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Rules of the House #23:
The Spiritual Energy of Money
The Root of All Accomplishment
If you have a relationship with nothing else in the physical world,
you will have a relationship with money. Go through the day and notice
how almost every moment of every day is intimately connected with either
the getting or spending of money. Most days you go to work to earn the
money that you will inevitably need to spend.
Whether you live in
an apartment or a house, each day that passes means you have used up one
more day of your mortgage or rent payment. Try taking a bus, riding a
train, or driving your car without spending any money. Not to mention
having a physical body which has an annoying habit of wanting to be fed
and clothed every day.
If you have a job you hate, money is keeping you
there. Because money is everywhere you want to be, past lives usually
have strongly dominated your attitudes toward it. Worse, past lives may
be keeping you from the enjoying the
abundance of the universe
which - believe it or not - is your birthright.
So learning these rules of money
becomes a very necessary - and lucrative - pursuit.
Here is how the
"Energy of Money" really works:
1> MONEY IS THE MEANS, FREEDOM IS THE GOAL
Every day, all the time, everyone always wants more money. People will
go to enormous lengths to get it... even going so far as to marry a
multi-millionaire! Yet often these self same people end up believing
that money is the goal when the real goal is freedom. For money gives
an individual freedom to move in the world: whether it ranges from
exploring and healing one's karma to the simple desire to have fun.
Money frees one from having to struggle to put food on their table,
clothes on their back, or a roof over their heads. Money frees one from
being "trapped" in abusive relationships, unsatisfying jobs, unproductive
ways of life and from fending off fears that someday, somehow, somewhere
there will never be enough.
Money frees one from existing in
"Scare City" (scarcity) to living in "Magnified
Sense" (magnificence). Simply put, money makes life much easier
because it gives a person the means to fulfill
whatever desires God has implanted inside them.
2> MONEY IS THE MEANS FOR MAGNIFIED PURPOSEFUL LIVING
Fulfilling the desires of God is what money is all about. No one knew
that better than Mother Theresa of Calcutta. She lived simply and soulfully in the
worst slums in the poorest part of the industrialized world and successfully
carried out her mission of healing the sick and caring for the needy.
Pennies did not rain down from heaven enabling her to do this necessary, charitable
On the contrary, Mother Theresa was an efficient and skillful fund
raiser who went to wherever the money was. She raised millions of dollars
both in the United States and in Europe to fund her work in India. Money
did not detract from her amazing spirituality one bit. In my opinion,
Mother Theresa is one of the most magnificent models of magnified, abundant,
and purposeful living from the 20th Century.
3> THE KARMA OF MONEY CORRECTS IMBALANCES IN IT'S USE
Having taken the vows of poverty in many religious lifetimes, the following
Biblical passages are tattooed into my cellular memory. You may have
heard that "Money is the root of all evil" and that
"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle
than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven".
Yet, in looking closer, for those of us who are ex-Biblical
scholars, it is really "for the lust after money that is the root of all
evil" and "it is easier for a camel than a puffed
up man" to reach Heaven.
The difference in translation, in both cases, clearly states that the
imbalance existing in the individual's use of and regard for money is the
true problem. For when money is spitefully kept from those who need it,
when it is used as a weapon to hurt others, when it becomes more important
than love, God, and dear ones, when it makes us think that we are in fact
God, it is a real problem.
This imbalance is quite easily corrected by
karma as when "rich men" who have used money in a "puffed up" way incarnate
into their next lives as "deflated, poor men" to balance the scales.
4> MONEY IS JUST ANOTHER FORM OF ENERGY & GOD'S LOVE
Those who by karma evolve to a more balanced view of money realize that
it is just another aspect of the energy of spirit made visible in form.
The energy of spirit takes on many forms in the physical world: like love,
time, space, and nature to name a few.
No one ever says: "it is bad to
have more love in my life... or more time, or more space, or more natural
resources that are freely abundant to everyone" like air, sunshine, and
so on. In fact, people desperately seek love, take time for granted, occupy
space without really noticing it, and ignore nature unless it gets in the
No one says "give me less love, less time, less space, and while you
are at it, cut down on the air I need to have every moment and without which
I will be dead in three minutes". Yet these same people say give me less
money when they believe that it is "evil" and will keep them from "being a
good person" or from "becoming more spiritual".
Was Buddha corrupted by
wealth he was born into? No, he gave it up for spirit. Was Jesus corrupted
by the manifesting abundant food ("loaves and fishes") for his audience? Certainly not. All Jesus
objected to money being worshipped instead of God.
5> BARRIERS ARE JUST OPPORTUNITIES IN DISGUISE
Take the case of Roberta Guaspari, the violin teacher who started a music
program for the inner city children of Harlem, NY, and upon whose life the
movie "Music of the Heart" was based. When the funding was cut for her
violin program by the school system, she fought to save it by putting on
a recital featuring performances by her best students. Despite initial
enthusiasm, the recital was nearly cancelled when the appointed theatre
Yet at that moment, Carnegie Hall, hearing of her
heroic efforts, offered her their space for free and recruited several
internationally renowned musicians to appear with the students. The
recital was successful enough to keep Guaspari's music program going for
another three years. This attracted the movie and now the future of her
music program is virtually guaranteed. This all resulted from financial
barriers paving the road to success.
