Archive for June 6th, 2010

In these last few posts, the theme has been that of using your mental imagery and powers of imagination to manifest your heart’s desires. Posts dealing with these ideas are below:

May 9, 2010: “as you dream it, so shall it be”
May 16, 2010: “gratitude is the attitude”
May 18, 2010: “feeling happy now is the fastest way to bring money into your life”
June 1, 2010: “abundance is the fruit of gratitude”
June 4, 2010: “ripples on a pond”
June 5, 2010: “seek with expectation”

It’s all well and good to bring these exalted ideas to you and to exhort you to use them. But what good are they if you cannot believe that good things can be yours? This was brought home to me by one of my faithful readers, Sonia, whose comments have been such an inspiration in themselves. She read the June 5th post in which your Angels remind you that, for them, giving you a good parking space and giving you one million dollars requires exactly the same amount of effort. It is as easy for them to give you one million dollars as it is to provide you with a fantastic parking spot. Her comment was: “…there is a big difference (in my mind) between a million dollars and a parking space. I’m working on the million… Just give me time.”

That excellent comment hit the nail squarely on the head: the missing link is belief. What can we believe? And we can receive only that which we can believe. Doubtless we have all heard the saying, “I’ll believe it when I see it”. What actually happens, though, is as Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book title states, “You’ll see it when you believe it” (see Reading).

We can hear from sermons in church that if we just have faith the size of a mustard seed (which is really tiny), we can move mountains (Matthew 17:20). We can read how Jesus was approached by a centurion whose servant was paralyzed and in great pain, asking Jesus, “…say but the word and my servant will be healed” (Matthew 8:5-13). Or the story of the woman, bleeding for twelve years, who came up behind Jesus and touched the edge of his cloak, thinking to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter, your faith has healed you”, he said; and the woman was healed from that moment (Matthew 9:20-22). We can read in A Course In Miracles that there is no order of difficulty in miracles. All of these wonderful words can excite our imaginations, yet we still feel as if they were not meant for us because we cannot believe that we can attain that which they promise. Again, the missing link is belief. As the centurion believed that his servant would be healed, the servant, was, indeed, healed. As the bleeding woman believed that only a touch of Jesus’ robe would heal her, she was healed. As we believe that we will be awarded a prime parking space, that spot is ours.

Belief works. What we can believe, we will receive. And we receive that which we can believe. Tomorrow’s post will discuss how to stretch our imaginations, and with them our comfort zones, to enrich our lives.