Sunday, May 30, 2010

What if You Enjoy Violent Movies?

Abraham-Hicks,  St. Petersburg, FL 03-13-94

Guest: Judging what we're creating and what we're doing about thinking and feeling and that, if it feels right and feels good inside, then you're creating in a way that's for your, you know, your greater benefit. Like an example of, like...last night I went home, I was watching Rambo on TV which isn't a very enlightened movie, but I enjoyed it; I really enjoyed the action and what was happening. And so, it makes me wonder, are there things that...and there's other things that I do in my life that I think, "This isn't a very enlightened thing to do," but, I feel good doing it.

Abraham: Rather than evaluating whether it's enlightened or not, evaluate how it feels. In other words, as you're watching Rambo, you could be concentrating upon the agility of his body, you could be concentrating upon his ability to get done what he has intended to get done. You could be concentrating upon his passion for his work. In other words, within everything, there are positive and negative aspects, and if you are feeling good, as connected to the Nonphysical Energy as you are, then that means that you are looking at the aspects of it -- in other words, did you feel more powerful as you watched it?

Guest: You know, those things that you said rang true. It was like getting something accomplished, of doing something that was difficult to do, and you know, making it happen is what...

Abraham: And there is another part of you that knows that all of that stuff that is offered, any blood that you see, is not real. In other words, you are accepting it as a game. That's why we say, if you're watching a horror movie and it horrifies you, then you are vibrationally allowing something you do not want. If you're watching a comedy, and it horrifies you, or if you're watching a comedy and it amuses you -- in other can't judge anything at face value. The emotion that it evokes from you is your indicator of where you are vibrating relative to it, you see. Were there any parts of the movie that bothered you?

GUEST: I don't think so, no. There were parts that made me feel apprehensive, although I've seen it two or three times. But it was, you know, the parts that made me feel like a little bit scared...

Abraham: And so, as you felt that negative contrast, you quickly, particularly because you'd seen it before, were able to focus upon the positive outcome or at least...

Guest: It was going to work out. He was going to get a release from the prison and all that.

Abraham: All is well there. In other words, it is never appropriate to throw a blanket over anything, and call it all the same. Sometimes someone will have read a book and they will say to us, "Well, Abraham, what do you think about the book?" And we say, "Which part of it are you talking about?"

In other words, it's not what we think about the book that is important to you, it's how you felt about the book that is important to you. You see what we are getting at? It's "What did that book trigger in me in terms of wanting and in terms of my awareness of where I am relative to what I'm wanting?" That's the only thing that's important about anything.

So, could we put films of a violent nature all in one category? We couldn't, could we? In other words, here is a film, that by many standards, is considered to be very violent and yet, you, a connected being, sat and actually enjoyed it. Where there could be a movie of another nature where there is some sinister plot or...

The movies that Esther has a very difficult time watching, now, are the ones that are more what are based on actual reality, where there's someone constantly putting down someone, where she's watching the diminishment of the spirit taking place. Where people are just being rude to each other, and she sees that constant whittling of self-respect. And those movies are much more difficult for Esther to watch than movies of the pretense of violence. Well, it is an undertone of self disempowerment. In other words, most things are sort of projected toward that, because people do not feel very powerful.

But the thing that we want to remind you is that there can be a tendency to want to condemn the media or condemn the agencies that produce the films, condemn the networks for what they are showing you, when what they are doing is responding to the mass consciousness of your population. In other words, they are giving you what you are vibrationally asking for, and the way they evaluate what you're asking for is by what you watch. It is all dollar motivated but, it is actually very well organized and in harmony with the true intent of people. In other words, you're all getting exactly what you deserve, and we do not mean that in a judgmental sense. We mean vibrationally; [what] you are attracting.

So what we talk about in these gatherings is, "Do I want to be part of mass consciousness? Do I want to be one who receives the results of what mass consciousness is vibrating -- or do I choose to be a more individual vibrator? Do I choose to think for myself, or am I going to be programmed to my thinking by what is being offered?"

