Often you are pulled this way and that in an attempt to please another, only to discover that no matter how hard you try, you cannot consistently move in any pleasing direction, and so, you not only do not please them, but you also do not please yourself. And because you are being pulled in so many different directions, your path to where you want to be usually gets lost in the process.
Just as it is easy for you to contemplate a successful trip from Phoenix to San Diego, it will be easy for you to contemplate a successful trip from financial insecurity to financial security, from sickness to wellness, from confusion to clarity…. On your trip from Phoenix to San Diego, there will be no major unknowns, for you understand the distance between the two cities, you know where you are along the way, and you understand what moving in the wrong direction means to your success. Once you understand your own Emotional Guidance System, you will never again be confused about where you are in relationship to where you want to be. Also, you will feel, with each thought that you offer, whether you are moving closer to, or further from, your desired outcome.
If you are using any other influence as your source of guidance, you will get lost and go off track, for no others understand, as you do, the distance between where you are and where you want to be. But even though they cannot understand your desires purely, they will still continually add their desires to the mix. And so, only when you pay attention to way you feel can you guide yourself steadily toward your own goals.
But it takes some practice to say, which feels better? Which feels better, this thought of my mother, or this thought of my mother? “But Abraham, you don’t understand. This is who my mother is, mostly.” That wasn’t the question. Which feels better, this thought or this thought? “But Abraham, you don’t understand…” That wasn’t the question. Which feels better, is the only question—that’s the only question that your Guidance System is asking. Which feels better, this thought or this thought?
Which feels better, to praise or to criticize? “Oh, but you don’t understand, there’s nothing to praise and there’s lots to criticize.” That’s not our question. Which feels better? Which feels better? “But Abraham, you don’t understand. You didn’t see what happened.” No, we didn’t. We’re not vibrating there with you. But our question to you is, which feels better, which feels better? “But, but, but, but Abraham, you need to be here where we are so that you understand what we’re trying to tell you.” Which feels better? — is the only thing that your Guidance System is asking you.
So which feels better, to pronounce to the world or to myself, I’m not free? Or to pronounce to the world, I can make more decisions?
Nobody can get inside your head and make you think. Sometimes it feels like it, because they’re clamoring in your face so loud with whatever they’re saying. But you have the ability, if it is your desire, to feel good.
You have the ability to withdraw from whatever thought is bothering you, get off to yourself, and reclaim your connection to Source Energy. And that is the freedom that you are looking for. You have the ability to look here where there is not resistance. Jesus said, to turn the other cheek, and that’s exactly what he was talking about. Resist not evil. Turn the other cheek — and achieve vibrational harmony with that which feels better.
All of you have access to Source Energy! It is always within you, always radiating through you. Sometimes you are providing a shadow that doesn’t let it shine, more than others, and sometimes you are letting it shine fully. But the more you are letting the fullness of who you are radiate through you, the better you feel about everything — and the more you are contributing to the whole of things. However, in any case, you cannot get it wrong!
This article was excerpted from Workshop Tapes:
Phoenix, AZ — 3/21/99 and Silver Springs, MD—4/11/99