In order to grow, we must be willing to receive; otherwise, we invite lack into our experience. Interestingly, when we refuse a gift, we temporarily block the Law of Circulation for ourselves and the other person. The Law never stops working, of course, but we can easily redirect it to go elsewhere.
In order to grow, we must also be willing to give a meaningful portion of what we have away; otherwise, with only an inflow of Good, we invite stagnation into our experience. Giving creates the space for more and greater Good. Knowing that the Universe always conspires for our Good and Its own expansion, we know It rushes in to fill this space tenfold with new manifestations of even greater Abundance.
Therefore, we keep money (and an abundance of all of God’s Good) flowing to us by being a gracious giver and a grateful receiver.
Tithing is the sacred practice of routinely giving money to those sources who feed our spiritual growth. We have many such sources to whom we are immensely grateful who feed our awareness of the Divine and our personal growth in a myriad of ways.
Since I started giving 5-10% of my net income to such sources (and many months it was not easy!), my income has nearly doubled. Many people tithe on their gross income, and I’m planning on increasing my tithe to that and seeing what unfolds!
© Gretchen Kennedy