Are you knowing what you are wanting? More or less? Changing all the time--joyously? Evolving, becoming more, clearer, sharper, different? Is contrast serving you? Are you among the rare humans who have come to appreciate the contrast of your time and place?
We have noticed that you eagerly acknowledge the value of contrast when there isn't much, but when there is very strong contrast, then it's difficult, we know. We see you stepping into the category where you really would like to control some circumstances, because, after all, when you are observing something that makes you feel good, it seems like the better choice than when you are observing something that causes you to not feel good.
"So let's control the conditions so that we can all feel good." It's impossible, have you noticed? It's an attempt in futility. It's a life-waster.
You Are Free
Whatever you are giving your attention to is vibrating, and as you give your attention to it, you include it in your vibration. You can choose something that causes you to reverberate in such fantastic harmony with your Source, that your heart is singing all the time -- or you can choose something to focus upon that is gut-wrenching, or unsettling. You do have those choices. And the more you deliberately exercise those choices -- and choose those things that feel good and therefore connect you with the whole of who you are -- then the less inclined you are to try to control the conditions around you. And that's a happy day for you. When you discover that it is not your work to control the conditions around you -- you are finally free. It's good for those around you, too. Because nothing is more frustrating for you, than to need to do the impossible. When you want to control the conditions, and you can't, because you can't, and then you are frustrated because you can't; but you need to in order to feel good -- you're sort of a prickly sort of being and hard to be around.
When you discover the freedom of choosing thought which connects you with who you are and causes you to radiate the powerful Pure Positive Energy that is You, your heart is singing -- and you are so good to be with.
The Three Steps
There are three steps in the Creative Process. The first step is: ask for what you want. You can ask with your words, but your asking is really happening on a vibrational level. The second step is: answer the request. That's not your job; that is the job of Source Energy and Universal Forces. Law of Attraction (That which is like unto itself is drawn.) is the manager of that. But that answer always comes, and it always comes swiftly and accurately and precisely, and fully in the moment of your asking.
"When you ask, it is always given, now," surprises many people, because they say, "Can't be right. I know, I've been asking, and my stuff has not shown up yet." And we say, that's because you are unaware of your job in the third step.
Focus on The Third Step
And the third step is: you must be in the receiving mode of what you're asking for. You have to be a vibrational match to your own desire, or, in this vibrationally based Universe, you're not letting it in. Usually, the asking is born where your vibration is not pure. So, in the middle of the asking, you are rarely in the receiving mode.
We think the thing that confuses so many of you, is that you think you are asking with your words, and when you ask with your words, if the answer is coming, it should come right now, and it should be in a form that you could recognize. And when it doesn't come right now, in the middle of your asking, you assume that something has gone wrong. And we say, nothing is wrong. You're just in step one. When you get in step three, you'll let it in.
So, as you are moving through your day and you notice that you have more desire or need for money than you actually have money, and you have this conflicting feeling, where you want to spend it for that, but you should spend it for this, and even if you do pay it where it belongs, there's not enough to really go around in the way that you are wanting it to. And in this frustrating moment of weighing the pros and cons of your experience, you have asked in a very powerful way. But the answer, even though it's given, is not received, because you are more aware of not having enough money than you are of having enough money. In your frustration, in your anger or blame or guilt, in your awareness of not enough money, you are not in the receiving mode for enough money, so more money can't come, not right now.
Why Isn't It Here?
You've asked. Source Energy hears you clearly, adores you fully, and answers swiftly. So the answer is not just on the way -- it is given. The money should be there now. Why isn't it? Because you're ornery. You're worried. You're frustrated. You've got your receiver set to a whole different channel.
And so, even though the circumstances are lined up, everything's there for you -- you're zigging while your stuff is zagging. Your request is fully answered, but you have just been confused about step one and step three.
