Path of least resistance.
A couple of people have asked me if the Abraham-Hicks teachings are a form of prosperity theology.
I went looking for an answer, but in practice it appears that “prosperity theology” is just very very dumb.
I can’t do a nuanced comparison of the two teachings because prosperity theology doesn’t appear to have nuance.
The Abraham-Hicks teachings do have nuance. And one area of nuance is that we are sometimes led into circumstances we do not want, as the quickest path to what we do want.
The path of least resistance
In Christian terms this is depicted as God allowing us to suffer and face obstacles so that we turn towards Him and depend on His help.
Abraham encourages us to always take the path of least resistance to aligning with our inner being or Source (God) but sometimes the path of least resistance still has quite a bit of resistance in it.
Last night I was extremely tired and aching all over after training that morning.
I didn’t feel as though the weariness was caused by my resistance necessarily.
By evening I was alone trying to rock our 1yo daughter to sleep as usual, but such was my exhaustion I just couldn’t do it.
Yet through this experience I was forced to find better feeling thoughts about her sleep routine – something that has been distressing us all for almost a year.
And in those better feeling thoughts the solution presented itself. Well, I had no alternative but to feel better and let her learn to self-soothe, and it actually worked!
I’ve heard similar stories of people being pushed into circumstances that force them to find alignment and release their resistance.
The circumstances are in that sense a reflection of our own resistance, but at the same time there’s a slightly different quality to it.
The feeling is of genuine confusion, because “I was doing so well!”
Likewise our physical health can change as our vibration changes; not always in “positive” ways.
Sometimes the path forward looks like it is going back.
And in this way the Abraham-Hicks teachings invite us to appreciate the good in everything, the wanted aspect of all our circumstances, even ones that look bad or feel bad.
I don’t think prosperity theology does that, but I know regular theology does, and calls it “providence”.