If you are born and have lived all your life in a tilted room, you will believe, even “know” that you are in a level room because you will have no frame of reference other than the tilted room.
If anyone tells you the room is tilted, you will deny it not because you are being unreasonable but because you are sincerely ignorant of any other reality. You will not know that you are standing at a 19 degrees tilt for example. Relative to everything else around you, there is no tilt.
Because in reality you are tilted, you will experience vertigo and the structures around you will be as unstable as the room itself but you will think that is the way life is. Disorientation, instability, peaks and troughs, are normal. It takes an outsider to tell you the room is tilted and even when he does, you will need courage to believe what you have never experienced.
In reality, instability proves stability. The room and everything in it is unstable simply because it is tilted on a level surface. Disease proves a healthy universe, scarcity proves abundance.
We are all born into a tilted room and so we believe the universe itself is tilted. The solutions we propose to our disorientation and instability are themselves tilted. This room is tilted. Christ came to invite us out into reality but those who received Him and those who have not, view Him through religious lenses when He stated clearly that He was reality.
The idea that money is a quantity without which nothing can happen on a planet created and maintained without money, indicates a tilted room. We believe “in the beginning was money, without which nothing can transpire” and He says to us “No, in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God, without whom nothing was made.” That is an invitation outside of the tilted room.
Full disclosure: I borrowed the idea of the tilted room. I heard it for the first time from Nina Simmons at the SVN meeting in Washington a few days ago and I thought it was a brilliant metaphor for the state of our lives and the world.