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Esther Hicks was born 1948 in Coalville, Utah. Esther Hicks (born Esther Weaver) is an American inspirational speaker and best-selling author. She has co-authored nine books with her husband Jerry Hicks, presents workshops on the Law of Attraction and appeared in the first release of the film The mostra'n més Secret. The Hicks' books, including the best-selling series The Law of Attraction, are according to Esther Hicks "translated from a group of non-physical entities called Abraham (Hicks describes what she is doing as tapping into "infinite intelligence"). Esther Hicks says that non-physical entities called Abraham speak through her, and that her teachings (referred to as Abraham¿Hicks teachings) are based on this experience. The basic tenets of the teachings include that we create our own reality through our thoughts, that our emotions are constantly guiding us toward where we want to go, and that life is supposed to be fun. Her title Getting into the Vortex Guided Meditations made the New York Times Best Seller List for 2011. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Esther Hicks

The Astonishing Power of Emotions (2007) 327 exemplars
The Law of Attraction Cards (2008) 10 exemplars
Ley De La Atraccion, La (2007) 3 exemplars
Think and Get Slim - Abraham on Natural Weight Loss (2008) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Sara en haar gevederde vriend (1999) 2 exemplars
اسأل تعط 1 exemplars
Wunscherfüllung 1 exemplars
Sara 1 exemplars
Kérd és megadatik! (2018) 1 exemplars
Momentum 2013: Mediterranean (2014) 1 exemplars

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Data de naixement
1948
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Llocs de residència
Texas, USA
Relacions
Hicks, Jerry (husband)

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"Well, Sara, the main thing that causes people to be resistant to the Stream of Well-being is their looking at the evidence that has been created by others who have been resistant to the Stream of Well-being."

"Remember, Sara, if you let the conditions that surround you control the way you feel, you will always be trapped. But when you’re able to control the way you feel—because you control the thoughts you offer—then you’re truly liberated."

"Step one is recognizing what you don’t want. Step two is then deciding what you do want. Step three is finding the feeling place of what you do want. Talking about what you do want until you feel like you’re already there."

Even though Sara Learns the Secret about the Law of Attraction is a children's book, it was an interesting way to look at the Law of Attraction. The story itself is an okay read, but the extra useful bit is the bite-sized pieces explaining the key components of LOA.
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eesti23 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Apr 27, 2024 |
This is my third Abraham book. [Edit: I wasn’t counting the ‘Solomon’ book, and I’ve since bought Abraham cards, so.] I like them, even though I struggle with them. And I struggle with them, even though I could benefit from being more like them.

Abraham is def a Seven on the Enneagram, lots of stuff on sober joy—happiness and bliss, optimism. The only thing about that is that Seven can go to One—perfectionism. We are going to have fun; we are going to have a good time; things are going to be good, bad things will /not/ happen: //so help me Source//, right. But really, the things that bring me joy and happiness and the things that bring me pain and stress are the same things, and they often can’t be separated; you don’t selectively numb or cancel things out, right. [Edit: Abraham actually calls this “contrast”, and says that it’s Totally Fine, but I was—I mean, I didn’t know the whole thing yet, and also I was just struck by, I don’t know, what an immature person would do with it, you know. Sometimes even relatively straightforward things—it would be easy to laugh and call the whole thing simplistic, actually!—have their ~ subtle~ points, you know.]

But I’m a Six, I’m a pessimist—so close to Seven, and drawing upon its energy so frequently, and yet often I’m fundamentally so far away, separating myself from its benefits. Each number has its benefits, but optimism Is better than pessimism, at least as such, you know—and although I’ve irresponsibly used Seven energy in the past, going hard into Five (one of my other strategies), and becoming a distanced, isolated Knower isn’t always the right thing, either. I want to be happy. I can be happy! I can even generate happiness within myself, persistently enough to bring about conditions that make me even happier! And Abraham can coach me on how to do it!….

And I’ll just hide my cartoon villain jokes from them, you know. 😉

…. And, of course, Abraham does seem like the kind of evolved being(s) who has/have the energy, very often, to make good their Enneagram Number deficits. You have to learn to pay attention to—not to be bored by—what makes you happy. It’s not boredom; it’s happiness. And everything else, that’s “contrast”.

