How often do you think of others, give to others and then get frustrated because you are not receiving what you really want back from them?
Whether you always seem to be the one to do the dishes, and no matter how much you ask your partner and kids, they still don't seem to do it, or you help friends out when they are in need only to find that they are not there when you need them: it means that you need to focus on giving to yourself, otherwise known as receiving.
We have all heard about the law of reciprocity, meaning that if you give you will receive. So we go about our lives thinking that if we just keep giving and giving and giving, some day we will receive what we truly deserve back from it all.
But are you allowing yourself to receive?
The law of attraction states that we attract like-energy toward us. So the more we give, the more we attract chances to give. The more we receive, the more we attract chances to receive. The law of attraction is more important than the law of reciprocity, it takes precedence. The law of reciprocity will only work when you are allowing both giving AND receiving.
So back to my first question, do you find that you are giving, giving and giving some more, and you are not receiving back?
You have been attracting those people who want to receive from you while you have had a giving focus.
Now it's time to start receiving.
To switch to a more balanced giving and receiving focus requires you to focus on receiving more.
How can you focus on receiving more?
Well as usual it needs to start within. Start to give to yourself! Get what you want by giving yourself what you want.
Allow yourself to have what you want - most of us are just not allowing ourselves to receive because we feel that giving is more virtuous - but what I know to be true is that BALANCE is the most virtuous state to be in, it stops us from giving "taking" lessons to others and stops us from receiving "giving" lessons.
Start today, allow yourself what you want and give it to yourself. Soon those around you will join you and give to you, too.
Let us know in the comments below: What will you start to allow yourself today?
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