This clip, “A Belief is Just a Thought,” is from Esther Hicks book, The Vortex: Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships. The book has a CD included, and this is from Track 9 – The LOA and Law based premises.
The most dominant premise misunderstood in your physical reality is that when someone performs something you disapprove of, it is a good idea for you to point it out, or you might get more of it. The reality is that the more you point at what you do not want, the more you hold yourself in a consistent pattern of vibration that disallows what you do want. And the most powerful premise that we want to activate within you, that we promise will serve you for all the days of your life is:
A belief is only a thought I keep thinking.
A belief is only a thought that I continue to think.
A belief is only my habit of thought.
It’s only a practiced thought.
A belief is only a thought that I think a lot.
Now, why does that matter? Because when you want something and believe in opposition to it, your opposite belief will prevent what you want from happening. There’s no separation when you want something, and you believe it. You are offering one signal, and the law of attraction will bring it to you now. But when you want something, and you doubt it, when you want it and don’t believe it, now you are offering opposing vibrations, and you can hold yourself in that holding pattern all the days of your life.
I want it but…
I want it but…
It’d be nice but it doesn’t happen for me.
I’d really like to have that but I’ve wanted it for so long.
When you keep saying those things, when you continue to face reality, when you beat the drum of “what is” when you beat the drum of “what is,” you hold active within yourself a vibrational pattern – a belief is only a thought you keep thinking. A belief is ONLY a thought you keep thinking, and it is only the beliefs that you hold that keep you from the things that you want.
A belief is only a thought that you keep thinking and the only thing that keeps you from who you really are and what you really want – is a belief which is only a thought that you keep thinking.
Did you write that down?
So, if a belief is only a thought that I keep thinking, and I keep thinking a thought that is in opposition to what I want, then I keep thinking the thought that is in opposition to what I want, so the reason I don’t get what I want is because I keep thinking a thought that is in opposition to what I want.
Interesting, obvious, but interesting. In a whole new decisive way. So if a belief is only a thought that I keep thinking, what about thinking a thought that I don’t believe long enough that I believe it? If a belief is only a thought I keep thinking, why not think a hopeful thought?
Well, that’s stupid, Abraham. The facts defy it. The fact – oh well, that’s that false premise that we were talking about earlier, isn’t it? That reality is static.
So you mean I have been building my life on a false premise by facing reality and feeling that legitimized giving my attention to this unwanted thing? Even Esther will occasionally say, “but Abraham, it’s true! But it’s true.” as if that is any prerequisite for what you give your attention to. A belief is only a thought that you keep thinking. And you, as human beings, are the harborer of so many unproductive beliefs.
The largest among them:
I’m not worthy.
There’s no gain without pain.
I must have been born under the wrong star.
Must be karma.
Probably my mother’s fault.
It’s the government’s fault.
You want to believe that false premise don’t you? It’s the government’s fault. If they’d be different, everything would be different.
We want to say to you, take your power back by remembering that a belief is only a thought that you keep thinking. A belief is only a thought that I keep thinking. A belief is only a thought that I keep thinking. A belief is only a thought that I keep thinking.
I’m starting to believe that. A belief is ONLY a thought that I keep thinking. A belief is only a thought that I keep thinking.
When I think a thought, it activates a vibration, and when a vibration is activated, my point of attraction kicks in. So if I keep thinking the same thought, and I keep activating this point of attraction, and law of attraction keeps responding to this active vibration, then I am going o continue to get results, not because their true, and not because it is reality, but because it’s law of attraction’s consistent response to a thought that *I* keep thinking.
So if it’s a thought that I keep thinking, and I am getting results that I don’t want, isn’t it prudent to begin to think a different thought?
Oh, but Abraham, that doesn’t seem logical. You want me to think an airy fairy pretend thought? You want me to put my head in the clouds or in the sand?
You want me to pretend that something that isn’t it? – Yes
You want me to fantasize? You want me to imagine? You want me to use words that aren’t true? – Yes
You want me to pretend that I am slender when I am fat? – Yes
You want me to pretend that I am prosperous when I am poor? – Yes
We want you to think the thoughts that match what you want until you believe them. And when you think the thoughts that match what you want until you believe them, universal forces will give you the proof of your belief.
But if you need to see it before you believe it, it can not come. You have to believe it before you see it.
What’s a belief? A belief is just a thought that I keep thinking. So what did we did we just say? You have to keep thinking the thought until it becomes. You have to KEEP thinking the thought until you believe it, and when you believe it, it is.
It’s so simple, we are done.
So what distracts you from that? Reality. Facts.
So what? Everything that you see, that you call reality, was just coagulated coalesced combined thought. A thought that somebody thought long enough. When Esther says “Abraham, shouldn’t I think about that because it’s true?” We say all truth is something that enough people or a person gave enough attention to long enough that became a thought that they thought about and thought about and thought about and thought about and thought about it until it attracted the equivalent of it.
There are all kinds of things in your environment that you believe that match what you want. And there all kinds of things in your environment that you believe that defy what you want.
How would you ever sort them out? How do you know the active beliefs in you that serve you well and the active beliefs that are within you that don’t serve you? How do you know the beneficial ones from the detrimental ones?
The beneficial ones feel better when you think them, and the detrimental ones feel worse when you think them.
“Oh, but Abraham, there’s a lot of thoughts that I think that I really have much feeling around.”
Keep thinking them, they’ll get bigger, and pretty soon, you’ll know.
In other words, that’s the beauty of the law of attraction. In the early subtle stages, you might not be able to feel the difference. But the longer you think them, the more active they become. The more active they become, the more attraction power. The more attraction power, the more obvious the results. Just like you knew it would be.
This is the perfect environment for a creator to create. And you knew it when you came.