Abraham List Class 7
Content & Assignment: The Placemat Process
written by Judee Pouncey
Theme quote for this week:
The Place Mat is one of the most powerful processes of deliberate creation offered, so far, because it helps you to clearly focus, without resistance. A woman said, "Abraham, this is like magic!" Abraham replied, "It seems like magic because you have been wanting these things for years but now you want with no resistance."
Abraham-Hicks Calendar, p. 517
The power of the Place Mat process is that it accomplishes the only two prerequisites to Deliberate Creating:
1. Identifying your object of desire (what you want)
2. Allowing it (having no resistance)
Want it, allow it, and it is!!!
Jerry and Esther call it the Place Mat process because they started using it as they traveled, eating in restaurants a lot, simply writing on the back of a place mat.
Using the back of your Place Mat (or any other piece of paper), draw a "T" dividing the paper into two sections, writing "ME" on the top of the left side and "UNIVERSE" on the top of the right side. On the left side (your side), write those things that you are ready and willing to take action on now--those things that you really want or feel inspired to do (not anything you think you "should" do or have any "obligation" to do, for there is resistance already built into those).
On your side write things such as:
Look for more things to appreciate.
Be fully present in the moment.
Clean out my closet.
Write three thank you letters.
Achieve enlightenment (smile!).
On the right side (Universe's side), write anything you want to have, do, or be in your life that you are not ready to take action on (or that you don't know how to do or think you don't have the resources to do. Then allow the Universe, with its large and competent staff, to handle those things for you.
Your list can be very short and the Universe's list can be as long as you want it to be. The best part of writing something on the Universe's side of the Place Mat is that there is no follow up for you to do.
You don't have to keep telling the Universe what you want. You really only need to tell the Universe once. The advantage of continuing to think or talk or write about what you want is that you get clearer about it. The more you focus your attention on it, the more you fine tune it.
As you say "I want it," the Universe begins it, and then you say "I would like it to be this way," and the Universe modifies that, and then you say "A little bit of this would be nice," and the Universe adds that . . . .
Once you are clear about what you want, once you have zeroed in on it, it is on the way to you. It is done! The manifestation of it will probably follow later, because there is most often enough resistance so that you don't have it instantly.
Remember that there is this constant steady Stream of Well-being (Pure Positive Energy) flowing to each of us, and in the moment you say "I prefer" or "I like" or "I appreciate"--in that moment, the heavens literally part for you and the Nonphysical Energies (you can call them "Fairies of theUniverse")--in that instant--begin orchestrating the manifestation of your desire--in that very instant!
Faster than you can speak it, the Energy begins to flow, and circumstances and events, in an orchestration you cannot begin to imagine, begin to take place in order to give you exactly what you want--and if it were not for your resistance, it would come really fast.
The Universe will never fail you. The Universe will always give you what you have asked for.
The question is: How soon will you allow it? How many things will you use as your excuse to have resistance that does not allow it? How long are you going to hang on to those habits of thought that don't let it in?
The good news is, if ever you are not letting it in, you've got a signal that's telling you. That's what negative emotion is. Negative emotion means that in the moment you are vibrating in a place where you can't let it in--you are resisting.
When you are looking at the problem, you're resistant to a solution because when you're looking at the problem, you're vibrating there. So the Energy of solution cannot come to you.
Sometimes people ask Abraham, "Shouldn't I face reality?" Abraham says, "No! Never face reality!! Never face reality unless it is perfect in every way!"
All really is very well with you. Your job is just to relax and acknowledge that. Have fun with all of this. Don't make too much of all of it. Don't act like it's life or death, because there isn't any death.
It's about Well-being that you're eking out or Well-being that you're allowing to flow rambunctiously! Well-being abounds!
Sometimes you have to step back from the circumstances or conditions of your moment in order to recognize that.
Lighten up--have fun with it!
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PLACE MAT ACTIVITY
Start using the Place Mat process--either on your activities for the day, or on a project, or a specific goal you want to achieve. You only get the benefit if you choose to use it, and practice it just as you would any new
thing you are learning. I recommend using it every day. It is the most powerful technique I have found for me so far, and I use it daily.
The list would love to hear some of your experiences with using it. I clearly KNOW that you are going to realize some AMAZING results! And as Abraham says, "Have fun with all of this!"
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