In my last posting I explained how money mystifies people because, though we get educated in schools, we aren’t taught prosperity economics, we’re taught scarcity. In today’s article I’ll continue with this theme…it’s that important.  Money is not only energy (what isn’t?), and not only a commodity, but it is actually a conduit of value. Money is currency, which carries the energy of value. Remember that all income is attracted to you in direct proportion to the exact amount of value you are producing in the world. In prosperity economics, we produce more value than we consume. Producers intentionally create value by consistently under-promising while over-producing. Scarcity conscious people consume more value than they produce—they might be called consumers. Productive people are the true asset and it was these people who invented the idea of money. 

This invention is significant because it is far more useful than the barter system which it replaced. Money increases the world-wide ability for people to exchange goods and services. Without money we could never barter for all the goods and services we use on a daily basis. To see the purpose money serves, for a moment think about a world in which you had to barter for everything. Can you imagine a carpenter having to barter his carpentry skills with the phone company, for gas & electric, with insurance companies, doctors, gas stations, toll booth operators, grocery stores, clothing stores, theaters, restaurants, and all the hundreds of other items we use on a daily basis? It would literally be impossible. Money definitely increases the utility of societal exchange.           

Money is a useful tool of exchange, but people and wisdom are the true assets.

Our society collectively agrees to honor the exchange of paper money and coins for valuable goods and services.  Money is a conductor of value called currency, and is therefore a very useful social agreement. The problem is that because of the scarcity paradigm, money has been elevated in relevance to be viewed as more important than the people it was created to serve.


Because money is a social agreement created by man, it is finite and changeable. Take one U.S. dollar to Jamaica and exchange it – their banks will give you thirty-eight Jamaican dollars. Why? There is a different social agreement there. Go to Europe and the same U.S. dollar is worth much less. Again, in Europe there is a different society which abides by a different social agreement as to how much value U.S. money can buy. Value exists only in the minds of people, and constantly changes according to context.


As you can see, money is a useful tool created as a social agreement among men, but it is finite and changeable. Value creation is an aspect of God and is therefore infinite and unchangeable. The wisdom to create value has, and always will result in wealth with certainty, because it is an infinite success principle. Value creation is the reality (originating from God) – and money is a useful tool of exchange (invented by man). It is the by-product that appears secondary to value creation. Through the lens of the prosperity paradigm, money is the secondary consideration, and understanding the value proposition of a potential buying decision is primary. This is why money can never be the primary reason to do, or not do, anything.

When making a buying decision, the primary factor is understanding the value proposition, and the secondary factor should be money.


A limiting belief projected through scarcity thinking is that it takes money to make money (money is power, money is the asset). It does not take money to make money – the true requirement is the education to use true principles in context to produce value for others. 

In the late 1980’s real estate mogul Donald Trump hit hard times, reportedly owing investors close to a billion dollars. Things were so dire that, upon seeing a homeless man on the streets he commented to his wife, “Honey, that man is a billion dollars richer than we are.”            What the homeless man did not know, which Trump did, was the secret to create wealth with certainty, not luck. What Trump had was his good word and reputation, plus his knowledge of how to create value in his industry. He called every investor and bank, telling them the hard truth of his situation, but with a game plan of how and when they could expect re-payment. Inspired by his debtors’ faith in him, he repaid each one earlier than expected, while rebuilding phenomenal wealth in the process.


Learning to be productive and creating value for others inevitably results in drawing abundance (whether monetary or otherwise) to you.

Remember – wisdom is power and people are assets.  Once you have the proper education, it takes approximately five to ten years of life searching for soul purpose to fully reveal itself. It cannot be forced or sought after; it reveals itself when the obstacles that the ego presents us with are removed. This occurs through a combination of grace, karmic merit, and spiritual discipline.


Living your soul purpose does not mean you have to own your own business or be famous. It means that you are doing what you are naturally passionate about doing every day, whether working for yourself or as an employee. Many people know their soul purpose but refuse to acknowledge it because doing so may require uncomfortable decisions. The real pain and suffering from human existence comes from not making these decisions.


The width and breadth of your soul purpose may be large or small, it may result in fame and fortune, or it may not. Regardless of its scope, discovering and living your soul purpose is the greatest gift a person can give themselves. Offering this gift of service to humanity is the greatest gift you can give to the world.

SUMMARY

1.      In a world of seeming cause and effect, value creation is the cause, money is the effect.

2.      Money is a useful tool of exchange, but people and wisdom are the true assets.

3.      Discovering and living one’s Soul Purpose expands the greatest possibility for joy health and wealth.

4.      When making a buying decision, the primary factor is understanding the value proposition and the secondary factor should be money.

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