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Manifesting: The Magic of Receiving
by Karen Johnson
Copyright © 2013

On the voyage of life we are all creators or co-creators, depending on your term of reference, but an essential element of the creating process is having the ability to give and the ability to receive. Sounds pretty simple, doesn't it. How hard can it be to give or to receive? It's funny how some people can flow with it like water into a calming pool and for others it's like they're taking a leap over a huge chasm. Why such different Views? Both are looking at the same situation, yet they remain at polar opposites.

The starting point for this dialogue is quite simple, and we'll start today by having you ask yourself a straightforward question. You will say "I am Open to Receive?" and just listen or notice what happens.


Being out of balance here is bargaining for less than you are. It's telling the universe that you're not a worthy participant because you are not ready to accept all that is yours. You have put the brakes on the process.

'I will give but I am not ready to receive yet, or I will receive but I am not trusting that there is enough for all, so I'll hold off giving for now.'

Can you live in an empowered way if you place restrictions upon yourself?


How can you be truly in the flow of the universe if you are unable to connect to the rhythm of giving and receiving which is an essential part of the rhythm of creating?

Receiving is about allowing the energy in. Giving and receiving creates a circuit and a movement to the energy, allowing it to flow and expand. If, however, we are unable or on some consciousness level refuse to let the energy in, then the circuit no longer flows. If one part of that circuit is blocked then it is in effect useless.

Remember, any time, we want to create we need to be in the flow of the energy, which is in fact being in the flow of the universe and being receptive to new ideas and concepts. To have fully operational circuits we need to be aligned with the thoughts and actions of giving and receiving. Any misalignment here will thwart and damage the circuitry and as a result cause misfiring of the energy.


By now, you've checked in with yourself to see where you stand on "I Am Open To Receive?" and are aware if there are any deficiencies in your belief system needing adjustment or removal.

If you use your logic and analytical abilities to help clear the way, beware of getting stuck in a recycling mode. The way to move through it is not to go over and over and over it again; that is actually self sabotage in disguise and can keep you stuck forever. Once identified, you can begin to release it. Your focus is not on the past. It's time to put your focus and energy into your present.

Another way to anchor yourself in the present and to eliminate self defeating beliefs is to ask for help and guidance in releasing these patterns. Ask for assistance and expect it to come. Be open. The less you define it the fewer restrictions you place upon it and yourself.


Where to start? Begin the distilling process to become a fully self actualized and empowered individual with fully operational receptors. It is an absolute universal truth that because you are YOU and you are HERE on the planet: you are a magnificent creator who can fully participate in this experience and have unlimited manifesting capabilities.

We come fully loaded with a set of beliefs in place. This may impact our self image or the personal beliefs we carry and can definitely limit us. Some are carryovers from other times; others were taken on for this particular experience.

We need to realize that we don't need to earn the right to receive. We don't need to earn the right to be, that's part of the fallacy, The problem is some of us have bought so strongly into this myth that it has become a firm belief and is nestled tightly into a damaging set of patterns.

Have you ever thought of yourself as the magnificent creator that you are?

Your innate nature is to be fully aligned with the giving and receiving mechanism of the universe. If you have allowed something or someone, even yourself, to diminish that capability, it's time to change. You have a right to be here and a right to take up your space on the planet. If you've been in the fetal position it's now time for you to step it up and move into your power.


If you are now in a place where you are ready to receive totally and fully; at peace with it and yourself; celebrate it! Know that you are blessed with the wonders that life has to offer without censoring or limiting what comes to you.

I want you to remember that we are all entitled to partake in what's being offered. The difference is some of us know and trust the process and others may spend time in focusing on diminishing and blaming ourselves and others instead of focusing on the abundance and wisdom that is always there for us to draw upon.

If you have not yet experienced this, know that you need only to re-examine and do an inventory. Think of the process of giving and receiving as stepping stones of the creating process. The power in the process is always you. It starts with you and it ends with you.


This article was originally written by Karen Johnson for:
The Meta Arts Magazine, New York
© 2013 Karen Johnson, CHt. MHt All rights reserved in all media.


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Karen Johnson is an expert in the field of Human Potential Development an area where she has been a leader for the past decade. A well known Energy Medicine Practitioner, Master Hypnotherapist, Spiritual and Metaphysical Healer and Author. She also runs an international Intuition Consultant business: consulting and mentoring for individuals and small businesses.

She can be reached at 416.732.2661