Perspectives ~ Money is a Lot Like Water ~ by Lynne Twist

 

We’ve allowed this culture of money to shut down our heart, close off access to our soul, and drive us such that we behave in ways that undermine and erode the very center and core of our most human values. I believe it’s possible to transform our relationship with money and the culture of money that we’ve created in a way that resources continue to flow, that prosperity continues to be available, and that all of us can be served, nurtured and empowered to more fully express who we are as the human family.

I learned a lot about money from a woman named Gertrude.

I met her in a church basement in Harlem. I was doing a small fundraising event for The Hunger Project. I had come from Minneapolis where I had met with an executive of a large food company. The food company had an image problem and felt that making a donation to The Hunger Project and being seen to support the end of hunger might help clean up its image. The executive I met with had given me a check for $50,000—but he gave me the donation basically to get me to go away, to assuage his guilt about some public mistakes the company had made and to have the company look good in the eyes of the public. I could tell in the interaction we had that he had no real interest in connecting with resource-poor people or in making any kind of a difference in the work to end world hunger. The money was given from guilt, and the guilt was passed along with the money. I now felt guilty receiving it. I had received the money and the guilt. And both he and I were unfulfilled.

I had the $50,000 check in my briefcase, which sat behind me on a table in the basement of the Harlem church. There were 75 people gathered before me. All of them were black. It was raining and there were leaks all over the room we were in. There were buckets strategically placed all around us catching the dripping water and there was a constant background noise of the rain outside and the dripping from the leaking walls and ceiling. I looked out at the audience and I knew that the people sitting there did not have much to give. I spoke to them about The Hunger Project’s work in Africa, as I thought it would be the most relevant to their own lives and their heritage. When it came time to ask for donations, my palms were sweating and I began to perspire all over wondering if it was the right thing to do. I went ahead and made the request, and the room was absolutely silent.

After what seemed like a long, long time, a woman named Gertrude stood up. She was sitting on the aisle in the second row from the back. She was in her late sixties or early seventies. She had gray hair and when she stood up she was tall, thin, erect and proud.

She said to me, “I ain’t got no checkbook. I ain’t got no credit cards. To me, money is a lot like water. For some folks it rushes through their life like a raging river, but the money comes through my life like a small trickle. But I want to pass it on in a way that does the best good for the most folks. I see that as my right and as my responsibility. It’s also my joy. I have $50 in my purse that I earned from doing a white woman’s wash and I want to give it to you.”

She walked up the aisle and gave me her precious $50 and at that moment I saw the power of money in a new way.

I knew that the $50 that I received from Gertrude would buy more for the end of hunger than the $50,000 check in my briefcase. I knew that that $50 was money that came from the soul and not from some bank account. I saw that the power of money can be seen in the way we use it and the integrity with which we direct it into the world. Gertrude taught me a great lesson and I never forgot it.

As Gertrude tells us, we can look at money like water. It flows all over the planet and everywhere it goes it’s useful, it makes things happen and it’s passed along. We could say that water doesn’t belong to any of us or it belongs to all of us. When water is flowing and moving it cleanses, it purifies, it makes things green, it creates growth, it nurtures. But when water starts to slow down, is held back and starts to be still, it can be toxic and stagnant to those who hold it. All of this can be true of money.

It’s possible to have money flow in a way that serves our highest ideals and commitments rather than accumulate it so that we can gain power, authority and special privileges over others. Money can bear the mark of he or she who passed it on and in many ways can be voice, expression and commitment.

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Discussion Questions:

What does looking at money like water mean to you?

Can you share a personal experience of a time you felt money flow in a way that served your highest ideals?

What practice helps you engage with money in a mindful manner?

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About the Author: Lynne Twist is the founder of Pachamama Alliance, and author of Soul of Money (from which the above story is excerpted).
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Seeds for Meditation … Reflection On Water

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“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”   ― Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

 

Paradigm Shift ~ Scientists Discover the True Age of Water Actually Predates the Sun!

 

Water didn't come from earth, it just landed here like some beautiful alien that brings life to anything it touches. Water didn’t come from earth, it just landed here like some beautiful alien that brings life to anything it touches.
Water didn’t come from earth, it just landed here like some beautiful alien that brings life to anything it touches.

How old is water? We often like to imagine that shortly after the earth solidified in its creation to be this rocky ball orbiting the sun, water came to be on this planet. It predates all biological life on earth, in fact – it paved the way for life to emerge. It is through water that biological life formed.  (Click on image to read entire article.)

 

Be Like Water …

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Picture a glass of water, folks …

We’re not going to ask you if its half full or half empty…but rather how much
does it weigh?

