I have come across a disturbing trend of late and when I compared against the teachings and facts of the LOA I was recommitted to staying as positive and outreaching as possible.
The trend I got a glimpse into was one of not helping others because "their struggles are their own." That is true for all of us. All of us encounter challenges and opportunities for growth. Who among us has not appreciated a helping hand during those times? To not reach out a hand to those who are struggling, whether it is with intangible support such as encouragement, a smile, or a compliment; or a tangible support of offering a hand, assisting with a task, taking a moment to teach these amazing laws that guide us through an email or over a cup of tea.
When exactly did helping people become "disturbing their karma?" We are told that the Universe is limitless, will it be less limitless if we are generous of our time and money to assist those in need? Will it be less limitless if we teach, not just by word but by example the laws that we believe in? Will it be less limitless if we move beyond lip service about abundance into being an abundant resource for others?
I saw a man that I went to school with who committed everything to getting his education. He slept in his car, and ate one meal a day, because that was the best that he could do. Even though he had little faith in humanity or in the Universe, he kept slogging forward. Every day I watched several "LOA people" walk by him, judging him on his lack of abundance and relegating him to the "he attracted this so he can just get himself out of it mindset." I was one of them. One day it occurred to me that I have abundance, more than enough to share. A small room that would work well for a place to sleep and study. The Universe and the LOA could and did work through me to bring abundance into this man's life. He went on to graduate in the top ten of his class. Looking at him now, you would never know of his struggles to find his way into abundance and joy. He is an exceptional EMT and has saved many lives.
Still there are times when I have a cup of tea and wonder, what if I had chosen to not BE abundant, would his path taken a different direction? If I just deal with the knowledge that we are interconnected and we ripple in each others lives in the abstract instead of the here and now, instead of in the people around me; am I truly practicing the LOA? Am I truly being abundant? Am I sharing the LIMITLESS bounty of the Universe? Are you? Do you really practice the LOA in every area of your life and in every relationship or do you judge who is worthy?
Today, let me be less resistant to the idea that abundance for all, really does mean for all and that I play a part in making that manifest!