The Giving and Receiving That Connects Us All

Abstract: Holidays as a time to celebrate the constant flow of giving and receiving that connects us all. Addressing the addictive culture of consumerism, triggering feelings of separation and aloneness. Asking powerful questions on how to bring resolution. Ideas for giving and receiving from our hearts without spending money. Celebrating Jesus as a man who had a passion for knowing who he was and telling his story.

"Receiving and giving are energies that are inextricably linked together in the natural flow of life, like inhaling and exhaling. If one aspect of that cycle doesn't function, the entire cycle ceases to function and the life force cannot move freely.” Shakti Gawain

Holidays as a special time to remember that everything we give and receive touches everyone and everything. A wonderful time to cultivate, radiate and enjoy as we give and receive our gifts of love. However, we live in an addictive society that values unaligned consumerism and triggers feelings of separation, aloneness and abandonment. What if we decide to release this holiday cycle? What if we create a context of whole being wellness, a living freedom? What if we ask and receive the answer to the question: “What is the nature of experiencing giving and receiving in the most beneficial, loving, nurturing and empowering ways possible?”

Let’s close our eyes, take a deep breath and become aware of all the ways we are already giving and receiving…

• By simply being alive. Sharing our essence while receiving the the life that surrounds us.

• The air we are breathing, giving and receiving through our lungs, blood and hearts while spreading it abundantly throughout our bodies.

• The oxygen we receive from all the trees. The carbon dioxide we give back to the world when we breathe out.

Science is now proving that there is no place where we are separate from anything or anyone. We are literally all connected! The molecules of air and vibrant radiating energy connect us all. Think about how all the cells in our bodies are connected, each cell having a unique purpose. Imagine that the giving and receiving to the whole universe can be as simple as reaching out and taking someone's hand. Awesome, isn't it?

Imagine all the experience we can be giving and receiving…

  • Support
  • Participation
  • Encouragement
  • Appreciation
  • Silence
  • Music
  • Enjoyment
  • Inspiration
  • Stories
  • Forgiveness
  • Love
  • Uplifting
  • Laughter
  • Tradition

What if we let go of the expectations? What if we allow ourselves go deep as many other creatures do? Giving ourselves the opportunity for receiving silence, communion and rebirthing. Enhancing our ability to let go and receive all the gifts that our source is offering us each and every moment.

What if we decide to give only out of inspiration and release all the holiday shoulds? Remembering that the intent of giving and receiving is to feel good and bring happiness.

What if we take the opportunity celebrate Jesus as a man with a passion for experiencing who he was? A man who went off to the desert away from all the suffering and drama, immersing himself in nature and meditation. A man whose inspiration was to connect with himself and his source, experiencing what it meant to come into true alignment with the nature of life. A man who then knew that everyone has the ability to experience love and joy from the inside out. By teaching through his example, he lived in the light of the greater intelligence and told this story.

About the author: Crystal is a certified expansion guide with the Total Integration Institute, author, multidimensional coach and facilitator for the live event called Freedom at the Core. She is the instructor and coach for her online course called Freedom From the Inside Out. She draws from her own experience and the experience of the thousands of people she has worked with over the past 35 years. Crystal is known for the fun and empowering way she supports people in bringing forth the experiences they want in their lives.

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