“It’s better to give than receive” goes the old adage. And many of us have taken this to heart. We’re happier than pigs in a poo-bin giving but when it comes to receiving, well, that’s a different story.

This applies to asking for help from the Universe, too. Are you willing to receive what you ask for? Sounds silly, I know, but there are about a hundred ways we can and do jack this part up. 

So, let’s look at what you can do to move more into receiving mode so the Uni has a chance to give you what you desire (or at the very least, get you on that path).

Before you can receive, you have to decide what you want.

You need to let the Universe know exactly what it is that you deeply desire so that It can provide it for you. It’s okay for you to want things. Some might resist listing it out because it feels greedy. When we live in a society that tells us we must work hard to achieve what we want, it can feel uncomfortable to expect to be able to spell out what we want and then prepare to receive it. Allow yourself to want what you want. 

So how do you get clear about what you want?

The first step is that you need to believe you are worthy of your own happiness. The things, people or situations you are seeking are what you believe you need to live at your happiest. If you don’t believe you deserve your ideal life, receiving it is going to be almost impossible. If this is tripping you up, spend some time forgiving yourself for the things you believe you need to be forgiven for. 

Grab up your journal and write down the things you would like to have or experience in each part of your life. This might be home life, career, friendship, success, creativity, etc. Be as specific as possible with each thing. For example, instead of saying, “I want a new love in my life,” which is  vague, write down all of the qualities you are looking for in a partner. Really go all out. Don’t settle for just what’s okay. Write down exactly what your ideal partner will be like.

When you think you’ve written down everything you can think of, close your eyes and imagine a scene between you and this partner.

How do they make you feel?

 What do you see you doing together?

Where are you?

Doing this will fill in the gaps of what you really want. Most likely you want a feeling – when you are with the love of your life, you want to feel certain ways. What aspects of a person would make you feel that way? You’ll be amazed at how many additional things you’ll add to your list once you spend a little time visualizing your ideal – whatever it is.

You can do this easy exercise for each part of your life. Spending time visualizing and getting clear about exactly what you want are powerful ways to open up and allow the Universe to begin that marvelous flow to you.

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