Posted on June 11, 2013 by talk2momz
Empathy for the poor and the homeless comes from somewhere,
just like with all things, ‘been there… done that’ gives you the feeling
of a particular experience. You have felt the disdainful glare… and it
makes you tender hearted when the homeless man approaches. No matter
that it might be self-caused – you know he longs to feel dignity, and so
you offer some money and tell him, “I wish you the very best.” And you
Last night I was talking with a very wealthy man, listening to his
experiences. He told stories about his friends, and these were the
oddest stories… so far outside my realm of experience. “Wow, you really
know some strange people,” was all I could say. What stood out? The fact
that I had never lived that… I had no feeling for it. And I confess… I
I have nurtured the belief that a focus on money would take me away
from my purpose. So it seems this belief is a personal challenge of
mine, and maybe it is yours too. Can we step outside the system’s
control, focus on the spiritual, and have plenty of money at the same
time? Can we actually be limitless in our expectations?
Denying yourself certain experiences because of the entrapping nature
of those experiences is real, and it’s wise. But why money? Why do we
see it as entrapping? We’re getting to the point where the renewal is to
be manifested, and it wouldn’t hurt to have some to spread around.
So today I’m working to understand the conditioning and programming
behind this mindset… the closest I can come to it for myself is
‘sacrifice is divine’.
Who taught me the nobility of sacrifice? Well, I don’t need to ask
really. It was the sacrifice of Jesus story that I absorbed in
childhood. I didn’t realize that the underbelly was guilt. Do I regret
taking those messages to heart? Not at all. They led me to experiences
that have increased my understanding.
I’m sure my stories would be as strange sounding to the wealthy as theirs are to me.
I know how it feels to be homeless. I’ve been homeless under the
worst of circumstances… pregnant with a 1 ½ year old baby. I didn’t get
there through drug addiction or ill behavior… it was inadequate
planning, trying to travel on a wing and a prayer. One wing is not
enough! But two human angels did help me out of it. I can now teach the
wealthy how to help the homeless if they’re interested in knowing.
I know how it feels to be trapped in a ghetto, and how the poor are
overcharged, offered the worst food, subjected to the worst pollution,
beaten down by the worst education and programmed to death. I have lived
within the devastation and rubbed shoulders with the great spiritual
core that centuries of pain could not destroy. Afro descendants and
Native Americans rule the empirical experience classroom. If the wealthy
are interested in knowing, they could sign up for class. No stealing:
class requires moolah.
I know how the white peasant class feels – the kids in the trailer
park whose mom is working hard in a low-pay job, giving them the best
that she can, but she still can’t afford heat, and decent food, or
Christmas. They walk to school, getting mocked for their ‘bummy’ clothes
and they learn how to steal from the convenience store… because they’re
hungry. These kids have sad eyes and big dreams… and they could
manifest those dreams if offered guidance and a financial pull-up.
I write these things out of respect for my own life experience, and the people who have shared their life experience with me.
So, I opened up by talking about ‘sacrifice is divine’ programming.
There are threads to tie together here if we wish to let the heart
invite the universe’s offering of abundance into our lives. How do I
pull together sacrifice, empathy, and karma, and still reach abundance.
Well, I don’t see sacrifice as a bad thing, but the programming
around it, associated with guilt, is a trap. Every parent sacrifices for
the well-being of their child… it’s just nature. So, love just plain
requires putting the ego’s desire down, and we can call that sacrifice
if we wish. Guilt is not divine, it’s just more ego… oh lordie lord I’m
so bad. Be comfortable with your sacrifice, and remember… you didn’t do
it so somebody would ‘owe you’ or somebody else would praise you.
Empathy… what are you if you can’t see another’s suffering and
empathize. You can empathize with a tree getting cut down but not with a
suffering human? There’s a thought trend now that says if you help the
poor you’re making them dependent. Bull crap. With few exceptions, the
poor desire dignity more than they desire dependency. I will forever
remember the names and faces of the two beautiful women who became my
angels when dignity was lost. My gratitude is eternal.
Karma is an unknown waiting to happen. I listen to people rail
against the elitists… they want to enslave us, put us on ‘reservations’.
Well? This is not new… it just hasn’t happened to you! There is no
finger-shaking god in the sky saying bad, good, hell, heaven. There is
non-judgmental balancing… everything must come into balance. So how will
that pan out? We can only watch and see how things unfold, and be the
best humans we can be.
And now we come to abundance. Wealth seems to corrupt because we
observe the sucking and hoarding of money and the damages resulting from
that. But what do our liberated feelings tell us about wealth? There is
only energy: you put forth energy that benefits someone, they recognize
the value and they put forth energy that benefits you. When we call it
money it’s still just a representation of energy.
I’m adjusting my feelings: money is neutral just like karma; it flows
without judgment. Many of us who are in the heart/mind decided long ago
to live with little money… kind of crazy programming, wasn’ it. It got
me! But now it’s time to build and detox the money programming. Let it
flow I say… heart open!
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