I AM GENEROUS
I embody the quality of generosity by giving my time, energy and resources from a place of abundance. I know that the more freely I give, the more I will have to give.
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When you are fully awake and concentrating your attention in the present moment, you have the power to create without the limitations of your ego. The ego dwells in past and future thinking and operates from fear. Your conscious self lives in the unlimited potential of each and every moment.
- Excerpt from Satori Living
- Set your intention for the day by declaring “I Am Generous” and feel the abundance that statement generates.
- Make a list of seven ways to express generosity this week and implement one each day. Be creative and have fun with it!
- Generosity of spirit is often what is needed even more than what we can give materially. Showing up for others and being fully present comes from an open heart.
- Give and receive hugs from the left side and connect with others heart-to-heart.
- Your hands are an extension of your heart. As you practice reflexology on your hands, think about all the ways they serve you and others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UVpSpFbFuU
- Watch this short video on random acts of generosity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d62QGPHbnyI
- Enjoy this video about unexpected generosity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sPJSGDhpho
- A great way to embody the quality of generosity is to make delicious food and share it. People feel loved and nurtured when you cook for them. One of my favorite appetizers is hummus with veggies or blue corn chips. I like to make my own hummus and recently served it at one of our Satori Yoga teacher training dinners. They loved it! See recipe below.
Many years ago when I was living in California, I celebrated my birthday with a group of friends by going out to dinner. There were twelve of us at the table and we ordered everything from appetizers and drinks to entrees and dessert. At the end of our amazing meal the server brought the check and on it was written PAID. I asked “who paid for it?” She pointed to a man who was dining with his family and said “he did, don’t you know him?” None of us knew him. I got up to go thank him and when I did he said he didn’t know what I was talking about. His daughter finally spoke up since I looked perplexed. Oh, he likes to do that but he doesn’t want any recognition. He usually picks people who look like they’re celebrating or having a good time. His generosity definitely added to the celebration. I’ll never forget his kindness and it always feels good to pay it forward in a variety of ways.
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Garnet Hummus (Karma Chow)
1 pound yams, washed
1 tsp. cumin powder
1 large lemon, juiced
1 tsp. sea salt
Dash cayenne pepper, optional (use more if you like spice)
3 tablespoons olive oil (more if necessary)
1 TBL. grade B maple syrup
1-15 oz. can garbanzo beans
2-3 tablespoons tahini
Fresh ground black pepper
Bake or steam yam until fully cooked. Allow to cool, then remove the skins.
Add yam to the food processor together with the lemon juice, cumin, salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, syrup, garbanzo beans and tahini. Add olive oil while blending. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add more oil if needed or a small amount of water if hummus is too thick.