And here's why. I'm currently reading The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity: A Simple Guide to Unlimited Abundance and it's screwing with my head space -- in a good way. I thought I really understood these principles… not the case. Truthfully, I've known about them, but chose to practice them according to my own guidelines and mostly when it was convenient.
First Law, Tithing; giving back to God (Source) one tenth of everything you receive.
Secretly I asked: Really? One tenth? Gross or net? Is it negotiable? Author, Edwene Gaines gives you the skinny on what & why. She says, "tithing is the prosperity principle that brings up the most resistance in people, a resistance that comes from a fear that there will not be enough to go around." Hence the challenge, because the lesson we need to learn is that we live in a lavish and abundant world, where all our wants and needs will always be provided for "- if we're to make the journey to prosperity.
If you choose to do it, there will be days when it's easy and days when it'll be hard. The hard days are where the most growth happens. As with any other success formula, you have to follow it all the way to get the promised results. With current economic pressures you may think this is not the time to start tithing, but maybe that's exactly why it is time.
Thanks to Lisa Sasevich for sending me this book and heartfelt gratitude to Edwene Gaines for writing it. It's been a gift I needed without knowing I needed it. It's encouraged me to reexamine beliefs and habits I'd fallen into. Each day since receiving The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity there's been new insight and deeper understanding, unexpected surprises and the occasional test to see if I'm really committed.
Do yourself a favor and get a hold of this book. Do yourself an even bigger favor and put the Laws into practice.
If it scares you, JUMP IN!
Jump into your life!
Btw, in the past, even when I thought I was tithing I made up my own rules about what could qualify: like pro bono work, volunteer hours, charitable donations of goods. Not the case… grab the book for your own clarity.