…. Abraham does say that you can notice something you don’t like and then choose something else, so you don’t attach to it, although subtly it’s not the same as not noticing that you don’t like it—although of course normally what happens is you feel attacked by what you don’t want, and you feel flooded by negative emotion, and then…. 🫣🥶🥵😱

Sometimes you just have to look at it as a process, and know that Life //is// teaching you to do it better, and giving you all the experiences that you need to have…. I mean, I don’t have the naive view of God’s Will that the standard time travel story does—like in Doctor Who, Rose’s father doesn’t die because she intervenes, so dragons show up and torch the village, right. (Meanwhile, blatantly time-altering things can happen as an insult and it’s ok, right, in that and other episodes.) I mean, maybe if Rose’s father doesn’t die in a car accident he ekes out a defeated life and it’s worse for him, you know, but there’s like this sci-fi superstition that Time Can Only Be One Way, or you know, Eating Poop Is God’s Will, (is going on the Telly and winning money God’s will too?), and it’s like…. Unbalanced, you know.

I forget the point I was trying to make, but the thing is, I don’t think that Time is ever over, certainly not if you still need it, you know—if Life gives you an experience and you piss it away, something else will happen and it’ll be Life over again, you know. Eventually, you can learn to notice what you don’t like and choose something else, even if it’s not like, for most people, One & Done, you know. One & Done would actually be stepping outside of time, transcendence, and that works for some people, but I think Time //can// be a Teacher in most people’s lives, and I think sometimes transcendent people underestimate that…. So I choose something else. Of course, the main lesson isn’t so much //that//, as learning not to flood yourself with toxic emotions, you know. You just gotta…. not do that.

…. This is actually from one of those short YouTube clips she does, but Abraham said that Allowing us really the only thing that’s really ever lacking: it’s not asking, because we inevitably ask. I always thought that there was something I wasn’t asking for….

Anyway, it’s a good book: I tend to be in the middle category, with occasional visits to happiness and frequent slips into misery, but overall mostly neutral, which is actually something I can allow to be better….

Sevens (Joy) can actually go to One (Perfectionism), when not going positive, in a bad way, so it’s good that Abraham says she’s not trying to guide us towards to away from any particular path or viewpoint; it’s for us to decide if we want to go to the Ritz Hotel, or Mysterious Galaxy bookstore—she just wants us to go towards joy…. So that we can patiently allow what we desire, and to gently release what is unnecessary for us.

…. You don’t have to hammer home the same affirmation you started the day with, if you’re not in a neutral-or-better place anymore; but you can always brainstorm things about the situation that are good.

…. It is a process, but I won’t stop until I get to bliss, you know.

And hey, these things happen, you know. Little Persephone is out there with her mother, and she’s all crying, like, He’p! He’p me mommy! I don’t like it! It’s not safe! Somebody gotta he’p me…. ~ 😸

I mean, that’s how I feel, and I’m grown, and my mother’s a dry alcoholic who worries more than I do, you know.

But Abraham puts it in perspective. You go halfway towards the bottom of the list, maybe not quite half, and you kinda piddle there for an hour or so—it could be a lot worse.

But you don’t have to stop making it better.

…. It’s not exactly complicated, but sometimes it’s subtle, how it’s different from how you might assume it to be, you know.

One thing that strikes me is that, if I’m an eternal being in an eternal universe, I don’t have to worry about running out of time, and being stuck forever, you know. Nobody sends you to heaven against your will, but the only way to be “stuck” is to refuse to change—you can’t ~ really ~ be Stuck, you know.

And it’s not about being perfect or being shit, you know. (“But that’s what mercy means, boy!”) I am not obligated to be infinite/perfect/nothing-everything, you know. I came into this life to be finite, and I can continue to experience a uniquely finite experience of growing and expanding. Growth isn’t one-and-done, but experience is never lost, so I can be okay with making mistakes or experiencing limitation sometimes, and know that that doesn’t mean that I’m “stuck” as I once chose to be.

