NJ has over 12,000 homeless people, and about 600 where I live in Ocean County. This is where the Tent City in Lakewood was destroyed last year, removing over a hundred homeless to other areas, basically hiding in the woods elsewhere.
My belief is that a being can never feel fulfilled if they haven’t given something to another who needs it, or even one who can’t repay it. If one has something, and can donate a small percentage, like tithing (which is usually spoken of as 10% of a person’s income), it actually feels amazing to give it. All the religions speak of this, because there is something to it.
For years when my oldest daughter was very young, we would choose a charity a month, and we’d discuss why we liked helping that group and donate a few dollars to them. It was usually animal rights and human rights groups, or sometimes those about farming and organics. We always looked forward to that day each month when we’d sit to choose, and were immensely happy to write a check and mail it. WE, the givers, LOVED it. We got a lot out of it.
Now, I’m discussing a few things here, but it’s really big news for the giver. You heard me, I’m talking about why it’s important for the GIVER to give. Giving in general, implies that one has so much, an abundance, or extra–TO give. So, when a person makes an intention TO give, the universe will automatically line up with ways to expand this person’s income to allow them to have enough for the self, plus enough to give. The giver feels amazingly great, because of this fact, but also because they sometimes see the changes happening and the positive momentum that comes along with it. The giver realized that it feels so good, they will continue to do it, and make it “stick”. And, the giver’s innate ability to draw more abundance to themselves also expands…(unless they are looking at a lack of money).
Doesn’t it feel like a gift you give yourself when you are donating or giving to others?
I love that there are lots of people that do give and gift to others often and continue to do it with the generosity of saints. I thank God there are some without judgment that enjoy helping no matter what the conditions are. But I especially wish that the people with the worst of problems in a society, be allowed a chance to be safe and even get to a place where they can bring themselves up, with some help. How we treat the homeless, the sick, the elderly, and the animals are an indication of where we are “at” in society. They all need some assistance, and if you are inspired to do some of your own giving, do so here.
Please consider tithing any portion of your own income, (such as a recurring monthly donation) a love offering that will help you as much as the receivers, to this uplifting non-profit, www.landforthehomeless.org, as they are trying to secure a piece of land and the supplies needed for a supportive camp environment so that 120 people can make it through the next winter. There will also be a Tent Drive/Sleeping Bag Drive coming up in the next few months.
I am offering a host of new classes, from Reiki sessions and Intuitive Healing sessions, LOA basics classes (4 week series), LOA Wealth Coaching, and Expanding Intuition. And, yes, I still tithe, to L4H and a few others.
Much love and many blessings from Jen C., the LOA Life Coach. You can see my new class offerings at The Reiki Way Learning Center in Brick, NJ.