Are there times you feel resistance to receiving gifts, or do you ever feel unworthy of receiving gifts? This episode talks about consciously reminding yourself that you are worthy without doing anything special.

There’s a story about gifts, occasions, and worthiness that I feel called to share for this episode. Honestly, it’s a story from years ago that I always find myself telling since it’s such a good way to shift perspectives. Let me tell you what happened when I thought I was not ready to receive a beautiful gift from a friend.

I’m here to spend quality solo time with you for EP65’s Wise Walk as we discover our True Stride. When it comes to receiving gifts, people can feel awkward about giving themselves permission to accept the gesture. What could possibly be holding someone back? There are moments where that awkwardness is actually resistance to celebrating worthiness.

On our Wise Walk, I emphasize the lesson that we are worthy without any particular requirement. People can talk themselves out of receiving gifts, but nothing is needed to celebrate worthiness. You might also deal with thoughts of not feeling worthy, so this episode is one reminder that you are very much worthy just as you are.

You don’t need to do anything special to be “enough”, you’re already enough. If you feel awkward about receiving gifts, love, compliments, or celebration, come with me to reflect on this core Wise Walk question:

      • What gifts are you ready to receive? (in whatever form)

While looking at your own experiences, you might notice how often you resist gifts that appear in life. You deserve those gifts! Take time to reflect on accepting the gifts you receive, and remind yourself that you are worthy.

Allow yourself to receive gifts, and give yourself permission to celebrate your worthiness. If you are ready to take a step past your resistance, tune in to hear this core Wise Walk question:

      • Are you willing to open yourself up and be vulnerable in a different way, and just give gratitude?

Join this inspiring community to uncover a new sense of freedom, and be sure to follow and review the True Stride podcast as we continue to exchange our light and Heart Value with each other.


In this episode:

[00:23] – Welcome to the show!

[00:54] – Mary Tess recalls when she turned down a gift. What happened?

[02:09] – May Tess explains why she was shocked at the response she got when she turned the gift down.

[04:00] – As you receive gifts, what are you feeling?

[04:58] – Mary Tess shares why she enjoys retelling that story of turning down a gift from a friend.

[06:47] – You’re worthy exactly as you are.

[07:34] – You give a gift by receiving a gift.

[08:33] – Mary Tess encourages everyone to give unexpected gifts.

[09:46] – Thank you for listening!


Memorable Quotes:

  • “I am worth receiving love of any kind. It doesn’t have to be monetarily based. It could be just the gift of someone’s presence, or the gift of someone’s care, or the gift of someone looking after me, or having a laugh with me.” – Mary Tess
  • “Apply whatever gift you receive in your life, so that you’re consciously reminding yourself that you are worthy, and just because you are who you are. You’re worthy exactly as you are.” – Mary Tess


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