I came across the following Abraham quote today on the AbeQuotes group and it brought to the surface something that I've been mulling over in my mind for many months now.
Let's take Manifesting Experiment 1 as an example.
The method effectively just says: put what you want on paper, put it in a box, let it go and what you want will find a way to come to you. And I've recommended to people to use it for anything and everything and just watch how precisely the universe responds.
But I wonder how many people are actually applying that simple experiment in that systematic way?
I know it works because I use it myself regularly, sometimes on paper but often electronically, and I get results that in the past I would have termed miraculous but today I just acknowledge as the natural operations of Universal Law.
But it's still very satisfying to know that our lives are not as random and chaotic as some would like us to believe but are, in fact, under as much control as we wish to have over them.
I have heard Abraham say in the past that the true joy and satisfaction of life comes about when you launch a desire for something, align with it (or hold the vision of it) and then watch the amazing lengths to which the universe goes in order to gradually bring it into physical reality.
And myself, having built up a considerable amount of confidence and trust in the Law of Attraction over the years, I can certainly agree with that statement. There is enormous joy to be found in launching a desire that you know for sure will manifest, and just watching in delight as the vibrational matches gradually lead the way to the full manifestation.
Virtually everyday I spend time playing with molding vibrations in the manifesting spreadsheet I've gradually evolved into existence over many years. I carry around a netbook computer these days whenever I'm away from home for a while just to play with it...creating your own reality can really be enormous fun. And, in those times when I push things a bit too far and end up in a mess, there is a huge relief (and positive release of life energy) to be found in molding a painful thought deliberately into a better place.
Abraham have said that when you reach the point where you can appreciate the launching of a new desire then you really will be living the joyous life you intended before you were born. I get snippets of that feeling of appreciation for new desires from time to time - not all the time yet, but it's getting there - and it is a deliciously wonderful, expansive feeling when it happens.
Given all that, I've been wondering for quite a while now why people resist using these simple vibrational methods when they can work so spectacularly well with relatively little effort.
To me, if there was anything you should spend your life mastering, it is this conscious molding of vibration because everything else you want in life flows naturally from this one single skill.
Yet I see very few people doing that - even people who I know and coach personally - and even (amazingly to me) people that have already experienced significant results from applying vibrational methods in the past.
I've come up with some theories as to why people have this resistance:
I've been in the situation myself in the past of not applying the vibrational methods despite knowing about them. My personal stumbling block, I believe, was not really trusting that anything this simple could really make so much difference. And, for me, the eventual turning point was a series of crises that left me no option but to start using these methods systematically and, as a result, getting blindingly-obvious clear evidence of the power of The Law of Attraction applied deliberately.
So I wonder sometimes if that's what it takes for people to take vibrational work seriously...a crisis?
Like the Abraham quote given at the start of this question, lining up energy is often the last thing people are prepared to try...and a crisis is often the only thing that will put people in that position of having nothing else to try.
I know this is an enormously long question but I think it is an important one since this resistance to vibrational work seems to affect alot of people.
As I said, I'm still not really clear on why this resistance happens so if anyone has any perspectives, experiences or insights regarding this hesitation to use vibrational methods, I would be interested to hear them.
asked 27 Apr '10, 18:08
In my own case, my resistance at times, has been a fear of failure. As was mentioned, vibrational work is often the last resort. And then if I failed.....to what else would I turn? You see? It was the fear of using the last tool in my "arsenal"!
answered 28 Apr '10, 00:16
I think for a lot of us the key words are trust and faith - we have to learn to trust and have faith and this can be a hard task for some. We become so conditioned and comfortable clinging to the old way of being that as you mentioned it often takes a crisis or huge wake up call before we realize we have to refocus and align our energy - for many people it literally becomes a case of do or die.
For me personally I had to reach a place of anxiety and panic attacks before I was able to step back and look at what I was doing to myself. Looking back now I can view that same fearful, frenetic energy as a huge gift because it caused me to look within and begin to re-align my energy and raise my vibration.Instead of a life of complacency, I am now growing and expanding daily and I wouldn't trade what I am learning for anything.
As anyone going through this knows it can be a long slow process and until one begins to feel and know they are making progress and results begin to show up, it can be all too easy to backslide and give in to the resistance. Persistence and making a decision to never give up are keys and nourishing our faith by practicing daily gratitude speeds up the process.
