Out of Asking, Into Allowing
Much of the recent Abraham material focuses on reminding us to not get stuck in Step 1 energy.
You remember the steps, right?
- Step 1 is Ask.
- Step 2 is It’s Given. (Which is Universe’s job, not ours. It happens automatically and immediately every time.)
- Step 3 is Allow. That’s basically us letting ourselves in on the party we launched (when we had the original desire in Step 1).
Pretty cool system when you think about it. I mean, honestly, we’ve got the easy part! All we gotta do is live our life and let the good stuff come as we learn more and better about what we want.
And yet … not all of us experience it that way.
First off, we were trained to believe life works very different than that, so that didn’t help.
But even depsite knowing better now, many people find themselves slipping into vibrational patterns that keep them locked out of their party. (I call it “party;” Abe calls it “vibrational escrow” or the “vortex.”)
Yesterday I listened to Abraham refer to Step 1 as “Don’t Want” energy. That “don’t want” energy is from the contrast we bump into throughout daily life. It’s knowing we want friendly neighbors when they aren’t; safe travels when the road is hazardous; healthy & fit bodies when they’re sluggish or uncomfortable.
Anyway, it seems this is the part that many of us know to do – the ALLOWING of our desires to manifest in our physical reality – and yet we don’t always easily practice it. (Especially when we think it really counts!)
How can we shorten the distance between desire and the realization of that desire? How can we make sure WE’RE the ones benefiting from our experiences of contrast, not just future generations?
Lots of ways, some of which listed here will sound familiar if you’ve read my material for a while:
- take your attention off the “don’t want”
- dwell on the “wouldn’t it be nice if …?”
- focus on other positive aspects of life
- remember who they really are, and who YOU really are (divine source energy)
- make your feeling good more important than whatever is taking you away from it
- be happy anyway
Abraham tells us to “bless them for what they birth in you” and then don’t look back (at the “don’t want) or you use them as your excuse not to get to your party. So you want to look forward – towards where you want to go, not where you are.
In the Seattle (July 2008) workshop, Abe also said the difference between fast & slow manifesting is that having a positive focus puts you in the vortex of your escrow (or puts you right smack in the middle of your party, as I would say). When you’re in vibrational range of what you want, your manifestations unfold much easier and swifter. That’s allowing.
In fact, we’re reminded by Abraham that we can’t think or act our way to success. All we have to do is just get happy and let the expansion come. When we’re doing hard work instead of getting happy, we are NOT in our vortex. Instead of trying to figure out how to get in there (which we do whenever we look over our shoulder at the “don’t want”), we can get happy by answering questions like:
- What do I want and why do I want it?
- What does it feel like?
- What does it look like?
I think that’s one reason why the pray rain journaling technique is so effective for so many – that it takes us to the heart of what we want and all the delicious details about it.
Regardless of how we get there, it helps when we stop thinking of all this as difficult or challenging, and just relax about it. It really is easier than we think, and when you reflect on all the ways you naturally DO allow, instead of thinking of all the times you’re not able to, you give yourself a big leg up.
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic!