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Does Liberation Sound Like a Bubble Bursting in Slow Motion?

You can tell that I have Greece on my mind these days. It’s also all over European media and that’s because whatever she decides regarding her financial situation sets a precedent with the EU/IMF and the European Central Bank (ECB) and its other member countries. That precedent might look a little like liberation to some who have been struggling with a bum lending situation.

You might have heard that over the weekend, the Greeks voted “No” (“Oxi” in Greek) against something. The vote was against accepting another EU/IMF loan in exchange for increased austerity measures. It seems that Germany thinks Greece should get another loan to help “stimulate” the economy and pay back her loan, continue her belt-tightening measures for another decade or so, and continue trying the restrictive measures to foster economic growth. The Greeks feel that they need to deal with their economy another, more expansive way (like by having jobs for its graduating students).

Meanwhile, the French (another strong voice in the EU) seem open to the idea of adjusting the repayment terms for the Greeks. And the Greeks would rather renegotiate their loan on more lenient terms, rather than squeeze their broken economy through a tighter belt and spend the little funds their economy has on payment installments they can’t afford.

This situation sounds all too familiar, doesn’t it? I’m sure it sounds like a lot of calls people have with their mortgage lenders and credit cards, etc. There’s a point where even the collection agencies know there isn’t anything they can do.

As I have mentioned previously, I’m no economist or financial person, but it looks like there’s a bubble. And it seems like it’s bursting… Maybe this is the sound of an economic bubble bursting in slow motion…?

Yanis Varoufakis

Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, open about his position on Greece’s acceptance of EU Bailout terms.

1) The lending institution recognizes that it can demand repayment all it wants, but if the borrower can’t repay, what can the lender really, really do?

2) This is the point where the lessee realizes she holds a certain amount of power, but also has some compassion. After all, when the lessee borrowed the money, she really did intend to pay it back.

3) The lender doesn’t want to be too soft, because he wants to be clear that he’s serious about getting his money back. BUT, the lender doesn’t want to be too hard either because then the lessee will give him a big, fat doughnut.

4) Still, the lender begins to insist, because he realizes that his power is based on the wealth that he no longer has (because he lent it to the lessee). He wants it back — he wants to restore the structure. Keep things the way they were.

5) The lessee slowly realizes that things are a little different. Sure, she’s broke, but when you have nothing, you have nothing to lose! This realization alone becomes empowering… She feels even a little bit more sure of herself from a deep, unshakeable core and does “crazy” things like… flipping the bird to her lender and threatening … a “Grexit”. Sounds a lot like the folks who were underwater on their mortgages and just walked away. Just left their homes and said, “that’s it”.

And that’s what this is boiling down to, isn’t it?

It’s not just about the economy. It’s about the symbol of power that money lends to nations and people. And also about people realizing that it’s a symbol — only as powerful as we make it out to be.

Now, if one of the original EU nations says “Enough”, “Basta” (or whatever the Greek word is for it) and steps out of the EU altogether, what does that say for the solidity of the concept of economic, political (and even patriotic) belonging? Might other lessees, such as Portugal or Spain, say, “Hey, we want out of this lousy loan, with lame repayment plans and austerity measures that are cramping our growth!”

A nation, a person, wanting to grow on its own terms. Sounds like a revolution.


Lesson from Greece: Money Only Has the Power We Project on to It

So last week in European media, there has been a great deal of discussion about the “Greece” Bailout. I’m not sure how much play this news is getting in the U.S., but I think it’s probably not getting as much play as it should. I am also not sure how much attention this theme is getting in “other dimensional” media (among spiritualists and those gearing up for the Ascension).

The Quick and Dirty

I am no economist, nor am I a financial specialist, but I do believe some things don’t require a degree for complete understanding. Here’s the skinny as I have understood it: the European Union (EU) gave Greece a massive loan and Greece missed its first deadline: June 30. Mind you, Greece has been warning her lenders, the EU and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), that payment wouldn’t be forthcoming. The talks leading up to the now-lapsed payment date were basically a standoff, with Greece saying she couldn’t pay and wanted an extension along with new terms and the EU (mainly Germany and France) saying, “fork it over”.

