For the last couple of years one of my favorite speakers to listen to when taking my morning walk is Abraham-Hicks. Regardless of whether the source of their inspiration comes from one woman’s mind or channeled spirits from a higher realm, I find much of it to be an empowering way to look at life. With a big emphasis on finding happiness and feeling good about life in general, what I hear during my morning walk is both healthy for my body and good for my soul. This week I heard Esther Hicks say something that made me stop, pause and make a note to myself as a reminder. That’s when I realized it might be good for me to share other favorites that prove beneficial to me on a regular basis.
So here are my top ten favorites:
1) Your life is supposed to feel good to you.
Every morning that we wake up we can choose to believe this or something else. Behind it all is what Albert Einstein meant when he said, “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.” Abraham adds to this idea by saying, “You are blessed Beings; you have come forth into this physical environment to create. There is nothing holding you back, other than your own contradictory thought. And your emotion tells how well you’re doing that. Life is supposed to be fun—it is supposed to feel good! You are powerful Creators and right on schedule. Savor more; fix less. Laugh more; cry less. Anticipate positively more; anticipate negatively less. Nothing is more important than that you feel good. Just practice that and watch what happens.”
2) Everything is always working out for you.
A fundamental premise of Abraham is that we live in a Universe that is a continually expanding and evolving process of love and appreciation for All-That-Is. There is no duality, only a constant expression of Source becoming—and that becoming is always one of love. While not easy to explain in a few words, anytime I can remember that I am part of that process of love becoming, how can things NOT be working out for me (or you) at every moment?
3) You create your own reality.
I’ve written before about my perspective on this issue so I won’t explain that further. However, another statement by Abraham helps to make it more clear by saying, “The thing that most people do not understand, is that you get to control the way you feel, because you get to choose the thoughts you think. Most people think that they only have the option of responding to the circumstances that surround them. And that’s what makes them attempt the impossible, which is to control the circumstances around them, which only feeds their feeling of frustration and vulnerability because it doesn’t take very much life experience to discover you can’t control all of those circumstances. But you can control your vibration. And when you control your vibration, you’ve controlled everything that has anything to do with you.”
4) There is no assertion, only attraction.
Even those of us who have spent time studying life from a metaphysical or spiritual perspective can get sucked into seeing the world from a place of dualism. Labeling things good or bad; better or worse; right or wrong; spiritual or material, all tend to make us think of a divided world rather than a unified Whole. Yet, Abraham teaches that the Universe responds to us only from the affirmative. In other words, there is nothing to fight—nothing to fix. Even better is when Abraham says, “Give in to the well-being that is hammering at your door. Give in. Give in. Give in to all of the goodness that is surrounding you and wanting to show evidence of itself to you. Start looking for the evidence of the well-being. It is pervasive. It is all around you.”
5) Reach for a better feeling thought.
Abraham continually reminds us to be as picky about the quality of our thoughts as we are about where we live, the food we eat and the clothes we wear. They urge us to tell ourselves, “I can complain or I can appreciate. I can find fault or I can look for positive aspects. I can worry about something or I can look forward to something. I can remember things that irritated me, or I can remember things that please me. I can look for your flaws or I can look for your positive aspects. And in every moment in time, I’ve got a Upstream or Downstream Choice.”
6) Let go of the oars, everything you want is downstream.
Some of us may have a difficult time with #1 and #2 above. Even if we want to believe in a friendly Universe where things are always working out for us we have a challenging time letting go of wanting to fix things or at least control the appearance. But Abraham reminds me constantly that, “You have no business whatsoever attempting to control even one condition of your life. What you’re wanting to control is your position in the Stream. The Stream will take care of the conditions.”
7) Your alignment trumps everything.
There has been a lot of focus in the press that Law Of Attraction is all about egotistical “getting things.” Yet I appreciate that Abraham never judges what a person says they want to experience, be it money, someone to love, a job or spiritual enlightenment. But behind it all is the urging to reach for spiritual alignment above all else. What is alignment? It is remembering who you really are on the highest level.
8) The standard of success in life isn’t the things. It isn’t the money or the stuff…it is absolutely the amount of joy you feel.
Abraham goes even further by saying, “You are joy, looking for a way to express. It’s not just that your purpose is joy; it is that you are joy. You are love and joy and freedom and clarity expressing—energy-frolicking and eager. That’s who you are.”
9) You can’t get it wrong and you will never get it done.
Strong messages that Abraham often repeats are that we are all works in progress. We will never arrive because the nature of the Universe is constantly evolving and becoming. And if it’s all good, and if there is nothing to fight against, then how could it ever be wrong? As Abraham says, “All is well. You did not come here to fix a broken world. The world is not broken. You came here to live a wonderful life.”
10) Don’t give a rip what others think of you.
I realize some of this line of thinking might be surprising to others. Depending upon your background, ideas like these might challenge everything you’ve ever believed. But Abraham says, “ It is not your role to make others happy, it is your role to keep yourself in balance. When you pay attention to how you feel and practice self-empowering thoughts that align with who you really are, you will offer an example of thriving that will be of tremendous value to those who have the benefit of observing you.” To the extent each of us can stay in alignment and live from that place of love and appreciation, what others think of us is never, ever our business.
There are many ways to look at life and each of us ultimately decides what we choose to believe and what we refuse. While Abraham-Hicks may or may not be something that you find of value, it is SMART to remember that we always have that choice. And if what we believe and what we are living does not lead to ever-expanding feelings of wellbeing, maybe it’s time for a change. Or as Abraham says, “ A belief is nothing more than a chronic pattern of thought, and you have the ability — if you try even a little bit — to begin a new pattern, to tell a new story, to achieve a different vibration, to change your point of attraction.” Always.
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