by | Inspiration, The Lills

Freedom, to us, is the state of being free to speak, eat, drink, learn, sleep, travel, express one’s self and experience. No other animal on the planet pays money for these things.

The only real reason to have created a thing called money was to create the idea of “ownership” through buying and selling things. It created a division of status among humans, as some inevitably had more than others. This formula has allowed a small amount of people to dominate a mass. Humans have drawn up imaginary lines on land, stating ownership of this and ownership of that. It’s like an agreement was made, except the Earth, animals and nature weren’t included in the conversation.

Most people can’t picture living without money, but today, half of the entire population on planet Earth lives on fifty cents to a dollar a day. It still blows us away and continues to instill a feeling of great strength and opportunity to make better choices with our freedoms, gifts and talents.

The Lills Freedom Versus Money

The two of us would far prefer to be part of a race where everyone has clean water, food and a roof over their head, where animals and nature aren’t run over and where everyone is educated from an energetic standpoint. We’d love to see a world where people work together to better the whole and the future, with or without any form of currency.

A friend of ours, funny enough, recently mentioned to us something known as The Venus Project. A man dedicated his life to building a concept of life that includes no form of money. He uses the library as an example, where no transaction of money occurs, but a transaction of energy still takes place. A lot of what he spoke of made sense to us.

If money wasn’t here, couldn’t we all exchange our energy, talents, skills, knowledge, strength, creativity and love to help save the planet, rather than move to Mars to continue to build and conquer? Could a worldwide collaboration occur where millions of people stop working for corporations, governments, factories and industries and begin working individually and together to provide the necessities to all, to clean up our act and the planet?

It seems as though too many are distracted by money, competition, fame and self-gain for that to occur, but maybe if enough people woke up and started making changes, it could. The news and media won’t be the ones to ever tell us to take care of each other. It’s busy telling us all to buy more, judge each other, compete and stay distracted.

Most people know our money isn’t backed by gold anymore, but what a lot of people still don’t know is that the money being printed and distributed by a private company, not the government. Government taxes are used to pay back a loan to the company, also known as the Federal Reserve. It’s amazing how long it took us to come across this info.

We’ve done quite a bit of research and have rewired our minds when it comes to currency. We’ve focused more on trading our creative skills for lodging, food, activities and traveling. The more we learn to live on less, the more we reconnect with ourselves, each other and Mother Nature.

Our goals revolve around creating and growing a simple life with big adventures, where money doesn’t change or determine our wellbeing.

With very little material and the idea of money on the back burner, we’re having incredible experiences money just can’t buy. When we do make purchases, we try to support family-owned/operated businesses, small businesses and environmentally friendly companies.

If everyone could realize the benefits of going minimal and that less can be more, more people could have less problems and the world could be a much better place.