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How to live wealthy without saving or borrowing money June 29, 2011

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It’s a true story known as ” Miracle of Wörgl” serving as a great example of what can happen if people think “out of the box”. Very inspiring for the global economic changes coming soon…

In fact it wasn’t a miracle at all, but only common sense and basic financial mathematics in action. But it is still amazing and perhaps the story of Wörgl and its amazing mayor can help you to convince friends and loved ones about the inherent fraudulence of the scam called “our money system”.

The year was 1932; the world was gripped by the greatest economic depression that it had ever known. One man in a small town decided to try something new to help the people of his community. In doing so the town made economic history. The mayor of Wörgl Michael Unterguggenberger started on the 31st of July 1932 with the issuing of “Certified Compensation Bills”, a form of currency commonly known as Stamp Scrip, or Freigeld. This was an application of the monetary theories of the economist Silvio Gesell .

The experiment resulted in a growth in employment and meant that local government projects such as new houses, a reservoir , a ski jump and a bridge could all be completed, seeming to defy the depression in the rest of the country. Inflation and deflation are also reputed to have been non-existent for the duration of the experiment.

One eyewitness report was written by Claude Bourdet, master engineer from the Zürich Polytechnic:

“I visited Wörgl in August 1933, exactly one year after the launch of the experiment. One has to acknowledge that the result borders on the miraculous. The roads, notorious for their dreadful state, match now the Italian Autostrade. The Mayor’s office complex has been beautifully restored as a charming chalet with blossoming gladioli. A new concrete bridge carries the proud plaque: “Built with Free Money in the year 1933.” Everywhere one sees new streetlights, as well as one street named after Silvio Gesell.

The workers at the many building sites are all zealous supporters of the Free Money system. I was in the stores: the Bills are being accepted everywhere alongside with the official money. Prices have not gone up. Some people maintained that the system being experimented in Wörgl prevents the formation of equity, acting as a hidden new way of exploiting the taxpayer. There seems to be a little error in that view.

Never before one saw taxpayers not protesting at the top of their voices when parting with their money. In Wörgl no one was protesting. On the contrary, taxes are paid in advance; people are enthusiastic about the experiment and complain bitterly at the National Bank’s opposing the issuing of new notes. It is impossible to dub it only a “new form of tax” for the general improvement of Wörgl. One cannot but agree with the Mayor that the new money performs its function far better than the old one.

I leave it to the experts to establish if there is inflation despite the 100% cover. Incidentally price increases, the first sign of inflation, do not occur. As far as saving is concerned one can say that the new money favors saving properly so-called rather than hoarding money. As money lost value by keeping it at home, one could avoid the depreciation by depositing in the savings bank.

Wörgl has become a kind of pilgrim shrine for macro-economists from a variety of countries. One can recognize them right away by their learned expressions when discussing the beautifully maintained streets of Wörgl while sitting at restaurant tables. Wörgl’s population, proud of their fame, welcomes them warmly.”

Despite attracting great interest at the time, including from French Premier Edouard Daladier and the economist Irving Fisher, the “experiment” was terminated by the Austrian National Bank on the 1st September 1933 on the basis of the “Certified Compensation Bills” being a threat to the Bank’s monopoly on printing money.  The case was brought in front of the Austrian Supreme Court, which upheld the Central Banks monopoly over issuing currency. It then became a criminal offence to issue “emergency currency”. Wörgl quickly returned to 30% unemployment.

 

Spiritual jealousy June 24, 2011

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Have you ever heard of spiritual jealousy? This is the most subtle and tricky kind of jealousy. I realized that such things exists pretty spontaneously and then googled it: It turned out that the term “spiritual jealousy” already exists and people admit suffering from it.

What I feel it is that there is spiritual jealousy of two different kinds.

First and the most “known” kind of spiritual jealousy is when truly spiritual people, holy men, saints have been tortured by the ignorant folks, often tortured to death. The most prominent example is that of Jesus Christ. It’s astonishing how people so obviously special and great could have been tortured so much…even in India, the place where sainthood has been respected for ages, still many great yogis had to suffer a lot. And even if they had been respected by the fellow-men, the people of power used to torture them so much.

The second kind of spiritual jealousy is less known but probably more common nowadays when spirituality is so popular: people of any religion or spiritual practice may feel jealous of those whom they see as more “spiritually successful” (more devote, profound, meditative, collective, forgiving, loving, giving, etc.). This is mostly totally unconscious to the person who is jealous. (more…)

 

Give love! A really cool rap.

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Not really the music I normally listen to, but such a sweet and easy way to share the truth…love it!

GIVE LOVE!

axinia

 

why negative people group and positive not June 20, 2011

Filed under: thoughts — axinia @ 12:14 am

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Why negative people group and positive not? – this is a question I sometimes ask myself. Of course, the labelling “positive” and “negative” is very strong and not very accurate. But this is just to give an idea. Under positive I mean someone who is in general constructive, kind, looking to benevolence of others. Under negative I mean people of a kind of destructive nature with intentions generally seen as evil (like crime, harm, any kind of destruction etc.).

