OMG! I think it’s working!

Since resistance that has been introduced by your thoughts is the only thing that hinders the conscious blending between you and your Inner Being, as that resistance gradually dissipates, your conscious awareness of your relationship with Source will come forward into your awareness.

–Abraham

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I don’t know about you, but I had to read this one a few times to fully sort it in my mind.

In my own words…
The ultimate human goal is to achieve such an elevated state of spiritual consciousness that we can consciously experience our connection with Source (God, the Universe, All That Is, etc.).

The way to do this is to stop resisting.  Resistance is introduced by our thoughts.  “That’s too hard.”  “I’ve never gone there before.”  “She’d never say yes to me.”  “I’m not qualified.”  There are uncountable examples of resistant thought.  ANY thought that expresses a negative is a resistant thought.

Learn to become aware of your thoughts – in the moment – and you can learn to change and control them.  You can learn to think non-resistant thoughts; thoughts of peace, calm, happiness, joy, love, acceptance, etc.  ANY thought that feels good is a non-resistant thought.

The more you practice non-resistant thoughts, the more your resistance dissipates, and the easier it becomes to feel that connection with Source.

Feel good = Get connected

The quote above comes from ‘Getting into the Vortex’, their book with the guided meditations CD.  I’m reading it, a few pages at a time, and had just thought to myself, “What is meditation supposed to accomplish?”  I mean aside from lowering your blood pressure, helping you to relax, and the sizeable list of other physical benefits.  These things are reason enough to do it, but they’re not spiritual in nature.  Rather, they’re wonderful side effects.  How does meditation help someone along their path?

And, just as I was pondering this, I read the quote and the light came on…  It’s about allowing.

The simplicity of Abraham’s teachings can be staggering sometimes.  This is a lulu.  Want to experience your connection to the Divine?  Go ahead.  Do it.  Just let it happen.

That’s it.  Simple.

But not so easy.

As I’m writing this, I’m thinking about what other options there are besides meditation.  And I’m having a hard time coming up with anything else.  Maybe true passion, but that’s not sustainable, I don’t think.

So, meditation it is!  The good news, if you haven’t done it before, is that there’s probably no wrong way to do it.  Here are a few things to try.

  • Focus on your breathing.  Don’t try to regulate it, other than perhaps to breathe deeply and slowly.    Just pay attention to it.  The attention is the point.
  • Focus on some soft music.  Again, the attention is what’s important.
  • Chant.  Oooooooommmmmmmm…….  Yes, it works.  Yes, it’s boring, but it works!  Yes, you may feel foolish doing it, but guess what?  It works!  Why?  Because you have to pay attention.

Are you picking up the pattern here?  It’s all about moving your conscious attention away from random thoughts and onto something specific.  Something that precludes your ability to generate those resistant thoughts.  The chanting may be the easiest of the three suggestions above, because you can’t do it on cruise control.  Your mind has to be there for the sound to come from your mouth.

And, just to spell it out, moving your consciousness away from resistant thoughts is the first step toward allowing.  It’s the first step toward actually experiencing your connection with Source, and doing it on a consistent basis.

Start today.  Find a spot where you can be undisturbed for 10 or 15 minutes on a regular basis.  Once or twice a day is the goal.  If you miss a day or two (or more), it’s OK.  There is no penalty.  You’ll just be a little less practiced the next time.

After a while, you’ll be able to recognize when it’s “working”.  You’ll feel physically different, both during and after.  The amount of time it takes to reach this stage is going to vary from person to person, and situation to situation.  The more time you can devote to practicing, the quicker you’ll see results.  Maybe a few days; maybe a few weeks.  At worst, you’ll experience some good relaxation time.  At best…  Well, it’s possible to feel something like giddiness, even euphoria.  You might have a tendency to wear a silly smile for a little while (maybe you don’t want to do it at work!).

OK.  Ready?  Begin…

Oooooooommmmmmmm…….

Oooooooommmmmmmm…….

Oooooooommmmmmmm…….

OMG!  I think it’s working!

 

——Tim

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