“CHANGES ARE COMING”
certainly are living in unprecedented and challenging times. We are faced with
financial, economic, political and environmental change. The old world order
is fragmenting, and the only option is major change, reform, and
transformation. This affects how we perceive success, how we do business, and
how we earn our living.
one thing we can be certain of now, is change itself. People generally
understand that everything “happens” for a reason. In my mind this is
usually through the process of the natural laws of attraction, cause and
effect, and relevant timing.
have an important role to play in identifying the problems, adopting effective
reforms, and being mindful of not repeating past mistakes and omissions. It is
also necessary for individuals to prepare to make changes at a personal level.
In practical terms this means how we respond to the issues of the times and
how best to understand them. We can become more resourceful in shaping our
includes a review of our debt levels and our reliance on credit. It also
requires new strategies in managing our personal and family lifestyles. This
means becoming more self-reliant and less vulnerable to failing institutions
is relevant now in these challenging economic times is not to stop spending,
but to shop smarter; to optimize the value of our dollar and target spending
according to need. We can help by supporting ethical investment and local
productivity, and by shopping for fresh produce at our local markets. “Fresh
is best” as they say.
massive changes that are coming will be more than just a mere reality-check.
they will test the very foundations of who we are, and what we represent as
human beings. This will go right to the heart of how we think and what we
believe, and what we rely on as our security. Our biggest test will be in
comprehending these challenges and the way we deal with them and move forward.
recent disastrous bushfire tragedies in Victoria, combined with the cyclones
and extreme flooding in Queensland have combined to bring home to Australians
the stark reality of events that occur with great regularity in many countries
around the world. Some are the effects of Climate change, but some also relate
to corporate ethics. Some situations reflect our environmental practices and
conservation management. Climate change is a major factor causing people and
governments to grapple with extremes of weather patterns and natural disasters
right across Australia.
times of rapid change and global economic crises also present valuable lessons
and opportunities. “Adversity is the mother of invention” as the saying
goes. One lesson is clear. For every action there is a reaction. Cause and
effect is the karma of consequences. Consequences are the end result of our
actions, inaction, or neglect.
the partner of consequences. The priorities of the physical world might be
described as survival and maintenance. The first priority of our host planet
is maintaining a balanced ecology. So we have to reassess our own lifestyles
and motives. If we want to change the consequences that we now face, we first
have to think about the cause and effect patterns we have been setting in
is obvious is that when things aren’t working for us, then we have to change
old habit patterns and attitudes, and how this translates into our behaviour.
This has to happen at an individual, corporate, government, and national
level. The best
approach is being open and aware to new possibilities, and thinking “outside
the square”. Then we can look at new ways to create balance in our
lifestyles, and the popular culture.
have to think about the choices and decisions we make each moment, because
each moment contributes to our whole of life experience. We can begin to enjoy
some simple pleasures in each moment, and live life less strenuously. Every
moment lost is one that can never be recaptured, so let us aim to beautify
each moment. I suggest enjoying a Katherine Jenkins song collection on CD
(“Living the Dream”) or a vibrant live performance on DVD, for some sheer
talent, beauty and inspiration.
should first contemplate if we need to make major structural changes to meet
the challenges of the times. One example could be a possible change of
location, or even vocation. We also need to reassess how we identify and
relate to our true life-purpose, apart from being mere material
“consumers”. This is described as our “authentic self”.
have to put everything into perspective, particularly what we deem to be
positive or negative. Telling the truth or stating the facts, is not being
negative. It is being realistic. “Forewarned is forearmed” as the saying
goes. The aim is to assess all of the input objectively rather than negatively
This is the way to make clear decisions and to act in a constructive
and productive manner.
Unfortunately when faced with challenging times, some people will simply
“assume that the worst will happen”. This only attracts the very
circumstances that they fear most. Others simply choose to ignore the warning
signals (denial) in the hope that they don’t happen. What we believe, and
place our attention upon, is what we attract. This can also work in a positive
way for us, through the practice of visualization. What we visualize and
believe is what we can attract, when our creative energies are directed
positively in this way. The big issue is that we should all be trusting in
ourselves to devise and create the best possible solutions.
we can better understand why things are happening, then we are more capable of
creative positive alternatives, and doing our best under the circumstances
based on the best insight, guidance or feedback. The critical test of the
times is to remain flexible and be able to adapt to situations as they arise.
