So I’ve been talking about change in this time of crisis.
But many people just want it to back to the way it was. But do they?
They have and will experience a Great Depression as our Grandparents did. It fundamentally changed their mindset. They experienced hardship like we can’t even imagine.
My mother grew up using water from a cistern, and it got pretty rank by the end of the summer. Can you imagine…they had to drink it…and they survived!
Survive is the crucial word here.
I think everyone is now thinking about the next catastrophe, and what they are going to do…have more toilet paper on hand that’s for sure!!
I’ve been saying create the new world, by going inside, realizing You Are Loved, then Loving Yourself and Finding Your Dream.
But what does that Dream look like?
I had to think about it..really think about it.
What would it look like?
Well I have been doing lots of research on various options, but let’s just go back to the general mindset.
It will be…as I said…in the back of everyone’s minds…”When will be the next one, and what will it be like?
Will there be food? Do I have to stay inside again? How about power and water?
We are beginning to think about how do I SURVIVE!
Well I better learn how to grow my own food, get my own source of power and water.
I better learn how to protect myself!!!
And, you know, that life sucking job in a cubicle in front of a computer no longer seems so important.
Actually I kinda liked not having to deal with the traffic, the stress, the long hours with no time for myself and my family!
Maybe I want to think about something I can do for myself and screw the boss…who has been screwing me for the last 20 plus years.
I’m sure there will be some of that….maybe a lot…since there are a lot of people who are beginning to think something is wrong in the matrix.
And it won’t take many to “disconnect” that will fundamentally change this world.
The other thing is that people are going to think twice about going out on the weekends to shop, party and generally spend their paychecks. They are going to become rainy day savers….just in case.
Suddenly, all the trinkets, bright lights and flashing signs won’t have the intended effect. They will buy what they need, probably meet with friends and go home and think about ways to prepare!!!
Some will really think and believe where we have been lied to…get up go to work and don’t think about anything.
New ways of doing things will emerge. New energy sources, and the expanding of alternate ones will manifest. It will bring in the greatest invention and innovation ever seen.
Yes the latest iPhone doesn’t seem so important now, does it? How about that 60 inch TV, or new game, or the latest fashion, or doing things to make other people like you?…probably not!
Learning how to plant a garden, have some chickens, dig a well, and buy that generator now come to the top of the list.
Gathering your family around you now seems important. Your children come back to live with you or in the home town and start to work doing things that matter…like fix infrastructure, return local manufacturing and power generation.
It came from a YouTube that came up in the recommended list. Things come up right when they are supposed to.
It’s called You are Loved!
I meditated on this all last night. It was pretty cool!
It’s the precursor to I Love Myself!
I noticed that so many people have trouble Loving Themselves, but I am hesitant of including anything outside of ourselves to help us, because too many people blame that outside force as the reason why they fail. But it could be viewed as we are loved by our Spirit, or our True and Higher Self., so that’s still “US.”
The main thing is to realize that You Are Loved…
Unconditionally, and Compassionately!!!
You are Loved because You are YOU! That’s it.
Now all you have to do is Accept It!
That seems easier than trying to convince yourself of your own worth, when you have all those memories and programming that are controlling you.
So I have added a step to the process: You Are Loved so You can Love Yourself, and that will Find Your Dream!
This is not a new concept. Actually I have seen it bring people to tears. It was a profound spiritual experience!
As you accept that you are Loved, you will be able to develop Self Love.
And remember you can only Love someone else as much as you Love Yourself! So it’s crucial that you accept as much Love as you can, because it will make you “Bigger on the Inside,” and therefore, capable of Loving Others more, and becoming a Success!
I still have a question about Loving Others. Should that be a goal? Or should your goal be self realization. I think people that think they should help others end up disappointed or controlling, because they think that people should change, because of how good They are, and when they don’t they either get depressed or more aggressive. Also when you get the accolades, you get the pride and side effects…such as drugs and suicide. So I tend to stay away from the serving others thing.
I just think you develop yourself, and then tell others what you are receiving and let them decide. If they like you will be a success…in your own Spirit!
Just recieved is some feedback from people on FB Messenger.
First, I get many friend requests per day…I am getting more and more restrictive, because it’s mostly a huge Time Waster.
Once I accept them most want to:
Sell me something, or
Want “free” consulting or coaching!
So I endure the really poor propaganda and, if they will listen, I try to tell them how to “sell.”
I try to help the “Freeloaders” for awhile. Then I suggest that free advice is not usually applied.
I just read a story about financial trading education. It said you will get your education from the market, losing most of your money, or you can buy it from someone who knows how the “Big Boys” trade.
Good lesson in life!
I also learned this a different way back in the 1990’s when someone started teaching about how the “Rich Cartel” thought and acted. It taught how to be like they “are” without the negativity so You can Find Your Dream!
Another Good Lesson!
One even asked if I am happy after he bombarded me with 30 pictures and videos right after I responded to him.
Ahhh Yes…I am still happy, and I Love Myself…
No matter what he does.
Many others just ask a few questions, with really poor English, even though they say there are living in the US. (Says something about our education system, their ability to use Auto correct or Grammar checker and…their honesty.)
As an example, I replied to someone at 4 am their time, and they immediately responded. I asked them what time it was there? No response since then. Maybe they woke up to text me back, or maybe they are not really from where they say.
Then they all give the “Pitch.”
