Archive for July, 2010

The Risk of Collapse

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

You cannot grow without energy.  You cannot sustain growth without a sustained energy source.  This is true for an individual as well as a nation.  Our current paradigm of economic growth is based on the past surplus of hydrocarbons, specifically oil.  The population of the U.S. is in denial.  We are discovering 1 barrel of new oil for every 4 barrels we consume on a worldwide basis.  The Chinese know this and are negotiating deals around the world to insure energy supply to fuel their massive growth.  The U.S. is spending money on warfare and welfare rather than focusing on energy efficient infrastructure creation.

The current alternative energy sources will not offset the decline in oil supplies.  We need three new “Saudi Arabia’s” to offset the decline, yes, three!  In 2008, 42 of the 50 largest oil producing countries have passed their peak oil production.  The global decline rate (depletion) of reserves is about 9% per year and exploration companies are not finding enough to offset this decline rate.  If and when shortages begin, economic destruction ensues.

The current economic system is based on an infinite monetary growth debt-based paradigm.  This system is based on fiat currency, fractional banking, compound-interest debt based growth.  Those with unlimited access to the currency or financing extract wealth from the producers of goods and services- you and me.  This system requires those in control to keep our faith in financial instruments positive.  Perception is more important than reality in this system.  Credit default swaps is an instrument that allows you to make more money by destruction of the underlying asset than to invest in its growth.  The increase in CDS’s for state and local government bonds means that the big money is betting on the destruction of these entities.  Uh oh.

What do UK Energy Agency (Jan),  UK Task Force (Feb),  Oxford University & University of Kuwait (Mar), U.S. Military (Apr), and Lloyds of London (Jun) all have in common?  They have all warned of coming shortages in supply of oil versus demand or Peak Oil.

Consumers are stretched to the limit and the cost of oil above $84 assures us of increasing the tension on the ability of the consumer to financially cope with the monthly cost of survival.

State governments are moving toward a 30% shortfall of revenues versus expenditures.  There are two ways to make up the difference: cut services and jobs or raise taxes… or both.  The tax burden of the average citizen is already moving up.  The Bush tax cuts are set to expire this year but I suspect they will be renewed to some degree.

There is no way for the U.S. to cover its total obligations except by printing exorbitant amounts of money.  With no restraint of a Gold standard, you can expect this to happen.  The only question is “when”.  More costly energy will only serve to force action sooner rather than later.

Economic Update

Monday, July 26th, 2010

As a business traveler a/k/a “road warrior”, I am extremely sensitive to travel costs.  After all, the money is coming out of my pocket, not some corporate treasury in the sky.  Actual airfares and rental car costs are up substantially, much higher than government based inflation numbers.  I am paying 50% for auto rentals than the best priced rentals of 24 months’ ago.  Airfares are up roughly 20%.  In the meantime, savers are making 3/10 of 1% for savings.  What a disconnect!

Economic indicators are decelerating with housing tanking.  The economic stimulus package has run its course and did not produce a sustained recovery and a new stimulus is in the works.  Obama signed an extended unemployment benefits package this week.  You can be sure that incumbents will be funding anything that will convince voters that the current politicians should be retained.

The private sector is losing jobs whereas the government sector has been adding jobs.  Even though the net effect to unemployment reveals minor decreases, the private sector creates value, the government creates nothing but only consumes.  Welfare and warfare currently describes the government’s expenditures.  In the 30’s, government jobs built assets around the country and thus increased overall value to the economy.

The current politicians are delaying the budget numbers until after the election.  With a deficit expected to be over $1.5 Trillion, Washington is talking about a VAT tax.  When I visited England for the first time in the 1980’s. I discovered the VAT(Value Added Tax) tax.  When I went to pay for a souvenir, the cashier added about 15% to the total- the VAT.  What???  We’ve been hosed, Davey!  The VAT tax will be in addition to the income tax we already pay.  Did Main Street receive any of the bailout money?  Nope.  We simply keep funding the economic experiments and Wall Street shenanigans.

