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.

Living Now - - Personal Development - By Hong Cur­ley

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.

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