Giving and receiving is one and the same.
Many of us, especially women, are great givers.
We’ve been trained/programmed since we were little, in the patriarchal system, to give but not to receive.
Many feel selfish, embarrassed, not safe and most commonly, unworthy of receiving. Time to change that!
Giving and receiving is like yin and yang, the feminine and the masculine. We need both and we feel balanced and supported when we do both.
So here’s a simple exercise in helping build the receiving muscle if yours is weak.
Keep a Receiving Journal
It’s a bit like a gratitude journal. Take 5-10 mins at the end of your day and jot down at least 10-20 things that you received that day ie: hugs, water, sunshine on your face, a peaceful walk in nature, a compliment, kisses, yummy food, a gift, an I love you.
As you do this for a week or so, increase your awareness of how good it feels to receive. The more awareness and gratitude you have, the more will come your way.
Full permission to receive abundantly and graciously! Remember, giving and receiving is one and the same.
PS. Our next Plant Medicine Ceremony is happening on July 9, in Boulder, CO. Send me an email or DM if you’d like to learn more.