What Do You Allow?
What do you allow? And, I'm not talking about negative stuff, although we all know that's there for some of us. I'm talking about the good stuff. The deliciousness of life. Abundance. Joy. Love. Bliss. How do you let it in?
When someone says, "I love you." What do you do? Do you freak out or do you accept it? How about someone offering to pay for dinner? Do you try to stop it? I know I have, but I'm learning to let others give as much as I give. I'm allowing the space to receive. And that's what one of the areas I mean in allowing. Some of us, especially those who work in helping professions believe, even if not consciously, that we are the care takers, almost martyrs who are there to give and give and give and give more, without allowing anyone to give to us. Flow is blocked immediately in this scenario, and all that care taking and martyrdom causes resentment and burnout. Care takers must allow others to give, but the most important piece of allowing is allowing self-care and self-love to take precedence. Allow this. It is selfish in the best way possible. Imagine what the world would be like if every single person fully loved him / herself all the way without pretense, without fear, without trying to prove worthiness. Imagine it. Pretty darn, fantastic. When you love yourself all the way, you allow the best for yourself, plus you easily know what your needs are, plus you love EVERYONE else with ease. You can give more and allow more when you're head over heels in love with yourself. Trust me on this. You are able to be centered and at peace when there is unwavering love from within.
Allow the space for expansion and for others to give to you. Allow yourself to love you more than you've ever loved anyone or anything ever.
Much love to you!
What Do You Allow?