Metaphysics and the Law of Attraction: The Problem with Renunciation of Materiality

The Hālau - ʻAha Hūi Lānakila


Religions have gone too far in the opposite direction, branding materiality to be evil and urging humanity to suppress its desires for wealth, pleasure and comfort.  Some of you have had many lifetimes in a monastery, convent, or temple where you renounced everything and became the ascetic.  While this may have had some temporary value in helping extricate you from your attachment to materiality, most likely the materialistic part of you was simply suppressed, locked down and out of sight from the conscious mind.  A few enlightened souls have managed to free themselves from the ego’s sense of deprivation and loss that usually accompanies renunciation, but the vast majority of souls have simply pushed their desires underground.  Most of you are caught between trying to attain material wealth and trying to resist it.

This brings to mind another of your favorite expressions, “What you resist persists.”

Until you completely love and…

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Author: Grandtrines

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