How willing are you to receive prosperity? Or an abundant life? Most of us think we are far more willing than we actually are. We seem to struggle to see what is RIGHT about ourselves and focus on what is wrong. In my opinion, the greatest work ever written is the poem “Our Deepest Fear” by Marianne Williamson. As she so beautifully points out, “who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous”? Do we not almost always question our worth?
How one sees their worth is directly related to their willingness to receive. I don’t mean this in a boastful or certainly not in an entitled way like,”I deserve….blah, blah, blah”. But truly in a self respectful acknowledgement of one’s self that you’ve taken the right steps, lived an honorable life, done so with the best intentions and accept that you are in fact creative, resourceful, whole, brilliant, talented, gorgeous and fabulous.
Then you can receive prosperity. Like not brushing off a compliment and simply accept it as being safe to say “thank you” without fear of seeming conceited, full of oneself and any of the old messages that seem to be a societal norm. Humbleness and humility are noble ways of being. But false humbleness perpetuates the message to “not accept”. A willingness to accept compliments, praise, even constructive criticism and changes in your world are all representative of your ability to accept prosperity. To do so, grants others permission to do the same. And there in lies the true gift of prosperity. You receive, give others permission to do the same, and open to receive more. It’s sort of like the spiritual version of “success breeds success”. Or “what goes around comes around”.
Maybe it comes with maturity. Not necessary in years but in personal growth. The ability to grasp that there’s a letting go of the “I”, the “me” in receiving. While it would seem like receiving is about ourselves, it is doing so from the place of it not being about you that is a gift to others and therefore not about ourselves at all.
Here’s a fun game and a useful tool for yourself. Create a SelfieMantra. As you know, selfies have become wildly popular. But instead of showing the world what you look like, tell us WHO you are and what you BELIEVE. Photoshop your message over a photo of yourself, hold up a sign, or take a selfie that tells up something about yourself. Post it on facebook and use the hashtag #selfiemantra. I’ll be collecting them and posting them on my Pinterest board. My own is there right now- check it out.
Your #selfiemantra can serve you as a daily reminder of your worth and your willingness to receive all that is WONDERFUL about yourself. Namaste. (If you don’t know, Namsate means I honor the light in you).