Every day, life gives me a variety of experiences.
Life is a merchant with goods for sale. Some days, Life brings me lots of items. Other days, Life brings me fewer things.
Some of things I really really love. Some things are pretty good. Some are neutral. And many things I do not want at all.
It is my job to sift and sort thru the variety of items in the boxes and only pick the things I want.
I purchase things with my attention.
At the end of the day, I think over all the people, places, things, events, thoughts, and memories that life brought me today. Then I selectively purchase the absolute best things by thinking about them more in as much detail as possible.
If I don’t like any of the items from today’s menu, I order from an older menu or I’ll make a special custom request. Or maybe I’ll order from another person’s menu. “I’ll take what she is having please. Thank you.”
I think, focus, remember, ponder, write in my journal, and speak with a friend, out loud to myself, or in my mind about the things I loved about the day.
Everyone is constantly purchasing from the merchant. Lots of people seem to keep purchasing what they don’t want by thinking about and talking about what they don’t want!
Life is fair and reliable and says yes (Sir or Madam), I will go out and get you more of that tomorrow.
I am a much more selective purchaser these days. I only purchase what I love and want. I “pay no mind” to the other goods. Through living many days and making lots of purchases over my life, I have learned to become more of a connoisseur. I have an unlimited credit card, so might as well buy what I want.
Life is an honest and trustworthy merchant. Life always delivers. Life will deliver. So I am very choosy and careful about what I order today because I will get what I think about.
“Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.”
– Warren Buffett
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
– Philippians 4:8
“Let me put it this way: The game of life is won by those who compare their thoughts and feelings within to what appears on the outside. And the game is lost by those who do not recognize this law.”
– Neville Goddard
“Even in your thoughts, do not curse the king, nor in your bedroom curse the rich, for a bird of the air will carry your voice, or some winged creature tell the matter.”
– Ecclesiastes 10:20
This morning, I am re-minding myself of the basic fundamentals of law of attraction, deliberate creation (law of creation), and the art of allowing (law of receiving) – as I understand it today.
LAW OF ATTRACTION
Like attracts like.
Like vibration attracts like manifestations.
Emotions indicate current vibration.
Emotions = Vibration.
Like emotion attracts like manifestations.
There are 22 vibrational levels.
LAW OF CREATION
I get what I think about, whether I want it or don’t want it.
I get what I think about: wanted or lack. Good or bad.
Those are the two categories of thinking: plenty or lack. Prosperity thinking or Poverty thinking.
This is an attraction-based universe, not an exclusion-based universe. Meaning we are always attracting “good” or “bad”, wanted or unwanted. There is no such thing as “push away the bad by thinking about the bad.” If you don’t want “bad”, completely ignore it and think about the “good”.
Good and Bad are relative to the individual. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” “One person’s medicine is another person’s poison.” Some people like noisy environments and some like quiet. Some are city mice and some are country mice. But we all have preferences on what we like and don’t like. And those preferences can also change over time.
We attract into our lives by thinking – by using our mind. Thinking includes self talk, imagination, pondering, remembering, noticing, writing, speaking, focusing. We are influenced thru other people’s thoughts too, by hearing, reading, seeing, and being around them.
I can tell by the way I feel if what I am thinking about is wanted or unwanted. Emotions are my indicator and my guidance system.
The end goal is to feel good, to be at the top emotions (top vibrations).
Today’s manifestations are mostly based on past thinking and feeling. I set up future manifestations based on how I think and feel today.
THE LAW OF RECEIVING
Allowing mode is good emotions, high vibrations. This can also be called the receptive mode.
Disallowing mode is neg emotions, low vibrations. This is known as resistance and blocking your good.
The highest vibration is Joy, Love, etc
I receive today’s good by feeling good.
That is why some people teach gratitude, thankfulness, counting your blessings, appreciation, and so on. The “thank you” feeling is the receptive mode. The Joyful feeling is the highest receptive mode.
So be happy first. Be joyful first. Be appreciative first. And maintain that feeling as much as possible today. Start as soon as you wake up to get there.
