A colleague was describing her frustration at having misplaced some important papers, figuring she must have misfiled them and having no idea how to backtrack to find where they were wrongly filed. She had spent a lot of time searching in every file she could remember having used, with no success. My suggestion was that before going to sleep that night, she ask her Guardian Angel to send a dream that would reveal exactly where the lost papers were.

I know she is not given to belief in this sort of supernatural intervention, so I thought no more about it. But she reported the next day that just as she was drifting off to sleep, she suddenly remembered two files she had been working with on the day the papers went missing. First thing the next morning at the office, she checked those files – and found the documents.

The incident reminded me of how frequently we forget to simply ask for what we need, whether we want to address the asking to a Guardian Angel, a Higher Power, Divine Spirit, God, or the Holy Name you prefer. In the New Testament (Amplified version), James 4:2 says, “You do not have because you do not ask.” The next verse continues by warning that care be given to what your motives are when you ask, but I could also pair the James 4:2 verse with Matthew 7:7-8, which tells us: “Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking (reverently) and (the door) will be opened. For everyone who keeps on asking receives, and he who keeps on seeking finds, and to him who keeps on knocking, (the door) will be opened,”

This should at least be worth a try.


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