Let me begin with the lyrics from Pink Floyd’s “Money” ~
Money, get away
Get a good job with good pay and you’re okay
Money, it’s a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
New car, caviar, four star daydream
Think I’ll buy me a football team
Money, get back
I’m all right Jack keep your hands off of my stack
Money, it’s a hit
Don’t give me that do goody good bullshit
I’m in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
And I think I need a Lear jet
Money, it’s a crime
Share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a raise it’s no surprise that they’re
Giving none away, away, away…
Here are some old phrases that go through my mind when I think of this tool called money.
*Don’t have enough? That’s your fault. Work harder.
*You’re lazy if you struggle to make it. Try harder.
*People who are financially successful are successful people. Want to be successful? Always have money.
*Don’t spend more than your earn. Cost of living too high? Don’t gripe about it. Earn more. Cost of living gone up beyond your ability to pay? Try harder. Work harder.
Classic “blame the victim” mentality. Time to pitch those concepts into the incinerator.
Here are some newer concepts I have allowed to flourish when I contemplate money.
*It’s a mechanism of control.
*It’s created to keep us afraid and enslaved.
*Live to pay is absolutely contrary to the energy and intelligence of Source and Spirit.
*Money knocks you out of yourself. It certainly has the ability to do so that is, whether you have a lot of it (sets up the belief I am better than or I am more powerful than) or whether you have little of it (sets up the belief you are less than, lazy or otherwise worthless).
*The stress, especially if it’s ongoing, to earn earn earn, especially when you have health issues, wears on you over time.
Money is far more than an “energy exchange” as some in the New Age community like to refer to it. Yes, intending Abundance into your life is absolutely helpful and I encourage all to practice the arts of abundance intending and gratitude. Even surrendering/letting go. However, they miss out on the discussion of money as a means of control when they choose to focus solely on the “exchange of energy” topic. But then again many in the New Age movement are quite uncomfortable in discussing dark facts of reality. They want to only see Love and Light in all.
I’m not one of those people.
The article I linked
previously tonight discusses in excellent detail why we do not need money. So there is not much more I can say on the topic, expect for the following:
1) After reading this man’s piece, one of the comments said making money builds character. Nonsense. What builds character is activity that brings out our Authentic Selves. And Love – for ourselves and from others – unconditionally – this builds character. Support. Encouragement. Things of that nature build far more character, certainly the kind that help uplift society, than money. To me, if you can’t take it with you when you leave your body, it doesn’t build character.
2) I have read from critics of this “no money needed” system that when you take away money as the tool of exchange, everyone becomes lazy. Perhaps the word they really mean is FREE. Relaxed. Free to BE. Whatever that is (in so long as in that Being you are not violating the freedom’s of another/others). Take away the stress of money and having to pay to live guarantees a quicker return to Higher Self/Higher Consciousness ways of Being. Think not? Well, think pay to live has helped or hindered this Higher Consciousness State? Hindered, without a doubt. I can guarantee most people would be more than willing to offer their gifts and talents and skills to ensure their community flourishes once they no longer have to worry about how they will pay to survive/live.
A world without money is coming, very soon in fact. A world without control. A world where people don’t have to worry about how they will afford to keep their home or how they will afford to feed their children and themselves. A world where they don’t have to worry about how they will afford to heal themselves, make themselves well. A world where debt is abolished and seen for the illegal, controlling sham that it is. A world where people see the equality and worth in themselves and in all of those around them. A world where people who “have” no longer hold themselves to a false elevated sense of self over those who “don’t have”. A world where people who “don’t have” no longer feel shame over who they are or fear around those who “do have”.
Just like stressing over money is a disease, so is the very nature of the monetary system. A disease. A boil on the hearts and minds of humanity.
A boil I am ready to lance.
Are you ready to help?