Lack of Resources in a World of Plenty

The surface of the earth bears certain scars, witness to events of major historic perspective. Beautiful canyons, rivers and lakes erase, or least hide, evidence of massive and unexpected devastation. Likewise, deserts lie naked and exposed, unclothed and unable to mask the corruption that changed verdant green resources into dry sand. History has also left scars behind where wars have changed the course of events, and monuments now stand in place of men. Catastrophic events are a natural part of the evolution of the planet and they have helped to shape the course of history. Many unnatural events have also had a catastrophic effect upon events on earth and have altered the course of history significantly. Events associated with the condition of the world economy can be attributed to both natural and unnatural causes and history will more than likely record them as extremes of the same polarity.

The solar system of which the earth is a part is pulsing its way toward a light of a different order, changing everything and inspiring an evolutional leap that is natural within the great schemes of time in which universes are measured. This soon to be experienced light is of a cosmic order, and though you cannot see it from your current perspective, it has temporarily cast the earth in shadow. The earth will emerge from this pale cast as it always has, and the light that has temporarily eclipsed a clearer vision of a bright future will return, opening the eyes of all, even those of the blind man who would not see.

The earth is part of a solar system that is vast, powerful and sometimes difficult to fathom. World economic markets and the currencies that represent them are also part of a much larger system, one that is vast in its holdings, unimaginable in its power, and difficult to fathom. Inevitably the ocean tides rise and fall, oblivious to the rise and fall of world leaders, currencies or the markets they have invested in. Their rhythm is perfect and timed by a relationship with something greater than the moment or the day. Currencies and markets on the other hand, are artificial instruments and can be controlled (or left uncontrolled) quite easily. These too, follow a rhythm that is perfectly timed and guided by a relationship to something unseen.

Please understand that forces, even those that are natural, can be influenced or controlled to a certain degree. Like a serpent, they can be tamed and hypnotized to act in a certain way even while everyone is watching. Such is the case with world markets at this time; they have been coaxed into behaving in a manner that has dissolved many assets into thin air. But not all assets have fallen, nor have the fortunes of those who understand the system and how it works. Modern man believes that like his destiny, he is charge of his own monies, but that is only partially true. There are systems, of which he is a part, that exert a great deal of influence upon the world, and because he is a part of this same world he is both by participation and agreement, a part of this same system.

The banking systems and the currencies they trade in are in an orchestrated crisis, a well organized and carefully crafted freefall that will remake the face of the world and those who govern it. Modern man owns a part of his world, but a part of his world also owns him. Modern man does not own the currency he trades in, it is leant to him. He does not own his home or that of his ancestors as that too, is given to him on conditions that are governed by sovereignties greater than his own. That man is not sovereign in his world or in his home may be an outrage, but it is not a new outrage. Modern man lives within the same system as ancient man and that system lives within him. Is there a plan for this to change? Yes, but humanity must first emerge from its own shadow. It cannot follow a lighter path without until it discovers its own light within.

The causes for the downturn in the economy are both natural and unnatural. The universal laws that govern the rhythmic rise and fall of the tides are the same ones that ensure the pendulum of fortune will swing through large and small fortunes alike. This is nature at work; one season infallibly yielding to the next, resting and preparing for the dawn of its return. The ocean has a floor, and although its depth is sometimes difficult to measure it is always there as a foundation of support to all that depends upon it. The economy was not so fortunate. Without a firm foundation it has been tossed to the waves to do with as they please.

At least for a time the economy will continue to drift and as long as it does it will be difficult to build a boat that is strong enough or swift enough to outmaneuver the currents. The tides take with them many things and this economic movement will mirror the tides in many ways. The tides also return lost items and forgotten relics from times long past. Therefore carefully hidden truths can be expected to emerge in moments and places where they are least expected. This will expose some of the minor players (pawns) in the system, but the lords and masters of this game can afford to sacrifice many pawns and still protect their well-built fortress. Modern man must take his finances and obligations seriously, yet in doing so he may overlook the point of the game in which he is both participant and observer. It is better to ride the pendulum across the sky of illusion than have it slice through one's reality on earth.

As has been said global economies will continue to be buffeted by winds of change amid uncertainty. Elected officials will continue to seek counsel among their own experts as well participate in global showings of support and strength with other world leaders. Even a house of cards looks better built while it is being propped up by more than one hand. Like a deck of cards that must be reshuffled from time to time, there will be a great shift in the distribution of wealth that will raise capital for some countries and threaten to pull others down Those who emerge seemingly unscathed may have sold their soul in the process or that of their citizens more likely.

None of the world currencies have any long lasting value so most will see their value sink. They do not have value because they are not aligned with anything of value. The wealth that is attributed to most nations is no longer owned by the same nations and is in some cases owned by another country altogether or by the corporations that represent them. Some of the corporations that have been branded as nasty culprits in certain world markets may yet emerge as heroes when it is discovered that they are able to rescue some governments from their own volatility. There is a certain stench associated with greed, but the stench of fear is even worse.

Corporations will be seen as stabilizing forces in some markets and will enjoy a sovereignty of sorts they did not have previously. Even corporations with large business complexes in other countries will be protected by international law in much the same way that embassies and their grantors are protected today. Some countries will default on their most basic obligations and they will watch on the sidelines as their sovereignty is purchased or annexed by another country whose resources are more "in play" than their own. Trading partnerships between countries will extend into other areas as resources are pooled together in hopes of strengthening global positions.

