What do you use money for? Most people think money is to buy things, and it can be, but actually, it is a tool we can use to change things and create greater possibilities in the world. What if generosity with money were one of the ways you could change the world and the lives of other people? Kindness with money is not necessarily giving your money to charities and the homeless, although that is certainly generous.
What if the next time you go to buy dinner, instead of thinking how much money you just spent, you looked at is as a gift for the lovely food & the venue & the wonderful wait staff and the payment is a way of showing gratitude? You are not giving away more money than you originally were, but the energy of it is so much more grateful and generous. Would that create greater possibilities in the world?
So first off - what is generosity?
Money is a tool we are given to change peoples realities and make bodies comfortable. Generosity is the willingness to do this. It is being willing to take the action that will create more ease, kindness and caring on the planet. Generosity is not throwing away all of your money at the first chance and it does not mean you have to gift everybody anything they would like. That is not being kind to you, and generosity includes kindness to YOU. When you are being the energy of generosity, you are a source of all energies from the Universe to flow through you and nobody is taking from you. Could an infinite being ever own anything?
Gifting & receiving VS giving & taking
Let's go over the difference between these. Give and take is from obligation and conclusion. It is basically tit-for-tat. It is when you say: I did this for you so you should give me this. There is no kindness and playfulness in it. If you choose to function here and give to people, people will take from you.
Gifting and receiving is from choice and expansion. You do not expect anything back and you can receive and you don't feel forced to do anything in return - it is just a choice. This is where the real expansiveness of generosity of spirit comes into play - it is fun and you never know what will show up! When you are willing to have the energy of generosity in your life, the Universe will surround you with it and it will come back to you.
When you are choosing whether you would like to gift something you can ask questions to see what kind of contribution it will be. Some great questions to ask are:
'The value of money is to change this reality, change peoples realities and create a better world.' How many ways can you be generous with money today? Whether it is for you, somebody else or the planet. What if being generous can invite more wealth and money into your life? You have the ability to change the world, and money can help you do that even more dynamically. What can you do today with your money to create the world you would like to live in?