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The Art of Receiving

Receptivity is the capacity to accept all the wondrous joys and brilliance life has to offer. When we hone this gift, we see and experience our goals and dreams come to life...

By Carolyn Greenleaf

The ability to receive is an innate talent we rarely use to its full potential. Receptivity is the capacity to accept all the wondrous joys and brilliance life has to offer. When we hone this gift, we see and experience our goals and dreams come to life because we open the door to receive them.

However, for most receiving is quite challenging at times, especially on a personal level. This is due to remnants of old beliefs that created feelings of unworthiness or justification, even obligation or fear. These destructive thoughts and uncomfortable sensations are part of the ego’s playground within the world we once knew. For many, surviving the past meant taking measures to protect their vulnerable hopes and hearts. The walls built and the locks put in place served to maintain our sacred treasures; however, they now keep us from enjoying the answers to our prayers.  To fully receive requires us to take down our fortress and release our resistance, hidden within our unconscious fears. We must learn to trust again.

To briefly analyze the old quagmire we are talking about is to look at the energetic parents; giving is predominately our masculine energy and receiving is our feminine.  There is a direct correlation to the ancient issues of mistrust and abuse our feminine energy endured. Our receptive principle suffered some hard blows during the dark ages of our past. But we now must allow the past to fade away and release all inherited, residual fears that built up over time. This is how we reclaim our freedom. We each have masculine and feminine principles; we must once again honor the gift of both in order to enjoy the magic waiting for us.  

As the year 2012 closed, we have entered a new cycle; one that nourishes and encourages us to reclaim our choice, our joy and every aspect of our hearts dreams. The Universe is holding us in a safe space where we can reacquaint ourselves with our abundant and loving truth – all we need to do is…accept. One of the most powerful keys to accepting is surrender. It is time to surrender all that is no longer our truth. We must let the boulders within the past go to feel the Flow of our receptive heart. Our river of gifts can only enter through the pathways we open.

Exercise:

Take some time to be alone, in a place where you feel safe. Play some music or tune into the sounds of nature – relax. Sit or lie down and allow yourself to melt into the chair, floor or the earth – just let yourself go. Next, form your conscious intention to release all that no longer serves your highest and greatest truths. Release the old boulders that block your receptive flow. See the gray mists of the past lift and leave you. Then, see the Sparkling Light that is left behind. This is your Brilliance – it is time you claimed it.


To learn more about exercising your receptive muscles, please join my upcoming class “Opening Your Gifts,” February 25, 2013. For more information please click this link: http://www.greenleafhealing.com/Classes.html

Abundant Blessings,

Carolyn M. Greenleaf

www.greenleafhealing.com

greenleafhealing@sbcglobal.net

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