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This page gives a summary for each chapter in Eric Butterworth's book Spiritual Economics and also points you to various audio and video clips where you can watch and listen to him give the same information that is in the book. The Truth is that the whole of God-substance is present in its entirety at every point in space and time.
I am created in substance , formed in substance and ceaselessly supported by substance. I am a richly endowed expression of an opulent Universe. There is always a sufficiency to do the things I want and need to do. I am a most important person to God, for I am His living enterprise. God is not off somewhere in space where I must strain to reach Him to get Him to work a miracle for me "if I am lucky. He has a stake in me.
He is not someone to reach for but a Presence to accept. As Walt Whitman sings: Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune. The Hebrew word from which we get the word "eye" I do not see things as they are but as I am. Having seen and felt the end, I have willed the means to the realization of the end.
Having conceived and deeply felt some thing or experience, I have actually created the condition in mind that makes a particular result inevitable. It is fundamental law.
God substance is an ever-present creative resource which must flow forth when I create the conditions that make the result inevitable … Faith is not a vague process of believing in something … It is, rather, a positive act of turning on something. My "faith" is consciousness centered in the universal Source My faith simply tunes into and turns on the divine flow that has always been present.
I Am God's living enterprise. I am a unique individualization of the Universal creative process. I can, because I AM! And the most effective way for me to accomplish this is by thanksgiving. I give thanks, not for these things, but from the awareness that there is always an all-sufficiency even within the insufficiency.
My grateful heart draws to itself great things. I let my work, whatever it may involve, be an outworking of the creative flow, engaged in through the sheer joy of fulfilling my divine nature. I will prosper , and I should do so, but it will not be because I have "made money" in my job. The work in the job is the means by which I build a consciousness of giving, which in turn gives rise to an outworking or "receiving flow.
I am going to earn my wings today! Missing the mark is one of the ways in which I learn to hit the target. Failure is a vital part of achieving success. Thus the tragedy can become a blessing, the disadvantage can become an advantage, the failure can become an opportunity, and the disappointment can become "His" appointment. I accept the reality of this situation, but not its permanence.
Something better is on the way for me. Feeling is the key! Whatever financial measures I take, if I am motivated by fear or anxiety, then I mine my roadway into the future with booby traps. But I am secure, for I know who I am: a richly endowed child of God.
I am secure in all I do, for I know my oneness with the divine process. I am secure in all I have, for I know my treasure is in my mind, not in my things. I live my life from day to day as if God's supportive substance were as exhaustless and dependable as the air I breathe, which it most certainly is. Have I had a time of financial stringency and cried out, "I need money?
Suddenly the seemingly little supply becomes dynamic seed money, giving rise to unbelievable increase. More than money I need faith. I need a flow of creativity. I need ideas. I always have within me the inlet that may become the outlet to all there is in God.
In my spiritual quest, I am seeking to establish myself in a unitive relationship with the divine flow. I can never really achieve this level of consciousness until giving becomes the main thrust of my life. Tithing is normally encouraged for all the wrong reasons … Do I tithe to get things, or to get a greater awareness of divine law? Tithing can be a way of getting into a giving consciousness, but it is not a substitute for a giving attitude.
For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Certainly my human heart longs for security and stability in financial affairs. But there is another side of this coin. As I achieve prosperity I at once also become an influence for abundance in the world. I have the marvelous opportunity to usher in the new world order, in which people of awareness will live with what Thoreau calls: the license of a higher order of beings.
Spiritual Economics Study Resources This page gives a summary for each chapter in Eric Butterworth's book Spiritual Economics and also points you to various audio and video clips where you can watch and listen to him give the same information that is in the book. One: The Truth About Substance The Truth is that the whole of God-substance is present in its entirety at every point in space and time.
Listen to EB elaborate on his point that God-substance is present in its entirety at every point in space and time at clip 2, entitled "Unity and Monism," in Great Teachers - Eckhart Another audio clip where EB elaborates on "In the universal realm, in which you live and have being, the whole of God is present at every point in space at the same time" is available in Volume 1 of Practical Metaphysics , clip 8, "Whereever Spirit is, the whole of Spirit must be.
To watch EB say "every person has the capacity to demonstrate supply, to demonstrate prosperity, to demonstrate abundance" go to the end of clip 10, Prosperity" in On Wings of Truth. You can watch EB elaborate on the relationship of our consciousness to our experience of life in multiple scenes in clip 6, The Law of Mind Action, in On Wings of Truth Four: If I Can Believe God substance is an ever-present creative resource which must flow forth when I create the conditions that make the result inevitable … Faith is not a vague process of believing in something … It is, rather, a positive act of turning on something.
In this chapter, and at several other points in the book, EB reminds us that "You are God's living enterprise. In this chapter EB writes, " Meister Eckhart probably shocked his colleagues in medieval times when he said: I never give thanks to God for loving me, because He can't help himself; whether He would or not, it is His nature to.
You see, gratitude is not for God. You are not obligated to thank God for your life, for your job, for your prosperity. However, giving thanks is an important state of your consciousness which keeps you in an awareness of oneness with divine flow. Six: Work and the Success Syndrome I let my work, whatever it may involve, be an outworking of the creative flow, engaged in through the sheer joy of fulfilling my divine nature.
In this chapter, EB discusses how to overcome the anxiety caused by the success syndrome. His main point is that, as God's living enterprise, we can never fail.
To hear EB elaborate on our nature as an " an outworking of the creative flow ," listen to clip 7, " You are the expression of the creative process " in Practical Metaphysics, Volume 1. Seven: Reversing Financial Adversity Missing the mark is one of the ways in which I learn to hit the target.
In this chapter EB writes, "You are needed even as you have a need As you sit thinking, "If I could only find a job," some employer is at that very moment thinking, "If only we could locate the right person for this opening!
It is not a miracle that is needed to create a job for you but an expression of divine order in bringing you together with that which is looking for you. Eight: Security in a Changing World Feeling is the key! EB cautions us in this chapter that our desire for security can fill us with so much fear and anxiety that we "mine our roadway into the future with booby traps. EB often quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson's statement that "Every man is the inlet, and may become the outlet, of all there is in God.
I question that. I say it's not God's law at all. Download Spiritual Economics study cards in Open Document. Print the study cards on Avery card stock, six cards per page.
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Spiritual Economics: The Principles and Process of True Prosperity
Often recommended as a book which serves as the perfect companion to the much-loved Prosperity by Charles Fillmore, Spiritual Economics is a must-read for anyone who wants to release more prosperity and abundance into their lives. Whilst the word prosperity is usually associated with money, stocks, shares and other tangible assets, true prosperity is actually much more than simple material wealth. Thus it is not so much a condition in life as it is an attitude toward life. The principles and process of true prosperity which Butterworth teaches in this book are ones which go far deeper than your bank balance, and you will quickly learn that material wealth is actually a side-effect of being prosperous, rather than something that defines the word.