People tend to associate inspirational things with their maker when the maker actually has very little, if anything, to do with it. Even if the "maker" is Abraham. Whatever you see, hear or read is a manifestation. If words inspire you to a new thought or idea, then you were ready for that idea and the inspiration could have come in countless ways. Hence, if you are ONLY inspired by words or even by the words of only one individual, then it is because you assume and believe that such inspiration can only come from that TYPE of source or even from that PARTICULAR source.
You co-create with many beings, throughout your day. Sometimes you co-create with a coffee maker and sometimes you co-create with people, any of which can be inspirational. The universe speaks to you, constantly - as does your IB (inner being).
In the overall, universal scheme of things, words are extremely tiny, often ineffectual and extremely rare.
When Abraham says "You were the creator. We were the influencer.", what they mean by "we" is non-physical. Non-physical is pervasive. It is, literally, everywhere, everyone and every little thing. They are not talking, specifically, about "Abraham as channeled by Esther" influencing you, with words. They are talking about non-physical. It's not "who" they are, it's "what" they are. They are the "all" - they are much more than anyone can imagine. Even the beingness of your coffee maker is among them and can be brought forth to speak. They don't all speak, but think about it for just a second - how often does a hot-seater ask for the wisdom of their coffee maker?
It's difficult to explain, in words, what Abraham and non-physical is. You could say that Abraham "represents" the universe. It isn't, exactly, that they "summon" or "call forth" whatever aspect of the universe is required to answer a question, it is that the universe dons a perspective from which to address the question. The universe dons the perspective of "Abraham" because what is "summoned" by the human perspective that is seeking information must come in a form that can be understood, and accepted, from the human perspective and must impart the wanted information in a way that the asker can comprehend from their current perspective.
With Abraham, "askers" are often - especially these days - seeking "more" and, sometimes, seek to make great leaps in understanding which require "bridges". A bridge is something that is not necessarily or literally "true" from the perspective of "words". Often, a "bridge" is simply what "Bashar" calls a "permission slip", which is basically a new idea that gives the asker "permission" to loosen his or her grip on an old belief and get them "moving" in the direction of what they're seeking. The "bridge" can't be very different from the old belief or it is simply dismissed as "nonsense".
Sometimes, a manifestation is so different from what you're used to that it can be a bit startling. You might fumble it a bit and think you've missed an "opportunity". But remember this: It can only BE startling because you don't understand how powerful you are. It wasn't a lost "opportunity". It was "found" power.
First, I want to explain that what is posted here is in response to various questions I've come across, on the internet. What I mean is that I am responding to specific understandings so some of what I say may seem "low level" or "bizarre". This is true of all channels. They respond to the "asker", in words. And, even though other things are happening, at the same time, vibrationally, it may seem that what is being said is not "striking" any "chords" in you, personally.
It is my suggestion that anything that "strikes the wrong chord", in you, be skipped. The reason is that what is said may be being said in a way that is unfamiliar (if you follow specific channels) and putting emphasis on something that isn't "moving" you in the direction you want to go can slow things down - either by trying to force a leap or trying to understand an analogy that represents something that you are already applying or understanding, causing confusion.
With all channels, you would be best served to relish what moves you and to ignore what does not because what you are hearing or reading is many different perspectives responding to many different perspectives and everything is said or written with the intention of "bridging" one way of looking at something to another way of looking at something. All communications are as "bridges over paradoxes" and there is often a point at which you may find yourself with one foot in one understanding and the other foot in a new understanding which feels like "confusion". But if what is said doesn't move you or spike your interest for a reason other than you just think you should know it, you are basically slamming the brakes on your vibration. If it doesn't move you, leave it. It is either irrelevant to you or you are not ready for it. Either way - leave it. Just leave it.
No analogy is perfect and all channels must, necessarily, utilize the structure of "analogy" to express concepts for which there are no words. They are intended to spark thought and remembering in the listener. But much more than words is taking place. You are used to "hearing words", but you are receiving much more than words.
No one is "telling" you anything. Sometimes, one will follow a channel and hang on their every word and sometimes, this can be awesome - but sometimes, someone will resonate with something someone says and then hear them say something they find absurd and dismiss all of it in an angry fit. But no one is "telling" you ANYthing.
You only, EVER rendezvous. LOA can only EVER match you up with words, thoughts, people, experiences and concepts that are within your vibrational range - i.e. things that you can "accept" - if you can't accept them, then you can't see or hear them and there can be no "communication". That's why you have "emotion". You've ALWAYS had emotion - you just didn't know its purpose.
When something you hear thrills you, you are thinking thoughts you are ready to think and that you WOULD think, regardless of what you attracted to spark the thought because that is your vibration and the direction of your vibration. It could be words spoken by another or something you see or hear or dream or whatever. It doesn't matter. Some are accustomed to "thinking" in words and assume it is words they will receive but want those words to come from someone they "trust" with the intention of imparting information. This is not necessary. Words are not the only avenue to thought and remembering. Hence, the millions of words a speaker will often say in an effort to convey a single concept that could be grasped, in an instant, vibrationally if you knew it was possible.
