It amazes me how I can sometimes forget that Spirit is the ultimate Power and can help with anything. But, I have to ask for that help.
Years ago, I was a very unhappy camper, not enjoying living in Santa Fe, NM. For most of my seven years living there, I wanted to relocate (again) and didn’t have the financial means to do so. When a friend visiting from NYC asked me how I enjoyed living in Santa Fe, as we walked around the lovely plaza downtown, I heard myself complaining yet again about what I disliked about living there. And, I was sooo tired of the complaining.
Shortly thereafter I remembered to ask Spirit for help in relocating. The lightbulb had finally gone off! Duh. I had been trying (or not trying) to do it all by myself. Asking for help from Spirit, I was no longer alone (as if I’d ever really been) and I had the power of God consciously behind me.
Here’s what I told Spirit:
God, I really need Your help to get out of here. I’ll do anything that is required – even get a job! You know that I’ve said I’d never work for someone else again after being in my own business. Yes, I’ll do even that as I sooo want and need to get out of here. But, YOU have to handle the money!”
So I asked for help from Spirit and got into gear, enthusiastic about the adventure and curious to see how it would unfold. I knew I still had a role to play and would need to take action, but it was up to God to handle the how, i.e., the finances.
I had been clear, and I was open and willing. And, I did do everything I could, trusting along the way that God would come through on Its end. God did, and in a way I could never have imagined!
My father, who had recently re-entered my life, decided to give each of the children a portion of their inheritance before he passed on. It was a sum far greater than I would have imagined, coming at the perfect time; and how wonderful that my dad was alive to see what joy his gift brought and know how appreciated it was.
Not only was I able to afford movers to get out of ‘Dodge’ (aka Santa Fe) and move to Phoenix, but I was able to continue my business (not take a job), and had money for a down-payment to purchase a lovely home, as well as a down-payment for a sorely needed new automobile! God came through with shining colors!
When I finally had asked God for help, I received so much, and not just in material terms, but in spiritual growth. It was a wonderful lesson contrasting how my life is when I don’t ask for God’s help and when I do—a lesson I never want to forget.
I strongly suspect I wouldn’t have had to stay in ‘Dodge’ for as long as I did if I’d remembered my Source sooner—I don’t know. But there is no question in my mind that when I was ready to ask for help from Spirit, It was there immediately to listen and assist.