Today, especially in the US, the money question is central in the public debate. The horrendous abuses and scandals caused by an out of control and unregulated selfish materialism are being revealed by the powerful light of public opinion and an angry demand for transparency. The system is ripe for change and we can see the old and secretive ways of manipulating money for selfish greed unraveling with every news report. Ordinary people fundamentally realize that the flow of goods, services and capital in the form of loans and available money has been blocked and dammed up by corrupt, powerful and selfish individuals and corporate institutions. There is great pain and suffering due to the crisis of loss of homes and livelihoods, but this presents a tremendous opportunity to rethink our values and change our thinking. Relationships to the commons, of the parts to the whole, are being re-shaped and healed and habits are slowly changing to honor the new ways. We have to restore the flow of the money energy and the 7th Ray is helping to sweep clean our excess, destroying separatism and fostering oneness.
The New Group of World Servers are holding up the vision of the new life and the new ways before all of humanity. It is the group that stands between Hierarchy and Humanity, is the group forerunner of the Christ and its members are responsible for creating the conditions through which the Christ can manifest, on both the inner and outer planes. The teachings emphasize the work of preparation as one of our primary duties, our only “life intention”. Our work is to make the soul visible on the physical plane, to bring soul values “down to earth” and to create appropriate and beautiful forms and structures through which the soul can manifest and express itself, a 7th Ray process. Part of the work of preparation involves anchoring the idea of sharing firmly in public consciousness; “the principle of Sharing…. is a soul quality”, and this spiritual principle is central to the restoration of the divine circulatory flow. Money is meant to move around, to circulate and flow. The world’s abundant natural resources rightly belong to all of humanity, not just a few big corporations, and occultly, all these resources belong to the Christ.
The front page of the website for the grant making Kalliopeia Foundation states: “The time has come to affirm the fundamental unity of Humanity, to work for that which unifies us, and not what divides us”. The mission of the foundation I started in 1992, the Lifebridge Foundation, is to “promote the concept of the interconnectedness of all life and one humanity” and it “supports transformative action in a changing world.”
A particularly new way of working with money can be seen through the Rudolph Steiner Foundation, whose core mission is to “transform the way the world works with money.” One of its central values states that, “the primary role of money is to serve the highest intentions of the human spirit.” On the website of one of its projects called Reimagine Money and the Transforming Money Collaborative, there is an extensive resource list of organizations and individuals creating new agreements and relationships around money. These people, and many others are thinking deeply about money and their writings and group work are pioneering the new structures and the new Aquarian “money philosophies”.