i was talking with my friend
the other day (love you kalen) and we had a fantastic discussion about…everything. i was telling him how i feel i need to live my life, including to stop using money. how man created money to quantify pride in order to feed the ego, and how he breathed life into money, he created an artificial game called the stock market so money appears to be real and alive. my oh-so-very-smart friend then pointed out how i cannot just turn my back on money because right now it is very real. indeed, it is. he pointed out how my proclaiming money as fake is like conservatives proclaiming that global climate change is not real. just by ignoring something, it will not go away.
but, i was on top of my conversation game and my mind was functioning quickly at this point, and i actually made what i think is a good point. and before this conversation, this argument had come up in my life, and i had not been able to retort satisfactorily.
simply, money is not the truth. by continuing to use money, to value money, to put money on a pedestal as the means necessary for survival, we are not living the truth. certainly there will be a transition period, but people need to go to the other side to prepare for when the masses arrive at the truth. for when people realize they cannot eat money. that it’s only worth the paper it’s on, the warmth it can provide when burned. seeds are currency. seeds are truth. services of love and healing are truth. water is vital truth. these are the commodities that we should be cultivating in abundance. by turning my back on money, sure, i am turning my back on something that is currently held by a lot of people as the truth for survival, however, this is false. by turning my back on money, i am turning my back on greed, on harmful destruction, on corporatocracy, on lies.
that’s the difference: global climate change is not a lie. like money, it is something that i hope and believe will go away in the world, but climate change is the truth, for now. just as money is the truth of what people need to survive, for now. but deep down, money is just a lie. and, depending on how you look at it, global climate change is a lie too. the way i see it, it’s mother nature getting revenge. we’ve destroyed the balance and harmony necessary for the proper functioning of things like seasons. not entirely, but we’ve taken a goddamn big swing at it. thankfully, we’ve left enough, and we’ve realized enough, so that the cycle of destruction and creation may continue and soon harmony and balance will be restored.
you could even look at money the same way: money provided a means, a justification for the destruction of our mother. on the same token, we are now aware of what not to do. we tried something, and it turned out not to work out so well for everyone. so, as conscious beings, we can change our trajectory and swing the pendulum back. we can live in paradise. earth is paradise. we are paradise. we’ve realized this much, now we’re working to manifest this in our physical three dimensional reality, which takes time.