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Alles Schall und Rauch: Ecuador führt uns vor was Demokratie ist

29 Sep

Another one:

Alles Schall und Rauch: Ecuador führt uns vor was Demokratie ist.
Once more sadly but true spoken, thank you Freeman!

And all my prayers to finally free my information hero Julian Assange!!!!!

If you wonder why it is so quiet on this blog, check out my travelling adventures here:

http://goddesstraveldiary.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/que-pasa-en-ecuador/

Blessings

YMT

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Alles Schall und Rauch: Banken? Es gibt Alternativen und wir müssen handeln

26 Sep

Alles Schall und Rauch: Banken? Es gibt Alternativen und wir müssen handeln.

Center of Unity Schweibenalp

27 Jun

The last few days I had the pleasure of visiting the Center of Unity Schweibenalp. Once more I can be grateful to the dancing tribe for allowing me to go deep into the center of my heart, feel every cell of my body, and be connected to these amazing people.

The Center of Unity is an experiment in new system theory. Because the world needs new systems, soon! I think it is worth sharing their concept and vision. Their community is built upon 4 pillars. First a fair economy. This is a tricky enterprise, but it is clear no society can live without money – or at least exchange. And though they now also run the highest alpine Permaculture project, they finance themselves with the course center. Second is self-sustainability. The natural foundation for every working community but what does it really mean? For example as we can see with the fascinating Earthships there are a lot of rightful barriers to overcome when wanting to become self-sustainable with electricity in our western world. The state is obliged by law to provide every residence with water, electricity and sewage systems. At Schweibenalp they are fortunate to have their own mountain water spring. To have own water is a priceless good and will be The key for survival – anywhere. But their project to gain electricity from the river is currently not allowed and financing solar panels is currently out of scope. The third pillar and no less important is to find ways to live together in love. Facing the above challenges is not enough, the greatest challenge are always interpersonal relationships, says their leader Sundar. They are organized in a low hierarchical structure where leadership is used for execution as they’ve found that essential to make things happen. Taking decision on the other hand is always done by the community which is organized in various circles and varying meeting structures. This part, they say is always the one with the greatest experimental potential. To round this up the fourth pillar is spirituality. Needless to say they are open to all religions, the key is the communal prayer, ritual and meditation. The place is really amazing I am super inspired. Meditating or dancing by the fire or the lake, this place makes your heart open if you willeth it or not when you look over the crystal turquoise lake of Brienz on the other mountain range where there is a colossal heart cut into the rock and a waterfall coming right out of its center.

These days they are greatly involved in a fantastic project that I also need to share . The Green Phoenix: “A platform of networks and individuals, committed to system change in a time of transition and the necessity of a new attitude of global responsibility and of immediate local implementation for sustainable projects and models.” Check it out they will have a conference in October and the current focus lies on urban communities. Imagine about half of the world’s population lives in cities! In single households, little kingdoms. Imagine what will happen to us if the system does break down… well here come the new models. The evolution of society in something more respectful and entirely connected to nature. Thus as closing words I would like to add a quote of Lao Tzu: “ If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift is that of your own self- transformation.”

Blessings

YMT

PS Thanks to Stephanie for the beautiful heart picture!

The THRIVE Movie

30 Nov

My dears

I have to make advertisement for another truly transformational movie. It is a bit more mainstream and less radical than loads of other movies talking about these subjects and I consider it a must watch for current education about what is going on in our world, especially but not only if you are interested in

  • science meeting spirituality
  • the relation of the human energy system to the  universe
  • infinite free energy
  • sacred geometry & the flower of  life
  • the wisdom of ancient cultures
  • the meaning of crop circles
  • the possibility of extraterrestrial  life
  • how money controls all areas of life
    (food, energy,  health, education)
    and who controls the money
  • our chance & challenge as the 99% vs the  NWO$
  • the struggle for the soul of humanity
  • caterpillar medicine
  • non violent not participation
  • solutions & what we can do
  • how all people of this earth can enjoy
    more wealth,  security & freedom
    Let the dream come true!

