Why receiving is actually a gift
Did you know that receiving help and other gifts from the heart of others is actually a service?
I am blessed with the most wonderful sister in the world. She has always been there for me, through thick and thin. She has always taken care of me since we were little. I have a deep appreciation and love for her. Over the years, I’ve wondered how to repay him. I felt guilty and uncomfortable for everything she did for me.
As I grew in understanding, I realized that she enjoyed giving and had to learn to accept it gracefully. And, as we have progressed in life, I have had opportunities to give back in other ways. And she has had to learn to graciously accept my gifts from the heart to her! We both keep working on progress and improving all the time.
Most people have trouble receiving the gifts that are offered to them, whether they are gifts of time, help, money, or things. They feel that they need to be able to be strong enough to stand on their own, no matter what. Perhaps they have been taught that it is not polite to accept help from others. One of the main reasons we block accepting help is because we feel we don’t deserve to ask for help or receive it when it is offered. Many of us just don’t feel worthy.
This is what happens energetically with giving and receiving.
When we give to someone we are flowing the energy of love. That energy needs to be received. If not, the energy flow is blocked. He has nowhere to go. Then the energy gets stuck.
Think about it for a moment. Imagine you have a friend who used to be very independent and suddenly gets sick. You offered to help by cooking for them or running errands, or taking them to the doctor. But they turned down your offer and told you they just couldn’t let you expose yourself like that. How would that feel? It feels like rejection and frustration. You feel without energy. And, in fact, you are.
Now imagine they say, “Oh thank you! That would be so nice and helpful!” How does it feel? Pretty good, right? In fact, you feel more energy flowing through you, as if you are the one receiving a gift. That’s because when we send energy and it is received, it comes back to us multiplied.
When you gratefully receive what someone offers you, you allow the energy to flow.
Why is it important to allow ourselves to receive?
Since we are constantly sending vibrations out into the universe, it is important to be aware of what we are thinking and feeling. What messages are we telling the universe about what we want? What are we telling ourselves about what we deserve? The Universe always matches us where we are, vibrationally.
Giving and receiving gifts is uplifting for both people. Raise your vibration! When you say yes to someone who offers you a gift out of love, you are also saying yes to the universe. You are affirming that you are ready to receive the gifts that the universe has in store for you! Blocking other people’s gifts tells the universe that you don’t want to receive. Block your flow of abundance and other good things.
How many times have you rejected or deflected a compliment? Compliments are gifts that others want to give us! Practice saying “Thank you very much!” with a smile when they congratulate you. You will notice that both of you feel upbeat and happy!
We live in a Universe that confirms itself.
What we focus on is what we see most reflected back to us. So as we open to receive, the universe gives us more! We allow the universe to give us what we need in each moment and in the easiest way possible.
What this flow of energy shows us is that when you give, you also receive, and when you receive, you also give. It is an energetic cycle that must be completed. The nature of energy is movement.
So practice receiving with gratitude and practice giving with joy. Then you are in sync with the universal energy flow. When you are in the upper flow, magic happens!