Friday, January 7, 2011

If Imminent Feels Interminable

I've grown weary of reading any more articles describing the elitists and their plans and past activities to destroy economies and people. I already know this and find no additional benefit from reading another take on the subject. While I do look out for new information, like mobile prison watch towers popping up in Walmart parking lots, the bird and fish kills occurring this week, and the precipitous decline in the bee populations, I see no point in rehashing what we've already known for some time.

The rehashing is in many ways self-defeating. By restating and restating in all assorted flavors of analogies, it only serves to confirm their presence, making it all the more manifest, and increasing their power, especially if people let fear get invoked. This is not to exclude the value of educating those who are newly awakened, but isn't there enough descriptive info out there already?

I also don't mean to diminish the importance of previously hidden secret activities coming into the light of scrutiny. Exposure is hugely important. Darkness ceases to exist when exposed to Light. We saw an illustration of this in the broadly distributed information about their plan to nuke Iran, the predicted "Israeli Mistake." By exposing their plan ahead of time, it caused a retreat and hasty switch to plan B. (This article by Clif High is worth a read. He gives us a concrete example of our ability to alter reality through our attention and emotions) Let the new information come out into the Light. We also need it to keep up with the current state of what is around us, know what we're dealing with, and thwart the plans through our focused attention.

What I keep watching for and don't see enough of are the new ideas of what we can do to usher in positive change. I'm ready for the next phase. I want the implosion to come already. (This link is one of the best explanations about the financial crisis to come. Excuse the sales pitch at the end though) Tonight I'm tired of waiting. Isn't it time to start picking up the debris yet? Isn't it time to really start creating the new reality we dream of in our heart where every person is respected and appreciated, where the natural world is cherished and learned from, where we create with cognizance of our connection to All? Imminent can be interminable every once in a moment. Sometimes impatience gets the better of me, and when it does, it's best to refocus and put our energies back on preparations. I remind myself that my every act of kindness towards another person or animal, my every act of stewardship of the earth is an act of rebuilding.

Last night I went to volunteer orientation at the Red Cross. Wow, I learned a few things I didn't know like the Red Cross receives zero government funding. It allows them to keep their mission and fundamental principles intact: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity, and Universality. I'm liking the Red Cross more than I thought I would. In the next few weeks I'll start training for managing logistics on the Disaster Action Team. A bit daunting when the volunteer coordinator shared that in a disaster, the ceiling tiles in the classroom are removed, wires for phones and computers drop down, the room turns into the logistics management headquarters, and the pace is intense. I also learned that a former astronaut also serves on the logistics team and that she's a very dynamic woman who's gone to space three times. From time to time people have called me a space cadet, perhaps we'll get along well. But seriously, I would love to talk with someone who's traveled in space about their experiences. Very cool, unexpected prospect.

Silver prices dropped the past two days and I've added a little more to my small cache. The premium charged by the coin dealer for "junk" silver (1964 and earlier) is much smaller than for new silver Eagles, 62 cents vs. $3. The coins are more interesting too. This augmentation contained a couple of half dollars from the 1940's, some Ben Franklins, and a few John F. Kennedy's. A woman in the shop was inquiring about whether or not it was a good idea to trade in the sterling silver flatware. Easier to trade with silver coins and bullion than with forks and spoons she was advised. Might not be a bad idea to cruise through the antique markets searching out bargains on silver flatware. My guess is that in tight economic times there are people unloading the old, unused family silver to make some cash.

I've familiarized myself with the grocery and health food stores in town and joined the local coop. After years of being warned to store food, we're seeing the first glimpses in the news of how threatened our food supply is. These two facts were confirmed at the training last night. In a disaster, gasoline is all sold out in one day, food in the stores within two to three days. Again, I'm adding to my food storage. The coop gives a fifteen percent discount for bulk purchases.

Tomorrow morning, I'll review what I have in the way of gardening equipment because some things, like hoses, wheel barrow, large ceramic pots, and most of my tomato supports, never made it onto the moving truck. That tender blue kale I've discovered here turns out to be Italian kale. Ordering more seeds is a priority. Last year it was difficult to get some seeds, like heirloom onions, they were always sold out. My advice, get your seed orders in now, if you haven't already done so. With that horrendous food legislation now law, we have to move quickly. Over the past two years I've built up a good store of heirloom vegetable seeds, still I believe that adding more will not be too much. Others will need them, or the food they produce.

We do the best that we can do. It's 11:11 right now.