Jesus on Wealth and Money, Part II

Jesus on Wealth and Money, Part II

Many people are familiar with some of the sayings in what are called the “Beatitudes,” or the sayings in which Jesus identified the people who are truly blessed.  Jesus’ list of people who are blessed represented entirely different categories of people than most human cultures would think of as those who are blessed, both then and now.

I asked Jesus about the two Beatitudes that seem to me to relate to money, wealth, and accomplishment in the world.Jesus_202_small

Beatitude #1:  “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

I asked Jesus:  “Jesus, what does this mean?”  The reply I received from Jesus was this:

“Poor in spirit refers to those who live according to the principle of non-attachment to form, whether that form be clothing, money, or other goods.  It is not that they cannot receive or own goods, it is that their attitude is one of non-attachment, or gratitude, sharing, and service to the highest good above all else.

“When one lives in a perpetual state of gratitude, trust, faith, and non-attachment to the material world, one lives in a state of grace which vibrates with the energies of heaven.”

Thank you, Jesus!

What this means to me is that we can either focus our attention on the attainment of material well-being, or we can focus our attention on living in a “state of grace,”  which does not preclude working and earning money, but it is a question of motivation, focus, and intentions of gratitude and service.  We can work, but when working from within a “state of grace,” the only way to maintain that state of grace is by serving the highest good for others, for the planet, for Divine Source, and for ourselves.  In other words, our primary motivation is the good we accomplish, not the money we earn.

When we live and work in a “state of grace,” vibrating with peace and love energy,  we tend to draw all things to us according to what is needed.  So, living in a “state of grace,” there is no need to worry about being provided for abundantly according to our needs, because our energy will more closely match the divine energy of abundant love.

Love and Light,                                     Logo Affirmation

Nonnie

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About selfrealizationtherapy

I am an energy healer, intuitive life coach, author, meditation teacher, and inspirational speaker. While I am ordained in the Christian tradition, I have also studied Eastern spiritual disciplines and practices, including Raja Yoga Meditation; Intuitive Coaching; Reiki; Falun Gong; and other forms of energy healing for both people and animals. I am available for distance healing and spiritual coaching via phone, Skype, or Facetime; please email me at: carol.dodson.richardson@gmail.com to schedule a session. On Thursday, May 27, 2010, I experienced what I call an Enlightenment Vision, in which I ascended and was blessed by Ascended Masters of many faiths: Master Lao Tzu, Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha, Paramahansa Yogananda, High Priest Melchizedek, Lady Kwan Yin, Master Usui, and then by the Seven Archangels of the Seven Rays. After this vision, the teachings in Higher Consciousness began. Apparently, my crown chakra was opened, and direct contact with the Ascended Masters has been possible ever since. My message to everyone is: this is possible for you to achieve as well, although getting there is not necessarily quick or easy. With a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Center at Houston, and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas Christian University, my personal vision is to be a healer and guru-doula, empowering people to experience and to give birth to the divine within themselves, individually and in community. Perceiving a unity in my readings in Eastern religions and in Biblical studies, I believe the original message of Jesus Christ was and is a call to Self-Realization, which may also be called following The Way. The Way, or the Tao consists of the practice of peace and love in every moment, honoring the Divine Presence within ourselves as well as within others. The Way of early Christianity was a spiritual practice which similarly focused not on the material world, but on the practice of Divine Presence within the earthly realm. When we practice The Way, or The Tao, we become one with Divine Peace, Love, and even bliss. When we attain this, we experience the "Kingdom of God" or Reign of God, within ourselves, Nirvana or possibly Samadhi. Achieving this Way within each of ourselves is the only way we will be able to usher in the Reign of Divine presence among us all here on earth. The ultimate goal of The Way, and of Self-Realization, is the attainment of unity with the Divine Consciousness, or Buddha-Consciousness orChrist-Consciousness, within, and beyond our normal mortal mind. This Unity-Consciousness is eternal, but begins in the here and now. May it be so.
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