Before you wonder where were going with this, open your mind for just a
few moments….

It doesn’t matter how heavy the glass is – it’s how long you hold it for.

Holding it for a minute isn’t a problem.

After an hour, you’ll notice an ache in your arm.

If you’re holding it all day, your arm will become numb.

In each scenario the weight of the glass doesn’t change.

But the longer you hold it, the heavier it becomes.

Stress and worries in life work much the same way.

Think about them for a short while and nothing happens.

Look at them a bit longer they begin to hurt …

But if you feel constantly under the burden of stress, it can manifest in other ways…

Like a weaker immune system, lack of vitality, loss of wellbeing and happiness in
life, or depression and anxiety…

That’s why it’s important to remember to let go of your stresses, Friends, and to
focus your energy into positive pursuits that help both the mind and body flourish.

Aloha Ke Akua

Aqua Aura Quartz

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In a semi-secret process which is part alchemy and part science, the two unique substances of quartz crystal and pure gold are commingled in a permanent way, creating an immensely powerful protection combination which fuses the White, Blue and Gold Rays into an iridescent display of Light. A color similar to that of the finest Aquamarine gems, but with an enhanced opalescence that flashes etheric shades of shimmering violet. This entrancingly beautiful crystal combines the energetic properties of crystal quartz and gold in addition to sharing many of the metaphysical characteristics of high quality aquamarine.Scientific Properties:
Mohs Hardness of 7 with a trigonal crystal structure.

Aqua Aura is quartz crystal that has been treated with pure gold solution and when electrical current is applied in a special machine, fuses the gold molecules to the surface of the quartz; taking 12 hours to heat the quartz to 1600F while setting a vacuum equal to 2 earth atmospheres, then letting chemically purified gold vapors into the chamber when the temperature and vacuum are correct. This bonds the gold to the lattice of the crystal, forming a permanent bond to the surface of the quartz and giving it an electric blue color.

The process was awarded the United States Patent No. 6997014 on Feb 14, 2006. The process was invented by Steven F. Starcke, Ronald H. Kearnes and Keven E. Bennet. While the patent might have been given in 2006, this material has been produced by this method for dozens of years prior.

It is the exact same process that is used to coat steel balls to be used as bearings. Additional elements can be used to treat quartz, such as indium, titanium and copper. The coloring of this treatment is only on the surface, so all faceted and polished material you find has been treated after it has been made originally. Often, quartz of lesser quality, with fractures and weak spots, will break apart during the coating process. A little known fact is that the Aqua aura treatment can be used to reveal twinning in quartz crystals that would otherwise go undetected.

Mystical Properties:
Metaphysically Aqua Aura has the qualities of both quartz and gold. Quartz has a harmonizing effect and aligns the chakra system. Gold imparts a more assertive energy to the wearer and the blue color helps stimulate the throat chakra, improving communications abilities through speaking.
Aqua Aura is an outstanding tool for people wishing to increase their psychic skills and awareness, it assists with meditation, telepathy, and psychic healing by bringing more intense energy to the effort. It is particularly helpful for distance spiritual energy healing because of its ability to send energy.

Aqua Aura can enhance communications of all kinds. It can also assist in conscious awareness of one’s own motivations and patterns. Aqua Aura is said to attract success and prosperity, even possibly wealth, and it is also used for protection from psychic attacks.

This wonderful quartz can assist one in plumbing one’s emotional depths and heights while simultaneously retaining inner peace. It can also be an aid to those who wish to become conscious channels for spiritual wisdom, clearing and opening the pathways of inter dimensional communication.

More Healing Information:

Healing Properties:
The gemstone Aqua Aura maintains the wonderful healing and transmitting properties of clear quartz in addition to assisting one in channeling the higher energies of the angels.
Physically Aqua Aura is reputed to help with throat problems, stress-related illness, immune system deficiencies, and the thymus gland.

Aqua Aura Quartz has a very high and intense vibration. It has been used to activate the energy of other minerals and gemstones for healing work, and can be a potent stone when used in body layouts for activation of the Chakras. It can be success fully applied to smooth and heal the Auric field, and to release negativity from one’s emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual bodies.

Magical Properties:
Energy: Both projective and receptive
Element: Fire and Water
Powers: Protection, healing, psychics and power

Wearing Aqua Aura Quartz is said to help one to shine with one’s inner beauty, to attract wealth and success, to bring forth esoteric wisdom, to relieve depression as well as anxiety, and to assist in creating an aura of peace and well being in oneself and one’s surroundings. It is a stone of spiritual elevation, which can serve to help raise the vibration of humanity.

