A willingness to receive may sound like an obvious statement, yet many of us are hesitant to be the receiver. The mind is a powerful tool where thoughts create reality. When we declare our desires, they are expressed out to Source. At times the desires may not return in the expected form and are discarded. At other moments, blockages are created, preventing access to others who would share with us. Honor the power of your creative mind and be receptive to receiving.
Recently, I spoke to a young man coming of age about his desire to live in the big city and what he wants to do with his life. He immediately followed up with his fears, doubts, and insecurities. He was frustrated and felt stagnant. This is a very common conflicting experience. We have ambitious dreams but instantly second guess ourselves. In that moment, we surrender our desires out of fear that they cannot become reality. Remember this spiritual principle: what the mind focuses upon it creates. Although the young man may have ambitious desires, his attention upon his perceived lack, fears, and doubts is a stronger focus, thus preventing him from receiving what he truly desires.
One of his fears was trusting the sincerity of people. Could people really be generous and share with others without a hidden motive? He hesitates in asking help from others out of being in debt to that person. As spiritual beings, our role is to be both giver and receiver, both teacher and student. It is in giving that we receive. We find our purpose by being of service to others. One may never know the motives behind another’s generosity or act of kindness. But in the moment of need, another’s ability to share may be the answer to your desires. All that is needed is a true willingness to receive.
Willingness must only be the size of a mustard seed to make a difference. A willingness to say yes to growth, yes to new possibilities, and yes to receive your desires. Someone ahead of you who is more expansive than you find yourself now, who is more connected, wiser, and more abundant, may be willing to share with you. Can you be open to receiving it? In that moment of connection - what we refer to as being in the flow - as things appear with grace and ease, simply hold gratitude for the experience. Rest assured, there will come a day when you will be the giver and someone else will be in a space ready to receive from you. Say yes today, and let love flow through to you, for you are worthy of all you desire.