If we “think ahead” we can formulate practical solutions and better manage
any problems that can be foreseen.
lies in knowing that we can empower ourselves to find solutions at a
personal level, and also problem solving at a collectively level. The global
financial crisis now requires a major ethical correction, and major re-think.
Being positive is also being positively pro-active.
CORRECTIONS”. People have become used to periodical
financial corrections in the world’s Stock Markets and financial circles,
and in real estate and business.
The current global financial crisis has been described as the worst in
living memory by most commentators. This is because this particular crisis is
forcing us to address the very fundamentals upon which the global financial
system is structured.
have to re-examine how these systems are administered, and interpreted. This
challenges our very belief and reliance on these systems as they currently
exist and function. It forces everyone to look closely at their own personal
strategies, ethics and goals, and their financial dealings and aspirations.
This is taking personal responsibility, and goes to the very heart of our
intent and motives. From a spiritual perspective it could be said that
“Intent is everything”, and our personal signature.
good yardstick to apply is that we earn our living, in
preference to jumping into “get-rich-quick” schemes that only create a
culture of “winners and losers”. The losers are not happy people. They are
the scapegoats in making other people wealthy in many cases. Quick gains are
usually made at someone else’s expense.
have to ask ourselves do we use credit to fund abundance, or downright greed.
This begs the question; “how many cars and how many houses do we really
many material possessions do we really need for us to feel secure and happy?
OPPORTUNITY: Challenging times present new opportunities. This will require us to be more sensitive to our local and natural environment. This calls for cooperation, creativity, initiative, and reviewing our ideas on ethical investment, technologies, and clean, green renewable energy systems. We should also embrace new models of safe construction and affordable transport, in tune with environmental sustainability. This is all positive action that resonates with spiritual sustainability… “resonaction!”
of the big changes that are now facing us are relative to how we relate
to Nature and deal with environmental changes, natural disasters and
of our surroundings and what is going on around us is so important, if
we need to make quick decisions or take swift action.
recent magazine story detailed the aftermath of the tragic and fatal
bushfires in Victoria. It revealed just how unaware some people were of
the impending dangers of the bushfire risks that were about to rapidly
confront and overwhelm them. Many people under-estimated the signals and
weather conditions that precisely suited the bushfire potential. Some
were residents. Others were tourists, “honey-mooners” and
day-trippers who were in relaxed holiday mode, and in a “disconnect”
mode with updated media and weather reports. Most had little knowledge
of local conditions.
hindsight on the Victorian bushfire tragedy could also be translated
back to the unfolding global financial crisis and Stock Market crash.
There were many signs and even predictions, but who took any notice of
them? Many people were much too busy coasting on the bubble of easy
credit and endless consumer spending. Awareness is essential. One
thing that most people do understand, is that “things” generally
happen for a reason. Awareness of prevailing conditions can help to
RESPONSE: Many people respond to emergencies through sheer instinct and
intuition. This can be brave and effective particularly in terms of
natural disasters. Some people pray for Divine help, and this can work
for them also. The main criteria in times of personal crises, is to act
sensibly and to be pro-active in the way we cope with the challenge that
confront us. “Plan your work and work your plan” is a good example
of positive action. Then we must follow through to completion.
CORRECTIONS”. Climate change could be interpreted as Nature
imposing an “environmental correction” upon us. This is quite a
because the results can be taken out of our hands. Nature is impartial,
and follows the Natural laws of Cause and Effect. Nature will simply
react and respond to the imbalances that have been created by humanity.
Our challenge is to function in a practical way, but also in an
environmentally and ecologically sustainable manner.
over decades, some sections of the Corporate world have viewed Nature
and the Planet as merely a commodity to dig up and plunder for its
resources. This is particularly visible in third world countries. The
world’s forests which are the “lungs” of the planet, have been
treated as an expendable resource.
people tend to forget that humans are merely a part of a fragile
ecosystem, which collectively relies and depends upon each other for
balanced, cohesive, and ongoing sustainability. The Australian
aborigines knew this, and viewed themselves as being “a part of
nature”. Many other indigenous cultures and their Shaman Elders regard
the planetary environment in a similar manner. Mother Earth was so
called because Nature is essentially our provider, sustainer, shelter,
and supplier of food.
main reason that “Changes are coming” is because as a global society
we have gone far enough in the pursuit of material wealth, consumerism,
cosmetic glamour and obsessive “celebrity worship”. (No offense to
the celebrities who devote much of their time and wealth to charities
and other worthy causes).
have to some degree lost our perspective on the Relativity of Life. We
have also succumbed to the “human condition”, by losing our
perspective that we are actually spiritual beings having a physical
experience. Our purpose is to be creative, and to learn and grow.
is the time for everyone to make a major reassessment as to how to live
life in realistic terms. How can we be in-tune with our spiritual
nature, and in harmony in our personal and inter-personal relationships?
