Giving, Volunteering, Contributing & Service

Giving to others is critical to the cycle of abundance which so many seek.  We must create a void for the universe to fill, and we do this by giving of ourselves.  I believe our conditioning has caused us to feel overwhelmed with the responsibilities and obligations of survival and many people have a desire to volunteer, but they basically believe they don’t have the time or the money to do so.  I challenge you to find a way around this thinking and just start the process! You don’t need any money to volunteer, and it can be so rewarding that just a little bit of time put towards acts of service, provides at least double the return straight to your soul! Giving helps to create a cycle of abundance in life, it opens up space for new growth to happen.

What is Service to others?

Giving to others, volunteering, contributing back to society can all be considered acts of service, which have the obvious benefit of helping others. This world is a huge place and giving back feels good. But what about the unexpected benefits the person volunteering can actually get? These benefits are usually not an expectation but can be life-changing for our personal development.

What are the benefit of volunteering?

– Get to know yourself better
– Timing is important
– Helping others makes us feel better
– A good way to learn about boundaries,
– Could lead to new, unexpected opportunities

Get to know yourself better

Gain valuable insights into your own makeup while giving back to others. Volunteering is a way to acquire new experiences that may otherwise not be available and can help develop self awareness. If you are interested in something but aren’t sure if it’s for you, you can volunteer and see if it’s something you would like to pursue further. Volunteering is a low risk way to learn more about yourself.

Timing is important

Timing is important, don’t be too hard on yourself if you can’t find the time right now. Set the intention for an opportunity to present itself and you will be surprised what shows up!

We uplift ourselves by helping others

You can find the advice nearly everywhere that if you are having a bad day, you should do something for someone and it will help you feel better. I subscribe to this approach as well, yet I believe strongly that a person should honor themselves in this process as well. Don’t give outside your means, don’t put others above yourself, and give something to someone that is within your means.  Make sure you are taking care of yourself as well. If you like the idea of volunteering but find your life in a mess, it’s okay to give to yourself first what you dream of giving to others.

Could lead to new, unexpected opportunities

Many times we volunteer in areas that we have an interest in and we might meet like minded people, make new friends. We can also explore potential new careers as a volunteer and this could open doors in the future as well.

Learn about boundaries

Groups that have well organized volunteer programs can help teach us about healthy boundaries.

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