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The Awakened Millionaire by Joe Vitale

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4What's Real?

Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving.

—Dan Millman

Our understanding of money is an illusion. Our assumptions about the soul of money are fraudulent. They are as fruitless as firing bullets into the trees of an imaginary enemy of our own design.

The Awakened Millionaire knows that money is neutral, but a powerful tool in the right hands. It is a spiritual tool in the Awakened Millionaire's hands.

But sadly, the war on money is our birthright. The schizophrenic love/hate paradigm lies so ingrained within us, one would think it almost genetic.

But it's not. It's learned. We're educated to have a dysfunctional relationship with money. We're saturated with violent attitudes towards money. They are reinforced for us every day by everyone around us who shares the same attitudes.

We do not hear unadulterated appreciation and respect expressed about money by someone who doesn't have plenty of it.

This toxic relationship surrounding us has tragically become a new thread of the human condition.

It must stop. It must stop now. And it must stop with us. For this toxic relationship with money isn't static. Younger generations will inherit a purely dysfunctional relationship. Just as physical abuse may be carried down from one generation to the next, simply by way of example from a parent, attitudes about money are carried down as well. All it takes is one child to say “No, ...

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