Sunday, May 30, 2010
What REALLY Causes Our Suffering? False Premises...sound too simple...well, just give this article a try
I have been SO excited and enthralled by the latest Abraham book "The Vortex." It is SO tremendous! Less than a half dozen books have given me this kind of soul-stirring enthusiasm.... and I am so grateful for my Inner Being's prompting to buy this book!
The next several newsletters will be based on a part of this book dealing with what I believe to me the foremost problems/challenges we deal with in living our lives: Flawed Premises. You can call them ideas or beliefs if you like. Whatever you call them -- it is what keeps us stuck in repititiousmisery and keeps us from expanding and recognizing Who We Really Are. Who We Really Are is a term that has a tendency to defy definition or description... it can only be realized... and then understood.
(Quotes from the book in blue print) "Without exception, the flawed premise or unstable footing that most people stand on is because they care more about what someone else is thinking about them then how they themselves are feeling." This especially includes those that have fooled themselves into thinking they don't care what others think.
Some of the Flawed Premises I will only touch upon lightly because I believe the vast majority of my readers understand them and have little trouble with them.
False premise #1: I am either physical or non-physical; either dead or alive. To me, the best books ever written about us being HERE or THERE are Jane Robert's Oversoul Seven Books...a Triology of three Books. Hands down--it removes fear of death and SO many not just flawed...but false...premises. We came into our incarnations for the purpose of expanding ourselves; and 'who we are' is inseparable from ALL THAT IS... what you may call God, Source, or the Divine. Sometimes our 'labels' can be extremely misleading and contracting...rather than expansive.
We set forth intentions to experience contrast...and hooooo boy, did / do we ever choose some doozies at times! :) It has nothing to do with 'punishment'...it's always choice.
False premise #2: My parents, because they were here long before I was born, and because they are my parents, know better than I do what is right or wrong for me. You chose your parents (and they, you) to live whatever experience you wanted. One of the most difficult of all relationships for us to 'graduate from' ...is with those of our parents. Bottom line (because volumes have been written on this subject!) is this: You are not here to continue to obey your parents or please them ...you are here to cultivate the most important relationship you can have...between YOU...the greater Inner YOU.. (the You you are in a particular physical role.) It is amazing!! -- how much responsibility we place on our parents...or parents on their children...to maintain our well-being.
From Abe: "Everyone who turns up in your life--from the people you call your friends or lovers, to the people you call enemies or strangers--comes in response to your __Vibrational Asking__ (remember you are electromagnetic beings and part of the Law of Attraction). You not only invite the person, but you also invite the personality traits of the person. Many people have a difficult time accepting this as they think of many of the unwanted characteristics of people in their lives. They argue that they would never have asked for something so unwanted to come into their experience, for they believe that "asking" for something means "asking for something wanted." But by "asking" we mean offering a matching Vibration....We know that many of the relationships or experiences that you have attracted, you would not have _deliberately_attracted if you had been doing it on purpose, but much of your attraction is not done by deliberate intent, but rather by default (this is what Seth refers to as unconscious beliefs that you have not questioned or examined) It is important to understand that you get what you think about, whether you want it or not! Chronic thoughts about unwanted things--invite, or ask for, matching experiences. The _Law of Attraction_makes it so."
When my Facebook friend, Alison, posted a quote from '360FB'...a huge light flashed for me...Synchronicity is so fabulous!...and never accidental. The quote was: "How much more of this can I stand" -- which means the Universe will simply be delivering you more and more of that question because of your emotional, intense focus on it! Ta DAH!!
It's basically all so simple...and yet we have this tendency to stay so velcroed or super-glued into our dramas and think of them as 'real' instead of illusions we have created/co-created. Thus we keep spoiling our NOWs with all that PAST manifestation. We HAVE to stop giving our attention to what we do not want if we wish to allow into our lives what we would want to experience. The more 'reality' we give to "what is"--the more we are stuck with it. Ever wonder why you hate being around a whiner!! As Abe says: "When you focus upon a subject or a situation and you feel bad, it is NOT THE SUBJECT OR THE SITUATION that is the reason for your bad feeling! You feel bad because the thoughts have caused a Vibrational separation in you." (between you and Source.)
There really isn't a person...place...or thing...that we cannot relate this teaching to... it all fits because it is all part of the ALL.
See you next time when the Flawed Premise will be: "If I push hard enough against unwanted things, they will go away." We can see how well the war on terror, the war on drugs, the war on poverty, crime AIDS, cancer, poverty, etc etc etc...work...eh? See you next time for False Premises 3 and 4..!
My thanks to Sally Roach for the beautiful photo of a Himalayan Blue Poppy.