What happens when you’re a better giver than you are receiver?
That’s actually true for many of us raised in cultures that extol the virtues of giving while virtually ignoring the importance of receiving.
And when that’s the case …
We make it hard for Universe to deliver the goods.
Because we’re not up to vibrational speed with what we want.
When we don’t know how to receive it, it can’t arrive – no matter how many manifesting exercises or processes we do.
Whatever it is we want, when we aren’t good at letting life be good to us, we end up blocking the very things we’ve been calling in.
And we often don’t even realize we’re doing it.
It can be a frustrating experience for conscious creators.
I’ve seen it happen many times, and have done it myself.
Like when it looks like our big break is coming – and then it poofs into nothing before coming to fruition. Or when we manifest money coming in one door only to watch it leave through another. Or when we meet that absolutely amazing person – who goes awol right when things were looking good.
Some folks might conclude that this is a failing on Universe’s part – that it didn’t get it all the way to our finish line.
But often it’s a factor of our inability to receive the goods – a reflection of our limits of allowing.
That’s why learning to be a good receiver is such an important skill in successful manifesting.
When we see lottery winners burn through their money in the blink of an eye, or a friend sabotage good relationships (or choose bad ones) over and over, or a family member who can’t catch a break at work – that’s a sign that their receiving skills might not be up to par.
Not getting what we want isn’t always a result of poor receiving skills, sometimes it’s a blessing because the thing or experience wasn’t up to speed with us. It wasn’t good enough to make the grade.
But often, it’s the opposite.
We haven’t learned how to let life be that good to us.
I mean, who ever taught us that was important? Most of us were trained that we have to work hard and should be generous to others. Not how to let life be easy and let others be good to us.
That mentality can be a significant handicap for a conscious creator.
… all of which leads to learning how to let life be really good to you.
There will be homework, and that’s where everything changes. It’s not in studying the principles or tuning in for calls, but in doing the practice.
If you’d like in on this party, join GVU (as a monthly or annual member) to access the course in the library archives.
So if you’ve ever wondered:
this course could change everything for your conscious creation results.
It consists of four audio recordings with pdf transcribed notes.
If you’d rather do this work solo, I’d invite you to begin by considering the question how you might let life be better to you. That line of thought itself can launch you a whole new vibrational trajectory. 🙂
Certainly those are very helpful abilities in navigating our way well through life.
But there are a handful of other competencies that are even more important to happy living.
Here are 10 success skills you probably weren’t taught, but are totally essential to life enjoyment:
1. How to say no.
Most of us were trained to accommodate the desires of others rather than to clearly communicate and honor our own preferences. Even when we do, it’s easy to feel guilty in declining someone’s request. But make no mistake, this is an essential skill for happiness.
2. How to accept rejection.
From the very beginning we learned to value acceptance and approval from others, which leads to fearful feelings when we’re not getting it. Yet fear of rejection keeps many of us from following our biggest dreams.
3. How to know what you want.
Many of us become experts at discerning what others want, and we prioritize their desires in an attempt to win affection and approval. This is not a habit that leads to personal fulfillment.
4. How to hear inner guidance.
It is a true gift when one is taught to find answers within, and how to listen for and honor that guidance. Little else contributes to successful living more than recognizing and following this inner voice.
5. How to prioritize joy.
Most of us were programmed that work comes first and dessert later – if we’re lucky. We pay our dues up front and hope we earned the reward later on. Stress and misery is too often the result of this life approach.
6. How to put yourself first.
Selfishness is often criticized and selflessness revered in many of our societies. And yet we know how useless we are to the world when we haven’t taken care of ourselves first.
7. How to give up.
We’re encouraged to continue on no matter the pain or cost because if we want something we must work hard for it. And yet nothing we want is upstream, as Abraham reminds us. Do as Communion of Light advises and learn to give up early and often.
8. How to appreciate what is.
More, bigger, better, and faster is the focus for many folks. But if we don’t learn how to appreciate the present moment and enjoy what life offers right now, it’s hopeless that we ever will.
9. How to ask for help.
Jack Canfield opened my mind when he suggested we become “world class askers.” The very idea seemed somewhat immoral. Yet nothing great is ever created in isolation, so learning to invite support is a key success skill.
10. How to receive.
Most of us learned how to be good givers and are actually uncomfortable on the receiving end, even when it’s something as simple as a compliment or a favor. This is a success skill worth mastering since our dreams remain out of reach until we know how to let the goods in.
Conscious creators are better than the average bear at many of these secret success skills, but if your attention was drawn to any one in particular, I suggest exploring it further. It’s never too late to embrace a new way of being.
Here’s a graphic summarizing all ten skills, and here’s a link to a complimentary copy of the 10 Life Skills ebook. Enjoy!