Happy Saint Nicholas' Day! and no, I don't mean Santa Claus!
Saint Nicholas was an actual human being born in the 4th Century in what is now modern day Turkey. He was renown for his abundant giving to those most in need. A good example sure, but how does this idea of giving apply to us spiritually? The great Charles Fillmore, in his amazing spiritual classic Prosperity comments on the spiritual practice of giving to others:
“See yourself as the steward of God handing out His inexhaustible supplies. In this manner you are setting into action mental and spiritual forces that eventually bring large results into visibility. Be happy in your giving. God loves a cheerful giver because his mind and heart are open to the flow of the pure substance of Being that balances all things.”
Nicholas cultivated this spiritual practice and transformed his spirit into a source of Abundance and Love for everyone he came in contact with. This time of year is known for giving, but we can cultivate this principle year round just like Nicholas did.