My 20 Favorite Abraham Concepts
(Part 4 of 4)
This is the fourth in a four-part article describing 20 of my favorite Abraham concepts:
16. PHYSICAL PAIN EQUALS ASKING PLUS RESISTING.
One of the specific vibrational indicators we experience is physical pain, and Abraham says it can be explained essentially the same way every time. We ask for what we desire, and the universe immediately says yes, but we aren’t vibrationally aligned with what we’ve asked for (we don’t believe we can have it, don’t feel like we’ve earned it, don’t think it’s possible, etc.), so we don’t allow it in. We want it, but we resist it with our beliefs or our “yes buts,” which creates blocked energy that sometimes manifests in the form of physical pain.
Abraham says that when the physical body is out of balance in any way, every cell in the body knows exactly what it needs to return to balance, asks for what it needs, and Source Energy immediately responds to each cell’s request. And cells don’t have resistance! The only part of us that has resistance is, as Abraham puts it, “the thinker inside the body,” and those beliefs and thoughts are getting in the way of the body returning to its natural healthy balance.
So when I feel physical pain, instead of thinking that it means something’s wrong with me, that I must have an illness or problem, or anything along those lines, I can remind myself that physical pain equals asking plus resisting, and I can ask myself, “What am I resisting right now?” “What have I asked for that I haven’t received, and what am I thinking or believing that’s creating resistance?” And I can look for better feeling thoughts, or find another way to release resistance, such as EFT, meditation, yoga, music, or whatever works best for me.
For those who are already familiar with EFT, you may have experienced how quickly physical pain subsides, no matter what the apparent cause, when you release resistance using the EFT process. It’s often immediate, sometimes taking the edge off of the physical discomfort, and sometimes completely eliminating it. And the relief afterwards is amazing.
17. EVERYBODY CROAKS -- BUT THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS DEATH!
Abraham consistently and irreverently refers to death as “croaking,” and says that they are deliberately disrespectful about it because there is no such thing as death. From their perspective, what we call death is actually a joyous and immediate return to the stream of well being, to being at one with Source Energy. They say that in the moment of croaking, we release all resistance and catch up vibrationally with everything we’ve asked for, and with who we really are in the non-physical realm.
Abraham says that if we really knew how wonderful the death experience is, we wouldn’t impose what we call the “death penalty” and give it to the people we’re the most upset with. From the non-physical perspective, nothing is ever really at risk or at stake, and our human lifetimes are just “a ride on the river” that we return to again and again for the joy and adventure and expansion of it. Only from our limited physical perspective do we take it all so seriously and worry about so many things.
The animals on our planet, according to Abraham, have a much more clear and relaxed viewpoint about life and death. Their philosophy is “easy come, easy go,” and they know they can return anytime into a new “fresh, frisky body” and do it all again. Domesticated animals have more diseases and injuries because they become more like us after interacting with us, but animals in the wild live and die happily all the time, without fanfare or drama.
Bottom line: Everybody croaks, lives, croaks, lives, croaks, lives, joyfully expanding the universe along the way, and it’s all good!
18. LIFE IS ETERNAL; JOY IS WHAT MATTERS.
With their much more expanded views about death (or croaking), Abraham says that some of the most painful human experiences are also some of the most unnecessary, and those are the upstream struggles of long and drawn out battles against disease, or going to great lengths to preserve life in the ill or elderly, even beyond the point where living has become painful and miserable.
The main difference between the medical model viewpoint and Abraham’s viewpoint is that the medical community says “preserve life at all costs,” and Abraham says, “Life is eternal – joy is what matters.” The traditional medical community sees life as fragile, and loss of life as a failure or a tragedy. Abraham says there’s nothing to lose and nothing to fear, and that there’s no need to prolong a physical life that’s become miserable, because life is eternal and what’s waiting in the transition of “croaking” is instantaneous relief, wellness, and joy.
So whether we relax and come into alignment and get well physically, or relax and re-emerge into the stream and instantly catch up vibrationally with who we really are, it’s all good. Life is eternal, and joy is what matters.
19. WE DIDN’T COME HERE TO FIX A BROKEN WORLD – AND THE WORLD ISN’T BROKEN.
These last two concepts (19 and 20) are often the biggest stretch for those who are unfamiliar with or new to the Law of Attraction. If we look around, watch the news, and take what we see at face value, it looks like what we’re seeing is a world full of upheaval, pain, and tragedy. Abraham doesn’t deny that there are some difficult things happening on the planet, and they don’t ask us to pretend that those things don’t exist.
In fact, they say it’s important for us to notice the contrast, and how we feel about it, just long enough to identify what we desire instead and focus on that. When we do that, the universe answers those requests, and the positive changes become available to anyone and everyone who’s ready to let them in. And the universe joyously expands.
Many of us feel called to try to help those in pain, but Abraham cautions us about this, for a couple of reasons. One is that when we focus on and respond to what is (the problem, issue, etc.), we activate the Law of Attraction, and more conditions and events with matching energy come into our experience. The other is that the universe is based on attraction, not assertion. This means that we can’t create in anyone else’s experience, only in our own.
Attraction is about allowing in well-being, which is downstream. Assertion is about trying to make things happen, which is upstream, and it doesn’t work! Anything that I try to assert into someone else’s experience (or my own) will ultimately backfire, and everyone involved will continue to attract whatever they’re vibrating. It’s just not a productive use of energy!
Does this mean that some people (and societies, and cultures) will continue to be unhappy and live in dire circumstances, and we’re just supposed to ignore that and believe it’s okay? Abraham says that while some people will continue to be unhappy here in physical form, each person and each point of attraction in the universe always has access to Law of Attraction, and to anything they would like to be, do, and have.
And even if someone does spend a miserable lifetime and die (croak) without figuring it out, they’ll immediately re-emerge into the stream and catch up vibrationally with everything they asked for during that lifetime, so it’s only temporary, and all of it adds to the joyous expansion of the universe.
The people who are successful at what Abraham calls “uplifting,” are those who take inspired actions that feel good to them, rather than those who act based in anger, fear, or unhappiness about current conditions. For example, if I love the idea of contributing to environmental awareness, and I’m excited about accessing solar and wind power as free and abundant energy sources, I will have a much different experience than someone who gets involved based on a haunting fear about global warming and the destruction of the planet.
Abraham says that especially in a situation where we want to be helpful, it’s important to line up our own energies first, and then only take inspired actions that feel good. Better yet, they suggest that the most effective way to teach or uplift others is to align with our expanded selves, allow in all of our own personal abundance (health, relationships, finances, etc.) and then when someone asks, “How did you do that?” tell them how you did it! This empowers others to access the Law of Attraction for themselves – and it’s available to everyone.
20. THINGS AREN’T GETTING WORSE; THEY’RE GETTING BETTER.
One of my favorite sections, ever, from an Abraham CD was one where a man at one of the workshops asked: With all the wars and poverty and violence and fear and negative thinking in the world, what does Abraham see for the future of our planet? And here, in part, is what Abraham answered:
“As you speak about how it seems like people are feeling negative, and it seems like there’s more negative than positive, we want to say to you that that is not the vantage point that we have at all. The well being is huge in proportion to the not well being, and always has been. And even in these leading edge, most dynamic of all dynamic times, in these leading edge times, still the proportion of well being is huge in comparison to the minuscule not.
“You do not need to worry about the longevity of this planet. You do not need to worry about the diversity of this planet. Well being abounds and always has, and you know how we know that? Because we know the way the whole thing is set up. We know that you came from non-physical into this experience with the deliberate intent of experiencing the contrast to give birth to the improved idea. And we know that the improved idea is the vantage point from which all new energies come forth into this experience.
“So you’ve got this beneficial dilution ratio thing going on, where old, ornery, disconnected ones are croaking, and new, evolved, enlightened beings are being born... Think about those that are being born from that vantage point. In other words, they’re not being born into this environment from the disconnected, warring, shortage mentality. They’re coming from Source, from that connection of knowing the well being.
“And so, you’ve got all this going for you. You’ve got old, ornery, disconnected ones croaking, right and left. You’ve got new ones that are enlightened being born. You call them the Indigo children. They’re tuned in, tapped in, turned on. We call them cable ready. In other words, they are in alignment with Source Energy as they come forth.
“And do you notice the rebellion within them? They are not willing to go with you in that place of unworthiness. When you wag your finger at these new ones and you say, ‘You are inappropriate,’ they say, ‘Not me, you are inappropriate! I am not inappropriate! I am born knowing well-being. You’ve forgotten it, and you’re not dragging me into that hole!’ That’s what the new ones are saying.
“And then, there are all of those like you, who got dragged in the hole, who crawled out! Who are now giving your children nurturing. You’re allowing them to be who they are. In other words, this is not just well being. This is supersonic well being. This is ultra well being. This is the well being of all well being. This is the time of awakening. These are the best of times. Things aren’t getting worse – things are getting better!
“But you can focus on the contrast if you want, and pinch yourself off from all of this. Or you can have one walloping ride on the stream of all streams that is flowing in these times. Every one of you said, ‘I want to be part of this time. I want a fast ride. I want to feel strongly what I’m feeling. I want to know who I really am. I want to feel the intensity of my alignment or not.’ You wanted in on this, and here you are. And we don’t know about you, but we’re having fun!”
Not much I can add to that! Except that every time I read it or listen to it, I feel relief and excitement, release resistance, and float downstream. And well-being abounds.
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