7.1 Law of Giving and Receiving
This is a subsidiary law to the Law of Cause and Effect. This law states that what is given, that comes back. Whether it is something negative or positive. The universe has an excellent accounting system and you "reap what you have sown".
The operation of the cosmos and your daily life is based on energetic exchange. You are in a constant dynamic exchange with everybody and everything around you. You receive your life energy from the Source, from the cosmos, planets, stars, the sun, from air, water, earth, plants, food, etc. And you give out the received energy in various ways - through communication with other people, through your job and different daily services to others. So giving and receiving are two aspects of the natural circulation of universal energy. Receiving automatically includes giving and giving naturally causes receiving. For example, in every relationship you are giving and receiving. One person giving love, causes the impulse in the other person to give back care.
These two aspects - giving and receiving - have to be balanced for a harmonious life. Your life energy has to be in constant flow - in and out, because the universal energy is moving all the time. If you stop the flow of energy and disturb its natural circulation (either by not being open to receive or not willing to give), there arises stagnation in your energy field and new energy can't come in. This applies to all spheres of your life, be it relationships, job, material wealth or anything else.
For example, the salary which you receive for your services to others, is a symbol for the exchanged life energy. If you are stingy about your money and aren't willing to spend it, it also blocks the incoming flow of money and prosperity into your life, because you conflict with the universal intelligence and natural circulation of the universal energy.
Another example: if you are clinging to your job, although you feel it is time to change it and move forward in your development, you miss the opportunities for getting a new job, which would suit you better.
But if you keep up a the healthy circulation of energy, you'll see that letting go of old things, allows new things and opportunities to appear. When you give, you always receive back. The more you give, the more you receive. Just listen to yourself and exchange with others in a harmonious and wise way.
One important thing to remember here is that the intentions, feelings and energy behind your giving and receiving are essential. When you give, pay attention to whether you are doing it from the heart. “It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” (Mother Theresa)
If you give just because it's considered "good" or you think you "should" because of some kind of obligation, as opposed to giving purely from your heart, you'll lose energy. If you share from your heart truly, you already feel joy in the act of giving and your positive energy will multiply and bring you back even more energy.
But when giving, do it without expectations. The Hathors explain it more:"(...) you give without expectation because it is your nature to give and to give with love. The essence of Heart-Centered living is sharing."* The Hathors make clear that primarily this means to share yourself, your energy and gifts. You can share your love, joy, compassion through your attention, presence and care as well as anything else - practical help, material goods or money. Simply because you are and you need to express yourself through sharing.
So it is necessary to become aware of what you are exchanging with others in your daily life. Are you giving smiles, joy, attention, love and valuable information or negative emotions, words, feelings and problems? What you give, will come back. Of course you shouldn't repress or hide your negative experiences, feelings and difficulties. But it matters, in what way you share them. There is a great difference between just "dumping out your garbage" on somebody or kindly asking for support and help for finding solutions to the challenges you are facing.
To sum it up - be aware of your intentions and feelings when you are giving and also receiving. Yes, your attitude and emotions when receiving something also play a great role. It is essential to learn true gratefulness for what life is giving to you. This includes both - positive and negative things, because the seemingly negative things, like difficulties and challenges are actually necessary lessons for spiritual growth. Of course it isn't easy to accept this truth right away. But if you take a deeper look at your negative experiences and honestly find out the reasons for them, you will discover the hidden gifts within them and naturally become grateful for them. (To understand this better, I recommend to take a look at 8.2. Principle of Challenge and Negativity).
When you are truly grateful in your heart for everything what comes into your life, gratitude energy flows from your heart and goes to other people and into the universal energy field. This generates a circulation of love between you and others and activates in them the impulse to give back to you again. The more you are grateful, the more the Universal Consciousness responds to you in a positive way and sends you new blessings. This is quite easy to remember and to practice when positive things happen, but especially necessary when facing negativity.