I’m simply learning more about the journey of life.
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goosecap | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Aug 4, 2023 |
There are a lot of great ideas in this “book”, but I just want to comment on the aspect of how there’s really no competition in the world. I mean, there appears to be: if you want to, you can play soccer or tennis, for example, however, even sports are kinda like a dance, you have to agree to play the game, and to agree on the rules, and you both participate in the market for your sport’s niche, etc, so there’s really a strong element of cooperation even in individual sports like golf and tennis, and between the rival groups in team sports. And, yes, some performances are more excellent than others, and I guess unless it’s boxing it’s always clear which is which 😸 (the scoring in boxing is usually kinda arbitrary, if you’ve never watched the sport), but the more excellent performances there are, the more the sport as a whole and all the athletes in it go forward, really, so it’s a cooperation.

But I wanted to talk about money. I already was aware from having lived it, that being poor-and-wallowing-in-misery (I don’t make a whole lot more yet because I’ve only been marginally interested in the financial end of it, but I’ve already made a lot of progress on the emotional wellness aspect, and I’m feeling good, and I feel like the two are linked)—well nobody walks up to you when you’re like that and claps you on the back, like, Thank you for supporting me by being poor and miserable and wallowing on shame. Because of your success in doing those things…. ~ You know, that’s just nuts. But it also works with success. Before I met my new mentor in person for the first time today, I was—I’m weird—I was him in my mind, and (I was working on not being intimidated, I guess, lol—but, I don’t know) I was bragging to somebody that my former charge (me!) now made more money than he did, because I was a millionaire, and owned cars & castles, or whatever. And then I thought about it and I was like, No don’t make it a competition. And then I listened to him talk today and I see on a deeper level, (although it’s great not to be intimidated, to believe in success, etc.), that there is NO competition between two different people about money, just a relationship that either works or doesn’t work (or is very active or very inactive, etc). Because of I guess his past life conditioning—I was very passive in my past lives; he must have been very engaged—he was already learning about selling at eighteen, you know. He didn’t say, you know, 🏰 💣, etc etc., you know, but you have to give a sense of where you’ve been—and I see now that nobody can ever take that from you. If in five or ten years I close a house or sell five sports cars or something in one day, and I call Peter and he, I don’t know, he was busy last week so now he’s just catching up on reading emails or something, or even if he’s just doing some piddling little thing like we all do—like sometimes I spend a long time scratching my head, but maybe eventually I’ll drop that pattern, lol, you know, there is Some piddling in life—it doesn’t mean that I passed him, or even that he lifted me up, or whatever, but now…. No, it’s really not like that. We just have different experiences. Whatever I accomplish or do, he’s experienced some other things that weren’t in my life, and some of them were great things, and no one can take that from him—and no one can take anything from me, either.

…. [Update: Let’s see…. Well, I feel like I’m managing my scalp better. Reading a book on hair: executive summary—learn about hair, yes; wash it every day~ no….

But yeah: it’s funny the ideas you get about money when you first start to think about it—like, you’re still almost insecure, or whatever, right…. Like, I definitely feel like my life has improved by learning about money/business, even though I haven’t made more yet, (in a very short time, right). It’s more about skills you learn, and the “permission” you start to give yourself to value yourself, your happiness, your comfort, your relationships; not earning your right to exist on Planet Earth by knowing everything about everything; not feeling the need to buy guilt-philosophies/theologies, right…. Like, it’s changed my life a lot, without having the money yet, and now, having the money means more to me than it once did: but less than I thought it would at first…. The thing to celebrate is that problem-solving positivity, you know—incidentally, NOT the vibe you get from your average store or manager or person in business, but—it’s a sick world! People are taught ill rationalism and self-hatred from a young age in school, and most people think the only alternative is guilt-religion of left or right, or perhaps, guilt-sex, right!…. But yeah: the thing to celebrate is working all day in a way that makes an impact for life-force, you know: as far above mere survival, sometimes unhealthy survival, even, as you can manage without it being a perfectionism thing, right…. But yeah: and then the marriage and the car and the stuff or whatever and so on, is the celebration itself, you know: but it’s the journey which is most important, not the bow on the present at the end, right. As entertaining as, some, magazines can be, right. (I kinda think the celebrity magazines are poorly written. Like, if you just summarize a two hour movie or a ten hour TV season in a paragraph, right: that’s superficial. And they do that: again, and again, right….)