Long ago countries vied for trading routes and for the discovery of new lands to claim in the name of the crowns they represented. Today crowns are out of fashion and most (though not all) lands have been claimed. Their resources have been converted to cash or refinanced into further debt. An economy cannot grow unless there is room for it to grow and that is virtually impossible given today's schema, making new and vital resources a necessity.

The earth does have new and undiscovered resources. Some of these have been until recently buried underneath the ice, at and near both poles. As the ice thaws, plans on how and when to access these regional resources are already being put in place. Several countries have already led exploratory missions in this regard and have even begun to the process of "claiming" them in the name of those whom they represent. Already there are a variety of flags posted on the ocean floor, awaiting acknowledgment. But there is no precedent for claiming ‘ice' or what is potentially beneath it, and political minds are already preparing for competition and more. Some of these regional resources include natural gas and oil, but there are a few surprises in the area as well.

Not all countries or economies will have access to these new resources, yet they know that in order to thrive in a new world they must find ways to expand or face other imaginable perils. Those who cannot find treasure in the depths of the oceans will look to space instead. Many countries, even those you might not consider "players" in the space race are already there, and beyond. Set aside what you imagine to be exploratory missions to space and nearby planets and consider instead that mining new and profitable resources upon both the moon and Mars is already possible. In fact, contracts are already in place with government and private sector contractors for transporting resources, housing projects for potential workers, and much more.

Those who have recently lost confidence and interest in currency and commodity trading upon the earth may be coaxed into investing in the new ‘satellite' markets. Understand that while some are doing their best to protect their real estate holdings upon the earth, others have already projected their fortunes elsewhere and are even now preparing to stake claims elsewhere. ‘The sky is the limit' is no longer just a saying. Certainly this topic could be developed further, but it is not the intended subject of this paper.

Markets and currencies on earth will continue to be volatile and it will be difficult for even the best economic minds to predict what will be. It is not a level playing field and those who know how to play the game know this. Those who do not know how to play the financial games of the day will continue to be hurt by the process. As alliances between countries continue to evolve there will be less need for as many different currencies. Paper monies will become less necessary and therefore less available. New ways to manage credits and debits will soon emerge. As with all things of a nature that seems a threat, there will be resistance at first. But deepening volatility of other choices combined with several consumer incentives and an unprecedented campaign for public confidence will make this choice an eventual success.

The world's stock markets will be completely revamped and overhauled. They will be renamed and managed in different ways than they are today. Not all companies will be allowed to issue stock. Private investment houses will be able to represent those cannot participate in the larger schemes of trading. Higher risks will as always reap higher rewards. An under-the-counter market will parallel the over-the-counter one, in legal, but casino style investments that resemble the online gaming of today.

Commodity trading will continue to entice investors. The future of many commodities including those in the farming and ranching fields will continue to be uncertain. They will be worthwhile investments for those with a stomach for it. New food sources of both natural and unnatural origin will also spur interest. The declining health of the average citizen will make the food supplement market among the most lucrative, particularly as the medical community finds that it is less able to diagnose or cure.

As the relationship between biotic and abiotic systems is better understood it will reveal new insights as to the maintenance and rebuilding of ecosystems that are near the brink of death. Those who profit from the demise of these systems will continue to do so. The evolution of consciousness where many are concerned comes slowly and their new dawn is further away than that of others. Some hunger for food and others for profit. Either way the cost to life is great. Hunger and thirst will continue to worsen, especially in third world countries though certainly not limited to these alone. Even the world's richest countries cannot or will not provide for all. Those who live beneath the misery indexes will more than likely remain in misery unless they rise above it by demanding it of the god within. They will find less than adequate support without.

Local and community economies will thrive if they are able to find common ground. The needs of the entire community must be taken into account so there will not be too many pockets or holes that are left ignored or to chance. Open community systems will fare better than closed communities in the long run, but this will not be the first choice for many. Hoarding food and other resources will protect the moment but not the heart. Most hearts dwell in the land of plenty unless they have been driven through deserts of fear into the land of lack. Even the desert feeds its hungry with courage and stamina.

Lack of creativity and vision is the first poison. Fear is the second and greed is the third. Certainly the times ahead will offer other poisons as well. To every poison and every ill there is an antidote, but it must first be discovered and then administered in good time. Like it or not the earth is changing, and more quickly than most would think. Humanity must rethink and then remake itself creatively now or the future will belong to the next human race. The evolution of the All and the all is capable of setting the scene for that to happen. The old rules by which humanity lives still apply, but not for long. It is time to dream a new dream, because the old one belongs to a timeline that is eroding beneath the feet of those who still cling to it.

The economies that value life will return to balance more quickly than those that do not. There is no inherent value in money. That is why its value rises and falls and why its purchasing power brings temporary happiness at best. The value of a nation is in its natural resources of which humanity is a part. Unless and until the value of human life and life in general is appreciated more generously the world will seem out of balance and artificial. Before the skies fell and the heavens touched the earth there was a sound that resembled silence. Those who entered the silence found themselves in a dream of their own spinning. The pale cast of the dream wanes now signaling that it is time to dream a new dream. This world is but a dream spell. That is how it came to be heaven on earth.



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