Giving To Receive – Generosity

Giving To Receive

The most difficult time to be generous is when we ourselves are feeling poor. While some of us have experienced actually being in the red financially, there are those of us who would feel broke even if we had a million dollars in the bank. Either way, as the old adage goes, it is always in giving that we receive. Meaning that when we are living in a state of lack, the very gesture we may least want to give is the very act that could help us create the abundance that we seek. One way to practice generosity is to give energy where it is needed. Giving money to a cause or person in need is one way to give energy. Giving attention, love, or a smile to another person are other acts of giving that we can offer. After all, there are people all over the world that are hungry for love.

Sometimes when we practice generosity, we practice it conditionally. We might be expecting to “receive back” from the person to whom we gave. We might even become angry or resentful if that person doesn’t reciprocate. However, trust in the natural flow of energy, and you will find yourself practicing generosity with no strings attached.

generosityThis is the purest form of giving. Remember that what you send out will always come back you. Selflessly help a friend in need without expecting them to return the same favor in the same way, and know that you, too, will receive that support from the universe when you need it. Besides, while giving conditionally creates stress (because we are waiting with an invisible balance sheet to receive our due), giving unconditionally creates and generates abundance. We give freely, because we trust that there is always an unlimited supply.

Being aware of how much we are always supported by the universe is one of the keys to abundance and generosity. Consciously remember the times you’ve received support from expected and unexpected sources. Remember anyone who has helped you when you’ve needed it most, and bless all situations that come into your life for the lessons and gifts they bring you. Remember that all things given and received emanate from generosity. Giving is an act of gratitude. Plant the seeds of generosity through your acts of giving,
and you will grow the fruits of abundance for yourself and those around you.

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8 thoughts on “Giving To Receive – Generosity

  1. Loving Annie

    Good Sunday morning Matthew ! How are you ?
    Giving when you are feeling poor is often the hardest time, yet it seems to be the slow road back to recovery…
    If you feel that you can give, then at some point, you begin to believe that you can, and then eventually it really IS there to give ! Be it love, time or money, it is attitude and willingness that prevail…

  2. Matthew

    Good Morning to you! When you say giving when you’re feeling poor, do you mean financially or emotionally?

    Sometimes when I feel I can’t give anymore, I find a way to do so and it always helps… When I say give I mean, of myself, time, effort, etc…

    It’s a start to something greater than us…

    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT day!

  3. Mark

    This is a great article! It is so true, when we are lacking, feeling poor in spirit or money, this the time we need to be most generous of ourselves, for what we give, we will recieve.
    What we think about expands!
    I have always said that if you are feeling down, go find someone to cheer up. You can’t stay down when you are trying to cheer somone one else up.

  4. Greenwoman

    I have found that giving when you’ve not got much to share to begin with has a positive effect on my bounty. When I give despite my fear of not having enough afterward, that is usually when the Universe offers up it’s hugest, most generous gifts.

  5. meredith

    I am so glad to have found this place…and want to read all the back posts. 😛

    In regard to the current post…I do think many people ‘give’ conditionally…even if they say they aren’t there is a little part of them ‘waiting’ for the positive payback. I know this because I Did this for a long time…kept doing the ‘right’ things and then wondering when it would all come back to me.

    I am not eactly sure how, but I lost that…waiting for it to come back to me part…now when I do anything it is purely for the joy of giving…and sometimes it comes back immediately,sometimes not…but I have shifted my focus and it has made a world of difference.

    awesome blog & message here. I’d like to add a link here if that’s ok.


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