The Gift of Receiving

Happy Mother's DayAre you more comfortable giving than receiving? For many women, the answer is “yes.” Even though every giver has a receiver – there is a recipient for every act of giving – we are taught to overvalue one and devalue the other. This Mother’s Day, let others give to you. Here are six reasons to receive:

1. Receiving opens your heart, creates connection, and strengthens your relationships.

2. When you receive graciously, you give a gift to the person who has given to you.

3. Show your children that how you receive is just as important as how you give.

4. Healthy relationships are a two-way street: sometimes you are the giver and other times you are the receiver. Today, be the receiver!

5. Receiving causes you to be present and allows you to rejuvenate with positive energy – you FEEL good.

6. Studies have shown that the more open you are to receive, the more you make a positive influence on those you know!

Let people celebrate you and show their appreciation. When you receive as well as give, you are not only healthier in mind, body, and spirit—you give yourself the key that unlocks the door to your goals, hopes and dreams. Happy Mother’s Day!

Power of Receiving Workshop and Classes

PowerOfReceiving
A Revolutionary Approach to Achieving Your  Goals
 with Amanda Owen
Author of The Power of Receiving and Born to Receive
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Are you ready to make 2018 a fabulous, successful year?
Do you want a new (or more fulfilling) job, more money,
improved relationships, or better health?
 
​(Register Below )
In this workshop and class series, Amanda Owen presents a radically new approach to manifesting your dreams by teaching you how to create a strong, loving, two-way partnership with your goal. This workshop is for you if you are unsure about what you want, are having difficulty making progress, or are so over-extended that you don’t know when you will find the time to take a nap, let alone achieve your dreams.
 
Based on more than two decades of research into the benefits of receptivity, Amanda will lead you through transformative, interactive exercises that take your goal from inception to completion by using the power-of-receiving techniques.
 
A special note from Amanda
For the past decade I have been conducting classes and workshops applying the concepts of receiving, which includes specific work on formulating and meeting life goals. The basic premise is this: A huge connection exists between what you are able to receive and what you actually get.
 
You may have never thought about receiving as healthy and positive. However, the results of not knowing how to receive include the following:
• Emotionally, you feel unappreciated.   • Physically, you feel exhausted.
• Mentally, you feel resentful.   • Spiritually, you feel depleted.
 
It’s like you have a gate that only swings one way and all that you give doesn’t bring anything back to you because the gate doesn’t open toward you – only away from you.
 
Over the years I have witnessed participants of the Power of Receiving course experience phenomenal results. Read testimonials here TestimonialsRead reviews about The Power of Receiving book here: Reviews
 
This is what the course provides:
1. A copy of my book The Power of Receiving and a Power of Receiving Workbook Journal (for the first 10 people who register for the workshop and three classes) to use during the class and throughout the year.
2. Help in clarifying your goals in a way that leads to their fulfillment.
3. Receive exercises that create the foundation for successful goal fulfillment.
4. Personal attention from me to help you take your goal from inception to completion.
5. A support group to cheer you on.
6. Manifestation of your goals. (See testimonials.)
 
Is this course appropriate for you? Ask yourself the following questions:
• Is there something you want that you’re not getting?
• Do you even know what you want?
• Do you feel ready to make a significant change in your life?
• Are you tired of having the same old complaints about situations that never change?
• Could you use a support group to help you stay on course?
 
If you are ready to receive, join me and others as we create the foundation for a successful 2018. Bring your ideas, goals, and a notebook. For ongoing support, you will be able to access a private Facebook page.
 
