This blog site is about balance. One of the goals of Tai Chi Chuan, is balance. But, since Tai Chi has come westward it has lost a very serious element, or more accurately a vital element is being ignored. The element of combat. Tai Chi is a martial art, a war art. And at this time we are at war. We may not feel as though we are at war, but war is being made upon us. It is subtle and vicious at the same time. The subtlety may be the reason it does not feel like war. We are engaged in a battle of our senses.
We are living in a time of sensory suppression and for that reason we ignore what is happening around us. We understand that we are living in a global society, yet we can only see our little fish bowl of a world all the while the ocean of a world is swirling around us. Back in the fall of 2011 I was listening to one of my favorite blog talk radio programs Center Stage (where is Kheri Hines???) and her guest was Lindsey Williams, a man who claims to reveal information given to him by the “elites”, a term he chooses. He speaks of the elites as people who can “spend a millions a day and still never go broke…” On this particular program Mr. Lindsey is invited back to bring an update from the elites. During the program Mr. Lindsey says plainly that Greece will become so in debt that they will leave the Euro as currency. And that this was the plan of the elites to take control of the country. This was October 28th, 2011.
As I listened, intently of course, I really only gave his remark a mental note, but didn’t take it to heart as so many predictions are given about so many things, especially coming to the close of a year. I thought to myself, “self make a mental note, but move on” of course I did this and continued to listen. Well this week Greece fell back into recession, and this time the government is announcing the country is considering going into a new currency the new drachma. Of course I about passed out when I read the article about this. My mind immediately returned to Mr. Lindsay’s prediction and felt such a heavy feeling of melancholy. I suppose, I felt so low because he also addresses the state of the U.S. dollar.
“By December 2012 the U.S. dollar will be dead, not gone but dead.” These were the words of Mr. Lindsey that day. The dollar will be dead. We are witnessing the death of the U.S. Federal Reserve note. Each time you see prices go up is an indication that the dollar is going down. It is becoming worth less. You have to spend more of them for the same thing. You see, I can remember a time when a Snicker candy bar cost a dime. Yep, a dime. I went into the store just yesterday and saw the price of this same candy bar was $1.29. I can remember gasoline costing $.35 cents per gallon. This was a time when we would go to the gas station and my father would tell the attendant (self-serve didn’t exist at that time) to give some many gallons worth of Good Gulf. Now, we have pump ourselves and put in so many dollars worth. As we watch Greece and Spain, we are living in the presence of our own future.
I am still skeptical of predictions, yet I keep a wary eye out, more so since Greece is considering moving to the new drachma. This will cause the people to lose any value of the currency they hold and debts they may have including the government may double. And in the event Mr. Lindsey is correct about the dollar dying, we could certainly go the way of Greece and the U.S. could pick up the Amero the new currency right here in the good ole U. S. of A. We have to be aware of these things. We have to do what we can to prepare. With awareness, we can begin to prepare. As I stated before this blog is about balance. We rarely touch on such material subjects here, yet spirit and material must work in conjunction. Our material world is on the opposing end of the spectrum of our spiritual world. We are one. In that condition, we can achieve balance and go into combat spiraling from the center out. We are at war and war is combat. Those of us that work Tai Chi Chuan understand that we are not one or the other, but both.