This is a culture that idolizes the appearance of wealth.
Why do we all want to appear wealthy when we are not? Because we think being wealthy means something about us.
What does appearing wealthy mean about me? Why do I admire wealth, aspire to wealth?
And… when I am attached to feeling superior, I am vulnerable to feeling inferior.
It’s a vicious trap. A set-up. A construct we believe.
Because…what does appearing poor mean about me?
And this is simply too painful to contemplate. So, to maintain the illusion of wealth, and therefor to maintain the feeling of superiority, we twist ourselves into knots and go to extraordinary measures to create and protect and maintain the illusion of wealth by doing things like:
Living within this system of superiority/inferiority, of hierarchy, is a set-up. It keeps us mindlessly consuming and perpetuating, chewing up and spitting out, but never actually satisfying the hole on the inside.
Because trying to satisfy the internal ache through external means is impossible. Any thing (on the outside) that would make us feel better about ourselves (on the outside) is a compensation for not feeling whole on the inside. A substitute for feeling whole on the inside.
It’s the wrong remedy.
The underlying belief in the hierarchy is not actually true. None of the external possessions or appearances or beliefs touch our innate wholeness, we have just lost touch with our deeper truth and wholeness.
And when we feel whole on the inside there is no need or interest in external validation or approval. There’s simply no place to put it, and other people’s opinions and perceptions are meaningless.
And all of these behaviors and beliefs go against our innate equality. Because underneath the belief in inequality (which is predicated on a belief in superiority and inferiority) is a deeper truth: that we are all divinely sovereign and equal.
We have just lost touch with this wholeness by participating in the external hierarchy and validation cycle.
And these compulsive behaviors and beliefs will never work, because external validation and internal wholeness are mutually exclusive. It’s a made-up construct that keeps us controllable.
1. Look at the hierarchy clearly, and all the ways in which you participate.
2. Once seen clearly, release the energetic pattern of hierarchy, and restore the connection with your innate wholeness. While feeling into the feelings within the body that the energetic pattern activates, say or write the following statements:
Norma Van Horn