Don’t ask for something unless you’re ready to receive
I’ve learnt an important lesson recently and I wanted to share it with you. A few weeks ago I spoke to my fiancé about doing some PR work in my spare time (said no one ever). Then the night before I flew to Sydney for a writers seminar, out of the blue I was approached about doing PR. Later while I was at the seminar I said silently to the universe something along the lines of “I am an empty vessel and I’m happy to do whatever you want me to do but I need you to open up some doors”. In that moment I was mostly talking about “blogging”, which is what the speakers kept insisting we must do to build our “audience”. The thought of writing my thoughts down and hoping that someone cared enough to read them struck the fear of God into me. I mentally made a count of how many Facebook friends I had, then ruled out the ones who aren’t overly into spiritual reflections and thought to myself “I am in big trouble”. But it also occurred to me that I feel very guided to do this sort of work.
So a day or two after I returned home I spotted a request from Spiritual Events Directory asking for guest bloggers and, as they say, the rest is history. I created a website and have attracted a handful of followers. But I keep reminding myself that Rome wasn’t built in a day. I have to be patient and just keep trying. So I created a new Facebook page, dedicated to my spiritual ramblings and low and behold it’s attracted 80 likes in two weeks and they keep coming. In my work as an intuitive healer people often ask how they can do a job they love? The answer is simple, but more difficult to follow. It comes down to “asking for what you want”. The issue here is that we are so conditioned to “talking ourselves down” that it feels completely foreign to us to put it out there. The main worry is “what if I ask and it doesn’t happen”? It’s safer not to ask. Trust me, all of those things went through my mind. But I took a leap and I’m still soaring, I haven’t hit the ground yet, and I haven’t lost anything by trying.