Lesson 6c: Unconditional Giving (Love)
One of the hardest things to give or to receive is unconditional love. In our society, everything is based on conditions: I give you this, if you give me that. When you receive a birthday present from a friend for the first time, you make a mental note that you should send him a gift on his birthday in return. When you learn how to live a life closer to unconditional love, the concept of giving and receiving will take on new meaning. It will open you up to receiving abundance and prosperity at a whole new level. This section addresses unconditional love first because when you figure out how to love unconditionally, it makes it easier to live unconditionally and have more abundance and prosperity in your life.
Note, it actually says above "when you figure out how to love unconditionally." You are probably saying to yourself that you can give unconditional love already. You may have children and when you held your baby for the first time, you felt a rush of unconditional love and even cried. I felt the same way when I held my child for the first time. So, what does it mean to learn to love unconditionally? When you hold your baby for the first time, this is a glimpse of unconditional love. However, it is still conditional love in that the love you give your baby is based on the fact that it is YOUR baby. Would you love a stranger's baby in the same way? If not, then there is a condition to your love. This is natural. Loving your baby is very close to unconditional love because your baby needs to do nothing for you to love him or her. However, later in life, your love may be more conditional especially if your child wrecks your new sports car.
What gets in the way of loving unconditionally? Barriers that we build up to protect ourselves.
In short, we build barriers between ourselves and others. Barriers can be either emotional, mental, or physical. We use these barriers as defense mechanisms to prevent pain, but the same barriers also block abundance and prosperity from coming into our lives. Abundance and prosperity come when we are totally open and give unconditionally.
Millionaires often become millionaires by pursuing their dreams with full vigor. They create wealth by pursuing what they love and are passionate about, instead of just trying to make money. There is the old saying, "Do what you love, and the money will follow." The key is to find the barriers that trap your passion, that stop you from doing what you love, and removing them. Scrully Blotnick tracked 1,500 people whose goals were to become millionaires. They were divided into two groups. The first group made money the priority, rather than pursuing a business or career that truly interested them. In this group of 1,245 people, only one became a millionaire. The second group pursued their interests first and trusted money would follow. In this group of 255 people, 100 became millionaires.
What are your barriers to allowing abundance to come into your life? Is it feeling that you deserve abundance? Is it trying to hold on to what you have? Is it trying to get your share?
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