," then you better make your bed or get over thinking that you're a bad person because you don't.

Q: (Laughing, amazed:) How did you know? (Laughter.)

Abe: In other words, either make it or say it's all right that you don't, but don't keep yourself in that tension place, you see. Yes.

What we would do, if we were standing in your physical shoes, we would look for our own positive aspects. We would say, "I'm alive, I'm energetic, I'm enthusiastic about life. There is so much that I want to do. There are so many things that do attract me, there are so many things I'm interested in. And I'm taking a big bite out of life, and the things that matter do get my attention. Everything's percolating along just right, and I'm becoming more and more expansive. And at any time that I want, if it's really important, I can hire someone to deal with all of that stuff." And just relax.

Q: Awesome.

Abe: There are those who get out and live life, and there are those who stay home and clean their house. (Laughter.) And there are those that call one virtuous and one whimsical and irresponsible. And there are those like us that call it your choice in the way you live your life. You get to choose. Nobody else. The only thing that matters is your alignment between you and You. That's all, you see. So ease your own mind and bring yourself into alignment.

So later on, after you've really chilled out about this, and you have someone keeping your house and you have someone keeping your books, then you can say to us, "Well, Abraham, I guess it did matter because when I relaxed all of that came to me." But if -– five years from now, after you've chilled out and you're happier than you've ever been, and you still don't have anyone keeping your house and keeping your books -- then you can say, "Well, I guess I really didn't want that because it didn't happen." Because if you want it and you relax, it will happen. That's big.

No matter what it is -– if you really want it and if you get out of the way of it, it will happen. It must be. It is law. It can be no other way. It's the way this Universe is established, you see.

We did not find you confusing. We found you easy to read. We found the question within you clear. Do you feel the power of our answer? We're coming forth in response to the clarity of your desire. You're clear. (Laughter.) You're just confused because you think you're supposed to want what others want you to want.

They say, "Cleanliness is next to godliness." (Laughter.) And we say, think of this random Universe where everything is possible, and understand that the organizational skills belong to Law of Attraction. And if you will relax and allow LOA to do the organization, the managing, then you can spend your time doing the things that please you and that make things happen for you. Yes.

So next time someone asks you how you're doing on your checkbook, say, "Law of Attraction is managing my financial affairs." (Laughter.) "I have a financial manager." "Oh, really! Is he good?" "The best. God-like." (Laughter.)

Abraham-Hicks, Cincinnati, OH, 9/23/02

Abe: Why Greater Creativity Trumps Bean Counting
Part 1

Q: I was also dealing with some financial issues, and my bank accounts are disorganized – my personal account, my business account, money's going back and forth between those two; my personal and business credit cards, you know, it's like wherever I need the money from it's being pulled here to go there and being pulled here to go there. Is that related to this? I mean, is disorganization in this area causing me financial distress or are those just still not....

Abe: Well, we think the disorganization that you have been practicing is sort of evident there, but we do not think one is the cause of the other. We think that the way you feel about organizing is the cause of all of them. But here is the thing that we really want you to hear: are you making it work? In other words, do you have a sense of where the money is?

Q: I...not in a way that I could explain to the IRS. (Laughter.) But, yeah, I know where money is and which bank account has some in it at that moment and which one might need it later.

Abe: Well, if you ever needed to explain it, all of the records are there. In other words, money in and money out is not a difficult thing to explain. Even when you spend something on your credit card, there is a record of it. And so at any point that any reconciliation is necessary, it is there for you. The reason that we're playing with you here a little bit is because we want to soothe you into this place where you are no longer beating up on yourself for your organizational style.

And we would call it a style because it's sort of the way that you are moving, and the reason that we are not wanting you to all of a sudden begin to try to tighten up on yourself and shape up and do things in a more regimented way, in the way that would please someone else, is because creative juices very often are inhibited. In other words, sometimes there is a greater sacrifice to creative flow when you get all organized than when you just allow things to flow.

