Christmas Musings on the Art of the Ask

I challenge you to RElearn to ask for what it is you want. RElearn the Art of the Ask.


This implies you UNlearned the easy-ness and joy of how to ask for what you want.

Ask and it is given — a basic Universal Law, a basic premise in Ancient texts.

Why, then, is it so hard for us to simply


Because circumstances and experiences in the past taught us it was hard, inappropriate, futile — or any combination of these — to ask, because we wouldn’t get the wish fulfilled anyway.


I can’t negate your experiences — or mine for that matter — so now what?

The challenge I put before you is to RElearn the art of the ask.

If you have the desire in your heart, there must be a means to achieve, receive, create it, right? Right!

What if you learned early on, as a child, that to ask for that train set, or the baseball bat, or a special doll that put undue burden on your parents? so you learned it was easier to just not ask (and expect)? While there is indeed a realness to the financial aspect of a household, I am asking you to approach this from not only a child’s perspective, but the lesson, the learning, indeed the indoctrination of what it means to the child. The child, then, grows up not believing s/he can ask or even HAVE things that bring pleasure. Here is a root of the belief system of Lack. (I am not by any means suggesting overspending.)

Remember the sheer delight of Christmas morning? Seeing all the brightly wrapped packages under the beautiful tree? THAT is what I am wishing you to recall. Envision it. See it. Feel the joyful anticipation of getting to unwrap the beautiful packages and see the treasures inside.

Why, then, can’t all our requests for goodness be met with such a tummy stirring anticipation? HOW will God create this miracle?!

How indeed.

Wayne Dyer, in his book Wishes Fulfilled says:

Allow yourself to follow your dreams and encourage your imagination by having a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing.

That’s the key. Open imagination and attachment to nothing.

It’s a key, but I didn’t say it was an easy key to learn how to use….

Dr. Dyer also says “it’s actually rare to desire what simply feels unnatural.”

It is natural for a child to want a pair of skates or a basketball or the latest and greatest toy on the market. It’s natural. Sometimes, as parents or caregivers, it’s our job to give to the joy anticipation of the child (or adult for that matter). Forget the practical. Feed the child. Feed the childlikeness in that little human.

 The world is big and scary and pulls us in so many different directions. Let the innocence remain in the eyes of the child as long as possible. Foster the sense of good will toward men. Feed the Joy and it will feed you back.

The feeling which comes in response to the question “How would I feel were my wish realized?” is the feeling which should monopolize and immobilize your attention as you relax into sleep. (Resurrection, by Neville)

Merry Christmas …