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It’s your money; it’s your magic

Armaments, universal debt and planned obsolescence –
those are the three pillars of Western prosperity.
— Aldous Huxley, Island

Yesterday, I proposed that we begin to shift the energy that is held in our own cash. Money is a magical tool of Earth, as contrasted, say, with a wand, which usually is associated with the element of Fire. So by receiving the blessings and energy of the Earth within it, you can cleanse the fear and negative charge that your currency holds.

Then, as you pay it to others, I have suggested you do so in a very conscious way – knowing that you are sending out a prayer and a blessing into the hand of every person receiving it from you. I recommend that you make this a regular practice. Every dollar, twenty, fiver – every note that passes from your hands can be a love note from Gaia to the receiver, thanks to your intention and blessings.

Similarly, author Barbara Wilder tells us that in the Memo portion of every check that she signs, she writes, “Money is love.” We can open our awareness, we can ground ourselves and make magic with this gift that is given by Providence, Goddess, Gaia, God or The One of Ten Thousand Names (pick your favorite!). When we do, we realize that money is love. By sharing it, you are acting from the knowledge that we are all loved and supported by the Divine, right down to the penny.

On Friday, Terry from Earth Reflections asked how we can transfer the Divine energy to our ATM cards or other plastic that replace our cash with corporate symbols. It is certainly revealing that corporatism is the new conduit of wealth, and whatever prayer symbols are on our money have been superseded by their symbols.

We can certainly smudge and clear the energy in our plastic, and ask the Earth’s blessings upon it. After all, plastic is not artificial – nothing is. Plastic it is made from real things, resources from the Earth that have been transformed by human manufacturing. Significantly, they are composed of petrochemical materials which are, arguably, more precious today than gold.

However, in actual terms of wielding money as a tool of our intention, our ATM and credit cards offer unprecedented power and magic. Because our names appear there. We sign our name on every plastic card we use.

So next time you need to sign a new card, make a small ritual out of the occasion. Make sacred the act of signing this magical device that is going to move money all over the world in your name.

And each time you use it, whether swiping it on a reader, or typing in the numbers for an online purchase, turn it over, take a moment to look at your writing and your name. Instead of dead presidents, your living hand is upon this money. It is your intention that has brought it value. You have direct power over its energy.

Tomorrow, I’ll offer an interesting side effect of this practice. I hope you’ll visit again!

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  • October 25, 2007, 6:12 am Copper Asetemhat Stewart

    I have enjoyed this series very much and am glad to have discovered your blog about the time the money series began. I am happy with everything in my life except jobs and money (and those touch so much!)–everything else is overflowingly fulfilling. So my key karmic challenges rest in that domain. Among other things, I am a devotee-priest-mystic of Fortuna; that’s an important part of my inner work and vocation. All your work on money,here, has been thought-provoking and helpful. I especially like the practice of blessing physical money (which some would extend to writing on, even though that’s illegal).

    So far, I can’t get past a conflict between the power of magic and positive thinking to affect reality AND the (currently?) manifest reality of limited resources. For me this is a deep issue, because I think it’s tied to the conflict some feel between transcendental impulses and immanence. That’s a core dichotomy in many new Pagan religions, and money seems to bring it out. On the one hand, we know mind affects reality–on the other, we experience limitation and necessity.

    My resolution hasn’t gelled yet, but seems to involve an acknowledgment that scarcity and limitation are necessary aspects of material life, and that these somehow serve the development of consciousness. Romans and others have made Necessitas a Goddess, and we say that “Necessity is the Mother of Invention.” That implies a process–that we can never arrive at consistently automatic manifestation prior to becoming Gods. Part of “know thyself” means knowing your essential unlimitedness, but also your manifest limitations–knowing what you are, but also WHERE you find yourself–which is in a nexus of material and social relationships that exercise power over the reality we share and in which our role–especially in the id–is circumscribed.

    I’m also not sure that the modern gold-less economy is a good thing. Time will tell, of course, but the shift seems to be the very root of unsustainable “progress” and all that it has done. There is another way of tying value to something that’s materially real: labor. Why don’t we start to value what really produces wealth? Why don’t we standardize the value of labor and use computers to modulate the economy–worldwide–with self-adjusting logorhythms or some such? Then, of course, wealth could be evenly distributed and labor valued consistently. (It could also incorporate the other source of manifest value in raw materials–but we all know that the only thing added to raw materials in the factory is labor, yet the bulk of the increased value goes to investors first and managers second–classes that would be wholly unnecessary in a true democracy).

    These are DEEP issues and there are many legitimate approaches, and I think it’s a very priestessly thing to devote so much to exploring them here. We must go deeper and deeper into them, I think, to find more workable answers. Thanks very much!

  • October 25, 2007, 6:55 am Beth Owl's Daughter

    Copper! It is so lovely to see you here, and I am honored that this is of any help to you. You make some powerful points, including:

    Why don’t we start to value what really produces wealth? Why don’t we standardize the value of labor and use computers to modulate the economy–worldwide–with self-adjusting logorhythms or some such? Then, of course, wealth could be evenly distributed and labor valued consistently.

    Of course the questions raised by this would include how do we decide this? Who decides? To whom are they accountable?

    It seems that this is sort of what the so-called global economy structures are attempting to do. But it seems pretty clear to me they do so NOT with ANY idea in mind of distributing wealth in any sort of even or fair manner, but to hoard wealth, power and exclusivity for those already pulling the strings.

    Big, big issues indeed..

    Meanwhile, though, may Lady Fortuna bless you in delicious, profound ways, my friend..
    — Beth

  • October 26, 2007, 11:30 am Copper Asetemhat Stewart

    In practical terms, it’s primarily silent investors and silent constituents who make theses decisions about “how” and “who”.

    Everyone who is invested in firms with questionable practices (and those of us with mutual funds and retirement accounts are generally invested in scores of them) is responsible for the present situation.

    It is possible to live without paying income taxes, both by living simply as well as by evading the law (which in this instance seems virtuous). I managed to do this until I was 31, and if I were satisfied with food and shelter and clothing and the occasional trinket from Goodwill, I would be able to do it now.

    How do we get a culture of flow instead of hording? Of Enough *is* enough?