The Power and Fear of Asking

Do You Have Trouble Asking For What You Want?

I don’t mean simple things like “pass the gravy” or asking somebody to do their job at work. I’m referring to asking the people closest to you to do something for you.

As you may know, I’ve written two books dealing with affirmations and I use them daily. Positive affirmations were a great tool in helping me move from depression to joy; in transforming myself from someone who thought life sucked to someone who loves life.

There is one particular affirmation that I write down and say out loud daily – often multiple times each day. That affirmations is: The most important thing today is that I feel good. I got this from Abraham Hicks and added it to my daily practices when I was really struggling with suicidal thoughts a few years ago. I wanted, no, I NEEDED to remind myself that I had the power to choose to feel good, to choose what I wanted to focus on.

Last week after a few gloomy mornings (internally and externally) I was writing, “The most important thing today is that I feel good,” but not feeling it. I thought I need a sign, not an earth-shattering Sign From God (though I’d welcome that), but an image so I can see this message of feeling good too. I decided to ask my wife – who has recently been enjoying painting – to make me something.

I walked down the hall to the kitchen to ask her and my throat constricted rapidly as I felt a wave of unnamed emotion rise. I said “I want to…  Can I as…” I had stop and allow a second of tears and a gasp/sob sort of release before I could continue. Lori was looking at me and preparing for some major, life-impacting statement. Finally I speak, “Can I ask you to paint me something? I’d love something that says “feel good.”

She smiled and said of course then added, “Do you think you might have trouble asking?”

Wow – I honestly never thought I did. But in that moment I realized that for years I wouldn’t ask for help, not thinking I was worthy of it, but even now – to ask my wife to create something for me… resistance is an amazing thing. It only took my a second to feel it and push through, but how often have I hit that resistance, felt some emotion – probably a level of fear – and decided not to ask? Countless times.

How about you? If this resonates with you, find a way to practice asking for what you want.
Don’t concern yourself with the response, just practice asking.

Feel Good by Lori Grant

Feel Good by Lori Grant

Celebration of Tears

Time for another exciting episode of Sharing with Andy.

This month has been a tumultuous time for me. What’s it been like for you?
Today we explore celebrations, tears, labels and even… pee?

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Be good to yourself,



99% Feelings

What is this?

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Found some alien life form?

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I Release All That I No Longer Need

“Releasing” and “Letting Go” are terms that are tossed about often in personal growth circles, but perhaps you wonder how exactly do I do that?

Well I came across a great Facebook post this morning from author Lisa Michaels. It spoke to me, I acted on it and it felt great.

Here it is

Oct 17 • Leo Moon (Fire) • Libra Sun (Air). What needs to be released into the fire of transformation for you to expand into your next level of radiant leadership? Is there some aspect of yourself sabotaging the collective manifestation power of your entire inner creation team?

Check in with yourself about what needs to be released. Write down the messages you receive in your journal. And then dance to actively release that old energy internally. Here’s a good piece of music to do a release dance to

Once you’ve done your releasing. Connect to the strength of your WILL. Fire teaches you about the power of your will applied to your actions. Determination, energy, and a fixed purpose help you move forward in alignment with your desires, and stay on a focused course.

When using Fire, you must do it in a balanced manner. Misaligned or overused will can prove harmful or keep you stuck in a situation you are ready to move past. Learning the right use of will and the right time to use it, and doing so in alignment with the Divine, provides a core Fire path teaching.

Ask yourself how you need to apply your will to your manifestations today. Where do you need to apply the fire of your will to take right aligned action to bring your highest priority creations into being?

Write what the guidance you receive about your applying your will in your journal then take action.1780700_851775824867184_2156868016390874177_n

Give thanks to your inner Fire and the warmth of the Sun.

Fire, you are a wonderful teacher.

You help me learn to walk in balance, honoring the sacred in the light and in the darkness, in the outer and inner realms.

Thank you of teaching me ways to live a dynamic, powerful, and passionate life from my radiant core.

I lovingly express my gratitude for your spark of life and for being the fuel for my growth.

Blessed Be.

From Natural Rhythms: A Sacred Guide into Nature’s Creation Secrets

Have an amazing fired-up day, Lisa

To encourage you do this yourself and to be as open as possible, here is my list. Perhaps some things will surprise you. Perhaps you think I must have gotten rid of these long ago. Those are the very thoughts I found myself thinking. Releasing energy that no longer serves us is a multi-layered process. I often find myself releasing, seemingly, the same thing because there are depths to it and at any given time we can only release what we are willing to.

Fear that I’m not good enough.
Belief that I need someone to save me.
Thoughts of lack and competition.
That I’m weak. That I want to hide out and not be seen.
Doubts that I’m powerful or capable.
That I’m broken, flawed, or a mess.
That I need to please everyone.
That I need everyone to like me.
What others think of me is more important than what I think of me.
That I need more classes.
That I need to do it all myself.
That I can only ask for what I want in my most desperate moments.
Fear of action. Fear of risk. Fear of stepping out.

Then I danced, sobbed, laughed and let it all go to this great track

Most importantly I feel great!

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