Author Archives: Mary Rivas
If you’ve read my past posts on finance, it’s probably becoming clearer to you how the economy has deteriorated in unprecedented ways. The rules that govern our “free market” system have been just about wiped out.
The lifeblood of entrepreneurship (capital), has been redirected away from the creation of jobs and new business.
Many people confuse the wealth earned by people who actually create new products and services with the wealth skimmed by financiers.
America’s economic illness has a name: financialization. It’s a term for the trend by which Wall Street leads by investing capital in self-serving investments that generate no new products/services, no new jobs and no improvements in productivity–the only engine that generates widespread wealth and prosperity.
Here’s an example of how financiers are destroying the U.S. and global economy.
Financiers borrow billions of dollars in nearly free money via Federal Reserve easy credit (essentially our money) and using the cash to buy back corporate shares, boosting the value of stock owned by insiders and management: no new products/services, no new jobs and no improvements in productivity.
I know that this post is more complex than most articles I share.
But, I believe it’s important to wake up and be aware on ALL levels. Being aware of one’s adversary, opponent or potential threats helps us to be prepared. It empowers us to make more informed decisions so that we are not caught off -guard. A warrior is never taken by surprise.
This article by Michael Krieger shows a snapshot of how the destruction of our free market economy has impacted the average person. The article titled “More Americans Living With Parents Than With a Romantic Partner For First Time Since 1880” may inspire you to expand your income possibilities and not rely on wages for income.
In upcoming posts, I’ll be writing about entrepreneur opportunities that may inspire you. I suggest using your creative thinking skills to plan how to diversify your family’s income sources.
“How can I know who I am, when I am all this?” he said, sweeping the surroundings with a gesture of his head.
– Don Juan Matus, Journey to Ixtlan.
Early man, and seers like don Juan, conceived of their reality as multi-dimensional. They knew they held within themselves the very same elements as their surroundings. They knew they were connected with the stones, rain, wind, trees, plants, animals, stars and merged their consciousness with nature. They communicated with nature and lived by the wisdom of the Spirit that moves through all things.
The ancients saw their universe as multiple, with consciousness existing in myriad of layers, unseen to the eye of the average man; seen only with the inner eye of the seer.
Contrast this with our dominant belief in a ‘one-dimensional’ world view. We are taught the concept of ‘one’ way of being and ‘one’ reality existing at a time. This gives rise to separation from our surroundings and each other, to narrowing our vast talents into a socially accepted groove, to thinking in limited ways–to perceiving life in linear ways…
We can integrate spiritual truths into our daily life to expand our ways of thinking and empowering ourselves. In my audiobook, The Warrior Spirit, I explain how we tend to limit ourselves with linear ways of thinking when it comes to financial goals.
This story is not only about the incredible determination and resiliency of one man to overcome an incredible challenge. It also shares insights about one thing we can do to effect change in the world. You probably won’t be able to guess what that is, so read on to find out. Here’s the story that…
Bitcoin is one of the biggest black swans in financial history. Bitcoin is a form of digital currency, created and held electronically. No one controls it. It’s open source code. Transactions are made with no middle men – meaning, no banks.
As people become more aware about the dangers and deceit in the banking industry, Bitcoin is becoming popular as an alternative to banks–or as a way to diversify finances and not have all one’s assets in one place.
The video in this post provides 9 reasons why the Open Source Bitcoin network should continue to outcompete Private Blockchains being created by banks, central banks and government.
There are no transaction fees and no need to give your real name. More merchants are beginning to accept them: You can make everyday purchases such as webhosting services and food. International payments are easy and cheap because Bitcoins are not tied to any country or subject to governmental regulation. Some people just buy bitcoins as a way to diversify their long-term investments.
In this post, you’ll find out about 4 body cleansing methods, listed from most intense and thorough to easy.
Eliminating toxins from the body can strengthen the immune system and provide protection against chronic degenerative diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, just to name a few.
Whether you are drawn to do a fast or a cleansing diet, you stand to enhance your health, your finances and strengthen your spirit too!
