Monday, October 29, 2012

Capitalism Is Dead In America

Many Americans still believe America is the land of opportunity. We are taught early on you can bring yourself up from nothing with perseverance, hard work and a little creativity. The force behind this supposed opportunity--capitalism. The power of the free market is what drives people toward either success or failure--or does it? Let's take a look at the facts!

A short drive down Main Street, USA will show you the power of the "free market". Look at all the "For Rent" signs in shop windows. Look at the "For Sale" signs that are followed by the words "Bank Owned". Small businesses are closing every day in record numbers. When people have little extra spending money, small businesses have a difficult time competing with mega-retailers who can afford to ship cheap (and often inferior) products from overseas, made by people who earn pennies an hour (aka slave labor).
Now take a look at those wealthy "capitalists" who have won the game of the "free market". Bank of America paid exactly zero tax dollars in 2010, while getting a refund of $1.9 billion (aka corporate welfare) and bailouts (also corporate welfare) to the tune of $1.3 trillion!!!  Goldman Sachs paid zero tax dollars in 2008 and received a $278 million tax refund! They also received $824 billion in corporate welfare (oops, I mean taxpayer bailouts). General Electric paid no taxes in 2010 but received a nice $3.3 billion tax refund. They also received $16 million in bailout money from the Federal Reserve!!! (For more "capitalist" data, read the full story here!)

How in the heck does this happen in a "capitalist" economy? The fact of the matter is, it doesn't!!! In a true free market economy, businesses live or die by the decisions they make. Sometimes risky behavior pays off handsomely. At other times, you lose your business. In true capitalism, the government does not give money to companies to keep them afloat. It lets those company die a painful (but necessary) death!!!

Capitalism in America is dead (and has been for many years). It's time we recognize our corrupt system for what it is--debt slavery!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It's About Choice!

I'm in the middle of a decision. I'm trying to decide if I want to keep my old job--which has become highly stressful of late--or take on a new position with a new company, which would probably be less stressful. I've spent weeks thinking about it, weighing the pros and cons, etc., and still I'm not a lot closer to making a decision than when I first began the process.

The thing is, society teaches us that everything is about good and bad, right and wrong. Often, we struggle with decisions because we believe one choice is inevitably better than another, and we want to be sure to pick the best one.

What if there is no "right" choice? Herein lies the struggle. While we believe there is always a right/wrong, or at least a pecking order of sorts, maybe we are making it much more difficult than it needs to be! Maybe it isn't about making the "right" choice. Maybe it is just about choosing!

Creation in and of itself involves commitment. You cannot create something without the determination to do so. Life is about creation--exploring all those things we can choose to become and manifest in the world. We are in the world to BE. Creation is the way we express this BEing.

Life isn't about right or wrong or even the lesser of two evils. It is about choosing who and what we want to express at this particular moment. Don't allow yourself to be stuck in indecision! Be determined to make the choice! After all, if that one doesn't work out you are always free to choose again!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Accessing Unlimited Power

Just last week, I was contemplating energy levels, and something really profound came to me. When we fight against something--resist something--our energy levels diminish. However, when we allow things to exist in their present state and are in a state of acceptance, our power is greatly increased!

Think about this. Have you ever spent time trying to convince a friend or family member of the "correctness" of your point of view? Think about the energy you exert in such an exercise. Does some of the energy leave you? Do you ever feel tired or exhausted by the process? Why? Because you are resisting what the other person is about! (The true irony of this process is, in the vast majority of cases, arguing with the other person brings them no closer to siding with you than they were before you chose to expend the energy!) Fighting against anything only drains your power.

What happens when you decide to accept the person for who they are and allow them to manifest that in the world? You are immediately at peace. Because you have made the choice to let go of your resistance, energy is free to flow both toward you and away from you in one continuous cycle. All of the energy in the Universe thus becomes yours! You are free to pull from that endless supply of energy any time you want! Talk about unlimited power! That's what flow and abundance are all about!

Do you want access to unlimited power? It has nothing to do with stealing the power of others by overpowering them. It has everything to do with allowing all things to be what they were created to be. It is only by allowing creation to manifest itself according to Divine Plan that we have the power to manifest our own part in it. Limited or limitless, the choice is ultimately our own.

Namaste, my friends!