What is Money?

“Money is life energy that we exchange and use as a result of the service we provide to the Universe.”

Deepak Chopra

What is money? All of us, if we are honest with ourselves, must admit that we really enjoy the experience of having money, and the doors of opportunity that it can open for us in our society, even though this rather large aspect of human life remains an elusive mystery to many of us. That is, even as money is one of the greatest desires that we all have, we don’t truly know what it is, and therefore, don’t know how to bring more of into our lives.

If we are to understand what money is, we can begin by first understanding what it does. Quite simply, what money does is allow us to acquire all that it is that we need in order to live. It is money exchanged that allows us to nourish our bodies, clothe our bodies, shelter our bodies, and educate our minds. Thus, money has the effect of sustaining, maintaining, and improving our bodies and minds. But, no effect is without a cause, and therefore, we must investigate the cause of money.

Going back to Deepak Chopra’s assertion that “money is life energy that we exchange and use as a result of the service we provide to the Universe,” the cause of money should become obvious. If money is energy we use as a result of service, then service must be the cause of money. Thus, it is the service that each of us provides to the All that is the cause of money moving into our lives. Obviously, the greater the service we render, the greater the return we will receive. But, this still does not give us insight into the true nature of money.

If service is a cause and money an effect, then it must follow that money is fundamentally service. That is, money is a tangible symbol that represents the intangible action of service. Thus, money is a symbol that represents service. You could think of money that you currently have in your life as being proof that you have been of service to the world. If currently you are finding that you have nominal amounts of money in your life it is because the service you have provided is not as great as you can give. But, if you are ready to acquire great amounts of wealth, all that you have to do is reach deep into the chambers of your heart and find the gift that you are really wanting to give to the world. In truth, each of us has inside of us a gift that will be beneficial to all, and it is the giving of that gift that results in your having material wealth. Remember, money is service, and the nature of the service we provides will dictate the quality of return we will see in our life.

So, going back to our initial question, “what is money?” I believe the answer is that money is service, or the proof thereof. A large service yields large returns, and small service yields small returns. And what is the difference between a large service and a small service? A small service is one that is not congruent with the deepest yearnings of your own heart. A large service, on the other hand, is one that is congruent with your own heart. Thus, it is my personal belief that the key to wealth is to be found deep in the chambers of your own heart. All of us have such a key that will unlock our own personal treasure chest of vast fortunes, but the problem heretofore, has been that we’ve been trying to unlock that chest with the wrong key. That is, we’ve been giving a service that doesn’t resonate with our own heart.

In conclusion, I would say that money is service. And, great wealth comes from great service. And great service is nothing other than that unique gift that is in your heart. Simply give of that gift and all else will be bestowed upon you.

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  1. Awesome Kevin! This is why I treat my business as my ministry-my way of serving people!

    Comment by Shama Hyder — April 10, 2007 @ 10:57 pm

  2. Kevin,

    Absolutely it’s service that matters and in reality money is an exchange of energy. When someone enjoys the service you offer they are willing to pay for it. Relationships are most important and unlike some books out there that discuss the Law of Attraction as a mechanical approach, I’m really impressed by “Nexus: A Neo Novel” where Logan might die or live. This creates compassion, which is probably where service starts.


    Comment by Scott — April 19, 2007 @ 7:38 am

  3. Kevin,

    This dovetails nicely into our conversation about generosity, and how being a “giving” person expresses to the universe the thought that ‘I have more than I need,’ which creates the reality of having more than you need. This trancends physical money, of course, and applies to every sort of “giving” that one is capable of. Nicely said, my friend.


    Comment by Phil — April 25, 2007 @ 1:20 am

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  5. Hello

    I am really excited. Keep up the great work. Good resources here.


    Comment by kiloutimuk — September 13, 2007 @ 2:18 am

  6. Well, what happened with Mother Teresa? She gave great service to the poor and remained poor. What about really great teachers? They teach thousands of students and never become rich. People who serve others are not seeking “money” for money’s sake — they are seeking richer rewards. Rewards that are not monetary. What about Buddha? What about Ghandi? What about Jesus? Plato? Aristotle? Soctrates? The truly great persons in history were not rich, but gave great service that still reverberates today. Now, take a look at those that were really rich and seemed to be providing a “service,” — you’re left with trying to define the type of energy expended.

    Comment by Maureen — March 24, 2008 @ 11:29 pm

  7. the service you offer will determine how much money you’re going to earn….. =) Michael Marasigan a.k.a. Wise Bamboo

    Comment by Michael Joseph G. Marasigan — January 30, 2009 @ 2:22 am

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