Option One
January 27th Workshop 11 AM to 2 PM
This workshop takes place in a private home in the Graduate Hospital area of Philadelphia. Address will be sent after you register.
Three-hour workshop includes an autographed copy of The Power of Receiving: A Revolutionary Approach to Giving Yourself the Life You Want Deserve + class materials + Champagne Brunch.
$99
 
Option Two
January 27 Workshop + three Zoom video classes on January 30, February 6 and 13 from 7 to 8:30 pm
Three-hour workshop + three live Zoom 1 ½ hour video classes includes an autographed copy of The Power of Receiving: A Revolutionary Approach to Giving Yourself the Life You Want Deserve + The Power of Receiving Journal (for the first 10 people who register) + class materials.
$349
 
Option Three
Video package includes the three-hour workshop + three 1 ½ hour video classes + class materials. $199
 

Receive What People Have to Give

Give and ReceiveWhen you enter receptive states and receive what people and the world have to give, you open up pathways you couldn’t see before, stimulate your imagination in ways that could not happen before, and have energy that was not previously available to you.

Years ago, I would never have dreamed that I would have two books about receiving out in the world. But once I strengthened my receive-muscles and balanced my activities with receptive states, I not only became healthier in mind, body, and spirit, I achieved the thing I wanted most — to become an author of two books about receiving: The Power of Receiving and Born to Receive.

Most of us are focused on trying to advance our goals solely by doing things, through our activities because this is what we have been taught.

In the two decades I have been studying and researching the benefits of receiving, I have found that 50% of all progress is found in the realms of receptive states, which includes relaxation. It seems counterintuitive because it doesn’t seem like you are really doing anything to advance your goals. Even so, when you get your foot off the metaphorical accelerator and look around, you discover a whole world teeming with data, information, insights, assistance, and inspiration.

In both of my books, I give plenty of examples of people just like you who began to receive as much as they gave, and experienced the miracles that occurred when their giving was balanced with receiving and their activities were balanced with receptive states. (I call them receptivities.)

Now I am working on a new book and have new goals. Since I want to succeed, I spend as much time in receptive states as active states.

I encourage you to become familiar with what receptivity offers. Once you experience the benefits, you will never go back to a life that hinges solely on your activities. In fact, you will wonder why you ever thought that was a good idea or helpful to you.

I’ll finish up here with a quote from my first book:

“When receiving is balanced with giving, you are not only healthier in mind, body, and spirit—you give yourself the key that unlocks the door to your goals, hopes and dreams.”

THE TOP 10 FEATURES OF SKILLED RECEIVERS

The Power of Receiving

THE TOP TEN FEATURES OF SKILLED RECEIVERS

1.  A receiver knows how to accept a compliment graciously and is genuinely pleased to receive it.

2.  A receiver regularly expresses gratitude.

3.  A receiver’s attention is on the present rather than dwelling on the past or fretting about the future.

4.  A receiver is a good listener.

5.  A receiver is observant.

6.  A receiver defines a good person as a whole person rather than as someone who consistently places other people’s needs above her own.

7.  A receiver does not enable people.

8.  A receiver knows when to cease activity.

9.  A receiver utilizes data in her environment to help her make decisions.

10. A receiver doesn’t complain.

New Receive Course Starts in October

Receiving Helps YouHello everybody,
I have learned a lot about receiving over the last couple of years as the primary caregiver for my mother who passed away last January. (See my post here for more about that.

I’ve learned a lot about giving, too. As anyone who has been a caregiver knows, there is a fine line between emptying one’s energy reserves and knowing when or how to fill them back up. I’ve found it’s a delicate balance walking that edge without going over and depleting myself. I can’t say I succeeded every day, but I approached my caregiving with my two-decade knowledge of receiving and that helped me immeasurably.

I’ve taken some time to reorient myself back into a full-time schedule and I am happy to report that I have three events on my calendar.

The first is in September in Arizona where I am giving a keynote for the Strong Families Arizona Home Visiting conference which is sponsored by the Arizona Department of Health Services. I will be talking about how to prevent burnout when you are in a caregiving role. This particular conference is for home healthcare professionals.

