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Why We Don’t Have a Global Market

MarketAll this talk about global markets and how it’s good for capitalism is double-speak. A global market requires freedom on both sides of the supply and demand chain, but that certainly isn’t the case. Take for instance, employment. A global market, according to people who say we are now competing in a “global marketplace” is a complete fallacy. It would be true if a native of another country could simply walk across a border and tender their resume for any open job, without a visa, or without additional employment costs for obtaining that new job. Otherwise, what you have is a lopsided global market. One where the employer or demand side makes all the rules and can play the supply side off each other since they don’t get the same privileges. It’s only a global market for the elite politicians, not for the common every day person. For the average person, this “global market” is a governmental monopoly, similar in many respects to a dictatorship.

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Has anyone noticed how Google is trying to “corner the global market” using multiple strategies aimed at convincing people that doing business with them will be more profitable than doing business with someone else? That’s the core principle of capitalism: self-interest. However, more and more people are awakening to the fact that healthy self-interest has nothing to do with the monetary systems. True profit comes when engaging a business model increases sustainability of a community and the freedom to engage a wider community without penalty. It really is anti-monopoly, whether that monopoly is a business, a search engine, or a political government. Any business strategy that seeks to corner the market on anything in “the pubic interest” is actually an enemy of true capitalistic values as our founding fathers understood it. The establishment of any monopoly is just a hair away from converting to a dictatorship. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be the United States, we’d be the Federal Government of America; Free commerce across state lines is essential, but each state has the right to set up their own rules voted into effect BY THE PEOPLE, not via Federal mandate.

What We Can Do

Take the profit motive out of it. Yes, it’s a radical idea for a capitalist, but it is important if we want to maintain our freedoms. Granted we all need to work within the system, but there is a portion of our time or income that can be tithed into putting forward the foundation of a different system. Capitalism strictly run on the profit motive is not a balanced way of life. It leads to greed, bullying, and ultimately spits out control freaks at the top of the system who aren’t willing to give a penny without two or three back. However, you can use the idea of the parallel systems architecture to remove the old and establish the new with very little conflict or warfare. It means more work on our side, as we have to engage two systems at once, but it can also mean a peaceful way to overthrow a monopoly from the ground up by taking daily actions that encourage new systems to grow that are cooperative, not competitive, and that remove borders to actual free market dynamics.

Here are a few ideas on how to engage simple actions to overthrow “monopolies” in your life:

  • Engage more than one social network, don’t let a single one monopolize your time or attention.
  • Include a few American made products in your shopping cart, so they can compete with those made in China.
  • Reduce your debt as much as possible, so it won’t matter what the money lords decide to do or not do.
  • Engage peer-to-peer lending to circumvent bank monopolies on lending.
  • Be your own global soloproneur and use PayPal to take transactions from overseas.

What actions can you take to have a true global market and not just one that enriches the 1 percent?

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It’s All About Jobs – Part II

World mapThere is much to this subject, and it has plenty to do with reality creation. In part I, I went over matching intention to your job search. However, that’s just the start. If we are all Powerful Creators able to create what we want in life, why is it that 15 million people are unemployed and probably another 10 million are underemployed? If we really understand YCYOR that statistic alone would tell you that there are plenty of variables in creating a job, and we’re not that good at it! It’s not as simple as creating mashed potatoes, or any other recipe, yet that’s exactly the approach we’re given to “find a job.” My questions, which many unemployed people share is: “How can you FIND a job when there are none available?” The obvious answer is that you can’t. You can’t “find” mashed potatoes in your reality if there are no potatoes in your area, no matter how much you beat empty air. To find a job, one has to be hidden, but available in your immediate area. The same is not completely true if you are creating a job, however, it does influence its appearance.

Hot Potato

Finding a job can be like a game of hot potato. Someone has to have that potato before you can take it from them, but you’re standing in a circle with seven other people hoping for that potato and the intent of this game is to not only find it, but keep it. If you were in Ireland during the Great Famine, odds are it would have been pretty hard to come up with some good potatoes. However, maybe if you lived in Peru, you could still find some good potatoes. Similarly, there are different patterns of job scarcity all over the United States and elsewhere. China has numerous jobs becoming available, while the United States is hemorrhaging jobs. Now, if you are in the United States and jobs disappear, what happens? If you were in the Great Potato Famine, you would most likely hoard potatoes when you had them so your own family wouldn’t starve. If you were a farmer, you would sell the potatoes you did get at a higher price or demand more for them, since they are scarce. Or, if you really got sick of this Hot Potato game, you’d emigrate to a better place – like the United States – and forget about the famine all together. In other words, if you want to “find a job” you had better be willing to move to a place where it’s easier to “find.”

