Freedom and Deliberate Thought

I was reminded recently of a tool that Abraham offers, that of asking ourselves "which thought feels better" and then choosing the better-feeling thought.

Abraham's comments (below) were given in response to a questioner at one of the Abraham-Hicks seminars. The exchange reminded me of how really simple all of this personal growth stuff is, but also that it does take due diligence. Our thoughts are so important to who we are and what we are creating, but we often try to make things appear more difficult than they really are.
Being Deliberate Takes Practice

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!
It's a wonderful tool, to continually ask ourselves "which feels better, this thought or this thought?" and by so doing, to keep our train focused on the track of better-feeling thoughts.

The fun part is that as we do that, at some point we notice that the thoughts that pop into our heads are changing, that the worse-feeling thoughts come less often and the better-feeling thoughts more often. We notice too, that our external world is changing—and that change is where our true creative abilities become apparent. We change the world through how we think about it. How exciting is that?!

As the saying goes "you can't control what thoughts come into your head, but you can control what you do about them."

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