Today The Book of Q or The Gospel of Thomas reminds us: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks the door will be opened. What father of yours, if his son asks for a loaf of bread, will give him a stone, or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? Therefore, if you, although you are not good, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the father above give good things to those who ask him!”
The nature of my work exposes me to not only religious people who are curious about the mythical and their future, but also to spiritual people who like to associate with like-minded people.
I am not rich, but I have always been able to take care of myself. For me that is a given – when I put in the work, the reward is there – often a financial reward, but always the satisfaction of being able to help people.
Then why is it that people who live a spiritual life somehow believe that they should not charge money for their services? I have clarified that one for myself years ago. God wants me to do His work and help people, and I am quite sure God never wants me to go without in the process, because God is a God of abundance. I provide a service to people, and I get money in exchange. I have stewardship of that money and how I spend it is entirely up to me.
I often work at holistic events, and I encounter the same attitude there – ‘I am spiritual and poor, and I need to earn a living to keep the poverty at bay’.
Jesus did not say “Ask and then figure out how you can get it with your limited resources.”
“Ask and it will be given to you.”
This is what I find myself doing more and more often.
I ask in humility, and I then wait, and it gets delivered.
My practice is exploding and I need space and resources. I asked, and these will be given to me – not with conditions, not with a loan, not with any strings attached.
I will be living in a larger property near water and near my grandchildren soon. The property will have enough space for my healing practice and for my research and for my altar. The property will be in a community and I will be able to swim every day if I want to.
I will also have a new car – probably not brand-new, but a much later model than I have at the moment, and a beautiful colour.
I have already received confirmation that this will happen. I was told in so many words that both will be gifted to me. Do not ask me exactly how that will work – I will tell you later this year. I suspect that these developments will be part of the new financial system that is rolling out to the world as we speak. Either way, it does not matter. I asked and it will be given. God is taking care of the mechanics while I deal with the packing.
Coming from a culture of ‘I have to work hard or live in poverty’, it has taken me many years to realise that we relate the words “Ask, and it will be given to you” to material items.
We are moving into a world where money will not be a hindrance to anyone, because we will very soon understand the true meaning of abundance. We will be living in an environment where the question will not be how you will earn money to remain above the breadline, because the money will be there.
Are you planning to have a lottery winner mentality and lose the money as quickly as you can? I know people who did not win the lottery, but they received large amounts of money on several occasions and each time, within a short period of time, they were needy again.
Once the need to earn a living disappears because the money is there anyway, what will become abundantly clear is the character of each recipient of the money. Will the stingy remain stingy? Will the greedy remain greedy? Will the retired come out of retirement and use their talents to make the world a better place? Will the depressed find joy in their world?
What will you do once you do not need to worry about money and debts?
I am off to do some packing …