This particular Abraham quote is one of my favorites, and yet I have avoided posting it because without a bit of context, it tends to piss people off. I invite you to read it anyway, and then even if you are irritated, read further. It’s definitely worth exploring because it puts you directly in the driver’s seat of your life.

“Don’t get lost in the diagnosis, the medicine, or in the statistics about what somebody else did about it. If you don’t feel good, it’s because you’re not thinking in a way that allows the Energy to flow. You could just get really, really mad at someone you love and make every muscle in your body stiff. And you would ask,”Why does my body feel this way?” And we say, because you’ve had a Vibrational tug-of-war going on…Stop looking for anything other than your mental and emotional state of being as answers to why you feel how you feel in your body. It is all Vibrational - no exception! And when you get that, then it doesn’t matter what diagnosis has been given to you - it doesn’t matter - it’s temporary.” ~ Abraham

One of the things I kept hearing myself say after I became well was, “It was never about the illness in the first place!” I can assure you I was surprised to hear myself say this. And, reading the quote above reminds me of this realization. So here is how I experienced it. There was a named illness for all my body’s sensations and blood test results. And there were protocols to follow to address them all. However, as I went through the process of addressing my emotional stuff, something else happened. I could literally feel the weight lifted with each issues’ resolution. And with each resolution, or ‘completion’, I was aware of a corresponding shift in my way of being. And what I mean by ‘way of being’ is how I was responding to life. Ways of being that had been my default were: being a victim, being unworthy, being judgmental, being fearful…not all the time but often enough to significantly impact how I was experiencing life, but now I was beginning to respond differently, with less agitation, more compassion, and less judgment….and not all the time…I’m not a saint. 🙂

healerOne example of a tug-of-war that stopped was around following my protocols. I had been fearful of the illness and as a result, every pill I took was to get rid of what I was afraid of, the illness, and I also hated taking every pill. The root fear was of death. But as I shifted my way of being into self-worth, protocols became a way of honoring myself. I began to follow them because I finally began to feel and BE that my body was worthy of all the kindness of nutrition, supplements and support, that I was deserving. Moving from fear to love is an energetic and vibrational shift.

And our way of being informs our choices in life. If we are being worthy, we will make choices that are aligned with worthiness. If we are being loving, we will behave and take actions that are aligned with love. We flavor all we do with the energy of our beingness.

If we look at extraordinary examples of healing, like Anita Moorjani, we can see how her energy shift resulted in healing the body. If you aren’t familiar with her, Anita was in a coma at the end of life due to cancer. She had a near death experience, had the realization that she was not her body, but rather that which is aware of her body, and her energy shifted into alignment with that, resulting in spontaneous healing that astonished the medical community. She is not the only example.

Most of us don’t have that type of dramatic healing experience, we tend to work through our emotional healing and maturing over time. Perhaps that serves us in ways we can’t understand in the present moment.

It’s also important to remember that illness is not a failure. If it is indeed a result of energetic blockages, then the illness experience becomes the avenue through which we distinguish where we aren’t flowing. It (illness) can be recontextualized as a road map to self realization. How cool is that!

And the good news is that it’s not rocket science. A blockage is simply where we are not in the flow, when there is an absence of ease. There is always an emotion tied to it, like a flag waving to us saying, “Bring love and understanding here.” All we have to bring to the table is a willingness to be honest with ourselves about what we are thinking, if it’s actually the truth and how we may be benefiting from it. And benefiting can look differently than you may think. In my case the benefit of being ill was that I got to rest, finally, after decades of non-stop busyness. I had to dig for that bit of truth, and when I distinguished it, didn’t have to change or fix it, but finally was able to give myself permission to rest as desired, sick or well. And that created energetic flow. When we are willing to give up a fixed position on something, what becomes available is another point of view(s) and different experience(s) around the exact same situation. And we may have to repeat as needed until we begin to experience flow.

Every cell in our body is energy, and we can influence it with thoughts that we align to. So if you start thinking “I am well” but your way of being isn’t aligned to that, the predominant influence on your body is your way of being, not your thoughts. You can also have a thought of “I am sick” but have a way of being that is totally different, and that different way of being will be the influencer.

It is all vibrational, energetic. And it doesn’t preclude following protocols and being under the care of a health professional. It’s all inclusive. Everywhere we go, there we are….vibrating.