Most want me to join their Crypto-currency program that promises great returns, but provides no information about how those returns are generated.
So I do my “due diligence.” I run their company through a couple of scam checker sites. Here is one of them: https://www.scamadviser.com/. Then do a reverse image lookup to see if they stole any pictures. I show them my results and tell them to be careful.
They usually say they have been getting payouts, and I should “try” it with $1000!!!
The others want “help” to get something…
Money is the Big One,
Finding a partner is next,
Then is their Dream, or what they Really Want.
The young usually listen…one calls me “professor.” lol.
The religious people usually accept what I say about You Are Loved, and can Love Yourself. They usually Bless me and are gone when I tell them they can Listen to the Voice inside to be and have everything God intended.
The sellers just blow me off, and go on to other people. Some Do want to learn something about how to treat people. I tell them that no one is interested in what “You” want, only what “I” want.
Those people are Loving Themselves as best they can, and can’t connect with You, because there is no attraction there. It can only come from You being that person that Loves Yourself so much that they want what you have.
Then they will buy anything you have to offer!
Wanna Learn How to do That???
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I got a couple comments on a FB post about my wife knows everything, or knows that I am her “shortcoming!”
I would like to expand on that, and apply it to everyone. We all think we have “the answer.” But when things don’t work out as expected, we blame others…such as my wife, and in her case, ME!
I do the same…blame her and show her, her failings. I don’t know why, but it makes me feel better. I feel justified, but really all it’s doing is keeping me from being aware of ME!
I feel sorry, but don’t apologize, because she did this, or didn’t that. Then I check out having guilt and shame feelings, because I know I am not aware of myself, or Loving Myself. And therefore incapable of Loving Her.
Leave a reply saying what you do in these situations!!!
This is a post about a new way of living. They have “subdivision” that surrounds an active working farm and conservancy, with hiking trails and all kinds of nature. This is instead of having tennis courts, and golf clubs. I think it’s a cool, different way to live…go down to the local market and get fresh produce and eggs for dinner!!
It is posted by Living Well Daily from Laissez Faire.
When it comes to picking a home, there are many phrases that may deter you from looking into a neighborhood. Things like, “up and coming” and “on the rise” may get an immediate pass from some folks.
But for me, after spending a good portion of my life in Florida, the words “planned community” always translated into “no way” when I was looking for a home.
If you’ve ever visited to the sunshine state (or you live there), you’ve probably seen that it’s chocked full of neighborhoods with beige-colored cookie-cutter homes and rows of condos surrounding a golf course, country club, and tennis courts.
Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with these types of communities. But since I haven’t picked up a golf club or tennis racket a day in my life, there wasn’t much appeal in that lifestyle for me.
A few weeks ago, though, I had the opportunity to visit Willowsford, Virginia — a planned community that was, well, very different from the ones I had experienced in Florida, or anywhere for that matter.
Instead of a golf course or tennis courts, I found a nature conservatory, hiking trails, camping areas, fish-stocked ponds, and, most importantly, a farm.
The farm not only provides produce, eggs, chickens and other local, sustainably grown and produced items for residents who participate in the farm’s CSA program or shop at the Farm Stand, but also serves customers who live and work in neighboring communities. Additionally, the farm inspires neighborhood culinary classes and food education.
Farmers Alex Restaino and Nathan Forristall tending to Brussels Sprouts on the farm in The Grange. Photo Credit: Deborah Lakowicz Dramby.
Willowsford is one of about 200 farm-to-table communities that have sprouted up in the U.S.1 Just like Willowsford, these “agrihoods” are redefining the image of suburban life by making farming the community focus over leisure sports.
Three hundred acres of Willowsford are dedicated farmland. From May through November, residents can enjoy over 100 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs and meat from pastured chickens. These are available through a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program or at the Willowsford Farm Stand.
The farm also provides educational events and activities like their 2015 Monarch program which involved young participants learning how to tag and release monarch butterflies, as well as acts as a distribution point for local businesses that sell sustainably raised meats, dairy products, and poultry. One of their community partners includes Heritage Hollow Farms in Sperryville, Virginia who provides grass-fed beef to the farm stand.
Outside the farm stand. Photo Credit: Molly Petersen
Inside the farm stand. Photo credit: Molly Peterson
While Willowsford isn’t a certified organic farm, it uses organic practices, including using non-GMO seeds.
I had the pleasure of talking to Willowsford Farm director Mike Snow during my visit.
We discussed GMO seeds and common farming practice. During our discussion, Mike told me a story about how another farmer he knew resorted to using GMO seeds during a difficult squash season.
When I asked him if he would consider the same practice, he replied, “I just can’t do it.”
An answer as simple and perfect as the food he grows.
But the good food news doesn’t end there for this agrihood. It also has a culinary program led by acclaimed chef and culinary adviser Bonnie Moore.
Mike Snow and Bonnie Moore checking on crops at the Willowsford Farm. Photo Credit: Molly Peterson
On the day I toured Willowsford, I got to meet Bonnie. While she was setting up for a cooking class geared toward kids, she explained that little to no food at Willowsford goes to waste. When there are excess crops, she gets to work in the kitchen. If there are extra tomatoes, she makes pasta sauce. If there are extra strawberries, she makes jam. Very industrious!
Bonnie Moore leading a culinary class at Willowsford’s Sycamore House. Photo Credit: Alan Bushnell
Willowsford has 2,000 acres of conservancy lands which includes the