Throughout all your holy writings, it speaks of the value of giving. For it is an acknowledgment that one has received. One cannot give without having received and one cannot receive without giving. The gift is not given out of need nor should it be given out of self-aggrandizement. The gift allows the necessary flow of creation to sustain itself.
Everything receives, and everything gives.
This cycle of giving and receiving is quite evident in nature. Even your mighty sun must have the gift of the gaseous fuels to fire its brilliant spirit. The animal lays down its life that you might live. The roots deep in the earth bring nutrients to the leaves in the spring. And in the fall lay themselves down upon the ground to be re-incorporated again.
We have spoken in the past about how humanity has forgotten its participation and its need to give back to the earth that which it has received. Now to do so creates a stagnant pool of nonpotable water for both the body and the soul. You are not generous when you give, you are responsible. You are fulfilling your commitment to be a participant in the ever supportive cycle of existence.