Imagine this situation: A car is driving down the street at 100 mph,
and it runs into a tree which is standing right in the middle of the road.
Big problem. Two factors are involved – one is the velocity of the car
and the other is the tree standing there. If the car were only going 5
mph, even if it hit the tree, it would not be a big problem. Or it
could easily avoid the tree at 5 mph. Or, if the tree were not there at all,
the car could be going 200 mph and it would not be a problem.
Every now and again, somebody will say to us, “Abraham, is it normal
for all hell to break loose in one’s life when they begin doing Abraham
work?” And we say, “Yes, in the beginning.” Because the first thing we
encourage you to do is identify and clarify your desire. Desire is
synonymous with the velocity of the car. When you identify and clarify
your desire, your car goes faster, which means you’re likely to run
into those trees; trees which were there, in most cases, for many years, but
you were not noticing at a slower speed. Now that your energy is moving
faster because of your desire, your resistance is more apparent. Are
you getting a sense of what we’re talking about?
Most people, when they get in that situation, slow the car down. They
slow the wanting down. And that gives them a temporary feeling of
well-being. But it doesn’t do anything about the resistance. So you can
go through years, with this resistance getting a little more and your
car going slower and slower. That’s why people decline as they move
through time. They want less, which means they summon less energy –
because in wanting something that they cannot have, they were
frustrated and banging into trees, so they slow their wanting down and let their
resistance get greater and greater.
And that’s the state of affairs that you see in most people around you.
Well, what we’re wanting to teach you is to get your car going so fast
that those trees become very obvious and now you know what to do with
the trees. In other words, you stop and just talk about it until you
feel better and, in time, there are no more trees. In 30 days of
applying this, you can release 95% of them. And then now and again, an
old ugly tree that has been with you a long time will rear its ugly
head and give you a run for your money, but when that happens, at least now
you know what to do about it.
— Abraham, Fairfax, VA, 4/29/95