What Philanthropy and Healing Earth Can Do to Boost Your Spirit

Written by Jess Mangum

Jess Mangum is a seasoned mystic, medium, healer, and mentor. She guides and supports other healers and intuitives in identifying and strengthening their gifts, fulfilling their soul’s purpose, and catapulting their Higher Self in connection with the Divine Source to the next level of awareness. She is a healer’s healer.

April 22, 2024

What Philanthropy and Healing Earth Can Do to Boost Your Spirit

Several years ago, I was enduring one of life’s poopy patches. It was pretty rough. Ever feel like some force of nature is grabbing you by the hair and pulling you through a field of mud? Yeah… I think we’ve all had those intense moments in life. And, quite frankly, if we haven’t, then we haven’t learned anything. Such experiences, through the pain they induce, yield to laser sharp focus on what’s most important to us – what works, what doesn’t – and they let us know when maybe it’s time to start a new chapter.

One of the simplest ways to get out of our heads, moving away from the “wounded” aspects when we’re feeling wounded is to give without expectation.

In this article I want to emphasize how philanthropy can instantaneously boost your spirit and get you moving in a healthier direction. There are a lot of cosmically, astrologically, globally, energetically moving pieces flying around right now, and one of the best ways to ground us is through helping others to reinforce who we are.

I remember a conversation around that time (the poopy patch) with my brother who’s out in Montana. I’m the youngest of three, which put me in the position of “life observer” watching my siblings tackle all the surprising stages of growth before I put on my shield and armor, almost literally. And so I love gleaning wisdom from them and now more than ever respect what they have to offer. What he said was that when he was feeling down, sorry for himself, or frustrated with the hand he was being dealt, he would go participate in something philanthropic.

As a Virgo sun, this is categorically “in my very nature,” but I had forgotten. I was in the wounded feminine victim mode: Why me? Poor me. (Super annoying for all involved. LOL). But once I heard that bit of gentle advice, a light bulb went off. The very nature of giving with no expectation does magic for the spirit and soul. And all around this planet, there are so many ways we can help. What’s even better is that the earth benefits from this generosity. It shifts fear to love. When he mentioned this, it was like a finger snapped in my head and reminded me the ways philanthropy could boost my very spirit and soul. Here’s what it does:

  • Enhances trust and mutual love/respect of the human race
  • Builds friendships and establishes love-based networks
  • Energetically expands the heart space through compassion and grace
  • Brings a sense of “resolve” when we feel unresolved inside
  • Gets us out of a mental/emotional space of victim mode.

What do all of these things have in common? The heart.

The heart is the central chakra within our energetic body. Yes, we need to be grounded within our root chakra for sure (especially with all shifts of eclipse in Aries, Mercury retro, conjunct planets, Age of Aquarius – there’s a LOT), but the heart is making attempts to vastly expand within ALL of us right now. It’s why things may feel like they’re falling apart. It’s like we’re in the crumbling Tower (Major Arcana Tarot), and IT’S OK.

We have to crumble a bit to reestablish a new, healthier structure! When the heart energy expands, we are forced to grow with that expansion and let go of all the B.S. we’ve been holding on to to “keep us safe.” Helping others grows the heart. When we heal with others, we heal ourselves and heal the earth.

NOTEWORTHY: In healing, we must also remember three things, and this is important (and if you’re reading this blog to begin with, you’re probably already aware):

  1. We do not help others in order to feel better about ourselves because we “have it so good.” Though gratitude for what we do have is always something to reflect upon.
  2. This is also not about feeling sorry for whoever, or whatever, we are lifting up. This is a tricky one because there’s a fine line between having compassion or empathy and having pity. We must remember that every one and every thing is exactly where they are meant to be on this journey, learning their own soul lessons. We cannot judge their position in life, just as we cannot judge our own. Often times we have been where they are in past lives or within our ancestral patterns – when someone feels sorry for you, that doesn’t lift the spirit at all!
  3. There may come a time in this current life when we are in a similar boat as those we are helping – where we feel abused, hungry, neglected. Just as we helped others, many will come to help us. It is how we are all connected.

So if you’re feeling even overwhelmed by everything in life right now, maybe take a moment and invest in the earth through philanthropy. There are so many avenues where we can “give.” Often times, my daughter and I will grab a garbage bag and pick up trash on our walk to her school. Could be something so trivial as offering a stranger advice on where to eat for dinner or giving directions (it still happens, even with Google maps). Try something philanthropic to celebrate earth day and every day – it will boost your spirit and expand your heart space. And, if you have kiddos, take them with you. After all, they are the future philanthropists of this planet.

Sending much much love your way!

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