ASCENSION WAVE EIGHT - THE GREATEST GIFT
The greatest gift you can give someone is your presence. This means being present with someone, not as in, let me grace you with my presence. This involves listening to them. It does not involve listening to them while you are on your phone or pretending to listen to them while you are just thinking about all of the things you have to do.
This is NOT easy to do, and in many ways I have been forced to learn to listen because it is part of what I do, but it should be part of what we all do.
I wanted to bring this to your attention because many people think they can only give with money (this is not true) and because technology is making it so we become even more disconnected from each other. Note - do not read this post while you are with someone else.
~ The next time someone talks to you, listen and listen like it is the most interesting thing you have ever heard (even if it isn't).
~ Being present is especially important with children. They can "feel" your presence, and they can probably read your mind (babies are telepathic)
~ The next time a homeless person asks your for money, you don't have to give it to them, but you can acknowledge their presence and say hi. Maybe even stop and talk for a few minutes.
~ The next time you order your coffee, treat the person as a person and not just a person fulfilling a role that is to serve you coffee. That is not the real them.
This will take some practice, but over time you will notice a radical shift in your encounters with others.
~ Note that this also applies to animals as well.