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Jan 26

Give Freely

It couldn’t be more obvious that we are experiencing a stagnant global economy and many believe tragic times are on the horizon.  There are millions of unemployed Americans along with millions worldwide that live in poverty.  As a result, people instinctively want to hang on to any extra money they may have and I certainly can’t blame them. It goes without saying that if you don’t know where your next meal will come from you certainly don’t want to give away your last piece of bread.  Unfortunately, it is this behavior of clinging to every last dime that hinders the ability to attract the very thing people desire most, which is more money.  It has been said that money doesn’t buy happiness; I say money doesn’t buy happiness for those who don’t understand the harmonious relationship between wealth and peace of mind.

Most of you reading this probably have heard of famous billionaires like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates.  Do you think they got where they are today by stockpiling every nickel and dime they earned until they amassed their billions?  On the contrary, they realized the importance of letting the flow of money work in harmony within their lives.  They understood the concept of spending money to make money as well as wise investing.  Whether these men were consciously aware, they figured out a long time ago that money came to them easily and frequently when they willingly allowed it to flow away from them as well.  Confused?  Think of money like a beautiful flowing river, and all its tributaries helping to fertilize the lush landscape which in turn is supporting the abundance of wildlife.  Imagine yourself floating in a boat, your mind in awe at the power of the current, yet you feel peace and harmony with the immense flow.  Money is like that river; it can be rather intimidating causing people to believe it brings nothing but tribulation.  On the other hand, when people are careless and don’t respect its power it can ruin their lives.  Concerning money, when you learn to go with the flow rather than trying to stop the current (hoarding your money) you will find that the flow of money will carry you as far as you want it to.

When I first started applying the principles of the law of attraction in my life giving money was one of the hardest concepts for me to understand.  I frequently thought to myself, “Why would I give away the very thing I’m trying to attract?”  However, I wanted to give the LOA a fair chance to work so I decided to start giving what I could.  And it is important to remember that it is the intent of the gift not the gift itself or the recipient that matters.  Let me explain.

Like many of you I didn’t have thousands, hundreds or even twenty dollars to give so I decided I would give what little I could spare to the homeless.  Any day that I would drive downtown I would make a conscious effort to pick out a homeless person to give some spare change to.  Regrettably, what I found myself doing was questioning each individual I saw and making a flash judgment based on their appearance and demeanor.  I would say things like, “that guy is just going to use this change to go buy booze,” or “that one looks capable of working,” or “I bet she is a drug addict, I’m doing her a favor by not supporting her addiction.”  Ultimately what I was doing was trying to find an excuse for not giving.  I thought I was questioning these people’s intentions when actually it was my intentions that should have been scrutinized.  What I learned was that my act of giving wasn’t in harmony with my aspiration of attracting wealth into my life.  After I came to that realization I no longer concerned myself with what these people would to do with the money I gave them.  Their intent was out of my hands, what they did with my gift was their choice.  Simply put, it was the mere act of giving and the intention to let money flow away from me as easily as it came to me that brought me peace.

The desire for money is felt the world around.  Many people can spend a lifetime trying to accumulate wealth with no avail, while others seem to attract it like they were money magnets.  This discrepancy is caused by the imbalance of the “money rivers” flowing throughout the world.  I believe the acquisition of and the letting go of (Yin Yang) money should be in balance for true happiness and wealth to co-exist together.  Like the river previously mentioned, what happens if a damn is constructed?  There is a great accumulation upstream; however, life downstream doesn’t fare too well.  The natural balance of the system gets disturbed so where there was once abundance now there is despair.  When greed prospers the flow of money is restricted and those downstream pay a heavy price.  It has been said that 1% of the world owns 95% of the wealth.  Doesn’t seem quite fair does it?

It is my desire that all those who accumulate wealth by using the law of attraction will remember where they came from and keep in mind those still struggling with poverty.  However, you don’t have to wait for your riches, why not start right now.  I’m not suggesting that you go and donate your last $100 to charity, but if you want to witness the power of the law of attraction consider changing your attitude towards money.  Giving freely with an open heart sends a signal out to the universe that you feel wealthy because you give freely.  And what have we learned about the law of attraction?  Like attracts like, so the feeling of wealth will attract back to you more wealth.  Seek monetary peace and harmony in your life by keeping the rivers of abundance flowing and give freely.