6> HELPFUL PEOPLE ARE THE TRUE ABUNDANCE
When people focus on manifesting money alone, they limit the abundance
that the universe can provide. For abundance is much more than money,
it is personal qualities such as physical gifts like health, strength,
and athletic skills or mental gifts like talents, skills, knowledge or
emotional gifts like influencing others.
Of these, the greatest gift is connecting with others. For no one can
do or know everything on their own. The greatest abundance of all is
knowing others who can and will help you reach your goals as you help
them reach theirs. That is why the Internet is so powerful because it
provides a way for all kinds of people to more easily exchange abundance. The ancient
Chinese knew this and it is why their symbol for abundance is many people
7> HELPFULNESS IS THE SECRET TO MANIFESTING MONEY
If you want to know the secret to success in business it is this: "that
you get what you want from life by helping others get what they want
from life". It is just that simple. Those who serve the most people
get the most money. Look around and you will see that the businesses
which are the most successful are those which offer a superior product,
at attractive prices, with great customer support, and a genuine commitment
to customer satisfaction.
All this springs from their core desire to
serve others to best of their ability. The motivation for this is often
just money but those that succeed the most link their motivation to love.
This ironically is a very logical proposition: if love is the most
powerful force in the universe and if it is very strongly linked to a
money making goal, then that goal will be fulfilled abundantly and the
money will flow like water!
8> ABUNDANCE GETS YOU TO BECOME MORE OF WHO YOU ARE
For many, the greatest block to manifesting greater levels of money and
abundance in their life is actually the fear that abundance will in fact
drive them to become more of who they already are.
They fear that it will
magnify their shortcomings (as in becoming a mental wreck like multi-billionaire Howard Hughes who died alone in rags and filth because his
money supported his aberrations). They forget that it also magnifies
their strengths (like Oprah Winfrey, Montel Williams, or Tom Cruise who
have been known to be generous with both their money and their time to
those in true need).
The truth is that money is much like a gun or a
knife in that it's results depends on whose hands it is in. The same
gun used to defend a loved one from harm can be used to hold
up a liquor store. The same money that can be used to get medicine for
a dying spouse can be given to a hit man to blow that spouse away.
you cannot trust yourself with receiving more money, the best use you can make of
the money you do have is to find out why and solve your disempowering
9> YOU ARE THE SOURCE OF YOUR OWN ABUNDANCE
Those is the technical fields know this truth all too well. If they do
not like the job they are in and if the technical skills they possess
are in demand, they will attract another, better job quickly and easily.
For they are the source of their own abundance: getting and maintaining
their skills is the true source.
The truth is that everyone has something
which they can do well. Finding out what that special skill is means
looking no farther than to what they like to do or what they can do
particularly well. For it is the joyful exercise of God given skills and
abilities which leads to the greatest abundance of all: happiness and money!
10> DO WHAT YOU LOVE & THE MONEY WILL FOLLOW
If you have never read the book by Marsha Sinetar, "Do What You Love and
the Money Will Follow", I strongly recommend that you do so. Trust is
the key to this process working and it is a process.
To do what you love,
you must first find what that is. Once you have found it, you must honor
it by doing it wherever and whenever you can. Once you have honored it,
you must pursue it if you truly wish to succeed. By pursuing
it, you must love it with your heart and soul.
If you do not love your work,
you will not be able to push through the obstacles and barriers that arise
so that you can see the gifts they are trying to bring you. What makes
this happen is the trust that you can succeed, that you deserve
to prosper, and that the support you need will come to you. This is
where faith in "the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things
not seen" pays off.
11> ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE KEEPS MONEY FLOWING
It is amazing to me how many doors the words "Please" and "Thank You" can
open. It is even more amazing how often people fail to use these simple
keys to success to open doors for them. Think about how you feel when
someone thanks you: how it motivates you to do more for them. This is
how the universe works as well: the attitude of gratitude keeps the
abundance of the universe flowing in endlessly.
said it best: "All of life is an energy exchange. If we did not eat
things that were alive, we would perish. Likewise, all effort extended
is extended for a reward. The reward may be psychological, spiritual, or
financial, but without something coming back to 'feed' us, we would
eventually have to stop extending the effort. We would just run out of
12> BE READY TO MOVE TO YOUR HIGHER PURPOSE
Think of the richest people in the world who you see doing work. What
motivates them to keep on going long after they have abundant money for
all they want and need? Like anything else, it is love. For it is love
that draws people inexorably to their higher purpose.
Take Oprah Winfrey's
show for example. In the beginning, the show was like most other talk
shows about the racy, the unusual, the titillating. Then, after awhile,
the show grew successful and evolved into the exploration of more meaningful
and uplifting topics.
This was a conscious choice on Oprah's part and
although it led to less "success" ratings wise, she was moving ever closer
to her higher purpose thereby gaining more "success" from a universal
perspective by spreading higher consciousness to the masses. In the final
analysis, that is what all of us are here to do for one another: to help
one another find God as we all journey back home.
Credits: adapted from
"The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Path Toward Personal & Financial
Fulfillment" by Maria Nemeth and "Creating Money" by Sanaya Roman and
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