giving & receiving
so recently, the focus has been around giving & receiving. giving & receiving is an action & reaction. what ever is given is received. harmony is exchange. when two people give & two people receive at once. this is equilibrium. there are so many types of giving. from the spiritual: prayers, from the mental: expressions of intellect & wisdom, from the emotional: expressions of emotions, from the physical: giving of something in the physical & material way, like donating blood.
these are the different ways in human giving. to be a giver, one prays or meditates, one gives of their intellect & wisdom, one gives of their genuine emotions, one gives in the physical. this is what it means to be a giver.
empowered giving, is “giving rightly” which is subjective, giving rightly, is giving to resonance, giving to that which is going to be appreciated & received with gratitude. giving rightly is giving with pure intention to enhance or uplift another. giving rightly is expecting nothing but gratitude from the receiver, as some people may, send prayers, thank, & give genuine emotional expression, & may not be able to give back in the physical or material, such as money or things. giving rightly does not come with strings attached. it is unconditional.
what is right or wrong? well, that’s subjective to the giver & receiver.
dis-empowered giving or “giving wrongly”, is subjective. its giving to dissonance, its giving to that which is not appreciated, not received in gratitude. its giving with strings attached, conditions, & expectations. its giving to degrade another, lessen another, its giving with ill intentions. this is a form of low consciousness giving, low consciousness giving will not be received well. in fact, giving wrongly is taking, disguised as giving.
ways in which i give. ~*~
spiritually, i give to the earth & cosmos. nature & wildlife. i meditate in nature, to nature, & about nature in all of its cyclic forms.
mentally, i give to myself, my intellect & wisdom, & i simply express myself, thus giving the world, what i express. perhaps, others may be inspired, to do the same with themselves. this is a selfless form of self awareness. i express my intellect & wisdom, my thoughts, wisdom learned from my life’s experiences, for others to resonate or not. i’m appreciative of those who resonate & appreciate what i express. perhaps i will inspire healing, empowerment, integration, self awareness, individuality, life wisdom, inner peace, & wholeness of my expressions for others to do the same in their own way.
i give nature, animals, & women a voice. i’m not a voice for all women, yet, i’m a voice for the voiceless, the oppressed women in the world, the whole plight of feminine existence in society for freedom & equal rights, standing up against injustices, & patriarchal abuse. i’m a voice for highly sensitive women, infp/j women, women who feel out of place in a strange & ill society, for women to know, they are not alone. i’m a voice for them, in a way, because i’m a voice for myself. when i stand up for myself, i stand up for many women, i express my own personal expressions & experiences for myself, perhaps inspiring women to do the same for themselves, to heal, empower, individualize, rise, & be free in themselves. to take a stand for themselves & women who resonate or are in need.
i’m a wholisitc feminist, meaning no biological race or class of women in the world is left out of my view point of intellectual & philosophical rights & freedoms.
this is a very selfless gift, i could be non expressive of myself in all ways, not expressing anything, not giving anything of myself, this would be selfish. i’m consciousness expression, to have a consciousness & not express as such would be selfish.
emotionally, the same can be applied in an emotional way as a mental way. i give of myself through my authentic, graceful, & intelligent emotions. i express myself. to hold my emotions back, & not express myself genuinely & openly in a assertive way, would be selfish.
physically, i take care of myself the best i can, my body in my temple, thus i’m an example for others to do the same. i give my physical essence, face to face to those i resonate with, i give cheek kisses, i hold hands, i dance, i’m pure sensuality. i’m physical shakti.
i give my time & physical energy to that which is appreciated.
i give blood, i give money to people severely in need, even when i’m on my last dime, i give poetry, music (i sing), art, handmade artisan products, fresh produce, flowers, & meaningful gifts, to those i deeply care for. i give, knowing my giving will be received with a pure smile.
i give my genuine smile. it’s my favorite gift to give, & the gift most people, even total strangers appreciate the most, as the smile is a universal language.
i’m aware of the philosophy of we not me. i’m aware of these spiritual teachers who say “i” is the most selfish word there is, that we is much more important than me. i have studied their philosophy in depth a long time ago.
“i” stands for individuality. the individual must heal first, must empower first, must integrate within themselves first, before “i”ntegrating into society, within that self integration, there is a healthy conscious “me”, before a healthy integrated “we” society. this is healing from the inside out, true healing of self & society. many spiritual teachers teach healing from the outside in, “we” before “me”, healing “through” others. that is the most toxic form of healing.
Osho teaches people to be super selfish with the “i”. to be individual, to integrate in oneself, in one’s own way, heal, empower, integrate in oneself before integrating into society. he teaches healing from the inside out. for if there is a healthy “me”, then there is a healthy “we”. Osho is my brahma, thus i teach individuality & integration in true harmony as well.
this december, i’m donating my blood to people in need.