Happy Thanksgiving week!

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“When you are praising, when you are appreciating, when you are acknowledging value, when you are looking for positive aspects, when you are laughing, when you are applauding, when you are joyous, when you are feeling that feeling of appreciation pulsing through you, in those times, there is no resistance within you. You are, in those moments, vibrationally up to speed with who you really are.”

– Abraham-Hicks, Virginia Beach, VA, 4/11/98

 

We are all connected

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One sees instances wherein people are teased or mocked just because they are different. It could be because one is fat, skinny, dark, tall, short – anything that is a little different from the others around that person.

On the other hand, when we look around we can see how important it is to appreciate rather than look down on upon someone who is different. A few days ago, I read that at around 170 million year ago, there were no flowers. The first flowers appeared in the Cretaceous period around 125 million years ago. It made me think that when the first flowers appeared, did some of the creatures at that time look at them as weird just because they were different from what was around? When one looks at evolution, one notices so many new things appear as time goes on. Initially, some may look at them as strange, some may even mock them for being different but slowly, the “different” becomes the “new normal”. Being different is just what it is i.e. “different” – not good or bad. What makes it a reason for someone to tease someone else is the way it is perceived and we can always change our perception.

When one decides to look at the bigger picture of it all, it becomes so easy to be at ease with “different”. Looking at the big picture also helps in taking your power back, in your mind, when at the receiving end of barbs or comments. It helps in reconnecting to the strength within.

Not just evolution but there are so many things about our existence, about the world and about the universe which form the bigger picture. The fact that the same energy which has created the universe throbs through you and me, the fact that the earth is “just hanging” in space, the fact that the earth has been revolving and rotating in close proximity to other planets with precision, the fact that your cells have infinite intelligence flowing through them and know what to do, the fact that we start off as few cells and then each cell knows what it has to do – which one becomes the eyeball and which one becomes the nail, the fact that our blood flows throughout our body without anyone telling it to. There so many things which we are not aware of on a day-to-day basis but if we take a moment to think about them, it can be so awe inspiring. It can actually change the way we perceive life. When the wholeness of it all starts sinking in, it can be deeply moving.

Nurturing yourself

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“When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.”

― Diane Von Furstenberg
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I think this goes not just for women but for everyone else too…loving oneself, being our own best friend, nurturing oneself has value for each one of us…

True freedom

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“Can you imagine how wonderful it would be if you could live your life without ever being criticized by anyone? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to feel totally at ease, totally comfortable? You would get up in the morning, and you would know you were going to have a wonderful day, because everybody would love you and nobody would criticize you or put you down. You would just feel great.

You know what? You can give this to yourself. You can make the experience of living with you the most wonderful experience imaginable. You can wake up in the morning so thrilled to find yourself and feel the joy of spending another day with you.”

– Louise Hay

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Expecting good things to come your way

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“We’re asking you to trust in the Well-being. In optimism there is magic. In pessimism there is nothing. In positive expectation there is thrill and success. In pessimism or awareness of what is not wanted, there is nothing. What you’re wanting to do is redefine your relationship with the Stream.

We do not ask you to look at something that is black and call it white. We do not ask you to see something that is not as you want it to be and pretend that it is.

What we ask you to do is practice moving your gaze. Practice changing your perspective. Practice talking to different people. Practice going to new places. Practice sifting through the data for the things that feel like you want to feel and using those things to cause you to feel a familiar place. In other words, we want you to feel familiar in your joy. Familiar in your positive expectation, familiar in your knowing that all is well, because this Universe will knock itself out giving you evidence of that Well-being once you find that place. We have enjoyed this interaction immensely. There is great love here for you. We are complete.”

– Abraham

Excerpted from: San Rafael, CA on March 04, 1998

Our Love,

Esther (and Abraham and Jerry)

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Choosing well-being as you intended to

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There is no source of evil. There is only a Stream of Well-Being, which you are allowing, or not. But under the name of righteousness and goodness and religion, you drop bombs on innocent children. And then you say, “It’s for the good of all of us.” And we say: we don’t see that. And you don’t see it from your Non-physical perspective, either. It’s only in your disconnection that those things make sense.

– Abraham

Excerpted from: San Rafael, CA on February 26, 2005

Our Love,

Esther (and Abraham and Jerry)

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