Friday, October 28, 2011

Asking For What You Want

Ask and you shall receive.  This spiritual principle has shaped much of my life.  As a young child, I would often express my wishes in the form of prayer and expect them to come true.  It was quite magical; this sense that the world responded with such ease to just asking.  I would make my desires known and very often, I would get exactly what I prayed for.  Though I did not fully understand it at the time, this helped to deepen my trust in the goodness of life. 

Where did this strong belief originate? I have often wondered in my adult life.  My parents did not attend church  when I was younger, so I was not exposed to the sacredness of religion on a regular basis.  They did not share openly their spiritual beliefs, although I did get glimpses of my mom’s own deep faith as I got older.  I recall a time when she told a story about not having money to buy groceries for us.  I can't remember the exact context of this conversation, but I clearly recall her saying how she decided to take a walk that day and found $50.00 on the street. 

Whether it was an inborn gift or something that was nurtured early on, I grew to believe in God just as a child believes in Santa.  Many great things have occurred in my life because of this knowing that all of my needs and what I most desired would be provided.  Even when I did not get exactly what I wanted, I continued to trust that there was a greater plan.

We were all created from the same source.  So, everyone is deserving of exuberant joy and have the power to affirm what they want in life.  You cannot win the lottery if you are putting out thoughts of scarcity and desperation.  And, like in the movie where Jim Carey plays God, it wouldn't be any fun if everyone won the lottery.  Would it?

Winning the lottery is not the only means of obtaining wealth.  We can ALL have wealth and abundance by retraining our minds, taking actions that are in alignment with our deepest self and utilizing our creative abilities and natural gifts.  Whether you wish for better health, to live a relationship better, to be more at peace, to be happy with your body or you simply need a new car, ask for what you want. 

          Phrase your intention as though you already have it or currently experiencing it.  Become immersed with gratitude for all that you are and all that you are becoming and truly connect with this intention with emotion.    Now, do whatever you can possibly do to actualize this desire.  And when there is nothing left for you to do, surrender it to God, the Universe, Divine Source, or however you define that higher power. 

Here's a great affirmation by Cheryl Richardson, Co-Author with Louise Hay of You Can Create An Exceptional Life:  "Abundance flows into my life in surprising and magical ways every day."

Love to you,

Kathleen O'Malley, DC

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