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  1. Michelle

    Very interesting. I think one of the ways you can continue giving is by donating to the “Michelle’s Garmin GPS Fund”. The one I want only costs about $430 dollars. Practice “paying it forward”. Well, okay…I guess the homeless need help more than I need a GPS.

    Last year, even though I really couldn’t afford it, I donated to both PETA and the ASPCA. It didn’t bring any money back to me that I noticed, but it did feel good to know that I was helping the animal rights activists make this world a bit better for innocent, helpless animals. One thing people can do to help the cause is to not buy or wear fur – not even little pieces given to children at the stock show…

    The concept of money coming back to you if you first give and be generous, reminds me of that old saying, “What comes around goes around”. Usually people say that about something someone has done that is negative, but it can also apply to positive actions as well. I think also that people who are really strapped and simply cannot afford to give anything, can make a big difference in this world by volunteer work, or by simply being kind to people. I suppose everyone can manage to scrape together a dollar for a lottery ticket, but you have to genuinely have the intention of using some of your winnings to help others who are less fortunate. You mentioned Bill Gates. Didn’t he retire from Microsoft in order to spend his time on charity work? He does give a lot of his money to charity.

    We live in a very materialistic society. People think that having nice belongings will bring them happiness, but some of the most economically disadvantaged people have the most happiness in their hearts. It reminds me of that song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter” by Loretta Lynn. One of the lyrics is, “we were poor, but we had love”. I work at a dry cleaners, and some of the people who are the most unfriendly and cheapest, are the ones with the nicest designer clothes.

    I, like everyone else, could be more generous in giving to charity. I think I will take your example Todd, and give what I can wherever I can: whether it’s a dollar to the homeless man standing at the exit off the highway, or to the solicitations from animal activists I get in the mail.

    I think another good place where we can start to attract money to ourselves, is simply by being grateful for what we have right now, even it it’s only the love of family, friends, and pets. After all, the richest people in the world are really those who readily give and receive love.

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      I was thinking you could give freely to the wise brother fund, I am saving for ATVs for me and the kids.

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  2. Michelle

    Where would you store them?

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      In the new mountain home. You can donate to that fund as well.

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  3. Michelle

    There is also a fund you might want to consider when making your contributions: The Willie Wilson Neuter-so-he-will-stop-being-so-aggressive Fund.

    On a more serious note there are so many great charities out there for people to consider. It just depends on where your passion lies: whether it be homelessness, animal rights, terminally ill children, domestic violence, child abuse or any other issue that stirs the compassion and empathy within you. Mine is with animals. There are PETA and the ASPCA, along with many others. If yours is children, there are St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and the Make A Wish Foundation, to name just a few. If you honestly have no extra money to donate to your favorite cause, there is always the need for volunteers at your local homeless shelters, humane societies, hospitals, and battered women’s shelters.

    One year when I lived in Indiana, I volunteered at the local wildlife rehabilitation center. The woman who operated it out of her home in the woods, relied solely on donations and volunteers such as me. It was a rewarding experience, and I have many stories and humorous anecdotes I could share, but this site is for spiritual discussion.

    As you’ve mentioned in a couple of your posts, humans are not the only living beings with a soul or spirit, and in your last post you said that we should give thanks to those living beings for giving their lives for us. I think that is a good idea. Rather than thanking God or Jesus before a meal, we should be thanking the cow and vegetables. I don’t want to get on my soapbox about fur, but I want to acknowledge and thank the thousands and thousands of animals who give their lives each year, usually in very cruel and wretched ways, so that idiots with money can parade around in fur coats or hats. Those rabbits, foxes, raccoons, dogs and cats had souls too. PETA sent me a video of one being skinned alive. I wonder if it had a soul contract with the worthless soul who ended up wearing it? Oops…I’ve found myself standing on my soapbox…

    So to conclude this comment I hope everyone who reads these blogs will give thanks to the plants and animals who give their lives so that we can live ours in comfort and sometimes luxury.

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  4. Andrew Walker

    I don’t mean to be cocky or something, but I always give people in need some little amount of money if i still have much left from my monthly allowance.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hey Andrew,

      That’s not being cocky just being kind and generous.

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  5. Alice Santos

    That’s real todd, and by the way I love the article you post here it was really great I wonder who is your writer?
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  6. Fatima Hipolito

    Hi Todd love this post,Have a lots of experience is the best for you, because someday you will use it..
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