November 29, 2013

Money Masters: the True Value of $1.

Part 3 and final article in a Series that Debunks and De-mystifies money and the state of the current world we live in. Read part one here and part two here.

Who are we really and how did we reach this point?

Money spinning around from banks to corporations, media, government and then recycling back to banks again to create ever-more profit. Or, in one word—greed. What can we do about it—or is it too late?

If you look around, the only thing that has improved is technology—not quality of life, health, happiness, peace or anything else of importance—meaningless technology that brings things we don’t need into our lives.

We have such wonderful life-changing inventions as social media, endlessly new applications, games, game consoles and constantly improving speakers to drown out the din of traffic and construction. All these innovations are designed to break down right after the two-year warranty is reached (planned obsolescence). What will it be next? All this chasing emptiness and ever bigger voids, ‘non-reality,’ escapism—it won’t bring an iota of real happiness, meaning or substance to life.

The good that technology has brought us is in our ability to defeat non-existent or created enemies. Yet any actual war between true powers would destroy us all. It’s improved our ability to talk to former enemies on the opposite side of the planet—thereby rendering them human, and no longer our enemies.

So then, why do we still have war?

“Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.”

~ Michael Ellner

Governments still promote an obsession with growth at all costs—knowing full-well that resources are limited (finite).

This religion of growth requires people to keep buying more and more things they don’t need on an ever-increasing scale. Or it requires continually expanding demand from greater and bigger populations (exponential numbers of people created to be consumers)—we now number over seven billion—in essence, seven billion consumers.

Development continues as we wipe out all that remains of nature. Our religion is technology so who needs or cares about trees, multifold species of creatures, animals and all of nature’s bountiful gifts.

“Do we want to raise our children on a planet where less than 5 percent of the population consumes more than 25 percent of the resources, less than 10 percent of that 5 percent control the assets, and roughly half the world lives in poverty?”

~ John Perkins, Hoodwinked

Is there another alternative?

It’s never too late to change direction even if it means turning around and going back to the starting point or going in directly the opposite direction.

“You must go into the dark in order to bring forth your light.”

~ Debbie Ford, The Dark Side of the Light Chasers

Real existence has been hidden from the masses—now is the time of unfolding mass integration, to remember who we really are and to be liberated from our collective slumber. There’s not just one reality, there’s a spiritual reality more important than this physical one.

We are the ones with power, with control over our environment and what happens to us as a species. What we must learn is already within.

An unquestioned assumption is what causes suffering—that we are here without purpose. Our soul knows it has a purpose.

If you are asleep like most of you are, wake up! The truth isn’t out there, it’s within!

What is left is to know ourselves and remember who we are.

Within each person is a light just waiting to shine, to share its beauty with the world.

Awareness of that light is like a laser-beam that creates satori—an awakening of kensho—seeing into one’s true nature and the very nature of existence. The material world is illusory; everything that seems so solid is in fact empty space. Yet fragments of the world seek each other to come back to the magnificent wholeness of creation (God). The world is built on love (not money), and “money can’t buy you love” (the Beatles).

“The purpose of life is to be restored back to Love, moment to moment.To fulfil this purpose, the individual must acknowledge that he is 100 percent responsible for creating his life the way it is.”

~ Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len

Now is the time to awake, dreamers.

Recommended Further Reading:

The Ascent of Humanity by Charles Eisenstein
Sacred Economic by Charles Eisenstein
The Web of Debt by Ellen Hodgson Brown, J.D.
The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin
Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber
Threshold: The Crisis of Western Culture by Thom Hartmann
The Secret History of the American Empire by John Perkins
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins


The Money Masters with Bill Still
Money as Debt (I, II & III)
The American Dream

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Editor: Catherine Monkman

{Photos: Flickr, William Blake.}

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