[Abraham] Ask and It Is Given
Ask and It Is Given – Learning to Manifest Your Desires
by Esther and Jerry Hicks (The Teachings of Abraham)
Currently reading this book and if you like the law of attraction, then you’ll like this book too. It was all a bit of a blur to me up until about Chapter 5. I’m starting to feel good and like it now that I’m on Chapter 6 – here are some extracts from this chapter 6 & 7:
To What Are You
Giving Your Attention?
Whatever you are giving your attention to causes you to emit a vibration, and the vibrations that you offer equals your asking, which equals your point of attraction.
If there is something you desire that you currently do not have, you need only put your attention upon it, and, by the Law of Attraction, it will come to you, for as you think about this thing or experience that you desire, you offer a vibration, and then, by Law, that very thing or experience must come to you.
However, if there is something that you desire that you currently do not have, and you put your attention upon your current state of not having it, then Law of Attraction will continue to match that not having it vibration, so you will continue to “not have” that will you desire. It is Law.
How Can I Know
What I am Attracting?
The key to bringing something into your experience that you desire is to achieve vibrational harmony with what you desire. And the easiest way for you to achieve vibrational harmony with is to imagine having it, pretend that it is already in your experience flow your thoughts toward the enjoyment of the experience, and as you practice those thoughts and begin to consistently offer that vibration, you will then be in the place of allowing that into your experience.
Now, by paying attention to the way you feel, you can easily know if you are giving your attention to your desire or if you are giving it the absence of your desire. When you thoughts are a vibrational match to your desire, you feel good – your emotional range would be from contentment to expectation to eagerness to joy. But if you are giving your attention to the lack, or absence of your desire – your emotions would range from feelings of pessimism to worry to discouragement to anger to insecurity to depression.
And so, as you become consciously aware of your emotions, you will always know how you are doing with the allowing part of your Creative Process, and you will never again misunderstand why things are turning out the way they are. Your emotions provide a wonderful guidance system for you, and if you will pay attention to them, you will be able to guide yourself to anything that you desire.
You Get What You Think About,
Whether You Want It or Not
By the powerful Universal Law of Attraction, you draw to you the essence of whatever you are predominantly thinking about. So if you are predominantly thinking about the things you desire, your life experience reflects those things. And, in the same way, if you are predominantly thinking about what you do not want, your life experience reflects those things.
Whatever you are thinking about is like planning a future event. When you are appreciating, you are planning. When you are worrying, you are planning. (Worrying is using your imagination to create something that you do not want.)
Every thought, every idea, every being every thing, is vibrational, so when you focus your attention on something, even for a short period of time, the vibration of your Being begins to reflect the vibration of that which you are giving your attention to. The more you think about it, the more you vibrate like it; the more you vibrate like it, the more of that which is like it is attracted to you.
When you understand the Law of Attraction, you are never surprised by what occurs in your experience, for you understand that you have invited every bit of it in – through your own thought process. Nothing can occur in your life experience without your invitation of it through your thought.
Without Asking, You Will Receive No Answer
There is an unlimited Stream of Well-Being and an abundance of all manner of things available to you at all times – but you must be in alignment with the receiving of those things. You cannot stand in resistance of them and receive them at the same time.
You Are in the Perfect Position
to Get There from Here
Nothing has to change in your environment or in the circumstances that surround you for you to begin to deliberately allow your own connection to the Stream of Well-Being. You could be in prison, you could have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, you could be facing bankruptcy, or you could be in the middle of a divorce. Still, you are in the perfect place, right now, to begin. And we also want you to understand that this will not require a great deal oft ime, for it only requires a simple understanding of the Universal Laws, and a determination to move toward a state of allowing.
When you drive your vehicle from place to place, you have an awareness of your starting place as well as an awareness of where you are going. You accept that you cannot get there instantaneously; you accept that you will travel the distance, and in time, you will arrive at your destination. And while you may feel anxious to get there, and maybe even tire of the journey, you do not get so discouraged at the midway mark that you just turn around and go back to your starting place. You do not drive back and forth and back and forth from your starting point to the midway point and then finally collapse from the never-ending journey.
You accept the distance between your starting place and where you desire to be – and you continue to move in the direction of your destination. You understand what is required – and you do it. And we want you to come to know that the journey between where you are and where you want to be – on all subjects – can be just as easily understood.
Hicks, Esther & Jerry ‘Ask and It Is Given – Learning to Manifest Your Desires’