But yeah: the paragraph I deleted—more of this review was okay than I thought it would be, but the part about liking non-occult spiritual cards (not my exact tag) better than Rider-Waite, or whatever, isn’t true anymore, right…. But, they’re both curious, and useful, you know. I don’t know how else to say it…. But coming back to non-occult spiritual cards with the meditate-through-a-deck-of-cards thing I learned from tarot: that’s cool, right….]

…. I believe that Abraham is a Seven on the Enneagram; their value is sober joy, and a Seven also often reaches for the strength of a One, which in a less evolved (if you like) person can be a little overweening, but I think with Abraham it is a steadying force, like steadying joy….

…. (second review: meditating through the cards)

1: “how joyful the journey to where you want to go will be.”

This is what I once didn’t understand: but which I’m beginning to, right…. It’s like, ok: I don’t want to hate myself; I want to take care of myself, fix mistakes and heal patterns; I want to do good and be safe; I want to learn…. But then one day you realize, it’s like: I could feel ~joy~, you know: joy could keep me safe…. Joy could heal me. I don’t just have to strategize how to keep the children inside me, the inner children, alive: don’t have to simply avoid giving up on them again, you know…. I could show them happiness on this journey that we’re all on, right….

…. 4: “I am a Physical Extension of Source Energy”

As above, so below. As below, so above.

Also, while this sort of pop spirit cards, aren’t as baroque as occult/hidden symbolism philosophy cards: it’s not actually as text-only as bibliomancy, right. The sunflower in front of the Sun is very suggestive.

…. 5: “There is evolutionary value in my personal preferences.”

I feel like I’ve written about this somewhere, but the actual joyful, healthy practice of personal preference calls for honesty, honesty to know who you are and what you desire: more than the average person possesses; they might not have the honesty to voice or even to know, their own ~true~ preference, right…. Like: I’ve never understood the thing about blondes; like, your hair is yellow; that’s great, good for you. But this girl is more, (wavy motion with hands), right…. Yeah, her hair is brown. It’s a natural, common color, right. It could be brown or not brown: blonde or not blonde…. But yeah: during times of illness, I Went Along With, the “blonde” narrative, because…. I mean, you can explain it, maybe: but I can’t. Why colorism? It’s not a true preference…. And while it’s true that people are not only individuals, right: even cultures can have a general preference, like a certain sort of face is “Chinese”, and a certain sort of face is “Polynesian”, right…. It’s just that the colonial/Colonial Western way of trying to /compel/ people, Everyone, to Feel a certain way, so that people will be valued differently in ways that they can’t control and don’t deserve, right, or determine….

The classic Marxism thing, though, is that you just take that and throw out things like beauty and personal preference, right; and that doesn’t facilitate happiness. Whether you could have a sort of societal-rule-of-justice like socialism or whatever, without the classic cross-cultural male anti-beauty thing, OR Western-style colonialism, right…. Well, I don’t know everything, do I?

But there are definitely the ideas that: preference requires things like honesty and bravery; and having preferences doesn’t make you unjust, dishonest, a knave, right.

…. (6) “…. you ~ask~ through your attention….”

I understand how I interpret this now. It’s not that there’s ever “purity”, you know: some things give you both pleasure and pain, you know. A certain sort of bravery needs a competitive play, which is what battle is: or else we go looking for “good”, and we’re looking for what’s not there: it’s “bad”, right….

But whether you want a date or a sparring partner, your attention is asking. You don’t ask to see what has nothing you want, you know. If you’re never not climbing through the sewer…. And not because 12 months sewer duty = 12 million reality TV dollars, right…. And not because you like turd jokes, right…. I mean, you’ll never find Everything There Is That’s Good: but if you’re like, First, I Want To Find The Bad…. It’s like, don’t ask me to pay your medication bills, right….

…. And just that you have power, and knowledge; that you don’t have to be afraid.

…. (12) “Nothing happens without my having invited it.”

