We are probably all familiar with the quote “Give and to you it shall be given.” It’s probably most commonly thought that giving physical and monetary things would be the fulfillment of this statement. However, I also have a new understanding of the depth of this statement that came from reading the Master Key System Haanel wrote. It says ” A person will eventually get exactly what he gives, but he will have to give it first.” That’s a curious statement if we’re thinking of physical things isn’t it? How can you give something you don’t have?

Here’s what it says we need to give: “The giving is a mental process, because thoughts are causes and conditions are effects; therefore in giving thoughts of courage,faith, inspiration, health or help of any kind we are setting causes in motion which will bring about their effect.” Well, that’s a lot easier to give isn’t it? We can give the right thoughts, and those will cause us to be given the things we are giving the right thoughts about! What if it doesn’t work? It will, every time. If it doesn’t, you’ve probably been thinking thoughts of fear or disbelief instead of faith. Then it’s still working, because it works for whatever you’re thinking about, whether its what you want or don’t want.

I’m thankful that because I’ve been training myself to be aware of what I’m thinking and can catch myself if I’m thinking about anything I don’t want….before it manifests. Saying “Cancel” comes in handy in those times of awareness. There are many more times of awareness of thinking about what I want, and in those times it’s very empowering to say “YESSSSSSSS!” to that. Saying it out loud with the extended s sound gives it a great feeling and helps even more for creation of that which you are thinking about.