Location and Job Creation

Now, if you create your own job, you won’t have to move – but it may still be beneficial. Why? It’s a question of influences. Everyone around you is creating their own reality and if the mass consensus is that jobs are scarce, you will have to engage numerous influences of that belief system and unless you are a reality creation ninja, any one of those influences can become your next obstacle. They may not be a part of your belief system, but working with others mean you engage these influences via their energy projection in your immediate vicinity, and if your energy is moved by these influences, you end up creating obstacles. You will have to spend an enormous amount of focus and attention on remaining neutral, yet accepting; a very delicate balance that even a trained Buddhist monk would have trouble doing. If you simply move to an area with different cultural and social beliefs, you eliminate negative influences working in contradiction to your energy flow with far fewer effort on your part. Another way to do it, is to stay in the area you are in, but find a group of people who are creating the way you want to create, and engage similar belief systems and influences, so that you can create a vortex of protective energies in a hostile environment. It’s the difference between sailing with the wind or sailing against it. If you really have to sail against it, you’d better have a really good team to help you navigate the bad weather. You can still create your own job regardless of your immediate environment, it just may simply take more “work” on your part and far more awareness of how the wind (energy) moves. Of course, if your intent is to show others how to create despite negative influences, you may find yourself unable to move because it does not align with your Higher Self. Instead, you may find that you are constantly challenged to create positive thing in the worst of conditions. So, consider where you are as well as what your intent is to create your next job.

Continue to Part III

The Inception Labyrinth

plasticine labyrinthI’m always the last person who watches a movie, so I hope nothing I reveal here is going to spoil it for anyone else. I am going to discuss it in detail, so if you haven’t watched it yet, you need to skip this blog post (spoiler alert). While it has nothing to do with finances, it has a great deal to do with how you create your reality. There are numerous theories about what Inception is all about, and they all come from the view of a person who believes they are awake in real life and dreaming when they sleep. That’s the wrong viewpoint, in my opinion. The way to really see deeply about what Inception is showing us is to view it as a lucid dreamer who already has an idea of what should and shouldn’t occur in a lucid dream, which is essentially what Inception is. It’s for those people who wish they were awake in their dreams, but never really got that far. Me, I used to dream this way repeatedly, so I’m going to venture to use this viewpoint to explain the dream. While it’s important to know whose dream you’re in to understand the dream, the real message is that it doesn’t matter whose dream it is. It only matters how well you see through the labyrinth.

Why a Round Laybrinth?

The scene where Cobb is testing Ariadne to see if she can be a good architect is pivotal. She tries a standard square maze a couple of times and it’s easily solvable by Cobb. Then, she builds a labyrinth and suddenly, he’s impressed. Is it coincidence that Ariadne’s namesake in Greek mythology is the daughter of King Minos, owner of the labyrinth where the minotaur lived? That Ariadne helped Theseus escape the labyrinth using a ball of thread and a sword. The labyrinth, like the mandala, has always stood for a symbol of Divine Self in a journey of self-discovery, the torturous path of the ego towards the God within. But, instead of finding center, here we’re trying to escape the labyrinth, which is clearly impossible from the viewpoint of the dreamer since only the Architect knows the grand design. To escape the laybrinth, one has to be aware the Divine Self created it in the first place.

Which Way is Up?

Another great technique in the movie, of which there were many, was the use of elevators, mirrors, and staircases to try to fiddle with our sense of perception or direction. A dreamer is tethered by gravity, so that up is always away from ground. But, for the Architect, there is no up, down, left, or right. That would never work in a round labyrinth. It would only be highly confusing. There is only in or out. What is within me and what is without, which obviously is a gray matter anyways. Now, I’m going to quibble with the film a bit, simply as someone that knows what would work in a lucid dream for an experienced dreamer and what was completely bogus. Most of these had to do with these elements used to warp our sense of perception.

