How To Receive
Over the last few weeks, I've
witnessed the struggle of many people to gracefully receive. In
recognition that life is a mirror of my own process, I can finally
say that over the last few weeks, I've witnessed my own struggle
to gracefully receive.
Isn't it funny how much easier
it is to see into another's pathology than our own?
Okay, so I guess I have some
processing to do around the whole concept of receiving. Words
can hardly express my excitement.
By the way, can I just mention
here that I'm a little tired of this whole topic? Why is it such
a big deal? How come I can't just "get over it"?
So I ask myself, "Self,
why are we STILL working on this?" Have you ever noticed
that Self always has an answer for you when you stop long enough
to check in? Self says back, "Because you're afraid of what
people will think of you if you take what you want."
Um, no way! Self, are you serious?!
Self is pretty serious. Self doesn't usually joke about these
Okay, Shell, take a deep breath.
Am I really afraid that other people will judge me for accepting
Good into my life? Yep. Okay, am I willing to let go of that belief
and replace it with a different one? Oh yeah.
Although I act tough, I really
do care...too much...about how other people see me. I want to
be accepted. I want to feel secure socially. But I have let that
need for social security (no pun intended) rob me of my birthright
as a child of God! God doesn't really care if people like me.
I think God does care that I am refusing His gifts, though.
If you are having a struggle
with receiving, here are some quick, simple steps to take to release
1. Check in with your Self! Your
higher Self is a lot more objective than your ego self is. If
you really want an answer, there is always one out there. If you
can't seem to find an answer, go to a trusted friend or counselor
who might have some insight to share.
2. In "The Power of Now",
Tolle tells us that releasing negative patterns is as easy as
letting go of a burning coal -- Just Do It! You don't have to
figure out how, you don't have to process through it, just do
it! You can "drop it", ie give it to Mother Earth, or
you can "surrender it". When someone surrenders, he
puts his hands up in air: give it to a Higher Power. Ground it
down or give it up, but either way, let go of it!
3. Make sure to replace! An old
pattern will just come right back home to roost if you do not
replace it with a new, healthy belief. "I release all attachment
to how others see me. I accept a new awareness of God's Flow into
my life, knowing it is my Divine Birthright to be Abundantly happy!
Thank You, God!"
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