I have found that life is an excellent Teacher, always bringing me the most appropriate materials for practicing how I can better align myself with Spirit.
In my healing journey, I have observed that when I feel stuck, very often I attempt to get unstuck on my own. It's a point of pride to prove that I can unstick myself. "Yes, I can do this myself, thank you. No, I don't need your help, thank you!"
For some cases, sure, that's what I can do and is what I need to do to learn that I can help myself. But for other situations, insisting that I take care of the issue myself just plain doesn't work out. I found myself needlessly stuck by being determined to resolve things on my own. These are places in life where I have the opportunity to learn the beauty and joy of asking for help from another person, and that no man is an island. And in many such moments of crisis, I get to learn to surrender, ask for and be open to help from the Spirit.
Asking help from Spirit can be challenging for many people. It is so easy to fall prey to the thought, "Well, God/Spirit/Universe wasn't there before, why would She or He be here now for me?" or "What's the point asking, I won't get the help I need anyway."
I find that when we are faced with a very difficult period in our life, that's when we are willing enough to seek assistance from Spirit. The hard-shelled illusion that we are in control of our life are usually cracked at that time. The healing, growing and learning possibilities in the times of crisis are tremendous. My own humbling process of healing and remembering Light began in such a situation. I learned first hand that help and guidance from the Higher Realm is always gladly given when we asked for it, and we are not alone.
"Ask and You Shall Receive" indeed happens, especially if what you have asked for is for the highest good of everyone involved. I experience this often. But, even then, I have moments of doubting that Spirit is actually listening to me. I learned, however, that when we doubt that the Universe will help us when we ask for it, we are really not asking for help at all. We are asking to prove that we are right about no one will come to help us.
And that is exactly what we get.
If we ask for help and are truly open for the assistance we seek, we shall receive it. Each and every time. The key here is to be "open" to receive help. When we are open, we receive solutions from unusual and wonderful sources.
How do we stay open to receiving help from Spirit? There are many ways. Remembering that you are a beloved part of the Universe is one way. Trusting Spirit, remembering all is well despite appearances, is another. Knowing that it is safe and that you deserve to receive all the good in the Universe is yet another way. You probably have your own unique way of keeping your line with Spirit open, so learn to ask a specific question to Spirit: "What is the best way for me to stay open in receiving the assistance I asked from You?" Let the answer come to you in wonderful and unusual ways.
May you be open and ready to receive all the love and blessings that are coming your way.