Archive for August, 2011
As with anything in life, the minute one groups seeks to impose a philosophy or way of life on another, it is dangerous. Even the Universe won’t interfere with our free will to choose.
Certainly, make your argument and state your facts, and then move on. The only life and choices we’re ultimately responsible for are ours.
I write this in the context of certain vocal vegetarians and vegans.
I have been a vegetarian. I have been a meat eater. I am evolving and always trying to go deeper below the surface of what we claim as Truths.
And certainly, what was once appropriate in the Grand Scheme Of Things, might no longer be appropriate in our present and future lives.
But before a vegetarian or vegan declares someone else to be a monster, they might read “The Secret Life Of Plants”, by Peter Tompkins, or any of Rupert Sheldrake’s books. Or speak to a tribal shaman. Or hang out in a garden for more than a few hours.
And whether we agree with it or not, there is a metaphysical concept of transmutation, which suggests that in some cases, an animal’s spiritual energy, like a plant’s, actually raises its ‘soul’ vibration by passing through the body of a human — an evolved human, one who blesses the food and the animal’s life and the Divine animating force behind that life.
Certainly cruelty is unacceptable under any circumstances and we humans have a far way to go before we can claim to be truly humane beings.
We’re all food for something, even the bacteria feeding on us.
Though I may not agree with vegans, I do my best to honor their lives in a complicated world. Though I may not agree with meat eaters, I also do my best to honor their lives and choices in a challenging world.
Whatever we eat — when done in a sacred manner — serves the Highest Good.
All life is sacred and so is transformation.
Divine life is never as simple as we’d like it to be.
If you examine the numbers of 2011 as we have discussed with you before, you get the energy of the two and the 11. The two represents your duality; the 11 is illumination. You might say 2011 is “the illumination of duality.” When you add them together, you get a four, which is structure and Gaia. So this is the year where great lessons occur. Lessons are occurring in groups as well as individuals.
The entire reason for the lessons is to develop compassion. If the earth becomes more compassionate in any way at all, the actual spiritual vibration of the planet increases, and that is the goal. So the old souls in the room have a goal for their being here at all. It’s not just to exist, and it’s not just to solve problems while they are here. That’s what I’m going to talk about.
I’m going to talk about a metaphor that we have given so often before, but that takes on special meaning as we give it yet again. I have a title for this message, which we don’t often give. Usually I let my partner do that later. This time I’m going to give it. It’s “The Attributes of the Match Bearer.” These are the ones who sit in front of me right now and who are reading this message.
There are two areas of concern that you come in with [arrive on the planet]. There are two sets of questions you carry as you sit in the chairs. The first set of questions are all about yourself, as they should be. You ask, “How I can get from A to B and become better at what I’m here for? How I can live longer?” You might ask, “How I can eliminate drama in my life? How I can be healthier?” The second part is, “What am I doing for the planet?” These questions aren’t really something that come in pairs. The second one requires a confluence of energy for old souls who want to know how they can stay longer and do the work that they came for. If you would interview everyone here in the chairs, they would have a different answer for what their work is about. But they wouldn’t be here if they had not asked the second question.
So we’re going to be quite generic and yet fairly specific. We’re going to give you concepts that you haven’t thought of – the reason you are here, old soul. Right now, especially now, the reason you are here is to hold light in dark places. You’re not here to try to evangelize or change any other Human Being to what you believe, for belief is not the issue. The vibration of the planet is the issue. It can only be changed with a consciousness that is pure. It’s not just in what you believe. It is in the being and not the doing. It is being light, for as you walk around with illumination, you change that which is dark.
You might say that you take the new energy where the old energy used to be, and that changes everything around you. That is your entire purpose. So we’re going to be specific here in a moment. We’re going from the big to the little, and the first is this metaphor, even before I start the teaching. Again, dear ones, for the ones in the room and for the ones specifically who are reading this message right now, I see you.
One of the attributes of God is that there is no time. If you are listening at this moment to this recording, or reading this message anywhere, it’s the now. That is how time is for me. It is not just for the souls in front of me, for those old souls in front of me here are in a three-dimensional state on a linear track of time. It’s critical for them to live their lives in a succinct way. But not me. So the potential of your ears hearing this was known to me as something you might do. I know you’re here. I know you’re listening and reading. This may be hard for you to understand, since you might say, “If God cannot tell the future,” you might say, “then Kryon, how did you know I would be listening or reading?” That answer is easy because the potential of your doing so was so strong, I knew you’d do it.
I sit in front of a group of approximately 100 souls. Now, I knew when they made their decision to come. I knew the potentials of them finding out about the meeting. I knew even those who found out yesterday. I knew. For the potentials of this energy is what is in the quantum soup that I have spoken about so often. Not the future, but the potentials. This allows us to bring forward an entourage that is then complimentary of those who sit in the chairs, of the old souls and their lives, of their lessons. It even drives the subject of the channels. We wait for you to come and sit before us, dear ones, way before we really know what we’re going to say and what we’re going to do. So I know you and I thank you for being here. This is your time on the planet.
