When Abe says “Make a decision and line up with it,” they are not only suggesting that you say to yourself, “Yes, this is what I really want right now,” but also “Yes, I can have this, yes, I deserve it just because I desire it, and yes, I expect to experience this easily, effortlessly and joyfully because there is no opposition to my having what I desire.”
Because more than not being sure about whether you want this thing or that thing in your life, it is the doubt about whether you can really have your desire and whether or not you deserve it that makes the difference between having it or not.
Tresa Rae ♥ betterfeelingthought.com
“There is a Cooperative Component for every desire.” -Abe
There is also a Cooperative Component for every way you wish to receive the desire. There is also a Cooperative Component for every timing in which you’d like to receive your desire. There is also a Cooperative Component for every condition under which you could receive the desire and for every situation in which you could possibly experience the desire. There is a Cooperative Component for when you take action and a Cooperative Component for when you don’t. There is a Cooperative Component for your desire, no matter how “unrealistic” it may be. There is a Cooperative Component for every single last detail of your desire. There is a Cooperative Component for your desire no matter what, without question, and without exception. And you know what else? There’s not just one Cooperative Component for your desire, there are INFINITE Cooperative Components for your desire, because there are infinite versions of reality, and of those infinite versions of reality there are infinite versions in which your desire is being fulfilled. Needless to say, you’re covered.
Tresa Rae ♥ betterfeelingthought.com
As I’ve been aligning with my two million dollar manifestation, I’ve been referencing the old Abraham-Hicks Phoenix-Yuma-San Diego analogy quite frequently, because it helps me catch myself when my thoughts are causing me to turn around and head back to Phoenix (i.e. when I am focusing on the not having of my desire, thereby holding myself apart from it).
For those that may be new to Abraham-Hicks and/or Law of Attraction (and for anyone that just wants to feel good) I thought I’d share a transcript of Abraham using the analogy so that it makes more sense to you. I searched Youtube for a video on the subject, but I haven’t come across one just yet; and as fun as it sounds to go back and listen through my own library of their older material to find a clip for you all, it would take quite a while (although I may just do it anyway for the fun of it).
In the meantime, our friends at powerfulintentions.org have dutifully transcribed this and a whole slew of other fun Abe analogies for us to enjoy.
I’ve copied and pasted the Phoenix-Yuma-San Diego analogy below, but if you’re looking for more Abraham-Hicks and Law of Attraction material, it’s worth checking out Powerful Intention’s site, they have a whole bunch of valuable information there.
Phoenix-Yuma-San Diego Story
8.27.2005 workshop excerpt
“So the keyword that we want you to remember (or phrase) is: vibrational relativity. You’ve got to close that vibrational gap between the vibration of what you want and source that is in agreement with it, and where you are practicing your thoughts. So, you could say you want to close the gap between your desire and your belief (a belief is just a thought you keep thinking). Or you could say you wanna close the gap in your vibration which means you just can’t feel bad about something you want and be in the place of letting it in.
As Jerry & Esther are travelling from Phoenix to San Diego, they are always so eager to get over to San Diego. They were there for a month. It was seventy degrees mostly. It got all the way up to seventy nine degree one day. They’re right on the water, the wind feels wonderful. They can hardly wait to get over there. And as they’re travelling from Phoenix across there (it’s about four hundred miles), they know the journey. They know they have to keep pointing in the direction west (the direction of San Diego) and keep moving and that eventually they’ll get there. And even though most of that four hundred miles they’re not there, they don’t feel unhappy during the time that they’re on their way to where they want to be. And we want you to understand that you’ve got to do that with all of your journeys. If you’re sick, even if you’re really sick; you’ve got to be more joyful on your way to wellness. And we think the reason you’re not more joyful on your way to wellness is because you’re not sure that you’re really on your way to wellness because the doctor may have told you you can’t get well from this, this is incurable. And we say: He does not know. He does not understand vibrational relativity. He does not understand if he’s telling you that you’ve got something that is incurable; he does not understand that the illness caused you to launch a rocket of desire for wellness that source came into utter and absolute and instant agreement with and if you’ll come into agreement; you’ll be well. It is our promise to you. You cannot not be. It is law; when you close that vibrational gap you must have what you are now sending the one signal about, you see.
