Abraham Says Hi – A Little Greeting From the Great Beyond

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Abraham Says Hi

It’s Easter Monday, lunch time, and Abraham says hi.

Though I have several other blogs in various stages of completion, I thought I’d write a quick one today about this,..the dream I had this morning. In my dream Abraham said “hi” to me.

Who the F**K Is Abraham?

Well Abraham could refer to someone in the Bible, but in this instance, I am referring to a set of beings that we may refer to as a collective unconscious or infinite intelligence – that are channeled through Esther Hicks.

Relax. I don’t really want to go too much into the spiritual woo-woo-ness of it all, my beliefs are my own, but rather am here to tell the story about my dream this morning…

 

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Easter Sunday Sadness

Before I get to the dream, I need to back up and tell you about my head space yesterday. I’ll be honest, I had a bit of a low-ebb Easter Sunday.

If you (or I) look at it objectively, it was entirely GOOD…Nice breakfast, a walk to Aberdour’s Black Sands Beach, followed by a lovely tea and scone after. Then I helped my friend John design his first book for KDP using Canva. I left Aberdour and had a nice drive on part of the Fife’s Scenic Coastal Route.

See? All good…

But, I just wasn’t feeling all that good.

I was feeling heavy hearted to be more precise.

Perhaps sad thinking about my dad and how he always used to say “Happy Bunny Day”…This the first year he didn’t say it…(at least not with his voice but maybe what Ralph Says it came in a different way today).

It was just like a dull gray cloud was over me.

That’s rare. I am usually pretty upbeat and finding the good in joy in all but yesterday I was just off.

Went to bed around my usual midnight and woke up seven hours later.

My Dream of Abraham

So in my dream, I was walking into a subway station (looking rather like Buchanan Street Underground in Glasgow).

A man collapsed to the ground and was a bit of out it.

Another man said to me “can you sit with him?” (Both men were attractive, I vaguely remember thinking!)

The collapsed man said, “Do you know Abraham?” and I paused not knowing how to answer that, and if we were talking about the same Abraham…

“Abraham?” I queried.

“Esther Hicks’ Abraham”.

“Yes.” I replied.

“Abraham says ‘hi”. He stated, and as he said that, my whole body was tingling. Head to toe. (This happened recently when my father came to me in an intense dream…)

Then I said “Wait am I dreaming? Or am I awake? Is this real?” And I looked at him, and around, and I exclaimed, “Damn it I am dreaming.”

As if to say “no, this is not real, It’s just a dream”.

Is it?

I reckon that if Abraham is real that’s exactly how it would come to me in a dream state, as there is no resistance to such concepts.

Is Abraham real or not? Maybe aye, maybe naw…

All I know is that I enjoy listening to Esther and Abraham immensely, so even if it’s not real, who cares? It gives me pleasure and it resonates with me any way.

For other people it may be religion or the bible or something else. Whatever works for you is my motto.

I feel like now my father is i the mix with Abraham so it gives me comfort to think that Ralph Says Hi too.

Abraham Says Hi Sweatshirt

POD Inspiration Comes From Everywhere

So as I started to “come to” after my rather odd-but-cool-dream, I thought, “there’s a tshirt in that”. It felt like a sign.

Imagine wearing an “Abraham Says Hi” Tshirt or hoodie, and all the other Abraham Hicks fans smiling knowingly at each other as if it’s a “sigh”.

Naturally I made some designs as soon as I got up today. Perhaps I’ll even make a journal to accompany it. Notes from Abraham, and the great beyond. Ha!

In any case, I’m listening...to Abraham to my gut, the universe or anyone anywhere who’s giving me creative ideas like this. It’s fun!

Frankly I’d love to be able to do what Esther Hicks seemingly can, tapping into that infinite source of wisdom, sign me up!

In the meantime, if you’re looking for a sign, this is it, Abraham Says Hi.

Perspective is a Mirror, Not a Fact – A Quote by, Well Me

Perspective is a Mirror not a Fact - Thea Newcomb - Just say NO to copycats!

Perspective is a Mirror not a Fact - Thea Newcomb - Just say NO to copycats!Perspective is a Mirror, Not a Fact

The quotation – “Perspective is a Mirror, Not a Fact” is a quote I’ve said for many years now…I paraphrased it from a similar sounding quote, but essentially this one is mine. (Google it to see what I mean!)

So as I am into tshirts and merch (short for merchandise – mugs, tank tops, cushions, notebooks etc) these days, I thought I’d put it on a tshirt for myself…

Earlier this year, I finally got accepted into the Merch By Amazon program after about eight months.

I’d already begun uploading elsewhere, and blogged about my foray into Print on Demand (and here is my post about POD on Linkedin)

I generally do positivity, Scottish stuff, places, and so forth. It’s mostly text-based creations (as I am not a graphic designer) but overall, I am loving it…

Until days like today…

On Thursday, I uploaded my “Perspective is a mirror not a fact” design to Merch in the UK (my one and only shirt on UK so far!) and then immediately bought it for myself.

So imagine my surprise (read: dismay) when I find it’s already got a pixel for pixel (P4P) copycat design of it! What the actual?

what the actual, a tshirt, by thea newcomb

Imitation is NOT the Sincerest Form of Flattery

I think it’s bullshit to cite Colton’s “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” when it comes to pixel-for-pixel copies of tshirts and merch.

It’s lazy, crass, opportunistic and insulting.

When I checked today there was one copy (P4P).

An hour later, I found another version of MY quote, but at least this other one had a unique design. I

reported the first one, but didn’t bother with the second (even though I think I could I claim ownership of it…a Google search would prove that).

Good luck to the copycats. And FU.

Frankly, I can’t see people suddenly buying my “Perspective” tshirts anyway, so more fool them.

I did it because it’s my quote. I say it  all the time, so of course I’d buy it, but will anyone else? Maybe in solidarity to me. Perhaps I’ll buy Perspective on a mug next?

Perspective is a Mirror - Mug by Thea

Merch By Amazon Seattle 2018

In other more pleasant news, I am just back (well a week ago today) from the Seattle Merch Conference.

Myself and Michael Essek (a big-wig in the POD field in the UK who was speaking at it) were, by all accounts, the furthest traveled.

I’ll aim to write a blog about the conference soon. (I meant to already). I was there for Thursday and Friday and then they added Saturday, by which point, I was already heading back to California for one day, to see my dad (Ralph Says Things) before returning to Glasgow.

Finally, I am also co-hosting a Merch Across the Pond meetup at the end of the month in London – which I am certain to post about soon too. There is just so much going on it’s been hard to catch up after my time away!

Have You Experienced Copycats?

Have you had any experience of someone stealing your work, design, creations, of any description? What did you do about it?

I think it’s crap but I also believe in karma so those people that do that sort of thing will eventually get what’s coming to them. I know not everyone sees it the way I do but hey, as I always say, perspective is a mirror not a fact.