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Tithing Corner

Tithe Corner - Words from Charles September/October 2013

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.

Living in Gratitude

“Recent research tells each one of us that there is a whole chemical shift that happens in our bodies when we decide — and then determine — to live from gratitude. It makes our immune system much more potent. It makes us able to keep ourselves in a healthy state, no matter what we’re around; it is almost as if a bubble of protection is around us. It is not something we can manufacture by pretending, but it is something we can create by entering into a field of gratitude.

Tithing: Letting go and Letting God do it

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.) 

Tithe Corner: Words from Charles Fillmore in his book Prosperity - November 2012

"Another blessing that follows the practice of tithing is the continual "letting go" of what one receives, which keeps one's mind open tithe good and free from covetousness. Making on occasional large gift and then permitting a lapse of time before another is made will not give this lasting benefit, for one's mind channel may in the meantime become clogged with material thoughts of fear, lack or selfishness. When a person tithes he is giving continuously, so that no spirit of grasping, no fear, and no thought of limitations gets a hold on him.