“What is normal to you is enthusiasm. What is normal to you is laughing a lot. Many, many times a day. Feeling strong and secure. Feeling so much self-confidence, so sure about who you are, that when you look at others you’re always in a position to uplift them.“ “What’s normal for you is to have so much energy that at the end of the day you are still looking for things to do. Having such a passion for life that you’re eager to get together with other people to hear about what they’re doing, to see if it’s anything you might want to turn a little of your attention to. To have so much energy at the end of the day, that you’re already eagerly planning tomorrow. Feeling disappointed that the sun goes down and enthusiastic the sun comes up.” “What is normal is a zest for life beyond anything that most of you, over eight years of age, have remembered or felt in a long, long time. That’s what’s normal.“ “It is our anticipation that 30 days of talking the resistance down, to feel a little better, and writing on the Universe’s side of the Place Mat what you’d like the Universe to work on–will put most of you in a position 30 days from today of feeling an enthusiasm for life unlike anything that you’ve felt for a long time. Give that six months and people won’t even recognize you as the same person, truly.“ Abraham-Hicks
What do they mean by writing on the Universe’s side of the placemat?
This is just a simple daily exercise where you take a sheet of paper, draw a line down the center, right ME at the top of one column and UNIVERSE at the top of the other, and then make your to do list. On your side, put the things you really want to do today, the things you’ll enjoy doing, can hardly wait to do. On the Universe’s side, list the things you would like done today, but that you really don’t feel like doing, or up to doing, or enthused about doing, or ready to handle. It came to be called the placemat exercise because Jerry and Esther Hicks would do this while on the road, at restaurants and diners, on their paper placemats.
What do they mean by “talking down the resistance?”
This is simple too. Instead of talking about what’s wrong and how impossible it is to fix it, start talking about what’s right, and what’s good. If you can even find positive things about the problem at hand, you’ll do even better at this. So if you broke your leg, and your thoughts are of all the things you can’t do, all the time you’re going to lose, the discomfort of the cast, the weight you might gain while off your feet… (just for example) then you could start shifting that focus. Start thinking, I needed a rest, I’ll have more time to write, to journal, to catch up on my reading, to sew, to knit, to watch movies, to talk on the phone and catch up on email and letter writing, to update my website (list every single thing you can do sitting down.) I can work with light weights and do ab work, I won’t gain weight. I can accomplish a lot while in a cast. This isn’t so bad after all. Actually, it might have a silver lining. It does have a silver lining! Look at all the things I’ve been putting off that I’ll get done during this brief period off my feet!
That’s talking down the resistance. Resistance is just negative thinking. When you’re thinking badly, you feel badly, and when you feel badly, you are blocking the good things you want from coming to you. Because you can only attract things that match your vibration at the moment. So thinking bad, feeling bad, bad vibe, attracting bad stuff. Thinking positively, feeling great, beautiful vibe, attracting wonderful things.
It’s that simple.
Enjoy your day!