Take the time and watch this move I promise it is worth it!  Here is the official website   http://thrivemovement.com where all the crucial background information can be found as well as the solution strategies like http://thrivemovement.com/views/solutions-what_can_i_do

Here are the YT links for you convenience….. (while they are available….)
german: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh1q2ZiiVMw&list=FLgrdEgeWAY19jsKKdNA0S0w&index=2&feature=plpp_video
english: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr2fzgiIegg&feature=keys&list=FLgrdEgeWAY19jsKKdNA0S0w

Love & Peace
YMT

11/11/11 part 2

22 Nov

Hi dears

After 11 days, I need to write a little follow-up on my last entry, because even though meditation and joy was great and full of love on the 11/11/11 no “cosmic” change could be felt by me or my friends. IMO the energy we felt was created by the many people focusing and praying and celebrating together which is certainly a great thing! But I am wondering will there even be a revolutionary consciousness shift the way so many predict? There is certainly an evolutionary shift going on that is actually at the tip of tipping over to self-destruction or self-evaluation. So I am asking myself if this whole consciousness shift story is just a manmade illusion or if maybe we just didn’t get the date right?

Our calendar is the Gregorian Calendar introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. It is an entirely human made calendar trying with a given imprecision to align our calendar to the sun cycles but disregarding any other cosmic rhythm and the numbers are not aligned to the sun cycle either they are purely fictional. For example why does the year start on January 1 rather than on December 21 (+/-) when the days get longer again after the sun’s turning point ? What I am saying is the solstices and equinoxes have been placed around the 21. of the month purely by humans. They could as well be on the first of a solar month, or any day of lunar month, … I think I am beginning to understand why the Mayans had so many calendars 😉 By the way, the 11.11.2011 was the 14.12.1432 in the Islamic and the 14.2.5772 in the Jewish calendar.

There are alternative calendars out there and a lot of different opinions, I spare you the references now. But really why is each one of them claiming that theirs is The solution? I am so sick of this. I believe there are so many cosmical influences it is humanly impossible to understand it all. Like about the 21.12.12 –

The only thing that might probably true about the 21.12.2012 is that it is the end of the Maya long count calendar of 5125 years (= 1 epoch = 13 baktum * 144’000 years). This can be known by analyzing the Maya codices who include dates and astronomical data, given the scientist got that right, unfortunately I don’t have the skills to redo that calculation.. And of these Maya codices of which there must have been hundreds or thousands only 4 survived the inquisition 😦 Thus we don’t know now what it means if such an epoch ends. The Mayans today, and I have met and talked to them, don’t know it. There are many theories.

I herewith affirm my belief that there are only a couple of things to “do”:

– wait & see
– practice a spiritual practice of any kind
– be caring & respectful toward yourself, others & nature
– love not fear

So long
YMT

11/11/11 & The Ancestors of Atlantis

8 Nov

Greetings

Another apoclyptical date is upon us the 11-11-11.

It’s not just the birthday of my lost love or the day I will reconnect with my circle of healers or the day my life changed drastically when I was a kid or the number I met times and times again. I am not a numerologist but the 11 11 stands for the I & the I, the higher & the personal self. It is a cosmic date and a full moon. It might be the real date of the 10-28 consciousness shift and then again this is a process. There is transformation in the air and many people are focusing on the shift. I am a believer, I can feel it in all my cells, and I desperately hope for something to happen, the world needs it! Please people let’s wake up. We are all connected, with each other, with the cosmos, with all beings. If we continue like this, the human race will die out. Still there is hope.

Today I am a bit lacking the words with all this amazingly wonderful and yet so difficult stuff going on I would like to share two fantastic videos of “teachers” whose work has inspired my greatly, both of them speak a lot about the importance of opening the heart. If you have the time and the interest I warmly recommend watching them. And though I resonate with the idea that the time of teachers and students is gone, because every single one of us has the ability to access the universal knowledge, the Akasha, and live and take action from the Heart, these videos are better than anything I could write at the moment.

Number one is Drunvalo Mechizedek’s Birth of a New Humainty

This is super interesting and it totally makes sense to me as hard to believe as it might sound to some. The Atlanteans and the Ascended Masters gave us the opportunity to save ourselves and the time is now!

