Several years ago I began to pray sincerely about the issue of tithing.
To give a tenth of my montly income would mean I could not meet my basic bills, so I came up with a solution.
I began with a percentage I could sensibly manage, and every year I joyfully increase that percentage by a sustainable increment.
My “Day of Increase” has become a special occasion which I celebrate with Divine Mother.
I offer flowers, sing, and give thanks to Her strength and the wisdom of making small, sustainable steps.
Blessings to you,
It is more blessed to give than to receive
January 7, 2013
It’s interesting to note that during this past year that we have been in a recession, tithing has remained strong! Those of you who are in tune with the spirit of tithing already intuitively know the secret of making your way through difficult financial times. By giving back to the source of our inspiration, God takes care of us.
I recently sent a calendar for 2012 based on the sayings in Swami’s book, Secrets of Prosperity.
The photographs were taken by my wife Barbara at the Crystal Hermitage at Ananda Village. This calendar is our way of saying “thank you” for your generosity over this past year.
Jesus stated, “It is more blessed to give than to receive”—more blessed, because more blissful. Giving wins happiness for the giver. If you really want fulfillment for yourself, if you really want to “look out for number one” in the best way, include in your own good the welfare of others.
“The ability, then, to earn money, like all other talents, should be offered in service—upward to God, and outward to God in one’s fellowman. Remember, this advice is for one’s own fulfillment. Don’t imagine that you deprive yourself when you identify yourself with a greater reality. You’ll find that, on the contrary, service to any high ideal ensures you the greatest possible happiness.” – Swami Kriyananda, Money Magnetism
Give your life to God during this season of new awakenings. If you are still working on developing your faith, give back to God. Work towards making your gift unconditional. Whatever you give to God, he will give back to you abundantly.
May the spirit of the Master’s bless you always!
For Ananda’s “Thank You, God” Tithing