Did You Receive the Gift?


When I took the dogs outside for their break yesterday, I was gifted by a single strand of spider’s web that was reflecting the colors of the rainbow. As I stood and watched it blow gently in the breeze, it was like watching a symphony of light as brilliant undulating colors moved up and down in different combinations. All caught on this single silky strand.

It was absolutely and utterly beautiful. And it would have been so easy to miss.

These kinds of moments are gifts from All-That-Is. How you receive them is how you receive life. How you receive life is how you receive everything—including that slim, healthy, and sexy body that you want.

Here’s a quick test to see how open you are to receiving the gifts from All-That-Is (God, the Universe, Source Energy, Higher Coach—whatever works for you).

When someone gives you a compliment, do you:

  • Explain why you don’t deserve it?
  • Explain why it’s a fluke?
  • Discount the value of it?
  • Say “thank you,” but feel uncomfortable?
  • Appreciate that they noticed, that you have that momentary connection, feel your worthiness, and bask in the positive remark?

If it was anything but the last one, you’re basically saying “No” to all the good things that Source is trying to bring into your life; whether it is a moment of exquisite beauty, a compliment from your partner, or the perfect functioning of your body.

Too often, women are so focused on checking off the next thing on their to-do list, are feeling guilty about not getting in their workout or eating something “bad,” or are just generally feeling bad about themselves or angry at others, that they miss those moments of synchronicity, coincidence, happenstance, miracle, chance, luck.

You miss the gifts of life that confirm your connection to the Universe, that are affirmations of how much you are loved and adored, that are the answers to the very questions you have been asking.

The reason is negative thoughts and emotions generate catabolic energy. Even a little bit of catabolic energy has a huge impact on your life.

For example, have you ever walked around with a pebble in your shoe? Even if you were in the most beautiful spot on the planet with mountain or ocean views, fragrant flowers in bloom, and lovely meandering paths, how long were you able to keep going before you had to stop and remove the stone, even if it was tiny?

While you had the stone in your shoe, how much did you focus on the beauty of the day and path, or was much of your attention on the discomfort? How much beauty did you miss being even a little focused on the stone?

Catabolic thoughts, feelings, and beliefs are much like that stone in your shoe. It doesn’t take much for them to distract you from the life you are creating, the joy and opportunities that abound, and the love that surrounds you.

The problem is, as we grew up we were told to “suck it up” and get used to the stones. That negative emotions are “normal” and that “others are responsible for our happiness.” Many don’t even realize they have the ability to shift their thoughts, feelings and beliefs, so they spend most of their time in catabolic energy.

It shows up as stress, dissatisfaction, feeling overwhelmed, angry, and even stuck.

The draining effects of catabolic energy accumulate over time, which literally impacts your body down to the cellular level. It is now common knowledge that stress impacts your health—and makes it easier to gain and harder to release excess weight.

It’s time to begin emptying your shoes of those catabolic stones. It’s time to take responsibility for how your feel, what you focus on and think about, how present you are, and how you receive the gifts of life.

Emmet Fox said the word “salvation” in the Bible means “perfect health, harmony, and freedom.” He also said that this was “the will of God for man.” And I would add women!

How willing are you to look for, acknowledge, and appreciate those subtle but profound gifts today? How willing are you to receive the health, harmony, and freedom that you have been asking for? How willing are you to believe that you deserve them and that your Higher Coach wants you to have them?

Together we can do it!

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10 thoughts on “Did You Receive the Gift?

  1. I think that’s the message the universe sent me the other day after dealing with some negativity in my life when I got to walk in the rain at the park. I ended up at the right place at the right time to receive that little blessing and reset my energy, thoughts, and feelings into more positive ones. I needed help to do that, and I got it.

  2. Do you suppose it’s possible to be TOO spiritual? I receive and follow these gifts and signs all the time, and my spiritual life is great, but my body still does not work very well, despite my best efforts. It’s very sensitive and rejects all carbohydrate foods, so I have to be on a very limited diet, which makes it really hard to enjoy life physically or have enough energy. Thus I end up back in the spiritual, seeking relief there. Kind of a cycle I don’t know how to break! But I’m still trying. Hard! 🙂

    • No, I don’t think it’s possible to be too spiritual. How are you feeling about your body? “Really hard” sounds like some catabolic energy going on. “Trying hard” is catabolic. Asking “What is wrong with me” is catabolic and is actually the energy that is holding you out of alignment with the body you want. (I’m writing about this tomorrow.) It sounds like there is some subtle thought processes you have going on that are getting in your way of vibrant health. Relax. Ease up on your body. Begin to focus more on how it is working for you rather than against you. Rethink how your sensitivity might actually be helping you instead of holding you back. You could also work with a coach to help you sort through your thoughts and figure out how you are holding yourself back. You will know your spiritual life is fully what it could be when your physical life matches up. Good luck!

