In a ” Sacred Economy ” “work becomes the expression of our gifts ” , this is the message from Charles Eisenstein , a reluctant Yale graduate , university educated, but not indoctrinated.
We all know that our economic system is in need of a dramatic over haul , or more likely complete change , we can’t go on the way we are indefinitely , we are at a precipice , we can either learn to fly , or crash and burn , either way , universe is pushing us towards the edge.
Of course “we” have to change as well , we are the economic system , it’s up to us , yes we were all born into the current system that we have , which has been around for a very long time , however now that we are awake , we are understanding more each day where we came from , how we got here , which empowers us to take responsibility in creating a “More Beautiful World ” as Charles says .
Like many of us Charles has gone through radical transformation in the last few years , we woke up one day and asked , what am I doing , I’m not happy with my work , it’s not my passion , I am simply working to pay for all of things I have accumulated , I have become a slave , my possessions now possess me !
For many, the American Dream has turned into a nightmare , a self created prison of our own design and construction. There has to be a better way , and this is the journey Charles and many others are now on , exploring ideas, and ways to change the current economic paradigm , from a parasitic system to a more sacred , symbiotic system.
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I woke up one day…and unemployment is at 37% , Americans on Foods Stamps at 20 % , Pentagon launches blimps over District of Corruption, what blimps, really … it’s 2014 and all we have are blimps, I think I saw that movie , slow moving blimps watching everyone.
Record levels of snow in the Midwest and record drought on the west coast , the stock market plummeting.
A new reality TV show where spoiled rich kids in Hollywood go around spending money like it was water , politicians believing they are royalty , spending millions on vacations while the middle class flounders into oblivion.
More mall shootings, more school shootings, global warming causing coldest temperatures in a century, retail stores like Sears and JC Penny are looking to close more store as they hemorrhage cash at unprecedented rates , they are calling it a tsunami of retail destruction , but the economy is improving…what !
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Well he’s back ! The Apocalypse Man ! Who is this self proclaimed Apocalypse man … none other than Michael Ruppert !
He’s come a long way baby , from best selling author of Crossing the Rubicon , to his final fare well book …Collapse! Michael has certainly crossed the Rubicon , and recently he’s even crossed state lines, moving from his home in California to a place somewhere in Colorado , that looks like a cross between a tent city and a Indian village from a western movie.
Now … I have to say I empathize with Michael Ruppert as a voice for the Apocalypse , we all have our voice , our part to play in the grand dream we call life, so I’m not knocking his work , or his life in anyway , he has helped to shed a lot of light on the corruption , greed and insanity that much of the human race reflects.
In the video below he starts to tell his story , his experience of the last couple of years as his life seemed to fall apart, as the big “Collapse ” never came, at least not yet anyway , he talks of being fed up with humanity , life , and was even contemplating suicide when finally he ended up in Colorado , penniless, stripped of all possessions and at the very end of his rope.
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Our entire economy is built on the illusion of perpetual growth , and for this to be possible things have to break down after a certain time frame , so they can be replaced by new things.
So in the process of developing a new product engineers design things so they will stop working within a given time period based on the over all formula for a particular item whether it be a toaster, a washing machine , computer or TV.
Generally speaking if you pay more , it will last a bit longer , and the beat goes on , and the land fills and dumps around the world continue to fill up , all part of the planned … obsolescence !
It’s a system of madness , it makes absolutely no rational sense , yet another example of how insane the human race has become.
Although from a greater perspective Planned Obsolescence seems to be built into the very fabric of the world of form , physicality itself is really just an illusion as many have said , so what difference does it really make anyway , land fills get bigger , resources dwindle , the human “Race” continues, where we are racing to no one knows.
And yet … a million years from now , long after humans have come and gone , long after they have used mother earth for their school yard, the earth shifts , land gets converted to magma , magma creates volcanoes and new land masses are formed , and the signs of humanities existence are completely erased , everything returns to the base elements !
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What would it be like to have a ” Sacred Economy” ,what does it even mean ?
First lets define “Sacred” as Holy or Holistic , Unified , Divine , of a higher caliber or quality … absolutely no religious connotation here !
Now…for me, it would mean being able to help others , be of service to others by using my unique skills and attributes, as my contribution to the collective , and in return others within the collective , would help me , in areas that I was not skilled in or not particularly passionate about , not becasue they have to ,becasue they “want ” to reciprocate , in the process of giving , so that the whole is served.
It would be a return to community , local and global , based on unity , not separation , where neighbors work together in self organizing collectives , it would be a return to simpler times where the pursuit of material things was not the highest goal of society.
A reality… where the elderly are treated as the treasure that they are ,and not just stuffed away in some nursing home to rot away, far away from their loved ones , because western , materialistic society , glorifies youth as if it was all that mattered , no matter what the cost and sees aging and maturity as a dilemma , a problem.
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For most of us on planet earth , the last few years have been challenging when it comes to “Money Matters “. Even people who have always been considered ” Successful ” , which in colloquial terms means they are good at making money , are struggling.
The great economic engine that was once the United States and the world at large , is coughing , misfiring and in dire need of a rebuild , or more likely a replacement , although unless we start using better fuel , I’m not sure that would help .
Most of us have a love hate relationship with money , we love it when we have it , we hate when we don’t ! I would be willing to bet, (if I had the money) , that 90% of most arguments in close relationships are about money ,even if they don’t appear to be , if you dig a little deeper , you still may find that money is the actual root cause.
Of course we have all been told Money is the Root to all evil , and it’s hard to look around the world today and disagree with that , and when you awaken to the way the world really works , and you follow the money , you will find that in fact , the money trail does lead to evil doers , those who seek to control , and manipulate the populace at large , the societal engineers have used money as a weapon , as a tool , and it’s been going on for thousands of years.
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Well here we go again , approaching another deadline where we have to up the credit card limit so we can borrow more money to pay the interest on the money we already borrowed , or something like that , after a while it makes your head spin at the level of nonsense that is our financial markets.
It’s October 13 of 2013 , but you could substitute a number of different dates here , over the last 5 years , where we have been in this exact same situation over and over again like a broken record the same scripted lines are repeated , the same tactics are used , it’s like a rerun of a very bad B movie .
The actors change from time to time, some come back on the show after a while , recycled , kind of like a soap opera, and the drama continues , always in state of crisis , nothing gets resolved , what we call “Governing By Crisis” ,or Problem , Reaction Solution , the Hegelian Dialectic.
Are we in the midst of a Financial Apocalypse , I certainly hope so , something has to give, something has to actually “change ” at some point , all the “signs” spell the end of the Dollar supremacy , which is a good thing , but then what , will they just implement another fiat currency , controlled by the very same cabal , if that’s the case , what will have actually changed… all rhetorical questions of course.
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