Principles of Receiving

Published on March 10, 2007 in Self Improvement


The Principle of Receiving:

What do you say when someone gives you a compliment? What does your body language communicate? More importantly how do you feel?
America’s greatest humorist, Mark Twain, felt this way: “I have been complimented myself a great many times, and they always embarrass me – I always feel they have not said enough.”
His wonderful joke touches upon our ambivalence about receiving. We simultaneously feel that we may not be worthy, and also that we actually want more.

Many of us have blocks that hamper the natural act of receiving. The Principle of Receiving says, though, that we need to allow ourselves to be open to abundance of all kinds.
Resisting compliments, or any other form of receiving, will block the flow of abundance into your life.

How do you go about removing any blocks you may have?
Start with a basic tool. This can be your service. You market this basic tool or service to others. By being open to receiving, you create profit. With consistency and time, this profit
will turn into bigger profits, which can empower you to give an even bigger service if you choose. Therefore we are able to begin with service and end with a bigger service. The
bridge from one to another is built by our ability to be open to receiving, and therefore to collect the profits we create. That is why you don’t ever want to say, “I don’t need that much
money.” Why? Because with the financial abundance you create you would be able to assist and empower millions of others.

Receiving financially is accelerated in two ways.
The first is to be bold and ask. The second, if the answer turns out to be no, is to take absolutely no offense. This is the formula for production and success: to boldly ask for what
we want in exchange for our services, and to never be so attached to the outcome that we can only live with an answer of yes. Conversely, to be afraid to ask, and to be attached
to the outcome, is a sure formula for lack and struggle.

Receiving is not only about our ability to receive money. It is also about our ability to receive love. Many people don’t allow others to become emotionally close because they are
anticipating them eventually leaving. Subconsciously, they are afraid of being rejected, hurt, and feeling sad once again.

To become open to receiving, we must trust that the journey will unfold as it should, and whether the outcome is positive or negative according to our perceptions and expectations
along the way, we must still have gratitude for what is. The wonderful paradox in The Principle of Receiving is that our “attitude of gratitude” not only lessens the likelihood that we will
suffer from fears of hurt and rejection, it also attracts positive outcomes.

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