by Esther Hicks:  “The Vortex, Where Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships”

Excerpt from “The Vortex” You will never find yourself in a point in time when the subject of relationships is not an active part of your now experience, for everything you perceive or notice or know is because of your relationship with something else. Without a comparative experience, you would be unable to perceive or focus any kind of understanding within yourself. Therefore, it is accurate to say that without relationships you could not exist at all.

It is our desire that an even greater awareness of who-you-arewill awaken within you by reading this book, as you begin to explore the variety of relationships that you are already living.

It is our desire that you experience an enhanced appreciation of your planet; your body; your family; your friends; your enemies; your government; your systems; your food; your finances; your animals; your work; your play; your purpose; your Source; your Soul; your past, your future, and your present. . . .

Every Relationship Is Eternal

It is our desire that you come to remember that every relationship is Eternal and that once it has been established, it is a part of your Vibrational makeup forevermore, and that, in your powerful now— where all that you have become converges with all that you are now b e c omi n g—y o u hold the power to create. A joyful life is not about gaining control of the factors that surround you.

A joyful life is about coming into alignment with who-you-are. Joy is not about controlling other people or circumstances. Joy is about controlling your own Vibrational relationship between the physical you and the Non- Physical You. It is alignment with Source that is joy or love or success or satisfaction.

Must “Family Harmony” Inhibit Personal Freedom?

A person who is consistently inside his own Vortex will find harmony with other people even when they are not finding harmony with him.

Everything that everyone desires— whether it is a material object, a physical condition, a financial situation, or a harmonious relationship—is wanted for only one reason: They believe they will feel better in having it. Once you show yourself—through practicing increasingly better-feeling thoughts, through making lists of positive aspects, by indulging in Rampages of Appreciation—that you can maintain your alignment with your own Inner Being and predominantly stay inside your Vortex of Creation, you will find harmony in the world around you, also. .

Appreciation, Your Key to the Vortex

People often have a difficult time conceptualizing a creator, or a force, or the process through which something as amazing as your planet, spinning in its orbit in perfect proximity to other planets, could have come to be. And yet, even though you do not understand it, and cannot begin to explain it, you are—every one of you—continuing to add to the expansion of all of that through your living of life and the launching of rockets into the Vibrational Reality that will someday be fully realized by physical inhabitants.

We have written this book because we want to call your attention to the Vibrational Reality that you are in the process of creating. We want you to be aware of your Vortex of Creation; and most important of all, we want you to find a way, by the deliberate directing of your own conscious thought, to become a Vibrational Match to the contents of your swirling Vibrational Vortex of Creation, because every desire that has been born within you thus far exists there, just as you have dreamed it to be, waiting for your alignment.

Everything that you see that is now physical, tangible, visible, audible reality was previously swirling in a Vibrational Vortex of Creation; for first there is thought, then thought-form, then reality as you know it in your physical world. Your dreams and desires and ideas of improvement have been received by the Broader part of you; and as that older, larger, wiser part of you focuses purely upon your requests, holding no resistance whatsoever, the powerful Law of Attraction responds. And then, all cooperative components (all components with same Vibrational frequency) are drawn into this swirling Vibrational Reality, this precursor to the physical reality that is now available to you. Only one thing is necessary for this Vibrational Reality to become real in a physical sense, manifested into things and experiences that you can see and hear and smell and taste and touch: You have to go into the Vortex!

The key to getting inside your Vibrational Vortex of Creation; of experiencing the absolute absence of resistance; of achieving complete alignment with all that you have become and all that you desire, and of bringing to your physical experience everything that you desire—is being in the state of appreciation. And there is no more important object of attention to which you must flow your appreciation than that of self. The habit of thought, or belief, that holds most people outside of their Vortex of Creation, more than all other thoughts put together, is the lack of appreciation of self.

What If We’re Fearing a Worldwide Financial Crisis?

Every emotion that you feel, good or bad, is about the relationship between your current thought and the understanding of the Source within you on the same topic.
Some people are feeling acute fear or anxiety because they are personally, right now, without work or income. But the fear thatmost people are feeling today is because of their negative speculation about how bad conditions may yet become and the negative impact that those future, unwanted conditions may have on their personal lives.

As more people observe hardship and strike a tense, resistant pose—and therefore disallow their own Well- Being—others use them as their reason to do the same. And, in a very short time, a very negative pattern of resistance can sweep through your population. The good news in this scenario is that, in every moment that every person is feeling negative emotion about the economic state, Vibrational requests for more abundance are launched—and those requests are heard clearly, and responded to immediately, by Source. And a Non-Physical, Vibrational Vortex of Creation begins to swirl in powerful response to that powerful asking—and all compatible components are drawn into the Vortex for the discovery and relief of those who allow themselves to be drawn inside.

