The Power of Graceful Receiving – #Blesstival

Beautiful! Thank you, Jamie. This goes right along with recently flowing themes. ❤

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Hebe Giving a Drink to Jupiter, 1767, by Gavin Hamilton. Public domain image (date precedes copyright). Hebe Giving a Drink to Jupiter, 1767, by Gavin Hamilton. Public domain image (date precedes copyright).

“Life is infused with spirit. When we receive deeply we’re receiving not just from an individual but from spirit itself.”~ Sobonfu Somé

Receiving deeply. Sounds so simple, doesn’t it?

And yet in a culture where we’re taught in many ways, from early on, that “it’s better to give than to receive,” we might notice that both giving and receiving suffer.

If what we’re sharing or giving isn’t graciously received, or worse, not even acknowledged, we know how that feels, yes?

Or if we feel we somehow don’t deserve to receive … there’s another one.

Similarly, I’ve noticed that if what we’re giving is thoughtless, perhaps out of a sense of routine or obligation, it becomes dry, like a desert, which affects how it feels to be on the receiving end of whatever that is.

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