I had the privilege as part of this course to listen to ‘The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale’ and I gladly challenge you to do the same as I attached it below for your convenience.
Mr. Nightingale made the following statement that inspired the topic for this week’s post.
“Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be open to you”
Ask Big! I want to begin this post by giving you this challenge:
Ask the Universal Mind for big things!
What do you desire to see in your life regarding your family, health, finances and career! What will you ask the Universal Mind for if you knew beyond the shadow of a doubt it shall be given to you? What are your dreams, hopes and aspirations? What would you like to see come to pass in your life?
I want to encourage you to go and sit down and write it down in your journal now.
Don’t just ask for small things. Ask Big things! Think Big Thoughts! Enlarge your faith to believe.
Would you do it right now?
The “I” is spiritual which means you are part of the Universal Mind that creates or manifest your desires. You have unlimited potential to create any desires you can think of.
So go ahead for “everyone who asks receives, and he/she who seeks finds, and to him/her who knocks it will be opened.”
I leave you with this quote from the book “The Invitation” written by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain!I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul; if you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty even when it’s not pretty, every day, and if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes!”
It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up, after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you, from the inside, when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.”