Well, that goes back to the very first thing we said yesterday, or one of the first things, and that is, most people are responding to conditions. So they watch something which causes them to vibrationally respond which causes them to emit another vibration which attracts another television program just like it. But then there are few of you who are not pleased by that, and as you're not pleased by it, or a lot of you that are not pleased by it, what do you do? You still talk about what you're not pleased by, so what does that do? That creates more of it, too. But then, there are even a fewer of you who are not pleased by it who have the foresight to understand what would please you, who actually spend time finding that feeling place -- and you attract some of those uplifting, delightful depictions of physical experience that actually do empower and uplift the masses who see it, you see?

What is your work? Is your work to fix a broken world? The world isn't broken, friends. It is an extraordinary, rather well-balanced arena of creating which contains enough contrast to stimulate your awareness of what is wanted. So, as you realize that it isn't broken and you realize that your work is to find your connection to the pure Energy that created it to begin with, your work is to allow the Energy to flow through you as you hold objects of attention -- then you are the extension of that creator.

© Abraham-Hicks Publications

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Value of Not Taking Sides

Abraham-G-Series  9-27-92

Abraham: You said you still cannot see someone hurting someone and feel good about it. Now we are wanting to give you something which will broaden your awareness here, when you see someone hurting someone your tendency all of your tendency is to right away take sides. In other words the one that is being hurt you feel one way about,while the one who is hurting the other one you feel quite a different way about, and yet the one who is hurting the other, is hurting too.  In other words, whenever you see doing something like that what you must acknowledge is that this is a disconnected person that you are seeing. And a disconnected person is a person who is in pain.

In other words, whether you call it anger or fear or guilt or loneliness or frustration, that disconnectedness when it is that strong is a very strong discomfort. And so as we acknowledge something like that happening, we acknowledge that that the perpetrator of the crime so to speak is disconnected and we acknowledge him as wanting to be connected. In other words his overt behaviour is an attempt to try to bring some balance into his experience, he is just going about in a way that will not help.

Now let us tell you why what we do can be of value, while what most of you do is not so much of value. As we see the author of the pain who is in pain as a disconnected being and then we give our full attention to who he really is and what he really wants, that's the way we stay in a Pure Positive Place. Because we don't address the lack of the situation and because we don't address the lack of the situation, we don't become those who perpetuate more of it. Where you, and it is very natural very common thing, but as you see him as doing something wrong and therefore you are pushing against him - then you get disconnected by your attention to it - you have no pure positive energy that you can offer to it and you become part of the stream of consciousness that keeps purporting and adding too more of that sort of disconnected behaviour.

© Abraham Hicks Publications

Gratitude Can Be Laced With Lack

Abraham-Hicks, Alaska Cruise, 2008 CD5

Sometimes there are long-standing feelings of gratitude within people that trip them up, because when you feel grateful you are looking right at the problem that you overcome.

So when you feel gratitude because someone pulled you out of poverty, or you feel gratitude because someone liberated you in some way, that very gratitude is laced with the vibration of overcoming something unwanted and it is responsible for some sticking stuff in your vibration.

Gratitude leans resistance-ways, appreciation leans allowing-way.

In other words, they are two very different vibrations.

© Abraham-Hicks Publications

Thursday, May 20, 2010

ACIM Perspective on Leadership and Mass Projections

Blogger's Note: A change of pace. I don't usually deal with reposts or ACIM here, but I'm making an exception for these takes on the theme of Leadership because they are just that good:

“If you make me your authority,”
said the Master to a starry-eyed disciple,
“you harm yourself because you refuse to see things for yourself.”

“And you harm me too,
because you refuse to see me
as I am.” 

This is a phenomenon all leaders recognize—the pain of not being seen as they truly are. They become a projection screen for resentment of the despised traits that followers don’t want to acknowledge in themselves; and for the qualities of grace and divinity that followers also don’t want to claim in themselves.

