“Remember that every cause you initiate leads to an effect. So, when you give from the heart, you set energy into motion that must in turn find its way back to you in some form. I say in some form, because there is no telling how or when the effect may show up.
For example, let’s say you donate a sum of money to a cause that has inspired you in some way; this does not necessarily mean that you will receive the same amount or more in return. The positive energy you extended may instead come back to you as a new business or career opportunity that appears seemingly out of nowhere, or it may manifest for you as improved or continued good health, or as a breakthrough in a troubled relationship, etc.
Now you might say that this is not always true, as there are many instances in which people give but do not seem to receive anything positive in return. In some cases this may appear to be an accurate appraisal. However, more often than not, if you were able to look deeper into the motivation behind the giving, you would probably discover that their intent wasn’t quite as pure as one may have originally thought.
Specifically, when the giving is done with the objective of receiving something in return, or because the person feels like they have no other choice but to give, then the underlying motivation behind it is rooted in scarcity. Since the Universe always knows what our real intentions are (i.e., our true feelings), it is not surprising then that people who give from this frame of mind do not receive anything in return.”
Jeff Maziarek, in “Spirituality Simplified”
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