Recessions and depressions destroy many investors and businesses. Yet these times of cleansing are also the breeding ground for the next group of extreme rich.
Why do some succeed when so many fail?
They have different ways of thinking…gaining energy and seeing beyond the accepted logic.
No one can see the future. It is hard to be energetic and forward moving in tough times. Perhaps this is why only a few become rich.
The thought process, processing knowledge and natural health have always fascinated me as have the legends of Old Ones the “Abuelos” who live high in the Andes hiding sacred knowledge for longevity, high energy and success.
Merri and I were so intrigued that we bought Hacienda Rosaspamba, high in the Andes and lived an entire winter with a Taita Yatchak and his apprentices to learn more.
Here is the hacienda and the view we enjoyed each day as we rose.
The Taita Yatchak invited Merri and me to hike into the mists and clouds of the Llanganatis, a sacred valley, which legends say contain hidden Incan gold. I suspect the gold is golden knowledge…not the yellow metal!
To find out, and learn more on how to think for true success…in health and wealth, we invited friends, two MDs and a Sanskrit scholar to hike in with us. Here we are, on top of the world, starting that trek.
The first shamanic lesson was to trust our inner vision. The picture below shows Merri and me with Dr. Jay Glaser an MD, Ayurvedic physician and Sanskrit scholar overlooking the sacred LLanganatis Valley.
Here is how we learned this lesson. The yatchak put us on a path like above. Told us to look ahead. Then close our eyes and walk the path. “Trust your inner vision,” he said.
Here we are with the Yatchak in the jungle during that hike.
The second shamanic lesson was to purify oneself from the outside in and the inside out at the same time. Be pure in eating, action and thought. Always keep cleansing…mind and body.
For example, we stayed in an open air hut during our time in the LLanganatis. The mists there have negative ions that neutralize free radicals in the skin.
Here we are with the Yatchak and our friends at the hut.
We brought a Sanskrit expert because the Andean language is based on Sanskrit, a language from India. What made this tidbit special was that we were already studying Ayurved, the Indian science of life…health…pure thought.
We learned for example that the name “Llanganatis” is linked to Indian philosophy. Llanganatis means “Repeated Sacred Action” (the Sanskrit word is Yagya). This led us to a third shamanic lesson…”See beyond logic”.
This helped Merri and me understand how to use Vedic Astrology to see a bigger picture beyond logic. The Indians were able to maintain their ancient wisdom in a more refined and usable way than the Andeans, mainly because the Spanish destroyed most of the Andean Quipos, (knotted cords of different colors used by the ancients to store knowledge).
So we learned to integrate the wisdom we have gained from India and the Andes to think and act beyond logic.
Our astrologer is Blaine Watson who has been an incredible help when it comes to making decisions that we cannot process just with logic.
For example, our daughter Elle graduated from University in London with a degree in dramatic arts. Her question to Merri and me was “Should I go for a career in singing or go on and get a teacher’s certificate in Physical Education?” (She was a superb athlete as well as an aspiring singer.)
We all agreed that becoming a singer was a long shot. Teaching was safe. But we knew that her passion was to shoot for being a star. How would she feel in later life if she didn’t try?
We had Blaine check her Vedic chart. He knew nothing about Elle but said at that time she had just moved into a cycle for three years when her best thing would be the performing arts, entertaining, etc. That was enough to convince us. “Go for it”, we said and encouraged her.
Within a week she was picked as a backup singer with Modern Romance, a popular English rock group with many top hits in the UK including the theme song from the movie, “Shrek”.
Her first gig was before 4,000 fans! In the ensuing year she met many of her rock star heroes as work associates. This was an incredible experience for her and led her to buying a franchised performing arts school called Stagecoach, where see now earns hundreds of thousands a year.
May I say with due respect that Eleanor is the last child that we ever thought would be a business woman. No logic could have shown us this. Yet she approached this business with incredible discipline and dramatically expanded the school. In her first year her profits were in six figures. Her second year took her well into six figures. Today at 26 she lives in a very expensive home on the River Thames. She has a new car, new kitchen, everything she wants and an income in the top 5% of the world.
Her success has been beyond logic!
Yet we supported this success based on the realization that every moment there are possibilities that our logic just cannot see. Vedic Astrology helped us tap into a bigger picture.
The inability to measure the results of astrology used to bother me enormously until years ago I read an article about Aristotle Onassis, the ultra rich Greek shipping magnate. He gave the secret of being a billionaire that helped me look beyond my logic. “Certainly one does not need an astrologist to become a millionaire.” Then he quickly added that “to become a billionaire, it is essential.”
