Vector8 Journals

Saturday, May 01, 2004

How to Receive the Desires of Your Heart

A woman was giving a talk entitled "How to Receive the Desires of Your Heart." She booked a hall with a seating capacity of 1000. On the actual day only about 100 people turned up. The speaker stood on the stage observing the audience. They were scattered all over the hall and only a handful of people were sitting in front. Most of the them looked ill at ease. The speaker decided to allow for a few more minutes in case of a last minute rush. She smiled at her audience sending them lots of love.

A woman in the middle row raised a tentative hand. "Excuse me, is this the right seminar for fulfilling your dreams?"

"Yes it is."

"There wasn't a price on the flyer. Is that correct?"

"Yes it is. This seminar is free."

"How come?" another woman piped in. "Nothing is for free".

"This course is free," the speaker said. "It is my gift to you."

A man at the back shouted "Are you sure this isn't a big con?"

"No con."

Another voice, "There must be a catch here!"

"No catch" the speaker said all the while beaming at her audience.

"You're having a laugh aren't you?" A man suddenly stood up and looked around him. "Let's check if there are hidden cameras around. For all we know we're probably being watched by one of those dodgy Reality TV shows."

The mood in the audience was tense, some people walked out, others looked around suspicious that there was a hidden agenda. More people got up and left. The speaker waited patiently until there was complete calm. There was now about half the audience remaining. She asked the rest of them to move closer to the stage which they did. She smiled at them.

"Welcome all of you," she said. "Let's make a start shall we?"

The above is an allegory. It represents the good that God, Spirit, Substance, the I Am Presence has for each and everyone and your good is free. It is a gift from God but how many of you would rather pay thousands of Pounds than receive something for free. We believe if it's free it has no value. How many of us are often suspicious when someone offers us something with no expectation. We think there's got to be a catch. We believe "there's no such thing as a free lunch." The truth is all that is good from the Father of Light is rightfully ours, free, with no expectation. It matters not whether we are good or bad, it simply is our divine heritage.

There's a lot being written about humanity evolving or ascending to a higher spiritual plane or consciousness. While this is true the only way for humanity to transcend duality is to accept what has been freely given to us. How can we ascend when we still have a slave mentality that everything has to be earned or there always has to be an exchange. This is because we think of ourselves, the personality, as the giver or receiver and then believe that the other is being deprived, thus the belief that the vacuum has to be immediately filled. The phrase, "nature abhors a vacuum" does not mean a human personality needs to fill it but that there was never a vacuum in the first place. For instance, a tree may appear to have lost all of its leaves in the autumn or winter but within its saps is the potential for new growth which is always present. In other words, God, Spirit, the I Am Presence appearing as all of us is always full. But you have to be aware of that presence for it to be of any use. "In his [God's] presence there is [always] fullness of joy". When we understand that giving is not coming from a personality but from our God Presence then there would be a shift of perspective. Remember, when you give it is God that is giving. God's kingdom is infinite. You cannot deprive infinity because infinity simply is just that, infinite.

It is now time for us to wake up to the fact that God's goodness is within us Now. All the solutions to the problems that humanity has imagined or created can be resolved when we go within. The answers are there and freely given. We have been programmed that everything has to come to us outside of ourselves and always through the "sweat of our brows"which is the materialist view of life. The truth is that all goodness, love, truth, abundance, joy, bliss, truth and life are within you. "The Kingdom of God is within you." You don't have to be religious to realise that truth, simply be still and know who you are. "It is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom".

Next time someone gives you something, whether it is a smile, a compliment, a gift simply say thank you in recognition that it is God that is using that personality as a channel to bless you. There's no reason to feel compelled to give in return because that is the human way. Remember that the person's good doesn't depend on you and is ever present. On the other hand if you feel inspired to give something know that you, the personality, are not the giver. You are simply acting as a channel for the Infinite Spirit to bless others. This realisation is the first step: giving and receiving from a consciousness of Spirit. This is the meaning of prosperity consciousness whereby you are aware that it is substance that is the source of all that is in the visible form.

Awake now to your divine heritage. While I know that the collective consciousness of humanity hasn't reached the point yet of not having to receive wages, the time is at hand when you will see many courses, books, teachings, healing being freely given from those who are aware that God is the doer. Many God inspired writers have referred to this infinite substance which is our daily supply and it is where our liberty lies. I love this quote from Isaiah which reinforces my perspective:

"Ho , every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness." (Isaiah 55: 1, 2)
May we all take this first step to freedom by learning to give out of love as well as receive out of love with no expectation.

Love and Infinite blessings,

25 July 2003