The True Importance Of Gift Giving

Written by Alan Tutt

The True Importance Of Gift Giving by Alan Tutt

Although many people balk atrepparttar commercialization that has taken place around Christmas, it is important for us to realizerepparttar 122192 prosperous results of gift giving.

As much as anyone, I wish thatrepparttar 122193 true meaning of Christmas was advertised as much asrepparttar 122194 "Incredible Savings - This Week Only" deals ofrepparttar 122195 season. But even though shopkeepers depend on Christmas gift-giving to generate a profit forrepparttar 122196 whole year, it is up to us to maintain our focus upon what is truly important.

Before I start, however, I want to mention thatrepparttar 122197 benefits of gift-giving are not limited to only those who followrepparttar 122198 Christian faith, nor are they limited torepparttar 122199 Christmas season. In our society, we are much more familiar withrepparttar 122200 tradition of gift-giving as it applies torepparttar 122201 holiday season, but a quick review of other cultures will find other examples.

One ofrepparttar 122202 primary benefits of gift giving isrepparttar 122203 good feeling you get when you do something good for someone special. There's a magical moment when you watchrepparttar 122204 recipient ofrepparttar 122205 gift unwraprepparttar 122206 package and discoverrepparttar 122207 treasure that you've wisely chosen for them. When their eyes widen as they realize what you have done to demonstrate their importance in your life, your spirit responds with a warm glow that builds fromrepparttar 122208 inside out, and you have confirmation that you have created a little more prosperity inrepparttar 122209 world.

Some people find that they don't experience this warm glow from their inner spirit. In fact, some people experience a feeling of loss or impoverishment. Those people will find that their mental focus is onrepparttar 122210 cost ofrepparttar 122211 gift and not onrepparttar 122212 blessings that it has created forrepparttar 122213 other person. The attitude in which a gift is given is actually much more important thanrepparttar 122214 gift itself.

Turning Problems Into Possibilities

Written by Alan Tutt

Turning Problems Into Possibilities by Alan Tutt

Many times, a problem is an indication that there is something we must learn. Other times, a problem is simply an outworking of a previous use of Power that was directed through a negative channel. Inrepparttar Keys To Power, there are a couple of things we can do depending on which situation we are faced with.

Most of us are content to keep thingsrepparttar 122191 way they are until there is a problem. This is fine, and there is no reason to change this (unless it becomes a problem, that is). When we are faced with a problem, one ofrepparttar 122192 things we must consider is whetherrepparttar 122193 problem isrepparttar 122194 result ofrepparttar 122195 way we've been doing things. If it isrepparttar 122196 result of our pattern of action or inaction, then we must change our patterns if we wish to avoid havingrepparttar 122197 same problem inrepparttar 122198 future. Ifrepparttar 122199 problem is not a direct result of what we've been doing (or not doing), then all we have to do is deal withrepparttar 122200 issue at hand and be done with it. This is how most of us are used to dealing with problems.

Inrepparttar 122201 Keys To Power system, we recognize that everything that we experience is a direct result of our pattern of action or inaction. There is absolutely nothing that we can say was purely chance orrepparttar 122202 fault of someone other than ourselves. Yes, we are directly responsible if there is an earthquake that destroys our house, and we are also responsible forrepparttar 122203 idiot onrepparttar 122204 road that cuts us off and causes us to run offrepparttar 122205 road.

While this may seem harsh and unforgiving at first, it becomes extremely liberating once you learn aboutrepparttar 122206 Power that you control and direct. If you are alive, thenrepparttar 122207 Universal Power of Life flows through you. This Power picks uprepparttar 122208 essence of your thoughts and feelings and proceeds out into your world to create experiences based on those thoughts and feelings. And once you learn to control your thoughts and feelings, you are able to control what that Power creates in your world.

Let me describe how problems get created. Something happens that you are not happy with. Let's say that your boss promotes someone else into a position that you wanted. Most people will react to this with a feeling of frustration, and some thoughts will be entertained that suggests that other people get things we ourselves should be getting. Even though this is a reaction to something that has already happened,repparttar 122209 thoughts and feelings still direct Power to create future events. Power picks uprepparttar 122210 feeling of frustration andrepparttar 122211 thoughts of unfairness and goes out intorepparttar 122212 world to create an experience.

The amount of Power working to create this experience will depend on how strongrepparttar 122213 thoughts and feelings were that were entertained, and how long they were focused upon. If there was not much energy put into them, then there will be very little Power to create a similar experience. If these things were dwelt upon for days and weeks with a severe intensity, then there will be a huge amount of Power looking to create a catastrophy. (Don't imagine this too vividly. You don't want to create this for yourself.) With only a little Power directed towards frustration, only little experiences will reflect this feeling. With a great deal of Power directed towards unfairness, a person could end up being sued in court with false evidence!

But here'srepparttar 122214 reason that this relationship is not as clear as it should be: every day you focus on so many different things, some good and others not so good. Power is directed in many different directions to create a wide variety of experiences. And in turn, this wide variety of experiences will incite an equally wide variety of thoughts and feelings, which in turn direct Power to create an equally wide variety of experiences. A complete circle of cause and effect. Imagine what life would be like if you only thought and felt positive things! Power would only create good things for you, which will incite only positive thoughts and feelings, which will only create good things, and on and on along positive channels.

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