I have been wanting to ask Abraham about how they view the endless clips on Youtube. I wonder if watching Abraham on Youtube highlights our doubt that if we spend money, money will return.
Here is a clip or two of something I wrote for the Bashar Forum it is hard to recreate the same debate when you have written it before.
If this is true than the following might apply.
Sorry for my use of words like 'we' and 'you.' I do not really mean you personally, but that invisible person I envisioned reading this. If you want that to be you, that is fine. So nothing personal. Focus on the concepts not the wording.
I did end up buying two Abraham Hicks videos. Yet, proceeded to watch on Youtube because the messages are better organized by topic there. So I have one very long Abraham DVD that I still have not watched more than 10 mintutes of and a finished one.
I have been wondering what Abraham itself would say about all the videos on Youtube and my watching of them. Do you have any idea?
In a number of workshop recordings I've listened to over the years, Abraham have effectively stated they don't care about copyright. In fact, they consider it lack-based thinking.
The only thing they've really suggested is that people who share their material also share where it comes from, so that others can get more information if they wish.
Esther Hicks' Perspective
After her husband's death, Esther Hicks did for a time, it seems, employ a company that pursued copyright violators on YouTube. But that appears to have stopped now, as far as I can tell.
The official Abraham-Hicks policy on posting to YouTube is the following (copied from their YouTube channel)...
This basically means that as long as you post audios (not video segments of workshops) of at most 15 minutes - and not multiple-part postings - and you obviously credit Abraham as the source for the material, anyone can post Abraham audios to YouTube.
So, to answer your question, Abraham don't care what you watch or how much you watch, and Esther just asks that any YouTube postings be non-multipart, audio-only and less than (or equal to) 15 minutes long.
I'm a bit of an Abraham junkie myself - I listen to anything and everything I can get my hands on - usually while trying to find contradictions in anything that is said :) - and, like yourself, I actually find that YouTube makes it easier to find relevant recordings than in the paid subscriptions/recordings.
To summarize, carry on YouTube-ing :)
In the past, I got quite a few "How to make money online" type of courses from friends and pirating platforms without paying for them. And I made quite some money using this information over time.
So if it were true for everyone that pirating balances itself out in the way you suggested it, I would have lost all the money I generated from using these courses.
Therefore this must either imply that I am gifted with very special abilities that don't allow the Universe to punish me for "stealing" :) or it means that some other factor needs to be considered here that is valid for anyone.
As Abraham says again and again, it is not the action itself that matters but how you feel about it.
If you are like me and you watched a few dozen pirated Abraham videos on Youtube, then you probably did realize that Abraham emphasizes this whenever they can.
In these (pirated) videos people ask Abraham which action is right or wrong regarding diets, relationships, businesses etc. And they all want to convince Abraham that some actions must be universally wrong and others should be universally right. But they always get the frustrating answer that there is no right or wrong action. It is how you align your energy with your action that counts.
So while I'm typing this with my left hand and my right hook hand while also wearing an eye patch, the parrot that is sitting on my left shoulder right now suggests that this rule must also apply to "pirating".
You can align with pirating or not but it's not that pirating in itself will lead to unwanted results. It's how you feel about it when doing it.
I can only tell you my view and what I believe about these things. But if anyone wants to believe that they should be punished for getting things without paying, then they are free to do so of course. I shared some of this before in the Bashar Copyright Claim thread.
I never felt guilt when getting these courses and seminars for free. It was quite the opposite feeling. I felt blessed and joyful. Here I was, a guy sitting in a small town in Germany with very basic English skills exploring the world of possibilities and opportunities within hours in the comfort of my home. A few decades ago I would have never had the chance to even realize that these courses and opportunities existed in English speaking countries. But now, I can have all of these for free because of all the human greatness that is available today.
Also, I felt enormous joy for the teachers of these courses knowing that they could spread their ideas without losing anything. I would imagine how good life must be for getting money from paying customers and also gaining reputation from those who would share their stuff for free all over the world. And good reputation and reach only helps you to sell more and more of the stuff you don't even have to pay for (because it's digital, nothing you need to pay for when you want to duplicate it)
Today, I have my own digital content that gets shared and I don't feel bad whatsoever. In fact, I would love to see more people sharing it for free (even though some of it is paid content). It would only imply to me that I must be doing things right. Because I know that the more value people get from it, the more it will come back to me in many different forms.
No matter if it's giving or receiving. Make sure to always do it in a way that feels good to you. Otherwise, the action won't do any good anyway.
I also think that the act of receiving simultaneously is an act of giving when done right and vice versa. You just have to feel genuine appreciation when doing either of these.
You also don't have to pay people back in form of physical stuff (money, goods) or services (action and time). That's a false belief that stems from believing in guilt-colored and punishment-driven concepts. The Universe really is generous and loving no matter what you do or don't do.
answered 14 Aug '17, 18:54
Personally, I think Abraham would say:
"The More, the merrier!"
The more exposure to this good, the more the world will improve.
Generosity comes back to "you", and stinginess will, too.
answered 15 Aug '17, 04:06
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