Today’s workbook lesson says, “A major learning goal this course has set is to reverse your view of giving, so you can receive. For giving has become a source of fear, and so you would avoid the only means by which you can receive.”
There is a divine law by which the universe operates. We introduced this basics of this law to the Gentle Healing Group when we read NTI Ephesians and NTI Colossians. In short, the law is this:
What you give, you receive.
Jesus put it this way in the New Testament:
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” ~ Luke 6:38
Divine law does not discern for you. It does not look at what you are giving and decide that you would rather receive something else. It returns to you exactly what you give.
Today’s workbook lesson is pointing out that because of divine law, you cannot withhold happiness from others and know happiness.
In actuality, you cannot withhold happiness from others. They will receive what they give. However, as an example, if spitefulness is in your mind, you will feel wounded or attacked by what others say or do.
Remember: What I think, I see. What I see, I experience. What I experience, I think.
Today’s workbook lesson asks you to think of “those brothers who have been denied by you the peace and joy that are their right under the equal laws of God” and tell each one “My brother, peace and joy I offer you.”
This is a good opportunity to also practice the Loving All Method. What is your grievance? Can you look at it in your mind now and love it? Accept it? Emotionally allow it? It would be good practice to do so, and then say, “My brother, peace and joy I offer you.”
Another suggestion: If you contemplate today’s lesson alongside the Loving All Method, you may see the great benefit in making the Loving All Method a way of life