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The Love of Money…

Money-Tree-with-Coins“Money is the root of all evil.” That is a quote I heard as a child, and it unconsciously affected me throughout most of my life.

It wasn’t until I was well into adulthood that someone corrected me on the quote and pointed out that it had been misrepresented to me as a child. Apparently, “The love of money is the root of all evil” is the actual Biblical quote. For many years I had such an deeply-rooted negative association with the word “money” that I unconsciously sabotaged myself and blocked myself from my own greatest good.  Consciously I didn’t buy into the irrational belief that money was evil. But the resistant feelings I inwardly had toward money prevented me from being in the abundant flow of what I now understand is one of the greatest tools for personal and global transformation.

Now that I understand what love really is, I can see that the Biblical quote regarding money is one of the greatest misconceptions of all time.

From another Bible verse, I recall the quote “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking.”  If this is what love is, then how can it in any way be evil? How is it that love, when applied to money, becomes the root of all evil? It doesn’t! The misconception is that love is synonymous with greed.  Greed is, in fact, the opposite of love. Greed is an emotion that is based in fear in the belief that there is lack. Love is generous and fear is greedy.  The greed of money is the root of what many call evil. The genuine love of money is the root of all transformation. Gold is the color of unconditional love, and it is time to learn to love it for what it really is.

If you look around the world and see all of the pain and suffering that is caused by the belief that some must lose in order to gain, it is fair to say that greed is the root of all evil. Greed causes men and women to act in ways that are the opposite of their core nature. Our true human nature is love, compassion and generosity. Fear and the belief in lack is the source of pain and suffering. Money is not the problem; fear in its many disguises is the problem. The answer is love.

Learning to love money for the tool and resource that it is will change everything in your life and your relationship with the world.

Perhaps, as it did with me, the word “money” conjures up negative resonance in your mind, heart, body and energy.  I have learned to replace the word “money” with the word “prosperity”. Every one of us is born to prosper. Prosperity is coded into everything in the universe. It is coded into the cellular makeup of all things. This encoding is the reason that all living things have the ability to grow, thrive, bloom and prosper. Of course, prosperity isn’t limited to money, it is growing our dreams and creating our realities. We were all meant to be fruitful and multiplying.

Being fruitful and multiplying doesn’t mean to make a bazillion babies, the way some of us were taught.

We were meant to grow trees of life and feed the world with the fruits of our labors. Every one of us is meant to prosper. We were meant to have a loving relationship with money. We were meant to use money as a gift that helps us prosper in our own lives, as well as assist in the growth and prosperity of those around us. Money is the energy of exchange and gratitude for services rendered. When shared generously, lovingly and gratefully, it changes everything it touches.

In the words of one of my favorite actors who transitioned from earth this week, “Live long and prosper!”

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Ascending Above Religion

Separation is an illusion.

There is no separation between us and our innate divinity and there is no separation between us and all that is.  This belief that we are separate from God and that we must earn the right to Heaven through penance to religion is in illusion created to block us from discovering the truth. The truth that we are all One with God.

The illusion of separation has pitted humanity against each other and prevented us from recognizing and embracing our own truth. The veil of separation many of us have been taught to believe in only exists when we believe it does and is an illusion that was created to keep us under control through the ambiguity of fear. Where this belief came from, and whether it was fed to us consciously or not, is irrelevant. It is simply a part of our collective evolution and we are outgrowing it.

Love conquers all.

The supremacy, competition and separation that are based in fear are coming to an end. The time of control-over and victim-under is coming to an end. The time of obedience and submission is coming to an end. The time of master and servant is coming to an end. The time of masculine dominance and feminine subordination is coming to an end. As these archaic beliefs of fear and separation come to an end, a time of love and oneness is emerging.

The time of a new earth based in love has come, as the Divine Feminine emerges to take Her place in balance and equality. With Her return she brings love, compassion, understanding, collaboration, clarity, creativity, healing and the nurturing of all of humanity. She loves her children without fear, guilt or expectation and sees the infinite possibilities that exist for us individually and collectively. She encourages us through love rather than obedience through fear. She inspires us to open our eyes in wonder, rather asking that we see only through blind faith. She loves all of Her children equally.

