WHAT DO I REALLY BELIEVE?
It isn’t always easy to identify hidden beliefs. They’re hidden, right? But there is a basic metaphysical principle that states, “A thought plus a feeling equals a result.” Our thoughts and our feelings are both creators and reflections of our beliefs, and it is our beliefs that create our lives. If you approach that concept backwards, then you realize you can determine what you really believe by examining what your life looks like.
It’s a little bit of an oversimplification, but a powerful tool for the person who is available for true spiritual depth. If you are ready for a deep inward journey, then get centered, get honest, and ask yourself what you really think about tithing. If you tell me what you think and feel about tithing, I’ll tell you what you really believe about God. It’s a bold assertion, I know. But try it out in the privacy of your own heart and just see what comes up.
For some people, the first thing that rises to the surface is a story. Sometimes the story is about a fixed income, or overwhelming debt. For other people, there is a feeling of trepidation, uncertainty, or out and out fear! I’ve met people who believe they have to hold their money in their hands and “love on it” or “put energy into it” before they put it in the offering plate. I frequently encounter people who have questions about whether a tithe is on their net or their gross. All of these are indications of a belief in lack. All of these are ways of saying God is limited.
“Wait a minute,” I hear you saying. “Is this some New Thought guilt trip?” No.
Once a year your church ministry invites you to explore and expand your ability to receive. This is an invitation to get very honest with yourself and what you really, truly believe in the depths of your secret heart. By shining the light of Truth into the dark recesses of your consciousness and exposing your deepest, often hidden, limiting beliefs you can move from where you are to where you want to be.
Abundance is your divine birthright. Claim it! Raylene Ewing, RScP
To listen to Rev. David’s talk, click here: 11.10.13 How Good Can You Stand It