Greed Awareness and How to Bring Balance and Trust Back to Interactions with Money

Written By: Gage Gorman

Greed awareness, first let's start with the definition of greed "intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food."   The in which I write this article is 2018 and things are changing rapidly and for the better, though it may not seem like that at times.   I say things are changing for the better because we are becoming more aware of who we are, as human beings.  We are seeing the way we do things, the way we think, the way we share, the way we interact with the world and we are seeing that this is not working for us anymore.   We are also seeing that it hasn't been working for us for a long time, though we've not been aware of how it was not working for us.  As I write this there are some who still do not see how the world we live in is not working for us, or our best us and that is okay, we are all where we are.  

There is a mentality that we need to make as much money as possible.   Many work to make money versus working because they authentically enjoy working.   When we love what we do, we don't really work a day in our lives.  Me included much of my life, many of us are still working for money versus working because we authentically love what we do.   We live in a world that requires money to get the basic things we need and we may believe we are powerless to make a change to this system, but that is not true, we hold all the power to make changes to this system, we just need to be aware of what the system is, so see it; why the system was created, recognize it for what it is; forgive those who created the system and love it for what it has taught us, forgive and love; and change the way you do business by being more aware and consciously raising vibration of love when doing business and forgive those who cheat you, as they know not what they do.  

Employees are referred as overhead in a company, this works to remove the humanity from the employee as a person and focus on the person as more of a business unit, which is a cost to the business and in business we are taught to reduce as much cost as possible and employee overhead is one of, if not, highest costs of doing business.   We are taught to measure every move in the business in order to track money and profitability.

Corporations are expected by shareholders to perform with amazing returns each quarter and each year in order for their stock price in to increase so the shareholders can have more money.   Most all corporations find they have to focus all their efforts on meeting their numbers that they lose their way of what their business is really all about.   How about actually enjoying the business we're in?  What if we don't increase revenue every year?   What if we stay the same each year and are okay with flat profits and income each year and find that we don't need to constantly grow and expand as a business?  How about we treat the employees that work at a corporation was humans as opposed to head count or overhead?  How about we offer humans more work life balance?   What if we took a shift from constant growth, increased profits, and excessive working hours to a flat model or steady growth, steady profits which are reinvested into the product, employees and consumer interaction experience and the business itself and the best balance possible of working hours and life balance hours?

Much of humanity has been taught to get the best deal possible, spend the least amount of money for something by getting the better end of the deal, negotiate down the price so you win, and if you need to lie a little or a lot, that's okay for the sack of the deal, it's business not personal, right?  Are you starting to see how business as usual or this is business not personal is harming human beings and our interactions with one another?

What we can do is become aware of the programming for humanity to be greedy and how greed is not serving us.   We are constantly being told enough is never enough, we are taunted with homelessness and programmed to fear it, we are taught everything about business is making a profit, about the bottom line, and about constant growth of revenue and profits.  Once we're aware of greed and aware of ourselves and how we are conducting business and managing money, we can make a change.  We can choose to support businesses that are more conscious.  

I've personally been doing all I can to be aware of this programming in myself and work to change the programming to be a loving human being in my encounters with others. 

Personal Stories 

Transferring the lease.  We had a lease on a 2016 BMW M Sport and we wanted to get out of the lease.  During the process of transferring this lease, I wanted it to be fair and rewarding for both parties, for myself and for the other person.  I could have lied about the wheels on the car and said they would be fine in the lease turn in for the other party taking the lease from me, though I had a strong feeling that BMW was going to charge for each wheel.  I found out the cost for each wheel and offered the cost of the wheels, the transfer fee, first months payment and one year registrations for the person who took the lease transfer.   I didn't have to do this, I could have just transferred the lease to the other person and not offered the $3,000.00 dollars in the transfer.  Though this would have not been the best deal, as when this person turned in the car, they would have had to pay for the wheels at minimum and in reality I was in the car for at least $12,000.00 more and I really wanted out.  

Through the process with this person, he was constantly weary and on guard.  He could not understand that I was being honest and honorable through this deal, he kept searching for the catch.   He mentioned multiple times he had not experienced a business interaction where the other party really wanted him to have a good end of the deal too and offered these things, which made him keep thinking something was wrong with the car or there was a catch.  

Buying our 2001 Toyota 4Runner we were lied to by the person selling it.  We were told all of this work was done to the car, and it wasn't. Luckily Casey is a mechanic and has been working on our car once we got it and was able to tell all the work the person said was done, was a lie.  While we were conducting the buying of the car listed for sale, we offered the asking price, we flew up to obtain the car and drove it back to where live and when speaking with the guy selling it I thanked him for being authentic and honest with the details of the vehicle and I could feel his guilt when I said it.  We still wanted the car even with all the things that could possibly be wrong and I told the seller this and asked that he share with us everything he knew was needed to be done to the car, he shared a few things, but no where in the hemisphere of what was wrong with the car.  We still would have purchased it even if we knew all we know now, we would have just been better prepared and would have spent less in discovery.   We forgive this person for lying to us, as there were things he said was done that were not done, which means he lied and knew he was lying.  Part of me wanted to get mad, wanted to call him on the phone and call him out and ask that he return some of the money for the car we paid as items that were disclosed as done were not.  As these things were listed in the Ad we could even take this to court.   Though, this is the old energy way of thinking and I understand that the greed inside of him needs to heal, I forgive and send energy into this of learning and growing for all and for healing of the greed vibration within this deal.