Thursday, January 28, 2010

To Give is So Precious

This is my take on why we came down into the world:

Before we were born we were souls enjoying heaven. Heaven was perfect. Everyone was so well taken care of. There were no needy souls. Without need, what could we possibly “give”? In His mercy on our predicament, the Creator sent us down into a physical place, where there is plenty of need & hence, also plenty of opportunities to “give”!

Next time you face human suffering and you wonder why?
Just ask yourself, "What would I expect a place where there are plenty of opportunities to give to look like?"

(Inspired by Rabbi Ashlag)


Our Creator loves to give. He created a whole vast creation just to have the opportunity to give to another. The greatest gift our Creator gives us is to be a part of this amazing opportunity and join Him in His quest to give. This is the way we come close to Him - just like a child imitating his or her parents' ways in the quest to come close to Mommy or Daddy.

Just to make our acts of giving extra special, the Creator made them challenging on varying levels. He gave us the freedom to choose whether we want to be selfish or selfless. On one hand, we can allow fear over the loss of our resources to plague us and close our hearts and hands to this amazing opportunity or we can allow ourselves to be open to that inner intuitive voice that reminds us Who gave us our resources to begin with and feel reassured by his amazing capacity to replenish them. In such happiness, we can celebrate our way towards making such a difference in our lives and in the lives of others by joining our Creator in His favorite activity - giving!

Yes, our Creator so giving that even allows us to do some of His favorite activity for Him.


  1. Quite beautiful... I agree. For me it's like the Creator needed us because he had so much to give (including Love). What more could he do, but create to give. It's a part of life to give and receive. By doing this he created a way of communication between us and him. We give to others indeed doing the Creator's Will and we give to the Creator then receiving from him, vice versa. It's a beautiful circle/cycle. :)

    Shalom Aleichem

  2. This is such an inspiring post...I especially love the part about needing to give. Awesome.

    Welcome to the blogosphere, I hope you enjoy this wonderful journey!

    your friend,

  3. Awesome view. Giving is healing. It may seem crazy to some, but once you open yourself up to giving you'd be surprised how great you feel. It works effectively when we give with an open heart and not to receive anything in return.


  4. To me some of the beauty of this blog is that it guides me to my priorities.