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May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Monday, June 15, 2009

Open Mind - Open Heart: A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I received an email asking, "I know exactly the kind of man I want. Why am I not finding him?" My answer was, "Perhaps by being so sure that you know what you want in a man you are overlooking some great possible partners. A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect."

The principle of intent is not just applicable to dating, but is universal. Intention is a powerful force, but contains a hidden paradox.

If you have no idea what you want from life, you have no power to call anything important and satisfying into being. Therefore, envision your desire as a full color dream with surround sound. Make your dream very detailed, and so real you can smell and taste it.

However, Spirit has its own idea of what great gifts to give you. Once you have made your request, be open to receiving the bounty of the universe. Most likely, your gift will not look exactly as you visualized it. Be open to every phone call, every knock at the door. Most of us would just walk right past if we saw Jesus himself singing Christmas carols on the street corner.

The secret to accessing the power of intention is to follow two seemingly controdictory paths at the same time:

1. Visualize what you want. Plan and take positive action to achieve your goal.

2. Always be open to receiving the generous gifts of Spirit. Hold no expectations or demands on the form, the timing, or the color of the wrapping on the bountiful gifts of Spirit.

Affirmation: I am open to receiving the bountiful gifts of Spirit. My mind and heart are open.

Consider reviewing Unanswered Prayers and We attract abundance when we ask from a compassionate heart and Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing - a Parable and listening to the Leonard Cohen song "If It Be Your Will"


  1. Thank you Jonathan for explaining the Bibleverse
    above so well. When I first gave my heart to Jesus I gave everything away and had a hard time
    receiving. What you explained makes perfect sense. Also, had I not been open to receiving the Husband God chose for me, I never would have
    learned what a beautiful heart my husband has. God knows exactly what is best for us, and you are right, if we are not open to receiving His
    Gifts, we miss out on the very best. God bless.

  2. Very true...
    Sometimes we do overlook potential gifts..and you have explained this so well!

    Thank-you once again for your daily inspiration


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