One day I asked Archangel Michael a question about universal basic incomes. In his answer he covered a number of bases.
I found the following part of his answer particularly challenging:
“[Behind universal basic income] is the idea of liberation, of freedom, of the latitude of each person to have flexibility in their choices. And inside of that is the paradigm of honoring free choices.
“It is not that you are standing there and saying, ‘I am giving you a universal [basic] income so you will pay this much for rent and pay attention to your children’s education and you are going to buy the right food.’
“No. Inside of that, the vision is truly the honoring, not only of free will and free choices, but of innate intelligence…
“Will some people spend foolishly? Well, yes, but only in your opinion. They may think a bright bicycle is the best decision they’ve ever made.
“So it is that permission and the vision that people can make kind and loving and intelligent choices. So it is truly anchoring the vision. “(1)
Whoa! I do not come from this place. He’s reading my mind when he says “standing there and saying, ‘I am giving you a universal [basic] income so you will….” He’s shining the light on me.
To come from a place of “honoring free choices,” which is what the Law of Free Will demands of us….. Novel idea.
I’ve been disillusioned so many times around making wise decisions about money (including by myself), that I at everyday levels of consciousness am skeptical on the money being well spent.
Obviously my attitude is going to color everything. No sense heading up a universal basic income program if I have no faith in its wisdom.
I need to move off my point of view here and the move needs to be genuine, not artificial. It needs to be not just intellectual knowledge, but at least experiential. It’d be better if it was realized. But I don’t think it has to be to create a workable UBI.
As within, so without. I need to be careful that I don’t program my own biases into our projects. If I’m skeptical of people choosing wisely (including myself), then I run the risk of programming that into the project.
What can I do to assist my transition?
Well, I can look at the validity of my view.
I think I come from a distant age, where jobs were plentiful and secure. We had pensions and medical/dental plans. There was a company ladder to climb. There were many fewer reasons for not having a job.
For a growing mass of people today, things are not like that. Automation, offshore outsourcing, a seemingly-permanent buyer’s market for labor have changed the contours of the job market.
Today’s generation very well might see things differently and I’d have no knowledge of that. I suspect that my view is colored by my experience.
Recently I tracked my lack of compassion all the way back to the crib. (2) So it’s ingrained in me.
Nevertheless, there is no future for me in continuing to think this way into the future. It will not wash in the work I’ll be doing.
The Law of Free Will calls upon us to honor the other person’s freewill choices. I honor the universal laws and so I honor this one.
For me to offer a universal basic income, I must honor the freewill choices of others. And I will.
First barrier out of the way.
(1) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, June 6, 2018.
(2) I explore that side here: “Welcome to the Third Dimension,” July 1, 2019, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/?p=301390.
(2) See “If This is Your Job, Watch Out! (1998),” April 29, 2019, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2019/04/29/if-this-is-your-job-watch-out-1998-2/, ”Global UBI Answer to Social Impoverishment by Automation,” April 30, 2019, at https://goldenageofgaia.com/2019/04/30/global-ubi-answer-to-social-impoverishment-by-automation/and The Impact of Automation on Work at http://www.angelfire.com/space2/light11/index70.html
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