One of the underlying currents in life is the ever changing ebb and flow of energy. We are energy, our emotions are energy, money is energy, everything is energy. The energetic life force that animates us in this physical plane is always expanding and changing creating a tide to life.
When we go with the ebb and flow of life, we are in harmony with the universe and feel great. Yet, if we get sideways of that energy and block it, we end up in discomfort and resistance. Positive emotion comes from allowing the inherent good to come to us and then willingly giving it to others through service.
Giving and receiving freely keep us active in our interconnection with the universe. When we live from soul, we begin to see that the act of giving feels like receiving. In order to allow this flow of energetic abundance and goodness into our lives, we have to be willing to serve more. We also must learn to love ourselves or we will block all other forms of love that are flowing to us.
When we live in the ego, it is about getting and taking. Rather than a flow of energy, there is an opposition of energy. We must get because they are trying to take. Or we must take before they get. This mentality goes along with the outlook of scarcity and separation. Us against them. Me versus you. This is when we begin to play the roles of victim and victor.
We do not have to live in opposition trying to get more – more love, money, happiness, etc. When we are willing to serve we step into the flow of energy and more good flows to us. Receiving becomes a way to give and giving feels like a gift. Only from this place can we align with soul and live joyously.