Principle 35

This entry is part 31 of 98 in the series Principles

Ask and You Shall Receive

Seek and You Shall Find

Question: Two key words here are “ask” and “seek.” Why are they so important and key ingredients to becoming an initiate?

We human beings have a natural laziness and inertia that must be overcome. To ask and to seek takes effort and the natural instinct of human beings is to not put forth any effort unless we have to. If one has no thirst for new knowledge then why bother with the effort to get it? This is especially true when we consider that there are countless people out there who are happy to tell us what to believe.

Being told what to believe and accepting it takes no effort and removes the necessity to ask and to seek.

To initiate the task of asking and seeking is the first major step in freeing oneself from the mark of the Beast.

Are these statements really true? After all, it does seem that we do not always get what we ask for. Even one with a high degree of soul contact does not get all his answers in the short term. But the answer to every question is available to those who seek and do not give up. If the disciple continues on his quest and “endures to the end” he will one day find, in an unexpected moment, the answer to his question.

There are three things the disciple must do to successfully apply this principle.

First he must overcome the spiritual inertia that plagues us all. He must use an act of will to force himself forward on the path of asking questions and seeking the answers.

Secondly, he must ask the right questions. They must not be too simple or complex. By simple I mean something you can find out for yourself through Google or a good book. Why would your Higher Self be bothered to help you when you are not first trying to help yourself?

By complex I mean something that is several steps above your current thinking. You don’t seek immediate understanding of advanced math until you comprehend simple math. Seek the knowledge required for the next step in your progress, not for something 20 steps down the road. Seek for basic soul contact before you try to walk through a wall.

I remember when I first heard the advice of Jesus to seek and you will find when I was a kid. I thought this was a great promise because I had many questions. But then to my disappointment I found that just asking God for an answer did not seem to work. Finally, I found the following scripture which gave me encouragement. Here it is in a modern English translation.

Suppose you went to a friend’s house at midnight, wanting to borrow three loaves of bread. You would shout up to him, “A friend of mine has just arrived for a visit and I’ve nothing to give him to eat.” He would call down from his bedroom, “Please don’t ask me to get up. The door is locked for the night and we are all in bed. I just can’t help you this time.”

But I’ll tell you this; though he won’t do it as a friend, if you keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give you everything you want; just because of your persistence. And so it is with prayer; keep on asking and you will keep on getting; keep on looking and you will keep on finding; knock and the door will be opened. Everyone who asks, receives; all who seek, find; and the door is opened to everyone who knocks. (Luke 11: 6-10)

Jesus taught a very important principle:

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you. For EVERY ONE that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, HOW MUCH MORE shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” (Matthew 7: 7-11)

Indeed. We know how to give good gifts to our children, and whenever they ask for any good thing no matter how bad they have previously been, we will go out of our way to give it to them. We would not consider saying to our children: “I will forgive you for a certain time period, and then no more for all eternity.”

They think they are more righteous than God, that they will go to greater extremes to save their children than God will for us. NO, NO, NO!!! The opposite is true. God knows how to give better gifts than we do and when we ask for a good thing he is committed to give it to us. He has put no time limit on it. He did not say ask only if you are righteous, but merely ASK.

When a seeker sincerely asks and/or seeks for greater knowledge the request is sent to the higher realms where all truth is available. Time in this realm is sometimes called the “Eternal Now” and your request is impregnated there as in a womb. If this womb is nourished by thought and desire then eventually new truth will be given birth to your understanding. The answer you seek may come instantly or it may take many years. I have received answers in unexpected moments, years and even decades after I first sought for the answer.

Conclusion: When we ask and seek without ceasing, energy follows our thought until that which is sought is found and that which is asked for is received.

Copyright 2014 by J J Dewey

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