She contacted me out of the blue. It had been 9 months and she just wanted to “catch-up”.

I always love connecting with this woman. But I wasn’t in the mood for this. Emotionally and physically, I was drained.

Over the past 6 months, almost weekly, a new challenge seemed to crash down on me.

Socializing wasn’t on my radar right now. I was struggling just to make it through the day!

But I heard that inner voice that said, “You should go”.

That nagging feeling didn’t go away and so I went. And, of course, it was just what I needed.

I let out all of the emotions I had been bottling up to “stay strong” just to get through this. To come out the other side in one piece. And just like that, I felt better.

Relying on others has always been hard for me to do.

It reminded me that the Universe, Source, God, whatever words you use to connect to Creator, is always there and you only need ask.

After that meeting it became clear that the Divine was trying to evolve me into a person who could easily and willing receive.

Seriously? Another challenge!? I’ve got to tell you I was more than a little pissed that they’d stick a brand-new lesson in here for me to grow through in the midst of all this chaos.

But if I was being honest, it wasn’t new. It was something that I had been putting off embracing my entire life.

However, it was time. The only way through this chaotic period was to embrace receiving help from others.

So as with any other experience I am here to have, I embraced it fully. I started telling my situation to people. I took help from wherever and whomever it was offered.

Small things and big things, they all showed up for me. And people were happy to help.

Just like that, opportunities, solutions, the right people all started showing themselves to me.

Granted, they were always there, I just opened up to seeing them, finally.

One by one my challenges started to disappear. Plans came together.

And I remembered this: It never fails. When you need something or someone, it will always show up for you. Maybe it is in a way that you aren’t expecting. Maybe not how you intended. But it will be there.

When you feel like you are drowning it is easy to forget that these people and options and opportunities are always here for you, always waiting to be recognized.

But once you remember and stay open – even when it seems hopeless – it is amazing how quickly things start to turn around.

Faith and trust are guiding forces in my life. I finally remembered that.

Are you open enough to the idea that your guidance is always there for you to see it when it shows up for you?

Are you willing to see the bright stars on your dark days?