- I said that you give from the heart. You don't give
with the expectation of something in return. You can give
with the thought that you are sharing - that you are giving
because you have so much. You are giving because you know
and trust that you will always have what you want so you
can afford to give something even before you receive what
mere act of giving from the heart and with the full knowledge
that you have plenty and with the trust that you will
always have more than enough - creates a bond between
you and your higher power, spirit, universe, God or whatever
you want to call that part of us that we feel is connected
to a higher entity. That bond is a trust - in which you
are saying "I know I will always have more than I
want so I am now giving something because I want to -
fully trusting that I will always have more than what
I want - and therefore I can share because I want to."
you do this the universe or the higher power responds
by saying - "ah-ha - ___ believes they have so much
that they are already willing to share - let's give him/her
some more so that they can continue to share." It
really does work that way.
too often we get caught up in our wants and needs, we
get selfish - only focusing on ourselves and our own little
problems - which when looked at in terms of the bigger
picture are really not that severe. Sure there are some
of us who have some serious setbacks that we want to overcome
- and I'm not trivializing that or any of your own personal
concerns. However, I do think that we need to look at
the needs of those of those around us as well - and then
ask ourselves what can we do to help make things better.
After all - it's our world - if we don't share how can
we help each other and how can we overcome our own setbacks.
If you don't help your neighbor - and if everybody didn't
help their neighbor - how would we ever get things done?
There would be no progress because we would all be consumed
with our own little world and not take the time to help
is a part of human nature. That's why when we do it we
enjoy the process so much. We enjoy seeing the other person
smile; we enjoy helping someone else in some small way.
know that not all of you are in a position to give a great
deal, or to buy the ideal present or to spend a lot of
money. But you can give your time. You can give something
small, you can make a small gesture to the universe and
your higher power - that you believe you will always have
what you want and more - you believe so much that you're
willing to give and share that even before you receive
it. This is something I teach in my Creating Power system
and in my 7-day e-mail course... where you'll learn how
to apply the Power of Giving.
have an uncle who has done quite well for himself and
at age 76 he still runs his company and factory. I remember
talking to him recently and he told me about the tough
times. He said when he started out he didn't know how
things would turn out. But he was always involved in charities
and always trying to help those around him. He didn't
have a lot of money to give - but he had some time - so
he got involved with helping out people in need. Sometimes
by getting old clothes from family members to donate,
sometimes by collecting tins of food, anything he could
do. As he started making some money he would donate a
portion to his religious community - he never stopped
donating and to this day is still involved in charities.
His son who is a very successful doctor - will visit Africa
once or twice a year to perform free surgery on those
who are need. Both my uncle and his son said they gave
because they believed they had so much - and they just
wanted to share what they had. There was no other motive.
They have been rewarded ten times over - they both live
very comfortable lives. I have countless stories that
I can share with you about how people who give always
get more in return - but the key is that they give without
expecting anything - they simply give - knowing and trusting
that they will always have more than what they need.
we all can't perform free surgery - but we can give a
little of our time - since we all have they same amount
- surely you can spare an hour or two on the weekends.
If you go shopping - buy something small for someone -
with the belief that you will always have more than you
need. You can even buy something for yourself with that
same belief. You can give a small amount to charity -
with the complete belief that you will always have more
than you need.
you want to receive love and affection - then give love
and affection to those you care about. If you want to
make more money - then give a small amount to charity.
Give with the belief that you already have so much that
you are now willing to share what you are about to receive
- don't expect anything in return - just trust that you
will get what you seek. This is a very powerful technique
and there's no better time to give than during this holiday
season... but you really should work with this incredible
power all the time.