Giving and receiving. All of life is constantly in a state of exchange. 

How much do we appreciate this ongoing exchange?

How do we consciously embrace it?

Initially in life, we give and receive for ourselves. 

Lots of people like getting things, experiences, compliments, kisses, pies, pay raises, sex, etc. 

Others love giving because of how it validates them as good people. When people are unconscious (ignorant and unaware of reality), people often give things that are unwanted, unnecessary, or unhelpful, and they want to receive things that often don’t serve them, are wasteful, or are even harmful. 

All the many attachments and beliefs people have make giving and receiving a very confusing thing. Particularly during the holiday season, the whole process of giving and receiving takes on a new level of obligation, frustration, and overall disappointment.

On this path, we learn to give and receive in very different and new ways. What are some of those ways? Well, we’ll talk about them in this class.

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Consciously Giving and Receiving Class Description

Every day the sun rises and gives endlessly. It never receives. So effectively, our sun is dying.

Without receiving, systems fall apart. So the continued existence of a person, star, animal, or just about anything requires continued input and/or repair and rejuvenation.

Conversely, things that receive without giving tend to create imbalances in the systems around them. Imagine if your heart decided it wouldn’t send all the blood sent to it to the rest of the body. Parts of the body would starve for blood, sicken, and eventually die.

In the metaphor of the heart, we see the value of receiving fully and giving fully. So often people get stuck in scarcity fears that lead them to give too little and hoard. Others get lost in self-worth issues, and they give too much of themselves, often leading to all kinds of problems.

But there is a balance in giving and receiving, and it is a process that is totally understandable and achievable for anyone reading this post.

Since money tends to be a part of giving and receiving, I’ll discuss some things around consciously giving/receiving/using money.

For some more on this topic, you can check out these resources:

Spiritual Awakening and Holidays

How to Consciously Use Money

Why You Want to Come

As always, you want to come to realize spiritual freedom. For those who want to be considered for one-on-one work or a dedicated group, you also need to come to my classes to be considered for those offerings.

You also want to come to:

  • Find out what it means to consciously give and receive,
  • Learn to appreciate how money can be a conscious tool,
  • Discover what it means to give/receive based off of reality and not ego perception,
  • Look more deeply at where you may resist giving, receiving, or both
  • More fully understand the many possibilities in how you can give and receive, and more.

As usual, I am happy to answer your questions on the topic as well.

Specifics of the Online Classes

Here are some of the specifics of how the gathering would work. There will be two of these classes offered to account for time zones.

  • Meet on a Monday at 10:30 AM Pacific Time or 5:30 PM Pacific Time
  • Have a class of around 10 people
  • Meet online via Google Hangouts (this online video chat service is free)
  • Meet for 1 hour and 1/2
  • Most of the class will be a lecture style
  • There will be around 1/2 hr for people’s questions

The suggested donation is 50 USD for those who can afford it. For everyone else, it is whatever fits your budget. Please don’t donate until after we spoken together and you’ve gone through the enrollment process. Signing up for my newsletter is NOT the enrollment process. That comes later.

If you have questions about this class, I’m happy to answer them. 

Once again, if you’re interested and aren’t on my free newsletter, you can sign up below. I’ll send out a specific newsletter when I’m ready to enroll people in the class.

In love and kindness,

Jim Tolles

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