It’s Time to Come Together Again and Work on a Common Future

fred-firstFred First is a friend of mine who who writes about nature and other matters of great importance and was responsible for my wife and I finding this community of Floyd, Virginia.

He and I voted for different presidential candidates and we have been politically estranged for some time, mostly because we trust different different news sources.

He sent me an article today and asked my opinion about it. Reading this article gave me an entirely new perspective of how Fred and I and many others can work together in harmony to create a future where we can all benefit.

I humbly offer this article to you for your consideration:

This essay has been translated into German as well as Spanish and French. Normal is coming unhinged. For the last eight years it has been possible for most people…
charleseisenstein.net

david-st-lawrenceThis passage from the essay was very real to me and I will do my best to follow it.

“Next time you post on line, check your words to see if they smuggle in some form of hate: dehumanization, snark, belittling, derision.., some invitation to us versus them. “

It is time to discover our capacity for empathy. The article provides some helpful guidelines for those are tired of being upset and want to begin a new story that explains the way of the world and our place in it.

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Choose The Most Likely Outcome of the Huma/Weiner Email Security Breach

hillary-humaWe are currently watching a spectacular political drama that can have any of a dozen different outcomes. The only thing we can be sure of is that there will be an outcome.

I will describe each of the outcomes I can envision in the most positive way possible, with no opinion as to the desirability or value of the outcome. They are listed in order of their effect on the current presidential election.

I invite you to read all of the outcomes I envision and select the outcome you envision.If you see an alternative outcome, feel free to describe it.

1. The Clinton Foundation machine maintains control of the narrative through its control of the media and the Justice Department. The Clinton Machine maintains control of the Electoral College and Hillary Clinton is elected. Hillary has a health crisis and Tim Kaine becomes President of the United States.

2. The Clinton Foundation machine struggles to maintain control of the situation through its control of the media and the Justice Department. Efforts fail to appoint a special prosecutor and to assemble a Grand Jury in time to indict Hillary Clinton. The bad publicity is sufficient to affect votors and Trump wins the popular vote but the Electoral College comes through for Hillary and she is sworn in as President.

Public outcry forces the empanelment of a Grand Jury and Hillary has a health crisis and Tim Kaine serves as President for most of the four year term.

3. The Clinton Foundation machine struggles to maintain control of the situation through its control of the media and the Justice Department. The FBI succeeds in presenting a case for indicting Huma Abedin and Hillary throws her under the bus. Huma falls on her sword to protect Hillary, but the security breach causes Congress to act and deny Hillary Clinton access to security information necessary to be president. Trump wins the popular vote but the Electoral College comes through for Hillary and she is sworn in as President.

Hillary is forced to resign and Tim Kaine serves as President for most of the four year term. Hillary is indicted, but is pardoned by Tim Kaine.

4. The Clinton Foundation machine fails to maintain control of the situation and the full details of the security breach become known to the world at large. Public opinion turns against Clinton and the DNC asks Hillary to step down as the Presidential Candidate and Tim Kaine becomes the presidential candidate with  a party loyalist as VP candidate. Trump wins the popular vote but the Electoral College comes through for Kaine and he is sworn in as President. Hillary is indicted, but has a health crisis and succumbs.

5. The Clinton Foundation machine fails to maintain control of the situation and the full details of the security breach become known to the world at large. Public opinion turns against Clinton and the DNC asks Hillary to step down as the Presidential Candidate and Tim Kaine becomes the presidential candidate with  a party loyalist as VP candidate. Trump wins the popular vote but the Electoral College comes through for Kaine and he is sworn in as President. Hillary is indicted, but is pardoned by Tim Kaine. She has a health crisis and disappears from public life.

6. The Clinton Foundation machine fails to maintain control of the situation and the full details of the security breach become known to the world at large. Public opinion turns against Clinton such that Donald Trump wins the popular vote and the Electoral College. Trump is sworn in as President and begins to clean house.

Hillary is indicted and sentenced, but her sentence is commuted by Donald Trump.

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Unexpected Consequences of Economizing Unwisely

A friend of mine realized he was in over his head on his credit card debt and borrowed money from his IRA and paid off his cards and all outstanding bills.

You would think that this action would have put him into a wonderful frame of mind now that he was no longer worrying about keeping up with crushing interest payments.

He came to me because he no longer felt motivated to work, even though he had commitments to meet and clients to handle. To make this clear to you, these were the same commitments and clients he was happy to deal with before he paid off his credit cards.

