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The Open-Hand Lifestyle

posted 5 Dec 2010, 06:55 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 5 Dec 2010, 06:56 ]

Giving and receiving seem easy enough to do, right? But, have
you ever had trouble receiving a blessing from others like a
compliment or generous gift? Do you sometimes allow your
schedule to become so hectic that you neglect to give time
and resources to those less fortunate than you? What about
when your life is not progressing as planned, do you trust
in the process? In all these areas, I want to propose is a
life of living in the present, where we consciously meditate
on living a life free of fear and full of trust. Let me give
you a visual to clarify this proposed way of life. I'll call
it the "open-hand lifestyle."

To live an open-hand lifestyle means that you are:

1.      Willing to say yes to the blessings bestowed upon you
2.      Trusting in the fact that God is in control of the
blessings you currently have
3.      Generous in your willingness to share and give blessings
to others

First, saying "yes" to the blessings that are bestowed upon
you means that you are willing to accept love. Sounds easy,
right? Not always and not for everyone. How do you respond
to someone when they give you a genuine compliment, or offer
you a thoughtful gift? Do you graciously accept their love
and thank them in return, or do you fight them on it,
insisting that your hair couldn't possibly look that good or
that they really shouldn't have given you that present? Don't
be afraid to accept blessings from others. Keep that hand
open to those fulfilling opportunities that come your way,
and believe that you deserve to receive love from others.

Second, someone who lives with their hand open is trusting
God with the blessings she currently has. She knows that the
blessings she has are not hers to begin with. Rather, they
originate from a powerful and loving God, who knows what is
best for her better than she does. Therefore, this person
does not live with a fearful clenched fist, fearfully
attempting to gain control, but rather, an open hand that is
trusting when desires and dreams may not work out as hoped or
expected. She trusts that God has something better planned
and she keeps her hands open, letting that go, and waiting
for an even better opportunity or outcome.

Finally, a woman who lives an open-hand lifestyle has a
heart of sharing and giving. Instead of clenching her
possessions, talents, time and resources for herself, she
extends a generous heart to others. This giving can come in
the form of charitable donations, devoted support of those
less fortunate and many other selfless acts of kindness. The
open hand of giving reflects a heart of community and
willingness o grasp another's hand in yours to express
genuine care give help when needed. After all, those who
give are those who receive in return.

The heart of a woman who has an open hand is one that
radiates peace, joy and confidence. I know that you can
achieve this perspective, and that you will gain much from
this type of lifestyle. Even better, those around you will
benefit greatly as well. Once you are filled up with love
and trust, you'll be overflowing and pour out upon those who
need the same in their hearts as well. Now, open your palms,
raise your hands to the heavens and start really living!

About the Author:

Dawn McIntyre, Professional Spiritual Intuitive, is an expert
in leading men and women into higher states of expansion and
beauty consciousness. Join her on the Boldly Beautiful
exclusive member's community at
http://www.boldlybeautiful.com for daily interaction and
guidance in manifesting your beautiful life, from the inside
out.
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