“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the time and place that the tide will turn.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Novelist, 1811 – 1886
Is it really darkest just before dawn? I could not verify this, but it sure seems that way when we need to receive. Based on the above quotation from Harriet Beecher Stowe, it appears she would have agreed. I love her expression of hope, though! In fact, my daughter gave me this quotation years ago, and I’ve had it taped on my desk ever since.
Persistence is critical when we are looking to receive. Charles Fillmore thought so. Consider the following words from this co-founder of the Unity movement: “There are many persons who will to be prosperous and who have made up their minds, as they think, very determinedly. But they have not overcome all doubts, and when their demonstration is delayed, as it is in such cases, the doubt increases until they lose faith altogether. What they need is more persistence and determination.”
If this issue speaks to you, recommit to claiming what you desire to receive– an answer, a partner, greater prosperity, a buyer for your home–whatever it may be. Make a list of the resources you have to help you stay in belief. Include inspirational reading and music, friends you could contact who will stand with you, and your own list of previous experiences you’ve had receiving what you needed. Finally, don’t forget to visit my blog at http://artandscienceofreceiving.blogspot.com/ to see all my posts on learning to receive with grace and ease.