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music
23rd January 2012, 09:48
Many think that tinkering with the capitalist system will result in a fair and equitable economy, but I see capitalism as a fundamentally flawed, and fear-based enterprise. I much prefer the idea expressed below.

The Flow of Riches

John D. Rockefeller, the wealthiest man on Earth at the time, was once asked ‘How much money is enough’. His answer was “Just a little bit more”.

Most of us look to money to provide us with security. If we just had enough we could relax and coast through life. But as the quote from Rockefeller demonstrates, one rarely reaches a point of true contentment when money is the means of achieving it. As we look at the world around us and see how we have damaged the planet, and each other, in our mad attempt to chase the dollar, more and more people are realizing that it is high time we change our relationship with money.

We often hear that money is energy, and that we need to learn to love the energy of money in order to attract it. Recently, however, I came across a new way to look at money that really resonated with me. In this new way of looking at money we take the idea of energy a step further. Money is not just energy, it is a symbol that represents a life force. A life force whose purpose is to flow, nurture, and connect the planet and its inhabitants.

Access to this life force should be a natural part of our being. But because we have come to associate the accumulation of money with security and power this life force is being hoarded, and thus obstructed, and not permitted to flow in a natural way. True security and inner power come from trusting ourselves and our relationship with the universe, not from mass accumulations of money.

Another crucial aspect to shifting our relationship with this life force is to stop seeing money as something ‘out there’ that we need to ‘earn’. Instead we need to internalise this force, by aligning ourselves with it inside, and creating a cooperative relationship. One way to align with this force is to honour its purpose by doing what feels right. This is in relation to both how it flows to us, and from us. This means choosing employment that feels right and meaningful to us, and then using the energy generated by this activity to support individuals, companies and organizations that don’t abuse the planet and its inhabitants for their own gains. By aligning with this life force we become part of its natural flow, participating in a dance that nurtures and supports the whole.

© Christina Lavers 2011

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Carmody
23rd January 2012, 18:53
The mundane physiology and psychology of Prana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prana) substitutes, one could phrase it as. As in: we never stop breathing, one breath leads to the next, and properly done, it can increase our essential self.

One way of seeing it for what it is.

We are supposed to be building our vibration energetically as far as levels go and to increase our frequencies.

In the mundane sense, we go 'monkey' or 'animal' and forget the high level road and go for earthly pleasures, desires, neuroses, etc. We forget our task but the drive still exists --to always increase. To move up a given ladder.

Our energies are thus, entirely misplaced and misdirected by our own illiteracy of our existence and purpose.

Carmen
23rd January 2012, 19:21
Great thread music! The book I'm reading at the moment refers to the 'audible life stream'. I thought this was a very good description. We can have all the 'things/money' in the world but without the life-force we are dead!! The intelligence of it guides and directs this world of ours, whether we are aware of it or not! Our connection, realization of this life stream is where we are all heading. We wander and gather experiences through many many lifetimes before we come to this yearning to 'go home' really kicks in. We can be totally unconscious of this animating force but we are never apart from it because, as it says in the bible, 'in it we live, and move, and have our being'. This is what we really are.

markpierre
23rd January 2012, 20:05
Access to this life force should be a natural part of our being. But because we have come to associate the accumulation of money with security and power this life force is being hoarded, and thus obstructed, and not permitted to flow in a natural way. True security and inner power come from trusting ourselves and our relationship with the universe, not from mass accumulations of money.
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Hmmmm.......much the way we manage respect and acceptance and gratitude. I'm going to try this, and anyone who cares to experiment with me can let me know how they're doing with it.

Each time I pay for something, even when the bank freezes my account and just takes it, I'll think "I love you". Of course I'll have to mean it.

conk
23rd January 2012, 21:00
Capitalism is not flawed, generally speaking. Capitalism without conscience or morality is flawed.

Pete
23rd January 2012, 22:41
i really wouldn't worry about the system as it stands. Capitalism has already failed and as people become more awake the petty concerns of acquisition and greed will naturally fall away. we will soon see a new reality that will transcend virtually all our current paradigm.

All you need to do is imagine..................................

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music
25th January 2012, 06:43
Good replies, thank you. Carmody, I like your idea of prana substitutes and misplaced drive. We could see human history as a progression of misplaced (and misdirected) drives.

Yes, Carmen, I think everyone here feels the yearning to 'go home', and though this may sometimes feel a million miles away, it is always as close as our heart.

Markpierre, purity of intent is all, without it we shouldn't even bother to try to go grow. Indeed, when we say "I Love you", our intent must be pure, or we block the natural flow of our inherent magic.

Conk, I would say that capitilism is flawed because anything that values luxury and scarcity over and above the essentials of life and growth is flawed to my eyes, and to my heart.

Thanks Pete, I (and John) agree whole-heartedly :)