The year was 1860. And Mexico was completely bankrupt. After decades of internal conflict between its government’s warring factions, it found itself heavily in debt. And as the conflict continued, it was unable to continue making good on what it owed.
I don't think it's a matter of knowledge or education. I'll tell you why. I spent 2 yrs creating an online biz training program - this was 7 years ago - as many/most of my 150K readers do not have the health required to work full-time. I then had 10 testers go through my program - to make SURE it had everything people needed to implement. These testers had personal access to me, so I could see where they were getting stuck, etc. and add what was needed to the course. Lo and behold, even though all 10 set up income-generating websites, only 2 of them went on to make more money than their previous in-person jobs, and 8 of them SABOTAGED their business in one way or another. 80%!! That's when I realized that it is not a lack of education, motivation, how-to, or mentorship that is holding people back. It's our own dark, tangled jungle, our unacknowledged trauma, beliefs, patterns, our shadow self. I did not launch the program to my list. Because BEFORE people can make use of tools, they first need to lean in and heal their blocks, saboteurs, trauma, and pain body. I'm working on that healing series now - using acupressure tapping (EFT) as the modality, along with guided meditations (hypnosis) as these are 2 of the most effective mind/body/soul healing therapies I've found. Of course, all I can do is offer this pathway. Many people are simply not ready to lean in and do the hard, scary work. And some people are not done dancing with darkness. It's all good. Remember, experiencing darkness (ALL the colors of the rainbow; not just white light) is a primary reason we incarnate in this 3rd dimension. So yeah, we cannot *make* this happen. All we can do is offer. And accept with loving compassion the choices/path each person takes. Namaste.
I'm quite interested in a near future where AI and robots can do literally every job way better, way faster, and way cheaper than humans. I follow the developments of these technologies and this reality is not as far away as many think. My guess is maybe 30 years before 95% of jobs are gone. For example, self-driving vehicles are almost here, a few more years tops (I would be shocked if we get to the end of 2026 without this being solved). In the United States (everyone's favourite benchmark even though I don't live there) there are 3.3 million truckers, 2.5 million rideshare drivers (Uber, Lyft, etc), 1.3 million delivery drivers, 200k cab drivers, and dozens of car co-op companies with tens of thousands of members. While it will take years to build the number of vehicles needed, a self-driving "robotaxi" and trucking fleet will kill almost all the jobs associated with these businesses, as well as tons of car insurance agents (people won't have individual insurance any more) and mechanics (they'll all be electric) and the like. AI is almost perfect conversationally, to the point where it's hard to tell you're talking to a computer (about a million times more advanced than Siri or Alexa), so all the people in reception, tech support, drive-through order takers, etc, gone. AI is already reading x-rays, MRIs and CT scans better than the best Dr's and can look at a picture of a mole and tell if it's likely cancerous as well as the best Dr's in the world. Even coding is being done by AI, with it scoring quite high in "coding Olympics". Tesla is developing a humanoid robot powered by AI that will be able to be trained on tasks just like showing a human (talking, pointing and demonstrating vs having to code it), and will be flexible, adaptive, and independently problem-solving like a human. The prototype will be shown next month, not next year or next decade. I wonder what a world will look like when this change happens. How will that affect the whole idea of an economy or money? I don't think anyone knows, which is why no one is talking about it or even really thinking about it, but I think it's important we do. I think a big lie right now is that things will keep working as they have. This won't be like the industrial revolution where it just created new, different jobs, as any new jobs will also be done by AI and robots better than people. This could result in utopia or dystopia or something in between.
Is it possible to incorporate blockchain into politics? I'd like all proposed legislation required to be written on blockchain so everyone could see the proposed law before it reaches the floor for an official vote. I'd like all discussions among politicians about the people's business to be on blockchain word-for-word within 1 hour of such discussion. I want to eliminate back room, closed door negotiations among politicians. Too many bad bills come out of such dealings. I want the people to see what our leaders are up to as they are acting in real time, and not after they've finished all discussions, legislation and negotiations. Bad things happen among leaders when they think the people can't hear them.
You know, I hear of the shady dealings and outlandish things that are going on, and I also hear that a strong faction is against all this craziness. But honestly, how in the world can we stop those folks from taking every bit of freedom away? If the voting booths are rigged and the law makers and justice departments are against us, how do we make it happen? I know we can’t bury our heads in the sand, but what can we really do to protect ourselves?
