What Happens if You are Given Something You Want?
Do you accept it graciously?
Do you say, “Oh no, I just can’t accept this; it’s too much”
Do you take it for granted?
I ask this question, because my good friend who also happens to be an amazing psychotherapist and life coach, Terri Cole, called me on this a few weeks ago.
I am guilty of doing #2. One of the values I was raised with was to be self sufficient and able to take care of myself. I now recognize that over living this value can block me from receiving good things I want.
Being able to receive is Abraham Hicks 3rd step in manifesting. #1 is knowing what you want. #2 is trusting the Universe can provide it, as you ask, and #3 is being open to receive it.
I started noticing my reactions when I was given compliments, was treated to dinner, or given an unexpected gift. I noticed my initial reaction was to argue with the gift. So, I decided to just override my initial reaction by accepting and just saying, “Thank you,” and letting the person know what their gesture meant to me. I found my givers lit up when I thanked them. I found they wanted to give and enjoyed the giving, just like I do.
Giving a gift feels even better when the person you give it to is appreciative of it. As a giver I know this, but I got to see it from the other side, LOL!
From Abraham Hicks–
“There are three steps in the Creative Process. The first step is: ask for what you want. You can ask with your words, but your asking is really happening on a vibrational level. The second step is: answer the request. That’s not your job; that is the job of Source Energy and Universal Forces. Law of Attraction (That which is like unto itself is drawn.) is the manager of that. But that answer always comes, and it always comes swiftly and accurately and precisely, and fully in the moment of your asking.
“When you ask, it is always given, now,” surprises many people, because they say, “Can’t be right. I know, I’ve been asking, and my stuff has not shown up yet.” And we say, that’s because you are unaware of your job in the third step.
And the third step is: you must be in the receiving mode of what you’re asking for. You have to be a vibrational match to your own desire, or, in this vibrationally based Universe, you’re not letting it in. Usually, the asking is born where your vibration is not pure. So, in the middle of the asking, you are rarely in the receiving mode. We think the thing that confuses so many of you, is that you think you are asking with your words, and when you ask with your words, if the answer is coming, it should come right now, and it should be in a form that you could recognize. And when it doesn’t come right now, in the middle of your asking, you assume that something has gone wrong. And we say, nothing is wrong. You’re just in step one. When you get in step three, you’ll let it in.”
It’s so funny how the Universe provides the lessons we need. As, we hit the 3rd week of my manifesting class, I asked my groups to share some of what was changing for them being in the class and doing the daily exercises. One person shared, then another raised their hand and said, “Wow, I didn’t think much happened till I heard that last miracle,” Then, she explained how she had been asked out by a new guy and had been given a really nice compliment that made her feel really good about herself. Both events were in alignment with what she wanted; she just hadn’t given them the importance they deserved in her mind.
Someone else chimed in and said, “Yes, I wasn’t really recognizing this,” and shared her little miracle.
So, the 3rd step is super important! The more we recognize the gifts, coincidences and miracles the Universe provides, the more energy we give to things we want actually happening.
So, how can you be open to receiving today?
Can you notice the gifts, and say, “Thank you,” when they come?
Next week is a big week, Terri and I are tag teaming at an awesome event, Bella Life’s Soulful Workshop Series on Tuesday,
Oct 22nd at 7pm! We will be talking about how to “Access Your Divine Power, and Access What You Want Now!” Click the link below if ya want to see what happens when we get going with each other! LOL! Its going to be so fun! We have some very cool exercises planned for you!
Access Your Divine Power and Manifest What You Want NOW!
With Speakers Terri Cole + Lara from The Lara Touch
October 22nd, 2013 at 7:00pm
Spend an evening with two women who have mastered the art of divine manifestation. You will be guided through your fears and taught effective exercises that will help you clear anxiety and doubt so you can feel fully connected to your higher power. Plus learn how to harness the power of your own intention to create a life that thrills you!
And, we are having a free introduction to my manifesting class on Monday at the studio, Oct 21 from 8-930pm. So, if ya are interested in my manifesting class, come check it out. Email us to reserve a spot at email@example.com.
We also started yoga, Lara Touch Style, at the studio, complete with affirmations on Tuesdays and Thursday nights at 6:30pm. Email or call the studio to reserve your spot – hope to see you there!