Dr. Emma Smiley wrote in Bread of Life, “Mystic Nourishment is obtained from every word, from every feeling and act that adds to our joy of living; that heals our bodies and frees us from fear. Men may learn the joy of living and be mystically nourished through tithing.”
When you buy food from and consume it, you realize whether or not it is of value by the nourishment the food gives your body.
There is only one way to prove to yourself the value of anything and that is through using it. If something you do adds to your enjoyment of life, then it is of value to you, and to humanity. If it lessens life, then it has no real value.
Emma Smiley believed that tithing is the answer to spiritually feeding humanity. There is plenty of religiosity, but that has never solved anything in the world and has often added to the lack of peace, life, and abundance. Spirituality is what the world needs and it comes through people learning and becoming attuned to God. Tithing has a mystical quality that is required.
You do not buy food for your body in order for it to prosper, but to make it strong and healthy, and to give it energy so you may accomplish things that are important to you. By the same token, you do not tithe so that you may prosper, but to feed and nourish your consciousness. You do so because it makes you aware of the Presence of God, and so you may know the great Truth on which all true prosperity is based: God is Adequate to provide all that you need, whether little or much.
In giving thought to tithing, you are wise to ask if you believe God to be wholly able to provide for you. If you don’t believe He is, it doesn’t mean something is wrong with the principle of tithing, but with your perception of God, especially as a wise, loving and most beneficent provider. Change your concept of God and you will be amazed at the change in your consciousness and subsequently in your life and affairs.
Tithing is one of the best ways to connect with the Source. It makes the divine connection between God and your finances through your consciousness. Tithing is not just working with the law of giving and receiving, it is proving that you really do believe that God is more than sufficient to provide for you. This is the true Mystic Nourishment that feeds your soul. – Lovingly, Rev. John – (Adapted from my book: *The Secret of Multiplied Money.)
The Magic Box (Your Consciousness) – Part Four
(Continued from the May e-Newsletter)
Goethe, the German philosopher, said “The highest and most excellent thing in man is formless, and we should guard against giving it shape in anything less than noble dress.” This is another way of saying that we have within ourselves the capacity to receive larger and richer gifts.
Jesus expressed the same thought in this statement: “Whatsoever [all things] you shall bind on earth, shall be bound in Heaven: and whatsoever [all things] you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven.” Heaven is the invisible realm of God’s ideas. You use these ideas and give them form according to your consciousness and your application of Truth. Do not be discouraged if your demonstrations are delayed. God is always at work and in due time, you will have your demonstration. God’s time is always NOW. When you are really ready, the expanded good you seek will manifest.
Jesus said to seek first the Kingdom of Heaven. The Greek word for Heaven is Ouranos, which means expansion, enlargement, increase, multiplication, pushing-out. You are wise to seek first an enlargement of your consciousness, then all things will be added unto you. In other words, elevate thinking and multiply your prosperity.
Where is the Kingdom of Heaven? It is within you. How does it expand? By recognition and realization. To expand a balloon, you fill it with air; to expand water, you apply heat; to expand a seed, you plant it in the earth; to expand your riches, you employ praise.
Charles Fillmore wrote: “There is an inherent Law of Mind that we increase whatever we PRAISE. The whole of creation responds to praise. You can praise your own ability, and your brain cells will expand and increase in capacity and intelligence when you speak words of encouragement and appreciation to them.” – Adapted from: You, Too, Can Be Prosperous – Robert A. Russell
(Part Five of The Magic Box (Your Consciousness) in next month’s Prosperity e-Newsletter.)
Prosperity Power Affirmations
I no longer strain and strive, I tithe and thrive!
I praise my mind and my ability to prosper expands,
increases, multiplies in amazing ways now!
Read these Letters!
Grateful for Receiving! – I am enclosing my tithe. I am grateful for receiving quite a sum of money recently as a result of an insurance claim. Also, I sold a few items that were no longer needed. I love to share my tithe with your wonderful ministry. Thank you! – F. M. in Minnesota
Love Works Wonders! – Thanks so much for your letter. You are right. Love is the most important thing. I thank God often for the tremendous amount of love that fills my life. My car died and when I took it to a mechanic, he said that the parts would have to be ordered, which might take a while. However, I was guided to another mechanic who was able to secure the parts and get my car running again. Since I have been focusing more on love, things have gone much better. My prosperity has increased, too. I am so grateful for your ministry and all the special help you give me. Enclosed, you will find my tithe which I am happy to give in support of your wonderful ministry. – W. G. in Kentucky
Money and Word come! – Enclosed with this letter is my grateful tithe check. I took your suggestions you gave me and am tithing on the money I receive from baby sitting. I also want to thank you for your prayer support. Our money situation is really improving. My husband has secured a new job that pays very well, and we’ve gotten caught up on bills. Thank you! – M. D. in Arizona
Persistence changes a man’s character as carbon changes brittle iron to invincible steel. With persistence you develop a magical quotient of money consciousness and your subconscious mind is at work continuously to get the money you require. – Napoleon Hill
Money is God in manifestation, as freedom from want and limitation, but it must be always kept in circulation and put to right uses. – Florence Scovel Shinn
When you rid yourself of your belief in scarcity, you’ll find you have unlimited opportunities for self-expression, financial abundance, creativity, and happy relationships. Scarcity creates stress, jealousy, and resentment. Abundance creates support and love. Men and women have incredible ability to change their lives. There is no limit – expect that imposed by mistaken belief systems. – Terry Cole Whitaker