The End of Poverty
What would you say if I told you that you single-handedly have the power to end poverty on this planet? Well... you do. One commonly known axiom of love says, “It is in giving that we receive.” Many have come to understand this universal truth through the Law of Karma: “As you sow, so shall you reap tenfold.” What is not known is that, because humanity lives in a consciousness of separation, most universal truths have been both taught and understood either as half-truths or as distorted truths. As applied here, what has for so long been understood as the primary Law of Creation—“As you sow, so do you reap tenfold”—is actually only half of the Law of Creation.
The second half of the Law of Creation states: “As you reap, so do you return to Source one-tenth.” This part is called the Law of Tithing, a law that few understand and even fewer practice in the manner which God ordained. Tithing fulfills the Law of Creation. Without it, energy moves only half way around the cycle of life.
The reason people do not tithe is because of poverty consciousness; in other words, living in survival mode. What do you suppose created poverty on this planet? In a word: hoarding. I will explain. The universe is always in perfect balance. Since this planet currently lives in duality, that balance is achieved through the interaction and merging of polar opposites. The moment the first person had that feeling of, “I will just hold onto a little bit, to save for a rainy day,” an energetic tube through which flows God’s infinite supply was severed and poverty was created—by man, not by God.
The underlying motivation for the decision to hoard is a deep-rooted fear which speaks, “God will not be there for me, so I will just have to take care of myself.” Further substantiating this is the fact that all your thoughts, both loving and non-loving, manifest in kind on the physical plane. Thus, it is that the thought form of hoarding preceded and precipitated the condition known as poverty. While many insist on it being the other way around, universal law states that form follows thought. Humanity has propagated that fear for eons of time, offering axioms such as “survival of the fittest,” “look out for Number One,” “kill or be killed.” Because these are held firmly in more than fifty percent of humanity’s consciousness, they exist as reality for the collective whole. Paradoxically, as there is nothing outside of self, if an individual does not hold those fear-based tenets, one does not live or experience that as one’s reality—even if 99% of the planet was being affected by that non-loving thought form in the collective grid.
Among the multitudes whose fear has them struggling to hoard and save, there are ones who have tremendous heart openings and, feeling the love of God, suddenly want to share and give. These spiritual awakenings, however, are seldom enough to fully move ones out of the overriding mantle of fear- or duality-based consciousness with regards to money. Thus, the internal dialogue which follows is, “As soon as I put my kids through school…,” “once I meet my twin flame…,” “as soon as I get that new car…,” “as soon as I get a promotion…,” “…then I will be soooo generous.”
How would you feel if the sun said that to you? “As soon as you surrender a hundred billion percent of yourself to God, I will cast a ray your way.” How would you feel if the trees all decided to withhold oxygen until you came a hundred percent to God? Does God or the universe meter out Its gifts to you? Why, then, does humanity continue to bastardize a Law of Creation which is so beyond the mind’s ability to conceive? Hedging and leveraging demonstrate fear, not faith; yet, it is faith which builds the Temple—the same faith which God and the sun and the trees show you in every moment.
The solution and the cure for poverty on this planet, as well as the means for manifesting abundance (in every area of your life), is to fulfill the law and cycle of Creation by returning to the universe one-tenth of all that the universe gives to you. Someone once asked me, “Is that gross or net?” Since the universe does not have conditions placed upon its giving to you, you cannot have conditions placed on giving back to it.
The single, most powerful and effective way to return to the universe is to tithe the 10% back to the Creator through a single point of focus, the neck in the hourglass. Which single point do you choose? You are spun from love; you live on love; you radiate love; and when your embodiments are finished, you no longer need air, food, and water but still need love to sustain eternal life. Love is, therefore, the one element you need for survival. It is for this reason that the highest source of returning to the universe is through the point which gives you the greatest spiritual or loving nourishment. Thus, if you have a spiritual teacher, mentor, or Guru, give there. If you are completely devoted to a hospice, an orphanage, a church, give there.
Tithe first to the person or place which most feeds your soul and brings you closer to God,
because that is the funnel through which God (the universe) most feeds you with love.
Do not use “I don’t know where to give,” “I can’t decide,” “once I have more money...” as excuses to continue hoarding and creating poverty in the world for yourself and others. If you look within and cannot seem to arrive at a decision, just pick something. Pick a recipient so that you create a perfect neck in the hourglass through which to give back to the universe. It is virtually impossible to tap into God’s full universal abundance without tithing. Even if one has amassed great material wealth, that one would be lacking in God’s abundance somewhere else in his life—health, relationship, happiness, etc.—if not fulfilling God’s own Law of Creation.
Once, I was in the middle of sharing this at a conference when an irate woman jumped up and screamed out: “I disagree with tithing to one person or place. Sai Baba says ‘Love All, Serve All’.” To this outburst I calmly responded, “Who said stop at ten percent?” It is in giving that you receive. Tithing is simply the first place of giving. Giving the first 10% of all you receive, ongoingly, to a single point of focus fulfills the Law of Creation. The universe was constructed, and functions, according to this principle. The more you give, the more you receive, provided that the giving is motivated by joy, gratefulness, and unconditional love, and provided that the gift is given freely—without attachment, expectation, or entitlement.
It is important to remember that the energetic value of any act, thought, word, or feeling is only and exactly equal to the consciousness with which it is delivered. If you tithe begrudgingly, you are sowing bitter seeds and you will harvest bitter fruits for yourself. Even though the money will still bless another, it will not bless you in return. Do whatever you do in love, joy, and gratefulness. Then everyone is blessed and rewarded.
At a time when “transforming the ills on this planet” is so pressing on the minds of many, here lies an opportunity to have an instant and lasting impact on the world in so many ways. And you need neither wealth, fame, status, nor training to do it. The very fact that one person’s $10 tithe has the exact same healing effect on self and others as another’s $10,000 tithe (provided both tithes constitute 10% of the individuals’ respective gross earnings) proves that this law is given and facilitated directly by God.
It amazes me how few people adopt this practice once gaining awareness of it. Universal laws built and govern all Creation. They are not affected by anyone’s opinions about them. Until the Law of Creation is honored, poverty will continue to grow and flourish on this planet like a brush fire out of control. Furthermore, while there are many ways in which to give, the Law of Tithing outlined here is the prerequisite and foundation for all others.
It is with great joy that I lay this treasure in your lap, the opportunity and the power to personally wipe the disease called Poverty from this planet and be blessed by God’s spiritual and material abundance in so doing.
- Louix Dor Dempriey