Ask Erin: Is the desire to make money a bad thing?

Question: Is wanting to make a lot of money a bad thing, even if you’re conscious of being a good businessperson?  I’ve always had a drive to start businesses and make money to be secure and to provide for my family, but also for my personal desire to succeed and have fun.  I’ve been conflicted with reconciling this desire with my desire to be as good a human as I can be. – Haig

Answer: Money is not the root of all evil, as some people say.  Money is merely a resource.  It’s a currency.  It’s a tool to get things you want.  You know the saying, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people”?  It’s very much the same with money. 

Money, in and of itself, is not good or evil.  How you make money and use it determines whether you are a being of positive or negative energy.

If you are a being of ill-intent, what you will do to get money may include lying, cheating, stealing, and maybe even murder.  If you are a being of good intent what you will do to get money includes providing value to others, helping people grow, being compassionate, and trying to help our planet.  Money will come to either person.  The amount of money that goes to each person depends completely on the intention the money-maker is putting into that goal.

Who would you rather see holding wealth in our world?  People who will murder for money, or people who serve others for money?  There is no shame in being obscenely wealthy if you use your wealth to serve Light instead of Darkness.  In fact, I would go so far as to say that people of Light should pursue wealth as it is a tool to defeating Darkness.

Be ethical in your pursuit of money and let your light guide your decisions.  May you live long and prosper. ;)

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