Thursday, April 15, 2010
Looking Ahead: 2010-2015
Looking Ahead: 2010-2015
The Article below was written by Tom @ Montalk.net and speaks to his hip/shot concerning the next few years. I highly recommend visiting his website and reading his material, he is a gifted researcher.
Looking Ahead: 2010-2015
What follows is my tentative outlook for the next few years, based on various factors ranging from the reasonable to the more speculative. These are just some things to take into consideration. At the end I discuss my perspective on survivalism and the importance of not letting it come at the expense of spiritual balance.
Modified Kondratiev Wave
A modification to the Kondratiev Wave predicts recessions, booms, and wars for America. This is not my invention; all credit goes to an old friend for discovering it.
The cycle is a summation of 52, 26, 13, and 6.5 year sine waves properly inverted, aligned, and scaled in the range of 0% to 100%. At 0% is the bottom of a depression of recession, and 100% is the top of a boom. Anything above 80% indicates a heightened probability of war. This graph indicates probabilities.
Here is the graph for nearby years (from the full view):
As you can see, starting late 2007 it drops steeply, reaches the bottom in late 2008, and then climbs back up. This matches the real estate crash that began in late 2007, reached public panic levels in late 2008, and then was temporarily ameliorated by the infusion of fiat cash into the economy via the bailouts and stimulus checks.
For 2010, it continues to climb until late Summer or Fall, after which it slides down once more and keeps sliding all through 2011. Thus we can expect yet another economic panic later this year, and for 2011 to be a very economically stressful year. Gerald Celente has predicted a crash in commercial real estate, and we will likely be seeing this in 2011.
If the graph stays accurate, we will then see a drastic climb back up in early 2012. This is hard to imagine, considering the economy’s death state is due to a century of debt-based economy that keeps borrowing from the future and printing money out of thin air, which inevitably causes an implosion and collapse of the dollar.
That is, unless something drastic happens. What could bring the economy back after being near death? To truly make up for debt, one must produce real wealth.
One possibility is that the U.S. discovers a jackpot of energy reserves or develops a new technology, perhaps free energy technology. Since military black projects are already sitting on free energy technology, they could easily select one to release at the appropriate time. This production of real energy would fill in the hole dug by decades of debt.
Another is that preparation for war fuels the economy, the same way WWII got the country out of the Great Depression. This may be war abroad, or even war at home. The latter, for instance, would be a boon for all sorts of industries purposed toward a mushrooming totalitarian infrastructure.
And a third possibility is that after collapse of the dollar, there is conversion to a global currency upon bailing out by a world bank. In which case American wealth and real estate would be divided up amongst the financiers, and the people will lose all sovereignty and ownership of their own land. Then the economy would move forward once more, fueled by a new infusion of blood from foreign donors.
Whatever the case, the window for war opens in late 2012, and with it a possible draft, which would undoubtedly meet with fierce resistance by the public.
Putting it all together, it looks like all will be fine through the summer, then a new economic panic, then a downward slide through all of 2011 which will mean very high unemployment and empty storefronts, then some kind of bailout or war-preparation or energy-tech-discovery, and likely a new draft if the war is a big one.
Optimism boosts the immune system and stress lowers it. An economic panic and depression heightens the risk of disease, which for now are held at bay by a functioning medical system, a relatively stable way of life thanks to the bailouts, and the public being told things are getting better.
In concert with a real impact to the average person’s way of life, with rising anger against injustices and abuse of authority, with collapse of the medical system, with malnutrition from poverty diets — you will see a rise of disease to the epidemic/pandemic level. This is pure logic. Right now tuberculosis, West Nile, and H1N1 are the main threats. Tuberculosis will likely make a comeback, but not until things get to Great Depression levels.
Large Hadron Collider
On March 30th, 2010, the Large Hadron Collider went into regular operation, after many months of delays, repairs, and intermittent tests. There are a couple things to consider concerning this.
