Tuesday, August 23, 2016

5 Days of Giving

I recently listened to "You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life" by Jen Sincero on Audible. It was my first experience with Audible. I finished the book in two sittings, and then I listened to it again. I loved it that much. While I have heard much of what Sincero has written in yoga-teacher training and in other books, Sincero told me the reminders I needed to hear in a new way. Among the many lessons and tips, Sincero writes that you should keep your frequency high so you attract high-frequency, positive results in your life. One way to do that is to give. Giving shows that you believe you live in a world of abundance and that you trust you will get what you desire.

Also, "giving is one of our greatest joys. It’s also one of the most fearless and powerful gestures there is," Sincero says.

And more from "You Are a Badass":

“When we trust that we live in an abundant universe and allow ourselves to give freely, we raise our frequency, strengthen our faith, and feel awesome, thereby putting ourselves in flow and the position to receive abundant amounts in return. When we’re in fear, we hold on to what we’ve got because we don’t trust that there’s more. We pinch off the energy, we’re scared to share, and we focus on, and create more of, the very thing we’re hoping to avoid, which is lack. We live in a universe of give and receive, breathe and exhale, live and die, suck and awesome. Each side depends on the other, and each is relative to the other—every action has an equal and opposite reaction—so the more you give, the more you receive. And vice versa."
This has inspired to give more. I like to give on a regular basis, but this week it's been on overdrive.
I am by no means bragging or preaching here, but these are just examples of some of the ways I've given this week to give you ideas:

  • Donated to Louisiana relief (twice).
  • Tipped twice as much as I normally would.
  • Donated to the family of a dog stung by bees.
  • Gathered items and clothing I plan to donate.
My motivation is threefold. First, I tend to hold on to money and things out of fear I won't have enough later, which needs to stop. I will have more than enough. Second, if there's ever a time for me to raise my frequency, it's now. I am in a transition period of my life. Things about to change, big time. I will write about it when the time comes, but nothing will be the same. What I need right now is to focus on giving and trusting. Third, giving just feels good. I love it.

I challenge you to do five nice things for others this week. You can find inspiration in the graphic above, or do whatever feels right to you.

Have you read "You Are a Badass"? What did you think?