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Tithing: How and Where to do it to Activate the Law of Ten-Fold Return

Aug 17, 2007
When our giving is out of balance, we can be stripped of a healthy sense of reciprocity and honoring boundaries. If you are giving too much then it can absolutely create a negative attractor pattern. When our giving leaves us feeling used, taken advantage of, and even abused, we must take a step back to re-assess our 'giving intentions.'

If our giving is coming from a place of healthy generosity with no strings attached, then we are in alignment with healthy tithing.

However, if our giving intention is from a place of obligation, guilt, shame, a need to control, a need to make restitution for a wrong-doing, or a need to feel or be acknowledged as a certain 'type' of person; a need to be thought of as generous, powerful, or successful, for example, then this intention is out-of-balance and therefore our giving is out of balance.

Over-giving comes from a co-dependent need to be validated and cherished, which is always inspired by a lack of self-confidence and an inability to be our own source of happiness.

When we give to make up for our 'inadequacy', we will never be able to give enough to fill the void we feel inside.

The solution is the same as it is for any other ill-belief - to work towards pure self-confidence; to work towards fully embracing an absolute certainty of your unlimitedness; a belief and firm knowingness that you are indeed a Divine Child of God, worthy of all that you desire.

From this place, you'll be inspired to give according to the higher order of life and not from a place of limitation.

Note, there's a difference between a donation and a tithe. The two have different intentions and therefore different attractor patterns. When we donate to a cause, we are attached to the outcome. We are saying, "I believe in how this money will be spent and therefore I will give to you." This attachment diminishes the vibration and therefore isn't giving in the pure sense of the intention: to acknowledge God, the big-U (Universe), as the source and supply of all our good.

When we tithe to some source where we feel spiritually nourished, we are not giving in order to receive something in return. We are giving in acknowledgement only of a sense of spiritual fulfillment and a desire to simply honor God (the-All-that-is). We give with the pure intent of not being attached to how the money is used but we give in order to share, to spread the wealth, and to acknowledge the abundant, opulent, all-providing promise of our Divine Inheritance.

Both a donation and a tithe are positive and fabulous ways to share your wealth and increase your prosperity consciousness. However, anytime there is attachment, there are diminished positive returns. Detached tithing alone (from your first fruits) with the only intent being to show God you believe in abundance; to show God you know that the Divine within is your only source and supply, is the only giving/tithing/spiritual act that initiates the Law of Ten-Fold Return.

My suggestion is to keep giving as you feel comfortable, for right now. Then, work towards tithing 10% without attachment to how the money will be used to some source where you feel spiritually fed while continuing to support causes that you believe in with additional funds.

Can't find a place where you feel spiritually fed? Look harder, it may be the little old lady on the corner that smiles everyday when you pass, it may be the author of that 200 word article that changed how you parent your children, or it may be the workshop assistant leader that shared her experience so boldly, or it may be your spiritual center, and it may even be a charitable organization (provided you make a distinction between where I'm spiritually fed and when I want this money to do a certain thing.)

Choose to give anonymously if necessary, in order to give freely without any attachment to the outcome.
Tithing is about giving and sharing from a positive intention place. However, there is a law that has been set in motion for thousands of years now. The Law of Ten-Fold Return works whether we realize it or not on the 10% of our first fruits equation.

The Universe will return to us in the same manner and perspective that we give from.

There's no need to judge anything that you've done up until now as not good enough. However, you may want to look at the fear around giving 10%. If you fear that you won't have enough, then you are keeping yourself in poverty consciousness.

Deal with the fear by expanding your willingness to trust in the Divine; by acknowledging your only source and supply is the big-U, God, the omnipotent Presence that is the sole provider of all things in your life.

Meditate and pray on expanding your ability to accept your inheritance and ask for guidance on how to 'throw open the windows of heaven' by tithing the full 10%.

For anyone who is feeling reticent about tithing 10%, try starting where you are and proceed from there.

When I was a starving actress in college and full of poverty consciousness, I didn't feel like I had any extra money to give. However, I also knew that it felt really bad not to help the people who were worse off than me. I used to keep apples in my purse to give away. This was my way, at the time, of increasing my giving consciousness.

As I look back, I see that I went from apples, to coupons and other food items, to quarters, to dollars, to self-help tapes and books, to giving 10% of my unexpected income, to tithing after my bills were paid, to now tithing from my first fruits, 10% of my net income (which is the optimal goal.) If you are a solo-entrepreneur, it's 10% of your gross income before your personal expenses but after realistic, required business expenses.

If you can make the jump to tithe 10% of your unexpected income, this will be a great eye-opener about the rewards of tithing. Set yourself a goal to give 10% of any monies that you receive from unexpected sources including any unexpected savings that you receive. Keep a log and give 10% of that amount weekly.

Record your thoughts, feelings and observations and try to give more each month until you are truly acknowledging your abundance by giving 10% of your first fruits every month.

Prosperity is your birthright. Accept it and claim it.

Take this for the essence of what it means:

"Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and prove me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of Heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."
- Malachi 3:10
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