The Silent Lesson Our Hearts Teach us About Receiving

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I don't know about you, but we dove head first in to all things holiday when the clock struck midnight on Thanksgiving.

I love this season and the feeling of coming together to celebrate and reflect on the year in the rearview mirror and the one that lies ahead. 

One of our new holiday traditions, included sitting down with my family and asking everyone to share how they wanted to feel this holiday season. We talked about the special ways we wanted to give...the donations we wanted to make, the family we wanted to adopt, the in-person volunteering we wanted to do...we all shared what felt most important to us.

There's no question that there is going to be lots of giving this holiday season, but one of the things I always find to be the most challenging is answering the question, "What do you want to receive for Christmas this year?" 

It's ironic that it's so easy for me to GIVE so freely and willingly to others, yet, when it comes to receiving for feels hard. 

Can you relate?

I was listening to a podcast yesterday that talked about our hearts and how in order for our hearts to receive blood pumping through our bodies, they must OPEN in order for the blood to come in.

This one took my breath away.

In order for our hearts to receive blood, to continue pumping, in order for us to be ALIVE in our physical bodies, our hearts must open over and over and over again.

I'm just going to give you a moment to soak that one in. 

We, literally, cannot EXIST without opening to receive...yet so many of us walk around constricted, unable to receive the love from others we so willingly and freely want to give to them. 

So here is my question, an invitation, for you + me....

What are you ready to receive this holiday season (and beyond)?

What are you physically, symbolically, energetically ready to accept?

What would happen if you extended the same level of generosity of spirit to your own, special self?

What gifts are you going to offer to yourself this holiday season?

So often in our lives we get caught up in what we can do for others that we forget what we can do for ourselves.

You deserve to be at the top of the list of people you love and appreciate.

Because no one knows just what you need more than you do, sister.

And so this holiday season I am encouraging you to ask yourself, what do you need the most?

What can you gift yourself that will help you take the next step on your journey?

What is something that can allow you to step into your life with more enthusiasm and expansion?

This year, I am inviting you to extend your generosity to yourself, to your soul, to your business, to your dreams...

What does that look like on paper?

Write it out. Claim it. Share it over in my free FB community.

Get ready to receive...

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