Are you giving too much?

There are two main reasons why we choose to give. We can give out of obligation in order to avoid feeling guilty, or we can give because we have a genuine desire to give.
If you are giving out of obligation, then you may always feel as if you owe something. For example, a friend asks you for a favor, and you say “yes” because you would have a nasty case of the guilts if you did not fulfill your so-called obligation. Now, even if you wanted to, you feel that you couldn’t possibly say “no” to that person in the future.
Even if you did stand up for yourself in this situation by saying “no” to your friend, now you feel so guilty that you are convinced that you owe her, and the cycle continues. This type of giving can be a major energy drain, and it can actually lead to resentment. However, you can learn to give for no other reason than your genuine desire to give. The next time that you are faced with a decision regarding giving, ask yourself if it would make you feel good or drain your energy.
For example, when I am giving a reading, blogging, or doing anything that is related to my work as a psychic medium, I am confident that I am giving out of a genuine desire to be of service. However, when I’m asked to give my time and/or energy to something and I say “yes” when my intuition is screaming “no,” that does not feel good because I am being dishonest with myself.

Published by Jessica

I am a medium, reiki practitioner, and spiritual coach who happens to be blind. I enjoy connecting with friends and family, a good cup of coffee, and various other things.

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