Learning to give is a prevalent lesson for humans in our day and time. Yet there are times when you just don’t feel like giving to anyone. And that’s OK.
Life will provide you with tons of situations in which to determine who you are. By making choices, you define yourself and gauge the magnitude of your expansion by the consequences you experience from those decisions. Although at times we can perceive life as torturous, it’s the whole reason we came to Earth.
That’s why our Higher Selves send us little tests, to see how far we’ve come in our expansion. One of the most popular situations I see lately is someone asking for money.
So are you required to hand something out to every person who asks for it because you want to pass your self test? I know that for me, living in Los Angeles, that could amount to a lot of money, since I walk nearly everywhere. As we discussed in an earlier post about the act of giving, it doesn’t matter who you are giving to, or what they will do with what you gave them.
It is the way that you handle the situation that the “larger you” is gauging. Did you handle the situation with integrity, or did you take the easy way out?
I bet you’ve done it. I know that I’ve done it:
Someone asks you for money on the street, and you tap your pockets, indicating they’re empty, and say, “Sorry, I don’t have any money.”
But you really do.
So what happened here? Society teaches us to take the easy route, escaping from uncomfortable confrontations such as these. Say whatever you have to say and get the hell out of there, right?
I get it. There are some people who will love to have even your partially-divided attention long enough to tell you all about how they can make whistles that only dogs could hear. And sometimes you truly don’t have the time to listen.
Yet telling them a lie serves no one. There are other ways to deal with such situations that maintain that positive flow of energy that Lightworkers are tasked to deliver.
Let’s try the scenario again:
You pass someone on the street who asks for a couple of bucks. He’s kind, and he’s respecting your space. You are in a hurry, though, and although you do have a couple of bucks, it’s all you have in your wallet. Honoring him as a human being of equal value, you could look into his eyes, and answer:
“Sorry, not today.”
With this three-word answer, you’ve declined his offer with full respect for him as someone in need, yet today is not the day for you to give. There’s always another day, and that leaves things in a positive tone on both sides. You have maintained your integrity, and he may have a little more faith in humanity for a kindness he probably doesn’t experience all that often.
Remember, Lightworker, you represent the Family of Light, whose purpose is to cast high-frequency energy to all around you. Maintaining that high vibration serves not only you (you manifest things faster!) but everyone else in your surroundings, which extend further than you imagine.