mega888 The Problem with Renunciation of Materiality

The Problem with Renunciation of Materiality

Religions have gone too far in the opposite direction, branding materiality to be evil and urging humanity to suppress its desires for wealth, pleasure and comfort. Some of you have had many lifetimes in a monastery, convent, or temple where you renounced everything and became the ascetic. While this may have had some temporary value in helping extricate you from your attachment to materiality, most likely the materialistic part of you was simply suppressed, locked down and out of sight from the conscious mind. A few enlightened souls have managed to free themselves from the ego’s sense of deprivation and loss that usually accompanies renunciation, but the vast majority of souls have simply pushed their desires underground.

Most of you are caught between trying to attain material wealth and trying to resist it. This brings to mind another of your favorite expressions, “What you resist persists.” Until you completely love and accept all aspects of yourselves, there will be an internal battle between the part of you that wants material comforts and the part that feels it should do without them because of their perceived corruptible nature.

Or you rationalize that you are beyond the need for material wealth, and then curse the world when it reflects back to you an inner perception of lack. You might try to be a good and charitable person. The key word here is “trying.” Any time you try to be something, it means that you either believe you cannot obtain it and are somehow vainly attempting to have what you cannot, or you are failing to accept yourself as you are.

Charity comes about naturally when there is true love and compassion in your heart. It does not need to be cultivated or preserved. Of course, you will need to look at the places where you are holding on to what you have out of a fear of losing it, but you also need to see if your giving is genuine and coming out of a consciousness of overflowing abundance, or whether you are trying to prove something to yourselves or others.

So how does a soul move out of this seesaw between worldliness and other-worldliness? How do you deal with the insatiable ego self that always wants more? (More stuff, more enlightenment, always more, more, more.)

You can start by simply having awareness of the “needy little me,” to quote one teacher. Simply observe how this little self tries to overcome its own perceived shortcomings by painting pictures of who it thinks you are, or should be. Just watch the way it weaves illusions out of the deeper feeling of emptiness that drives it insane.

A great way of overcoming the attachment to materiality is by appreciating and being grateful for what you already have. Money is neutral. It takes on the meaning you assign to it. If you truly believe you are wealthy, it matters not the size of your bank account, for you will always have everything you truly need. You can create great beauty in and around you simply by feeling gratitude.

Creating beauty, prosperity and harmony around you is normal and natural. It is part of your Beingness. You do not have to try and create beauty. You just naturally let it express itself, perhaps through art, music, writing, teaching, or whatever moves you.

The idea that you must battle to overcome entropy, mortality, and death, implies that there is a formidable force to be overcome, subdued and destroyed. You have, therefore, created a split between you and the thing to be overcome. Of course, the only thing that truly needs to be overcome is the attachment to overcoming, and for that, pure awareness must come into being.

Becoming aware of all the ways you are attached to materiality, without judging, condemning or avoiding it, is the key.

We are not going to go through a long list of the consequences of becoming attached to materiality. You can see that by looking at the world. Rather, our aim is to teach you that you are vast, creative, spiritual beings, and that you do not need to rely on outer authorities of any kind whatsoever in order to create the kind of world your souls wish to experience.

To sum up, there is ultimately nothing wrong with materiality. It is the identification with and attachment to it that is the problem. We have said this before and we will likely say it again.

Excerpt from Chapter 6 "Economic Realities" of the book "Earth Awakens: Prophecy 2012 - 2030"

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