A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be able to attend an Esther Hicks/Abraham event in a city near where I live. I say fortunate not only because I love going but because it always blows my mind that she comes to a city so close by and it couldn’t be any easier to attend. No trains, no planes, no overnights in an unfamiliar bed. Crazy easy. I’ve probably been to see her 8 times over the years.
[Sidebar: I was going to add in a whole bunch of info here about Esther/Abraham and their teachings on the Law of Attraction, but just to keep things simple… Esther is a lovely woman who is able to channel a group of non-physical entities that (for the sake of our simple minds) calls itself Abraham. If you’re interested in learning more check out YouTube and/or abrahamhicks.com. I will assume if you continue reading that you have an open mind to this kind of stuff. If you don’t, no worries, I won’t bother to try to convince you.]
I always come away having heard something I needed to hear. I always go with questions planned that I’d like to ask. I always raise my hand but I’ve never been chosen, even though I try to sit in a strategic spot where I’m sure “they’ll” notice me. But inevitably (and Abraham says this will be the case), someone will ask a question that will result in an answer I am seeking. Without fail.
Such was the case this last time, but I also came away with another nugget that is what I really wanted to share. For me, it was definitely a blinding flash of the obvious (BFO)…
Abraham said that everything we desire while we are here on this earth is desired for one reason and one reason only: because we want to be happy. We want to feel good. We want to feel better than we currently do. Think about that… every choice you make, every wish you have, every decision you ponder, every drug you take, every cookie you eat is only because you want to be or feel happier or better than you currently do. I feel like that alone is mind blowing in it’s simple truth. Like, no shit! Totally can’t argue with that. Try checking in with yourself on a random basis and think about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it and I’ll bet the answer is: to feel/be better in some fashion or another.
So if you take that one step further, we are often putting off actually feeling that happy feeling until that thing we are pursuing comes to fruition. How often have you heard someone (or yourself) say “once I have _______________ then things will REALLY be great.” Right? We’re always pursuing things with the idea that once they have arrived in our experience then and only then true bliss will magically descend upon us. And so the question Abraham asked was “then why not just skip ahead to the part where you’re already feeling happy, since that’s what you’re really after anyway?” Wow. Yeah. Excellent point, Abe! [Note the key point: based on the Law of Attraction, having what you desire is a byproduct of feeling happy and NOT the other way around.] So why not cut out a whole lot of angst and anxiety and bullshit and make a conscious decision to start feeling happy and enjoying your life right now (to the best of your ability – not asking you to go from zero to sixty in two seconds people).
There’s a whole lot more that can be unpacked from that (and that’s a whole other blog post) and there are tons of Esther/Abraham videos on YouTube, and books on Amazon.com if you want to get a deeper understanding (yeah, I suggest you do). It did take me a while at first to really begin to grasp their teachings but once I did it was like I was being reminded of things that I already knew.
So I hope my BFO was also your BFO. If not today then maybe some day.