  • Elevators – Completely laughable, creating gravity by falling was even more so. Gravity doesn’t exist in dreams, only the dreamers create that one, and it’s not done via elevators. That would be like using an atomic bomb to kill a fly. It’s simply ridiculous and too much work, and quite destructive of a lot of energy. It clearly indicates that if they’re trying to fiddle with gravity using elevators that they’re not just asleep, but stupidly asleep. However, it does a good job of screwing with a dreamers sense of direction, so in essence it is Christopher Nolan’s visual kick for the audience. For me, it was simply boring and I couldn’t wait for that ridiculous scene to be over. It worked quite the opposite for me. Instead of kicking me out of my current perception, it made me feel like I was falling asleep and had to be dreaming for it to be so obviously silly. Too much work!
  • Mirrors – Ariadne starts to learn how to create a dream world and starts to fiddle with mirrors. Mirrors are classic devices in lucid dreams, yet here they are showing up as a reflection of an existing world, right down to the minutest detail, just like they work in real life. It works so well, in fact, that Cobb warns Ariadne after he says he recognizes a place she’s created in a mirror that he knows, that she should never build dream worlds of places she knows as it is confusing and the implication is you’d get lost in your dreams. Ha, ha. Very funny! Must be why mirrors never show the exact duplicate of a real reflection in a dream world when you stare at them long enough. Besides, she breaks the mirror instead of stepping through it. A really dumb beginner’s mistake. Only someone who is still convinced they are awake while dreaming would do such a stupid thing. For one thing, mirrors are hard to conjure up and once you do, they are very valuable. You’d never just break it. For another, it shows you still believe that there is a real world and it’s the one that you’re currently perceiving. There is no in/out direction for you. It’s all out. That’s why it never occurs to her to walk into the mirror. Your world is only what you make it, and whether it’s from prior memories or not, it makes no difference. You’re still quite lost in the dream.
  • Staircases – The Escher-like staircases that go into infinity were clever only because they were a visual way to defy the sense of direction in many ways. Were they going up or down? If they were going down, how can they get someone who is running away, down the staircase? Maybe they are going in or out? You can’t tell because they are rectangular, not circular.
  • Falling Off Bridge – Here the directions have been deliberately reveresed. Falling off a bridge, falling down, is now going to take people UP through the dream levels when they reach bottom. So, can we really say that we’re on a certain ground level or are they all existing at one time, as the movie insinuates? If they do all exist at the same time, then why do we perceive up as a north and down as south relative to how we stand? If falling down on the second level is above the third level, then it is up, isn’t it? Maybe it is both?

Who Are All Those People?

Finally, I loved the explanation of why the people start to chase you in a lucid dream. Your subconscious has problems with your waking ego being present there and acts as a guardian of the dream world, and sees awakening you as a virus in the sleeping dream world that needs to be attacked. Something to that effect, anyways. Yet, all the attackers are no one other than you. In actuality, all the people in the dreams are projections of you. There is no outside them. Everything is a reflection of you in the grand multiverse, but their mission is to kick you back to reality. By this time, you may have figured out that it may just be another level of dream world. The problem is not whether the multiverse exists, as it most certainly does within every dreamer’s mind, the thing is when do all these others integrate back to Self and what happens then? What made them splinter off in the first place? Does the dance stop, does time stand still, but the dance goes on from another level? Are there truly physical guardians standing ready to make sure you don’t awaken on this level before it’s time? Does that mean they are more awake then us so they can keep us asleep? Why send out disinformation about what can’t and can be done in a dream? It’s almost as if someone is trying to influence us into believing that our dreams are limited and it all depends on whose dream you’re in whether you can escape it or not. Even when we think we’ve awakened, we’re still on another level of the same game and meanwhile, the guardians smirk at us. They had us sleeping soundly so we never even knew there was another level to the dream. It never occurred to us, but now some of us know there is. So, to keep us asleep they have to define the rules of the game and get us to believe them. Otherwise, we might awaken and for some reason, their mission is to make sure we remain asleep. Why? I’m sure if we knew the answer to that one, we’d be expelled from the game forever.

