Last night I happened upon this quote from “Ask and it is Given” by Abraham Hicks:
Those who are mostly observers thrive in good times but suffer in bad times because what they are observing is already vibrating, and as they observe it, they include it in their vibrational countenance; and as they include it, the Universe accepts that as their point of attraction–and gives them more of the essence of it. So, for an observer, the better it gets, the better it gets; or the worse it gets, the worse it gets. However, one who is a visionary thrives in all times.
“Ask and it is Given,” by Esther and Jerry Hicks, p42
I love this quote.
Basically, it is saying that when people primarily pay attention to what is happening in the world around them (and that is most people, most of the time), they tend to attract more of what they are focused on. So, if someone sees something wonderful, this will likely set the tone of the vibration or mood, and they will tend to attract more to feel wonderful about. On the other hand, if they see something horrible, they will tend to let that impact their vibration, so they will attract more to feel horrible about.
It may seem simplistic, but if you test it out in your own life, or if you look around you at the lives of the others, you will see this pattern at work. Things tend to snowball–in a positive or a negative direction.
With this quote, Abraham suggests a way out of the observing trap. When they speak about being a visionary, they are talking about being someone who envisions what they want whether or not it is currently in their environment, someone who visualizes the feeling they want to feel before they physically get the condition they want. They are suggesting that we become manifesters, not simply observers of what is being manifested; that we generate what we want, not simply screen the world around us to see whether it is showing up (Nope, looking around me, I guess I’m still not rich, worthy, and fulfilled… sigh).
We have all used this power; undoubtedly some people are more deliberate with it than others.
Yesterday afternoon I went to the cafe. When I got there, none of the tables I usually like to sit at were available. In the meantime, I sat on a log-shaped stool, one of about five that were put out for a small group to sit at. I wasn’t worried about getting a spot I preferred. I started writing in my notebook on my lap, acting as if I was already comfortable and situated. Within ten minutes of this, someone got up from a table I like to sit at. The spot was mine.
This example may be mundane, but to me it perfectly illustrates the point of the Abraham quote above. I envisioned having a spot, and I did not doubt it. In a sense I “created” the outcome I wanted. Perhaps more accurately, I allowed it to come to pass. By acting as if it was about to happen, by maintaining an expectation that it was going to happen, well, it did happen.
I am eager to bring this envisioning ability to all areas that matter to me.