My family and I sat together watching the animated version of Disney’s, A Christmas Carol, when I was struck by an awareness around giving and receiving love.
Upon walking into the house of his nephew, Scrooge hears his nephew telling the “joke” about him that he had seen in his nighttime experience of Christmas past, present and the possible future, if he were to keep his current “viewpoints” on life.
Walking in just before the punch line, where his nephew describes him as part “ass”, he was greeted with stunned faces.
His nephew says hello and Scrooge says something like, “I am here for dinner…if you will have me.”
His nephew jumps for joy and says, “Of course!” Everyone jumps at him, warming up instantly with open hearts, arms and warm smiles.
What struck me as I watched this scene was that when I am not willing, able or conscious to receive love when it is being given to me, I actually stop the flow of love FROM being given to me.
When I open my heart to receive love, it is given to me freely and in LARGE, overflowing amounts.
So my question to myself tonight is: how can I open my heart more today?
And I ask you, dear reader, how can you open your heart today to receive love?
Love to you all on Christmas Eve, Sarah