What is proper exchange?

I’ve been thinking about what to write next…usually I have no idea but when the Spirit strikes and the spark is lit, I just go with it.  Like right now.  Today I’ve had on my mind, EXCHANGE.  What is proper exchange?  IS there such a thing, if so, why?  When do you know that you’ve done all you could to give back to others that have given to you or is this exchange limitless?

These are really tough questions in today’s society.  With all the charities, non-profits, give-away programs, volunteerism, etc how does one really know why, when, and how much to exchange? So, I’ll be writing a little bit about exchange and your input would be greatly appreciated.  Don’t be bashful…this is just communication! lol

In my viewpoint, when one gives of themselves either of their talent/skill, money, or time to help you accomplish something or to be a better person, don’t you think that the ‘right’ thing to do would be to re-pay that person?  Somehow, someway, some time?

There’s that Pay It Forward gesture that I can bring up as an example.  If everyone really paid it forward, then this would be a different world entirely.  But somewhere along the line, the gesture stops and for different reasons.  Busy with life, forgetfulness, kids, chores, work, lack of morals, etc might be some of the answers.  I’ve noticed with myself lately that I try to look for things to do for other people NOT expecting for the gesture to be returned.  Usually I find I am pleasantly surprised as when I need that whatever us returned to me; it is right there to be had.  It’s just MAGIC how that works!  BUT…AND…

The bible states that ‘God loves a cheerful giver’ in 2 Corinthians 9:6-7.  It is also a natural and spiritual law that when you outflow more than you inflow, you reap abundantly and besides that, it’s holier to outflow, too.  If you are a tither and give a certain percent of your salary or money that you make to your church or favorite group, then do you do so cheerfully and with enthusiasm?  Paul states in Corinthians, “Not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”  Give because you love to give and seeing the results of your giving brings great joy!

Make sure that what or who you give your talent, time or skill to is worthy and will be responsible with what you give.  That just builds RESPECT.  To give to others, say like those on welfare, without expecting any form of exchange, then some kind of criminal is being formed here. It eats at their spirit…their conscience.  And when it happens so much, that conscience is hardened.  Those folks believe they are ENTITLED to a hand-out now even if there is no form of exchange given.  Welfare is suppose to be temporary and for those really needing an extra push when they can’t do it for themselves.  But there should be some exchange involved  in some kind of contract, if only in verbal form.  What about all those free e-books or downloads you get?  Do you ever think about giving an honest review to help that author or illustrator out?  I’m sure it would be greatly appreciated!  And it doesn’t take much time to do either.

Exchange builds trust, earns respect and is a gesture of love.  It is a gift that can be unexpected (like Pay it Forward) or can be something  expected, too.  It really depends upon the circumstances.  To give freely without expectation of return is to live with a “no strings attached’ attitude and can set yourself up for trouble depending upon the person or group you are helping.  See RESPONSIBILITY above.   But it’s nice knowing that with giving comes receiving…sometime, somewhere.

Why put off doing for others, being in right exchange, when you can do so right now?  Is there someone that’s helped you get out of a tight spot at some point in your life?  Is there a group that’s helped you overcome a weakness or helped a family member or friends?  Is there someone you could thank and help by giving something of yourself?  So before time runs out…why not get in some proper exchange?

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Definition of “Exchange.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, May 2018, 7PM, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exchange.



Welding Ourselves Together

‘weld’ -meaning in this case:

  1. 2:  to unite or reunite closely or intimately architecture that weldthe past and the present*

