...if you have the ability to define it as a desire, this time/space
reality, in which you are focused, has the ability to yield it to you…
Greedy vs. Needy?
Guest: I’m trying to understand greed. There are all kinds of statistics
that are batted around about 5% of the population of the world use 98%
of the world’s resources…
Abraham: Here’s the thing. We would quarrel with it a little bit, but
let’s accept that it’s an accurate statistic. You’re really going to
like this: If 6% of the population were wanting to receive like 5% does,
then the resources would expand to accommodate 6%. If 10% of them wanted
to receive like the 5% does, the resources would expand to accommodate
10%. If 100% of the population of your planet wanted to live like the 5%
have already decided that they do—the resources of your planet would
expand to accommodate 100%.
So it isn’t that the 5% are squandering the resources. It’s that they
are asking for what they want—and are getting it. And the other 95% are
belly aching about it, and holding themselves not in the receiving mode,
and, therefore—not creating it. There are enough resources for everyone
to have everything that they want.
Guest: So, there is really no such thing as greed?
Abraham: Most people would define greed as taking more than I need, or
getting more than my fair share. And we would say to you, this is a
Universe that has infinite resources. (People quarrel with that, but it
is our promise to you that if you have the ability to define it as a
desire, this time/space reality, in which you are focused, has the
ability to yield it to you, no exceptions.)
Now, whether you’re talking about money or something else, here’s what’s
at the basis of the shortage thinking: Most people have this distorted
view that there’s just one pile that’s being divvied out. And if I, this
rich old bugger, go with my big dump trucks and I carry away a great big
piece of the pile, then others who show up with their wheelbarrows or
tea cups will be deprived of what they would have gotten, because the
pile would, after all, be drastically diminished by the hoarding that I
have done from my greedy perspective.
And the reason that we wanted to put it in that dramatic way is because
all of that is such hogwash. When you ask it is always given! But, as
you do not allow yourself to receive, nobody else gets it.
When you think about physical Well-being, do you ever say “I’ve been
healthy for so long, I think I’ll be sick for a few years to let other
people be well?” You understand the resources that you would call
clarity are yours, or not, but you don’t say, “Oh, I’ve been so confused
today, there must be a really smart person running around here somewhere.”
The only thing that ever holds anyone apart from something that they
want, is that they are choosing to focus upon the lack of what they
want, and therefore they are a vibrational match to the lack of what
they want—and therefore that is their reality, or that is their creation.
Here you are, on the same planet that you’ve been on for more years than
you have the ability to count. And just in the last 400 years, look at
the difference in your economy. And it’s the same exact planet. Nobody
has been trucking in or piping in any resources. There are not more
resources present today. You are just vibrationally lining up with the
utilization of them.
And, oh, this planet’s ability to yield to you: you have not even
scratched the surface of it. It is a continually replenishing
environment. And you would never be able to get your planet imbalanced
by utilizing more of its resources than it could produce. It just cannot
So we would go back to your earlier question and say to you, greed is a
non-issue because it is an impossibility. It is not possible for someone
to get more than their fair share.
From the Quarterly Journal Jul/Aug/Sep 2002 (pdf)