If words "must" spark the thought (which can only be "true" if you've "decided" that's how it works) then those words can come from anyone - a channel, a child, an overheard conversation, a dream or even the mutterings of a homeless person on the street. Even that homeless person is YOUR homeless person in YOUR reality that YOU have created for YOU. And if you believe the "spark" must come from "Abraham", then you will hunt them down and follow them if it is important to you.
If you are reading these words, it is because you have attracted - not ME, but something that will spark the thoughts these words are inspiring in you, which may or may not be the ideas I am intending to convey in writing them. What you hear can only ever match your vibration. These words are a manifestation. Like any other manifestation. Those who are not manifesting these words will neither read nor hear them. Even if you show these words to another, they will be experiencing their own manifestation that may or may not have anything to do with these words. They could be manifesting the thought "Hear she goes again. I wish she'd stop sending me this crap." because their thoughts and manifestations are their own just as your thoughts and manifestations are YOUR own.
By the same token, just because the words of a specific person sparked a thrilling idea, in you, doesn't mean that person is "important" or "better" or "special". All it means is that you were ready to have an idea and the universe rendezvoused you with someone who was ready to speak words that would act as a sort of catalyst for YOUR idea. You manifested your own inspiration. You manifested something within your vibrational range.
The things you manifest aren't perfect matches to your vibration. Like all things, your vibration is constantly "moving". You have a range and you manifest, within your experience, things that are within that range - as defined by YOU - and you rendezvous with those that represent the direction your vibration is moving. When something thrills you, that means that you were NOT thrilled, previously, and that your vibration is moving. Perhaps up, perhaps down, it doesn't matter. It is going up and down at all times, within your range. If you continue in one direction for a period of time, then your vibrational range will shift, as well - either up or down, depending on the direction in which you are moving. This is why Abraham speaks of 17 seconds. You can change your vibration, within your available range, in 17 seconds and if you continue to do it for 34 seconds, you have a direction of movement. If you continue, still, for 51 seconds, you are creating momentum in that direction and another 17 seconds will put your vibration into a different range. You do it all the time.
If you are reading this, you have probably spent enough time with a channel to have created many 68 second movements "upward" that may have caused you to "nosedive", out of habit. When you change your range and continue to do so for an extended period of time, even what used to be one of your "pretty good" feeling vibrations may feel awful but you will have only gone there out of habit. You saw something or someone said something that you have a habit about your reaction TO - i.e. something that you have not changed your definition OF - and it feels like you've nosedived all the way down to the "pits". But you have not. You cannot. You have a range. If you are in a range that is much higher than it was even 6 months ago, then the old feelings are too great of a leap and it is merely your assumption - as it sits, in a different form, at the bottom of your current vibrational range that feels bad. You know better, from your new vibrational range. So much so, that the thoughts you are in the habit of thinking and that used to feel "okay" are no longer acceptable. All you have to do is establish new thoughts to go with the old stimulus. One such "new definition" you can give old stimuli is "irrelevant". And the old definition of that "thing" IS irrelevant, within your new vibrational range. There's a "new" thought about the subject, in your new range. All you have to do is decide what it is.
When establishing new thoughts and vibrational ranges, it isn't - as Abraham says - like getting a college degree. You don't establish a new range and then you have it forever. The new range will not be enough, after some moments, and you will seek to shift your range again - and again and again - if the subject remains important to you.
Many subjects will cease to be in your experience as you vibrate out of the vibrational range of your definition of the subject and it ceases to be of interest to you. Such things don't cease to exist. When they are no longer in your experience, all that means is that you have shifted to a reality - YOUR reality - that is "about" other things and that doesn't include that "old" subject.
You create your own reality. You are not a student. You do not need a teacher. There is nothing you need from any other. You are an explorer. There is a huge difference. You are an explorer of experience. Physical experience, co-creative experience, mental experience, "spiritual" experience - you are an explorer - not a student. You are exploring, not "learning".
When you are ready to think a new thought or conceive of a new idea, the universe will bring you whatever is required and what it brings you, in this regard, as in any other regard, is a manifestation. No one is "telling", "teaching" or "giving" you anything. YOU are MANIFESTING. You may expect it to come in the form of words and you may expect it to come from Abraham - or some other channel - but that isn't necessary. If you could understand that it can come from anyone, anything or anywhere, then you would "hear" the universe "speaking to you", constantly.
When you hear things that inspire you, it is manifestation. Abraham isn't creating in your reality. You are not a "student of Abraham". You are a creator and an explorer. When you're ready, it's gotta manifest. If you BELIEVE it must come from specific people, then you ARE - in YOUR reality - at the mercy of others. You say things like "please" and "thank you", you wait and sometimes you even blame others if it doesn't manifest. You know better, right? So....cut it out! Or not! As you please!