As the coronavirus spread around the world, the government of this nation instituted a program to help businesses pay their workforces during this time of “crisis.” Often referred to as PPP – short for Paycheck Protection Program – it provided loans via the Small Business Administration.
And what a boon this PPP was! Companies applied in droves! They got their money! And, as a business owner, I was urged to apply by the many excited entrepreneurs with whom I regularly associate.
When the program was first announced and the “urging” began, I chose away from applying because I do not have payroll (I work solo); I had already heard about all the time and energy it was taking to apply and I didn’t want to devote either as I didn’t want to take “time” away from the everyday doing of the work I do. I knew that the funding was a loan and I didn’t want a loan, knowing as I did that paying it back can be a “pain”.
Then the PPP was extended beyond its June 30th date well into July and the “urging” began again! My accountant said I “had to do it”; explained how much money I would get (a lot!) and by when (the end of the week!). As for avoiding loans, the “chorus” of experts told me, basically, no worries! It will be forgiven. Just do these few things as instructed.
None of which has anything to do with living Spiritually, Which is all there is.
So when this “round two” began and I heard the big number and “instant” delivery date, part of me felt really excited. Wow! Money! and by Friday, too!
I also Knew that something was “off”. I Knew that the excitement was what I referred to when I later spoke to My Teacher as “dancing basics.”
The part of me that brings forward my karmic patterns was dancing up a storm! And, if I chose to identify with them, I’d go “out there” and “get” the “free money”. I’ll call a potential lender for the PPP – a bank, in this case – and get more information! I’ll speak to my accountant again and again on just what I need to do to have the loan forgiven for sure. Just do this and this. Easy!
As an Initiate Of The Sound Current, though, I stop. I Know something is off. I get Present. I get help if I need it, which I did. I called My Teacher for Open Hour.
Listening to My Teacher was Listening to mySelf!
I Knew right way that I needed to stay in Integrity.
I Knew that I didn’t have payroll even though the PPP itself said it was OK for solo entrepreneurs to apply. I went with my Knowing.
I Knew that the portion of the lender/bank application that I had seen had asked that I certify that I had been seriously impacted by the coronavirus (words to that effect). I Knew this was not so. The SBA application asks for certification that the funds are needed “for the ongoing operations of Applicant.” Not so.
My Teacher also reminded me that I would pay tax on the money if the loan is “forgiven” - something I had also chosen away from in round one – and easily forgotten until Open Hour!
I Knew, too, that this was a loan and I don’t want more loans. I Knew, too, that even if dozens of people tell me it will be forgiven, I have no idea whether it will or it won’t; that what I was required to do to have it forgiven was not a clear action; it was a manipulation.
I chose into Integrity Inherently with the Help of The Master. I had been dancing with my basics instead of “Dancing In My Soulness” in the Soul Body with God - as stated in a Satsang by Our Teacher. Being Present is the Protection and so is stopping when I feel “off” and getting Help from Our Teacher.
The Focus is on Loving God.
I was smart enough to get the Sacred Help and the Protection I needed when I felt “off” instead of just going with it.
I Lovingly Suggest you do the same.
*A Note: “Dancing In Your Soulness” is the Title of Tools For Living Free #138! Please give this Gift to yourSelves!
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