Thoughts on the “Retirement Crisis that will Shake America to Its Core”

I’ve now read and had forwarded to me various times today an article called, “The Tip of the Iceberg of the Retirement Crisis that will Shake America to Its Core,” by Michael Snyder, published on the extremely uplifting and aptly named (hehe) Economic Collapse Blog. 😉

Since people keep asking me my opinion on such things, I’m just going to share one of my responses here. Make of it what you will. LOL, I am adamantly not an economist, and I have minimal interest in the fiat money system and all its ponzi scheme tendrils. Please take whatever resonates and leave the rest, realizing that I do live my life in a different way than most people do, and I put my faith in very different things than the average person even recognizes as “real.” For example, when I need rain, I request it from the Nature Spirits — and receive that rain. This works for me and has also been successfully employed by others looking to remedy a drought. If you can be in tune enough to influence weather, don’t you think that gives a little more security than say, $50K of fiat dollars doomed to an inflation bubble burst? I do. 🙂

Whether or not anyone else on this planet agrees with me, people keep asking for my opinion. Here’s my response, so I can stop emailing my replies:

I don’t know why anyone my age or younger would save or invest into the current system. Heirloom seeds, silver, real estate with land to grow crops on, water, local community, spiritual/esoteric Reality creation abilities, shamanic/natural healing gifts, and practical, barter-able skills and products are the safest investments these days.

It really baffles me that people continue to put ANY faith in the government or financial sector right now. Playing along while realizing it’s a game, sure, but for security?! Wow. If I had a retirement account or money to invest, I would long ago have cashed it in for actual silver, a boatload of herbal antibiotics/remedies and essential oils, long term food supplies, a colloidal silver generator (CS is a renewable and powerful antibiotic), and as much off-grid technology as I could possibly afford to implement. Actually, I have done this to the extent I’ve been able.

I’d want solar panels NOT attached to the power grid in any way, or at least with a switch to make them independent. Most solar panels will stop working if the grid goes down. I’d probably stay in Goshen, since we selected this area knowing it could survive economic disaster. We do need to get several rain barrels so that we can store water. I also got our Berkey water filter in part because I figured fresh water is something I can trade.

One reason I want all the medicinal herbs growing on our property is because that is also something I can trade, and it takes my know-how to identify them, make the remedies and know what they’re for. That’s insurance against thievery from most people for whom those plants would be useless or even poisonous.

It’s also why I’ve learned how to identify and eat weeds. Even if someone completely raids our garden, we still have food that the average person doesn’t know how to eat.

Anyway, this is something I’ve long considered and is one reason why I never felt called to “save for retirement.” I figured it was a complete waste for my generation and that I’d never see the fruits of all that labor. I may have had financial struggles at times, but at least I have transferable skills, adaptability and even some ingenuity. That’s MY insurance … plus the fact that some of my gifts are extremely unusual and the worse society gets the greater the demand for some of these gifts. 🙂

Develop some useful, practical skills, pronto. Oh, and offload debt in whatever way you can. Get rid of it before the “safety nets” declare bankruptcy on YOU…

Bizarre times, huh? I’m still an optimist, but some things are going to change permanently, because they are just unsustainable at the core — and have been for a long, long time. I always remember the words of the Hopi Elders, Grandfather David Monongye & John Kimmey:

“You have been telling the people that this is the eleventh hour.
Now you must go back and tell the people that this is the hour.
And there are things to be considered:

Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden
It is time to speak your truth
Create your community
Be good to each other
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.

“This could be a good time!

“There is a river flowing now very fast
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid
They will try to hold onto the shore
They will feel they are being torn apart
And they will suffer greatly.
Know that the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore,
Push off into the river,
Keep our eyes open,
And our heads above water.
Look around, see who is in there with you and celebrate.

“At this time in history we are to take nothing personally,
Least of all ourselves
For the moment that we do our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner
And in celebration.

“We are the ones we have been waiting for!”

Hopi Independent Nation


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by tazjima on July 23, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal and commented:
    Feisty and practical! Love it, Laura!


  2. Posted by Tania Marie's Blog on July 23, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    you said it! and to add, i also don’t believe in retirement. i don’t understand the concept, as it is derived from a system where people hate what they do and then want to retire into nothingness and finally maybe do some of what they want to. if you do what you love and its simply who you are, why would you ever have to retire from it? unless it specifically takes skills that you lose over time, however, with being abundantly creative beings, you can simply tap into another skill and love it all the while! 😉 my two cents.


  3. Totally agree! xoxo


  4. Reblogged this on Illuminations Now!!.


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