As a child I asked for what I wanted from my parents and most of the time got what I wanted if they deemed it was good for me. As I grew, I learned to ask God through prayers for bigger things, like the job I wanted, the relationship that was important, and how to get a new car or house.
I was always asking for something and everything that I have asked for over the years has been given to me. It has not always been given to me at the time I asked, but at a time that was appropriate for me to receive. The deeper asking and receiving led me on a path that was so much different from when I started asking. Spirit was letting me know that I would be given material and non-material things so I would grow to become consciously aware of greater spiritual truths and gifts.
I shifted from asking to knowing that everything I genuinely need or want will come to me at the right time and in the right way. It shifted from the intensity of wanting, then asking, and the expectancy of waiting to allowing. Spirit was teaching me to let go of these things that served as energetic binders and blinders, and open to an easier way. These energetic binders and blinders kept my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies in a state of tension. Letting go opened the flow with ease throughout all of these bodies and they relaxed in a profound way.
Allowing what is mine to come to me without effort is embodied now. For instance, I had the thought a while ago that I would like a more active social life. I could have joined organizations, gone to social activities, or done any number of things to make a more active social life happen.
Instead, what I did is release the thought, allow what is the appropriate social life for me to unfold, and say thank you. What happened about a week or so later is that a couple of people I know casually, with whom I had no previous social contact outside of dance or the neighborhood, asked to get together with me to get to know me better. I said I would love to and so begins a more active social life.
It was effortless and a joy to experience unfold. This is how it is with the majority of things in my life. If I genuinely want something, someone, or some situation, I have the thought, let it go, say thank you, and go on about my daily life. Spirit blesses me with more than I ask for in ways that are so heartwarming and simple.
That I allowed Spirit to lead me at each step of the journey, is the greatest gift I have given myself. Grateful doesn’t convey the depth of gratitude I feel for a life so filled with grace and beauty.
Reggie learned right away to get what he wanted by asking, nudging my leg or hand, or repeatedly barking loudly. Spirit helped him teach me so he doesn’t have to ask now as he is given whatever he needs and wants. It is effortless for him now too and he is such a happy dog. His joy gives me joy. Blessings all around! Nancy and Reggie♥