Zodiac:
Associations: Sun and Moon

Stone of Leo, Gemini and Capricorn this stone contains positive energy that removes mental blocks and promotes a sense of justice.

Chakra Classification:
Although Crystal Quartz has an enlightening effect on all the chakras, Aqua Aura is highly stimulating to the 5th, or Throat Chakra, enhancing one’s ability to communicate inner truth, at it also has a soothing and relaxing effect on the emotional body.

It can be used to soothe anger, cool feverishness, and release stress, as it is strongly connected to the element of water, and it is therefore a stones for enhancing one’s access to the truth of the emotions and the portals of Spirit which are accessed through the emotions.

 

 

The Essene Holy Communion For THURSDAY

Angel of Water / Angel of Wisdom
Evening and morning and at noonday I will pray; and He shall hear my voice. ~Psalms 55:15
SEASONAL FOCUS:   Flowers announce the promise of fruition.
The Angel of WATER – Thursday Morning
In this Communion all forms of water were contemplated establishing as a living reality the unity between the waters of the body and the waters of the planet.
THE PHYSICAL COMMUNION:   This is the day of purification, of cleansing. Carry the spirit of purification with you into your meditations.  Arrange to bathe in cool water and in a leisurely and contemplative atmosphere. Consider the connections between water, the rivers of the earth, the sap of the trees and the blood in your veins.
THE DEEPENING:   Hold a bowl of water as you commune with the Angel this day. When finished, drink the water in deep reverence and feel it, like the rushing current of a river, fill your body and soul.
MORNING COMMUNION:   Angel of WATER I invoke thee; whether lake or stream or water of the well, enter my body and become my blood. Give unto me thy gift that sustains all life. Your blessings hath cleansed my spirit and quenched the thirst of my soul and as each morning comes, I shall embrace thee.
MEDITATION:   As the wave of natures glory reaches its crest and then flows on, I have gained perspective. The waters that rage in the rivers and the rains that fall from the sky are the same as the blood that flows in the veins of my body. The Earth and I are one.
NOON CONTEMPLATION OF PEACE:   Peace with CULTURE. Though thy brothers be of different origin, we all do toil in the vineyard of the EarthlyMother. We all lift our voices in praise of the Heavenly Father, and together, we all break the bread of wisdom and share in the Holyfeast.
The Angel of WISDOM – Thursday Evening
Thought was held by the Essenes to be both a cosmic and a physical function. They considered the cosmic ocean of thought pervading all space, containing all thoughts, as the highest and most powerful of all energies. It never diminishes and is never lost.
EVENING COMMUNION:   Angel of WISDOM I invoke thee; for only through the wisdom of thy Holy Law doth the Angels guide the children of light. Descend upon my thinking body and enlighten my thoughts, my mind, my intentions and my deeds. To follow the Holy Law is the root of all blessings, and as each evening comes, I shall embrace thee.
THE BLESSING:   When at first a fledgling bird tries to fly, his wings cannot support him, and he falls again and again to the earth. But one day he soars aloft, leaving the earth and his nest far behind. And so is it with the thoughts and intentions of the sons and the daughters of men; The longer one walks with the Angels, and keeps their Law, the stronger ones thoughts shall become in Holy Wisdom.The day will come, when the thoughts of men will overcome even the kingdom of death and then shall he soar to the heights of ever lastinglife in the kingdoms of the Heavenly Father.
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There is no greater power in heaven and earth than in the thoughts of the Son of Man. ~The Isaiah Effect
Each of us has deep within the knowledge of all things, and when we are ready to remember, the knowledge is there to be known.  ~The Essene Book of Days
Only when we surrender to our inner nature can we begin to hear the wisdom that comes from deep within.
~ The Essene Book of Days
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Peace be with you.

HEALTH ~ Drink Water On An Empty Stomach

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It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:

Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases

 

METHOD OF TREATMENT

1.  As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water

2.  Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute

3.  After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.

4.  After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours

5.  Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.

6.  The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.

The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/reduce main diseases:

1.  High Blood Pressure (30 days)
2.  Gastric (10 days)
3.  Diabetes (30 days)
4.  Constipation (10 days)
5.  Cancer (180 days)
6.  TB (90 days)
7.  Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards – daily.

This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.
It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life.

Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.

This makes sense.  The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!!  Nothing to lose, everything to gain.

For those who like to drink cold water, the following information is applicable to you.

It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.

Once this ‘sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine.  Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks:

• Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting,
• Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.
• You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.
• Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.
• 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.
• Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this information sends it to everyone they know, you can be sure that we’ll save at least one life.  Please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about today.