Monetary system and Spirituality. Good it`s `and` not `versus`:) So there is a possibility for a bridge. Personally I think that to be involved in the money making can either diminish your spirituality or greatly enchance it. It`s a test that not everyone would choose. In a way we are all progressing trought challenges. Some would see they challenge as to help others in the role of healers, spiritual advisers,etc.
Some would prefer to meet challenges of bussiness world so they can test how strong they morals are.
I think that our era demands for integration. Integration is possible only when people on the both ends accept certain spiritual values as the best solution to provide for they needs.
I do believe that there is a group of people who are afraid to let go. They are so used to the old ways. You can meet them everywhere.
In a shop,church, new age movement, bank, goverment office, etc...
And they are in turn influencing people around.
It`s very challeging for someone to embrace spiritual values, becouse then thay can`t do the things they did before to earn money. Or at least they have to change they ways substancially.
Like some investment bankers:)))
There is a need for this people to see a suitable solution. Maybe it was they life plan to become an enlighted businessman:)) And becouse New Age in the minds of many seems to be conception that exclude business, they can`t benefit fully from the teachings. Or they fall a victim of the some Self-Grow books likes `How become Millionaire in 10 days` where author claiming that by simply virtue of the daily affirmation one can become extra rich.
Naturally there is plenty good books too.
There is a definition of a New Age in the Oxford dictionary :
adj.connected with a way of life that rejects moder Western values and is based spiritual ideas and beliefs. New Age travellers
(= people in Britain who reject the values of modern society and travel from place to place, living in their vehicles)
I did notice if people don`t change voluntarily they will have to change under difficult circumstances. Look at Enron, etc
related cases. It`s seem that karma manifests itself almost instantly now.
At the end I would like to share the following observation.
The reason why peole strive to surround themself with an exessive luxury, lies in they unconsious wish to cover a lack of a true spiritual harmony, wich is the firm knowlege of innerself and one relationship with GOD.