There is no shortage of money, food, water, oil, energy, raw materials, arable land, clean air, space, time… You name it. Why do we believe in all the stories, all the narratives, that tell us otherwise? Never in recorded history has wealth been so great, has general prosperity been so widespread. There are more billionaires and millionaires, all over the world, than ever before. Why are there wars? Why is there any hunger? How is it even possible there are any homeless people, anywhere in the world?
The problem with charity is it shouldn’t exist. It shouldn’t even be a thing. The fact that we have increasing needs for charities, non-profits, and non-governmental organizations is proof that our old systems are defunct, destructive, and incapable of providing our cultures and societies with their basic needs. They serve the few, and the special interests. But they don’t entirely serve humanity, nor the planet.
It’s an odd idea, this spreading the message of love. Love is a given. Love is eternal, beyond mind, outside of quantification and qualification. So, what are we really trying to spread?
There’s no such thing as ‘more abundance’. It’s either abundance or lack.