This is a game of vibrational management. Emotions indicate vibration. So said another way, this is a game of emotional management.
It is our job to manage our own emotions and feel as good as possible as early in the day as possible by any means necessary. Then to maintain that throughout the day and purposefully feel good before going to sleep.
There will be dips in emotions (vibrations). That is to be expected. That is how we grow as we encounter new data in life and then decide what we prefer by encountering what we don’t prefer. The goal is to raise our feelings once again and not to make a permanent home in the lower vibrations.
Life is a merchant. Everyday life brings us a buffet of items. It is our job to notice what we want, say yes to that, and ignore what we don’t want. Most people notice what they don’t want and keep talking about those items. So Life brings them more of that once again the next day.
Noticing is how we say “yes.” Thinking is how we say yes. Talking, writing, typing, texting, looking, remembering, etc are all the ways we say yes. Our attention is how we purchase things. We “pay” with our attention and life then brings us more of what we paid attention to.
Ignoring is how we say “no.” If you don’t want something, completely delete it from your mind. “Pay” no attention to that again.
It takes practice to get better at this skill of paying attention to what we want and ignoring what we don’t want. This is a daily practice forever. There are no off days!
We allow our good by feeling good. We disallow our good by feeling bad. There is only good and lack of good. And there are degrees of that, and those are the 22 different vibrations on Abraham’s emotional guidance scale.
Classic ways to feel good. Meditate. Appreciate (count your blessings in detail). Good music.
Nature (fresh air, sunshine, earth, trees, water).
Moving the body. Exercise, dancing, walking, stretches, etc. Bodywork also: massage and so on.
Drink lots and lots of water and breathe slowly and deeply as Abraham recommends.
Then you will have your own methods to feel good emotionally. Forgive and forget. Think positive. Hang out with happy people. Consume happy uplifting media. Love yourself. Love others. Think of all the happy memories. Look for the good parts in every person, place, thing, or event. Hang out with pets and animals, if you are into that. Do fun things. Do what you love. Imagine happy scenarios.
Remove all unhappy things as best as possible, or think differently about them if you cannot remove them at the moment. Either leave, change, or accept. Surrender to a higher power.
Abraham offers 22 processes in their book and many more on their talks. Many teachers over the years have offered their own processes.
Practice practice practice.
Train the mind to be your ally, like one of the zen monks said.
Be more focused on “manifesting” positive emotions than material objects.
Maintaining your high vibration is more important than stressing and worrying (lowering your vibration) in order to get a new car that you think will raise your vibration.
At the high vibrations, you will get all that you want and more anyways.
According to Abraham Hicks, negative emotion means that you are focused in a way that your Inner Being (Source) isn’t.
That separation is felt as a negative emotion and there are various degrees of separation felt as various degrees of negative emotions.
Since Abraham mentions 22 separate vibrations, that means one can be separated from Source in 21 varying degrees. Source is at the highest vibration of Love, Joy, Appreciation, Freedom, Empowered, Knowledge.
Everything below that is a separation, though vibrational levels 2 thru 4 are considered super good (in the vortex) and 5-7 are considered good. The first negative vibration starts at #8 boredom.
When I feel negative emotion, it means I focused on unwanted while Source is always at the Love level.
It doesn’t mean that Source loves bad things. It means that Source refuses to come down from the Love level. But I as a spirit living as a physical being can become separated, that is my free will. I can do whatever I wish with my mind while Source is unwaveringly at Love.
Source doesn’t Love poverty, Source is focused on Prosperity. If I think in lackful ways, I will feel negative emotion as I am moving farther away from Source.
That is what is meant by “turn the other cheek.” Take your attention off of unwanted and look at wanted instead.
If I focus on someone’s bad qualities, I will feel bad. That is why Benjamin Franklin said that only fools criticize, condemn, and complain.
There are levels though and it depends where I am starting from and which direction I am headed.
If I am at the lowest vibration #22 of Powerlessness, then criticizing, condemning, and complaining will make me feel better because it raises my vibration. Hatred and Rage are ranked at vibrational level #19. Blame is higher at #15.
