“Give and it shall be given unto you, good measure running over.”
If you’re experiencing scarcity in any area of your life I would strongly encourage to start giving more. When you give your purse will always be filled with abundance.
Giving, which is the first or fundamental law of life, is the first law of all creation. The attitude of getting is the law of life in a congested state, or in repressed action. As long as “getting” dominates a mind, that mind is in a paralyzed condition, being limited in its action in accord with the fundamental law of creation.
In a state of limited understanding, we reason that we must get before we can give, and then we turn and walk in the same mental rut as before by reasoning that we must give before we can get; but in our lack of understanding, we continue to leave the “getting” idea foremost in our thought and we shut out the spirit of giving.
Whatever you give, give it with a free and willing spirit. Give it out with no obligations or dictations attached, then it will come back to you unburdened with obligations or restrictions of any form.
He who gives much receives much. To give your best is to receive the best in ratio to the degree of your giving. The reason why so many people receive little is because they give out so little. They are poverty- stricken because they refuse to give. Whatever the nature of your possessions, give and give abundantly. You are to give of your life, interest, energy, thought, ability, love, appreciation, and helpfulness. In giving of your life, thought and love, in doing gladly and well whatever you may be called upon to do, you express your best, and the more you give the more you receive. This does not mean that you are to give to the selfish and thoughtless, but to so order your life as to make a full and proper use of your energies, faculties, and talents in useful living. If today your abilities are small and your powers insignificant, begin now to make a more thorough use of them and they will grow.
But after we give, that is not all we must do. Our next step is to prepare to receive the response or results of our giving and to receive, as the Law states, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. This is the most interesting part, because our preparation shows our active faith. Instead of rocking and waiting, we are preparing and working. This, in turn, enlarges our view. It stimulates our interest, it disperses our doubt and fear, and energizes our power of reception.
And remember a giver’s purse never runs dry. That’s why you must adopt a mindset of generosity if you wish to experience abundance in any area of your life including your finances.
***paraphrased from Working with the Law by Raymond Holliwell.***