It’s a game…01!

I love having these series to help me stay on track and be focused, and thirty days/posts is a good number to work with a theme.

The new theme is that happiness – all of life in fact – is a vibrational game.

What matters is the vibration you’re broadcasting – not the words you’re using, not the amount of struggle you’re enduring, not the coherence of your story, not the effort you’re making.

It’s a game!!!

Your life has a story, but that story doesn’t define you. Your story, your identity, your past experience do not define you and do not determine the vibration you are offering or the energy you are tuning in to.

That’s why it’s a game: think of it as a game and there’s no reason why you can’t right now tune into a subject, and idea, and hence a vibration that feels really really good.

If life is a story then you are ruled by continuity and narrative arcs. No one likes a story where the hero just decides one day to focus on things that feel good, and their whole life changes for the better.

But if you were that hero, wouldn’t you rather just feel good and know that everything will follow your feeling?

That’s how it’s a game.

It’s not about understanding everything, or learning everything, it’s not about pleasing people or competing with people, it’s not about being good or being great; it’s only about the vibration you broadcast, and that means you can right now focus on things that feel good and let go of anything that doesn’t.

Traditional religions teach the same lesson: grace is a gift. It breaks all the “rules” we’ve established for how life operates. Enlightenment destroys karma. The Way nourishes all beings. At the core of every teaching is a direct relationship with the divine: intrinsic, unearned, and in joyful disregard of all convention and causation.

And it promises happiness, spiritual and material support and abundance, life in all its fullness if we just believe that we have received it.

That’s what all this “vibration” stuff is about. You can tell which thoughts are closer to belief because they feel better. But you can feel better in any subject and know that you are closing the gap.

That’s why it’s a game…just find a higher vibration, any good feeling thought, and let that be your focus.

What is the vortex?

The vortex is the Abraham-Hicks term for a vibrational reality that fulfils all of our desires.

It’s the “kingdom of heaven” where “all these things shall be added unto you”.

That’s partly what separates the Abraham teachings from things like prosperity gospel and “the secret” and other “wish fulfilment” teachings; because the vortex is first and foremost a spiritual reality.

In more familiar Christian terms we might say “God knows what you want and what you need and He is offering it to you, if you would only believe and remain in His love.”

In Abraham terms it’s “everything you want is in your vortex, because that’s where your inner being is, you just have to be in vibrational alignment with it.” And there’s always the caveat that “the only reason you want anything is because you think you will feel better in the having of it. So feel better now, whether you have it or not.”

Where the Abraham teachings assist the Christian view is in connecting the dots between love and happiness in God and faith or belief in His providence.

I’m sure it’s there in Christianity, but I never saw in practice how love of God was supposed to be reconciled with the course of our life on earth.

Many were satisfied with extolling a love of God irrespective of what life throws at us. We were supposed to be happy because we love God, and nothing else should really matter.

But for me a divine love that has no impact on the unfolding of life made no sense. Jesus told us not to worry, told us we would perform miracles, told us whatever we asked for in prayer we would receive.

How does that reconcile with an experience of life as a shipwreck with God promising rescue only to the faithful drowned?

So for me the Abraham teachings offer a perspective on the this-worldly aspect.

It explains that “believe you have received it” means feeling so consistently good that our receipt of these things is believable.

It depicts a reality that is our own “creation”, as an expression of the relationship between our physical self and our inner being – between us and God.

Theologically this makes sense to me: if God is always working for our good, yet it’s up to us to receive, believe in, and accept His help, then our reality will indeed reflect the closeness of this relationship.

Our life will be blessed to the extent that we can receive God’s blessings. The limiting factor is our faith; but faith must translate into positive feelings. You can say the words “I believe, I have faith” and yet feel terrible inside because they are empty words only.

So for me the Abraham-Hicks teachings have had a big impact, affirming that the path before me is one of finding ways to feel better and better, coming closer and closer to the source of all goodness.

The improvements in my life haven’t come from better understanding or trying harder or the empty repetition of any words.

The improvements have only come through letting go of resistance and allowing myself to feel better.

Abraham followers want to be “in the vortex”, which means a state of being full of love, appreciation, satisfaction and ease.

It’s a state of alignment with their inner being – with God – that is inspired and full of signs and deeply appreciative of all that life is offering.

They talk about the meaningful coincidences and moments of inspired action that lead to wonderful things unfolding in their lives.

And they talk about feeling guided along paths they could never have planned, towards people, places and things that are the fulfilment of their desires.

But above all they talk about feeling good, feeling better than they ever thought possible, and witnessing that happiness reflected effortlessly in the circumstances that come their way.