When the new desire is born within you, and it has not yet manifested -- are you still okay with that?
The contrast will continually give birth to desire within you, and if, even though it has not yet manifested, you are satisfied with where you are -- while you are eagerly anticipating your inevitable expansion -- then everything about your vibration would be perfect for the perfect eternal expansion that.
Your Dissatisfaction Hinders
Your most common hindrance is that feeling of dissatisfaction about something that you want, that you do not have. Either there is something that you've got that you don't want, and you're unhappy that you can't get rid of it, or there is something that you desire that has not yet come fully to you, and you are irritated or depressed that it has not yet come. Your feeling of dissatisfaction is your biggest hindrance, and it is also the simplest one to release once you understand how it all works.
Ask, and it is Always Given
Many of you have heard it many, times: When you ask, it is given. Whether you are a cell in one of your magnificent bodies, or in a plant's body, or you are the fully conscious personality that you know as you, when you ask for something -- and you are asking constantly whether you use words or whether your experience just helps you to conclude the desire -- when you have desire, it is always answered, every single time.
Three Points of Creation:
There are three points to this fulfilling legacy that is yours: The first point in creation is the desire, or asking. That happens just by your association with your experience. So, the asking happens.
The second point is the answering to that asking. Universal forces, some call it God Force, we call it Creative Life Force -- always gives the answer in the moment of the asking.
The third point: You, who is asking, must then receive. You must be in the place where you allow the thing that you are asking for.
So, if there's something that you have been wanting that is not yet manifesting in your experience, it isn't because of one or two: It isn't because you haven't asked, and it isn't because the Universe has not yielded it. It can only be that you are not in the receiving mode.
The Satellite Dish Receiver
You may have seen the Monster Bus that Jerry and Esther are moving about in. On top of it is a satellite dish. So when they come into a campground, Esther will say to Jerry, "Where is Houston?" She wants to know, because somewhere over Houston is the satellite that is going to beam the television signal to their dish. And Jerry will say, "It's off that way." And Esther will look to see if there is a tree between her dish and what she thinks the satellite position is. And if it looks clear, she gets out a chart that tells her what the elevation should be set at, depending upon where they are on the planet in relationship to this satellite dish, and then she pushes some buttons which set the elevation on the dish. And then the little dish begins to turn around and around on the top of the motor coach, until it locks on to the signal from the satellite.
If they do not have the elevation set properly, that little dish just turns around and around, and around. It would work its heart out. It would spin all night long. (Every now and again it does.) But if it is not in the proper receiving mode, they do not have the satisfying results that they are looking for.
Sometimes we see you that way. You are willing to put forth endless effort. You'll work 24 hours a day. There is no end to the work or struggle that you are willing to put forth in order to try to achieve. But if you are not in the proper vibrational mode, no matter how much energy or effort or time, or money you put into your endeavor -- you don't lock on.
Am I In The Receiving Mode?
Whether it feels good or bad is the indicator of whether you are in the receiving mode or not. So it is always accurate to say that whatever you are living, abundance or poverty, wellness or sickness, joy or despair -- whatever you are living, in this moment, is a perfect vibrational match to your mode of allowing. Whatever you're getting, that is where you've got your dish focused.
All of that stuff you don't want, whether you name it violence or sickness or poverty or pain, all of that is a product of someone being disconnected from Source Energy. Pretend that there are 100 satellites in the sky, some of them thrill you when you hook up with them, some of them horrify you when you hook up with them, some of them amuse you when you hook up with them, and some of them depress you when you hook up with them. But the operative words are: You hook up with them. It is your vibrational countenance that is making all of the difference.
Do you receive the Well-being that is being offered to you? Or are you holding yourself in some sort of tension without even knowing you're doing it? There is only a source of Well-being. You may be letting in the fullness of that Well-being, or you may be pinching it off a bit -- but depending upon how you're doing with that, you are living your life experience.
The way you feel is your indicator of whether you're letting it in. Letting what in? Letting in Well-being. Letting in the clarity that is really you, and letting in the abundance that is natural to you. Letting in your resilience, your physical stamina, and your flexibility. Letting in your ability to intuitively know your path. Letting in your sensitivity to your surroundings, your opportunities to expand, and your joy and appreciation. Letting yourself be who you really are. Letting in whatever you desire.
Why You Feel What You Feel
All of that stuff you don't want, whether you name it violence or sickness or poverty, or pain, all of that is a product of someone being disconnected from Source Energy. Disconnected is too strong a word; you can never be disconnected, you just get it pinched off pretty good.
Two factors are involved in what makes people feel the way they are feeling: There is the factor of desire: how much focused desire there is. And then there is the factor of allowing: how much allowing is going on. When you see someone in poverty, in anger, in violence, in pain, or in sickness, rather than judging the correctness of their desire, which none of us have the ability or the right to do, instead just stop and evaluate (if you are wanting to be of value) whether they are connected fully to the Source of Well-being, or whether they have found some way of pinching themselves off.
We believe that you will never again be in a place of not understanding why you or anyone that you are observing is getting what they're getting. You can tell by the things they say, and by the way they are feeling, whether they are holding themselves in a vibrational match to their own desires or not.
