LOA & The Money Class Divide
A colleague sent this article on why I should be upset about the increasing divide between the rich and the poor.
It’s not an uncommon message perpetuated by traditional thinking, so it felt good to go on record with why we should not feel “cheated, deceived or sickened” about the “stunning inequality” between America’s rich and poor.
Let’s start here …
Do you know someone who always seems to be struggling financially? Even when they get financial help from others?
Even if you don’t personally know someone like this, you’ve probably heard the stories.
In fact, I know a family like this. They are skilled at just getting by with very little to spare. Sometimes things get worse and they have to scramble to keep their head above water. Things rarely get better, and when they do it doesn’t last long.
Any “found” money that makes its way in to them (which is rare) is quickly used up on a new problem that appears.
When the patriarch of the family died last year, in lieu of flowers the 70 year old widow collected several thousand dollars from friends and family who knew she was in financial straits. The cash donations were a godsend now that she was living on her sole income and social security. (Yes, she still has to work at 70.)
I thought having a financial cushion was a nice change from what she was used to.
But before the month was out, all but $500 of it was gone. Not on hospital bills or other debt – but “taken” by a con artist who saw a widow at risk.
(She’s the last person I would expect to be duped by a scammer, but that’s what happened.)
Which is just one of Universe’s many creative ways of accommodating the “lack” money vibe this family’s been flowing.
Because if you’re not used to extra money you won’t allow it in your world for long (if at all) – no matter how much money the rest of us pour on in an effort to help.
In fact, now that I think of it, even my copy of Money and the Law of Attraction got lost over there! (Given as one of my efforts to help.)
Their experience of financial struggle has nothing to do with not wanting it or not working hard enough for it. (They’re the most hard working, conscientious, good hearted people I’ve ever met.)
The reason anyone continues the experience of not having money is simply because like attracts like.
It’s a function of the universal law of attraction, not our politics or economy or stingy rich uncle or whatever else we might blame it on.
And even if that weren’t the case, getting upset about anything doesn’t help change it. Resistance just makes the “problem” bigger.
This is why Abraham says the best way to to help someone in financial need isn’t to give them money, it’s to see them succeeding. Because that’s the missing ingredient – the vibrational alignment to money (or success), not the money itself.
It’s a key distinction.
Does that mean we’re all destined to experience more of what we already have, whether it’s poverty or wealth?
Only if we don’t change our focus.
If a wealthy person worries incessantly about losing it, their situation will change. And if a poor person focuses on abundance, theirs will change, too.
The trick is to get conscious and deliberate about where you put your attention, knowing that wherever you point it is what you attract. (I wrote a book on it.) If you don’t change what you pay attention to, you’ll get more of what you already have.
Which is what most people do and why our divide between classes is growing.
And I’m not even a Republican. 😉
I am, though, a deliberate creator who knows to put my attention on what I want more of.
Which is why I post articles like this – in support of a more conscious collective attention and a greater understanding of our power.
Here’s to that! 🙂