|09-24-2011, 08:50 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Western USA
Intentional Manifestation v. Happy Thoughts
I'm trying to figure out the distinction between intentional manifestation and happy thoughts, according to the Abraham-Hicks theory of the Law of Attraction.
On the one hand, we are taught by Abraham-Hicks that using the Law of Attraction to visualize the outcome you desire will manifest the essence of that outcome (more on that word,"essence", later.) On the other hand, we are told by Abraham-Hicks to "reach for the best feeling we can" when we are consumed by negativity, to avoid manifesting a negative outcome.
So it seems that intentional manifestation on a desired outcome is the method to use when one is calm and free from fear. However, when one is caught off guard and suddenly gripped by a disturbing or negative mood, one may not have the poise to meditate on a particular desired outcome. In such sudden situations, it seems as if Abraham-Hicks is advising us to think the best, happy thought we can in the moment. Doing so will still yield benefits under the Law of Attraction.
So, for example, suppose that you are driving home from work, and you are very upset because your boss criticized you earlier in the day. Putting aside the fact that you somehow manifested that "negative" situation in the first place (under the Law of Attraction), all you would need to do is think happy thoughts--even if completely unrelated to the situation. Suppose that you cannot muster up happy thoughts about the encounter with your boss or work. Under the Abraham-Hicks theory of the Law of Attraction, all you would need to do is think any happy thought--such as imagining cute puppies or thinking of your favorite food--anything happy. Holding such happy thoughts may not bring you puppies or clam chowder, but it will bring you the "essence" of happy things, in one form or another. Conversely, continuing to feel anger toward your boss or the situation, will bring you the essence of that negativity in the future. I think that is why Abraham-Hicks uses the caveat "essence" when explaining the Law of Attraction.
Do I have that right, or do you disagree?
|09-24-2011, 09:00 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Where soul meets body.
The main point, that Abraham points out is that the universe already knows what it is that we want. The only thing that stops what we want from flowing into our experience of reality is our resistant thoughts, or focus, that is contradictory to those desires.
So thinking non-resistant thoughts, even if they aren't specifically about what we want, will also allow the unfolding of our desires. This is also the value of meditation, as it allows us to release resistance by distraction from negative thought.
|09-26-2011, 02:18 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
i dont get why people think the hicks guys know it all, they are all talk but no action (they never prove what they taught, just ramble on)
feeling good, i think is pointless, i attracted a stuff fast even when feeling anxious about them or worried, or sad. it was my beliefs and they have either a good or bad emotion attached as effect. happy feelings dont equal belief
oh yeah, beind detached works but has nothing to do with feeling good
|09-28-2011, 06:53 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toledo, OH
A Little Bit of Both
I think the Law of Attraction is greatly misunderstood by the majority of its believers because they try to replicate the results of the people giving the advice.
The Law of Attraction is more a way of viewing life rather than manipulating it. No matter how much you believe in the law's power there will always be instances where it doesn't seem to work or show up at all. When you come to understand that you attract everything into your life by your thoughts, whether conciously or unconciously, it helps you accept the circumstances you're in. It's a lot like Buddhism's view of presence or Christianity's use of prayer, both are means of understanding the importance of the actions we take now.
So to answer your question, it's a little bit of both.
|09-28-2011, 07:19 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Hi, my new understanding of Abraham's teachings is that it's more about getting into the 'Vortex'. For example if you stroke your cat, you are engrossed in the Now present moment of stroking your cat and remove resistance at the same time. I may have this wrong though...I also think their message is confusing for most, they could say things differently as it does appear to say stay happy, which is nonsense advice and I for one feel
annoyed if anyone is made to feel 'they're not doing it right' as that leads to more negativity.
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