I’ve been thinking a lot about my reception—about my ability to receive and about how much I find myself bracing against life. John Wineland posted about a practice he was given by one of his teachers to let one person’s regard for him in through his body and into his heart as deeply as possible. To allow the nutrients of that love soak in—to give the person the gift of your fully receiving their regard for you.
It got me thinking about how I’m often not able to receive the goodness that that’s coming toward me. when someone hugs me do I allow their love to really sink in to me? do I take a breath and surrender and feel into the feeling? Or is my body rigid and do I pull away?
In the feminine we talk about increasing your receptivity- and I often talk about the fact that it’s the thoughts that block receptivity—thoughts like you’ll never get it or you shouldn’t have it. But there’s also the concept of using your body to block it. The idea of being unable to let something in—being unable to relax into what’s coming toward you—whether it’s a compliment, a hug or kind words. How often do I deflect minimize or shrug off the love that comes to me ? My prayer today is that my heart stays open to receive. That I am able to let love in and not brace against it. I wish this for you too. This is the true warrior pose—so vulnerable so tender.
Let love in ❤️❤️❤️