A New Way of Looking at Life

(This is the full text from Chapter 1 of The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent, the book by Esther and Jerry Hicks on the teachings of Abraham.)

Contrary to what many of our physical friends believe, life on planet Earth is at its all-time best. and getting better! This powerful and accurate statement is not only based on our observation of the intricate details of life on Earth, but also on our knowledge of the powerful Laws of the Universe and our understanding that all things are eternally expanding and improving.

People often complain about modern life, stating that it lacks something they remember enjoying in earlier times, and they long to return to those eras or conditions. But we never look to the past for better times, for we understand that what is happening now and what is coming next will always contain the best that life has to offer.

People often misunderstand their role in this magnificent process of Eternal expansion, humbly seeing themselves as insignificant in the larger scheme of things. Some believe that God, or some Higher Power, has created all things, including them, and that now they are here on planet Earth working to achieve a more Godly state, or to achieve God's approval. Others have decided that the world is Godless, and so they, therefore, strive to please no one.

From our broader, Non-Physical vantage point, we understand the power, purpose, and value of the human Being, the human mind, and human thought, for we know that you are the Leading Edge of thought. We understand the value of the variety in which you are living, and the purpose of the contrast that you observe. We feel the clarity that arises from your focus in your environment, and we revel in the expansion of thought that results from your exposure to your life experiences. We understand creation-and we understand the power of thought.

You are not here in your physical body striving to achieve the Non-Physical, for you are not separate from the Non-Physical; you are an extension-a Leading Edge extension-of that Non-Physical Energy. You are not here on planet Earth trying to get back to what is Non-Physical, but instead, you are summoning the Non-Physical outward to where you are. And in that summoning, All-That-Is expands, and your summoning is the reason for the expansion.

Your Every Preference Is Heard and Answered

As you live your life, aware of your environment and all of its contrasting components, a natural process of clarifying your personal preferences occurs. Sometimes these preferences are so fully conscious that you speak of them in terms of your desires, and sometimes they are more subtle and no words are spoken, for these preferences happen at many levels of your Being. Even the cells of your body are points of Consciousness "who" are experiencing contrast and clarifying their preferences. In fact, everything around you: your animals, your trees-even your rocks, dirt, and dust-are actually pulsing, living Consciousnesses who are experiencing contrast and who have preferences. And these living, pulsing preferences have summoning power.

In simpler terms, we like to say: When you ask, it is given. It is always given. It is given every time. No exceptions.. When you or anyone or anything asks, it is given. And this simple process of exposure to experience, which causes Consciousness to clarify personal preferences, sets a vibrational summoning into motion that causes the Eternal expansion of the Universe.

When you realize that everything you see around you in your time-space reality is Consciousness, that every point of Consciousness is having an experience in which its own preferences are born, and that every preference is heard and answered, then you must understand, as we do, that all is very well.

You Are a Powerful Leading-Edge Creator

You are on the Leading Edge of thought, experience, and expansion. You are certainly not alone in this, for all that has come before you is aware of where you are, what you are doing, and what you are asking for. The Non-Physical aspect of this Leading-Edge you is experiencing the expansion, also, reveling in the new ideas, and joyously joining you as you continue to move into your powerful future.

It is our desire that you remember all that you are so that you can enjoy this Leading-Edge vantage point in the way you intended as you decided to come forth into this physical body.

You are not inferior Beings in need of enlightenment. You are not insignificant particles in a vast, unending Universe. You are not misguided or forgotten children trying to find your way home.. You are powerful Leading-Edge creators riding the most significant wave of expansion that has ever occurred. And it is our desire that you return to your conscious awareness of this so that your time in this physical body can be one of deliberate, conscious joy!

(This is the full text from Chapter 1 of The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent, the book by Esther and Jerry Hicks on the teachings of Abraham.)