#2: How to RECEIVE

A few years ago I had a troubling experience with one of my readers. Through this experience, I learned a powerful lesson about “how to receive”.

Let’s talk about a piece that sometimes gets overlooked: our ability to receive what we’re asking for.

It takes a certain amount of faith to ‘receive’, and I’ll show you why. And, as a thanks for all of the tremendous love and support I’ve felt from my readers since 2002, I have an additional GIFT below, a downloadable guide on this topic – but if you want to “receive” this gift, there is an “obstacle” that must first be “overcome”.

You will be taken to a Shopping Cart page where the file will be listed as FREE. No need for credit card info, just tell me who you are and you’ll be sent the download. There is a reason I am delivering it this way…  see how you do!

Listen to the podcast, and then click here to request your FREE GIFT

Enjoy!

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  1. Sherrie

    Awe! I am so proud of you Leslie that you stuck with her. Even if it was a bit frustrating to you. You still gave your best and shared your heart with her. I know what that feels like and I wish I had someone to help me through it. My God was there all along with me and healed and in an instant as I was once aware of what was wrong with me. So many lesson’s in life to learn. But it is always for our benefit no matter how bad it appears.

    God Bless Everyone and always Live in Abundance

  2. Laurie

    Thank You Leslie,
    I know that I am not to ask why..but Thank You.
    I am in a place where I recognize the signs, and the “gut” feelings.
    I am positive, I beleive. I have trouble spearating asking for what I want without thinking of “how” it will come. I know I will get through it. The process of how to do it will come. It’s just the hardest part for me. I am having a hard time beleiving I will have what I want if I cant see the way… I know its not for me to see…I know it will come. I ahve been suprised so many times when the phone has rang with money on the other end, that I never saw coming. I just never saw it beforehand. I am coming along, just slowly I guess.
    THANK YOU AGAIN for being the light at the end of my tunnel.
    God Bless

  3. Daina

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! You have no idea how much I needed to listen to this audio. I was rereading my thoughtsalive materials for some motivation and uplifting today (I’m going through a not-so-great time right now). I have most of the ebooks except the FTMF course so I reread everything hoping to get some new insight. I was thinking that it would be nice to get the course and some guidance but I can’t afford it. I was hoping for some kind of a trial just to see what’s inside because I really need some tips. I even visit the forum often to see what people are talking about, but I never joined. Anyway, I took a break from reading Jackrabbit and decided to check my email and there’s an email from you offering the trial. I almost couldn’t believe it, but I have manifested before with the LOA. I’m just currently stuck in a cycle and I’m not sure what to do or what’s the next step to take. So, I’ve been searching for answers and then your email comes along. So, I just want to say thank you again because I know this is what I need and I can get my questions answered. Thank you and God bless you and your family!!

  4. Sharath

    Hi Leslie,

    Indeed I found it ironic because it was a Christmas gift and a gift is obviously for free. I know that shopping might have blown them out because it usually connotes money to pay. I was pretty sure that it was free because its a gift. So I guess Lou, Lee and George might have taken it otherwise or may be they overlooked the 0$ print. These are my interpretations..

    Have a lovely Day Ahead

    Sharath

  5. Lara

    PS Mermaid, your “numbness” is a familiar state to me, and a difficult one to overcome. But, it is very important that you do. The state of “numbness” is your body disconnecting from your values. When you disconnect your mind from your body, you will shut down your will to move forward.

    Remember, Leslie indentifies the need to imagine how you will FEEL about having your values. It is not enough to just write down what you want. You must imagine how having the value will make you feel. This excercise will annihilate the wall of numbness that is disconnecting your mind from your body. Emotions are a very important and powerful experience.

    I think of Leslie’s advice kind of like tasting the ingredients and licking a finger full of cake batter BEFORE the cake is in the oven. The little tastes and licks give the cook a bit of an emotional experience as a kind of “thank you” for the effort of baking the cake. If your clearly defined goals are only experienced by you as a sort of recipe on an index card, you may never really get to the baking of the cake. But a little taste of ingredients or lick of batter along the way can act as a catalyst to move forward again towards your goal. The taste makes your realize emotionally how wonderful you will feel when the cake is done baking.

  6. Lara

    Leslie, you make a very good point here about attracting the responses that would allow you to teach yet another valuable lesson! And I have found that teaching what one learns, allows the knowledge to move to the level of WISDOM.

