Dear Ones, we understand that many of you are much more comfortable with giving rather than receiving. But asking for help when you need it is essential for moving forward in your life expressions with greater ease and comfort. The holiday season is one where imbalances in giving, receiving, and asking and being heard often come much more into focus.
You see, asking for help allows people to help you appropriately. If others know you will ask for help if you need it, it takes the guess work out of things. It allows them to put their focus elsewhere, rather than scrutinizing others to see if they are being honest about what their needs are.
Just like working with your own guides who must honour your free will, which means you must ask before they have the permission to help you, asking others for help is clear communication of what your needs are. It supports healthy boundaries and allows others the pleasure of being of service to you.
During the holiday season where so many of you find yourselves overworked and overwhelmed, we urge you to move into healthier balance. Ask for help if you need it. Give help if others ask for it and you are able. Clearly communicating your needs and allowing others to step up to assist is a wonderful way to avoid the resentment that can come from taking on too much in martyred service.
Reevaluating whether all the pressures you have taken on for yourself are really necessary is also a wonderful idea. How many things do you carry out of habit that don’t add your lives? How can you shift the energy of your holidays to support everyone’s enjoyment? Are you asking others to participate in things that don’t matter to them? This can also cause resentment.
Allow your holiday season to take on its own flow. Give and receive. Honour and accept. Communicate your needs clearly, and encourage others to do the same. By doing so you will create a holiday space that will be a co-creation and far more enjoyable for everyone involved. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young