AMRA’s Law II: The Law of the Seed
Law of the seed : Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
~ 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
In our daily lives this is exactly what happens. Every action taken by us generates a chain reaction from cosmic standpoint. We attract what we send out: that is how the Law of the Seedworks. Some may call it the Law of Attraction, but, in truth, it is much more than just wishful thinking or a cultivation of a “Happy Place”. It is straightforwardly an integrative work between heart and mind to incorporate one’s personal vibrations with cosmic abundance. We live in a benevolent Universe.
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.
~ Winston Churchill
Putting it in simple words, if we have positive thoughts and attitudes, we will have a similar response from the Universe, the Dharma; but if we insist in acting negatively, we tend to return to the basics of Karma. We harvest only what we sow: we are co-creators of our realities.
Trying to get without first giving is as fruitless as trying to reap without having sown.”
~ Napoleon Hill
This is an incredible lesson in co-creation, and it is expressed through the Golden Rule in many different cultures and many different religions: “Do not do to others what you would not want done to you.”
This is the only true law of AMRA, whose mystic principle is not explicitly explained in the Bible, except where it is briefly mentioned in Luke 6:38:
Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full–pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.
Mostly, this concept have been distorted and badly labeled as a tithe. Tithe is a word which means, according to the dictionaries, a contribution or tax equivalent to one-tenth of an income, typically to a religion. It no longer has anything to do with the spiritual concept behind it.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
~ Kahlil Gibran
As we can easily see, there is a significant difference between the religious law of tithing and the mystic Law of AMRA and how the Law of Attraction and other current concepts of “spiritual” material assistance have transformed this spiritual law in a purely material one. It took centuries to engender this distortion.
Apply here, the words from the Kybalion attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, “The Thrice Great”, as the Ancient Egyptians called him:
The false wise men, recognizing the comparative unreality of the Universe, imagine that they could transgress its laws: these are such vain and presumptuous fools, and they break the rock in pieces and are made by the elements, by reason of their folly. The truly wise men, recognizing the nature of the universe… and the Art of Alchemy transmute that which is unpleasant in what is acceptable and thus triumphs. The Domain consists not in abnormal dreams, in visions, and fantastic imaginings in life, but in the employment of the higher forces against the lower, thus escaping the feathers of the lower planes by vibrating on the higher. Transmutation is not presumptuous denial, is the weapon of the Master.
~ The Kybalion
The wise ones serve on the higher, but rule on the lower. They obey the laws coming from above them, But on their own plane, and those below them they rule and give orders. And, yet, in so doing, they form a part of the Principle, instead of opposing it. The wise man falls in with the Law, and by understanding its movements he operates it instead of being its blind slave. Just as does the skilled swimmer turn this way and that way, going and coming as he will, instead of being as the log which is carried here and there-so is the wise man as compared to the ordinary man-and yet both swimmer and log; wise man and fool, are subject to Law. He who understands this is well on the road to Mastery.
~ The Kybalion
The true Law of AMRA requires the donation of what are our most precious gifts: our thoughts, feelings and words. True giving is that which comes from the pure heart and with the clear intention of sharing Blessings.