I am 43 years old, married for close to 24 years to my soulmate, and have three beautiful daughters who are now grown women, yet it wasn’t until yesterday that I finally understood what it means to receive, to truly receive.
You may be able to relate to my story as I feel many of us often over look this very important act of giving and receiving. It feels so good to give! So wonderful to lend a hand, make another smile, feel the joy that comes in celebrating another’s success. Giving is truly an essential part of being human and co-existing with others.
But how often do you allow yourself to receive back in the same way? How many times do you brush off a “thank you” proclaiming, “It was nothing, I’m happy to help. Really, it’s no big deal.” How often do you receive a complement and push it away, making a joke out of it? How often do you receive praise for your work yet are still nit picking at all the little things you think are wrong with it, or again just brush the praise right off, “It’s no big deal, happy to help.”
Yesterday, for the first time in 43 years I finally understood what it means to receive, by making the energetic connection.
As an Emotion Code Practitioner and Energy Healer, I help others (and myself) all the time by guiding through the release of trapped emotions (energy) stored within the body. This removal is so important for our body to function properly and allow the natural energy flow required for our overall well-being, health and prosperity.
Removing blockages provides a beautiful opportunity to replace the energy within the body with positive Chi or Prana, those higher vibrations of love that assist the body in its healing ability and overall state of well-being. As a Healer this channel of energy flows from a higher power through us as a vessel and into the other, healing both at the same time, but one of the most common mistakes that Healers tend to make is to continue to give before remembering to connect and receive.
To truly receive, is to really fill one’s cup to overflowing and hold on to it, allowing the excess to pour out in service to others, not to take from your own cup. There is no limit to the amount of energy that is available to us all, therefore you do not need to deplete yourself by giving all your energy away to the point of exhaustion, sadness, or even anger.
So how did I learn to receive? I connected with its energy, felt it, and experienced it by first creating it for another. It is only in understanding the true measurement of a substance that we then learn its amount. I can fill up a measuring cup to see exactly how much the object can contain, the same basic principle applies with energy, although we must remember to not create limitations to the size of the vessel as we are limitless, but it’s a starting point to create an understanding of just how much one needs to take in to truly understand receiving, and then continue to grow from there.
My experience started by sharing with another my love and joy for my daughters. How proud I am of their accomplishments, proud of the women they are today, and proud of how much they are finding their voices, declaring their worth, and being their authentic self. I felt so much love and pride in my heart and could feel my heart overflowing with this energy as I spoke, then in a quick flash I heard loud and clear, “Others love you and are just as proud of you Lisa.”
That energy created as I spoke of my daughters, that is the energy that has been trying so hard to come back towards me, only I have created a filter of sorts allowing only a small percentage of that energy to be received back. It was blocked by my humbleness, making excuses, finding fault in myself, and numerous other barriers.
Yesterday, I allowed the energy to pour in, straight into the heart, and believe me when I say love is unconditional and available to us all.
All you need to do is sit in gratitude, allow that energy to pour forth and then allow it to circle back from the universe, this is the balance of giving and receiving.
I truly hope you spend time each and every day allowing yourself to truly receive, filling up your heart and continuing to share the love of helping another while holding onto your full cup.
Lisa is the owner of Loving Energy Recharge, a Level 3 Reiki Master, Emotion Code Practitioner, Human Design Guide, Business/Life Coach, and current Level 3 student within the More Than Existing™ self-actualization certification program.
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