Did You See that Recession Go By?
What is a recession?
A recession by its very definition ("a decline in economic activity") is that people stop spending money. That’s what causes a recession. People only stop spending money if someone makes them think they need to. We can only go into a recession if enough people stop spending money. Why do people stop spending money? Because someone tells them that we are in a recession. It’s a catch 22. You can only have/start a recession if people believe it. I think recessions are caused by the power of suggestion and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Not one I want in my reality.
Advantages of a recession
Well, people who do have money during a recession can spend it to buy stocks at a "discount". Then when the recession ends they can sell them at a profit. There is a more spiritual upside, if we choose to take it. Perhaps the suggestion of a recession will cause people to wake up to the dysfunction of the human mind, which Eckhart Tolle talks about in The Power of Now and A New Earth and is discussed in the Living from the Heart paper.
Seeing the illusion with the help of recessions
Let’s use a little analogy: Eckhart tells us that relationships aren’t meant to make us happy but we can use them to achieve enlightenment. Going with that premise, let’s use the "scare" of a "recession" to awaken us to the dysfunction of the way our society functions here in 2008 and start to see the light through the cracks of the illusion. Allow your feelings around the recession to bring you into the present moment and look around you. Where are you? Is everything in your immediate vicinity functioning properly? Do you have most everything you need? Are you comfortable and have enough food in your belly? Is your heart beating in your chest, pumping blood and nutrients to your body’s cells? Is air coming in and out of your lungs freely? Are the moon, sun and stars free for you to look at, enjoy and bask in?
You see and experience what you look for
Personally, it doesn’t look like people are hording their money. I see plenty of people at the malls and shopping online (Yes, you can see it online. Just look at Amazon’s ranking of book sales for today). Why are mini-malls going up all over the country if no one is spending money? (Okay, spending no money is a depression and no one is reporting a depression, I’m just exaggerating so you get the point.) If you want to experience the abundance and prosperity of this planet you have to see it. Look around you. Look at the abundant number of people there are, look at how much money Oprah has, count the seeds on a strawberry, count how many trees there are in a forest or how many needles are on one pine tree then multiply that by how many pine trees there are on the planet. Holy, smokes, count how much information is on the internet. Are you getting the idea? This planet is abundant with everything a human body could need and Abraham (Ask and It Is Given) tells us that the planet will make whatever we need. Victoria Boutenko, in her groundbreaking book, Green for Life, tells us that the soil will create the nutrients a plant needs if they aren’t already present in the soil.
What are we paying for then?
When you buy an apple at the store you aren’t actually paying for an apple. Nature gives us apples for free. Heck, they grow on trees and fall to the ground! We are actually paying for someone to plant the apple seed and grow the tree, water the tree and pick the apples, pack the apples in a crate and deliver them to market, receive them at the store and put them on the display for us to buy. Count how many people who you helped support when you bought that apple, but no matter how you slice it, the apple was free. You were just paying for people to grow it and deliver it to you. Got it?
What to do
I still stand firmly as a believer in following ones’ own individual guidance. (As explained in The Secret and Ask and It Is Given.) Decide what’s important to you and what you want to be, do and have. Your guidance will then guide you in all deliberations to be, do and have what you want.
What I do
When I think about spending money on something, I tune in to my guidance and decide how I feel. I think about both making the purchase and not making the purpose and go with my internal guidance as to what to do. It’s the only way to be sure that what I’m doing will turn out the way I want it to based on what I want to be, do and have. (Neale Donald Walsch explains this in Conversations with God.)
Have an awesome day and follow your guidance.
Prosperity and Abundance RULE! You are meant to be great and have all your needs met. The Universe isn’t cheap, look at all the diamonds it puts in the sky just for you to look at and enjoy.