So the question that we are putting to you is: do your organizational skills, particularly the ones that are relating to money, cause you trauma? In other words, are you bouncing checks? Are you getting late notices? Are you financially behind things as a result of what some would call [irresponsibility]? Or are you managing in your style?

Q: Yes to both. I mean, it has caused me to end up bouncing a check or getting a late fee and things like that. And yeah, I think I've gotten to the point where that doesn't bother me.

Abe: Well, you see, this is hard for many to hear but when you get into this creative flow where you're asking and the Universe is yielding, you reach this place where you don't sweat the small stuff. And keeping track of what you did is a little bit of sweating the small stuff.

Now, we know your government requires it of you to a certain degree, we know that there are records and reconciliations that are required, but we have to say to you: far, far, far more importance is put upon that than we would if we were standing in your physical shoes because you spend your time doing things you do not want to do, get yourself out of snyc with the flow -– when you get in the flow, so much avalanches in that it becomes unimportant how it is managed. It's sort of like saying, "I have more money than I have any sensible use for, so now I don't have to keep such a close eye on my bank account."

Abraham-Hicks, Cincinnati, OH, 9/23/02

Seth: Give unto Caesar

Seth, Deleted Sessions, October 1977

Give unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's. That means the taxes. With all its evils and ignorances, Caesar's world allows framework in which artists, writers, garbage men, physicians and fools can exist... Fools have a right to exist. It does you little harm to help uphold their world.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Seth: You Can't Blame the Government

Seth, ESP classes

You add to society. You are not at its mercy. It is not something outside of yourselves; you are a part of it. Any time you speak or agree or disagree, you are a part of society, and you are contributing to change or to lack of change.

The same applies, of course, in political terms. You cannot blame 'the government' for anything, for that 'government' is a term that is meaningless. It applies to individuals. The individuals in your nation are reflecting your private behavior. You find it shocking. You cheat in your own ways. The leaders have a greater opportunity. You use self-justification in your small cheating, and they simply use more gigantic self-justification in their cheating, and in their activities you see spread across the newspaper for the world to see -- your own private acts, only this time, magnified.

Gold Rush

You cheat at your income taxes. You think it is funny. So you have a president who is a cheat and a liar! Then look to yourselves, for he is the reflection of what your nation has become -- one reflection -- one reflection only. There are better reflections, thank heaven!

For you are not all liars, and you are not all cheaters. And you lie in one area of your life and be truthful in another. But until you learn to recognize your own individuality, and to realize that you form your reality, you will place the blame upon others. At the same time, you will not be able to accept your own joy, or your own creativity.

© Rob and Laurel Butts

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Seth on Government Spending, Public Works, and Taxes

The Personal Sessions, Book 5, page 33-34 (Also known as the Deleted Sessions)

"Now: in your country, generally speaking, rich and poor alike are provided with a multitude of services--many of course that are taken for granted.

The rich cannot buy a better light bulb than the poor-though they may have chandeliers galore, and electricity flows in your country through the poorest and richest areas as well. The rich and poor alike are provided with fire protection and police protection. The rich do not have purer water than the poor. Rich and poor alike walk down the same city streets. The same street does not suddenly become gold beneath the foot of the rich man and woman-and pot-holes in city, state, or government roads are felt alike by the tires of the Cadillac and the lowly Volkswagen.

The sewer pipes carry away drainage from apartment houses and mansions and from trailers as well, eventually, and all of that must be paid for by the people.

When you were a young man in New York City, bringing in the cash, your paid your taxes without a qualm. After you and Ruburt met, you had little-enough money for some time, as you tried to find your way, and you had little taxes at all. You had enough to eat, and a warm apartment, so you were hardly deprived--either of you.
Though you paid little taxes, the fire and police protection were not withdrawn, and all of the services continued. Later it seemed that the two of you made your way alone almost as aliens in your society, couched only by your own joint courage and determination. Then, when you began to make decent money, you resented giving it to the government--for the reasons just given, and because the government, it seemed, was built upon beliefs with which you could find no accord. So why should you so support it, when all that you had achieved was gained in spite of your society?

