One email jumped out from the rest. I received an email from “Ben S Bernake”, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank. In the message, I found out that I was about to receive $10 million dollars. Under normal circumstances, I would have moved the email right away into my trash can. But this time round, I decided to allow myself some fun in my mental playground.
Here was what the email said….
CONTRACT FUND CREDIT FROM BANK FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD
We received an instructional letter to credit $10.5million to your account
We wish to let you know that all charges are waived for the success of this
contract fund to be credited into your account.
Your respond is required to enable us credit your account without any further
delay and you are also required to get back to us with the reconfirmation
of your banking particulars for we to know if what we have in file is correct and
to avoid crediting your funds to wrong account.
CONGRATULATION TO YOUR CONTRACT FUND.
Please be fast on this matter.
Thanks and God bless you.
Chairman Federal Reserve Bank New York.
Open To Receiving
My mind toyed around with the idea, “Well what do I know? $10 million dollars in my account? Am I open to receiving such a large sum of money from an unexpected source? Can I assume that it is in US dollars?”
I started to recall about what I know about being open to receiving. According to the Law of Abundance, we must be open to receiving in order to receive more of abundance. If we are unwilling to accept abundance that is readily available to us, we cannot blame the universe or blame God that we are feeling poor. We cannot say that it is anyone’s fault if we do not get to go on a nice beach vacation, sail on a yacht or enjoy profound peace from a meditation session.
Blessings can come in any form. Sometimes it is not what we expect but it may well be what is appropriate to the situation. More likely, we are not going to hear booming voices that we are about to receive manor from heaven. What is necessary is that we remain alert to the gift that is sent our way. It may well be delivered by an earth angel, a lightworker or just about anyone who goes to your aid in response to your asking. Which reminds me about the parable of the drowning man.
Story about Receiving
There was once a man who was stranded on a rooftop due to a flood. He waited for a long time for rescue but no one came. In utter despair, he prayed to God for help.
Not long after, a rowboat came by. The driver shouted to the man on the rooftop, “Jump in, I am here to save you.”
The man on the rooftop declined the offer, “No, it’s OK! I am praying to God and he is going to save me.”
So the rowboat left.
Then, a motorboat came by. The motorboat driver shouted, “Jump in, I can save you.”
Once again, the stranded man responded, “No thanks, I’m praying to God and he is going to save me. I have faith.”
The driver of the motorboat could not wait. He had no choice but to leave to rescue others who were stranded.
Finally, a helicopter came by. Its pilot flew the helicopter to a position hovering the stranded man. The pilot threw down a rope and shouted, “Grab the rope. I will lift you to safety.”
Still, the stranded man replied, “No thanks, I’m praying to God and he is going to save me. I have faith.”
The pilot could not do anything if the man refused his help. Reluctantly, he flew the helicopter away.
The water rose above the rooftop. As the man took in his last breath, he felt a sense of disappointment that God had not answered his prayers.
Now, having been pretty pious in his lifetime, the man went to Heaven. He finally got his chance to get an audience with God. The man cried bitterly, “What happened? I had faith in you but you didn’t save me! You have let me drown. I don’t understand why!”
God replied, “I did respond. I sent you a rowboat and a motorboat and a helicopter. What were you expecting?”
Open Alignment with Abundance
How do you know if you are open or not to receiving abundance? Well, if you need some personal examples, here is what my past archives have to say…..
- Difficulty in accepting compliments graciously;
- Difficulty in saying yes to offers for help;
- Difficulty in believing that I deserve something better.
My various difficulties rest on my fears in appearing vulnerable, weak, and dependent. With little understanding about the law of abundance, my paradigm had been one of limitation, lack and separation.
Through working with others recently, I have observed that some of us are open and free with receiving love and connection but find it a challenge to receive money. Others are free to receive money but have a lot of difficulty in accepting money. We turn beet red, mumble on our words or hope that the ground would open to swallow us up when we have to receive something that we feel we do not deserve. We are overcome with shame, embarrassment and guilt. Yet, what do we deserve or not deserve?
We have been taught from childhood that we need to demonstrate our deservingness to earn something. We need to get good grades, have good behavior or look good in order to receive a special reward. While there is nothing “wrong” for caregivers to hang a carrot, the message that invariably gets omitted is about not needing to do anything extra to deserve love. So we grow up, not knowing that we do not need to climb the highest mountains, swim the furthest seas or track through the most perilous jungles in order to receive something as fundamental as what is already our birthright – unconditional love and divine abundance.
We are already abundant. Yet, our experience of abundance is very much dependent on whether we choose to be aligned with it or not. One way to greater alignment is being open to receiving. Alignment simply means being one with. To be aligned with abundance, means that any perception of limitation or lack gets dropped away. Our energy is one of expansiveness; free flowing, light filled, exuberant, creative and loving.
Ready to Receive $10 Million?
Of course, I did not send my bank account number in response to the fictitious email. I would be open to receiving $10million but not if the email is a spoof. Then again, I realized that it did not hurt to have so fun. So I spent the afternoon taking a trip along imagination highway. How would it feel like to be receiving so much money, assuming that it is legitimate? How would I be? What would I do? What would I have?
Over to you. Are you open to receiving? What do you do when you receive emails that promise to send you money if you respond with your bank account details?