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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Ask and It Has Already Been Given

I was speaking with some friends the other day when I expressed that I would like to live in a world where people felt safe to just come out and play with each other, the world we lived in before we learned that playing and being who we really are is not safe. I remember as a child of thirteen telling my friends that one-day space aliens would come and take me to their world. Decades later I am still here and I get that it is up to me to create the kind of world I want.

Later that evening I was making a midnight run to my local video store. The store was surprisingly busy for that time of night. I quickly grabbed three movies from the documentary section and proceeded through checkout. As I was going out the door I heard a voice behind me ask "what did you get"? I turned expecting to see a couple of people behind me in conversation but there was only a middle-aged East Indian man with large ears and a big smile on his face. When he saw me turn he repeated again "what did you get"? The next thing I know, right there in the dark in front of the video store on a cold April night we are opening our bags like to kids coming out of a candy store to show each other what we got. After a brief conversation about the movies and a couple of other recommendations for other movies he gives me that great smile again and extends his hand and wishes me "Happy Easter".

I sat in my car for a moment as I watched him drive away then suddenly, I got it. Goose bumps swept over my body. The tears welled up in my eyes and I was filled with gratitude. The universe had shown me that the kind of world I had asked for was already given and happening all around me. All I had to do was ask and be ready to receive it regardless whatever form it may take.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jackie said...

Beautiful. I'm so glad my friend turned me on to this site. It inspires me, it moves me and it touches me. Thank you Michael for being willing to fulfill your purpose

1:39 PM  
Blogger Tame said...

Thank you Michael, I sat and I stood and I cried today and asked, why, why, why, it was later when I realized it was a projection of me all around, I asked for sadness and disappointment and that is what I got. During the easy times its easy to expect good things, but during the uphill struggles and hard times our expectations should stay high and light, thanks for the reminder.
Tame

12:19 PM  
Blogger Dragonlady2264 said...

Hi Michael,
this is beautiful and it's the kind of thing that's been happening in my life, too, since I have immersed myself in the Abraham teachings as channelled through Esther Hicks. Their book "Ask and it is Given" is all about what you have shared here.
Just the other day I was driving my bus, this was on Thursday; for two weeks I had been doing an early morning shift. I was going to be with Steve (the man in my life) that night and I thought to myself how nice it would be to get an afternoon shift on Friday, so we could spend a leisurely morning together and when I got back to the garage to check I had indeed been given an afternoon shift.
Over the past few months, since reading and listening to Abraham I have learned a lot about "getting in the receiving mode" by doing, saying and thinking and looking for those things which truly feel good to me. It's been a wonderful journey, which includes receiving Steve into my life.

Love,
~ Nicoletta

6:16 AM  

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