There is much, much more I’d like to discuss from the totem (another silly device, but has great metaphorical meaning) to the shapeshifting, which only one person in the movie exhibited, and for good reason. It would make people start to wonder why that person can change everything they look like, and yet if everyone has that power, they should simply heal the bullet wound, sprout metaphoric wings to fly, or become invisible so no one sees them in the dream. I mean, once you are in total control of your dream aspect, why do you need elevators, right? What is death, right? They then might ask themselves why it’s not possible in real life to change everything too, simply through being awake in the dream and that would kill the illusion that what you’re viewing on the movie screen has anything to do with waking up or reality.

If you opt to try to solve the labyrinth though intellect instead of insight, you find yourself going deeper and deeper. It may be towards a fake notion of reality or it might end up into a different perspective. It will be somewhere you haven’t been before. However, as the ultimate Architect of your own dream, you find the maze follows you wherever you go. There is only ambiguity and new openings or doorways until you finally exhaust all possibilities and the mind should then still long enough to find the insight in the movie meant for you alone.

Holding to Divine Perfection in all Things

skywalkIn a Buddhist sense, all attachments are bad, in a marketing sense once someone creates a habit that brings them back to you again and again, that’s good.  My struggle has always been having good habits that generate bad results.  It’s like when you love something too much, it sets you up for disappointment.  There’s no way something good can always be great as all things change and are temporary, another great Buddhist tidbit to remember when good things fall apart. Does that mean that I shouldn’t cultivate good things in my life, though? Does it mean that all our struggle for progress is an illusion that is utterly meaningless in the grand scheme of things? Sometimes it feels that way, especially when you pour your heart and soul into something that ultimately fails to return the investment.

Holding to the Inner Perfection

What I’ve slowly come to realize is that this life is imperfect. All of physical reality is flawed, in a sense. It came out of the Great Source and descended into physicality.  It holds the blueprint of perfection, but humankind’s actions in the world have made it an imperfect creation.  And, yet, if you meditate on it and stare into all things deeply, there within it is the Divine. The perfect Divine is in all things. It’s quite a paradox how imperfection can reside alongside perfection. The interesting thing is we get to choose what we see when we look at something.  When we choose to look with eyes of love, we see perfection, and we actually bring that creation forward into the Divine blueprint in the outer reality again as it responds to that vibration of love.

Why We Love Beauty

There are some social ideals that resonate with Divine perfection.  Beauty is one such ideal. I will admit I didn’t realize it until I started researching a particular demographic on Facebook for marketing purposes by putting up a matching profile. I couldn’t put up a picture of myself because it didn’t match the demographic I was researching, so I went online and found a  picture of a model in that ethnic group and then added it.  Since I’m not particularly beautiful on the outside, I was really surprised to come back a few months later to see what had happened.  There were numerous requests for friendship from total strangers, both male and female.  There were tons of sexual comments too. Despite the fact that I wasn’t even online for months on that profile, people flocked to it and interacted with it like I was really this person even if I appeared to be a deaf-mute online.  It was quite an education.  Now, you might think that just proves our society is highly superficial, but I would suggest it goes deeper. I would suggest the ideal of beauty is as close to physical perfection that resonates with our desire to connect back to the Divine in life.  We’re just expressing it imperfectly.  It’s these sorts of things we need to look at and demand their perfection again. I really think it means the salvation of our society to look again and see the Divine in all things. To find those things that have been corrupted, dust them off, and in our mind’s eye view the perfect expression of that thing as it should appear in our reality. By doing so, we attract others into the same vision and they literally take the ball and run off with it!

Do you care?

Broken WindowWhen someone comes into our lives for a season, sometimes you get far more from them than what they take. That was the case with Sergio, a Hispanic boarder who spent five months in my home. I’ve spent a lot of time in contemplation over Sergio, after he left, and now I’m ready to tell you what I learned most from Sergio. I learned I care. However, it’s not the type of personal caring you might be thinking of, no it’s something quite unusual that I never noticed until I saw it manifested in Sergio’s every move within my household. You see, I didn’t understand it at first, but Sergio cares. About me? Not so much. I think he cares about life, and that’s what truly puzzled me.

