“We are in a space without a map. With the likelihood of economic collapse and climate catastrophe looming, it feels like we are on shifting ground, where old habits and old scenarios no longer apply. In Tibetan Buddhism, such a space or gap between known worlds is called a bardo. It is frightening. It is also a place of potential transformation.
When we come together for this work, at the outset we discern three stories or versions of reality that are shaping our world so that we can see them more clearly and choose which one we want to get behind. The first narrative we identify is “Business as Usual,” by which we mean the growth economy, or global corporate capitalism. We hear this marching order from virtually every voice in government, publicly traded corporations, the military, and corporate-controlled media.
The second is called “The Great Unraveling”: an ongoing collapse of living structures. This is what happens when ecological, biological, and social systems are commodified through an industrial growth society or “business as usual” frame. I like the term “unraveling,” because systems don’t just fall over dead, they fray, progressively losing their coherence, integrity, and memory.
The third story is the central adventure of our time: the transition to a life-sustaining society. The magnitude and scope of this transition—which is well underway when we know where to look—is comparable to the agricultural revolution some ten thousand years ago and the industrial revolution a few centuries back. Contemporary social thinkers have various names for it, such as the ecological or sustainability revolution; in the Work That Reconnects we call it the Great Turning.”
Shadow operates best when fear and anger cloud judgement and reason .
Awareness of folks aligned with this energetically is difficult but I determined long ago to survive and thrive as I offer my efforts to know and do better .
Consider what cashless society means… all aspects of it:
💲 ….A cashless society means no cash. . Zero. . It doesn’t mean mostly cashless and you can still use a ‘wee bit of cash here & there’. Cashless means fully digital, fully traceable, fully controlled. I think those who support a cashless society aren’t fully aware of what they are asking for. A cashless society means:
- No more tuck-away cash for those preparing to leave domestic violence.
- No more purchases off marketplace unless you want to risk bank transfer fraud.
- No more garage sales.
- No more cash donations to hungry homeless you pass.
- No more cash slipped into the hands of a child from their grandparent.
- No more money in birthday cards.
- No more piggy banks or tooth fairy for your child.
- No more selling bits & pieces from your home that you no longer want/need for a bit of cash in return.
- Less choices of where you purchase based on affordability.
What a cashless society does guarantee:
- Banks/governments have full control of every single cent you own.
- Every transaction you make is recorded.
- All your movements & actions are traceable.
- Access to your money can be blocked at the click of a button when/if banks/government need ‘clarification’ from you which could take weeks, a hundred questions answered & five hundred passwords.
- If your transactions are deemed in any way questionable, by those who create the questions, your money will be frozen, ‘for your own good’.
And before anybody slams this post … don’t go shooting the messenger .. I’m sharing it because maybe we all need to take off our blinkers.
Forget about cash being dirty.
Cash has been around for a very, very long time & it gives you control over how you trade with the world.
It gives you independence and so much more.
If you are a customer, pay with cash. If you are a shop owner, remove those ridiculous signs that ask people to pay by card. Cash is a legal tender, it is our right to pay with cash.
No surprise here :
All major companies have lobbyists gunning for their interests in DC. Here is a breakdown of the top spenders on lobbying.
— Read on www.investopedia.com/investing/which-industry-spends-most-lobbying-antm-so/
Way under , way under .. each woman I work with says the same thing .
Lies , cheats, steals …
One in three domestic abuse victims trying to flee their partner have been plagued with financial abuse that leaves them unable to escape danger, figures show.
— Read on www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/domestic-abuse-victims-financial-abuse-women-refuge-debt-a9253901.html
Millennials today are rightfully anxious about their future and righteously angry that their parents’ generation has generally done a piss-poor job of safeguarding their inheritance. Millennials, it is often said, may be the first generation in…
— Read on www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/2/9/1918048/-Note-to-Millennials-Boomers-didn-t-screw-you-Conservatives-did
The US adored bankrupting folks over health , staying alive is a competitive
A recent study in the American Journal of Medicine found large decreases of net worth among those with worsening as well as improving cancer status.
— Read on www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/31/canc-j31.html
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