Georgiana Tree West, the founder of Unity Center of Practical Christianity in New York City, wrote the book, Prosperity’s Ten Commandments, that has been used by many a Unity minister over the years to help folks understand our way of seeing and living prosperity principles. I would like to share a paragraph from her discussion of the 4th Prosperity Commandment --Thou shalt let go and let God do it. (I have taken the liberty of updating some of the language. My words are in italics.)
From Spiritual Economics by Eric Butterworth:
“We all live and do business in the world, so it is not easy to maintain a high level of faith. In this time of mass communication, we are all exposed to a steady barrage of doom and gloom from forecasting economists, who use very convincing business statistics and “economic indicators.” We would do well to listen to Paul: ‘Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold, but let God remold your mind from within.’ ( Romans 12:2 Phillips)
From his book, Prosperity, Charles Fillmore gives us thoughts on manifestation:
From Charles Fillmore’s Dynamics for Living:
“It is necessary to let go of old thoughts and conditions after they have served their purpose. One should lay hold of new ideas and create new conditions to meet one’s requirements. We cannot lay hold of new ideas and make the new conditions until we have made room for them by eliminating the old.
n his book, Spiritual Economics, Eric Butterworth gives his views on the subject of tithing:
“Certainly, the practice of tithing is an excellent training process. One may read dozens of testimonials of persons who have gotten themselves on the road to a giving consciousness and who have demonstrated success and prosperity through the disciplined practice of tithing.
The following two stories about giving were told by Charles Fillmore in a talk he gave on March 29, 1929.
Recently I taught a Prosperity Class at SEE in Gaithersburg.
Here is an excerpt from David Owen Ritz, The Keys to the Kingdom:
I found this article on the Unity Worldwide Ministries website Resource Library. I’m not sure who Patsy is; however I like how she expresses this concept!
In one of his earliest writings, Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, wrote this about prosperity:
Realize first of all that prosperity is not wholly a matter of capital or environment but a condition brought about by certain ideas that have been allowed to rule in the consciousness. When these ideas are changed the conditions are changed in spite of environment and all appearances, which must also change to conform to the new ideas.