"You sit here for days saying, 'This is strange business.'
You're the strange business. You have the energy of the sun
in you, but you keep knotting it up at the base of your spine.
You're some weird kind of gold that wants to stay melted in
the furnace, so you won't have to become coins."

~ Rumi

While many of us realize this pivotal moment we're living heralds a return to unity among all peoples and all life on Earth, visionary author Moira Timms takes the shift a step further, painting a lucid picture of how wealth and wholeness are one. As we remember and reclaim our wholeness/holiness, we elevate the concept of abundance to a "whole" new level.

In Beyond Prophecies and Predictions: Everyone's Guide to the Coming Changes, Timms describes our emerging "true wealth" consciousness this way: "The mind analyzes — the heart synthesizes. The turning point is where the heart is awakening. The United States motto (inscribed on the banner in the beak of the eagle found on the Great Seal, on the back of a one dollar bill), reminds us that America was founded on the principle of 'E Pluribus Unum' — 'Out of the Many, One.'"

Further, the inscription beneath the Great Pyramid (also part of the Great Seal) says, "Novus Ordo Seclorum" — which translates, appropriately, as "A New Order of the Ages". Isn't this amusing? The answer is in money, but it's not about who can become the richest at others' expense.

We're morphing out of materialism. If we insist on consuming planetary resources and each other at the speed of greed, the money will not follow. By the same token, as we reclaim our heritage as Earth stewards, we'll get funded — naturally. True wealth/prosperity/abundance flows from alignment with purpose. "Get with the program" is not a reference to the home shopping network! It's about tuning in to a higher frequency.

The energy of both money and sexuality resides on the second chakra (the Sanskrit word for the seven "wheels of energy" that spin from our root to our crown along the spinal column.) Located in the pelvic region, the second chakra is our "survival center," says renowned medical intuitive Caroline Myss, Ph.D.

A disconnect in terms of our sexuality might manifest as aggression, hostility, sexual abuse or sexual dysfunction, says Myss. Disconnection in terms of money can manifest as financial loss, or fear of loss of control — which in our culture often expresses as out-of-control spending.

A fascinating description of this affliction, "affluenza," originated with a PBS television special that aired in 1997. The report defined this new epidemic as "an unhappy condition of overload, debt, anxiety and waste, resulting from the dogged pursuit of more." Misguided by the notion that buying more equates to being more, we often end up bankrupt, literally and spiritually. "Retail therapy" is a throat lozenge, when we need the spiritual equivalent of rest, warmth and nurturing — healing salves for the soul.

Living in true prosperity requires us to replenish our emotional bank account. It lends new meaning to the term "trust fund." Since we've been schooled to put our trust in a specific income stream as the source of our abundance, rather than in something beyond money, even amassing a fortune can feel hollow.

"Affluenza" substitutes for connection with others, confirms prosperity coach Joan Sotkin. Sotkin, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, says we can't run out of money, only people. Because money flows from our connection to others, if you're running out of money, "you're afraid of being left alone or of abandoning yourself. Money is the energy of relationship. How you deal with money is how you deal with your relationship with yourself and others. You have to make that connection in order for the energy to flow back to you," she says.

Myss expands on Sotkin's observation in the first of her groundbreaking books, Anatomy of the Spirit. She writes, "Money, like energy, is a neutral substance that takes its direction from the intention of the individual. Expressions such as 'Put your money where your mouth is' and 'Talk is cheap' refer to the cultural view that what people do with their money says more about their motives than any spoken intention. Money is the means through which we make our private beliefs and goals public. Energy precedes action, and the quality of our intentions contributes financially to the results."

Since the second chakra sacrament is Communion, according to Myss, it represents union with the Divine. In Why People Don't Heal and How They Can, she says, "If breaking bread with (someone) is the physical act of communion, Symbolic Communion is the sharing of energetic 'bread' with them. When the second chakra is united with the sacrament of Communion in a positive way, it becomes focused on building healthy, clean, and nonthreatening relationships to money, power, and sex. A sense of safety is always present, giving one the feeling that no matter what problems arise in one's physical life, a way out can be found."

We become truly wealthy by stepping fully into the lifestream. Intriguingly, all of our typical money metaphors contain water imagery: cash flow, liquid assets, currency (currents), reserves (reservoir). "Affluence" literally means, "to flow abundance"! The more we flow with life rather than fight it, the greater our own rising tide of prosperity.

Consider this: from the materialistic perspective, "sliding scale" refers to adjustable fees; as we resonate to a higher octave, sliding scale becomes synonymous with harmony, "The Music of the Spheres." To reframe one of the most popular songs of an era: we don't buy the Stairway to Heaven, we climb it — right up the ladder of our chakras to the stars.

The energy of the sun (fire) lives in you. Fire and water are complements, the masculine and feminine principles of life. Once you've been forged in the alchemical fire, how will you offer yourself to the world as coins? Newly minted, you are the currency of transformation. Spend yourself wisely, and draw the healing water you need from Life's well.

© Copyright 2008-2012 Amara Rose. All rights reserved.

Author's Bio: 

Amara Rose is a metaphysical "midwife" for our global rebirth, and the author of the eBook series, What Shines: Practical Wisdom for Unleashing Your Inner Brilliance, available from http://www.RadiancePublishing.com. She offers spiritual mentoring, e-courses, CDs, playshops, and an inspirational monthly newsletter, What Shines. Visit http://www.LiveYourLight.com to learn more and to subscribe. Contact Amara at amara@liveyourlight.com.