The Good Karma Giveaway Fiesta

7 days ago, I watched a video that I linked to from my friends Peter Ragnar & Katrina Mayer as part of their work with The Pro-Youthing Summit. This summit includes 3 free training videos for anti-aging, abundance, and spiritual wisdom that I highly recommend (you’ll see why). The first video I watched with Joe Vitale was very inspiring and really struck a cord within me.

I thought to myself, I want to see this in action in my own life! I want to build trust in this process and see if it works for me. My initial intentions were: I bet this would be a cool experiment and that no one else is doing it (although if others were, it would be sweet!). My heart told me I have to do this.

I decided to kick off a spontaneous 7 day “good karma giveaway fiesta” right then and there! Each day for 7 days in a row, I gave away something for FREE to whomever answered the question I asked on my Edible Goddess Facebook fan page – no strings attached! FUN!

This was not planned, so each night I tuned in and asked myself what would be the best giveaway that day. I went with whatever I received and documented my entire 7 day journey (what I gave away and what I received). No requirements or rules in this game, just giving from the heart because it feels good and with a need to build my faith that I was no exception to this karmic rule. I really like experiments that test my powers.

* Please note – everything that I received was UNEXPECTED! That’s what made this even sweeter of an experience.

DAY 1
GIVE:
My eBook, Superfood Beauty Elixirs:
QUESTION:
1ST person who makes a positive comment wins
RECEIVED:
– 2 beautiful wood cutting boards from a dear friend of mine within 2 hours of posting the karma giveaway fiesta. My jaw dropped at how quickly I had something come into my life after consciously making this decision to do this giveaway
– last minute message before closing my laptop for the night that I’m confirmed to co-host a dreamy health retreat in Bali late this May / early June (my potential participation was a very recent discovery) – this is BIG & makes me very happy 🙂

DAY 2
GIVE:
A 15 minute “ask anything regarding nutrition” skype session with me
QUESTION:
1st person who makes an inspiring comment wins
RECEIVED:

– An email notifying me that I’ll be receiving a bonus check in the mail for $1,000. next month
– A pair of perfectly fitting organic cotton / hemp black pants as trade with a friend
– Multiple packs of organic heirloom seeds as a gift to plant in my garden
– A box of free superfoods from Earth Circle Organics so I could participate in a raw food fair for them
– A box of my favorite Morrocco Method samples for me to experience, review on my blog, and giveaway to a lucky reader of my site

* Side Note – Holy WOW!! What a day! I was astounded at what I unexpectedly welcomed into my life!
** P.S. I found a wallet at my natural foods store and brought it right over to the cashier. No, I didn’t open it. I felt like that would have potentially messed with my luck. 😉

DAY 3
GIVE:
1 free Chocolate Goldie
QUESTION:
The 1st person who shares how raw cacao/chocolate has had a positive impact on them wins
RECEIVED:

– An unsolicited discount on a bag organic oranges at the farmer’s market as their thank-you to me for always introducing customers to their booth
– A check in the mail for $500 from a client

DAY 4
GIVE:
2 complimentary copies of my eBook, Superfood Beauty Elixirs
QUESTION:
List your favorite superfood, why, and how you use it, and the best answer wins
RECEIVE:

– A complimentary box of superfoods and goodies in the mail from a well-known company that would like my help in marketing and growing their business (I offer business consulting as part of my practice & have been doing so for years w/ major players in the raw superfood nutrition & organic movement)

DAY 5
GIVE:
1 WildBar, flavor of choice (which turned into 3 because I couldn’t choose the winner – they all had beautiful answers!)
QUESTION:
What is the reason BIGGER than yourself for you to take action on your health? The most endearing answer wins…
RECEIVE:

– Homemade herbal raw chocolates as a gift from a good friend who supported me by attending my Superfood Desserts & Elixirs class

DAY 6
GIVE:
1 free 20 minute nutrition session with me
QUESTION:
I ate an entire jar of WHAT tonight? 1st person to guess wins
RECEIVE:

– The gift of giving… spending money on people who I don’t know except that they commented 1st on my FB status and won the prize

DAY 7
GIVE:
1 hour nutrition strategy session with me
QUESTION:
I have a MAJOR announcement that has me doing back flips! I’m ecstatic to know this is happening for me! 1st person to guess wins
RECEIVE:

– A check in the mail from an affiliate of mine
– 16 oz Cold Water Extracted Mangosteen Extract and 1 kg Incan Spirulina as a gift from my boyfriend

Final Insights – Did this so well work for me because I was focused on the positive and on the act of giving freely, or because my heart was in the right place? Let this be a reinforced lesson to be in a constant state of appreciation and always willing to give without hesitation.

The things I received are not usual daily occurrences, which is what struck me so interesting. I am a giver at heart, but I do not do so, so consciously every single day.

This experiment felt similar to the act of writing out a gratitude list where you’re focusing on all you are thankful + appreciative for. Each night I would go through the day in my mind and think of all the ways I received. Truth is, I received more than I’ve listed here, but what I listed are the more tangible things whereas if I listed all the intangible things, someone would call me out and say, of course you felt amazing & excited doing this – it was inevitable!

P.S. Receiving goes way beyond material goods or cash in the pocket.

One thing is for sure: I will make giveaways a regular part of my life and share extra goodies with my friendly Facebook community more often.

Thanks so much to everyone who made this SO MUCH FUN!! 🙂

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About Bethanne Wanamaker

Bethanne Wanamaker is a certified holistic nutritionist, conscious living expert, and the founder of Edible Goddess, an international health & lifestyle brand that cares deeply about your empowerment. She teaches progressive strategies that awaken you to your highest potential by following the body's inherent wisdom and aligning with an intentional mindset, holistic approach, self nourishing practices, and high self value. Bethanne advocates gradual yet significant shifts of upgraded dietary choices that ultimately lead you to the freedom and confidence of eating intuitively. By living in harmony with nature, you can have what you want. She is known for getting results quickly with committed clients who want to live a wildly rewarding, super fun, truly healthy and happy life!