The stock market is confusing hedge funds which causes them to move toward a greater cash position, mostly in U.S. Dollars.  The Dollar is the “least bad” currency versus the Euro.  This is true for individuals as well.  The small investor has shifted out risk-based stocks and moved to bond funds which may be risky as well.  The bull market in bonds is 29 years old and the cycle normally does not last beyond 37 years.  When bonds head south, interest rates will rise and governments will fall.  The cost of borrowing will exceed their ability to repay.

The banking crisis is not over nor will be for some time.  Seven more banks failed on Friday bring the count to 270 since 2007.  The FDIC is selling the banks and guaranteeing asset purchases thus increasing its own liabilities substantially.  By digging down into the transactions, it appears that the bank’s’ assets were overvalued by 40% on their balance sheets.  Since I believe that these banks are not isolated cases, I would assume that other banks around the country are under the same plight.  It would be prudent to keep your balances under the FDIC insurance limit at any one financial institution.  They’re not going to broadcast their imminent failure to the average depositor.  With all of the government based guarantees in place, the Fed cannot allow deflation to take over for it would further erode the value of assets now guaranteed by the U.S. Government.

The complexity of the global system will reach a point of collapse.  As individuals, we need to move away from complexity and toward simplicity.  Can we do this in a day?  Most of us would have to say no, but the goal is to move in that direction.

The Mind: Perpetual Limitation

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Our Heavenly Father warns us about judging others with our own understanding: “Judge not, that ye be not judged”.  The world would have us live purely by logic which is dualistic by nature where everything is boiled down to “yes” or “no”.  This dualism is perpetuated by logic rather than Love.  Love by its very nature is infinite and thus the choices of life are rich with alternatives rather than just black and white, up and down.  The higher realm operates in the realm of infinity and as people pursue this higher realm of Love, the possibilities are infinite as well.  The lower realm of seed time and harvest are acceptable for those who want to continue in the mindset of scarcity but the higher realm is where the “action” is.

Structured thinking serves us in a structured world.  Man’s logic always moves us to structure and control… their control of course.  In the commercial environment, researchers are in a quest to find that perfect formula to insure success.  The mind wants everything to be based on a formula and/or a time cycle.  If only we could identify the ultimate formula and its timing!

Do you think Our Heavenly Father’s Love can be boiled down to a formula?  His Grace and Mercy defy formulas but pursue infinite possibilities and alternatives that simply defy our logic.  Man’s quest for formulas are partly to blame for history repeating itself time and time again.

Structure is not bad.  Time cycles are not bad.  The physical realm needs these two realities to function properly and provide us a basis to operate from.  However, passive acceptance of this lower realm as being the only realm is like eating cake without the icing.  The richness of the higher realm is where Jesus pointed us towards.  Bringing the Kingdom of God to earth was an indication to the people that there is a realm beyond the one we are existing in.  HIS Kingdom is one of health and healing, blessing not cursing, Love motivated actions, not controlled based manipulations.  The higher realm of Love commands the lower realm of control.  When properly used, control and structure serve their purpose just as the mind’s job is to bring about an orderly conduct of life.  The job of the mind is to record and administer, not to control and dominate.

When we constantly exercise our mind without exercising our Love, we limit our opportunities.  When we focus on the lower realm, we can be assured that we will not tap into the higher realm where Love, miracles, witty inventions, solutions, healings, and other aspects of Heaven are found.  Jesus operated in that higher realm and is our supreme example of what is available to him who looks upward to the Kingdom without limitation!

EDS Project Update

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

I am pleased to report that our manufacturing company is currently working on the “beta” machine and our software development has begun.  The expected resulting product should be smaller, faster, more accurate, and easier to use.  Once we have a machine operational, our manufacturer will apply the latest technology to provide us the cost of units based on a production quantity of scale.  It is still too early to say when the first production unit will be available but I believe we are less than 24 months away.  Your prayers and financial support are appreciated.

