Let’s talk about receiving. Really receiving in your life, in your business, in your relationships.
How do you receive? What’s your relationship like with receiving? This is such a deep question and something I’ve been pondering for a while. Honestly, in the past two years I’ve been actively working on receiving more. Whether that’s receiving a compliment or receiving a gift or receiving from the Universe. My initial reaction is to always accept but with hesitation or in the tone of ‘I’m not worthy’.
Here’s what I know for sure, receiving is directly related to the feminine, the flow, to life. And if we want more abundance, more love, more tangible manifestations we need to be able to accept and receive with 100% of our energy.
I had a teacher once say that if you were to give someone a gift, a simple gift, and upon opening it they say thank you but push it back to you or tell you it’s not necessary, it doesn’t make you want to continue giving to that person. Whereas if someone accepts it, honors it and is gracious, you want to do more for that person.
Accepting and receiving the gifts of life are no different.
I had an amazing breakthrough with receiving just a couple of weeks ago. As you know I was moving. Well my mom wanted to fly up and help me unpack. I had movers bringing my stuff from Georgia to Virginia and into the new home, but she wanted to come and help unpack and organize and really just be there to support me.
My initial reaction was ‘I don’t need you’. Honestly, the truth is, I had moved a couple times in Atlanta and with movers it’s pretty simple and I love unpacking and organizing. But I could feel this was something she really wanted to do. So I told her yes, she got her plane ticket and we met in Virginia Beach.
Here’s what I learned, yes I could have done it alone, with the help of movers, but the unpacking I could have done alone and it most likely would have been fine. But having her there with me, feeling together with a common goal was different. I allowed her to give to me, in the way, as she would say, I give to her with my energy and love. After two days of unpacking I brought her to the airport and felt such gratitude for her wanting to do this for me, and gratitude to myself for accepting and fully receiving her generosity.
It’s something, especially as women, we are not taught to receive. But receiving can really be a game changer. I know after this experience I’m up for continuing to build the muscle of receiving, in my personal life and my business. I’ve now had a cellular reaction of what it feels like and how we actually get more accomplished when we have a common intention and are together. Which I know, I talk about this all the time, but feeling it totally made me get it.
I encourage you to take some time and notice how you’re receiving. And then start practicing leaning into the gift, receiving it, knowing that you are worthy of that gift. If you are building a business receive all the ideas, or the help of a colleague. Receive that compliment from the stranger, receive the beauty in nature, receive the love of your partner. Life is generous and is always gifting us, we just need to be open, receive and feel the gratitude.