How Embracing Receiving Can Transform Your Life...Oct 07, 2023
Hey there, lovely souls! Today, I've got a story to share with you, one that might just change the way you think about receiving and manifesting abundance. It's a tale of unexpected lessons, a homeless man, and a $10 bill.
Not long ago, I signed up online for the money manifestation challenge. It sounded like a fun experiment, and I was excited to see what would happen. A couple of days later, during my usual stroll, something odd occurred. I stumbled upon a beautiful pen and thought, "Wait a minute, Universe, I'm supposed to manifest money, not office supplies!" It seemed like I had a glitch in my manifestation skills. 🤣
But then, just a few minutes later, I spotted something else on the ground—a few cigarettes and a crisp $10 bill. My excitement soared! Sure, I'd found coins and $1 bills before, but a $10 bill? That was a first! Yay! My magical powers are working, I told myself.
And then, as if orchestrated by the universe, I saw a familiar face: a homeless person I'd crossed paths with before. I approached him with enthusiasm, ready to share the wealth – the newfound money and cigarettes. Ok, Ok… I know I'm a doctor, and I probably shouldn't be handing out cigarettes, but I knew this man, and he often asked others for a smoke.
To my astonishment, he gladly accepted the cigarettes but adamantly refused to take the $10 bill. I tried to convince him, knowing he could use the money, but he insisted, "YOU found this money, and YOU should keep it. The universe gave it to YOU!" I was utterly perplexed by the whole situation, especially since someone had warned me about this man just a week ago, saying he was stealing food and other things from people. But here he was, refusing to accept money from me!
As I walked back to my car, scratching my head over the encounter, it hit me like a ton of bricks: this homeless man had just taught me a profound lesson about RECEIVING! 🌟🎁
You see, I'd been practicing manifesting money, but the moment I found it, I was all too eager to give it away. Instead of practicing manifesting, I needed to learn how to RECEIVE! You could say I'd struggled with receiving for most of my life, often thinking that someone else needed it more or that I wasn't deserving enough.
As healers, we're natural givers, always ready to help and care for others. But here's the kicker – many of us have a really tough time receiving! I've worked with countless clients who are incredible healers with hearts of gold. Yet, they face challenges in life, relationships, or finances because they struggle to accept love, appreciation, or money.
This wasn't the universe's first attempt to school me on receiving, but boy, this lesson couldn't have been clearer if it hit me over the head! When a homeless person refuses money from you, it's time to pay attention!
So, take a moment to reflect: How's your ability to receive? Are you limiting yourself in life because you struggle with receiving? Next time someone offers you something, whether it's a compliment, a gift, or a helping hand, just say YES! When you receive, you're also giving that person the beautiful gift of GIVING to you. Remember the joy YOU have experienced giving your friend that thoughtful gift or when you were able to help someone.
So, go out there and have fun practicing the art of receiving.💖
It might feel a little awkward at first, but as you open your heart and say, "Yes!" to receiving, you'll find that the exchange of giving and receiving is one beautiful, harmonious dance. As a Course in Miracles beautifully says, "To give and to receive are one in truth."
Embrace the opportunities that come your way, and watch how the universe responds when you open yourself up to receive its blessings. Enjoy the journey, my friends, and remember, it's a gift to be able to GIVE– and to RECEIVE. 🌟💖✨