Saturday, March 12, 2016

Give & Receive authentically

Almost always I seem to want to let love flow through my heart for others. But I have been guilty on many occasions of forcing myself to give because I feel I "should." Its old programming and every now and then it comes to the surface for me to have a look at it once again. In almost every case, when I give in-authentically, I get myself into a challenging situation. Luckily it is much rarer these days but I offer these stories as inspiration for you to listen to your own hearts and not learn the hard way as I did!

Years ago I helped friends move. I loved them and it sounded like a joy to assist. However, only two of us showed up to move an entire house. Instead of asking them to call additional people or calling friends of my own, I pushed myself to work harder, faster... and I tripped and nearly knocked my tooth through my lip. It was not a pretty sight and reminded me that when you don't speak your truth it hurts. Good wisdom... teeth represent wisdom in fact!

A few years ago a friend asked me to watch an event with a person in public I didn't resonate with. Out of respect for my friend, and against everything in me I did. I tried so hard to like this person and yet I just didn't resonate. I ended up getting myself in tangled energetic mess with this soul who ended up sending me immeasurable amounts of nasty energy! I should have left well-enough alone.

However, when I give from the joy in my heart we all win. A friend I've known for some time told me right before Christmas, when I was pressing him for gift ideas, that he'd like a contribution towards a keyboard. I hadn't even known he played piano. I worked overtime and got him a moderately priced one. It felt so heavenly to help bring the music back to this person's life. Often I answer nearly 100 emails a day because I feel the energy moving and the desire to help people. When I am tired however, I stop. I got in trouble years ago pushing myself to respond to everyone even when I was exhausted. Now the energy as well as the advice comes from love.

Receiving was a learned skill for me. I still have to bite my tongue and say thank you when people give to me. The angels taught me that it is not "better to give than to receive" but rather it is better to "give and receive with love." Why on earth would it be better to give if the receiver was not supposed to receive as well? Nature teaches us this principle. When a human breathes out, a tree must breathe in, and when the tree breathes out, we breathe in. God's love flows between all of creation!

So this week see if you can catch yourself stifling the urge to share love, however simply, and instead let it flow. Catch yourself when you're not receiving graciously and see if you can just say thank you. Only do so when it feels truthful inside of you. See how it feels and see how it starts to make changes in areas of your life that seem unrelated.

As the angels like to say... "When the love starts flowing, everything else gets going!"