The Molecular Relationship, Chapter 33
RIGHT USE OF MONEY
Just as sex is an energy, so is money. All energies by themselves are neither good or evil, but are neutral. Their direction determines their effect. Money obviously can be used for either good or evil and, again, if it is used only for the separative selfish self, it is relatively evil; if it is used with purpose toward union, then it is good.
This does not mean that all the pleasures of the lower self are to always be sacrificed in the realms of money, power and sex. The point is that it is important that the personality self be satisfied and happy; however, in its separative condition, it does not know how to fulfill itself. Only the Higher Self, or the Soul, knows how to bring complete fulfillment to the lower. This is another principle to ponder. The higher knows how to fulfill the lower, but the lower is generally ignorant of the higher and knows not how to fulfill itself.
When we consecrate our energies toward Soul Purpose, personality fulfillment is not sacrificed but enhanced, for the higher has power to fulfill the lower. When the Soul is in control, we have much more enjoyment from all the energies of money, power and sex.
When we covenant to channel our money toward union, we are virtually promising to direct it to fulfill the purpose of God. The main purpose that needs to be fulfilled at this point in history is the creation of the Molecular Order, or the physical manifestation of the Kingdom of God on the earth.
Does this mean that we must cease making our house payments and other necessities, entertainment, etc. and give all of our money toward the kingdom of God? No.
These expenses may be necessary if we are to be able servants to do the work. We are meant to have abundance; therefore, the money we spend on necessities should be with the attitude of making us better vessels to fulfill Purpose rather than for the fulfillment of the lower self.
We need to stay emotionally and mentally healthy if we are to be good servants for humanity; therefore it is recognized that a certain amount must sometimes be spent on what may appear to be frivolous. Unfortunately, some will read these words and take them to the extreme. This is why Soul contact is important, for the Soul will always guide us in the correct use of energy, and it will be a little different for each person.
If Molecular members are to give of their surplus funds to a benevolent cause, after their necessities are purchased, most may give next to nothing. Thus, it is important that we establish a general rule here. People in ancient times paid a tithing, or ten percent of their income, to finance spiritual matters. There is an interesting scripture on this in the Bible where the Lord is rebuking Israel for forgetting to pay their tithes:
7Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? 8Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 9Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 10Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
11And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. 12And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts. [Malachi 3:7-12]
The God that created us has given us all that we have, and to create the power of union that we need, He expects us to contribute 10% of our money energy directly toward the purpose of the Union of Souls. If we do not do this, He tells us that we "rob" Him. He tells us to prove his Word. If we do make the contribution, He will pour more blessings on us than we have room to receive, and He will help us financially by rebuking "the devourer". The devourer is the negative energy which destroys our financial well being. Thus, the promise is that we will always have enough for our needs if we follow the principle of tithing.
Remember, we said the higher has power to fulfill the lower. When we dedicate ten percent toward Soul purpose, then the power of the Soul is brought forth to insure that you will always have increase, for the Soul then has an interest in your financial well-being.
Just like your banker wants you to succeed when he has an interest in your business, so will your Soul direct you toward financial independence and prosperity if we dedicate ten percent toward Its purpose.
The Molecular member should make it a goal to contribute ten percent of his income after taxes toward that which he perceives as furthering the Purpose of God. This will be money which is directed toward an evolutionary cause and not directly toward himself or his family.
It must be recognized that for some it may be impossible to pay a full ten percent when they first commit themselves. It may seem that in most cases at the end of the month people need an extra ten percent just to break even rather than to give ten percent and then be even. This is not a black and white demand. Nevertheless, if we examine our budget and priorities most people can find a way to give a full tithe. If we understand the principle of tithing as taught in the Bible we would be happy to pay the ten per cent. Through the eyes of the Higher Self sacrifice is impossible. To give and to receive are one. Therefore when we give money to a group cause we are only giving to ourselves in a more profound way than any personal benefit we would get from the money.
One committed to the soul will sense from the Higher Self that he is expected to give what he can to help create the kingdom of God whether that amount be one percent, ten, or twenty. A successful Molecule must be composed of people who have totally dedicated themselves to creating group life.
