Spirit of Unity Meta-Musing
Straight Talk About The "T" Word
Blessings to you! 

The local bar was so sure that its bartender was the strongest man around

that they offered a standing $1000 bet. The bartender would squeeze a lemon until all the juice ran into a glass, and hand the lemon to a patron.

Anyone who could squeeze one more drop of juice out would win the money.Many people had tried over time (weight-lifters, longshoremen, etc.) butnobody could do it.


One day this scrawny little man came into the bar, wearing thick glasses

and a polyester suit, and said in a tiny squeaky voice " I'd like to try

the bet" After the laughter had died down, the bartender said OK,

grabbed a lemon, and squeezed away. Then he handed the wrinkled remains of the rind to the little man.


But the crowd's laughter turned to total silence as the man clenched his

fist around the lemon and six drops fell into the glass. As the crowd

cheered, the bartender paid the $1000, and asked the little man "what do

you do for a living? Are you a lumberjack, a weight-lifter, or what?"


The man replied "I work for the IRS."

DISCLAIMER: Every once in a while I just have to teach about things that may be unpopular...but if I really want to live MY purpose of helping you to live a better life through the application of Spiritual Principle, I've gotta do what I've gotta do. So I urge you take a deep breath, set aside negative thoughts, and carry on.

Judging by the photo above, and the "T," What do you think this week's Meta-Musing is going to be about? Is the  money flowing up or down?


Could it be "Taxes," or maybe, it is "Tithing?" Neither topic is particularly appealing to many folks...if only they knew! So, today I am asking that you consider some new possibilities.


Why are either of these topics unpopular? Maybe it is because of years of propaganda built up around them. Yes, BOTH of them. We see "Uncle Sam" as trying to forcibly yank money from our tightly clenched fist,  and some folks gripe, "The church is always asking for money!"


We all know that not paying our taxes is breaking the law. Guess what? Not tithing is also breaking the law. The law of circulation, or the law of giving and receiving, and what we are also addressing here, the law of mind action; how the thoughts we hold manifest in our lives.


Oh yes...let's just get this out of the way...there ARE crooked politicians, and there IS a lot of gold in the Vatican. These are two primary "reasons" aka "excuses" people like to use to dodge ponying up and paying their share. But this CONSCIOUSNESS is flawed.


The purpose of taxes are to provide a way for each person to pay a fair share of the collective expenses, and provide the promised life, liberty and pursuit of happiness we all treasure. However, people who do not want to do their part, and look for loopholes, so they don't have to part with their money, have a negative impact on the whole.


The purpose of the tithe is to assure that the channels through which we receive our spiritual food, keep flowing freely. In the Bible, the tithe is instituted in order to provide for the Priestly tribe; those who cared for the spiritual needs of the people, and were not given land as the other tribes were.


And on the deepest, Spiritual level, to fail to circulate is to become stagnant and toxic in consciousness. Even the tiniest buttercup opens its' petals and gives freely of its essence, fragrance, and pollen, and in doing so provides abundance for itself and others. It does not have to be forced or coerced.


While taxes are imposed, tithes are exposed...they expose our level of awareness...and when we live the law, we cannot help but be prospered.


Now, just in case I have not sufficiently offended anyone yet...let's put the 'shoe on the other foot.'


Regarding taxes: We all want to drive on good roads, we want to have the protection of fire and police departments and the military. We want those roads plowed, we want government services...that are paid by our taxes. But we don't want to pay our taxes...not all of them anyway.


Regarding tithes: We all want churches that are clean and attractive, well decorated, with great music and a minister/priest that is educated, experienced and talented. We want someone there when we want to be married, buried or baptized. We want a compassionate and qualified spiritual counselor when we have problems. We want our churches to grow, because we know that sharing the teaching will make the world a better place....that is what tithes pay for. We just don't want to tithe.


Whether it's taxes or tithing, remember "The Lord loves a cheerful giver." 


May you live long...and prosper!


Rev. Alicia Leslie
Spirit of Unity Church

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