Please Stop Searching…

… because you already have the answers. You already have everything you need. All you need to do is find a quiet space in which to hear that inner voice, your inner wisdom, and the voice and wisdom of your angels.

We live in a world of constant change, constant improvement. Which is not a bad thing, but when we want every change and improvement to be instant (because indeed, we live in an instant gratification society) we can become inpatient and find ourselves continually searching for the magic switch.

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Let me explain. Just recently, I have become aware of this idea of the never-ending search for the ‘thing’ that will sort everything out, provide the answers etc etc. I know people who are reading every self-help book recommended, going on every course, seminar, talk or workshop, searching constantly for the one thing that will make their life better. But chances are, they’ve probably already read, or been taught, a hundred different methods or ideas that would vastly improve their lives, but they’ve missed them – because none of those things change everything instantly, they all take implementing, using daily, and adopting as habits.

I know this, because I have done the same thing. I have read book after book, searching for the answer. The solution. The magic potion. But nothing worked. Mainly because I was too lazy to actually put any of the methods into practice. I would do affirmations for a few days, then forget. I would keep a finance diary for a week, then forget. I would meditate for 20 mins, then never do it again. As you may have gathered by now, I have a bad memory and short attention span. And so, many methods or solutions are just not practical for me. But sometimes, it is simply that I am trying to make things way more complicated than they need to be.

The other day, I was having a minor freak out over a problem I couldn’t see a solution to, and my partner said to me – “You haven’t asked your angels, have you? You haven’t asked them for help, you haven’t listened to them, connected with them.”

And he was right. I was stuck in my own head, panicking rather than reaching for the simple solution – Ask for help. Within fifteen minutes of asking the angels for the tools I needed to sort out the mess, I received an email which basically sorted it all out. And after I jumped around like a nutter for a while, thanked the angels and my partner profusely, I relaxed. The problem was solved. And in the simplest, easiest way possible.

I didn’t need to read a book, or watch a video, or take a course in order to solve the problem, to find the answer. I just needed to ask for help, be open to receiving it, then show my gratitude for it arriving.

Practising gratitude is no doubt the best way to solve most problems. Because by thanking the angels or the universe for something, you are certain that it will arrive, and you are remaining in a positive state. When you are in this positive, receptive state, things are more likely to flow to you easily.

Just to be clear, I am not knocking the self-help books, videos or courses – I think they are excellent for reminding us of things we already know, for making us aware of things we didn’t know, or had long forgotten, and they are a good way to connect with others. But they are not the magic solution. And the methods will not work unless you implement them. Not every solution comes as quickly and instantly as mine did, some things take a little longer to grow and evolve, and this is where having faith in the outcome, and having patience with the process is vital.

So instead of jumping from one thing to another, and being on a never-ending search mission, my advice would be this – choose a method, then try it out. For at least a month, longer if possible. Give it a proper chance before moving onto a different method. Or, if you’re like me, and you find it hard to form habits, then go for simplicity. Ask you angels for help. And then stay open to signs, because I promise you, they are there, just waiting for you to ask for their assistance.