This Universal law sort of laughs in the face of today's 'GimmeeGimmee' generation (& I'm not talking about the punk rock group here..;o)
Everyone wants to 'get' something.. we all love our birthdays & holidays for the gifts that are bestowed upon us. Or is that just me?
I sincerely love to 'give' as well. I give things to people that I would like to have for myself.
So is that really unconditional giving? Or just my hinting to the Universe.. hmmmmmm.
But what the true sense of this law says, is that both giving & receiving are equally powerful energies.
When we give, a vacuum is created where once our 'possession' was.
Nature abhors a vacuum, right?
And so something comes to us to replace that 'hole'.
Hence, some would say 'we give.. to get'.
Oral Roberts built an empire on that thought.. 'seed faith' he called it. You give 10% (to him, preferably), & watch the abundance come to you. This is what the Bible teaches us about tithing that 10%, as well.
And its true not just for monetary recompense. I've found that if I give 10% of my time, or my talent (whatever that may be), or my coffers.. it all comes back to me 'pressed down & running over'.
Which doesn't stop one from going above & beyond the 10%. If you feel drawn to donate to Goodwill, or St Jude, or Ronald McDonald Houses.. whatever.. you don't have to stop at 10%.. & I have learned this : You can't out give God (or the Universe). It WILL come back to you. It's the Law..
'Giving' sets off a reciprocal energy that brings 'Receiving' into play.
'Receiving' allows someone the opportunity to stretch their souls.
It's not always easy to be on the receiving end of gifts, if you don't feel worthy of them.
So to make this Law work for you, you have to be 'open' to receive the bounty!
Then it becomes the ever recycling process of giving & receiving.. And that is just plain joy.
Our return gifts may not be the same things that we give out. For example, when I gave my friend an older car that I didn't want to use as a trade-in for a newer one.. my return gift was not only the tax write off, but also her gratitude at having reliable transportation to get to work, haul her kids around, & take some fun trips. You can't buy things like that!
Why not test the Law to see how it works for you?
Place a $5 bill in a homeless guys bucket.. give an extra few bucks into the coffee fund at work (even if you don't drink it; this is for testing purposes).. shoot, you can send $10 to Oral Roberts if you want.. it isn't the recipient that counts.. it's your giving!
And when you do this giving, say a little prayer of gratitude that you are able to share this wealth.. & ask the Universe to make you more aware of the cycle of giving & receiving, so that you can acknowledge when this gift is returned. (Often good things happen to us, that we don't even take the time to realize that this is our gift recycled)
And let us know how this worked for you..