Giving from the Spirit Within
We as the human species are the most self-centered, self-righteous, and greediest of the living species upon the Earth. If we are of one Spirit, then why do we have so many religions and doctrines within those religions that void the Spirit Within each of us?
It is simply because mankind must feel superior to all that surrounds him or her. We dominate in many ways, such as physically and emotionally, however the worst way in which we dominate is disallowing spiritually in others and ourselves.
We do not “really” live by the spiritual sayings of any of the Prophets or of Christ. If we really lived by the doctrine of Spirit, we would have a world of peace. Peace with ourselves, peace with our families, peace with our neighbors, peace with life.
Giving from the Spirit Within means that one gives to others from the unconditional love of the Spirit Within themselves, which is a part of the Creator’s Spirit. Giving means the intangible gifts of compassion, understanding, guidance, integrity, honesty, and trust. Giving also means of the tangible things in life, assisting with tangible items individuals or families may need or providing financial assistance.
Christ said, “And just as you want people to treat you, treat them in same way”. Christ also said, “…and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return…” Christ also said, “Give and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.” The words of the man called Christ apply to all of the human species no matter of what culture or religion. Simply, “We are the images in words and actions we present to others”. If we present ourselves in the manner of the self-righteous, self-centered bully and greedy person, then unto us shall be returned the debts of such a life. If we present ourselves as the spiritually compassionate, caring person, then we shall be returned the profits of such a life in the Spirit.
Do we long for peace and tranquility in our lives? Do we seek softer and clearer communication skills with those we have in our lives? Do we desire the fruits of this life rather than the pitfalls? Are we willing to live our lives with the purist of integrity, honesty and trust? Are we willing to allow ourselves to be humble enough to be Giving from the
If we can answer yes to these questions, then we can change our lives for the better. We can “allow” ourselves to give freely to others and “allow” ourselves to reap the fruits of the harvest. We must each look into our souls, into our Spirit Within, and hear the Creator speak directly to us, to bring us as individuals the Light of Integrity, Honesty, and Trust.
E. Allan Buck
August 2004 ©