Give yourself the gift of gracious receiving

Give yourself the gift of gracious receiving

One way we block ourselves from being gracious receivers is by reducing the joy that accompanies the giver’s intentions.

One way we block ourselves from being gracious receivers is by reducing the joy that accompanies the giver’s intentions.

by Char Mada — 

Are you one of those people who devotes plenty of time to helping others but forgets to schedule time for yourself? Do you always insist on paying for lunch or dinner, without ever considering that others may enjoy the same benefits of giving that you do? Is it difficult for you to be as gracious a receiver as you are a giver?

For the same reasons that make us feel good about doing things for other people, we should also allow ourselves to receive graciously. Not only does gracious receiving promote joy in others, it also enables us to send a message to the Universe that we are magnificent spiritual beings who are worthy and entitled to all the good things and precious gifts we receive. This can only happen, though, once we get out of our own way.

One way we block ourselves from being gracious receivers is by reducing the joy that accompanies the giver’s intentions. Recall how good you feel when you give a gift to someone. Anytime we say things like, “Oh you really shouldn’t have done this,” “A gift wasn’t necessary,” or “I couldn’t possibly accept this,” we steal some of the giver’s joy. Giving serves a two-fold purpose: it enables the giver and the receiver to obtain and relay information on many different levels.

So the next time someone takes the time and energy to do something nice for you, buy you a gift or treat you to a meal, thank them and acknowledge how much you appreciate their kindness. This lets them benefit from the giving, and it sends a message to the Universe that you are indeed worthy and open to receiving the full abundance of gifts that await you. Appreciate them by using the two simple words that really speak volumes: “Thank you.”

 

Char Mada is a certified spiritual counselor who teaches classes in angel communication, spirituality and healing. www.theangel-store.net or 602-548-1313.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 24, Number 2, April/May 2005.

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