A surprising number of people have trouble receiving what the world gives them. From brushing off a compliment to thinking we’re not worthy of getting what we desire, we are constantly getting in our own way.
I was texting with a friend the other day and we were trying to solve a first world problem. She has a crystal-clear handle on her spirituality, and in the context of desiring a solution she said she would be “wearing a catcher’s mitt today.”
I absolutely shared my intention to steal the visual - it’s perfect! Too often we ask, we hope, we light candles but we forget to open our hands and hearts. We can’t pick up a gift with a closed fist.
If we need something in our lives, we have to not only be willing to receive it, but believe it’s on its way to us. We need to just hold out our catcher’s mitt and say thank you. This belief has to come from a place of worthiness, not desperation. I mean, even Life doesn’t like a desperate chick!
Here’s a simple example. Ever been out to dinner and someone offers to pick up the check? How do you feel in that moment? Guilty or grateful? (“Both” is also an answer.) Ever said, “Oh, I can’t let you do that!” Sure, some of this reaction is taught from society and a good mom, but that doesn’t make it right - ha. Instead, just sincerely thank that person in the moment, for the moment. Practice accepting the gift.
We all need and want things to happen in our lives, and the emotion we attach to those moments varies wildly. All I’m saying is that as we are asking, be sure that we feel worthy to don the catcher’s mitt and receive. Hint: We are all worthy and deserving of our biggest, best-est desires! We just have to believe.