by SchaOn Blodgett, CCP, BTAT
Over the last few weeks I have been doing a program called “BodyTalk your Business to Success” to help with the day-to-day, week-to-week, month-to-month, and year-to-year struggles of a small business.
Yesterday, in the group discussion, a link was posted to an article called “21 Ways Rich People Think Differently than Average People“, and I read it out of curiosity. Now, in the past, I have come across these articles over the years and thought how insensitive rich people were, and with the very first point in the 21 ways article, there was nothing new from what I have heard over the years: “Average people think Money is the Root of All Evil. Rich people think Poverty is the Root of All Evil.”
I read through the rest talking about:
- Selfishness (put yourself first, and then you can help others because you are strong),
- Lottery vs Action,
- Education vs Knowledge,
- the ‘Good Old Days’ vs the Future,
- Emotion vs Logic,
- Need vs Passion,
- Low expectations vs Challenge,
- Doing vs Being,
- Relationship to money,
- Logic & Strategy vs Emotion & Greed realization,
- Living Beyond or Below your means,
- Learning Survival vs Learning to be Rich,
- Money: Stress vs Peace of Mind
- Being Entertained vs Being Educated
- Being surrounded by Like-Minded Individuals
- Saving vs Earning
- Being Safe vs Calculated Risks
- Comfort vs Uncertainty
- Money and Health
- Realizing you CAN have it all
After reading through this (it was a pretty quick read by my standards)… I was stunned. Not stunned because Rich People must be insensitive… but stunned instead by a realization in my own consciousness.
Many of things I have come to realize over the years like; the aspect of Education vs Knowledge, Looking towards the Future instead of dwelling on the past (though, I do sometimes get stuck in this), Needing to be Passionate about what you do and many others.
We have all heard the old saying “Money is the Root of All Evil.” Though, is this actually true, or is that only one part of a greater picture? To me, this is only a very small part of a very much larger picture. First, how I looked at this was “what does it mean to be ‘Evil’“. To me, evil is neither good nor bad, it just is, and is an action that hampers your ability to live your brightest and highest iteration of who you are and who you want to be and bringing that into the physical reality. It is generally considered a negative aspect, and is bred from emotions like worry, anger, resentment, fear, pain, suffering, conflict, trauma and feeling helpless.
Now, lets tie this into how Poverty is the Root of all Evil
Now, keep in mind, being in Money Poverty is not evil within itself as there are many ways of looking at how someone can be in poverty; Poverty of Love, Poverty of Friends & Family, Poverty of Money, Poverty of Health & Wellbeing and to me, poverty being evil is the actions and feelings resulting from how the person responds to their situation and what they feel they need. Hence the definition, or guideline, of poverty is different for each person. A poverty only means that a person is not happy with what they have for what-ever reason.
“Evil is neither good nor bad, it is a signal of where you need to develop along your life path. It is a only a polarity of life, and part of a cycle.” ~SchaOn
For example, it could be ‘evil’ to worry
about how you will be able to afford good quality food to feed yourself and your family. It could be ‘evil’ to fear
getting sick because you would not be able to get the needed health attention you need to survive. From this, and how poverty is seen as evil is that poverty breeds anger, worry, and fear of what is to come (future thinking)
, often times, the individual becomes resentful of what others have (lottery vs action)
, potentially draining those around you (very similar to the term Psychic/Energy Vampire
), and hence why it is important to be around like-minded individuals
. You can apply this to any form of poverty; Poverty of Love, Poverty of Friends and Family, or any other form of poverty you can think of.
Food for Thought: someone who makes $1 million dollars a minute can be in poverty just like a person who makes minimum wage because both can feel they are not making enough turning them into angry and hostile people, just like someone who makes less-than minimum wage can be the wealthiest person in the world because they can afford to have all the happiness they desire. Neither aspect is wrong as it is part of what you are learning and growing through within this life, and no one is better than another. Also, feeling like you do not have enough does not mean you have to change what you want, instead look to the future as to how you will obtain it, and have the knowledge and comfort in the ‘Now’ that you will be successful.
In closing, ‘Poverty’ means ‘to lack, to be deficient in what we feel we want and desire’ and disconnects us from the Light of Being, from Life, Liberty and Happiness, and from being the most Awesome Person you set out to be. Never feel embarrassed about what YOU want, and YOU will obtain it within this life. Now you have gained some knowledge, and are one step further along your journey! Congratulations!
“Be the Change you want to see in the World”