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Just some ramblings on where I am at . . . .
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 Posted: Thu Aug 12th, 2010 04:56 am
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I have been working with the Abraham teachings for maybe a month now - a little less.  Just a bit of a reflection - any comments are appreciated.

I am an optimist.  The glass is never half empty.  It was never half full.  The glass was always filled - half water half air.  I really emphasized being positive about things.

I always thought this was good.  But reading the Abraham books got me to start paying attention to my feelings.  And what I noticed is that a lot of times when I felt stressed, or hurt, or overwhelmed - I talked over that.  I told myself that everything was fine.  I worked hard to try and convince myself to ignore what I was feeling.

And it doesn't work.  In truth, it hasn't worked for several years. 

It has been "hard" to accept this since it was so ingrained in who I was to be positive.  It was kind of hard to realize that being positive was not really making me feel any better. 

I have been getting in touch with how I feel.  I have been allowing myself to feel what I feel.  I don't judge it.  I don't fight it.  If I am frustrated I just acknowledge it.  I feel it.  I let it be. 

And then I move on.  I think about some better things, or I reframe whatever it is that is frustrating me, or I imagine how wonderful it is going to when things are a bit different.  And then everything seems better.  And since it seems better, I guess it is better.

Part of this was letting myself dream again.  Dream of the future.  Dream big dreams.  Feel excited thoughts.  Allow myself to have desires.  So much time was spent trying to be positive about the way things were that I never really was able to enjoy how things were.  I was trying too hard to be positive!

Now - letting myself have a future, this has made the present so much more meaningful.  Things will not always be this way.  So I can enjoy them the way they are now.

Anyways - sorry for the long message.  Just felt like writing a bit about what I was experiencing at the moment.

Oh - and I totally manifested a parking spot at my complex - IN THE EVENING!  Awesomeness is totally mine and I am so pumped.

Again - thanks if you read this!

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 Posted: Thu Aug 12th, 2010 07:05 am
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Hi Socrates!
I moved this to the main forum, Abraham and You, because it feels most appropriate there.

I think this is an incredibly powerful realization you have had, and I acknowledge you.  It is wonderful to hear that you are accepting wherever you are on the scale, and then moving from there.  Taking off the happy face sticker.  I am working on doing the same in my life.  Good for you!  Good for us!

This makes me smile.

Welcome to the Forum, Soc!  Love your username. :beautiful:

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 Posted: Thu Aug 12th, 2010 08:43 pm
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Thank you Leslie!

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 Posted: Thu Aug 12th, 2010 09:45 pm
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socrates wrote: I have been getting in touch with how I feel.  I have been allowing myself to feel what I feel.  I don't judge it.  I don't fight it.  If I am frustrated I just acknowledge it.  I feel it.  I let it be. 

And then I move on.  ...........

 

that reminds me so much of how I learned to do mindfulness meditation. thoughts WILL sneak in when you try to "empty" your mind. just say hi to them, don't judge them or yourself and let them go.

great stuff

wilma

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 Posted: Fri Aug 13th, 2010 05:53 pm
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socrates wrote: Now - letting myself have a future, this has made the present so much more meaningful.  Things will not always be this way.  So I can enjoy them the way they are now.



I just came across a quote by Socrates. Obviously I thought of you. I think it sounds very abe'ish:

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what
he would like to have. – Socrates


 

As I interpret it it's good to have dreams and feel good about them. The trap here is that we don't make peace with what we have now. We think we can only be happy when the dream comes true. I am not saying that that's what you are doing but your post reminded me of it.

 

wilma

 

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 Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2010 06:01 pm
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Fantastic quote Wilma! Glad you posted that. ::cool Socrates said that. :) He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what
he would like to have. – Socrates


Welcome socrates.

I enjoyed your post and glad to see you jumping right in to the forum and expressing yourself. I'm glad I was a match to reading your post. I'm practicing what you shared as well in not glossing over what I truly feel with positive thinking but first allowing myself to feel it without analyzing or judging or trying to change it. If any thinking's going on it's just recognizing that it's not who I really am if it doesn't feel satisfying or pleasing. Hey, and I've been daily living Abraham's teachings for four years. As they say, we never get it done. There's always more Me to create and allow and expand into.

Thank you, for sharing; you reminded me this morning to continue on being and allowing and of how excellent I am doing that. You too. Abraham ALWAYS says "You are doing extremely well."

::LOL I love how the don't ever join us and say dang, your still doing that thing that you do?!?

So encouraging.

Hope your encouraged today too. That we all are.



Much Love,
and again Welcome,
RICHann

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 Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2010 07:34 pm
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Richann wrote:  I love how the don't ever join us and say dang, your still doing that thing that you do?!?

So encouraging.

Hope your encouraged today too. That we all are.



that's the blessing of this forum (and Abraham of course). When I need encouragement (rarely these days) I just log in and can be sure I'll find it here.

The old me might have been jealous of all the members here who talk about their successes. The current me reads it with delight and finds encouragement. Just like Voltaire said: "Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well."


wilma

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