MONEY – DON’T BLAME THE HAMMER
Hong is one of the very few holistic health practitioners who has made a lot of money from private practice and wise investments. So she has a lot to share on the subject of money with other healing practitioners and people from all walks of life.
Ahammer can be used to kill people. Who is the murderer, the person who uses it to kill, or the hammer? Saying money is the source of all evil is like accusing the hammer as the murderer.
Money is just a tool. How can it be the source of evil? The source of evil lies in people’s greed and twisted desire. How naive it is for us to blame money. What is my view on money? I love money and I love what it can do for me.
Mahatma Gandhi once said, “To a poor man, bread is God”. When you are dying of hunger, you bow down to the person who spares you a grain of rice. Believe me, I have been there. When your child is sick and needs special medicine and treatment, money becomes everything, money becomes your prayer, because your child’s life depends on the power of what money can provide. How empowering it is to say, “Money is not an issue. Get me the best doctor in the world.”
I was born in a place where I watched hundreds of kids die because of poverty. I watched their parents suffer and I had vowed to never put my kids through poverty. I have experienced poverty, and I have experienced abundant wealth. Guess what? I prefer to be rich any day. Wouldn’t you? Can you deny 90% of your current stress is caused by lack of money? Would half a million dollars do a lot for you right now?
No, I do not think money is the source of all evil. In fact, I think money is the source of all goodness when it is handled by good people. I embrace money and appreciate money very much, and I hope you do the same. Money has bought me freedom, time and a positive contribution to the world.
Next time that the thought, ‘Money is not everything’, occurs, observe how you truly feel. If you are brutally honest with yourself, you would see it is there to justify the sense of inadequacy of not having enough money. It is simply a ‘sour grape’ thought to make you feel better for being poor.
Unfortunately, belief like this pushes money away from you. Remember, money is just a form of energy. When you hold negative thoughts about it, you reject and repel it. If, right now, you are resenting not having enough money, drop all negative beliefs about money and start embracing and welcoming it into your life.