Far too many people pursuing a life of abundance through the Law of Attraction are doing so for purely selfish reasons. I will be the first to admit, I began this journey with the LOA largely because of what I could get out of it. Although I have always wanted to be able to help others, I sought a life of abundance to fill a void. My largest concern was how to make my life more comfortable; mainly, so I could find more enjoyment and fulfillment relationally and materialistically. I didn’t completely ignore the spiritual aspects of it all, but it was not anywhere near the top of my list.
As I began this new journey though, I was forced to look inward to find the true source of discontent. That’s when I realized the times I was happiest and most fulfilled were the times I knew I had helped others in pursuing their lives of fulfillment. This is not the type of help in which one loses themselves and their sense of self in the process, but of giving that of which they have an abundance. In return, even more abundance is returned.
Giving of Yourself Abundantly
Giving abundantly can take many forms, from the smallest gesture to the largest commitment. Giving of yourself and what you have brings a glow to your heart.
Did you smile and thank the cashier and bagger at the grocery? Did you allow the car in the next lane to merge in front of you? When was the last time you visited a retirement home, or have you ever? Have you considered donating time to Meals on Wheels? If you belong to a church, are you active in their charitable events? Do you donate clothes or furniture, or do you find it easier to set it all out with the trash pick-up?
I do not have the ability to drive anywhere at any time, but I found I could give my support through an online prayer group. Even though I am not a religious person, it matters not. I believe there is a higher power. Call it God, The Divine, The Universe…prayers, thoughts and intentions are sent, received and answered. There are over 100,000 members in this prayer group. Can you imagine the effect those prayers have? Reading some of the messages of thanks brings tears to my eyes.
It Doesn’t Take Much Money to Make a Difference
When I began donating, I couldn’t afford much. I found that with a few dollars, I could put a Thanksgiving dinner on a family’s table. I could help feed the homeless that went to a church or shelter for a hot meal on a cold night.
Have you donated money to any charities – international, national or local? Do you drop your extra change in the Salvation Army bucket during the holidays? Do you buy those little flags from the AmVets table when it is set up outside the grocery store? How about supporting the Red Cross when disaster strikes…or before is even better. There are SO many legitimate charities, from local to international. Chose one or two, if that’s all you can afford, more if you can do so. Your heart will truly glow, knowing you are doing what you can to help those less fortunate than you.
Any sort of giving is the perfect way to make you more grateful for what you have. It will truly make you feel abundant. And, when giving unconditionally starts to bring more abundance into your life as a way of thanking you, share more. The cycle has begun, and you will surely be a better, more abundant woman for the giving of yourself and what you have to share.
What have you shared, contributed or donated lately? Didn’t it make you feel wonderful about doing so? Share you stories. I would love to read them.