Dear Source is a stream of consciousness query to Source, the ultimate energetic presence in all life, focusing on soul and human-interest stories. Written from the authors’ perspective in a grounded inspired manner this post presents easy to understand life lessons.


Ask and you shall receive

Dear Source…so many times we humans utter this prayer to you. We are hoping and praying for an answer to some issue, problem or dilemma. I know I use it and, thankfully many times answers appear. However, they do not appear like magic or every time a request is made. Perhaps my motive or a deeper trust in the Universe is needed. There are many interpretations for this phrase including the one I personally like best by author Neil Douglas-Klotz in "Prayers of the Cosmos: Meditations on the Aramaic Words of Jesus".  His interpretation: "All things that you ask straightly, directly, from inside my name, you will be given. So far you have not done this. Ask without hidden motive and be surrounded by your answer. Be enveloped by what you desire, that your gladness be full." I am not a scholar nor am I a biblical reader, but I do feel that this phrase directs us to trust in the process as Jesus, the Universe and divine energy guides us. It can be as simple as my quick request recently. I was on a walk and wanted to take a short cut. That would require someone to open a locked gate for me to pass through. Most days I never see anyone at the gate, but today I whispered my desire – “I would sure like to take the short cut “ – and, yes, there was a man walking his dog who kept the gate open for me. Nothing earth shattering, nothing highly spiritual, yet, I expressed my desire, trusted in the Universe and enjoyed the rest of my walk in with a smile and in gratitude for how the world can work. It is divine confirmation when synchronistic situations are placed in front of us as an answer to a thought or desire. It is our job to receive and notice what is given when we ask, how and why we ask and then express deep gratitude…Suzie

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Comment by Kathy Custren on June 4, 2016 at 11:30pm

Hi, Suzie - sorry I deleted the subsequent message but I wanted to amend what was said. In view of the arrangement, I will forward this first submission as-is to the publishers. We do also need your bio paragraph (maximum 60 words) added to the bottom of each one.

If you are able to amend future submissions to the more inclusive third person pronouns, that would be very much appreciated. 

If you have any questions, please let us know. Thanks again ~ Blessings! 

Comment by Kathy Custren on June 4, 2016 at 11:12pm

Hi, Suzie - just wanted to give you an update that all articles received are reviewed by the editors (myself included) before they go to the publishers. As busy as everyone is these days, if you do have any specific requests that accompany your original work with us, please do let us know as you submit. You can include any type of instructional or informational wording you feel is needed either for the editors or the publishers to be aware of. I hope you do not find it onerous, but this is the community where it all originates.

It has been our standard to write and present work written in the more inclusive "we/our" person, so those references are usually altered. I will go back over your recent submissions just to be sure. Thank you ~ Blessings! 

Comment by Suzie Daggett on May 31, 2016 at 6:35pm

Regina...thank you for your comments. I thought I had cleared this format with Liane in the beginning to have a slightly shorter article and be in the magazine frequently. I was in the magazine with Julie Cameron (although the first sentence was left out and the article may not have made sense - Liane said she would fix it). I was under the impression that I was to send my work to Liane and it was to go forward from there. If that is incorrect, please advise.

What I submit is all original for OmTimes - and I will work at removing the 'I" and putting a more "we" voice throughout the article. I have submitted three additional articles and do not know the status of them. Perhaps they all need to be reworked and added to? I am not sure at this point. 

I await your thoughts or shall I email Liane with my concerns?

Thank you, Suzie

Comment by Regina Chouza on May 31, 2016 at 5:37pm

Hi Suzie,

Thank you for posting this article. My name is Regina, I'm one of the editors at OM Times. Unfortunately this piece doesn't quite fit our submission guidelines. You can find the full guidelines on this link, though I have also sumarized them below:

To be considered for publication, article submissions should fit the following criteria:

- Original content, in other words, it hasn't been posted in other magazines or in blogs.
- We are aiming for a professional tone of voice, using "we" rather than "I" to make the articles more inclusive, and to avoid sounding like a blog post. We also suggest avoiding 2nd person as much as possible, to keep from sounding too preachy (as in, "you might be doing this wrong...)
- Please include an Author Bio with links to your profile and any information (up to 60 words)
- Title reflective of the general theme (up to 60 characters)
- Article length: 500 - 800 words

We don't publish channeled writing anymore, either. The theme you have chosen certainly is  interesting. I would suggest approaching it in a more practical manner, so people receive the message and can do something about it.

Hope this makes sense and let me know if you have any questions.


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