Greetings Beautiful Spirits!
Asking for help is difficult when you already assume it will not be available when you need it most. Today I’ve learned that it’s ok to ask for help and does not change who I am. I imagine not wanting to ask for help has something to do with my long battle with low-self esteem; today I understand that I am worthy of help. Asking for help does not mean I am weak or dependent; it simply means I’m not prideful or stubborn.
I used to think that as long as you help when you can, help will be available to you when you need it most; sort of “what goes around comes around”. I never imagined I would have to initiate help. By this I mean help will be present when you need it most however, it will not knock on your door; you must ask for it and open yourself to receive help.
This has been a most humbling lesson…whew! I’ve learned that help does not always come from those you’ve helped or would expect help to come from; help is disguised in many forms but is available if you believe you are worthy of receiving it.
I never imagined I would be in the space I’m in but now I understand that until the lesson is learned, moving on to a “better” space is impossible.
Have you ever found yourself needing help but were afraid or too proud to ask for it? I’d love to hear from you. Sharing your story will encourage and inspire others to ask for the help they need to keep moving forward.
As always, sending you all Love, Peace & blessings…
During my turbulent times, I’ve learned a few lessons; essential for growth albeit difficult when you are in the middle of the storm.
First…the people I thought would support me during the toughest times in my life have not shown up; the people I deemed unsupportive have shown up in a major way.
Lesson: never let my brain overrule what my heart knows to be true. Just because someone does not demonstrate their love for me as I would for them does not mean their love isn’t authentic and just as meaningful as what I feel for them.
Second…just because you go out of your way to help others without expecting anything in return does not mean when you are in need you won’t feel as if you are due a helping hand. During these times I’ve wondered how I could be in such a dim space when I’ve always been loving and helpful to those around me. I’ve wonder why I was “abandoned” during my greatest time of need.
Lesson: I am who I am and it has no bearing on who others are or what their actions towards me will be. I will continue to be kind, compassionate and giving of myself when I can but I will pay attention to who I’m sharing this energy with.
Lesson: even during turbulent times, times of extreme internal chaos, there is nothing outside of myself that can define me. Loving myself completely and knowing that I am worthy of abundance, prosperity and joy helps me get through especially tough days. I’ve also learned to live in each moment instead of overwhelming myself with the past or future; both of which I have no control over.
Best Lesson: FAITH…for me…my spirit and my heart know that no matter how tough life becomes because of the decisions I make, I’m blessed and will always have what I need to survive. I’m wiser and spiritually stronger now as I continue to grow and help others; sharing my wisdom and offering guidance.
I share with you because I awaken each day committed to doing what I can to create positive waves in this seemingly chaotic world we live in. Perhaps my experiences will give someone the encouragement and/or inspiration they need to do what I’ve done…keep on trying because giving up is not an option.
Love, Peace & Blessings…
Dearest Beautiful Spirits,
We can’t “fix” our loved ones but we can encourage and inspire them to begin their healing journey. Reach out and assure them that they are not alone. When they speak listen…I mean really listen with your heart so you can “hear” what’s not being said.
Please check out this great article courtesy of http://psychcentral.com/ for tips to help your loved ones quiet internal chaos: Supporting Loved Ones Suffering from Depression
Love, Peace & Blessings…