If you trace the etymology (roots) of the word sin to its Greek origin, you’ll find that it comes from an archery term meaning “to miss the mark.”
In today’s society, you’re compensated monetarily based upon the value (real or perceived) that you provide.
For example, we obviously place more value on our own entertainment than we do our own evolution, transformation and growth. Witness the difference in remuneration between an actor and a teacher.
We also have no problem compensating our sports figures multiple millions of dollars per year to chase balls around a field (Tiger Woods pulled in over $80 million last year), but we think that our spiritual teachers are supposed to be paupers. That’s faulty logic.
It’s interesting to me that many of us in Western culture are conditioned to believe that it’s not “spiritual” to make (or desire) large sums of money (green energy). This is ludicrous!
In the creative story in Genesis, God stepped back on the 7th day to observe His handiwork and determined it was all “good.” All of it.
For where is God not? Where is spirit not? Where is energy not? It’s all the same stuff.
When you truly understand that the money in your world (or lack thereof) is directly related to the value you provide, then you’ll realize that those who aren’t making enough of it aren’t providing enough value. This is the REAL mistake or missing the mark: an incorrect focus.
Quite frankly, I’ve never had a money goal for the entirety of my life until just recently… and yet I’ve become a multi-millionaire. Why? My entire focus has been to learn, grow, love and give more value to myself and others.
“Why do you have one now?” you may ask. Only because I believe that in our society, like Warren Buffet states, “Money is just a convenient way of keeping score.” I use the money my company generates as a feedback mechanism to how much value we’re providing to the world. No more, no less.
One of the messages in my daily Thoughts of Power (sign up free online) is this:
“A feast is made for laughter and wine maketh merry; but money answereth all things.”
If you look at studies of those who are “poor,” it’s comprehensive. Poor is a state of mind, not just an empty wallet or purse. Those in our world who are poor are also invariably poor in their relationships, their intellects, their health… All of which are pillars of Harmonic Wealth®.
Only when you change the fundamental cause of this vibration will you ever experience different results and indeed “hit the mark.”
Mr. Shaw was dialed in.
To your continued wealth and happiness,
James Arthur Ray
James Ray International