    I need to remember this especially right now in my life as there are people that I was thinking of pushing AWAY from me due to what I supposed could be a toxic (and viral) sort of mindset. Perhaps part of MY lesson is to engage with those people and offer a bit of light. If I can be an example of happiness achieved during a remarkably difficult time, then perhaps those people will gain a bit of confidence and belief that it is possible. Hmmmmm.

  7. Gary

    Leslie,

    What a nice gesture on your part. I hope you have a very Happy New Year’s Day with family.

    Namaste’

    Gary

  8. Steve

    Hi Leslie,
    I downloaded the other link and it was the same; I only followed through with what was originally added to the cart so I’m not sure what happened. I’ll send a screen shot(if I can) of what I got to your support contact strictly as a FYI. No big deal either way on my end, obviously, as it was a very nice mini-lesson that was much appreciated!

  9. Steve

    There are two separate links shown after the download checkout, they’re both the same thing, right? Thank you very much, by the way!

    1. Leslie

      Hi Steve,

      I’m not sure why you’re seeing two separate links… If you happened to add it to the cart twice, it might have generated two unique links, but yes, they should give you the same thing. Let me know if I’m wrong…

  10. Mandy Reymer

    I can hardly believe it. I was on your call a few weeks ago and was hoping for an answer to my question. I can feel the resistance to recieving as I am writing this. I gave up after an hour or so feeling that you chose not to answer it. Oh the things I thought and felt. Now just after my previous post I listened to that call. Fast forwarded through it. You answered my question LAST!!! You answered it! I did not receive it. I am feeling so JOYOUS.. I am bubbling with laughter. Did someone say HEALING? How many times have i thought I was not heard or forgotten or some other insane irrational belief. Oh yes it is a new day for me. Thanks again and again and again and again.

    Mandy

  11. Mandy Reymer

    Hi Leslie,

    For the past few weeks a very prominent lesson has been coming through in my life. It is funny that even in writing this I am ashamed or embarrassed to say what I mean. What I mean is that I am learning from a loving god/source on the topic of love and receiving. I did not understand the receiving part until your story. Thank you!! I have been realizing that I needed to feel/focus/notice/help/pay attention to what others needed in my life. A sort of “How can I be of service?” thing. I never saw how wrapped up in myself I was. How I would push the thoughts of what others needed right out of my mind. Over Christmas I was trying to hear and I am amazed at what I am hearing. The lesson on receiving for me is God is listening!! If he is showing me how to be less about me and more about giving to my loved ones and others, how great is his interest and desire for me???? When you learn to love others you see a fraction of the love flowing to us. It’s not only about money but everything. Thank you Leslie for allowing yourself to be an instrument for god to play music through. Beautiful!

    Mandy

  12. Leslie

    I’d like to think so! How wonderful it’s been to have the opportunity to engage in a conversation like this! 🙂

  13. Mermaid

    Then, any clue to why Leslie has attracted all these “ironic” people, four in a row? Law of Attraction?

  14. Lara

    Yes Leslie, truly ironic.

    And Mermaid illustrates how an individual can program his consciousness to expect negative experiences, causing the truly great experiences to be overlooked or ignored due to creeping and toxic cynicism. If one convinces himself that he will be cheated or tricked at the touch of a button (when, in truth, the cheat can only happen if we release certain information to the person committing fraud) then that same individual can easily miss out on some profoundly beneficial and rich experiences.

    Your link never even raised a question in my mind about whether you were trying to cheat me into paying you for a gift that you claimed was free. So, the irony stands. Part of learning to receive involves assuming innocence and benevolence, until one has definite and direct evidence of a fraud or malevolence being committed.

    We must assume innocence. My belief in that principle is held very deeply. And, if Mermaid is correct, and if these individuals suspected that you were being a “cheat”, then they have allowed themselves to be crippled by their own cynical mindset. Who would dare to shoot for a star, if it were written that one must suffer the battering of a billion meteors along the way?

    Regards,
    Lara

  15. Mermaid

    I understand why “Lee” and “Lou” responded they way they did. I have been through the same experience myself. A few days ago, another website which teaches people how to apply the Law of Atrraction in their daily life sent out an email message telling us to go to that website to download a series of free stuff as a gift for us. I did so and fill in the order form and click “check out”. But then it directed me to another page to pay a membership fee before I could download the stuff for free. A very high charge, too. The membership fee was NEVER mentioned in the email or on the page introducing the free download at all!. My jaw dropped onto the floor when I saw that.