If humans as a species are out of sync with the natural environment or
are disturbing the balance in our planetary ecosystem, then we can’t
expect Nature and the weather patterns to reflect harmony and balance.
can’t just blame everything on Nature for all the natural disasters.
Humans have to take some responsibility for the consequences from our
planetary ecosystem is simply reacting to the accumulation of imbalances
that humans have generated over a long period of time. This accumulation
has now come to a climax, causing major effects, and we are now being
forced to learn from them.
is ironic and coincidental perhaps that the present global economic
downturn is reducing demand, and thereby reducing Greenhouse gases and
But this does not excuse us from making constructive changes in our
attitude to dealing with Climate change in a responsible partnership
with our environment.
CHANGE: We are noticing that genuine world leaders are trying to
adopt a more consensus style of leadership. Effective governments
now require far more flexibility in managing the great changes that are
emerging. The global financial and economic crisis is a fast moving
phenomenon that requires insightful, innovative thinking and clear
decision making. Real leaders now understand that conflict only fuels
more conflict. “For
every action there is a reaction”. Some leaders appreciate
constructive proposals for solutions. They also realize that genuine
dialogue and community cooperation is necessary to create workable
People understand the need for a constructive approach to the huge
challenges facing us all, by “Choosing to be part of the solution, and
not part of the problem”. Running around with panicky emotions,
fear, anger, cynicism and the negative criticism of the “blame game”
only adds to the negative energies affecting the world. Negative
criticism just for the sake of it is unproductive and unhelpful.
CHANGES: Making positive changes to personal habits and living an
affordable and sustainable lifestyle is a good starting point. Creating
a culture of complementary behaviour is a step forward. Creating an
orderly ambience in the home environment is important. Creating
efficiencies in the home or business and thereby reducing our personal
Greenhouse gases is also essential.
can achieve these goals by putting an innovative “working plan” into
practice. We can put some conservation systems into place. This is a
good time to support people and groups who are being productive, and who
are leading by example.
HABITS: Now is the time to practice selective spending, by supporting
retailers and products that provide us with real quality and value, and
deliver genuine service. Buying only what we really need, or can share,
is a responsible practice.
FOR SERVICE: Businesses which gave poor service during the good times
when their turnover and profits were guaranteed and expected, may now
find that people will avoid them in tougher times. This is when shoppers
choose more carefully how they spend their dollars and discern what
value they are receiving in return. These are the karmic consequences
that naturally follow.
question why Supermarkets flood their shelves with “generic house
brands” using cheap and often inferior overseas foods instead of
supporting locally grown Australian produce. Shoppers will now be more
discerning. In the good times many people just bought anything and
everything “because they could”. Now they will put more thought into
exactly what their dollar buys, and where they choose to spend it.
These are times of new opportunities and looking at alternative options.
These may require more innovation, personal enterprise, new
technologies, and clean, green renewable energy systems. What will be
appreciated will be new models of safe building construction, and
efficient public transport that are in tune with environmental
sustainability. We need to support local growers and produce.
Finally, many people now fully realize the value of networking with
like-minded people, and people who are resourceful, creative, and
cooperative. This is the most effective way to share ideas, feedback,
mutual support and friendship, as well as resources. This can be
achieved even more quickly now through the Internet.
is a perfect time to buy products that uplift the soul, or to invest
some cash into a massage to relax and pleasure the body, mind and
spirit. This is all positive action, that resonates with
LIFE CHANGES ARE COMING Part 3
Part 1 and 2 articles both dealt with practical responses to major
a mainstream level. Part 3 goes further. It goes to the very heart of
who we are in essence, and what our destiny can hold for us. This
presents us with a personal spiritual reference point, or focus, which
helps us in creating our personal destiny.