It’s certainly the most real form of responsibility, right—the only real responsibility, you know: the kind that comes with power….

As for when things go wrong, well, I do like to look at it as an opportunity to explore, you know…. You kinda poke around in your mind, see what’s been going on in there, right: because here it is, right—all around you….

It sounds egoistical maybe: but it is curious how we both get molded by, and we’re attracted to, right, the collective mind…. And then, when we’re different: all of a sudden, we’re part of a different collective mind, right….

It kinda is like an experiment, you know: you don’t get to squirrel yourself away in a lab, but you know that one thing leads to another thing, you know…. And you have these imperfect calculations, so to speak, and so you measure again: usually the problem is guilt, you know…. It’s amazing how often it’s basically guilt which is the problem, which is basically the Liberal Christian/Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes To Washington thing, right…. Like, I guess you COULD think that Frank Capra was the left-guy, right: after all, he guilts a Senator, lol!…. You could even con yourself into thinking that fucking JESUS was a rebel, right…. I mean, I don’t know who it is, right…. But yeah, Local Guilt Club: 10AM Sundays, “God and Politics: Is Senator Payne(/Taylor/Smith) Feeling Enough Guilt?”….

But yeah: I don’t like to take it at its worst, right…. A sorta vaccine is one thing…. You start to recognize the virus thoughts, you know…. And I don’t watch movies all in one go….

But yeah: it’s like a puzzle, you know…. You have to figure out how you get what you want; and you have to find out what you want…. You will never really get to the next puzzle, until you make the puzzle you’re in, work for you, right…. It’s possible to live, like, just sitting in the trenches getting bombed until things collapse totally for you, right; and it’s possible to live at like the lowest level possible to survive crisis to crisis, right…. But if you change the equation, you could get a different result, you know….

…. I do feel that these cards are about magic, you know.

…. (16) “I am Standing on the Leading Edge of Thought.”

Ironically, I picked this deck up to meditate to tonight, because I’m tired and I knew I wasn’t going to be able to read several pages of Book of Thoth prose and then puzzle over even two Crowley cards, you know (Major Arcana, too!): like…. It’s not So much, generally, but I’m not even making it to my normal bedtime, tonight, lol….

But yeah: in that context, it’s funny how some of the text on the reverse side is stuff I actually don’t fully get, right; (“…. all of your experiences…. all that has ever been experienced by All-That-Is has culminated into all that is now….” (Child Hermes) Woh…. Like, wow: I didn’t get any of that…. (tugs sleeve) Explain it, Mommy; I Want To Know….)…. It is true, when I read “Ask and It Is Given”, the book, the first time—even the first time that I like, got something out of it, you know: so much of what an intellectual reads can be like, “Wow…. Words…. Wow! I love words! Ok!” (throws book in garbage can, walks away whistling)….. You know, but even reading to change my thought-emotion patterns, I didn’t get the subtle point that Abraham is a spirit/spirit collective (like a cloud of Sevens, if you will, perhaps…. Although Christians are funny: they’re like, We’ve got dirt on everybody! Nobody’s perfect, Mister: we even got Billy Joel to think nobody’s clean!…. ~Like, Abraham doesn’t have to fucking be beyond having a personality to be a teacher and doing to better than you, respectfully), and that the vibrations aren’t originally English: they come from the spirit-plane and are converted (translated, almost, but not from language to language, so to speak), into English: a lot of their phrases, like “Leading Edge of Thought”, aren’t like…. They’re not derived from the normal currency of Anglophone human speech, right: they’re approximations of a spirit-vibration, right…. There are kinda linguistic peculiarities in Abraham’s thought, where current thought doesn’t easily capture their ideas well, so they invent terms: although the terms aren’t Latinate or Sanskrit or something—so it’s somewhat easy to miss and take it to be the normal currency of the English of today, perhaps unheard of by you~ but that kinda underrepresents its subtle otherness, right….

