Topic: The value in sharing possessions.

The Value in Sharing Possesions

Spirit (Ling): Greetings.

Tonight we would like to discuss ‘Possessions’, particularly as it pertains to the affluent society of which your country is a member, along with many others.

Human beings from a very early age become possessive, the child for its mother, its food, its toys, and this continues on through life. With an older child we would like to think it is books, but it is more likely the tapes or whatever it is that you put in your TV machines, and later, motor-bikes, cars, property of any sort, until perhaps the person is possessor of hotels, great apartment houses, many cars… possessions… including what some people accumulate around them, people as possessions, not people as people. “My daughter”, “My son-in-law”, "My", "My", "My"!

Now this could be all very well, if from the very start the child has been taught to share. As a very young toddler, a little friend perhaps comes to visit, and there soon develops a war of possession. We have all seen it, in all countries, and some wise parents step in and explain sharing, and hopefully it is carried through until we develop a caring adult, who has a nice home or a car, and they are willing to share it.

Understandably they wish to care for their possession but the possession is only on loan; and that is something that must be accepted the older you get… that all these wonderful things that you have acquired, perhaps through hard work, are only yours temporarily, we could say, ‘Rented’.

So the joys that those possessions give you, can be doubled, tripled, many times over by the sharing, or possibly, if your possessions are more than you need, by giving. If you are putting on your kettle, to the person who comes in, offer them a drink to share with you – it will double your pleasure. If you are going in your car somewhere, if possible take someone with you. Your farm… there are children who never see farm animals, is it possible that you can open up your farm for short visits, I say short because we must also consider the animals?

In having all these possessions, it can very easily develop into ‘conscious selfishness’, and we have talked of that before, like the man or woman who has many possessions and says, “These are mine, I worked for them, I keep them”!

But if in small ways he or she shared part thereof, it would develop into a greater accumulation of, I think you call them ‘Brownie Points’. And it is your brownie points that are the only things that you can take with you, when you leave this earth. Your cars, your wonderful homes, or perhaps just your teapot, (it may be all you possess), but if you have shared that teapot with someone, it’s two teapots that you take with you in your memory, as brownie points.

And this we feel is something that is lacking very much in today’s world. It is all about material possessions, having better than the man next door, your child being better than anyone else’s, but you are not doing that child a favour, and you are not doing yourself one.

If these things can be pointed out to the very young, it may be a turning point in this materialistic world, which seems to be going round in ever decreasing circles, incorporating crime, and many other… (I can’t think of the word that would cover the lot), but it is this wanting, wanting things that they can’t afford. Perhaps if they worked for them – but they want it now – and that causes the crime.

People must have discipline, they must realise that their possessions are on loan or rented, and need to be shared with others, for it is in this, that the soul develops.

Is there any link anywhere on this talk tonight, that you would like to discuss or question, where we may be able to help?

Sitter: Not tonight thank you Ling. What you said is certainly true, it is just something we don’t think about very often in our world.

Spirit: It is not only your thinking my friend, it is the thinking of those around you that you may, perhaps indirectly, be able to influence. Someone must do it. Somehow there must be a turning point, because it is the innocent who are suffering, and it all amounts really to selfishness, materialism, wanting too many things, yesterday.

Well on that not very happy note we will close… perhaps after waking you to the opportunities that you my have, to help others, help themselves.

We hope it has been of some assistance.

Goodnight and God bless you all.

The source of this material is Ken Hanson of Waiheke Island, New Zealand, whose Cockney wife is the Medium.
Ken passed to the Higher Life in August, 2009.

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