Thursday, August 8, 2013

Are You Open to Receive?

I love to talk to people to hear what they want to see happen in their lives.  I like to help them get there if I can.  I enjoy watching them going for it and am just as elated when they arrive at that goal as if it were me.

One day I was having a discussion with my dad about all the things I've been reading and learning, even more importantly understanding.  The changes that are happening in me and how excited about all of it I am.  I told him about a book I was reading that asked the question:  Do you really believe the impossible can happen?  Well of course I said yes.  Then the question came back to me: DO YOU?  Then I was taken on an internal journey.  (These can be painful if you are really looking at yourself honestly)  Things I'm "believing" to see come to pass in my life came up like little video clips.  One by one I could see them as objects but I wasn't really a part of the clip.  So I asked God where I was and the answer really surprised me.  He told me there is a difference between believing for something and being open to receive it and believing for something but not being open to receive it.  When you're open to receive it you see yourself in the picture without struggle, you feel the manifestation as real and present now.  You aren't trying to figure out what you will do until you get it.  You don't think about your present situation as if it is permanent.  You can decide that this is what you want because you see the benefit of it, you will be able to do things differently when you have it, you won't have to struggle anymore when it happens or you know that God said you can have it.  You can know that there's a way to get more done than you are doing now however, if you aren't open to receive it...it's not coming until you are!!!

What are your thoughts surrounding what you are believing for?  Do you wonder what other people will think about you?  Do you think it's really possible for you to have it?  Do you want it really badly but think if it doesn't happen it's okay?  Do you think since you can't see how it's going to happen it may not happen?  Are you wondering WHEN?  These thoughts or thoughts that are similar let you know that you aren't really open to receive. 

You want to first recognize those thoughts when they come and say something that will get your thoughts back in line and stop that thought.  Start listening to or reading books that get you in a different mental environment.  Stop spending a lot of time listening to or discussing what you don't have or what's not working.  If you like to watch television, choose something that expands your view of the world outside of where you are right now.  Spend time around people that are going somewhere with their lives and people that will push you beyond your perceived limitations. Have some affirmations that you speak to yourself daily.  Most importantly...DO NOT GO TO BED STRESSED, ANGRY OR WORRIED!!!  I'm sure everyone has heard the statement...married people shouldn't go to bed angry.  Well I will submit to you married or single you shouldn't go to bed angry.  When you are sleeping your subconscious is wide awake.  Working on manifesting what you've been thinking and feeling most.  The last thing on your mind tends to have an effect on your sleep.  So you may want to read something that makes you feel good, listen to some music that soothes you, or resolve the issue.  If you can't do anything about it at the time then you need to pray and release it to God.  In order for thing to change you have to change.

If you don't do anything to change your openness to receive, you will continue to do things that you hear bring manifestation and wondering why there is no manifestation.

Here's an example for you.  I was visiting a friend one day and she took out some collard greens.  I got all excited because I love collard greens...as long as they're cooked right.  Well she started taking out the seasonings and chopped up the greens.  Then she did something I wasn't expecting...she took out a WOK?  I started wondering what she was going to do with that.  She poured in the oil and threw in the collards...WHAT???  Who does that??? I was immediately closed to the idea of collard greens being prepared that way.  Well I didn't enjoy them!!!  I was so caught up thinking about the way I'm used to eating them and how much I enjoy them that way.  I may well have enjoyed them had I been open to something different.

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