First is that novelty or improbability comes in clusters. That’s why synchronicities precede or accompany sudden shifts in your psyche. The LHC is extremely novel. What it’s doing is unprecedented. It is a highly improbable event, performing experiments on the subatomic level that have never been done before. And it’s something of novel interest to the global consciousness, not just a little thing in the life of one little person.
And so, in theory, this ought to attract other improbabilities on the global scale. For instance:
February 28, 2010
Yesterday just before 11:25 p.m. Central European Time, the first protons of 2010 were injected in the Large Hadron Collider. By 2:45 a.m. CET a proton beam had made hundreds of turns around the 27-kilometer ring in one direction, and the same feat was completed in the other direction by 4:10 a.m. The beams had an energy of 450 billion electron volts (GeV), which is the energy at which they are injected into the LHC. (source)
The Chilean Earthquake
The 2010 Chilean earthquake occurred off the coast of the Maule Region of Chile on February 27, 2010, at 03:34 local time (06:34 UTC), rating a magnitude of 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale and lasting 90 seconds. (source)
Coincidence, yes, but a meaningful one. Two highly improbable world events in the same 24 hour window. There need not be a causal connection between the two, just a synchronistic one. And it doesn’t imply that every LHC event will trigger an earthquake either. It just means that, with its operation, there may be a correlating increase in novelty as far as world events go. Perhaps both are products of the same general novelty trend, along the lines of Terrence McKenna’s Timewave Zero Theory.
Starting March 30th, the LHC will run near continuously for 18-24 months before shutting down for a year, then undergoing some upgrades and starting up again at double the energy. April 2010 is the beginning of a long window of continuous LHC operation. And thus I expect world events to be correspondingly interesting. At least, even more than they have been these past few years.
Second point of consideration is that this machine is so large and expensive that not even military/corporate black ops in their underground bases have presumably built such a thing. Meaning, the LHC itself would need to be timeshared for black project purposes. And with it now being operational, now is when such strange and likely nefarious experiments may begin. If this involves dimensional/temporal experimentation, then that points once more to the level of novelty in world events increasing.
Third point of consideration is this:
The Collider, the Particle and a Theory About Fate
NY Times, October 12, 2009
More than a year after an explosion of sparks, soot and frigid helium shut it down, the world’s biggest and most expensive physics experiment, known as the Large Hadron Collider, is poised to start up again. […]
A pair of otherwise distinguished physicists have suggested that the hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with the collider, might be so abhorrent to nature that its creation would ripple backward through time and stop the collider before it could make one, like a time traveler who goes back in time to kill his grandfather.
Holger Bech Nielsen, of the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, and Masao Ninomiya of the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics in Kyoto, Japan, put this idea forward in a series of papers with titles like “Test of Effect From Future in Large Hadron Collider: a Proposal” and “Search for Future Influence From LHC,” posted on the physics Web site arXiv.org in the last year and a half.
According to the so-called Standard Model that rules almost all physics, the Higgs is responsible for imbuing other elementary particles with mass. “It must be our prediction that all Higgs producing machines shall have bad luck,” Dr. Nielsen said in an e-mail message. In an unpublished essay, Dr. Nielson said of the theory, “Well, one could even almost say that we have a model for God.” It is their guess, he went on, “that He rather hates Higgs particles, and attempts to avoid them.”
This malign influence from the future, they argue, could explain why the United States Superconducting Supercollider, also designed to find the Higgs, was canceled in 1993 after billions of dollars had already been spent, an event so unlikely that Dr. Nielsen calls it an “anti-miracle.” […]
There’s nothing impossible about what these physicists are suggesting. They’re just extending mathematics outside the matchbox paradigm of orthodox science. What they’re really saying is that the LHC can induce synchronicities. It’s quantum physics applied on the macro scale, and involving future-past feedback, which, by the way, the equations of quantum physics don’t disallow.
But these scientists have in mind a specific case — the inadvertent discovery of the Higgs particle altering the past, causing it not to be discovered in the first place. Bad analogy, but it’s sort of like holding a carrot before a donkey to make it go, but the donkey eats the carrot causing it to stand still. Now imagine if you knew how to mount it on a stick and turn it into a steering device. Then you have a means of transportation. That’s what I mean by black project uses for the LHC.