SPIRITUAL CONNECTION: The main test in these incredible economic times
of rapid change, and natural disasters as a result of Climate change, is
to examine the higher purpose of our lives. Now is the time to think
about our spiritual purpose and destiny, and how we refer to our
spiritual essence and Source of Life (or God). It is now more imperitive
than ever to draw from our inner insight, which is our spiritual
connection to The Whole of Life, and our personal point of reference in
the unfolding Universe.
CONTINUITY OF LIFE: Even if
we perish in a crisis, our spiritual essence will live on in another
form. “Energy cannot be created or destroyed”, only the form
disintegrates or dies. So “Life” in the overall context continues
onwards for all of us in some form or other. Death is not the primary
issue, even though the cause of death can be unpleasant for some. Life
itself is the major issue. Belief in the continuity of life is
important. If we don’t factor the continuity of life into our future
planning, we may well wonder; “Where the bloody hell am I” upon
arriving at the next dimensional phase of life beyond the physical. But
instead of being a tourist, we will be a resident.
BANG? Even the skeptics who believe in the “Big Bang Theory”
might find it difficult to explain what caused the Big Bang in the first
place. Unfortunately, skeptics can never be convinced of anything,
because they are not open to all possibilities.
that we continue to be told that; “scientists are sending radio
signals into space hoping that they might receive a response from extra
This is despite a large body of evidence that UFOs exists and that the
would you react if the
LIFE: New births are happening even in the midst of global changes.
Parents are sponsoring the children of the future. These are the new
millennium creators and leaders. A parental role is a challenging
responsibility and a valuable contribution.
belief in oneself is a big factor. A sense of identity is important.
Identifying with our Life-purpose is the big issue. It is relative to
fulfilling our personal destiny. We develop a belief in ourself by
accessing our inner spiritual resourcefulness which is our connection to
The Whole of Life. Our personal life mission is usually what we do best.
does not require a “belief” in a particular religion or religious
concept of “Going to Heaven”. Belief in oneself is a practical
conviction that we are all an Integral part of Life, and that Life moves
forward, onwards and upwards in a cyclic and creative activity,
regardless of physical catastrophes. Quality of life must take
precedence over quantity, and status in life. Personal integrity should
ultimately become our personal “signature” in life. Our destiny
course connects us with others of like-mind and intent.
Both the planetary consciousness and spiritual
consciousness are all inter-connected as a vibrational “Web of Life”
Each participant has a relevant affect on all the other participants and
components. This is Life-force expressing through form. This is our
potential for creative individual and collective growth. It is an
opportunity that is available to all, and not just a chosen few.
The most relevant guidance for an individual’s life comes from within,
from the “I AM” – The spiritual Self. This has nothing to do with
religion as such, but it can present itself relative to personal
religious belief. “As we believe so we create”, (or attract). Our
physical brain consciousness has a finite capacity, and therefore is
only cognizant of the physical and psychic worlds. Our “I AM” is our
spiritual aspect, and therefore is multi-dimensional in capacity and
awareness. This is an aspect of our Higher Self, which has the
omnipresent capacity to assess all possibilities and available data for
our complete life-plan. It is our greatest resource to rely upon in an
ever changing, and temporal physical world.
we listen carefully within in a quiet moment, or in a crisis situation,
we can sense what is the correct thing to do. Some people simply call
this intuition. This may be difficult to discern if we are in an emotional
state of confusion or panic. It is also difficult to achieve in a stressed
state of being. This is why a regular moment of quietude is so
important to become centred and balanced, and to cultivate a more
receptive state of being generally.
and you shall receive”, is what Jesus Christ implored his followers to
do in order to receive spiritual help and guidance some 2,000 years ago.
This is just as relative and important today, in our daily lives. What
is even more pronounced and relevant today, is that there are many more
spiritually awakened people around the planet who are willing to be of
help. But we have to be “open” in order to receive. If we make the
call to spirit, there has to be a response in kind. What is relevant is
how we choose to respond. So now is the time to learn to listen, and
trust from within, rather than blindly trusting the systems and
“experts” of the material world.
In this way we can shift our personal vibration into a
spiritual context, and gravitate to the ascending spiral of life of
creativity and renewal. This is preferable to clinging to old
materialistic concepts, and the disintegrating systems of violence and
crime. Both options are spiraling simultaneously now, and present us
with a clear choice. A decision needs to be made on where we place our
attention and energies, and our aspirations and intent.
wishes, Eddie Romano.
Resonaction email networker.