Originally Posted by Acting Like Godot
One odd point about Abraham (for me anyway) is that Abraham hardly ever draws distinctions between things like:
(a) conscious, subconscious, unconscious
(b) beta, alpha, theta states of mind
For them, it's as if we humans almost always have just one kind of mind. The Abraham teachings have very little emphasis on things like going to alpha, and then creating with your thoughts. In the Abraham framework, people are supposed to create, mostly with their thoughts in normal consciousness.
Maybe it works like that, where they come from. In our physical reality (I'm speaking based on just my own experience, of course), however, it does make a heck of a lot of difference in the success rate, whether you think about your intention while in deep alpha, or just in everyday ordinary consciousness.
I don't mean to say that thoughts in everyday ordinary consciousness don't create (they do), but from an IM perspective, they definitely have less creative power.
Abraham seems to respond to questions about subconscious and unconscious influences by telling the questioner to "get conscious" of those influences by saying something to the effect that "if unconscious or subconscious influences, thoughts, knowings, feelings etc. are able to affect one, then one can become conscious of them in their everyday consciousness" and that this is what one should do.
I havent heard Abraham or Esther suggest a specific method to do this, but Abraham does recommend meditation of whatever sort suits each individual and presumably this would be a way to become conscious of those unconscious or subconscious influences that may or may not be affecting us.