There is an art to receiving that takes practice to perfect.
On Christmas day we went to visit family and took a basket of gifts for them. Some people received their gifts graciously saying "Thank you" with a smile, it felt good to give to them. However, some received with a grimace saying "You shouldn't have" and made it quite clear how bad I was making them feel by giving them a gift. I agreed with them - I shouldn't have, I wish I hadn't given to them, there was no pleasure in making someone feel bad like that and I have no wish to do it again.
The universe is no different.
It wants to give everything to us.
Can we receive graciously?
When you receive something, a compliment, a gift, a prize, some charity, ... what do you say or think?
"Thank you ...
I really needed it (but I wouldn't allow myself to get it for myself)"
I'll use it for something important (and not for my frivolous self)"
I'll pay it forward (I won't keep it for myself)"
I'll help others with it (I don't deserve it but others do)"
You shouldn't have (I'm not worthy unless I return a gift)"
I'll do something for you in return (I am not worthy to just receive)"
What do you add to your thank you?
When anything is added to your thank you, you are taking the joy away from the giver and they will not continue to give when you make them feel bad for it.
And that includes the universe - it wants to give to us, it knows we are worthy, but it will not, can not give to us when we will not just accept it, allow it, with a simple "Thank you"
If you want to receive something from the universe then say "Thank you" for it before you even have it, don't justify it, don't want to give it away, know that you deserve it, that you are worthy and just say "Thank you" as you visualise receiving it.
The universe wants to GIVE to YOU
Will you ALLOW it?
Practice the art of receiving graciously and just say "Thank you" every time you receive anything from anyone.
Become aware of what you are thinking or saying around that thank you, are you adding something on to it?
Face the lack of self-worth that your add-on is showing you and release it.
You are worthy just for who you are: a magnificent child of the universe worthy of love, abundance and support.
No justifications required.
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