What? That sounds backwards Teresa. Yes it does sound backwards but really the ability to receive with grace and gratitude are gifts. Being able to receive with an open hear and fully accepting the positive things that come your way can be the biggest gift you can give yourself this holiday season. Sounds simple but is it really? It requires:

  • Practice
  • Relinquishing control
  • Feeling worthy
  • Stepping into your power
  • Keeping your heart open

Practice and relinquishing control can be a big hurdles. You need to firstly recognize that these are issues for you. I often find myself discovering these things about myself and simply wanting them gone. But it takes patience with yourself. Practice being patient for the divine timing of events while keeping your energy in a positive place. And relinquishing control over the details of who, when, how things will happen. Repetitive practice in different situations is a good way of tackling these hurdles.

Feeling worthy of great things happening for you can be another difficult hurdle. This issue can be a stumbling block for so much. And when our unworthiness blocks good thing from coming our way, it fills our unworthiness engine and continues the cycle which we find ourselves perpetually trapped in. Work on your worthiness by accepting small things with and open heart. Then build up to bigger things.

Stepping into your power means to set boundaries regarding things that don’t meet your highest good. This can be related to self-destructive habits or other things. Stepping into your power is also accepting your abilities and using them for good.

And keeping your heart open is like a portal directly to Universal abundance. When you release control and are open to positive abundance, you feel worthy to accept and embrace your own power. Your heart is open and what a gift this is, to allow great things into your life. So my holiday wish for you is to open yourself to the gift of receiving with grace and gratitude. Happy Holidays my friends.

Teresa Van Lanen of Making Art of Life and Soul Connection, is an Occupational Therapist, Life Coach, SoulCollage® facilitator and Reiki practitioner.
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She works with individuals who are wishing to connect with their inner spirit for a balanced happy life. Look for her fall Soul Connection workshops this month on the events page of her website.

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