I cringe to think of how it would feel to be President. Half the country hates him with a hot vitriol and sends curses his way regularly. No doubt he receives them and feels the effects, whether or not he reads the newspapers. The other half thinks of him as far better than he is, a paragon of courage, compassion, and vision that has never been evident in his personality in the past. Those projected qualities are the very qualities that have been disowned by those who want their leader to be what they, themselves, dare not to be.

Either way, the President is in an unenviable position.  Few—and I include myself in this—see him as he truly is, a flawed human with a fearful ego and a Divine and perfect Self, doing the best he can under the burden of the constant heavy storm of the projections of the world.

Leaders as projection screens can be useful for us, if we’re willing to do the work of taking back our projections and looking at them as disowned parts of ourselves. Right now the country is so polarized that we probably only have to take back our negative projections or our positive projections—in the case of the President, we probably don’t have both. It’s not a pretty picture.

If you don’t see the President as courageous, compassionate, and visionary, then think of someone you do see that way. That person is who you are, or who you are becoming. You wouldn’t see those qualities if they didn’t already exist in you. Is it possible you can acknowledge those qualities in yourself, and give the admired person a break? Admiration is a heavy burden.

“Seek not outside yourself. For it will fail, and you will weep each time an idol falls.” (T-#573/617-29.VII.1)

Whoever we insist on putting on a pedestal will inevitably fall off. Then we weep, we feel betrayed, we feel abandoned, we lose faith in our ability to judge who is worthy of a pedestal. You are worthy of a pedestal! Not the kind that puts you above others for them to worship and/or hate, but the pedestal you have always previously reserved for those you see as better, more capable, more spiritual, more accomplished, more successful…in other words, “the one you gave the leader’s role.”

“You hate the one you gave the leader’s role when you would have it, and you hate as well his not assuming it at times you want to let the follower in you arise, and give away the role of leadership. And this is what you made your brother for, and learned to think that this his purpose is. Unless he serves it, he has not fulfilled the function that was given him by you. And thus he merits death, because he has no purpose and no usefulness to you.” (T-#603/649-31.II.4)

Perhaps it’s time each of us took back the leader’s role and let our brothers and sisters fulfill the function given to them by God, rather than the one we give them. Perhaps it’s time we accept our true function.

Salvation is my only function here. 

My function here is to forgive the world for all the errors I have made. For thus am I released from them with all the world.

( I don't remember where I found this. It was off the internet, around 2004, probably off an ACIM site. If you know, contact me so I can make proper attribution.)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hold Yourself on the Brink of Appreciation

Abraham-Hicks, San Antonio, TX 4/19/08

You're in charge of your vibration. And when you get that, you will finally, maybe for the first time ever, but once and for all, be FREE!

When you get it that the way you feel is ONLY about your attention to some subject, then you are free.

Esther said to Jerry the other day, "I'm on the brink of discomfort over something. I have a sort of edginess. Let's go for a walk, or let's sit and meditate. I want to shake this off. I'm on the brink of discomfort."

And then she said, "I want to be on the brink of appreciation! That's the brink I want to be on. I know I can't hold myself in off the wall appreciation and enthusiasm for ever more. But I can sure hang around in the vacinity of appreciation. I'm going to reach for thoughts that hold me on the brink of appreciation, so that any moment, I could slip right over into appreciation. I don't want to be on the brink of a nervous breakdown. I'm on the brink. (pause) I'm on the brink of a nervous breakdown, and you are probably going to be the one that puts me over the edge!"

We want you to be on the brink of appreciation, and "You are probably going to be the one who puts me over the edge!"

And when you get hanging around on the brink of appreciation, all kinds of wonderful things happen.

© Abraham-Hicks Publications

Thursday, May 13, 2010

It Doesn't Work Unless You Work It!

Abraham,  San Antonio, TX 4/18/09

What's tripping you up is, you meet with people who are easy to coax into the vortex, so they get results. And you meet with people who aren't easy to coax into the vortex, so they don't get results. And then you say, "This work, it doesn't work!"

And we say, "It doesn't work unless you work it!"

If you don't get that you are a vibrational being, and you don't pay attention to your emotions and figure out how to cause a merging of the vibration of your being, then you are right, you won't get that leverage.

