Today I got a post-procedure diagnosis. It was exactly what I expected.
Expectation is everything. It can literally change our health. That’s because belief creates reality. A lot of people think that’s hogwash. But that’s because they haven’t tried it for themselves. Or, they’ve tried it and thought they failed when they didn’t. Or they didn’t know “the how” crucial to seeing their success.Meanwhile, I’m sitting here with living proof it works. I changed an aspect of my body through my beliefs about my body.
This story starts with this post. In that post I talked about a bodily condition that sprung from unconscious beliefs. Beliefs which created a gastroesophageal stricture in my esophagus. Right where my esophagus meets my stomach.
As a result, I frequently had trouble swallowing. Especially when eating meat. That’s why I became vegetarian. The emergency room doc 20 years ago told me I’d need a repeat procedure to open my esophagus again in seven years. That’s why I set an appointment at the Veteran’s Administration (VA) where I get my medical care.
That appointment was on September 21. The VA scheduled a follow up procedure for part two eight weeks after that on November 15. During those eight weeks between one and two, they prescribed a drug that reduces digestives my stomach produces. As I said in the previous post, the doctor said I’d need to be on this drug indefinitely.
I wasn’t having that.
I did it my way!
After the first procedure, the doctor countered what the emergency doc said a couple decades ago. Instead of a “tapering esophagus” the VA doctor said a stricture resulting from GERD developed. Stomach acids irritated the esophagus at the stomach junction, producing a mound of scar tissue. That scar tissue projected into the esophagus thereby making it harder to get food down.
So the first procedure stretched my esophagus at that point. But the doctors did nothing about treating or removing the scar tissue. They scheduled the second procedure to see how the first stretch went. If it went well, they said, the followup would be exploratory only. Or, they’d repeat the stretching.
I had other plans though. During the intervening weeks between procedure #1 and #2, I committed to create a new reality around my esophagus. Using my powerful focus and intention, I repeated a process every day wherein I imagined my esophagus returning to its original state.
I arrived at the VA in November fully expecting doctors to tell me everything was normal in my esophagus. The procedure took less than 15 minutes. But it required sedation. So I wouldn’t know the outcome until the next day.
The next day I looked at the results in the report they gave my friend who accompanied me to the procedure. The result: “The GE junction appeared normal.”
¡Voila! I got my way.
While many people consider this “you create your reality” business hogwash or wishful thinking, others, like me, consider it the basis of life itself. Meanwhile, the entire Universe agrees with people like me. So do all other creatures. The only ones living contrary to the fact that we all ongoingly create our reality are humans.
Actually, though, even those who believe it to be hogwash live according to the fact “everyone creates their reality”. Those people too create their reality. It’s just that the reality they create gives them evidence that they’re not creating their reality. Because everyone creates through their beliefs.
And that’s how powerful we are as God in Human form. We can create any reality we want, including ones disproving that we’re God in human form creating our reality. Meanwhile, All That Is, every expression continues doing what some consider hogwash. Inasmuch as we realize and then consciously create our reality, or not, we get life experience consistent with our awareness.
Our bodies are our most intimate creations. We create them and recreate them constantly. So frequently, the frequency would boggle most people’s minds if they really took a look at what’s happening.
But those who do look at it, and stick with looking into that inquiry, discover amazing realizations. Like me and my clients, and as Abraham and Seth assert, people like us begin feeling the power that creates all reality moving through them.
A life of value and influence
The more that happens, the bolder a person’s creative intent gets. This explains why I’m up to things many believe impossible. Big things such as evolving our global economy into a better, future economy. And comparatively little things, such as soothing old beliefs creating things in my body like esophageal strictures.
We all enjoy the power of creation. We’re doing it all day every day, 24/7. Doesn’t it make sense to take control of that power and create deliberately what we want? I do.
And it’s even more fund doing it with others. Which is why I started Positively Focused. I love showing clients what I know. For as they become emboldened as Gods in human form, they become as I do: examples for all humanity.
And isn’t that what we all came for? To be of value, of influence. To make a difference.
There’s nothing we can’t do, be or have. Both Abraham and Seth make this clear. My clients and I increasingly live this reality. Maybe you’d like to. If so, I can help.
Someone wrote me recently asking if being an “empath” is real. They wondered how Law of Attraction works for empaths since no one, this person claims, can “absorb another’s feelings.”
It’s a good question. The question sits right among other questions people don’t want answers to because the answers, while accurate, confront commonly-accepted explanations about life and how it works.
Society accepts people calling themselves empaths. Lots of articles online describe its characteristics. Such articles also offer advice about being one. They suggest ways of negotiating struggles empaths have, and how to become an empath if you’re not.
For the record, I would NEVER recommend someone become an empath. Nor would I recommend anyone claim that word to describe themselves if they think they are one. Here’s why.
