The Trick Of Money
Money is a thoughtform. It is a symbol of energy and as such it has no real, intrinsic value. It is neither good nor bad, positive nor negative. It is impartial. The guy who wrote that “money is the root of all evil” just flat out didn’t have any! You can’t make it through the physical plane without it. And whereas sometimes the love of money can cause people to become evil and weird, it is a fact that without money you cannot be free. Poverty is a restriction and, as such, it is the greatest injustice you can perpetrate upon yourself.
Yet, when you look at nature and you see the abundance and flow that are naturally a part of our environment, it is hard to understand why people take up poverty as a way of life. It seems that in order to be poor, a person has to work so hard. It takes a constant effort of mind to avoid the abundance that life offers naturally. In the same way that joy is natural and God-given, so too is abundance; everything else is a drag.
If you were to carefully analyze the feelings of a tramp and a mega-millionaire, you would be amazed to find only a very slight variation in how each feels about abundance. Then if you look at the people you know and compare the successes to the failures, you will again find that the difference between them is only that of a thoughtform. The successful ones often started off as failures and then one day changed their minds and never looked back. My question to you is. how are you going to change you feelings so that you make lots of money quickly, reclaim your power and trot off into the sunset absolutely free? You should realize that the acquisition of money is not a serious business; it’s a game that you play. At first it may seem that it is a game that you play with forces outside of yourself— the economies of the marketplace so to speak—but as you proceed you discover it is actually a game you play with yourself. How you play that game affects the quality of your life and determines the extent to which you can liberate yourself.
To liberate yourself, you have to review what it is you believe about abundance and finances so that you can fashion an appropriate battle plan which will take you from struggle into flow, from skimpy into lush.
Now if you have any thoughts about money not being spiritual I hope to pummel them out of you, because that idea is absolutely ludicrous. It is a handy ego trip for all those who are too apathetic to do anything about their condition.
I believe that in life we are all on a quest. You may not necessarily describe your life in those terms, but I believe we are here to understand ourselves: that means physical body, intellect, emotions, spirituality, sexuality, love, motherhood, fatherhood, and cash. You have to have it—otherwise the tail wags the dog.
The whole trick to money is having some. There is really nothing else to it. That might sound a bit glib, but only to a person who doesn’t have any. If you have money, you will know that how you got it was by having it. I will explain the subtlety of this later.
There are loads of ways of becoming rich. Let us eliminate some of the obvious ones so that we can concentrate on those circumstances in which most of us find ourselves.
First, you can inherit it. But if you were not born into a wealthy family, acquiring relatives who are loaded is not a simple process, although it is not impossible. You could be adopted. You could hang out with wealthy folk and become so valuable to them and affect their feelings so dramatically that they consider you a relative even though you are not. You could marry into money. Perhaps you already have, and the fellow keeled over after a year or so and you are sitting on a beach in Hawaii sipping Margaritas, thinking, “Simple, really.” Of course, you could become rich by stealing the money. That achieves the end result for you but with it comes certain nasty implications. You would be a little disappointed to discover that, once you had filched the million you set your heart on, it did not in fact set you free. Most likely, you would find yourself in the emotional trap of constantly listening for footsteps up the stairs, wondering when the heat was going to show.
Further, if you steal money, it has karmic implications and, as the money came easily to you, there will be a tendency for you to let it go the same way. Life has a balance of its own. A man I knew committed, with others, one of the most famous robberies in the history of British crime. His mates were caught and went to prison, but he remained a free man because of an incredible fluke. The police made a clerical error early in their investigations and got his identity confused with another’s. So as the case wrapped up, the police were satisfied that they had all the perpetrators under lock and key. In the confusion, my friend got away.
The pack of money he stole, however, brought him no comfort, and eventually he drifted into drugs and became a heroin addict. Whatever became of him I do not know, but when I last saw him, his condition was pitiful and his life a disaster. The problem with theft is that it is an affirmation of lack. It affirms that you do not believe that you have it in you to “play the game” and do well no matter what.
The motivations of larceny are so destructive. They carry with them an implied disease that eventually shows up in the thief’s life as weakness, and causes him or her misery. In a world where there are so many crooks and chiselers, where so often people are out to make a quick buck, it is satisfying to set rules for oneself that are honorable and fair. Perhaps, by living by these rules, the point of your eventual financial freedom is delayed somewhat; but in reaching it eventually, you can look back and see that each step added to the goodness of the world, and that each move allowed you to become a better human being.
Authors Details: Stuart Wilde Excerpt from the book “The Trick to Money is Having Some”