The Light and Dark Metaphor
Let us begin the teaching. The metaphor has been given over and over. Imagine that there is a room full of entities called humanity who walk around in darkness. So the metaphor here is spiritual darkness. The Humans don’t know who they are or why they are. They have no concept that they are part of the creative energy of God. They follow whatever is given to them and whatever doctrines they learn about when they are young. They find God in whatever corner they can. Some find God profoundly, and some do not. Many go through the motions and never understand any more than the motions.
Seemingly in the dark, they often bump into one another. Some of them bump into another and become angry… a war starts. That’s what happens in the dark when you can’t really see what’s going on apart from what you know about yourself. Therefore, what is always going on is apart from you and is always a mystery. Therefore, there is drama. Therefore, there is conspiracy and mistrust. Being in the dark creates war. Being in the dark creates separation and hatred. Being in the dark creates fear and anxiety.
But now, as the metaphor continues, there is one in the darkness who knows who they are. You might say that the attribute of this person is our Match Bearer. This person bears with them the ability to create light. Small as it might be, this person has a match. In a fully darkened room, one lit match is interesting, for it creates light enough to see dimly for everyone, so that one Match Bearer in that darkened room, on their own, decides to light it. The reason? It’s to study their own spirituality, their own self-worth, to light their match to see themselves better.
So they light it for themselves so that they can take the hand of the Higher-Self and discover who they are. Therefore, they light their match. And in the process of lighting that match, they illuminate (very dimly) the rest of the room. Suddenly, Humans can see one another and they like it! They see family! Fear starts to go away. Understanding what is next to you creates understanding and peacefulness. There’s less distrust. Some actually look for where the light has come from. Many don’t.
The attribute of the light of the Match Bearer is similar to the lighthouse that stands by the sea, which we have given you before. The lighthouse stands alone, all by itself. It shines a light that others may or may not see, that steers them into safe harbors by their own choice, since they have the rudder of choice on their own ship of life. The Match Bearer is sitting with the match, has illuminated it for themselves, yet it affects all around them in a positive way.
The Match Bearer says nothing. Those around this person may not know his/her name. They may not even know she has lit a match! All they know is they can now see! Some of them start looking for the match in themselves and they begin to slowly light their own matches, and the room becomes brighter. The brighter the room becomes, the more is seen and is not a mystery, and the further a Human Being can see past themselves and their immediate family, the more understanding there is, the more peace there is. This is the attribute of the planet as we see it right now.
We have made the statement over and over that less than one half of one percent of the planet must strike the match for there to be peace on Earth. Now you know the reasoning behind that. It means that there could be Human Beings all over the planet who never strike a match, who don’t believe anything that you believe, yet they still participate. They participate in your light.
This is difficult, perhaps, for you to grasp – how one small match would make a difference. But it does. So in this room and listening to me now and reading these words are Match Bearers. How do I know that? Because I know you. Oh, human being. There are warriors in this room; there are stories that would make your hair stand on end. There are heroic actions and joy. There is sorrow beyond belief; there is gratitude. Everything that you can imagine has ever happened to a Human on the planet is here right now. Some of the greatest dramas ever presented on Earth, you participated in. Some of the most heroic actions any Human Being can do for another, you’ve done. Some of the suffering that never should have occurred on the planet, you’ve experienced. Some of the greatest celebrations that the planet has ever seen were about you.
The Variety of the Old Soul Energy
There are men here who have given birth! This is because their gender is different today than it was then. There are women who have worn the battle armor because their gender was different when they wore it. Old souls take turns, you know? Here is something I’m going to tell you now, and I want you to listen because this is a concept you don’t think of often. Humans tend to stay in family groups for a very, very long time through many incarnations. They stay in cultures for a very, very long time as well. Oh, you may move around once you’re born, but you can’t change your blood, can you? You can’t change where you came from no matter where you move to, can you? You may sit in a chair today in America but it can’t change where you’re born. So what I want to talk about is outside the purview of three dimensions. This means it’s outside of your understanding of the way things work, or how you think about your ancestors, relatives, and ancestry in general. It’s different than you perceive how things work. So now we’re going to talk about your parents, your grandparents, and their parents. We’ll go back 100 years or more.
The Timing of the Shift
My partner spoke today of fractal time. He gave you examples of how time is actually in a circle that makes no sense in three dimensions as you perceive it. But it is the way of things in a multidimensional world [using the word quantum to mean that]. Your own science is starting to understand and participate in the belief that time may very well be in a circle and may have what they would call fractals or a predictable cycle of potential influence that occurs on a regular path as you transverse the circle of time. These potentials can be computed, and so they sit there even without those to give them an esoteric prediction, those who have the calendars of old. The calendars reflect the cycle of time.
