Ask the question (SSN)

Before answers can come, a question must be made…

Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you: For everyone who asks receives; and everyone who searches finds; and everyone who knocks the door will be opened. Matthew 7: 7-8

“One of the unerring Truths in the Universe is that there is already provided a lavish abundance for every human want. In other words, the supply of every good always awaits the demand. Another Truth is that the demand must be made before the supply can come forth to fill it.”
– H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in truth

This is why you ask the question. You send out the request to the Universe! You activate the Laws of Attraction with your questions.

When in doubt, try this:

“Invariably, the question to ask when stumped is: ‘What am I not thinking of that I could be thinking of?’ Or put another way, ‘What am I not considering that’s otherwise obvious?”
– Mike Dooley “Manifesting Change”

Takeaway: In order to receive an answer, you have to first ask the question.

Unanswered Prayers (SSN)

So if we are deserving of having our desires fulfilled, how come sometimes they are not fulfilled? How come some of our prayers go unanswered?

If you are a LOA (Laws of Attraction) person, it is as simple as this….

“Almost everyone prays at one time or another. Why then are so many prayers unanswered? For many reasons! One is that, even as we pleaded, we held in the back of our mind all the reasons why our desires might NOT be granted. Then, when our mental blockages prevented the answer, we said something like, ‘Perhaps it is not God’s will that I receive this answer.’ This is a form of blasphemy. We blamed God for what our own minds were doing.

Providence does not implant desires within us in order to mock us, but in order that they be fulfilled. The blocking of man’s worthy desires is against the laws of nature.”

“Basic Principles of the Science of Mind” By Dr. Fredrick Bailes

If you believe that all things happen for a reason, try this on for size… Unanswered prayers and struggles are,

“a force that appears to be negative, but actually shows you how to realize your Personal Legend. It prepares your spirit and your will, because there is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission in earth.”
Paulo Coehlo – the Alchemist

What do I believe? Both.

1. I believe that I must feel worthy and eliminate any mental blockages to receive.

2. I believe that struggles are here to help me clarify my thoughts, return to thoughts of inclusion and love, and to steer me in a direction that is better for me than I could have possibly imagined. Or, teach me something I need to learn to support me in fulfilling my desires.

When I pray, visualize, and make intentions for my desires, I always wish for “that, or something better.”* I trust the universe to know that something else might be better for me.

The other thing to note in both of the above quotes, is that the desire actually originated with source. (Read, “Where did your desire come from?”) Be clear that you are deserving and keep yourself open to the possibilities. Your prayer will be answered. It just might not be exactly the way you thought it would be. And THAT could be even better for you!

Takeaway: If your prayer feels unanswered, go back and make sure you are clear in your desire, your worthiness of that desire, and look for possible solutions you had not even imagined.

P.S. This is exactly why we ALWAYS stay open to other solutions in the Unscribbling process.

*I learned to ask for, “that, or something better” from one of my amazing mentors, Carol Tucker-Andrix. She teaches Science of Mind classes in Chicago. Drop me a line if you would like more info on contacting her.