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Success... the result of not what we get but what we give!

Last week in my Monday Motivation Message I mentioned that I had read the abridged version of Deepak Chopra's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. I found the book to be thought provoking and motivational so wanted to share each Law of Success with you.

Based on my education and experience I've added a bit of my own interpretation.

Each one of the Spiritual Law of Success is so basic, not in a bad way but in a way that they are simple and pure.

I know the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success will help you see all the good that is within you and all of the greatness there is for you to be, do, have and to create in this world.

The Second Spiritual Law of Success is:

The Law of Giving & Receiving

Mr. Chopra explains, "Everything in the universe operates through dynamic exchange. Giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. If we stop the flow of energy, we interfere with natures intelligence."

I realize that the second law is not earth shattering. It’s not something we haven't heard before nor is it something we haven't experienced in our lives. Yet how often do we completely ignore this wisdom?

How often have you wanted something, really wanted something? Maybe it was love, respect, money and all you could think of was receiving those things.

It’s OK, we've all been there.

While we were consumed by these desires it rarely occurs to us that receiving is only one part of the equation. GIVING is the other.

Giving and receiving is a circulating flow of energy. Think of it like a free-flowing river which gives life to the fish, birds and other animals that rely on the health of the river to survive. If there are downed trees, trash and other debris the river gets clogged, is stagnant, and can’t flow.

Albert Einstein puts it another way, He said, "every single one of us makes one fundamental decision in life, and that decision will determine the whole course of

our lives."

"Is this universe friendly?"

He said, "as long as you believe that the universe is malevolent, conspiring for bad,

you will live in fear, torment, even in the smallest possibilities will not flow your way. But if you make a decision that the universe is actually friendly, and can provide freer fuller expanded good then you will open yourselves up to that kind of support. "

When your thoughts revolve around receiving before you are willing to give, then you are coming from a limited state of mind.

However, when you give selflessly, you receive abundance in the area of life from which you give. If you want praise. give praise. If you want love, give love. If you want money. give money.

This may sound a bit counterintuitive but remember the goal is to keep things circulating.

You don't have to give a lot in order to get A LOT!

Your positive and open intention to give increases the energy and flow of " the river". Your willingness to give that in which you desire will keep the abundance that is in the universe circulating in your life.

Do you believe the universe is friendly?

If so...

Give every day.

Give to everyone.

Give of yourself.

Give your time.

Give your prayers.

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston S. Churchill

I'd love to know your thoughts!

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