Anyway: I don’t quite understand the “Leading Edge of Thought” concept as much as I want to, but it’s like: Abraham Does teach that matter comes from thought, that everything is consciousness or whatever, (my characteristic baby speech word I use in my head is “information”; I love baby speech, LOL): BUT, they do NOT subscribe to the kinda previous astrological age’s (and maybe in the next Great Year, (~the 25,000 year, or whatever, cycle) the Age of Pisces will be a little pleasanter: I’m not trying to imply that Pisces, on either a micro or macro level, is inevitably unpleasant, right), kinda hierarchical take on things, right: like the material is to be obedient to and take its meaning and its purpose and its reason for getting up in the morning—and without slicing its wrists open, too!—from the spiritual, like a good wife, you know: like a good woman or a holy, pious and good man of faith, who obeys the hierarchies and accepts the worth the system deigns to dish out to them, right…. Abraham’s teaching is completely distinct from this, right; we don’t want to get bogged down in what we don’t believe, as beings who want to be happy and not…. “right”, or something…. But I do think the clarification of ideas is important to clarifying what you’re trying to attract….

The “Leading Edge of Thought” idea is about HOW IMPORTANT your seemingly ordinary little grubby material life is, right: it’s where you get to explore thought and vibration, to see what it’s all about, to experiment and learn about it and correct your misconceptions about it: until you finally enjoy it—and enjoy it in a way unique to your own experience as a being of vibration-solidified-in-matter, as opposed to a being a pure spirit, right; beings of pure spirit have their advantages—but then, so do we, right….

…. (19) “My attention to it invites it in.”…. you invite “the essence of (the perceived thing) into your experience.”

The manner of perception is very relevant: there’s no “objective” thing or experience. Two people could watch the same movie and whatever, and one person could perceive “pain and fear” or whatever, and attract those essential ingredients into their life; another person could perceive “bravery and strength” or “truth and idealism”, even—and add those essential elements to their life, from “the same movie” that only caused grief to the other person.

This stuff is very much the counsel of freedom—in the sense of actual fucking agency and choice: as opposed to The Customs of Freedom (TM)/“I only let people I like talk to me like a sucker, boy: I don’t like the look of you”, etc., etc….

lol.

….. (25) “But whose ‘Truth’”—wins, basically. Like, people want to make it a fight, right. A fight that, God wins, right…. (“You’re helpless before God, little Indian boy!” (villain laugh))…. Ah, Christians…. But yeah: (Chief O’Brien from “Star Trek” pic) “Inside you there are two wolves. Sorry for the transporter malfunction.” (Or the stereotypical socialistic academic. “I’m right. You’re wrong. Happiness is optional. Crushing your enemies is not.” “But what if they don’t notice?” “Our personality type, is the only type. If they don’t notice us crush their minds…. Just feel contempt. Obstacles will melt into a field of butter, as you feel contempt. Trust me.”)

Negativity is a part of life. It can be good to get a sense of what you’ve been carpeting your mind with, so to speak, right: and sometimes that can be…. Disconcerting, right. Like, who told me I was supposed to read, “All the ‘good’ books”, and be unable to live in the world around me, right—like, the only book you can read is some poker-ass book that you’ve heard people talk about for your whole life, right: who told me that? Oh, probably the Poker-Ass Book Club, right…. And it’s amazing: the great majority of the population manages to continue their existence without reading “all the good books”, right: although almost universally with an almost unfelt sense that this is because there is something wrong with them, right…. (white mom) “Life’s an equation, bro.” (gang symbol)—like, society is like, street pedantry, you know…. I suppose EYE must seem like, street pedantry, to people, lol…. 😂…. But I am a process of change, because there’s a way to do it, and a way NOT to: I am not so much a result, as a process, perhaps a method, right….

~But yeah: I mean, it’s just nice to look at the cards sometimes: the extremely nice stylized art, right…. I just kinda looked at them for a long time, processing the negativity: although I guess I didn’t realize I was doing that…. Not everything is a matter of words…. Like, when you take a “music appreciation” class—they don’t tell you it’s 100% classical on the sly, and also because it’s like: this is not the world of people, children; it is SIMPLY the world of ~white men~, far above all duality of race and gender…. And then they get uptight about a Richard Wagner, like…. People can spend their whole lives the stooges of the system, and it doesn’t even occur on the radar screen as a blip, that that’s even a possibility, right: like me, a stooge; no, I go to church!…. But yeah: and then the class is like, “identify the composer”: God, why not just quiz people like, is this nocturne no. 5 or 8, right: it’s like, an OBJECTIVELY useless skill, right: you can look it up…. (Homer Simpson raises hand in front of son’s face) Ah, but it’s an objectively Testable skill…. People aren’t good: you have to punish them, really beat it out of them, right…. Yeah, not everything is like, words….

