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The Magic Potency Of Giving

December 8, 2009

At this time each year, we tend to become a bit more aware of the power in charity. The holiday season coupled with the challenging weather reminds us to both be grateful for what we have, and to share with those who don’t have. In this article, I’d like to offer some insights into the spiritual and energetic realms of charity, as well as share some collected quotes on the power of giving.

“He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.” ~Confucius


Through Giving, We Receive

One of the main reasons for ‘abundance lack’ in our age is the diseased way in which prosperity energy is viewed. Most people tend to view their abundance like a bank account- the more you spend- the less you have. This may be applicable to hard dollar figures, but not to the bigger energy of prosperity. The truth is, that energy flow is more like a pool fed by a stream. The more we take out of it- the more comes in. As we gather and share energy from our abundance pool with others, the limitless stream is only given more space to refill that pool. By giving, we are actually jumping in to a ceaseless stream of abundance energy, giving and receiving in perfect balance. This, of course, can only be accomplished when the giving is with pure intent and not with manipulative motivation! For most, it is a leap of faith to jump into that pool and disperse so much of its contents- but after we take that plunge we are quickly made aware of the stream which refills.

This process is neither limited to or focused on actual money. Rather it is about the energy of life and cosmic compassion. Our giving can take the form of actual money to lovingly prepared food… a genuine smile to a warm blanket gifted to someone in need. Allowing this energy to manifest in spontaneous and unrestricted ways attunes us to the truly limitless way of the Cosmic, and to many hidden powers within ourselves as well.

“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.” ~St. Francis of Assisi


A Simple Act Of Intentional Magic

Many of us who are in the habit of being charitable often wish we could do more. The following simple intentional magic can help free up the energy we might be hording to share with all those who might benefit from it.

In order to do this working:

  • Define and act upon your chosen gift- money to someone on the street, food to a shelter, etc.
  • Before you give the offering, simply place your blessing of abundance, health, joy and progress upon it
  • Then, as you give, imagine that every single person in the world who could benefit from this gift will receive it. Allow your one act of giving to be a symbolic act of giving to all

As simple as this sounds- it is highly powerful. By meditating on giving your gift to every single being who may be in need of it- you are releasing huge waves of very powerful blessing energy into the world which will quite literally seek out those who are in resonance with your gift and bless them!

“All things are perceived in the light of charity, and hence under the aspect of beauty; for beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love.” ~E. Underhill


The Heart Is A Vault Of Gold

Within each of us is the ability to act as a clear channel for cosmic blessing. We can each become a beacon of light which shines upon every single being we encounter to remind them of the storehouse of limitless blessings available to them. This all seems very intangible and spiritually heightened- but in reality all it takes is turning that energy into action. Giving through ‘being present’  is perhaps the most valuable way to bless others, and it allows us to engage all of our senses alongside soul to accomplish true charity. Using our actions, words and thoughts in serving food, building houses, helping the elderly and getting involved with community action programs unlocks the vault of our heart and turns that intangible compassion energy into something the whole world can feel.

Connecting, even just one a year, to a charitable project which allows you to work for the good of all is one of the quickest spiritual paybacks for you as well! Actively engaging the mind, body, emotions and personal energy in service of the greater family purges toxic energy patterns, destroys false belief about lack and limitation, brings cosmic love energy into every cell of the body and often connects the giver to a web of like-energy for their own blessings.

I strongly encourage everyone who reads this to give in any way they can, but for this year specifically- take it beyond a donation online or a dollar in a bucket and show up in person to participate in the path of global healing!

“May your charity increase as much as your wealth” ~Proverb Quote

Joshua Williams

www.AbsoluteNumerology.com

 

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Giving Away: Cosmic Secrets Of Healing & Abundance

September 18, 2009

when we hear the term ‘give away’, we tend to automatically revert to the idea of getting something for nothing- or giving something and getting nothing in return. In truth, all movement of energy, giving and receiving being an example of that movement, always has reciprocation. For every action, there is a reaction. In this article, I’d like to explore with you the very basics of healing, abundance and faith-strengthening power of Giving Away- hopefully giving you new insight to the process and a new love of letting go!

The Cycle

To give is to release something in your possession with the intention of another openly receiving it. To receive is to openly accept what is sacrified or offered from the possession of another. Strange as it may seem, I find that most people have a harder time receiving fully than giving openly. I think this is because we have been raised to believe that nothing is free, and anything given must have a secret ‘price tag’ of agenda attached to it somewhere.

In order to participate in the fullness of the cycle of energy, we must let down our guards and take a faithful leap into a paradigm of ‘all things good’. Starting with giving in open love will set us on the right foot for learning to receive in open love… because just as the old axiom says ‘we reap what we sow’.

The cycle of giving and receiving is not based on cold debt or hard expectation, which is one reason it can be hard for us modern folk to understand it. Instead of using these terms we are so familiar with, empowered mostly by the symbolism and power of money, we have to pan back and look at it in terms of energy- the source of whatever power exists in money or anything else.

