Out of these three, which one do you think you need the most? You don’t need to think about it much. You already know. Your intuition tells you. Your gut tells you. Listen to it.
Heck, as for me, I’d like to order up truckloads and boatloads of all 3. I could always use more money. Extra Spanx for me, an endless supply of Goldfish crackers and Cheerios for my kids, and cases of Prosecco for all my closest friends in Facebookland.
As far as freedom, to me it means time. Time to think. Time to create. Time to spend with the people that mean the most without worrying about all the things on my endless to do list.
As far as love, I can’t get enough of it.
Now, which one do you need the most?
All three did you say?
Boy, you’re greedy and needy like this mama. And I like it!
And I like you so much, I’m going to tell you HOW TO HAVE IT ALL.
Just give away a CRAPLOAD of WHAT. YOU. WANT.
Oh snap. Let me loosen my Spanx and put down my bowl of Goldfish and explain.
The Universe is a vast and an amazing potential of energy. Like attracts like. If you think about the example of tithing, you give money, not because you feel guilty for all the not so nice things you’ve done in life, and want to pay for a less guilty conscious. Trust me, I’ve tried and es no bueno.
You tithe because you know that you are full of abundance in many forms and you can share without fear because you know there is more where that came from. You may say, “I don’t have enough for myself, how can I give money away?” If you don’t go to church, no judgement here, give to causes you believe in and want to make an impact.
Remember, money is simply a means for exchange. If you can’t give money, you can always give time. This too, is a valuable commodity.
And you may say, but I don’t have time… for X, Y, and Z.
I’ll just slowly count my Cheerios and ask you to consider the following …
How much time daily do you spend in front of the TV?
How much time do you spend on the web?
On social media?
Texting or talking?
10 minutes? 30 minutes? 3 hours… or more?
If you become mindful of your time about how long you are plugged in somewhere else, you can find pockets if not hours of time. When you look at the hard cold truth, you have lots of options to redirect your time. Don’t you?
I knew you did.
Now what can you do with that time?
You could spend more face-to- face time with the people you really care about, and for whom you would turn your phone off. (Yes, real commitment.)
You could volunteer in an assisted living home.
You could pick up trash around your neighborhood or the lake.
You could volunteer to read to kids.
You could donate to the folks Goodwill. (You know what your closet or garage looks like.)
Lastly when it comes to love. Give it away. Now, I’m not asking you to be Easy E. I’m saying spread you compassion to all that you encounter. If you are single, get out in the world. If you love working in a garden and are passionate about it, go spend time in a community garden. If pets are your passion, run, don’t walk, to find wagging tails at the SPCA or local animal shelter. If you know someone who is sick or battling a disease, make time for them and show them you love them. If you have elderly family or friends, don’t wait another day or in some cases another hour, love them now. There is no better time.
When you give what you seek something crazy happens. You get it back and then you want to do more. It’s a crazy good feeling. And you are doing something very important for your well-being. You are reprogramming your chattering mind, which is almost always on negative autopilot, that you are abundant, you have more than enough time, and you are loved deeply and truly.
Here’s where you gain momentum. You stop living in scarcity mode.
Opportunities open up. Miracles and coincidences make their presence known. Possibilities appear because you have faith in what you can’t see and open yourself to what is good in you and what is good in the world.
The Universe supports you in your walk from crappy to happy. So what do you truly want today? Give it and it’s yours. Today, I will give my money, time and love without fear. And I’ll raise a glass of Prosecco to you for wanting to be better and wanting a bigger life and say, “Cheerios and Namaste”. Now, get to giving…. you have everything to gain.