Tim Torres, UCSA BOT Treasurer
It’s that time of the year … the annual Intentional Giving campaign at UCSA (Unity Church of San Antonio) … when we talk about money.
It’s not my favorite thing to talk about – maybe that’s why the Board of Trustees twisted my arm to become the Treasurer.
As Treasurer, I need to tell you: don’t give because you think UCSA needs your money. It’s not about need or lack. It’s about being in the flow. It’s about spiritual unfolding. It’s about experiencing the power of intention. It’s about the Truth setting you free from the grip of money. It’s about creating space in your life for more.
Giving is a centuries old spiritual practice, equally significant as prayer and with service. Intentional giving changes your relationship with money. When we loosen our hold on money, we loosen money’s hold on us. We see through that sense of lack that keeps us from accomplishing any intention. We are empowered. When we give with intention, we manifest the divine within us, we begin to see through the illusion of separateness.
Jesus’s greatest teaching is not in the taking. It’s in the giving. “Love your neighbor as yourself.” It is God’s pleasure to give us the Kingdom. Seek first the Kingdom and the rest will take care of itself.
Eric Butterworth (The Concentric Perspective) says the mistake is in trying to live from the outside inward, when we were created to live from the inside outward. Life is not about what we take from it, but about what we put into it.
And from Kahlil Gibran (“On Pleasure”):
“Go to your fields and your gardens, and you shall learn that it is the pleasure of the bee to gather honey of the flower, But it is also the pleasure of the flower to yield its honey to the bee.
For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life, And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love,
And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy.”
Dancing In the Truth of who we are …