Why Charity is Essential in the Pursuit of Prosperity
?There is more than enough? — Anonymous
In this article, I will explain why I believe Charity is absolutely and totally essential if we ever want to be truly prosperous. Please bear in mind that Charity is more about the ACT and PROCESS of giving, not the thing given. Charity can also be the giving of your Time, the giving of a Compliment, and so on. However, since my blog is centrally focused on Spirituality as applied to Financial Freedom, I will be focusing on charity the giving of Money.
The spiritual law I think of most when thinking about Charity is the ?Law of Circulation?. Dr. Ernest Holmes writes that “When the law of circulation is retarded, stagnation results. It is only when we allow the Divine current to flow through us, in and out, we really express life. The law of giving and receiving is definite.”(1)
The Clearest example I can offer to explain what Dr. Holmes means is that of water in the ocean. Water in the ocean is in constant flowing in the form of the multitude of oceanic currents. If a pocket of the ocean suddenly decided not to flow any longer, it?s source current would continue trying to flow into that pocket. Since the pocket won?t flow anymore, the currents will no longer be able to enter that space, and will alter their flow AROUND that pocket. Such is the same with money.
The reason this is so, goes back to the Law of Attraction. The most often cited reason for not giving of Money to a worthwhile charity is ?I need money for my family. Money doesn?t grow on trees, ya know.? This line of thinking, in keeping with the Law of Attraction, ensures that there will be a limited supply of money, as the currents of the flow of money will flow AROUND that pocket of stagnated money, and stagnated thought.
Since I am on the subject of money flow, I?ll tell a little bit now on the practical reason of Why Charity is Essential in the Pursuit of Prosperity. There is a belief in New Thought that ?There is more than enough?. This means that there is such think as lack when it comes to Supply. It is a known fact that there is a certain amount of actual printed money in the entire world. What a lot of beginners fail to realize though, is that if we keep the money in circulation, then there will always be more than enough for everyone to have what they want and need in life.
As an example, a person receives their paycheck of $1000. If they tithe from their paycheck, then $100 is given to a charity/church of their choosing. This is circulating their money.
As another example, a person receives their paycheck of $1000, and puts 10% into an interest-bearing savings account, which is also $100. This money is ALSO circulated, because the banks use this money as their lending capital, which allows this money to be put to use in someone else?s life.
A third and final example. A person receives a sum of money, $1000 for uniformity across the examples. This person puts the $1000 into a safe and locks it away for ?a rainy day?. This money is NOT circulated, because while it is sitting there, no use can come of it right then.
If we have a community of 1,000 people, and the total sum of money in this entire town is $10,000, there will still be enough money for everyone in the entire town IF, and only IF, the money is kept in proper circulation, and the thoughts behind that circulation are of Giving, and not of Lacking.
(1)Holmes, Ernest S., ?The Science of Mind? , Tarcher/Penguin, 1997, p. 440
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