Yeah, I’m negative…. Really, I can get into a nice flow though, much of the time: over time, (down, Eckhart, down!), I’ve gotten into a flow for more and more of the typical day, right…. The heavens move, so it’s hard to get a sense of a “typical” day: there is no such thing…. But yeah: but it really is about ~~freedom~~, you know: gradually you shift what explains life to you, right: some people, Hitler explains life to them, right—“If I could just get these goddamn cockroaches to understand that racism is bad for us white people; Hitler has to teach us this lesson!”…. You know, and there’s always some negativity, in what you perceive, right—unless you’re in unconditioned bliss, or whatever, the search for which can grow a little, unpleasant, at times, right…. The search for heaven! ~It’s like, the gods are here; the fairies are here: maybe this is heaven; maybe it’s earth, right…. But yeah: it’s the ~essence of the perceived thing~, and you get to decide—you certainly have far more influence over that than you could ever imagine, probably—what is the essence of what you perceive, you know….

~I mean: you decide to entertain yourself, some of it will be propaganda, maybe more than half, sometimes. You get to decide if that agitprop is the gospel; the call to throw rocks through windows; or just…. I mean, it’s a curious problem, right: the formation of politics through culture, right…. And it can also be a little amusing, too…. This is a world by no means objective, you know. There is very, very little—far less: far, far less, than anyone really imagines—that is the Sword of the God of Facts pressing down against our undefended chest, right…. Life is a process of deciding how you want to feel, basically. It has its social aspects and its personal aspects; its slower and faster changing rhythms, its continuities, discontinuities, and patterns; its gods and fairies, lessons and tricks, right, but…. You go on feeling more like something, until that IS the way you feel. It might not work for someone, who ticks differently than you: but that is one of the very, very few things—far fewer than virtually anyone imagines, right…. I mean, we think the shape of the continents is an unchanging fact. Not that it would necessarily be unpleasant: but you might die five minutes after I post this edit, and be immediately reborn or whatever, or by and by reborn, in a future time when the continents look nothing at all the same, right. Neither of those things is either likely or common, I should think, but: there are these certain, very broad principles, right. Basically, just that…. I mean, there are other people: and you can be deceived; indeed, most people are. But do you live someone else’s life, or your own? You live your own life…. I looked at that card with the key, and it was like: I mean, I’m a pessimist, albeit by disposition, and not by doctrine. I was like…. I have the key?…. Yes, you have the key.

…. (27)—“My emotional set-points can be changed”

This is important if you were born a pessimist, and you realize that you are the Captain of your Soul, and all that: it can kinda lead to—I have chosen misery!…. (clobbers self) Dobby is bad! Dobby has chosen misery! Dobby is a bad elf for choosing misery: he must punish himself!

That’s not the goal.

(28) “I learn to pay attention to my feelings.”

I’ve learned to realize that it’s important to tell the story that my mind is acting out: but I come to realize more and more, that the actual feeling that the mind is telling the story for and enacting or whatever—like fucking Pictionary or charades or something, right—that feeling, is the origin of, and is ultimately more important, than the story.

That’s actually true for collectives as well as individuals: the emotional stance ultimately guides, and is more important than, linguistic and conceptual evolution.

~ “observing…. or of imagining….”

I do think it can be helpful to observe the pattern you’ve been creating: or I guess you can say the pattern you got caught in and reproduced, right. In that sense I place emphasis differently than Abraham, although even they occasionally remind people that denial doesn’t achieve much, right. But yeah: the whole, “objective world” spiel isn’t as “solid” as people imagine that it is, when they’re beating people with sticks, right…. Eventually you have to decide whether you will take the next step getting out of the net, or not, right…. Where would you be swimming, if you hadn’t been caught in the fisherman’s net? Go there now: begin….