If you react to the negative blessings with denial, anger, fear, etc. and don't take the lessons from them, you'll attract more similar negative events into your life. It happens because of the Law of Attention (Where attention goes, energy flows.) and the Law of Attraction (Like attracts like). So learn to focus on the positive side of whatever is happening and practice gratitude, appreciation and acceptance instead of judgment, criticism and denial. That will multiply positive energy in you and attract like circumstances and events in the future.
For increasing positivity in your life, it is very helpful to regularly consciously concentrate your attention on positive things. You can take some time every evening to think about the things for which you can feel grateful. List them at the end of the day in your mind or write them down in a journal devoted especially for that purpose. Through such practice you'll naturally activate positive vibrations in your energy field and attract like things into your life.
It is also essential to remember that you must not force yourself to be positive or grateful. Maybe at the end of the day you actually feel sad, angry or similar and aren't grateful. Be absolutely authentic and honest about your feelings, emotions, thoughts, challenges and real condition in every aspect. Learn to face all negativity in you and in the world step by step, to understand it and to deal with it. Don't hide or ignore something. Don't run away from negative experiences by just cultivating positive ones, by just "painting over them" with positivity. It will not work. Before cultivating positivity, you should first really understand the reasons for the negativity, which you face. Some negative events are easy to understand, some take longer contemplation, meditation, work with your subconsciousness and deeper spiritual search.
When you have truly discovered the reasons for the negative, you'll see how to react to it. You'll feel intuitively and learn with experience, how best to deal with different kinds of negative experiences. Some just need mental transformation, for example, consciously taking a deeper look at fear and transforming it into courage. Other situations ask for more subtle work with your thoughts, emotions, beliefs and attitudes towards the negative experience. Because life situations are unique, you should learn different methods for dealing with negativity and by listening to your inner wisdom, choose the best method for the specific case. But remember, no matter how negative you may feel, you can get out of these feelings. You can choose consciously what to experience and transform the negativity into a positive condition. Some situations can be handled quickly, but generally it takes time for deeper study, for understanding the universal laws and the way thoughts and emotions function in addition to regular practice to achieve this.
But coming back to giving and receiving. Generally, to receive something you wish for, learn to give it to others. Be it an open heart, joy, loving attention or something else. How does this work? Giving something away causes you to experience that what you are giving. "You start "being" that. (...) Whatever you are being, you are creating. (...) It will be made manifest in your physical experience." (Neale Donald Walsch)** And this happens because the process of giving tunes you to the specific frequency of your wishes. Similar energy frequencies attract each other and what you have given, will come back to you by the Law of Attraction.
You can start (or increase) this energy circulation between you and the world by always blessing others in various ways. You can do it with everyone and everywhere. It can be a smile, a compliment, loving attention, physical help, material gifts or a silent blessing in the form of a wish or prayer. You can learn to always meet others with love and express it in various forms - non-material and material gifts. In fact, the non-material gifts like your loving presence, blessings and the like are some of the most valuable gifts and they are for free. If you'll start to share those consciously, you'll notice how endlessly rich you actually are and how much you can share.
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Discover other universal laws and principles:
2. Law of Vibration
3. Law of Mentalism and Consciousness
4. Law of Correspondence
5. Law of Polarity
6. Law of Rhythm
7. Law of Cause and Effect
8. Law of Evolution
8.1 Law of Life Purpose
8.2 Principle of Challenge and Negativity
8.3 Law of Success
9. Principle of Love
10. Principle of Knowledge
* Message from the Hathors, The Keys to Heart-Centred Living: Sharing and Trust, channelled by Celia Fenn, http://archive.starchildglobal.com/starchild/sharing.html
** Conversations With God : An Uncommon Dialogue (Book #3), Neale Donald Walsch, 1998
- The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams. Deepak Chopra, US, New World Library, 1994
- The Arcturian Group Message. Channelled by Marilyn Raffaele, http://www.onenessofall.com/archives.html
- The universal spiritual laws, http://universalspirituallaws.blogspot.com/p/universal-spiritual-laws.html