We have discussed with you that the Mayans had a system in their observatories besides pure astronomy. Like many of the ancients, they used their intuition to develop systems around the calendar that were the esoterics [spiritual] of the study of time fractals and predictions of potentials used even today. We told you that you are in a 36-year window representing the precession of the equinoxes, the center of that time window, which is 2012. We told you this 36-year event is what you have called the 2012 Galactic Alignment energy, and also what you have called The Great Shift. If this is so, this means it was predictable – and many predicted it. Also, if this is so, it means it was expected, and the potentials of the expectations are upon you now.
A Quantum Meeting of Your Own Ancestors
Let me take you to the other side of the veil where there is no time. Remember, we are not in linear 3D on my side. We are in a multidimensional state, which we often call a quantum state, using still another metaphor of real physics that means, “outside of 3D.” On the other side of the veil, I want to tell you about meetings that have taken place and are still taking place. When there is no time, there are only potentials. When there are only potentials, even the past, present, and the now are blurred to you. They are blurred because you have a 3D filter. The future is not known, but the potentials of what you might do are and the strength of the potentials are generated by your consciousness and what happens today, yesterday, and tomorrow.
Come with me to the meeting of your parents and grandparents, for they represent souls just like yours. Like you, they are a piece of the God Creator. Even if they never awakened to examine that fact while on Earth, they are NOT on Earth for this meeting. Let’s go to this meeting where they are, even now, right now.
“Wait a minute, Kryon! My parents are still alive. They can’t be in a meeting on the other side of the veil.” For us, they’re still in that meeting, because part of your soul energy is on the other side of the veil all the time, dear one. What do you think your Higher-Self is? It is the energy of your own personal, angelic form. The metaphor we like to give is that one foot is on the other side of the veil all the time, and one foot is in 3D. The entire duality issue and the test of your life is to open the door and see that, and to take the hand of that which is your Higher-Self. Your Higher-Self has been the same Higher-Self every single time you’ve been on Earth, the same one occupying the different Human bodies of your many incarnations. There is a commonality through the ages. Do you see it now? No matter how many past lives you’ve had, no matter what you’ve done, no matter where you’ve been, the same Higher-Self is there. It’s your core. Now, do you start to understand why you would want to connect with it?
Birth of the Match Bearer
Come to this meeting with me, metaphorically, and watch. Your grandparents are there, too. They are looking at everything with the mind of God, which is theirs while they are in the meeting. They’re not in 3D; they’re in that perfect place, which the Creator energy represents beyond anything you can imagine. Although there is no individuality or singularity with the parts of God, and although these in the meeting are part of a collective quantum group, the essence of the potential of who they’ve been and who they will be are still represented there. I don’t ask you to understand this. I just ask you to see it with me. All their past lives are there with them.
Now, in what you call your past, I’m going to tell you what they said:
“We’re coming into the planet. We’re going to be there in a lower energy, and we will try to shine as much light as we can, but it may not be much. We might never awaken,” they’re saying. “Because it’s not time,” they’re saying. “But we see the potential of the Galactic Alignment looming. We see the 36-year window is coming. We may not even be alive.” they say. But they are planning on coming anyway. They are old souls and have something to do: Plant seeds.
“So, why are they coming to the planet while there is an old energy?” you might ask. Here is the answer: They’re coming to the planet – your grandparents, all four of them – so they can give birth to your mom and dad. Now, your mom and dad are also in the meeting as well – and by the way, so are you! So are your children. Do you understand this? You are all part of the collective and parts of you never leave it, even though you are here, walking on Earth. Within that quantum meeting, there is no linear time, only potentials of time. This is tough for a linear thinker to grasp.
Listen: Your grandparents, parents, and you are agreeing as your ancestors speak: “We are going to go through this so the timing is proper that our children will be born in the shift.” They know what the potentials are and they need to make certain that it is YOU who arrived during this time. I could go back even further than your grandparents.
If it’s true that the timing of the shift is known in advance, since it is part of Gaia, and also the cycles of the earth, then it’s a system and not random. This means the planning of the potentials of the souls who occupy your ancestors, as well as you and your children, line up perfectly so that your cellular structure has the bloodline it does and the Akashic records it has. Did you ever think of this? You might even start to realize that you may actually be “old soul specialists,” here at the perfect time.
Let’s again talk of your parents, as we have done before. They may say, “We’re going to come to the planet, meet each other, and give birth to this soul, an old soul [many incarnations on the earth], one of the oldest souls possible, even older souls than our ourselves. We may never awaken. But this is our chore to go into the planet. We can’t hold much light. We may even criticize those we birth. We may even throw them out of the family! We may even abuse them. The old energy may completely hide all of this current divine intent from us, but that’s why we’re going, so that our children will be the ones with the wisdom of the potential of an awakening. They will be The Match Bearers.”