Is it wrong for you to launch your desires from a place of negative emotion? Certainly not. It's what this contrasting Universe is all about. The only thing that is going wrong, if anything is going wrong, and nothing is really going wrong; but in the way you mean something is going wrong, is: once you launch a desire, if you do not soon become a vibrational match to what you want, you're going to hold yourself apart from it until you do.
Practice Different Vibrations
So the key is, once you become consciously aware that you want something different than what-is, you have to, through the power of your mind, practice until you achieve a different vibration about that subject. You've practiced the vibration that you have, that's why things are going as they are. And if you continue to offer thought, if you continue to think the thoughts you've been thinking, which is what some call holding beliefs, (We don't like to make it sound that permanent, because all a belief is, is a habit of thought, a thought you keep thinking.) then you will continue to offer the vibration that you've been offering, which means you'll continue to live the life that you've been living.
If you want something different, you have to think a little different. You have to feel a little different. Which means you have to look less at what-is, and more at what is becoming.
A Virtual Home
Jerry and Esther met with a very lovely man who has started some preliminary work on a new house for them. It's a house that they plan to build much later, but they know where they want it, and so they've begun the initial phase. And so, he brought them the drawings, and he said, "Take a look at this, and we'll meet again, and let me know what you think."
Jerry and Esther were at home for about five days, and during those five days, Jerry went to a sort of virtual world. He took those plans, and with a contractor that's working on another building, he staked it out with posts and string, and stood in every room, in every closet, on every porch, under every tree, and tried to look out of every window. He walked through his virtual house.
Esther said, "Come back to me, oh, husband of mine. Come back to me and live with me here." But Jerry almost missed Thanksgiving, altogether, as he spent his week doing virtual laundry, washing virtual dishes, parking in the virtual garage, and moving through virtual space. Until, in his vibration and in his mind's eye, that beautiful house is now standing.
Enjoy A Virtual Reality
Begin to enjoy the fun of going to a Virtual Reality, because that must be done before the reality can join it; you must imagine it and feel it, and be there. And, most significantly, it must be a more dominant vibration than what-is, if what-is is going to shift. Because what-is, is. What-is really has your attention, doesn't it? What-is, is causing knee jerk response from you. What-is keeps perpetuating the vibration of what-is.
What Will Tomorrow Bring?
If you keep perpetuating the vibration of what-is, guess what tomorrow is? Pretty much like today is. And, for the most part, we know your lives are good. But we also know that you are insatiable creators, who will never get enough. And the reason we know that, is because we are in you, and that's how we feel.
So, since there is step one, step two, step three, we think it is such a good idea for you to stop beating up on yourself when you're in step one. Step one is a natural step. And we think it is a very good thing when you say, "It's alright for me to feel this frustration, it is part of the honing process." But then get off of it. Let the frustration launch the rocket, but then as quickly as you can, turn your attention to the rocket and start enjoying the fun of the Virtual Reality of your imagination. Start enjoying the fun of giving your attention to where you're going. Because where you're going can be infinitely more pleasurable than where you are.
Now is very brief in comparison with all that has passed, and because you often think that those are your only two choices, you spend so much time focused in your past, that you do not really productively use the power of your now as effectively as you could.
Look For What Feels Good
It is a wonderful thing when you are looking into the past, as it is a wonderful thing when you are looking into the present, as it is a wonderful thing when you are looking into your Virtual Reality, or into the future. But the key that you are always wanting to hold is: Wherever you are looking, past, present or future -- you are wanting to look for that which feels good when you see it. Because all of your power is in your now.
As you use your past as a sort of justifying platform to launch your "reasonable" desire, when you feel that it is necessary to justify your desire by explaining what has been happening in the past, you hold yourself in the vibration of what's gone wrong in the past -- which means you're using your powerful now to recreate something you really do not want.
You would be better off spending more time in your virtual future than in your real past, because there is a tendency, as you re-work the past, to re-live the problems. Now, you don't have to, and you don't always do that, but you often do that -- because it's natural. You are born knowing that you are launchers of new desire, with this impulse for comparative experience.