I have been to many of the sacred sites mentioned in the video. In England Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury, 9 Barrows, Stanton Drew and visited Crop Circles several times. In Egypt I’ve not only seen the Gizeh pyramids and the Sphinx but also Abu Sir, Saqqara and Dashur. This year I’ve been to South Mexico and Guatemala to do a full chakra spiral of the consciousness grid visiting the amazing sites of Uxmal, Labna, Kabah, Chichen Itza, Tulum, Kohunlich, Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilan, Tikal and El Mirrador.

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I’ve always been drawn to the ancient sites, and in the last few years enjoying my personal freedom I’ve gone out there to visit some of them. Naturally many more are  on my wishlist. Foremost it will be Peru and Chile but also India and Nepal are still calling to me. Sacred geometry and Geomancy have also always been of great interest to me, maybe because of all of this I feel so deeply connected to this story. But then again in my opinion and compared to all that esoteric crap that is out there, this stuff makes sense to me!

The second video is from a woman called little Grandmother and I think it is so soft and subtle that it speaks for itself.

Please join the human collective energetically in any way you can dancing, singing, meditating, hugging trees, kissing, laughing, and just being love on 11/11/11 11.11 AM.

See you there!

Yours,

YMT

 

Microcredits part 1

6 Nov

Hello cyberspace

What is happening?

On 10/28/11 the Maya Calendar supposedly ended because the 21-12-2012 date was supposedly miscalculated. I celebrated this with a great communal trance dance and a healing prayer for the earth, but could not feel a specific shift in consciousness. Which is enforcing my believe that change is happening gradually (evolution) not instantly (revolution) but we’ll see!

On 10/26/11 my nephew, Noah, was born. This is the next generation, this is what I’ve been dancing for. This is where our hope lies in salvation and destruction.  He is in good hands, in a loving family so I extend my prayers once more to the healing of our Earth Mother so he will be able to experience the elements in their pure form, and become a caretaker as we are evolving to be.

The world has now 7 billions people. Humans have killed the Earth and She is still feeding us! How do we deserve this? It’s a big questions – I think by trying to be the best people we can, raising consciousness with every step we take forward or back.

With these stories I am illustrating part of my life and part of our life now on this planet. Now I would like to focus a bit on a topic that’s been occupying much of my thoughts these days.

As I am making plans for my new life, where of course the first plan is not to have a plan, many thoughts cross my mind. Next year I will quit my job, give up my apartment and most of my belongings. I want to be free. Free of possessions, free of a full calendar, free of to do lists, paying bills and especially the constant stress I am experiencing. I desire to create a space where I can manifest the deepest desire of what to do with my life, because now I have been unhappy with what I am doing for too long. Changing my life it is not an option anymore it’s a necessity.

I am going to have a plan-less time, but I am just not a planless person. I have soooo many ideas on what to do – in my new life. And I am soooo bored and pissed at my job, it is actually all I can do to bring me through my days more often than not, is making plans. So my latest obsession for a possible fulfilling future job is microfinances. It combines social and aid work with my experiences in finances, project management and web tool development (I am working now as a project manager and software designer for a big corporate bank).  I’ve been aware of this organization Kiva.org for a few months now when I’ve been researching charities to donate in connection to the Movement Medicine Summer Long Dance

Kiva is web 2.0 for microfinance. Microfinancing or micro credits have been around and helping in the 3rd world since four decades. Kiva now is bringing private lenders big scale into the game by providing a web platform where everyone can go and actually select a specific person or business to borrow their money to. I am quite enthusiastic about this. For example I have seen time and again that funds/help given freely is not appreciated or wasted. And unfortunately I am very critical about aid funds, like for the current crisis at the cape of Africa where millions of aid funds disappear into corrupt governments and violent guerrilla rather than feeding the poor starving kids. So the idea of going to and giving directly to the person in need appeals greatly to me, also and actually because the person does have to work in order to be able to pay the money back.