Great question Stingray - I think pondering a question like this causes us to look and re-evaluate what we're doing, so thanks for that :-)
I look forward to reading other perspectives on this one.
answered 27 Apr '10, 20:57
People are very attached to the things that give them a sense of who they are.
If you ask someone, "Who are you?", they will typically respond with an answer involving their family or occupation. "I am a truck driver," or "I am a mother/father."
If you are a parent (and consider yourself a good one), you take pride in the fact that you have worked hard to provide an environment where your children flourish, and have taught your children the things they need to succeed in life.
If you have an occupation, you take pride in the fact that you work hard to do your job well, and did the things that were required to qualify for that occupation (like get an education).
At a deeper level, many people identify with certain character traits that they have had for so long that those traits have now become a part of them. "I have a sense of humor," or "I am intelligent."
The Law of Attraction takes that all away. It basically says that everything spawns from the Universe, that we are merely conduits for the Universal energy, that our thoughts become manifestations, and that we struggle in vain if we think otherwise.
It sounds like an inviting point of view, but it essentially removes all sense of ownership in anything except for our own thoughts (which arguably are the only things we really own anyway). It's tantamount to saying, "I have to work for it, but you don't."
That's infuriating. :)
-- Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
Hi stingray, to answer your question,
1) I have noticed laziness on one part and
2) Not really understanding the main underlying principles involved in the law of attraction.
The latter can be confusing and frustrating to those trying to put it into practice. Many just give it up. A small group will continue until they reach the point of understanding the steps or mechanics of it.
Good question by the way.
answered 28 Apr '10, 15:15
I feel that all the reasons as to why people resist doing vibrational work are mentioned above. Because basically, as always, it comes down to limiting beliefs and negative momentum.
However here is another perspective to ponder. I think that people who resist doing vibrational work simply don't know how to consistently have fun doing the processes. All those people don't resist enjoying their hobbies (e.g. playing video games or tennis) because they know how to have fun with them. They know the mechanics of having fun when it comes to those things.
What if one could "model" someone who knows how to have fun doing vibrational work? Wouldn't it make him more able to have fun doing processes like Focus Blocks? Wouldn't it enable him to be a "deliberate vibration molder" who enjoys doing vibrational work? Honestly, I don't know. But here is my "how to" anyway :)
I won't go into much detail because it would be too long of an article.
Here is how to have fun doing vibrational work (and especially Focus Blocks).
Requirements of "having fun":
The process (or the mechanics) of having fun:
Probable stumbling blocks:
answered 24 Jul '14, 16:50
Hi Stingrary, I would like to share my perspectives on this because I have been giving a lot of thought to this lately. I have been asking myself the question - If I know better and I can do better then why am I settling for less.
I have become convinced that the law of attraction is not as simple as we would like to make it. I believe that there are other factors that influence the law and that is why it appears to work sometimes and does not at other times. I have tested this myself. I find that I can attract many things into my life with barely any effort. Sometime I just think it and it appears like magic. I believe from my own experiment with the law of attraction that in life some things are not meant to be and no matter how hard you try to move the vibrations it just will not happen. The important thing for us is to be able to recognize the things that we have control of and let the others go.
I have very good mind control. I can hold a thought for as long as I want to. But I find that it does not work for everything.
Another idea that I have been pondering is that maybe where we are is a vibrational match in itself. And in that case we are all where we are supposed to be from that perspective. So its not because we do not want to try or do not want better for ourselves but maybe thats just it. Sometimes we are stimulated to move forward based on need (something happens in our life) and for others it may sometimes be just a desire to grow. From my experience I feel that the Universe finds a way to get us to move when it recognizes that we have become static. I trust my instincts to guide me and let me know when to push and when to let go.
I have also been wondering if the law of attraction is an evolutionary process. You have to believe and conceive at a certain level before you are able to advance to another level.
I have another question as well. If we allow ourselves to be guided by good values and principles and basically follow the golden rule. should that not be enough to attract goodness into our life. Isn't being a good person enough for the Universe? Sometimes I feel like I have to work (concentration) too hard to get the life that I deserve while others just seem to get it naturally with little effort. What is going on here?
I guess I have more questions than answer but I would like to hear what others have to say about the subject because it is of interest to me.
answered 27 Apr '10, 20:38
I think one of the reasons why people resist vibrational work is because it takes them out of their comfort zone, or their habitual vibration. Their whole reality is a reflection of that dominent vibration. Its existence relies on that vibration.