…. ~ “This is an expanding Universe, and all things must be allowed. In other words, for you to understand and experience what you desire, you must understand that which you do not desire, for in order to be able to choose and focus, both must be present and understood.”

(30) “We are all co-creators within a diverse universe.”

…. (38) “I will never get there, so I will enjoy the journey.”
… (més)
 
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There’s often a dispute about how money works in with the rest of life. If you’re into philosophy and psychology, and especially if you can kinda sell it and put it into meaningful words, you’re like, Never feel miserable about anything—ever! (Even if you’re dirt poor.) And if you’re a business guy, and you’re in a famous movie, you’re like, Show me the money! The Abraham beings, as I understand them, connect the two. (Everything is connected.) How you feel matters—so feel good now, and then /that/ will make you prosperous. So you do have to master your emotions (although I think you have to go gingerly sometimes: if you always go back to the negative it’s because it’s not random; it’s your set-point…. You just have to change your set-point), but once you get good at playing the game of reality or whatever, you don’t always or even usually have to deal with “bad circumstances”, you know.

…. Say you experience fear. (You might be a Six.) Sometimes you might be like an early 20th-century psychologist, trying to discern if the situation warrants that you should feel that way. “Some anxiety is rational, and some is not.” If you’re like me you might even ask God whether there’s something to be afraid of. But what I’ve found is that God’s advice is never going to be to paralyze yourself with fear, curl up into the fetal position, and withdraw from reality. Fear is never /really/ rational; it’s guck. Abraham says, “Notice how you feel.” Then, do something to feel better. Practical, right? The rationalist according to a certain definition would almost find it unsettling. “But I KNOW there’s something wrong…. Maybe if I change this, it’ll be Wrong….”

…. They do mention that it takes time to change your set-point in most instances. You have all the time you need. Life’s not a rush.

About the specific processes, I won’t go through each one, but I guess the basic point is to take time to consciously think of good things and make you feel good. Don’t take a PhD in misery: really go back to kindergarten and learn how to feel good.

Also, some of the points seem familiar from non-prosperity manuals, like meditation, but are conceived of differently to some extent in Abraham’s system, ie as a prelude to prosperity. That is, meditation as allowing, and so you can let it be good now and later, more than a more metaphysical (or religious, I guess) motivation.

It’s also probably a book to refer to again, at the very least. I mean, I mentioned I essentially wasted a whole reading once! “Ok, another one about money; whatever….”! But we grow in stages: now, I read, Remember to consciously visualize good things again; later, when I have more experience, the subtly different ways of doing that that they discern, might start to make more sense and come into focus more.

…. Two related things: Feeling powerful is better than feeling powerless, victimized. So try to look at the shining side of even the worst things, the petty tyrants who blossom into becoming the ensemble leads of my favorite war movie of all time, “The Triumph of Fear”. Really see them just needing to feel powerful instead of rejected, and smile.

And: people “should” I guess, since it’s their life, want to heal and not go around hating themselves and their world, right. I mean, I think that’s good advice. But the Universe is a ladder, and ladders have rungs. People are allowed—I mean, people are allowed to do whatever they want; in a movie, it’s like “Stop or we’ll shoot”, right: the person still has a choice—but people can take the ladder one rung at a time, people are allowed to take their time. If it takes them another forty years, well…. Does God ever run out of time? Does he ever say, I’m getting tired of waiting, Eternity starts in five minutes, missy, my infinite patience is Over!! You know. People ask for hell but they don’t want it; don’t tell them it’s in store for them. I mean, people waste big gulps of their life, their energy, or they try to improve and they fail or improve partially, with setbacks…. What’s the rush? Is eternity going to end? What’s the rush? Who says you have to go from a blubbering accusing victim to a miracle magnet in sixty seconds or less? Are you late for the last train to New York or something? Hell, fuck New York. New Yorkers are rude. Spend time in New Jersey instead. Sure, we’re not Quite As Advanced—our watches run a little slower—but we get there. What’s the rush?
… (més)
 
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