Card: Let Yourself Receive – from the Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue.
“By receiving you replenish yourself and balance the male and female energies within and around you. By allowing yourself to receive, you swim in the flow of life, which washes away stagnant energy, bringing in new forms of abundance, creative ideas, and all types of opportunities. Even the simplest act of receiving is healing, and it is a powerful step in the manifestation process.”
Message from the Faeries: When was the last time someone gave you a compliment? Did you accept this compliment? Did you take it to your heart and receive it? It’s a hard thing to do, isn’t it?
People are trying to give you gifts all the time and, whether you realize it or not, you are often turning those presents away. Unexpected gifts are often the hardest to accept. Whether it’s a compliment or an act of kindness, friends and family have been trying to shower you with awards for being awesome. Of course, sometimes you are able to accepts these offerings, but it can be a struggle, and it often your acceptance lacks in grace. How many times have you openly offered someone something for nothing and the transaction swiftly turns awkward?
This week is the perfect week to practice acceptance. Be open to receiving. More specifically, practice receiving with an open heart and really accept gifts in your heart, with ease and grace. Take the compliments and feel good about yourself. You all deserve all the good things that people have to offer you. You can be open to receiving, and also be in a place where you take no guff!
We love you.
Card: 15 ‘AWA (The Kava Plant) Offering/Sacrifice – from the Mana Cards: The Power of Hawaiian Wisdom by Catherine Kalama Becker, Ph.D. and Doya Nardin.
“‘Awa teaches that to avoid bitterness it is important to examine your perceptions regarding giving and receiving. With regard to giving, you may want to examine whether you are giving freely or giving with the expectation of getting something back. This distinction also applies to offering an opinion. Sometimes it is important to speak your truth without expecting another to respond as you think they should.”
Message from the Faeries: Even though the kava plant can taste so bitter, it has amazing healing properties. Sometimes the healing journey can a bitter one. When you are healing yourself, you sometimes remember all the pain and trauma you endured. These memories can bring up feelings of anger and resentment. You may also feel anger and resentment when you give people gifts, praise or affection and they give you nothing in return.
Whatever is the root of your trauma and feelings of hurt, there is one commonality: they are the result of situations in your life where you had unmet expectations. You wanted to receive something in return for the gift you gave – whether you wanted it then or later. You expected love in return for the love you gave. You desperately hoped that because you trusted someone that they would honour that trust you had in them.
This week, when you find yourself giving to others, pay attention to the motives and feelings behind what you offer. You could be giving someone a gift, or it could be your time and energy. Whatever it is you gift to others, we suggest you try to only extend yourself freely. Try to give only when you feel like it, and only when you expect nothing in return. Try your best! It can certainly be a challenge to be so honest with yourself and others, but you might find it to be a habit worth adopting. You may also want to try doing the same exercise with receiving as well. What are genuinely willing to receive from others?
We love you,