"The spirit ever radiates upward. Therefore, giving is a most natural expression. One of the causes of difficulty in the world of form is that Man has tried to live in reverse of that and has made getting as much as he can his goal. This attitude is the very core of his troubles. The enduring qualities within the spirit, which gives meaning to life, are the qualities which act in an outward flow of love and good will to all. When one gives from the heart one is in tune with the heart of God. The form this gift takes is of little importance for it is the desire to give that is the spirit's gift."
- Fifth Teacher, GIVING AND THE GIFT, Given to Rev. Penny Donovan, May 26, 2000. Copyright © 2000 Springwell Metaphysical Studies. All rights reserved.