Apologies for the slightly late response to your last post. I’ve been extremely busy working with clients who are concerned about current political as well as economic ructions across the globe. As a result, I thought it appropriate to perhaps change the emphasis of this week’s post to make specific comments on global events.
I’m aware that most people tend to think only about what is happening within their own location (it’s a fact for instance that private real estate investors on average buy all their investment properties within a 9-mile radius of where they live!). More than ever, I believe now is the time not only to diversify any wealth-strategies you may have, but to internationalise as well.
The past few years have seen more earthquakes, floods, droughts and volcanic eruptions than anything most of us have experienced. When this occurs, you can expect to see shock-waves reverberate through the stock markets, banking and business generally. There’s a very obvious reason for this: instability on the outside breeds instability within. (In the aftermath of the Japan quake the stock market fell ten points almost overnight.) And there is more climatic upheaval to come.
Last weekend’s full moon was a “supermoon” because it had a greater effect than normal. This isn’t some new age mumbo-jumbo. It’s practical science. Changes in the normal course of lunar activity affect the magnetic currents that weave and twist their way through our world. And this has an effect on us.
This is because we all have crystals of magnetite in the centre of our brains. These crystals give us our sense of direction, helping us find our way home in the dark (much like homing pigeons). When unusual magnetic fluctuations are experienced, our brains literally feel “out of synch”. Our sense of direction is compromised. We can become ungrounded and this can lead to fear-based reactions if we are not careful.
Bear in mind, too, that everything in our world is interconnected. So when a disaster happens in one corner of the world, its shock waves reverberate all around us. And we feel it instantly (more on how this works in future posts). So, if millions of people are feeling something in Japan, or Africa, you can be sure that people all across the USA, South America and Europe are feeling it too.
The result is that panic can set in, as we’re seeing right now in the Middle East and Africa.
What to do in such times of apparent meltdown? Stay calm. Be prepared to adapt. If you don’t have a back-up plan, create one now. Much of what I see as “wealth” is the ability to feel secure, to experience the underlying peace and connection that you talked about in your post about nature. If you have a back-up plan, you will be much better equipped to deal with times of change.
And this is where internationalizing comes in. I would advise all US citizens who have any form of savings, investments in stocks or holdings in the US Dollar to look for options to diversify immediately. Don’t sit on the fence. My reading is that the dollar is under extreme pressure right now and that there is worse to come. Spread your risk by moving some of your holdings to other countries. Consider “solid” investments (literally solid: gold, silver, platinum or land) rather than depending on banks, stocks, bonds etc – all of which might disappear overnight in the event of an FDR-style “correction” to the system.
When you do this, you’ll be helping yourself regain a sense of security and stability and this in turn will help others. You’ll be keeping yourself calm, no matter how rough the seas appear elsewhere. And it is only over calm waters that your ships of opportunity are able to reach you and tie up safely at your harbour walls.
The added bonus to this is that by the Law of Resonance, the fact that you are able to do this will help others do the same. In this way, we can all help each other.
Until next time, my best wishes,