Money plays a vitally important role in our lives today. Whether we like it or not, it is essential for our very survival. It makes and breaks nations. It causes and funds wars. It creates and destroys dreams. It can be all consuming if we don’t have enough of it. It is the number one reason for the failure of relationships. And we are responsible for having given it this power in our lives. There is no use fighting it, money rules the world and it rules our lives, but only because we let it.
It is up to us to stop serving money and have it serve us. We have created this paradigm where we are at its mercy. We have rendered ourselves powerless to acquire enough of it because of our false belief systems of lack and scarcity adopted from the most influential people in our childhood by default.
The good news is, these belief systems aren’t true and once you change them, your whole world around money and success will change. The not so good news is these belief systems are buried deep in our subconscious and finding and changing them can be like finding a needle in a haystack.
The first, and one of the most crucial steps that will help you to change your paradigm around money, is to understand the true nature of money and that there is infinite abundance available to us. Realizing this will help a series of negative beliefs around money and scarcity to collapse automatically which gives you the opportunity to find out whatever is holding you back from realizing that abundance in your own life.
By default we believe money to be this tangible, solid object that has a life and will of it’s own. We allow it to have control over our lives, instead of learning to master it and make it our servant. In fact, money is completely intangible. The paper or metal that we use as money in exchange for goods differs in every single country and is only a representation of something that doesn’t exist in a solid form at all. Money is purely energy, and like all energy, it responds to various stimuli and vibration. If you vibrate lack and scarcity, and have fear around money, then it’s response will be to move away from you. If you are in alignment and vibrate in harmony with financial abundance and prosperity, money will be attracted to you in such great amounts you will be absolutely astounded at its infinite nature.
There is a great saying by James Garfield “The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.” Personally I prefer the modern version “The truth will set you free, but it will piss you off at first”. And when you realize that you have been locked in struggle and stress around money based on a lie, you’re probably going to be pretty pissed off. Better late then never though I say.
So what I am about to share with you is how the concept of money was created so you can understand it’s true nature and learn how to master it.
As you are probably aware from all the medieval stories and television shows that gold and silver use to be the currency of the day. It was used to exchange for goods and services. But it wasn’t practical to carry around masses of the heavy metals all the time, so people used to deposit it for safe keeping with various trusted agencies such as silver and gold smiths in exchange for a certificate as proof of deposit. This was the beginning of our modern day banking system.
Owners of the gold rarely withdrew it, but in fact would use their certificate in exchange for goods instead of going to all the trouble of withdrawing the actual gold itself.
So, there was a lot of gold sitting around waiting to be collected, but on average only about 10% of the gold was ever withdrawn at any time, leaving about 90% sitting there doing nothing. So the keepers of the gold decided to put it to good use. They started the loan system where people who needed money would come and leave a valuable item for safe keeping in exchange for a certificate representing gold to the value of the original item. This certificate could then be used to buy goods and services. In other words, the certificate was being used as in the same way as what we now refer to as money. The paper itself had no actual value, it was merely a representation of the value of gold or silver you could collect if you wished to by exchanging the certificate.
Now, because the safe keepers knew that 90% of the gold would always be available, they started a very clever scheme whereby they could loan up to 9 times the value of the gold deposited with virtually no danger that they would have to produce all the gold at any one time. They created ‘promissory money’, with only 1/10th of the gold to actually back up all the certificates. The certificate itself was worthless. What it represented was what was valuable.
Just like the material that constitutes a $100 is no more valuable than the material used to make a $5. It is what it represents that is valuable, not the note.
Now, this concept was taken one step further in the 1970’s. To find out just how far down the rabbit hole this conspiracy goes, check out Part 2 of the story.