Receptive Heart

Maui Mandala Painting Workshop 2015

Maui Mandala Painting Workshop 2015

“Until we can receive with an open heart, we are never really giving with an open heart.”
― Brené Brown

To receive deeply, we need to know our worthiness. When I am appreciating, I open my perceptions and perspective and truly see the hugeness of what is being offered. I sense that there is even more than I can fathom. Making regular contact with the abounding Blessings offered, I am able to take in more and more.  I feel expanding support from people, life, situations, classes, synchronicity and more.  I know my worthiness. The more I do this, the more I am able to receive. I spent this year’s Super Bowl week painting mandalas while sharing dreams and opening my heart in a daily morning circle; eating amazing delicious, fresh Vegetarian meals on Lush Sustainable Maui Land overlooking the Ocean with Whales Breaching with 15 Amazing Artists. Can you remember when you fully received just because it’s OK for you to receive? What does it feel like to be receptive? What clues in your body do you have when you are not being receptive…
Last month’s Magic Formula Blog offered taking a “Receive Break” as the first of 7 ways to cultivate more appreciation. Synchronistically,  here’s a Receptive Heart practice offered one week later by the Multidimensional Enneagram Immersion Program; a 9 month online program in which I am enrolled:

“Whatever you are doing in the moment, no matter the situation, breathe deeply and ask yourself what is being given to you in that very moment. Let your body soften and become more receptive to it. Allow any gratitude that arises to fill your Heart.”

You can do this NOW;  OR take it up a level and set a timer 2-3 X’s a day for one week. Perfect for this month of the Heart and Valentine’s Day!

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  1. February 15, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    I love thinking about the phrase “receptive heart” … I feel it open my heart to the possibilities in life and to love. Thank you for your beautiful words AND painting! Gorgeous!! xxoo

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