“To practice acceptance, we must practice accepting.  In other words, start saying ‘yes’ and ‘thank you’ when you are offered gifts, opportunities, and support.  Do not say, ‘Oh, I couldn’t!’

“Oh, yes you could!”  –Julia Cameron, The Vein of Gold

We can’t predict how our good will come to us.  The only hands and feet that a Universe has to deliver goodies are the hands and feet of the people in our circle.  We ought not to feel guilty in accepting proffered gifts if we have given others when we saw a need or want that we could fulfill.  Independence is too highly prized in our culture, I think.  We are meant to be interdependent, opening our arms to include others in our lives.

Often we turn down an offer because we don’t want to be beholding to another.  What is going on here?  Are we really trying to be alone and lonely?  Giving and receiving in true reality is the same.  We do best when we open our hearts to others.  We know that we feel best when we are certain that we are loved, and part of love is gifting others with that which can be given.

Acceptance of our reality includes not just a wholehearted endorsement of what fate brings us.  Acceptance allows us to say “yes,” and then “thank you.”

Know that the Universe sometimes works through other people.  We don’t have to procure everything that we need or want through our own hard struggle.  Life is meant to be a give-and-take proposition.

When we realize this, we are well on the way to attracting what we want in life.  This is the way the law of attraction really works.

6 thoughts on “Acceptance

  1. Oh Celia – I so needed this message today. Frustrations and failures have dogged me into an unhappy and unloving state of mind. To be reminded of this truth, and to know that there are some people like you to back me up when the road gets rough, makes all the difference in the world. Thank you. Namaste.


  2. louisesbooknookblog

    This is such a good reminder. I’m bad for turning down even compliments, much less gifts. Not sure why. Something for me to ponder I guess.


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