I’m not an asker.
Except for asking questions, which I think I’m pretty good at when I give it my effort.
Or asking someone if they need anything. I like to be of service.
But most of my life growing up, I’ve never been an asker when it comes to asking for help.
All that is changing though.
And over the past year or so, I’m becoming an asker.
(Yes, I made up that word. Isn’t it fun?)
I started small, beginning with asking my husband for more help around the house. I eventually learned that it’s so much easier to ask him to do something that’s on my mind instead of expecting him to magically know. Of course I learned it the hard way, after x-number of fights and hurt feelings and passive-aggressive means of getting him to do what I wanted him to do. I discovered he was more than willing to help me, and do even more than what I asked for.
So first I learned to ask.
And then I learned how to ask and be okay with whatever the answer is.
The thing is, most of us don’t ask because we don’t know how to be okay if the answer is different from what we want. It’s not the only reason but it’s one of the many reasons. I haven’t mastered this one, but I’m learning. Just like in everything else.
And with every choice I make to keep asking, I feel like I get clearer with what I want to ask for. Sometimes more creative. Sometimes bolder.
Because asking is not only an art, but an expression of trust. It’s a spiritual practice really, an expression of your faith in God/the Universe to be there for you, a confidence that all your needs will be met. It’s also a self-care practice, an expression of the care and compassion you give yourself as you tend to your needs.
And so with that, I want to ask you today for your help.
Help send me to my Nia Blue Belt Training in September.
For those of you who have followed my journey, you know how Nia has shifted my life and health and healing in so many ways. I wrote about my White Belt journey here and shared how Nia as a practice helped bring me back to my body. After I started teaching Nia in 2012, I had my ups and downs – sometimes unsure if I wanted to continue teaching or not. Teaching is a journey in itself and I have grown and am continuing to know myself through the practice of both Nia and the teaching aspect of it.
I dream of making this practice accessible to every BODY through my Move Into Bliss program. I am excited to offer this online.
But as I step out into expanding my influence (which terrifies the heck out of me!), I know that I also need to grow deeper roots.
Enter the Blue Belt training.
The Blue Belt, the second level of Nia education, explores how to create healthy relationships through body-centered communication. This intensive introduces the next set of 13 Nia principles, which focus on the mental, emotional and spiritual realms of the body. While the White Belt curriculum focuses entirely on awareness of physical sensation, Blue Belt applies these skills to explore internal sensations as perceived through – but distinct from – physical sensations in the body.
So help me deepen my roots and be the Nia teacher I want to become. I have set up an Indie-Gogo Campaign to give you the opportunity to help me.
I have awesome perks for those of you who want to send me to my Blue Belt training in September (like free access to my Dancing Through Darkness Course & Web/Design/Blogging Help).
It’s really a win-win times infinity. You help me deepen my Nia practice and become a better teacher. I share my gifts with yours. And we both help those who will be drawn to this movement practice to heal their lives so they can share their gifts more brilliantly with others. And on and on it goes.
Pretty awesome right?
Now go pay it forward and do some asking of your own too. 😉
And thank you for considering!