Ask and be prepared to receive. Notice I didn’t say receive, I said prepare to receive.
One of the most exciting aspects of joining the throngs of pilgrims on the great wide way is the knowledge we acquire about the astounding nature of the universe and it’s generosity of spi Once you believe magic can happen…magic will. The sad truth is…so many people don’t believe in magic anymore it’s just kids stuff.
This links back to my purpose to inspire people to take the plunge…to throw away the old conventions, and live out loud in an abundant and magical place full of the energy of god.
Magic is really simple.
If you ask and you honestly believe…without resistance…without too many self doubts… you will get an answer.
(Oh I am so excited.)
I get really passionate about this….with just a tiny little bit of work we can have the universe open it’s secret heart to us. Once that happens we are given access to the wonderful mystery of god.
For instance, a week or so ago I told you about my problem with uprising anger than seem to come from nowhere. When I finally just plain out and asked for help with this…an insight came almost immediately! It can happen in a flash of a moonbeam…or it can take a little while.
Here is an example of waiting for awhile. I am writing a book…and using a working title which didn’t really thrill me…and when nothing seemed forthcoming, I asked. I asked quite awhile ago…but today…just as I said down to write this newsletter…and I opened myself up for the message to come….well out popped the title for my book “A Walk in Quiet Places: Inspiration for Your Quiet Moments”
I have a few rules that seem to help the process of asking and here they are.
1. Ask for answers.
Sounds simple right? It is, but we love to complicate things in the belief that if it isn’t complicated it’s not true. We think simplicity is the lie but its complication that holds the lie…for in this universe everything is ultimately simple. The most elegant solutions are always the simple ones.
Asking for answers negates asking for things like a million dollars, because a million dollars does not require an answer. Don’t confuse the process of manifesting with the act of seeking answers: (that is a whole other [huge] topic).
2. Be prepared to receive the answer.
So what’s the big deal about that? It’s like tuning in a radio station on a crowded dial, if you don’t know the frequency of the station you want…your focus shifts to finding the station…not listening for the music.
The answer you are seeking can come in many forms: Out of the words in a book, on the soft morning breeze, while you gaze out to sea….while you are driving. But if you are not prepared…by being watchful…by having your ear tuned for the answer you could miss it altogether.
And if you get impatient… if you throw up your hands in disgust and say “this doesn’t work for me!” it of course…won’t work.
And nagging for an answer won’t work either. Just let the question go…but stay alert, stay aware…the answer is seeking you.
3. Be prepared to record the answer.
I carry a note book with me everywhere!!!!!!!! I also have a small recorder I am trying to make more use of. As soon as you can…once the answer pops into your mind….write it down. Just imagine if Mosses hadn’t written down the Ten Commandments….and you see him a few days later, struggling to recall God’s words….opps…don’t want to go there.
Finally, how do you get into the groove, so that the magic begins to happen?
Daily practice….there is no other way. Meditate, read, listen, ask, seek…learn…share…give.
“Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.” Source: Martha Graham
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