An essay on how to step into the power of giving. And how you can take part in my contest to win a brilliant coaching gift.
The last few posts on the blog were all about forgiving.
What do we get when we take off the first three letters from the word forgiving?
We get the word GIVING.
This is what practicing forgiveness is all about: when we forgive, we GIVE something to another person and/or to ourselves. Although this is not visible.
Giving in general is an act of kindness. An act of love.
The only time we should give, is when we do not expect anything back.
We give, because we intend to spread love.
Giving has the power to make this world a better place.
There are so many forms of giving.
Even the smallest act of giving can make a huge difference. To give a smile, to give a hand.
What makes giving so powerful is that if it is done wholeheartedly, it automatically puts us in a state of love, one of the highest frequencies a person can be in.
One day when I was feeling low and depressed, I suddenly realized that I was so focused on myself and the negative state that I was in, I did not think of the needs of others anymore.
It dawned on me that caring for others on a regular basis is what makes the difference.
The beauty of giving is, that it makes us feel fulfilled.
Feeling needed in a healthy way. This can give us value and make us feel important.
"Giving is balm for our soul." - Nicole Joy
If you want to make a homeless person happy, ask him or her to help you with something small and you probably make his day.
One of the things Jesus said while he was on earth was this: "You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me."
I do not know anyone personally who has sold all possessions, to give everything to the poor. I also know people who take this statement from Jesus so serious, that they do not see themselves worthy to have a serious relationship with God unless they are able to go and sell all their stuff.
Whilst there are no limitations on how much we can do for people in need, it does not make sense to accuse ourselves, if we are not able to give away everything we possess.
Eventually it all comes down to our state of heart. By making conscious decisions to give on a regular basis, we start operating in love more and more. We feel fulfilled and content whenever we are in this (giving) state of love.
In the story above, Jesus told the man that if he gives all he has to the poor, he will have treasure in heaven.
Every day, we are able to bring a little bit of heaven on earth whenever we give, I believe.
I personally am not in a state of mind yet where I can fulfill what Jesus told the man in the story above. However, I am able to humbly say that I am not there yet, but am willing to work on giving on a daily basis. And to become better at giving day by day.
There are literally no limits on how much we can give.
If you made it until the end of this article, I challenge you to set yourself a goal this week to do an act of kindness to someone in need. Make sure you consciously note how you feel in your body at the time you do this and how you feel afterwards.
Coming to the end of this post, I am so pumped to finally spread the news of my act of giving this week:
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Blessings and Love