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by Jonette Crowley, copyright 2011

Walking on a white sand Florida beach this week, I smiled at other walkers…adults, every one… stopping mid-stride to pick up sea shells glinting in the sun. A black haired woman with a beach bag comes over to ask earnestly: “Have you found any starfish yet?” Another woman cradles a fragile but remarkably whole sand dollar in her palm. As she hands the treasure to her husband, her excitement at the find imbues the shell with value. It becomes a precious gift because it is appreciated. Their shared joy creates an exchange of positive energy, escalating the sand dollar’s worth.

 A paper dollar–you know, the one that will buy you a third of a cup of coffee– might not be as positively valued as the sand dollar made of shell. When we hand it over in payment– in any denomination, we might feel begrudging, angry or victimized, rather than the emotion of joy. I ponder how the exchange might be improved if both the giving and receiving of the money were acts of gratitude?

 One of my favorite sayings from White Eagle is, “ What you use to get there is what you get once you’re there.” In other words: the currency of the journey is the currency of the outcome. I read this to mean that if I make my way to my goal with anxiety and overwork, once I “make it,” I’ll still have anxiety and overwork. If I constantly have the feeling of lack as I travel along life’s path, the outcome…no matter how much money I have…will continue the feeling of lack. Conversely, if joy kindness and generosity are the qualities of my journey, the outcome will surely contain joy, kindness and generosity.

 So next time you hand over a dollar bill, feel that it’s a treasure you are sharing. Sand dollar or paper dollar. You choose.

Ashtatara came through unexpectedly on September 23, 2011.  Here is what she said:

 

Behold! I am Ashtatara!

 There comes then a time when night cannot deny the dawn.  There comes a time where man cannot be hidden under.  There comes then a time when masquerading is ended and the light gives birth unto itself.

 Humanity has been chained of your own making.  Energy of cosmic good renders those chains into dust.  You will not be saved by extraterrestrials but by the extraterrestrial part of you.

 It is eleven o’clock.  The toll rings loudly at midnight.  Reach for all, you children, into the depths of your goodness rising up your compassion and grace.

 Welcome the darkness through a battle of wits.  The darkness is real and has had a long run.  It is not governed by Satan, but rather created from disconnection from good.  There is no Satan except ignorance and fear.

 Joining together lifts the veil.  Teach yourself to travel to the other dimensions to see truth for yourself.  Teach yourself to read the records so that you cannot be misled.

 Do not support economic fear by adding your own personal fear.  It has become a world where he who controls the money controls the world; but in God’s world there is always work to do and money is not the energy of exchange.  Do what work is there regardless of the money and so bring in more power to the economic system that has gone on falsely.

 The dark cannot deny the dawn!

 Shalom!