Today, we need money to feel secure, and in principle, money acts as a connector: I give you money, you give me money, and we each earn from each other and win over one another at each other’s expense.
It is a copy of our inner attitudes to each other: what we each want from each other is expressed in the amount of banknotes that we exchange with each other.
We approach an employer, work for them, and get paid. That is the relationship we find not only in stores, but throughout society, including between spouses. We express our relationships in a kind of monetary equivalent because we constantly wish to receive something from others. Therefore, today, money is the equivalent of our egoistic efforts, where we desire to enjoy at the expense of others, and wish to receive a certain payment for our efforts.
Eventually, money will demonstrate its failure in its ability to connect us on an egoistic level, and it will then need to convert into a connector of altruistic relations. And indeed, at a certain stage, we will be able to measure altruistic efforts in monetary terms, i.e., as amounts of our giving to each other.
In other words, the shift from egoistic to altruistic relations does not require making any major revolutions in changing our current systems. We only need to change our attitude to what has been created, and discuss how we upgrade the quality of our relationships.
Yet, the shift from egoistic to altruistic relations is a major change because we then gain an addition of a soul, i.e., the quality of bestowal. In this soul, the quality of bestowal, we start feeling that we live on the next, higher level of existence: the spiritual world where we feel eternity and perfection.
Based on KabTV’s “I Got a Call. Money of the Future” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on July 16, 2011. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman