Giving and Receiving
by Dennie Sueirro, RScP
“Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” Martin Luther King Jr.
I had this thought about how often we hear about how good it is to give — and indeed it is great to give! We feel good when we do it, and the world is always a better place by our being generous and loving with our time, talents and resources. And of course, the best giving is done without expectation or getting something back from the situation.
However, if one is not open to receiving the gifts the world has for us in return, the reciprocity of the giving and receiving process, then the giving becomes toxic, and a person can become ill — either by becoming resentful and hate-filled, or by actually manifesting physical ailments. To me, the healing is allowing oneself to receive and open up to the gifts that are being given.
So take back your power, and do so with Love! Be open to seeing where the universe wants to give you a gift, where It wants to repay your kindness with love. It is a power of Love and Yes. Receive it!
Affirm: I Receive the reciprocity with love!