The Mystical Power of Giving
By Paul Ghezzi
One of the most powerful actions you can take in creating your abundant life is to learn to give unconditionally.
Giving can be can be an extremely powerful magnetizing force in your life because it can take place simultaneously at the physical, mental & spiritual plane of
The laws that govern giving & receiving
are both scientific & spiritual. In scientific terms Newton’s 3d law of motion states that for every action there
is an equal & opposite reaction.
In spiritual terms as we sow, so shall we reap. When we put these laws into action
we attract & create the abundance which we desire.
When most people think about giving, they think about donating money or tithing a percentage of their income.
Although a very important component, discussed in more depth in Abundant Finances with Ease, giving is much more
than money. Others think about giving & fall into the illusion of scarcity by declaring
“What do I have to give?”
The act of giving directly challenges our lopsided perceptions & beliefs about scarcity & lack.
Begin to bring the mystical power of giving into your life by defining giving from a multi-dimensional
aspect. Ask yourself, “What can I give spiritually, mentally & physically?”
Here are some examples:
- Your time to worthy causes
- Your financial resources to worthy causes
- Your ideas, wisdom & knowledge
Learn to expand your inventory of what you believe you have to give. In return for your expression of love, trust & of faith you'll receive, in direct proportion, the abundance that you desire.
Whenever you feel you're experiencing lack or limitation the action of giving will open you up to something greater.
To fully experience the power of giving you must give from a place of love & trust. If you give to get something back or give out of guilt or remorse you'll not open up the abundant channels of the universe.
Your source of giving can't be selfishness or fear. Put this action into practice & pay close attention to the small miracles that begin to show up instantaneously.
The Art of Giving Advice: 3 Steps to Doing It Well
By Uzi Weingarten
Giving good advice is a great gift. Yet, we sometimes run into trouble because
of the way we offer it. The ability to give advice in a positive, constructive way is an art. Here are 3 points to help us offer advice with effectiveness & compassion.
1. Listen first. While this rule is true for all good communication, it's doubly true when we wish to give advice. Issues are often more complex than they
initially appear. By first listening, we open a space for the speaker to more fully describe the situation & for us to
more fully understand it. What's the point of offering advice based on partial information?
when we listen first, it makes it more likely that the other will then listen to what we have to say. In the words of Dr.
Marshall Rosenberg, one needs “connection before correction.” It's empathic listening that establishes the connection.
2. Ask permission.
Unsolicited advice is a major cause of grief among friends & family members. It can be experienced as unwelcome intrusion into personal business. It might also be
seen disrespectful, as implying that a person is incapable of caring for himself & resolving his own issues.
Asking if our advice is desired shows respect for others & prevents resentments. Here is one way to do this: “As I listen to you, there are some ideas coming up for me that you might find useful.
Would you like to hear them?” It's very important to ask that question without attachment, from a place that both “yes” & “no” are equally acceptable responses.
3. Offer without insisting. It's worth keeping in mind that even after we've
listened, we can never know with certainty what's best for another person. There's so much that we aren't aware of. So we
offer our insights, experiences & ideas, with the attitude that our advice is another point of view & we trust the
listener’s inner wisdom to discern what's right for him or her.
One of my
teachers, Selwa Said, likens giving advice to a waiter in a fine restaurant who holds out
a dessert tray & says to the patron, “here, if you wish,” & the diner takes what's right for him. This
has a practical advantage, as well. By not insisting, we increase the chances of our words being considered.
Giving Up In Dealing With Your Fears Is Not An Option
By STAN POPOVICH
Your fears, anxieties & other problems have the best of you & you don’t know where to turn for help. At some point you feel totally
helpless as you struggle each day. What do you do?
As a layman & an author of a Managing Fear book, there were times that my fears had the best of me. Thru these experiences, there's one thing that I learned.
You can’t hide or runaway from your fears.
Taking drugs, drinking, or other addictions will not take away your problems & fears. In the short run, they'll make you feel better but in the long run these addictions will only make things worse.
So what do you do to make your problems & fears go away? Well, since you can’t runaway from them, then the best solution is to tackle your fears head on no matter how strong they may be.
The key is to be smart in how you try to manage these fears. Here are some ways in how to manage your persistent fears & anxieties.
Take it one day at a time. Instead of worrying about how you'll get thru the rest
of the week or coming month, try to focus on today. Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things
& that includes learning how to deal with your problems.
Focus on the present & stop trying to predict what may happen next week. Next
week will take care of itself.
Learn how to manage your fearful thoughts that may be difficult to manage. When experiencing a negative thought, read some positive statements & affirmations that help lift your spirits & make you feel better.
They'll be able to provide you with additional advice & insights on how to deal with your current problem. By talking to a professional, a person will be helping themselves in the long run
because they'll become better able to deal with their problems in the future.
Managing your fears & anxieties takes practice. The more you practice, the better you'll become.
When managing your
fears & anxieties don't try to tackle everything at once. The best solution is to break your fears or problems into a series of smaller steps.
Completing these smaller tasks one at a time will make the stress more manageable & increases your chances of success.
Managing your fears & anxieties will take some hard work. Trying to avoid you problems will do nothing in getting rid of your fears & anxieties. Sooner or later, you'll have to confront your fears & anxieties.
Remember that all you can do is to do your best each day, hope for the best & take things in stride. Patience, persistence, education & being committed in trying to solve your problem will go along way in fixing your problems.
Author's Bio: Stan Popovich is the author of "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity
& Non Resistant Methods" - an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing
persistent fears & anxieties. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com/ For free articles on managing
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