I just realized that the Vortex Abraham is always talking about is me! Getting into the Vortex is simply being who I prefer to be, right here, right now.
I just realized that the Vortex Abraham is always talking about is me! Getting into the Vortex is simply being who I prefer to be, right here, right now.
An anxious person usually initially uses the Law of Attraction in an anxious way. They pretend to be happy- that is they momentarily cover up their anxiety, while anxiously looking to their reality for signs of improvement. They may repeat positive affirmations, or do exciting things that used to bring them joy, or only think positive thoughts, all in an attempt to be positive, but underneath all this fake positivity the anxiety remains.
Obviously no true sign of improvement shows up then, because the anxiety hasn’t truly been transformed; just hidden momentarily. The person, seeing no improvement, becomes more despondent than before, their anxiety bubbling up again from the depths of their being. Yet another false hope, they think, without realizing that they’re using the Law in an inappropriate way.
For improvement to occur the anxiety must be transformed and true happiness must be expressed, which means being happy without needing reality to improve.
This is an internal journey then, one in which the anxious person must face many of their fears in order to integrate them and become the positive person they desire to be. It’s all about becoming a truly happy person first, before experiencing the reality that goes along with being a happy person.
The act of creating your reality is automatic. It is tied in with existence itself. Your reality is created by what you focus on, and you are constantly focused on something as long as you continue to exist.
The question is what are you focused on? You have two broad categories to choose from in this decision: what you prefer and what you don’t prefer. Focusing on what you don’t prefer creates a negative emotion to rise up within you, telling you clearly that you’re creating your reality in a way you don’t prefer. Focusing on what you do prefer creates a positive emotion to rise up within you, telling you clearly that you’re creating your reality in a way you do prefer. Simple, right? Another way of putting it is that you’re either focusing on your desire and bringing it into your experience, or you’re focusing on the lack of your desire, bringing the lack of it into your experience.
You cannot avoid or deny making this choice of focus, because avoidance infers that you are trying to get away from something you don’t prefer, and this active act of avoidance causes you to focus on what you don’t prefer that much more strongly. In other words, what you try to avoid in life will chase you to the ends of the earth.
Currently, you may be unsure about all this reality creation stuff, but that’s only because you haven’t paid attention to your emotions and how they rise up as a result of what you focus on. Your life experience has been a mishmash of what you prefer and what you don’t prefer because you haven’t taken conscious control of your focus.
Now’s the time to take that control. Be honest and pay attention to how you focus on the things that matter in your life. The most important aspect of your life that you regularly focus on is yourself. When it comes to yourself, how do you feel? Are you loving of yourself or judgemental of yourself? Do you focus on your own deservability or your lack of deservability? When you think of money, how do you feel? Are you focusing on an abundance of money or a lack of money? How about health? Or other people? Or life itself?
Remember: you cannot avoid making choices regarding your focus about the things that matter to you in life. If the things that matter to you aren’t bringing you positive emotion, then they are bringing you negative emotion. You may not be aware of that negative emotion because of your denial, but it’s there if you realize your constant denial. Once the negativity is discovered, It’s then simply a matter of choosing to change the way you focus on those important aspects of your life and then allow that focus to work for you, bringing you what you truly desire.
Sooner or later, you will get it. You will understand the incredible power of your focus and you will be in constant joy, creating your life with enthusiasm and passion. No longer will you feel bored or listless, because you will have stopped avoiding the things that truly matter to you. Your life will then only be filled with the activities, people, and other things that matter to you, the rest will fall away with the cessation of your negative emotion. Life will then be an ever expanding ecstatic joy, instead of a drag.
I’ve recently been reading some Abraham Hicks material, particularly A New Beginning i and ii, as well as Ask and it is GIven. Reading this material at this particular stage of my evolution has clarified some concepts on Law of Attraction as well as its connection to life in general. I can confidently say I am more joyful and most importantly more clear about myself and my life than I was prior to reading the material. Happy times ahead!
Celebrate your desires and do not allow yourself to be swayed from them. Desire is the feeling of God (that’s you) deciding what next to experience. It is the feeling of more life (or more of yourself) being summoned through yourself.
