There is a secret about human love that is commonly overlooked: Receiving it is much more scary and threatening than giving it. How many times in your life have you been unable to let in someone’s love or even pushed it away? Much as we proclaim the wish to be truly loved, we are often afraid of that, and so find it difficult to open to love or let it all the way in. – John Welwood
Giving is easier than receiving. We pretend to ourselves that we are open to receiving, when in fact, we have built a fortress around our hearts protecting it from the pain of being hurt or rejected.
Eckhart Tolle says if we don’t face the pain of why we do not receive, if we don’t bring the light of our consciousness into the pain, we will be forced to relive it again and again.
I have always struggled with receiving. I blocked my ability to receive from past fear and low self-worth and as I released my old patterns of belief, I allowed my heart-space to grow and began to receive the love and abundance that was waiting for me.
We may believe it is easier to protect ourselves from receiving than to open the wounds of our past and let go, but what happens is that we miss out on the fullness and abundance of life and the gift of trusting in life’s purpose for us.
“We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.” – Dalai Lama
Resist all forms of negativity or doubt and replace them with simply knowing that you and your Spirit or source are one and the same.
Make the choice to let go of that lifetime of beliefs, and begin activating thoughts right now that allow yourself to feel good and to know your dreams are achievable.
The supply is unlimited. The more you partake of the universal generosity, the more you’ll have to share with others and receive for yourself.
Don’t stop the flow of abundant energy by hoarding or owning what you receive. Keep it moving. Use your prosperity in the service of others, and for causes greater than your ego. The more you practice detachment, the more you will stay in harmony with life.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ you are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. You were born to manifest the glory of God that is within you. This is not a description of privilege but of responsibility.” – Marianne Williamson
Once we understand we are responsible for the flow or block of abundance to receive love, money, success or achievement, then you can become conscious of why you are not receiving this abundance. We have to learn to trust again and believe we are worthy. Practice becoming grateful each day for all that you have, even if what you desire hasn’t arrived yet.
“Fear melts when you take action towards a goal you really want”. – Robert G Alle