The tide of spiraling medical costs, that can financially ruin any family can often be avoided by living a healthier lifestyle rather than relying on the treatment of disease symptoms after the damage has already been done. Body cleansing and nutritional maintenance can not only enhance your overall health and longevity, but over time can significantly reduce your healthcare costs.
In this post, you’ll enjoy a stimulating video by Max Keiser, who appears as a guest on Russia Today (RT.com) to share his one-of-a-kind insights on how to ‘Make America Great Again.’ Only two AAA rated companies are left standing and trade deals which are loaded with ‘all risk, no benefit’ threaten to annihilate the last vestiges of dignity, hope and greatness remaining.
In the second half Max interviews Jim Rickards about his new book, The New Case for Gold. They destroy the old arguments against holding gold and look at the latest action in the gold market and what it portends for the future world order.
This 10 minute video gives a good summary of the current bleak state of the financial markets and economy, but before you watch it, know this: I’m sharing this video (and similar posts) NOT to fill you with fear or any emotion that deplete your energy but to awaken your inner warrior that is always there to guide you in infinite ways.
We must not get sucked into all the drama out there, yet we must expand our awareness of how darkness tries to control humanity. Awareness and the ability to see the bigger picture, which includes both light and darkness, empowers us spiritually.
Waking up and perceiving deception expands awareness and that empowers us. Deception and half-truths keep us in the dark. If we ignore that darkness exist, we become prey. Ignorance weakens us and endangers us.
When we expand our awareness, we can make wiser decisions because we’re better informed–we can see the bigger picture. How can we make the best decisions if we’re in the dark and can not see?
Awareness dissipates darkness. When you shed light on darkness, it loses its power.
Ancient spiritual wisdom teaches that everything is interconnected in a web of energy. If we allow ourselves to be enslaved by forces that aim to control our health or control us financially, our spiritual evolution will also be controlled…
This post and video reveals the vast benefits of a simple, yet powerful drink you can make at home to take charge of your health. Raw organic apple cider vinegar–an inexpensive product you can buy at any health store–has health benefits and is also a beauty treatment for hair & skin.
Beneficial ingredients in raw apple cider vinegar give it its power to make us feel better, look better, and feel energized:
Pectin – helps to regulate blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol.
Malic Acid – has properties of being resistant to viruses, bacteria, and fungus.
Calcium – supports strong bones and teeth.
Ash – its alkaline property can aid your body in maintaining proper pH levels for a healthy alkaline state.
Acetic Acid – It appears that this acid slows the digestion of starch which can help to lower the rise in glucose that commonly occurs after meals….
New innovative technology is changing the financial world in revolutionary ways.
Today, the digital currency revolution, with Bitcoin leading the way, gives us alternatives to using paper currency for saving and alternatives to using traditional banking. (BitGold is not a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin; they are two distinct companies).
GOLD AS A SAVINGS PLAN
Thanks to a new generation financial platform, you can have a gold-based savings account & purchase gold online. As you save, you are working your way towards achieving greater ownership in gold. BitGold enables you to open a gold account online with minimal funds. Their innovative financial system enables you to buy increasing increments of gold as your savings account value increases. And BitGold has no monthly fees.
USING YOUR GOLD FOR MAKING PAYMENTS
BitGold enables you to not only save but you can also make payments using gold. They provide a way for people to use the gold by paying others in gold for good/services or earning gold through the platform by invoicing in gold…
Most people think of yoga as light stretching or group fitness for women only. Few realize yoga was created for warriors—military and spiritual—to strengthen and support their bodies during periods of intense growth and challenge.
Mark Divine, a retired Navy SEAL, accomplished yoga teacher, and martial artist, is leading a free 30 day Kokoro yoga online class will kick off on April 25th.
You can think of Kokoro yoga as warrior yoga. ‘Kokoro’ literally means heart or the feeling of it. It’s this merging of the warrior’s heart or spirit—with ancient physical poses or ‘asanas’—that transform your body into an instrument of power and performance.
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