“Hear this, it’s the most powerful thing that we’ve said to you ever: Until you have made peace with where you are you cannot float downstream. Until where you are even in the absence of everything you want is alright with you, you cannot turn in the direction of what you want.” Abraham
You are where you are… and all is well
A challenge that sometimes comes up for people who study the Law of Attraction is to try to desperately ‘manifest’ to escape the present moment and be somewhere else. Fighting with What Is is painful and a waste of your powerful now, where all of your power is. Yes, we want to let go and go with the flow, but before we can let go we need to accept that we are holding on; and then our grip automatically loosens.
Accept where you are (and then you can begin telling your new story)
Resisting reality is a horrible place to be. I used to flail about in attempt to make my unwanted current reality (or negative thoughts about my current reality) go away and what I want immediately appear in its place. Of course when I stopped my tantrum, reality would still be there just the same. What I was doing, in effect, was stamping my feet and demanding that the Universe would bring me the reality I wanted. Knowing about the Law of Attraction only made me resist even more- out of fear of what my negative thoughts may do. And so more negative thoughts came at me. It became an addictive habit. Without accepting my reality, this ‘pushing against’ vibration was nailing my feet to floor and seemingly keeping me stuck.
Carl Jung said “What you resist, persists”. So instead of pushing against, we can actually accept and embrace whatever it is. So embrace your body however it is, embrace your finances however they are. Your body is the way it should be right now- because it is. Your finances are just as they should be right now, because they are. If you’re overweight, be willing to be overweight. What choice do you have? Hating being fat will not change the fact that you are fat right now- because you are where you are. Once you accept it and love it and laugh about it- off you go and you are then freed up to begin to tell your new story.
Accepting where you are means letting go of your battle with reality; which means letting go of your battle with your thoughts about reality. Embrace everything, including each and every thought.
“Thoughts are friends; they’re not enemies. I would meet them at the door with open arms- and I do. Because until I do, they just keep knocking- and rightfully so. They’re the key to my heart. Why would I close the door on them?” Byron Katie
Everything- including the thoughts that you are attracting- are indicators of your vibration. And so everything is a gift to lovingly show you what your vibration is on each and every subject.
Could What Is be Ok?
“Nothing’s good or bad but thinking makes it so.” William Shakespeare
Some people would feel wonderful having a million in their bank. For others, who are perhaps used to having hundreds of millions, this reality would inspire unhappy feelings. Some would be delighted with a size 16 if they had been a size 20 all their life and others would feel uncomfortable being a 12. It’s all relative. What Is is a perception. So accepting What Is is not just about accepting a static truth but about playing with our perception and looking for the positive aspects of the moment.
“Within every particle of this Universe is that which is wanted and the lack of it” Abraham
Looking for the positive aspects of your now is a wonderful process. As you are reading this you are sitting comfortably, in a warm room, all is well. What is your perception making of this perfection? You could be happy or sad. What Is does not have to instantly change for you to feel good and will not. However you can change your attitude about What Is. And then What Is will change.
“Seek not to change the world, but to change your mind about the world.” A Course in Miracles
God sees this moment as perfect. With a little practice, so can you.