When I leave my body for the last time and go back to the other side, I am going to search out the crazed soul who invented the concept of money, give he/she/it a big air-slap upside the head (being the non-violent soul that I am there will be no actual contact) and ask this one question: Just what the hell were you thinking???
Really. I am. I need to.
It just doesn't make any sense to me.
This earth, and everyone and every living thing on it - was, is, and will always be put here by the powers-that-be - for free. This was, and is done, I believe, so that every living being can live and learn whatever lessons that being has to learn in its lifetime. The air exists for all to breathe. The food grows for all so that all may eat. Animals are born and become part of a food chain that began billions of years ago. Plants grow and create oxygen and bear fruit for all to eat. The ground is a life sustaining bed from which vegetables and grains and even cotton to clothe ourselves can grow for all. And all of this is given to this Earth and everyone and everything on it for free. There is no charge, no fee, no payment of any form which is asked for by the creator/God/powers-that-be to be paid by any of the inhabitants of this Earth.
So, why is it that survival is so expensive? Just who was it that decided that all the life sustaining gifts that are so generously given to us from the universe needed to be owned-sold-bought-and-paid-for by human beings? And why the hell did everyone go along with such a crazy thing? It was free. It is free (we just don't seem to realize that).
This Earth, all the land from one side to the other - from-sea-to-shining-sea as it were - is and will always be (at least until we completely destroy it or the powers-that-be decide we've done enough damage to it and take it back) here for free. So what gives any human being the audacity to believe they can ever own even an ever so minute piece of it??? This Earth was here long before any human ever came here, and it will be here in some form long after every last human has been banished from its vast greatness. (If you need an example just look at the dinosaur...). So, what do we own? Do you think you own a piece of it? Think you own the land you built your house on? Yes? Well, can you take it with you when you go? Go ahead - try. I dare ya. Bet you don't get very far... Know why? Because it never did and never will belong to you or anyone else. It belongs to the Earth. It belongs to the universe. It belongs to God.
And God gave it to you and everyone else for free. So why should you or anyone else have to pay for it? Why should you or anyone else have to buy it from some other human who never had the right to claim ownership of it in the first place? It's crazy. It's just crazy.
In my clearly unrealistic non-earthly utopian dreamworld everything is free. Everything belongs to everyone and everyone has everything they will ever need given to them by the grace of a beautiful and loving universe. There is no jealosy, no greed, no envy, no selfishness, no hate. There is no theft because there is nothing to steal. Whatever you need is provided. Why would you need to steal something that is already there for you to take freely?
And this is what I most do not understand about our world. We have in fact figuratively stolen our earth from the powers-that-be and attempt to buy and sell it piece by piece to the highest bidder. We grow food and force others to pay for it if they want to eat. We buy land and force others to make payment to be able to live on it. Does anyone ever wonder how God feels about that? I do.
Human beings starve on this earth because other human beings who claim ownership to its land will not feed them without being paid. People are homeless because other human beings claim ownership of its land and will not allow other human beings to walk, sleep or live on that land without making payment. This is absurd. And this is not, I believe, the way that God/the Creator/The Powers That Be meant for our Earth to become.
It is a disgrace. We should all be ashamed of ourselves.
So, yes - when I go home to the other side, where my soul will finally be at peace with my surroundings - I will seek out the soul who invented the concept of money and ownership - and give that soul a piece of my mind. (And if any of you get there before I do - feel free to do it for me).
And that's all I have to say about that. For now, anyway.
Peace 2 u.
Last Update 9/2001
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