Real Talk

Living Without Money

It is hard to imagine living without money. To live in this materialistic world we can’t imagine existing without money. In fact we think we will die without it. There are bills to pay. We need to eat. We need shelter. To own anything, especially land, even if it is a gift we need money because there is such a thing called land tax, which we need to pay to our governments even if we own the land. To travel long distances in a short time we need money. But I hate money. I hate the fact that a child will starve to death because they don’t have money. I hate that people live in these depressing hellholes called ghettos and slums slaving for money. I cannot stress how much I despise money. It got me questioning You, Creator why money exists. I know humans could not have invented this monetary system because all knowledge comes from You and it is too brilliant an invention for it not to come from above -as above so below. Why have the gods enslaved us or is it still free will?

Whenever civil man encounters a nomadic tribe oftentimes that tribe is willing to give up their way of existence for this paper or coin that can get them possessions they have never see in their lifetime. Things they were doing fine without. They lose their sovereignty, their heritage, their family structures and their freedom for money. Rural communities flood the cities for money and they give up their sovereignty –land and the ability to produce their own food- to rent homes in concretized towns and spend whole days working away from their family just so they can get money. It is a curse. We believe what we buy ourselves and each other is superior to spending quality time with each other. We believe we are poor if we cannot buy things and not that we are poor because we have lost each other and time to enjoy, laugh and master ourselves. Where are the sovereigns? And though I hear money isn’t evil I find it hard to think otherwise. The irony is with the spread of Christendom came civil society –the walled kingdoms where humans rule over humans. Then there is the delusion of education where we regurgitate words but lack understanding and are incapable of producing anything. We study business though ninety percent of all small businesses fail. We study medicine but cannot cure or prevent diseases, not even the common cold that eating a diet of fruits will prevent.

Ironically the Christ was never into money. He walked for miles, depended on charity to be fed, slept in the cold, went days without eating and shared all that he was given. He was so anti civil society they strung him up for it. So I am going to try what Christ did and walk away from money. I am certain my meal is sure, for as surely as You feed the birds You will feed me. I am eager to see how You will accomplish it, including paying my bills. All is Yours and I want something else. Give me my sovereignty in civil-dom. And yes it is hard. I know. I will be considered worthless and unambitious but how can I be a part of something wrong. Civil society has failed. One percent own what ninety-nine percent want. Look at the example of Venezuela with people stampeding for food. Filth runs in so many slums. Look at Kibera. Not even rats live as we do. Millions pile on top of each other in filth just for money. I swear it would be better to garden, live on what we each grow and run around naked. But civil society has claimed ownership over all the land and has invented terms like squatters and vagrants. It is an evil we have been birthed into. It is a farce. Humans cannot rule humans. We are all free. Civil society is a reactionary society that cannot even react. There is a consensus that by 2032 we wont be able to feed the world and our governments are studying slums as the answer. Why do we lie to ourselves and scorn the soil. Plant a tree. Leave the cities and occupy the vast empty lands. We need Your help.

Going deeper into spirituality to find You.

victoria-safaris-kibera

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The Spirit of Love

♥ Parents understand love. Not to say those who are not parents do not understand love but non-parents tend to be on the receiving end of love most of the times. Love is the giving of self. It is the down-pressing of the ego or the loss of the I and me from the vocabulary for the other.  Glory to the Creator of us all because we all can receive the spirit of love.

When we speak our words evoke emotions that are both positive and negative in others. At times our words were never meant to offend but none of us can determine the state of mind of those we interact with. Sometimes we are not aware of what effect our words will have and at times we are unable to control the impulses to hurt others with words. A negative word once spoken cannot be taken back. It is a sped arrow. With words come war. The other becomes defensive and battles. They exercise their liberty to exist and to act negatively and the cycle of negativity continues.

 Letting Go Of Negativity 

You cry no more tears when you realize the actions of others are not a reflection of you. What reflects us is our behavior towards others or our reactions to other people’s actions. It is a beautiful and awesome experience giving and not receiving love. It is the most uncomplicated thing. Complications come from expectations. We expect others to act in a particular way and when they do not we internalize hurt. When we gain the understanding that we are all ripening fruits at different stages of our development, our perspective of other people change. Realizing we all grow at different periods and different spurts, loving becomes easier and easier.

All this comes from the realization that the Creator of us all is with us. He never leaves our side. It is difficult to explain that old woman with a drunkard for a husband, who keeps opening the door for him instead of letting him sleep alone outside. God being good gave her to him, so he could experience love. We are all each other’s keepers. Love♥. Understand that we all are becoming good. 

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Never Let Your Problems Get You Down

There are times when we find ourselves alone. There are times when we are afraid. There are times when the whole world is against us. Always our Creator is with us. The road less traveled is never easy but always worth taking.

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann 1927

These are rough times. Many persons are without a job and by now relatives and friends look like enemies. Never let anyone or anything get you down. Trials are the fire that refine us. We may come out as gold or as diamond, we never know. One thing is sure with the Creator we will overcome.