Giving is the first Law of all creation. An attitude of “getting” creates a congested state, a paralyzed condition, and limited action. As long as we maintain an attitude of “getting”, we shut out the spirit of giving, which limits the flow of good that can come to us.
As you pray, you must release your prayer into the Universe and let it go. On little things, such as the desire to locate a certain book, it is often easy to just send it out there and forget about it. And frequently, even with no further thought on our part, these things just come to us effortlessly.
However on the bigger things, we tend to maintain a stronger attachment to them, such that we have not fully released them to the Universe to do Its part. Because we still have strings attached, anxiety and tension prevent us from receiving them back to us in physical form. We must release the pressure and let go, allow things to flow naturally out, and then back to us.
More than just a prayer is required, however. We must give before we can receive—that is the Law. Whether it is your thought, your deed, your service, or your money, giving always precedes getting. Our focus must be entirely on giving, and not split between the two ideas of giving and receiving. You cannot say, “After I get, then I will give”—the Law doesn’t work that way.
Money is merely a means of exchanging value. If you give money, do not do it carelessly or to those who don’t make an effort to help themselves. Your giving should be systematic and purposeful, because if it is given carelessly you cannot expect a good return. Help those who help themselves, without strings attached, and it will come back to you. Do not give to those who would not appreciate it or improve their life with it. It will only hurt both of you.
Tithing is an orderly, systematic, and successful form of giving [I interpret this as not necessarily traditional church tithing, but giving to any good charity or cause]. If you develop a methodical plan of giving, you create a steady flow of reciprocal good to be received.
However, tithing must be done in the right spirit—not just to “get”, but with an open heart and true expectation that you are merely serving a role in the flow of abundance throughout the Universe. Give only with honesty, sincerity, and in good spirit.
Even if you earn a pittance, give a certain percentage of it away each and every time you get paid. And in a short period of time, you will see it coming back to you in greater quantities than you could imagine.
But giving is not all we must do—we need to prepare to receive. Our preparation serves to demonstrate our active faith in the process. To prepare means to create a space of some sort for that which you expect. The story of Elijah the Prophet offers an example, when three kings came to him and asked him to prayer for rainfall in a desert drought. Elijah told them to have ditches dug to collect the coming rain, and they did as they were told. In no time, rain fell, and the ditches were full of water for the men and the horses. They had properly prepared a place to receive just what they needed.
The key to the Law is this:
We are continually drawing into life what we give and expect.
If we want to get, we must give. If we fail to keep our desires in line with our expectations, it will create confusion, and we will not receive. Maintain full expectation that things will work out, and they will.
“There is a power within, greater by far than any difficulty that you can ever meet; that power will never fail to see you through.”
But can you ever ask too much of the Law? No, because you cannot be conscious of a need or a desire unless the possibility of its fulfillment already exists. You can receive only that which you can conceive. And you can only get the equivalent of what you give.
Give only with a free and willing spirit. It must have no obligations or attachments. Otherwise it may be returned to you with obligations or attachments. When you become unselfish to the point of yielding to the Law, you have been born anew. Your attitude towards the Law, towards fellow man, and towards your own life circumstances will take on the character of your new way of thinking.
I’ll see you again with the law of increasing.
This “law of Receiving” lesson was prepeared with the information of powerful book “Working with the Law: 11 Truth Principles for Successful Living” written by Raymond Holliwell.
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