“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.”― Anne Lappe
Trillions upon trillions of dollars are being distributed throughout the world. You know the old saying money is what makes the world go around.
Well that is not entirely true, you and the vibration that you send off along with the rest of the planet is what really makes the world go around.
But money can certainly impact the way that the physical manifestation of the world is being ran. If you’re into the conspiracy, zeitgeist of things you will probably conclude that the banks run the world.
However, let’s take a closer look and bring a magnifying glass closer to the reality of things and take a good hard look into the mirror and ask yourself after my bills are paid, after I have the basic necessities taken care of what do I spend my money on.
This is not about condemnation, no about should, and should nots because the ultimate reality is the reality that you give it. So when you really consider this, the last thing you want to do is condemn yourself.
This is simply about bringing awareness to what’s MOST important to you and whether this aligns with the type of world that you would like to see.
The world is in a great deal of slavery to money from our thoughts, feelings and emotions. We put a lot of focus on money because having a lot of it can make comfortable and the lack of it very uncomfortable.
The first thing we must absolutely realize is that money is NOT and I repeat is NOT the root of all evil.
If money were the root of all evil then you would not be able to live with a roof over your head, to put food on the table, to buy the things that you enjoy using.
Money is simply something that we utilize to get around more comfortably in this world. That’s the key term to take away here rather than spending your money, look at it like your utilizing it.
Spending money has a low vibration to it and can keep you in that slavery. When you spend money, and “Live from paycheck to paycheck” you are allowing money to run you. Anytime you cannot wait until payday to live comfortability money is running you.
As spoke on many times, the present moment is and will always be the first and last freedom. The present moment is where all existence lies. And when money is your only hope at being comfortable then this present moment no longer exists only the destination when I’m getting paid.
Having your eyes on the prize in this scenario hurts your far more than getting paid does.
With that being said, every penny you utilize in this world is showing the kind of world you want.
Everyone during the presidential election claimed how important voting was, but I would go as far as to say spending your money is FAR more impactful than what any kind of president can do for the world.
Let’s take deeper though shall we?
This is not about how wealthy your country is relative to other countries, because well…that’s relative and less about the well-being of the individual on a collective basis.
No matter what country we live in, the freedom is and will always lie from within each individual.
Meaning you are no subject to the country you live in, to the family you grew up with, to the culture you were subject to all that is relative but does not have to keep anyone from pure freedom and pure bliss.
Often times when money is running us, we spend it on that shiny object, you know the good ol’ shiny object syndrome.
We are suffering and we think that spending money on things that will give us pleasure will ultimately free us, but it will simply put a band aide on a scar that will be there the rest of your life unless you begin to look at life in a new light.
I won’t sit here and tell you where you should be spending your money, because that’s simply just an opinion. I saying however that rather than looking at money as to give you freedom look at more as like a tool.
A tool that you can use to expand your experiencing presence energy. What I mean by this is the mindful utilization of money. So many times we spend money blindly from advertising, propaganda you know the “What you should be spending your money on, but don’t realize the psychological neurosis that this advertising and commercial is doing to you, very very subtly.”
In case you haven’t heard of Nuero-Linguistic Programming it is a set of patterns based on the human psychology and the way the brain functions so most advertising is using this to their advantage in order to get the world to ‘spend’ rather than to utilize.
When your fully functioning in this moment, in the experience of this present moment with money you better know where to utilize it rather than spend unknowingly or unaware.
What’s that? You say you know what you’re doing when you spend money?
Well this is half true and half untrue, yes you may know where you spend your money, but do know the ROOT cause of why you spend what your spending?
Until you get to the bottom of the root cause of why and where you are spending your money you are not REALLY aware.
Again this is not about where I think you should spend it, it’s simply to start bringing presence to the dollar.
Do you think people would blow their money on things that really don’t matter in the big picture if they were more aware of the deep suffering they are going through?
Some yes because it hasn’t healed and what better way to lessen the damage or think we are then to continue right down the same path.
If we started being more present, more aware of what we are actually doing in this life, facing our suffering, facing our emotional damage then we would start bringing presence to the capitalistic world.
Instead of allowing money to keep us behind prison bars, we can start raising our vibration towards money from spending it to utilizing it and bringing presence to the dollar.