To Spend or Save
Rev. Cheril Goodrich ©
We live in a world of conflictied values. The problem with a conflicted value is the push me pull me internal struggle it causes. When a conflicted valu is given to our childen, it creates internal struggle within them as well. Once a conflicted value begins, for many they continue throughout life. Conflicting value is obviously not in accordance with what is often referred to as flow. Flow requires a consistent movement forward.
One of the most conflicting values in our world concerns money. The very idea that we must spend money, but also save it is a basic conflict. beginning when we are children. When children are taught they supposed to save money, they begin to understand the unnatural value of guilt when they spend it.
Natural flow requires movement in one direction. Natural movement does not promote guilt. When flow is natural, nothing is lacking. The unnatural teaching of spending and saving has given our idea of financial security a distorted value along with a distorted sense of security. If you have to spend money to maintain a home, how then are you supposed to put it away for a rainy day? Is this not a conflict?
Everything in the Universe must move in a consistent direction if it is to be helpful and beneficial. Rivers flow one way, time goes one way, the planets also consistently move in one direction. The question must be asked; what happens when an entire world teaches that economic value has a completely different set of laws than everything in the whole Universe? What also must be addressed is if this backward forward motion is responsible for the economic instability our world is experiencing?
When flow is not consistent, there is confusion. Confusion creates chaos, and chaos makes unstable conditions. Undoing a condition that is unstable is simple, but not easy. It is simple because all that has to be done is to simply to place the idea of saving in the same category as spending. Instead of viewing saving as withholding value, it is possible to view saving as giving value to be used at a later date. When saving is used as a means to withhold something that is wanted. the value of saving will be considered a loss.
Because children are naturally already in flow, they do not want to save, they want to continue moving in the same direction as flow. When the unnatural idea of backwards flow is introduced into their thinking, they just don't get it. Taking value away from a child so they can save instead of have what they want also teaches them the value they have is better off if it is put somewhere where they cannot get a hole of it. Thus, they learn the value of a dollar has more value than they do. When this happens, we end up with a child who pursue's monetary value, instead of exploring the value they have to offer.
At our basic level, we are creative beings, and that creativity moves in one direction, and that direction is towards the benefit for everyone. This is the Plan that was devised at the moment the separation occurred. It is this Plan that we must find and get into the “flow” of so we will not find ourselves in opposition to the direction the Universe is flowing. What this means is that we begin to find and use the latent creative ability that lies within. We do this by finding out, first of all, how we are violating the Laws under which we were created. We cannot put our creative ability to use until we find out how we are violating this ability. Our creative ability is one that is shared with God, and because He does not violate His Own Laws, He does not allow us to use the talent we share with Him until we learn how to live in harmony, or not abuse our talent. One of His Laws that has been violated is the Law that states; our mind was not created to move in two directions at once. An example of this is spending and saving.
The Instruction Manual
Everything comes with an instruction manual, except us. We have at our disposal the most creative force in the universe and are trying to use it within the context of our physical experience. What this means is that we have given authority to an outside force that has no creative ability whatsoever. For instance, when we use money to try to give us meaning, we lose our meaning in our money. This does not mean that money does not have a purpose; it just means that in order to use it properly, it must not take precedent over the creative process that we have been instilled with. The conflicting views that we have all learned are held within our awareness, which is the creative level of mind and we are in constant conflict about what we should do. This conflict is being played out in the global arena in many ways. One of which is the global monetary system. If we do not learn the Laws under which we were created, we will continue to get what we do not want because we are in violation of Universal Laws that all of Creation lives by, except for mankind, who has continually tried to create his own set of rules and laws that do not work.
The greatest error
Our greatest error is in our decision to “teach” our children the laws of experience. When our children enter the physical arena, they already have or intuitively know the Law without our interference. But we go about trying to teach them something that is so alien to their understanding, that eventually they become filled with anxiety or depression, and we wonder why these patterns have developed. As they become an internal mess we watch helplessly and do not know what to do. One of the simplest solutions is to find the error, or the violation that has occurred that is opposing the Law that then helps the child to realign themselves with truth. This alignment helps the child understand their Being, and gives them a sense of power over their external circumstances where the frustration appears to be occurring.
The law of money
There is no law of money. There is only the Law of God, or the Laws of the Universe, and the Law of Mind that lives under the protection of these Laws. The ability of money to have its own energy source is ridiculous. We are the source, and without this realization we will continue to try to “get” so we can “be”. The Law says that we are already it, so when we pursue something else we are trying to violate Laws that were created for our protection and then teach our children how to violate the Law and adhere to physical laws that are about doing and not Being.
Because of our own hang ups about money; we tend to teach our children what we have been taught. Our own fears concerning the conflict we feel inside now resonate with the false law of money. We teach this through example when we go to work everyday and forget our creative ability, which is protected by the Law, and instead of having money work for us, we work for it. Does this cause depression? You bet it does, and yet the insanity continues. The vibration of doing what we dislike resonates within the creative ability of the mind and we see it being played out in the terror that is held in the world. Such is the destructive creative power of the mind that supports laws that are out of sync with creation.