Tithing is a word which literally means "tenth". In the Bible, tithing was mostly a requirement of taxation by the leading theocratic government of the time. Today, tithing has several different meanings.
At Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living, we teach that tithing is not a practice we should do out of a sense of obligation, but something we choose to do out of a generous spirit of love and giving. We promote the message that your tithe is to be given freely and joyously to whatever feeds you spiritually. Most importantly tithing is a demonstration of faith that God is our source of abundance.
Traditionally, tithing is giving 10% of your gross earnings. If 10% inspires you then go for it! However, any amount that stretches you and makes you examine and move through your beliefs around lack and limitation is the percentage with which we encourage you to begin your tithing practice. If that is 5%, 8% or 20%, it is yours to take into prayer to know the right amount for you.
Be sure to consider not only where you are giving to, but where you are giving from. One thing that is absolutely necessary: whatever the amount, it must be given with love. If a tithe is given with underlying motives of trying to get more - then you will not experience the gifts and freedom of this amazing practice.
We encourage you to give tithing a chance to prove that prosperity is your birthright. ACSL has many ways to support you on your journey of expanding your prosperity consciousness. Watch for upcoming Prosperity and abundance workshops and classes. Give yourself the gift of a Practitioner session to support you in your revelation of abundance.
All the spiritual practices we practice at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living have one very important common goal: they all lead to an expanded consciousness, a deeper love of self and a personal connection to God. Tithing is no exception - give it a try, you're worth it.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank