1. Go to www.abraham-hicks.com and read and listen to what’s there and/or order books, cds, dvds, etc. (I like ASK AND IT IS GIVEN, bookwise; I also have a monthly cd subscription and so every month I get a new one, and either stick it in the thingie in my car and let it brainwash the crap outta me, or hand it off to an actor in need).
Abraham is Esther and Jerry Hicks. Esther is convinced that spirits from another realm speak THROUGH her TO us. She calls those spirits Abraham. While I am not remotely convinced of the validity of the aforementioned phenomenon, I must confess that I LOVE what the woman (the spirits, Abraham, whatever) have to SAY. And I don’t really give a good you-know-what WHERE the hell that information comes from. It is beneficial to anyone who is struggling, stressed, suffering, tormented, beleaguered, miserable, depressed, confused, striving, paralyzed, helpless, phobic, disturbed, irrational, obsessed, hysterical, frantic, frenzied, panic-stricken, excitable, and/or over-stimulated. This is because Esther Hicks’ stuff is based in the idea that our THOUGHTS are creative. As y’all know, that’s the basis upon which I teach acting.
Here are a couple Abraham quotes I happen to have on hand . . .
On 3.31.07, Abraham said, “. . . it’s like a matching grant. If I put out $10K, the law of attraction matches it. So if I’m $10K worth of worried, the universe will add $10K worth of worry to it and make it worse. . . . nothing you want is upstream. It’s all easily accessed downstream. Just stop paddling upstream. When you do, the stream will carry you where you’re supposed to go. Use the action of the stream, not that of the self.”
“You’ve got to find a way to not feel how you feel or things cannot get better for you . . . . you’ve got to take the way that you feel – that you’re absolutely justified in feeling [she is totally justified in being afraid!!!! This is her dream! It’s coming true! Her brain is screaming, “You’re gonna fuck this up!” Of COURSE she’s scared! We gotta shut that side of her brain UP!] — and you’ve got to find a way to feel differently because you can’t let what you want in as long as you feel what you feel. . . . Your goal is to take the thing that’s wrenching your gut and make it not hurt so much. So your goal is to take the worst case scenario and make it livable. Try to get a breath of air around it. . . . Start with where it hurts, and then try to find relief from there. . . . Everything you say or do that makes you feel just a little bit better makes [what you want more possible]. So soothing YOU is what matters the most.”
2. Notice and then banish the shit out of your Bad Actor Thoughts (BAT’s) and replace them with GAT’s. While they will never fully go away, you MUST learn to MANAGE them in order to function. Thinking fearful thoughts is a CHOICE. We don’t HAVE to give into them. We choose our thoughts. I use many things to manage mine and those of my actors. Here is the book of BATS & GATS (Bad Actor Thoughts and Good Actor Thoughts) that we made and we sent out last year . . . http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/3/64270/129080/pub/.
3. My sobriety actually helps me manage my fear. I use my own weird version of the first seven steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA_Steps_4-7_LJK_version.doc) MANY times a day.
4. Call my sister Genie (www.geniekahn.blogspot.com), the Life Coach. She is also a licensed therapist and spent over twenty years in the film and tv biz.
If you don’t know that I think Abraham rocks, well, now you do. I know it ain’t cheap, but if you’ve never been to one of their workshops, they are FANTASTIC. Yes, a little woo-woo, but a LITTLE woo-woo never hurt anybody. Grab a friend and goooooo!
“Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want.” – Abraham (via Jerry & Esther Hicks)
Excerpts from the Foreward to “THE LAW OF ATTRACTION, The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham” by Esther & Jerry Hicks by Neale Donald Walsch
Nothing merely shows up in your experience. You attract it, all of it, no exceptions. …you get what you think about, whether you want it, or not.
There is a wonderful buffer of time between when you begin to think about something and the time it manifests.
…you can tell by the way you feel whether it is something you want to manifest or not. If you continue to give your attention to it — whether it is something you want, or something you don’t want — it will come into your experience.
…your thoughts and feelings determine your reality.
…it’s important to feel good, because how we feel attracts more of what we have, whether good or bad.
Many around you want to point out “reality” to you.” They say, “Face the facts. Look at what-is.” And we say to you, if you are able to see only what-is — then, by Law of Attraction, you will create only more of what-is…You must be able to put your thoughts beyond what-is in order to attract something different or something more.
…the Law of Attraction is most understood when you see yourself as a magnet getting more and more of the way you feel. When you feel lonely, you attract more loneliness. When you feel poor, you attract more poverty. When you feel sick, you attract more sickness. When you feel unhappy, you attract more unhappiness. When you feel healthy and vital and alive and prosperous — you attract more of all of those things.
You are here to create the world around you that you choose, while you allow the world — as others choose it to be — to exist, also.
Once you understand this Law, and begin to pay attention to what you are giving your attention to, you will regain control of your own life experience. And with that control you will again remember that there is nothing that you desire that you cannot achieve, and nothing that you do not want that you cannot release from your experience.
…you came to…fine-tune the process of deliberate thought.
The basis of your life is freedom; the purpose of your life is joy. . . . However, you are also free to choose bondage or pain…but everything anyone chooses is only because they believe it will help them feel better.
As you ask yourself why you want it, the essence of your desire is activated, and the Universe begins to bring it to you. The more intense your positive feelings, the faster it is coming to you. (It is as easy to create a castle as a button.)
