What is your relationship to the idea of asking for help? Do you consider it to be a sign of weakness or something to be ashamed of? Maybe you, like me, have moved beyond thinking of it this way, but it is still a stumbling block on some level. And yet, when we have been asked for help, do we not freely give? If you’ve been thinking about asking for help, now is the time.
What happens for some, and what makes the exchange feel “yucky” sometimes, is that giving becomes a move of power over another. The thought is something along the lines of “I am giving to you to prove that I have more than you do.” or “I am giving to you because I pity you.” or some other variation of the same concept. Often, those who give in this manner are not even aware of it! And when we ask and receive, someone may give with such a subconscious intent. Upon receiving any physical gift from anyone, it is valuable to accept it and then clear it before you integrate it into your life. (You can clear a physical item through a quick meditation setting your intention to clear it of anyone else’s energy, then filling it up with love and light.) Upon receiving an intangible gift, clear yourself by doing a grounding and clearing meditation. This is not to say that you are assuming the person is sending you negative energy! We really don’t want to be taking on another person’s energy in any manner, and so it is best to clear anything you receive. If a gift ever really doesn’t feel right, it’s okay to say “I will receive the love behind your gesture but this gift is not for me.”
In addition to that, if you are giving a gift, it is best to clear the item and then focus your intention on sending only love to the recipient. That way, you can be sure you are taking responsibility for your own energy in any exchange.
Mantra of the day: I ask for the help that I need. I gracefully receive what feels right to me with gratitude and joy.