Giving and Receiving

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Is to give also to receive? My answer to this is "Hell No!" It's not to say that I am a selfish bitch and I don't like to give. Quite the opposite. As the oldest of 4 growing up with hippy parents, the story of my life was giving.

Is to give also to receive? My answer to this is "Hell No!" It's not to say that I am a selfish bitch and I don't like to give. Quite the opposite. As the oldest of 4 growing up with hippy parents, the story of my life was giving. As a headstrong and independent modern woman, the training was always on giving. As an individual who likes to recycle, donate, and volunteer...well, you get the picture.

When I started exploring Law of Attraction and energy work, I started wondering about receiving. And when my businesses failed and I was up to my eyeballs in debt, I became curious about the back and forth flow of energy (and money).

So what does it mean to receive? When I talk about receiving I am thinking of a series of actions and also a general mindset. And I've only learned this recently so please be patient. Receiving means knowing what you need from others and being able to ask of them for something. It means being ok with them saying "no" or "not right now." It means feeling like you are good enough and deserve to receive abundance, that you can't do everything independently and that you know your limits. Then, after you have received, you learn to smile, say thank you, and feel happy that you are provided for. Ultimately, receiving means giving up control or a need to do things your way. You have to allow the gifts from others to arrive, and if you're thinking that you are the only one with anything to offer, you've missed the point entirely.

ReceivingSo after I explored these actions and mindset, I realized that they truly are connected. And you can't become successful or abundant if you only give or only receive. When you receive, you feel as though you are gifting someone with the opportunity to care for you. And when you give, you receive OPENly the love and gratitude that the individual shares. The secret to the balance of the two is to be open to both. Self-awareness, boundaries, limits, collaboration, communication and taking the time to enjoy this flow is vital! And after you've practiced that openness, the flow becomes seamless, effortless and goes on forever. 

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