I very much like and respect the work of Abraham-Hicks and consider it inspired, we listen to one of these meditations daily, but there seem to be some incongruities that don't resonate with me.

I wonder if this is my limited viewpoint?

  1. I hear "will happen." Does this put our benefits in the future? Would it be better to say, "are happening"? Are "unfolding"? A small light is getting larger?

  2. I hear "release resistance" Is this focusing on "resistance"? Would it be better to say "allow" and not even use the word, "resistance"? Or "Lack"? She says, "You cannot . . . (change others, etc)" Seems like focusing on negatives. Would it be better to focus on the positives?

  3. I hear, "you are getting better". Does this say that you are more "in process" than part of the result, already happening?

I have thought about transcribing and modifying these seeming incongruities and making my own meditations, using their soundtrack. STRICTLY for my own personal use.

I would appreciate answers that can help me reframe the questions/seeming incongruities.

EDITED: Feb 2, 2013 - 7 months later. @stingray made a wonderful comment that has more meaning for me now,

"I prefer to change myself where possible and let external conditions catch up".

The "Vortex" meditations no longer seem to have incongruences. In reading my earlier posts, I now wonder what happened to these apparent "incongruencies"? It somehow seems as though they have been reritten, but, of course, they are the same as they were.

The factor that has changed is my perception! Or, perhaps, I have entered a parallel universe (and I think this happens, not only for me, but for all of us) where they (Abraham) wrote a different script (??), that has a different and more powerful meaning for me?

Did I enter a unverse where, when I go to a very popular restaurant and not only find a parking place right next to the front door, but also be immediately seated without previouus reservations? And that this seems commonplace for me? Now, I would be surprised if this DID NOT happen.

And is this shift in perception/reality because I "image" a different reality, or "accept/recognize" a different reality?

Whatever. I do know that when I look with appreciation at what I have as my reality and eagerness for whatever else is comming, goodies, both physical and more importantly good feelings fill my life.

From where I once was, I would have thought that my "present world" was crazy. But from where I am now, I realize many of the limitations that held me there. So I appreciate where I am now and look forward to even more fun as the future unfolds.

asked 20 Jun '12, 07:01

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Dollar Bill

edited 03 Feb '13, 07:36

Consciously Connected Breathing gets me faster and easier into the vortex. once inside, do your affirmations or vibrational work there. for reference, The Presence Process, Edition 2 can be downloaded here. This goes well together with releasing techniques.

(03 Feb '13, 06:45) don

@don - thank you for resurecting this post! And for the link to Michael Brown's article!

(03 Feb '13, 07:39) Dollar Bill

i see will happen according to your free will.are happening does not relate to you are unfolding does not relate to you,and the action that makes it happen.You cannot . . . (change others, etc)" Seems like focusing on negatives. Would it be better to focus on the positives? they have free will also so it is not negative only stating a fact.I hear, "you are getting better". meaning you are making progress.

(05 Feb '13, 12:21) white tiger

what i find strange is that so many loa person oppose free will when.it is stated :will happen meaning according to your free will. could it be that they have picked some where some view against free will? if it is in the same book i think someone missed something.

(05 Feb '13, 12:26) white tiger

@Dollar bill just found this video that you might enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cSgVgrC-6Y future can be determined and so is causality,and the more understanding someone as the more choice he can make using is free will.but to say that everything is determined and causalty and that you cannot change it is not true that mould make you a piece on chess board not able to dock a brick or to move to avoid or get something. we are many child playing in this chess game to learn and grow.

(05 Feb '13, 14:09) white tiger
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As I'm sure you realize, the actual words don't create your reality, it's the vibration that the words cause you to emit (of which emotion is an indicator) that creates your reality.

I could recite "I will never have any money" to myself all day long but if, while I was reciting those words, I decided to interpret those words differently to everyone else and feel prosperous while reciting them then I would have prosperity despite the affirmation.

I know some people also have issues with Abraham's use of the word "want" when they feel the word "have" (or equivalent) would be better.

Like the saying goes, you can't please all of the people all of the time :)

If Abraham used different words, there would still be some people who would have issues with those too. Those are probably the analytical types :)

I think what Abraham have done is just chosen what they feel would appeal to the mass vibration that they are sensing and have targeted their affirmations in that direction.

It's interesting how the slightest shift in terminology can cause a big difference in understanding with some people. Abraham used to use the phrase "Vibrational Escrow" quite a lot in the past and most people just shrugged at each other in a puzzled fashion. They then changed that phrase to "The Vortex" to represent the same idea and that one seems to have caught the public imagination.

Obviously, given your background, you have a vast amount of experience with the idea of affirmations and so, for you, the seemingly-inaccurate words that Abraham have chosen might be grating because you are used to more precise and accurate phrasings.

But to the average person on the street, it probably wouldn't make the slightest difference. They get the gist of what Abraham are saying and that's good enough for them - while for someone like you it may seem like "beginner level" :)

How you personally proceed regarding these meditations is up to you, of course.

Some possible options:

  • Just meditate with the music only. It's that focused breathing pattern that has the bulk of the Vortex-aligning benefit anyway and you can skip the words completely.
  • You can redo the meditations with your own affirmations, though that sounds like a lot of work to me. Abraham's timing with the affirmations is such that they always start speaking on an in-breath which helps with getting the breathing pattern right.
  • You can work on yourself and relax your own beliefs about how accurately stated affirmations should be in order to affect personal change.

If it was me, I'd probably go for the last option because I'm not a big fan of changing external conditions to match my beliefs - I prefer to change myself where possible and let external conditions catch up - but you may feel differently.

Just some thoughts for you, Dollar Bill :)


answered 20 Jun '12, 07:57

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edited 20 Jun '12, 08:00

@stingray - "I prefer to change myself where possible and let external conditions catch up......" FABULOUS!!!!

I am adding an edit based on this idea.

(03 Feb '13, 07:04) Dollar Bill
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