If I am at Passion (#2) though and I somehow start criticizing, condemning, and complaining, I will soon feel terrible emotions as my vibration lowers fast!
Negative emotion is guidance. It means to turn the other cheek, to turn my attention away from what I am currently focused on and towards a more pleasant subject.
What works for one person will not work for another person because they could be at different vibrational levels. For a down and out person, getting Angry is a positive action. For a happy person, getting Angry is a negative action.
The ultimate goal is to keep moving up Abraham’s emotional guidance every day and every moment towards Love.
“A Return to Love,” the title of Marianne Williamson’s book comes to mind. “Love What Is” as Byron Katie teaches.
It really is all about Love, Joy, and Appreciation. Counting my blessings. Counting the good qualities in every person, place, thing, and event.
To get to Love though, you may have to travel thru various other emotions first and that is okay. Just don’t make your home at a lower vibration, always be moving up.
“On the Road with Abraham” by Sandi Phillips Meyler.
I had mentioned Sandi’s newer book earlier, with is called “Travels with Abraham.”
I read “On the road” yesterday and absolutely loved it too. It is only 68 or so pages long and I believe it was written before “Travels”.
I love all things Abraham Hicks.
Sandi was an ex-employee who traveled with her husband Scotty (the truck driver who loves to play golf) who was hired right out of the hotseat by Abraham (and Jerry) during one of the workshops.
This book adds more “color” to Scotty and Sandi’s backstory of how they met and some behind the scenes stories of being around Jerry and Esther.
I wanted as much Jerry and Esther stories as possible and Sandi’s books provide a peek into that. I am thankful and appreciative of Sandi for publishing these two books for the Esther and Jerry fanatics.
“Prayer is telephoning to God and intuition is God telephoning to you.” – Florence Scovel Shinn
I like Neville Goddard and Reverend Ike’s definition of prayer.
“Prayer is the art of believing.”
“Prayer is a mind changing process.”
“Prayer is what you say to yourself within yourself.”
Prayer means believing you already have what you are asking for.
“… whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
Since the human imagination is God, according to Neville, praying is using your imagination to see the good you want as if you already have it and seeing good for others as if they already have it.
In simple terms, prayer is creative visualization, as Shakti Gawain calls it. (I like Shakti’s visualization techniques in her book and also the guided visualization audiobook which I got on audible yesterday.)
Prayer is the art of quieting the mind and stilling the body, and imagining. Day dreaming. Visualizing.
Any time you use your imagination, for good or bad, you are using your God power (creative power), according to Neville. So imagine wisely and with care.
Intuition means receiving answers, guidance, hunches, and gut feelings.
This is known as “the still small voice.” It is like a whisper.
We can get answers thru meditation, by quieting the mind daily.
“Stillness speaks,” as Eckhart Tolle says. When your mind is “still,” you can hear what your spirit (god, inner being, source) is “speaking” more clearly.
There are many “voices” in our mind like there are many radio channels in the world. Our job is to tune into the right one. It is easier to tune to that good (God) station when we meditate consistently.
We can also get accustomed to that good “radio station” by tuning to it regularly and hear it more often throughout the day. This gets better with practice. Said plainly, one can develop their intuition just like any other skill.
Emotions are guidance (intuition) from our higher source (inner being, spirit, god) as Abraham Hicks says.
Good emotions lead us to what we want. “Follow your bliss.” Negative emotions are warning signs. Strong emotions are strong guidance.
Emotional guidance happens in the body, around the Solar Plexus area, which is called the gut. Emotions are a chemical reaction in the body, so you will feel it.
You can also get guidance in the mind.
There are many kinds of thoughts, so you may not recognize the right intuition in the mind at all times, but emotions are unmistakable, so your inner being uses emotions to communicate easily with you, according to Abraham.
Train the mind to see the good you want to see. Imagine more with your inner senses.
Be “still” regularly and consistently. Meditate regularly.
Pay attention to the good inner whispers in the mind.
Pay attention to your emotions throughout the day and do more things that feel good.
Love, Joy, Passion, Happiness, Excitement, and Eagerness lead you towards the right path for you.