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I grew up in mountains of North Carolina as a poor country boy and most of time money was a tool that we just didn't have. Our "reality" was that we had to struggle just to have 'enough to survive'. While concept of abundance was nothing new to us, we saw our abundance in what we could grow and make rather than what we could buy, and while those skills are definitely valuable, it's a very limiting attitude to have.
So within my 'reality' money wasn't really a tool that was very prominent in my toolbox, even though it was consistently one of factors that prevented me from doing things I needed to do. Many of my attitudes came from fact that I'm just not interested in money for it's own sake. I'm pretty unimpressed by people I've met whose primary characteristic seems to be that they have lots of money. Also it's easy to develop bad attitudes when we see evils done in name of money, so for a long time my 'reality' remained that I was working to have 'enough to survive'.
Another interesting factor is that many of us in western society are taught to believe that we DON'T deserve a lot of money. We're taught to WANT it, but not to BELIEVE that we deserve it, which only seems like a paradox til you think about how our consumer culture is driven by desire and want, rather than need.
What I finally realized is that I have to expand my reality and shake off bad attitudes. Money is a fact of life in our modern world. It's a tool that too many of us are taught to ignore and misuse, and just because many of world's ills and evils are concieved to get it doesn't mean that we should ignore fact that many of modern worlds GOOD things are caused by it also. The fact that I can write this article and instantly send it out to people all over world is just one example.
I expect next few months to be a very interesting and rewarding period as I learn more about this 'new' tool and how to effectively use it. Many of healers and 'new agers' that I know also have similar attitudes to those that I always had, so I thought I'd bring this up here.
I'm sure that many of you may have some interesting feedback. :)
--- Robert Morgen is a Reiki Master who currently holds a Blackbelt in Hoshin Roshi Ryu and founded High Mountain Hoshin in Denver, Co. He's also the founder and moderator of the Kundalini Awakening Discussion Group at http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Kundalini http://www.highmountainhoshin.com firstname.lastname@example.org