But if you standing in a place where you are sick and you are on your way to wellness or trying to be pointed in that direction, what’s happening with many of you is: you haven’t figured out how to quantify that journey. You can’t tell whether you’re headed toward wellness or away from it. Can you imagine Jerry and Esther geting halfway to San Diego (in about Yuma Arizona) and being so disappointed that they are not yet in San Diego that they get all disoriented and turn around and go back to Phoenix? So they just go Phoenix-Yuma, Phoenix-Yuma, Phoenix-Yuma, Phoenix-Yuma and then they say: San Diego is incurable. It’s an impossible quest. And we say: No it isn’t. Just point in the direction of it and keep going. Don’t keep turning around and going in the opposite direction. Well, you say relative to their journey across the desert, that’s ridiculous. Of course they can tell which way to go, there are signposts. They know the way. But sometimes “the” way from sickness to wellness or “the way” from not enough money to enough money or “the way” from a rotten relationship to a wonderful relationship; you haven’t figured out how to quantify your journey because you’re listening to that one over there and that one over there and that one over there and what we want you to do is leave here today being able to quantify every journey by understanding that when you want something source says yes to it and offers a strong signal that when you line up with you feel good. How hard is that? (silent pause) Source is over here saying: We know what you want, we’ve been watching you; we’ve heard everything and we’re offering a signal about what you want and you can tell by the way you feel when you’re on bead with that signal or when you’re not. Which means when you’re happy: on the trail. When you’re appreciating: on the trail. When you’re joyful: on the trail. When you’re ornery: going the other way. When you’re angry: going the other way. When you’re afraid: going the other way. Good feeling is on the way; not good feeling is not on the way: this is the way you quantify your journey, you see.
So, Abraham, does that mean that I want more money and I’ve been asking for it. Lord knows, I’ve been asking for it! For years I’ve been asking for it!. And we say: We know. We’ve been hearing you. And you should see the pile of money that’s lined up waiting for you. (audience laughter) And the circumstances and events that have been arranged on your behalf. And then you say: But, where is the money? I need the money now. And we say: As you beat that drum that makes you feel worse, you’ve turned around and you are “going back to Phoenix”. As you do your best to feel a little better, now you’re on “the way”. This is the thing that you have been missing that from now on you won’t be missing so this journey across whatever desert it is is going to be fast for you from now on, it is our promise to you; the thing that you have been missing is: you cannot jump from fear or dispair all the way into bright-eyed-bushy-tailed-sunshine-lollypops-and-roses-appreciation. And when you try to do that you fall in the ditch. Because the vibration of fear (of not having enough money) and the vibration of exhilaration (of having ALL the money in the world that you could want) are two very different vibrations. They feel really different. There is a huge vibrational difference.”
Just a quick update on my journey:
I allowed myself to temporarily feel the crunch of impending bills and expenses (not to mention my installment agreement w/the IRS precariously teetering on the edge of being cancelled unless I pay 2011 in full within the next week) and decided to revisit the idea of taking a more aggressive physical action approach, at least until I’m aligned enough with my two million dollars (or any portion of it) to experience the having of it in fully manifested physical form.
So I brainstormed some things that I could possibly do, and, as usual, the list left me with nothing that would solve the immediacy of my needs. So, also as usual, I arrived at the conclusion that there’s really nothing left to do at this point (aside from continuing to work the job I have for a fraction of the dollars that are needed) but to line up the energy and allow this freaking money in.
And to be honest, that felt like relief, because although I am doing the best I can working the job I no longer desire to work and have released about as much resistance to it as is possible, for me at least, I really don’t want to move from one not-preferred situation to another. That just doesn’t make sense to me, especially knowing what I know about energy and vibration.
So I decided to heed Abraham and my other favorite Teachers’ words around the subject, get back into the Vortex about it (which I am), and live to align another day.
I will say that these OOTV moments are becoming fewer and further between, not to mention miniscule in terms of their duration and severity, and I’m very thankful for that. I’m also thankful that I’m at a point where I absolutely know I can have anything I desire in the way I desire it, and that all amounts of money are equally and easily accessible once you line up with the idea of that amount, and that the only thing (person) that ever, ever, ever stands between me and the having of my desire is me.
In just a short time these ideas have gone from being not much more than lip service to automatic thought responses to the other, doubtful thoughts in my head. That progress is not lost on me by any means, and it in itself is a source of great relief and satisfaction for me, not to mention increased anticipation of my having of the actual desire, because I know that every day I’m lining up at least a little bit more, and that’s very, VERY exciting!
I think the only thing keeping me from experiencing it at this point is the perceived urgency of the portion of the two million dollars that is really needed right now, and the continued focus on not having it as a result. I mean, even as I write those words it gives me a sick feeling in my stomach, so there’s clearly something there that needs to be sorted out.
Well, of course there is, or else I’d have the money! LOL
But that’s one of the benefits of blogging this stuff out (aside from hopefully helping others come into alignment w/their own desires by offering my example of doing the same): As I write this I am noticing this pattern from month to month where the money becomes urgently needed and I start panicking as a result. It’s like I get to Yuma come the third week of every month and then I turn right back around and head back to Phoenix.
But, as I’ve said in other posts, I don’t want to go back to Phoenix anymore, lovely as it may be. I’m closer than ever to San Diego now and I can tell by the way I feel and think about my desire, which is more positively more of the time than ever before.
