Lately I have been making specific requests for help from my Spirit Guides, and getting swift answers back. It's like speed-dialing both ways - I cut through the red tape immediately, both in the asking, and in the receiving. I'll admit I'm a bit taken aback by all this, being "doubting Debbie." More on that in a moment.
Several incidents of asking/receiving in the past 2-3 weeks have captured my attention. In a previous post I described how I asked for guidance on choosing between two housecleaners I was considering hiring. The answer that came through resonated for me and the housecleaner "recommended" has exceeded all my highest expectations.
The 2nd request centered on finding an administrative assistant to help in our real estate investing business. February 26th's post described how I asked aloud for help with this and found my assistant within the next hour! She inspires confidence and I find working with her easy. So far, so good.
This past Saturday night my husband and I walked out of a downtown restaurant after dinner, and decided to linger in the nice weather by walking downtown. Two blocks after we began walking I reached up to my throat and realized my necklace had slipped off. I became upset immediately. It wasn't valuable. But it was unique and irreplaceable. My husband had picked it out for me several years ago when we vacationed in British Columbia.
We retraced our steps, scouting the ground on the way back to the restaurant.
I immediately went to the table we had been out, and asked the people currently sitting there if they could move so I might look under the table and chairs. No necklace. We continued our search outside the restaurant, on the way back to our parking garage. At that moment I spoke aloud to my guides and said I needed their help in finding my necklace. I immediately stepped into a nearby store to use the restroom. While waiting in line (a hazard of being a female), I looked in the mirror at my unadorned neck. I reached down my blouse to see if it had fallen. No luck. But then something told me to pull my blouse out of my pants. Resting near my waistline lay the necklace. I was so elated I decided to forgo using the restroom and ran out to tell my husband that I had found the necklace. About two minutes had elapsed since I asked for help.
Of course, we could have gotten all the way home and I would have eventually discovered the missing necklace when I changed clothes. I believe my Spirit Guides wanted me to find it quickly to encourage me to ask for help more often.
What I notice about the necklace incident was the fervor with which I put in my request for help. In this case emotion overrode my rational side, and I didn't hold back in my insistence. In other words, I did not mess up my request with my issues.
What issues? Oh, let's see . . . worthiness ("I can't ask for that much" or "I don't deserve that"). And there's the issue of frequency. Well geez, they just gave me this, I can't keep asking for help. And then there's my ego, which tells me to tough it out, and can't I possibly do anything on my own? And of course, the biggie - doubt ("Oh for crying out loud, do you actually think because you ask that it will make any difference?"). Really, if there's a way to stop myself from asking, I could easily succumb to it.
And yet . . . the evidence is starting to pile up. Earlier this past week it was pointed out to me the obvious - if I don't ask I don't get. This related to a request made to a non-profit board I serve on. The board member reinforced this with scripture:
Matthew 7:7 "Ask and it shall be given you."
James 4:2 ". . . you do not have because you do not ask."
I imagine my Spirit Guides are enjoying concocting these speeded up lessons for me. I want to tell them that they have gotten my attention. And remind them of the big request I've put in for $10k on the business side as well. They would tell me back that I need to be more insistent and confident about the $10k request. Okay, lesson learned. Back at ya!