Spending money and the evolution of supply and demand
Spending money and the evolution of supply and demand
Spending money is an essential part of life that we all need to do, but what if there is way more to the concept of how you spend your money than you realise.
We’ve all heard about the economics of supply and demand: we decide we want something, be that a product or service, and through that ‘want’, it creates a demand. The very nature of someone asking for something thus opens the door to another finding a way to supply it, creating the demand for a product to even exist.
We spend money at the supermarket, on a movie or on the clothes we wear without much of a thought. We might even buy a house, a holiday, invest in education or a course. But do we consider, regardless of the monetary value of what we are buying:
Does this purchase leave myself, and others more enriched, healthier and evolved, and is it delivering what could be termed a living medicine?
Is what I am spending money on ultimately contributing to a lack of vitality, wellbeing and ill-health, harming me and, somewhat shockingly, is what I choose to spend money on harmful to society at large?
Have we ever paused to ask ourselves what we are investing in and the impact this has?
These may seem radical questions, but the way we are spending money and how it contributes to both our own health and to society is a question worth asking. This is potentially a completely different way of looking at money, but definitely worth considering. There is much more going on when we choose to spend even a small amount of money.
We are all purchasing and/or investing in products or services regularly. Our purchasing choices are broad, and so we can also ask, does our choice of brands support us?
What triggers our decision to buy is of course varied, choosing our brands based on what the product can do for us (functionality), looks like, or what it stands for (values you believe the product expresses). But what is it we are actually getting as we spend our money?
The truth is, we are getting everything that has gone into the production of the product.
For example, from the moment the seed is sown to grow the rubber tree that produces the car tyre, the production processes of the tyres, and all the way to the cleanliness of the toilets in the car showroom, it all matters when we buy our car.
If we look at our current model of consumerism, it contains a lot of products and services that harm us. Just think of the more obvious examples like soft drinks, poker machines, video games and junk food.
Our choice of brands is a choice to endorse. If we decide to be discerning about it, we may find that certain brands are actually very supportive of us, and others are not. We don’t have to delve far beneath the surface to find that some brands operate unethically, are totally focussed on their own profits and driven by greed. We – the consumers – have the right, ability and responsibility to see behind the outer layer of fancy images and advertising and discern what the brand stands for and offers behind the hype.
So, just who are we endorsing with our spending dollar?
“Everything we do, say and think, counts.Serge Benhayon Esoteric Teachings & Revelations Volume II, p 256
Live like this and you will receive what you invest back in the form it was deposited.”
Our purchasing decisions are powerful because there cannot be a supply if there is no demand. In other words, where each of us chooses to spend or invest our money is like a vote – every one of us has an influence on the law of supply and demand. Who and what are we voting for in our purchasing and investment decisions?
All of this is part of our realising that we each have a part to play in the society we all share, and the quality overall that we get to experience as a result of our combined choices. It’s not scary, or overwhelming, but actually empowering consumers – which is every single human – to have a say in what our society looks like, and not feel at the beck and call of big business.
Therefore, each decision to buy or invest in something has a ramification, both for us individually as well as for the society we share. It impacts us personally, as we can be supported by that brand through the level of care and integrity in the product and its manufacture. It impacts on the society we share, because if we exercise our purchasing ‘vote’ irresponsibly and just buy ‘whatever’ because it tastes good, looks good or whatever else drives our decisions, we end up with a market flooded with products that tick off all the superficial criteria, but miss the quality that we actually deserve and should be calling for. This tells us something of the collective way we are living as a community – with a focus on the outer and leaving our inner selves void and wanting for a deeper richness.
There is a way that we as consumers can direct the way we spend our money so that it produces not only a caring and loving way of life, but also contributes to an evolutionary way of living both for ourselves and for the world. It is the way as a single consumer we can ‘vote with our wallets’ by choosing products and services that enrich rather than slowly destroy. By doing so, we are getting wise to the business of evolution, and isn’t it time we chose to be spending our money more wisely?
“Money is not the root of all evil.Serge Benhayon Esoteric Teachings & Revelations Volume II, p 256
How it is used makes it what it is going to be.”
In the first half of this video conversation with Serge Benhayon, Serge presents that money represents kidney energy or life force and we as consumers – by way of the supply and demand equation – get to choose to direct that life force towards something that is truly going to bring us some form of healing, evolution and love; a way of getting wise to the business of evolution, or not.