So, all the above taken together, means that in conjunction with the LHC entering regular observation and new experiments and knowledge coming out of it left and right, we ought to see a corresponding increase in the “impossible” and “unbelievable” as far as world events go. That includes geological, climatic, political, technological, and astronomical events.
Synchromystic Foreshadowing in Movie Titles
This one is more tenuous, but it’s an intriguing idea nonetheless. Seems to me that the titles of top grossing movies foreshadow future world trends and events 10-10.5 years later. By mainstream standards there is no connection, but by synchromystic standards there is something.
As an example, consider 2001 with the WTC attacks, government conspiracy, doctoring of evidence, and pretext for the Afghanistan and Iraq invasions. Here are some titles from the top 100 movies of 1991, which synchromystically reflect the events of 2001:
Double Impact (twin towers impacted by two planes)
New Jack City (play on New York City)
City Slickers (another city reference, slick=slippery, cunning)
Sleeping with the Enemy (reference to inside job)
Necessary Roughness (problem, reaction, solution – killing own citizens out of necessity to accomplish Machiavellian goals)
Toy Soldiers (toy soldiers are disposable fighters sent to die needless deaths, aka cannon fodder, like the soldiers sent to Afghanistan and Iraq on false pretenses)
Silence of the Lambs (killing of the innocent)
Defending Your Life (immediate reaction post 9-11, the paranoia of being attacked by foreigners, and the blind patriotism that led to support of the Afghanistan and Iraq invasions to “defend our lives”)
Dead Again (death reference)
Dying Young (another death reference, either to innocent victims of 9/11 or young enlisted soldiers sent to their deaths)
Out for Justice (post-9/11 anti-Arab bloodlust)
Hook (while especially tenuous, may refer to 9/11 as the “hook” of a “hook, line, and sinker” swallowing of a false story)
Doc Hollywood ( Doc = doctored, Hollywood = special FX and fakery; relates to doctoring of evidence and use of diversion and special effects to create the official cover story)
JFK (term indicating conspiracy, specifically government conspiracy)
Hot Shots (Hot implies fire and explosions, shots implies missiles or aimed impacts)
The Rocketeer (Flight 93 was shot down by rockets/missiles, which even Donald Rumsfeld slipped up and admitted, and the Pentagon impact is claimed by some researchers to have been a missile or drone painted to look like a commercial airplane)
Naked Gun 2 1/2 (another reference to shooting; additionally, the Twin Towers were not the only ones to fall, the smaller WTC 7 building fell as well under suspicious circumstances)
Terminator 2 (a terminator is a killer, an exterminator, and the sequel number may be a double/twin reference in this context)
Backdraft (term relates to a sudden deadly burst of fire, and fire has been the central issue regarding why the Twin Towers fell; whether heat was high enough to melt steel, and if not, then the towers were intentionally demolished)
If you think laterally, you’ll see the connection of the above titles with the whole meme-pool surrounding 9/11. Again, this is synchromysticism, where there’s a fine line between oracular signal and the noise of subjectivity.
So I looked at the titles of the Top 100 grossing films from 1999-2005 to see if they clustered into identifiable trends. They did. Not only did each year have unique themes, not only did they logically segue from one year to the next, but each cluster causally supported another cluster; for instance, one theme of cataclysm supporting another theme of migration.
Without knowing the full context of the future, here are my guesses as to what these themes could signify:
1999 / 2009: Search for ET life and exoplanets / concern over bad weather in future / polarization between people awakening and sleeping more deeply / fake or dead political threats like Iran and North Korea / global warming hysteria.
2000 / 2010: Lots of snow / Obama kicks into action and is criticized for not being man enough / Mars life discovery / huge hurricane hits / something inside a mountain or underground building up / populist resistance movement and bold actions on their part / early start of domestic terrorism / hurricane evacuations causing congested traffic or high gas prices interfering with travel.
