“You create your opportunities by asking for them.” – Shakti Gawain
Daily Nugget of Gold 1200
Yours For the Asking
We’ve decided that it would be wise of us to break down the simple verse we spent time on in the last issue into it’s three phrases so that we may better do it justice in understanding it’s meaning. Your author has had the benefit of attending a church group in someone’s home in which he participated in an intricate study of various books of The Bible. At that time we had multiple versions on The Bible in print and we often examined verses in each of the translations we had to see if there was one of them that led to a greater understanding of what the verse was attempting to convey. Today we have the internet for that, and it’s so much easier to find multiple texts on any given passage. That will assist us today.
This newsletter doesn’t have the purpose of pushing any particular religion, and in fact it is designed to be of help to atheists as well. Just the same, when we find such an important reference to the inner workings of The Law of Attraction, an opportunity like this is really difficult to pass up. We chose to illuminate it for that reason.
We gave two translations of this verse last time, let’s give another today from the New Living:Translation:
“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.”
“Keep on asking and you will receive what you ask for” is the first part of this verse. If we only ask for something one time, we will likely be disappointed. Wouldn’t it be great if there was some sort of mechanism built within us to separate those things we merely hope for on a whim and those things we truly desired? This would be of particular benefit as we thought about a pain in our side one morning. “Is it cancer?” Wow, if everything we asked for were to immediately appear, that could be bad.
The mechanism we have that requires repetition of requests to translate them to reality is our subconscious mind. The ideas of what we want need to be impressed upon that part of our mind in the form of well emotionalized pictures or videos that we see within our mind’s eye.
We want to be careful not to ask for things we don’t want or to emotionalize outcomes we don’t desire. Worrying about something is a good way to see it happen. This law works like The Law of Growth in that if you plant wheat, you don’t get a cabbage. You get what you have dwelled upon the most. Can you believe we’ve spent a full page on one third of a verse already? It’s amazing the power that only a few short words can convey.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What shall I ask for and why?”
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