In every moment, with every thought, you are offering a vibration, sort of like a radio signal, and the entire Universe is responding to that signal. And so, by Law of Attraction (that which is like unto itself is drawn), those things that are a vibrational match to the signal you are offering are what you receive back. It's not so different from your radio tuner. You are dialing in to that specific station you're wanting to hear.
Sometimes, in your attempt to control your circumstances, it would be a little bit like sitting at home with the first radio you've ever actually seen, and no one has shown you the tuning dial on it. And so, you haven't realized you had choices. So, you turn it on, and something very offensive to you, by your standards, comes to you through your radio. Let's say that you understand basically how the radio works. You understand that there is a broadcasting tower out there somewhere sending the signal. So you decide that since you want to hear only good things on your radio, you will go out and destroy all of those towers broadcasting the things that don't please you.
So you cut the legs out from under one of them, and you set a bomb in another one, and you burn another one down. It takes you quite awhile, (to shut them all down) but eventually you get all of those broadcasting towers knocked down, except the one that was broadcasting what you want to hear. But all along, all you had to do was change your tuning dial a little bit.
We are wanting you to realize that your work, as a creator, is not to control the circumstances around you so that you can have a good feeling response. Your work is to set your Tone so that you have only vibrational access to those things that will give you a good feeling response. It is so much easier to learn how to offer your vibration. And it also puts you in a place of great freedom.
When you finally get it that it's not your job or anybody else's to control anything anybody else is doing, and when you discover the flexibility and the ease in deliberately offering your vibrational offering -- it can give you an enormous amount of freedom.
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