An Aquarian Spin About the Shift Hitting the Fan
This Journal entry appears to be written for gold bugs, but yet….
It also opens up the development of the overall theme of abundance which I hope to work up in future Journal entries.
The Sun entered Aquarius this morning, and will remain there until February 18. Aquarius is known as a time for inner retreat, or a deep group connection that nurtures and expands the love for humankind.
There are many people who are fabulously abundant with monetary wealth and related material abundance, but who are also simultaneously consciously spiritually bankrupt. Such bankruptcy is always foundationally supplanted by the myriad and manifold distractions which we get entangled with in our human lives, causing some variety grand Identity crises to mislead us.
A basic flaw in this group of individuals is an underlying subconscious belief structuring of scarcity, or lack. Their emotional development is truncated at the lower emotional level of unfulfilled shadow desire; they never feel as if they have enough, and they are unable to access the higher emotional frequencies of utilitarian anger and pride (vs. shadow anger and pride, which they also commonly display), or move into the higher non shadow emotional states readily. The higher states I refer to are courage, willingness, neutrality, acceptance, reason, love, joy, and peace.
Conversely, there are many people who are living a spiritually abundant and emotionally developed life in the midst of a dearth of any significant monetary or material sustenance or luxury. In this group of humankind we find those who are eternally joyful and radiant with unshakeable gratitude and happiness. These people live and channel their authentic Identity of higher self with each breath, and action.
You would enjoy the recent production by Hollywood’s Tom Shadyac entitled I AM. The question is posed by the author, “What if the solution to the world’s problems was right in front of us all along?” and then the words “the shift is about to hit the fan.” It is a 78 minute video delight about our Identity and abundance related themes. In fact, you could just watch this video, absorb its intent and meaning, and just skip the rest of these Journal entries.
In the video, the story is told of how Mr. Shadyac comes to grips with his own authenticity and Identity issues, as he advances an all important theme about humanity: we are at our best when we follow nature’s lead, and we cooperate with one another. On the other hand, we often create highly negative outcomes when we compete with one another.
How much abundance would be happening if all of humanity began to cooperate with itself? Such a major paradigm shift will occur via the Field of the Superconscious, and then it will infect everyone.
There are as many forms of abundance, I assume, as there are stars in the heavens, and grains of sand on the shore. Perhaps we can cover a few of those forms of abundance which relate to healing in body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
A reading of the last Journal entry from Thanksgiving Day about the “Pursuit of Happiness” may prime your abundance gears into a more expanded consideration and such a state of feeling.
I have enjoyed a lazy streak since the recent Thanksgiving season. It has been a time of family and languishing in that kind of abundance. I have never been viewed as lazy, but I have been practicing this kind of lifestyle over the holiday season, and I have discovered that a so-called lazy languishing offers and features a real and definable dimension of abundance.
This practice of Not Doing has something to do with the art and practice of Letting Go. This is just a type of pause, or gap, when another cocooned caterpillar nutritive soup regenerates into a fresh butterfly reorganization. A new state of just Being emerges from this primordial cosmic soup, and makes its way into the individual psychic soup, coagulating there for a new life expression.
I recommend Letting Go when your space time allows. You can slow down your turning gears, and watch your breath go in and out. Do you ever do just such a Heart mindful activity?
For those of you who look inside of The Bible from time to time, now is a good moment to refresh your attitude about the words written in Matthew 6:19-34. This is about one of the finest explanations of pure abundance as may ever be printed. This passage of word abstractions is timeless.
I want to post more ideas on these considerations in later Journal entries, but for now, let’s move on to a currently popular consideration of one form of mammon.
Financial Market Punditry
As many financial pundits currently see it, precious metals seem to be the only asset class which will stand through the current test of the times as a reliable monetary investment. Precious metals, gold in particular, has a special allure as real money, for the past 5000 years. I do not think this allure and attraction to the auric metal is going to subside anytime soon.
In addition, I would add that real estate and food commodities (the non-GMO related variety, especially local agriculture and food movements) are probable probable solid investment classes. Furthermore, any hard goods items which will assist you in weathering the coming banking and liquidity crisis, and probable ensuing chaos, will be most valuable.
Below are 3 articles taken from www.321gold.com, one article taken from www.midasletter.com, and one article about saving nickels (yes, 5 cent coins) taken from www.survivalblog.com. These articles are from 2012, posted in the past couple of weeks.
Read on, as you wish, and have time…………….