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A person inside the vortex is more powerful than a million outside. A leader in the vortex, working with the Laws of the Universe, is an effective leader. And leaders outside the vortex are working really hard and just banging around and not much is happening.

So we agree with you conceptually that the presentation we offer is not difficult to get your thoughts around. We also acknowledge that most of you have been offering enough thoughts that are vibrationally divergent from who you are and what you want, that it takes some time and some effort to show yourself what like can be like inside the vortex.

© Abraham Hicks Publications

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I'm Only Sleeping

Abraham, Philadelphia, PA - G-5/13/02 

When you sleep you withdraw your consciousness, so you deactivate the vibrations that were keeping you wherever they were keeping you. So the cells of your body are actually able to regenerate more powerfully when your conscious mechanism is slumbering, than when awake—unless, you are feeling good. 

Your optimum experience is to be awake and exhilarated. Your next optimum experience is to be asleep. Your least optimum experience is to be awake and worried, or fearful about something.

We see a lot of people sleeping because they’re bored, or because it’s the only way that they can give themselves any break from the exhaustion that they are feeling. But if you understand that exhaustion is not about what you’re doing; it’s not about being awake—it’s about resistance—then you begin to understand that the less resistance there is, the less sleep you need. So don’t feel guilty about how much sleep you’re getting, or not getting. We would make sleep a non-issue—and make connection to Source our dominant goal. 

© Abraham-Hicks Publications

Monday, May 10, 2010

Seth: The Man in the Mirror

Seth, Book 8 of The Early Sessions, Session 334

Seth: Now. If you paint a picture, its overall quality comes from the inner atmosphere of your being. In the same manner, you create your physical image and your world. If anything in that physical image or world needs changing, the change must first be made in the atmosphere of the inner self. For this projection of inner into outer is automatic. Understanding the processes involved is of great benefit. The physical self seems to react to physical stimuli.

Actually, of course, it is reacting to its own reality, projected outward. The objects in the physical universe are but symbols to express other realities existing within private realms. The inner will always be projected outward within your system.

If, for example, a letter comes to you bearing good news, and you react to the letter with high spirits, then you should understand that the high spirits existed first, and created the materialization of the letter within the physical systems, through the multilayered and complicated reactions that bind together the physical system. If an annoying letter arrives and you react to it negatively, the negative quality preceded the letter and caused it to materialize in your system.

Now you do not force someone to write such a letter, you see. You broadcast the negative feelings, which were then picked up by whomever was ready to receive them, for their own purposes. I cannot emphasize too strongly that this is automatic. I do not want to put it in such a way that it is oversimplified.

Neither do I want it to get too involved in too many complications. The intensity of the inner feeling is the dominating factor here. A sudden but intense feeling of hatred or resentment or fear may cause tragic physical circumstances, for example.

A sudden and intense exaltation, however, will have the same immediate and literally astounding but opposite physical effect. That is, pure joy, even of brief duration, can literally change the direction of a life. Between these extremes lie all the other colors and hues of inner feeling.

A variety of poor or negative feelings, however, of fairly low intensity, can add up to a general negative emotional climate, which projects itself outward into physical reality.

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These negative feelings will be translated in physical terms. It does you little good to know that physical symptoms or inadequate physical surroundings are symbolic unless you realize that the inner situation can be changed.

Now it appears to you that a difference is worked when you exchange a poor physical symbol for a constructive one. The change of course comes before this in the inner self.

The physical being simply uses the physical system as a checking board. It must be realized that the physical conditions are not (underlined) permanent, but ever-changing.

To imagine otherwise is to become hypnotized by the physical symbols. Each day should be considered a new day. Ruburt should not think for example: "I have had these symptoms for such and such a time." This reinforces the idea of permanency.

The day should be considered as a psychic rebirth.

You may take a break…

© Rob and Laurel Butts

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day Message

Abraham (to a Mom), Syracuse NY, 9/28/2005

Guest: I really would appreciate your help in releasing the resistance of being bossy and not minding my own business, but feeling responsibility. And what are we responsible for? Who are we responsible for? So if we have a label of a Mom…

Abraham: The only responsibility that exists anywhere in the universe as far as we are concerned is the self-imposed responsibility of being who we are.

