Divine has been working with me this week to recognize that if I hate those who are extolling hatred, then I am just another person extolling hatred.
If I want those who are harming others, to be harmed, then I am one of those people who are actively wanting harm done to others. It seems to be such a slippery slope. Because if I also remain silent and try to stay out of it philosophically, then I am part of maintaining an unfair and cruel system which does not include all of my brothers and sisters in humanity equally. The cost erodes my own soul, as well as robs Life Itself of its full vitality.
I've been contemplating this when it comes to money. I do need to take care of my own needs first financially. That's just math + reality. If I do not take care of my own needs first, and I debt while trying to serve the greater good, I'm delaying a problem until later. (A former teacher of mine would say, "Avoidance is buying pain on interest, with credit.)
Sometimes people are waiting on an inheritance to solve the problem for them financially. Sometimes people assume their spouse will work it out, eventually, somehow. Spend now, ask questions later (if ever). Some people collapse and contract at the inherent unfairness of the system and withhold efforts to try and effect change.
This time is one of my favorite times to have a budget aka spending plan. When I looked at everything together side by side, including those bills that come up twice a year or annually, it helped me get clear on my ability to fund causes I care about. I'm not keeping any good works in business, but it also does add up when it is monthly giving. There is a pinch for me. I had to cut back some giving when the pinch was leading to some debt. And cutting back created a pinch, too, just a different kind.
I'm both inspired to generate more income so I can share more, and also intimidated by some of the weight of, "WHY AREN'T THE PEOPLE WITH ALL THE MONEY FUNDING THESE IMPORTANT THINGS??!! WHO NEEDS BAZILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN A LIFETIME?!"
A) It's up to them. The system we have now, right or wrong, is that personal finance is decided personally except for taxes (for some; vomit, but true). B) My resentment has never changed a damn thing for the better. C) I get the leadership experience, for this soul, of figuring it out for myself. I know I'm nobody's savior, but I am in charge of this Beth Crittenden Ship, and I didn't come to Earth to maintain status quo.
As always, I wish you clarity, empowerment, creativity, and radical kindness in your financial life.