Magical Manifesting Formula 2- Be of Service

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We all have obligations and tasks we do to be of service to others. What makes these tasks magical is how you feel about them.  When my life gets stagnant and things just don’t seem to be progressing, I have learned that I need to stop and look at my focus. If I’m only thinking about myself, eventually everything stops. Maybe I believe that I need to be of service to others and it’s my belief that “kinks” my vibe if I’m not helping, but giving to others makes me feel good and causes me to manifest goodies, too.  This belief that serves me and I don’t want to change it.

I know Abraham-Hicks says we need to be “selfish” and follow our own desires and I agree to a certain extent.  I almost feel like being of service is selfish. I choose to do it in a way that makes me feel good and that makes magic happen in my life.

I’m not talking about being of service to “earn” our desires.  The service I’m referring to is a path to joy and joy puts us in alignment with our true selves and good outcomes are guaranteed.  It doesn’t matter how other people feel about of service.  Who cares if they appreciate it.  We are getting happy and that’s where the magic is.

Here’s my formula to unstop the pipes:

Be of service in a way that brings me joy. That’s it.  One simple action that makes all the difference. That’s all you need to do. Just enjoy giving to others and you will receive back. Don’t do it if doesn’t light you up.  Find a way to be a service that makes you happy. The trick is to do it for the joy of giving, then be open for the universe to respond in  kind.

Here are some  results:

1. I spent a day volunteering at my children’s school carnival. I decided I was going to be as giving and as focused on being fully present to helping as I could all day. At the end of the day, I was filled with bliss. My kids and I had a blast at the carnival and my vibration was soaring from spending the day giving. When I arrived home, I had two phone messages.  The first letting me know I’d won the family fun pack with over $500.00 worth of tickets, gifts cards, etc.  The second informed me that my daughter had won an iPod for selling raffle tickets. I had totally forgotten about the raffle. I wasn’t intending to win. I just bought the tickets to be of service to the school.

2. I decided to give 29 gifts following the advice on 29gifts.org, but instead of spreading it out over 29 days, I did it all in a couple of days. I sent random care packages, cards and letters. I left anonymous gifts on my neighbor’s doorsteps. I had so much fun doing all this and not giving a hoot if anyone responded or knew. It was fun to send most of the gifts secretly. The next month, our heating and cooling business doubled and we were able to easily buy and office and move the business out of our house. Cami Walker, the founder of 29 gifts, has some remarkable stories to tell as well and you can read people’s giving journals on the site.

3. I have so much fun on social media.  When I’m on twitter I look for people whose spirits I can raise or who I can retweet or who I can like or comment to on Facebook.  I meet the nicest people online and never seem to have any issues.  I do the same thing when I go to the store. I like to smile and send love to the shoppers at Wal-mart while I’m shopping. You won’t believe the check-out clerks I get there.  I have met some of the sweetest people, who are so kind and uplifting. Yes, I did say Wal-mart. This also works well for car trips.

4. I love the blog the Pollyanna Plan.  She is spending a year focusing on the good in her life and raising money for Save the Children.  I love this story about how her health insurance covered her medical tests that normally they wouldn’t. I’m sorry I couldn’t find your name on your blog, but I love your plan to improve your health. 🙂

I didn’t get to post this on Friday as planned, due to some technical glitches and my daughter’s community service daycat another school carnival.   Then, we headed out for my grandfather’s 91st birthday party 8 hours away, so I’ve had a fruitful and love filled couple of days with not much computer time.  It’s good thing I believe I always have perfect timing.

What do you think? Do you find that you receive back when you give to others? I’d love to hear your thoughts. To prove it, I’m giving away one of my Angel Card readings (see service page) to one of my commenters during the month of April. I’ll put everyone’s name in random.org and choose a winner to be announced here around May 1st. Then I’ll email the winner with the details if I have access to their e-mail or you can check back here around the first and e-mail me if you’re the winner.

Love and Alchemy,

Michelle

  • Pam says:

    Thank you for this fabulous post. Your words, your parenting, indeed your very life inspire me. I’m so grateful to be connected!!

    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      Thanks,Pam! You inspire me too! I love you site and your books. I love how you decided to design your to get paid to travel and write.

  • Ashley says:

    I say “Do what you love” and what that is will be unique to everyone.

    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      Exactly, Ashley. Some people would hate to babysit, others will find their joy in it. There’s really no point in doing something we don’t love, especially when there is someone else that would love to do it.

  • Laura says:

    I was going to say what Ashley said: do what you love, what feels true to you. what’s in your heart and/or touchs your heart. I’m a newbie at this, but I am loving what is happening in my life when I follow this – whether in service to myself OR others! We get back what we give a hundred-fold.

    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      Laura, So true! We count, too! Being good to ourselves makes such a difference. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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