The Word: Expression of Divine Intent

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

John 1:1-5   In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

He was in the beginning with God.

All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

There are principles in life, if followed, that will produce success and good fruit.  These successes may not be immediate but they will surely come.  Those who pursue truth will be guided by it and will successfully navigate the minefields of lies with minimal negative impact.  The truth is simple.  You don’t have to write anything down in order to remember what you told another person.  Simply speak the truth.  Those who conjure up lies and innuendos must make a mental note of what they said and to whom they said it.

Words project intent.  Intent may be redirected but consistent intent brings forth actions: good or bad.  Divine Intent brings forth light and life (zoe).  As we study the Holy Scripture we consume the darkness in our minds with the light of the Word.  The result is harmony with Divine Intent.  The Divine Intent we reject brings forth death and destruction.  When these destructive interferences (darkness) prevail, our bodies respond with sickness and disease.  We seek out the world’s intent and compound our problem.  The goal of the world is to extract your money from you.  Cancer is a multi-billion dollar business and its cures focus on cutting on your body, burning your body, or poisoning your body to achieve results.  If your body was designed to live forever, why do we need surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy to add a few years to our lives?

Jesus was the Word manifested on earth.  He manifested and spoke Divine Intent.

John 1:15   And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Jesus was full of grace and truth and as we study His words and actions, we behold Divine Intent.  Jesus healed people and made no one sick.  He consistently healed people of their sicknesses and disease.  He had compassion on His fellow man and carried out Divine intent precisely as He heard from Our Heavenly Father.  Jesus manifested the Love of THE FATHER in all His actions and words and if we want to pursue an abundant life, we should focus on Divine Intent, not man’s intent.  Our focus should be on innocent perception, Love, grace, mercy, the fruit of the Holy Spirit…  Everything Jesus said and did was through a motivation of Love.  For GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON.  This was done with Divine Intent.  We should be pursuing HIS intent through the eyes of Love.

The Top 100 Churches

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

One of our contributors funded a mailing of “The Circumcised Heart of Love” to the Top 100 Churches in the U.S.  As those of you who have read the book know, the theme of “restoration of all mankind” is addressed.  The GOD of Love who designed and created each of us will restore us to Himself no matter what level of sin we commit.  The Blood of Jesus was sufficient!

I am convinced that the Revelation of Love will usher in the next age.  This revelation should not be withheld from the masses and those who have been selected to minister to them.  Will the book be read?  Only Our Heavenly Father knows.  Our job is to sow seed knowing that Our Heavenly Father will provide the increase.

People interested in Biblical numbers read books on the topic.  People interested in Faith read books to further their understanding.  People interested in the Revelation of Love will this book.  I find personally that when a book challenges a preconceived notion that the mind wants to hold on to, the book will not be read.  The ego does not like to be challenged.  It will be interesting to observe the results of yesterday’s mailing.

Taking Thoughts Captive

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ”

The above passage from 2Corinthians 5 provides a key to healing.  Each and every day we are bombarded with “world thought”.  Men would have you believe they have the solutions to all your problems.  Sickness and disease are treated by drugs and/or expensive technologies that focus on the symptoms, not the problem.  Doctors who specialize in Pain Management for the most part are drug pushers.

The universe is built on Divine Intent.  All of the stars and planets operate in harmony and order as determined by the intent of Our Heavenly Father.  HIS Spirit is everywhere and in everything.  The smallest particle in existence is known as the “GOD particle”.  In itself, it is generic but has an electromagnetic signature of Intent.  Our body is made up of these GOD particles and each particle has a Divine Intent associated with it.  When you become “one” with Our Heavenly Father as Jesus did, then you have the ability to command those particles with Divine Intent.  When you pursue being “one” with the world, your particles respond in disharmony and destructive interference… disease and sickness.

Destructive thoughts breed disharmony on the physical level.  Your electromagnetic field responds to mind generated disturbances and some of these disturbances are emotional based.  Have you heard of a man or woman experiencing a crisis that turns their hair white?  These emotional disturbances can have a substantial impact on a person’s physiology.