Now, we stop to remind you that there is no predestination. So again, this is a planning meeting of potentials, not contracts. However, Human Beings incarnate into karmic groups, so the attraction and synchronicity often plays out to enhance the overwhelming chances that they will indeed meet each other and come together to birth you.
The Match Bearers, as in the metaphor above, are the ones born in this time who can metaphorically light a match in the old energy darkness and illuminate the planet. Did you ever think of that? Your parents came together on purpose. Oh, I know you’re going to say, “Wait a minute, Kryon, you don’t know my parents. I don’t think they have that consciousness in them.” Maybe not on this side of the veil, dear ones, but do you understand what I’m saying? With the mind of God, they came in saying, “We probably won’t wake up. We won’t remember this planning session or even believe it was possible. The old energy will keep us from seeing. But we’re going to have a child that’s a Match Bearer, a very old incarnate soul on this planet. That’s why we’re here.”
That’s why your grandparents came in and their grandparents came in as they did. The lineage is there for you to see. The potentials are there to see, and you sit in the chair today listening to this channelling because it all worked together, and here you are, Match Bearer.
Attributes of the Match Bearer
Let’s talk about the match that you hold, dear one. I’m speaking to the match bearers who are here, who are reading. Wherever you create light, in any situation through your own individual actions, the energy you create changes the energy of Gaia where you walk. It changes that which is quantum around you. The whole earth knows you. If you awaken, the whole earth knows you have done so. Gaia knows you. You walk into the forest alone with the trees, they know you. The animals know you. God knows you. I know you. It’s why you came. It’s what you’re feeling now that brings you here. It’s why you sit in the chairs, and why you came today.
You might say, “What is different about me? What am I feeling in this lifetime? Why is there a feeling that I have to do something?” Well, wake up, Match Bearer, because this is your destiny. With free choice, you will illuminate your life to the point where all around you know who you are, or at least feel your light.
So let me ask you about your family. I’m going to ask you about your immediate family, your blood family. How are you treating them? There are some who will say, “Well, let’s not bring them into this, because I don’t like them very much.” That’s why the drama circles all the time, dear one. You continue, “I do my best, but I don’t like them very much. But I sure am stellar when I go to New Age meetings. I love everybody there, every one of them.” [Laugher] Yes, but I didn’t ask you that. It’s easy to get along with others like you. It’s because you all have a light! No, I’m talking about you alone in the dark, by yourself. I want to know how you’re treating your family.
Let me tell you how the Match Bearer sees family, immediate family. They look past the abuse; they look past the drama; they look and see what has been done for them. They may even say to Spirit, “Mom and Dad, thank you for giving me life and for knowing on the other side of the veil that I can change the planet. Thank you for what you’ve done in that planning session. No matter what the words have been or the slings and arrows and the abuse and the names I’ve been called, I honor you.” Now, is that you?
You come into relationships; you grow; the relationships sometimes change; you stay in them for a long time; they change again. Now, let’s say there’s drama in that relationship. Remember, this is not a blood relative; it’s an elective. Do you think there is a possibility they were in another meeting? This becomes a bit ponderous to think about, doesn’t it? So how do you see these in this relationship? No matter what the words have been, no matter what the actions were, no matter what the betrayals were, no matter what goes on today, the Match Bearer looks at them and says, “This is a creature of God designed to give me lessons and to push me out of the nest. Maybe the lesson is even to give me a kick in the pants so I can have compassion for the rest of humanity. Thank you, God, for them.” That’s what the Match Bearer says. Can you do that?
The Match Bearer has the light of God, and you may say, “Well, you’re just describing Mother Teresa! I’m not sure I can do any of those things. This is a hard call, Kryon, because you really don’t know what happened in my life… what has gone on with those around me and my family.” Oh, yes, I do. You see, I was there. And by the way, so were all the seeming angels you carry around with you. Why didn’t you take their hands when they had them outstretched? I know who’s here! You always want to do it alone, don’t you? You’d better be listening, my partner, because this is for you, too. You always want to do it alone – all that help that’s around you, yet you always want to do it alone. We know who did what to whom. We were there at every step.
The attributes of the pure Match Bearer are to push love. They have tolerance for every single Human Being who they come into contact with. They assume love is present in every situation. They create light.
I want to tell you about dark and light, yet again. If you’ve got a light lit, darkness cannot invade you. How can darkness, which has no energy at all, be around and invade you when you’re holding the light? Darkness, as defined, is the absence of light. Some Lightworkers have a strange 3D concept that says, “I don’t want to go there because the darkness may get me. I’m very careful where I go. I don’t want to go around these people because they have dark energy.” Why don’t you go there and shine your light in their lives, oh courageous one? Are you only going where there is other light? Do doctors go to work and only see doctors?