Actually I think more people actually resist what follows the vibrational work, more than the vibrational work itself.
The clearing away of the old reality to make way for the new one could cause situations and feelings that could be interpreted as bad. But it is just actually a necessary requirement to allow the new reality in that exists on that higher vibration.
We are always in the process of attracting a new reality for ourselves. Everything thats happening in our Present moment is valid and a requirement to allow in what were attracting and intending.
Once we look at whats happening in the Present moment as a requirement and fully Accept it, we smooth out these transitions and life begins to flow with ease :)
Hi Stingray I hope you'll find it useful to carefully think about this text from all angles ...
"An old farmer, mature and seasoned, one day was very angry with God. He said to God in his morning prayer
"I have to tell it as it is -- enough is enough! You don't understand even the ABC of agriculture! When the rains are needed there are no rains; when the rains are not needed you go on pouring them. What nonsense is this? If you don't understand agriculture you can ask me! I have devoted my whole life to it. Give me one chance: the coming season, let ME decide and see what happens."
It is an ancient story. In those days people had such trust that they could talk directly to God, and their trust was such that the answer was bound to happen.God said,
"Okay, this season you decide!"
So the farmer decided, and he was very happy because whenever he wanted sun there was sun, whenever he wanted rain there was rain, whenever he wanted clouds there were clouds. And he avoided all dangers, all the dangers that could become destructive to his crops; he simply rejected them -- no strong winds, no possibility of any destruction to his crops. And his wheat started growing higher than anybody had ever seen; it was going above man's height. And he was very happy. He thought,
"Now I will show him!"
And then the crop was cut and he was very puzzled. There was no wheat at all -- just empty husks with no wheat in them. What happened? Such big plants -- plants big enough to have given wheat four times bigger than ordinary wheat -- but there was no wheat at all. And suddenly he heard laughter from the clouds. God laughed and he said,
"Now what do you say?"
The farmer said, "I am puzzled, because there was no possibility of destruction and all that was helpful was provided. And the plants were going so well, and the crop was so green and so beautiful! What happened to my wheat?"
God said, "Because you avoided all the dangers it was impossible for the wheat to grow. Growth needs challenges."
Challenge brings integrity; otherwise a person remains hollow, empty. If all facilities are provided for you and there is no danger in your life, you will remain hollow and empty. God gives life with all its dangers."
~ Transcribed from a talk by Osho
answered 28 Jul '14, 01:31
Because they have a bunch of desires they're clinging to that run counter to it. I say we always get what we want regardless of whether it's pleasant or not. On some level, we are perceiving some benefit in clinging to our old preferences and that is why prefer to avoid vibrational work. One of the key preferences that we cling to is physicality - you'll see this if you meditate. As you realize, that everything you experience physically (: including your body, emotions, the so-called external world etc. :) corresponds directly to your state of mind then you will be more inclined to do "vibrational" work. Until then you feel that this "vibrational" stuff is all fluffy and not "solid" or weak etc. It requires awareness and that comes from meditation and/or philosophical contemplation helps up to a point (: remember reason follows you, it is a tool and flows from you, is not independent of you :) which I suppose arises from wanting (: and therefore manifesting :) to many unpleasant things or some curiosity.
answered 22 Aug '14, 06:27
I think this is an excellent question Stingray! I think it could apply to any vibrational work really. I know for myself it seems similar to Biorhythms I have peaks where I hit on something and it is like golden! I could not mess up, everything is so easy, but then other times I get to the opposite end of the spectrum and feel like I was only fooling myself. I even get this way about God.
I think it is because when you feel beaten down you don't feel like getting back up again. It takes effort to get back up, it doesn't take effort to fall down. Now here is a little spark of enlightenment that just popped into my consciousness, what if falling down where good and getting up bad, or what if gravity were reversed. Then getting up would be easy and falling down hard, lol that feels good!
I learned that through Avatar EPC that the meaning of anything is the meaning we choose to believe it has. So if we change falling down to be a good thing and getting up to be the bad thing now instead of the natural or dominate thing being life sucks, the natural or dominate thing is life is wonderful. It takes effort to get up and have life be miserable, it is better to stay down and have life be wonderful! lol WOW!
I really needed to answer this question, flip it and make it natural the easy thing to do.
This inspired my own question here.
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