Holliwell: The Law of Receiving

Many authors have written about natural laws that govern perception, reality and the power of mind and thoughts. Over the next several days, we will explore the various ways these writers have named and described these laws. This examination is merely a quick look at each of these laws, however. It is recommended that you study the books mentioned for yourself to gain a deeper understand of The Laws and how to apply them in your life.

Raymond Holliwell, in his book “Working With The Law,” proposed that there was one ultimate law, the Law of Mind, and that it was in reality synonymous with God. He then broke that one Law down into 11 component laws.  One of these laws was Attraction, but instead of being the entirety of the law, it worked in conjunction with the other ten. Today we will continue our look at how Dr. Holliwell viewed The Laws by examining the fourth of the 11 components of this Law of Mind.

Law of Receiving

The Law of Receiving as described by Raymond Holliwell is composed of three aspects: releasing, giving and preparing.

After we have asked , after we have made our desires known by prayer, visualization, or whatever method we employ, we must then release them and allow them to work. Worrying, watching and waiting for them will only block or delay us from receiving. A watched pot never boils. We must be relaxed and understand that we can’t force it. If you feel like you should be doing something but cannot see anything you can do to bring your desires into reality, take a new look around with an eye toward doing something for others. See if there is someone who needs your help. This leads to the second aspect of the Law of Receiving, giving.

Many people get confused about giving. They think they must get before they have something to give, or they think they must give in order to get, but they are constantly focused on the idea of getting. They do not understand that giving and receiving are inseparable concepts. They are intertwined and work together, two sides of the same coin. Imaging giving as making room for the good you want to receive, of priming a pump, starting the flow of good not only to but through you. There is a cycle, a circle, made up of a constant flow of good to, through and then away from you to others, and then back around to you. These aren’t individual steps but, once you have “started the ball rolling,” they all happen simultaneously and constantly.

Please don’t fall into the trap of thinking you have nothing to give. Money is usually the first thing people think of when giving is mentioned, but it is only one way (and very often not the best or most effective way) of giving. We all have something to give, be it knowledge, understanding, experience, time or anything else. Once you open yourself up to the idea of giving in the true, selfless, earnest spirit it is intended, the opportunities for you to give will become apparent and abundant.

And finally, the third aspect of the Law of Receiving is preparation. Several days ago I discussed digging ditches as a way of preparing to receive. The idea is to ask yourself, “If I knew beyond a shadow of doubt that whatever good I wanted would be delivered to my door on a certain day, what would I do in order to prepare for it?” Then do that thing. Take a leap of faith and do something to prepare the way for the reception of your desires, if for no other reason then to reinforce your own conviction and faith in their inevitability.

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