How do you treat your family? When you go to work, what goes on there? I can hear the verbiage now: “I’ve got the worst boss in the world. This is one who delights in torturing us with tasks that make no sense at all just to make work for us. This boss doesn’t like the New Age because he happens to believe differently, so he makes fun of it.” You don’t think we know this, dear one? Remember, those in charge don’t always have the wisdom to be in charge. Sometimes they’re egomaniacs. Don’t you think we know this? That’s how they got where they are. So, how do you treat them? Do they continue to push your buttons? Do they do things just to irritate you? Or perhaps you just have one who is always depressed? Therefore, you have to walk in the dark energy all the time at work – or is it lighter because of you?
I want to give you the truth, Match Bearer. If you’re holding light, no darkness or dark energy is going to affect you. You’re going to walk into that place, open the door, and do your work. And while you’re there, you are saying: “Thank you, God, I have a job. Thank you, it’s here for now, because wherever I go, I’m going to make a difference.” Some say it’s impossible to make a difference at work. They again say, “You don’t know my work.” Oh, how 3D of you! You don’t know that the light you carry creates tolerance, appreciation, and love? It creates the ability to share and listen with care. It changes the planet. Some of those around you may eventually come to you with their issues and their problems. You might sit and ask, “I wonder why they want to share it with me?” Perhaps it’s because they intuitively see your light; maybe because they see your tolerance; maybe you’re the only one who will listen to them, and in the process, you share love. In the process of them being next to you, you love them. And maybe it’s the only love they’re going to get that day or that week or that month or even that year, dear Match Bearer.
That’s what you do. It’s one Human at a time with another. The earth changes one Human at a time, and that’s why you came. That’s why your parents saw the potentials of it. Everywhere you walk, every situation you’re in, you have a chance to strike the match. The greater your light, the greater the planet’s light. So now, are you still wondering why you came to the planet?
“Kryon, I’m not a healer, nor an author. I’m not a channeller either. I just go to work, come home, do errands, make the beds, then go to work again. What kind of a life is this?” I’ll tell you, dear one, it’s a Match Bearer’s life! Your lineage asked for you to come and for you to walk on the planet and strike the match, go to work, make the beds, do the errands, and come back home again. That’s why you’re here! I don’t want you to diminish that for a moment, since everywhere you go there is more light because of you.
How do you handle fear and anxiety? What pushes your buttons? What makes you worry? Isn’t it about time to conquer that? What’s happening in your body that’s tested you lately? I don’t just talk to those in the chairs. I talk to my partner. I talk to him all the time. He’s just like you. He walks through life just like you. He has some of the same questions you do, yet he’s the channeller! So I talk to all. I am Kryon. I’ve never been a Human Being. I’m always seemingly standing on the outside. I am in charge, if you want to say, of the information that comes through your guides, which comes through your Higher-Self for the energy of the planet. I was not even allowed here until this shift began, because the planet’s energy was not commensurate with the energy of the information that I now teach. I’ll be here a long time, because the potentials are for the energy to stay and grow and be – all because of the Match Bearers.
What irritates you the most? What buttons get pressed the easiest in you? When you watch the news, when you see politics, when you see certain kinds of attitudes, do you get angry? Think of what makes you the angriest. Now, let me ask you, can you see it in tolerance? Well, that’s what the Match Bearer learns to do.
“I hate war,” you might say, “I don’t want anything to do with it. I hate the sorrow that it creates, the heartbreak that it creates. It seems to perpetuate itself.” I’m not asking you to love war. I’m asking you to love the Humans who created it. They’re pieces of God, just like you. Can you look at these things with tolerance and see the parts of them who are loved by God? If you can do that, then you shine light in their life. It doesn’t matter where they are, and they never may know who you are. It’s just like the lighthouse on the rock. How many ships and the captains of the ships have gone to lunch with a lighthouse keeper? The answer is very few of them. But they look for the lighthouse, don’t they? Well, humanity looks for you! It’s intuitive, and even the darkest energy knows about light.
There are Match Bearers everywhere. Everywhere my partner goes, there are auditoriums filled with Match Bearers. That’s why they’re there. They may not know the particulars, but they feel it inside. These are old souls coming together to participate in an event called, “Planting the Seeds of Peace on Earth.” When this 36-year window [The Galactic Alignment] is over, they will have been planted securely and permanently. The potential will unravel itself and unfold itself and there will be more wild-cards for you to see. Wild-card is the term we use to describe actions that are not expected, and that change things on the planet. It is often expressed as countries who have unexpected turns, or dictators who unexpectedly fall. A wild-card is a scenario where humanity starts to put things together instead of tearing them apart.
This is the potential we saw 22 years ago and it is the potential we continue to see today. You’re still on track. Nothing has derailed it and you still have free choice. It’s not a given, and it’s not a set future. Instead, it is the strongest potential that we see in this quantum soup of many potentials – yet we still see it. It is building upon itself, and there is evidence that is manifesting everywhere, and the Match Bearers continue to light their matches.
