I’ve been thinking, I’ve been thinking (Beyoncé style) about the statement, ‘give what you want to receive’. When we’re feeling in need of something like love, attention, money and food, we are often not giving them ourselves but withholding them instead. A Course in Miracles says, “Miracles are teaching devices for demonstrating it is as blessed to give as to receive. They simultaneously increase the strength of the giver and supply strength to the receiver.” Giving feels good. Tony Robbins says, “Living is giving”. Do you agree? And how can this be done?

Give likes: Sometimes as a blogger in the world, you feel a bit vulnerable. Will anyone read it? Like it? Comment on it? Instead of focusing on these fearful things, I try to give what I want to receive. I read, like, share and comment on other people’s blogs, feeds and profiles. This way I’m empowered by the act of generosity and curiosity. And I feel inspired and learn a lot too. Compliments and kindness are free so sprinkle that stuff around like confetti.

Give money: When you feel like you don’t have much money, your instinct can be to hold onto what little you’ve got. But this just creates a feeling of more lack which is self-perpetuating. At these times, try giving some money to charity or pick up the tab with friends (these orange mocha Frappuccino’s are on me guys). This creates a feeling of abundance. The more you give, the more you have. I aim to contribute regularly to charitable causes and shout brunch.

Give love: If you’re feeling unloved, you can be inclined to withdraw into these feelings and hide away from the world. Instead, look for opportunities to give love to others. A hug to a friend, smile to a stranger, or a wave to a dog can boost your spirits as well as someone else’s (I swear that dog smiled).

So try giving what you want to receive and experience how quickly you feel better when you focus on others rather than yourself.

Love and light and the Milky Bars are on me! xxx Yvette