You have deep-seated beliefs that you are not worthy of anything good to enter your life. And if it does you are always waiting for something to happen to take it away again. Letting yourself receive is really hard for you. Be it a present, a compliment or praise, you feel very uncomfortable accepting it and feel a need to play it down. You always feel lack, no matter what you have or what you have achieved, you never feel good enough. It is very important for you to realise that what happens in your life is an effect of your thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and actions. Where your focus is will come to pass. Receiving isn't just about you personally, it's about allowing yourself to be helped and to receive so that you in turn can help those around you. The more you receive, the more you can pass on. Just think of the joy another person will feel if you graciously accept their compliment. How happy you can make someone else by saying thank you from the heart for their thoughtful words. How much you can boost someone's confidence by allowing them to help you. When you allow yourself to receive you give so much more to others than you will ever realise.
(Fairy Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine)