I’ve written a few posts about how my approach to dieting is similar to the Abraham-Hicks teachings, and how I can leverage that similarity to my advantage in the pursuit of happiness.
Well it all came together for me recently, and I’d like to try mapping it out here for whoever may be interested.
Confusion and uncertainty
The basic idea is that we can’t really put our best efforts into a path when we are uncertain about it.
But certainty is subjective. You might have all the necessary information at hand, but still be uncertain.
Recently I became extremely frustrated with the Abraham-Hicks teachings, specifically with my continued uncertainty about them.
This might sound bad, but it was actually a wonderful point to reach, because I no longer wanted to “try” anything. I was sick of trying in an atmosphere of doubt and confusion.
The exact same thing happened with dieting. I’d tried various approaches and it wasn’t so much that they hadn’t worked, but that I hadn’t known for sure if they were working or not.
I couldn’t commit to the necessary changes because I wasn’t sure they were necessary. It’s only by finding certainty about the relationship between food intake and weight loss, and then by finding certainty about my subjective motivations for eating, that I was able to commit to the path.
I found certainty because I was tired of confusion. And because I desired certainty I eventually arrived at principles that supported me.
Recently I found certainty on the subject of feeling better too. In the context of the Abraham-Hicks material, I know that feeling better is an indicator of closer alignment with my inner being/God, and since I want alignment I should focus on things that feel better.
The certainty I found is this: if I’m not intending to feel better in any given moment, I’m wasting my time.
That language is important to me. Yes, it’s an effort to intend to feel better, and no it doesn’t mean I necessarily feel much better in any given moment. But without that intention I’m wasting my time, feeding the status quo, relinquishing my greater control.
And I’ve had more than enough of that.
There are more details of course.
My intention to feel better doesn’t mean I feel great either. Previously I made the mistake of trying to feel so good that everything would change immediately.
But that isn’t sustainable. By analogy that’s like trying to lose all the weight in one day.
Another important part is to trust that intending to feel better is enough and that spiritually/vibrationally everything is already improving every moment you intend it.
I’m also identifying the times that I lose or forget my intention, and this mindfulness is helping me refine and strengthen my practice.
Anyhow, I just wanted to share this. I’ve been wanting it for a while and now it’s here I’m very satisfied. To have certainty is so valuable, to be free of doubts allows me to give it my all. It’s such a relief to finally be certain! I hope you all find certainty in your own paths too.