When we opened this seminar this morning with a short channel, we invited those who would build a wall between me and them through self-doubt, and through skepticism, to let me in for a little while. Now I give you the opportunity to put the wall back. If you came here and you don’t want any part of this metaphysical talk and you’re not ready, then it is your safety net to put the wall back. I know that and I say to you, “Put it back,” because you’re not ready. We are not here to force anything upon you. We don’t want you to leave with an energy you don’t want. This message is for those Match Bearers who feel it is appropriate and timely. But I want to give you a fact: You will never forget what you heard today. There is no “delete” button in the Human brain.
The match doesn’t go away, either. The old soul carries it as long as they need to. Your children will carry it as well. So this is the truth of it, and it is a beautiful plan. Again, less than one half of one percent of this Human population must light the match for all this to take place, and it’s slowly happening. That’s not that many of you. So let the matches be lit this day in whatever degree. Some day you’ll realize that to have a fully lit match, there must be many lit in many places, not just one. That’s why there are so many Lightworkers all around the earth. You’ll never meet them, but you all know each other in a quantum way.
So that is the message of this day for you. For the listener and reader, it is the message of Kryon. It always has been and always will be. It becomes more succinct and clearer as the energy increases and allows for these things to be said and mentioned and taught.
Grateful, I am, as Kryon, to have come this distance to meet the Match Bearers that I always knew would be here.And so it is.
This is the post that always upsets the most people. It seems we can question politics and culture and religion — even God — but don’t mess with money. As if, like gravity, money is somehow a part of nature itself and can’t be touched.
I find that people, in many cases especially spiritual people, become agitated when discussing the subject of money.
Perhaps all of us, men and women, having been monks in so many pasts lives, taking vows of poverty, while watching those in political and religious power rule over us in lavish lifestyles, and each of us deeply resenting it — that when we finally get to have money AND serve God — we don’t want to give that up.
So we come up with the belief that you can be spiritual and have money and write a book like “The Secret” that codifies that belief.
The only problem with “The Secret,” as many millions soon found out, the Law Of Attraction was not created for the purpose of bringing more stuff into our lives, but experiences for spiritual growth. Not everyone got the house and the Porsche.
Yes, through sheer will power we can manipulate the Law Of Attraction to bring us cash and pools and third homes, but sooner or later, this lifetime or the next, they will still fall away. Because we must all learn that happiness doesn’t come from having material possessions (comfort does) — unless we can be equally happy without any material possessions.
I’m not suggesting for one moment that we should go back to living in poverty in order to be spiritual, because that is poverty consciousness and poverty consciousness often has very little to do with money. It is a state of mind that says: “I am not worthy of having a nice, comfortable, even luxurious life.”
The opposite of poverty consciousness is abundance consciousness, which says: “I and my work are absolutely worthy of millions of dollars and dozens of cars and multiple homes and nice clothes and expensive vacations — but I don’t need them to be happy.”
Some might say, “But I’m not asking for all that, just a nice, comfortable, enjoyable life.”
Which is absolutely in accordance with abundance consciousness — and natural harmony and balance.
We all deserve that — everyone on the planet deserves that.
Right now (as there has always been) there is more than enough on this planet to feed, clothe and house in dignity every living human being on Earth. What prevents that from being put into practice: money.
But remember, true abundance consciousness isn’t about how much we have, but how little we need.
The Universe wants us to be happy and comfortable and in joy and passion, because then our personal relationships are happy and then our neighbors are happy and co-workers and employers and the world around us. The world is a healthy place when everyone has what they need.
But what keeps some of us — most of us — from even that simple, dignified life? money, and the lack of. Or should I instead write: the control of the flow of money by a very few on this planet.
Did God create money to use as a teaching tool in the Earth school?
No, we did.
Do we control money, or does it control us?
How many times a day do we think about money vs how many times we think about The Divine?
What then do we truly worship?
As spiritual beings interested in ushering in a new world, we must ask ourselves if we truly believe that directive in the Bible: “Seek the kingdom first and all else will be given to you.” Do we not believe it because we do not see it in the real world. Or do we not see it in the real world because we don’t believe it?
Yes, consciously or unconsciously I have been living a degree of this belief (much to my anger and frustration, especially with my ego) and have very little to show for it in material terms. One could even say that my material life started to dwindle the moment I began to open to this concept. Why follow a truly spiritual path when it only makes physical life harder, which in turn takes our minds and hearts away from a spiritual practice and the ability to help others? It’s hard to be spiritual when you’re worried about paying rent or eating. I agree.
But in all honesty, when I look back at these past years, I have had everything I ever truly needed. It usually came when I needed it, with even a little more. Including be able to spend unexpected time with friends and family by sleeping on their couches or back bedrooms. Or having wealth show up in other ways. I may not have had rent money, but then I also didn’t have rent. Which is not to say I’ve made peace with this lifestyle; I still question it. But I also can’t deny the facts: I have never been deprived.
Yes, I have little money, but then I don’t need a bank. Yes, it can be tricky navigating the material world without credit cards, but I’ve managed to make it to Mexico, Vancouver, San Francisco, Germany, Italy and even Moscow airport without them.
