The Stream is a metaphor for Source energy. It's a way of describing the process of getting into alignment with source energy so that manifestation can occur.
The concept of the Stream is used by Abraham to explain that you can either manifest things into your life by moving upstream, or by flowing downstream with the current. It is easy to imagine which way is more effective.
Abraham further characterizes some thoughts as upstream, and others as downstream. Generally, those thoughts which make you feel better are downstream thoughts, allowing thoughts which facilitate the manifestation process; while upstream thoughts are those thoughts that make you feel worse, and create resistance to Source energy.
The oars in your canoe are used as a metaphor for your inclination to control the process of manifestation, which is also considered upstream.
In Illusions, the Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Richard Bach tells a great story about the Stream:
god is a river, so let go swimmer... peter mayer
answered 22 Dec '09, 02:20
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