What is interesting to me about the idea of allowing is that in order to do so, we must give permission. And to give permission, we must first assume authority. This gives validity to the reason why we claim identity with the Word through articulation. It is through this expression that beliefs are formed and actions follow.
Keep in mind that we aren’t truly changing anything through this claim. We are simply aligning to what is always true—what has always been true and indeed is the only thing that can be true.
We participate in the manifestation of reality
When we claim ourselves as the Word we are claiming our authority. What this means is that what we say next or what we articulate subsequent to the claim, becomes our truest expression of being. We become the expression of truth and we call into form that which is equal to the expression. In other words, if we want to manifest what is ‘real’ or from truth, we must also be the expression of the same in our thoughts, deeds, and emotions. We must be that which is true to participate in the manifestation of what is true.
“The small self wants, the true self receives. And that is allowance, reception, and agreement.”
The Guides through Paul Selig, Alchemy Page 64
The true self or the higher self, is the one that receives and is the only aspect of ourselves that is capable of allowing this. It is the small self that wants or desires, and is the part of us that does the asking.
In essence, letting go and allowing is a two fold process of each aspect of ourselves coming into alignment. The small self sees and cultivates desire for a thing and indeed may ask higher intelligence to intervene. But before it is obtained, it must be accepted or allowed by the higher self which is to come into energetic alignment with reception.
Why can't I have what I want?
There are many different ways that we keep ourselves from reception and it always boils down to permission. Here’s an example:
If I wanted to become a millionaire, I would study under those who have already achieved such status and do what they did. However, if I held an underlying belief that I’m not worthy to have more money than others, I might subconsciously sabotage my efforts to keep from achieving my desire.
As a child I grew up poor and vowed that when it was my turn to enter the workforce, I would work hard to become wealthy. This process became difficult however, because I cultivated a belief in scarcity. I saw and experienced the contrast of not having money as I judged the kids around me as possessing greater means and material wealth. I mistakenly believed that because they were ‘rich,’ they were the cause of my being poor because there were only so many resources to go around. Coming from a family of eight with limited resources, one of us could only have more at the expense of everyone else. If we had a dozen donuts that would be enough for 1.5 each split evenly. As soon as someone had 2, that meant someone else had to go without. Naturally I applied this same level of thinking into my adult life which kept me from obtaining my monetary goals. I asked for wealth, but I didn’t allow it. I had to first claim abundance and then make it part of my identity.
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How does one be assumed in the Upper Room? How does one allow a coherence of tone, in vibration, through the energetic systems that must be appropriated in a new way to be in service? What comes of the old? Who walks the street? Who bathes the child? Who says, “I dream”?
The Guides through Paul Selig, Alchemy Page 106
I am reminded of some of the rock bottom points in my life. These events were always preceded by damaging cycles or patterns of thinking and feeling that lead me in a downward spiral. Invariably I would make statements such as life sucks, or God doesn’t love me and I’m not worthy. Repeating these words formed my beliefs and put me in agreement to the lie.
Things only changed when I finally decided that I couldn’t live with myself this way any longer. How does this simple realization make all the difference?
The answer is found in the claim itself and it has to do with the identity of the “I” and “myself” in the statement. When one makes the claim of the higher self which is the “I,” we become empowered in the same manner as through the claim of I am the Word. The small self identified as “myself,” is reclaimed and re known.
Who says, “I dream”? The one who allows.
“Dear Father, we dream, we dream, we dream. While we may.” Neil Diamond, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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