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Giving free from expectation of "Thank you," recognition, or appreciation, sets in motion the Law of Circulation in a particular way. It is as if it opens up a flow of receiving that has no obligationsattached. Eric Butterworth wrote, "A committed giver is an incurably happy person.... a secure person, a satisfied person and a prosperous person." Over time I think I may have figured out why this is so from something Ernest Holmes taught about the nature of Love. He called Love "the self-givingness of the Spirit." In other words, giving is God's Nature, and when I am giving, I'm duplicating that nature in my activity, and when I am not, it is as if I'm going against my own nature, and that's when it gets all blocked up and stagnant.

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