I bumped into some folks from out of town in a neighborhood restaurant.
They were actually reading the Golden Age of Gaia when we saw each other.
Leaving that pleasant surprise aside, I think that one part of the conversation we subsequently had should be reproduced here, while respecting their anonymity.
They wanted to give me (the Michaelangelo Fund) some of their money. They had a small number of Zim notes.
They live in a small British-Columbia Interior town. Many people there have been laid off because the forest-products industry is languishing. Automation has killed off many more jobs. Things are not going well for many parts of the community.
If they gave their money to me, it may go to Africa or South America. Who will take care of their impoverished community?
In a small community, you have even less chance of having a conversation with informed lightworkers than you do in a major city. You may be the only ones who know what’s going on, as with these folks.
It becomes harder to do the work of funding because no one else knows the full picture. Building Nova Earth? What’s that? It takes more nerve and courage to lead the way under those circumstances.
Be that as it may, who’s going to take care of that small community if you don’t?
So no, thank you very much but don’t send your money to me. Use it to fund your very own community.
How to do that?
As a general rule: Fund people-intensive projects and services that are already serving the public and doing a good job of it.
Not projects that will put people out of work or spoil the environment. Look for any organization that’s doing a good and needed job already in your community and expand it.
Fund local artists and craftspeople. Give to the local hospital or build one if you don’t have one. Look for populations that are not being adequately serviced – start with single mothers and the elderly.
Look at neighboring communities and offer a grant to anyone who imports a useful people service from another community to yours (hospice care, after-school meals programs, tutors for kids, innovative daycare, home-visiting doctors, Internet-access libraries).
Speak to young people and find out what they need.
I’m told that those who do a good job of irrigating their community can expect to receive more. (1) This is an operation that’s been planned over eons and Archangel Michael has told me that the Company of Heaven doesn’t intend to let it to go off the rails or languish.
Take care of your own community first and, only after that, send money to the funds that are doing work in other areas of the world.
(1) Archangel Michael: That is why we have also said, (this is an aside) there will be several waves of abundance. So we give you the allowance [developing his metaphor of a child receiving an allowance] and we see how you do. (Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, March 10, 2017.)
Steve Beckow: Now I have been saying to readers that the Company of Heaven is watching financial wayshowers and stewards…
Archangel Michael: That is correct.
Steve:… And that those who do well – in other words, do the job of hydrating society – will find themselves supported to go forward.
AAM: That is correct.
Steve: … It’s correct. Okay. I don’t want to be saying something to them that is misleading. Thank you for being definite about that. (Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, July 1, 2016.)
Steve Beckow: Bumper cars are going to be coming with more wealth when we’ve used up this money, is that correct?
Archangel Michael: That is correct. (Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, April 24, 2015.)
Steve Beckow: Well, Lord, when people benefit from the Reval, some people could think, “Well, look, I’m going to hold on to what I’ve gained,” and other people may think, “No, no, I’m going to get my portion” — we’ll come to that in a minute – “but a portion of what I’ve gained I’m going to share with others, to help others.” Am I correct in thinking that those people who cultivate generosity will — how can I say this? — well, why not just say it frankly? — will be used as channels for further abundance?
Archangel Michael: Yes, that is correct. Understand: love begets love; generosity begets gratitude, begets generosity; joy begets generosity, begets gratitude. You are absolutely correct. (“Archangel Michael on How to Work with the Reval,” Sept. 30, 2013 at http://goldenageofgaia.com/financial-wayshowing-reval/the-reval-itself/archangel-michael-on-how-to-work-with-the-reval/.)
Archangel Michael: We are very aware of human history and how people have a tendency, even with the purest of hearts, to shift and perhaps even go a little crazy. So … know that where there are gaps and holes we are waiting to see how the shift is affecting the collective of humanity and the collective of the foundations and the various groups. (Personal Reading with Archangel Michael and Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Dec. 11, 2013.)
Archangel Michael: There will be other sources of funding. (Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Aug. 27, 2013.)