I have a great story to tell you. It’s a story about seeding.
Back around December, about the time I received the letter about seeding, I was feeling that money was very scarce. My savings were decimated, partly because I had started paying for things that my parents usually covered for me (like school fees, books, some car insurance, etc.). They could no longer afford to do so because my dad, at that time, had been unemployed for well over a year. So while I understood why my expenses had increased, there was a constant battle in my mind. I was always thinking and saying, “I am so poor,” or “I can’t afford this.” Then later, not wanting energy to follow those thoughts, I’d affirm abundance, but soon I’d slip back into scarcity.
I figured that $500 would replenish my savings enough to make me feel abundant again. So i seeded 10 percent of that. But even before the $500 clicked in, things started changing.
On the advice of an inner voice, I checked out an old cigar box in my mother’s bedroom for U.S. Savings Bonds in my name. I found $300 worth. I blessed my grandparents and aunts and uncles who had bought the bonds when I was little, and I cashed them in the next day.
I had intended to use the money from the bonds to pay for a general fee for the spring semester at school. But by a wonderful stroke of Spirit, I wasn’t charged a fee.
My best friend, who had owed me a couple hundred dollars, got a high-paying job over Christmas break and was able to pay me back.
So at that point, I felt very thankful, very abundant, and I wasn’t even looking for anything more.
Then, about three weeks ago, my literature professor called me. I had submitted (in December, actually) a research paper on Emily Dickinson to an expository writing contest. He called to tell me I had won first prize – a check for $500.
It was a wonderful, wonderful surprise. I really never expected to win that contest; I’ve never won anything. It felt like a week-long birthday. And for the first time in many months, I bought myself some presents.
And I also thought joyously, “Seeding works! It works!” I would like to say that I knew that all along, and I suppose part of me did. But the other part of me, the one that likes hard evidence, was especially satisfied.
A lot of other wonderful things have happened to me this year. I got a car (that’s another great story that I can tell you sometime). And this week, my dad got a job!
Envision what you want or what you want more of in your life. See it clearly, see the details, see yourself carrying it out or living it. It can be a material item or something nonmaterial, such as a relationship, better health, etc.
You can seed for as many things as you want. However, if you are new to this, we recommend that you start with one area, so you can hold that focus and see it working.
Check your inner levels to make sure that there is no doubt or second-guessing yourself. This is very important because seeding can work as powerfully to reinforce your doubts as it can to validate your faith. We recommend that you tell no one about what you are seeding for. After you have received it, then you can decide whether you want to tell anyone.
When you see it clearly, put it in the Light for the highest good and make your claim. This claiming is the most important part and is the essence of seeding. It is beautifully summed up by Jesus the Christ when he said, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24 NIV).
Now you are ready to seed by giving money to the source of your spiritual teachings. This could be the Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness if you are a student of the Traveler’s teachings. The money will generally be 10 percent of what you envision coming in (a tenfold return). But if you can handle the envisioning of it, maybe your return, now or in the future, can be a hundredfold or even a thousandfold. If you are seeding for something nonmaterial, we suggest you go within to find the dollar amount that represents a seed to you.
The final thing is that you give joyfully and with an attitude of gratitude for the blessings that are already in your life. God is the source of your supply, and so you let go of any concerns about how you are going to get what you have seeded for. That is in God’s hands, and God will bring it forward for you in his own timing and in his own way.