Originally Posted by Dharma
The problem I have with Abraham and the teachings is they don't seem to have spent any time actually here. It's like they've read books about life in the physical plane, but have never really walked their talk... here. Saying that your thoughts do anything besides being your thoughts is ludicrous. It shows they haven't been here or weren't paying any attention while being in this plane of existence. The concept of denial is lost on them. That's what's missing from the books.
I was just curious, and I'm not trying to attack your perspective nor am I necessarily saying it is incorrect -- just seeking further clarity on the issue at hand. With that caveat, I just wanted to speak to this comment of yours. I suppose I don't understand what you mean when you say the concept of denial is lost in Abraham's teachings. From my perspective, their teachings are all about denial in a certain way. My understanding of their teachings is that all things we experience as negative are the result of our denial of the stream of well being. This well-being is the only stream that flows, and our suffering is a result of our denial or resistance of that state of well being.
Also, your comment that, "that your thoughts do anything besides being your thoughts is ludicrous" could also use some clarification. It could have something to do with us defining thoughts in entirely different ways. Or perhaps not?