Helping someone for the right reasons or the wrong reasons

Have you ever helped someone and felt great about yourself for it, like because you did it for the right reasons?  I sure have…Like yesterday, my 5 year old found a nickel and a penny and didn’t have a pocket, so she asked me to “hold” it for her and then later on at the grocery store, a man asked me for exactly 6 cents.  I quickly assessed that the six cents were meant for him, but I could easily find a quarter and handed him that instead (not wanting to upset my kids, I made sure I used “my” money).  But I felt great because I knew it was the universe at work, lining up an interesting synchronicity for me.

This could be one of many interactions where people seem to find me for answers, be it money, abundance, spirituality, or some self-learning, that I’ve seen lately.  I’m not sure what label I’ll give it, but it will be a good and empowering one.  I’ll consider it a compliment that people in my world view me as someone abundant enough to gift to others.

And, of course, there are countless other times when I wanted to give or was inspired to give, and that kind of giving feels completely different than the kind of giving when we feel obligated.  No matter what, it’s the label we give to it that matters.

If I view myself as helping someone because they are helpless or not enough, then I whatever I do, I’m not helping them at all.  If I view the other person/animal/situation as being able to help or heal themselves, or I can uplift them or the situation, that’s my only goal.  So, as Esther Hicks says, “I am happy on the way to my perfect relationships.”  Relationship with myself/God, relationships with others, relationship with money, success, time, etc.

Much love and many blessings from Jen C., the LOA Coach

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