"It is more blessed to give than to receive."
(Acts of the Apostles 20:35)
Karma works hard to teach you to give... often
this means you can lose touch with receiving.
The Constant Question:
"Why is it so difficult for me to accept
help or gifts from others?"
The constant answer is that the individual
has a block to receiving. The more spiritually advanced you are, the
more likely it is that you have a block to receiving... having learned
it is "more blessed to give than to receive."
It is All Inside:
I discovered this receiving block in myself when
I was attending a prosperity conference. The goal of one experiential exercise
was to give and receive handshakes. What I learned about myself was that
I was very comfortable in giving handshakes and so uncomfortable receiving
them... that I would go out of my way to NOT receive one. For many years,
this imbalance in giving and receiving caused me to be less abundant that I
could or should have been!
Sow and Reap:
Life on Earth is all about giving to receive. To
get food, you must plant seeds, feed them, and wait for them to transform
into edible nourishment before you can harvest and eat it. To raise an adult,
you must first give them all sorts of things until they are grown and have
learned to support themselves.
More Time Spent Giving:
If you think about it, most people spend
more time giving than receiving as the vast majority of their time is spent
working. The imbalance of time spent giving at work (more) and receiving
at play (less) naturally causes more focus to be put on giving and less
Since society says "it is more blessed to give
than receive", giving is seen as selfless while receiving is seen as selfish.
Yet for someone to give someone else must be in agreement to receive.
There can be no giving without another receiving... both have aspects of
selfishness and selflessness.
Receive to Give:
If you are always giving and never receiving,
eventually you will run out of things to give. So if you want to give
more, you will simply have to receive more. For giving and receiving are
a circle of energy. The more you receive, the more you have to give.
The more you give, the more will come to you if you are open to receive
the abundance of the universe. That is why it is equally blessed to give
and to receive and to become a better channel for abundance.
"The rocks in the road ahead of us are either stumbling
blocks or stepping stones: it all depends on how we use them." (Anonymous)
What is it that blocks an individual's progress
in achieving their goals? The answers might surprise you!
Go through your day and see how often you tell
yourself that "I cannot afford this" or "I just cannot do that" etc. When
you feel inspired to do something, do you immediately talk yourself out
of it because of perceived lack of time, money, resources, or connections?
Lack thinking always blocks progress.
Go through your day and see how often you get
tangled up in trivial pursuits. Trivial pursuits are defined as those
activities which do not advance your life goals. Do you play video games,
post on social media sites, hang out in chat rooms, research obscure details,
and so on? Pursuing trivia blocks progress.
Go through your day and see how often you
keep switching from one activity to another. Ten minutes here on this,
twenty minutes there on that: on and off starting some things but
finishing nothing. Does your attention move like a bouncing ball
instead of like a targeted laser? Distractions block progress.
Go through your day and see how often
you are inefficient in the completion of tasks. Do you go to the market
in the morning only to return in the evening? The difference between
productivity (achieving goals) and activity (wheel spinning) is efficiency.
Inefficient activity blocks progress.
Conflict of Interest:
Go through your day and see how often you
are doing what you mind tells you to do ("I should") rather than what you
know your heart wants you to do ("I wish"). Do you feel conflicted most
of the time? If your mind and heart cannot work together, then this is
a serious block to progress.
Go through your day and see how much of it is
controlled by the demands of others rather than by your own desires.
Do you spend most of your time doing what you do because you fear that
others will disapprove? If others control what you do, they are blocking
"True worth is in being, not seeming, and in doing,
each day that goes by some good." (Alice Cary)
Is there something you want to do but body, mind,
and emotions block you?
Self Blocking: Your body, mind, and emotions
are designed to move you along your path in life. When it seems like you
are stuck, like you cannot move forward, or like you are blocked somehow,
the person who is blocking you is you.
Here are some things you may be doing "wrong" in
body-mind-emotions and how to do them "right" to become unblocked.
The easiest way to block yourself is to focus on what
you do NOT want… instead of focusing on what you do. For example, sexual
problems, like Erectile Dysfunction and Premature Ejaculation, are caused
by the man focusing on what they fear will happen (sexual failure) instead
of what they want to happen (satisfying and complete sexual functioning).
CURE: Focus on what you want to
happen with clarity and certainty.
The most frustrating block can be timing. When you
are clear on what you want but the universe needs more time to bring you
the people, resources, events, etc you need to accomplish your
desires, you will be blocked.
CURE: Ask to be given guidance on what you can do now
to move forward with your plans. Remember the great projects are always
completed one step at a time and one day at a time.
The hardest block to overcome
is when you are going in the wrong direction. For example, Lucille Ball
struggled for years as a dramatic actress without success. When others told
her she was at the end of her acting career, she changed direction and became
a comedienne… and achieved enduring success.
CURE: Ask to be shown the direction
your Soul wants you to take… and be open to changing direction, if necessary.
