Being a Good Steward of the Energy You are Given
We have an odd way of measuring value here on planet earth that has been largely symbolized by money, power and sometimes the "currency of notoriety," as they say in public relations. But just because you're earning money doesn't necessarily mean you're contributing anything lasting or "real" that will stand the test of time. On the contrary, just because you spent energy (or energy in the form of money) on something beautiful that has no monetary value in human terms does not make it a waste. Far from it.
We all need to recalibrate what "productive" actually means, along with the value of money. If you spend hours in your garden, reading a book that inspires you, volunteering at a local organization, or training your new puppy, is that time spent any less valuable than the hours you would spend at work to make money?
In Reality, energy is the only currency we have, and how we choose to spend it is up to us. With this energy, all of us are artists who are creating a work of art through every act. Some of us are masters who are always striving to refine our craft, while others are finger painting old devils when we could be sculpting new Davids.
Every act is released from your soul as a release of energy that forms an engram of light, impressing upon the etheric octave geometric snowflake forms. Every movement in life, every thought and feeling, is producing on the ethers either a magnificent design of virtue or something less.
In other words, you either convert your God-given energy into something real or not--just as a plant converts solar energy through the process of photosynthesis. Unlike with plants, however, sometimes a human's misuse of energy produces a lot of money. This does not, however, make it a valuable contribution to mankind. Other times, a correct and highly valuable use of energy--such as a work done selflessly, with grace and joy and freedom--makes us no money whatsoever. Therefore, it appears to be a waste when it was actually an amazing conversion of energy into something real and eternal.
Against this backdrop, is there anything more important than how we spend our energy with the abilities given to us?
In the Parable of the Talents, a master puts his servants in charge of his goods while he is away on a trip. One servant received five talents, according to his abilities, the second servant received two talents and the third servant, one.
Upon his return, the master assesses the stewardship of his servants, evaluating how faithful each was in making wise investments of his goods to obtain a profit. The first two servants put their talents to work and doubled the value of the property with which they were entrusted. But the third servant, who was only given one talent, simply buried it in the ground to hide it.
You are a steward of God's energy who is being given the chance to convert it into an eternal Reality and turn a profit. If you make the right use of this energy your goal, as a servant of God, the master will undoubtedly give you more to invest.