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You have 3 Holiday Gifts from me to open, and I know you're super busy so I'm offering them to you early in this issue...Will you receive them? They are sure to inspire and arm you with practical ways to escape the holiday hurricane!
Video: You are Beautiful!
Article: Outsmart Holiday Stress
Workbook: Outsmart Holiday Stress E-Book
Have you noticed how this time of year we put even more pressure on ourselves to do, be, and have it all? As high achievers we believe we have to make things happen (so we do, do, do and boy we do it well). With our big hearts we give a lot to the people and things we love and care about, but the truth is that we are not always great receivers. Yes, pushing to get things done makes us feel in control, but when we are pushing there's no space for anything to come in. We end up working harder than we have to until we learn to balance doing with just being.
I've been on the path of personal growth for many years now, but since almost dying after my surgery last summer I've been especially deliberate and intentional about finding ways to take the pressure off of myself to do, be and have it all. Through investing my resources in wonderful mentors I've had many valuable insights, one being the realization of how much more comfortable I am driving and striving than I am with relaxing and allowing things to unfold. (in fact, there was a time when just thinking about relaxing would make me twitch!) Can you relate?
There are many different reasons we block ourselves from receiving, and they all have their roots in fear of some sort. Fear of being vulnerable...of owing someone something in return...of not being worthy of what is being offered...of not having people come through for us when we need them
...of not being loveable; often these fears are hidden from our awareness yet it sabotages us in all areas until we allow them to be transformed into faith.
My mentor recently told me: "Christina, There is an abundant Universe that wants to give you many gifts. When you think you have to do it all on your own, and don't have a daily practice that operates on faith to support you, you're out of flow and not receiving all that you could." (This is one reason I started practicing the art of Reiki on a daily basis.)
Marianne Williamson, a gifted spiritual teacher, says "God holds all the love in trust for us that we have not received, or have rejected from others until we are ready to receive them." Isn't it time to open yourself up to receive these gifts? He is just waiting to shower you with Love and Blessings.
May you choose to receive with grace and a grateful heart this holiday!
ASK ~ BELIEVE~ RECEIVE