Remember again though that you don’t want all your desires to be accomplished right away, because then there would be nothing else to do. The truth is that you contain all that you desire, but if you experienced this truth you wouldn’t be able to experience any desired experience as a distinct and separate experience. You must experience the illusion of not containing what you desire so that you can experience the truth of containing it.
So don’t despair if all that you desire has not shown up yet in your experience. Know that you contain everything and trust that your desires will manifest in perfect timing. Be happy in the expectation of the manifestation of your desires, but don’t despair if the path to your desires leads you in unexpected directions. Flow through your life while celebrating the constant desires being born in you.
— Sohail Desai
You already have what you’re looking for. Stop looking for it and you’ll see that it’s true. Don’t expect to find it by thinking about it though, because your mind will most likely push it away in your experience. Your mind, being responsible for your experience of separation, will deny that you already have what you’re looking for and so if you listen to your mind you’ll never see that you had what you’re looking for all along. Finding what you’re looking for is realized by knowing that you have it and knowing that you have it is realized by remembering your Oneness with it and everything else in existence. Then it’s not even a matter of wanting what you’re looking for, but rather just simply choosing it.
— Sohail Desai
I’m inspired by mindofataurus to start lists of gratitude for what I already have in my life, instead of complaining about what I don’t have. The reason is simple: gratitude feels good, complaining feels bad. I started listing things in my mind and quickly realized how little time I spend being truly grateful. I realized that I must have been spending my time complaining instead, which could explain why I can be in a negative mood from time to time. So here goes. I am grateful for:
This is a good start for now. I will continue this list in the days or weeks to come. The thing is, once the ball starts rolling I can see so much more to be grateful for. I truly take many things for granted and I realize now how much more difficult my life would be without them. This is exactly what I was hoping for! :)
You are a three aspect be-ing. These aspects are: body, mind and soul. Any time you imagine a way you would like to be (notice I said “be” and not “do”), you are literally giving birth to that be-ing and you be-come it.
When you imagine the way you would like to be and decide to be-come that be-ing, you have set the soul aspect of you to be that way. If you then maintain that state of be-ing your mind aspect will receive inspiration in the form of thoughts and emotions that are in alignment with the state of being your soul is already in. Lastly, your mind will then decide whether to act these thoughts out through your body aspect and create the be-haviour representative of the be-ing you now have chosen to be on the soul level. This then closes the circuit and you have fully be-come the be-ing you desired to be. Your reality will reflect the situations and circumstances necessary for you to continue be-ing who and what you now are, until you choose to give birth to a new be-ing.
Each time you imagine and become another be-ing you actually literally are a completely new be-ing. You are not the same be-ing you were a moment ago, with a little difference, unless you be-lieve you are. If you truly think about it, you cannot, by definition, be the be-ing that was here a moment ago. That be-ing had a completely different set of be-liefs, thoughts and be-haviours.
This is the essence of what is meant when metaphysical speakers say you are an infinite and powerful be-ing. The infiniteness you are is the unlimited number of variations in states of be-ing that you can choose from to create who you choose to be. The power you have is the irrevocable and unlimited power to choose the be-ing you wish to be. You truly are an infinite and powerful be-ing! Take that knowledge to heart and act like you are!
— Sohail Desai
Everyone is blindly running around listening to what others tell them is their purpose. They read “sacred” books which apparently contain the commandments of God regarding how they should live their lives. They strive to be as close to the image portrayed to them through advertising of what a “perfect” human being is. They chase after the things they think they need solely to fulfill the purpose of being this perfect human being. What happens when they match that image? Is there some ecstatic reward that comes with achieving the perfect life? Has anybody achieved it yet? No, nobody has reached perfection because there is no such thing. The advertised image of perfection is constantly changing and so this chase for more clothes, better looks, bigger houses, and whatnot goes on forever in misery.
If only the people would realize that they do not need to look to others to find their purpose because they have their own direct feed of knowledge. They have been receiving direct messages from within themselves about how to fulfill their purpose. Those messages have been and are still conveyed through their emotions. If only they followed their emotions they would quickly see that their only purpose is to be themselves by choosing to express themselves in whatever way they wish. They would realize that they do not need to strive to become some perfect human being because they are perfect as they are. The would see that the only reward for doing anything is the joyous feeling they generate when they do it. They would see that the image of the “perfect” human does not get them any extra reward if they achieve it. The reward is joy and there is no reason to put off feeling it until sometime in the future.
