It has been dramatically revealed to me time after time that the Biblical pronouncement of "Ask and Ye Shall Receive" is a veritable truism. It only needs a deep-seated belief and a fervent affirmation to successfully execute it.
Steps To Take
Why does it work? Perhaps no one will ever be able to prove why in purely scientific terms, but the proof, as they say, is in the pudding. First believe it is possible. Then ask for it. Then receive it. The results are usually quick in forthcoming, but if you have to wait some time for what you want, there is always an underlying reason for the wait that you may not be cognizant of when you ask.
Be patient, for in the grand scheme of things, it is sometimes better we don't get what we want when we think we want it, or never get it at all.
I have found in my own asking that I must be pure of heart and completely clear in what I ask. If I don't ring true, the results are often unsatisfactory, or nonexistent. But when I know what I want and throw it out to the universe with a resounding spirit, the results can be miraculous.
A Ticket To Ride
A perfect example occurred recently which served to further strengthen the faith of my conviction. I had wanted to attend a Shirley MacLaine event only to discover the performances were sold out. In a cosmic orchestration of event, Debe, a girlfriend I had not spoken to in some time, called me. In the course of our conversation, she mentioned that she was going to see the Shirley MacLaine show that night with three of her girlfriends. I told her about my desire to see the show also, and I then made a pledge that I would meditate on being one of the foursome, but ONLY if something better were to happen to prevent one of them from going.
Later in the day I got a message at work telling me to return Debe's call ASAP. "Susan... you must be a witch!" she screamed. "One of the girls just canceled the show for tonight. She isn't feeling well."
"But that wasn't part of the deal," I replied, feeling excited but disturbed at the same time. "I only wanted..." 'Wait, I'm not finished," she interrupted. "The ticket was a birthday present from my friend, Sandy, who has season tickets, and she didn't want to hurt Sandy's feelings by saying she didn't really want to see the MacLaine show as much as she wanted to see another one playing later in the season. So they switched and now everyone is happy.
There Are No Accidents
So I went. It was one of those nights that was truly meant to be, not only for seeing Ms. MacLaine (with whom I share many beliefs and experiences), but also meeting Sandy for the first time. During dinner, I divulged that I had just finished writing a spiritual book called "Feather in the Desert".
Sandy shared that she had just met a woman who published women's spiritual books. The woman's name was Brenda Star. It so happens that I had instituted a nightly ritual during my walks of making a wish on the first star I saw, and the wish that night had been to get my book published.
I also had been drawing stars in my daily journal. Subsequently, Sandy provided me with an introduction to Brenda Star, and I am now on my way to being published!
Ask For It
God, Universal Energy, Super consciousness, Divine Will, or whatever you wish to call IT, manifests in wonderful and often miraculous ways. The trick is to be fearless in your quest for attainment and trust that your every true need is being sustained in ways that are most beneficial to your own path of enlightenment. Let the Power flow through you and your needs will be met. Sometimes it's as simple as just asking.
InnerSelf Recommended Book:
Thoughts Are Things: Turning Your Ideas Into Realities
by Bob Proctor and Greg S Reid.
About The Author
Susan de Montfort is a freelance writer who has won numerous prizes for her poetry and short stories. She has been a devout student and teacher of Yoga for more than 26 years.