Abundance is on Loan

Being a steward of wealthI am always learning more about money. Sometimes the lessons are in bookkeeping, other times they are lessons in gratitude. Not surprisingly, they are all about me. Is your life like that too? I hope so. Our life is all about us. There I said it and I don’t feel ashamed about it anymore.

As a child I was told I was being selfish or self-centered, now I understand the phrase “It’s all about me” to be a validation that we need to put ourselves first. Let me explain, we live in a free-will universe according to the spiritual laws. We are not blocked from making our own choices or thinking our own thoughts, even when we hurt ourselves or someone else. This is so the experiences that come from those choices teach us the consequences of our actions and we learn the difference between a right action and a wrong action. Putting ourselves first means we are setting ourselves up for growth, evolution, and spiritual maturation. No one else is going to do it for us. We have to do it ourselves.

Back to the money and the lessons. I have mentioned a few times that I am a student of the Spiritual Arts Institute. To say they are a premier school of Metaphysics is an understatement. I love their teachings. During one of the lessons, we spend some time talking about money. I was given a perspective I’d like to share with you.

We are custodians of God’s great wealth. Hmmmm. That makes sense if you understand that everything comes from God the creator of everything. Yes, this is a one-God perspective and the basis of the teachings. Another way of putting it, all wealth, everything, comes from the gods. We are just borrowing it and using it to learn about creating, sharing, giving, and receiving. We are also using it to test our own character.

No matter your current view of the universe and who created it, He / She / They own it all. Everything from lint to solar systems. Still, we can partake in this mind-blowing abundance and we do it the old-fashioned way, we earn it. I still can hear John Houseman’s voice. Check it out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAMRXqQXemU just for effect.

The Five Lessons of Wealth.

Mastering money is not about money at all. It’s about mastering energy and what we do with it (that is where we learn about mastering ourselves) that grants us access to more. Manage it well and we earn more; not unlike investing. My teacher Dimitri put down a couple of guidelines to help us get better at handling wealth.

  1. Bless the money flow. Bless it as we send it out and bless it as it comes in. Some money has been down a hard road and is fouled with low-lying energy. Ask that it be redeemed in the light so it can be a blessing to us again.
  2. Acknowledge where wealth comes from. We’ve covered that already.
  3. Honor the divine in everyone.
  4. Be generous. Stop being afraid and greedy, there is more than enough for everyone.
  5. Be open to receiving and use the prosperity wisely. If you get self-serving, you diminish your ability to attract wealth – it’s called money karma.

All good tips to live by and they can activate a lot of self-reflection. I consider my money karma to be in pretty good shape, but Dimitri also warned that we can screw that up too if we fall out of love with God. The test comes when we have lots of money under our influence. What do we do with it? Will we be like Oprah Winfrey or Ebenezer Scrooge? “You get a car and you get a car and you get a car…“ LOL. Doesn’t that sound like fun? I look forward to the day I can do that.

Wealth, money, and abundance are great teachers because they teach us so much about ourselves. It’s been a journey for me. Learning to love me and be loved has been directly connected to the flow of reward in the form of money into my life. I didn’t get it at first, but with time and reflection, and lessons, I understand better. Money may not lead to happiness, but happiness can lead to money. God blesses you and smiles upon you always, look up, smile back, and let the wealth flow in.