GIVING IS A GIFT [Text]
There are many situations; in your relationship, your workplace or your career-
in which you can experience that giving is demanding,
draining your energy and even taking you down.
It does not necessarily need to be so.
Giving is a gift!
Like many things in the “art of living”, giving is an art and it can be mastered.
Giving, in its essence, is one of the pillars of your natural, effortless self-empowerment.
While giving you grow,
you meet yourself- your gifts and essences,
and you can feel the beauty and grace that pass through you.
While giving you might also meet your silent competitive nature, your fears,
your survival mode needs (it’s super important to know them)
and some playful mind manipulations.
As long as you prefer to hide and avoid any of those things I’ve listed above
(including THE amazing thing that You Are + your wonderful gifts)
you would have the tendency to twist and turn the way that you give.
To be clear on this -ask yourself:
Why do I give?
How much do I control and count what I give
and what do I get in return?
Do I give my heart or from my heart?
Do I give myself or through me?
Is the reason to give coming from ego/mind
is there a need to receive something in return,
or the is the motivation to give is simply to shine bright,
and generate the most natural essences,
and by that to be a witness to the divine splendor that I am?
Let’s bring some light into this:
Any time you give and expect to gain something in return,
whether it would be gaining a reward
(compliment, appreciation, being noticed are all included)
or gaining protection – you are not fully giving.
You define the limits of this transmission,
you’re holding on to an idea and an expectation
of the appropriate return that will nurture you.
When giving while waiting for a return- you feed your frustration
instead of empowering your light.
You’re expecting to be nourished by what you will gain,
and don’t let yourself to be nourished by your own strength, by seeing how magical, powerful and wonderful you are,
Experiencing how much you already have-
so much – that you can give and give and give!
Isn’t it a wonderful thing to experience?
Wouldn’t you like that?
(Little note to say that: this is what creating Karma means, based on cause an effect.)
This would be similar when you give your heart
instead of giving from your heart.
when you give your heart,
when you give yourself,
you’re giving the wrong thing from the wrong place.
It’s as simple as that.
It’s not comfortable, but it’s easier to give the heart than from the heart.
This is why many people in early stages of intimate relationship, do it.
You give all of you, and underneath,
you’re running away from really being there,
from receiving the love or the rejection that can come in return.
Giving fully does not depend on quantity.
It is attention,
it is addressing care, light, awareness into a form.
Giving is not an action although it appears as such.
When you’re really giving, you’re there,
You are the essence of what you give,
It might even feel much bigger than you, yet it must come through you.
You allow the generosity of the divine to pass through you.
I’m sure that in such a state, you wouldn’t ask yourself ”
“where is God?”
“do I feel God?”
You would not say “I wan’na be closer to God”.
and find yourself closer to god,
closer to your lover
and so intimately involved with yourself.