Receiving and Letting Go
This morning I was determined to finish putting away all of the clothes a friend dropped off for the twins a week ago.
Let me rephrase that: I was determined to do this after nursing the twins and before walking to Prana Newton’s 9:30am class, and that gave me about 20 minutes to do so.
Girlfriend, when I tell you that I didn’t even make a dent in that ginormous bag—and the huge basket of clean laundry that I’ve been cleverly avoiding eye contact with for a few days—I’m not exaggerating.
I laughed to Philippe as I walked out the door, “That project is going to take a few hours! What was I thinking?”
Fast forward to now: I just spent I don’t know how long—wasn’t timing it…it was the amount of time that the twins could hold it together before I put them down for their nap—attempting the same task, and made a dent this time, but am nowhere near finished.
A few things came to mind that I wanted to share with you Super-people.
First of all, can we talk about the abundance we have?!
I’m talking about (not complaining—observing) how long it’s going to take me to put away all of the clothing that has been given to my twins, with love, by a good friend who also has twins.
I heard some Super-moms talking about this very subject at PRANA NEWTON a few days ago…they were saying how it can be overwhelming instead of helpful to receive “so much.” That getting a huge bag of hand me downs can feel exhausting.
I hear ya Sisters, oh, do I hear you…but it’s also the best ever.
I feel a metaphor coming on….
Here it is: as we ask for abundance in our lives, and receive it, with that abundance can come a feeling of overwhelment. I may have just made that word up, and if so, it needed to be created. ☺
One of my favorite quotes, that I read frequently, is: “Being overwhelmed means that The Universe is delivering you what you asked for—you’re just not ready to receive it.”
I love this quote (by Abraham-Hicks) because it has the ability to move me out of a frantic, overwhelmed “victim mode” in any situation, and into my power as a Super-mom. It’s a simple shift of perspective, and boom! I’m not overwhelmed anymore, but grateful for the abundance instead. And then I’m able to breathe in and breathe out and take whatever it is one step at a time.
Another thing came to mind as I sorted through onesie after onesie and tee shirt after tee shirt and made a big pile of those things that the twins have outgrown, that I’m passing on to another Super-mom: this is yet another lesson in receiving and letting go.
I receive the abundance of beautiful twin clothes from my friend and I let go of an abundance of beautiful twin clothes that my babies have outgrown.
It’s a flow.
It’s a balance.
You GOTTA let go as you receive, otherwise, there just ain’t no proverbial room “left,” my Sisters.
In your mind, in your body, in your closet, in your home, in your life.
Receive, and let go.
Receive, and let go.
Receive and let go.
Again and again we will go through this process, and as we do so—as we practice this important and essential part of life–we will learn to do so with integrity and grace.