"If it is only a dream, why is pain so real?" "A dream head struck against a dream wall causes dream pain. A dreamer is not cognizant of the hallucinatory fabric of a dream until he awakens. Similarly, man does not understand the delusory nature of the cosmic dream of creation until he awakens in God." Paramahansa Yogananda

Monday, April 5, 2010

Allowing Manifestation

"Aztec", Collection of Richard Speer,
Art Critic, Willamette Week, Portland, OR

"When you no longer split your flow of energy
with contradictory thoughts you will know your
power." Abraham-Hicks
from their book New Beginnings II

I have posted this painting as in the world of my
art career befriending Richard Speer has been
one of my best manifestations, not only is he an
art critic that really likes my work, he is a beautifully
eccentric and gracious friend. I can't have too
many of those!

I chose this subject today because I won a little
something this weekend. The fact that I manifested
this was more exciting to me than the amount.
One of our local grocery stores has a drawing,
where you win what you save. Down at the
bottom of the receipt is the amount you saved
by shopping there. You tear off this amount and
write your phone number and name and put it in
a plastic bin with hundreds of other receipts and
at the end of the month they draw a name.

One name. Each time I filled mine out I would say
to the person at the cash register "one of these
times I am going to win this!" We laugh and I put
it in the box. I leave the store and don't think
about it again. Well, Saturday I received the
call. Cool huh? I thought so. So I am getting a $30
gift certificate.

Here is an even better story. I was listening to
a tape of Abraham-Hicks and they were comparing
their river rafting trip to the attitude we need to
take in life. Once you are on the river you have to
ride it no matter where it takes you, there is no
turning back. Go with the flow or something like that.
As I listened, I thought, wow, I would love to go on a
rafting trip. I am going to make that an intention.
Then I let it go and continued listening to the
wonderfully inspirational tape. I finished listening
and 10 minutes later I received a phone call
from a friend saying that a friend of hers could
not go on a rafting trip she had paid for. It was
the day after tomorrow and would I like to take
her place? Either free or if I had a token amount
that would be good too. I went on a 5 day trip
down the Snake River through Hell's Canyon which
has some of the largest standing waves in all of the
rivers in the US. It is a beautiful canyon full of
native foliage and wildlife. Everything was done
for us, we were fed, tents were set up, dishes were
washed. The company of women I went with was
great. I smiled the entire time. The first hour we
were on the river a baby bear came scurrying down
the side of the canyon, stuck it's hand in the river,
pulled out a fish, stuck it in it's mouth and ran back
up the hill. NO HESITATION!! WOW! What a
manifestation to witness.

I have places in my life where I am really challenged
with the issue of manifestation. I know what the
problem is. It is my contradicting thoughts, fighting
the beliefs of the collective. The economy is bad,
healing my ankle I badly broke Labor Day and how it
is going to be a long haul, blah, blah. I know that these
are just that beliefs, but the pull is strong when they
are agreed upon by so many. Isn't it great though
that more of us are becoming aware of the gift we
each have to create our reality?


Jeane said...

wonderful post Katherine and I'm a strong believer in creating our own realities :)

Katherine said...

Thank you Jeane, when the weather gets better let's create the reality of meeting!