So I’m doing research now into this, because in the end I’ve decided that when I commit to something now at this stage in my life it must be the real thing for me. Something that builds up on what I already know and can do and something that will give me a future work that satisfies me personally, ethically and on a soul as well as financial level! Obviously I will need to make a living again at some point in time and preferably this time around it will be something „good“. I feel like I have wasted my energy for too long in an industry that is ethically incorrect. Back to my research: I’ve quickly realized that about Kiva there are a lot of controversies. Especially about the perceived direct contact between the lender and the borrower not being real. But in my opinion it is still real even though my money doesn’t go directly to, for example Maria in Guatemala but somebody else’s will and money in the end is all the same. Besides a money transfer is so expensive that it makes absolutely no sense to submit amounts of $25 to the Guatemala country side, but rather work with bulk amounts from Kiva in San Francisco to the local MFI (Micro Finance Institution). So I am still very happy about the Kiva concept and I am strongly considering applying as a Kiva Fellow once I get bored hanging around at the beach 😉

Now I am at phase 2 of the research, have ordered a couple of books and am taking a distance learning curse by the United Nations Capital Development Fund. Because my prime concern with the microcredits is the charging of interest in general and the interest rates charged specifically. I have long believed that charging interest is not just. There are a lot of favorable arguments why interest is necessary for a healthy economy. But we have all but a healthy economy today and I see how often it is misused and in the end somebody suffers and the bank only wins. The consumer credit crisis in 2007 has just emphasized this believe, as it has become clear that people in the 1st world tend to spend over their earning and living on credit because the advertisements of consumer goods draw them into the false believes they have to own stuff they don’t really need and even worse they define their personal value based on what the possess. In any case, the temptation is big and with this greed we bring over us a great disaster because at one point people are not able to pay back their credits nor their interest paydowns.

So I am asking myself truly, is microfinancing really ethically correct? Or is it actually making money on the poor? Or even worse, is it maybe indeed harmful and landing the already vulnerable poor in debt?

“After all, what could be more moral than NGOs that help the poor, particularly poor women, in a predominantly Muslim society to become disciplined, capitalist subjects working in the aid of a neoliberal global order (Microfinance and Its Discontents: …. by Lamia Karim)

So I am in a clinch. It might seem like I would want to become from a banker to the rich a banker to the poor . I even might be covered up as a voluntary aid worker, but in the end still work for some banksters. And what do banksters do? They steal, ehm sorry earn commissions, from their clients. So in a way it seems rather achievable to get a little bit of this unevenly distributed wealth by taking it from the rich, as I am doing now while I am sitting with my fat ass in front of a company owned wide-screen high-tech computer system writing my blog, earning good money, and feeling like Robin Hood because I have taken from the rich and given to the poor by donating to commercial aid organizations like Greenpeace, WWF, Amnesty International and Survival International.

Or I am out there in the field, working my fat ass off, and actually, hopefully, supposedly really helping one person, or even a whole family by giving them access to credit? Credit that makes some fat ass manager sitting comfortably in his air-conditioned office rich and maybe even happy – while I feel worse because I work (for free!) for an organization that actually earns from the poor!!

I am not that far in my research that I would imply this to Kiva. But when I read about the corporate like NGOs or the NGO owned Banks in 3rd world countries (like the BRAC Bank in Bangladesh) I come to doubt that Kiva as an organization that links all these (greedy!?) MFIs  is only interested in social justice, rather than its self-profit.

Yesterday I told my sister about my plans (not yet my doubts). And I said “because MFIs are not banks they have the freedom to take into accounts people’s personal stories and possible disasters and they are willingly to change payback plans based on people’s business success and are thus more humanitarian than banks” Hahaha – who am I kidding here? Yes I am a fucking romantic at least when it comes to my ideas about saving the world. I am an optimist, I want it to be the good way. But I am afraid it is not. Of course it is okay if the MFI charges interest, because first it has to pay employees who are entitled to a salary, then facilities etc. as well as calculating in foul credits, but it is not okay for them to make extra earnings. One of Kiva’s goals that I would certainly support is creating global standards for the MFIs how to conduct their business and because they have to power of providing money the have the power of enforcing rules!

Yes, I still want to work for Kiva, and until I have finished my research into microcredits I still think it makes more sense to enable people to take care of themselves rather than being dependant on foreign aid or worse just living in poverty (created by global corporations…). Maybe there is another way? I hope so! It’s certainly about creating social and economic awareness in a local context. About education, that has a real impact. Maybe there are some organizations in this field that work just for their own good but I do believe there are others who truly have the human community and progress in mind. And there is where I want to bring in my expertise by finding desirable business models, create local jobs and aid in sustainable living as well as fighting against corruption and exploitation.

So be it,

talk to you next time

YMT