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The Walmart Welcome Person

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Nov. 3rd, 2010 | 03:21 pm
posted by: irsis in dharmapunks


I posted this today at a couple of my sites and hope it fits in here;
 

Since I spend so much time with animals I find I sometimes have trouble relating to people.  So I try my luck at blogging with varying degrees of success.  I often end up writing into the void which forces me to reach out from my comfort zone to find people who I don’t have much in common with.  Like just the other day I commented on the blog of a successful saleswoman who said she was trying to help other woman find balance and success.  Then she read one of my blogs and left a comment.

 

   Her comment was only a few words, mostly just acknowledging the fact that she was there and that I seemed to be someone from a different planet.  That assessment didn’t bother me because I get that reaction fairly often.  What was interesting to me as I read deeper into her comment was my awareness of the effort she put into reaching me, just as I had made an effort to reach her.  But our motives were entirely different.

 

   Being a successful saleswoman had brought her to the realization that reaching out and touching anyone who appears in her conscious awareness creates energy which in turn can be turned into money or success as she likes to call it.  This idea made me think of the welcome person at Walmart.  Now the Walmart people are aware of the fact that if they pay a person to touch the mind of the people coming into the store, this person will create energy which they, in turn, can convert into money. 

 

  Now when I meet the welcome person at Walmart, I let myself be fooled into thinking he or she really likes me and I genuinely touch her mind back in a caring way.  This gives me access to the energy created and it takes the whole situation out of the economic realm and more into the metaphysical realm.  I always said that when I reach enlightenment, I’m going to become a welcome person at Walmart and be genuinely glad to see every person who comes through the door.

 

  There is a point to this blog and I’m getting to it now.  It’s so important to reach out and touch other people in friendship simply to partake of this sacred, created energy because another name for this energy is love and it should never be put on the open market.  “Seek first the kingdom of God, and the rest will be granted.”


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Darren

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from: strang_er
date: Nov. 3rd, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
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Interesting take on things. I've seen the money as energy comparison taken a step further, with money being described as a tangible form of prana or ch'i and, as with that sort of energy in the body, that it's healthy to let it flow and circulate freely instead of restricting its movement by hoarding and concentrating. Perhaps that would apply in a similar way to the other energies you mention - friendship, interest, communication etc - and they too should be allowed to flow and circulate freely.

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irsis

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from: irsis
date: Nov. 4th, 2010 11:56 am (UTC)
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I feel that when money is created by the soul through love than it doesn't have to be hoarded or worried over. But most money is seems is created by the intellect and ego out of fear and as a result there is always the worry that it will return to the nothingness from which it came. Thanks for the aware comment, strang_er.

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scotchegg

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from: scotchegg
date: Nov. 4th, 2010 05:38 am (UTC)
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It’s so important to reach out and touch other people in friendship simply to partake of this sacred, created energy because another name for this energy is love and it should never be put on the open market. 

Thank you. needed to reflect on this.

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irsis

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from: irsis
date: Nov. 4th, 2010 11:59 am (UTC)
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Yes, people seem to forget this important idea or they just don't believe in the kingdom of God. Reflecting on this will take a lot of stress out of your life.

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Stef

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from: firecat
date: Nov. 5th, 2010 05:12 am (UTC)
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I think it would be an interesting practice to be a welcome person. It's not necessary for Walmart to be involved.

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irsis

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from: irsis
date: Nov. 5th, 2010 12:04 pm (UTC)
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Hi firecat, I do genuinely welcome everyone who visits me on this computer. It's just stepping out into the Walmart mindset that confuses people and they lose sight of what's really keeping their lives together. Thanks for the comment.

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irsis

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from: irsis
date: Jan. 3rd, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
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Hi jgoupzrcplex, I try for great all the time but usually just get crazy. Thanks for the comment.

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Melissa

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from: stardustnprison
date: Jan. 3rd, 2011 08:52 am (UTC)
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Hi Sue! its so nice to see that you posted and on a subject that is so important. Kindness (receiving and giving) seems so basic and yet it so often goes over all of heads and doesn't register on our radars. You have such an eloquent way of conveying your thoughts. I do hope to hear more from you in this community. You stimulated people and thats always a beautiful thing. Namaste

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irsis

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from: irsis
date: Jan. 3rd, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
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Hi Melissa, Thanks for the sweet comment. As far as stimulating people is concerned, you are really great at it. Your pull is awesome. I do like this community and plan to post more stuff. Take care, girl.

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