Posts Tagged ‘Ask and It Is Given’


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

n. The act of receiving; receipt; admission
n. The state of being received.
n. The act or manner of receiving, especially of receiving visitors; entertainment; hence, an occasion or ceremony of receiving guests
n. Acceptance, as of an opinion or doctrine.
n. A retaking; a recovery.

One thing I suggest to clients with big wish lists and minimal manifestation is to shift the way they pray for change.

“Ask and you shall receive” — except if you’ve engaged major blocks to that reception. If you really, really want something, and you’ve not seen your prayers and intentions manifest in tangible form, then you might want to add something to your prayers. Ask for the ability to recognize an answered prayer, along with the courage and wisdom to receive your answer.

If you ponder all the meanings of “reception,” you can see what a subtle, yet enormous difference that little change in prayer can make in your life and in the world we share.

Abraham-Hicks: The Emotional Guidance Scale

I have referenced tools given by Abraham-Hicks many times, but as we enter a phase where vibration especially matters, I wanted to share their Emotional Guidance Scale. So many clients ask me how they can possibly get to Passion and Joy when they just feel generally filled with Doubt, Anger, Depression or Boredom. One of the brilliant messages of Abraham is to follow a step-by-step process up the emotional ladder. No, most people really can’t move immediately from Despair to Joy/Appreciation/Empowered/Freedom/Love in a single leap … but if they keep reaching for the next best feeling up the ladder, they will eventually climb out of that Despair, out of that Anger, moving further into Hopefulness, Optimism and all the way up.

This process reminds me of Kundalini Yoga instructor Gurumukh’s comment in one of her yoga DVD’s: “Wherever you are, start there. Because if you don’t start somewhere, then you’ll be nowhere. So we must start wherever we are.”

If you find yourself struggling or concerned that you’re not radiating bliss 24/7 prior to 12/21/12, please don’t worry about it. Just do the best you can in each moment. Awakening remains a completely personal process. You can inspire others or allow yourself to be inspired, drag people down, or allow yourself to be dragged down, but ultimately, the moment-by-moment choices happen inside of you. Each of you. You can’t “do” it for anyone else, but you absolutely can do it for yourself. A little extra consciousness of how you feel during and after your interactions with people, situations and ideas will help you to assess if you’re moving in the direction you’d like to go.

We live in a world with very few positive examples of wise, compassionate and just use of Power. With all the abuses by parents, advertisers, corporations, banks, governments, priests and others in whom we’ve unwisely invested our own power, we can easily accept the message that all power is bad power. “The Love of Money is the root of all Evil, so just give it all to us…. All power corrupts and Absolute Power corrupts Absolutely, so just let us handle that. We wouldn’t want you to corrupt yourselves. Some banks are too big to fail, and some institutions are simply too important to prosecute.” 😉

According to the Emotional Guidance Scale, though, “Empowered” ranks right up top with Joy, Appreciation, Freedom and Love. This is our natural, unmanipulated state — most closely connected to the Divine expressing itself through us. If you want to know how to spend this end of an age, I suggest spending it climbing up the emotional ladder. If that means joining and celebrating with friends, do that. If it means recognizing that you are not a victim but instead a learning creature, do that. If it means committing to the next step of your hopes and dreams, do that. If it means embracing your own creativity, do that. If it means radiating love and bliss 24/7, by all means, have at it!

Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires” by Abraham, Jerry and Esther Hicks offers many practical exercises and explanations. One tool that really helps people to “start wherever you are” is the Emotional Guidance Scale.

“There is no one giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps.” ~Peter A. Cohen

As we enter a phase of super-amplified energies, taking little steps in the direction of your choice means amplifying your intentions loud and clear. “Ask and it is given.” Intend and receive. Your momentum will increase, and you can reach further than you may have ever imagined possible. Forget the sky. There are no limits unless you choose to accept them.

I will leave you with the Adi Mantra chanted before a kundalini yoga session: “Ong Namo, Guru Dev Namo” ~ meaning, “I call upon Divine Wisdom.” “I bow to that infinite creative wisdom that resides within my true Self.” You can do it, because you are it!

The Emotional Guidance Scale

1. Joy/Appreciation/Empowered/Freedom/Love
2. Passion
3. Enthusiasm/Eagerness/Happiness
4. Positive Expectation/Belief
5. Optimism
6. Hopefulness
7. Contentment
8. Boredom
9. Pessimism
10. Frustration/Irritation/Impatience
11. Overwhelment
12. Disappointment
13. Doubt
14. Worry
15. Blame
16. Discouragement
17. Anger
18. Revenge
19. Hatred/Rage
20. Jealousy
21. Insecurity/Guilt/Unworthiness
22. Fear/Grief/Depression/Despair/Powerlessness

From the book “Ask and It is Given”, pg. 114