Excerpts from the book ‘Ask and It’s Given’ By Esther and Jerry Hicks.

Step 1: You Ask 

Desires (or asking) are the natural by-product of your exposure to this environment of fantastic variety and contrast. And so, Step 1 comes naturally.  

  

Step 2: The Universe Answers 

Every question is answered. Every desire is given. Every pray answered. Every wish is granted. But the reason that many would argue with that truth, holding up examples of unfulfilled desire from their own life experiences, is because they have not yet understood and completed the very important Step 3—for without I completion of this step, the existence of Steps 1 and 2 could go unnoticed. 

  

Step 3: Art of Allowing  

Step 3 is the application of the Art of Allowing. It is really the reason your guidance system exists. It is the step whereby you tune the vibrational frequency of your Being to match the vibrational frequency of your desire. In the same way that your radio tuner must be set to match the frequency of the broadcasting station you desire to hear, the vibrational frequency of your Being must match the frequency of your desire. And we call that Art of Allowing- that is, allowing what you are asking for. Unless you are in the receiving mode, your questions, even though they have been answered, will seem unanswered to you; your prayers will not seemed to be answered. And your desires will not be fulfilled. Not because your wishes have not been Heard, but because your vibrations are not a match, so you are not letting them in.