What is this obsession with money and economics and the seemingly never ending desire for wealth? It brings to mind the haunting Native American prophecy from long ago ……
“When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money.”
Money is purely a convenient form of physical energy exchange and a token of value. ‘I want that new settee and will give you a lot of my money for it’. Note the word ‘want’ here rather than ‘need’.
In fact, what do I absolutely need to survive physically? Think about it. Isn’t the bottom line that for purely physical survival human beings need is water and food, air, warmth and shelter? Isn’t everything else fundamentally a ‘want’? (And yes, I know that we’ve organized our current lifestyle so there’s Income Tax, Council Tax, the Car, Insurances, Pension savings etc. etc. etc but we won’t physically perish without them – or will we …..?)
What we think we need or want, is a very different kettle of fish from our actual physical basic needs. Enter our emotions and mind …… Our emotions can be very needy and feel ‘lack’ acutely. And of course these days, emotional manipulation is brilliant as a marketing tool. We are told we need this because it will make us a better, healthier, more worthy, happier people – but it’s gonna’ cost you …….
Ultimately money exchange can be seen as linked to feelings and emotions. How abundant do I feel? The Psychological Archetype that relates to this is Taurus, and that time of the year when nature can be seen in all her glory as abundant, lavishly blossoming and growing. Yet think how it is when we feel abundant, lavish, happy?
“Today the sun is shining and I feel good ….. I’m warm, well fed and can breathe the pure air …… I notice and delight in my senses nurturing myself at all levels as I walk through the woods and hear the birds, sniff the flowers, touch the warm moss and see the beauty of the blue sky through the trees.”
Abundance is the essence of May and embodies the Psychological Archetype of Taurus/Venus that energetically forms part of our psyche. When we feel positive and happy and inwardly abundant, we easily slip into a state of being in flow, creative and empowered.
Our Elemental, Temperamental Journal reflects on ‘Abundance in May’. Small group, inexpensive 2 hourly workshops in Thornbury offer Time Out just for you. Some are purely practical sessions and some experiential, sharing experiences. These are facilitated by a coach/counsellor so you may explore and creatively tap into your own unique expression of this beautiful Taurus season of the year. Dates are:
Wed, May 11, 10-12.30 Wed, May 18, 10-12.30
Thurs, May 12, 1.30-4.00 Thurs, May 19, 1.30-4.00
Sat, May 14, 10-12.30 Sat, May 21, 1.30-4.00
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