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Is Money The Root of All Evil?

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The saying “money is the root of all evil” comes to us from the Bible – which actually states, “the love of money is the root of all evil”.

My extensive study of spiritual and metaphysical subjects has led me to the conclusion that, in fact, it is evil that is the root of all money – at least our modern monetary systems.

Money was first created as a means of exchange or trade, to replace clumsy systems such as barter.  It was later exploited by those who wished to accumulate wealth and wield great power over others.

All monetary systems are based upon one very basic (and incorrect) assumption; that it is necessary to get something in exchange for any product or service delivered to another person – and this “something” must come directly from the one who received the product or service.

This false assumption (and all evil is a result of mistaken assumptions, or false beliefs) has led to many thousands of years of suffering, war, poverty, corruption, and greed amongst humans.  One need only look to the natural world, which has succeeded and thrived for millions, perhaps billions, of years to see that if nature had adopted such an insane policy, we never would have been created in the first place.

In nature, the sun shines, the rain falls, microbes create soil, plants grow and produce flowers and fruit, insects eat the plants, birds eat the insects, animals eat, breed and enrich the soil with their waste – all WITHOUT THE DIRECT EXCHANGE OF ANYTHING.  Imagine if the sun would only shine on the plants that could pay the utility bill, or the plants only allowed animals and insects to eat their leaves and fruits if they could “pay” directly for it, or if animals collected taxes to compensate for being killed and eaten.

Sound ridiculous?  That’s because it is.  It is just as ridiculous and ludicrous as the human invention of barter, trade, and money.

Money can only limit and inhibit the free flow of resources required for life to flourish, develop, and evolve to higher levels.  Humans are currently stuck at a certain level – the level of separation, competition, and fear.  To evolve, me must abandon this insane way of looking at our relationships with each other and with the earth.  We must realize that cooperation, community, and love are what makes the world go round, not money.

Nature has developed amazing technologies, ways to utilize and store energy, and incredible systems of interdependence and cooperation.  All we need do is study, observe, and follow her example.  We can do this.  We must, if we are to continue enjoying the infinite and abundant resources we have been given.  We must reunite with the family of life all around us, and let go of the evil (mistaken beliefs) that are at the root of all money.

Written by Ilana

February 19, 2010 at 9:23 pm

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