Dealing with hidden agendas, together with conditioned giving and receiving through-out my life’s experiences lay at the basis of this deeply rooted need.
As I reflected on this topic, I came in touch with my own unconscious conditioning about giving and receiving. A whole network of mechanisms lay nested in these dynamics. It touches upon expectations, hidden agendas, manipulation, power and control, allowing and taking, and many more. It also touches upon my conditioned concept of love.
“Giving & receiving from the heart is done in the present moment, without any expectations.”
The learning and practice of giving and receiving from my heart is an ever ongoing journey. It is definitely a behavior that is served with our attention. It is a tough one, as many other behavior patterns are connected with it.
On the other hand, it is a very good topic to awaken more consciousness as giving and receiving is a large part of our daily routines.
To incorporate this vast theme, I choose to create a beautiful gift box, hand-made out of recycled cotton & flower petals for the whole “First Leaf Collection”. I also designed a set of three serving trays with specific mantra’s on this topic.