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How Does Giving Create Positivity?

Giving is an amazing force for Positivity.

Some people go through this life and make accommodations for others, take time to help people in a myriad of ways, and do things for people without a second thought.  They are people who give time, energy and more, so that others may benefit.  They don’t even consider what they do to be giving.

GivingGiving is a powerful tool.  We have an amazing capacity to give on an incredible number of levels.  We can give both material and immaterial things that will change the lives of the people around us.  This, in turn, creates change in our own lives.

Often this is small.  You give someone a smile, a nod, a wave…and unknowingly brighten their day.  Sometimes it is larger, like a hug or a cup of coffee or holding open a door.  Once in a while this is tremendous, giving hours of your time for another’s benefit, donating blood, marching in a protest, or raising funds to help someone in need.

No matter the size or amount of effort involved, giving is a powerful creator of positivity.  We can give a piece of ourselves to help improve the lives of others in many ways, shapes and forms…and we can do so frequently.

Make certain before you give that you have the energy and wherewithal to give.  It is impossible to give when you are running on empty, lacking, and not feeling good about yourself.  If you are in a place of futility and frustration giving will not feel good.  You are better off making certain that you are giving from a place of abundance, in order to give in the most full and meaningful way.

Giving from a place of abundance matters.

It is important to be aware of how the act of giving makes you feel, and be certain you are giving and not sacrificing.  The universe is a place of abundance, and there is more than enough for everyone.  Thus, sacrifice is not a necessary component of giving and generating positivity.  When you sacrifice to give to another, you are empowering the lack mentality.  Consciousness creates reality, and going without in order to “give” creates more lack rather than abundance.

GivingSacrifice doesn’t feel good, and is very different from giving.  Where sacrifice is a message in lack, giving is a message of abundance.  It’s imperative to make certain that you give from a place of abundance, in order to give in the most full and meaningful way.  The act of giving should empower both you and the person(s) in receipt of your gifts.

It is also important when you are giving to know the difference between those who receive, and those who take.  When what you give is received with gratitude, positivity and goodwill are created.  When what you give is taken, and it is not considered adequate or sufficient and/or no gratitude has been expressed, negativity and resentment may be created.  You may feel emotionally depleted, and find not only that you are not creating positivity, but in fact generating negativity.

To give feels good.  It creates positive energy both for you as the giver, and the person in receipt of whatever you are giving.  Generosity creates feelings of gratitude, and that generates more positivity.

Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action.

Knowing that giving can create vast amounts of positivity, you can make it a practice, great or small, to be a generous and giving soul.  When we give from a place of abundance, we feel more abundant, and thus empower ourselves.  When we feel empowered, we frequently spread that feeling to others around us; as such, we can build more positive feelings in the collective consciousness.  We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings.  When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for.  Gratitude leads to happiness.  Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude.  Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the two-hundred and second entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.  Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.

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How Joy Empowers Us

Living in joy is the ultimate goal.

I don’t want to spend my time at a desk, working for someone I might not entirely respect, doing something that bores me.  Life is just too short for that.  Rather, I want to do something that makes me happy.

Have you ever been told that “You have to work for a living” or “you gotta do what you gotta do” or “you have to make ends meet” or similar?  Likely, I suspect you have.  How come we so readily accept that work should be joyless and soul-crushing?

Crossing the Bridges 51Think about it.  Even if you are not working at something that isn’t ideal, how many people do you know that do?  How many friends and loved ones complain more about where they work than not?

How come we accept this?  Why have we decided that it’s perfectly ok to spend the majority of our waking hours being unhappy?

Yes, we can argue about “responsibility” and “being an adult” and on and on.  But consider this: we are only in these bodies, on this planet, for about a century – give or take a decade or two.  While our essence is energy, and will not be destroyed when we pass away, in these meat-popsicles our time is finite.

Not only is our society fear-based, but it’s also lack-minded.  We are inundated with messages that there is not enough, that we have insufficient supplies, that things are lacking.  This in turn leads some to hoard all kinds of things, and deny others because of this mentality.

