And, sometimes you need to ask for more. Actually, what I'm discovering is that most of the time we are barely asking at all. We have really bought that there is very little we can do to change things.
A friend of mine shared this quote today:
"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito."
—The Dalai Lama
The next thing in my feed was a post from a colleague in Turkey who is reaching people in Parliament with her work in consciousness. She does the same work I do but clearly she's been asking for so much more. She's been asking how she can change the reality of her country with Access Bars®. Can it be done? Absolutely. Do I have faith in the modality? Completely. Do I have faith in her? Without a doubt!
So what else can we ask for? What ask would be so big that you would giggle with excitement just at the thought of it? What if you came up with a list of outrageous things? Here's my challenge to you, come up with a list of at least 25 outrageous things you would like to bring to the world. Then start asking questions. Here are some suggestions to get you going.
What would it take to have Access Bars® available in all the schools in my province?
What would it take for students and teachers to have their bars run at least once a month?
What would it take to create a program that teaches business skills to artists and healers so that their skills and talents can benefit the whole community?
What would it take for all corporations to adopt kind and effective wholistic programs to prevent workplace burnout and to maximize their employees talents and gifts?
What would it take to have a global audience for my services and products?
What would it take to bring out the best in every person I come into contact with?
What would it take to eliminate poverty in my community?
What would it take to empower every person who has a vision of a better future?
What would it take to communicate with such eloquence and compassion that my message of hope and possibility could be heard by all?
Then start asking:
What's one thing I can do today to get started on this?
Who could I connect with to put this in play?
What is my first step?
What can I do that's out of my comfort zone but that will create the most impact?
Who do I know that could help me?
What do I need to learn to be able to achieve this?
Who can I share this with that will keep me accountable and motivate me to keep going when I get discouraged?
What else is possible here that I haven't yet considered.
So my friends, you amazing creators, you people who were put here to create something new and wonderful on this planet. It's time to Up Your Ask. It's time to Turn It Up. The world needs you. It needs your crazy ideas, your inspirations, your burning desires for something greater.
Go forth and be Awesome!
And sometimes it feels like you're pushing a boulder up a hill.
Sometimes we need a pep talk and there's no one to turn to who will tell us exactly what we need to hear. The times when I need this the most is when I'm functioning from conclusion. Functioning from conclusion is basically dead end thinking. I've already decided what the outcome will be and I've cut off any possibility of it turning out otherwise. It's an end.
How is that helpful? It's not. At all.
So what do I do? First of all, I have to catch myself in the act. I go "hey! I see you've already decided this is going to turn out like all the rest. You've decided that no one cares, no one will show up, they'd all rather go somewhere else or to someone else. Sounds to me like you're functioning on a loop. That's all this is, a loop. It's not real. I also see that you are looking to just one aspect of this situation and basing your success or failure on that one thing. What about the rest of it? What if it doesn't turn out that way? God, you're cute!"
It's at those times that the tools are a life saver. It's also at those times that it feels the hardest to use the tools. Those are the times when you'll convince yourself that no amount of practice could possibly have an effect.
But, you are totally and completely committed you yourself, your life and your vision of what is possible. So, you pull out a tool. And another, and another.
You remind yourself that when you ask for change it can get intense so you should actually be celebrating! Yay! Lol.
Never give up, never give in, never stop.
Ask more questions.
Stop functioning from conclusion.
The harder it feels, the closer you are.
How can I have greater ease and fun with this?
What else is possible that I can't see right now?
What's right about this I'm not getting?
What's right about me I'm not getting?
Who can I connect with?
What else can I try?
What am I so afraid to do that I know is asking to be done?
Do that thing. Finish it. Now.
Ask another question.
Do something fun. Laugh.
Find a friend who needs to be uplifted.
Go for a walk.
Listen to something that gets you fired up.
Lower your barriers and expand your energy.
Darlene Tindall is a Possibility Coach, multi modality healer and teacher sewing the seeds of possibility far and wide. She is available in person or online for coaching, classes, private facilitation, energy work or yoga.