You Are Here Because It's Fun
We don't need to teach you about what to want. That part comes naturally to you. It's not anybody's business what you want, anyway; you are freedom based Beings who get to choose. We don't need to tell you about who you are from Non-Physical; you innately know who you are: You are Source Energy expressing in this physical body. You're not here to prove some kind of worthiness. You're not here to fix something that is broken. You are here as expanding Beings to assist with the expansion, not because it needs your assistance, but because it is fun. It is fulfilling.
In this inevitably expanding Universe, you genius creators said, "I will go forth into this contrasting experience, where all kinds of choices will be laid before me. And out of this buffet of opportunities, I will conclude -- sometimes unconsciously, sometimes fully consciously -- new desires; in some cases, desires that have never been unto this Universe, or any other, ever before. And when that new rocket of desire is born within me, my work is done, because when that rocket is born, the asking is now in place. And when the asking is in place, the answering is in place. And so, the expansion of the Universe happens joyously, naturally, creatively, and eternally".
We come forth in response to your asking, not because your lives are inadequate, but because it thrills us when you deliberately line up with your own desire. It is not our desire to guide your desire. It is not our desire to guide your desire.
When you made the decision to come forth into this physical experience, you knew there would be enormous variety that would help you come to conclusions. And you knew that you were, then, a part -- and would, in this body, be a part -- of a Universe that is freedom based. Which means, no one seeks to control that which you identify as your desire.
This gathering is not about that. Desire happens. This gathering is about assisting you in achieving vibrational harmony with your own desire, so that you can, right now this red hot minute, express yourself in the fullest sense of the word.
None Need Fear An Aligned One
Now, that's frightening to some. They say, "Abraham, if everyone really felt free to desire anything, wouldn't we need to hide out from a lot of them?" And we say, we don't think so, because everything that everyone wants -- no matter what it is -- is always because they believe they would feel better in the having of it. And we have noticed that when you align with that which makes you feel better -- no one would ever need to fear you.
Align Your Thoughts and Desires
As with all analogies, our satellite dish analogy is not perfect. The biggest difference between it and what's happening with you is that your contrast, which causes you to give birth to your rocket of desire, sends the signal. In other words, it is your desire that is beaming to you. So when we say you're wanting to align the Energy within you, we're talking about aligning the Energy of your now thought -- your habit of thought, your belief, your day-to-day vibrational expression -- with the vibration of your desire.
So, you launch the rocket that is sending the signal to you, now all you've got to do is line up with the signal that you've sent to you. In other words, it is the vibrational harmony between the vibrational meter of your desire and the vibrational meter of your now expression, or your belief, that matters. If you've concluded, through your exposure to contrast, that you desire something different in your experience, and that desire is vibrating here: It is this dream, this idea, that when you first thought about it thrilled you, but now you stand here mostly noticing what-is, talking about it softly to your friends, "Wish this were different; wish this were different; wish this were different;" in every moment that you're talking about what-is, instead of where you're going -- instead of what you are desiring -- you are holding yourself vibrationally apart from the thing you want. You are not locked onto your signal.
Catch Yourself in the Act
It would be helpful if you would begin to catch yourself in the act of being locked off your signal. Because we hear so many of you saying, "What's going on here? I want it. I've been saying I want it. I know I'm using the right words. I know I've got the right expression on my face. Why isn't it happening?" The answer to that is: it is because you keep doing that thing that you do that locks you off the signal.
Some time ago, Esther went out to the chicken coop and found a possum in the nest where the eggs are, with egg all over its face. She loved it. "Egg on its face! Imagine that!" Esther said, "I've heard that all my life, and this is the first time I've ever caught someone with egg on their face." And if you could have seen this little possum, with the guilty look on his face, he was the epitome of being caught with egg on his face.
Catch yourself in the act of doing that thing that you do when you are not allowing the Pure Positive Energy to flow; when you're not allowing yourself to be a vibrational match to your own desire.
So what happens is, you tend to evaluate the content of your now experience so fully that you find the more familiar vibration of what-is, rather than finding the better feeling vibration of what you desire. And that, right there, is the only thing, the only thing, that ever holds you apart from anything you want.
It's Only A Little Bit of Poison
We tease a little bit. It's like being willing to endure just a little bit of poison. It's like, every day, finding a little poison and just tasting it. It's a little bitter at first, just a little bit. Hmm, doesn't kill you right away. Diminishes your experience almost unnoticeably in the beginning. But then you sort of get a taste for it. It's like it becomes a habit. It becomes so familiar that even though it doesn't really feel good while you do it, it doesn't really give you immediate detrimental results. And so you just sort of lap it up a little bit....
Sometimes we visit with our physical friends who feel that they are very far apart from something they want. Maybe their body has been labeled something that is frightening them. Or maybe they have some economic disaster, or a personal relationship disaster. And as they come to us, their attitude about self is, "I must have done something really, really wrong. There must be some major thing that I'm doing or have done that is now keeping me from this thing that I want."
