So you are practicing your integrity. Paying things off, fulfilling obligations…
And one day, you notice that your credit card balance has decreased, but no money never left your bank account.
Even after a few days, your bank balance hasn’t decreased. Stroke of luck, you think! Free money!
But is it?
On the awakening path, situations like this will pop up to give you the opportunity to decide Who You Are. Now I’m not here to tell you the “right” thing to do, because what’s right for you might not be what’s right for me.
Yet I will tell you this:
Everything you do has ramifications.
There could be two lines of thinking in a situation such as this one:
You manifested money!
Now both of these are just assumptions we apply in our heads, based on historical occurrences, stuff your parents taught you, and good old GUILT.
Each time, you get to decide how you’ll respond.
Don’t forget now, you’ve got inner guidance available to you whenever you ask for it. How do you get clear guidance that satisfies your inner self’s need to evolve towards a more unified existence? Go for the win.
“What serves everyone involved?”
If you’re of the “Money Changer” viewpoint in which banks are dirty crooks that deserve a kick in the pants whenever possible, you may decide that you deserve that money, and never bring the transaction up. You’ve manifested a stroke of good luck after all, and Finders Keepers, right?
If you’re focusing on integrity, it may not be such a clear cut decision. For you are aware of an inconsistency that could affect someone else. Maybe someone at the bank loses his job because of it. Maybe someone else paid their credit card bill with the last funds they had to their name, and you got credit for it.
So what could you do? You can run a few scenarios through your head, and see how they make you feel in the gut.
You might call customer support and report this inconsistency. It’s likely that they will be very taken aback that you’ve called, for I’ve been told it’s rare. They might put in a ticket for investigation, and a day later, you may see the funds withdrawn from your account. You’ve rebalanced the scale.
Or, you might do nothing, and wait for it to rebalance itself. This often happens, so why bother calling customer support at all?
Because you made the effort to rebalance an inequity in your awareness. And that makes all the difference. The simple act of making the attempt to bring the inconsistency to light is the key here. In my own experience, it’s gone both ways.
This can happen in all sorts of scenarios besides paying a credit card bill, such as a missing package that’s shown up after you’ve already been refunded for it. (Thanks for the extra underwear, Victoria’s Secret!) I got to keep the replacement package–and the original when it finally arrived–with a cheerful call and a good laugh with the representative.
It’s always up to you, you see. And every situation is different. Ask yourself, and trust yourself. Do you feel OK taking the money (or the underwear), or whatever you’ve received? Remembering that you’re unified with everyone else will help you navigate through a decision.
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