In Tools For Living Free #39, entitled “Spiritual Economics”, Which is comprised of excerpts from Talks given by Our Teacher and from The Money Workbook written by Our Teacher, there is part of a paragraph that comes to me inwardly over and over again.
This part reads thus: “And I watch so many people do their funny little stuff with money. ‘There’s not enough; let me hold on. Let me see if I have enough for lunch. If I have enough for dinner.’ Oh, and they’re tight and they’re tight. And they’re contracted. And at the same time they expect God to help them out. But if they’re contracted how can He? You haven’t made yourSelf big enough for the Spirit you are. … So Giving has a lot to do with being big enough to Allow the Spirit inside of you to be because that’s pretty big …”
I was recently buying some sushi and thanks to the Gift of this Tool, I was aware that I was contracted. Up until that time, I realized, I had purchased this same sushi package nearly every Saturday afternoon while I am canvassing the neighborhood near the Home Center as a Loving Service and whenever I did so a part of me tightened up and held on; and I allowed that part – the basic selves – to be in control and I bought the least expensive sushi I could find in the case. For years, I’d look in the case until I found a package that was $8.45 instead of the one that I preferred, which was $12.45. And I’d pick up each package, then put it down, then do the same thing again until I finally took the $8.45 one; and so went this “effort” of sushi shopping from a tight place instead of giving mySelf the spontaneous fun of giving mySelf the more healthful, creatively displayed package that I prefer.
The spontaneity and fun is all part of en-Joying the life the Lord, God has Given me! (Versus creating lack and limitation, which is karma; and for which I am responsible.)
Only, thanks to this Tool, which I’ve read numerous times over the last few months, I Knew this time what “tight” meant when I felt it. I had an instant biofeedback mechanism for poverty consciousness/lack/limitation: my chest felt compressed as if ten pounds of iron were weighing down the skin above my heart.
Before this, I was unconscious in that I chose to identify with my basics; and to go with a fear of “not enough”. This time I had been taking the Everyday Evolution I Class Taught by My Teacher; and, as a result, I was very much aware of my basics and I had distance on them. I Knew the Wealth was within; and that I am Spirit.
Knowing that I am Supplied by Spirit; and that Spiritual Economics is giving to mySelf based upon My Knowing that God and I are One and, thus, in Reality I am boundless. The Giving is Giving mySelf God by being Present, Which is placing my consciousness at God, Which is Abundance Consciousness.
I simply chose to purchase exactly what I preferred to purchase. I consciously did the same thing with another food purchase in this “time period”. I had gone with the habitual pattern of being “tight” with mySelf, using a habitual outer reference point of the “virtue” of saving money. Instead of holding back, I purchased exactly what I preferred to purchase – from “soup to nuts”, every item. I supported mySelf both times by doing Self-Talk: “basics, come present! I need your cooperation and energy to spend [amount of purchase] on food now. Thank you for supporting me in this and continuing to support me in being generous with mySelf no matter what. I love you.”
I’ve done the above regularly since that first time. Most of the time I put the situation into the Light Of The Most High for the Highest Good. “For the Highest Good” is the protection so if the action had been “reckless” perhaps I would have been “stopped” from doing it. But I Knew I was Supplied. It was an Inner Knowing. The more I went with This, practiced This, the more whatever was needed just came in “naturally”. It’s a process of Knowing how Powerful I am; and that it’s God’s money; and that I’m Okay; and Loved by God/Spirit/The Teacher, Which is Loving mySelf.
As needed, I did the Two-Part Release Technique to let go of fear that had come up. Sometimes, I need to ask the Lord, God to give me the direct experience of receiving the money that I do have. I also knew that this was an opportunity to let go of the fear of “not enough”, of this as a pattern.
I also told my basics that I need their cooperation and energy to support me in having enough money and being 100% Supplied by the Lord, God. I also put the situation into the Light of The Most High for the Highest Good and asked the Lord, God for the Highest Good to replace what I had spent now. Nearly every time, it’s already been replaced. When it has not is when I chose away from working with the Light Of The Most High/with the Spirit I am or, because putting my preference into the Light For the Highest Good is the protection, if it’s not replaced that’s for the Highest Good, too. And I may not have any idea what’s going on anyway.
I also from time to time ask my basics to support me in being in Gratitude. Now I am adding, “for the Gift of Initiation Into The Sound Current On The Path Of Soul Transcendence and the magnificent bounty given to me moment-to-moment.”
When I decide to give mySelf an item often the less it costs. There’s no effort. I had been putting off buying a couch for my new apartment (I was running “not enough”) – when I stopped; Co-Created with the Lord, God for the Highest Good having the couch of my dreams now. I went online, put my preference into the Google search box; and in minutes there it was online: the “perfect” couch. It has since been delivered; and I adore it. Moreover, throughout the ordering/delivery process, the company kept taking more and more money off the price. More and more. $65 then another $65.
Boy! Are we Powerful. The Wealth is inside. The key is Giving – inwardly by being Present and outwardly as byproduct, too. That’s the Key.
Even on the “mundane” level of money.
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