Now, I’m not saying it is “bad” to want the things people want, myself included. However, it is ignorant to believe those things can bring us joy. They can be representative of our joy, but they cannot bring us joy.
Joy is in the journey. It is in being who we are, right here, right now. The people who understand this live lives of joy and ecstasy. The people who don’t, chase after what they think will bring them joy, then feel cheated after they achieved it and realized it didn’t bring them any miraculous reward with it. God’s reward is joy. Joy is found in being who you prefer to be. In other words: you are rewarded for being you. How wonderfully simple is that? No more need for striving or struggling. Just feel the joyous ecstasy of being, forever and ever.
Q: What is. can you address the subject of expectation?
B: Ah! Many times it is only another form of judgment. The placing
of a rigidized structure on something, the saying that it has to
happen this way, or it will not be valid: therefore, it may not
happen at all.
Q: So it’s like a form of pre-judgment?
B: Yes. For recognize simply that when you have something that
excites you and you form a visualization, or some sort of a symbolic
interpretation of that idea, you do not need to have it manifest
exactly as you have visualized it to get the same effect.
Even though, paradoxically many times, when you allow it to manifest
in whatever way it can manifest, many times you will find that you
are, quote/unquote, accurate, and it will manifest exactly as you
have pictured it. But it does not have to. Expectation is saying it
has to, thus closing all the other doors through which it may have
manifested more easily than you were able to actually visualize it.
Q: Okay. Thank you.
B: Well, thank you very much.
Surrendering to life is the feeling of letting go of expectations and conditions on how life should work and instead allowing it to work following the path of least resistance. It feels like you’re not doing anything in particular, because your actions are predominantly based on joy in the present, rather than based on controlling the outcome in the future. This can be a little disconcerting, especially since we have been so focused on taking action with the intention of controlling the outcome of our lives for so long.
Surrendering feels like the absence of all resistance to life. It is being open and vulnerable, which can be a very scary feeling, but it is actually the feeling of liberation. When you are no longer so focused on making life work, you are free of being attached to any particular outcome. You take it for granted that the outcome is ultimately guaranteed, even if the path leading to the outcome is a meandering one.
Surrendering is the acceptance of all your power. This is because being infinitely powerful feels like a complete sense of effortlessness and peace. This doesn’t mean you sit and meditate all day long. It means you take actions that bring you joy, with integrity, and with no expectations attached to that action as to what that action will get you. In surrender you let go of the illusion of power, which used to be exercised by attempting to push and pull life to make it all fit, and claim your true power, which comes with the realization that it all fits perfectly already.
Surrendering to life is being connected to all possibilities in life. By having no expectations in life you open up to all that life has to offer. By surrendering, you become more conscious of your connection to all possibilities in life, which strangely feels the same as not being connected to any possibility. No one possibility stands out as a connection and so this gives rise to the feeling of not being connected at all.
When you are connected to all of life in the act of surrender, the slightest desire you express brings forth the types of possibilites connected to that desire. There is no resistance to overcome and so life effortlessly flows through you to express the manifestation of your desire. In the act of unconditional surrender, you fully realize your God-hood.
What is your purpose in life? The answer is, you get to make up whatever your purpose is! There are NO expectations of you, whatsoever. You are given the free-will to choose whatever you want to do and whatever you want to experience in life. This is what it means to be unconditionally loved by God, or whatever you call God. Unconditional love is freedom. It is being completely and fully validated in all of your choices, even if you choose to use that validation to choose to invalidate yourself.
You are completely and utterly free to be yourself. So stop looking outside of yourself for validation before giving yourself permission to simply be who you are. Be yourself and know that you are supported by all of existence. Trust that you are supported. The proof is in your existence. If you weren’t supported, you wouldn’t exist. It is as simple as that.
Now, when I say trust that you are supported, I mean trusting by letting go of expectations on how you will be supported. Be yourself with no expectations on what form the support will come. As I’ve said in previous posts, having expectations is the easiest way to limit yourself and to put conditions on yourself.
