by Esther and Jerry Hicks: A question for Abraham: My work is an adventure, and I really do enjoy it…
But when I tie money and earnings to my work, I can feel a tension that then takes the joy out of it. Do they not go well together?
Abraham’s reply: This is a common story that we hear from creative people who are involved in music or art that they love, but when they decide to make this thing they love the primary source of their income, not only do they often struggle in making enough money, but their previous joy is diminished as well.
Most people have a rather negative attitude about money, simply because most people speak more often of what they cannot afford or the lack of the money they desire than they speak of the benefit of money. Also, most people spend much more time thinking about what is currently happening in their experience rather than what they would prefer to happen, and so without meaning to, most people are thinking rather lackfully about money.
So then, when you couple an idea of something that you enjoy—your adventure, your music, your art—with something that you have felt strong lack about for a long time (money), the balance of your thought tips toward the dominant feeling.
As you begin spending more time visualizing what you desire and less time observing what-is, and as you then practice your more positive, better-feeling story, in time your adventure will become the dominant vibration within you, and then as you couple your adventure with your means of earning, the two will blend perfectly and enhance each other.
There is no better way to earn money than to do the things that you love to do. Money can flow into your experience through endless avenues. It is not the choice of the craft that limits the money that flows—but only your attitude toward money.
That is why so many niche markets are continually opening, with people becoming very wealthy from ideas that only recently were not viable markets at all. You are the creator of your own reality, and you are the creator of your own markets of enterprise and your own flow of money.
You cannot accurately define some activities as hard and others as easy, because all things that are in harmony with what you are wanting are easy and flowing, while all things that are not in harmony with what you are wanting are harder and are more resistant.
Anytime what you are doing feels like a struggle, you must understand that your contradictory thought is introducing resistance into the equation. Resistance is caused by thinking about what you do not want, and that is what makes you tired.