SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

April 25, 2017

What’s driving you. . really..?

See own vision, be with that

If we can be perceptive enough to be more aware of our thoughts and their processes,  then we easily see how our thinking sets our mood;  we can realize how very tied together this whole process is.  In simple terms. .  “as a man thinketh  in his heart – – so is he”  has ever been, and will always be true.   No matter how many issues  we have, or how many experiences we have gone through, there is generally a main thrust —  “something” which drives our boat as we wend up or down life’s river.    

How  deeply does intolerance spring from hatred?  Biases are generally learned rather than instinctive — as in recoiling from a hissing snake or wild animal.  .  .  tho, it may be that these all spring from fear.  Childhood, without partiality leaves marks upon us all. . we learn in time to discern truth from fantasy or falsity;   un-cluttering the dross and even the demons hiding under the bed or in the closet as we imagined.  Life itself has a way of teaching us that which more beneficially instructs us to achieve those more worthy, effective goals.   These become our desires, ambitions. .  . our hopes,. . . and reason to be.   We know these deep inside, familiar with how they look and feel, and it  is good,  makes us happy.  When we dwell even briefly, fleetingly on these desires. . . we become more motivated – drawn toward them.    This is how it should be, when we are free to see with open eyes, dreaming our own dreams  (no matter what they are).  This is living from our core – outward, toward what we really want.   Seeing it (feeling it) as  if it were already here.  Herein, we sense and experience . ‘happy’.

Each of us gets to have our own perspective from which we desire or prefer, and Source Energy answers every single one of us. There’s no shortage of Source; there’s no shortage of answers; there’s no shortage of substance. There’s no shortage of all of the stuff or non-stuff that any of us wants – there’s no shortage of it. It expands proportionately to our ability to desire it.


Excerpted from: Philadelphia, PA on May 03, 2004

Our Love,

Esther (and Abraham and Jerry)


April 14, 2017

For or Against?. .I’ll take happy

Bit of Dichotomy here

All who know anything about me seem to understand that ferver and passion drives are fairly strong and seem to fuel my engines as well as nutrient from the table.  

We all need reason-to-be,  to keep on keepin’-on.  Mostly, it’s family and loved ones which make life cohesive.  Deeper and behind that might be ethos springing from predilections,  life experiences and any assortment of desire and expectation. For each of us, by design — its different.  We are all unique beings, similar, but not the same.  

For me, well, I honor the pleasure principle;  worship at the altar of beauty as manifested through creative endeavors (painting, sketching, adorning my surroundings with all the loveliness I could muster in decor, gardening including rose culture – even learning hair-dressing/styling – tho never becoming licensed, and of course — making my own clothes as mother always had when I was younger, before she taught me how to sew, measure, see, judge for myself).   My preference is to be happy, to enjoy – in almost anything I do whether I’m researching some human frailty online or digging in the soil.  

Some may recall that I was also a rather absurd ‘political junkie’  until last November when I turned into a basket case, going to bed in utter desolation.  In order to recover/rebalance. . .I had to withdraw.  Couldn’t deal with any part of it.  No matter that more than 1/2 of America FELT betrayed by the outcome . . .they were! (as all now know)  But it wasn’t Russia, that rankled me, for at the time, it was only rumor. It was the incredulity that a lying, cheating egomaniacal, unprincipled manipulator who seems not able to see any difference between truth and fabrication or reality and fairy tales. . .  whose only concern is himself.     It was not conceivable to me that the highest office in the land was to be occupied by such a poor representation of what is noble, admirable, ethical and high-minded as ALL others had been – for the most part. We were reared on delightful tales of honesty, struggle and over-coming – the stuff of inspiration and dreams. Not debauchery and so-called pussy-grabbing!  That it happened is inconceivable to me.  That it ‘stands’ is unacceptable to any with even a modicum of sensitivity.  This man has met NO standards of measure to become our president, has not acquiesced to any of the customary rules of disclosure ALL OTHERS HAVE.  Has no integrity whatsoever.  He is dismantling our way of life and our government as if it were a matter of his choice.  It isn’t!   People have given their lives to uphold and sustain our way of life.  It is imperfect, but it works for all of us – – or at,least – is meant to.  We are still workin on it.  Can no one see the horrible division He has created?. . pitting one against the other.   History reminds us that that is how you destroy a nation.