Having expectations is a way of allowing only certain actions to be taken, because you believe only those actions will get you the support you need. It is not giving yourself the freedom to choose to express yourself in whatever way you want. It is, once again, believing you are not unconditionally loved and supported. It is putting the answer to who you can be or the answer to what your purpose is outside yourself, rather than within yourself. It is giving your power away to your reality and it is a great way to be miserable.
So allow yourself to take back your power and to choose your purpose. Choose to be yourself simply because you enjoy being yourself, not because it will get you support from existence. You already are supported! Do the things that are representative of who you choose to be, simply for the joy of doing those things. Allow your reality to reflect positive support to you without having any expectations on the form of the support. Be unconditionally loving to yourself and lighten up on yourself and see that unconditional love reflected in your experience. It can be as simple as that.
Surrendering to life is the realization that you are always in control, even if you don’t feel like you are. Surrendering is giving up the illusion of power that comes with trying to control by making every little detail of life fit the way you think it should. Surrendering is knowing that everything already fits perfectly.
The issue is not one of mind over matter; it is that matter and mind are the same thing.
— Bashar through Darryl Anka
We exist to experience existence in any way we choose. We are invaluable to existence because only we can experience existence through each of our unique perspectives. We are infinitely invaluable because without us existence wouldn’t be infinite. Because we are so invaluable, we each have complete and utter free will to create our experience of life. We are so invaluable that we are supported unconditionally by all of existence in all of our choices, and this is paradoxically true for each of us.
Because of the fact we are supported unconditionally and because we have free will, we are also inviolate, and so all parts of our experiences have been chosen by us on some level. We cannot be victimized unless we agree to create the illusion of victimization through our beliefs about the nature of ourselves and the nature of reality. The universe, creation, life, or whatever we want to call it, doesn’t have its own agenda for us and has no say in our choice of experience. This is because it is unconditionally loving of itself and so sees any choice we make as equal and valid. Existence allows all aspects of itself to be expressed, whether those aspects are positive or negative. That’s what makes it infinite. If it denied certain aspects of itself to us or to anyone else, by restricting the ability to choose freely, it would be lopsided and unbalanced, and would collapse in on itself.
This undying ability to make choices is also what makes us infinite and limitless. Now, I know you may be thinking that you haven’t experienced this infiniteness at all, but that’s because you and the rest of us have believed in our limitations so fully and without question. We believe the universe is one that limits us and so we experience it as such, because that limiting universe is a valid and equal experience in existence. However, it is our belief that causes the experience. The limitation is not inherent in the universe. Remember: existence, the universe or whatever we want to call it is balanced and is thus limitless. This means all of our perceived limitations are actually self-imposed.
But, why would we impose these limitations on ourselves in the first place? The short answer is because we can. The longer answer is that we chose the illusion of our limitations in order to experience existence in a certain way. And we wanted to experience existence in this way just because we were excited about it. There is no other reason for it, nor does there need to be any other reason for it.
This experience is what we have come to know as “life as a human” and it is just as beautiful an experience as any in existence, even though we may not currently think so, judging from how many people look to get to heaven or nirvana or whatever. We usually tend to think of any limitation as “bad”, but there is a hidden beauty in it. The thing is, each of us will always choose some form of limitation in order to focus on certain experiences within existence. Without limitation there would be no ability to focus. We would be limitless and infinite beings without even knowing it, because experiencing limitations and transforming them is the process of becoming conscious of the concept of limitlessness. As we grow and expand our consciousness, each of us will begin to truly understand that we have chosen limitation as unlimited beings by nature. We will no longer see our limitations as something thrust upon us from someone or something else, like we tend to now.
As we become conscious of our unlimited and infinite nature, we will become balanced. We will no longer invalidate those experiences we don’t prefer. We will see all experiences as valid and gain a greater ability to choose our preferred experiences with greater ease. Struggling and pain in life are germain to the the process of resisting certain experiences and so they will fall away under our new understandings. We will truly become self-empowered, loving, creative beings and we will love ourselves and each other unconditionally, as existence has always loved us.