So first of all, I was away over the weekend and took three days off from this blog.
Now that we got that over with…!
I was listening to this Abraham recording today, and they were telling a story about Esther, the woman who channels Abraham. Esther had recently made two different purchases of statues for her homes (she has multiple properties). These purchases were outwardly similar in many respects, yet her personal experience of them could not be more different.
First, she bought two lion statues for one of her houses. She looked for a long time searching for the perfect lions, not in an anxious way, but in a happy way, as in, “Wouldn’t it be nice to have some nice lions?” When she found the lions she wanted, she was overjoyed. And when they were delivered, she was overjoyed! Her experience was satisfying from start to last.
As her lions were being delivered, the fine folks who sold them to her talked her into also buying another statue, a horse for a second home. Esther agreed to it, but when the horse was delivered to that home, she got none of the satisfaction and joy she had gotten from buying the lions. In fact, it seems the horse was more of a burden than a joy.
Why were these two purchase experiences so different for Esther?
Abraham explains as follows (this excerpt has been simplified and condensed for clarity):
For the couple of years preceding the actual manifestation of those lions, Esther had only had soft, easy, expectant energy flowing. So the manifestation was the natural consequence of that energy flowing. With the horse, Esther just jumped right to the manifestation with no energy flowing before. She only bought it because they wanted her to buy it! Most of you want to jump so quickly to the manifestation. You really think that if you could just manifest something that in the presence of it instead of the absence of it then you would feel better. When you jump to the action before you’ve flowed the energy, it is never satisfying.Abraham recording posted on Youtube
As I listened to this story, I immediately recognized myself in it. Aha! I thought. This has happened to me, too where I had one amazing experience followed by an equally lousy one. As Abraham explains, with the lions Esther was closely involved in each step of the process. She specifically sought out the very lions she purchased. She reveled in each stage of the journey. In the second case, she was talked into buying something she had never developed a desire for. No wonder she felt no satisfaction in having the horse!
Abraham talks about how it all starts with vibration. The physical manifestation is a natural consequence of the energy flowing. I think about how my solo marathon a couple years ago unfolded naturally and easily out of my enthusiasm for running. Training for that experience was a total blast, from start to finish. Just as Esther experienced with her lions, I reveled in each moment as I prepared for the marathon, and was thoroughly satisfied with the process.
Signing up for last year’s marathon, on the other hand, was a knee-jerk reaction to the prior year’s successes. I didn’t have the same desire or joy in the goal of doing CIM right then. Naturally it did not go smoothly (the most joyful part was in deciding NOT to run).