[Excerpt from Michael Speaks: June 2011]
[NicholasBabylove] what is the “easiest” way we older souls can create/allow more money into our lives? Is the lack of money even though we have tons of intelligence/talents/skills just something we choose to deal with…and we tend to leave it at that? I know it’s different for each of us, but I’d like some kind of suggestion that might touch on all oldies generally… or, the oldie students…
The concept of having to funnel one's talents and skills into something that can be monetarily valuable is not complicated or difficult for the older soul to implement, but when those talents and skills must conform to a younger paradigm, it can be complicated and difficult.
The older soul would benefit from fully embracing whatever older soul talents and skills he or she may have, and then complementing that with younger soul packaging.
The gift inside is what matters, if you will, but packaging is important in the current paradigm. Some of the most useless and detrimental products and services are eagerly purchased in the current paradigm, due to packaging.
So our first suggestion is to give great priority to “packaging,” as the talents and skills are natural, and while they require their own kind of nurturing, it is the packaging that is often neglected.
This neglect of packaging is because the older the soul grows, the more integrity the Personalities tend to have. And for the older soul, the skew between “Presentation” and “Content” can seem great, when it comes to catering to a younger paradigm.
But it is key.
To sanctimoniously neglect your younger soul skills for packaging and presentation would be similar to a teacher in grade school refusing to “talk down” to her students. It does not have to mean a degradation of content, nor a skew away from integrity, but a matter of translation.
We do not speak to you in a way that we speak to each other, for instance. We must package our teaching in a way that allows you to grow with what we share.
And so it is for the older soul to realize: that what you have to give, to share, to use for profit or nourishment, must be translated through a medium that can allow for reception.
After Packaging would be Paralleling, if you will. By this we mean that you will find your niche receivers that have no need for a translation of what you have to give, and this can be done alongside the packaging, so that both facets of you are fulfilled.
One does not have to replace the other.
The third consideration is Practicality. You must feed and clothe yourself along the way toward gaining your footing with what you truly prefer to use as your means of income. Working the jobs that you do not like would do well to be seen as simply a part of the dynamic ways that you provide love for yourself and your life.
Again, one does not have to replace the other. It is okay to be mundane.
The lack of money in the older souls' lives is not a matter of any lessons needing to be learned, but a result of choices that prefer minimalism over the demands of complexity.
Most older souls have learned how to work the system, so to speak, of the Physical Plane in a way that never leaves them in true danger, but allows them to “get by” as they tend to more important experiential matters.
Many older souls would “trade the world” for the intimacy, friendship, love, honesty, kindness, peace, etc that life offers.
Older souls can be wealthy, and often quite easily, but those factors mentioned above would probably need to be considered more seriously, and then the final concern: letting people do with your talents and skills what they will.
For instance, the packaging of some old soul concepts, such as “The Secret,” gained great notoriety and profit, but we could say that most gained nothing from the information.
Not because the information was invalid, though it was severely compromised, but because people will do with what you offer, what they will.
We must have the same concept intact for us to share with you: we would say that only 25% of our active students actually “hear” us in a way that is truly meaningful, and even fewer apply the teachings in a way that proves meaningful results.
But this cannot be a reason for us not to share.
True sharing, whether with a price or for “free,” is never without profit.
So our sharing with you our teaching is as much for US, as it is for you; this means whatever you do with what we share, we still gain.
And so it is with your talents and skills: you would want to share those with the intent of True Sharing, in that you own the vital element that is the pleasure you gain from it.
True Sharing is mutually beneficial.
However, the only one in the equation of sharing that you have control over is you, and so to set the standard for sharing to be that you actually enjoy it, then the sharing is True.