Knowing this, have you ever wondered why these higher beings don't help us out when it is clear that we have problems and need help? If these higher beings have access to more knowledge and more abilities than we do, then why don't they just step in and help us?
The answer is simple. On planet Earth, human beings are protected by two factors: free will and the Prime Directive. These two factors are really two sides of the same coin. Human beings have been given the rare gift of having complete free will. Free will grants us total power (within our abilities) to do with our lives as we please. We can create great wealth, dedicate ourselves to serving higher causes, create chaos everywhere we go, or anything in between. We can make hay while the sun shines or make a complete mess of our lives. And most people live long enough these days that there is time enough to do both.
While we are expressing ourselves through free will, higher beings are prevented from intervening in our lives by the Prime Directive. If you have ever watched Star Trek, then you probably know about the Prime Directive. Just as the crew of the Enterprise could not intervene in the lives of the beings they encountered without a direct invitation, so the higher beings that exist near us cannot intervene in our lives without a direct invitation from us. Herein lies the first secret for gaining help and assistance from the higher.
Magickal Secret #1: Invite the Higher Into Your Life
As simple and silly as this seems, a great majority of people miss out on help from the higher because they simply neglect to ask for that help. Instead, many people exist in the world of "should." That is, most think, "Angels and higher beings know I clearly need help. So they should step in and help me." Unfortunately, free will and the Prime Directive prevent that.
The truth of the matter is that higher beings are continuously waiting with bated breath to be invited into our lives to help in any manner suitable to their position. Not only do higher beings enjoy such interactions with humans, but any help they offer contributes directly to their own evolutionary growth. Being invited to help a person with his or her troubles is a win-win situation all around.
So the only thing left to do is for those of us who wish help from the higher to do one simple act: Ask!
Not sure how to ask? Don't get hung up on technicalities. If you know the name of the being from whom you wish to request help, use that name. If not, use whatever name or description that best suits your knowledge of the hierarchy of higher beings. Don't worry, higher beings are lining up to be at your service, and if you use the best description or name you know, they higher beings will sort it out. So don't worry, go ahead and ask!
One more note: When you ask the higher for help, be as specific as possible. For instance, if you're about to lose your house to foreclosure, be sure to specify that the monetary help you request needs to manifest before the date of foreclosure.
Magickal Secret #2: Offer Appreciation Generously
This simple secret is another one often neglected by people. Often we are so obsessed by the problems we face that when a higher being resolves a problem for us, we neglect to thank them. Instead, we simply move on to the next most-pressing problem in our lives, and ask help to solve that problem. This situation is understandable, of course, especially if we are faced with many big problems. And while higher beings are almost always willing to help, regardless of thanks, they are much more likely to develop a strong affection and relationship with us when we take the time to pause in the hustle-bustle of our lives, and express our appreciation for their help... frequently.
It is true that higher beings gain an evolutionary "boost" from helping us in our lives. But like us, higher beings also need to feel a sense of the "warm fuzzies," a pat on the back, a feeling of a job well done. We don't pay higher beings the way we pay each other for work. Instead, the spiritual coin that pays higher beings is appreciation. For higher beings, appreciation is a sort of ambrosia or the cherry on the top of an ice cream sundae. When we offer higher beings appreciation before, during, and after our wishes have been fulfilled, we begin to develop a relationship with those beings. An angel who receives frequent appreciation from us is more likely to jump at the next chance to help us out. We then get the added bonus of having a being totally familiar with our lives helping us out. This kind of relationship tends to shorten the time between our request for help and the arrival of that help.
The best news of all is that the spiritual coin of appreciation is free. The expression of gratitude costs nothing but a little attention and time. Then benefits far outweigh the costs, and everyone is happy at the end of the day.
Magickal Secret #3: Hunt the Solution
Now comes the trickiest secret of all. It is easy to understand why we need to invite higher beings into our lives. It is also easy to see how appreciation is the way to develop relationships with the higher for better, faster, and more satisfying results.
This last secret is a little more complex... but not too complex. When you ask for help and express appreciation, you know that the solution is on its way. What you don't know is what form the solution will take. For instance, suppose you have money troubles. You request help from a particular angel who has helped you with money problems in the past. How exactly will the angel help you with your money troubles? After all, the angel can hardly drop a chunk of change directly in your bank account. Instead, the angel must work with the forces and factors that already exist in your life. The angel can bring you an accountant who can increase your tax return. The angel can speed the process of selling a piece of real estate you own so that you have money in your pocket sooner rather than later. The angel can bring you a new client who wishes to invest a great deal to gain your help in the business world. You see how this works?
When you ask for monetary help, simply looking at your bank balance every day won't show you the source of the angel's help. Instead, you have to be more clever. You have be a sort of detective and hunt down the solution. Failing to hunt down the solution is the one factor that causes the majority of people to miss out on higher spiritual help. Higher beings ALWAYS deliver on our requests. However, we don't always look in the right places to find that help. Once you have asked for help from the higher and expressed your appreciation, your job becomes being a detective. Look around at the different areas of your life where monetary help could appear, and be actively aware of any activity in those areas. Consider all possible sources of money, from inheritances to speed in selling properties to a forgiveness of debts.
If you actively hunt the solution and still can't see its arrival, ask again. You don't need to repeat your request for help, but ask for clarification. Just have a conversation with you higher being. You could say something like, "Angel of ..., I know that you are bringing me help and I truly appreciate all that you are doing on my behalf. I am having difficulty identifying the manifestation of that help. If you could give me more knowledge, in a way that I can clearly understand, about how your help is manifesting in my life, I would truly appreciate it." Then be prepared to actively hunt down the clarification from the higher, as well as continuing to look for possible forms of the help manifesting.
The good news is that higher beings do not become impatient with repeated requests. In fact, higher beings appreciate when we actively look for the manifestation of help, and request clarification when possible. Our work reduces the amount of work higher beings must do to manifest the requested help. So when at first you don't succeed, ask again (and again and again) until you receive an answer that makes sense to you! Find out more about connecting with higher powers and beings in our Psychic Development ebook. We can all use a little help from our friends from time to time and it really pays off having those friends be higher beings.
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