When we think about well-being, we think mostly of our health, but have you thought about your economic well-being? Have you actually considered healing your money in the same way you think about healing your body?
An exchange of energy
Money is the energy that we human beings exchange for the purpose of surviving and thriving on earth. It is an essential part of human life, and without it we would not be able to share the goods and services that we all need to exist. But when this exchange of energy is out of balance the economy becomes diseased, and because money circulates through the planet touching everything and everyone, when it is out of balance and diseased, we are all affected.
Money has not always been considered outside the circle of life as it is today. We live in a society that has lost its connection to the Divine. We have given power to those who stand outside the moral boundaries. We have come to believe that those who have money are the best people. We find ourselves feeling small and worthless when we have less money than others.
In the past when people lived closer to the earth, they felt a deep spiritual connection to it and the crops they grew and the livestock they raised. They knew that God was their support. They prayed for good weather and healthy crops, and when they went to market, they were very aware that it was God or Mother Earth who gave them the products that they sold. They gave thanks to the Divine for a good crop, a good harvest, and the good prices these brought. The land, the product, and the marketplace were all part of the sacred circle of life, without which no human could exist.
Our marketplace is that same marketplace, but we have forgotten that it’s sacred. We have lost our connection to the sacred circle of life, and if we even think of sacredness we consider it to exist outside of normal life. We have created a separation between our material lives and our spiritual lives and in so doing we have divided our life from spirit.
The ancient Hebrew culture celebrated a sacred marketplace, and it was in this sacred marketplace that people came together to exchange the energy that we call money for the purpose of living healthy, prosperous lives. In The Kabbalah of Money, Rabbi Nilton Bonder quotes the Talmud, which says, ‘True wealth is abundance that does not create scarcity.’ In a marketplace based on this principle everyone prospers. But to create this kind of marketplace we must be open to letting go of the fear/greed precepts on which our current economic system is based and receptive to the healing properties necessary to create a love-based economy.
A love-based economy
We are on the cusp of a new era in human history. The old order is fighting desperately to maintain its domination, but it won’t win because its time has passed. A new balance is coming into human experience. To help facilitate the new alignment, we can begin to create a sacred marketplace – one based on love not fear – simply by changing the way we think. When enough of us have made this change in consciousness the human race will make a quantum leap that we can only just begin to imagine.
A simple way to begin to move into personal economic well-being while simultaneously becoming part of the critical mass needed to create a new world economy is to begin to think of money as love. To do this, simply think the thought ‘Money is love’ each time you enter into a monetary transaction. Write it on your cheques and credit card slips. Allow this simple
phrase to become your teacher. Let money is love become your mantra.
Every time you think or write ‘money is love’ you will step out of the old paradigm of the fear/greed economy for just a few seconds. A small amount of the fear we all carry in our
hearts about money and our own economic well-being will dissipate and transform into love. The more you write, think, and say ‘money is love’, the more love will replace fear, and your economic well-being will become reflected in your bank account and in your daily life. Peace will replace anxiety, and prosperity will replace scarcity. And while you are in the process of changing your own thoughts about money from fear and greed to love and peace, you will begin to pass money imbued with the energy of love out into world’s economy.
Money flows through the world like blood flows through the body. If, one by one, we as individuals begin to change the money that moves through our hands and our bank accounts into love, the money itself will become healed. And like a blood transfusion, we will begin to infuse the money flow of the planet with love, creating an economy of love not fear. Money is the blood of the planet. When we heal the money we will heal the world. In the process we will find personal peace and economic well-being.
©2010 by Barbara Wilder