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The Importance of Asking for Help

Updated: Jul 13, 2020

"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place." -Nora Roberts

Hi, I’m Lisa! Welcome to my first ever, never-thought-I-would-blog, blog! Let’s get to know each other! I’m an avid reader, walker, runner, mother (to humans and animals), partner, curious to the point that having nine lives would be helpful, and also happen to be an intuitive, empath, healer, psychic, {insert your own word here} and animal communicator. I can be painfully introverted at times and the decision to put myself out there as a professional intuitive was like stepping into a dense fog with no way to see what was ahead of me, but trusting that I was on my path. It had been so comfortable to stay hidden and closed, to not let the world see me or open up enough to see others. But also really boring. So I took a deep breath and a few wobbly steps and learned how to find my footing (#stilllearning). Recently I have found myself needing to stretch further and take another step into the unknown. I have been wondering what this might look like and it turns out that it looks like a lot of things, but what they all have in common is to make myself extremely uncomfortable and put myself out there again. The adventure continues! Along with my own journey of feeding my curiosity and experiencing the mix of fear and elation that comes from beginning something new, I’ve also been wondering how I can further help animals and their humans. The answer keeps coming back to me as connection and then more connection. To help animals and people better understand and know each other more deeply. And from these two goals, a blog has been born! Terrifying, but here we are!

I think the quote above accurately reflects the importance of making a choice and being brave, but also how important it is to ask for help when you need it. If you don't ask, you'll never get the help you desire. A teacher of mine likens this to ordering pizza, "You have to pick up the phone and call the pizza place and tell them you want a cheese pizza, extra sauce, extra spicy, otherwise how are they supposed to know?!" This could be when you are struggling to make a decision or when you sense something is off with your pet. It takes courage to ask for help. And for me, it also takes wisdom to learn when to help. To share a story of a “learning” moment (sometimes putting my foot firmly in my mouth is how I learn best, fun!), a few years ago I saw a dog that was suffering from a terrible bout of stress that was severely affecting her livelihood. I immediately told her people what she was going through and proceeded to inundate them with information that they never asked for. Their response was radio silence. Chirp, chirp! I belatedly realized that they had their own path and timing, their own way of healing and processing what was happening with their sweet pup. Have you ever experienced this? When someone thinks they are being helpful and tells you how to do something when you never asked for their help to begin with (#nothelpful)? I made the decision then and there to try my best to not do that again. To offer help when I am asked and not before then. This also means that I am ethically bound to not work with animals if their people have not asked me to. If an animal begins talking to me and asking for my help, I can listen and send them caring and compassion, but I cannot offer help without their people asking for the assistance. I have heard stories about some psychics going up to people in restaurants and telling them their future or something similar. No thanks! That is not respectful of someone’s timing (I for one am not ready to know my future, I’m still busy creating it, thank you very much) or their desire to know in the first place. Boundaries are important. That is why it is necessary to ask for help when you are suspicious that something isn’t quite right with your animal. If they were limping, you hopefully wouldn’t hesitate to bring them to a vet to get checked out, so if you get a feeling that there is something less obvious going on with your pet, please do not be shy about asking an animal communicator for help. You are most likely correct and a good listener can make a big difference in the well-being of and connection with your animal. Be brave! Ask for help, be curious, and trust your instincts.

Until next time! -Lisa

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