Mermaids and DolphinsHere is an angel card to guide your day. I am using my favorite deck, Doreen Virtue’s “Magical Mermaids and Dolphins.” Whenever you may read this, the message is for you now.

Let Yourself Receive – Allow others to give you loving care. Receive without guilt or apologies.

And my reading for you – Well, I should have known! This same card was among those I drew for my most recent client–and my clients’ cards are almost always for me too. Today, when I shuffled the cards, I asked, as usual, for a card that was “for me and all to see”, and I told my angels I would like to have some good news about several topics. I was kind of expecting–or hoping for the “Divine Magic” card, or maybe the “Treasure Chest” card.

But I am happy to get this one. Why? Because it tells us–tells YOU that you receive by receiving. It’s important to demonstrate to the universe/spirit that you can and will receive well.

We generally suck at receiving, from compliments to offers of service to material gifts. Don’t we? Last time someone gave you a compliment, did you brush it off with, “Oh… thanks, mumble mumble”? Uh-huh. And when someone says, here, take this, do you say, “Oh, you don’t have to do that”? You sure as hell do.

So start practicing saying “YES, THANK YOU” to whatever comes your way. And if you find nothing that you want or like is coming your way, that is a good indicator that you suck at receiving. You’ll have to give to yourself and receive well to get the ball rolling.

Give yourself a compliment in the mirror. Buy yourself a cup of coffee or a new pair of boots and appreciate them! Take time for yourself to read or watch your favorite show or just be alone. Take yourself to a movie. And then say, THANK YOU.

The universe will respond. I promise.