A Balanced Approach to Wealth and Poverty

Eternal Cosmos


Too many humans, feeling that they have nothing upon the Earth to live for or to reach for, seek another dimension, another world, another place, a Heaven. They do not understand that upon the Earth are all of the actions and reactions that humans can encompass within their physical bodies.

We point out to you that that which you receive from God, from Christ, from Buddha, from Mohammed, from Krishna, and from the many, many masters that have entered and placed themselves upon the Earth, can fulfill you in whatever religious concept, cult, or sect that you belong to. It is indeed upon the Earth that you receive the benefits from each one of these who have become your god or gods. But all upon the Earth seem to feel that once they have completed their time upon the Earth, they will take with them that which they have brought, built, constructed, and fulfilled within the life they have lived.

Let us tell you clearly that you cannot take your children, your homes, your car, your clothing, your money, or your jewels. You cannot take any of the things that are part of the physical human life of the material world you live in. You cannot take your thoughts, your thinking, your obligations, or your debts. You can take them only in memory which, placed into a form of archive, awaits your return to Earth to begin again the encompassing,  the transmuting, the overcoming, and the fulfilling of whatever it is you have failed to do, or what you wish to do to serve yourself or others within the plan or contract you made. You can take nothing with you when you leave, leaving it all behind as you step out and away from Earth to move into another “country,” another way of life that may in no way be the same or similar to what you have on your planet. You may find that in the other dimension there are far different expressions and areas of supply, and a totally different exposure to god or gods or beings that are not in any way like what you have learned to love and understand upon the Earth.

Q: How are we going to know what true wealth is as long as we do not experience deeply what real poverty is?

EC: A human is a pendulum that must experience all things upon the Earth within emotions, feelings,  and the giving and receiving of love, hate, anger, and substance. Within these experiences is the sum total of what one has been in other lifetimes and other bodies and other relationships, plus that which one becomes within a living form within a period of time, such as you live at this time within your bodies.

Within your life, to have poverty can be a grace, as St. Francis expressed it. When he had great wealth it meant little to him, for it did nothing for him except chain him and place him into bondage to that which it represented — his family and the church that bought and paid for him and required him to be what they wished him to be.

As soon as he let go of this image of what money and wealth meant to others, not to him but to others, he began to be free and to realize that the only use for gold or material gain was to give to others — to give them what they needed in substance, not in great wealth, for if the poor would receive great wealth they would immediately become the same as the ones who have wealth and misuse it. But to give humans what they need is indeed the sum total of all that is needed upon the Earth.

The aborigine is wealthy, not in gold or material wealth, but in the fact that he or she lives in a tribe where each  is concerned with one another and with the total sum of life, of beauty, of children, of home, of the waters and the trees and the plants — like the paradise of the ancient times in which all things were in their proper order.

So wealth is exactly what you feel or think it is. If it brings you comfort, it is good until it becomes a form of burden, for money that gives you more than comfort becomes a responsibility. If it is part of something that brings you health when you cannot get it from someplace else — except through the use of money that pays for expensive treatments that take care of you and bring you into some kind of balance — it has value. But when that same sum is only given to keep someone constantly at your beck and call, in order to give you comfort in your ailments and not a healing, then it becomes something that has no value.

So you see, one does not need to have poverty or wealth to be complete and fulfilled when one can live within the circle of his own particular planning and availability to accept and use the gifts that have been given.

The one who shares wealth will receive back in kind. For in returning to him or her what has been given away in love and understanding, wealth becomes not wealth but balance, and in each of these areas one must accept exactly what one has earned. If one in some other lifetime has held to the money with what you call penurious actions, if one has constantly been involved with useless spending or with holding on tightly to what one has received but not earned, then that which is involved must be in some way paid back or returned in some other time and place.

There is balance and order to the universe. There is balance and order on your planet, but you have misunderstood what is wealth and what is poverty. Within your heart you may be wealthy with the things that you have — love, understanding, and beauty — but you may be poor in that which is the material form that gives you something more than others. So you see, the answer to what is wealth and what is poverty is constantly changing. It depends on one’s approach as to what one receives from poverty or wealth and how one uses it.

Channel: Bella Karish, D.D.
Glendale, California