As you think, you vibrate. As you vibrate, you attract.
OTHERS’ CHOICES NEEDN’T THREATEN YOU when you understand these powerful universal laws, for you no longer feel a need for barricades or armies or wars, or jails, for you understand that you are free to create your world as you want it to be while others are creating their world as they choose it to be — and their choices don’t threaten you… There are those things you are in absolute harmony with, and there are those things that you are in absolute disharmony with — and there is some of everything in between. You have not come forth to destroy or contain that which you do not agree with, for that is a continually changing thing. You have come forth to identify, moment by moment, what it is you want, and to use the power of your thought to allow the power of the Law of Attraction to draw that unto you…
…if we were talking to you on your first day of physical life experience, this is what we would be saying: Welcome, little one, to Planet Earth… There is nothing that you cannot be, or do, or have.
Go forth, giving thought to what you want, attracting life experience to help you decide what you want, and once you have decided, giving thought only unto that. Most of your time will be spent collecting data — data that will help you decide what it is you want…Your real work is to decide what you want… Your real work is to decide what you want and then to focus upon it, for it is through focusing upon what you want that you will attract it. That is the process of creating: giving thought to what you want, so much thought, and such clear thought, that your Inner Being offers forth emotion. And as you are giving thought, with emotion, you become the most powerful of all magnets. That is the process by which you will attract (what you want) into your experience.
When you think thoughts that bring forth emotion — you are accessing the power of the Universe.
…decide what you want — and then focus upon that.
Even if you sit in a body that is not healthy or in a body that is not the size, shape, or vitality, that you choose; in a lifestyle that does not please you; driving an automobile that embarrasses you; interacting with others that do not bring you pleasure — we want to assist you in understanding that while that may seem to be your state of Being, it need not be. Your state of Being is the way you feel about yourself in any point in time. Your words will not bring you immediate manifestations of what you are asking for, but the more often you say them, and the better you feel while you are saying them, the purer or less contradicted your vibration will be. And soon your world will be filled with these things you have spoken about… Words alone do not attract, but when you feel emotion when you speak, that means your vibration is strong — and the Law of Attraction must answer those vibrations.
…if you will let your standard of success be your achievement of joy, everything else will fall easily into place. For in the finding of joy, you are finding vibrational alignment with the resources of the Universe. You cannot feel joy while you are focusing upon something not wanted, or the lack of something wanted; therefore, while you are feeling joy, you will never be in the state of contradicted vibration. And only the contradiction in your own thoughts and vibration can keep you from the things you desire. We are amused as we watch the majority spending most of their life seeking a set of rules against which they can measure their life experience, looking outside of self for those who will tell them what is right or wrong, when all along they have within them a Guidance System that is so sophisticated, so intricate, so precise, and so readily available. By paying attention to this Emotional Guidance System, and by reaching for the best-feeling thought that you can find right now from wherever you are, you will allow your Broader Perspective to help you move in the direction of the things that you truly want.
I loved this one, cause it speaks to the process, not the goal. Like getting the job will not suddenly make your life happy, it just sends you on a new journey (a better script, a family etc.) – Via Vikki K
“You want the desire because it is the idea or the goal or the Creation that is responsible for a good amount of Life Force to flow through you. The main event is the Life Force that is flowing through you, not the manifestation. And if you don’t believe us now, wait until that manifestation has popped, and realize that its power to draw life through you will be greatly diminished. That’s why you keep wanting another goal and another goal and another goal…” – Abraham
“This woman applied her understanding of Law of Attraction, which meant she created in her mind a vision and she never took her eyes from it and the entire Universe cooperated and it will for you too. No exceptions.”
“. . . And somehow I got fixated on thinking that it’s better to get fixated on saying the truth of what is than to speak as I want it to be. A lot of people do that. They say, “Well, it’s true,” and we say, “So what? There are a lot of things that are true that you want and a lot of things that are true that you don’t want. Fixate on the things that are true if you want to speak truth that you do want. The truth of it is, you are an internal being. The truth of it is you’re supposed to get what you want. The truth of it is, that you’ve been banging around with no relationship, you’ve really wanted a relationship, and you’ve created a magnificent one. The truth of it is, every time somebody was rude to you, you asked for someone nicer. Every time someone didn’t understand you, you asked for somebody more understanding. Every time somebody got too dependent, you asked for someone more self-empowered. Every time somebody said something you didn’t want, you asked for people who were kinder. Every time you interacted with someone didn’t understand the bigger picture, you asked for someone that would understand the bigger picture. Every time you interacted with someone who wasn’t willing to allow you to be who you are, you asked for someone who was willing to allow you to be who you are, and you have created a magnificent relationship that you are not in vibrational alignment with because you are so insistent on telling it like it is, so stop it.” – From an Abraham-Hicks’ CD, You’re Constantly Giving Birth to New Preferences,” www.abraham-hicks.com.
“The best way to accomplish an improved environment is to focus upon the best things about where you currently are until you flood your own vibrational patterns of thought with appreciation, and in that changed vibration, you can then allow the new-and-improved conditions and circumstances to come into your experience.
Look for good things about where you are, and in your state of appreciation, you lift all self-imposed limitations (and all limitations are self-imposed) and you free yourself for the receiving of wonderful things.”
- Abraham, excerpted from the book “Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth and Happiness”