Publisher: 1989-09-01 00:00:00
Published Date: September 1, 1989
Source: New Day Herald
Copyright: © 1989 MSIA
Seeding For Your Future
Printed in NDH Sept/Oct 1989
“Harvesting your personal abundance by watering and fertilizing your attitude and vision”
I am going to suggest an ancient idea to you that is for personal abundance. We could call it casting, faithing, or seeding. Let me tell you how it works, especially in contrast to tithing.
Tithing is, in essence, saying, “God, thank you for what I have received, and from what I’ve received, I want to give you back ten percent.” That’s like an aftereffect: after I get it, I tithe. Seeding is for a future-effect and is done beforehand. It works in the same sense of you praying over your food, when you are saying, “Thank you, God, for what we are about to receive.” With seeding, you are saying, “Before I receive this, I am acknowledging the presence of it.”
Seeding is the idea of going to a field with wheat in your hand and casting it on the land as they did in biblical times. The implication is that there’s an attitude of gratitude for having the opportunity of owning the land, seeding and reaping. In modern times when you’re seeding for something in the future, it is not as clearly defined how that future event will be returned to you. With tithing, however, you know exactly how it is returned because you’ve already received it.
Seeding says, “I know this future event will come through God’s bounty.” That could be money, better health, a change in job, etc. How does God bring that to you? However God does it. And rarely does it come just exactly the way you expect it.
This idea of casting forward must include an act that commits you to it as a mental focus. You need a clear vision, a clear idea of how you want it, then you seed for it, and then you wait for the harvest–not in terms of sitting down but in terms of watering the ground so that there’s something for it to grow out of. You make sure it’s fertilized by keeping your mind on what you want. We fertilize it out of our mental desires. It’s an attitude or vision.
We could call it pre–tithing, except it’s not based upon 10 percent of what you’ve received; it’s based upon the amount you WANT to receive, and there’s no limit to how it can happen. It’s called the 10-fold increase, and for the bigger thinkers, it’s called the 100-fold increase, and for the gigantic thinkers, it’s called a million-fold increase.
As you focus on gratitude for what you are about to receive, you must have a clear vision of it, and you must not have too many irons in the fire. Too many divisions can bring in a very subtle doubt, and that subtle doubt can create great negativity because it is being cast forward in your consciousness toward what you want to reap. Then you may look at your future and find that it goes bleak and dim and grey and that you can no longer see clearly to hold the vision.
This means that you can seed to as many things as you can hold a clear picture of in your consciousness. You have to watch this because it’s a pretty delicate balance that you’re maintaining in yourself with your environment. If you get caught in the greed of it, then you get to receive of the greed, and you may not receive what you wanted. Then you live in lack: “I lack therefore I have greed.” But if you have abundance, you don’t have lack, and, therefore, you don’t deal in greed. It often takes a while to transit across some of our old, habitual personality patterns, so seeding also assists you in getting free.
If we say, “I want to reach that mountain over there,” that’s just called imagining. But if we’re doing the seeding, we start to prepare ourselves right HERE to receive of the mountain. We check that the car has gas in it and the tires have air. We check the road map to see how to get there, and the weather to see if we want to go at that time. With seeding, we must be able to see the mountain and see a way to get there. We clearly hold the inner picture of what we want, and then we seed for it. This is a fast way to personal abundance.
Knowing HOW we’re going to get there is not as critical as knowing THAT we’re going to get there and, in that, not having any doubts, any second thoughts, anything except the holding and the acting as though it is going to happen. This is not sitting and thinking as though it would happen, but ACTING as though it is HAPPENING. So, getting to the mountain would include getting your water, getting your food, getting your car ready, getting the road map, getting the insurance, and also making sure that you don’t get so bogged down with the details of getting there that you never actually get there.
