Our latest question comes from a couple of readers looking for tips on how to ask for help in a way that doesn’t emphasize the problem.
They’re aware that explaining why they need assistance just reinforces the very conditions they don’t want.
And yet, without having others understand the basis of the request for help, people don’t seem as responsive.
One reader operates a non-profit organization to feed the hungry, and is desperate for financial support.
Another reader asks how to hold an LOA fundraiser. She writes:
I’m trying to raise money for medical needs and I know I’m doing it wrong because I’m coming at it from the “this is all the bad stuff” that a lot of fundraising does.
I want to develop an LOA positive fundraising message that will attract donors but I don’t know how to do that. Everything keeps going back to need and a feeling of desperation and the words reflect that.
Maybe some of you have been in this position before, where explaining why you need someone’s assistance just activates the vibration of disempowerment or problem. How do you manage that situation?
Thanks in advance for any tips you can provide on how a savvy creator can send up a white flag without exacerbating the contrast.
I can’t remember what troubles I was facing that inspired me to write this thank you letter. But it’s come in handy more than once.
This is the letter I read when living under the same roof with my ex seemed unbearable.
It’s the letter I read when I felt anxious about the litigation my aunt and I are involved in.
It’s the letter I keep handy whenever I feel stuck with something bigger than me. I pulled it out again today when I started to entertain doubts about a new work colleague.
I share it with you to inspire you to create your own “In Case of Emergency” thank you letter. Because conscious creators know the power of giving thanks in advance, rather than just asking for what we want.
There’s hardly a better way to assume the energy of the “happy done deal” than expressing appreciation for it now.
Whether you address yours to a higher power or just to yourself in congratulations for how well you handled a challenge, pre-thanks is a powerful way to break the spell of worries, doubts and fears and to let solutions manifest:
Here’s the text in case you want to edit this version:
Dear Universe, Angels, Guides, Helpers, Agents, Friends & All …
Thank you for your fast acting help! Thank you for letting it be so smooth! Thank you for making it even better than I hoped! Thank you for bringing the perfect people at the perfect time to make all my dreams come true!
It couldn’t have turned out any better than it did. You guys really outdid yourself here for me! Thank you again for all the extra special gifts, favors, attention and guidance. You guys rock!
I couldn’t be happier. It is such a joy to know you’re there for me – in spades – every time I remember to let you in. Yay for everything working out perfectly! Yay for miraculous progress! Yay for perfect unfoldings and happy endings! Yay for everyone getting what they want! Yay for all good things coming my way.
Thanks again, Universe & Angels & Guides, for taking such excellent care of me. I feel so blessed! Love you all! – Jeannette
You’re feeling better already, aren’t you? 😉