Many of us have a very negative relationship with money. We’ve heard our whole lives that it’s “the root of all evil.” Is it really?
We feel guilty for wanting it and for having it. This is a battle I’ve fought in my own life. We need to let it go.
It’s true money is the basis for many evil actions in the world. Its pursuit manifests greed, selfishness, even war and exploitation. Those are actions of human minds and human hearts.
Money itself is simply a means of exchange. Since all exchanges are really exchanges of energy. Money is a means of exchanging measured amounts of energy.
The same hearts and minds that use it to commit the evil acts mentioned above can use it exchange enormous good. You can use it ethically both to help others and appropriate an abundant lifestyle during your time here on Earth.
You’re not less spiritual or ethical for wanting that or achieving it.
Perhaps there is a better way to exchange energy than money and perhaps one day human civilization will find it and adopt it.
For now, money is the means of having the experiences and the things that make life enjoyable.
We’re all familiar with other aphorisms. The best things in life are free and money can’t buy love or happiness. True enough. I’m not suggesting an adoration for money or elevating it above what it deserves. Rather, I’m suggesting that spending your life at war with it only serves to deny you a life you can have and certainly deserve.
LOVE this quote by Jake Ducey! It sums us of power money gives us to do good.
Wherever you are on your journey today, remember you are awesome!
There I said it! Even when it seems like it’s not, there’s perfection in ALL from a high enough perspective.
We think we have a pretty good sense of how things ought to go. When they don’t, we can become frazzled, frustrated, even angry.. When that happens, what perspective are we using?
A baseball season has 162 games. If you judged a 100-win team by the night they lost 13-2, you’d have a very skewed impression. Could you evaluate your life based on one day or one week? That wouldn’t be fair or accurate.
Yet, we are constantly judging individual events that stroll through our stream of consciousness as fair or unfair, true or false, right or wrong without the context needed to make such an appraisal.
In the flip side, we could choose to see that there is a certain perfection in everything as if there’s an intelligence far beyond our everyday awareness guiding our lives and human affairs on a perfect path we simply can’t see in this moment.
No snowflakes ever fall in the wrong place. They are right where and when they need to be to fulfill their destiny and so are you.
We could spend vast amounts of time wondering why that snowflake didn’t land elsewhere or we can accept that it did and see it as the unfolding of a perfection we don’t yet see.
Wherever you are on your journey today, know that you’re awesome!
This Multiverse is an open book. There is no secret sauce. There is no great secret that everyone else is in on and you’ve somehow been left behind.
It’s all right here and knowable to anyone who seeks with determination and sees with clarity.
Is it easy? No. The Multiverse is a perverse trickster appearing in many guises. You’ve been conditioned by a thousand ill-considered paradigms that have sold you your limitedness and and a mythology of disconnection from the whole.
There are no heroes out there to lead you to the truth. The only hero worthy of that journey is the one staring back at you in the mirror each morning.
This is no ego trip run amuck. This is the fundamental truth that each and every one of us, seen clearly in our authenticity, is a tiny replication of the whole and we are able to draw energy and strength we requite from that whole.
Even if you find this hard to believe right now, from your current place on your journey, seek to believe it a little more each day. The truth of it reveals itself the more you shake the cobwebs and see who you truly are.
You are simply amazing! Thank you for your support of this blog and my work!
It’s rare that I draw a hard ideological line on this blog. Generally, I’m here working to build you and me up with positive messages. Despite what I’m about say, I think this remains in that vein.
One of the criticisms of positive thinking is that it tries to gloss over challenges and problems in the world. I would argue that’s a misreading. Positive thinking is way to fight back and take control of your thinking against the wave of negativity, mean-spiritedness, and anger that pervades our popular culture.
There is much inequity and injustice on our planet. It’s easy to see how people can get dragged down these negative holes.
This opens the door for demagogic leaders and ideologies to take root and flourish. We see this happening right before our eyes around the planet. That’s further fed by a media that tells half-truths tilted toward the prejudices and idiocies of its target audience. These half truths are then repeated and argued over social media, widening divides to the point that people can’t even talk to each other any more. Lifelong friends are unfriended for daring to question our version of the half truth.
It’s as insidious as it is ridiculous. It drives wedges in families, tears the social fabric of nations, and pushes major powers to the brink of crazy confrontations even the most ardent cold warriors averted.
If we are really in the fight for light and for wisdom and for an advancing and evolving humanity taking its rightful place among the galactic community we rightly imagine lies beyond our world; we must immunize ourselves and, to the extent we’re able, immunize those around us against these divisive and destructive mindsets.
The question might come up, “How do we know what the truth is and who to believe?”
Regardless of your personal spiritual belief system, Jesus and Buddha are widely recognized as two humanity’s greatest teachers. I think their words help provide us a kind of truth “Geiger counter” for those of us who seek and peaceful advanced human civilization and seek it soon.
Jesus was talking about false teachers in Matthew. He concluded his discussion of them with a simple test, “Therefore, by their fruits will you them.”
Five hundred years and a thousand miles away, Buddha gave us a similar test when he was pressed about who we should believe and put our trust in.
He said the following.
When you yourselves know directly something is unskillful, unwholesome, blameworthy, rejected by the wise, harmful to yourselves or others, leads to poverty or unhappiness of both yourself and others, you should give it up.
When you yourselves know directly that something is skilled, wholesome, blameless, praised by the wise, and leads to well-being, prosperity, and happiness of both yourself and others, you should accept it and practice it.
If your end game is an advanced human civilization, maximizing its potential, and respecting and allowing each person to reach for their highest aspirations; then these are two great measures to put leaders or ideologies up against.
We are family. It’s a simple fact of cosmology. Our fates are tied together on this tiny blue ball tumbling through the darkness of the cosmos.
It’s also non-negotiable. Leaders and ideologies that don’t bear fruits that 1) Accept that reality and 2) Embrace it and seek to maximize it; should be utterly rejected at this late date in favor of leaders and ideologies that demonstrate the enlightenment required for this civilization to live long and prosper.
Wherever you are on your journey today, you are awesome!