There is a basic principle of the Universe, perhaps the most important one, which many spiritual paths and most religions understand, adhere to, honor and practice. It is a principle that demonstrates a power often untapped within each of us, a fairness to life that is often denied, and a generosity that can only come from an infinitely abundant Universe. This principle is that of giving and receiving, which are actually simultaneous events, ultimately indistinguishable from one another. If these seemingly separate actions are really two sides of the same coin, why shouldn’t we use one word? We believe that summarizing this principle as Giceiving exemplifies its unified nature.
Giceiving is NOT giving to get. The difference between receiving and getting can be clearly demonstrated. When we receive, we experience no time lapse or gap after we have given. Even as our words leave our lips or the gift leaves our hand, the receiving is already there. At its highest level, this receiving does not take form as it does not come from outside but from within us. It is a feeling of joy, of peace, or—as with the giving of forgiveness—an unburdening, a release. It is a happiness that completes and fulfills us because we KNOW we have MORE by the giving. But it doesn’t stop there. As it trickles down to the material level, it manifests as forms that fill our perceived needs. Often the connection between the giving and the receiving may not be recognized, leaving us ignorant as to the blessing this powerful tool has brought to us.
The purpose of Giceiving Magazine is to demonstrate the existence of this principle; to validate its power to heal lives; and to learn by example how to apply it in order that we may experience its beneficence. Acknowledging that we have been provided with a way that assures our fulfillment, our goal is nothing less than to help all of us bring this principle to light so that we may use it for the healing of the world!