I often meet wonderful people, mostly they turn out to be followers of some teaching or any peace/help oriented movement. And the thing I am always wondering that most of them are not eager to mix up with other positive people who, say, follow some other teaching or religion or idea… Is’t it strange? Since all of them have the same basic idea of word improvement, why don’t they all group together? This would be the biggest global network and definitely the most powerful!  – and it would make the world a better place much easier and faster :).

On the contrary the “negative” people group very well (organized crime is very international!), and support each other in every small thing. They group easily in any situation, disregarding the origin or make up.

My supposition is that positive people are somehow happy on their own because they get enough energy supply :) Paradoxically they can often withstand any difficulty even single-handed… The negative people seem to look for each other more because of the lack of energy, they are probably not that efficient when single-handed.

Have you also noticed that? What do you think is the reason for this phenomenon?

LOVE, axinia

 

Two reasons for fatigue June 14, 2011

Filed under: thoughts — axinia @ 10:08 pm

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The modern disease called fatigue (constant tiredness) is a plague to many. The classical explanation for that mental and physical sickness is given by burn out /overwork – which seems to be logical. However  I would like to give two other possible reasons that fatigue, not less logical ones.

1. One feels constantly tired when busy with the wrong occupation. Normally people with jobs that truly suit their nature and mission do not feel tiered, because the satisfaction of the appropriate activity is a great energy-supplier.

2. One feels permanently powerless when…energy sharing is missing (as paradox as it may seem). It works as a “room” rule: even if the door is open but a window is closed, the energy gets stuck and does not flow freely. One cannot always only consume, one needs to share and give. The simple truth of life as it is.

LOVE; axinia

 

She has been worshipped by more devotees than any other goddess in history June 11, 2011

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The age of Aquarius is dawning. Mystics and sages say this is the age for the awakening of understanding of God as Mother. It is the age for the raising of the Mother flame.

The primordial experience of the Great Mother is the foundation of later cultures all over the world. She is like an immense tree whose roots lie beyond the reach of our consciousness whose branches are all the forms of life we know and whose flowering is a potential within us. The Divine Feminine has many known and unknowns names and aspects – Primordial Mother, Adi Shakti, Devi, Shekinah, Holy Spirit, Ruh, Tao, Aykaa Mayee, Divine Mother, Prajnaparamita, Lalita, Kwan Yin, Sophia, Kundalini, White Buffalo Calf Woman…

Let’s see the beautiy of one of them, Kuan Yin.

Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion, is a manifestation of the Divine Mother mankind in much the same way as Mother Mary. Many think of her as the Buddhist Madonna Saviouress of the East. Her names are as numerous as those of Mother Mary and her title a Goddess denotes her level of attainment as a Cosmic Being.

To the people of Japan she is known as Kannon and in China her name is Guanyin. You may heard of her as Miao Shan, a legendary Chinese Princess known for her great compassion popular Tibetan and Mongolian name of Tara.

Kuan Yin is a bodhisattva, a being of wisdom destined to become a Buddha. She has taken bodhisattva to save all beings from suffering by forgoing the final state of Buddhahood.

Kuan Yin is called the Goddess of Mercy because she embodies the flame of mercy and compassion. One can pray to her not only for comfort, healing, guidance and succor but also for forgiveness. She shows us through the flame of forgiveness how to free ourselves from all hardness heart and teaches us to have compassion for all.   (more…)

 

My first insight as a mother June 7, 2011

Filed under: thoughts — axinia @ 10:55 pm

Motherhood is rich on realizations and insights of any kind, probably because it deals with the most sacred aspect of human life – its origin, birth and first steps.

The first thing is realized about being a mother is…the preciousness of human life. I honestly never thought of that before.

A human being is being born so helpless and tiny that it is totally dependant on the outside help more that any other living being on the Earth. Interestingly, the baby care is not only a matter of mothers intuition but of the collective knowledge as well. By taking care of my baby I started realizing what an awful lot every mother must be investing in every child, and how much a tiny infant needs for its growth. How fragile and open to any impact it is, and how important every day of this tiny life is…

Recently I have seen one very special film that highlighted for me the same topic, the preciousness of a human life as seen by a doctor and a true saint.

Giuseppe Moscati (1880-1927) was an Italian doctor, scientific researcher, and university professor noted both for his pioneering work in biochemistry and for his piety. And he was a remarkable 20th century saint.

In every medical case he saw first of all the soul and then the body, and – the most important! – he was willing to help EVERYONE, even in the most helpless cases, even mad or dying. It was claimed even before his death that Moscati was a miracle-worker; some said that he could accurately diagnose and prescribe for any patient merely by hearing a list of his symptoms, and that he was responsible for impossible cures. Reports of his good works continued well after his death, with further reports that he interceded in impossible cases. Moscati was the first modern doctor to be canonized (by the Catholic Church in 1975).

The film is a must for everyone who appreciates something deep and beautiful. I was amazed to learn that such a great personality lived in Europe not that long ago. A true saint full of unconditional love and compassion.

LOVE, axinia

 

 
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