Thank you to those whose ongoing support contributes to the smoothness with which the Foundation functions. Once again, in response to my post on April 29th, the grateful and significant support received from everyone allowed the smaller property tax payment to be made on time, together with some of the other payments which were due.
This kept everything functional up to this point. There is presently the $4,079.23 property tax payment still to be paid, together with a one percent penalty for late payment—a penalty which will increase to ten percent if payment is not timely made. One of Paul’s paychecks was also able to be cashed, but in the meantime another was created, so there are still ten paychecks, together with the ease of living which they would provide, sitting unavailable to Paul and Susan. And first-of-the-month bills amounting to approximately $2,000 need to be paid.
As a result, I am once again inviting the many who enjoy the gifts which are made available here—but haven’t participated yet—to join in the gifting, because that’s the way it all works. It simply doesn’t work any other way. It isn’t meant to work any other way, because love is not a commodity, the value of which is increased by means of it not being available unless certain conditions are met—like “payment.”
Love is never exchanged. It is extended, shared, given . . . not gotten, and everyone knows it. Everyone knows it, but then forgets it. In the context of family there is no question about it. Children, spouses, in the purity of familial relationships give, period! Getting plays no part in it unless control and leveraging—selfishness—enter the picture. No one would think that children should owe their parents for having them and raising them. Indeed, the purpose is to nurture them to the point where they become the nurturers, which is the very same thing I am doing here.
The saying is, Love is reflected in love. In other words, Love is reflected in love, is reflected in love, is reflected in love, is reflected in love, ad infinitum.
Love is never a bargain!
This understanding is essential to Awakening. More than an “understanding,” it is a behavior, an action. And in every way, I am promoting the awareness that results in changed behavior, as does A Course in Miracles.
A gift is not an obligation, nor is Love. It is the natural outpouring of Joy which is inseparable from being Whole, while getting is the indomitable quest of the un-whole.
Put another way: Love is the natural outpouring of Joy which is inseparable from knowing who You are because you know who your Father is, while getting is the eternal quest of the orphan who doesn’t want to be his Father’s Son, but wants to be self-made!
Which is impossible!
There are many ways to extend the gift which we are giving, but do not become so involved in passing it on that you forget to say, “thank you,” to those from whom you have received . . . and continue to receive. That is the nature of Love.
It is Love, reflected in love.
Thank you again!
May 7th, 2017
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