My Piece of the Pie

pieI have this old program in my head that I don’t run as often as I used to, but it’s still there.  It pops it’s ugly head up every once in a while, just to let me know it’s still around.  I bonk it back down and go on.  I would like to get rid of it altogether.

The program goes something like this: “You can’t want more money. It’s wrong to want more money.  You should be content with what you have.  You shouldn’t be greedy.  If you are rich, people will not like you…”  The mind chatter goes on and on.

Those programs are so engrained in my subconscious mind that I feel it sometimes holds me back from having the things I really want to have.  I think it’s time to finally get rid of that silly programming.  Following yesterday’s post about giving myself permission, today, I give myself permission to let go of those old stinkin’ thoughts and beliefs.  They no longer serve me and therefore, I will wave my magic wand and be done with them.

If only it were that easy.  I have to convince myself that they really are erroneous before I can really be done with them.  I do believe it now though – it’s not wrong to be rich.  It’s not wrong to want more.  It’s not wrong to have all the things I want, be all I want to be, and do all I want to do.  As I mentioned yesterday, God gave me my desires.  He created me in His image.  He created me to have a desire for increase and growth.  So, it’s time I stop feeling guilty for having those desires.

I AM content with what I have now, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t want MORE.  I want ALL that God has to give!  I WANT to be a good receiver and not stop anything that may be coming my way.  I believe that I often keep my riches away from me because of my stinkin’ thinkin’ about money… because of those silly, ridiculous programs that I do subconsciously play over and over in my head.

I used to believe that there is a limited amount of money and by receiving more I had to take it from someone else.  To get more of the pie, I had to take someone else’s piece. I now see the error of that thinking.  Money is just an idea.  There is an unlimited amount.  It’s just what we use for exchange.  My receiving allows someone else to give.  Their giving, by the laws of the universe – a law as certain as gravity – will cause them to get more.  The more we give, the more we receive.  The more I receive, the more I have to give. It’s an endless cycle.  Unless I choose to end that cycle by keeping it all for myself. Instead of taking someone else’s pie, the pie just gets bigger to give me more. The idea of money increases.

Money is like ideas or love.  The more I give, the more everyone has.  When I give love away, that makes more of us have love.  When I share an idea, then we both have the idea.  It doesn’t take my idea away from me.  Giving you my love doesn’t decrease my love, it increases it. My guess is that it is impossible to give all my money away, because, by spiritual law, the more I give, the more I receive.

I like to treat money the same way I treat air.  I use what I need, when I need it.  I never think about there being a shortage.  I know that the air I need will be right at the tip of my nose.  The money I need will be right at the tips of my fingers too.

But what about ‘the love of money is the root of all evil?’  If I love money enough to let it be master over me then how can I serve God or other people?  If I’m so concerned about making enough money to make ends meet, how can I be available to God?  There is a big difference in working for money and working because I enjoy the work.  I believe that when I enjoy the work, the money will follow.  Why?  Because I enjoy the work because that’s where God wants me. That’s exactly where I’m supposed to be.

I feel that I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be this morning.  Sitting here on my deck writing to you.  There’s not a lot of money in my doing this just yet, but I have faith that if I keep doing what I feel my Guidance leading me to do… If I keep doing what brings me joy…  the money will have to show up.  If I quit doing this to go make money somewhere, then I would love money more than I love myself.  I would love money more than I love following my Guidance.

Prosperity is about NOT worrying about the money.  And in the not worrying, the money appears.  When we no longer look to our job or to money as our source of all that’s good and start looking to God as our source, we can be of more use to Him.  Is it wrong for me to charge for my services?  No. It allows others to give. We all need to give.  The more we give, the more we will get.  The more we get, the more we can give.

I try to remember as I pay my bills, that it is an honor and a privilege to give that money.  They have provided me a valuable service.  If they haven’t, I need to get rid of that service.  My electric bill provides me electricity – Thank You God!  My water bill provides me water – Thank You God!   I don’t have to have those services.  I can get rid of those bills if I wanted.  I don’t want to get rid of them because they bring me joy.  I am happy to pay them to get those luxuries.  Using those services frees up my time to follow my Guidance, so why wouldn’t God want to provide the money for me to pay those bills?

God wants me to have everything my heart desires.  I truly believe that.  But, in order for me to receive, I must give.  The giving is not only for the other person, but it’s also for me.  I need to give.  By giving, I am acknowledging the abundance.  I am acknowledging God.  By receiving, I am also acknowledging the same things.  No one can give without someone else receiving.  If I refuse to receive, then I’m prohibiting someone else from giving. I must be as good a receiver as I am a giver.

My receiving more increases the wealth of the world.  It doesn’t withhold it from someone else.  My wanting more inspires me to do more good in the world and serve others more. My desiring to be all I can be, have all I can have and do all I can do can only bring more joy, service, and increase to others.  I can not be sick enough to make someone else well.  I can not be poor enough to make someone else rich.  My getting rich helps others to get rich.  And the sooner I realize that – really realize it at my soul level – the better world this will be.  More pie for everybody!

Much Love,


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