Difficulty Receiving?

Everything that happens during your day is a reflection of what is happening within.  It’s a good idea to pay attention to events and circumstances that present themselves to you.  This is a great way to identify your limiting beliefs that are guiding your choices and affecting what happens “to” you.

Today was a gorgeous Fall day and I went into a Starbucks to order a Latte to treat myself before attending an event I was going to.  The woman in front of me turned around and said, “I’m paying this forward.  I’m going to buy whatever you order.”  She continued to tell me that the woman in front of her had paid for her coffee.  I stood for a minute struggling with whether I could just graciously accept this gift or if I was going to give in to the internal pressure I now felt to turn to the person behind me and pay for their coffee.  But as I turned around to see who was behind me, I was confronted with an entire family.  Seriously?  So now I was faced with whether to pay for all their drinks (and possibly food) to pay it forward or just receive the gift that was given to me.  Now this is where the conscious connection to some limiting beliefs I have around receiving came up.  I have a hard time with it.  I’ve been working on it, but I feel more comfortable giving.

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The pressure I felt to pay it forward came from within.  There was no pressure or judgement from anyone.  It was already within me.  So I finally surrendered to just accepting the gift.  I then had the thought that it would have been nice to pay it forward.  I wished that I had the chance to do it, but did not want to pay for a whole family’s drinks/snacks.  The funny thing is that when I surrendered and turned back around, the family was gone and a young guy was the only person in line when just minutes before there was a huge line.  So I paid for his coffee.  And you know what?  It felt good and he just happily received it which made me smile.  So in giving, I received joy.  And when you graciously receive a gift, you are actually giving back to the person who gifted you.

But here’s the thing about not being able to receive for yourself; you cut yourself off from all the good that is your birthright.  Being a giver is a very masculine energy which is on the right side of the body.  Not surprisingly, I have a lot of issues on my right side such as TMJ, neck and hip pain.  I’m over-activating my masculine energy.  The left side of your body holds feminine energy which is the energy of receiving.  In order to manifest and create the life you want,  there needs to be a balance between masculine and feminine energy.

After leaving the store and heading out to my destination, I did healing work around not being able to receive.  Because once we can uncover and identify our limiting beliefs, we can take a few minutes to heal and release them so we can then go on to consciously create and manifest all that we truly desire.  If you have a hard time receiving, you will have a hard time manifesting what you desire to have in your life.  Receiving is an integral part of the Law of Attraction.

 

With Love and Light,

Lisa

Positive quote of the Day:  “Gracious acceptance is an art-an art which most never bother to cultivate.  We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving….Accepting another person’s gift is allowing him to express his feelings for you.”  -Alexander McCall Smith

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