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Editor’s Advice: Where Do You Need to Give?

Have you ever noticed different themes showing up in your life and repeating themselves? Maybe you decided its time to switch your car insurance, and suddenly you see a car insurance commercial, get an e-mail to check your rates, and overhear someone in line at the supermarket talking about the great deal they got when switching to a new insurance company.

Or maybe you decided to make healthy changes to your diet, and you came across a program on PBS about plant-based living, got an e-mail from Barnes and Noble about a new anti-inflammatory cookbook, and a friend told you she signed up for a vegan cooking class.

Is it a coincidence? Could it be the law of attraction – attracting what you are focused on? Or is the universe sending you a message about the right path for you? Whatever the answer, when things pop up for me repeatedly, I always pay attention. Lately, the theme of giving has been on my radar. The first sign came when Elevated Existence ran an article covering a live teleseminar with Neale Donald Walsch, where he shared three secrets to end struggle in our lives. One of the practices he adopted when struggling years ago was to give, no matter how little he had himself.

“I would give someone money even though I didn’t have much. I would say to myself, ‘what if I had enough and that was so much, I could give it away.’ So I began to give it away,” he said during the teleseminar. “I did the same with relationships and compassion. I found people who wanted the same things I wanted and decided to be the source of it. Suddenly, I found those same things flowing through me.”

The second reminder about giving came when one of our contributing editor’s, Jennifer Garza, wrote an article recently posted on Elevated Existence’s Web site entitled: “Attracting More Prosperity Through Giving.”

“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,” she said in the article.

So many of us get caught up in the bills we need to pay, and the lack we feel or see in our lives, whether it’s money, compassion, friendship or love. But when we give these things to someone else, we can’t help but feel them ourselves. Walsch explained how at one point he found himself homeless, and when he had 10 cents, he would give 5 cents away. What if we skipped the expensive latte and gave those few dollars to a charity we believe in, or to a friend who is struggling even more than we are?

Now, as N.J. — where Elevated Existence is headquartered — faces the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, humanity is in need of giving more than ever. The way I see it, there is no downside to giving. It makes you feel good, and it makes the receiver feel good. It raises your vibration so you attract even more – and then you have more to give! And the best place to start is where you feel lack in your own life.

Whether its holding the door open for the person following you into a store, helping a friend through a difficult time by offering a listening ear and a compassionate heart, or donating time or money to a charity or cause you support, this month try to give something away each day – no matter how small. That is my plan, and I hope you will join me!

Blessings and love to you all!

Tammy Mastroberte
Founder, Publisher & Editorial Director
Elevated Existence Magazine

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