Am I still distraught that he won?  No.  The facts are what they are.  Do not understand how an ethical nation the whole world used to admire and look up to can let this stand.  Because “pussy-grabbing” isn’t written down in a book of laws some where is no reason to allow such to become acceptable.  Lying to the nation isn’t prosecutable?  Whole bunch of sticky wickets here.   One shouldn’t have to spell such stuff out – it’s vile and disgusting.  He is vile and disgusting and remains a liar and IS untrustworthy.   His word means nothing as it doesn’t even have a five minute shelf life!  When are the “thinkers” in Washington going to gather some strength or balls to correct this travesty?  When we or the world are completely destroyed?  D’ya think it might be too late by then?  

So no,  this stuff IS still on my mind, and I wish it wasn’t.   It’s not going to come out in the wash. . .  action is demanded. We have a ‘rare occasion’ on our hands and it also demands some ‘Super-Rare’ solution.  Make up some new- modern NEW RULES to fit the occasion.  Obama created Global Agreements among the nations to protect and preserve the world – its our only home.  The whole world knows it and gets it.  But our current (temporary), name-only leader is destroying everything he finds — and that is his stated intension.  Ya think Americans wanted to loose the tiny piece of the pie they have left?  We are a thundering herd of sheep, reaching the cliff – what’s it gonna be?  

Expression is my way of life.  Not healthy to bottle it up.  But I also agree with Abraham in the snippet below that came today – – against-ness is not the way to go, if one would be happy, joyous. . .living free.  If I resent you — its not good for me, it comes back at me as an act of resistance on my part.  When I manifest resistance. . .I block my own free-flow of the ‘good’ (or beautiful) I seek which amount to ‘allowing the blessing’ to enter our life.  All an automatic thing based on  natural laws of attraction,  like attracts like.  We aren’t lucky or unlucky – – life flows easily, responding to our thoughts, moods, how we feel.  When you’re feeling good, happy – – kinda what you get more of.  Being resentful, sad, depressed, down. . . well, that’s what we are putting out there (in a sense – asking for more of the same).  Comes down to our own choice.  

Would someone please inform the thinkers in Washington to find principled ways of correcting the time-bomb sitting in our midst with some old-fashioned logic and rightful thinking.   One man is tinkering with the whole world as if it was his private toy. . .  and it’s not.    Many, many millions of us do care — as we should because we have all this gray matter which makes it so.          Jan                        

You can’t take sides against anything. If you would just leave the “against” part out; if you would just be one who is for things – you would live happily ever after…


Excerpted from: North Los Angeles, CA on March 07, 2000

Our Love,

Esther (and Abraham and Jerry)

October 8, 2016

Lack or Plenty — choose


My husband and I were  ‘church-going’ Christians, tho my husband was broader in perspective in so many areas including spirituality. Aside from his charming ways, one of the things I admired most about him was his excellent mind and demeanor.  I slipped away in time as I didn’t cotton to ‘exclusivity’. . . only one way,  – became a stumbling block for me as  I agonized over the countless numbers who never had a chance to know about the Lord Jesus, or even his name.  Possibly that came from being such an independent ‘rebel’ and rejecting other’s attempt to interpret truth for me.  Loved the Lord and my well-worn Bible.  Marty continued on attending the church w/o me for almost two years.  

We were oddly in harmony through our 25 year marriage.  We essentially ‘approved of the other’ . . had respect and love.  We embraced other philosophies and entered into our own unique acceptance of spirituality,  able to realize the beauty of our creator in any/all forms.  I still count this as a blessing and remain non-exclusive, uncluttered and free with expectancy of the new. unbidden and the beautiful.  

One of the best sources of ongoing “spiritual lift” I’ve enjoyed for some years now is the free daily email I get from the source referred to as Abraham which comes from Abraham-Hicks Publishing   Jerry and Esther Hicks were an ordinary couple, much like Marty and me;  His mind reached further with insatiable, spiritual desire and a need to know, culminating with finding and communicating with Abraham, resulting in a few tapes some books  ( the LAW OF ATTRACTION was the book I loved) and millions who are uplifted by the simplicity and intelligent loving of these messages.  I am one.  If Marty were still on this plane,  I think he would also agree.  

Marty tried to show me that thoughts are things – REAL.  Actually this is sourced in the bible as well,    ” . .as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”. .  Kinda  ‘chicken or the egg’  thing.   The miserable circumstances cause us to have miserable thoughts.  And the more miserable the painful thoughts are, the worse the circumstances become. So we get worse, more dour in thinking and our lives seem totally screwed up. We can keep on doing what we’re doing,  but can we expect anything different?  We can remain beaten down, helpless,. . . or try another way.  

That’s sorta what today’s message is referring to.     Telling a different story doesn’t mean lying to oneself.  That won’t work either. The listener inside us isn’t stupid, but DOES take marching orders from us – our thoughts  (which set our mood- emotions).  We can raise all these levels;  thoughts (story),  expectations (what we’re after – really want — not the ugly you’re seeing). . .so muster up better thoughts (you’ll know them as they make you “feel” better)  and try to be conscious of the gradual itty, bitty lightness trying to emerge.  Encourage this with acknowledgement and gratitude.  Careful, you might be smiling as well. One step at a time,  s’how it works.