2001 / 2011: Domestic terrorism and military operations / aliens, possibly nordic, show up and criticize mankind for being animals, or maybe things get out of hand with people acting like animals.
2002 / 2012: People being very worried / signs in the skies, celestial phenomena / social breakdown and gangs roaming cities / elite evacuate to bases and shelters / appearance of threatening object(s) in sky / orbital disturbance / beginning of weather changes toward coldness.
2003 / 2013: People attempting to bring down elite where they can find them / people’s revolution against old power structure / more ETs may make an appearance / Russia plays a role.
2004 / 2014: Severe weather disturbances, extreme heat and cold / the rise of superhumans or heroic people leading others / the presence of zombified or mind-controlled people causing problems / survival by congregating into little villages / more ETs appear.
2005 / 2015: Alien wars / sky is falling, utter chaos / mass migrations, running and hiding / long distance travel toward safety, new lands, or lower latitudes.
Pretty dramatic. I’m not saying this is what will happen, just saying these are potential theme clusters. To show what I mean by theme clustering, for 2005/2015 there were movies with the following titles suggesting forced migration/evacuation:
Red Eye (slang term for an inconveniently timed airplane flight, often stressful and hurried)
Flightplan (flight = fleeing suddenly, plan = organized procedure)
Kicking & Screaming (being forced to do something against one’s will, doing it reluctantly and with much stress as forced by circumstances)
Be Cool (relates to the stress idea, and the idea of being organized and cool-headed, which only makes sense if there is potential for losing one’s head due to urgent circumstances)
Hide and Seek (indicates being on the run, ducking for cover)
The Longest Yard (another reference to a long distance journey)
Coach Carter (pun on coach and cart, two names for the same primitive means of travel)
Walk the Line (traveling by foot, line is reminiscent of column, file, caravan, procession)
Hitch (traveling by catching a ride, not necessarily knowing how one will get to the final destination)
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (another hitch/travel reference)
March of the Penguins (mass migration on foot, and if you’ve seen the movie, it’s about penguins facing a grueling trek under adverse conditions).
Are these themes to be taken literally, or merely archetypally? Time will tell. For now this is just an entertaining theory with some interesting results.
The pattern of domestic terrorism and populist resistance, that’s something I picked out several months ago from the titles, but I found it hard to believe it would begin so soon. Then Joseph Stack flew his plane into the IRS building, Jihad Jane made the news, and now the Hutaree Militia is under investigation.
Main surprise was the alien pattern for 2011. Based on my alien research, I expect the (false) Disclosure process to be multi-phased, with an earlier short introduction to the world, followed a year or two later by an actual landing and meeting with leaders. I say “false” because it will be a ruse playing to world expectations instead of a genuine disclosure of information on alien intentions.
My estimate is as follows: discovery of life on Mars (or confirmed SETI signal) in 2010, first alien message to the world and/or fly-over in 2011, and full landing in early 2013. This could all be compressed to 2012-2013, but I will be astonished if by mid 2013 not a single thing happens regarding Disclosure. I have my many reasons for this timing, one being that their appearance must be strategically timed in context of global economic collapse, world war, solar cycles, and climate change.
As mentioned above, populist resistance against federal authority is increasing. The Ron Paul movement played its part, giving open support to formerly underground sentiments. These sentiments have since become mainstream. In reaction to the socialist trespasses of the current administration, it has only become stronger. The Tea Party has been hijacked, and it seems to me there is an agenda afoot to simultaneously increase totalitarian measures from the top down, and foment anti-government feelings from the bottom up.
All this, to induce the assisted radicalization (via programming, agent provocateurs, and paid opinion leaders like Hal Turner and Glenn Beck) of the conservative body and bring America toward a state of dissolution and/or civil war, or at least justify the use of all those shiny new concentration camps the feds have been building ‘round the clock since the 90s.