Open giving creates a natural and powerful spiritual link between the giver and the receiver. If the offering is accepted openly, a type of ‘karmic’ link is established that the universe endorses. This will ensure that the heart-centered giver will be repaid for their offering, especially if no repayment is expected! If the offering is blocked because the recipient is not able to openly receive- then a weaker connection is made that will likely turn toxic with feelings of rejection, expectation, payback and loss. These subtleties are the reason why learning to give without agenda and receive without fear are paramount. The few people in this world who plug into this paradigm and express it fully are the same ones who have no doubt that the law of attraction is real, the universe is infinite in power and potential and that we are loved without rancor!

Giving To Heal

Most of us have a few pieces in our emotional collection we wouldn’t mind giving away. Hurt, guilt, fear, etc. line the shelves for most of us. We tend to horde these little collectibles because we know that no one wants to take them from us, even if we give them away for free- and they certainly won’t bid high on eBay! We know that when people pawn their unwanted emotional collectibles off on us- it’s a burden we’d rather not carry. So, we don’t do it to others (hopefully!). But there is a collector out there who is capable, willing and even eager to receive the weights in your pack- and in many cases will pay you back in healing, empowerment and joy!

This collector is the Divine consciousness itself- however you want to address it. Simply acknowledging hurt, past, fears, etc. that dwell within you, recognizing their negative influence on your health and happiness and making a conscious resolve to call them forth and offer them up is all you have to do to start the relief process.

If you are a more physical person- creating a work of art, writing, sculpture, etc. that represents your illness or hurt in it’s fullness can be a great way to get the toxic energy disconnected from your being. Once complete; name it, drain the issue into the object and release it via burying, burning or destroying to the Divine.

If you are a more internal/mental person, creating a meditative visualization of the issue and dissolving it into the eternal blackness may be a good practice.

Either type of person may find that creating a simple to elaborate ritual; whether internal or external or both, will be most helpful. In the past, I have done walking meditation in natural places to find a stone or piece of wood that is willing to be a vessel for my unwanted junk. I then spend an hour to several days draining the toxicity into the object. Once I feel that it has disconnected from me and attached to the object, I return to nature with gratitude and usually a small offering, toss it over my shoulder and walk out a new person!

Giving To Receive

Giving to receive is not something we can actively do- rather it is something we actively participate in. If we give with the expectation of receiving, we add a level of control and fear to our giving that prevents the All from responding in it’s most powerful ways. When we give, it has to be solely for the desire of giving- in faith, and not in expectation, that whatever the law of returns has in store for us will manifest to us in fullness.

Ramana Maharishi, and Indian philosopher and sage said:

“All that one gives to others one gives to one’s self.

If this truth is understood, who will not give to others?

This simple yet profound statement completely defines the law of return, the way of abundance, the power of faith and the nature of love in its fullness. By openly giving to others from a place of desiring for them as much, or even more, than we desire for ourselves- we are actually opening ourselves up to receiving what we desire in ways that cannot be duplicated by any other means. In some cases, our giving may be a hard sacrifice- offering time, prosperity or valued items so that another may take their energies to the next level. Other times, we may feel ready and even eager to part with something- and when in the right paradigm, the person who will be a good steward of that energy will manifest.

Tapping this eternal cycle just once trains us up to have faith in the way of the Divine, love the way of love, and creates a deep eagerness to ‘love our neighbors as ourselves’. As much as it may be cliche to say- this is one ideal I can get behind that may truly be the ‘all problems solved’ medicine.

Get What’s Coming To You!

I’d like to wrap up this article with a few thoughts on receiving. In the modern day, it’s almost becoming an art to gracefully and openly receive the gifts we receive from others and from Spirit. Letting go of our fears and guilt in association with accepting the gifts brought forth to us is not an easy healing task- but it is essential and paramount to your spiritual development. The truth is, that at every moment the Divine, Nature, Cosmos and our multi-formed spiritual siblings are handing us blessings, wisdom, guidance and love from every direction. If we are not experiencing this- it’s because we’re rejecting it. We all have to learn, due to being conditioned to forget, that unconditional Divine love comes with no price tag, manipulation or agenda. As soon as we can realize and get behind this truth- we’ll see how much is being given to us at every moment and openly receive it- creating natural gratitude, super-charged wisdom, consistent personal guidance and sense of never being alone or in lack.

I tend to see things of a cosmic nature in ways that relate to our every-day-life. In this regard, I like to think of receiving in the form of breathing. Most people I have worked with in an energy-therapeutic way do not breathe naturally. We tend to use the power of our shoulder girdle to draw in breath, instead of allowing the diaphragm and abdominal hollow to do it’s job and gently draw breath in filling up the lungs completely. Sure, this is a natural symptom of stress, sitting too much, bad air and countless other influences. But the root as I see it is about receiving. We are so concerned and fearful about opening up and letting the universe do what it does best that we even change out pattern of breathing to maintain some level of control and protection over it. Actively and intentionally receiving the gift of energy-charged air and the beauty of the body that processes it can in and of itself alleviate migraines, change posture, increase energy and cultivate great compassion. This is, of course, a generalization- but one that I have seen often enough to feel comfortable making.

Recognizing the infinite gifts, blessings and opportunities that surround us at every single instant will naturally create awe. Awe leads to respect, which leads to eagerness to participate, which leads to heart-centered real gratitude. A beautiful process that is both our birth-right and our greatest medicine.

I encourage you to step up to the cosmic buffet and EAT!

With Peace & Blessings on the spiral path of big love…

Joshua Williams

www.AbsoluteNumerology.com