“Empath”: a slur hardly anyone knows about
A lot of empaths get bunged up when someone claims being an “empath” isn’t real. I had a business relationship turn sour when I told the person I considered doing business with that such a thing isn’t real.
I didn’t know back then what I know now.
Law of Attraction says anyone can create any reality they want. Hold a belief long enough, it says, and it will become “true” for the person holding the belief. Seth confirms this in their writings too. Their book “The Magical Approach” lays out exactly how Law of Attraction works although they don’t call it that.
So let’s take a gander at what’s happening with “empaths”, whether they’re real or not, how Law of Attraction works for them and why I would recommend no one call themselves an empath.
Looking at what it is
The definition I pasted above comes from mainstream culture. Its underlying message is the whole idea of a person who can “apprehend” the mental and emotional state of another is “paranormal”, meaning beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding. Alright then. Good start.
In other words, science will not be helpful here. Same holds true with Law of Attraction. People saying Law of Attraction is false will argue no scientific evidence exists supporting its veracity.
Well, Law of Attraction is PARANORMAL, meaning it is “beyond the scope of science” and therefore out of science’s reach or purview. In other words, science has no say in the matter because Law of Attraction is out of its scope.
Now, an empath is someone who can perceive and understand (that’s what “apprehend” means in this context) what another feels or thinks. The key distinction between perception such as this, which we all have, and an empath, is that an empath perceives and understands what another feels or thinks as though what another thinks or feels are the empath’s thoughts and feelings.
Is that actually happening?
We all are one
On the one hand, at a level beneath ordinary conscious awareness we all are one. At the deepest level of our being, all of us share the same Source. It exists beyond the unconscious mind, as illustrated below. That 4th stage, far right, called Turiya in Yoga Theory, is that state of being.
So connections exist between us all, which, in theory, would have us able to perceive another’s mental or emotional state. This connection is accessible, but only with a lot of practice. Do empaths experience others’ experiences – thoughts, feelings, etc. – as their own? Or is something else happening?
Law of Attraction says everything has a basis in vibration. And, “that which is liken to itself is drawn”. Remember that.
We live in a vibrational environment, which our senses (see the left side of the picture above) interpret into objects and space. “Everything” includes us humans. We, therefore, are vibrational energy beings, who created our bodies as a way to expand into more and better via this “reality” which we also create, just like our bodies. I wrote extensively about why and how that is on Quora in case you’re interested.
Since we’re all one at the basis of what we are, and since we all are also vibration, it’s absolutely true each of us can harmonize with another’s vibration, or be open to grok another’s vibration such that we perceive the vibratory content of that person.
But there’s a dark side to what’s happening with people claiming empathic abilities.This aspect needn’t happen and, frankly, shouldn’t. It happening gives rise to all problems empaths experience. It also kiboshes any chance of an empath experiencing the Charmed Life I write about.
In a nutshell, an empath experiences what they experience because they are sloppy in their vibrational focus. Empaths suffer from their “empathic abilities” because of this. I put “empathic abilities” in quotes because it’s not really an “ability”.
Rather, it’s a failure on the part of the “empath” to deliberately apply creative vibrational focus. Instead of doing that, they allow themselves to harmonize with what they’re observing. In other words, as the Law of Attraction says, they become liken to that which they observe, then get drawn into it (they become it).
Then the empath thinks they are doing something special. But they’re not doing something special. They’re doing something sloppily. Empaths allow their vibration to tune to that of another person. When they do that, they experience what the other experiences, but it’s their version of it, not what the person experiences.
That’s why I call “empath” a slur. Instead of describing something desirable, “empath” describes a state where one allows another’s vibration or something they’re observing to downwardly influence their own vibration.
Charmed Life or self-inflicted struggle?
Many “empaths” feel overwhelmed by their surroundings. Again, this is because they’re not focusing their vibration deliberately. Instead, they just “let it all in” the good, the bad and the ugly.
Not just that, they go even farther. They also let their vibration merge or come into harmonic alignment with that which they’re allowing in. In other words, the environment they’re in, vibrationally dominates them.
But they could tune and then, hold their vibration and dominate the environment thereby creating something better than what was there before.
If they did the latter, they wouldn’t experience “empathic abilities”, they’d experience the Charmed Life. That’s because when a person’s vibration dominates their environment, and their vibration is high, that environment MUST reflect back to the person their dominant, high vibration.
I could be an empath, but would NEVER use that term
In 1:1 sessions with clients I create a deliberate, vibratory “bubble”. There, I dominate the experience with my very high vibration. That’s why my clients always exclaim how much better they feel after their sessions. They also come to greater insights about their lives, because my focus brings them up to a high vibrational state from which they perceive life differently.