Each person has a “constitution” or an energy of bias towards a particular set of personality traits.  In our EDS project, we can identify this energy bias and correct it.  In an uncorrected state, the constitution of a person will have an adverse effect on the electromagnetic fields being tested and produce incomplete results at best.  I observed one particular person whose constitutional bias was so strong, no electrodermal sites could be tested that day.  Only after balancing the constitution overnight could the person be tested.  The emotional walls created a strong defense mechanism that could be detected by the EDS device.  This subtle energy state has a major impact on a person’s life, health, and perspective.

When we begin to take thoughts captive in compliance with the Anointing and Intent of Our Heavenly Father, our body responds.  Our bodies are designed to live forever.  Destructive interference and other disharmonies interrupt the flow of ZOE life and our bodies decay.  Headaches are not due to the absence of ibuprofen.  Headaches are due in an inflammation caused by a destructive interference.  Wouldn’t be nice to isolate the interference and remove it?

There are two ways to remove these subtle energy interferences: electromagnetically and by Divine Intent.  Our EDS project is a bridge of understanding toward using Divine Intent.  As with any physical science discipline, our quest to understand the solution to a prevailing issue will ultimately lead us to understanding Our Heavenly Father’s Divine Intent.  We will pursue both ways.  The EDS method will help the current vast majority who do not yet have revelation of Divine Intent and understand how to walk in it.

As we unlearn the world’s thought processes and we truly take every thought captive, we will begin to operate in Divine Intent and will surely understand what Jesus was sharing when He said, "Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are .”

Technology advances us?

Monday, July 12th, 2010

The following excerpt is from one of the most successful investment letter advisors in history, Harry Schultz.  He confirms what I have been preaching for years about technology but views it from an investing point of view:

Daily Bell: You’ve been successful for a very long time – and you may be, indeed, the oldest active investment writer and consultant around. How has the world changed in your opinion?

Harry Schultz: It’s gotten unpleasant morally, as everyone now realizes – but it’s too late for the wakeup call. It’s gotten speedier, but not better because of speed. There is scant benefit to speed, whether by car, plane, email or market facilities. Speed has forced people to act before they can think things through. Often speed means you don’t weigh the risk/reward factors – as there doesn’t seem to be time for it. High tech makes things easier in many ways, but causes more stress, partly because it keeps breaking down. You see this with computer glitches, crashes and viruses. Also, hi-tech goads you into making fast decisions.

When big corporations must keep a full-time team of techies on-hand to fix computers that fizzle daily, then tech is not, repeat not, working. Private citizens can’t afford the cost or the time-loss to keep tech working. For every hour technology saves us, we lose 75-90 minutes. The stress is not measurable.

Typewriters don’t break down, yet we are forced to accept computers that do. Autos no longer break down. The computer nerds only want to sell them (Microsoft, Dell, etc) and promote updates (which cause new problems). They aren’t interested in making them as efficient as cars and TVs have become. They’ve had decades to get it right but have made near zero progress toward reliability.

Speed is not a worthy goal, nor is the size of the mega bites your computer can handle. Dependability should be the goal. The same goes for banking, rating agencies and derivatives. Everyone wants profits, not dependability. It’s a new form of fraud, masquerading as progress. Morality, where art thou? End of soapbox.

Ascending beyond the Realm of Cause and Effect

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

When Our Heavenly Father created this physical world, HE created the realm of cause and effect, seedtime and harvest, sowing and reaping.  In this realm, time cycles work well and are fully reliable. Planetary movements can be calculated and counted on to work throughout the eons of time.  Physical laws are expected to prevail tomorrow just as they did today.  Each day tens of thousands of airplanes take off and land without considering the law of thrust and lift.  “If, then” is inherent in our thinking.  The Mosaic Law was given for people to operate lawfully in this realm.  If you do this, you will suffer consequences.  However, the Law of Grace supersedes the realm of cause and effect.  Let’s call this higher place the Realm of Divine Intent.

