Thu, Sep 16, 2010
The following are highlights and insights noted by AF editor Vanessa Collette while in attendance at a recent Abraham-Hicks ‘Art of Allowing’ workshop in Redmond, WA on June 26 2010. Authors Jerry and Esther Hicks have been on the NY Times and Amazon Top Ten list in recent years for numerous books regarding the law of attraction:
After having read and studied several books and many years of workshop recording subscription, this was my first AH (Abraham-Hicks) workshop.
My intention here is to share, to the best of my ability, a brief summation of the ideas which stood out to me the most during the workshop.
The full day program contained a vast amount of both practical and inspirational points, and some key insights that I took away from the workshop were:
1) Current reality, or “what-is” is OLD NEWS. It is the product of past thoughts and actions. By keeping your focus on current reality, you are really looking at what you believed and how you have behaved in the past, which keeps you from creating new results.
2) When you are a state that some would describe as the zone, or ‘Vortex’, this is the time to do most of your actions, because it is when you are in an inspired, connected, passionate state of mind and feeling, and your actions will have the most value and leverage from here. Outside the zone, your attention may be on problems or questions; when you are in this kind of inspired state, your attention is on solutions and answers, and action taken here has the most value.
3) The best way to cultivate a zone or Vortex state, is to deliberately spend more time noticing, appreciating or “basking and savoring” positive events, aspects of your life that are pleasing to you, and wins. Essentially, milk your successes: tell everyone you like to share good things with, re-live and experience those great feelings as much as possible. This not only maintains the state longer, but brings more of these peak experiences in your life.
4) Desire in itself is not a bad thing or the source of all pain as some would have you believe. The essence of wanting something is an inalienable part of being human—desiring not to desire, is in itself still a desire. When desire becomes harmful is when you experience a desire and you have doubt about your ability to achieve or receive it. The greater the desire, the worse it feels if you at the same time believe that you will not get it. When desire becomes beneficial is when it is paired with belief or hope. Together, they create dreams and enliven us through passion and excitement. Embrace your desires!
5) A big part of life is “sifting,” which is the act of determining what you prefer and what you dislike. Sifting is a way of re-framing our perspective so that we see good things and bad things not as determinants of who we are and how we feel, but rather as experiences that help us to get clarity on what we want to create more of and what we want to avoid. In a sense, steering us through life is our feelings and intentions. This sounds simple, and yet the main factor is a dimension of deliberate attention to how certain people, places and things make us feel and using those as a basis for deciding what we want in life. Taking the driver’s seat in your own life through sifting can be very powerful. Navigating through good and bad in this way is extremely rewarding.