I want to share with you one of the biggest issues I struggle with:
Many years ago I made a vow of poverty. You can read more about the story here
. I developed this value that money and spirituality don't and shouldn't mix. I chose to believe that money dilutes the purity of the message. Spending over 25 years in the ministry, which often relishes a poverty mentality, only fortified this belief. Actually, the belief or opinion was hammered so deeply that it has become a matter of conscience for me. I actually feel unethical if I earn any money in spiritual service.
I don't believe this anymore. With my mind, anyway. I know it is a stupid belief. But any belief, when supported by conscience, has tremendous power. I know because I am a victim of this power. It has become a very loud and persuasive voice from deep within me. And it's all my fault.
So I get a comment like this last night (I'm sure the writer won't mind since he did post it publicly on my blog) in reference to my latest Sophia drawing "Trapped" (pictured here)
Why are you selling these? If it's a free revelation, and you want to freely share, why charge money? I don't mean any harm, I just don't know how such freedom finds a price?
This is such a familiar voice. And when it combines with my inner voice it makes a choir that is incredibly powerful and condemning. To change my mind is one thing. To transform my conscience to a more rational and higher level is even more difficult. Sometimes it seems impossible.
Many of you know what I'm talking about.
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