Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Are We Here to Compete for Scarce Resources or to Create from an Unlimited Supply?

By Julie Marie Rahm

The rules of the money game have changed. Are you left wondering what to do to make a living or grow what is left of your money? For generations rules of the money game were clear. The more benefit we provided to a company, to a business, to people, to the world the more money we made. With a few exceptions, companies and employees were loyal to each other. In general, if we lived on seventy- to eighty-percent of our income, saved and invested ten- to twenty-percent, and gave ten-percent we could expect to have a consistently growing lifestyle, retire as planned and have enough money to last for life with some to pass along to our families. The next generation had a better lifestyle than the previous generation. Stocks were generally a safe long-term investment. Evidence around us made money decisions seem clear.

Lately the verbiage from economists has changed from “cycles” that go down, but come back up to “bubbles” that pop. Job security has become an oxymoron. When it comes to money and security we are left feeling anxious and wondering what is true.

To find relief from the anxiety, all we need to do is identify the real root cause. Remember, when we know exactly what is bothering us the energy behind it dissipates and we get relief. Maybe it is “economics” itself that tilts our metaphorical levels. By definition, economics is the study of how the forces of supply and demand allocate scarce resources. If resources are scarce, then we are destined to a life of competition with each other. If someone else beats us to the resources then we are out of luck.

Let’s bust the scarcity myth right now. Use your metaphorical pliers to pluck thoughts of scarcity and competition from your mind. Then, use your metaphorical hammer to hammer in the following thought. We are here in this physical experience as human beings to create, not to compete for what others created before us. Resources are not scarce.

Hammer in the framework for creating by hammering in the idea that the most important resource is the invisible intelligent life force that surrounds us and lives in everything, including all of us. Like all intelligent life forms its inherent drive is to create more life. Our thoughts aligned with this “force” give the “force” form, provided our thoughts are not about selfish gratification, but rather creating benefits for all people. Look around you. There is so much more “nothing” than something – possibly an infinite supply.

So take out your metaphorical utility knife and cut the ties to all of the past times you gave up before you started, thinking someone else beat you to the resources you needed; to all the times you thought you had to take from someone else to have what you wanted; to all the times you thought others had to suffer for you to succeed. Formless intelligent life force is in abundant supply. And that “force” takes form as our thoughts direct.

Now you are ready to discipline your thoughts, focusing them on what is true for you rather than on apparent truths in the world around you. When you discipline your thoughts in this way, the facts don’t count. Economic conditions are irrelevant. When you are one-hundred-percent focused on your creative vision you will connect with the answers you need. Your actions and their results will follow manifesting in the reality of your creation. Even if you are unemployed and have lost your life savings, you still have your thoughts and an unlimited supply of intelligent life force with which to create. No challenge is too big for you. You can handle your basic needs, the needs of your family, and the needs of the world if you so choose.

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