I all with you 100% about us, the people, coming together and working together. We will apparently also be "neighbors" as we bought 2 pieces of land outside of Cancun in the cenote area and we are developing it for income. One thing I and a few friends do once a month is a Power of 8 intentional group per Lynne McTaggert's research. But we need to do more. Grow gardens and make local exchanges, community gardens, etc. Create what we want as we do what we can to unplug from what we don't want. There are millions of us versus a few hundreds maybe of "them".
asking us to write our opinion was a good idea... Instead of pondering about the things politicains do or not do, I would think about practical things we can do even without lots of money. Myself, I am developing steadily towards becoming a minimalist. Life has thrown sh*t at me, as we all. And that shifted my perspective about what I need and what not. Seeing my soulmate becoming sick puts things into perpective. Being happy with little things in life and living in the Here and Now puts things into perspective. Being grateful for everything and becoming stoic, following the advice of the philosophers of old ages is a real gamechanger.
What has this to do with the topic of today? If we, the apes, like minded, discover that many things that keep us hooked in the matrix simply aren ´t necessary, we can be strong and protect our freedom. And, lastly, knowing that we possibly don ´t need so many things to thrive, fewer distractions or threats can seduce us into this comfy slavery called consumerism; leaving this artificial bubble full of illusions that most of modern society is.
Fascinating story, thank you! Your thoughts echo mine about duping the masses by keeping them stuck. One simple illustration on which I often reflect is our docile devotion to debt. In my latter teenage years I questioned why Australians were so obsessed with diving into a life of debt, a 30-year mortgage in a house in a dormitory suburb where all the houses looked the same. The "great Australian dream" is in my reality a nightmare where citizens who are trained in a state sanctioned schooling system are compliant, trained to compete instead of cooperate, don't question the prevailing hallucinations and remain fearful of taking action for change. Lull themselves by filling up houses and garages with unnecessary "stuff". But then, I remind myself, we remain a nation of convicts and our jailers.
Many lies about truths hidden in plain sight. Obfuscated by "being kept broke, dumb and sick" and endlessly distracted by polarizing dramas. We may have heard the expression, the way out is through... I look at that in terms of our involution (inward evolution). The one thing we can most control is our inward journey. The forever path. The more I am able to be clear and clean and centered and connected to source within myself the better I am able to shine that out into the world. The same is true for each and everyone of us, all in our own way and our own time. Eventually we become the tipping point. Meanwhile the outside world marches on... currently I am supporting a New Digital Financial Unit and a Non combustive Hydrogen energy release in the form of industrial scale heat. Think Clean, highly efficient, zero emission heat to desalinate water, to spin turbines for electricity, and heat for all manner of industrial process. Two separate but symbiotic companies. Also reading a very good book called, "The Bitcoin Standard" by Dr. Saifadean Ammous (Economics) The book provides a really well laid out and referenced history of money. If more people knew the amount of thievery that is going on right now, world wide, with the non-stop "printing" of money - fiat currency- not that you and Sorell haven't done a wonderful effort to help that message get out... Time for change is coming and let's all bring the highest vibe we can to meet it!!
Hi. I really appreciate your and Sorelle work. It´s helpful in so many ways in my everyday life. I think you can imagine how it is chainging my view of things. Just one question. I´m from Slovakia. Slovakian people, they often cannot speak in English. Do you think it´s possible for me to translate your newsletters so it can reach more people in my country? Thank you. -Barbora
I have just had somewhat of an epiphany!
The last part of your writing struck home to me. The last 20 years have been tough for my Wife and I and especially the last two years. We have been so stressed, broke at times and working all the hours God sends. To say I have been struggling to think, create etc is an understatement. I have strongly considered whether I was an undiagnosed ADHD sufferer as my concentration skills were/are so low. I have received many of your newsletters but read virtually none - I so wanted too but it was virtually impossible to concentrate let alone take it all in, think and consider.
But for whatever reason, I read your latest post from start to finish. I can’t remember the last time I read ANYTHING in its entirety. So when I read your last couple of paragraphs it was a lightbulb moment.
I wonder if maybe I am not crazy after all but then the sudden crushing reality kicks in that I am extremely crazy to have allowed myself to have been so manipulated by the selected few.
Apologies if someone has already said this below but, wasn't it Joseph Goebbels who said, “The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it.”?
Have you heard of Michael Tellingers One Small Town concept.?
Great historical article.
What is my Time frame to invest,I get pd on the 1st of every month.
September 3 is the global crash
Heard someone say : "our best chance is to work together, if you’ve got any ideas of how we can make this happen, I’d love to hear your thoughts." Maybe we start with connecting to eachother, and sharing to the best interest of the whole human tribe.
I am medical practitioner from Belgium (1988), in Dominican Republic, focus on a place to welcome people and restore health. Special interest in active meditation, kind of born in quantum healing. My family and I are always happy to share potentials and creations.