The most unnecessary block comes from you beating
yourself up. If you are angry, fearful, hurt, or frustrated with yourself
about not being, doing, having, or achieving what you desire, your emotions
are working against you and NOT for you. Let go of this
and focus on creating success.
Stop beating yourself up! You cannot afford
the luxury of a negative thought! Start cheering each success no matter
how small… soon they will grow and push through your blocks!
"Be careful what you wish for you are certain
to get it." (New Age Mantra)
Have you tried and tried to manifest your heart's
desire but have failed? It is not just karma.
Lack of Approval:
You tell others about your desire and they
do not approve. They tell you how your dream is too big and doomed to
failure. They point out problems without offering any help, support,
Do not tell anyone about your dreams for the
future unless they are committed to helping you manifest it.
Lack of Belief:
Secretly in your heart, you do not really believe
your desire can manifest. The universe works on the principle that you
will only see something manifest if you truly believe that it will. If
you doubt that you can manifest your desires and/or believe that they are
unrealistic or somehow out of your reach, you will block their manifestation.
Only you can stop doubting yourself.
Start believing that you can do, be, or have
all that your heart desires. You will only see what you believe in.
Lack of Clarity:
Your desire is never clearly defined and/or
is constantly changing. Vague, ill defined plans will never materialize.
The more specific and detailed you can be
about your desires, the easier and quicker you will manifest them into
reality. Writing out exactly what you want will clarify your manifestation.
Lack of Ethics:
You believe on some level that your wish is immoral
or unethical (for example, what you want might harm yourself or others).
Carefully consider the moral and ethical
implications of your dreams. Talk with others to see if there is some way
of attaining your desire is that can be moral and ethical.
Yes, It is Karma:
If you have the approval of significant others,
if you believe, if you are clear, if you are acting in a moral and ethical
manner, and if you are still blocked, then this is past life karma at work
in your life.
Just before falling asleep every night,
ask to be shown what past life karma is blocking you and how to transcend
it. Ask what lessons you need to master so that you can create the
magnificent life that you desire and deserve by moving past your karma.
"Past life issues block one from achieving deep
meditation and raising their consciousness." (Anon)
Blocked in your meditations? Want to know why
and put it to an end? Here is how to do it!
Murder in the Cathedral:
When you are putting attention on your
inner reality, you lose focus on your outer surroundings. This loss of
focus can be fatal. Those who were violently attacked or killed while
at prayer in past lives find a resistance to meditating now. This past
life safety block can be overcome when the person with meditation fears
makes their meditation room the safest possible space.
Many religious orders believed in "mortifying"
the flesh through the constant experience of pain. The goal was to suffer
like their savior to become "saved", "closer to God", and so on. Over
the course of many past lifetimes, the body-mind links pain with meditation
and so the present life body-mind becomes resistant to it now. This past
life pain block can be overcome by making the entire meditation process as
pleasant, comfortable, and enjoyable as possible (soft bed, relaxation
music, aromas, etc).
Many past governments discouraged
meditative practices because they believed (rightly) that those who meditated
were harder to control. For when you receive your guidance and direction from
God, you will follow your inner light when it conflicts with the government's
outer direction. Governments usually strike back by torturing the desire to
meditate right out of you. This past life fear block can be overcome by
the above strategies of making the meditation room as safe and comfortable
as possible and by doing this
Training Wheels: Most religions give you truth
in convenient, bite sized nuggets. Like training wheels on a bike they get
you ready to receive greater levels of truth. The more open you are to receiving
more and greater truths, the more your meditations will flow... and your
meditation blocks will become things of the past.
"People never give up their liberties but under
some delusion." (Edmund Burke)
These are the most powerful exercises you can
do to remove the past life karmic blocks to your success in this life now.
These are very powerful block busting exercises so be sure to read through
them carefully before starting any of them.
Blowing Out the Road:
will help you to end your karma in this lifetime by
unleashing the manifesting energy needed to consciously "wrap up" your karma.
This is the most powerful exercise of all the block busting exercises. Fair
warning: if you do this exercise, expect some severe disruption in your life
as your lessons will come thick and fast so your karmic blocks can be rapidly
will help you build energy bridges of love between
yourself and others. This "Gamma Compassion" (Metta Bhavana) practice has
been around for the 6,000 years of recorded history because it works! It
will help you to eliminate blocks to self love and to improve the quality
of your relationships by reducing the impact of difficult people on your life.
Coat of Shame:
will help those in serious pain from physical, mental,
or emotional illnesses caused by past life karma to feel better. Doing this
exercise helps the body, mind, and emotions to gradually release painful
memories at the cellular level. Make sure to drink plenty of water after
each session to help toxins to flow out of your energy field easily and
will help those whose inner energy bodies and chakras are full of blockages.
This exercise will help you to cure blocks at the level of energy so that
you can avoid more serious problems that manifest at the level of matter.
Be careful of all these exercises because in the universe, you really do
get what you wish for and what you put your energy and attention towards.