What if you didn’t believe in money? True generosity is a giving heart; it’s really a state of mind of being loving, joyful, and happy, and it has nothing to do with what we describe and define generosity to be in terms of the material world.
Giving and Receiving
What do I value in my life? I want a measurement for how to tell if something has value for me on this spiritual journey. If it doesn’t have value, why would I want it? “A Course in Miracles” gives you the measurement, beautifully and clearly spelled out: “If you choose a thing that will not last forever, what you choose is valueless.” (ACIM, W-133.6.) Through “A Course in Miracles” daily lessons, the awakening mind is trained to set aside the ego’s goals, and choose instead with Spirit. The confused mind is trained to think with the Holy Spirit. This is a change in direction towards peace and away from fear.
What is the cutting edge of healing? It’s in learning the principles Jesus teaches and applying them without exception. Explore the ACIM healing principle that you can only offer the world a gift of lilies, or a crown of thorns. There are only two options. These two states of mind are really all that you can offer the world. What lens are you looking through? This takes mind training. Without mind training, we have no idea what we are offering beyond the words. We’re clueless until we start to see clearly the subtleties of the ego and its defense mechanisms.
Are you holding on to the belief in sacrifice? The ego-mind believes that sacrifice is possible. When you practice having the awareness that everything is mind, this belief in sacrifice comes up into question. How could sacrifice be real, if everything is mind? This questioning is an opportunity for a resurrection in the mind! Holding on to a belief is what gives seeming life to an identity that is separate from the Love of God. Therefore your true identity seems covered over by this belief, much like a cloud covers the sun.
Fear is a getting-mechanism, whereas the miraculous life is about giving; you can only give what you have. It just takes practice to interpret situations in terms of love instead of fear. Don’t deny the negative things that seem to be happening; just accept that this is your perception, and ask for it to be changed. There is a tendency to see the problems outside yourself. Advanced mind training shows you that there actually are no problems. You don’t see the problems because you don’t believe in them anymore. Eventually, we begin to transfer/translate our mind training into everyday life and generalize the perception of love.