You know all those beautiful, amazing, incredible things you want to manifest in your life? The things you've dreamt of for years, held close to your heart and pinned to your vision board? No doubt you've asked the Universe for them many times, but if they are failing to show up in your life then you might be missing one vital step.
ASKING OTHER PEOPLE! If you're on a spiritual journey, chances are you've gotten pretty good at asking the Universe for things - but the truth is that the universe works through people. Miracles and magic are not performed by a being outside of you waiting in the sky to grant wishes. It is an force that works through you when you live in the energy of what you want to attract. When you're in this space then the law of attraction will send you people and circumstances to help you in manifesting what you desire. But - you need to take some aligned action and start asking the people who can assist you in fulfilling your dreams. We've become pretty good at being a self sufficient society and "asking for help" has often been portrayed as weak or that we must be lacking something if we can't do it ourselves.
Which is total bullshit. "No man is an island", as poet John Donne would say, and with this many people populating the globe it's time to let go of the tired notion that we are not all here to help serve and love each other. Most of us don't ask other people for things because we don't want to seem "less than" or we're worried that they'll say no. Well....if they do, realistically what's the worst that's going to happen? You'll never know if you don't ask and most of us are missing out on so many opportunities by assuming we already know the answer.
The reason asking is so powerful is inherent in the etymology of the name, because although we tend to think of it as a question, the Hebrew origin of the word actually meant to "claim" something, so asking for something was stating your claim to making that request happen. In the Bible it is said "Ask, and you shall receive." Several thousand years later Abraham Hicks wrote "Ask, and it is given." What's my point? When you are in the energy of what you want and you actually ask for it, consider it done. Whatever you want is already on the truck, and on its way to you.
If you want some more insight into the power of asking, check out the book "The Aladdin Factor". It gives so many examples of famous and successful people who have got to where they want to be by asking for what they want. When it comes to manifesting anything in life, this book gives a great blueprint:
"First, you have to figure out what you want. Second, you have to decide that you deserve it. Third, you have to believe you can get it. And fourth, you have to have the guts to ask for it." - Barbara de Angelis, "The Aladdin Factor"
So who you can you share your dream with today and who can you ask for help? There are a lot of genies in the world waiting to make your wishes come true - all you have to do is ask!