It is natural that you thrive, and the resources are there for all to thrive. But chronic thoughts of shortage, or chronic thoughts of pushing against those who are thriving, hold you in contradiction to your own desires and, more important, to what you have put into your Vortex of Creation for yourself.

If you seek financial well-being for yourself—you must praise it wherever you see it.
If you would like more abundance for yourself, personally, or for others you care about—you must not criticize those who are experiencing abundance. When you criticize or condemn or push against anything, you activate an opposing Vibration to what you seek. Every time. No exceptions.

Selfishness, And the Law of Attraction?

Some offer criticism because we place such emphasis on the value of your feeling good, accusing us of teaching selfishness. And we acknowledge that true selfishness is at the very core of our teaching because if you are not selfish enough, if you do not care how you feel, if you are not willing to continual-ly redirect your thoughts in the direction of feeling good, you cannot come into alignment with the Source within you. And unless you are in alignment with the Source within you, you have nothing to give another. Alignment with Source—being inside your Vortex of Creation, becoming one with the true expanded version of you—is the ultimate selfishness.

And yes, in that state of alignment, all good things must come to you. Every rocket of desire that you have launched will be fulfilled. True success is not the attainment of things, or the achievement of tasks, or the achievement of financial abundance. True success is the coming into alignment with You. Yes, selfishly aligning with your desires, your clarity, your confidence, your knowledge, your love—with Yourself!

Contrast Really Isn’t about Something Going Wrong

We want you to reach the place where you are willing . . . not just willing, determined . . . not just determined, eager . . . to let go of the need of control of things that are uncontrollable—like what anybody else is doing—and give your undivided attention to the only thing you can control, which is how you feel in any given circumstance.

Nothing ever goes wrong, because every piece of contrast, no matter how wrong it seems to be, is always helping you to clarify what it is you do want. And that’s the thing that we want you to remember most of all: The contrast, no matter how it looks in any moment, is contributing mightily to your expansion. And the thing that you call “things going wrong” in your life experience are actually only the distance between the things that are so right and your current perspective about it.

Life is supposed to be good for you. You live, whether you know it or not . . . you live as the full recipients of a hurricane of grace that is flowing toward you, at all times, in answer to all that you have been asking for, and the best way to get a whiff of it is to stand right where you are, right now, and do your best to find the best of the positive aspects that surround you. Look for things to appreciate, even if there aren’t that many. Look for things to feel good about, even if there are more things to feel bad about. Give your attention, as best you can, to the best things that are going on in your experience, with the determination to train yourself into the best-feeling Vibration that you can find right here and now.

Today, no matter where I’m going, no matter what I’m doing, no matter who I’m doing it with, it is my dominant intent to look for and find things that feel good when I see them; when I hear them; when I smell them; when I taste them, when I touch them. It is my dominant intent to solicit, experience, and exaggerate and talk about and revel in, the best of what I see around me here and now. As that is your mantra, you will tune yourself to the best Vibration that you can reach for, and then the best, and then the best, and then the best— and then the best. And then, before you know it, you will be vibrating in the vicinity of what’s going on in your Vibrational Escrow, in your Vibrational Reality.

Are You Ready To Meet Your Vortex?

This Vibrational Reality is spinning and becoming, and if you are in anger or fear or despair, you’re nowhere near it. When you get in the vicinity of hope, when you start feeling hopeful, you’re within range. When you feel hopeful, it’s drawing you in; it’s drawing you in. And once you begin to believe or expect good things to come—you’re in the Vortex. And once you get in there, you’re no longer the only uncooperative component. Now you are a cooperative component. Now you get to rendezvous with your money. You get to rendezvous with your vitality. You get to rendezvous with your clarity. You get to rendezvous with your lover, with your loving neighbor, with the things of your environment that you’ve been wishing for. You get to rendezvous with all of the good stuff that you’ve put there once you begin to get in the vicinity of what feels good. And you can train yourself there—you can do it in a day.
You have control of everything that rendezvous with you when you get control of the Vibration that you offer, and you get control of the Vibration that you offer when you care about how you feel.

It really is more irrelevant than you think what the other people in your life want, but what sregard everything else, the Universe would have to give you what you want, and in so many more cases than you would believe, from where you currently stand.

Often, you can get exactly what you want from the components that are already present in your life. You don’t have to go to a whole new place; you just have to chronically define a whole new Vibration.

The relationship between your expectation and what you’re seeing is the only thing that you ever have the ability to feel around.

We all make too much of all of this. It is simpler than we all make it out to be. Be easy about it. Be kind to yourself. Do things that feel fun. Look for things that bring you relief, and just easily move into that place (your Vortex) where all things that you want have already been lined up for you.

There is great love here for you. And, as always, we remain blissfully and Eternally incomplete.