Guest: So mind my own business what other people might think or say…

Abraham: Jerry and Esther had some great amount of time on the last cruise with two grandchildren and their parents. And Jerry and Esther had several opportunity (sic) to play with Laurel and Kevin. (They are seven and four.)

And as they are playing together they are having extraordinary fun time. All four of them are at the height at of their game of life: laughing, feeling creative, in love with life.  And the sounds of pleasant laughter are wafting through the doorway, down the hallway, and Kevin and Laurel’s parents are standing outside for quite a long time listening to the fun that is going on inside not wanting to interrupt it.

And then Father Mark says to his children, “I used to have a lot of fun like you but now I have to be in charge.

Guest: That’s that feeling.

Abraham: Because as he was listening he could feel the gay abandon that these four were living. J & E felt no responsibility whatsoever for the outcome of these children’s lives. And these children felt no responsibility whatsoever for the outcome of Jerry and Esther's lives. IOW, no one was worried about the outcome. All four of them were focused upon only one thing how much fun can we extract from this moment in time and how many Kikis will join us? How much fun will we have? How much of us can rendezvous in this…

And it was incredible the creativity, and the fun, and the cleverness, and the love, and the joy that the four of them managed to focus there and now. And Father and Mother who are listening close by are feeling the intoxicating draw of such fun, but deliberately holding themselves apart from it because somebody has to be in charge, and there’s this feeling that if you just let fun have its way with you that somehow you will be irresponsible or something will happen if you’re not watching out, if you’re not being careful, you see.

And what we’re wanting you to understand is that when you get into vibrational alignment with who you really are, all of the resources of the Universe are helping you to make the decisions that will keep you upon a path that will please you. You don’t have to hold yourself with any sort of rigid, determined guidance. When you get in the stream of well-being, well-being is the way your life plays out. It just must be, you see.

These parents are perhaps the most freedom-seeking, not only for themselves and for their children, but they still have this overlaying sense of responsibility that you are attempting to describe here. And in fact you used the word, “What is my responsibility?”

And that’s why we say and mean: Your ultimate and only responsibility is self-alignment and when you’ve got that everything else takes care of itself and until you’ve got that you’re just groping around out there in the dark stumbling around having some success and some failures but you have no real sense of what you’re doing, you see. Get Happy and then do anything that comes from that.

So, you’re right, when you’re having an experience when you feel grouchy, or where you feel betrayed, or where you feel dishonored, or where you feel that somebody could be more efficient, and you’ve been striving for efficiency all of your life, and have brought it to an art, and it’s hard to understand why others aren’t willing to at least make the same effort, we say you have to stop and ask yourself what’s really happening with me here? Am I succeeding in the only responsibility that truly matters? Am I in alignment with me?

© Abraham-Hicks Publications

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Trying To Make Things Happen Despite Not Being In the Vortex

Abraham - Asheville, NC 5/29/09

Abraham: If you take a period of time, and you ask more of yourself than is really physically possible, you put stress on yourself. It's just not possible to do it. So you get smarter and sharper and more efficient, but still, if you are not in the vortex, if you are outside the vortex trying to make things happen, then you have this imbalance taking place.

The more you are in the vortex, the more the resources are there for you to expend, but if being in the vortex is not your highest priority, and you are still active and involved, then you just deplete yourself a little bit. And it's the same as not being able to take as much air in as you are breathing out. It's exactly the same thing. So we're really talking about in the vortex-out of the vortex kind of stuff.

So stay with us just a little bit and you'll feel some things click into place. So what if, knowing all you know about being in the vortex, what if you, and others that you know, including Esther, too, what if you're trying to make too much happen outside the vortex? So that you are spending more than is coming in, in essence. So that you're breathing more out than you are breathing in. It's that imbalance that is at the heart of this. It's not about an allergy. It's about over-extension.

© Abraham-Hicks Publications