Whether he actually said it or not, the purported quote by Admiral Yamamoto is true: “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” Sure, it would be difficult to invade directly, but not difficult to get the country to expend all those bullets on itself through a civil war and then enter to clean up what’s left.
And so the turning of the enemy away from foreign toward domestic is to be expected. In recent decades, when a Republican is in office, the enemy is foreign. When a Democrat is in office, the enemy is domestic. Reagan had the Russians, Bush Sr. and Jr. had the Muslims, Clinton had the domestic right-wingers of Waco and OKC, and Obama now has his convenient domestic enemy. It’s all so very predictable.
Tax rebellion is inevitable. And with it will come the collapse of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and “Obamacare.” In the mean time, taxes will get out of control to attempt to pay for it all. I’m reminded of the prophetic words from Barbara Marciniak’s channelled book Bringers of the Dawn (1992):
Much of the political maneuvering going on, particularly in the United States, is purposely designed to separate you. Look at the New Age. Do you see how the New Age is separated? All kinds of things are said to keep you from discovering what you have in common. When people discover this, they will begin to get angry. As more and more of the methods of control and separation are revealed to you, the anger will build in the United States. Events will occur that may look as if the country is falling apart, yet they will serve the purpose of bringing people together. A new pride and a new sense of integrity will come about, because this is what is designed for the times.
The material realm is one area that everyone relates to. Life in the United States translates into how much money you have in your pocket and how much money the government wants out of what you have in your pocket. Taxes will be the issue that will create both the greatest amount of havoc in the United States and the greatest amount of unification, because you all have taxes in common. You may not worship the same God, but you all pay taxes.
In a clever move, the Middle East crisis allowed the government to have what it wanted without going through the problem of asking your permission for a tax raise on gasoline. You see how clever these things are? With a few more taxes piled on top of one another, people will begin to examine the quality of their lives. You will see a lot of anger in this country, because many people will feel powerless. Anger is one of the first emotions that will occur when people finally understand the manipulation that has been going on and begin to get in touch with their feelings.
If the current populist resistance trend continues, then in five years’ time, the “United States of America” will no longer exist. It will likely be separated into autonomous territories, with only a smaller section still under the control of the present federal government. Military coup is possible. This depends on how well infrastructure remains intact. If a solar EMP wipes out food and water supplies for more than a month, then nation-states disappear and things return to medieval-style feudalism. That is actually more likely than a totalitarian global government, due to the fragility of our global infrastructure.
I wrote about this in my previous Research Note. The possibility of a solar-induced catastrophe has really been saturating the media lately.
The movie Knowing portrayed it, as did Emmerich’s 2012. Mainstream news and magazine articles cover it as well. See for instance an article from New Scientist Magazine called Space Storm Alert: 90 Seconds from Catastrophe.
Based on the positions of Jupiter and Saturn, I have come up with the following prediction for Solar Cycle 24:
There you see it reaching the first peak in Fall 2010, dipping in Spring 2011, reaching a second peak in Summer/Fall 2011, and slowly descending through 2012 and settling down by Summer 2013. Seasoned astrometeorologists like Theo at the Alamac Forum predict it will be an extended cycle lasting into 2016.
From my previous Research Note:
During the downward slope, solar flares and sunspots grow less frequent, but with potentially stronger X-class flares even though they are fewer and farther between. During the last cycle, the downward slope was well underway by 2003 when some whopper sunspots and flares appeared. This corresponds to mid 2012 to mid 2013 in the upcoming cycle.
We could see a major CME event around this time, which if strong enough could knock down the electric grid and make things all the more interesting. Visit empcommission.org to read a government-funded study on how society would be affected.
It’s worth noting that military black projects ought to have enough computing power to accurately predict (but not reveal to the public) when the next major CME event will hit, when electric and communications infrastructure will go down. This would allow them to prepare far in advance and capitalize on that knowledge. Maybe they would need widespread blackouts to conduct questionable operations that could not be pulled off under the light of media and internet awareness. Timing of the next solar peak should indicate when such a scenario is likely to manifest.
