Giving from the Heart


“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you
give of yourself that you truly give.”

-Kahlil Gibran-

Last month we were humbled and touched to find out that someone had made an anonymous $200 donation to one of the charities we support (Elementals of Life) on our behalf. Whoever you are, we want to thank you so much for your contribution and for reminding us all to give from the heart.

When you walk into our tea area or meditation room, you are immediately greeted by huge Shiva Lingam stones. These stones have been used for thousands of years by Tibetan Monks to line their temples. Shiva Lingams give off the energy of peace, oneness, and rebirth.

Before we opened our doors in November of 2008, Elementals of Life approached us about having these Shiva Lingams in our center. We were completely honored to be chosen to hold such sacred stones in our space. It was a gift that has continued to bless our center and clients for over 5 years.

It is a blessing to see these amazing stones that were gifted to us have blessed others so much that they were compelled to give back as well. This got us thinking… This is the magic of giving from the heart. Not just paying it forward because you think you ought to, but paying it forward because your heart urges you to make a difference in some way. When you give from the heart, your blessings continue to live on through the hearts of others and that’s the beauty of the word “blessing”.

This month we ask that you find something that tugs at your heart strings and give back not only as a blessing to another, but as a blessing to yourself. Not only does it feel good to make a difference in someone’s life, but it’s also good karma. When you send blessings from the heart to others, you receive blessings within your life tenfold.

Try lending some of your time at the homeless shelter or your nearest animal shelter. Make a contribution to the disabled veterans or cancer society. Make gift baskets for families in need or donate old instruments to the art program at your neighborhood school. Give something from the heart and love will spread throughout the universe!