The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham

The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham

by Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks

The Law of Attraction teaches you everything you need to know about life and how to make it work. It is effective and produces physical outcomes in the real world. You can deliberately create for yourself anything you want to do, be or have. What you ask for, you get.

Summary Notes

The Law of Attraction

”Nothing merely shows up in your experience. You attract it—all of it. No exceptions.”

If you want things to change, you have to see them as you want them to be instead of observing them as they are. When you give too much attention to what exists in the present moment, change comes slowly or not at all. 

The Universe does not know the difference between a thought that is based on reality and a thought that is based on your imagination. In either case, the thought becomes your point of attraction. If you focus on it long enough, it will become your reality.

If you focus on things you don’t want, you get more of the unwanted things in your life. You get what you think about, whether you want it or not. We live in an attraction-based Universe, and there is no such thing as exclusion.

Fortunately, things don’t manifest instantly. There is a buffer of time between the time you start to think about something and its manifestation. This gives you an opportunity to direct your thoughts towards the things you want. You can tell by the way you feel whether your thought is something you want to manifest or not.

If you have been thinking about something you don’t want for a while, you can’t suddenly start thinking of the opposite thought. But you could choose a thought that feels slightly better, and then gradually change the direction of your thoughts.

Seeking joy is the most important desire. When you seek and find joy, you are in perfect alignment with your Inner Being and with who you really are. You are also in a vibrational alignment with all things that you desire.

Actions to take

Become a Deliberate Creator

“If you want it and expect it, it will be yours very soon.”

There are two parts in manifesting: 

  1. The desire for the creation

  2. The allowing (expectation or belief) of the creation

The Law of Attraction works, whether you create deliberately or by default. When you focus on your desire with positive emotion, you are creating your reality deliberately. You are deliberately using the Law of Attraction to manifest your desire.

Action is important, but it is not how you create your reality. When you positively anticipate with your thoughts, much less action is required and the result is more satisfying. Rather than rushing into action, first set your intention. Then you can take inspired action.

Every emotion you feel is communication from your Inner Being. There are really only two types of emotions: good or bad. When you think of what you want, you feel good; when you think of the lack of what you want, you feel bad. Your emotions will tell you if you are creating what you want or if you are manifesting something unwanted.

Actions to take

The Art of Allowing

“Your thoughts are powerful, attractive magnets—attracting one to another.”

Allowing is the expectancy or belief of manifestation. When you allow, you are connecting with your Inner Being. 

When you don’t like some situation in your life and you decide not to do anything about it, you are tolerating it. That is different from allowing. By pushing against unwanted things you only produce more of them. Other people and their intentions cannot threaten you because you are a creator of your own experience.

When you focus on what you want, you feel good. When you focus on what you need, you feel bad. That is because then you are in fact focusing on the lack of what you want. When you feel only positive emotion about something, you are allowing it to happen.

Actions to take

Segment Intending

“The more you are willing to stop and identify what you want in this segment, then the greater, clearer, and more magnificent your future path will be.”

When you understand you are the creator of your own experience, it’s time to identify more clearly what you desire. You don’t want the same thing in every segment of your life. The process of segment intending is to stop many times during your day to identify what you want the most so you can focus on that.

When you focus on a narrower subject, you gain clarity. Focusing on many things at once brings confusion. Segment intending helps you identify what you most want at this exact moment.

When you set forth segment by segment what you want, you create a future that pleases you. In the future, you won’t need to take as much action to make things the way you want them to be.

Your day is divided into many segments. The important thing is to identify when you are moving from one segment to another. For example, when you get into your car ready to drive, you are entering a new segment. When you wake up in the morning and lie in your bed ready to start your day, that is a segment.

Actions to take

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