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Sacred Economics Reblogged.

Photo by Steve Swayne.

Photo by Steve Swayne.

I was scrolling back through posts when I came across this story, it is very inspiring so I thought I would share it again!

There’s a topic I’ve been wanting to cover for a little while but I’ve been waiting for more time to research. Well you know that time may never come so here come some thoughts of mine on the topic of sacred economics, the notion of a gift society. There is a short film at the end of this post where Charles Eisenstein explains his theory, he has written a book called “Sacred Economics”. It’s essentially telling us why we need to change our ways and it hinges on a shift of perception, money only has value because we agree that it does, what happens if we choose to look at things another way.

Industrial

In the current paradigm nature is seen as a resource that can be turned into ‘stuff’ in order to keep powering the growth of the economy, separation is a key idea that keeps us separate from the natural world, and ultimately takes away our power. If we are separate from each other than community begins to disintegrate without the need for interdependence, yet even those who are doing well in the economy are not really happy or satisfied.

Industrial scene

Most of what keeps us alive is not something we have to earn, there is a need to align money with the gifts that people do bring, each and every one. Life itself is a huge gift and the natural response to that is to be grateful. In a Gift Society someone who has more than they need gives the extra to someone else and thereby gains status. It’s a very different way of looking at things and something that has to happen, because the way the world is being handled at the moment is quite unsustainable.

Quantum_Healing

Time for humanity to grow up, we are just coming out of adolescence and boy have we been out of control as teenagers!

Here is a powerful film that explains in 12 short minutes what usually takes at least an entire documentary to summarize: our money system, economy and society are all built along crumbling fault lines leading to destruction, debt and alienation.
And there is another way.
Welcome Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics.  Soak up some of his wisdom and fresh insights on the beauty and real possibilities of the Gift Economy. It’s time has now come.
You can’t ask for a more inspiring 12 minutes.
Video (12:09)
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Weary, Sad Goddess.

Sadness slips out of me and pools on the floor, it wants to be numb, but I can’t go there anymore, I have to feel it no matter how hard, how painful. I’ve felt worse, this is a gentle feeling although it still sucks the life out of you, let it be but don’t indulge it, for it may lead you into inertia and a downhill spiral that will leave you without breath in your body, or spirit in your soul. It’s a sense of loss that opens up a grey place where everything is hopeless and nobody ever wakes up or escapes. I used to get lost in that place but now I am merely a visitor, watching the scene and feeling it in my heart, but knowing I can leave at any time.

Crying Angel

Sleep will wash away the fog and bring me into a bright new day, the loss is for something I never actually had even for a moment, so how hard can the letting go be! Dear Goddess, I’ve been so very good, I’ve done everything you’ve asked me to do, I’m following the path of spirit as best as I possibly can, is there not a long clear day for me sometime soon? Where I can rest on my laurels for a moment, and walk hand in hand with joy and not a care in the whole wide world, where the inner peace that is within me is filling me and flowing out into the world around me.

That day will be tomorrow, but until then I am in this place of bitter-sweet half regret, I have to keep feeling it and then letting it go, feeling and letting go, knowing that it is all a part of the process and that being alone is the biggest illusion of all. And yet that does not stop us from feeling the pain of loss, for who amongst us can lay claim to true sovereignty over self, true surrender to what is.

From a poem by Sir Thomas Wyatt

And wilt thou leave me thus,
That hath loved thee so long
In wealth and woe among?
And is thy heart so strong
As for to leave me thus?
I’m feeling better already, after all I am fair and square in the middle of an amazing community that loves and acknowledges me, bit hard to be abandoned or left behind.
I release the illusion of separation, I step into a life of community, love and nourishing support, so be it, so be it, so be it…………………………………..