We all seek security. Know that security is made up of three factors – Continuity, Stability and Growth! Continuity is the Spiritual factor, Stability is the metaphysical factor and growth is the Physical factor. To be secure we Must have all Three! Any two without the other one leads to insecurity.
I want you to imagine that life is a skipping rope. A skipping rope has the three factors of life within it. Growth is represented by pulling the rope tight an inclining it from leftt to right so it looks like a road going up a hill. Stability is represented by the opposite – fluctuations. If we grab the rope at both ends and wiggle it it looks like waves coming in from the sea. These waves have a high point and a low point. if the waves are tiny it is a calm day. if the waves are big it is a rough day. Where the waves bottom out it is often below zero. Zero is the tipping point for crisis in our lives. So is we are not growing and have big fluctuations we will be dipping in and out of crisis all the rime. If we do have growth then eventually even our lowest points will grow above the crisis point and we will have a form of stability called fluctuations.
The real danger is in lack of continuity. Lack of continuity is basically a break in the skipping rope! A broken skipping rope can’t be played with and has to be knotted together to continue. The lack of continuity is the worse of all crisis’ because most of the rope drops to the ground (zero).
So the formula for success (security) lays in getting continuity, stability and growth going – in that order! Once you have continuity you can focus on the stability. Once you have continuity and stability you can focus on growth and then everything comes together!
Spiritual law works on Continuity. I remember when I first started out I was on a really tight budget. I started “paying myself first” and Gifting to others in token sums (invoking the token)of 10 cents (to others) and 50 cents(to myself) Then one Tuesday I was feeling really grouchy/irritated – nothing seemed to be going right, my returns from gifting had dried up and then I realised that I hadn’t hadn’t paid myself first, nor paid others in the form of gifting, the previous week. So all the returns had stopped. I made a commitment right then and there to return to gifting to myself and others on the coming Thursday (pay day) and all the returns opened up and started coming in again! I didn’t even have to do the giftings to get the past returns, simply commit back to them! This is the importance of the the two forms of gifting in the spiritual world! And the importance of commitment!
Now I talked about two forms of gifting. What are these two forms? Well they are simply gifting to yourself first and gifting to others secondly. What is gifting to yourself? Paying yourself the first portion of all incomes. I’ll repeat that. The first form of gifting is “Paying yourself the first portion of all incomes (including goods and services)”. Your payments to yourself are then accumulated and put into a family bank (not a family trust – a family trust is metaphysical, not spiritual). The money in the family bank is repeatedly used, rotated around to build and grow. Once it reaches a certain point it becomes self-feeding and produces incomes far beyond the input into it. It literally becomes a money, goods and service tree for yourself, your children, your grandchildren, your great grandchildren down through the generations.That is why it is important to start with the continuity first. Starting here is like putting a spring on the skipping rope so it does wear out and break! It is also the equivelent of “starting at the top and working down”
If you start the two giftings at the same time them you have started on the stability too! Giftings are always returned to you multiplied, so from the returns your gift 10% to yourself and another 10% to giftings to others and you still have 80% left to increase your lifestyle! So that is 10%, 10% and 80%, basically the Pereto Principle (the 20/80 rule) applied to your own life!
Once these two are going THEN you can start applying growth to you life! When you reach a certain stage you will become permanetly empowered. Empowered means you get external energy (spiritual, metaphysical and physical) applied to your life. Em is a prefix that means “from without” – literally power added to us from outside of ourselves, but the source of the initial spark must come from within – like striking a match to light a candle, to see the light-switch on the wall, to open the curtains and let the sunshine in! The candle, the electric lights and the sun are all forms of more powerful empowerment!
Why is gifting so important spiritually? Because that is the way spiritual law works – “As you sow, so shall you reap multiplied – thirty, fifty and 100 fold!” But to sow we have to plant. To plant we have to do it right. No good just scattering seed on the gravel banks of the river, on on the sandy desert surface. The ground has to be prepared. And the spiritual sowing is companion planting – two types of seed at once that synergise with each other to give a far greater return. Gifts always have to be offered and accepted. If they are not offered and accepted they simply become losses on your part. So if you say, ” here have this” it is not a gift, it is a loss on your part and a gain of the receivers part – a typical physical win/lose situation. But if you offer the gift and it is accepted it becomes a win/win situation because they have won by getting something gifted to them and you have won by the getting a return (as you sow, so shall you reap!) You don’t have to worry about your returns from them (the receiver) because it will be returned to you from somewhere else! If they try and return it to you straight away, it’s probably because they are into physical trading and want to “pay you back”. With people like this, don’t offer them a second gift unless it is done anonymously.
I did this with a friend a long time ago. I had been trying to tell them about the power of gifting, but she was into trading, So one time I dropped a gift off to her through her letter box, unsigned, anonymous. She phoned me up that night and told me the good news of receiving the gift and then accused me of giving it to her. Uh-oh, I thought, here goes a gift being demoted into a trade. So i denied giving it to her and cast out to God to help me. No sooner was the prayer/request made than there was a knock on the door at her place and she hung up the phone to answer the door. About a minute later she returned to the phone and said, “My apologies, it wasn’t you. That was the lady upstairs and she saw a man in a yellow jacket get out of a car and put in into my letterbox!” At that stage I didn’t even have a car, so that was my gift/return protected. But then she had a problem; she had received money and couldn’t pay it pack to the gifter. So after a couple of weeks she passed it forward, she made a gift to someone else. From that I was able to get her to ask for confirmation of the return of the gift, which she received and saw the power of gifting for the first time, and from that point on she was converted to gifting! So she moved up from the physical level (of trading) to the metaphysical level if gifting to others. Sadly, however, she never made the spiritual transition to gifting to her self first!
So to recap. the spiritual level of gifting is gifting to yourself first, the metaphysical level of gifting is gifting to others and the physical level is that of trading with others (no gifting at all).
Spiritual Gifting to self
Metaphysical Gifting to others
Physical Trading with others
Physical represents growth, metaphysical represents stability and Spiritual represents continuity. On the spiritual level continuity is far more important than amounts which is why we can start of with miniscule amounts of effort but still reap huge amounts – “invoking the token” One such invoking of the token has come down in history to us through the teaching of Jesus. It is the “widows mite” the widows token. Jesus was pointing out what she was doing and showing how, spiritually, it had far more power than the giving of mere excesses by the rich men (that they had to point out by (literally) “blowing their own trumpets.”) What made the gift so powerful was the commitment of the poor widow as opposed to the flaunting of the rich men. Commit, commit, commit is the spiritual afformation!
So if you want security then start at the top and start paying yourself the first portion of all your incomes. What example do we have spiritually to follow? Why God of course. God loves Himself first (agape love), then man. So He pays Himself first and then others (us) secondly. We are made in the image of God, so we always have to love ourselves first and then others! “As above, so below”
Always start at the top and work down, much like a cloud raining down on the land (there is no effort on the part of the rain, it falls under the influence of gravity!)
I hope this is of help to you,