Changing the System Mindfully. Are we imprisoned by our unexamined concepts???

Changing the System Mindfully. Are we imprisoned by our unexamined concepts???
Humanity is imprisoned by a heartless monetary system, co-dependently arising from dichotomy of man and nature, self and society, ecology and economy, and public and private. How is the system fabricated? How do we awaken from our collective delusion and suffering? Please share this blog for Contemplative Social Action to Cultivate a Culture of Awakening! "Do everything with a mind that lets go" - Ajahn Chah

Friday, January 16, 2009

Restoring the Spirit of Currency: Loving Kindness

I have been wanting to write something soulful and a positive vision to hold onto this year of 2009, which offers us many wonderful expansive creative energies. We have the opportunity to breakthrough the energies of lack, fear, scarcity and greed! The financial breakdown is heightening stress and anxiety. The best way to counter this constricting energy is to simplify our life, be appreciative of what we have and give a little more than we usually do. Since this collective system change intention experiment and discussion was launched after What the Bleep do we know movie, in December 2006, I have seen wonderful things and co-creation taking place in magical ways.

Just wanted to share with my readers a soul infused book Money is Love: Returning to the Sacred Origin of Money by Barbara Wilder. I came to this book via my soul friend and author Jamie Walters, who recently had a conversation with Barbara.

Humanity and Money Share Common Essence and Purpose

Our Source, Infinite Intelligence and Creativity, is also money's source.

Our Essence, Love, is the same as money's essence.

All of life is meant to remember its Source, and fully express its Essence.

When both Source and Essence are shared, there exists Oneness.

This union makes it possible for understanding, communication, and

cooperation to develop between humanity and money. [source]

Our ego-mind does not want to get into those dark, stuck, lost places of deep anguish, hurt and pain, yet that is the only way to dive deep into the heart. So let us all clear the wounded, stuffy, claustrophobic energies around our soul that has so long confined us, limited us and dimmed the light of our own soul. As a child I was afraid of the dark goddess Kali and identified (still do) with goddess Saraswati . Now I find myself more and more accepting and be ONE with Kali.

Let us release those deeply entrenched habitual pattern of command and control, victimization, mean spiritedness, secrecy, shame, blame, guilt and accumulation of power over others. It is time drop our masks and our need for external validation through power, money, position and irresponsible sex and invite the power of love into our hearts and homes, our communities and heal all our wounded relationships. Money as 'debt' has been responsible for a Century of War, poverty, crime and injustice.

Recent studies find huge rise in male mortality rates in working aged men (15-69 years) in post-communist countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union between 1989 and 2002, following policies of rapid privatization of formerly state own enterprises (shock doctrine).

Can we restore the lost spirit of money through mindful inquiry, wholesome view, skillful speech and putting loving-kindness in action? Yes we can and we must. The great thing about a Mindful Revolution is that it is all about a mind-shift and shifting perceptions within our individual and collective mind. Once we see and accept the possibility in our minds, changes start happening like magic in the outside world. All we need is to plant the vision and gain understanding of the root of the dualistic conflict ridden man-made system of 'money as debt'. We just need to direct the power of collective loving attention to this issue, allow our basic wisdom and deep co-intelligence to arise through mindfulness, and this self-emergent process of conscious co-creation can self-organize itself in our communities, sanghas, social networks, peace and justice groups, green enterprises, interfaith groups, fair trade, labor unions, non-partisan groups, independents, artists, activists, human rights, equality and dignity advocates in science, technology, business, banking, and government.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix

You Tube Video List

PBS Commanding Heights: Battle of Ideas for the World economy, Part 1 & 2