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Ownership?

on February 26, 2011

The next in my series on a Love Based Economy ventures into the concept of ownership.  Please excuse the length of this blog but I have decided to leave it in its entirety for ease of reading.  Ownership is purely a man made concept that has existed for thousands of years in some form or another.  The question I ask here is simply this, “How does ownership serve you”?  Is it in the Highest and Best Good of the Human Race & Earth? 

Ownership as defined by the Encyclopedia Britannica is, “the legal relation between a person (individual, group, corporation, or government) and an object. The object may be corporeal, such as furniture, or completely the creature of law, such as a patent, copyright, or annuity; it may be movable, such as an animal, or immovable, such as land. Because the objects of property and the protected relations are different in every culture and vary according to law, custom, and economic system and the relative social status of those who enjoy its privileges, it is difficult to find a least common denominator of “ownership.” Ownership of property probably means at a minimum that one’s government or society will help to exclude others from the use or enjoyment of one’s possession without one’s consent, which may be withheld except at a price.”

What do you own?  Think carefully here.  Are you sure?  Is it because you paid for it?  Or is it simply that you claimed possession?  Can you do with it as you please?  Does it bring you joy?  It is time to re-assess your viewpoint on ownership.  Let’s take a look at real estate.

What is “real” about real estate?  What are you paying for?  Could it be that you are paying for the right to use the property as long as you abide by certain rules and pay the proper taxes and fees.  Why are you giving your power to some official or banker?  What will happen if you claim your inner power and God given right to live as you see fit?  Is what you are thinking in the Best Interest of Everyone involved? 

So you think you own something, such as a gold watch.  You wear it proudly and use it every day.  One day it disappears, you have no idea what happened to it.  Did you own it and do you still own it?  As the definition reads above you did own it, but now you have lost it.  Possession is 9/10th of the law, or so it would seem.  I would say that it is 100% the law of ownership. 

Say you met with a friend and notice that they were wearing the watch that you once owned.  Who’s watch is it?  Does it matter that your friend found the watch in the company bathroom?  Do you automatically assume they stole the watch from you?  I hope not.  If you still wish to enjoy the watch, you could explain what happened and ask them politely to give the watch to you.  Since they are in possession of the watch, they own it.  If you are compassionate and caring you may get the watch back. 

It is like the watch is making the decisions and choosing the person to be with.  And in a way it is.  Remember like energy attracts like energy and if you are resonating a match to that watch it will come back into your life.  I once lost a ring and found it over three times before it decided I did not want it and I never found it again.  You may have experiences like this but explain the occurrences differently. 

It is not about owning certain objects, it is about enjoying the use of them and then gratefully passing them along when you are done with them. 

I used to have a camera that I was getting tired of and wished to get a better one.  A few days later someone stole my camera and my prayers were answered!  I now had the excuse I needed to go buy a new camera and I did.  I owned the camera while it was in my possession and then I did not.  The important point here is that I always have what I need.  The resources present themselves as the need arises! 

It is also important to know that ownership as most people understand it today is an illusion.  You do not own the land, your car or anything really.  But you do have the use of anything you desire to claim in a way that honors the Best Interests of all concerned. 

Right now this means paying for certain items so that you have permission to use them.  You are not paying for the item, but the honor of using it!  If someone gives you a gift card, they are transferring their honor to you, thus making it a gift! 

Ownership then is really a Spiritual Agreement made energetically between two individuals or Great Spirit herself.  Whether energy is exchanged in the form of money, labor, barter, or Love does not matter.  The water you drink, the land you walk on and the trees you sleep under were given to you as a gift from Great Spirit.  Are you using them with honor?

Ask not what do I own, but Do I have what I need?  I would bet the answer is Yes, because Great Spirit is a wonderful provider (as long as you let her/him).

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

Unity in Gender Diversity    

ps. I did not get into the etiquette of ownership so please do not assume from this blog that I condone taking anything without asking first!  Get permission, either verbally, in writing or by (sales) contract.  Even in a cashless society, the rules of etiquette still apply.  I write about a Perfect Society on the website and you may enjoy reading this article published several years ago. 

For more info on a cashless society please read my previous blog by that title “A cashless Society” Jan. 31, 2011.  Also visit http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com to see the resource based economy advocated by Peter Joseph.  Our greatest resource is Love 😉

More blogs to come on this subject of a Love Based Economy….

ownership. (n.d.). © Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.. Retrieved February 25, 2011, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ownership

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