From another note titled Coherence Indicators:
Solar flares appear to have an impact upon the earth grid and thus upon the stability between realms. Strong solar flares impact the earth’s magnetosphere and give a shock to the earth grid, increasing the number and magnitude of portals and thereby assisting dimensional engineering attempts. Negative hyperdimensional forces have an easier time changing things when realm conditions are unstable, such as during certain astrological alignments and when the earth’s magnetic field is buffeted. Solar flares, being plasma shockwaves, also carry with them a longitudinal magnetic vector potential wave, essentially a gravitational potential wave, which I think is the primary instigator of realm fluctuations. Translation: when solar activity is high, things tend to get whacky. Apparently it has to do with alignments of the planets and their magnetic fields and how it impacts the sun.
Other natural wild-card events could arise. Meteorite storms have wreaked havoc in the past: Chicago Fires, Tunguska Event, and the cataclysm that induced the Dark Ages. These cannot be easily predicted in advance, but they remain open as possibilities.
If nothing else, increased solar activity will lead to worsening weather, volcanic and earthquake activity, and power outages. Natural disasters, more than anything, are going to bankrupt governments and mortally wound the global economy through death by a thousand cuts. It’s underway.
So, everything points to mid-late 2010 through all of 2011 being the start of a very interesting time in our history.
Let’s keep in mind, however, that one can only accurately predict what is inevitable, what remains independent of freewill. For instance, if you knew what choice you would make next week, then the choice is already made and you would just be following the inevitable instead of making an actual freewill decision. But in having freewill, you could easily defy your prediction. Thus, you cannot predict that which is the result of freewill. This means all predictions and remote views of “the” future see only a reduced-color version of what will actually happen. It cannot see all the colorful possibilities brought about through freewill.
Therefore when people make predictions of doom, even if they accurately see what is in front of them time-wise, in reality things will not turn out as bad, at least not for everyone. In this Research Note I am not covering all the positive trends that will parallel the negative ones discussed above, mainly because they are not the result of material or social causal factors. They are matters of destiny and freewill, and must by necessity be hidden from easy predictability and thus shielded from controllability. But basically it’s the idea of spiritual awakening among small percentages of the population and their coordination to act as (mostly invisible, behind-the-scenes, underground) leaders who take advantage of the old order crumbling to catalyze the establishment of newer ways of living.
Now, if you intend to make some basic preparations, even for simple things like storms that knock out power, then it can be done quickly without too much dwelling upon it all. You can find plenty of survival advice on the net.
Because someone will inevitably ask me for some tips, I’ll go ahead and cover those. Basic needs in order of urgency: water, food, medicine, energy/lighting, shelter/clothing, tools, and defense. Some suggestions on the first four:
Water: portable water filter (First Need XL, Katadyn Combi), cases of bottled water, water purification tablets, collapsible water bags. If there is only one item to get, it is a high quality portable water filter. I cannot stress this enough. Because water is the first and most important thing to go after any disaster, and portable filters are so compact yet good for hundreds to thousands of gallons.
Food: dried beans/rice/potatoes/oatmeal, canned or jarred fruits and vegetables, canned or pouched meats, salt, pasta and jarred pasta sauce, olive and sunflower oil, and vitamins (especially Vitamin C, as it’s hard to get from canned/jarred foods), military meal packs. For cooking, either a Sterno or Esbit folding stove and fuel, or a Woodgas Camp Stove.
Medicine: extra prescription items, toiletries and personal hygiene essentials, and First Aid kit (Total Resources International, REI kit or Adventure Medical).
Or make your own kit: anti-bacterial ointment (most important), anti-fungal ointment, cortisone cream, anti-diarrheal, laxative, SAM splints for sprains and breaks, assorted band-aids, buffered aspirin, vaseline, rubbing alcohol, iodine liquid, medical tape, gauze rolls, elastic bandage wrap, wound dressing pads, butterfly sutures, superglue for cuts, burn gel or burn pad, moleskin for blisters, bandage scissors, tweezers, latex-free gloves, plastic syringe for wound washing, Bic lighter, sturdy drinking straws, Swiss Army Classic, optionally some #15 scalpels and 4.5 inch straight iris scissors for tissue work, non-alcohol thermometer, cayenne powder and/or Celox for wound blood clotting. Additional anti-microbials: oregano oil and colloidal silver.
