Charity is important for leading a healthy, happy life. I have always known this, but the last time I gave to a charity was over a year and a half ago. Is it any surprise that the worst financial time in my life was the year following my not giving to charity? Charity does something to us. It tells us that we will be okay, and it signals to our subconscious and the universe at large that we are giving with our gifts, so the subconscious and universe conspire to give us more with which to give.
The tithe is an idea that, for all intents and purposes, sounds nuts. It is a gift to an organization from your pocket that says “thank you for the service”. It is often hailed as a way to increase a person’s wealth. What? It used to be reserved for churches, but I believe the term can also apply to other places that serve the people on a daily basis. Public libraries, schools, parks, any place that makes the gifts of life available to any who come seeking is a deserving organization. So why would regular tithing increase your wealth?
What Charity Does To You
Charity does something to you. It brings you more peace of mind. You know you’ve given your share back to the community when you can see the money going from you to them. But it does something else. Something inside you. It forces events and meetings into motion that have been waiting for you to be open to them. In a few days, I’ve gone from feeling stuck and listless to being energized. I feel better. I eat better. I even clean up after myself more. It could all just be coincidence, but I do not believe that it is.
It’s certainly not the change in diet, as the change to more energetic happened before the effects of the new diet could have shown through. It couldn’t be the new exercise routine, as I’ve only been to the gym to do that once so far. The difference is completely internal. A peace of mind about my finances like I’ve never known so strongly is within me, even without any real steady paying job lined up. But guess what. I have faith that I’ll have a much better job, or way to make money before long, and I’ll be making more than triple what I did at that place that was making me feel stuck.
The Best Part The best part about all this isn’t the new-found energy. It’s the fact that I know it’s a repeatable experience. I could get stuck again, and make a large gift to charity, and I’ll feel good about where I’m going. I know that I can prevent myself from getting stuck again in the first place by tithing regularly. And best of all, I know that I’ll never work for less than I’m worth again.