Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What About Money...?

Do what you love. Do what makes your heart sing. And never do it for the money. Don't go to work to make money/ go to work to spread joy." (Marianne Williamson, in "A Return to Love")

What if poverty isn't more holy than wealth...?

What if a boring life, a boring career, isn't more holy than an exciting life and fulfilling career...?

What if money isn't evil, but a neutral tool to be used either for harm, or for healing...?

What if every business would stop viewing people as potential pawns for a sale, and instead view them as humans for whom to extend love ...?

What would it look like if there was a radical shift from a sales-mentality, to a (true!) service-mentality...?

What if the only purpose for money is to heal the world, to demonstrate love ...?

What if all money is God's money, and there is no lack ... and there's only how our own perspective gets in the way of us receiving love in that form...? What if our fears are our only problem...?

What if we could become responsible enough to be open to whatever money comes, and to trust that it always will...?

What if we asked the Holy Spirit to remove the obstacles to our reception of money...? What if we believe lies about money, and need to see truth?

What if, in begrudging someone else's right to make a living, we are begrudging ourselves the same...?

What if it's true that what we give, we receive, and what we withhold we have withheld from us ...?

What if we prayed this:

Dear God - I surrender to You all my thoughts about money. I surrender to You my debts. I surrender to You my wealth. Open my mind to receive abundantly. Channel Your abundance through me in a way that serves to heal the world.

What if ...?

Shalom, Dena

1 comment:

MysticBrit said...

What can I say, but A-men, Sista! Money doesn't really exist, as it's just an agreed system of exchange for goods or services, which are the only things of any intrinsic value. It's simply a tool, which can bring great joy or pain, depending on how it's used.

This is very timely for me, Dena, and I sense one of those 'shifts' going on in my whole outlook. Thanks for once again re-minding me of some self-evident truths.