The Past Helps Define Wanted The past is serving you enormously well, because it helps you to define, over and over and over again, what it is you want from your now powerful platform. Just for a little while, for a month, spend more time in your Virtual Reality future, or in your imagination, than you do in perusing your past -- and watch how quickly your life begins to transform into those things that your past has helped you know that you want. But don't look for all of the details of your future reality in your now. Pluck them from the experience of the past, mold them into a powerful picture, right now -- and now, use your power to focus into your virtual future.
How do you use your imagination? Well, first of all, you put you in the picture. And then you live as you would like to live, from an inside feeling place. Feel how your body feels, that's a good place to start. Now, this is your call. You are the architect. You are the creator. So you can be as vital and alive and youthful and flexible and good feeling and slender and eager, and happy as you want to be.
And so, stand in your body, put yourself anywhere that pleases you: on a golf course, in a swimming pool, on an airplane, in your motor coach. Put yourself in any environment, and feel how good your body feels. Since it's a Virtual Reality, make the temperature exactly as you want it to be; make your clothing exactly appropriate to that, and breathe in the deliciousness of the air that is there. Make the sky blue. Put clouds in it if you want. Make it sunrise. Make it sunset. Make it the middle of the day. You get to do whatever you're wanting to do.
Be there by yourself or bring your favorite person in. Take a look at your favorite person. Give that person the mood you would like that person to have. Make that person playful. Make that person beautiful. Make that person happy. Make that person in perfect vibrational harmony with you. And, together, go someplace you know the two of you would adore being. Have a conversation with that person. Say what you would say under those conditions. Bask. Applaud. Praise. Appreciate. Approve. Listen. Receive compliments. Blush with them. Return them. Adore. Be adored. Move your body. See delightful things. Have stimulation, relative to conversation, relative to anything that you care about.
Get on a subject that's really important to you. Solve problems. Find solutions. Sit with your president. Talk to anyone on the planet that you would like to talk to. Bring them in. Give them the mood. Give them the attitude. Give them the ability to hear you. You get the sense of this? Some say, "Too much work." We say, it's your life.
You are walking into the future of whatever you do with your mind. So, where is your mind? You are walking into the future of whatever you do with your mind. So where is your mind? Is it perusing the puzzles and problems of the past? Is it perusing the problems of the world? Is it looking for reasons to feel good? Is it looking for reasons to feel bad? In other words, it is your life, you get to focus wherever you want to focus.
We Create Our Dreams
Jerry awakened from a very stimulating dream, and he said to Esther, "I just realized that I put the words in every person's mouth that was in my dream: If they're adoring me, I put those words there. If they're mad at me, I put those words there. I am the creator of every dream."
And we say, you are the creator of everything. And when you realize that you are creating in your dreams, then you become even more aware that you can create your future experience, which will, almost as quickly as you know, become your now experience.
You are the creator of your reality. But you do it from your powerful now, as you anticipate into the future.
It's A Good time
When you were getting ready to launch this portion of your consciousness into these bodies, you said, "No better time and no better place, no better combination of circumstances and events to play within. This is going to be a really, really good time!"
And so, here you are in this well-stocked kitchen on Planet Earth with all of the ingredients to create anything that you could ever dream for, hope for, or want. And it's time for you to start utilizing the ingredients that make the things that please you. And you won't know Ôtil you try.
So many physical human friends are creating everything in their experience, every moment of every day -- and they have no idea that they are doing it. They think all kinds of outside circumstances and events are responsible for what's happening to them. Most people think that their creativity goes only as far as their bank account or their credit limit. Creativity has very little to do with that -- and everything to do with the way you feel.
Your work, now, is to get into your Virtual Reality; make yourself feel good in your dream -- and then watch how quickly feel-good stuff amasses to your point of attraction.
Excerpted from the workshop in Orlando, FL on Saturday, December 15th, 2001