Taking Time To Notice And Heal The Past

You see, Sergio had some odd personal habits that I realized were to my advantage to emulate, but no one had ever modeled them for me. I explained to him when he first came into the household and he started discovering broken items hidden away in cupboards, closets, and sheds, that I knew they were broken. It pained me so much to be unable to fix them, that I hid them away rather than have to look at them. Then, I would forget about them, until something else broke. I attributed this behavior to a lack of money, but Sergio just shook his head and took it upon himself to start to clear out all my cupboards, my closets, my sheds, and one by one fix everything. The broken weed eater: Fixed. The broken pipe: Fixed. The broken washing machine: Fixed. Then, came the cleaning and re-organizing. My daughter said to me:  “Sergio’s obssesive-compulsive.” I told her in all seriousness that he was giving us a gift and that we should pay attention, appreciate it, and try to emulate these behaviors instead of criticizing them. However, I too was puzzled for a while.

Why Don’t We Do It Ourselves?

Finally, Sergio sat me down and asked me why I never did these things myself, and I told him the truth. I had no idea how to. No one had ever taught me to care. In the garden, for instance, I had tried to grow tomatoes the previous year and failed miserably. It wasn’t until he told me to be careful with the watering that I realized my mistake with all my vegetables: I had to water underneath the plant in the morning or in late afternoon instead of mid-day so as not to get water on the leaves and have them burned when the mid-day sun evaporated on them. No one ever told me that, until he came in. Instead, what made the most sense to me was that the plants were “thirsty” in the middle of the day when the sun was brightest, and they would be cooler if I sprayed them all over, thus effectively killing off all my vegetables. All I had to do was take more care, not earn more money or waste more water, and I found I produced more than enough to eat during the summer months.

The Spiritual Lesson Of Poverty

Where did Sergio learn all this? He grew up dirt poor in Mexico, the eldest of four children from a single mother who worked in a factory to support them. His grandparents had orchards to sustain them. However, he was so poor, his school backpack was his mother’s worn out purses and he had no shoes. From this life of what we consider extreme poverty in the US, he learned to care for each and every little thing in his life. He learned to appreciate it and make it last. He learned to fix it, when it broke. I can’t help but think that this is what is missing in our American culture. We’ve forgotten how to care in the same way that Sergio cares. Millions of Americans are facing hard financial times. Instead of cursing the darkness, let’s look at how we can care more about our lives. If we would open our hearts and look at everything from the smallest blade of grass to the large houses we live in, and really care in a deep and intimate way that respects all of life, I’m sure even a lack of money would be no obstacle to creating a life of pure joy and perfection.

Me Money To We Money: Why I Wrote It

Me Money To We MoneyEvery writer dreams of being published, but sometime that’s not the primary motive for writing a book. That was the case with me. Fundamentally, I didn’t write the book, the book wrote me. It crept into every pore of my skin, and insinuated itself in every facet of my waking life, and, even my dreams. The book demanded to be written, and that’s the simple truth.

It Has A Message We Need To Hear

In this time of financial catastrophe, and an uncertain future, we need to know that we still really do create our own reality. The Divine Within is still in full control of what happens to us, even if our trials are not famine and pestilence, but rather foreclosure and bankruptcy. Many people would suggest that the topic of finance and spirituality don’t mix, sort of like science and religion. I don’t believe that’s true because I’ve seen how paying attention to my spirituality has reaped major dividends in happiness and material wealth. Yes, the form may not be as easily recognizable as a dollar bill in the bank account, but even that eventually comes forward as other obstacles to prosperity vanish through our inner work. It has been proven over and over to me: We create our reality flawlessly, from day-to-day, sometimes when we even have no money left in the bank.

YCYOR Needs Details

The “You Create Your Own Reality” (YCYOR) genre has been made famous by such books as the Law of Attraction or movies like The Secret. Prior to that was Seth and Jane Roberts. These books also had the same fabulous message, but were a little short on details, in my opinion, or a bit too complex to decipher into working methods.  Are thoughts really things, and do they create our reality? Or, is that just possibly one limited view of a more expansive model? Even if they did, how the heck does one control their thoughts or change limiting belief systems? Is it even necessary to do so or will other more powerful techniques help you to achieve the same ends? Following the Elias material, a successor to Seth, and having dealt with this teacher in dream work, I elaborate on the details of the reality creation cycle so that anyone can understand exactly how they create reality, and not just accept it on faith.

