As I was clearing out the garage in preparation for our renter to store some things, and contemplating the current Hexagram 2 (Receptivity) and the upcoming Hexagram 23 (Splitting Apart) I was so aware of how important it is to “Split Apart” from the old and the stagnant… that which does not work any longer… in order to make space for the new.
Let’s bust the myth that receiving means you must hold on to whatever it is you’ve received, whether that’s things, places, people, judgments, systems or fears.
What is receiving anyway? Receiving is a movement, an opening to “what is.” Receiving is never stagnant, meaning you don’t have to “take it” and be “stuck with it.” Receiving doesn’t hold on. Receiving doesn’t attach. It is often you and me that gets in the way of being able to receive without feeling obligated to give back… to even out the score.
Whether you’re looking at the world from the point of view of having “not enough” or having “too much,” are you ready to shift your perspective? In the spirit of receiving let’s also look at the words Affluence and Abundance. Affluence comes from the Latin word “fluere” which means “to flow.” The Latin root for abundance comes from the verb “abundare” which means “overflowing!” Hmmmmm…
Receiving is a flow that includes a continuous movement of gifting and receiving (like your inbreath and outbreath) rather than holding on or taking.
Are you ready to engage in the flow and dance of life that splits apart from the old and makes room to receive the new?