This post started out as thoughts regarding the power of manifestation and the meaning and use of money in our world culture. It took a major turn towards thoughts of love as the generative power behind all creation….
It requires more than good intentions to manifest dreams, especially ones that are worthy of our creative energies. Noble ambitions and lofty ideals seem to require a combination of indomitable will to succeed, a passion for the work we do and a “never-give-up” attitude.
Dear Higher Self, how does one get over the hump of “feeling stuck” as we move towards our dreams?
You believe yourself trapped in a desert land of “not-knowing,” of feeling stuck. Energy is always moving. It cannot get stuck! What feels like confusion and inertia is but a thought, a repeating mental construct that feels like a kind of inner paralysis, not knowing how to move forward in life. Do you see freedom as having a greater ability to attract what you need and want, of having more money?
Money is a certain type of energy with massive belief structures tied to it. In your world, money is life, is work, is necessary for your very existence. Money then, has become –- in a sense — god. And yet, you also know intellectually that it is just a concept, a creation of the mind that societies have placed a great deal of value upon. The abuse and lust for money is the ancient and modern day “Slave Master” of which all are subject to so long as they remain bound to its siren voice, mesmerized by glittery promises of happiness and freedom. History amply shows the carcasses of untold millions that have died unfulfilled while in pursuit of the all-powerful coin.
Listen to the drone of desires that have sung epic choruses through the centuries. How often have they devolved in final measure to the coarse strains of “money, sex, power?” Is this too simplistic a depiction of life on planet Earth as expressed through the ages by the magnificent and complex creatures known as Human Beings?
That Mother Earth has born witness to mass slaughter, warfare, and genocide of her children is undeniably evident — even as this degradation continues on today. Of course the Human Being is more than just the volatile mix of money, sex and power. The Human Being as manifested through the Soul sings with transcendant voices of Love and Wisdom, the powerful twins that are the older sister and brother of the triplets, Money, Sex, and Power. In the family of Soul, there are no quarrels between siblings. All have respect for each other, and each has a place in the family.
So long as humans remain trapped in inordinate cravings for any desire, debased or noble, without the stabilizing effects of Love and Wisdom, they shall remain an agitated mass of human longing rather than the divine creation of Human Being.
Love is the one constant, the unified field theory underlying all creation. It is the Soul’s backbone and background, the ground upon which it eternally expresses and creates. Love is the heart of Wisdom, the combined power of which brings forth noble ambitions and dreams. That humans lose their way in the labyrinth of desires is not the intent or way of Love. It is, rather, a result of forgetfulness induced by the drunken grasping after the hypnotic lights of Love’s reflection in the countless Earthly forms that intimate only imperfectly the One Source that would end all blind grasping and longing.
Love’s reflection in the millions of forms around and outside of us is not meant to taunt or torture, but to rather call all souls to seek the One Love behind all desires, the One Light behind all reflections. As you learn and move through Life, growing towards and embracing the Light that brightly glows within, all restless yearnings and sighing after unfulfilled dreams fall away, replaced by the knowing that the nightmare of smallness, of feeling lost and afraid is coming to a close. Asleep no more, you remember your Self and the connection that is unbreakable with the One Consciousness that upholds universes.