Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness, right? I didn’t always believe that, but I do now. I am learning to ask and trust I will be heard and loved. I am also learning to go to people that I know will be there for me (and not judge or shame me.) We all know those types. Many people have a difficult time asking for help and find it much easier to give help than to receive it. Do you have a difficult time asking for help? Have you ever thought about why that is? Perhaps you thought others would think less of you or you wouldn’t make a good impression if you really shared your struggle or pain. You may have told yourself that you didn’t want to bother someone with your problems and that you should be able to figure things out by yourself. And the list goes on and on.
The truth of the matter is that when you allow yourself to be vulnerable and ask for help, you change and you allow another the opportunity to serve and love you. Learning to ask for help is just as important as giving help to others. Maybe more important.
I recently experienced the power of asking for help. I took a big risk by being vulnerable and shared what was coming up for me. After years of working on myself and deep healing, I felt shame that I was still experiencing some lower energy of not feeling deserving. I am currently involved in an online bootcamp for Spiritual Entreprenurers. We are encouraged to use the discussion board each week and share what’s going on. I decided to be authentic and ask the group for help. Instead of feeling judged and wrong, I received love and understanding and comfort.
After I sent the email to the group, I called my friend Linda in tears and asked for help. She said, “come over to my house right now and I will do energy healing on you and make you dinner.” I was already in my pajamas and had no make-up on. I said, “Ok, I will be right there.” I grabbed a coat and put it over my pajamas and jumped in the car. This was big for me, going out in my pajamas and no make-up on! I never go out without make-up on (and pajamas on.)
As I drove to her house, I already started to feel better. I felt like I had taken off my mask and was allowing her to be with me and love me just as I am. How liberating it felt. Her love and care touched me deeply. I felt peaceful and re-energized when I left. I was back on track knowing the truth of who I am – that I am ONE with God and God is all there is. All is well.
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