Ownership is purely a man made concept that has existed for thousands of years in some form or another. The question I ask here is simply this, “How does ownership serve you”? Is it in the Highest and Best Good of the Human Race & Earth?
Ownership as defined by the Encyclopedia Britannica is, “the legal relation between a person (individual, group, corporation, or government) and an object. The object may be corporeal, such as furniture, or completely the creature of law, such as a patent, copyright, or annuity; it may be movable, such as an animal, or immovable, such as land. Because the objects of property and the protected relations are different in every culture and vary according to law, custom and economic system and the relative social status of those who enjoy its privileges, it is difficult to find a least common denominator of “ownership.” Ownership of property probably means at a minimum that one’s government or society will help to exclude others from the use or enjoyment of one’s possession without one’s consent, which may be withheld except at a price.”
What do you own? Think carefully here. Are you sure? Is it because you paid for it? Or is it simply that you claimed possession? Can you do with it as you please? Does it bring you joy? Is it time to re-assess your viewpoint on ownership?
Copyright is a legal construction so that the person with this legal right can claim the profit. I ask that you consider this carefully. Who really owns the words written here or the electricity that brings them to you? The reason this law exists is so that money can be collected. It is not always the person who made the copyrighted material who profits from it. Copyright law is simply a construct under which some get wealthy and other do not. It is a limitation imposed by the powers at be. Now I can choose to not copyright my writing, because these words do not come from me but from Holy Spirit. Anyone who wishes can wade in the river of knowledge! This goes for any creation, a building, a computer, a book, a recipe, you name it – the idea came from Holy Spirit! The resources came from Gaia and your part in the process is the hands to mold it. Just because you played a part of a Divine process does not mean you own the creation! If I make the muffler for a car, do I own the car? If I make a book cover do I own the book? Not hardly.
What is “real” about real estate? What are you paying for? Could it be that you are paying for the right to use the property as long as you abide by certain rules and pay the proper taxes and fees. Why are you giving your power to some official or banker? What will happen if you claim your inner power and God given right to live as you see fit? Is what you are thinking in the Best Interest of Everyone involved?
So you think you own something, such as a gold watch. You wear it proudly and use it every day. One day it disappears, you have no idea what happened to it. Did you own it and do you still own it? As the definition reads above you did own it, but now you do not. Possession is 9/10th of the law, or so it would seem. I would say that it is 100% the law of ownership.
Say you met with a friend and notice that they were wearing the watch that you once owned. Who’s watch is it? Does it matter that your friend found the watch in the company bathroom? Do you automatically assume they stole the watch from you? I hope not. If you still wish to enjoy the watch, you could explain what happened and ask them politely to give the watch to you. Since they are in possession of the watch, they own it. If you are compassionate and caring you may get the watch back.
It is like the watch is making the decisions and choosing the person to be with. And in a way this is exactly what is happening. Remember like energy attracts like energy and if you are resonating a match to the watch it will come back into your life. I once lost a ring and found it over three times before it decided I did not want it and I never found it again. It is not about owning certain objects, it is about enjoying the use of them and then gratefully passing them along when you are done with them.
I used to have a camera that I was getting tired of and wished to get a better one. A few days later someone stole my camera and my prayers were answered! I now had the excuse I needed to go buy a new camera and I did. I owned the camera while it was in my possession and then I did not. The important point here is that I always have what I need. The resources present themselves as the need arises!
It is also important to know that ownership as most people understand it today is an illusion. You do not own the land, your car or anything really. But you do have the use of anything you desire to claim in a way that honors the Best Interests of all concerned.
Right now this means paying for certain items so that you have permission to use them. Of course you are not paying for the item, but the honor of using it! If someone gives you a gift card, they are transferring their honor to you, thus making it a gift!
Ownership then is really a Spiritual Agreement made energetically between two individuals or Great Spirit herself. Whether energy is exchanged in the form of money, labor, barter, or Love does not matter. The water you drink, the land you walk on and the trees you sleep under were given to you as a gift from Great Spirit. Are you using them with honor?
Ask not what do I own, but Do I have what I need? I would bet the answer is Yes, because Great Spirit is a wonderful provider (as long as you allow it).
I did not get into the etiquette of ownership so please do not assume from this blog that I condone taking anything without asking first! Get permission, either verbally, in writing or by (sales) contract. Even in a cashless society, the rules of etiquette still apply. I write about a Perfect Society on the website and you may enjoy reading this article published several years ago.
In conclusion, ownership as a concept in the LBE (Love Based Economy/Society) is abandoned because each person realizes the illusion inherent in ownership. We as an enlightened society, embrace honesty and truth to the point that it pervades each aspect of society. The idea of paying for the right to use something that was originally meant for all beings to share simply is no longer acceptable. The present conditions we impose on each other where created for the economic system to operate. Think about it for a minute.
You do work of some type and are paid for it, you then turn around and pay others for services you need to survive. It is a contrived system that separates and stratifies society, and simply does not allow equality! This system served its purpose and now it is time to move on to a cashless system where we no longer have to get something before we give of ourselves. Each person in a LBE realizes the source of all love, accepts their role in this love, and acts with compassion.
Gaia or Nature truly “owns” everything on earth as she provides the materials and can destroy anything we create. The idea of ownership when you really think about it is absurd. Even if you create something wonderful, it is not yours because you got the inspiration from Holy Spirit, and used materials from Gaia or Nature, all you did was put them together in your own unique way. Now yes this is a great gift and makes the world a beautiful place to live, but it is not ownership. It is giving.
With no ownership this frees us to live a life of safety and security. If citizens know they have food to eat, a warm place to sleep and other people to love and support them doesn’t this provide a powerful platform to live your life from? There is no concern about who’s home you live in, or who’s food you eat or who’s clothing you wear, because you know in your heart that it is yours as much as anyone’s. Each person in a LBE honors possession as the law, and at the same time each person only takes what they need and never takes that which is being used by another. Each moment they are thinking about other’s needs above their own. This is a compassionate and loving way to live, this is a Love Based Economy.
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For more info on a cashless society please read my previous blog by that title “A cashless Society” Jan. 31, 2011. Also visit http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com to see the resource based economy advocated by Peter Joseph.
Our greatest resource is Love
ownership. (n.d.). © Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.. Retrieved February 25, 2011, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ownership