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Sadly, many of us we were brainwashed into thinking spiritual should be free. What became of this was, those who were truly helping others on a full time basis suffered deeply because of it ...
Exchange is one of the Laws of the Universe and it is a very important law for us to come to understand. Sadly, many of us we were brainwashed into thinking spiritual should be free. What became of this was, those who were truly helping others on a full time basis suffered deeply because of it. How do I know? I was one of those healers.
We need to ask ourselves if there anything spiritual about the one giving ... going without? What is spiritual about the ones helping others spiritually, such as our healers, teachers, mentors and counselors going without? Do they not also have a physical body and physical needs just like we do? Do they not also have to put food on their tables and buy clothes and other essentials after helping others? Do we not pay our plumbers, electricians and donate in the baskets passed around in our places of worship? Is it Loving to receive something spiritual and not give something back of equal value for the time shared?
The Universal Law of Exchange has been one of the toughest things for me to accept in my life, for I too believed everything spiritual was to be given freely and for free. But I know now in my heart because of my life experience, the law of exchange is truly Divine, it is Love Itself. For you see, I gave freely to others for over thirty years, I felt a calling in my heart to share what I knew. I spent countless hours helping others in every way I could. I received so many thank you's and hugs during that time and they were very precious to me, but to be honest, those hugs and thank you's did not help me put food on my table. Those wonderful ways of thanking me didn't help me meet my physical needs, nor did they give me that precious commodity called ‘time’ back, so I could get all the chores waiting for me done. I went without while helping thousands. I believed something, without thinking about it with my heart.
If we do not come to understand this beautiful law, there will be no healers and helpers left, for many of them have already gone down helping countless others without being helped back. Many of our healers and spiritual helpers have gone without because of their Loving choice to be of service to us. We need to be responsible and recognize that if we have received something of value from another ... we need to give something worthy back. The more Loving we become, the more we will understand the importance of this law called exchange.
When an exchange is given ... it signifies the time shared by another had honor and worth. The receiver realizes the giver could have been doing something for themselves during that time. Sadly, many of our gifted healers who have not been compensated for their time with us are no longer here for us ... because they have had to go back to working regular jobs in order to make the money needed for their physical needs. The needs that they have let go for so long. Exchange shows we understand the importance of returning something of value for the time shared with us. Exchange shows we realize their time is important, that they need to pay for food, clothing and shelter too. It is the realization that a thank you or a hug in return, just isn't a real or fair payback.
Without receiving an exchange, whether the exchange is money or time itself helping them to get things done, our healers and those that help others on a regular basis, go down. Their load becomes to heavy because as they continually help others, they still have to accomplish all the things they need done in their own lives. Acknowledging to help them back in some way ... is not only honorable, it is Divine.
By Unity, 2005. Author of, “Through the Eyes of the Heart”. © Counselor of the Heart