Monday, June 27, 2011
The Money Tree Blog
This week for my blog writer group called GBE2,we are to look at this image and go to town on what this means to us. Oh, the money tree, what visions and ideas come up oh so naturally for me.
My mind goes straight to what money can do or not do for us. Appealing to all of our sense of wealth, I could not stop thinking about how corrupt money can really be. I mean what if we were to have a lot of money? What would that do to our sense of morality and righteousness. Look at our top CEO's and the money they spend on what I would call frivolous things. Jet setting to vacation destinations, dining at the best restaurants, boats of plenty, Only the best jewelry and so on.
I will not lie. I have put money into the lottery. I get a sick stomach when I think of all the sad and sadistic things that could really happen if I had a lot of money and won the lottery. How many times have we heard that the person that won the lottery was killed over it. As balanced and secure as we may think we are, what would really happen to you or I if we had won Said money?
I would love to pay off all my family bills and mortgage. Wow, it would be amazing to have the money to do that, but............
As great as the idea sounds money can create greed which can force many unfathomable things to spiral. It is written that money can make it harder for us to get into the gates of heaven. What does that really mean? I have seen it in my life time. I think it is rare for those with great financial stability to stay balanced in their life. I know it happens, but unfortunately, I think it is far more rare than the alternative.
I wish we could be a society that gave each other our personal God Given gifts instead of money. I know as a person in the healing field, I have returned a healing for a massage, or a chiropractic healing for cleaning a house. I mean, we all need something and we all have gifts.
What would our world be like without the exchange of money? It reminds me of when I had my children at the Catholic school. They all wore the same uniform. No Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy Bahama or Hollister. We can then observe how children dressed the same can have a set up barrier to jealousy or greed over clothes.
Please think about this with me. Would we really want to be millionaires? What would happen to the stability of our family lives? Would our priorities change? Would we be generous givers? Would our hearts harden?
As many bills as I have stacked in my pantry for "Doing the Bills Day," I don't think I would want all that would go along with having money.
Thanks for coming along with me on the issue of great wealth. I don't really have answers, but it really makes us look at the question. Do we really want to be rich in wealth? I guess for me it comes down to the fact that, "I want to be rich in spirit."
"Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have."