Yes, I have an old car and thrift store clothes and no home of my own. But I also have a great old car, great thrift store clothes and quality time with great friends in their homes. Is any of this my ego’s — or the culture’s expectation? No. Is any of it worthy of ingratitude? No. They are blessings.
And here I must say: My life path is not your life path or anyone else’s. The choices we each make on how to live life show up differently for each and every person. For all I know you’ll decide to reexamine your views toward money and suddenly win the lottery: ‘Seek the kingdom first and all else will be given to you.’
Another common spiritual belief about money: That it is a neutral energy and like any energy can be used for harm or good.
True. But cocaine and nicotine, oil and gas and coal and nuclear power can all be used for good or ill, and yet we as a society have decided that the harm of these energies far outweighs the good, and that it is time to look at alternatives. Rape and violence and prejudice are also “just energies”.
Just think of all the blood on this planet that money has spilled, through crime and war and poverty. The institutions of religion, politics, economics, war all exist because of money in the hands of a few.
The fact is money is a system of our own creation, which is obviously effected by the Law Of Attraction, but it is also a limitation on Universal energy.
If we allow money to be the sole measure of exchange, then true, infinite abundance can’t flow in. We have said: “I’m God/Goddess and create everything in my life, but NOT when it comes to money, for that I need a job and paycheck and bank and loan officer and credit and a mortgage and interest and debt….”
We say: “I need car insurance.” The Universe says: “All right, then you’ll need car insurance, but I was planning on you never having an accident.” (Have you ever seen flocks of hundreds of sparrows or starlings moving like a living cloud, flowing effortlessly, not once crashing into each other? Nature can do that, but not prevent us from a car accident on a freeway?)
We say: “I need health insurance.” The Universe says: “All right, then you’ll need health insurance, but I was planning on your never getting sick.”
We say: “I need money.” The Universe says: “Okay. You have free will. You want money and all that comes with it, pro and con, so be it. But wouldn’t you rather be able to manifest everything you need instantly, free of middle-men, interest and debt (which are all deeply destructive forces in our culture)? Never needing a bank and locks and police?
I don’t charge for my work, because it comes through the Divine, and I value it above any price.
(ALL work comes from the Divine, whether you’re a plumber, trash collector or insect exterminator. All work is valuable and as far as the Universe is concerned, a plumber is exactly and absolutely equal in value to the President of the United States or a Nobel Prize-winning poet. In the New Earth, all is service.)
The minute I charge for service, I limit the flow of abundance into my life. (I had someone say that some day I would value my work enough to charge for it [talk about buying into the illusion!] My reply: “My work is invaluable, and that’s why I don’t charge for it.”
“Then just ask for donations.” But that’s just asking for money through the back door, shifting the responsibility to the client with the added energy of guilt on the client’s part for, perhaps, not donating enough.
I also understand why some spiritual people charge for their services according to the power of numerology: “I feel a little uncomfortable about charging for healing work, but if I ask for $111.00 or $222.00 or $333.00, then I’m actually aligning with the Universe.” True, but then why not charge $2.00 or $33.00 or $1.00? Alignment is alignment, regardless of the price.
“But I have to be able to pay my rent and buy food and gas…” Yes, of course we do. Right now. I’m not suggesting throwing away our money today — not yet — until we have really come to terms — as spiritual beings — with what we truly believe: Are we gods/goddesses or not? Is our power limited by material forces or not? Do we create our reality or not?
And there’s only one way to find out what we truly believe: practice it in the real world.
The minute we as a species began to charge and expect payment in kind, we cut off the flow of the miraculous into our lives.
The minute we decided to charge interest and make a profit, we doomed the world to ultimate economic collapse, because interest and profit by their very nature unbalance the natural flow of the energy of give and take: too much is taken, not enough given.
If we keep perpetuating this myth of the neutrality of money as an energy, we will continue to have a world of have’s and have-nots and a planet being pillaged by those who truly control money, and government and our lives.
The money brokers want us enslaved to debt and credit and interest so they can control us, make us buy what we don’t need, always in fear of being homeless and begging on the streets for food. (Hollywood loves to perpetuate this vision, because that justifies their own rationalizations regarding extreme wealth.)
But we know better. Or should. There is a Higher Power active in our lives, and contrary to what some believe, it is not a Republican Universe: Heaven helps those who help themselves! Pick yourself up by your bootstraps!
We know, or should, that we live in a Loving Universe and only wants the best for us and that we are the ones who have created this world of poverty and disease and violence — not God.
But what the power brokers know — and fear — and we have forgotten — is that we ARE Goddess/God, and don’t need them, don’t need money.
The most powerful yogis and shamans on the planet know the secret of the quantum nature of the Universe: “I am the Cause AND the Effect. I don’t need a ‘middle-person’ to facilitate my manifesting power. I and the Universe are One.”
