SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

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…

—Abraham

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

Our Love,

Esther (and Abraham and Jerry)

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April 16, 2010

Flow, allow – not struggle

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Most people have a hard time delegating, or even wanting to delegate, because you have been justifying your existence through your hard work, and you equate success with struggle; you equate results with struggle. And so, you sort of wear your struggle like a badge of honor. And all of that is opposite of allowing the Well-being. The only thing that ever matters in success or achievement is your achieving the things that you want to achieve. So if you are setting standards and you’re feeling uncomfortable about the standards that you’ve set, tweak the standards back a little bit. Ratchet it back a notch. Give yourself a break. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt. Lighten up. Be easier. Go slower. Take it easy. Have more fun. Love yourself more. Laugh more. Appreciate more. All is well. You can’t get it wrong. You never get it done.

— Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop in San Antonio, TX on Saturday, April 20th, 2002 #411

Our Love,
Jerry and Esther

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July 25, 2009

Abraham – on ‘hard work’

If you believe that you must work hard in order to deserve the money that comes to you, then money cannot come to you unless you do work hard. Financial success, or any other kind of success, does not require hard work. It does require alignment of thought. You simply cannot offer negative thought about things that you desire and then make up for it with action or hard work. When you learn to direct your own thoughts, you will discover the true leverage of Energy alignment.

— Abraham

Excerpted from the book “Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth and Happiness”

Our Love,
Jerry and Esther

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July 4, 2009

Daily Quotes from ABRAHAM

Getting Through my Days

A couple of years ago, I was given a book called the “Law of Attraction” from the Abraham-Hicks Publications.  I thought ‘How nice’, for I had been familiar with the concept for more than half my adult life.   This was in line with my thinking, but with such different emphasis, I soon realized that I hadn’t a clue about any of this.  Turns out this was better.  Far less struggle, a great deal more ‘joy’  involved  Soon I acquired a video or two which I totally enjoyed and a book here and there  The foundation puts out these wonderful “Daily Quotes”  from Abraham.  It had never crossed my mind to offer any of this on my blog.   It was just something which was always there on my computer each day as I arose and started my day.  I was enriched and often found  something to really ponder.  You know, intimate, personal stuff.    It works for me.

In case there others out there  with some of the sensibilities that are part of me, I thought  – – why not?  Why shouldn’t I share this?   I have only included a few here and there over the last few months, not the couple of years I have been receiving them  This Daily Quote is a free service from Esther and Jerry Hicks, anyone can sign up and receive it. Contact them at:   dailyquote@abraham-hicks.com.

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Being happy is the cornerstone of all that you are! Nothing is more important than that you feel good! And you have absolute and utter control about that because you can choose the thought that makes you worry or the thought that makes you happy; the things that thrill you, or the things that worry you. You have the choice in every moment.

Excerpted from the workshop in Sacramento, CA on Saturday, March 15th, 2003                      April 5, 2009

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Find thoughts that feel good, because it is inevitable that you are going to always be moving toward something. So why not be moving toward something that is pleasing? You can’t cease to vibrate, and Law of Attraction will not stop responding to the vibration that you are offering. So, expansion is inevitable. You provide it, whether you know you do, or not. The only question is, what is the standard of joy that you are demanding for yourself? From your Nonphysical perspective, it’s a high, high standard.

Excerpted from the workshop in Seattle, WA on Saturday, July 2nd, 2005                          April 8, 2009

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If you know that all is well, you know all you need to know. And if you know life is supposed to be fun, you know more than almost anybody else knows. And if you know that the way you feel is your indicator of how connected you are to Source, then you know that which only a handful of Deliberate Creators, respective to the total population, really know. The beasts all know it. Your animals know that all is well. Your animals live in the moment. They understand the power of their now. They expect the Universe to yield to them. They don’t worry or fret or conjure or make laws or rules or try to regulate. They are Pure Positive Energy. Your beasts vibrate more on the Energy scale of contentment than of passion. Their desire was set forth from Nonphysical, and continues to be set forth by those, like you, who want Energy balance, who want sustenance. The difference between the beast and the human is that the beast is more general in its intent. The human is usually less blended, usually less allowing of the Energy to flow, but is more specific. And that is why the human is seen to be the Creator while the beast is more the balancer of Energy.

