Gifting vs. Giving
As I was writing last week's post, I started to switch from using the word "giving" to using the word "gifting." I noticed this and wondered why? To me, the word gifting feels like it comes more from the heart. You're not expecting anything in return and everyone loves to receive gifts. It just sounds different to me to say - I'd like to give some money to the homeless person vs. I'd like to gift some money to the homeless person. Perhaps it's just semantics, but the word gift feels like it carries a higher vibration than the word give.
At the end of this month, those in the U.S. will give thanks for our blessings. Which begs the question, shouldn't everyday be Thanks Giving? We have indeed been gifted in many ways. Mother Earth gifts us with her beauty, keeps our rhythms aligned, feeds us and nourishes us. Our fur friends gift us with their antics and their joy and love. Our families and friends gift us with their support, their ears for listening, their hugs and so much more. The present is indeed a gift as it allows us to be in the NOW and appreciate what we have and change what is not in alignment with our true selves.
Gifting is such a wonderful way to allow someone else to experience the joy of gratitude of receiving - and you to experience the joy of gratitude of gifting. Gift a smile, gift a helping hand, gift your time to someone or a cause who needs it, gift food to the hungry, gift loving recognition to those society prefers to ignore, gift your musical talents to someone who could use some cheering up. There are so many ways we can gift. With each gift, we can raise the vibrations on this planet and that is something to truly be grateful for.
Gifting you all heartfelt love and hugs - Adrienne :)
9/5/2015 12:59:56 am
I feel using the word "gifting" draws attention to the giver whereas using the word "giving" seems more selfless and less pretentious. Personally I think "sharing" has a much nicer connotation and I would far rather "share" my time energies or resources with others. "Gifting" means "donating", words like that have very sharp edges that show their is a distinct limitation as to how much that person is prepared to give. "Sharing" is far more fluid and allows the receiver to reciprocate if they want to but without expectation or measurement. It is a bit like communicating or conversing versus speaking or talking, it becomes a dance both can participate in, not a one sided action.
9/13/2015 10:24:10 am
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Hello! I'm Adrienne Almamour, an empathic intuitive conduit. I assist people by detecting and clearing their subconscious emotional energy blockages. This blog is a commentary and reflection of life from an intuitive standpoint which also incorporates ways that allow us to be from our heart.