There will be no mincing of words here.
The evil one’s or aberration ‘s sole intention, purpose and plan is to divide and conquer. 
For those that know me intimately, it has been my intention, passion and purpose in this lifetime to bring forth pure religion and true science to weld us together.
This might seem like a mighty big task for one person, but who is to argue with that Force within a being?  I have observed personally a few people in groups do great and mighty things; also those that work alone.  You may know of these people and groups, too. Some are leaders of nations, religions, communities and the like.  Some may be scientists, architects, or mathematicians.  Yet they can be found in the lowliest of positions as well. They, one and all, are indeed filled with a Force to be reckoned with.
I have long neglected that stance of determinism, persistence and fidelity to my cause.  And for this reason, I speak out today due to the times we are living in that you may bend your ear; I hope to incline you toward action.  Positive action producing good effects that are helpful to not only you but others.  I hope to provide you not only information but encouragement to keep on keeping on.
Every day people are waking up to the fact that we need to unite rather than  using death and destruction as an answer to our differences.  It is seen on the television, heard on the news, discussed in social platforms.  We must go into action mode so as to bring victory to the world, to America, to ourselves individually and collectively.  We have many more similarities!  It must start with ourselves.  We must re-turn to Source if not already connected up on a continual and consistent basis.  If we ARE connected up then the time is now!  We must act as our actions speak louder than words.
Are you and I putting into practice the Golden Rule or The Way to Happiness’ precepts (#19 & 20) which basically states:  “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”?  Are we living by example in our thought, word and deed?  If not, then there are solutions and tools to use to get us where we need to be.  There are groups to align yourselves with that will help you and I bring victory to the cause of Freedom.  If we but only knew the precious treasure that lies within each of us, the Divine, Source, Spirit…call it whatever you will, then keeping that image as we look upon others will help us to transform our hearts, minds and souls.  Likewise, it is plain and obvious to see with our physical eyes the negativities in our environment.  This, too, can be changed, altered or transformed by the renewing of our minds.  But it is a call to action!  We must step out of our comfort zone to help others.
I propose that we work together to weld ourselves together in intellect using common sense with simplicity in our political and religious dealings and lives.  It can be done; it must be done for Freedom awaits you, me, America and the world.
Contact me if you’d like more information on what you can do about welding ourselves together at maryrensberry@yahoo.com.  I’d love to hear from you!
(I have devoted another WordPress site for this purpose which includes prose and poetry at: maryrisinger.wordpress.com.)

*”Weld.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 23 Aug. 2017.


I Feel like Blogging…Sometimes

In my opinion, blogging is all about sharing a part of yourself.  If someone can learn something or be helped by your blogging, then it is well worth it to blog.   So, I blog…sometimes. 🙂

I don’t have time to read all the many blogs I’m subscribed to or have voluntarily offered to follow, but I try.  I find that I learn something about the other out there in the world, too.

Communication is so essential in our lives, for it the woof and warp of life itself!  It IS life!  Life survives and thrives by and with and in communication with the other.  There wouldn’t be so many divisions in every area of life if we actually sat down and got in communication, now would there?

And that, that is in communication, is in community….  Oh, how I love the word community.  From that we get communion*.

Have a wonderful rest of the day!  And thanks for allowing me to commune with you.

If you feel that you cannot communicate as you wish to in life, then by all means check out the helpful, free course here.  You’ll be happy you did! 🙂

“Communion.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 21 May 2017.


No Retirement for Me

To work or not to work.  That is the question when one reaches the age of retirement which is usually around the age of 65.  Why it is a question at all should be looked at.

You might want to consider that the body was meant to be busy and industrious.   It was meant to be used with the idea that it will serve us well, if used and not abused.

When one goes away for vacation and is absent from work, or the body lacks work then one finds that illness and a sluggish body results.  This we know essentially already.

Should one consider retirement?  I AM (and there’s those two little words again-I AM) in the prime of my life, doing what I love doing and enjoying the activity and motion and decided there’s no retirement for me.  I’m attracting everything I need and want in this life at this moment so what’s else is there to do but DO IT!

For you-perhaps…but everyone’s has a choice.  🙂

Front cover I AM Spirit

“In seeking the Truth, we discover ourselves…In living the Truth, we define ourselves”. mmr


Good Vibrations

No matter your political or religious affiliations, sending positive thoughts and vibes to others in need around the world and near you is needed.  It works!


You can walk into a room right now and feel the vibrations.  Are they light, positive and cheerful or are they negative leaving you with a heaviness.  No one need to say a word; it is felt.

So, what are you waiting for?!  We CAN do something about the state of our environment right now and it all begins with a decision to put it there.

Much love to you!

Front cover I AM Spirit

“In seeking the Truth, we discover ourselves…In living the Truth, we define ourselves”. mmr