Monday, September 27, 2010

The Law of Giving and Receiving

I think one of the best tools I've encountered this year has been the book written by
Today being Monday we are practicing
"When you give you reveal a spiritual truth that the flow of life never runs dry"
How beautiful and complete is this message? isn't it one of our biggest fears, that there might be a day when it stops, when all that we are attached to might dissipate?
The Truth is we can practice being open to all gifts of the universe, and find creative ways to give
be generous with our affection, attention, appreciation and acceptance.
~Deepak Chopra
In honor of such an amazing truth I am giving away this vintage coin purse necklace
send me your thoughts as a post, and at the end of the week I will raffle all "postee"(s)
You can click on the above link the law of giving and receiving to experience more of Deepak's deep soul felt inspiration
afterall shouldnt generousity
(loving caring accepting one another)
be something we treasure the most?


jackieb said...

You are a loving, caring person and I feel like you were meant to bring these gifts to me at this time in my life.

I will let people know of your giveaway and hope others do too.

hugs, jackie

Anonymous said...

Sweet giving girl.....I know the person you chose will learn and love a lot from your teachings.
I am so proad of you. Mom

Breathing Beside Us said...

Hello my beautiful friend,
You know the happiness that I wish for you.
I love you.

sandra lee said...

We do need to treasure those who lift us up and are accepting of our gifts. What a sweet give away Jane, sweet just like YOU! "Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." Proverbs16:24

Sharon said...

Hey Jane! I've been meaning to tell you that there are some unmounted rubber stamps waiting for your "Art Takes A Village" at Paper Tales. Through a mix-up, I ended up with some extra stamps and the vendor said to pass them along to a stamping friend...don't really have any of those...but then I thought of thank Linda Malcolm of Lost Coast Designs. Plus, when I told her what I was doing...she wanted to make up a packet for you that she'll give me at the next Carson Show....if you're interested. She asked if you'd prefer singles or doubles. Let me know. Carson is in November.

Oh, and you'd might want to check out walking a labyrinth(Grace Cathedral in S.F. is beautiful). Not much of a still person...I prefer "walking meditation". There are also labyrinths around San Diego somewhere...but I'm not that mobile's an interesting thing to do.

And if you don't get my e-mail from this...get it from Michele...actually use the hotmail account(same front part)...I rarely check my g-mail. All the best.

paperbird said...

Jane you are so kind- you have such an amazing beautiful spirit. Thank you for the inspiration you give.

Rita said...

Hello Jane,
I will be posting your giveaway on my side bar, thank you for sharing your thoughts. This is my favorite quote of giving and receiving: "I have come to believe that giving and receiving are really the same. Giving and receiving - not giving and taking". (Joyce Grenfell)
Thank you also for coming to the Chateau de Fleurs, it was nice seen you. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Wanda said...

I always believe that is better to give than to receive. I LOVE to craft basically to give it as a gift. My family and friends alway say to sell them but I feel better to give a piece of me through my craft. I'm very grateful because through my talent I MAKE somebody happy.
Thank you for your blog. I'm a follower and I READ it everyday...
best regards,

Miss Vicky said...

My thoughts.....I just got assigned a student that I get to mentor for the whole year at the Rising Tide Program. His name is MAGIC. He is the handsome one in the red shirt on my blog.

When I met him he did not want me.........I told him I wanted him. He hesitated and then said we could work together.
While walking to our room he told me that I smelled good. I was happy about that.
While getting to know him I asked him what school he went to. I told him tha I used to work at that school when I was 16 years old for the Head Start Program. He asked me was I prettier then????? I said yes I was prettier then. He said "I thought so"

So it is good to know that even though I am no longer pretty, I still smell good! Life is GooD!

geogems said...

Hi Jane,

When you discover a truth---you HAVE to share it with others...and you do that so well. It is all so simple---"lose yourself and you shall find yourself"; give and you shall recieve" are such a real example of the above. Thanks for sharing. geo

Natalie Brindos said...

My beautiful and amazing cousin, you are an inspiration to me...You have helped to start dreaming again, helped empower me, been my friend and a sister to are by far the best choice we had when we asked you to be Dax's Godmother...I have grown so much because of you, learned to let go and let things transpire without having to control everything. You are wise beyond your years and such a blessing to everyone you come into contact with. I love you!!!

