Support Your ChurchPosted: October 14, 2011
I am writing my monthly check to the Center For Spiritual Living and I pause, wondering if I want to increase the amount. It would be a perfect time to add to my tithe because the economic news is terrible right now and I am determined to believe what I know, not what I see on CNN. I add 25% to the amount I usually donate.
The most important thing we need to remember is that our Science of Mind belief system offers a solution to our own economic woes. We can choose to believe and act as though we know the Truth or we can let fear confuse us. Right now is a great time to remember that the Truth really will set us free.
It is the Truth that spiritual laws are always working. They never go on vacation. The way things work never changes and spiritual laws are inexorable. We must envision, believe and accept greater wealth in order to attract it. Those are the rules and the more consistent we can be in using the rules, the faster we will see an economic turn around in your life.
We must envision instead of yearn, believe instead of whine and accept instead of saying, “It won’t happen here”. We must routinely send the message to the Universe that we are rich and accepting more riches. If you believe that, you must act on that belief. You cannot say, “Thank God I’m rich,” and then squeeze your last dime. You must learn to share your abundance with others so it can come back to you, pressed down and multiplied.
Donating to your own spiritual center is always a good idea. It is a great idea when you are planning to accept more prosperity in your life. What better place to support than the Center where you learn what you need in order to buck the economic tide. What greater place to support than the place that helps you be an actor rather than reactor in financial choices.
Your Center is where you hear that your beliefs and thoughts are contributing to your state of being. The words from your Center are much more important than anything you hear from the neighbors or from the media. You will gain great financial ideas if you read the books in you Center’s bookstore or take classes on prosperity. Check out my book, Science of Mind Skills while you are browsing. It has some simple tips for increasing your prosperity consciousness.
The books you find in your center’s bookstore will help you develop attitudes and beliefs that attract and hold money. They do not deal with typical investment advice but stick to the major ideas in New Thought about the unlimited abundance available from the One Source.
While financial knowledge from economic experts about how to handle your money may help you to be a good steward, it is flat our wrong to accept the grim predictions of “experts” you see on the news.
Of course you want to spend wisely and make sure you put some away for a rainy day. Of course you want to balance the claims of desires and needs and set your priorities. But most of all, you want to stick by the spiritual teaching that is your true ticket to prosperity.
You can begin by accepting that you are already rich. Instead of wondering why Paris Hilton or Bill Gates has more than you do, acknowledge that you are richer than 95% of the people on the planet. That will give you a pathway to counting your blessings.
It’s a good idea to count your blessings often, especially before you write those monthly checks. One of your greatest blessings is the Center you attend and supporting that Center is a definite commitment to keep on learning. Above all, keep attending on Sunday. You’ll be glad you did.
Do I want to increase the amount I give to my Center?