Money Is The New Form Of Energy
I worked my way through college working nightshifts in a casino. After three years, I was promoted and worked in the high roller section. I watched as people played one hundred dollar slot machines without even blinking an eye. My co-workers needed me to get tips from our customers, I thought it was because I was a smooth talker. Later, I learned that rich people have a certain mentality when it comes to giving money to the poor/workers. Number one, they never throw good money after bad. Number two; they never give money to poor people, because they believe that it makes them poorer. In fact, they were only tipping me because they felt that I had potential. My coworkers had families and mortgages and yet, they couldn’t get anything from these rich folks.
It wasn’t until later in life that I learned the lesson that they were trying to teach me. Money is not earned, it is not given, it is exchanged. People who are wealthy and maintain their wealth are able to make viable exchanges. They put their money into things that have potential. Or into vehicles that circulate and allow money to increase its value. I know, it sounds a lot like the stock market. But if we treated all of our money transactions as if we were trading stock, we would be much more careful.
Lets revert back to the lottery winners. They have third cousins coming to them asking for money. They buy their mom a house trimmed in gold, and buy their father a luxury car, they elect to support their cousin’s business venture, and dozens of other people. Then it happens, these people become dependent on the lottery winners. They get lazy, they may even become deadbeats or losers, and they don’t really respect or appreciate anything that was given to them. In fact, bankrupt lottery winners claim that they not only lost all of their money, but their relationships as well. These people tend to fall off when the party is over and the money is gone.
These kinds of exchanges are bad because they bring out the worse in people. Sadly, many people believe that they are helping others by giving them money. In truth, supporting people who refuse to be self-sufficient is like putting your money in a dwindling stock. You might just have the money now, but sooner or later, you’re going to lose it. Money is the manifestation of energy. Energy has to always move, if it is not moving upward, it is moving downward. So treat money like it is an exchange and be sure that it turns a profit for you, your family, or the community as a whole.
Yamaya Cruz is the author of When The Shadows Began To Dance. She writes about African spirituality, chakra healing, shamanism and much more.