When you drive on a highway or cross a bridge, when you call the police or fire department and they show up, when you eat at a restaurant and don’t get food poisoning, when your kids learn to spell or study algebra….all those things happen because of TAXES.
They aren’t dirty or bad. They’re the agreement we make with each other to share our resources for the common good.
Yes, we need to be diligent and make sure our resources are being used intelligently. We need to make they aren’t being used to disempower people by doing too much for them.
But when we stop seeing them as an intrusion into our lives and rather as something that frees us to work together more effectively, lots of good stuff can happen.
What’s our favorite game? Limiting our tax exposure. Finding a way to hide our assets. Pay as little as possible.
I’m with you…to an extent. I don’t feel like giving a government more than my share. Like everyone else, I’m not wild about every little thing the government cares to spend my money on.
And by the way the government isn’t this monolithic thing, at least not here in the states. The federal government makes choices about if and how to address the deficit, keep Social Security solvent, whether or not it should send more troops to Afghanistan, and ten thousand other decisions. It’s a guarantee they’re going to piss off at least 40% of the population with any choice they make.
Connecticut, where I live has to address its own deficit issues, not to mention aid to cities, education spending, and other stuff. They’re in a spitball contest with Massachusetts about who is going to pay for cleaning up the Housatonic River.
And Bristol, the city we live in has to decide about funding for schools, snow removal and that eyesore downtown where the Centre Mall used to be.
Taxes. Gotta have them. Or you can decide to privatize everything.
Of course if you do, you lose the right to make and enforce the rules we agree to live by. But that’s another story.
I love paying my taxes.
When I do, it says I have the sense of abundance to know more is coming. I don’t hang onto every last dollar for dear life, worrying that no more are gonna show up.
I pay my income tax, my property tax, my sales tax, car tax and lots of other kinds of taxes.
I pay my taxes because I have the assets that get taxed in the first place.
I pay them because I live in a political, legal and economic system that gives me the chance to use my skills, my energy, my liberty to create wealth.
I pay my taxes because I know the fire department will come when my stove goes kerblooey and shoots flames into the kitchen. I know if I needed the police, my good buddy Brad and the rest of the force would show up.
I pay them because I believe in energy exchange. We give. We receive.
When you try and cheat the system, you’re affirming to the Universe you don’t believe in your own ability to manifest.
And the Universe will prove you right. You’ll live small and scared.
Not to mention the fact that you’re making life tougher on my daughters, and their eventual children.
You’re reading this. You have a computer, or at least access to one. The system took care of you.
Now play along.
Whether you pay your taxes or not…that’s up to you and the IRS. This isn’t even about taxes.
It’s about ABUNDANCE.
Not the buzzword, catchphrase type that gets thrown around on Facebook like spare change.
It’s the real thing.
Abundance. Knowing your source is limitless.
Plugging into it.
Every time I’ve hit a wall (and I’ve hit plenty)…every time I got scared because there wasn’t enough…
I was able to step back, regroup, and plug into the Source that brought me here.
Same one that brought you here.
Abundance. It’s not that there’s enough for everyone.
It’s that the Source from which it comes is unlimited.
Like the old Doritos commercial: “Crunch all you want. We’ll make more.”
When my students – when anyone – lets go of fear, greed and habits that keep them poor in money and spirit, something happens…
They get rich.
They get healthy.
They find peace.
They find love…starting with themselves.
They lose the FEAR of contributing. They give…and receive.
I love taxes. I love paying them.
I recommend you love them too.
Because paying into the system that takes care of your needs – however imperfectly – is a form of love to yourself.
And paying into a system that takes care of the needs of your kids, your parents, your neighbors, your fellow citizens…THAT is abundance.
Learn to let go of fear.
Open your hand.
Open your heart.
Open your checkbook.
Pay it back…the blessings you have.
And yes….you have them.
Your Good Pal and Fellow Citizen,
Don’t respond to this post with political arguments. I don’t care about liberals, or Tea Party, or conservatives.
I don’t care about Obama or Perry or Bachmann or Romney or any of them. It’s not about that.
It’s about you taking ownership of your life, your prosperity, your outlook, your activity, the set of your sail.
If you wanna talk politics, there are a million people who are happy to engage you. You can shout at the other side all day. You’ll be doing the same thing in four years.
Don’t take that as saying it’s not important to participate in the governing process. It is. It’s yours.
When it becomes a way for you to distance yourself from what’s going on…to say, “It’s about jobs”….then you lose me.
Truth… If 10 percent more people used ten percent more of their initiative, energy and ambition, there wouldn’t be an economic problem. More stuff would be created.
Don’t talk to me about economic policy. YOU are YOUR OWN economic policy.
I look around and see 100 different opportunities to make money, to add increase to others, to exchange energy before lunch time.
Just a matter of seeing it, wanting it, becoming it.
So align yourself with the progressives, or the Tea Party or any other entity you care to.
Line up with Labour, or the Tories. Doesn’t matter.
I’m plugging into my source, which ain’t the democrats, republicans or anyone else.
If you want me to help you plug into your source (which is the same as mine, which is the same as the politician you can’t stand), hit me up at HOW TO RECEIVE.
It’s an investment. You’ll pay for it. We’ll exchange energy.
Thing is, I always give more value than I receive. Because I know that’s how the Universe – the God force – keeps the pipeline of blessings open.
There’s a truckload of energy you’re misusing. You’re trying to plug it into a “system” or a career, or a relationship that ran its course a long time ago. I don’t know what you’re thing is. But deep down…you do.
Let’s work together and uncover your small thinking and bad habits. Let’s let them go and replace them with gusto, fun and the kind of energy that brings all kinds of crazy good stuff into your life.