This is what you will get from reading this book:

  • The Mandala Map of Creation – A map of how a cycle of creation is implemented and what specific cycle creates wealth or poverty.
  • Overview Of Core Belief Systems – An overview of seven of the ten core belief systems that influence what you create in your reality, with specific regards to money imagery.
  • Information On The Shift Of Consciousness – This is an event that is influencing our reality right now, according to Elias.  It’s like a big tidal wave that’s hitting our shores and either drowns us or carries us to distant shores. Learn how to pay attention to the shift in your own consciousness to surf the wave, instead of struggling within it.
  • The Two Natural Flow Paths – Why some people create in a negative natural flow and others choose a positive one, so you can decide which is right for you.
  • How To Engage Cooperative Groups – Understanding why our economic models have relied on competition, and how to re-orient to a way of working that chooses cooperation over competition to meet the same, or bigger,  goals.
  • How To Create Value Through Connection – Why the model of conquest is being replaced by connection through social networks.  How you can create value using a model that brings more compassion, connection, and trust in your life.
  • Understand What You Want In Your Life And Create It Without Money – This is the biggest technique included in this book. Once you realize that you can have what you want (through the action of paying attention to your reality creation cycles), and without creating financial obstacles, you will be free to be anyone you want to be. You will achieve a freedom even money can’t buy.

To get a copy, order Me Money To We Money here.

If you have a blog or site and would like to review the book, email me at moylan.claire260 at gmail dot com.

Are You Organically Wealthy?

"Expresso"This question doesn’t require a look at your recent bank account statements, instead it takes a bit of introspection. Organic wealth is more about community and self-sufficiency than it is about dollar signs. It’s about what you value and whether you are appreciating the value of your life. It is about learning how to feed yourself first with values that promote well-being and life happiness, and having gratitude for each experience. It is about taking life as it is, no added fertilizers, no harmful pesticides, and just seeing all natural goodness, no matter what happens.

The Top Wants In Life

Most people in the United States are exorbitantly wealthy, whether they make a low income or a high one. It is far easier to cultivate organic wealth in the United States than elsewhere because we’ve met many of the subsistence values that other countries still struggle to meet economically. Life is so abundant that few people notice it, until they visit a different country and realize what they have. Many countries struggle simply to provide these subsistence values to their citizens: shelter, food, and water. To progress out of subsistence, one needs energy and education to create industry. Those can also be in short supply in many places, yet the ability to get an education or create your own business is a pillar of our society. After our basic needs, the top wants in life are: money, relationships, and a sense of accomplishment (work/career).  Yet, money, in and of itself, is not the only variable that determines how wealthy you assess yourself. Having the basics of life and the opportunity to create money, relationships, and industry (a condition that most Americans enjoy) is having way more than most in this world. Yet, we don’t understand how rich we are because we haven’t experienced different.

Learn To Appreciate Your Organic Wealth

It’s only when people get sick, that they realize that they had much when they were convinced they were poor. The body image in health mirrors our organic wealth, through imbalances in the ability to house, feed, or nurture the soul. Diseases are often “gifts” to people to help them to relearn how to balance their internal compass of physical, emotional, and mental wealth. It helps the person who is sick to begin appreciating what they have lost, and that resets the internal compass in the right direction. Once they see that they really had the basics they needed to be happy, it can be a great motivator to return to that physical state and make the most of it from now on. It’s when our life values are not the ones that we are seeking to fulfill that a feeling of poverty creeps in and immense dissatisfaction with life, and a potential for disease enters. Yet someone in the same position might see you as being immensely blessed to live your life if it were them. Learn to value what you have and you are organically wealthy, no matter what circumstances you find yourself in. There is always something to appreciate in life, no matter how small. Once you cultivate that deep appreciation and gratitude with life, you will generate more and more of what you want through the power of like attracts like. You will be a producer of value, not an exploiter. You will appreciate things and nurture them into creating more value for others because you are so wealthy it only makes sense to share with others.  You will be rich, born into a birthright of organic wealth and happiness. You will feed yourself, and you will feed others too, creating huge value that eventually gets reflected in all areas of life.