You must “ask” in order to receive.
But many of us don’t realize how we don’t ALLOW ourselves to acknowledge and honor our needs, wants and desires because it stirs up uncomfortable feelings, emotions, fear, and resistance.
This is where things can get tricky.
Because it can feel very convincing in its “wrongness” and that’s why it’s essential to address the emotional/mental programming that comes up, including the nervous system, because, in some cases, even admitting you want or need something feels unsafe or like a risk somehow. This obviously affects your deepest desires as well.
This is how unconscious programming gets, and starts very young. This is especially prevalent for achievers who unconsciously learned it’s either better to NOT need or want things, or to get it themselves through hard work, being better, perfect, more doing/learning, which cuts them off from experiencing pleasure, more ease, fun, and support (!).
Perhaps you secretly feel guilty or ashamed to want more money, to work less hours and earn more money, to be highly recognized, or perhaps to challenge things as you see them.
If you happen to muster the courage, you then get pulled back.
This is a byproduct of (unconscious) programming and even trauma that can “teach” you “it’s not safe!” as it might lead to loss (friends, family, respect, an identity, money, reputation, etc) or attack.
And if you can’t be solid in your basic: I WANT THIS, and, therefore, ask with your words, actions, behaviors, and presence, then *receiving* will prove even more challenging.
Many stop short of their “asking” and fail to follow through…out of fear and resistance.
For a lot of the important things, it often takes more than once, especially when you’re re-programming a new reality.
What are you *not* fully allowing yourself to want/desire/need?
Pay attention to what comes up ❤️
Catherine xx ...