When you focus upon lack in an attitude of complaining, you establish a vibrational point of attraction that then gives you access only to more thoughts of complaint. Your deliberate effort to tell a new story will establish a new pattern of thought, providing you with a new point of attraction from your present, about your past, and into your future. The simple effort of looking for positive aspects will set a new vibrational tone that will begin the immediate attraction of thoughts, people, circumstances, and things that are pleasing to you.


Excerpted from: Money and the Law of Attraction on August 31, 2008

September 9, 2014

Amusing, kinda comforting



The reason the grandchildren will benefit by the launched rockets that you’ve set forth; is because they’re born with no resistance to the rockets of desires that you’ve launched forth… You’ve seen those little ones on computers?   They have no problem with that. They were born with computers in their life; they’re born cable-ready. They’re already up to speed with what you’ve launched into the vibrational future.   And that’s one of the reasons that it’s nice when the old ones croak and the new ones come in, because it sort of dilutes the resistance factor that’s going on on this planet.


Excerpted from the workshop: Tarrytown, NY on May 14, 2005
Our Love,
Esther (and Abraham and Jerry)


(. .Jan’s  musing:    

I am quite amused with the naturalness of Abraham as he references the passage of time, completely void of  the need for sentimentality which can cloud the waters of clarity. . .  .   there he goes again, telling it like it is!  

We have all witnessed the  easy acceptance and usage of modern technology;  the sparkling brilliance demonstrated by so many of them  — to the extent that observers like me can’t resist posting on so many of them who keep coming up with astounding contributions to our world.  Perhaps the older one is. . .the more the amazement.. .  I donno, but I’m loving  it.  

But is this a ‘new’ development?  Are we distorting the relevance of a natural flow?    Perhaps they aren’t being conditioned to believe that “stuff” can’t be done!  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all of us understood — there are no limits? . . . you know. . .”as a man thinketh in his heart, so he is”. . .  just sayin’ )         

March 17, 2014

Basis – goal of life

Filed under: Abraham - Hicks (daily message) — Jan Turner @ 3:52 pm
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The basis of your life is absolute freedom, the goal is joy, and the result of that perfect combination is motion forward, or growth. Your goal is to find objects of attention that let your cork raise.




Excerpted from the workshop: Virginia Beach, VA on April 12, 1997

Our Love,
Esther (and Abraham and Jerry)

The next Abraham-Hicks workshop will be in Albuquerque, NM on 3/22/14. Click Here for more details.

December 19, 2013

Wit – Charm of Abraham

Ask and It Is Given

(Many of you understand that I subscribe to the Abraham-Hicks site since falling in total appreciation with the ‘teachings’ of Abraham as conveyed through Esther. Have a video or two and some books i.e. The ‘Law of Attraction’ and “Ask and it is given”. Have been receiving the daily messages to which anyone can subscribe if desired. For years now, I sometimes can’t help myself from sharing a daily thought or concept from “them”. There are times when one fills up so completely, that it must come forth and I have this wonderful blog, so I do. This then, is another one of those times.

Please understand, I’m not after your soul or acceptance of anything. Your soul is in good shape and you are where you need to be for which we are all happy.

I simply want to share a wonderful few moments which obviously Esther also felt the need to share. And that’s what this is about, a very humorous sharing. But as the video snippet ends, other choices are presented from which one can choose another so I did. There is a pic of Esther’s face and the words Abraham – The SECRET behind the SECRET FULL   My son had shared a video some years ago with me Called the Secret behind the Secret  — that was my introduction to “Abraham.  But this was more and bigger,almost 3 hours with the distinct approach of how Jerry (a life-long seeker) and Esther got involved.  And I totally loved it.  I fancy that like Jerry, I have always been a seeker, but also — like Esther,weirded out over spooky stuff or psychic phenomenon to which I have never been drawn.  So their story fascinated me and thought, perhaps you might like to see it for yourself..  Jan)

Dear Friends,You’ll be able to feel, from watching this video clip, that we had a wonderful experience together in Asheville! As I watched this clip this morning, in readiness to send it to you, I laughed out loud several times! How I do love Abraham.

If you would like to experience the fun and expansion that our Asheville group experienced, the DVD: New Thoughts — New Ideas — New Approaches is now in our warehouse ready for delivery.

To see this “very funny” clip, click here.

To read more about the ground breaking material contained on the DVD, click here.

With love,

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