Hey friends! Happy New Year!
I’m excited to share my first video blog with you and even more excited that I put it together with my main man Mastin Kipp while I was visiting L.A. over the holidays.
The vlog was inspired by a great conversation we had about the importance of ASKING FOR WHAT WE WANT in life, in relationships and in business. We’re all familiar with the saying: “Ask and it is given”. Well, there’s definitely truth to the fact that if we don’t communicate what we want to the Uni-verse and to others, there’s a significantly lower chance that we will see our wishes come to fruition. And yet, so many of us don’t really speak up and ask for what we want because of a number of reasons that we hold onto as justification for keeping quiet.
At the same time, it’s important to be able to ask for what we want from an authentic place and without having attachment to the outcome. When dealing with people, this means that BEING with people should come first and above any desire or agenda we are hoping to fulfill. When it comes to things we’re after in life more generally, the parallel is BEING content with where we are and not coming from a place of lack, despite having some goal or destination that we have our sights set on. When we are able to strike this balance, our intention will be pure and this will greatly affect the vibration of our requests and the way they will be received.
The last piece of the puzzle is the importance of seeking to bring something to the table when we are making requests to create a win-win. Asking ourselves what we can give in return or how we can add value or serve is a great place to start. In this way, we are both the giver and the receiver. Our requests are much more likely to be heard and acted upon when they are coupled with a desire to make a contribution rather than being all about what we can get. Rather than treating others as a means to some ego-driven end, this approach honors our connectedness as human beings and puts relationships first.
The start of the New Year is a great time to set your sights high and use your voice to ask for what you want! Let us know what you’re asking for and where your requests are coming from. Remember, think big and go for it because this life is ours to create and if we don’t ask, we won’t get.
May this be OUR best year yet!!!
Chris (and Mastin) 🙂
Created for The Daily Love (Jan. 7th, 2012)