Sunday, August 9, 2009

When is it enough to say you did your best ?

I stopped talking about what's happening to 'just anyone' months ago, but there were/are still a few very special people, I continued attempting to reach. However, I've now come to a point where I can't continue to put energy where there is no action on their part.

Part of preparing emotionally, will include 'letting go' of loved ones who aren't doing their own homework, and have concluded they prefer to go along with the crowd and think you are crazy. It is what it is; move forward and don't look back. If they don't see the need to prepare by now, it is doubtful they will. Remember the old saying: 'You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink.' ? Just enjoy them and don't even try to talk about what they find too disturbing and pure craziness. Love them while you can.

It's a little like gardening: you prepare the soil, plant a seed, sometimes it grows and sometimes it fails. Enjoy the fruit of your labors instead of thinking about the seeds that failed to germinate.

Ergo: rest your heart. Your words fell on deaf ears; so what? You did your best and that's all you can do regarding others; even when they are people you love the most. Now get to work and finish up your preps and stop talking about it 'cept with those who are doing the same. It's time to toughen up; you can't single handedly save those who won't help themselves, though you may be able to plan for a few. If you don't have the resources, then you don't have the resources. Share what you can, and don't fret the rest. Play with the guitar frets instead ! Yes, that means: don't forget how to play and laugh, smile and sing as often as possible ie. it may be work not to lose your humanity amongst the stress and strife. Hug someone now and then.

If you must cry about it, do it now; there won't be time later.

With a salute to my fellow 'canaries' ! :-)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

It's Sneaking Up On You: Prepare !

Largest Issue: world population - nearly 7 billion on a planet with resources that will support only 8 billion - many must die, one way or another - watch for changes in attitudes from above toward the masses ie. less to no regard for life (remember, actions speak louder than words) - don't expect your civil liberties to be respected. Prepare emotionally !

Next big financial issue: derivatives bubble will probably pop this fall - at present, China is not buying long term US govt bonds - they have a concern US govt may fail - keep some cash at home in case of 'bank holiday'.

Food: grain shortages/crisis due to 'rust' disease, spreading fast - US has no wheat reserves, among other things such as cheese - container shipping is down 30% - trucking down 30% - prepare for food shortages and hyper-inflation

If there is a big flu hit starting this fall, it will complicate things significantly.

It's right around the corner folks - brace for turmoil and chaos within the next year. If you have thought about doubling up on living space with others, do it now and again: prepare emotionally !

****Please don't sacrifice your ethics and values. How you conduct yourself during turbulent times, is a reflection of who you are and what you stand for.

Tidbit: clove oil, applied with a q-tip on a painful tooth relieves pain - if you can, learn how to pull a diseased and continually painful tooth in the event there is no dentist available to you