"Joy?" you say. "Surely there is something more meaningful than joy!" Actually, no.
When you reach for joy, you line up with Source, and when you line up with source, you are an extension of Source energy, and when you are an extension of Source energy, everywhere you put your thought expands this Universe in a lovely way.
Chicago, IL 9/!8/04
There are masters who walk in all phases of life. And it is our promise to you that many times you see a master. It is not only a religious master or someone performing surgery or someone on the basketball court, but may be a mother or a child or a poet or an artist or an automobile mechanic. Anyone who is, in their moment, setting forth to achieve something, and who is, in this moment, not vibrationally out of alignment with their desire can be the master of this moment!
We want you to make your comparative experiences not about the techniques that you are offering, or not about the religions that you are about, or the politics that you are about, or the procedures that you are about. We want you to measure your alignment by only one factor. And that is, how much joy, or lack of it, am I having in this powerful moment, as I focus in my powerful moment on whatever it is I am focused upon.
Chicago, IL 9/18/04
Someone who really wants to help really enjoys a needy friend, sort of a nice balance. "I like to help and you like to be helped, so we get along really good together." But most of you have to acknowledge that the people who make your heart sing the most are those independent, self sufficient beings who aren't dependent upon you for their joy.
When someone says to you, "You need to do something so I can feel better", if there is only one of them, you might take them in as a friend. But if you get a handful of them, then you've got a burdensome crowd hanging around you.
Kansas City, MO 9/15/04B
It is possible for you to be selfishly oriented and care about someone else at the same time. But you can't let what they want matter more to you than what you want, or you are going to get out of balance. Then that's where you start sacrificing, which lays the groundwork for resentment. Then you find yourself in an adult relationship like so many adults who have parents and parents who have adult children, and none of them even like each other. Because their relationship is based on sacrifice and resentment instead of upon balance and alignment and self-sufficency.
Kansas City, MO 9/15/04B
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