100% of Zero Euro is still Zero

The whole scene is reminiscent, not of big Summit “negotiations”, but rather a kindergarten playground argument. (“Give me back my cupcake!” countered with, “I can’t, I already ate it.”)

If the absurdity of such “negotiations” didn’t strike you last month, surely it’s beginning to show its true face now that the deadline has lapsed. Some parties are willing to discuss an extension (funny, since the extension is already now in play) and others are talking complete relief (no payment) for Greece. The whole gammut.

Could “the People” Save the Day with IndieGogo?

Then, there’s this 29-year-old in England who hatched up an IndieGoGo campaign to raise the 1.6 Bn Euro for Greece and help her make good on her loan. And he’s gotten quite a bit of press on this side of the Atlantic. The short version of his premise is basically, if every resident in the EU donated the equivalent of the price of a Greek Salad (about 7 Euro), we could raise the 1.6 Bn Euro that Greece needs to pay back the loan.

How “Small” are the Little People?

This got me thinking about the 5th Dimension concept of “fair and transparent” wealth distribution along the following points:

It takes the control and manipulation of the inter-governmental banking system out of the hands of elite politicians and puts it directly in the hands of the people.

Screenshot from the IndieGogo Campaign

Screenshot from the IndieGogo Campaign

In my opinion, for too long, “the people” have sat back and allowed the elite to “take care of” the money. But at what cost? While they may consider themselves to be free to work the jobs they want, they are still slaves to their income and the income taxes that come with it (or worse, they are slaves to the “promise of the potential to have their own income”!) — only to learn that for the taxes they have paid, the roads aren’t being paved as smoothly as they could be, the schools are implementing programs to turn children into Pavlovian automatons, and the money is not being managed as it should be, because let’s look at the evidence as demonstrated by Greece:

– Unemployment in Greece last month was as high as ever/always. Those who still have jobs and continue to live there have had to reduce their income by about 70 percent. Many have emigrated to other EU countries, and many more are considering it.
– If there are Greeks who are lucky enough to have some money in the bank, they were punished for their government’s mishandling of its funds. Banks shuttered their doors to their customers and nationwide placed a 60 Euro per day limit on their residents’ withdrawal limit.

Because — let’s consider this carefully — Greece took a loan because it needed funding to presumably pump back into her economy, so that her economy could experience a boost and raise the funds to pay back her loan. And, yet, over all these years, it seems that the benefit to the Greek people has been, well, has their really been a benefit to receiving this loan?

So, My Point Is…
Seeing the IndieGogo campaign had me thinking that this really would be an interesting solution — not so much because it would help Greek politicians save face at the EU negotiating table, but more so because I think it would embolden people — regular people — to better understand their role / our role in the world economy.

Money / Currency has only the power we attribute to it.


Picking the short straw on your life’s calling

A few months ago, I received word in an Akashic reading conducted by FreerSpirit.com that one of my big responsibilities during this lifetime would be in the realm of fair and transparent wealth distribution. This information really resonated with me, while at the same time putting me in a real panic about what all that really meant.

In this 3D illusion-reality, I would not be the ideal candidate for working on this. My résumé is a patchwork of experience in languages and advocacy communications — not banking and finance.

Mind you, in the work I have done, I have been committed to issues and causes that would help lead people to an understanding of the inequities in our current socio-political systems. I would find and prime spokespeople for their on-air appearances and write speeches for fundraisers… those sorts of things. All the while, I would read the newspaper and keep track of what was happening on the internet. I enjoyed my politics and economics like the next guy, but I was (am) a regular Jill — just a spectator of the show that was being played out before me.

Lights, Camera, Zürich! photo by C.T. Luna

Finding myself in the financial center of things…

And then I found out that I was actually supposed to be a player in this show…

But, Banking? Really? Little ol’ me?

