We would talk to you today about the concept of giving to others.
There is a teaching that Giving is greater than Receiving but, to many people, this has become an admonition to avoid receiving and a judgment against giving to oneself. We would like to discuss changing your thinking regarding this concept.
Now, we are not going to say that it is not a good thing to be a giving person, for it IS good to give. But if you allow yourself to consider giving to others as more important than giving to yourself you will find yourself depleted of resources for the next person in line after you have given all you have to give. This is not just about physical presents but also your time, your energy, your resources, your thoughts and beliefs, your body. There are so many ways that you can give yourself away until you have nothing left to give. We want you to change your thinking about this.
Giving to others is a wonderful energy that creates a high vibrational frequency for all involved. That means that the recipient of gifts also has their frequency raised by the experience when the giving is of the proper energy. But, and this is a big ‘but,’ if you give out of resentment or a wish to be doing something else or an anger, at someone else or at yourself for getting yourself into yet another situation over which you feel you have no control or for which you wish you had said ‘no’ instead of ‘yes,’ then you are giving from a low vibration energy that impacts others as well as yourself. What are you truly giving under these circumstances?
Do not give when you feel yourself in a negativity associated with a lower vibration, for others do not deserve that ‘gift’ of negativity. Whatever you are feeling projects outward into the Universe and impacts those around you. When you are feeling anger or hatred or resentment you project a vibration that taints the very air around you. It is not kind to subject others to that low vibration and you certainly don’t want to do that in a gift-giving situation.
Rather, lift yourself up by thinking of something positive about the situation or the person or the gift before you connect with another. And it is best to do this before you are committed to the giving. Are you feeling forced to buy a gift for someone you do not particularly like? Then ask why you are doing this. If it is an obligation, such as a family member or a work colleague, and you feel you must do this, then find something positive to consider to lift your energy level. Did they once do something for you? Can you give them something for their smile? Do they support a cause you believe in? Are they a good parent? Will your giving a nice gift raise the vibration of the relationship?
Sometimes the giving is not of a gift but of yourself and your own resources. Ask yourself why you are in this situation. Be very honest with yourself. Perhaps you are already committed to this situation at this time but can you make a conscious decision to say ‘no’ next time? If you feel you have given away your power to another by accepting blindly their beliefs, adopting their thinking, subjugating your own desires to theirs, then you must seriously examine the relationship. Why are you willing to make a gift of yourself if it depletes who you are?
Give to yourself the respect, honor and resources that you deserve. Give to yourself the time you need to replenish your energy so that you can be generous to others. Take care of your needs so that you remain in a position to give to others when they are in need. Be very careful about giving away your own power to others – it is your most precious resource.
And keep yourself thinking positive thoughts so that your energy is always at a high vibrational energy. Give this to yourself and you will be a more generous giver to others.
And so it is.
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