Thursday, October 11, 2012

Still Alive!

Hey all,

I just realized that the 4th of this month was this blog's two-year anniversary! Time sure does fly. I would like to start off by thanking everyone who has supported and encouraged this blog since its beginning. A special thanks to those like Clarity, Dave Stone, Ahnalira Koan, Cosmic Connie, Mariah, and Kelly Martin, who have been so helpful and wonderful with their support and encouragement. There are so many others who have been a part of this, and to all of you, you have my total appreciation. Also, I really do appreciate all you pro-Abers and pro-New Agers who have been willing to participate on the blog. I know that it might not be the easiest place to discuss your beliefs and ideas, but I do believe that it's beneficial to have an open forum where we can dialogue. Certainly, your participation has helped me to clarify my own understanding of people's experiences with the Teachings of Abraham, as well as other New Age materials.

So...where have I been?

I started this blog and Abraham Hicks Skeptic because, when I was first questioning the Teachings of Abraham, there were not many places where I could find or discuss skeptical information. I hoped that, as I shared my skepticism, those who were becoming skeptical or were already skeptical would benefit from my own findings and maybe even have an open place to dialogue. I feel that my mission has been accomplished. The information is available and open to anyone who is looking for it. Not only is this information available, but now there are plenty of others having open dialogues about the teachings on a regular basis, and that thrills me. There are so many who are struggling with or recovering from the teachings, and I know that all these resources are helping them in their journey.

Since I let the blog just sort of float around in January, I have kept myself busy with various projects. Some of these have utilized my skeptical skills. Others have been purely work-related. During this time, I'm happy to report that the giant, negative, swirling vortex that I created with this blog did not destroy my life. In fact, during my time with the blog up to now, I am happier, healthier, and wealthier than I ever was when I was using the Teachings of Abraham. Certainly, everything isn't perfect, and I don't think it ever will or should be, but I am having a very good time with it all. I write this because I know that there are many out there who are still struggling emotionally because of their experiences with the teachings, and I just want to encourage anyone who is at that place that there is life after Abraham, and it is wonderful.

Recently, I heard a line from the musical of Les Misérables: "There are dreams that cannot be. And there are storms we cannot weather." No, I'm not going to be able to be, do, or have anything I desire, but can't I be happy anyway? What's wrong with setting out for Ithaka but ending up in some other wonderful place? I didn't achieve all my dreams when I was eight (and I really have no desire to have achieved them now), but it certainly didn't kill me or make me miserable. I learned a lot from those dreams, and they shaped the new dreams I hold. I didn't get that job I so desperately wanted when I was sixteen, but it doesn't phase me now. I didn't end up with the boy I pined over in my early twenties, but now the thought of us having ended up together makes me gag. He wasn't even that cute. What was I thinking? Dandruff is still a bit of an issue, but the shampoo seems to be working. I reach for my dreams, and I see where circumstances and life take me. It may not be where I want to end up, but surely I can make the best of it. I fall, I struggle, I cry, and I bleed. I get back up, I find my way, and I do my best to keep moving forward. Perhaps this isn't as magical and miraculous as the claims that Abraham (and gurus like them) make, but I think it's enough. And not only is it enough, it has to be.

As of now, I don't know what my future plans for the blog are, but as always, I encourage anyone who is struggling with their experiences with the Teachings of Abraham to feel free to reach out.