Yesterday, I suggested we prepare for panic in the streets, a shutdown of power and communications systems, a disruption of banking and investing industries, war in the Middle East, and martial law in the United States.
This doesn’t mean I’m a pessimist. This doesn’t mean I believe in doom and gloom. In fact, I believe few, if any, of these things may occur.
In spite of what I see as short-term events, I believe the suggestions I made yesterday are good long-term plans. The physical control of assets, investing in sustenance items, and the ability to travel on a moment’s notice allow us to thrive no matter what is taking place around us.
The physical control of assets is good financial advice. Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and numerous other financial books, has encouraged that practice for years. He believes money can be made in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. He also believes money can be made in a casino. He sees both practices as unnecessarily risky. The physical control of assets removes that risk.
Investing in sustenance items is good livelihood advice. This requires a connection to the universe that allows one to understand how everything has a relationship with everything else. This understanding creates a foundation for peace as we respect all parts of our world, even the ones we often identify as annoyances. We see how we are cared for by something beyond ourselves and we seek to return the favor to those things beyond us.
The ability to travel on a moment’s notice honors the wanderlust each person has inherited. Due to changes in seasons and climates, both political and natural, our ancestors often had to change location to survive. Today, this has manifested as the desire to travel. Since we seem never to have time to take a vacation, we often create a crisis that requires us to surrender to our inner nomad.
When no perceived threat exists, we become lazy. We allow other people to control our assets. We allow other people to provide our sustenance items. We stay in one place for the rest of our lives.
However, if we desire fulfillment, we create situations that challenge us.
We create a world that requires us to pay attention, to investigate, and to acquire information.
This is where we are today.
We are on the verge of a major transition.
If it is a wild transition, the preparations I have listed are the next best actions. If it is mild transition, these preparations are not for naught. They are practical steps that allow us to live in greater harmony with the world around us.
OH! – There is one more thing we can do.
We can begin to act on something I wrote about a few weeks ago. I believe it is the most powerful way to respond to news and life from a peaceful perspective. It is the concept of Living Within the Gift.
Over the next few days, I will demonstrate a practical way of doing this.