If you aren't asking for help when you need it, then it's time to start. Anything I want to know, I ask the Universe. If I am stumped on a problem, any problem, or not sure what to do about something, I always tune in and get answers.
I do this with any problem, not just significant things. When I worked in IT, when I got stuck on computer problems, I would take a break and ask for help. I would ask to be shown the answer. I would ask what I was missing, then walk around for about 10 minutes and let go of it. When I came back, 9 times out of 10, I would always figure it out. Sometimes, the answer would come in a dream. I remember seeing computer code running through my mind when I was asleep and wake up with the solution.
I’ve learned to communicate with God, the Universe, our Higher Selves, Source, Consciousness – whatever you call the loving presence that surrounds us. We can learn to tap into this knowledge base on a daily/regular basis. God is always right there interacting with us when we ask.
We don’t have to have all of the answers. We just need to know how to look them up. It’s like Google. You can ask any question and get an answer. You just have to know how to tune in.
Here's my process:
1. Ask out loud for what you need. Instead of focusing on the problem or what I don't have, I shift it into a question. "What is needed in this situation?" "What are you trying to show me here?" "How can I get what is needed?" - money/time/support - whatever it is. "How can I process this more effectively/lovingly?"
I hear this a lot. .”I don’t have the money”. Instead of focusing on not having enough money, turn it into a question. “How can I get the money?” This is waaaay more empowering than believing you don’t have the resources you need.
It’s all about finding the right question to ask. If you don’t get an answer in a reasonable amount of time, try asking in a different way.
Sometimes, you just need to ask for help. Sometimes, you are trying to have too much control in your questions. If you feel stuck, ask “Please send me what is needed in this situation.” “Please help me deal with this.” “Please show me what the next step is.” These questions are more open ended and can bring different result.
2. Let Go. Once you have asked for help, clarity, guidance, answers, whatever it is that you need, then let go and listen. Just go about your business and pay attention to what comes in.
Answers may come in the form of ideas, opportunities, knowings, changes. Just be open to what comes to you next.
3. Listen. Listening is different than thinking. When you let go and listen, you listen to what comes into your mind with ease.
The answers are not the messages that come from a wrinkled up forehead. They are not the product of overthinking. They are the ideas that come floating in when you are mowing the grass or doing dishes. Those are the answers to take action on. Those are the ones that hold truth.
Learning to communicate in this way, helps you develop and strengthen your relationship with God/Source. When you ask and listen, you learn to interact with the Divine. You step into the unfoldment of your life.
We don’t have to control everything. We don’t have to have all of the answers. We just need to know get out of the way and learn to interact with the unfoldment that is happening in our lives.
The more we tune in, the more we live in harmony with changes occurring in our lives. We begin trusting God and realize that we are co-creators with this intelligence. We are not victims of circumstance. We have direct input. We have a loving friend that is right there waiting to help and guide us.
When we ask, we receive. So start asking and stop struggling!