Today we will be starting a multi-part series of Ariel’s conversation with Abraham that took place Oct. 25, 2008 in Atlanta, GA. Some of the discussion will be based on answers Abraham gave directly in response to Ariel’s questions and some of it will be based on information that came during other parts of the talk. No matter when the answer was given, the context for this whole series will be comparing the, and this is totally the wrong word but for lack of a better word, ‘philosophy’ of enlightenment and ‘philosophy’ of the law of attraction. Together we will be looking at different ways of being in the world and comparing and contrasting them, exploring whether they are really saying the same thing from different angles, whether they are appropriate for people at different levels, or whether they actually conflict in some way. Due to copyright, I can’t just transcribe word-for-word all of what was said and so instead I’ll paraphrase what was said and share the central ideas and nuggets given in the workshop. A copy of the full recording is now available here.
For more information directly from Abraham regarding the Law of Attraction, check out their books The Law of Attraction, Ask and It Is Given, The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent, The Astonishing Power of Emotions, and Money and the Law of Attraction.
With that said, let’s dive right into it!
The way I (Ariel) define Truth is more from an Absolute sense in that everything is what it is. Nothing more.
Whether we call something a potato or a triceratops, it still is what it is. All the labels and meanings we apply to things are literally things we’re making up and then agree upon. They’re not inherently true in and of themselves. When we stop labeling things and overlaying the mind’s idea upon what something is, what then opens up is a direct realization of the essence of All That Is rather than the appearance of it. We call this awakening, or more commonly, enlightenment. Essentially the veil drops when we quit buying into the mind’s games and we remember who we really are beyond name and form. Everything we see “out there” is recognized to be the One, not just intellectually or because we heard some guru say this is how things are on some mysterious mystical level, but we actually experience the dropping of the veil of illusion and the direct realization of the Unity of All That Is.
Abraham’s usage of the word “Truth” seems to be a little more common-place in the sense that “It is true that so-and-so said XYZ to me.” or “It is true that I don’t have all the abundance I desire.”
It is from this differing context that Abraham suggests we don’t get “hung up on that ‘truth stuff’” because there are a whole lot of things that are true in our lives that we don’t want activate in our vibration and there are many things that we do want activate in our vibration.
So how would Abraham suggest we interact with Truth?
Let’s explore this topic first.
There are a lot of things that we could focus attention upon which, while they are true for us in our own personal experience, the mind will automatically generate thoughts about and subsequently create beliefs around, creating a number of flawed premises.
For example, one flawed premise of humanity is that we must study and examine our history and make a really big deal out of the unwanted parts of history so that we “never repeat them again,” but the Law of Attraction says this is a flawed premise because it’s not possible to make any historical experience active in your vibration and have it not be your experience. The Law of Attraction says that you get what you think about whether you want it or not.
Thus Abraham’s criteria regarding how to live in the world is not “Is it true?” because it very well might be! Rather, the criteria they would look for is how you feel when giving your attention to a subject because how you feel is representative of how close you are to your true nature, to Source.
In a sense, Abraham is suggesting that rather than looking at what is simply as what is, we “spin” our reality so that we “get out of it” whatever experience we prefer.
This seems to be an excellent suggestion for many people considering that vast majority of people today find it difficult to experience what is and simultaneously remain truly non-attached to the degree that Jesus or Buddha did, something you can learn to do by practicing the Awareness Watching Awareness method, for example.
The mind by design naturally creates emotions in response to an experienced reality. For example, someone loses their job and thinks to themselves that what happened shouldn’t have happened. They resist what is. It can be challenging for the mind to sit back and look at what is without struggling with it, concocting a story of victimhood, figuring out how this can be used to your benefit, celebrating, or whatever response is appropriate given one’s level of consciousness, rather than to truly remain non-attached.
Abraham is focused on Truth in the sense that what you perceive will be your experiential Truth. Rather than looking to see what’s actually True, it’s about choosing what is True FOR YOU. In a sense, it’s more of a relative truth.
Instead of searching for Absolute Truth, we are being told that we are Absolutely Unconditionally Loved, in a sense given the answers and then being told how we can use these answers in our day-to-day lives.
Thus we let go of anything that is not in alignment with Absolute Truth and through the process of choosing better thoughts, choose thoughts that are in alignment with higher truths.
Part 3: Abraham-Hicks Discusses Reality
Part 4: Abraham-Hicks Discusses Desire