One of the foundational teachings in Sacred Abundance is the spiritual practice of tithing. Tithing is giving 10% of all financial income to the person or organization where one is spiritually blessed. The key about a tithe is that it is to be the FIRST check written, before any other bills are paid so that we are sending a message that God is first.
As I teach this practice I inevitably have people tell me that they like the idea of tithing and as a principle it makes sense but they “can’t afford” to tithe. Someone says, for example, “I make $2,000 a month and my monthly expenses are $1,950. If I tithe $200, then I will only have $1,800 and that isn’t enough to meet my expenses.”
Well, the thing about tithing is that it is an action that brings us to a whole new level of consciousness and reality where we are not bound by the limitation of facts and figures but we are residing in the limitless realm of God’s flow. When we tithe, we send a clear message that God is the source and that source has no limit.
The message is so clear that the universe has no choice but to bring that message back as reality. In the situation above, the $2,000 of income, saddled with the fear and lack consciousness springing forth from the decision not to tithe, is limited and will always be “just enough”. The $1,800, however, imbued with the energy that God is the source and there is more than enough, will increase exponentially and great abundance will be realized.
I will admit that I am still growing in my spiritual journey and there are times when, even though I know the truth about God’s limitless supply, I can have thoughts of lack or doubt. Yesterday was one of those situations when I sat down to update our finances and write my tithe check. I looked at the figures and realized that we were in a place of just covering upcoming expenses and the tithe check I was about to write was going to change that so that the amount in the bank was less than the expenses.
I looked at those numbers for a moment and briefly put my pen and checkbook down. I took a deep breath and prayed a rather irreverent, “OK, GOD, you better step it up and come through on this one” prayer. I wrote that tithe check. When I got back from sending the check off and went to the mailbox there was a refund check from our homeowner’s insurance that was just a few dollars short of 10 times the tithe check I had just written. Not only are all of our expenses met, we now have access to enjoy a special treat this weekend.
The truth is, it ALWAYS WORKS! You’ve just gotta work it!