"You might say, "How do I know if I'm in a receiving mode or not?" And we say, you always feel good when you're in a receiving mode. When someone offers you a compliment, do you receive it, or do you sort of just shrug it off? There's something about believing that you must justify your existence through your effort or through your perseverance, through your struggle. And many of you just have not practiced the receiving mode." ~Abraham [Excerpted from the workshop: Spokane, WA on May 19, 2001]
This is great! How do you feel? Remember that it's all about feelings. I was definitely in the receiving mode a few weeks ago when I received many compliments about my presentation. In fact, there were more compliments than I had ever had.....and I know that it was because I was calm and very open to accepting them. Usually I do as Abraham says "just shrug them off". But I was very receptive at that time and as a result, more and more of the compliments flowed in.
Allow yourself to bask in your success - whether it's your success in accomplishing something specific or a success in allowing the Universe to deliver what you ask for. If you leave your doorstep uncluttered and have your address clearly marked on the street and mailbox, you'll receive all the packages you've ordered very easily. The delivery person (the Universe) does not have to search and search and cut through shrubs or other obstacles to deliver your order. Mark the way clearly and see how everything you ask for comes quickly.
This works not just with compliments but with everything you "order" from the Universe. Once you've placed your order (told the Universe exactly what you want), sit back and rejoice in having it even if it hasn't arrived at your door yet. Feel (and act) as if you have it in your possession. This feeling is often more pleasant and energy producing than actually having it in your hands. Have you ever anticipated something so much and for so long that you feel as if you're on top of the world - even though it hasn't come to you yet? That's being in the receiving mode. Just relaxing and letting things come to you, knowing that you're cradled in the protective arms of the Universe; knowing that your every wish really does come true. You just need to be sure you know what you are wishing for because the Universe delivers what you focus on. So focus on the wonderful things you want.
Be in the receiving mode all the time if you can! It will make a big difference in your life. Just know that whatever is coming to you is what you deserve so sit back and simply say "thank you".