4 Tips to Flexing Your Receiving Muscle

help-iconHave you noticed that a BIG Shift is a great opportunity to flex your receiving muscle?

If you're the self sufficient, self starter, get it done type this might prove to be a particularly challenging task. Not only do BIG Shifts require support, you also need to start asking for what you want and need.

Sometimes a BIG Shift can displace you for weeks, even months, and you may need ongoing support for a lot longer than you feel comfortable.

Depending on the nature of your BIG Shift you may need to ask for…

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Money
  • Clothes
  • Work
  • Emotional Support
  • And more!

How can you open to asking, and more importantly, to receiving? Here are 4 tips that can help you flex that muscle:

1. Acknowledge that you are worthy of love, care and support. This is at the core of the asking/receiving issue. In the same way that you readily offer a helping hand to those in need, you can just as readily open to receive. You are a beloved child of the universe, no less than the stars and the sun. You deserve care and support. Being willing to ask, and receive, will do more to ‘get this' than anything else.

2. Question the disempowering inner dialogue. Notice the thoughts and beliefs that pop up when you think about asking for help: “I need to handle this myself.” “I don't want to owe anyone anything.” “I'm a big girl, I can handle it!” The thoughts may come rushing in a jumble. Slow down and jot them down on a piece of paper. Notice where they're coming from. Is it from a past experience, parental programming or your heart? The source of the chatter will clue you in to the truth of it.

3. Get over the ‘mine' and ‘yours' paradigm. From the time you're very young you're trained to separate between what belongs to you and what doesn't belong to you. But consider this for a moment… if you go way back in time no one owned anything! Life abundantly provided resources, or you relocated to where the resources were. Ownership, though it's universally accepted, is totally a man made construct.

4. Relax into the feeling of receiving. Tune into the feeling of openness that is essential in order to truly receive. Allow the opening to be available to receive. Relish it. Enjoy it. Bask in it. Notice how awesome it feels to receive!

The universe is an abundant playground. Opening to receive connects you to the abundant cycle of giving and receiving. Chances are you've done PLENTY of giving. What if the universe orchestrated this BIG Shift just so you'd expand your capacity to receive? It's sure to increase your bandwidth for giving.

Whatever you need, and want, during this BIG Shift is yours. Just ASK for it and open the floodgates to receiving!

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  • This is a great concept to master!
    The ‘Ask’ is always a challenge when you are
    used to giving. Once you open to receiving mode
    and begin asking, people are so willing to support you 🙂
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