Energy/Lighting: packs of batteries, or rechargeable batteries and solar charger, LED headlamp (very important — if you only get one type of lighting, make it an LED headlamp), dynamo winding LED flashlight, 12V DC to 120V AC inverter, solar charge controller, 20W minimum solar panel, 18-50 AH marine battery.
The simplest and cheapest anyone can do, is get couple cases of bottled water (not the opaque gallon jugs since they end up leaking) for $12, a first aid kit for $10, an LED headlamp with some extra batteries for $15, and some canned or ready-to-eat foods for $25. That’s good enough for a week. If you’re worried about self-defense, the most legal option (check your local laws) is pepper spray and a baseball bat; anything beyond that is up to you. You can get all these things in one day, put it away in your closet, and go on with your life. Having spare cash on hand is recommended: enough for food, gas, and motel covering 2-3 days of travel.
Doesn’t take much time or effort to get the basics. Occasionally check the clearance section at stores; good deals on useful items appear there sometimes. And if something jumps out at you, is on sale, and seems like a good idea, maybe that’s a hint. Years ago I had an intuitive nudge, and a synchronistic opportunity, to get some nice Walkie-Talkies with a 5-mile range. Later they became absolutely essential when my girlfriend and I evacuated Florida in separate cars during the 2004 hurricanes. Had I ignored my intuition and the opportunity, who knows what would have happened.
As far as survivalism goes, here are some things to keep in mind:
1) You can only prepare for a limited set of scenarios. A point comes in your attempt to prepare for everything, where you’ve just thrown away your life, your destiny, your mission if you have one, all for the sake of surviving. Then you would be surviving for the sake of existing, not for the sake of living. Life would be meaningless and you just defeated your very purpose for coming here. Therefore, no amount of preparation warrants throwing your life away and heading into the hills, shutting yourself off from the world until doomsday comes. All preparations should be done in parallel with your regular life and not infringe upon it. If your main life is Plan A (nothing happens) then keep that open while you simultaneously have Plan B (S.H.T.F.).
2) Do some basic physical preparations without becoming obsessed, preoccupied, or emotionally invested in it. If you get some survival item, know how to use it and put it away until time for maintenance and use. Don’t fondle it like you have some kind of survivalism fetish, don’t be turning over post-apocalyptic fantasies in your mind, gloating over your advantage over the other poor suckers who are asleep and unprepared. Reason being that holding onto a survivalism mentality, beyond what’s needed to actually do it, is highly detrimental to your spiritual balance. Have the knowledge and supplies, but be very cautious of aligning your heart and thought-train completely and exclusively with the mere idea of physical survivalism. Making it your life goal will kill your soul, and you need your soul and a spiritual connection to gain the synchronistic and intuitive protection needed to keep you safe in all scenarios, not just the ones you can physically prepare for.
3) To an extent, spiritual balance, good intuition (honed through past trial and error), and sharp awareness (observing and think several steps ahead) will get you farther than any physical survival dwelling or supplies. Why? Because then you can respond flexibly to whatever comes, as it comes. By spiritual balance I mean keeping a leash on your ego, your jealousies, contempt and hatred, desperate materialism, greed, and other base impulses… and instead, striving for equanimity, gratitude to the Creator, devotion to truth and beauty and fairness, and consideration for others. Then you acquire divine blessing that increases the luck factor in your life. In the midst of calamity you can get an intuitive or synchronistic helping hand.
Of course, spiritual versus physical preparation are not mutually exclusive; just avoid physical obsession that infringes on spiritual balance; that’s the most important thing I can say. Same goes for looking toward the future and getting apprehensive. Don’t lose hope or optimism, as you need these to carve out a pathway to heaven through times of hell.