Connect to your pillar of Receptivity
Spaciousness & Mystical Genius
A life lacking in receptivity is a life where you think you have to do everything on your own. Where you are not able to receive the support you need, or you do not believe such support exists. A life where you lack the time and energy for the things you love and the people you love the most. Before building your pillar of receptivity, you might find yourself drowning in your own life and gasping for air. Your inner voice shut away, deep in the far recesses of your mind, begging for attention. If you are still building your pillar of receptivity, you may be constantly trying to prove your worth by saying ‘yes’ to too many things.
In contrast, if you have already built your pillar of receptivity, you will find you are able to live in-between the moments, completely in sync with the universal clock and connected to the deep spaciousness and timelessness of the universe. In-between the moments, there is no concern for how long something will take; you always know that the timing is perfect, and you trust that everything arrives when you are ready for it.
You know this because you are receptive to the non-verbal, mystical essence that permeates the universe. What in Sanskrit is called Sat-Chit-Ananda – The Blissful Intelligence of the Universe or in China, The Eternal Tao. In Western New-Age terms, you would talk about trusting Life, or The Universe. When you receive support from The Blissful Intelligence of the Universe, you are able to use your intuition as a guidance system to navigate your life and achieve your goals.
The ancient Chinese master Lao Tzu, author of the Tao De Jing is somebody who exemplified receptivity. So is Saint Hildegard of Bingen, a twelfth century nun who accomplished an incredible amount in her life, all while maintaining her mystical connection and ability to enter into visionary, mystical states. And in your own life? Think about that friend who always seems to be taking risks and trusting that everything will work out? And it does… Think about the successful entrepreneur who takes regular breaks for meditation, or simply takes catnaps throughout the day to restore their vigor? They too are successfully living in receptivity.
And you yourself? You probably have at least one story to tell about how you followed your inner voice on a crazy adventure that ended up changing your life. A time when you listened deeply to the intelligence of life and when you had the clarity of mind to know when to say yes, and when to say no, when to turn left, and when to turn right, no matter what the logical mind said and no matter what fears came up around having that journey.
When you build the pillar of receptivity and your ability to listen deeply to the spaciousness within you, you will always find balance. Balance of time for yourself, and time for others. Time for chores, and time for indulgence. Time for practical work, and time for meditation. And when your boundaries get pushed, and the chores seem to pile up, you always rise to the challenge and stretch yourself yet again so that the spaciousness in-between the moments lasts even longer, and everything gets done in perfect timing and in balance with your need to rest and receive.
UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF YOUR INTUITION
Answer these journaling prompts from the book Empath to Mystic to start building your receptivity to love, nourishment and support:
- Is there a part of you that feels it’s not doing enough? If so, unconsciously, who is that part of you trying to please or impress?
- What have you accomplished in your life (no matter how imperfect those accomplishments were)? Make a list of at least 5-10 things you feel proud of.
- What do you feel shame and regret about (make a list of 5-10 things)?
- How can you use the shame and regret you feel to fuel your vision andcompassion?
- Describe the gap between who you are and the person you think you should already be.
- Who has you under their control – both as an imprint in your mind, and in your present life?
- Are there times when you feel like you have to do it all on your own in order to prove your worth? What are those times?
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