Onassis’ statement really struck a chord with me as my many years of residence in Hong Kong had exposed me to many businessmen who looked beyond logic. I heeded the astrological advice because the Chinese businessmen are often considered superstitious due to their belief in astrology. Some might consider their sight beyond logic, offbeat and unreal, but there were more billionaires per capita in Hong Kong than anywhere else in the world!
The more I thought about this, the more it made sense. To make billions one has to take enormous risks and see a big picture far into an invisible future.
We all have to make some decisions based on events we cannot totally predict, but successful billionaires make huge decisions based on enormous unknowns. It requires incredible faith to take incredible risks. None of us can see the whole picture but Astrology, albeit vaguely, helps us see the biggest picture of all.
During economic downturns, times seem even more uncertain. Previous history is of little use so these deeper, more subtle ways of processing information become even more important.
This may be why one of our most popular courses we offer is conducted by Blaine Watson, our Vedic Astrologer. Many of our readers also use Blaine and rave about him.
Because of the recession, we have added a three day ‘Beyond Logic” Course to be conducted in Cotacachi February 9-10 and 11, 2009.
The first two days will be conducted by Blaine. Here he is conducting a course at our home in North Carolina. He is in our teaching kitchen because nutrition is part of the course.
Blaine’s portion of the program includes a personal reading (one per single or couple – a second reading is extra) based on your time, day and place of birth. We’ll get your birth time in advance so he can bring your chart with him. You’ll have your reading either after the course or later by phone.
Here is the course schedule.
Day One. Monday…Feb. 9, 2009 – Blaine Watson
Introduction to the 27 constellations that form the 12 signs of the zodiac including a brief overview of the 12 signs – the 9 planets and their significations.
The 12 houses, how they come into being and the significations of each one.
Day Two. Tuesday…Feb. 10, 2009 – Blaine Watson
An explanation of planetary transits.
In-depth analysis of the transits of the major planets and how to predict their outcomes with the purpose to enable each course participant to return home and understand in a confident way, what influences are influencing the world and their individual lives on a day to day, month to month, year to year basis.
Day Three. Wednesday…Feb. 11, 2009 – Gary & Merri – 21 Lessons from the Yatchaks.
#1: Quantum mechanics how they all connect.
#2: Our three balances -air – fire – water.
#3: The Andean – Indian Connection. How Ayurved and Andean relate.
#4:Three fundamentals of longevity. Eat right, work hard and sleep well. Nutrition, exercise and purpose.
#5: How dis-ease develops and is stopped.
#6: Nutritional goals: Improve digestion, avoid dis-ease here first.
#7: How to use cleansings. Melon, pineapple, apples-grapes, vareshna, chelating, cinnamon-sweet pepper tea, steam and mists.
#8: Teas. How and when to use cedron, chamomile, lemon verbena, peppermint.
#9: Relaxers. How to use chamomile, valerian, lettuce and milk, hot water, vata press.
#10: Fire reducers. How to use peppermint tea, aloe, cream massage, frozen grapes.
#11: Water reducers. How to use cinnamon tea, paprika, cloves, ginger, ginger-black salt and lemon juice.
#12: The power of ritual & routine. When to eat, think, exercise.
#13: How to spot imbalances. Moods, physical signs. pulse testing.
#14: Quantum leap. How chakras and energy, colors, organs, glands and age change every seven years.
#15: Shamanic exercises-yoga, llama walk, lizard, sun salute, crab and mouth release, ring chew, etc.
#16: Deeper Digestion.
#17: How to use the senses, taste, six flavors.
#18: How to use color.
#19; How to use sound.
#20: How to use small.
#21: How to use essential oils.
On day three we will also visit a sacred valley near our village for a shamanic mingo…just beyond this field.
We’ll hike in (but can also bring those who cannot make it by truck) here…
Here is a shot I took of Merri and Don Jose when we hiked in on a previous Mingo.
We’ll reach this grotto where the water springs from the cave…
the color of gold.
Shaman Don Jose will conduct a purification for those who choose to have it.
as I am doing here.
During times of contraction…those who profit most are those who expand…but in the correct way. This course “Beyond Logic” can help you think better, have more energy, natural health and purity to pursue your inner vision, that sees a bigger picture of health and wealth for all.
Along with Merri and Blaine Watson, I invite you to join us.
The course fee includes meeting at Quito airport (day before the course)…transportation (by group bus) to Cotacachi and back to Quito. Course fee does not include air fare, accommodations, food or individual transportation.
Stay on and enjoy our International Investing and Business Made Easy and/or Andean real estate tour.
Feb. 13-15 International Business & Investing Made EZ
We’ll meet here at the museum and…
at our hotel El Meson de las Flores.
Feb. 16-17 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
See real estate for sale like this.