People often come to the Abraham-Hicks teachings because they want their life to get better. And the teachings promise that it will. They promise you can be, do, or have whatever you desire.
But then they point out that you only desire these things because you think you will feel good in the having of them, and it’s up to us to let ourselves feel good right now.
The path to a good-feeling reality is to feel good now; that’s the crux of “believe that you have received it, and it shall be added unto you”.
It helps to be able to prove to ourselves that this is indeed how it works.
So here’s some proof.
If you close your eyes and forget about who you are, where you are, and anything that needs doing, you will feel immediate relief.
That feeling of relief is proof that you can change how you feel by changing your focus. You instantly changed your reality to an experience of relief.
Not very impressive?
That may not seem like very impressive evidence. No doubt you opened your eyes, immediately remembered who you are, where you are, and what you’re meant to be doing, and the relief vanished.
But that’s just further proof, isn’t it? Bear with me…
Your thoughts tell a story, and for many of us we’ve ended up telling a s*** story that makes us feel bad.
When you “forget” in meditation you stop focusing on those thoughts and your feelings immediately change.
That’s how easy, simple, and direct it is. Then you focus on your story again and feel bad. Your reality changes.
You need to practice. It took me two years before I was ready to meditate, because I’m a stubborn, intense, incredibly focused person who spent more than half his life digging himself into the deepest hole he could imagine.
I spent these past two years reading books and forums and listening to YouTube videos about the Abraham-Hicks teachings, and learning to find better feeling thoughts, tell a new story, soften my approach to contrast, and find relief no matter what.
Now I can meditate, and meditation is like letting someone lift you gently out of the hole you’ve dug. So that’s two years learning to stop digging before I was ready to let myself be rescued!
Relief is real
If you look out on your world with a mind full of relief, is it still the same reality you see?
If I feel appreciation for my home instead of frustration at it, hasn’t my reality changed?
At first these teachings sound like you can close your eyes, imagine a mansion, and then it will magically appear and you’ll live happily ever after.
But what it’s really like is closing your eyes, forgetting you don’t like your house, and then magically feeling better.
Using meditation to forget my old story allows me to instantly inhabit a reality where I feel extremely good.
My old story was fairly intense, so it’ll take some practice to change it. But when I feel better from meditation I naturally gravitate to new story elements that reflect my good feelings.
And then I won’t have to forget my story in order to feel good, because my whole story – and my reality – will be about feeling good deliberately.