My second event is in Philadelphia in October for the Walnut Club, an organization that serves professional women in the Philadelphia area. The format for this event is an interview. Marla McDermott, the Club’s president will interview me about the topic of receiving, my work over the decades, and I will discuss my two books about receiving. This is a networking event at the Ritz Carlton with food, wine, and stimulating group discussion about receiving and how leaning to receive helps women both in their work life and personal life. Learn more about it here: Walnut Club

The third event is a new Receive and Manifest course. It’s been three years since I offered my five-week tele-course and I am really looking forward to working with a small group of people to help them manifest their goals. I will be doing this as a video conferencing call for the first time. The course starts on October 23rd and runs for five Mondays. You can learn more about it here: Receive Course

You can learn more about these events on my website at Amanda Owen Website If you have a group that would like to schedule a course or workshop, let me know. I am also available for private coaching.

Thanks everybody for your good wishes and support. Stay tuned for more workshops, articles, etc. as I get back into the swing of things, of my life.
Amanda

Believe it. Receive it. Achieve it.

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I am back. Some of you know that I took time off to take care of my mom when she was diagnosed with cancer in 2016. She passed away peacefully on January 27. I have adopted her pets Tinkerbell (dog) and Stella (cat) and am eager to get back to a full-time schedule.

But today, I just want to say hello and post this picture to remind you that receiving leads to achieving. Don’t burn yourself out by overdoing and overcommitting.

Instead, speak up and ask for help when you could use it. If you balance all that you give with encouraging energy, people, and ideas to move toward you, to join you—you will accomplish your goals, you will move mountains, you will change the world.

Accept All Compliments

 

The ABCs of Receiving

I was featured in an article for Fast Company written by Laura Vanderkam. You can read it here: How To Graciously Accept Compliments.

Those of you who have read my books The Power of Receiving and Born to Receive know that accepting compliments is a powerful way to signal that you are ready to manifest your most cherished dreams, desires, and goals.

Accepting compliments is one of three cornerstones that together provide an unshakable foundation for a successful Receive Practice.

Consider this: How will you get what you want in life if you can’t receive something as simple as a compliment? Opening up to the good that comes your way is a powerful statement about who you are. It broadcasts loudly and clearly that you are ready to receive. Once that happens, life cooperates and more and more people naturally want to give to you, support you, and help you.

In How To Graciously Accept A Compliment I talk about the ways we commonly deflect compliments, the reasons we shouldn’t, and how we can respond graciously when someone says something nice to us.

Once you have your accepting-a-compliment skills nailed, move on to “Be Spiritually Naked” and “Count Your Blessings” and then watch the miracles in your life unfold.

 

Creativity, Craft, and Connections

typewriterDo you feel vulnerable to cultural pressures that tell you to do more, try harder, and keep going when all you want is a nap and a snack?

Multitasking has become such an entrenched feature of modern living that many people think it is natural to be constantly busy. Our society is filled with stress junkies who are mentally frazzled, emotionally fragile, and physically depleted.

What does this have to do with the topic of writing? Creativity thrives in a receptive environment. That’s why people attend writing retreats, write behind closed doors, or seek out other environments that are free from distractions.

Whether you want to connect with your muse, an agent, a publisher, or an audience, learning how to receive as much as you give will help you. The reason for this is that giving and receiving are a natural team. If you invest in only the giving side of this equation, you will end up feeling drained and uninspired.

Energy goes out when you give, help out, and do. Energy comes in when you receive, take in, absorb, listen, or observe to name only a few receptive states.

Here is a simple way to think about this: Activity = energy out.  Receptivity = energy in.

If you don’t know how to receive, you don’t get what every writer needs: those who can help you.

Your Best Friends

  • Creativity: Your relationship with your muse (inspiration, imagination, ideas, etc.)
  • Craft: Your relationship with your teachers (educators, other writers, articles, books, etc.)
  • Connections: Your relationship with the people who will bring what you have written to readers (agents, publishers, bloggers, other writers, etc.)

Every relationship is a two-way street. How you give to and receive from the ambassadors of these three important areas will help to determine your success as a writer.