We have the ability to create change by casting our vote through money…read this insightful article by Chris Cade and see how you personally vote.
For our best and highest good, all ways…
Ilumine Ao, Al Diaz
Want to change the world? Here’s how to vote… by Chris Cade
On Facebook I often post quotes to inspire thought and conversation, and a while back I wrote this quote:
“How you spend your money is how you vote on what exists in the world.” – Vicki Robin
Then I was asked this question…
“I am a bit confused about your statement, can you please elaborate in lay man’s terms thank you. Thank you.”
Here’s how I responded…
Everything we purchase is a silent agreement that we support it’s existence AND how it came to be. For example, when you purchase blue items you are quietly ‘voting’ for blue to exist in the world.
Or when you purchase non-organic food, you are quietly ‘voting’ to have pesticides and GMOs in your food.
When you purchase books from a certain author, you are quietly ‘voting’ to support that author and all the messages that author seeks to bring to the world.
Then there’s things like charitable organizations. When we support Pachamama Alliance, we’re voting to protect the rainforests of the Amazon.
Those are a few examples. It goes on… basically everything we purchase is our way of saying “I want more of this in the world.”
Granted, it’s not always that black and white – sometimes our choices are limited… perhaps we can’t afford to eat organic food, so we must eat conventional. Or maybe we live in an area where organic food isn’t even available, so we eat conventional food full of pesticides.
Still, the fundamentals are basically there – and usually we can do -something- to vote with our money, whether it’s just one very small change… perhaps even a $1 donation each month to our favorite charity, or to commit to just purchasing a few organic fruits…
Whatever our hearts are passionate about, we can choose more consciously to support them.
Then the following comment came in…
“Really, so it follows that if I think of evil I am voting evil into the world? wow! awakening.”
To which I responded…
In a manner of speaking, yes. However, the ‘answer’ is not to ‘stop thinking’ about evil… because we can’t just choose to not have certain thoughts.
What we can do is choose to continually purify our minds, bodies, and spirits, so that we are progressively less likely to think of “evil” and more likely to think positively. And over time, we can rewire our brain so that it doesn’t have as many (or any) negative thoughts.