Nothing real can be increased except by sharing.
A Course in Miracles
From: The Universal Bank of Infinite Abundance (UBIA)
Officially approved by the CEO of the Universe
Administrator: Angel of Abundance
December 13, 2008
Deposit into YOUR account: $119,000 - One hundred nineteen thousand dollars
Season of Giving
Ideas from Katherine Saux, November 2006 Science of Mind magazine.
By now most of us are well into preparations for the Christmas season.
We are being bombarded with advertisements promoting this or that as the perfect gift.
Thanksgiving seems long past and far away as we get into the annual debate about whether we’ll send Christmas cards and to whom.
Our shopping lists may have become laden with gifts of obligation and duty; this relative or that friend and a special coworker or service provider all need to be recognized.
When advertising hits this frantic stride, perhaps the concept of giving becomes defined by what we can purchase and wrap; however the law of giving and receiving is more profound and personal than the exchange of material possessions.
If, as A course in Miracles teaches, Spirit knows no difference between having and being, then our greatest gift is offering the best of who we are—in friendship, in caring, in service, in listening, in all the little acts of kindness and love of which we are capable.
Wouldn’t we much rather have a friend’s understanding and support while we speak our hearts’ joy or pain than have a new bottle of perfume?
Don’t misunderstand me, presents are great, especially when they come from the heart and are given with joy, but the real season of giving is year-round.
The greatest gift is one’s self.
I rejoice in knowing I am a gift of God.
I give that gift generously.
That gift is returned ten-fold to me.
Let’s spend ALL of our $119,000
remembering what is really important to purchase
and what is most important to give !