Abraham: NO GAIN IN PAIN - Esther & Jerry Hicks

Uploaded by AbrahamHicks on 28.10.2009

Abraham: No Gain In Pain
So there is a
vibrational version of you
that is preceding you
even now you are in this physical body
just like that vibrational version of you
preceded you before
you came into this physical body.
And when this leading edge
genius creative
physical you
explores contrast
and gives birth to a new desire
that non-physical part of you
rides that rocket and becomes it.
That's what that feeling of excitement
or expectation is.
When you feel
that joyous positive motion
that means that you are
within the vibrational vicinity
of this powerful attraction
and the sensation to you is
that it's like a powerful river
that is moving downstream
and if you even stick your toe in it
the river will sweep you with its current
toward what you are wanting.
And when you understand
that everything that you want
is within that current
and it is moving downstream
and you begin to relax
and allow yourself
to go with that steady flow
everything that you want
will begin showing up in your experience.
We see so many of you.
You take your raft or your boat
down to the river's edge
and you get into the raft
and almost without exception
you turn it upstream
and begin paddling very hard.
We know.
It is illogical isn't it?
And we say
why not
go with the flow?
And our human friends
think about it briefly and then say
that just seems lazy.
The people who try hard -
Look at them all.
Look how hard they try.
And those are the ones
who are rewarded.
I learned it when I was little.
The harder you try
the better things will go for you
and there is no gain without pain.
I was told that over and over
and over again
and since I want gain
then I want pain.
So get out of my way
and let me paddle.
Look how strong I am becoming.
And then they point out to us
all the other strong ones
that are virtuous and valiant
and paddling upstream too.
And we listen politely.
Because we have seen the big picture
and we know who you are
and we know why you came
and we know that
everything that you want is downstream
and that nothing that you want
is upstream.
Without knowing it
most of our human friends have picked up
very upstream habits.
You've been trained by others
who've been paddling upstream
very hard
and The Art of Allowing
is about letting go of those oars.
And it's easy to let go of the oars
when you know that
everything that you want is downstream
and when you know
that the Source Energy within you
is down there tending
what you are wanting.
But when you believe that
you have to work hard
when you believe that
struggle is inherent in achieving
then while we will admit
that you can move
some physical things around
we have to say to you
that creation through action
is mediocre at best
in terms of the results it brings to you
and that
creation through alignment of energy
is where all of the masters
and all of those that you revere
have found their place.
You can not be a magnificent creator
without alignment to the energy
of the power that creates worlds.
And when you hold yourself apart from it
you know it you feel rotten
and when you find yourself aligning to it
you feel wonderful.
Isn't it nice that you were born
with a guidance system
that lets you easily know
from wherever you stand
if the thought you are choosing
to say right now -
if the thought you are thinking
if the words you are speaking -
you can tell by the way you feel
if it's upstream in nature
or downstream in nature.
The way you are feeling right now
won’t tell you
the best thought you've ever thought.
It will only tell you
the directional choice of your thoughts.
It will let you know
if you're going toward what you want
or away from what you want.
Toward who you really are
or away from who you really are.
Jerry and Esther went whitewater rafting
and it was such a fun day.
And as they put their boat in the water -
there were a lot of them that went
six of them went together and
several other rafts
full of high school wrestlers.
And as they put their boat in the water
not one of them even thought
about turning the raft upstream.
They knew
that fast moving river
was going to have its way with them.
Nobody even thought about
paddling upstream.
And the river guide said to them
first thing friends
this is not Disney Land.
We can not turn this river off.
And this is the thing
that we most want to say to you.
We can not turn this river off.
you're the one
who made the river go so fast.
You hit the ground running
when you were born.
You had so much intention.
And all day every day
you're sifting through that data of life
and asking asking asking asking asking.
You're the reason the river's moving fast
and you're the reason
that you're going with it or not.
You have total control in all of this
and nothing that you are doing
has anything to do with anybody else
or anybody else's river.
In other words
stay out of their boat.
And don't invite them in your boat.
In other words
the only awareness
that you need to have -
if you want to utilize the guidance system
that you were born with
you want to know one thing
and one thing only
moment by moment
thought by thought.
Is this upstream or downstream?
And then the next statement is
how can I make it more downstream?
How can I turn this thought
and this feeling
more downstream?
What could I do
to soften the resistance?
What could I do
to release the resistance a little more?
And trying harder is the wrong answer.
Trying harder makes the resistance more.
It's letting go of the oars
that makes it less.
It's trusting the process.
It's trusting The Stream.
This is such an important message that
a while back we wrote a book
and we gave it the best title
of any book that's ever been written.
Ask and It Is Given.
And we just explained to you
how that is so.
Life causes you to ask
and Source not only gives it to you.
Source literally becomes
the vibrational essence
of that which you are asking for
and stands in such complete alignment
with the ever-expanding version of you
and offers a signal unto the Universe
that Law of Attraction is responding to
which creates the sensation within you
of a current that is indescribable
and when you allow yourself
to move in the direction of that current
you feel wonderful
and when you don't you don't.
We have enjoyed
this interaction immensely.
There is great love here for you.
And as always we remain