Are you ready to receive?

There are many times in life when we are presented with a situation or an opportunity, or even a new thought and idea; but we discount it and let it pass right through our fingers. I have, on several occasions, received an inspiration or received an insight into something that was beneficial to me but it came to me in a flash and consequently, I ignored it or simplydidn'trecognize it until after the fact.

I know there have been times when I see something or I meet someone who intrigues me and I find myself thinking; "Wouldn'tit be wonderful, if I, too could accomplish that or I, too could have that opportunity?" It is not that I am envious of what others possess but rather seeking to aspire for more and enjoy greater experiences. When I have those thoughts, I find myself asking the question: "What do I need to do to start receiving those kinds of experiences." I believe it is healthy and natural to strive for more and seek bigger and greater opportunities in life but it is one thing to dream about it and another to actually be ready to receive it. So how do you begin the process of equipping yourself with the right tools?

1. You first need to be open to receive that may sound silly to you but it is quite sincere. As I mentioned above, I have missed brilliant opportunities all because I was not open to receive and I let it slip through my fingers. You see there are times when the Universe gives us insight into something but that insight is not a loud and boastful message but rather a soft and even illusive or fleeting inspiration. It has happened to me too many times to mention; however, because I was too dense to truly grasp the moment, I have learned to raise my vibration and slow down my mind so that I am better prepared to recognize the magical moment being presented to me. How do you do that, you might ask? By being consciously aware of how your intuition works for you and being able to discern between its messages and those of the Ego mind. Meditation or spending time in quiet is vital to your success.

2. Do you truly believe you deserve to receive -- sometimes our head says, yes I am deserving but your heartdoesn'tagree - it feels unsure and resistant to what you are saying. It is very important to look at yourself clearly and make sure you really believe that what you are seeking you are capable of receiving today. For example, If you want to receive a higher income for the services that you are offering, do you sincerely believe you deserve it? If you are not totally convinced that you are worthy and that the higher income is justified, you are not being honest with yourself. That hesitation or feelings of resistance will sabotage you. Your intuitive intelligence knows your heart and knows what you believe and are capable of receiving - being in balance or out of sync will determine your level of success and achievement.

3. Release the outcome and place it in the hands of God and the angels. Worrying and being in a state of fear will only exacerbate the situation. When you openly hand your situation over to God with an open and gracious heart, you are saying that you believe in His/Her power and you accept the process of life to direct your way. So relax and trust that it will be presented to you in the perfect time.

4. Express gratitude. Even before you receive, express your gratitude and appreciation knowing that what you are seeking is also seeking you.

When your energy is positive, it is actually like a magnet that is drawn to you like magic. Make sure your thoughts are in alignment with your beliefs and behavior. Don't resist opportunities or change in your life but rather continue to walk with a steady and sure foot believing that you are prepared to enjoy new possibilities and experiences that are being presented to you.

Joan Marie Ambrose

Author, Creative Writer, Motivational Speaker

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Blog Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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