- If you don´t see people as walking piggy banks, and you´re not trying to make a profit to become the next Ebeneezer Scrooge or Ruler of the World, you´re ok.
- Just do your job, and aim, if anything, to stay aligned with the Cosmos-Earth-Love Vibe and Yourself.
- Set your price to whatever you need to live your life and your calling – and be brave to let that be as big, or as little as that needs to be (spatially speaking, at least).
- The Universe has enough abundance for us all.
- Your success will not limit the doors for another.
- Be open to other forms of exchange (if you feel they work), or stick to what does.
- Money is never the end-all or be-all of the kind of work we do. It can´t even begin to measure it.
- It´s just a means to an end.
This ongoing pilgrimage of mine has been an education in so many different things. One of which is the way that those who are in alignment with themselves seem to manifest what they need, when they need it, as though out of thin air. Like magic, in other words. In fact, that´s how this pilgrimage has been unfolding for me. This a fairly long musing, so grab a beverage.
The individuals I´ve been staying with over the past few weeks have all been Master Manifestors. That doesn´t mean that they´re super rich financially (far from it), but that they always seem to have what they need. They do, however, lead very rich lives.
In them I have seen a willingness to give, without expectation.
They know (not just from the head, but every part of their being) – that abundance will simply be returned, if required.
An ability to truly live in gratitude, not only in words, but in energy – even when they don´t know what tomorrow will look like.
I saw this graceful ease, this trusting that things will simply come if they were meant to. And if not, then another way would emerge.
They took no one, and nothing for granted.
Every act of service. every little transaction of energy was exchanged or honored in some form, be it in kind, or in cash
They never dishonored their commitments to others – though if a plan needed to be changed, they took steps to bring things into balance
They never took themselves for granted, either.
They had the strength of voice to say, look – I require this in exchange for that – or simply – I´m not comfortable doing that
None of them had issues with using money as a form of exchange where other forms were not appropriate. They simply treated it with integrity. It neither controlled them, nor did they try to control it.
My general take on the question of money and spirituality is this:
You will not believe some of the things I´ve heard from insecure (finanically, spiritually, energetically) individuals because they feel threathened by me travelling, or running a business that offers spiritual services, or simply being successful.
And after this trip, yeah, I´ve got a solid confirmation I´m doing what I´m meant to be doing. I wouldn´t have manifested this trip, or these powerful teachers and friends otherwise 🙂
My work is to travel the globe and speak. I´m not meant to be in a specific temple-space or a distinct location (not for a long time at least). But that work and the legacy it leaves has to (and does) go back to the land and the culture of my origins (The Tamil people).
So in other words, that voice that says – hang on a minute, why this lack of integrity? needs to come out. And to ask those difficult questions, or to simply draw the line. And people will flip out over it because they´ve been programmed to think being a spiritualist means you turn the other cheek and become the empathic, compassionate, suffering-in-all-of-its-glory doormat.
Christ is often pointed to as an example of this, but also remember his epicness with the moneylenders at the Temple. No, that man did not twiddle his thumbs when he needed to stand up and draw the line. That tends to get glossed over.
That being said, the Christ story tells us of the ultimate sacrifice which opens the kindgom of heaven for us all. Now that is an incredible narrative, and it makes sense … for an Ascended Being in the Age of Pisces. (1) Most of us ain´t there yet (2) The Age is Shifting .. into Aquarius.
Time for an update, methinks.
But back to this pilgrimage…
One of the things that my hosts have taught me, in practice – is if people hate you for you asking for what you need, or for being able to generate goodness, abundance and wide network of supportive people – then you probably do not want them in your life. They´ve got wounds to heal, and lessons to learn, but it´s not your job to teach it by being devoured or sacrificed in the process.
Trust in the stars, the Heart of the Earth, the Love that exists in the Cosmos to help them find their way (if they wish), and for you to keep walking on. Fill the cords (if present) with Love from the Earth, and send them back to Her, gently fading away.
But, taking a step back, you´ve got to wonder where all the fear around money, manifestation and the need to shame others who manage to find a way for themselves – is coming from.
Part of it has to do with the conditioning that – to be spiritual, sacred, or holy, thou must suffer and be at the mercy of the God. (Oddly enough the blokes that taught us that have temples lined with gold).
That paradigm that has unfortunately conflated the act of spiritual surrender with a pedestalization of victimhood, and an erasure of agency.
Karma is often seen in this paradigm as a ball and chain around the soul´s neck, rather than over-identification with a particular pattern of energy that can be walked away from.
By choice. (Go Aquarius!)
And I´ve saved the very best for last.
All of these lovely people whom I met, who took me into their homes and profound sacred spaces – were deeply attuned to the rhythms of the Earth and the knowledge of the awakening of collective consciousness. They were ´tuned in´, in other words to the Breath of Gaia and the Dancing Heavens. And gods with the Dark Mother. So much Dark Mother energy. I felt so at home 😀
Their physical homes tended to be close to ley lines, or deeply sacred places in the natural landscape, be it by the hills or the ocean.
When you´re reminded of that kind of natural abundance on a daily basis, the ego´s fear of ´will I get what I need´ melts back into the primordial ooze. The Land took care of Her Custodians.
More often than not, their needs to manifest came from a place of service – be it to Earth, or the Collective. Their immediate material requirements simply flowed into being, to support their work. And the children of these families are amazing to witness. I see (astrologically and otherwise) much that they will contribute in their own time.
In other words, these lovely people that I learnt so much from, and shared so much with, live a life of Service, Purpose and Integrity. And the Universe supports them in all that they do. It has been such a priviledge, and to be able to give back to that conduit of energy.
What a wonderful thing to see and be a part of.