      • Well, I avoid carbs 98% of the time, try to think positively, get plenty of sleep, meditate, exercise, avoid stress, use my gifts to help other people (mostly for free at the moment), have good relationships, and run my life efficiently, authentically, and mindfully. So what else IS there? I have no idea what it is that I’m missing. When I try to lighten up, things get chaotic or I get sick. I did that last night, in fact, and I’m paying for it today, so it really wasn’t worth it. I honestly just don’t know what else to do. I’ve tried everything I can think of. I’m very aware of the positive side of my sensitivities and tell people about it all the time, but it doesn’t seem to help with the downside one bit. Sigh. Sorry, I’m just venting! Not your problem! I’m just frustrated. But hey, at least I don’t have a weight issue! I can’t keep weight ON on this diet. I seem to be sort of slowly disappearing, in fact.

        I’ll look forward to your article tomorrow. Maybe it will help. 🙂

        • I know it’s frustrating when you feel like you are doing everything right. You have every right to be frustrated and feel a little at the end of your rope when you feel like you have to walk such a tightrope to maintain your wellness. But the answer is there. What’s the emotion you were feeling as you wrote this? Was it anabolic or catabolic? If I may, it sounds like you have some catabolic energy built up around this topic. How do you think that is impacting your body? When I said lighten up, are you talking action, such as eating carbs? I’m talking about lightening up in your thinking. It is your very questions of “I don’t know what to do,” “I’ve tried everything,” “It doesn’t help with the downside,” etc., etc. that you are doing that is holding you back and is keeping you stuck. They are catabolic thoughts. Think about how it feels when you say them. To start, ease up on your thinking. Such as, “I am doing a lot right. I am taking care of my body. I am beneificial to a lot of people, I do have good relationships, and I am connected spiritually and have made lots of progress in my life. And I will figure this out, too. Of course there is room for me to grow and exand in this boundaryless Universe. I love my spiritual connection and love watching it grow and expand. And there is a lot about my body that is working well. My heart is beating and my blood is pumping and my lungs are breathing in and out. I know that the answers and solutions are there and when I tune into them, they will become clear. I will figure this out. And there is a lot about my body to appreciate. I’m just going to relax and let this go right now.” Again I would encourage you to reach out for help to a coach or someone you feel will help you. The path to the body you want is there. Hope this helps.

          • Thanks, I do appreciate it. I have had this issue for over twenty years, and I’ve made enormous progress with it – no thanks to doctors, who always tried to put me on antidepressants, which I absolutely do not need. The only thing that depresses me is carbs and sugar!

            I used to be just miserable and barely functional, and now my life works really well in most aspects. I feel at least reasonably okay now, which is only due to some truly monumental willpower and problem-solving skills on my part, so it’s hard to let that go since it’s the only thing that’s ever worked. I have tried to get help from soooo many people, but no one has ever seen anything like this, so I’ve only made progress on my own thus far, just by listening to my body and trying various approaches.

            But it’s still a struggle every day, and I’m just so TIRED of it by now. I just want to be normal and relax and enjoy myself like I see other people do, without suffering for it afterwards. And thinking that it’s all because I’m thinking wrong somehow makes it even worse, when I’m already working so hard to fix it, and when the problem itself affects my brain chemistry. But I do get what you’re saying, so I’ll try. Not to try. Or something.

            You know, I think I maybe just need a nap right now. Or a cup of tea. Tea has no carbs in it. 🙂

            P.S. Unfortunately I work at home and have no insurance, so there’s no money for coaches or anything at the moment. But I really do appreciate your time and advice, and I’ll try it. I don’t really understand the catabolic/anabolic thing yet, so maybe your future posts will help. I’ll stay tuned.

            • I think a cup of tea and a nap sound like a brilliant idea. I would also encourage you to do a search on my site of anabolic and catabolic and read some back blogs. Perhaps they will help, too. Sending you much love and positive (anabolic!) thoughts!

    • Each person will have to find what works best for them. Your emotion is how you identify your alignment. Positive emotion let’s you know you have shifted. If you can get to the emotion of hope, you have made the shift.

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