Sarita’s insights on money, hoarding, inner and outer flow.
It may seem incongruous that a Tantra teacher and mystic such as myself should offer teachings on money. However, it is good to remember that in a golden past, it was the domain of mystics to offer advice to kings. As many in the Western world are now living with a lifestyle which kings of old could be jealous of, it is timely to offer a mystical interpretation of money.
Money is based on agreements for how best to establish commerce and trade. It is good to remember that a French term used for money is ‘liquid’. We use the term, ‘greasing the palm’, which implies giving cash to help the deal slide more easily. And currency is of course, the basic monetary term used in English, which is inspired by the flow of a river or stream. Basically, money is something, which is meant to flow, to exchange hands, to move with the currents of what is needed in each changing moment.
In ancient Mexico and South America, cacao beans were used as money. Cacao was prized for it’s amazing aphrodisiac and health giving properties. In that far away time, money really did grow on trees. This is a much more sensible approach, because cacao is a growing, alive phenomenon. It can be reproduced.
Gold and silver on the other hand are simply stolen from our living mother earth and hoarded, promoting greed. From a mystical view point, this is similar to taking the blood of your own mother, declaring that it is a limited supply and therefore very valuable, and then hoarding it. Gold is the blood of mother earth. Each time we take it out of her body, we deprive her of life and health.
I believe humanity took a wrong turn when we decided to use a static non-renewable resource such as gold or silver as our monetary standard. The same goes for using petrol. It is a non-renewable resource and it is therefore idiotic to imagine that the world should run on it.
In our vision of a ‘Golden Future’, we will wake up and realize that gold and silver should be returned to the earth where it belongs. We can establish barter, based on renewable resources, which stimulate creativity and resourcefulness. We can have ‘Resource Banks’ where people can go and trade their many forms of creativity, whether that be what grows and renews itself on the land, or objects, skills and handicrafts which we develop in our creative flow as human beings. And all this can be done in the spirit of being custodians of our mother earth and nurturers of all who depend on her for survival.
In order to achieve this level of awakening, it is necessary to discover our capacity for inner flow. Money is simply flowing energy. When we hoard our energy, we become stagnant and stuck, constipated in all that we do. When we open up, we allow the descent of grace to move through our crown chakra, all the way through our open conduit of physical form, becoming rooted in our mother earth. We become walking conduits of divine energy, bringing grace and renewal to all that we come in contact with.
I am waiting for the day when individuals and humanity find the courage to embrace this vertical flow as our ever renewing, abundant reality.
Simultaneously published also in Vivid Life
Sarita met Osho in Mumbai in 1973 and shortly afterwards received sannyas. She spent the next 26 years in his communes where she worked cleaning Osho’s house, as a medium in energy darshan, in the PR department and as a holistic healer. Osho gave her the title ‘Mahasatvaa’ meaning ‘keeper of esoteric wisdom’. Since 1997 she has been teaching Tantra, holistic healing and meditation across the world. She lives in England and France. www.tantra-essence.com – www.ananda-sarita.com