Candice McLean said...

Hi Jolee,

Love your post and the idea of giving & receiving. I share the same enthusiasm and adoration for Deepak Chopra's work. It was such a pleasure working with you on the "lucky 13". Love peeking in on you and your blog.


Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Jane,
It's a great book! I remember reading it years ago! I will pull it from the bookshelf and read it again. :) And what a lovely giveaway. Everyone LOVES vintage goodies.... a real treasure. Hope to see you soon... perhaps Glitterfest or hopefully at some other fun event sometime in the near future.

Gloria said...

I am sitting here thinking about what you wrote. If we give it will never stop coming to us. In one way or another. Thats great, I love it. I love growing up and figuring stuff like this out. Lets just accept one another and love each other. Thats all we can really take with us the love we share with our friends and family and strangers. Thanks for the message I get it..Oh that purse looks like a running purse...Love ya G

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

you inspire me in many ways. Thank you for sharing. I loved seeing your art you created from you experience. Go girl! Spread the word!

Melanie said...

Gotta love karma!! Love you... thank you for your friendship.

TUTU Monkey said...

Good Morning....I have been in a bit of a funk myself of myself really helps get me back on track. I hope you have a fabulous day!!

kayellen said...

Hi Jane :)
Your are such a sweet heart.
Blessing to you...

Giveaway is precious!

Hope you are staying cool in this heat wave.

Kay Ellen

Penny said...

Dearest Jane,
I am so, so happy that you are in a better place now. Sedona is a magical place. I miss you. This is truly a 'Pay it forward'. hugs, Penny

Debby - Romancing the Bling said...

My sister love...when I create I feel you connect with me. We share so much passion through love and creativity. My life is fuller because of you. Thank you for being such a kind person and sharing yourself so freely with the world.
I can't wait to see you and Candace during the Thanksgiving holiday. I love you so much my sweet sister! <3


Peeps said...

Hi Jane,

I do think about you often and I hope everything is going well for you. Jane, you are so giving and I will never forget the items you gave me in a time I really needed them. Even though we did not know each other long you were there for me along with Deb. You will always have happiness and a wonderful life because that is who you are.

Miss you,

hummingbird said...

Hi Jane :)
I always enjoy what you have to say, you are a special teacher to us all!
Love your artistic heart! xoxo "MWAA"

Rebecca said...

I am just beginning to understand what all of this really means-with the help of my best friend Tete. We were both talking about losing items when we went camping, only to find items other campers had lost. She was was always happy and felt when she lost something -someone else was happy to find it they way she was happy to find what someone else had lost. On the other hand, I was always sad-I hate to loose anything. This past weekend my mom and I decided to start a new tradition. We would leave something behind each time for someone else to find. It didn't have to be expensive-it could just be a note for the next camper to have a good time. Everyone likes to find a surprise-we decided to leave some wine glasses she never uses anymore. Instead of throwing them away-we left them for someone else to find. It's kinda fun to think about how someone else can get excited too. As I get older I'm discovering more and more that it's not the stuff-it's the people-a hard lesson for me to learn. I'm really trying to learn this one on my own-so God doesn't have to help me learn it-thanks for your post -I know it will inspire others!

natalea said...

I have discovered over the last few years how true this is...I work with political refugees and what I've gained through giving and trying to positively contribute to their lives has created boundless joy for me. "In seeking happiness for others you find it for yourself" is such a true quote! Thanks for sharing!
much happiness to you, xo natalea

Lori said...

Oh Jolee Jolee Jane,
What sheer joy it is to know you & your heart, so beautiful & loving.
Whenever I think of you, I smile.
I love this writing - it puts it perfectly:

When I was alone
In my darkest hour,
My friend came
And lit
A thousand candles.

Love You Sweet Friend.

Maija said...

I want to take this opportunity to say how amazing school teachers are!! They are so generous and loving, caring for our children for a huge part of their lives!! Teachers have a calling to serve others.

Anonymous said...

Love Love Love your site. So inspirational. Will be back again and again.