2012, Year of the Bank Failures
This article is written by Bob Moriarty, and was published on www.321gold.com on January 11, 2012. Mr. Moriarty is the editor of this highly infromative web site.
“It’s the turn of the year and New Year Predictions are sprouting like wild flowers after a spring rain. Usually I avoid the temptation to make predictions, I often go back and reread what others have projected and you could do as well tossing a quarter. But this time it’s different. This is an easy call and my readers need to know what is coming down the hill like a runaway train.
In 1931 an Austrian bank based in Vienna named the Credit-Anstalt failed. The bank was consider “too big to fail” but turned out in the end to be “too big to bail.”
Founded by the Rothschilds in 1855, the Credit-Anstalt ventured past the boring business of simply making business loans into the far more adventurous areas of investing in new ventures from sugar making to automobiles. Due to the size of the bank, smaller and more nimble local bankers snapped up the best loans leaving the giant Credit-Anstalt holding the paper no one else wanted.
For readers who never took a course on banking, it’s important for them to know that all banks are subject to a bank run and failure at any time no matter how healthy the bank or economic conditions due to the nature of their business.
When you walk into a bank and deposit money into your checking account, you are loaning money to the bank. They in turn loan out that money: hopefully to credit worthy borrowers who will pay the money back with interest. It’s vital for readers to understand the basic business of banks is to borrow short and lend long. When you deposit money you may want it back tomorrow. But when someone borrows money on a house, they may want 30 years to pay it back.
So if for any reason there is a run on a bank, the bank should go under. There are government programs in theory that protect the investor such as the FDIC but in reality, they are to protect the banks by preventing a run on the bank in serious times. Such as today.
It’s also important for readers to understand that banks make loans to each other and to governments. Again, lending long and borrowing short. But the key there is that if you walk into a bank and deposit $1 million, your Bank A may loan $1 million to Bank B who in turn loans $1 million to Bank C. If the same money has been loaned out 10 times, the balance sheet of the entire transactions would show $10 million in assets and $9 million in liabilities reflecting the original $1 million in real money.
But any bank in the chain can default and all of a sudden you have $9 million in very real liabilities and nothing in real assets. When we talk about a bank having say $500 billion in assets, we don’t mean they own $500 billion in gold or silver or houses or shares of stock; they have $500 billion owed to them and in bad times, that “asset” may be utterly worthless.
The cracks in the dyke during the Great Depression started with the stock market crash in October of 1929. The cracks in the dyke in our current GFC (Global Financial Crisis) became obvious in late June of 2007 when two Hedge Funds run by Bear Sterns collapsed.
By May of 1931, the collapse of the Credit-Anstalt began the far more serious series of banking failures that led to a Bank Holiday in the United States in March of 1933 just after President Roosevelt was inaugurated.
A similar event occurred in October of 2011 with the sudden and shocking failure of the Dexia Bank in Belgium. Need I remind my readers that we live in perilous times? With the BIS reporting $708 trillion dollars in derivatives at the end of June 2011, it’s pretty obvious that when derivatives are 12 times the size of the world economy, there are a lot more liabilities around than assets. Many of those “assets” may have multiple claims on them just as did the billions of dollars of customer’s money on deposit with MF Global when it went teats up.
The global banking system has been underwater since the failure of Lehman Brothers in September of 2008. I was doing a lot of radio interviews at the time and I said the entire banking system was on the very edge of total failure. Evidently President Barack Obama and VP Joe Biden agreed with me. There was a discussion within the team of the President Elect as to if they needed to call a bank holiday when they assumed office.
When Biden admitted it in a speech early in 2009 that should have been front-page news. It wasn’t and that tells you everything you need to know about the Cheerleaders pretending to be News Reporters today.
The US, and probably the world banking system, was in a state of total and complete failure in September of 2008. Everything governments have done since then has not only been the wrong thing, it’s been exactly the opposite of the right thing. If an individual or a company or a bank or a government or a country has for years spent far more than they can afford, the only logical and right solution is to declare bankruptcy, learn from your mistakes and start over. The US government has pasted so many Band-Aids on the sinking ship that the ship is now entirely made of Band-Aids.
For years I have said that the primary reason to own gold and silver is as an insurance policy against financial collapse. We know the collapse is near, that’s why I’m calling 2012 the Year of Cascading Bank Failures. Extend and Pretend has passed its sell-by date and we need to clean up the books. That will only happen after a sudden and complete failure of the banking system. It’s going to happen very soon. Own some gold, keep some cash and extra food/water. One day soon your bank will close and your checks/credit cards will be worthless.