Excerpted from the workshop in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, October 15th, 1998                 April 14, 2009

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That All-That-Isness that is responding to your vibration is that which you call God.

Excerpted from the workshop in Lincroft, NJ on Tuesday, October 15th, 1996                    April 21, 2009

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Any time you have physical discomfort of any kind, whether you call it emotional, or physical pain within your body, it always, always means the same thing: “I have a desire that is summoning Energy, but I have a belief that is not allowing so I’ve created resistance in my body.” The solution, every single time, to the releasing of discomfort or pain — is the relaxation and the reaching for the feeling of relief.

Excerpted from the workshop in Kansas City, MO on Sunday, August 29th, 1999              April 23, 2009

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Death is an inevitable cycle. But sickness before death is a symptom of resistance. Most people think they’ve got to get sick to die. But, you could be like the cat who chooses to get run over. Or, you could just lie down in your bed, happily, one night, so content and thoughtless, wanting nothing in this physical world, and just reemerge into Pure Positive Energy… You can play it out any way you choose.

Excerpted from the workshop in Sedona, AZ on Saturday, August 27th, 2005                        April 26, 2009

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When you find vibrational alignment with You, you personally thrive. You feel good; you look good; you have stamina; you have energy; you have balance; you have clarity; you have wit; you have abundance of all things that you consider to be good. You thrive in all ways when you come into Energy Balance with You. Vibrational Relativity – that’s what it’s all about.

Excerpted from the workshop in Asheville, NC on Sunday, May 1st, 2005                                May 1, 2009

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You will never reach the place where you will not need to be diligent about your choice of thought. Because you live in a world that is determined to show you every pocket of despair. So you must diligently choose. But it gets easier and easier and easier to do so. Right now, it may feel to you like those moments of Connection are the rare ones. There will be a time when those moments of Connection will feel so normal that it will shock you when you get into a place of disconnection.

Excerpted from the workshop in San Antonio, TX on Saturday, November 24th, 2001              May 6, 2009

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You are the creator of your own reality, and so you are not in jeopardy. You do not need to control the behavior of others in order for you to thrive. Your attention to things that you think they do that keeps you from your thriving is, in fact, what keeps you from your thriving… It is not what they do to you; it’s what you do to you in fear of what you think that they will do to you.

Excerpted from the workshop in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, May 12th, 2005                          May 8, 2009

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Rather than trying to monitor your thoughts, we encourage that you simply pay attention to how you are feeling. For if you should choose a thought that is not in harmony with the way that broader, older, wiser, loving Inner Being part of you sees it, you will feel the discord, and then you can easily redirect your thought to something that feels better, and therefore serves you better. — Abraham              Excerpted from “The Law of Attraction, The Basics of the Teachings of  Abraham                                                                                                                                                                                                   May 18, 2009

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If there is no source of illness, why are there so many sick people? It is because they have found lots of excuses to hold themselves in vibrational discord with wellness. They are not letting it in. And when they don’t let it in, the absence of it looks like sickness. And when enough of them do it you say, “Oh, there must be a source of sickness. In fact, let’s give it a label. Let’s call it cancer. Let’s call it AIDS. Let’s call it all kinds of terrible things, and let’s imply that it jumps into people’s experience.” And we say it never jumps into anybody’s experience. It’s just that people learn through trial and error, and — through banging around with each other — patterns of thought that don’t let it in. — Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop in Buffalo, NY on Wednesday, September 27th, 2000                  5/20/09

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Physical pain is just an extension of emotion. It’s all the same thing. There are two emotions. One feels good and one feels bad. Which means, you’re connected to your Energy Stream or you’re not allowing your Energy Stream. — Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop in Phoenix, AZ on Sunday, April 5th, 1998                        May 26, 2009