Now comes the time that we recognize that human rights must take precedence and that all beings are deserving of respect, dignity and equality. The time of understanding that human rights are our Divine birthright, and that all other rights are man-made. The energies of transformation, understanding, and unity are now overriding fundamentalism, judgment and separation. It is time for love to conquer all, because love really is the most powerful force in the Universe and it is all there really is. Everything else is an illusion based in the limitations of our ancient physical understanding.

Suffering is no longer necessary.

Suffering is no longer necessary to get us to God and never has been, that has always been part of the illusion of fear and control. The illusion of fear and separation is coming to an end as all truths are revealed and much of humanity is ready to ascend above religion. We have evolved into our own truth and connection to Spirit without the limitations and constrictions of dogma. Each one of us now has the ability, for the first time in our human history, to make conscious free-will choices as all truths are brought into the light. We are no longer limited by the information that is fed to us by controlled sources.  We can choose to no longer be manipulated by fear and coercion. We can each choose actions and perceptions that limit us individually and collectively, or we choose actions and perceptions that liberate us individually and collectively. We can choose to follow our own truths, rather than the beliefs that others have placed upon us.

Every belief we have, every word we speak and every action we take ultimately affects all of humanity and our collective evolution. We are all co-creators of our reality and we can choose to no longer buy into the belief that we are separate.  We are all One with all that is, and each of us play a role in our collective, conscious evolution. It is up to each of us to recognize that we are all One with each other and One with that which many call God. Together we create a new reality based in love rather than fear.

Those of us who have ascended above religion are here to teach others how to find their own truth, follow their own path and find their own connection to Spirit.


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Remembering My Magnificence

For the past four and half years I have found myself in an amazing transformational journey. At first it was not so amazing as my entire life began crumbling around me and I wondered if and how I would ever find my foothold again. Everything I had spent my life working for no longer worked and much of my life stopped making sense. Somewhere in my thirties I forgot who I was and I thought I had arrived at who I wanted to be. Then it all came crumbling down.

I had known for most of my adult life that I would someday write about my story of growing up in polygamy. And after being introduced to self-improvement books in the 1980’s I set an intention with myself that someday after I found success I would write a self- improvement book. It would be my way of saying thank you to those who had helped me find my emotional freedom and a guidebook for others who were searching for theirs. The book about growing up in polygamy has been a work in progress for over twelve years, there I said it. I could not understand until recently why I was unable to finish this book and now I understand. I wasn’t ready, and the perspective to write it from needed the fine tuning that only comes with inner transformation and enlightenment. The self-improvement book birthed itself unplanned in the middle of writing the story of my childhood. I had forgotten about my intention to write the self-improvement book until a few months ago, several months after I published the book. Further evidence that intentions work, we just don’t always know the timing that causes them to manifest.

One other intention I had set for myself over the past few years was not to write or talk about my childhood or polygamy until I could communicate through the eyes of love. While the name of this blog indicates that my focus is on polygamy that was not my intention. I am not the expert on polygamy from an adult perspective and can never profess to be. I did not live it or feel the pain in my heart of sharing my husband. And yet I did see the pain it caused my parents and those closest to me, and I understand why they chose to live it under the guise of love and through religious coercion. Long after I left home I felt the guilt and shame that came with not living up to God’s expectation of me to live this, His most sacred law. And for many years I lived with the question of whether I would spend an eternity in Hell for letting Him down. I now see polygamy for the imbalance that it creates and that in the free-will-choice we are all guaranteed, many do and will continue to make choices that cause them pain and suffering for the promise of eternal exaltation.

My intention for writing this blog was to share stories about my childhood and how the lessons I have learned in the last four plus years of my transformational journey can help others in seeing their past with new eyes. While I support those who are out fighting the fight to breakdown religious tyranny, bring about global human rights and expose the harms against humanity in the name of religion, standing in the trenches fighting the fight is not in alignment with my higher purpose. My purpose in all of my writing, speaking, mentoring, and filmmaking is to uplift those who are fighting the fight, to remind them of who they are and why they fight for all of humankind. For a very long time I felt alone in the discussion of religion and how it is no longer necessary for the ascension of humanity. Now I know that there are many who are telling this truth, which frees me up to return my focus to my heart’s work. The work of inspiring those who are ready to open their minds, hearts and souls to their own greater possibilities. To let them see that the veil of separation is nothing more than an illusion and that we are all truly magnificent.