Union with the Divine, union with yourself and union with a lover happens when you’re not resisting. Union is what we all want so you must learn how to embody non-resistance.
“Nothing can be forced. Receptivity is everything.” ~B.K.S. Iyengar, World’s Leading Yoga Teacher
You’re not grasping for anything nor are you resisting anything. You’re letting go and letting God.
“The space between the inhale and the exhale is where potential exists.” ~Chinese proverb
Learn to love that stillness, that non-resistance.
“Purity is receptivity, the ability to sit and wait patiently, for as long as necessary, for the coming of the light.” ~Dr. Frederick Lenz, American Buddhist Teacher
Receptivity is the perfect opening for a miracle to be born!
“The receptivity of the artist must never be confused with passivity. Receptivity is the artist’s holding him or herself alive and open to hear what being may speak.”
~Dr. Rollo May, Existential Psychologist
The Latin root of receptivity is to bring back or recover. When you receive, you recover your health, your strength, and the love that is your birthright.
“By surrendering, you create an energy field of receptivity for the solution to appear.”
~Dr. Wayne Dyer, Self-Development & Spiritual Messenger
To cultivate receptivity:
- Take care of your needs so you remain centered
- Believe that you are loved unconditionally and that you’ll be taken care of
- Use intention
- Rest in silence
- Notice synchronicity and acts of love towards you
You can’t receive when you always beat up on yourself! How many times a day do you have a self critical thought? That’s at least the amount of times you are unable to receive blessings.
What prevents receptivity?
- Focusing on what’s missing
- Forcing your will
Allowing yourself to receive is an act of faith. The bigger your act of faith, the bigger your reward!
Heather Hans, LCSW, MSW, MBA, CPIC, is a Visionary, Healer & Teacher, and the author of The Heart of Self-Love: How to Radiate with Confidence. It is Heather's firm belief that loving oneself is necessary to have fulfilling relationships and a successful life. Join Heather’s 30-Day confidence challenge at avanoo.com