    I believe those two readers were just being careful to avoid being “cheated” or disappointed by tricky websites like the one I subscribed to (sorry, I might have gone too far having used the word “cheated”. Forgive me if I have offended you, Leslie). All they did was to protect themselves from unnecessary loss of money. I can imagine a lot of the people visiting Leslie’s website are those who might be poverty-stricken already and cannot afford to lose more. They might be new to the website and do not know how good and helpful a person Leslie actually is.

    I am learning to use the Law of Atrraction myself, too. I am grateful to the many sources of free-of-charge information available to me so readily on the Net (Leslie, yours is wonderful, too!)

    For me, I DO have clear and defined goals but the past few years of horrible struggle has programmed me to feel “numb” about anything I do. My first task to to ignite the passion to go on again.

  16. Shosh

    Hi Leslie,

    I salute you! Your patience is more than remarkable. If I were in your place I would give up after the 3rd or 4th time. There are some people who are feeling so sorry for themselves and focusing only on how bad they have it, and they just want to share their suffering with the world – not really expecting any help. I really feel for them but until they are willing to receive (an advice, a book, some compassion, whatever), they will not receive anything, no matter how many people are trying to help.

    I really admire you for your positive approach and endless patience. May God bless you and thank you for the audio.

    I wish you a very happy holiday and a wonderful year of 2010.

  17. rev. Rich Angelos

    I love it, how ironic that they are unable to find a way to Receive a free gift on the subject of Receiving!

    If it wasn’t so sad I’d be ROFLMHO

  18. Jan Lambert

    Dear Leslie,

    Many, many thanks for your Christmas gift of the story from Lesson 10 on How To Receive. I, too, was beginning to feel exasperated, truly unsympathetic, with “Penny” after the fifth request and it wasn’t even me she was asking for help! What a lesson! My mind went back to my Jackrabbit Factor, and I’m re-auditing it to see what I failed to internalize the last (fisrt) time I listened to it. I usually have to read a book at least twice when I get it, anyway, but I plowed on, excited by my anticipation of change in my life. So now I’m directed back, for a firmer foundation for my ability to change.

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Jan 🙂 Lambert

  19. Louis

    Leslie, Yeah, it was ironic! I submitted my order for your generous Chritmas gift and I had ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM getting the download and downloading it. Guess those 3 don’t know how to do this kind of stuff!!!

  20. TOM LEITCH

    LESLIE:
    I ONLY RARELY LEAVE COMMENTS ON BLOGS. YOUR PRESENTATION IS SO GOOD THAT I AM INSPIRED TO DO SO. YOU ARE DELIGHTFUL. EACH “MIS-STEP” OR STUTTER, OR EACH TIME YOU RAISE YOUR EYES SKYWARD AS IF ASKING, “OK, WHAT WAS I SUPPOSED TO DO NEXT”?, ONLY LENDS YOU MORE CREDIBILITY & MAKES IT MORE PALATABLE CAUSE YOUR GENUINENESS SHINES THROUGH. THAT’S YOUR POWER; TO MAKE IT EASY TO STAY WITH YOU. REGARDING ALL THE MONEY & EFFORT IT TOOK TO GET WHERE YOU ARE, I FEEL YOU, BUT IT TAKES WHATEVER IT TAKES, DOESN’T IT? THERE IS NO REVISING IT CAUSE WE ARE THE MOST DIFFICULT BARRIER WE WILL EVER FACE. I HAD A GREAT LAUGH WITH THE PACKING TAPE STORY AS I SAW MYSELF IN IT. I USED TO CURSE, BEAT MYSELF UP & THROW THINGS WHEN I WOULD “HIDE” THINGS FROM MYSELF THAT WERE RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY FACE, AN ABSURD COMEDY. IT TOOK A NUMBER OF DECADES TO DUMP THAT TENDENCY & REPLACE THE OVER REACTION & FRUSTRATION WITH THE THOUGHT, “I KNOW WHERE THIS IS” WHICH USUALLY WORKS QUITE WELL. HOWEVER, I STILL STUMBLE & FALL PERIODICALLY, LIKE YESTERDAY, & GET A GOOD LAUGH WATCHING MYSELF TAKING A STEP BACKWARD WHEN I KNOW BETTER. IN CLOSING; I KNOW ALL THIS INFORMATION ALREADY AS MANY OF US DO BUT WHAT I GET WITH YOU IS AN ACCELERATION OF THE INTEGRATION & APPLICATION OF THE PRINCIPLES. I LOVE YOUR WORK & LOOK FORWARD TO DOING MORE BUSINESS WITH YOU AS I AM ABLE. YOU ARE A HONEY, GOD BLESS YOU, TREVAN & THE KIDS. TOM.

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