When the receiver is ready…..

When the student is ready, the teacher appears.
Buddhist Proverb

How good are you at being in the right state to receive? What kind of energy attracts the desired outcome? How do you maintain the right frame of mind once you’ve set an intention? Does your energy match what you are asking for?

Most people fall into the trap of becoming so attached to getting a desired result that they trip over themselves. The paradox of wanting something and letting go seems illogical. How is it possible to let go while pursuing a goal relentlessly? Hence people become ‘human doings’ instead of human beings. They value of taking action, going for it, striving, doing whatever it takes, persistence, determination, drive, motivation and never giving up. These recommended proactive behaviours often produce results, but they only present one half of the process.

This action oriented approach hides inherent problems. Of course, achieving a future goal promises happiness, success, fulfilment etc,, but that immediately implies the present state is no longer satisfying. The more energy is focused on getting the outcome, the more the current undesirable state becomes amplified. Before the goal was set, there may have been a more peaceful acceptance.

Who stops to question whether or not the receiver is ready to receive? For example, when people search for a perfect partner, do they look in the mirror to see if they embody all the qualities they seek? When they wish for success and abundance, have they learned how to manage money? When they want that incredible job or high position, have they checked they’ve got the qualities that are required?

Perhaps a good look in the mirror is the best place to start. Matching the energy frequency of the desired goal attracts the positive resonating frequencies to be reflected back. Start with acting ‘as if’ or ‘faking it until you make it’ to get the ball rolling in the right direction. However, a good follow-through is also necessary. What needs to change, be improved, or learned?

The best energy for attracting any kind of success is gratitudeand acceptance for what you have already received. Although this sounds like the opposite of goal setting and striving to do whatever it takes, this state of positive ‘being’ acts like a magnet. Once you access the state of just ‘being’ all possibilities open up, and everything becomes available. Only then can true choices or preferences be made about ‘becoming’.

The trick is being able to learn from the past in order to improve what the future brings. As a choice is made, the alternatives fade away. If the essence of ‘being’ guides the choice, it will match true inner virtues and values. So, starting from an attitude of gratitude, trust and acceptance means being true to yourself.

Questions to reflect on:

How do I know I didn’t need what I don’t have? I don’t have it.
What have I got now and what can I do with that?
How can I make the best of what is?
Where is the good in this?
What could be good about this?
What good can come from this?
What would love say, do or think?

God is within you. You yourself are the creator. If you find that place within you from which you brought this thing about, you will be able to live with it and affirm it, perhaps even enjoy it, as your life.
Joseph Campbell
© Arielle Essex