Here’s a client acknowledging results he got, and his appreciation, after just two sessions. Before joining me in my “bubble”, he was on the verge of suicide.
Having practiced this practice for over 15 years now, it’s very easy for me to perceive what another person feels. Sometimes I can tell what they’re thinking too. That’s because, I’ve cultivated the ability to perceive at the vibrational (Source) level, and allow that perception into mine. This skill heightens significantly in the bubble.
I NEVER allow a client’s vibration to effect mine. Never. Ever. Doing so would not serve the client. And, it would be exactly what Abraham says not to do: allow what you observe to effect your vibration.
So to me, being an “empath” is real. But being one isn’t a gift or something someone wants to be, unless they don’t understand what being an empath is about. It’s just a person who is somewhat vibrationally attuned, being sloppy with their vibration.
I prefer being a vibrational snob. Doing so has served me well. In this brief video, Abraham describes why everyone should strive for vibrational snobbiness.
How Law of Attraction works for empaths
Law of Attraction works for everyone. Even those who believe it doesn’t work. For an “empath”, it’s amplifying the effect of their sloppy vibration management. Giving it (the sloppiness) a high-falutin’ word like “empath” further amplifies it, for now, the person believes they are something special.
And that focus adds momentum to their thoughts and actions. They are prone to do more of what they are doing and thus feel more of what they’re feeling (somewhat out of control, a victim of their surroundings, powerless to manage their feelings, tired, anxious, etc.).
But, such people come into the world with a great ability. If they deliberately manage their vibration, they can use their sensitivity to help others. The Star Trek character Deanna Troy, a supposed “empath” offers an example of what such people can be. She is stoic, aware, clear about distinguishing what she’s feeling and what SHE HERSELF FEELS. That’s a powerful distinction from most empaths I know.
In my experience, people who claim that title, tend to live lives of struggle, especially socially. Again, this is their doing, a product of sloppy vibrational tuning, amplified by their focus on the sloppiness.
The Universe stands ready to deliver on every desire. It’s happening already all the time. But powerful manifestation results best show up when a person understands the role “doing” plays in manifestation.
In the future I’ll share how my relationship with Abraham came into being. In the meantime, as part of the Positively Focused features series, I’ll write brief posts on emails I receive from Abraham, which offer insight from them on particular topics.
What I find interesting about these emails is, in addition to their solid content, they often come with perfect timing. They tie directly to or remind me and encourage me about something going on in my life. So I find these emails great additions to my Positively Focused routine. Sign up to receive these emails at this link on Esther’s website.
So here’s the first of this new feature series.
Anything can happen
Here’s the first email:
When I talk with clients, they often miss the message. They hear what I say, but they don’t understand how profound or important what I’ve said is. For example, I’ll point out something they said as evidence of the Positively Focused practice working. Clients early on are always looking for proof. But they don’t know where to look for early stage proof. So I show them.
But when I point it out, it often goes unregistered. Which is why some clients take a while before they start producing really solid results and why I often repeat myself 😂. I think the same thing holds true for what Abraham says. People let it wash over their ears or eyes while not really taking it in.
In this email for example, Abraham offers unequivocal assertions about how the universe works. They’re saying whatever you want you can have it.Anything.
But having it requires a certain attitude. I often tell clients they must be a match to what they want. Another, easier, way is if they can hold no resistance about what it is they want…it must happen. Holding no resistance is easier because often when someone focuses on trying to become a match to what they want, they inadvertently activate built up resistance. This often looks like putting attention on the absence of what’s wanted. And clients do this while unaware that’s what they’re doing.
So when Abraham says “get out of the way” it’s another way of saying “allowing” it to happen. That means introducing no resistance. “Relaxing” means turning attention to something other than what is wanted, so you forget about what you want. With your attention off it, it will come. Effortlessly.
Most of us don’t like that because we’ve all been trained that “doing” is the way to make things happen. That’s a trap though. Taking action is never meant as the way things happen. Action represents the final cooperative components coming into place. One final cooperative component often is the desire-er. So action or doing doesn’t make anything happen. Instead, it brings the desire-er to the “coordinates” in time and space where they receive, perceive or witness their manifestation’s full-blown unfolding.
Everyone moving around the world taking action think action makes things happen. And, when one believes that, that becomes true, as any belief will because beliefs create reality reflecting their content. But that kind of reality can be hard, arduous and disappointing.
The trouble with “manifesting”, is many don’t culture the patience required to allow their resistance to sooth sufficiently enough so they can see evidence of the unfolding. That combined with “doing indoctrination” trips people up on the way to their manifestation. They look for it too soon. Not seeing it, they feel doubt, which indicates resistance in place.
So many think this “manifesting business” doesn’t work for this reason. But it does work. A person just needs to know HOW it works. That’s what I help people know.