This blog post is going to attempt to catch the many times that I myself need to “be open to receive”.
I believe teachers, okay, everyone really, should practice what they preach. So here I am, practicing what I preach (read my book chapter, Be Open to Receive for context).
Talking with someone near and dear, he mentions a certain “theory” that has recently been trending on Google. I poo-poo it. Ta-da! What happens? I am doing research on a seemingly unrelated topic for an Examiner article that I’m writing and POOF! The same theory shows up! I begin to feel perplexed. I take a shower and I realize that I must “be open to receive” and at least, research it.
Another day, one of the subjects of my book chapter and I go to lunch. For me, just the very act of going to lunch was “being open”. In fact, due to both of our schedules, the lunch was rescheduled many times!
So, of course, as I imagined would be the case, this person presented me with new insights on several topics. I made notes on my iPhone for further investigation. Later, she presented me with some additional information though, and my first response? I asked, “Did I ask for this”? But just as quick, I realized what I was doing, so I followed with, “thank you, at some point in the future this might be some information I will need, though right now, it is not what I had in mind”.
I have been presented with a challenging opportunity. Okay, it did not present itself quite so elegantly packaged exactly. It came by way of a bit of struggle. Little bit of ranting and complaining occurred here at the old iMac.
In the struggle of attempting to meet the “rules” of a big blog site, I realized I could update this site (or at least open to the idea and explore this as a solution), hence, Take It Upon Yourself gets a shift. Oh JOY! Now, We Are All Connected is born. The page that all of my posts about Limitless Creator, God, Spirit, Energy, and so forth, will be linked. Let’s see if we can have some fun with this!
Isn’t life fascinating? Brilliant? Heart-opening?
I am finding it challenging at times to “be open to receive”. The Universe is showing me that I still say no often, judge, and close doors that I don’t think I need to walk through.
When you let your ego take a back seat to what’s out THERE, all around you, YOU will be amazed how God, Creator, Universe will speak to you.
I nearly feel that every time I open my mouth to judge something, a moment later I might have to eat my words! I write quite a bit about self help issues, no doubt because I need to help myself! So, it should come as no surprise that I’m always in analytical mode. Constantly weighing pros and cons, always finding that change is the only constant in life.
I hope my sharing these struggles and triumphs might help you too.
I over-think, I contemplate, then I allow the Universe to show me. When I’m wrong, I admit it. I am humble. I am living in my head a lot. But I write. Writing is my voice. I am transparent. When you read my words, you see my soul. I hope it helps you. I always want you to Take It Upon Yourself though. Strengthen the fabric that connects us all. Challenge me. Improve us all.
To be continued…