Yes, really. In an email conversation with Jen, she asked me casually how this information was settling into me (that this was what my higher self had chosen for me in this lifetime). That was about a month after her initial reading — and, to sum it up in a couple of words: it wasn’t.

Jen joked with a sympathetic tone that she understood that it must feel like pulling the “short straw” and thinking “oh, damn, why couldn’t I have picked clean air and water?” And the funny thing was, while I understood what she meant, I totally realized that I couldn’t have picked clean air and water — that fair and transparent wealth distribution is really the only team I’m supposed to be on. :-)

I had been googling the words “fair and transparent wealth distribution” in my browser’s search field since that first reading. And I was discovering all sorts of interesting things. Names of banks and so-called non-government organizations kept cropping up in the issue of the status quo. These were the very same international “non-government organisations” (NGOs) that my parents had been working for during all my childhood!

These NGOs were telling us that they are doing good things for the developing world — providing loans to nations, so they could build infrastructure for development and grow their economies.

Today, we know that these very NGOs play a larger role in manipulating the power structure of the world’s various economies and politics, so that the cabal can continue to retain their dynastic reign over humanity. (For example, they are the organizations that make side-deals with independent countries to adopt policies that permit other (developed) nations to set up military bases there.)

More importantly, for me, the flame of insight started to burn more brightly. I could finally see the “logic” in choosing my family that led a borderless existence, one that exposed me to (and appreciate) so many cultures and religions that it can be difficult for me to understand how people identify with the concept of “nationality” in the separatist sense.

Okay, so I still don’t know what my next steps are to “fulfilling my destiny” or at least “living up to my purpose” — but I do know that it is up to me to respond to this calling. And I also know that I called it. Knowing this helps. A lot.

So what do I do now?

I find myself asking that question all the time lately. I wish I had a ready answer — but I think not having a ready answer is sort of the point. I am supposed to be asking myself that question. Intuitively, I’m also sensing that when the question does arise, I’m actually “supposed” to BE — and not do.

In these pauses — these moments where I put “doing” on hold and allow myself to “be” — I have found clarity of intelligence, where there is complete understanding without doubt. Only in the peace that comes in this state can I come upon all the knowledge I need to do whatever it is I’m “supposed to be” doing. When I allow myself to find silence in the “I don’t know” I allow the “Do” to be as still as the “Be”.

Therein lies my understanding of what fair and transparent wealth distribution really means: We are wealth. We are the same — we are all priceless and valuable beyond our imaginations — we are all here to save the world and save ourselves, and we all here doing exactly what we chose to do. Yes, my résumé, as strange as it appears, is the straightest (most perfect) line between what my Higher Self set out to do and what my current-reality-self is doing. And I think the same can be said for just about anyone reading this.


Let go of the feeling of efforting for value

Welcome Readers,

Akashic Reading is completely new to me. Over the past few weeks, I have visited my Akashic Records, and sometimes I think, “Hey, this could be helpful for somebody else who’s new to this process.” When I read, the vibrations from my guides come across as words–most of the time. Sometimes, they come as images or sensations, I try to jot down a descriptive word or two to capture an impression, which I rework later.

Thank you for visiting this blog; and feel free to comment! :-) 

Cyn

P.S. Portions in bold are “my own” voice. Portions inserted in brackets [like this] are my own observations or commentary.


 

Forest: Model for Economic Sustainability, photo by Cyn

Hello.

Welcome.

So, I don’t really have any questions for you. Nothing specific. Is there anything you wish to share with me? Can you help me to stumble on something that can serve me at this time?

Ah, you are a tricky one. [Laughter.] There is always something to share. Relax…

Okay. I am relaxed.

[I am receiving an image of a lush, green wooded area. As if in a movie, the focus begins with one tree, and pans across other trees and massive, old and substantial tree trunks. There is a sound of a babbling brook in the background… The thought enters that these images and sensations serve to aid me in relaxing more, deeper. I reach the understanding that the point of this is that relaxing deeper could “serve me at this time”.]

