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
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
So learning these rules of money
becomes a very necessary - and lucrative - pursuit.
Here is how the
"Energy of Money"
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.
one from existing in
(scarcity) to living in
(magnificence). Simply put, money makes
life much easier because it gives a person the means to fulfill
whatever desires God has implanted inside them.
MONEY IS THE MEANS FOR MAGNIFIED
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 work.
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.
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"
"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
"it is easier for a camel than a puffed
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.
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.
MONEY IS JUST ANOTHER FORM OF ENERGY &
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.
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
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.
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 suffered flooding.
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.
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
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 pulling together.
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!
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.
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
If 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 money problems.
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!
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.
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
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"
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.
Pendragon 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 energy."
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.
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.
from "The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Path Toward Personal & Financial
Fulfillment" by Maria Nemeth and "Creating Money" by Sanaya Roman and