And if we expect to be beacons for others ushering in a new world and a new way of living, we can’t just talk about our individual manifesting power at weekend spiritual seminars and then give our power back over to the bankers on Monday.
Which is not to say that the Universe won’t in turn use a third party to bring our manifestation into material reality. We may create money out of thin air (the Universe is not intimidated by the National Treasury), or we can find it at out feet, or a perfect job opportunity may come our way, or a stranger might just walk up and knock on our door and say: “I have some money to give you.” (Yes, that has actually happened to me and others I know.)
When I first thought of the workshop mentioned above, I didn’t want to charge money, and then I was given a great space for free that could have been rented for large amounts of money. It was a gift drawn by my gift. And then I decided to charge money and the gift was negated.
If others don’t see the possibility and potential of “being free”, then they never know that they might be able to extend the same energy to others. Who will they look to for an example, if not us?
And it is also a Law of the Universe: What you give freely comes back to you multiplied. This past year I didn’t charge for meditations and healing sessions. In that same year I was given $18,000.00 free and clear; a gift. With that money I was able to travel for the first time in my life and share with others. It could be argued that the year I gave away for free was one of the most lucrative of my life. Yes, I’m down to $800.00. But can I honestly say to the Universe I need more right this very instant? No. A better car, better clothes? No. A home of my own? It would be nice, but no.
— And again, my life is not anyone else’s. If you’re married with children and a mortgage and open yourself just to the possibilities of living differently, the loving Universe isn’t going to take all that away. You’re life may stay exactly the same. It may change but always for the better, despite what the ego would like.
(Even though I know the housing crisis was a cynical, manufactured power-play to deliberately cause harm to many for the benefit of the few, the fact is many people I know who went through the very real trauma of the fear of losing their homes, found they had to bring in roommates to help with the bills. Those roommates turned out to be gifts, able to help out in other ways as well. As I can attest from personal experience, the ego seldom wants what is best for us; it wants what is best for the ego.)
The Internet is an example of an evolving ‘gift economy’. Most of the information and even many products on the Internet are free, primarily because it doesn’t cost anything to the donor.
When all human material needs are met — when we come to the awareness that every human born on this planet has as much right to the Earth’s abundance as everyone else — we will all become ‘donors’ .
Loans will become gifts, and debt will be erased, because what helps you, helps me. Because the Universe is infinite.
Because we don’t own anything. It’s all on loan to us.
And because everything we are and have accomplished is through the help of hundreds and thousands of others we’ll never meet, like plumbers and trash collectors and teachers and on and on. Even the homeless and drug addicts and criminals, in a way that is difficult to understand, have contributed to our lives in a positive way.
I’ve learned that having money is only a very small part of being wealthy.
Do we really want to create a New Earth, while still using the same destructive energy of the old Earth?
It doesn’t matter if those controlling money are no longer politicians or corporations, but now gurus and spiritual leaders; someone is still controlling the Universal flow. (And as a reminder, which I am sure we have all experienced, being “spiritual” doesn’t mean one is enlightened.)
And in the New Earth, food, clothing, dignified housing, education and safety will be human birthrights. And with these necessities removed, we can create for the joy of creating and share for the joy of sharing.
We are each of us at the very center of the universe, and the universe adapts perfectly to our individual needs.
If we let it.
We are now being offered an opportunity that only comes around every 120,000 years or so to completely change our consciousness and the way we live.
The world we live in, is the world we believe in.
We dreamed this world into reality.
We can dream a new world into a new reality.
As Jesus said: ‘I don’t need to make a living.
I AM a living.’
And so it is.
About six years ago I wrote a new version of the life of Yeshua ben Joseph (Jesus), called “Son.” I get many questions asking, “Is it channeled?” and the answer is: why does it matter?
What is channelling ultimately but connecting with a higher aspect of ourselves and aren’t Yeshua, Buddha and all others also aspects of our higher selves?
Did Yeshua speak to me? Yes. Is the material also drawn from other sources and ‘my Self’? Yes. Are they one in the same? Yes.
The spiritual world, just like the material world, is so enamored of celebrity in all forms, metaphysical name-dropping.
The question Yesuha would ask — because it is the question he did ask 2,000 years ago — is why does it matter? It is the message that is important, not the messenger.
Do we connect with a message, but then give it less power because it doesn’t have an autograph at the end? I know that FB messages are as important as Yeshua’s, as The Creator’s, because they are one in the same.
A challenge of this new age, this new maturity, is for us to move beyond the celebrity aspect of spirituality — that you have to have sold 100,000 books, or charge $2500.00 for a seminar, or hang out with Wayne Dwyer, Deepak Chopra and Oprah — all powerful messengers —
But so is the homeless person on the beach.
As Yeshua — and I — write: “Is this the truth? Yes. Is it your truth? Maybe, maybe not. Whatever helps you move through the murky waters towards love is your truth. And that is as it should be.”