March 24, 2002
Greetings, fair ones. I am Metatron that was, that is, and who shall forever be. I am quite eager to take part in this experiment, though we shall see whether your technology has caught up with our abilities.
Tonight, fair ones, we will address a short topic. That topic is money. Now, before you find yourself thinking that this is a much longer than short topic, we will hasten to say that what we mean by "short" is that we will only spend a short amount of time on it. Truly, we could speak endlessly on this topic — that is, endlessly until time changes. Which it will soon; which it is already.
Money is not the root of all evil. As your own Bible says, "love of money is the root of all evil."
Love and possessiveness
Let us take a closer look at that phrase. Love, first. What does that mean? To some, love means an all-encompassing feeling that surrounds and possesses us, making us do things we would not otherwise do. To others, love is that which we feel when we regard someone or something that we wish to possess.
Now, you will notice that I used some form of the word "possess" in both those sentences. That was, of course, deliberate. There are other meanings and other definitions of the word love, but these two will suffice for this essay.
Connecting the word "love" with the word "money," using these definitions, we find that love of money relates to a possessiveness.
Comment from Marina: I have noticed that extra words creep in with Metatron channeling. While, when I dictate normally (i.e., not channeling), there are errors of translation, but not extra words, with dictating a channeling of Metatron, I have noticed a number of extra words that actually add to the meaning of the essay. I am torn between removing those words and leaving them in. For this experiment, I am removing them. Some, I know, will disagree with this choice, but it is already too late to undo what I've done so far, so I will continue with the same procedure for the sake of consistency. Now, back to Metatron.
Possessiveness relates to desiring to own; desiring to have; desiring to be connected to something. Although there is nothing wrong with desire, contrary to what millions of you have been taught through the ages (in fact, we could have an entire essay on desire), the desire to possess has both a positive and negative aspect. In fact, one could say that many, if not all, of your desires have their positive and negative aspects. This is, some would say, due to the dual nature of the plane you inhabit. This idea of duality, though common, is a misunderstanding of a somewhat more fundamental nature of the reality you currently move within. Yet this, too, is not to the subject of tonight's essay.
No, indeed, what we wish to discuss tonight is the desire to be connected to something using the negative aspect of "desire." In that sense, possessiveness arises out of fear. It arises out of a fear of death, and therefore, as a means of coping with that fear, those who experience it desire to add to themselves. They desire to add to themselves because they feel that the bigger they are, the more likely they are to survive. Now, when we say "the bigger they are," we do not mean their physical bodies.
No, indeed, what we do mean is their energetic size—the size they perceive themselves to be on energetic level. For these people truly have a sense of themselves as being a sum of all their parts, and "their parts" includes all that they own. This means money, this means physical possessions, this even means relationships, though for them, a relationship is a means to an end. For them, a relationship is a means to the end, or goal, of, ultimately, owning everything. And we do mean everything. For is it not true that if you think you own another person, then you own what they own?
Money as a way of focusing our intentions
Now. We are ready to move forward with the phrase "love of money is the root of all evil."
Knowing now as you do that to those who have a possessiveness, a desire, to own everything, and connecting that with the love of money, then you can see that these people love money, desire money, because it is another means to their end. They wish to possess. They wish to possess to expand their beingness. And to that end, they will do everything they think they need to do to possess all.
For you see, money is a representation of your intentions — how you use your money shows your intentions at a very fundamental level. For example, you could use your money to purchase self-damaging substances. The fact that you use those substances afterwards, to your harm, is merely a carrying out of your intentions. Your intentions to harm yourself are there at the very start.
In another example, you could use your money to purchase self-nourishing substances, such as foods that vibrate with the energy of the good intentions that they are imbued with from their very planting (we mean here foods that are grown with loving intentions). The fact that you consume those foods afterwards is merely a carrying out of your intentions. Your intention to nourish yourself is there at the very start.
Money, unloving intentions, and fear
And so we get to the gist of this essay, and that is how the love of money can be the root of all evil. We are sure you have already seen the writing on the wall, so to speak. For one who is in fear of death, and who has chosen the path of dealing with that fear in a particular way (for there are those who fear death, and yet, because they have good intentions, they choose a different way of dealing with that fear), money is a means to obtain everything at whatever cost to others in order to prevent their own extinction. Now you see how that fear, combined with unloving intentions, can cause great harm. Perhaps we need not use specific examples, but we could point to your corporation Enron and those who led it as an example.
However, before you rush to judge those at the top, it is important to know that, to however small an extent, those who worked at that corporation at however high or low a level were participating in creating the reality that those at the top wished to create. In working for a corporation, you are agreeing to support it and its ideals and intentions. It is your responsibility to be aware of what that corporation's intentions are. It is your responsibility to follow your heart and to speak out against injustice, to try to change that which is wrong, and to leave a situation if you cannot change it. If you know that there is something rotten in the state of Denmark, and you do not do your best to either change it, or to leave, so that you are not supporting that which is wrong, then you are creating that wrongness in however small a way. Those of you who prefer to be victims, and to deny that you are fully responsible for your human condition, may not like to hear this. We tell you then, that if you are uncomfortable, you are free to go elsewhere. We do not wish to cause pain, or discomfort, and we also know that you will be moved gently into the new world that is most appropriate for you when the changes are complete.
So, it is a two-way street. Yes, there are those with unloving intentions. But if you have loving intentions, it is not necessary to support unloving intentions. In fact, it is not even loving to support unloving intentions. It is what you call an impossibility for there to be any loving way to support unloving intentions. If you see that there is someone in your life — whether it is a boss, a family member, a loved one, a neighbor — who is behaving in an unloving way, and you support them in their behavior, then to that extent you are behaving in an unloving way also. To return to the theme of the essay, someone who is exemplifying the phrase "the love of money is the root of all evil" is someone who is asking for help, but not help in committing evil; no, what they desire is a release from their fear. To whatever extent you can help them move out of their fear death and understand that death is not an ending, then you are truly helping them. And, not incidentally, you are helping the world. Yes, you, too, can be a world savior.
And that ends our transmission for this evening.