Alignment, Ease, Energy & Flow: upstream vs. downstream

Welcome to Love Your Life + Law of Attraction.

Today we’re going to talk about upstream vs. downstream—and why it matters. A lot!

So what is upstream? What’s downstream? Which do you want? How are you currently living?

You’ll soon find out!

This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn…

  • How you know whether you’re headed upstream or downstream
  • Why many of us are indulging in thoughts that cause us some degree of pain
  • How insignificant letdowns point you upstream
  • What gets me easily bent out of shape and pointed upstream
  • The question you can ask, moment by moment, that is life changing
  • What Abraham notices about the excuses we make for heading upstream
  • What trusting the Universe has to do with heading downstream


“There is a Life Stream that flows to you, and this is a Stream of clarity, a Stream of wellness, a Stream of abundance–and in any moment, you are allowing it or not.” —Abraham

“When you feel an urgency to be somewhere else, you are pushing hard against where you are. That is upstream.” —The Astonishing Power of Emotions

”We are here to help you understand that your life can be as wonderful or as horrible as you allow it to be. It all depends upon the thoughts that you practice. And therein lies the basis of anyone’s success: How much do I practice thoughts that bring me joy, and how much do I practice thoughts that bring me pain?” —Abraham

“When you’d rather be right than feel good, you’re often choosing upstream rather than downstream. And when you choose upstream, it never works for you.” —Abraham

“Do not let some insignificant letdown point you upstream away from all that you desire.” —Abraham

”Do not let some insignificant letdown point you upstream away from all that you desire.” —Abraham

“The only awareness that you need to have if you want to utilize the guidance system that you were born with is that you want to know one thing and one thing only, moment by moment, thought by thought: Is this upstream or downstream? —Abraham

“You’re in control of how you feel because you get to point your thoughts upstream or downstream. You have all of the control.” —Abraham

“I can complain or I can appreciate. I can find fault or I can look for positive aspects. I can worry about something or I can look forward to something. I can remember things that irritated me or I can remember things that pleased me. I can look for your faults or I can look for your positive aspects. And in every moment in time I’ve got an ‘upstream’ or ‘downstream’ choice. Try to put your life into that context—so you deliberately try to point ‘downstream’—and then all you need to do is hold your tongue about the upstream stuff.” —Abraham

“Whenever you start guiding yourself by caring about how you feel, you start guiding yourself back into your stream of source energy, and that’s where your clarity is; that’s where your joy is; that’s where your flexibility is; that’s where your balance is; that’s where your good ideas come from. That’s where all the good stuff is accessed from.” —Abraham

“We watch you getting more efficient at fighting the current. Your muscles get stronger, your boats become sleeker, and you discover more effective oars. And, always, we listen patiently as we hear a variety of versions on this same general theme of justification for paddling upstream, but then we always explain what we consider to be the most important thing that our physical friends could ever hear from us: Nothing that you want is upstream!” —The Astonishing Power of Emotions

“The only thing that you can control is your direction in the stream. Doesn’t that make your life easier? You’ve got two choices in any moment in time: I can point upstream or I can point downstream. That’s it. I can feel worse or better.” —Abraham

“As you make the better feeling choice more and more and more, and keep turning downstream, you’re going to start to get the rhythm of the stream. Life just gets better and better when you’re going with the flow.” —Abraham

“The less you try, the more you’ll get, because trying and controlling are always upstream.” —Abraham

”We want you to know that the dilemma that you feel faced with has been solved. You just have to let yourself flow toward the solution. You just have to not struggle in the interim, you just have to trust that the power of the stream and the worthiness of your being is enough, because it is.” —Abraham

“Do you know a week or two of deliberately turning downstream is all you need to feel wonderful. And do you know 30 days of feeling wonderful is all you need to manifest the biggest of dreams you ever had!” —Abraham


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