Avoid a Demanding Spirit

“My heart is a verdant meadow with many blooms.  I open my heart to receiving love and respect.  I open my heart to many quarters.  I allow my good to come to me from all directions.  Remembering that the Universe is my source, I release individuals from any demands that they be the source of my good.  I allow the Universe to support me as it chooses, not as I demand.  I surrender my narrow vision to a broader and longer view of events.  I trust that as I respect and honor myself and others, I will be treated in kind.”  Julia Cameron, Heart Steps

We have to be careful when invoking the law of attraction that we are actually going to get what is best for us.  There is so much that is automatic about the law, but just invoking it willy-nilly won’t do it for us.  We need to know that we are on the right beam from the Universe, or God.  Otherwise, we will ask amiss, and when we get what we think we want, it won’t be what we want at all.  It will be something that we might regret.

I think that deep prayer helps.  Slowing down before asking helps.  Guidance through intuition helps.  If we are unsure about the timing of something we need to do, we need to ask.  There is no reason to believe that we will be left in the dark about the right way to go, the right thing to say, the right thing to do.  We will be told. 

But we have to ask first.  As the Universe, or God, to support us as He chooses, not as we demand.

This will make all the difference.

We Must Ask for What We Want

“The Bible has many references to the immeasurable gifts which are for you, but for which you must ask.”  A Course in Miracles, Circle of Atonement edition.

“And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For every one who asks receives, and he who seek finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.  What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he ask for an egg, will give him a scorpion?  If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”  Luke 11:9-13 (RSV)

When I was little, just a small child, I thought that asking for things was being greedy.  As a result, my parents had quite a time trying to discover what my Santa wishes really were.  Of course, I wouldn’t have known the concept for “greedy,” but something stopped me from putting words to my desires.

I missed a great lesson from Scriptures.  We do need to ask for what we want.  If we can get really clear about what we want, then ask with a reverent heart, the Universe (think God) does respond.  Asking is the basis of the law of attraction, and asking is not greedy.

Sometimes we fear that we will ask amiss.  And the law of attraction is very exact, though a loving Father oversees the process, in my opinion.  So we are saved from disaster when we ask amiss.  Eventually our inferior wants will be replaced with truly great wants, and as we climb up the ladder to the knowledge of God, we will ask rightly.

We can always include a prayer to ask rightly.  And then we see the blessing of what we want showering down upon us.