“Alignment trumps everything, so when you’re in alignment, another one cannot oppose you enough to slow you down unless you are giving them your attention and pushing against them. And that’s the hard thing, that’s why you usually want people to agree with you who are up close to you, because when they don’t agree and you focus upon their disagreement, then you’re not in the receptive mode anymore. So the question is, “How can I stay in the receptive mode when I’m up close to someone who disagrees with something that I am doing?” And we say you have to care more about the receptive mode than about their agreement.
(…)Well the thing that we most want to say is that you are the creator of your own reality and yes, there are those around you who will come into cooperation with you, and so this is also a conversation about, “How can I get someone who is uncooperative to become cooperative?” And we say, well it certainly isn’t to focus on their lack of cooperation, because that just gets them to stand stronger.
Jerry wrote a paper many, many years ago, and the title of it was (a long title), ‘Keep Your Ideas To Yourself Until They Are Fully Developed’. And so it’s about getting momentum going. We are certain that no one would oppose something that felt like a good idea to them, and we are certain that no one would oppose something if they were watching evidence of things coming into place. And so what happens sometimes is you get an idea, and you may be following it out, but you haven’t followed it out enough that it really has strong enough momentum to be influential to another.
And so what you’re actually asking of one another often is, “Hey, I have a hunch that this might work out, and I’m wanting you to fully support my hunch.” And we would not do that, we wouldn’t even talk about a hunch. We would make sure the Energy was really moving fully before we ask anyone else to join in with the idea of it. Do you see what we’re getting at?
Don’t ask people to go against their intentions or their beliefs in support of yours, ask them to support their own intentions and their own beliefs. But if you can get to the place where you don’t feel like you need someone’s support in order for you to have Universal support, now you are truly free. And often someone who was a doubter becomes a believer. Someone who didn’t think it was a good idea comes to realize that it is a good idea. But almost always these conflicts come because neither one – and in this case usually the one who is sure that they want to do it and not getting the support, you really don’t have the momentum in place before you’re asking someone else to come along with you.
It’s not easy in a world who believes something when they see it to ask them to believe something before they can see it. It’s asking quite a bit, we know. These conversations that we have here with the likes of you are really leading edge conversations. We’re asking you to allow yourself to produce cooperative emotion based upon things that you can’t see. In religious terms it’s called faith. But we’re not asking you to believe in something that you’re afraid of, we’re asking you to believe in something that you’re excited by.
And so we know it’s a lot to ask, but if you can, leave even those up close up to you sort of out of the equation a little while. Esther would say to Jerry, “I really want to talk about this because I want to know what you think.” And Jerry would say, “I don’t think you want to know what I think, I think you want me to agree with what you think.” And Esther would say, “Busted,” because, for some reason, it was easier for her to think it if he’d think it, too.
(…)And so keep the ideas to yourself until they’ve gained enough momentum that nothing can slow them down, and then you don’t feel resentful of somebody who doesn’t join you, you just have mild amusement at their inability to see what you can so clearly see.(…)”
Abraham Hicks, 30/1 2016