That is what we are raised to earn. We are taught to pay the farmer for food and companies like Nestle for water. We are taught that it is business who gives us what we need to survive and it is we who must earn it. (Of course there is labor, and those who do the work ought to be rewarded for their efforts).
Truth is, the earth provides everything we need to grow food and the clean waters run abundant. Rather than stopping people from growing food in their yards and evicting them from their lands for going off-grid, it ought to be allowed to learn of living in harmony with the planet. Those with plenty should consider drilling wells for those whos water lays under the surface.
There is enough to go around, but greed and need for power causes lack. Blackened hearts who are given power create sorrow and suffering in this world while they (for a time) reap benefit. While they collect liberal ‘earth wages’, what do you suppose they are collecting outside of the earth, in the land beyond time?
Narrow mindedness prevents a person from seeing the larger picture. They are concerned with the type of car they drive, the size of the house they dwell in, the amount of money in the bank and the power they hold over others. They practice manipulating people, sometimes masses of people into doing what is wanted for an outcome which benefits them, not caring about those who achieve this goal they desire.
Older now, having come from a place of lack into the present where there is enough, I see clearly how people are treated when they have little versus when they are not struggling. I also see those who have more than enough and the way they are coddled and followed by those who wish to catch the crumbs.
The one with the golden load struts about, earning big earth wages. Others follow behind that big bird with desire to advance, hoping they may be tossed a trinket or given blessing by the flesh walker who possesses an illusion of power, they too earn earth wages. Some are completely forgotten, starving in the streets, freezing in the cold and roasting in the heat with no shelter, ignored by the majority, dependent on others generosity to have even a drink of water.
While the dream is chased our inherent connection is forgotten. The suffering of the earth and the waters is not seen, the poisoning of the air we breath is denied, the harming of brothers and sisters is ignored.
Earth wages … is this really what life is about? Power over other humans … is this what you desire? While the rich and powerful may not physically ‘rape’ a person, they are doing the deed in other ways, equally damaging to the structure of life. It is difficult to see, it is even more difficult to ask ones self if they are participating in the destruction. It is hard to ask the tough personal questions … not of others, but of our own heart.
True courage comes in doing so, and effective change which benefits ALL life cannot happen unless people are brave enough to face their own inner demons, tame them, and take control … creating a better environment, a better world, for everyone.
When you look in a mirror, do you see a flawed person? Do you cover your face, pretend to be someone else, keep hidden the real you? Only the lionhearted will bare all, allowing vulnerability to come forth, and learn to stand strong amidst the attack of those who pretend. The ones who are brave enough to be open, who see their flaws and begin the personal alchemy process, will also be the ones who affect great change in this world. The pretenders? They keep illusion alive.
What ‘job’ do you wish to have in this world? To follow illusion and stay in the mode which has been around for centuries? Or break the mold, to stop hiding, to work on creating kindness and compassion … in your own heart, which will then ripple out into the world.
Choice … that beautiful gift we have been given. This is where the power is, and when used consciously, can be a wonderful tool for benefit, or for destruction.