No Requests Required

When Rosa first brought up the subject of hospitality, I thought it would be an easy topic to cover.  After all, we’re surrounded with all manner of hospitality in our lives.  Ah, but therein lay the rub,  It’s almost too much subject for one subject.

After some thought, though, the filament in the mental lightbulb vibrated to warmth and the brightest word was "surrounded".

Stop reading for a few seconds and allow yourself to take a deep, comforting breath of air.  Can’t you feel it?  That breath of air is the very core of the hospitality of our Universe.  We’re surrounded by it.

From the time before the dawn of our time, tables have been prepared and waiting for us with sumptuous feasts for the body, the spirit, the mind.  We’ve been freely given all the toys and tools, all the words and wisdom to grab hold of each star we see.  To each one of us has been handed a superlative life.  Even every plate of perceived unhappiness in our world is lovingly accompanied by sweet refreshment.

That, my friends, is the essence of hospitality.

Take the worthiness that is yours, and let the Fairies of the Universe assist you. Stop taking so much responsibility upon yourself, and live happily ever after. Shorten that crevasse between where you are and where you want to be, on every subject, to now, now, now, now, now. Ride the wave. Just pluck the fruit You don’t have to be the one who puts it in the ground any more. You can just skip across the top of things and pluck the fruit of all of the things you want. Oh, fruit. Oh, delicious this, delicious this, delicious this, delicious this. In other words, its all right there for you; its ready for you to receive it as fast and as soon as you will vibrationally let it in. —Abraham-Hicks, Excerpted from a workshop in Boston, MA on Saturday, May 21st, 2005

Guest Author: Carolyn Manning is the author of Thoughts & Philosophies, where she hosts a Blog Community Bloggers Carnival every Thursday – check out her next one!


  1. says

    Carolyn, thanks so much for this lovely piece. It was a fantastic reminder of universal hospitality.
    I’m afraid I haven’t been around to contribute to this most hospitable of communities in the last fortnight so wanted to squeeze in a last comment before the end of July (my time!). The reason I’ve been absent is that I was studying for a couple of weeks in the south end of Skye.
    This, for me, is one of the most wild and beautiful places on earth. Each day you are reminded of the magnificence of the whole affair. Sea, sky, mountains, rain, clouds, mist, wind, sudden bursts of light, an hour of glorious sunshine, a constantly changing landscape revealing the contours of the hills in all her glory, telling us over and over and over: open your eyes! look at this!
    Thanks for reminding me of this bounty when I got home :-)

  2. says

    Joanna, what a lovely compliment; thank you. Your description of Skye should be on its website. Yes, I checked it out because I’d not heard of it until today. Thank you for that, too.