Believe it or not, ask and receive actually works.
Try it and see for yourself. Go on. Just try.
Get a sense of something you want -- a thing (could even be an energy or way of being) you lack that you'd like to have -- now ask for it.
You don't need to ask someone specific because really you're asking All-Of-Consciousness to support your ask. You're really asking YOU.
How many times have you not even asked or thought to ask for the things you truly desire because it would be too ridiculous, too selfish, too impossible?
Just for today let that go and ask anyway?
Now that you've asked, go on and do something fun and whenever you think of what you've asked for, let go of your ideas of how and when that thing should show up because you know what?… it never shows up how you think it will.
I was playing around on a tele call series with some courageous beings committing to living in ways never before available and offered up the idea of asking for gifts. I used to ask for presents and gifts a lot a couple of years ago and totally forgot the idea until the call.
Guess what's been showing up in my world? Yup. Presents ranging from my brand new bestie, the Love Cruiser, to gift certificates for dinners at swanky restaurants, to fun outfits I wouldn't buy myself in a gazillion years, to beautiful, antique jewelry, to my very first Jell-O shots ever, just to name a few.
Of course, I had to allow myself to receive these kind gestures and the topic of receiving is one that I could probably devote a whole blog series to. I'll give you this though, Access Consciousness ™ Bars is what shifted my capacity to receive. You could start there too if you want.
Whatever you do, ask. Just ask.
I've been joking with myself this morning about creating a new program for people called the Pretending I Care Package. This, because the number of times people call me in a day to tell me a story, chock full of reasons and justifications for why things suck for one reason or another in their lives is flat out ridiculous.
I've been joking with myself, kind of. I mean, I love my friends and clients and wouldn't like to put anyone off but I guess, I'd like to propose a little something different… If you find that you are telling me (or anyone) a big, whopping story, like, if you're talking for more than a minute about a thing, you might actually be caught up in your limitations. And you might really, really adore your limitations else you wouldn't use your precious energy on them. And guess what, there's nothing wrong with that. It's just, you have to pay me more if you want me to listen to your bullshit.
I mean, even when I was teaching a bunch of teenagers with drug habits and psychiatric labels and learning and social "issues" I didn't allow for this much BS. It was more like, kid, you're amazing. You could be doing anything you wanted to right now and *this is what you're doing? Come back and see me when you're ready to look at the possibilities and what you're capable of rather than the problems and limitations.
Tough love. I guess I used to be better at it and I'm looking at a full on revival!
See, the thing is, you're much faster than you pretend to be. Like really. You are capable of changing everything that sucks in your life and one of the ways to do that is to call me up, give me a couple words instead of a big ass story, and let me work my magic. Let YOU work your magic. Let us, together, BE magic. Think of everything you could create and have and do and be and and and if you used your energy to change the stuff that doesn't work rather than tell stories about why things aren't working... Watch out world!
Or, buy a Pretending I Care Package and, for the right price, I will listen to you solidify your limitations till the cows come home ;-)
People say they don't like to be used all the time but is that really true?
I mean, think of a bike or a chair. It's job is, really, to be used for riding or sitting. My bike loves taking me on rides and the chairs in my house love to be sat in. Now imagine being a bike that no one ever rode… Isn't that sad?
What if you're the same way? What if being used for your talents is actually fun for you? Not wrong and not something you expect to be paid for?
I have a friend who is "using me" for my writing ability and I LOVE IT! It's like, finally, someone is acknowledging me for something I love to do! What if you didn't resist being "used?"
The thing is, I write because I enjoy it. I mean, I write, here even, not expecting anyone to ever see it or care about it or consider it. I just do it because I like to do it. If you're seeing this and like it, I'm delightfully surprised.
What are you refusing to do because you're waiting for someone to validate it first? That's craycray! I say, just do it because you want to and see what shows up.
See, when you function from what's fun for you, it will touch lives. But it's never the other way around. It's never about touching lives first. It's about being you, doing what you love. That's what attracts people. Or not. But it doesn't matter because you're having fun!
Lit and Comp teacher gone rogue, disguised now as a Living and Relationship Coach, Body Worker, and Access Consciousness Facilitator, I still sneak off to write because, well, it makes me come alive and it's one of the joyful ways I create the future.