Because you do not understand the Law of Attraction, you have picked up utterly illogical beliefs. And then you try to make those illogical beliefs fit into the framework of where you stand, moment by moment.
We are wanting to assist you in releasing those illogical beliefs by looking to the logic of Law of Attraction and letting it prove out in your own life experience. When you look out into the experiences of others, and try to make sense of what they're living, from your framework, you are extraordinarily handicapped, because you do not have access to their vibrational meter. You can't feel whether they are in alignment or not. As you try to figure out how it's working for others, by the handful of flimsy beliefs that have been given to you by parents or by churches or by government -- or by anyone who seeks to control you in order to help their experience be better -- you come out of that confused about how it works.
We are here to tell you, simply and purely, how it works: Law of Attraction is the order of this day. It always has been and it always will be. What Law of Attraction says is, "This is a vibrationally based Universe. Everything vibrates, and Law of Attraction sorts it all out." In the same way that when you turn on your radio, you're going to receive the signal that your radio is tuned to,
The thing that is confusing is that you are tuned into lots of different things. And most of you are not aware of what you're tuned in to until it manifests, and then you want to give somebody else the credit for it coming to you, when it is only about your tuning. It's only about where you've got your dial set. And the easiest way to understand where you've got your dial set is by paying attention to the way you feel -- because the way you feel lets you know everything about your vibrational frequency. We are going to give it to you in the most precise way that you will ever need to know: Good means good. Bad means bad.
If it feels good to you, you're in alignment with something you desire. If it feels bad to you, you are not. If it feels good to you, you're in alignment with something you desire. If it feels bad to you, you are not. Don't let anybody else's determination of what is good or bad, mess up your ability to know what's good and bad.
If your house is on fire and the firemen come, and take their hoses and spray the water into your house and extinguish the fire, everyone says, "Good job, firemen. Let it be known that the firemen who came and broke out your windows and sprayed the water into your house are forevermore known as heroes." But if they come on a day when there is no fire and break out your windows and spray water into your house, you say, "It must still be good, because it is written that that action is good."
Well, that one was easy, because it's easy for you to say, "Fire. Firemen. Good. No fire. Firemen. Not good." And yet you dig up histories of long ago, where major pieces of the information have been left out, and you still come to the conclusion, "Firemen, good under all conditions."
We are appealing to your logic. We're wanting you to use the guidance that comes forth from within you to determine the appropriateness or inappropriateness of any thought, word or deed -- in your now. Not because there is some outside arbitrator who's getting his feelings hurt if you go astray, but because, in this moment, you may be pinching yourself off from the Life Force that is so natural unto you, so much what you want, and so much what you deserve.
If you think in terms of your connection to Source, first, your life will align. If you will let the thing that is most important to you be your alignment to who you are -- your alignment to Source -- then every desire that is born out of this magnificent contrasting experience will flow easily unto you.
Many of you are standing in a place different than you really would like. Sometimes you have physical conditions that you would like to release. Sometimes there are things not in your life that you would like to draw into your life. Sometimes your life is feeling very good, but you are wanting more of that which feels very good. And the Art of Allowing is your key to living happily ever after.
Now, when we say, "Happily ever after," we're only talking about "Happily ever after," here in this physical body, because happily really ever after is a sure thing. You cannot help but really live really happily, really ever, really after, because you are Eternal Beings. And you are destined to joyous experience.
Sometimes you are not living happily ever after, here and now. The only reason that any of you is not living happily ever after, in the here and now, is because you are holding incompatible vibrations within you -- that have been given to you by others, and by your own exposure to life conditions and experience, erroneous conclusions that do not measure up to Law of Attraction as we know it to be.
You know you're in alignment with Source Energy when you feel good. So let's say you're remembering something about your behavior from past experience. Maybe it happened yesterday. Maybe it happened when you were 16. And as you remember it, you feel uneasy. You feel guilty. You feel uncomfortable as you think about this.
Now many would say to you, "Well, that means you are guilty. That guilty feeling is because you did something really, really bad. And that guilty feeling is what it feels like when you've done something really, really bad." And we say, that guilty feeling doesn't mean you've done something really, really bad. It may mean you think you've done something that is really, really bad. But what it really means is, right here and now, you are choosing an approach to a thought that is not consistent with your Source Energy.
Your Source Energy adores you, and, in this moment, you are choosing not to. You are choosing to remember something that someone else said. You are concluding that you are inappropriate, while your Inner Being concludes that you are appropriate.
Now, some feel uneasy as they hear us express this, because they believe that the only way that the society can ever be contained, to not be outrageous foolish victimizers, is by holding them down with restraints or laws, or worrisome things like promises of punishment after death. And we say, any individual or a society who is, in this moment, allowing Source Energy to flow is not something that you need fear -- but something that you would all revere.
