Are you a good receiver?
Ask yourself, how good are you at accepting gifts, complements, and unexpected surprises?
I have a habit of buying the coffee for the person behind me whenever I am in a coffee shop. Recently, during my lay over in Milwaukee, I went to do this for the person next in line and his response was, “You don’t have to do that.” I asked him again and he again, he declined, so I moved on to the gentleman behind him who gladly accepted my gift.
Wallace Wattles in his book, The Science of Getting Rich, talks about being able to receive our good. He says, “Thought and action must be combined. There are very many people who, consciously or unconsciously, set the creative forces in action by the strength and persistence of their desires, but who remain poor because they do not provide for the reception of the thing they want when it comes.”
We can have a vision, take consistent action and if we are not able to really open ourselves to accept the wealth the Universe longs to shower upon us, our efforts will either fall flat or we will always be worrying about whether or not it is going to last.
There is an art to receiving, an art that we must learn if we are going to experience more abundance in our lives. As you achieve more and more of your dream, you will experience more and more good in your life. You have to literally get into receiver shape to allow more good energy to flow to you and through you.
There are some very specific steps that you can take to build your receiving muscle.
First of all, you have to know that you deserve it. People who understand that they are worthy of good things just because they are breathing are wonderful receivers.
Then, you have to be awake and see the opportunities and wealth that comes your way. It is one thing to be in the right place at the right time for an opportunity, but you have to be able to recognize it and then act on it. The Universe is continually showering us with wonderful gifts but we walk right past them in our asleep state and they move on to the next person, just like the guy in the airport coffee shop. Make it a point to notice when wonderful things come your way and gladly receive them!
Finally, cultivate an attitude of gratitude. As you recognize the good that is already present in your life and you live with an air of expecting more and give thanks all along the way, you too, master the art of receiving.
Share the good things that have happened for you in wonderfully surprising ways so we can all be inspired. Post them on my Facebook page or in the comment section below.
Here’s to living your dream,