The Art & Practice of Receiving Nurturing

The Art & Practice of Receiving Nurturing

Webster’s Dictionary, 1913 edition, defines Nurture (Page: 987)

Nur”ture (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nurtured (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Nurturing.]

1. To feed; to nourish.

2. To educate; to bring or train up.

Syn. — To nourish; nurse; cherish; bring up; educate; tend. — To Nurture, Nourish, Cherish. Nourish denotes to supply with food, or cause to grow; as, to nourish a plant, to nourish rebellion. To nurture is to train up with a fostering care, like that of a mother; as, to nurture into strength; to nurture in sound principles. To cherish is to hold and treat as dear; as, to cherish hopes or affections.

Nurturing Self & Others

Being Nurtured physically by others and also by nature energizes me. It is something I am aware of that my body requires often.  Nurturing others is also something I derive satisfaction from.  As I child I would often play ‘nurse.’  When I grew up, I worked as a nurse aide and nurse for 25 years, from age 18 to 36.  Now-a-days as a breast-feeding mother, I am intimately acquainted with nurturing another.  In particular, breast feeding provides for a physical, emotional, and psychological bond that is unique and magical.

Nurturing is a way for me to so often contribute to others.  But, when one disregards being nurtured by others in lieu of giving to others endlessly, this can be a trap that we fall into.  When we disallow receiving nurturing by others, we are harming ourselves.  I especially am aware of this trap as it relates to women. Women in particular can make nurturing very one sided by giving.  It can and has helped generations of women feel special and valued to give succor and aide to their families, and care for their well-being. So many of us are used to Giving, A lot. I have been this way. I identified with giving.

But what about receiving?  I will not beat around the bush. It is harder to be open and on the receiving end for many of us.  Would you be willing to release and let go of any of the conditioning you have functioned from in which nurturing of you was not honored?

The Art & Practice of Receiving Nurturing

Here are some ways that you can receive nurturing.

√ Ask for a Hug √Receive an Access Bars™ or Access Body session √ Go To The Water – The Ocean, A Hot Springs, or Your Bathtub.  √Spend Alone Quiet Time in Nature √ Listen to great music √ Have Great Sex √ Eat Very Good Food √ Wear Better Than Average Clothes on an average day √ Go on a walk √ Share a conversation with someone who uplifts you √ Do something you have been putting off (it frees up energy and feels good!) √ Read Poetry √ Take A Nap

What are some other ways you can think of to receive nurturing? To: Your body? Your mind?  Your spirit?

What is one activity you will schedule so that you can be nurtured this week? Be in touch with what you are asking for, and then, do that!  What are your impressions? Please share in the comments below.


Live Your Brilliance,

Victoria Christine

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