“Buying your life with currency is like taking a picture of something and then asking the picture to be the thing that it was only meant to represent. You have an expression that you cannot buy happiness. But still many of you seek to have more, assuming that the more will give you that which you have always sought.
Measuring the quality of life, or the standard of living, by keeping track of how much money is flowing is giving you a very biased perspective on what ‘quality of life’ actually means. Money is a form of exchange, and yet, it represents so much more to all of you. It represents freedom and security and power and status, and that is what you all have decided that money should represent.
But the poor man knows freedom in a way that the wealthy man does not. Children have very little money to spend, and yet, they are the happiest, most creative beings you’ll ever come across. We are not attempting to discourage you from having money, but we want you to recognize that the money itself is not really what you seek.
And as you make your lives easier by reminding yourselves that the money itself is not what you are after, you’ll notice how much power there is in not needing something. Exercise your sense of freedom by exploring all the things in your life that do not cost a dime. Make those things that which give you power, status, and stability, and notice how then money simply becomes something you play with for fun.
We are Michael. We are infinite. We are Love.”