You may have seen a little while ago I posted on Instagram about one of my favourite books, ‘The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra, I wrote:
"There is so much heart-felt wisdom in this small book! It's my 'go to' when life throws up a curve ball, when I'm feeling a little spiritually disconnected or when I feel my 'Trust the Universe' mantra is not burning brightly!"
One of the laws is the Law of Giving and with this Deepak explains,
"The universe operates through dynamic exchange….giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives."
Recently I saw the Law of Giving in action. A woman emailed me wanting to buy four copies of my book, Making Mindful Magic to give to colleagues but instead of paying for postage she wondered if she could pick the books up from me as we live in the same city. As it happened I was heading her way the next day so offered to drop them to her instead.
Before I left the house, I remembered the ‘Buy 5 and Get 1 Free’ offer we run on the website (use code ‘mindfulness555’ here) so instead of just packing the four she was expecting, I popped in an extra book to make five.
Little did I know, she had waiting for me a beautiful scented posy of home grown herbs and flowers as a thank you for bringing her the books! We spent a little while together and found we had much in common.
To add another element to my day of giving and receiving, driving her way took me past my father’s graveside so I instinctively stopped, pulled a flower from my bouquet and left it on his plaque as a gift of remembrance.
A whole lot of giving and receiving resulted from the simple offer to drop off the books and give one away! This sort of thing has been happening to me since I first published Making Mindful Magic and started selling it. The more I give away, the more people buy it and the more people promote it and find new homes for it that I would never have found on my own. Try it – it really works!