Recipience and Gratitude Promote Flow
Today’s word-a-day journey took me to the term recipience: noun, 1. The act of receiving, reception. 2. The state or quality of being receptive; receptiveness. Also recipiency. If the term receptive in this definition caught your eye, then you are on the ball! Receptive, an adjective, was the first word of this exercise of blindly choosing a daily word from the dictionary. The draw of my fingertip to recipience literally took my breath away, because the terms are so similar. If you missed the post on receptive, then read about it and its message here: https://wewriteitright.com/receptive-nature-flow/
Why Flow is Found in Recipience
The nature of flow is to move creativity freely from its source (the divinity or nature of one’s belief system) through its conduit (such as a writer) by applying the medium of choice (such as a journal entry or a blog post). If I am always concerned about helping, supporting, or carrying for others without regard to my own creative care, then I crimp my own flow. Flow is found in recipience, because it is a means of receiving creative bursts or trickles with gratitude. Daily practice, such as finding a word each day within a dictionary, and entering it into a journal, encourages even grater flow. Also, I am convinced that I chose variations of a word receive two days in a row for emphasis.
The Message of Recipience
The message that I received when finding this word was very straightforward: Be open to that which is at hand. Like most women, I have a complex juggling act that includes my relationships with family and friends, the care of an elderly pet dog, my professional and volunteer work, and my mundane, but necessary, upkeep of a household. What is at hand is often messy, loud, or pouting. Yet, what is at hand can also be curated, whispered, or smiled upon for being here. Gratitude for the mix of what works and what can be improved upon is today’s gift.
Can you relate to the call for recipience? Do you need to be open to what is there before you? Consider writing about it in your journals to see how it might increase your sense of creativity.
Until tomorrow, here’s to growing your flow,