And yet â€“ God is the creator of it.
Actually, I donâ€™t normally use the word God because this word has too many limiting connotations attached to it that are the complete antithesis of That which the word points to: the wondrous Divine Nature of All That Exists, including all that we consider to be evil, bad or wrong.
So why do we, human beings, have such strong opinions on things, money for one?
Some people believe itâ€™s wrong to have a lot of money and some think itâ€™s the best thing since sliced bread (actually, I much prefer unsliced…).
Seriously, whatâ€™s the real deal with money?
Well, to be quite honest, and in reality, money is simply neutral. Itâ€™s just bits of paper and metal.
Itâ€™s funny but itâ€™s the same with spiritual or inner growth, because reality is always neutral, and is never the cause of pain. Our problems are never caused by events or other people, the cause stems internally. Itâ€™s the same with money. Money â€“ either the lack or abundance of it â€“ is never the reason for difficulty. Our views about money are also our own creations, stemming from negative habits and beliefs accumulated over the years.
And why do we add so many opinions and judgments to money, not to mention so many other aspects of our life such as our very own self and the events of our lives?
Aaaaah, now this is the million dollar question!
The fact is that we have a choice. We have a choice to remain detached from our own judgments. Likewise, we have a choice with money and how much we have, and how we use it. Choice, always choice.
Ask yourself: What are you really, really worth? Yes, I mean both financially and otherwise. Why should we not consider finances in this question?
How about this question. What if you were held to ransom, and had to raise a million pounds or dollars to get your kids back, or to save your Mum’s life? Would you give up before you had even started saying it was an impossible task? Of course not! You would give it all you had, and then some more.
Underneath it all, we all know we are worthy of so much. It matters not if we are talking about money, or innate self-worth, for the two are intrinsically linked. We just made money bad along the way. We sabotaged ourselves. Because if money is bad then it gives us a reason to remain unchanged, untransformed, unchallenged. Change is for sure frightening, because it means moving in to the unknown. Maybe we think – OMG, perhaps I could fulfill my potential! This is far more frightening in many ways than staying in a place of smallness and fear. Why? Because at least our old fears are familiar, and what is familiar is at some level comfortable, even surreptitiously enjoyable.
Being as Iâ€™m a quote-lover, hereâ€™s another one of my favourites:
â€œOur deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.â€ â€“ Marianne Williamson
So will you give your fears permission to take their leave and allow your light to shine as it wishes? Come on, be honest, you already know you are great! We all do, underneath those dark recesses of our stories…
BTW, don’t take too long to answer that last question, because the world is waiting for your greatness right now… 🙂
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