The cause we have espoused is much greater than the present churches. The commitment we are making is more serious, and each dollar we spend will have hundreds of times the positive effect as their dollars. Cannot we therefore gather together a resolve within ourselves to contribute at least as much as an average religious person who generally has much less understanding than ourselves?
In initiating great change, there is great opportunity to pay off past negative karma and attain some surplus on the positive side. If we cannot be as faithful to the highest we perceive as the emotionally polarized person in an orthodox religion, then what hope of glory do we have?
If we see the vision of the tithe, and how it can benefit ourselves and the work, we will find a way to pay it. Nevertheless, some will have difficulty in paying a full tithe when they first make the commitment. If they do then they should seek to serve the work by some donation of their time to an evolutionary cause.
The gift of giving is as important to the giver as it is to the
Molecule. We should remember that money is energy and when we are giving money we are giving some of our energy to the group life. This will help make the individual feel a part of the larger life. If there is no giving of energy to the higher life then our energy will fall back upon ourselves.
All our concerns will be upon the needs of the lower self and we shall die to the reality of the higher life.
Question: OK, I'm willing to do my share. Where shall I send it or what shall I do?
Answer: At present we have no organization set up to handle donations and it may be a while before this occurs, but
that should not stop anyone from applying the principle of giving.
In fact, some are already giving of their time which is just as valid as giving of money. Rick gives quite a bit of time in managing the list. Mark and several others are donating time as historians. Glenys has spent money and given time to creating a Synthesis Group. Lorraine works as an interviewer for us. Anni has
run ads. Then we can't forget Samu for keeping up the archives. All these things are a good start in the higher dedication of the money/time energy. Keep in mind that money and time are very closely related because time is used to create money and money can buy time.
If one is able to give money to a higher cause here is the principle he should follow. He should pick the highest good that he understands and give money in that direction.
This principle will mean different things to different people.
Some may have a desire to help the poor. If I saw this as a highest good I would just give directly to the needy rather than to some organization that takes a giant cut for administration.
Others may see the curing of disease as a highest good. For them a donation of a tithe to some research may bring much more fruit than a regular religious contribution.
Others (such as some on this list) may see the building of the Kingdom of God as the highest conceivable good and as much more important than supporting charities, because when it is brought in many of the purposes of the charities will be automatically fulfilled.
Let me give you here what I believe to be the next major step that must be accomplished as far as our group is concerned.
The key to our success will be the distribution of the book, The Immortal. So far, we have just scratched the surface for as a self publisher I do not have the distribution outlets as a large publisher does. We are making inroads, but the progress is slow, largely because of a lack of time on my part to concentrate on it.
The largest advantage of higher distribution will be the eventual freeing of my hands so I can dedicate my full time to the work and eventually travel and give seminars. I will also be able to speedily write the next ten volumes of the Immortal. I get a constant stream of requests to finish Book III, but at present1 my soul guides me to spend my small amount of free time in working with my friends on this list.
Whenever I am tired and feel like going to bed and not writing anything I sense an inner voice coming to me saying, "feed my sheep." This is a real presence I feel and I perceive that I must honor it and so I write.
When I start, the words always come and when they come I then feel additional strength.
When the writing is done I realize that I am also one of the sheep who is being fed by the process.
Since we do not yet have a non profit organization here is what you can do if you are seeing as I do.
You can donate your time by getting free copies of Book One from us and distributing them to various waiting rooms where someone may pick them up, or mailing them to friends. We will send you all the Book One's you want free of charge as long as you distribute them. For about every 4-6 you wisely pass out one will buy the whole book.
You can buy copies of the red book containing volumes one and two and give them away to friends, libraries or book store owners.
We also need someone to call bookstores during business hours. If any of you have free time during the day and are willing to do some long distance calling in the United States we can supply you with a calling script and all the bookstores you are willing to call.
If a person realizes the principle of giving, yet does not see the same vision as some of us on the list who see the importance of the Molecular Order, there are many other ways to give. If one picks the highest good that he can see and supports it with his means as well as his words, he will indeed receive back more than he has means to understand.
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