So as I near the end of this month I choose to continue my voyage to San Diego, while trusting that regardless of how long it takes me to get there that somehow things will work out with those “urgent” needs (I put that in quotes because I know that the urgency of those things is just a definition that I’ve created for them—and as such will be tapping on that as soon as I finish this post).
The good thing about lining up or “asking” for more than just barely enough, is that when I do line up with the money (and I will, and really, I am right now because even the not-having is part of that having journey) all those needs that went unmet every month and have piled up as a result will be wiped out in an instant and become a distant memory just about as quickly.
And the even better news about it all is that I don’t have to wait until I have the money to feel the sweet relief and freedom of that moment, I can have that right now. And so my friends, that is what I choose to do.
San Diego here I come!
Bashar teaches that in order to line up with our desires, we need to “act as if” we already have them. But how many of us really do that, at least consistently enough to experience our desires in a timely fashion?
Personally, I find it challenging to act as if I’m the “having” version of me, especially when it comes to money…especially when that money is urgently “needed” (I know, need is such an ugly word), so I came up with a very simple exercise to help remind myself of the difference between the having and not-having versions of me, and to help me identify which version of myself I’m “acting as if” in any given moment.
If you find that you’re still not seeing the results you’re trying to manifest (or just want to manifest them more quickly), this exercise may benefit you as well. I’ll give an example using my own situation, but it works the same for absolutely anything you are desiring to experience.
EXERCISE: Take out a sheet of paper (or open a document) and make two columns. Title the left-side column “Not Having Version,” and the right-side column “Having Version.”
Now in the not-having column, list all the qualities of that version of yourself. What are your thoughts? What are your beliefs? What are your feelings? What are your actions?
If you are doing this exercise at all, then you are probably the not-having version of yourself right now, so it should be pretty easy to fill up this side of the page.
After you’ve completed the not-having side, do the same for the having side. Since you are likely not the having version of yourself right now, you may need to spend a little time conjuring the feelings, thoughts, actions, and beliefs of this version of yourself. But the good news is, the more time you spend imagining what the having version of yourself is like, the more you are “acting as if” you are this version (there is no difference between imagining and being in terms of attraction).
I have a strong desire to receive $3,000 easily and effortlessly, and to have it now and use it any way I choose.
Here is the not-having version of myself:
NOT-HAVING $3,000 TODAY
-Pressure to work more than I want to
-Defeat knowing I don’t have enough hours in the day to make that amount by the time it’s needed
-Trying to become the $3,000 Having version of me
-Scared of not having enough to cover everything
-Angry with myself for not being the Having version
-Disappointed in not having what I need
-Doubt/Disbelief that I can have the money when and how I prefer
As you can see, the not-having version of me spends a whole lot of time thinking about and feeling the not having.
Now, here is my having version:
HAVING $3,000 TODAY
-Ready for anything!
-In Love with life!
-Writing, playing, cleaning, organizing, listening to music, and doing anything else I want, when I want!
-Total belief I can have the money when and how I want it (because I already have it)
I felt a shift within myself just writing the words that describe the having version of me, and I think it also illustrates the point that Abraham has made time and time again that manifestation really is about the feeling, because the feeling is the main difference between the having and not-having versions.
Give this a try yourself and see if it helps you stay in having mode more of the time, so that you can experience what you prefer that much more quickly and easily.
One last thought: If you are still having difficulty acting as if you have what you prefer even after identifying the qualities of that version of yourself, I recommend using EFT or some other modality to release the list items in the not-having column. It is also important to note that belief is the foundation for any experience, meaning if you don’t believe you can or should have your desire, then you will never allow yourself to experience it, no matter how much you “act as if.”
So, before you even get into the acting as if part of this equation, you may want to double check with yourself to ensure that you actually believe you can and should have what you are desiring. If that checks out, then just remain in having mode as often as possible and you’ll see your desire manifest in no time. If not, then go back to the EFT or other tool of choice to release those limiting beliefs and convince yourself that you can and deserve to have whatever you want (and that you already do have it).
I haven’t listened to an Abe seminar in ages, yet I find the song “Joy, joy, joy…joy is the key” playing in my head this morning. That’s the thing about Source Energy–it’s always with us. And not only that, It is Us. Not to mention that Joy really is the key.
Abe reminds us how to align with Who We Really Are, and just how good we really are.
This clip of Abraham talking about self love and appreciation is perhaps my all time favorite. So powerful, so moving, so true!
There is no desire that you hold that is for any other reason
than you believe you would feel better in the having of it.
Whether it is a material object, a pile of money, a relationship,
a physical state of being—every desire is wanted because you
want to feel better.
“I’m always receiving the essence of what I’m giving.”
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