It isn't anything big. It's just the steady habit of holding yourself locked off the signal. It's a whole lot of simple little things that usually don't amount to much more than slight aggravation or slight irritation. It's just that edgy feeling of not being in the place of fully receiving.
When the satellite dish is off the signal only a little bit, there is no picture on the TV screen. You can't get a little bit close to it. It's either locked on or it's not. The same thing is happening with you. When you're locked onto your signal of desire, you feel good. You feel this feeling of exhilaration. You know that you are locked on when you are.
Pay Attention to Emotions
Your emotions tell you everything that you need to know about your relationship with your Source Energy. Your emotions tell you how specifically focused you are, which means how strong your desire is, and how much of the Source Energy you're summoning through your focused desire, right now. And your emotions tell you whether you are, in this moment, a vibrational match to your desire or not -- whether you are in the mode of allowing or receiving, or not.
And so, by paying attention to your emotions, or by paying attention to the way you feel, you are getting a very clear indicator of what your vibrational offering is. We want you to be aware of your vibrational offering while it is in the emotional stage rather than waiting for it to be in the manifested stage, although that works too. You can pay no attention whatsoever to the way you feel, just offer your thoughts, and therefore your feelings or vibration, all over the place, and the Universe will match you with perfect vibrational matches. And as you receive the manifestation, you can say, "I would have rather this truck did not fall on me." And then, it is a little bit more time consuming to bring yourself back to your fully unflattened state. Although it can be done -- it is cumbersome.
You are extensions of Source Energy. And the more you are allowing the fullness of your Source Energy to flow through you -- the more you thrive. Source Energy is likened to your electricity that flows through your walls. And some of you are having rolling blackouts, we notice. Not only in your houses, but in your day-to-day experience, as you find things that you use as your excuse to pinch yourself off from the Source Energy that is You.
It would be like plugging in your appliances and having only half of the electrical current. And your lights are flickering, sometimes they are on, sometimes they aren't, your buzz saw just turns slowly. And you say, "I am wanting to be hooked up to a stronger grid. I am wanting purer electricity to flow through my system."
Am I Letting It In?
Discover how to clean up your vibration so there is not so much resistance within you, so that you can be the fuller receiver of that which you are asking for. It is not a difficult thing to do, once you are understanding the process --it is really about setting yourself into vibrational harmony with that which feels good. We would encourage you to ask yourself on a regular basis, maybe hundreds of times in every day, "Am I letting it in? Am I letting it in?" Letting what in? You could call it Creative Life Force, God force. "Am I holding myself in vibrational harmony with those things that I have identified that I'm wanting to experience?"
Why Isn't It Coming To Me?
The only reason that something that you want is not coming to you, is that you are holding yourself in vibrational harmony with something other than what you want. And the good news is: every single time you're doing it, every single time, without exception, you are feeling something less than positive emotion when it happens. So if you are asking yourself on a fairly regular basis, maybe two or three hundred, or a thousand, times every day, and if you're catching yourself in the act of doing it now -- it won't take 30 days of being aware that you're doing it now to stop doing it now. Once you realize what the receiving mode feels like, it is such an easy thing to hold yourself in vibrational harmony with the Well-being that is natural to you. And that is what the Science of Deliberate Creation is about.
You Are Vibrational Beings
You are vibrational Beings much more than you are flesh, blood and bone beings. You are more vibrational, you are more electrical, than you are anything else. And the way that you read the vibration of your Being is through your emotions. Your emotions tell you everything that you will ever need to know about your relationship with your Source Energy. And we can't think of anything that is more significant for you to be aware of than your relationship with your Source Energy -- because the Source Energy is life itself.
When you are fully connected to and fully allowing Source Energy, you are the extension of that. You are that Blended Being. You are allowing the whole of You to flow through and live this physical experience. In that state of being, eagerness would be your most common emotion. You would vacillate between saying things like, "Oh, this is interesting," to "Oh, this is satisfying," to "Oh, don't you love that," to "Oh, I'm really enjoying this," to "Oh, this is interesting." All of those feelings of life-giving emotion are the natural way that you are, and the way you felt as you came forth into this physical experience, to begin with, -- and the way you would always feel once you get the hang of catching yourself in the mode of doing that thing that you do that keeps all of that from happening.
You Are Eternal Beings You are eternal Beings, which means you never get it done. How does that feel? You never get it done. If that feels like, "Oh good," then you are hooked up with Source Energy; you are recalling who you are; you are eagerly anticipating the unfolding; you are remembering that the destination has never been what it's about. The destination just gives you something to focus upon so that the Energy flows, so that your journey is exhilarating.
When you realize that you are eternal Beings, that must mean that there's way more before you than there could ever be behind you. In other words, eternity means forever. And so, when you get in sync with eternity, doesn't it make you sort of want to relax and enjoy, and savor?
What's The Big Rush?
What's the big rush? What is the clamoring toward one destination or another? Why not kick back a little bit; take in the perfection of where you stand? Think about where you're going; reach for feelings, past present or future, that feel good -- and enjoy who you are in your powerful and pointed now.
Excerpted from the workshop in Portland, OR on Tuesday, May 1st, 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