The mind wants formulas to live by and the realm of cause and effect oblige with countless formulas to retain our focus.  On the other hand, the realm of Divine Intent focuses on relationships not logic.  It focuses on the richness of choices made by Love and defies the thinking in the lower realm of cause and effect.  When grace operates in this higher realm, “effect” is no longer a given.

Those aspiring to be called “Sons of GOD” or overcomers, will only attain that goal if they enter into this higher realm.  Unless you are aware of a higher realm, you will not seek it out.  Babylon (confusion) will by its very nature keep you focused in the realm of cause and effect, countless formulas, and the quest for more head knowledge.  Instead, our pursuit and focus should be on this higher realm.  Jesus is the door to this higher realm.  We must “unlearn” all the world has convinced us of and come to Our Heavenly Father as little children (who have not been inundated with world thought).

Romans 8:14   For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

If we are to be in the “Sons of GOD” group, we must be led by HIS Spirit.  HIS Spirit is Love based and unless we immerse ourselves in HIS Spirit of Love, we will not ascend into the Realm of Divine Intent but will continue to wallow around in the realm of cause and effect.  Jesus did not ascend to a place of prayer with an IPod playing the latest tunes.  HE separated himself from the noise of the world to commune with Our Heavenly Father.

Galatians 5:23-23   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Notice that the first fruit is Love and without this first fruit, I would suggest that the other fruit will not sustain.  How can you gauge whether you are being led by the Spirit of GOD?  Check your fruit.  Are you walking in Love or self interest?  Are you a giver or a taker?  Do you promote peace or turmoil?  Look in the mirror and become a fruit inspector.  This will provide you a starting place.  Look at your checkbook and your calendar.  Your time and money provide evidence of where your focus lies.  If you’re broke, give time, a kind word, a loving touch… it’s not just about money.  If you’re wealthy, let go of some of that wealth as the Spirit of GOD directs.  A good steward will always be given more to manage.

By and large, we must remove worldly thoughts and traditions of man that have interfered with our thinking.  Consider this- we have more technology, more information, more experts, better communications, yet the world is in a bigger mess today than ever.  More information is not the solution, ascending to the Realm of Divine Intent is!

Heart versus Mind

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

As Our Heavenly Father is judging the House of Eli, HE differentiates between the heart and the mind:

1Samuel 2:35  And I will raise me up a faithful priest, [that] shall do according to [that] which [is] in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.  KJV

This is a critical differentiation.  People tend to make decisions based on their mind or logic.  The assumption is that if you feed the mind enough facts, it will bring forth the right solution.  However, this is only partially true.  Yes, at low levels of cause and effect you can adequately respond to issues at hand.  If you want to grow vegetables, you can read books that explain the cause and effect of growing plants, buy the appropriate supplies, follow directions, and be successful.  However, high impact life decisions require wisdom and understanding and these come from above (Daniel 1:17).

The mind has difficulty embracing infinity, the heart doesn’t.  The “heart” is your essence, your soul.  The mind is simply a servant to your essence.  Our Heavenly Father distinguished the two aspects in the above Scripture, we should also embrace the difference.  The more you feed your mind, the stronger it is.  The same is true of your heart.  Your heart may become weak:

Ezekiel 16:30  How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou doest all these [things], the work of an imperious whorish woman;  KJV

You may be “weak” in faith:

Romans 14:1   Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, [but] not to doubtful disputations. KJV

With improvements in technology, scientists are now able to detect communications of the heart to the rest of the body.  It has a separate and distinct intelligence from the brain.  The communication system of the body is much more complex than we have been taught in the past.

The challenge we face is to change our focus from “head” knowledge to “heart” knowledge.  The world uses noise to keep that focus from occurring.  To listen to the still small voice is difficult when the focus is elsewhere.  Our minds would have us seek volumes of information and contraptions for answers when our answer is only a whisper away.