By Jennifer Garza
Our natural inclination is to hoard and protect our insider secrets or our knowledge. We want to keep knowledge from those around us who may use it to get ahead of us. Our egos take over and we perceive knowledge as “ours” and not as part of the collective.
The downside of this is when you protect your knowledge, gifts and insider secrets, you send a message to the Universe that success should not be shared, and therefore, you will not receive gifts in return. Or if you do achieve success this way, it will be arduous, and you will be so bent on keeping what you have that it will consume you.
What we fear is what we attract. Mother Teresa declined to participate in anti-war demonstrations, but said as soon as there was a pro-peace rally she’d be there. Focusing on what you don’t want tends to make it stronger. Take former President Nixon’s 1971 declaration of the war on drugs, for instance. The problem has only gotten worse.
So how do you begin to change your mindset and energy to focus on giving and sharing?
1. Remind yourself daily that sharing attracts sharing. When your vibration is open and giving, you will attract others who will open and give to you. Give openly and without expectation. If you feel people “owe” you, you will attract more situations where you feel people “owe” you.
2. Let go of the fear of not having enough and believe you will always be provided for. Focus on prosperity, instead. By changing your energy and mindset, you will attract more positives.
3. Concentrate on sharing your gifts with the world and doing what you love. Place your focus on fulfilling your life’s purpose, and material possessions will follow.
4. Realize that if you are struggling with success, your struggle is part of a learning lesson. All paths, even the disappointing ones, are leading you to where you are supposed to be.
Jennifer Garza, M.S., has a master of science in counseling and psychology. She is a former therapist and has taught life enhancement classes at venues including college campuses, state conferences and prisons. She is the author of the inspiration journal “365 Days to Happiness: Use Your Strengths, Thoughts, and Dreams to Manifest a New Life.” Garza has been featured in Natural Health magazine, AOL, BusinessInsider.com, Young Entrepreneur.com, and on FTNS radio. Visit her website at www.authorjennifergarza.com or connect with her.