While I was reading Joe Vitale’s e-book I came to a chapter that blocked me 100%. I felt so disappointed… In shock. Almost desperate… “here it ends for me”, I thought.. but I was wrong 😉
Let me explain, Joe writes that in order to receive whatever you want to attract in life you need to give back. Now don’t misunderstand me! I wasn’t shocked about that as I share his thoughts about that principle. If you keep everything in life to yourself you block the flow, no matter what it is. If you block the flow you will manifest more of that and I’m pretty sure you can imagine what the result will be.
Now why was I disappointed and (almost) felt trapped… Joe also wrote you have to give 10% of your money back to society, a spiritual cause, person or people, or whatever your heart goes out to. I was so shocked, my income is so low right now, it doesn’t cover the basic stuff people need like paying the rent, electricity bill, health insurance etc. So it is impossible to give away 10% of my income, I’d love to do that but it’s simply no option, I need to eat, etc. and survive (that’s what I’m doing right now). I almost cried, because I am so motivated to work with the e-book and follow each and every step, read it, act upon it, as I’m told to do, because this time I want to make it a success. You can imagine that I felt a bit desperate… if I can’t follow that step the book won’t work…
After going through this strong emotions I decided to write an email to Joe, this is what I wrote:
If you allow me i have one burning question about the 10% giving back to society/spiritual stuff/what the heart goes out to… at this moment I don’t even have a dime in my pocket, I’m hungry as right now i don’t have money to buy food at all. That is where I am, so how on earth can I be able to chop 10% of my income etc. I’d LOVE doing it if i wasn’t in the situation I’m in right now. All I have right now is debts, no job (I’m disabled)…. I don’t want to give 10% of the debts to organisations and people I’d so much would love to support
What to do as i really want to follow each step to open the gates to freedom and being able to follow my heart (writing, inspiring people and coaching people)! I believe I can do it! I LOVE people, I LOVE writing, those are my passion!
Thanks for the free e-book and much much love to you, I’ll keep you posted on my progress!
I didn’t even expect an answer, I just had to share it and get it out of my system. It felt okay and after I pressed the ‘send’ button I even felt relieved. I was so pleasantly surprised I got an answer the same day! Not from Joe Vitale personally of course 😉 But from a lovely Customer Service Representative who really knows what she’s talking about, I share her answer with you:
Thank you for contacting Dr. Joe Vitale’s office. Joe is in receipt of you email and thanks you for taking your time to write and send us an email. We are happy to hear from you and I would like to offer you some advice in giving to others. We don’t ever suggest giving something you don’t have to give. By all means, feed thyself. Dr. Hew Len in zero limits says: “Take care of yourself first and everyone around you will be taken care of. “Once you are in a position where you have it to give and if giving in the moment feels right to you, then feel free to give back to those who have provided you with divine nourishment.
Giving 10% away doesn’t have to be in the form of money. It could be other resources that you may have that you could share. Maybe it’s volunteering 10% of your free time somewhere. Maybe it’s lending a shoulder to someone who needs to be listened to. Maybe it’s rescuing or helping a stray animal. If you follows your intuition, you will be shown the way. All the best to you Anja and again thank you for your lovely email.
I am so grateful I received this great answer. I totally misunderstood the part of giving 10%, I thought it had to be money, but I was wrong. What a good thing it was I emailed Joe!
I can do that and already do, for example: I love helping animals in need, I offer my home to them, especially dogs! I have 3 dogs, they were all in need and 2 of them were stray animals. Besides helping animals I love supporting people as well. In many ways! And even blogging about my journey is giving back, sharing my personal thoughts and experiences is not only a way for me to express myself, I do it because I really hope you also benefit from it and perhaps recognise stuff I experience on my way to freedom and abundance.
I’m going to think of other ways to give back, I love being creative, I don’t want to stick to only a few things I can do for other people. I might even give back much more than 10% and as long as it doesn’t feel like something I “must” do it is great, the more the better, but it should never feel like an obligation.
What is also important is that your purpose of giving back to society/people/animals, etc. is not money! If you decide to give whatever you are capable of do it because you love doing it. Because it feels right, because it makes you feel happy, joyful, in the flow, the wonderful energy of giving. Joe explains about it in his e-book “Attract Money Now”, you can read all about it yourself, the e-book is totally free. In one of my earlier blog posts I shared the link, just scroll down to the bottom:
I am so happy i can continue reading and working with Joe’s e-book! Right now it’s late in the evening at my place. Tomorrow I intend to re-read, that is important, I really want to master what is written. I take it as a serious job. I’m so lucky I have the time to do this, that is something to be grateful for, I have no job right now, I’m disabled so a real job won’t be possible. But… I focus on what I can do. I will write more about that in future blog(s). And there is an abundance of possibilities, believe me… All I need to practise is energy, discipline and believing in myself.
Enough for now. Thank you for reading, I so much appreciate it you are here, you are special, we all are. Believe in your unlimited possibilities!