It's so funny how many people think that the term, "give and receive" is about giving their own money in hopes of getting more money back. You know, it's the usual.... you give the bum a dollar, knowing that, "when you give you receive". The truth is the receiving part nor the giving part have much to do about money. Of course money can be the giving or receiving factor, but that's so physical, and we want more than that. We want to open our minds and truly become aware of what this term means (more so what does this term feel like). When we go beyond the physical nature of thought we finally hear what, "Give and you shall receive", really means. Not the man made word, but what it actually feels like to give and receive. When we really become aware and enjoy the feeling of giving and receiving, we will want more of that feeling, so we keep giving in order to keep receiving.
Being of service is our main priority in life. We learn, we develop, we create, we help, we build, we are definitely being of service to everyone around us. You wear clothes because someone made it, we eat the food that someone grows, and live in the houses that someone built. We are all being of service to one another, rather we know it or not. The young mother on government assistance has given jobs to the ladies who handle case loads. Even throwing your trash away, you are putting food on another mans table. Because the man that comes to collect that garbage is going to get paid very well to do it.
So now we have established that we are all being of service to one another, to some capacity. What about giving? Are we really giving, or are we just going through the motions and receiving what ever we get by default? Meaning are we blindly going about our lives not recognizing how our actions affect everybody else. We go through our daily lives without realizing this or being aware of this. We still receive as a result of us giving blindly, but it's just the minimum compared to what we can accomplish with intention. See, we must really get outside of our bodies right now and understand this, because this may very well change your perspective on life. When we say get out of our bodies, we mean let go of the logical answer.....the learned answer.....let go of that and allow yourself to see beyond the physical.
What is it about you that you love doing? Is there anything you know so much about, and others would even say you were an expert? Can sharing your knowledge be a form of being of service? A form of really giving with intention? Maybe at some point you were the victim of a broken heart, yet you found a way to get over that painful time, and you want to help others escape their pain to. Don't you think other heart broken women deserve to feel good again, and you may have the power to do that? Maybe you have the power to touch peoples spirits by a form of art, or dance, maybe singing. Steve Jobs had a special gift. What if he did not share it with the world? Let's not even think about it, because that doesn't feel good at all to imagine. The basic point is regardless of how big or small your individual talents are, they are to be shared.
When you have a talent, or a special skill taking that talent or skill to the grave serves no purpose in this life. Our talents and skill are to be shared,they are to be given. When you give freely of your talents, we begin to receive anything it is that we want in abundance. Let me explain why. Go back in your rolodex of memories and remember the time you gave somone a gift? Do you remember what it felt like to watch them open that gift? It felt wonderful, right? When you feel good you receive good, right? Now we understand, that when we give of ourselves we receive what we desire by default. Every time because it is a non-physical law.
Sharing our talents naturally makes us feel good, it's our natural high and the feed back that we receive from others is our gift. As we give and show appreciation for one another, we attract by way of physical manifestations what our physical beings will enjoy. So enjoy giving of the spirit, your physical body will be greatful for what it receives.
Don't be afraid to depend on your talents as a way to earn your living. If you are giving from the heart your heart will continue to be fed. If the idea of giving 10% get's people excited. Imagine what is in store for your life when you give 100% of yourself. If you are working a traditional job and it does not bring you joy. Begin to appreciate having employment, and then pour that apprecition into something you enjoy doing, then share that enjoyment with others. It can be as small as a model car or a painting.
You worked all week at your job, and friends are coming over to the house for some beer and football. You have your model cars on display in your living room. Your friends enjoy the beauty of your work. You just gave them a good feeling, and good feelings are really the only reason why we give gifts at all. Give and you shall receive, "Be" a gift to others.
Dawn is an active content developer on a mission to reverse unhappiness across the world.