At the same time, opportunities for travel are opening up. I have friends in both London and Paris who have a guest bedroom available. I visited New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year and in a little over a month I will be in Alaska. That was a big Law of Attraction moment of delight. I have been talking about wanting to go to Alaska since the 90's. Recently, I have been saying I would like to try a cruise, maybe a theme cruise for added entertainment, and after friends went to another workshop since the retreat we attended together, I decided the next workshop I would like to attend would be one with Abraham and Esther Hicks.
Yes I am. I am going on an Alaskan Cruise with Abraham and Esther Hicks. After talking with my two friends, on a complete whim I googled some sort of mixture of Abraham-Hicks, workshop and cruise and found an outline of an experience that could have been lifted right off from my vision board. Including the port visit attractions. Even with all that, I still messaged a friend who has been to an Abraham-Hicks Caribbean Cruise. He said, "If you asked me if I would do it again, I would answer, 'In a heartbeat." Excited almost isn't a large enough word for how I feel.
So I'm immersing myself in Abraham-Hicks teachings. I would really like a chance on "The Hot Seat" and even though it is probably next to impossible given how long Abraham has been answering Hot Seat questions, but I would like to ask a new one. I would like to identify the best question I could ask Abraham for my own behalf AND nudge the discussion a little further along. As I listen to Abraham-Hicks audiobooks and youtube presentations, I have already had my first potential questions answered and I'm becoming pretty well versed in Abraham's Law of Attraction point of view.
If you find yourself unhappy with your life and the opportunities that are presenting themselves to you, the answer is in the question. Don't understand? Voice the question you would ask Abraham to yourself lightly. Is it something along the lines of:
Where is my soul mate? The love of my life?
Why am I not more successful?
Where is my slice of happiness?
So far the number one takeaway I have from all of my Abraham-Hicks studies is the importance of being happy and having a positive attitude. The things you want in your life that aren't there are held back by your own repetition of complaint they are missing. The more you keep "beating the drum" (as Abraham would say) of the bad things that have happened to you; the more you push all of the good things you've been wanting away. You attract not what you want, not your opposite, but exactly what you are. The next time you complain about that dimwit fellow employee or that road raged driver who cut you off? Consider this. According to Abraham, they didn't just drop into your lap. You actively attracted them. So if you find yourself surrounded by bad tempered, combative people, you might want to do an emotional self check. You want to aim for a high frequency to attract a high frequency item. You need to be authentically happy to attract more happiness to your life.
Authentic happiness. You can't complain about all that baggage, cross your fingers behind your back and say, "Just kidding." The universe doesn't listen to what you are saying. It reads the emotional frequency you are broadcasting. So if you are in a "the world sucks and then you die" place, guess what world you will attract?
But "misery loves company" right? We think it feels good to complain to others and get recognition and confirmation of our position. We feel validated, but do we really feel better? Or is it like the junk food aisle of happiness? A temporary, not very filling alternative that frequently leaves us no better than we started after our sympathetic audience has departed?
There used to be a joke something along the lines of "Why do I bang my head against the wall?" "Because it feels so good when I stop." But it's not really a joke. It's the way life works. If your life isn't working, you are metaphorically banging your head against things and asking when this pain in your head will go away. Stop and it will go away.
I've been studying the Law of Attraction for a few years now and that's what I've been trying to do. I know I've had times where I have found it impossible NOT to drone on about the bad things that have happened in my life. I remember the feelings of needing to explain. The feelings of needing to be understood. Some time not that long ago, a friend gifted me with one of the most important things I needed to hear to begin the process to stop.
"You talk like you're the only person that has ever happened to."
I immediately recognized the truth in what he was saying because it was also how I felt. The fact that my friend had had similar experiences and had not talked about them like I did was startling and liberating.
You don't need to tell everyone your story. You don't need to explain. You don't need to justify. You don't need to set up a context for who you are now or who you want to be. According to Abraham, all you need to do is, in this moment, find the happiest, highest frequency you can reach. In the next moment? Find the happiest, highest frequency you can reach. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Don't beat yourself up when you find yourself slipping. Slowly make your way to an emotional place where you feel better. If you feel better, you have raised your frequency.
Salt your world with music that inspires you, colors that soothe you, textures that comfort you. Hug, squeeze and breathe in the people and creatures who you love. Learn to focus your attention on the world you love rather than the news that scares you. Try this. Have you ever been driving, your favorite song comes on the radio, you're singing along and all of the sudden, another car cuts you off? By the time your hearing for anything beyond your own cussing has returned, it is three songs later. Right?
There are no fewer than a thousand reasons you cannot be privy to that may have caused the driver to behave as he did. Your judgement about him is based on you and your fear and has little to do with him. You don't even know him. Meanwhile, you didn't die and your favorite song is still on the radio. I'd say your best and happiest course of action, and the one that will benefit your future the most, would be to keep on singing.
Stop talking about everything you hate and give some airtime to everything you love.