Christian Reifsteck | Standing Stones Healing Co.
On one of my many adventures, the bus I had planned to take from Moreton-in-Marsh (a small English town) to Stratford-upon-Avon (yes, the famous one) was not running. Stratford was 16 miles (26km) away, and I needed to be in Stratford that night, so after exhausting my options (Train? Not running. Taxi? Too expensive.), I started walking. I was wearing a large, heavy 35 pound (16kg) backpack. On foot, Stratford was far away. But surely, someone would pick me up. I would hitchhike.
Thumb outstretched for every passing car, I trudged 4 miles on the A429 until, exhausted, I came to a gas station. I worked up the nerve to ask one person for a lift...he said no.
Do you have a hard time asking for help, too?
Seasoned hitchhikers will tell you to stay in one place, to wait and trust that eventually someone will say yes and agree to give you a ride. I knew this, but I couldn't trust.
What would you do? Would you trust, wait, and have faith you'd get a ride? Or would you stubbornly plow ahead not wanting to ask for help, disbelieving you'd get it, afraid to trust, and determined to do it yourself?
If you're like me, it can be hard to let go.
What in your life are you afraid to ask for help with or disbelieve you can get it? What are you determined to do alone...even when help may very well be all around you?
This Saturday is another LIVE Distant Reiki Healing Ceremony in honor of the new moon for our growth and healing. If you're also working on asking for help, trusting, and having faith you'll get what you need and that you don't have to do it all alone, join me at 10:00 AM EST (3:00 PM GMT) to set the intention.
I know I'm setting the intention because, even though my infamous Stratford Walk was 8 years ago, I still have growing to do. Maybe you do, too.
So, did I make it to Stratford?
Six miles (10km) later (Yes, that's 10 total miles.), I came to a bus stop where the last bus to Stratford was arriving in 2 hours. This time, I waited.