November 15, 2019
You can take it with you. First of all, we would like you to know that if we were speaking to you, we would be “yelling!” We are yelling at Roger specifically, and all of you collectively, because you all do the same thing in many ways.
Philosophies, sayings, or admonitions influence you all, such as you can’t take it with you. Yet you never question why those ideas still float in your collective consciousness or question the validity of them. The thing that most humans don’t understand is that your worth and value to yourself, the world, the universe, or the evolution of all that is, can never be measured in anything of a physical nature. A simple examination of your world proves this. You wonder why many lottery winners lose their money. It is because the money did not fulfill their goal of evolving as a soul. While you may not understand that sentence now, you will eventually.
We must also say this message is challenging for Roger, for he knows all too well how he has struggled with this, and at the same time knows he will move through it by discussing it and fulfill his soul’s goal of making a difference to others as well, but it is
uncomfortable. You will feel that uncomfortableness if you have attached your worth to anything physical.
This morning we gave Roger a sentence where he didn’t know where we were headed, but we will place it at the end. Decades ago, Roger was in a clothing store and was approached by the salesperson who asked him if he was Roger Burnley. Roger replied yes, and the person said, “I want to thank you because you saved my life.” Roger pushed this away as he couldn’t imagine that anything he had done or said could have possibly done that. Roger knew he couldn’t have done that in actuality; he did wonder what he had done. The answer he received was this. “When I was a teenager, I was in your class and wanted to commit suicide. Something you said caused me to change my mind.” Roger pushes this incident aside as he finds it hard to believe that he could offer that type of value if it weren’t delivered in some physical form. We could go on forever because you all discount your worth in this way. Now we will give you that line, and it will make sense for you and Roger.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did not leave you a bunch of money.