But when you get beyond the need for an insurance policy against financial collapse, you have investment funds left hopefully. I’ll be as blunt as I am ever, gold was cheap at $252, silver was cheap at $4 and I said so. Those who listened to me did well indeed. If on the other hand, you want to pay Eric Sprott a 34% premium for his paper silver or you want to wait until silver is $50 before you conclude it’s going to go up 1000% and you should throw every cent you have at it, good luck with that. At $50 silver has already made a moon shot and is up 1100% from the low.
Silver and gold are not cheap now. We may well have hyperinflation and we may well have deflation. I can’t see how $708 trillion in derivatives can evaporate as we know they will without there being a world of deleveraging and deflation. You need to consider other financial investments.”
Mr. Moriarty then goes on in this article to describe an interesting gold mining operation in Nicaragua, replete with pictures, showing a successful operation in play using antiquated man handled techniques.
You can see the pictures and read the rest of this article at: http://www.321gold.com/editorials/moriarty/moriarty011112.html
But wait, there are……a few more helpful articles!
Here are some articles for you dedicated gold bugs:
I) Criminals Determine Gold’s Future by James West, published on www.midasletter.com, on January 2, 2012.
“According to faulty interpretations of Mayan calendars, 2012 is supposed to bring with it the demise of humanity. Fortunately for us, this apocalyptic myth, like so many, is based on a superficial interpretation of the Mayan calendar. Like many stories based on a lie, this one nonetheless gains traction in the popular imagination thanks to our fascination with anything apocalyptic.
Besides Mayan disinformation, there are many commentators who advise selling all gold, while acknowledging that gold is going higher in 2012. The lunacy of such advice is self-evident to me, and I presume, to the vast majority of readers. But lets not dwell on mainstream financial media: the credibility of that institution is non-existent going into 2012, and most intelligent people understand that story assignments originate in board room conversations and on golf courses, and filter down through editorial management. Thus, those who sit on the boards of directors of banks and media conglomerates are easily able to transmit their requirement for negative sentiment towards precious metals easily and without public scrutiny.”
Read the rest of the article here: http://www.midasletter.com/index.php/criminals-determine-gold-future/.
II) Fractal Analysis Suggests Massive Gold Rally is Coming by Hubert Morris, published on www.321gold.com, on January 12, 2012.
http://www.321gold.com/editorials/moolman/moolman011312.html. This article has charts and such for you analytical types.
This next one is from my favorite financial pundit who has been writing his Dow Theory Letters for 7 years less than the number of years that I have been living. He is seasoned, having weathered all types of markets:
III) Move into Gold, a snippet from Richard Russell’s Dow Theory Letters posted on www.321gold.com, on January 12, 2012.
The next one is a real slobber knocker, if you can make it through it. It discusses the utter corruption of the European and United States toxic debt problem, and shows a symbolically sad picture of the cruise liner Costa Concordia, run aground, likening this plight to Italy’s growing fascist state, her financial system awash and drowning in a sea of liquidity. The author portrays a global disease, soon to hit London and New York. Crestone and Beyond advises you to bank locally, like at simple Credit Unions. Buy locally, like at your food co-op. Learn to grow what you eat. Pick up and practice some kind of valuable skill sets. Learn who your friends are. Invest in hard goods. You have a few more months of time….so…quick is the word, and sharp is the action.
IV) Inflation: The Only Tool Left, by Jim Willie, published on January 20, 2012
The final offering is from a very popular blog site frequented by preparedness minded folks, and has been mentioned in earlier entries. Mr. Rawles, the author of this piece, is also the editor of the site, and he has written all manner of articles about preparedness, and has even written about nickels before. This article is typical Rawles; erudite, no nonsense, and informative.
V) Mass Inflation Ahead—Save Your Nickels, by James Wesley Rawles, published on www.survivalblog.com, on January 18, 2012.
Crestone and Beyond
I watched a recent Hollywood production, which struck me as a comic action adventure distraction; directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, and entitled “Cowboys and Aliens.”
I took this bit of Hollywood as an entertaining spoof on everything action adventure of late, such as: a mix of cowboys, a bad ass cattle baron, some wild but congenial native Americans who join sides with the cowboys, a group of mixed up gold thieves who hunker down in a hidden canyon counting their dynamite and plotting their next heist and who also join forces with the good guys, some outlandishly nefarious ET’s, some fine James Bond action admixed with some Jason Bourne action, some “Predator” type predation (bad guy ET’s) and counter hunting (good guy allies or all of the rest of the above), perhaps some “Dances with Wolves” themes, perhaps some “Avatar” themes, and all manner of such high tech special effects and fantasia; all rolled up in the plot of some evil intending body snatching ET’s who have come to Earth to mine gold with their advanced and camouflaged technology. I found the production preposterously entertaining (so it is goes my current state of evolution).