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Death is a withdrawal of consciousness. It’s like taking attention from here and putting it there.                                                                                                                                                                   May 27, 2009

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Appreciation and self-love are the most important tools that you could ever nurture. Appreciation of others, and the appreciation of yourself is the closest vibrational match to your Source Energy of anything that we’ve ever witnessed anywhere in the Universe. — Abraham Excerpted from the workshop in Spokane, WA on Tuesday, May 30th, 2000 5/29/09

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There is no state of physical decline or damage that you could not recover from–none–not any, if you knew it… If you wanted it and knew that you could. And that’s those miracles that they talk about every day. They’re not miracles at all, they are the natural order of things. But because they are rare, people think they are miraculous. They’re not. That’s the way it is supposed to be. You’re supposed to thrive. — Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop in San Diego, CA on Saturday, February 23rd, 2002                       May 30, 2009

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Inspiration comes forth from within. It’s what the light burning within you is about, as opposed to motivation, which is doing it because if you don’t do it, there will be negative repercussions. Motivation is making myself do something that I don’t really want to do. Inspiration is having the clear picture of what I am wanting — and letting Universal forces come into play to get the outcome. — Abraham                                                                                                                              June 3, 2009

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Tell everyone you know: “My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.” And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they’re doing. Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will not give anyone else responsibility for the way you feel — and then, you’ll love them all. Because the only reason you don’t love them, is because you’re using them as your excuse to not feel good. — Abraham                                                                                      6/8/09

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Reduce your workload by 30% and increase your fun load by 30% and you will increase your revenues by 100%. And you will increase your productivity by 10,000%. (If there could be such a percentage.) More fun, less struggle — more results on all fronts. — Abraham             Excerpted from the workshop in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, September 9th, 2000                                                                                                                                                                                                                              June 20, 2009

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When people thought the world was flat, it wasn’t that their thinking was distorted, (The data that they were collecting gave them that information.) it was that they were not broadsighted enough to step back far enough to see the big picture. And that’s what we see with so many of you: You are so close to the reality that you are creating, that you sometimes can’t see the bigger picture. — Abraham Excerpted from the workshop in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, July 24th, 2004                                                                                                                                                                                                               June 30, 2009

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The things that we would be asking ourselves is, “What proportion of my day am I in vibrational harmony with my desires, which means, how much of my day am I happy, glad, eager, fulfilled, satisfied, complimentary? And what percentage of my day am I ornery, irritated, frustrated, or blaming?” And you don’t have to do 100%, you don’t have to do 90%, you don’t have to do 80%. If you could even get around 55% feeling better, than not feeling so good — you’d have significant movement in what begins to happen in your experience. — Abraham xcerpted from the workshop in San Diego, CA on Saturday, August 11th, 2001                                                                                                                                                                                                   July 1, 2009

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We want to speak about freedom: This is a Vibrational Universe. The only Source that flows is the Source of Well-Being. And, physical and Nonphysical, we are all free to allow that Well-Being to flow to us and through us, or we can pinch it off. It is our call —every time… — Abraham Excerpted from the workshop in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, February 28th, 2004                                                                                                                                                                                                             July 2, 2009

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We are really advocates of just getting as happy as you can be — which takes care of everything. Even if you don’t have reason to be happy — make it up. Fantasize it. Make a decision that you’re going to be happy one way or another — no matter what. “No matter what, I’m going to be happy! If I have to ignore everybody; if I have to never watch television again; if I have to never pick up a newspaper again, I’m going to be happy. If I never have to see that person’s face again, I’m going to be happy. If I have to see that person’s face, I’m going to find something to see in that person’s face that makes me happy. I’m going to be happy. I’m going to be happy. I’m going to be happy.”   — Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop in Sacramento, CA on Saturday, March 15th, 2003                                                July 4, 2009

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