The need to rethink the concept of ownership

The more aware people need to question one of the fundamental institutions of human society, indeed of human life on this planet, namely the concept of ownership. What can you really own on this planet where everything is so fleeting that it can be here today—gone tomorrow? What do you own when you come into this world? What can you take with you when you leave this world? 

Well, what you do own – or at least what you ideally should own – when you come into this world is your own being, your own mind, your own psyche, your own soul. Then, as you spend time in this material realm, you grow in stature. When you leave, you take with you the growth that you have internalized—the wisdom, the love, the power that you have become. That is what you can take with you whereas you well know that you cannot take with you any material possessions.

Everything is made of higher awareness

There are many of the more aware people who are spiritual people and therefore are not as attached to money or material possessions as the people of the world, especially the elite. Consider a very simple truth: Everything comes from higher awareness, for without higher energy was not anything made that was made. Everything you could possibly have in this world is made out of higher energy. Behind the forms, there is a universal aspect of this energy flow, which is can be called the River of Life.

What you call form is something that has at least a temporary existence. This means that someone has taken a mental image, projected it upon the base energy, thereby drawing a portion of that energy out of the River of Life, causing it to stop flowing with that river and instead taking on a material form. This in itself is not wrong. How could you exist in the material world, unless there was something that had a material form? The problem comes in when people are influenced by the duality consciousness, which causes them to feel a sense of separation from their source and from the River of Life. When they feel that separation, inevitably along with that feeling comes the fear of loss. 

The fear of loss is in a polarity with another more subtle feeling, namely the feeling that you (meaning the separate you that now sees itself separated from the whole and the River of Life) can actually own something in this world. When you have that sense of ownership, then once you have something, you want to keep it. The fear of loss drives you to clutch what you have and to hold on to it. This very deep-seated, very subtle, psychological mechanism causes you to separate yourself even more from the River of Life.

The world is designed to give you abundance

You have been sent into a world that is very well designed for giving you the abundant life. The world is designed to give you anything and everything you want. However, if you seek to own something, you will limit your possessions to that which you can currently conceive instead of flowing with the River of Life. 

You have been given free will. You have been given the ability to impose images upon the base energy, causing the light to take on form whereby it will temporarily stagnate in a certain form. You have the right to do this, to create any form you desire. What higher awareness desires to see for you is that you do not settle for the forms that you can currently conceive, but that you are part of the ongoing movement of the River of Life. Instead of holding on to one limited form, you are constantly transcending yourself, constantly transcending your former mental images so they do not become graven images. Therefore, you are not seeking to hold on to one particular form, for you are willing to transcend that form, allowing that form to become more.

This is what the human ego and those who are trapped in the consciousness of separation cannot fathom. They believe that if a particular form is changed, they will lose that form. In a sense this is true. If you have ten dollars in the bank and they accrue interest and now you have twelve dollars, well in a sense you have lost the ten dollars, at least the sense of having ten dollars in the bank. Is it really a loss, or have you received something more?

Challenge the sense of ownership

The more aware people have the opportunity (not only in your own lives but also in the collective consciousness and even by speaking out about this in society) to challenge the sense of ownership. This is the very subtle programming that has programmed almost everyone, at least in the more affluent nations on this planet, to believe that one of the main purposes in life is to own something and to accumulate what you own. This very subtle programming is the primary factor that prevents the manifestation of the abundant life on this planet. The abundant life means a state where every human being has enough to eat, has a decent place to live and has a standard of living that gives that person free time and energy to pursue the raising of awareness. 

This planet is perfectly capable of sustaining 10 billion people in a state of affluence. Obviously, it is not doing so right now. The reason is that the bottom 10 percent of the people – the power elite – are so trapped in the sense of ownership and the fear of loss that they have accumulated the world’s wealth and resources to themselves, concentrating it in their own hands—thereby taking from someone else.

This is partly a completely unconscious drive that springs from the fear of loss and the illusion that the separate self can own anything. It is also a desire to be better than others because they have more gadgets, more things, more possessions. This is what prevents the shift whereby even nature itself would change so that it could produce the abundance that would feed even more people than are currently living here. Those in the top 10 percent, those who are the more aware people, can come to a higher understanding of this and demonstrate it in your own lives. Demonstrate that when you give up the need to own something for the separate self, well, then you become one with the River of Life. 

This does not mean that you do not have personal possessions. There is a certain validity in having certain possessions, but you do not have those possessions in order to have them, to have the sense of owning them. You have them as tools for fulfilling your Divine plan. You have now transcended the consciousness whereby owning something has become an end in itself. Instead, you realize that ownership of anything in this world is simply a means to the greater end of fulfilling your Life plan, helping to manifest the Age of Higher Awareness on earth.

Overcome your attachments to owning anything

For many of the more aware people it will be necessary to take some dramatic steps in order to shed the programming of ownership that has been so ingrained in you over a long time. There is indeed validity in what you see in many spiritual people who give up all material possessions for a time. This is not the only way you can overcome the sense of ownership. It is indeed preferable that you give up all attachments to your material possessions so that you only have what you need in order to accomplish your Life plan. Everything else that is unnecessary for that particular goal simply falls away from you.

There is no absolute law that says that spiritual or religious people have to be poor. You do not have to be a sage wandering around with a robe as his only possession, begging for food. This is not conducive – for most of people – to fulfilling their Life plan. What you need to understand is that when you give up the sense of ownership for the separate self, then you can merge your desires, your creativity, your needs, with the River of Life. The River of Life will take great pleasure and joy in fulfilling all of your true needs, all of the needs that are necessary for the fulfillment of your Divine plan. Thereby, you help other people, you set them free. You are raising the entire planet to coming closer to manifesting the abundant life.

Challenge the illusion of lack

In order to sell their illusion of ownership – and the false belief that those who own more are better than those who have less – the power elite and the manipulators have had to sell another subtle illusion. It is that the consciousness of lack (and actual lack and limitation) is unavoidable. When you merge with the River of Life, there is no need for lack. When you truly merge with the river, you not only become one with the river, you become the river. This means that you are now – through your being – directing a part of the flow of the River of Life. You can direct it – the base energy – into manifesting whatever you need to fulfill your Life plan. 

This is not a superficial psychological mechanism that you can easily overcome by giving a few affirmations or going to a psychologist for an hour or two. This is a very deep-seated mechanism that will require you to do some serious contemplation and soul searching so that you can finally come to see it for the illusion that it is. You can come to believe the reality that when you are willing to transcend your expectations of what life should be, when you are willing to confront and overcome your fear of loss, well, then you will not lose anything. The River of Life will gladly give you more—as you become more. As you become more, instead of seeking to own and control everything, you will – because you are in the flow of the River of Life – freely give what you have freely received. Thereby, you spread the wealth, you spread the abundance and everyone will have more. 

It is only the illusion of the manipulators that makes it seem as if there is a limited amount of resources. Therefore, it seems that if you spread those resources to every human being on the planet, nobody would have enough. This is what they want you to believe. The reality is that when those who have start freely giving what they have received, well, then everyone will become more affluent. The entire economy will grow to a higher level, and therefore, economic opportunity and the collective amount of wealth in a society will increase dramatically and exponentially.