"If you seek
you must praise it
wherever you see it."
-- Abraham, Esther Hicks
It is a popular thing on facebook and on hundreds of Internet sites to bash rich people. I don't spend much time on facebook, but an old article and photo showed up the my news feed today about John Schnatter of Papa John's Pizza and the house the he bought with some of the money he accumulated from that business. They were making a big deal out of the place which is quite elaborate and very expensive because John said that he would have to raise the price of each pizza by .14 cents to cover the additional costs involved in the passage of Obamacare.
I could write all day about the issues with a piece like this, but my focus here is just to point out that, as Abraham says, "if we seek financial well-being (and who doesn't?), we must praise it wherever we see it." Abraham continues, "If you would like more abundance for yourself, personally, or for others you care about--you must not criticize those who are experiencing abundance. When you criticize or condemn or push against anything, you activate an opposing Vibration to what you seek. Every time. No exceptions."
It is often a popular theme to bash rich people, and particularly when those people who have abundance lavish luxury upon themselves. Some think that it is excessive, but of course, it is all a matter of perspective. If you owned the average tract home in the U.S., valued about between $150k and $300k depending on location, driving an average $30k car, it might seem excessive to see someone paying cash for a $1 million dollar home, in the hills, driving a top of the line Mercedes, along with several other cars, children in private schools, vacations all over the world with the kids, and such.
Then to find someone like Tom Cruise owning a $69 million dollar ranch, and all the luxuries that his status and success can afford, or people who own private jets, and more, is beyond excessive. It is ludicrous! It is insane! It is wasteful! It is unthinkable.
Or, like John Schnatter who started his business in 1983, in a closet in his father's tavern, and then turned it into a huge business employing over 20,000 people, who wanted to have a very special place with the money he has reaped from the hard work he has put out and his successful business helped him get. We should look down on such an excessive person.
Well then, we should look down on anyone who is not homeless and hopeless?
We cannot push against anything and then at the same time want it for ourselves and expect to get it.. Even if we would make different choices with our money, pushing against someone who has it will only block it from coming to us. We must praise those who have succeeded. The word excessive is simply a judgment on our part of the lack of abundance in our lives. It doesn't matter if we are more giving and we would have given a lot of it away and the other is using it for his or her own joy. Morality isn't an issue here. We simply cannot put others down, push against their choices and then draw abundance to ourselves.
Abraham: "It is natural that you thrive, and the resources are there for all to thrive. But chronic thoughts of shortage, or chronic thoughts of pushing against those who are thriving, hold you in contradiction to your own desires and, more important, to what you have put into your Vortex of Creation for yourself."
Next time you see people bashing the rich, criticizing anything or anyone, allow them their opinion without any input from you, and if you want well-being for yourself, focus not there. Instead focus on joy for those who have achieved and done well because you want well-being and abundance for yourself.
I have found this to be one of the most beneficial things I've ever learned. I now practice it all the time, mainly because I want abundance, and who knows, when I achieve abundance financially, I might want to buy that $69 million dollar ranch for myself.
Praise What You Want. Focus There. Let Everyone Else Do As They Choose.
Spread Some Joy Today--by lifting yourself and others up to the abundance that they would choose. There is no shortage.