If You Want to Be of Assistance to Someone.... Focus on the solution
Many would say, "Abraham, do you mean that I should put my head in the sand? I should not look and see those who are having trouble? I should not look for an opportunity where I may be of assistance to them?"
And we say, if you intend to be of assistance, your eye is not upon the trouble but upon the assistance, and that is quite different.
When you are looking for a solution, you are feeling positive emotion but when you are looking at a problem, you are feeling negative emotion.
You can be of great assistance to others as you see what they want to be, and as you uplift them to what they want to have, through your words and through your attention to that.
But, as you see one who is down on his luck, as you see one who has great poverty or great illness, and as you speak with him in pity and sympathy about that which he does not want, you will feel the negative emotion of it, because you are a contributor to that.
As you talk to others about what you know they do not want, you assist them in their mis-creating, because you amplify the vibration of attracting what is not wanted.
If you see friends who are experiencing illness, try to imagine them well.
Notice that when you focus upon their illness, you feel bad; but when you focus upon their possible recovery, you feel good.
By focusing upon their well-being, you allow your connection to your Inner Being, who also sees them well, and you may then influence your friend to improvement.
When you are in connection with your Inner Being, your power of influence is much greater.
Of course, your friends may still choose to focus upon the illness than the wellness, and in doing so, may remain sick.
If you let your friends influence you to thoughts that cause negative emotion within you, then their influence towards the unwanted is now stronger than your influence toward the wanted.
~ From the book, "The Law of Attraction, the Basics of the Teachings of Abraham" by Esther and Jerry Hicks