Last week, I said that anything material or anything that comes from a material outcome is not spirituality. And I stand by that statement. But can we use these things to help our spirituality? I would respond with a resounding yes!
For example, money allows us to purchase things and services. Depending on the amount of money we have, some of us are able to do and acquire more because we have more money. Money might enable us to have lots of “toys” (i.e., material things). If we can use these toys to help us see Spirit/God because of them, then the toys can rightly be called “tools” to help you along your path.
But if we become engrossed and attached and overshadowed by these toys, they certainly are not reminding us of Spirit/God, are they? If fact, they may become so painful that we pull away, maybe even from Spirit/God Herself!
There were times in my life when I was more fascinated by the toys, then the toy maker. This ultimately caused me some type of pain: “Oh I wish I had that,” or if I was able to purchase it I wanted it to last forever and, of course, it didn’t.
And there is one other strong connection between money and spirituality. On all of our currency, it says “In God we Trust.” Does that make the currency spiritual, in and of itself? No. Does it help me remember Spirit/God? Once again, I offer a resounding yes! Whenever I see currency, even a penny, I pick it up and say…In God I Trust.
Next week: Can we be spiritual if we have money?
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