“Building a Care First World” by Louis Bohtlingk

August 18, 2014 in Care First News by Louis Bohtlingk

2150348090_571e1b95eeAn article by Louis Bohtlingk for September 2012 Issue of Cygnus Review, magazine of  Cygnus Books UK………..He speaks in detail about the power and application of Care First!….What can we do to make a Care First World become reality?”

Dear Friends,
“What can we do to make a Care First World become reality?” This question was put to me by Ann Napier (founder of Cygnus Review UK) recently. “What can an unemployed single mum, pensioner,  teacher, housewife, business owner, any of us do?”

We have worked for at least  15 years with the application of Care First. It started in 1996 in Northern Scotland where Sandra and I ran a small healing centre.  We received an experience of the existence of a spiritual threshold to money. We saw Care as that threshold and realised that when we let Care lead the way and let money serve Care, we can completely heal our financial world. But when we let money lead the way at the expense of care, of our well being and values, we are creating the financial unhappiness, instability and unfairness that is so widespread.

Since then, many people from all walks of life, heard about Care First and began to apply it in their lives. I have seen that once the concept is clear, the application happens quite intuitively and people can distinguish very quickly between what  a Care First and Money First manifestation is in their personal lives, the community around them and in the greater world.
It has led to people feeling freed up and empowered inside, simply by seeing the concept of Care First. Many people have said to me: “I realise now that my whole working life my brain had been operating  in Money First mode. I now see that I can put Care First instead of Money First in all things. It is creating a completely new opening and gives me a lot of energy.”

What happens is that we begin to experience the Power of Care, which really is a higher aspect of ourselves! In Care First we apply Care to all things and to all places where harm is done for money’s sake i.e. having a job we do not like just to make money, working too hard for money and not having time for ourselves and our loved ones, living in money tension and worry etc.etc. It is all pursing money at the expense of our well being.

When you recognise a Money First manifestation like this, apply Care to it: make it conscious, ask yourself whether you want it differently. When you want to change it apply the Power of Care to it.
This means that the Care keeps you  persistent in your desire to make the changes you want and fulfil the needs you have and  the power of Care will guide you. We have seen that inspired by Care, we often find answers we had not seen before and that is because our love opens those doors!

I know that many people who applied Care First have been able to find jobs they love, create more time for themselves and create a better money flow. We have seen many businesses flourish who apply Care First. (See Dare To Care)

The premise of care-first is that care holds the power and is the provider and we need to focus on the care for our well-being, survival, and money. The care creates the money. The money serves the care. The source provides. We can create all our finances by the action of love alone.(Dare To Care, chapter 17)

At the same I am aware of the fact that we all are deeply affected by the financial, economic world we live in: a dysfunctional monetary system, a unacceptable difference in income levels worldwide  and the deep instability in the financial/ economic world.
It is vital that we take our destiny in our own hands, work together and create the financial world we want. Example:  www.financelab.org . Also that we make a change in our destructive debt-based monetary system:  www.positivemoney.org . All this requires our communal activity, which I consider highly important. My wife Sandra and I are preparing a new experiential one day workshop about working with Care First in practice and building a love based economy together: www.carefirstworld.com

Many of us have applied Care First in the following manner:          

              To use the money we have, to care: create that special moment of showing care for someone and do something special for yourself with money! Make money a vehicle for your heart!
              To bring love and kindness into our financial exchanges: care for each other’s financial situation; make transactions more conscious, as a living and loving relationship with each other.
              To attend to our own and each other’s needs, aspirations and dreams, caring for them and fulfilling them. Care First is all about value, meaning and purpose. Care First is all about leading a fulfilled life and creating a money world that serves the fulfilment for all.

To find money, when it is needed: often even quite small amounts that can do a lot. In Care First we do not accept what is not being cared for.  If need be, we raise our voices politically to make the money available. To take and to be greedy is quite normal in our culture, but completely tears our culture to pieces. Everything that has been taken, can be put back and used to support all the needs, we need to fulfil.

To find others to work with, share our issues and find resolutions together!

We can apply Care First to all political/social/economic  situations, to the foundation of our accounting and monetary system. It will remove the fear and greed from the picture and gives us a new confidence. That confidence lies in our hearts and is like the power of Christ. This means that our acts of Care First are supported by the Universe and we can achieve miracles! Apply this to our personal, community and world-wide financial problems and it will help us to make the changes that are so urgently needed.