Our heroine is the lithe and lovely Olivia Wilde who is dressed in a one piece white cotton dress, sporting a heavy caliber revolver on her waist, worn in a cross draw fashion–a very macho show of heat. She manages a timely pistol whipping of our hero, knocking him senseless on the bar floor, as he is exercising some Bond/Bourne maneuvers on the local sheriff and his 3 deputies. It seems that our heroine considered it important that the mysterious and martially talented hero be captured in a timely fashion by the authorities. This timely capture of the hero worked out well in the plot because this entertainment feature is, after all, a Hollywood production.
Our hero, played by Daniel Craig, wears his cowboy hat down to his amusing protruding ears as any adept looking doofus would do. You have to see Craig’s get-up and his poker face to appreciate this visual effect. The rest of his cowboy apparel has been captured by him from a piecemeal collective wardrobe once belonging to 3 rogue thugs (bad guys) wandering about on horseback who discovered our hero bereft in the desert, sitting in nothing but his undergarment long johns, and wearing a mysterious and bulky advanced piece of strange technological adornment on his wrist.
Upon announcing to Hero that this is not his lucky day, Hero unleashes the fastest Bond/Bourne maneuvers on this hapless lot as you will ever see in any cowboy action adventure, and upon dispatching the thugs to finer realms, he acquires his new wardrobe, and his new equine means of transportation. We might surmise that all future silver screen cowboy close encounter martial arts maneuvers officially start with this movie. Actually some of Robert Redford’s moves in the mountain man movie ”Jeremial Johnson” back in 1972 were stellar. For the past 40 years hollywood has given Bruce Lee, et al, some improved competition.
The setting of this entertaining production is in the dry Wild West in the 1840’s. Our heroine, who herself comes “from beyond the stars” informs Hero, and collective ensemble of ET ass kickers, that these particular ET’s value gold as much as we earthly humans do. Gold is apparently an acceptable unit of value in other extraterrestrial realms.
All the more reason for the reader to study up on it, and maybe get a chip of it, at least. Hence, I offered the articles above–to stimulate your curiosity about the metal. If the ET’s are collecting gold, why shouldn’t you be collecting gold?
So much daring do about gold……………..a rather entertaining film. Check it out. You might get interested in gold, for all the right reasons.
Spielberg started off years back in 1982 with the mega hit “ET-the Extra Terrestrial.” He was pro friendly to ET Intelligence, and he lent his directorial creativity to portraying spiritually advanced and friendly Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (ETI) back when, but over the years he seems to be putting out movies that portray ETI with a more shadowy intent and demeanor.
Whatever influences may be swaying Mr. Spielberg’s thematic representations of our friends from other star systems, you can imagine and wonder if any ETI is perhaps as interested in earthly gold ore as much as we humans seem to be, and as much as the above articles do indeed portray.
I wish I could buy some of the stuff right now. Ever since I wised up, the metal has been way out of my pocketbook range of accessibility. I’ll do well enough with my wedding ring, and the riches of that kind of abundance. If our gub’mint creates another gold recall, ala the FDR mandates of 1933, then what shall I do if I want to keep my ring? Shall I give consideration to feigning divorce, and perhaps hiding my ring? Probably not.
Yes, it is true. Our gub’mint enacted a gold recall in 1933, and mandated that all Americans turn in their gold! You probably ought to be reading up on this also.
The pundits say that the current price of gold is cheap right now ($1660/ounce), compared to what it is going to be in the near future, and when “corrected” for inflation and the other variables of the past 4-5 decades.
As the reader is aware, if gold is going up, then matters of the global financial consideration are going sideways to down. That is the real take-home message here.
So, the shift is going to hit the fan, and we need to make sure we come out on the other side with some real Abundance creativity. That is another message here. I was just hoping to stimulate you imaginative creativity and manifestation mechanism for a brighter future.
Well, happy New Year to all, as we enter Aquarius today.
There is much drama waiting in the wings in this 2012. It will evolve into a great opportunity for positive change. The Chinese character for “opportunity” and “crisis” are the same character, and for good reason.
Good Night, and Good Luck, and get ready.
Signing off from Crestone and Beyond.
Over, but not out……………..