Beloved one, I would speak with you now about something that is dear to your heart: the secret of receiving. You have been asking to manifest; asking, with the palms open, saying, "Okay, I am asking; I am ready; I want it now."
There has been much said recently about The Secret, the secret of manifesting. And many of your brothers and sisters have been interested in how to manifest. What is the secret?
Everyone loves a secret. It is something special. It is something shared just among friends. It is something that perhaps not everybody knows, and it makes it special if you know the secret. So The Secret has caught on with the brothers and sisters most wonderfully, and many are using that as a step in the awakening to understand and come to the place of realization of Who they are, realizing that they are the ones who are manifesting whatever they are experiencing, and coming to a place where there is not judgment about whatever they are manifesting.
In truth, the secret of receiving is very simple. But it does have a catch to it, and we will come to that later.
The secret of receiving is to know that truly already you have it. There is nothing outside of you. It is all within you and all within your power to bring it forth. The secret of receiving—as I have said, and it is recorded in your holy Scriptures—is to pray unto the Father/Mother, pray believing that you have received. Know that you have received, and then it will appear right in front of you, right in the midst of where you are.
Pray believing; in other words, whatever you are asking for, look around you and realize you already have it. Now, perhaps the world will speak to you that, yes, you have the potential of it, but you have not brought it forth yet. But in truth, you are bringing it forth even as you think to manifest. Even as you think to receive, you are bringing it forth with that vision, and the more you think about it and the more clarity you have about it, the easier it is to recognize that truly you already have it and you already have the means to be in awareness that you have it.
You already have it
This is where friends come in, good friends who are in resonance with you; not friends who are of the questioning kind, but friends who are of like mind. The friends you talk with and you share with can often point out to you that what you are asking for, you do already have; perhaps not in the way you have been looking at it from one angle or maybe from another angle, but you already have it.
So when you pray, pray with the vision of what you want to see in the outer. Go first to the inner, with the inner vision, and acknowledge that, "That which I am asking for, I truly already have. I am wealthy beyond any measure of what the world will say."
Oftentimes you are tricked into thinking that you need a certain number of golden coins or certain numbers in your bank account in order to be able to do what you want to do. But I say unto you, if, for example, you wanted to go to a far country and it was going to cost you a lot of the golden coins and you were thinking, "I can’t do that because I don’t have the golden coins," you find a way to manifest a discount or you find a friend who needs a companion, or you find a friend who will lend you the golden coins so that you can get where you want to go. You always find a creative way to manifest that which is your dream, your vision.
Great sense of gratitude
So as you pray, believing, and you allow the eyes, even the physical eyes to see that you are in the midst of that which you have desired and you know that that which you have been asking for, you already have, there comes a great sense of gratitude. "I am truly blessed"—and you are— "with what I do have."
I would set for you a piece of homework: sit down with a piece of paper and a pen, and take stock of what you do have. You will be surprised, because you will fill pages of the notebook with what you do have, even down to the smallest little thing. You will start out with the big things first, and then you will add more to it, and more, and maybe the next day you will come back and you will add a couple more things to the list, and before you know it, you are going to be living in great gratitude because, "Look at how wealthy I am. Look at what I have to be thankful for. Look at what I have that is freely given to me, things that I do not even have to have responsibility for. I don’t have to expend any energy to have these things. They are already mine to enjoy." Everything you desire, you are already creating for yourself.
Sometimes you create what appear to be bumps in the road in the journey of a lifetime, but oftentimes the bumps in the road are the most wonderful gifts that you can give to yourself. Later on when you look back, you say, "If that bump or that wall, or whatever, wasn’t there, I wouldn’t have made the turn which has brought me here."
The secret to receiving is to know, first of all, that you have already received. The secret to receiving is to stand in gratitude because you have already received and you are already in the midst of receiving.
Be willing to give
And the secret to receiving is to be willing to give. That is what I said is the catch, but it is not a big catch. It is an easy catch. In order to receive, you have to be willing to give; in other words, to let everything flow through you; to know that "I am unlimited; I have all the resources that I ever can think of or desire or would ask for, and I share them with you."
And as you share them with another friend, they are multiplied as they flow through you, and you are then the receiver who has ten-fold of what you are giving out to another one, and you become aware, even more aware of what you already are and have, because you are able to give it. You cannot give it if you do not have it. True? Even the world teaches you that.
Then the world shifts and changes because of your willingness to be the giver. As you allow the giving to flow through you, you realize, "I can give and give and give and give, and more will be given unto me as I give." Then the gratitude grows, and you get out the notebook and you start writing some more things in the notebook, because you realize, "As I give, it is repaid in the flow ten times, multiplied tenfold as I give it out to others;" tenfold because you realize that you are living in an unlimited spirit of the I Am-ness, the Creative One that you are.
What can I give?
The secret to receiving is to give, and to give freely, over and over and over and over; to actually get quite busy in making an inventory of, "What can I give?" As you wake up in the morning every day, before you put the feet upon the floor, think about what you want to give away in that day, be it tangible and/or intangible.
Think about the wealth that you have to give, and then get busy giving it away, because the more you give, the more that will come right back to you. You have heard the saying, "Nature abhors a vacuum." Well, spirit is like that, too. There never is a vacuum. Whenever you give something away, more comes in its place. So if you have been desiring something and you want to receive something, start giving it. If you have been desiring health, start giving health, visualizing health for another friend who perhaps is thinking that they need help or healing. Put yourself in a place of envisioning them healthy and whole, the Christ of them manifesting wholly through the body. And any part of you which has been calling out for healing is going to receive healing ten-fold, because as you give, so it is given unto you ten-fold.
Now, the importance here is awareness. In other words, as you will envision for another one the wholeness that perhaps you are wanting for yourself, you then want to be in a place of receiving consciously, acknowledging consciously, that, "I am receiving the healing that I am giving to another person." Since there is no separation, as you give to another, you are giving to yourself, and it has to come, as you see it, back to you.
You can think of ones in your acquaintanceship, and friendship even, who have what are called the million dollars, even the multi-millionaires. You have friends and acquaintances who have many of the golden coins. Now, that one is, in truth, not separate from yourself. In a worldly sense they seem to be separate and they seem to have the power to spend the golden coins in the way that they want to, which they do, and you may feel that you do not have the golden coins, but you do. Begin to take stock, accounting if you want to call it that, of what you have and what others, as they are seen to be separate from you, have, and step into their sandals.
How would it feel to be Mr. Gates? How would it feel to be able to have so many of the golden coins that you could set up a foundation which would help in various areas of whatever your dream is. Now, does it take a million dollars for you to be able to start to do that? In truth, no. You can start with what you call your five dollars, your ten dollars, your twenty-five. Get others to join in with you. It will grow.
What you have to have is the awareness that you are the abundance that has so much to give—and you do—that you can translate it all into a vision, the same as your Mr. Gates took a vision years ago. It was a vision that he loved. It was something that he was very much caught up into and did for the love of it, and the golden coins came.
He did not start out to seek the golden coins; that was not his first mission. He did what he did because he loved doing what he was doing, and the golden coins have come to him. And now he is able to gift the golden coins to many others to help with various projects that they want to do. You can do the same.
So the secret to receiving is to know, first of all, "I already have it." Secondly, to stand in gratitude and to fill up the notebook with listing all of the things you have to be grateful for, and to keep adding to the notebook. And thirdly—I like to teach in three’s—to be willing to give; to see what you can give in each day, even in each moment.
You are very rich. Go now and celebrate the richness, and share it with others. As you give, so shall you receive.
So be it.
- Jeshua ben Joseph (Jesus)
in expression through Judith