You put yourselves in an impossible situation, because you live in an environment where there are lots of different approaches to life. And then you wrestle one another to the ground, eternally, as you are warring over whose beliefs are really the right ones. As if there could ever be one set of beliefs that is right in all cases.
Were the firemen right, or wrong, to put out that fire? Were the firemen right, or wrong, to break out those windows? And if they were right under that condition, then are they right under all conditions? Of course not. The condition has a lot to do with it, doesn't it? You must be allowed to make your determination, in the moment. You must be allowed. And you are.
You are Eternal Beings, eternally moving forward. You cannot get it done, and you cannot get it wrong because every place that you stand is a new place of conclusion.
So let's say something happened when you were 16, or yesterday. And you are uncomfortable about it having happened. Your work, today, is to bring yourself to a place of comfort. So, we ask you, do you think that place of comfort will come to you by further condemnation? Do you think it would come to you by going back and reliving the event? Or is it even possible to go back and relive the fact over again? You can't go back and relive it. And it has nothing to do with your now.
The only thing that has anything to do with your now, is, are you letting it in? Are you letting in your Inner Being who adores you? Are you allowing God Force or Creative Life Force, or whatever it is you're wanting to call it, flow through you here and now? Or are you using some flimsy excuse of something that happened when you were 16, or something that happened last week, as your excuse to not let in who you really are?
Accept yourselves as the eternally evolving, blessed beings that you are, who have only one question to ask, and that is, "Here and now, am I lettin' it in? Never mind what happened back then. I can't go back there and let it in. I can remember not letting it in, or I can remember letting it in, but here and now, the question is, am I letting it in or not?"
When you let in who you really are, you feel so very good. When you look at yourself and say, "These are positive aspects of me," you feel wonderful, (when you mean it). When you look at your mother or your sister or your mate or a friend, or at an enemy, and you look for positive aspects, you feel good. Because when you choose a positive aspect, you choose a point of view consistent with the GOD within you.
When you say, "He makes me so angry, I could kill him!" you are choosing a point of view not consistent with who you really are. And it's not ever going to serve you, no matter how much he deserves your wrath. He might really be a rascal, and he might really have disappointed you, and he might really have done something that by most standards is considered to be wrong, really wrong. He might have broken out the windows on a day that there was no fire, and sprayed water all over the house. He might have done that. He might be wrong by most standards. But our question to you is, why would you use him as your reason to not let something so important in, here and now?
You're not ever going to get them all lined up. That's the approach that so many physical beings take. They think, "If I can just get everybody behaving well, or being happy, then, once and for all, I can be. But as long as they're not happy, or something's not going well with them, then I cannot." And we say, you can't help them unless you stay Connected. If you're not Connected, you don't feel good and you have nothing to give them.
So who does it serve by joining the ranks of the condemning? It serves nothing. All it does is spread the disconnection. Disconnection and resistance are not letting it in; allowing, love, appreciation, and looking for positive aspects does.
We've been talking about the power of bridging beliefs: Looking into my experience and finding something that allows the Energy to flow, now, relative to something that, maybe, I have not been allowing Energy to flow about.
As you move through your day-to-day experience, you cannot help but absorb philosophies and attitudes that surround you. And it's a very confusing thing, because the greater your sphere of influence -- the more contradictory information comes to you.
When you're little, if your parents are in absolute agreement, you have a sort of sense of stability. And as long as you do what they want, provided that they're consistent in what they ask of you, then you have some measurement that you can measure your life against. But if your parents were in disagreement, and one of them said one thing, and another one said another, and one of them took you aside and said, "Well, don't worry about that, we'll work it out between us," then you began to get a little confused early on. And when you went to school, and your teachers had different philosophies than your parents, and then, when you got that boyfriend who really had a different philosophy than your parents, you began to feel like you did not know what to believe.
Most of you have bounced around like corks on a raging sea trying to find your place. When all along, the place has been within you: good feels good, bad feels bad.
"Good for who?" Good for you. "Bad for who?" Bad for you. In other words, when you allow Source energy to flow through you, you thrive. When you pinch it off, you thrive to lesser degrees.
Excerpted from the workshop in Boca Raton, FL on Saturday, January 27th, 2001
Esther and Jerry Hicks, the New York Times best-selling authors of Ask and It Is Given; Money, and the Law of Attraction; The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent and The Astonishing Power of Emotions, among other works, produce the Leading Edge Abraham-Hicks teachings on the art of allowing our natural Well-being to come forth. ©1997-2011 Abraham-Hicks Publications. More info www.abraham-hicks.com