It’s been my experience that when I make a request for something that isn’t yet present in my life, I will always be shown where I am creating separation rather than intimacy with it, where I am attempting to control rather than being vulnerable. When I choose vulnerability rather than control, I receive more…though it may not be in the exact form I had thought it should show up. A decision, conclusion or expectation about how something needs to look or be blocks our natural capacity to receive, and creates separation instead. Yes, I did say natural capacity to receive. It’s what would be if we didn’t live our lives from judgment.
What alternative is there to judgment? Well, I have been choosing intimacy for the last few years. I know for many, intimacy is something they only consider with their romantic partner, family or close friends. Though I have discovered that the vulnerability that creates intimacy is actually an antidote to anywhere I have created separation in my life. That includes the separation I unconsciously created from my own natural capacity to receive.
Most people avoid being vulnerable like the plague. Is that you? Like me, you might have learned growing up that vulnerability is weakness, and leaves you unprotected from the potential threat of being hurt. Yet, something different has been revealed to me. What if it’s not at all what you’ve been taught to believe? What if there is potency in vulnerability, and it’s actually your greatest strength? What if all the barriers of protection you use against being vulnerable cut off what’s possible for you to receive?
I’ve discovered that my willingness to be increasingly more vulnerable creates a more intimate way of living in and with everything in the world. Receiving more seems to be the natural byproduct of this intimate way of living, and any attempt to control toward getting something can be potentially obstructive. Instead of coming to conclusion about an outcome or result, I ask to be shown the energy of what it is I would like to have. What I then perceive is often not something I can describe or define. It’s simply energy. I know that every choice I make creates. So, I choose in the direction of what I’m asking for by saying yes to everything that matches that energy even if it doesn’t make sense logically. I choose from an awareness of resonant energy without concluding what the outcome has to look like before it shows up, or even when.
So for me, “Ask and you shall receive” is not about just asking a question to get what I want every now and then. It’s a way of being and living in the world. I have found that my willingness to live intimately with everything and everyone without need to put up barriers of protection against anything allows me to dynamically receive far more than controlling to outcome could ever get me. I’ve discovered there’s so much more ease in being vulnerable and receiving than endlessly struggling to get something through control. What if a new way of looking at vulnerability just might open you up to receiving everything that is possible? What if you trusted what YOU know?