Giving and Receiving With An Open Heart
As the year comes to an end and the Holiday season goes by, it is a great time to appreciate the gifts that we can give and receive from the heart. You might find yourself feeling stressed over the gifts that you have to give others: you don’t know what to get them if it will be enough, you are worried about how much money you need to spend, etc.
It’s time to let go of the collective way of doing things and let your Soul lead the way! When we decide to open our hearts and choose to give and receive freely, we start saying no to materialism and yes to soulful appreciation and connection. What better time to practice than the Holidays?.
Our Yes Universe Is Always Giving and Receiving.
The world operates through a dynamic exchange, creating a constant flow of energy between ourselves and the Universe. This is why, when we give with an open heart, there is a natural reaction of receiving that happens.
The intelligence that runs the Universe honors your giving actions always and all ways. The more you give graciously and from the heart, the more you will receive, as you will keep the abundance of the Universe circulating in your life.
So knowing that your kindness will always be rewarded, why not practicing it more often?.
We live in a Yes Universe. The Universe says “yes” to what we say “yes” to. If you say “yes I have nothing” or “yes I am weak” then the Universe will say yes to these things, but if on the contrary, we say “Yes, I have everything I need” or “Yes, I am strong”, then this is what the Universe will give back to us!.
Give Graciously and Receive Gratefully.
Sometimes you might feel like you give but never receive anything back. This energy unbalance might be due to your ego getting in the process. A very important aspect of this universal law of giving and receiving is that it must be done willingly and from the heart, without expecting anything in return and always thanking the Universe for what we already have. Graciously and gratefully.
The way to do things from the heart is letting go of your ego. As humans, we love to love, and acts of selfless giving offer the opportunity to feel this pure genuine way of being. Practice being genuine, soulful and loving!
A Less Materialistic Holiday Season: visioning exercise.
Sometimes we get wrapped up in an aspect of the holiday that is more materialistic based. I recorded a visioning session to help guide you through the Holiday season and experience the essence of giving and receiving in a way that is highly conscious, and highly spiritual. My goal for this visioning exercise is to make you feel the essence of your energy field and spirit being in tune with giving in a way that is unconditional and it is done from the heart: Give and Receive from the Heart: Visioning Exercise.
What non-materialistic gifts could you give to your loved ones?
One of the most beautiful gifts is buying a journal for someone and write for ten, fifteen days, or as long as you wish, the reasons why you love them and appreciate them so much. Or maybe take that person for a walk on the beach and bring some food to share and enjoy some quality time together in the sun. Beautiful words, appreciation, and time are gorgeous and memorable gifts to give.
*Three steps to start giving and receiving from the heart:
*From The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, by Deepak Chopra.
- Wherever I go, and whoever I encounter, I will bring them a gift. The gift may be a compliment, a flower, or a prayer. Today, I will give something to everyone I come into contact with, and so I will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth and affluence in my life and the lives of others.
- Today I will gratefully receive all the gifts that life has to offer me. I will receive the gifts of nature: sunlight and the sound of birds singing, or spring showers or the first snow of winter. I will also be open to receiving from others, whether it be in the form of a material gift, money, a compliment, or a prayer.
- I will commit to keeping wealth circulating in my life by giving and receiving lives most precious gifts: the gifts of caring, affection, appreciation, and love. Each time I meet someone, I will silently wish them happiness, joy, and laughter.
Say yes to giving graciously, receiving gratefully, and watch your life improve and change dramatically in a way that is heart-centered, loving, prosperous, and abundant. It’s magical, it’s real, and it is available to you!
If you enjoyed this article, we suggest to go and check out some of our other work as well. The other week Ragan released an in-depth audio message through her “Steps on the Journey” Podcast series. This episode “Giving Graciously and Receiving Graciously” dives deep into more about our “Yes” Universe that is ready to gift you as you give graciously and receive gratefully.
Take a listen: “Giving Graciously and Receiving Graciously”
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