On inquiring further, I learned that he had made one more change to his normal operation and that was turning his entire paycheck over to his wife so she could pay money back into the IRA within a 60 day period so their withdrawal would not be counted as a taxable distribution.

What actually happened when he did this was that he put himself into an “enforced poverty” situation with no “walking-around money” or haircut money, or lunch money for entertaining clients and other people he networked with.

This “enforced poverty” actually changed his viewpoint of himself to the point where he could no longer act like the highly talented professional he was. He is extremely effective at selling his services and commanding high rates for doing so. His easy going personality and confident approach to handling serious issues normally gives him instant credibility when dealing with new clients.

When he “pauperized” himself by cutting out the simple pleasures that made his existence comfortable, he downgraded himself in his own eyes to someone who desperately needed to make deals at any price. If you have ever encountered a salesperson who was desperate to make a sale, you will know how repellent that attitude is. You just want to get away from his desperation. That shift in his viewpoint instantly affected his ability to make money.

I coached him into looking at what he needed in the way of his own discretionary income to feel comfortable about himself and his morale increased immediately. It wasn’t much, but it changed his self esteem and that was what was needed.

Each of us has some idea of what we need to feel comfortable about our current place in life. For some, it is having enough money in their pockets to buy a meal whenever they want to. For some, it is having enough money to afford traveling by cab whenever they want to. For some, it is being dressed stylishly. All of these are creature comforts by which we judge our worth in some way.

If your income is dependent on your ability to make a good impression on others, these creature comforts are essential because they bolster your self esteem and let you concentrate on doing business. If you deprive yourself of these service facilities your attention will be distracted by their lack and you will not present yourself with your normal confidence.

Maintaining one’s self image is an individual issue and the solutions will be different for everyone. The essential point to remember is that if you are to present yourself in a way to inspire confidence, you must attend to those creature comforts that you consider essential.

I have been doing personal and business consulting for many years and deliver services over Skype and Zoom for clients all over the world. If you would like me to assist you in some personal or career matter, you can contact me at srtcounseling@gmail.com

David St Lawrence

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A Peaceful Reconciliation With a Deceased Spouse

74586-425x283-headstone1I recently participated in an emotionally moving Spiritual Rescue Technology session and enabled a friend of mine to communicate with his deceased wife and handle the upsets he had caused her during their many years of marriage.

She was so grateful for his efforts to clean up their past differences that she was able to discover what she had done on her part to create a relationship in which the differences could not be discussed. So much pent up grief from both sides was released during the session that my friend and I experienced tears of joy that did not end until the very end of the session.

My friend had been receiving Spiritual Rescue Technology sessions for some time and, as a result, he had handled all of the spiritual beings who had been instrumental in making him act in ways that he had come to regret. This meant that he was able to face the future with no risk of repeating the behavior that had made his wife’s life miserable when she was alive.

As a result of the SRT processing he had received from me, his responsibility level had risen to the point where he now wanted to take responsibility for what he had done to his deceased wife. He felt that if he could communicate with her, he and she could address the issues that had driven them apart for so many years.

In this SRT session, he and his deceased wife were able to speak openly of all of the issues that had come between them. Then we went on to handle a number of spiritual beings who were responsible for instilling certain values in her that were counter-survival.

His wife had been a bright, spiritually aware woman who had the potential to achieve success, but she had a spiritual being with her who was stuck in the beingness of a scullery maid and who was very propitiative toward men. The maid had an affair with the master of the estate and had been discarded when he got bored with her, so after that she was always careful not to rise above her station. This caused my friend’s wife to assume a propitiative attitude which prevented her from acting as his equal, even though he treated her as his equal.

The wife also had another entity who accidentally distracted her and caused her to sustain an injury that affected her for the rest of her life and eventually caused her to become an invalid. When this entity was handled and set free to create a new life, the wife realized that becoming an invalid caused her husband to give her his undivided attention for the last 10 years of her life and she had enjoyed that hold on him.

With this final discovery, the deceased wife and my friend recognized their underlying love for each other and the last of the grief left them.

At this point, I had the unusual experience of experiencing my friends deceased wife looking through my eyes at him and experiencing her fondness for him and her feeling of how proud she was of him.

Her final words indicated she was now free to move on and maybe they could be be in the same space again.

I have helped others talk to deceased family members, but had never helped two beings achieve this degree of closure before.

I will be doing this again.

David St Lawrence

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