Our card for today, Wednesday, October 21st, is taken from the Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards – Hathor/Receptivity – “Allow yourself to receive. This will increase your intuition, energy, and ability to give to others.”
About Hathor: This beloved Egyptian goddess is represented by the head of a cow to symbolize the sacred animal’s life-giving milk and mothering. Hathor is a benevolent sky and sun goddess who helps with all aspects of child conception, birthing, and raising. Call upon Hathor to guide you in nurturing yourself and your loved ones. (Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards Guidebook)
There is a balance between giving and receiving that is necessary when it comes to our own physical, mental and spiritual health. Those of us who are empaths, which I would guess is the majority of those who are here, feel the need to give and give and give of ourselves, and we do give and give and give, often at the expense of our own wellbeing. However if we continue to give without allowing ourselves to receive, we run the risk of burning ourselves out and eventually having nothing left to give.
We have been taught that giving is better than receiving, but there must be balance in both if we are going to be effective givers, whether of our energy, our time or our material gifts. We often feel embarrassed when someone offers their help, or their time, or even a compliment. We more than likely will turn down offers of help or gifts, especially of money. However the goddess Hathor reminds us of how important it is for us to allow ourselves to receive from others. We know how good we feel when we help someone, or give gifts of money or other material items, so why don’t we allow others to give to us thus allowing them to feel good in doing so as well.
In the Law of Attraction we are told that if we only give and never open ourselves to receive, we block the flow of abundance that the Universe is wanting to give to us. So if we want to continue to give of ourselves and our time and our material gifts without depleting ourselves or our resources, we must open ourselves to receiving, and as we do, the Universe will then allow the flow of abundance to return to us.
Have a great day everyone! ~Namaste~
Love✲ ¸¸.•*¨¸.☆.¸＊°˚ ˚
& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ Aurora & Star Twin
Artwork taken from the Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards, Hathor.