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The Thrill of the Hunt

cat-and-mouse“When animals are curious…the ‘feel-good’ neurotransmitter, dopamine is produced. Scientists used to believe the chemical itself caused the pleasure, until it was discovered that the chemical’s true purpose is to arouse a certain neural pathway. What actually feels good is the activation of the seeking portion of the brain…the most emotionally arresting part for any animal is the hunt not the catch.”

When I read this quote from THE INTENTION EXPERIMENT, by Lynne McTaggart (author of The Field), I was reminded, as Abraham-Hicks always says, that we never get it done.

Abraham also explains the purpose of our never-ending desires:

 “As you conclude a new desire, you summon life force…and whether you are allowing it to flow through you or not, All -That-Is benefits from that.”

 “You intended to come forth into the physical realm of contrast to define what is wanted, to connect with the energy that creates worlds, and to flow it toward your objects of attention. Not because the objects of attention are important, but because the act of flowing is essential to life.”

As I understand it, the purpose of desire is twofold:

  1. Contrast causes us to have preferences and as we determine what we want (by knowing what we don’t), our newly formed desire causes Source, of which we’re a part, to become more. When we ask it is  given. Source then becomes the vibrational equivalent of our desire, thereby causing the expansion of the Universe.
  2. The second purpose is to help us to focus.  As we focus on our desire, we can tell by our feelings where we are in relationship to it. Focus causes vibrational movement to or away from our object of desire. Deliberate movement toward our desire is life-giving. Why? Because in moving toward our desire we’re moving toward our Source, our Inner Being, God. Ultimately, it’s alignment that we truly want, and our day to day desires provide us with the impetus to seek that vibrational alignment as well as the evidence that we’ve attained it.

Growing up on a farm, I used to watch cats catch mice and then play with them endlessly, it seemed. They’d let them go, watch them run a few feet and catch them again. It seemed cruel and I’d think, “Just kill it already instead of torturing the poor thing.” But now as I imagine it from the cat’s perspective, I understand more clearly why they do this. It’s the same reason we’re set up the way we are. Why we keep having desires, why we experience contrast.

It’s the thrill of the hunt.

It’s the seeking and finding, the asking and receiving. It’s the not having and then seeing that first hint of evidence that brings us closer to our desire, the not knowing and then getting a whiff of the answer.

I’ve had many desires manifest, and I’ve noticed the satisfaction is often short-lived. There’s that sense of ”Okay, now what?” that inevitably follows. The ‘now what?’ is another desire, and another, and another. The thrill is in moving toward them not arriving.

Cats can teach us a lot of things. I’m learning that life is a game, and having fun is what it’s all about.

REDEFINING THE JOURNEY – More Insight on Manifestation

The word JOURNEY can be defined in different ways:

  1. Our ongoing experience as eternal spiritual beings
  2. Our life here in the physical
  3. The path from where we are to where we want to be on any given subject

If we look at the third option, we can break down the word even further:

  1. Action journey―the physical things we do to get from point A to point B, our goal being to achieve results (Abraham would call that filling in the grid)
  2. Emotional or vibrational journey―a deliberate change in thinking about an object of desire that allows us to feel good even though the desire has yet to manifest

Obviously the emotional journey is the one we want to take and yet it can seem a bit daunting. I’ve spent a lot of time over the years “working” on my emotional journeys. Part of me knows it shouldn’t be hard work. Determination, yes. Practice, definitely. Yet deep down, I believe it was never meant to be difficult and the journey shouldn’t have to be a long one. 

I got some clarity this week. I realized that there are two ways (in my mind) to look at the emotional journey:

  1. Moving from the vibration of not having what we want, to the vibration of having what we want (Abraham teaches that we have to get to the feeling place of our desire before it can manifest)
  2. Changing our view from our limited “what is” perspective to Source’s all-knowing perspective

The second option is a much shorter journey!

Why? Because though our focus is still on the object of our desire, the manifestation is taken out of the equation. And while there’s nothing wrong with manifestation, it’s meant to serve as evidence of our alignment, not be the reason for it. That’s where we so often get tripped up. REMEMBER: If you’re seeking the manifestation to shore up your worthiness, produce your alignment, or validate your beliefs, you have it backwards! The journey is not to the manifestation, it’s to the alignment!

So let’s redefine the journey, leaving manifestation out of the equation:

I WANT TO MOVE FROM MY VIEW AND OPINION (on any given subject) TO SOURCE’S VIEW AND OPINION (on the same subject) thereby producing alignment (aka JOY)

Abraham says whenever we have negative emotion it always, only means one thing: I’m choosing to think about a situation differently than my Source does. It’s that momentary separation between ME and ME that’s causing my emotional discomfort. Therefore, we need to ask, “What does Source think?” If we can pinpoint what we’re thinking and how we’re feeling about a subject and then ask this question, it gives us the coordinates of our journey.

Having asked the question, I’ve discovered that there are some very basic things that Source thinks about me and my desire (whatever it may be):

  1. MY DESIRE IS IMPORTANT (as I sift through contrast, come to conclusions about what I want, and birth a desire, I cause the Universe to expand)
  2. SOURCE IS IN COMPLETE AGREEMENT WITH MY DESIRE (not only has Source expanded because of my desire, it has become one with it)
  3. SOURCE REMAINS FOCUSED ON MY DESIRE – EVEN THOUGH I DON’T (This continuous focus is what causes the components necessary for the actualization of my desire to assemble)
  4. SOURCE DEEMS ME WORTHY OF ITS UNWAVERING ATTENTION AND FULL COOPERATION (Source knows that I am an essential player in this co-creative endeavor)
  5. SOURCE ADORES ME (and is thrilled to play a part in the fulfillment of my desire)

It doesn’t matter what our desires are, these truths apply. As we begin our journey to alignment, we need to let go of lack, unworthiness, impatience―whatever’s causing us to feel bad―and allow ourselves to resonate with the VIEW AND OPINION OF SOURCE. 

For me, all the truths resonate, but the last one is particularly powerful. SOURCE ADORES ME! And when I come to the place of adoring ME, then I’m in alignment and my journey (for the moment) is complete. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manifestations and Punctuation

I was listening to an Abraham-Hicks recording form Melbourne Australia (March 24, 2013) and had to stop and write down the following:

(You say) ‘I’m going to like the freshness of a new desire and I’m not going to be unhappy about it not manifesting instantly because it is the object of attention to which I’m flowing my energy. It’s what’s giving me the reason for life. I’m going to have a joyous unfolding. 

You said (when you came here) ‘I’ll go forth and I’ll sift and I’ll sort and I’ll define. And I’ll do my best to line up with what I’ve defined. I will feel the resonance of it. I’ll feel the ease of it. I will feel the alignment of it. I will feel the joy of it. I’ll feel the connection of it, the empowerment of it. I will feel the vitality of it. I will feel the invincibility of my alignment and then…after all that…I’ll get a manifestation. It will be great. Never-ending manifestations to punctuate my alignment.’

(We say) Your manifestations are meant to punctuate your alignment, not to be the reason for it.

Our manifestations are meant to punctuate our alignment!

That last statement really caught my attention. Maybe because as a writer I understand the importance of punctuation. Of course the word means to interrupt or intersperse, to occur at intervals, and it’s meaning goes far beyond the marks we insert in the written word. Nevertheless, an analogy occurred to me.

Punctuation is important. Remove it from the written word and all you’d have is a long string of words making very little sense. Change the punctuation and you can change the entire meaning of a sentence. Having said this, it is first and foremost the words that communicate, that convey a story, that entertain and inform. The punctuation merely highlights and refines the written word. Alone it is meaningless. You’d never rush through a sentence to get to the period at the end. You appreciate the presence and placement of it, but move quickly to the next sentence.

 So it is with manifestation. 

While we certainly appreciate the presence and placement of manifestation in our lives. Once it occurs, we are soon asking, “Now what?”

So often in my life I’ve heard the phrase, “Life is about the journey, not about the destination.” Life is about the joy, not the manifestations. This is one of the major tenets of Abraham’s teaching, yet I’ll admit, I still find myself at times looking to the manifestation to enhance my joy, or underscore my worthiness. 

What I want above all is to appreciate the perfection of my journey, to celebrate the consistency of my quest for joy, and to know the inevitability of alignment―which is my true reason for being. After that I want to enjoy and appreciate the never-ending stream of manifestations that highlight and refine, punctuating my joyous journey with the visible, tangible evidence of my alignment.

My new puppy is teaching me about the Law of Attraction

I found a really good analogy recently that helps me to further understand the process of creation. First let me say that for whatever reason, I’ve been creating a series of things in my life that are so close, yet just out of reach. Understanding the Law of Attraction, I know that I am creating what I think about/focus on and obviously what I’m thinking about is the lack the things wanted, not the things themselves. I also know that when the desire is first launched, everything necessary for the fulfillment of that desire is contained within that thought. There is nothing more I need to do, but be open to receive it. Yada, yada, yada…that’s basic LOA 101.

So why do some things come so easily, and some remain elusive? Or so it seems.

I wrote in my last blog about embracing instability. That’s part of letting go, being open, allowing my desires to manifest without needing to control the details all the time. But the other day I got some insight on the desires themselves. I became aware that my desires were not feeling good to me. They were feeling like nuisances, like inconveniences. They were a constant reminder that I was not where I wanted to be, physically or emotionally.

I have a new puppy and like all new babies, she requires much care and attention, nurturing and the proper environment to grow and develop. The reason most people get a puppy is because they want a dog. They have a breed in mind and have likely done their research or know of others with that kind of dog. They know (hopefully) the joys and challenges a puppy can bring to their lives, but ultimately their goal is to have a well-trained, friendly, affectionate, full grown dog. That may be the ultimate goal, but puppies are so much fun! I’m so enjoying this stage.

Suddenly I was able to see my desires in the same way. When a desire is new, it is full of life and hope and possibility. It starts all warm and fuzzy and if I linger on it, it can take me to such heights. But often it isn’t long before, I get ‘back to my senses’ and start to see the desire as unrealistic, impossible, improbable, unlikely or at very least, a long, long way off. Why is that?

What if I was to nurture my desire like I do my new puppy? What if I played with it and tended to it and smiled every time I saw it in my minds eye? What if I was more patient with it when it didn’t respond as quickly as I would like. What if I understood that it is in the process of becoming and actually enjoyed the time I spent with it?

As I thought about this, the Law of  Attraction brought more thoughts like it. I saw my desires as eggs in a nest. I saw myself as the mother bird, flying here and there, looking all over for her young. (silly mother bird didn’t realize she had to sit on the eggs, keep them warm and protected, before they could hatch) Our desires, like eggs, need to be incubated. They need to be cared for in the right environment. For me that means limiting who and how many people I tell about my desires (protecting them from the scrutiny of others); offering them a positive environment (believing in them, trusting the Universe to fulfill them, holding on to the joy they brought me at the beginning and milking that feeling); realizing that the time it takes for  them to ‘hatch’ can be a time to be enjoyed.

So I’m looking at my desires in a new way. If I think back to when they were new, I can remember the warm fuzzies, the excitement of possibly that they contained. I can imagine tending to them with love and positive expectation. Like my new puppy, they have the potential to bring me so much joy!

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