Joy is a matter of abundance.

The universe is abundant.  Despite our being constantly told that it’s not, it actually is.  We are capable of manifesting pretty damned amazing things, when we get out of our lack mindset.

This is something I have been working on for some time.  I tend to get caught up in the lack mentality, and because of this I have spent a great deal of my life indecisive.  I couldn’t decide what I actually wanted, so frequently made no choice at all.  In my possession are many old journals, where entries from my thirties are all about being down, lacking satisfaction and joy and so on.

For years, I would tell you that my theme song was U2’s I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.  This applied to my home, job, relationships, spiritual state, financial state, yadayadayada.  I complained a lot,  questioned everything, and felt very alone.

What changed?  I started to take action.  As I have mentioned many times, Pathwalking was borne of a New Year’s Action, to begin to write weekly.  From there, I began to take on this idea of conscious reality creation and making choices.  Lo and behold, I started to experience changes I wanted to see.

I got into a stable relationship.  There was a job I mostly enjoyed.  The SCA continued to provide me with an outstanding social outlet.  I was writing, and began to see works published.  I began to truly pursue my joy.

How come I didn’t do this sooner?  In part, because I believed when I was told “writers don’t make much money” and “you can’t make a decent living as a writer” and similar.  Most of these statements were made to me not maliciously, but “for my own good” and to help me make choices along the way.

Joy is too important to ignore.

We tend to give our pursuit of happiness and joy a lot less attention than we should.  We have accepted the narrative of our society that happiness and joy come in small doses.  While I acknowledge that it’s impossible to live in joy all the time, I still want to experience it more frequently than its negative opposites.

I know that I have to earn a living, that I need to contribute to society in a productive manner, and always strive to do my best.  What I do not accept is that I should spend most of that time discontent.  Must I accept that the majority of my day should be spent doing something that is unsatisfying, and leaves me unable to experience much joy?  I say no.

You can go ahead and call me irresponsible.  I accept that society largely will think I am crazy for working on conscious reality creation to manifest a joyful life.  But when all is said and done, the ultimate goal I believe everyone is in pursuit of is joy.

Changing the lack mentality and fear-based society we live in can feel really daunting.  This is why it starts with each and every one of us.  When I stop feeding the lack and fear machines, and instead empower the abundance and contentment engines, I believe I can help empower others.  It is not selfish to seek abundance and joy for ourselves when we act on sharing it.

Abundance for joy.

I am working on taking a new approach to my day.  When I start to feel like I am lacking, I will actively work on focusing on abundance.  I will use gratitude for the things I have, and see the abundances of my life.  Even the little, easy to take for granted things are a matter of abundance.  Rather than focus on things I don’t have, I will work on focusing on gratitude for the things I have.

Viewing the world as abundant instead of lacking is something we can all do to change it.  We can’t ignore the problems of the world, but instead of lamenting them, we can work on making our own individual lives abundant and joyful.  I think this is totally a worthwhile goal, don’t you?

As always, thank you for crossing the bridges with me.

 

GOAL LOG – Week 36:

Diet:  Mostly back on track, writing it out again.

Exercise:  Fencing two days, one day at the gym, one energetic hike.

Writing:  The three blog posts were done; a blog post to my author website; a couple days of writing in the sci-fi story.

Meditation:  Five of seven days last week, never less than 10 minutes.

Gratitude:  I was grateful for 5 things a day, over 5 days.

 

This is the fifty-first entry of my personal journey, the Crossing the Bridges series.  My collectively published writing can be found here.

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I am constantly talking about balance in regards to Pathwalking.  Moderation, knowing the yin and yang and finding what we need in order to successfully walk our paths in this life as we would choose them.

There is one exception to this it is important to grasp.

