I don't, personally, think it matters where you direct your request for help. I think all that matters is you feel your sincere desire to be given help - along with at least a shred of faith that the help will come. I guess the reason it surprises me that I am still capable of floundering around, feeling stuck, is that I KNOW from experience that all I have to do is ask for a leg up, or a hand out, or a bit of guidance and magical things will start to happen!
What I was feeling stuck about was how my spiritual journey and my desire to invite others to join me (I like group activities!), aligned with my desired career path of teaching others to Tap away their suffering. It seemed the two didn't really go together. I mean, if I really believe the spiritual goal is Oneness, mind-less-ness, a transcendence of belief in the illusion of the material world -- then how does busying myself helping others change their material reality from painful to less painful have any real value?
Like I said, all I had to do was ask. I put the question to the Universe (God, guides, angels, enlightened masters - the whole peanut gallery - why not poll everyone?) and sure enough the answers began to roll in.
I won't try to remember all the little ah-ha moments that have arrived over the past few days since I lobbed the request into the ether, or where they arrived from, though at some point I think it might be of value to do so, but I want to tell you about the biggest and most recent one. It rolled in two nights ago, on the wings of one of the Hay House World Summit audios (I really should become an affiliate sponsor so I can make money if you get interested and buy the DVDs from this mention :-) -- the one with Esther Hicks.
I was sorry to have missed it the first time around so when an invitation to access all 100 audios in a special 24 hour free opportunity arrived in my inbox, I cleared my schedule to hear Esther, over all the others.
I love listening to Esther and the Abraham material. It just feels good to me. So, I was enjoying the audio very much when I noticed that I had just missed a portion because something happening outside or on my screen had taken my full attention away. I stopped and scrolled back a few minutes to replay. Again I got distracted...Which told me THIS WAS PROBABLY IMPORTANT. When my ego works that hard to prevent me from hearing something, I can assume nothing else!
On the third replay, blocking out all distraction and really listening, I finally heard and understood the best answer of all to my lingering question.
Abraham, via Esther, said that we are not here in this material 3D plane to GROW as so many believe...we are here to EXPAND IN JOY. Because joy raises our vibration and the higher our vibration, the more beautifully we can co-create our experience of this material reality -- and the more beautiful, the higher our vibration is -- and the higher our vibration is, the closer to Oneness and God we are. Here. Now. Not down the road in some place called Heaven.
S/He went on to say that our NATURAL STATE is that of a very high vibration, the way a cork naturally bobs on the surface of water. Negative emotions pull down on the cork, dragging it under the surface. When we release those negative emotions, the cork pops up naturally and with great energy to its proper place. She then went on to say that one of the best ways to release these negative emotions is to quiet the mind! She said the moment we empty the mind of thoughts, our vibration POPS UP to bob on the surface where it belongs - where our power is, where our effectiveness at reflecting and expanding Love is. We don't have to DO anything else! Isn't that amazing??? I loved it and felt myself respond with a huge internal "YES". I hadn't consciously known this. But, clearly, I had known it in my Higher mind, enough to recognize the truth of it the second I heard it.
And it was an answer to my question.
My spiritual quest and my chosen career are indeed aligned. If I can help others while I myself strive to get better at mindfulness -- and I can also show others the way, through acupoint tapping, to dissolve the negative emotions being held in their bodies, then I am working, in two complimentary ways, towards the aligned goal of raising vibrations and doing my little part in the Oneness movement.
Now, will I remember to ask for help next time I feel stuck? Oh, who really knows! But maybe if I keep my cork unburdened and bobbing happily, I'll be more likely to think of it a lot faster :-)