The Power of Giving
There is so much confusion surrounding the power of giving. Some people think they have to give everything away in order to be liked, loved, and respected. Other people think they need to hold on to everything because there is scarcity or lack. Neither approach is good and neither have the key component of balance.
It’s not necessary to hoard and it’s not necessary to give everything away either when it comes to wanting more. Here are a few tips on giving and receiving and how they balance each other out.
It’s Okay to Want More
Once you recognize your underlying feelings associated with wanting more, you may be able to open up to abundance like you’ve never seen. Just about everyone you know probably has some feelings of guilt associated with wanting more.
If you say you want more money, you are known to be greedy. If you say you want more food, you can be called a glutton. The simple act of wanting more is not greedy or selfish. It’s okay to want more. When you realize that, you set yourself free.
If you want more than anyone else, however, and are not willing to share or do good with your abundance that is what falls into the category of greed, not the simple act of wanting and being more. Don’t feel guilty about wanting more.
When you give abundantly without hesitation and with no fear or guilt involved, that is where the magic happens. Try with small doses at first. Start by cleaning out a closet and giving your gently used items that you no longer use to charity. Buy a gift for someone just because and watch them smile.
Then become more aware. Become more aware of how you snagged the last, only parking spot right outside the store when it was pouring rain. Say thank you now. Be grateful for the reciprocal abundance.
Every time you receive something good pay attention and be grateful. When things don’t go your way, pay attention to that too but don’t spend too much time on it. Don’t talk about it a lot, don’t focus or dwell too much. Chalk it up to a life experience and make it go away as quickly as it came. Find a solution and move on.
When someone does something nice for you or wants to help you, tell the truth, do you tell them it’s not necessary or they shouldn’t have? Let people give to you and be gracious and accepting of it. When you allow people to give to you, it teaches them to be better receivers and let’s the power of giving flow back and forth.
Giving without Expectation
Make certain when you give whether it is money, time or help that you give without expectation of anything in return. Also, make certain that you have no specific set of outcome attachments to your giving either.
Don’t expect the end result to look a certain way or have a certain outcome. Giving has a powerful way of returning to you if you don’t expect anything in return and if you are aware that you receive blessings in other ways.