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The Problems of the World

Posted on October 3, 2007. Filed under: Musings, Spirituality |

When you take the problems of the world on your shoulders, your body doesn’t feel good. It’s just that simple. Leave the problems of the world to the individual problem-makers of the world, and you be the joy-seeker that you are.” — Abraham

This is certainly a provocative statement from the conglomeration of teachers known as “Abraham“. It seems almost impossible to many of us to think that we shouldn’t try to intervene in what we see as wrongs, problems or concerns. I think the guidance referred to: “your body doesn’t feel good”, is an unerring guide. Terms like “gut-wrenching”, and “heartbroken” have crept into our vocabulary. These are not just figures of speech! If something doesn’t feel good to us, our emotions, or our body, then it’s probably something to stay away from.

Lately, I have not been watching or listening to what’s known as “news”. It’s popular to say that the news is depressing, and since I don’t want to be depressed, I won’t listen to the news. I was in this position a short while ago. Detractors from this philosophy tell me that I need to know “…what’s going on in the world.” I do? Why? How will it help me to know unpleasant things? Particularly if I don’t intend to take any action to alleviate them? As they say in Chicago, “Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.”

If I choose to tune to a local radio station, I could get a daily dose of war news. That would be fine if I were planning to, for instance, go to Iraq to take some action there. It would be prudent for me to know the current situation there before I go. Otherwise, if I do not enjoy hearing about the war, and I’m not going to actively involve myself in the war, it would be much more beneficial for me, and the people who are around me, not to dwell on it. I can help the human condition much more by keeping my connection with source open and alive. And I believe source does not recognize and connect to that which causes me to feel miserable!

“You see, you’re giving others too much power as you even acknowledge how they make you feel. What you’ve got to decide is how ‘I’m’ going to feel. We would go to a Virtual Reality [imagine a time and place in which I feel wonderful] and we would practice feeling good. Manifestations come on the heels of what you’ve conjured in thought.” — Abraham

I can only be of any real use–to myself and others–if I come from a place of supporting what I believe, rather than arguing against what I don’t. “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”–or so the saying goes–and what happens “out there” stays “out there” unless I go to join it or invite it in to my experience.

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