National Karmic Debt

Written by Ed Howes

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It seems as thoughrepparttar national credit debt is onlyrepparttar 132582 tip ofrepparttar 132583 iceberg that is owed. We can't even be certain that our generational blood sacrifices have done anything to levelrepparttar 132584 balances. In fact, things may be worse because we have demanded heavier blood taxes on others than we have been willing to pay ourselves. We certainly know this blood letting has contributed much torepparttar 132585 credit debt. The U.S. sacrifice to Moloch certainly tiltsrepparttar 132586 karmic balances inrepparttar 132587 wrong direction.

The bad news is that we, you and me, are ultimately responsible for everything done in our name since Europeans began settling in North America. Iraq is justrepparttar 132588 latest debt. Think about this for a few minutes and you should be overwhelmed about your fair share. There are bankruptcy remedies. As Deepak Chopra declares inrepparttar 132589 Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, inrepparttar 132590 Law of Karma, we have options. The first of three is shut up and pay up. Take our lumps untilrepparttar 132591 balance tips in our favor. This is attractive to no one who considers what may be owed by now. The next option isrepparttar 132592 transformation of karma. This balancesrepparttar 132593 scales by becoming a blessing to others.

Many of us agree this option is much better thanrepparttar 132594 first. We can become this blessing individually and by joining our efforts to organizations that clearly are blessing others or have a good plan of intention to do so. Charities, peace groups, social justice associations, environmentalists. The drawback isrepparttar 132595 best intentions coupled with near universal ignorance, often turn out worse than dedicated evil doing. To transform karma, we had better seerepparttar 132596 outcome fromrepparttar 132597 intent. Mistakes can further imbalancerepparttar 132598 scales.

The third option is karmic transcendence. We become so unified with God or life force,repparttar 132599 karmic ledger is expunged of our debt. My guess is that this would require some critical mass as a percentage ofrepparttar 132600 U.S. population, seeking spiritual unity orrepparttar 132601 ultimate one party political ideal. This option isrepparttar 132602 most attractive. It is actuallyrepparttar 132603 easiest of all to do, which conforms torepparttar 132604 Law of Least Effort. The drawback is reaching that critical mass and there are presently people working hard to achieve this very transcendence. Inrepparttar 132605 meantime, we will take our lumps, accept our punishments, knowing we are worthy of them, which is some comfort. We will transform a lot of our karma by actually doingrepparttar 132606 good we intend. In just over twenty years, we will transcend all our remaining karma. Those twenty years will not be easy or pretty, but don't you feel better about what used to be our overwhelming debts?

Freelance writer published on many websites and newspapers.


Written by Ed Howes

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As local marketing returns inrepparttar West, corporate food producers lose their markets, reduce their production accordingly and poison much less land and water. That is, unless taxpayers continue to subsidize them. When an individual only producesrepparttar 132581 value ofrepparttar 132582 food s/he consumes, s/he can now live with ten to twenty percent less income. If s/he produces a surplus, other income could be cut in half. Should s/he loserepparttar 132583 main source of income, s/he eats well as s/he increases production with mostly personal labor, which essentially removes this person fromrepparttar 132584 corporate value system and all its hidden costs. Economic justice becomes a lifestyle.

Food is so basic to life and health as to berepparttar 132585 first need addressed inrepparttar 132586 Lord's Prayer. So it is in any economy also. It isrepparttar 132587 foundation of economic prosperity. Food has usually been grown so inefficiently, only people who lovedrepparttar 132588 work or immigrants would do it. Making agriculture a chemical and machine operation was one ofrepparttar 132589 huge mistakes ofrepparttar 132590 Machine Age. Individuals are now in a position to make it right and would be wise to do so. I understand about nine million people are out of work in America. Use those unemployment benefits to grow and store food and have more money for housing.

As local agriculture replaces corporate agriculture and hydrogen becomesrepparttar 132591 new fuel for power, water becomes very valuable. Rainwater, which is superior to ground water in so many ways, for plants and people, can be collected. Large storage containers, such as swimming pools are not only justified but necessary to food production and home security. Use enough water gathering capacity to weather three years of serious drought. A back up well can be a handy thing for a neighborhood association. Indoor and outdoor water can be stored conveniently and provide thermal mass for moderating home and greenhouse temperatures. It can be raised to high temperatures and pumped through radiators in winter. We could all live in cozy, clever, greenhouse homes. Eat fresh strawberries year round and earn lots of money for as long as it is worth anything to do so. Feed your neighbor. Feed your community and encourage others to grow. Food independence is true independence for an individual, a group, a town, a nation.

When we love our neighbors more than we love our money, we create economic justice. We moverepparttar 132592 least valued things torepparttar 132593 top ofrepparttar 132594 old value system. We know there is great intrinsic value inrepparttar 132595 other. We want to know each other's thoughts on world issues and be free to respond. Freedom exists in service. If we love our neighbors, we include them in our work, as time, need and desire requires. Who do we wish to exclude from relative prosperity in global crises? What ifrepparttar 132596 world demands win - win solutions for every problem, instead of win - lose? Can we not create such a world by increasing our chances of surviving its plagues? Green plagues would be a perfect reason to keep and produce much of your food in your home, where you can have environmental control and protection. This is especially so inrepparttar 132597 city where cultivating land may be impractical.

What is wrong with living with one's food as a lifestyle? How many people need to choose this to make a positive change inrepparttar 132598 balances of external, material power? One thousand? One million? Ten million? They don't have to congregate in Idaho, though it's good for like minded folks to congregate anywhere. Most folks can be far more independent in their choices than they are. It helps when they know they haverepparttar 132599 choices, regardless of corporate, political and bureaucratic systems. When there are people starving anywhere, someone has made poor choices and it might be you and me that made them. Governments feed people in emergencies. Will you be needing government food inrepparttar 132600 future? What will you do to get it?

Stored grains, nuts and seeds provide ready food you can eat dry, while sprouting pounds of tender, delicious, baby plants; in anywhere from one to seven days. These are fine food storage items when vacuum sealed to keep insect eggs from hatching. Add water, increase nutritional value and eat, fresh, live food. Meat, fish and poultry can be stored in cans for quite a while if desired. Jerkys will also satisfy a taste for meat and keep a long time. Build stacking sprout trays according to your available space and begin indoor food production. Go meet your neighbors with samples. They will soon be your customers.

It isrepparttar 132601 Boy Scout motto to Be Prepared! It applies to all of us today. The hard times are so much writing onrepparttar 132602 wall. Who will you and I help through them? When will we begin to practice economic justice in our personal lives? When will we divorce our old world corporate masters?

Freelance writer published on many websites and newspapers.

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