“MY CUP RUNNETH OVER”
In the matter of the temporal prosperity that results from worldly methods, it is considered a good principle to gauge one’s spending by one’s income; and that is good sense when one’s prosperity is on a material basis.
But the spiritual law is stated thus: “With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you.” “Give, and it shall be given unto you.” In other words, learn to spend—not recklessly or in a meaningless way, but with the wisdom of one who is being educated to disseminate riches like seed, thus breaking down fear and sense of limitation and cultivating faith and consciousness of all-capacity in himself.
To illustrate, a person may start out to buy a garment for twenty dollars, but he finds one just as suitable for twenty-five dollars. Under the old way of thinking the extra cost would rule out that garment even though the money might lie in the purse.
If then because of trust in the divine bounty he does pay the extra amount, the purchaser will not “lack” the five dollars, but on the contrary will enter into a new current of receptivity and, if alert, will be able to see the unexpected increase when it comes, in obedience to the great law.
When one intends to make a gift of money in a