I don’t know if this is what I want to address…

Okay. What do you want to address? Do you have a question now?

I wish for assistance with my career path. I feel that my next move is spiritual, perhaps through the Akashic or similar, but I am not sure how to pursue this and make a living. In brass tacks, I’m talking money.

Ah. Okay. Now we’re talking.

Let’s examine this situation. You have been watching a few segments with Abraham and Esther. You understand what they are talking about. But now, you want to find out what you need to do, what you need to “effort”, to go forth with your career – with attracting an income for yourself.

Okay. What I think you’re saying is: Why am I coming to you to ask about what I need to do, or what I should do to attract the career or the lifestyle I wish for instead of simply preparing myself for the moment when the Universe presents it to me? If anything, I should be letting go…

You got it.

Dearest Cyn. You effort around this question of job and career. When really you wish to follow your calling. Even communicating with us now, is a form of efforting – particularly today, when you are not really allowing us to come through when you wish to receive a message.

Sorry. [I wasn’t really able to still my mind or get comfortable in my chair, the way I have during previous readings. I think what has also influenced this “efforting” feeling is opening the Records without a specific question. I have made a mental note not to do so for future readings.]

We do not scold you, dear Cynthia. We simply wish to show you the lack of clarity in this moment that is leading you away from the clear messages you have been taking in all weekend.

Okay. I am silencing myself now. I will remove my fingers from the keyboard.

…  [This seemed to help.]

What is it with me and my association between money and work/effort/job?

Dear Cynthia. Here you are.

Ever since you were a little girl, you recognized that your father worked hard, and often to ensure being able to provide for you. Remember what he used to say to you? “You mean, I am working so hard, to pay so much for your school?” He communicated a sense of efforting to you, which you associated with value or money. You needed to effort to learn, to earn your father’s worth.

This does not need to be so, in this ever-expanding universe that you are beginning to comprehend.

See the abundance in the leaves that build up in the trees every summer that are also used as ground cover and insulation in the winter. Do you not see this as abundance? It is part of the cycle. (It never runs out – like an economy that feeds itself sustainably.)

Cynthia. You can now let go of this feeling that you have [of efforting for value]. It no longer serves you.

Let us begin with little Cynthia who could get endless lollipops from the bank. The lollipops were free. :-)

[Visual element of grown-up Cynthia driving to the drive-thru banking window to collect lollipops for me and little Cynthia. We are happy and licking lollipops together.]

Good. You have released your resistance.

Do you feel the ease with which money is coming to you?

Trade in that scratch-off! It’s coming…. [Yesterday, I scratched off a lotto ticket, which I could redeem or trade in for another lotto ticket.]

Okay. Next…

That was easy.

What? You wanted it to be hard? We’ll work on other things in depth next week. *grin*

The next area is related to my job. I am torn between looking for other work and pursuing something more meaningful. My current job guarantees me a comfortable income and the unknown is… well, unknown…

We have already told you that the next job is around the corner. You need to let go [stop efforting] there with your current job and have fun. Right now, you are acknowledging the payment, but are you fully appreciating and celebrating? … … Well? …  Well?

You are looking for a prescription. Here’s one. When you get your next paycheck. Celebrate. Go out with your husband. Plan to go out, get dressed up and enjoy. See if you can find something that you two will really like. Plan a trip to somewhere. Do it today. You have been enjoying, but not relishing. It’s time to start doing that too. Be the creative [person] you enjoy being.

Should I take a class?

There you go with efforting again.  :-)

For the time being, you don’t have to. We think you should go forward with what you have. Most of all, enjoy the journey and the experience. We want for you to do this for at least one week.

I am getting a sensation that I should do this for the month of April too?

Yes. April’s a good month to do this. Do it for the month of April. :-)

Thank you.