The Goddess Guide to Receiving
This article originally appeared on Yoganonymous.com.
If you're reading this—it might be too late.
You might be drained, you might have given too much of yourself, and you may have used up your energy reserves trying to help (and please) others.
You have to stop the over-giving, self-draining, and self-sabotaging cycle before it begins again. Goddesses are the ultimate form of feminine energy—they set intentions, and they open their arms to receive the good that is due to them. It's not about demanding people to step forward and do things for you, it's about reformatting your mental patterns and reshaping your actions so that you position yourself to be a vessel of balance. Thus, creating a natural ebb and flow of giving and openly receiving.
5 Ways to Open Up to Receiving
1. Kali says: "Get out of your own way."
Kali is the Hindu goddess of rebirth. She will help you cleanse away all that no longer has a place in your life, to help you reach your full potential.
The universe is so vast, and because of that, there are an infinite number of ways in which you will receive your good. Amazing opportunities, good friendships, incredible weekend plans, and anything you might want is already on it's way to you—but what if you don't think you deserve it? Or what if you are locking yourself into unhealthy situations—clogging your minutes, days, and hours with activities and people who drain you?
You might be "too tired" to go on that amazing date, or too overworked to create the project of your dreams. So what's an over-giver to do? Let go of draining situations! When you let go of the energy suckers, you have more energy to think clearly and do the things you love. Use your intuition when deciding on what you want to cut out of your life, and start with the first thing that pops into your mind.
2. Rhiannon says: "Pay attention to your day dreams."
Rhiannon is the Welsh goddess of inspiration. She's a shape-shifter and will help you with communication, manifestation, and transitions.
When your mind wanders off during the day, what are you thinking of? Your day dreams have a message for you, and you need to open up to the magic of what's truly possible in your life. You need to be very clear about what you want to create, because at the end of the day, you could create anything.
Are you day dreams unfolding the way you want them to? If not, adjust your thoughts, and actively create your day dreams so that you are mentally creating situations that benefit you. Day dream about receiving an amazing package in the mail filled with things you've been dreaming of buying, or day dream about an incredible vacation that you've always wanted to go on. If you have a hard time tapping into your mental rhythms that create your day dreams, get involved in creative activities like painting, coloring, cooking, or drawing. This will help shift your mental perspective from thinking "inside the box," to thinking way outside of the box.
3. Ixchel says: "Call in that which you desire."
Ixchel is the Mayan moon goddess who is deeply connected with the tides of water. She reconnects you with your foundational power, and assists you with creation.
Feminine energy is flexible, it's understanding, it's compassionate—it's a force from which you develop the most beautiful creations known to man. If every single person contains feminine energy inside of them, ask yourself: "Am I using my feminine energy to bring me what I want?"
If you want to receive more, you need to work with what you already have. If you have thunder and rain, but you want a rainbow, add in some sunshine. Apply this analogy to your current situation—what can you do to bring in what you want? Be very specific about what you want, and then ask the universe to help you out. Command that these things come about, don't demand. Note the difference there (commands are always fulfilled, demands are typically argued against, or ignored). End your ask by saying, "I now receive all that I want and more, or something better."
4. Damara says: "Connect with the light in the darkness."
Damara is the Celtic fertility goddess who helps bring you peace and harmony. She guides to with youthful innocence, and helps you reconnect with your familial ties.
When you're giving your all, and not receiving in return, it's upsetting. You need strength, support, and a huge hug. To unblock your receiving channels, you need to connect with lighter energy to break up the energetic blocks that are standing in your way. The best way to do this is to use sage to cleanse your energy field, your home, jewelry you wear, and any crystals you work with. As you cleanse the energy in and around you, use this affirmation to reconnect you with lighter energy: "Any blocks that stand in my way of receiving my abundance of good are now dissolved with this sage." Follow by drinking ample amounts of water in the next 24 hours to help shift out physical blocks in your body.
5. Artemis says: "Your positive intentions create an energy of flawless protection in and around you."
Artemis is the Greek sun goddess who helps you focus your thoughts and intentions so that you succeed in attaining your manifestations. Call upon her for protection and concentration.
You've released what drains your energy, you've set your intentions, you've commanded that they come about, and you're reconnected with your inner spark—now what? You trust that your actions will bring you what you want. You're reading this article because you want to receive more, so don't focus on going out and making it happen. Sit back, trust, and allow it to come to you. Once it arrives, remember once more to get out of your own way, and say yes!
Keep your focus on your inner spark, and use these tools to create more flow in your life. If you find yourself feeling antsy, go outside, enjoy nature, engage in healthy hobbies, and just enjoy the simple beauty of life. Cultivating joy will only open you up to receive more goodness and more happiness. It's juicy.