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GivingDo you dare ask for something? If I asked you to do a small favor for me, what’s the first thought that comes to your mind? 

It’s been my experience lately, that if I just ask, most people say “yes.”  It wasn’t always that way.  In fact, I was so used to doing most everything myself, that it didn’t occur to me to ask.

Is it easier for you to give than to receive? Do you allow others to give to you and do for you?  Is there a part of you that believes that you have to do it all on your own?  Or believes that if you receive from someone then you will owe them something in return? Or that you aren’t worthy of receiving?

Giving and receiving go together, you can’t have one without the other.  In order to receive, someone has to give.  If we don’t allow others to be giving, we block the possibility of receiving, and we actually cheat others out of the opportunity of being giving.

If there is something specific that you would like to be open to receiving, you could write them as an affirmation.  Here are some examples:

I allow and receive well-being.

I allow and receive love.

I allow and receive peace.

I allow and receive help with ______ (fill in the blank).

You may not get everything you ask for, but if you don’t ask, you will never know the answer.  And when someone offers to do something for you, it may feel awkward at first, but with practice saying “yes” will become more comfortable. 

Love, Health & Happiness,

Phyllis

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