There’s no timeline on when you harvest what you seeded for because, in God, there’s no time. When you seed, you are stating that the source of the harvest is GOD. You give the seeding to the church, but the church is not the one that is going to give back to you what you seeded for because we’re not saying the church is God. We’re saying God is God, and the church receives the seeding as the source of your spiritual teachings. Can you give it to other places? Yes, but it won’t work as well. It may work somewhat, but you have to do more to make it work. By saying, “The church is the source of my spiritual teachings, and God is my source of all,” you are involved in a sacred action.
We’re to have abundance and prosperity, but in the past we never knew how to get it except under the law, which is “by the sweat of your brow.” Seeding is under grace. We’re giving it to the church and saying, “God is my unfailing supply. With God, all things are possible.” What we’re doing now is fulfilling the spiritual law of tithing, maintaining that, and keeping it because it’s a commandment. With seeding, we’re also casting forward into the future as part of the vision of resurrection, or the re-creation.
You might say, “Can I seed for a hundred million dollars?” Absolutely. “Will I get it?” I don’t know. Can you have that vision working so you can picture it coming to you? If you can’t, you won’t be getting that.
As a man thinketh in his heart, he becomes. We’re creators. We can create and see what we want and go for it. We can do the same thing negatively because this process of creation doesn’t care. If you get negative doubts and thoughts, the process will manifest them for you. In undertaking seeding, you must understand that it’s a real tightrope balance in terms of what you’re going to keep holding in your mind. If you start getting negative pictures or thoughts about something you’re seeding for, stop them immediately. Get up and walk around. Go work off the negativity with physical movement–throwing a baseball or running around the block. Then come back to what you want with a positive focus. You want to make sure you’ve got this thing going in the right direction all the time, and you have to watch your thoughts carefully.
It’s very important that you do NOT tell anyone the goal you’re seeding toward, that you are manifesting. Not your spouse, not your Siamese twin, because they can very subtly, through not seeing your vision, cast doubt upon what you’ve got. You’ll buy it as doubt even if you don’t want to. Then when the negativity appears, they say, “See, I was right.” Then we say to ourselves, “Gee, I wonder if they’re right?” The God of opinion is now taking care of us and not the great abundant God. The God of opinion doesn’t deliver abundance, health, and prosperity. It delivers rip down, tear down, and alienation. That’s the law.
You give to the church, you keep your eye on what you’re going for, and if you have to take a circuitous route to get there, it may be because what you were after was in a different place than where you thought you saw it. On this alternate route, by-products can appear that are blessings. Are they a part of the blessing of seeding? Definitely.
Tithing is done on what you have RECEIVED. Seeding is a “grace tithing,” where you’re seeding for what you WANT. For example, you may want a million dollars but all you can seed is ten, so you give ten dollars to the church and you go after your million. But if you can’t conceptualize and hold the vision of a million dollars and if everything around you is negating it for you, you’d be better off to drop it down to a thousand. You may say, “A thousand? Sure, I can do a thousand. I’ll just start asking everybody I see for a dollar. Maybe after a thousand people, I’ve got it.”
You have to make the seeding enough so that you aren’t saying, “Well God, here’s my penny. Now give me a million dollars.” Do you think that’s going to happen? If the answer is “no,” then you know it isn’t, because you can’t get it into the core of your senses to bring about a connection with it and pull it toward you. It’s your karma that you’re dealing with that sets it for you, and everybody’s got their own karma to deal with. But when you start to have success with this, that karmic restriction on your vision starts to leave because that success feeling goes, “Wow, I can enter into the abundance of this.”
You may be saying, with tithing and seeding, “The church is getting me coming and going.” Right. But you’re getting everything in between. And that everything in between is a tremendous amount. For example, let’s say you seed $100 for a car, somebody gives you a $4,000 car, and then you tithe $400, that’s giving $500 for a $4,000 car. I’d do that any day or every day. Your relationship with God and your awareness of money and how you can relate to it and pull it to you can be either your restriction or your steppingstone.
You’re called upon to make better use of your money, your time, your thoughts, your feelings, and your direction. Rather than sitting and holding back the water why not get up on the top of the mountain?