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Materialism and Inheritance

May 1, 2014 , ,

Do you have enough stuff? What kind of stuff do you lack? Do you have goals that do not involve material stuff? My parents were heavily into possessions, and at the end of their lives it seemed that those things they loved so much robbed them of any kind of peace. They struggled to keep objects and wealth long after they even knew what any of the objects were. They wanted to keep an image of themselves in society, and other transitory status rather than seeking truth. There was nothing I could do to help them with that.

I am doing a meditative practice about abundance now. I have special feelings about one of the biblical phrases used in this practice. “All things that the Father hath are mine.” John 16:15. This is talking about the Father with a big F, not my dad. If I have all that my dad had I would be filled with greed, alcoholism, and relative anger at all times. If I concentrate on the Father, as in spirit, I can feel the difference. We inherit objects as well as traits from our parents. The kingdom of heaven is ours if we tune into it.  How about you, gentle reader?  Do you stand to inherit the earth?

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Amen! Sounds like the wisdom of Soloman! Well stated!

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frederick (rick) rehfeldt

May 1, 2014

Well, for us the ancestors are the inheritance..so few really cash in on that wisdom..glad you understand.

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mermaidcamp

May 1, 2014

Having recently been disinherited makes it easy to say stuff is just stuff and that there’s so many more real unmaterialistic things that are important

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ladybren

May 2, 2014

Hear, hear, Lady Bren. With the stuff comes the burden and the energy of holding on to it.

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mermaidcamp

May 2, 2014

I have a very strange situation as none of my direct family have children. I am finding it hard to work out what I do with my possessions and that is making me question materialism altogether

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London-Unattached.com

May 4, 2014

It’s interesting the desire for “MORE” is so much a part of our lives. Reality TV drives it along with the celebrity it creates. I found that I have been going through and editing my closet- donating items, finding tired items that I don’t want and things that either need a trip to a tailor or shoe repair (or the trash can as I found with a favorite pair of sandals yesterday.. the sole was synthetic and after 10 years of wear, it had cracked all the way through the sole..) I just don’t need everything. I donate books to the library along with software and videos/DVDs

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