We live in a universe of abundance.  Everything we could want or need can be found in this universe, around us, because everything is energy, and we can alter frequencies to move the universe to have what we want.  However, most of us have placed limitations and artificial barriers between ourselves and the abundance of the universe by believing in lack and limitation and the need to sacrifice to make up for this.

Why is abundance different from all the other things that we have to balance?  Unlike finding the balance between selfishness and selflessness, or balancing taking for the self with giving to others, there is plenty and more than enough in the universe itself.  Abundance is a fact, and is available for everyone when we stop limiting ourselves.

Bullshit.  Hooky-spooky mumbo-jumbo.  How can that possibly be the case?  I postulate frequently that everything is energy.  At its ultimate root every single tangible and intangible comes to and from energy.  Energy has frequency, and when you tune the frequency you can draw what you tune in to.  Lack and limitation and believing there is not enough of anything is a human belief that we have created because the easy way became harder.

When we were hunter/gatherers, we were nomads.  We would go where the game travelled, and we would harvest what we found in nature.  Over time, we would over-hunt and over-gather to the point where nature was not replenishing the supply swiftly enough for us to survive.  While some moved to other places to continue hunting and gathering, others decided to create farms, where they planted seed and raised animals and took greater control over their food supply.  Over time, farms became so massive that ever greater numbers could be fed by the work of fewer hands to the point where we easily take for granted the simplicity of the trip to the supermarket.

We have food in abundance in the first world.  Unfortunately right beside that incredible abundance there is still lack.  People go hungry and remain impoverished even though abundance can be found a relatively short distance away.

Right there you contradict yourself.  Poverty, disease, and hunger are direct evidence of the lack in this world.  How can you say there is abundance for everyone of everything?  Because that lack has been caused by the limitations we ourselves have put on the world.  We are bombarded by messages telling us that there is a limited supply of pretty much everything.  We are told how the wealthiest one percent control a disproportionately large amount of the money of the world, and watch many of these same people greedily hoard what they have and create lack.  We believe the message that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, and we feed these messages of lack and limitation and obstruction and restriction with more energy.

If you believe that you are incapable of having abundance, if you believe you will always be in debt morally or financially or spiritually, you are feeding the energy of lack and limitation.  It is a vicious, unfortunate creation of the human imagination that there is not enough to go around.  It is the belief that we will run out of the good and abundance of things in the universe that continues to make it so.

You cannot just think positive and everything will come out ok!  It doesn’t work that way.  This is true.  You cannot just think positive – you have to FEEL positive, you have to ACT positive, and you have to BE a transmitter of that energy to draw it back to you.  If you believe in there not being enough, if you believe in your own shortcomings and your debts and limitations you will draw them more readily to you.  If you believe there is enough, and you can overcome your shortcomings and there are no limitations, you can more readily draw that to you.

This cannot just be lip service to positive energy.  You can’t just pull this out of thin air, it does require focus and work and action.  When I have looked at my day to day actions, it often startles me to see how easily I slip into the mentality of lack and limitation and all the negativity of the world.  Just read the headlines of a news service online and you begin to be inundated with a constant barrage of lack and limitation for the whole bloody world.  It is very hard to believe that the universe is abundant when all you see is constant information about its lack and struggles of those who are wanting.

This starts small.  It starts with me.  I need to see the abundance of the universe.  I need to take the actions that will allow me to have all the abundance that is out there for me.  I need to not focus on lack and limitation, and focus on abundance.  And maybe when I focus on abundance and share that with you, you will focus on abundance.  And maybe when you focus on abundance and share that with others, they will focus on abundance.  And maybe we can all show the world that we need not accept the artificial limitations we continue to accept as absolutes.

Is this a Pollyanna attitude?  Perhaps.  Even so, can you give me a good reason why NOT to focus on abundance rather than lack?  Will focusing on the negativity and limitations of the world make me feel content, even happy?  No.

Do you think you can change your life and the lives of those around for the better you if you are focused on limitation, or focused on abundance?

 

This is the one-hundred tenth entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my desire to make a difference in this world along the way. Thank you for joining me.

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