Yet that government did indeed couch you, and now through your taxes you couch other younger people, who cannot contribute as yet. There is no doubt that the very wealthy abuse the system, and yet all in all it is a good one, couching the young while they learn, and is so doing, providing a basis from which new beliefs can indeed emerge.

There are many on the edge of the system who are being carried, of course, and who also misuse the privilege. Despite that, however, at a physical level, your money is turned to help others at one level, while your work allows you the freedom of creativity, and the PRIVILEGE of helping at a still higher level.

Ruburt rather good-naturedly appreciates being in the position of paying taxes, since his upbringing was at the taxpayers' expense. I know you understand this-but carried to the extreme, that resentment would allow you barely enough to live on, and you actually would refuse to make money, because you so resent the high taxes connected with a good living. Yet financial security is important to both of you, because it allows you the freedom to create as you choose, and to follow this path. Yet remember that for all of its failings, your peace of mind is also the result of the American services that were available when you did not have much money, as they are now.

© Rob and Laurel Butts

Thursday, April 2, 2009

"Give them a break" - Abe on Obama-McCain & Financial Crisis

"This man and This man is not not responsible for your well-being. You are responsible for your well-bing. Give them a break."

Abe: The Economy is the Exchange of Human Energy

Do you know this extraordinary monetary boom that is happening around the computer industry was set into motion by fewer than ten people. And now millions of you are reaping the financial rewards from the momentum that they established because they got off to themselves and allowed themselves to imagine something that currently did not exist in reality. And the economic benefit has been extraordinary. Some of them are not even part of the economic benefit, because they had a habit of thought about dollars that doesn't allow that part of it to flow to them.

What is the economy anyway? The economy is the exchange of human energy. We did not say the exchange of human activity. The economy is the exchange of human energy, and it will expand or shrink depending upon the intent or desire of the masses. So think about what's happening. Billions of people on this planet banging around with each other giving birth to constant new desire. And remember, ask and it is given. So the nonphysical is answering that desire and a very small percentage of you are in a place of allowing the desire to flow. Everyone could receive it, in other words the universe has the capacity to expand to could all be billionaires, every one of you. Every person on the planet. Because the universe has the capacity to expand to meet that, you see. But there are not that many that are asking. And there are even fewer that are answering. You get a sense of how this works?

Abraham, San Francisco Workshop, 2/20-1/99

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Atlas Envisioned, actually. (Abraham)

[I will attempt to continue with the economic theme until April 15th. Here we have Abe extolling the Visionaries as the impetus for the Economy - before the first dotcom crash and the first LTCM hedge fund derivative debacle.]

The visionaries are the reason for the massive employment in your world and the high economy. You don't meet them every day because they're not out there in the trenches. They usually don't have their sleeves rolled up, and they are usually not mixing among the others. They're meeting on islands. They are living the good life. They are connected to Energy Stream. They are visionaries. They are the reason that your technology is where it is. Are they scientists? No. Are they the mathematicians? No. Are they the bricklayers? No. All of those magnificent beings are an important part of the co-creative mix. Every one of them is as important as any other, even as important as the visionary himself. But the visionary is the one who holds the hope or the idea and believes it so much that he holds a guiding light that Law of Attraction can actualize around.

Is it possible to be the visionary and the actionary of your own life? Not only possible, it's the way most of you intended it to be. It's the best of all worlds. What can be more exhilarating than to find a dream from the contrast, to fixate on the dream and let it give you pleasure as it grows, and then to watch Law of Attraction bring it into manifestation while you help with your action? Does it get any better than that? You didn't think so as you made the decision to come forth into these physical bodies. You said, "This is the best time in all eternity for a Creator to Create."

Abraham - Kansas City, KS, G-9/27/98