The Star: Symbol of Wealth and Abundance

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I’ve been working with the pentagram form today as a meditation on abundance, what it means, and what my relationship is with wealth, prosperity, and money. The meditation is on-going. It is a process, and not necessarily one that reaches a clear end-point. There is much that can be said about money, privilege, authority and manipulation. I’m not really interested in going into these things.

The pentagram relates to abundance because it has strong connections to fractal growth. The fibonacci ratio, one of the simplest fractals, is coded into the pentagram, and the sunflower! DNA, the basis of all life, is based on a ten-fold geometry, which is two intertwined pentagrams. When you have activity on your wordpress account, you see a little star: the star, celebrities, wealth, power! The stars rule over us, guide our fate, they can lift us to the heights or dash our dreams to the ground.

The nature of life is to expand, to grow, to consume but also be consumed. Life is always trying out new experiences. And property, really, is an illusion. We don’t own the present moment, or the experiences that come. We can try to hold on to them, and protect them, but whatever appears must also disappear. And truly, what appears and disappears doesn’t really have any substance to begin with, it only appears to to the mind.

So what can we really do but surrender? The appearance and disappearance of money in our lives reflects the movement of energy behind all things, spontaneous, unpredictable, sometimes painful and sometimes pleasurable. Is there any purpose at all in trying to manifest abundance for ourselves? Or is this just another attempt to control something which cannot be controlled?

We can only offer our little gifts to life. They may spread and take on a life of their own, or they may not. I am not really interested in manipulating anyone to make money for a sense of security in life. My sense of security comes through staying true to my own spirit and understanding, which is always changing. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? To get a sense of security through something that is always changing? Well, it’s the surrender itself that brings the security. Because when you’re surrendered, it doesn’t really matter what happens!

Well, that’s where I’m at. It doesn’t really matter, so we might as well laugh and enjoy the ride! So here are some images to use as archetypal guides in exploring the nature of consciousness, form, and abundance. I hope you enjoy them. If you feel like it, you can follow the link at the bottom of the post and buy some prints so that I can buy food, pay rent, and get the resources to make more gifts to share with the world 🙂

Many blessings!

-Tom

http://society6.com/TheSunHermit

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