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Funky Micro Business in Ecuador Mules


How’s this for a funky micro business… Selling Ecuador mules.

Two readers Terry and Susan Aris recently shared how they have started a funky micro business in Ecuador… breeding and selling mules.

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Terry Aris

There are five ways to survive and profit if you are in Ecuador and the US dollar loses its purchasing power.

Invest in equities.

Invest in commodities.

Invest in multi currencies.

Invest in real estate.

Invest in your own micro business.

Your micro business should be based on doing something you enjoy.  The Eris’s business exemplifies advice in our online International Business Made EZ Course of doing what you love… starting small… plus using previous experience, skills and contacts to begin your next micro business path.

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Susan Aris

The Arises have plenty of experience breeding mules at their Alberta farm. This is their passion and this has already taken them abroad…. to use mules in building a tram in Hong Kong.

Excerpts from a Pincher Creek Echo article entitled “Mules headed for Hong Kong” says:  Terry Aris loaded six of his best mules into a trailer that hauled them to a quarantine stable in Surrey, British Columbia, the first step in their journey to Hong Kong.

The mules are being sent to Hong Kong to help with the construction of a cable car at a tourist attraction. The mules will be carrying the materials that are used to build the bases of the cable cars such as timber, cement, soil and waste material.

Construction is expected to take 14 months to build the 5.7-kilometre long cable car system.

The rail operator, MTR Corp. in Hong Kong, wanted an old-fashioned, green solution to construct the cable car.

On May 7 they will be leaving for Hong Kong where they will be quarantined for two more weeks at the Hong Kong Jockey Club ?which is sort of like the Ritz Hotel,? says Aris who will be making the journey over to settle his animals in.

A mule, a cross between a horse and a donkey, in good shape can carry up to 300 pounds, but during a regular working day a mule would carry around 150 to 180 pounds.  Aris has been breeding mules for 25 years but has never sent his mules this far from home or had the chance to travel with them.

That was the beginning and once they fell in love with Ecuador and bought a home in Cotacachi… bringing mules was an obvious next.

There seems to be a huge shortage of mules in Ecuador.

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Aris mules.

No matter how funky your business idea might seem… weird… whacky… unknown.  Don’t despair.  When you are pursuing your passion you are headed in the right direction.  Our Funky Micro Business Hall of Fame shows  dozens of ways that out of the box thinkers have gained income with an unusual idea they love.

Gary

Multi Currency Value Investing Seminar

Old Accord Creates New Profits – Multi Currency Investments.

Learn about multi currency stock market breakouts at our Online Value Investing Seminar and save $502 or more.

The Value Investing Seminar is our premier course that we have been conducting every October and February for over 30 years.  Now you can join the seminar online.

Multi Currency Seminar

Improve Safety – Increase Profits

Learn how to improve the safety of your savings and investments by selecting good value and diversified investments in a multi-currency portfolio.

Few decisions are as important to your wealth as the value of the markets and currencies you invest in.  This has been our area of expertise since the 1970s and we have worked with and advised some of the largest currency traders in the world.

Gain Protection First – Against the Dollar’s Purchasing Power Loss.  In 1913 the The Federal Reserve Act created the Federal Reserve Bank to protect the purchasing power of the US dollar, which has since lost about 94% of its purchasing power.  Here is its price compared with gold since 1900.

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Dollar chart from pricedingold.com (1)

The Fed has let the dollar lose most of its strength plus has allowed interest rates to fall so low, that safe investments cannot keep pace with the drop in purchasing power.

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Chart from Grandfather Economic Report (2)

Many investors have forgotten about the risk of a falling dollar because the greenback has been strong for the past five years.  This temporary dollar strength came after the great recession of 2009 just as there was temporary dollar strength after the great recession of the 1980s.  Then about six years after the recession, an agreement was made by major governments to weaken the dollar.

There was a severe global economic recession affecting much of the developed world in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  The United States and Japan exited the recession relatively early, but high unemployment would continue to affect Europe and the UK through to at least 1985.  As a consequence between 1980 and 1985, the US dollar had appreciated by about 50% against the Japanese yen, Deutsche mark, French franc and British pound, the currencies of the next four biggest economies at the time. Then the governments reached an agreement and exchange rate values of the dollar versus the yen declined by 51% from 1985 to 1987.

Now the world is again in the same place.  The recession is over.  Europe is a bit behind in recovery and the dollar is 50% higher than before the recession and there is no reason for the greenback to be  strong.

The agreement in 1985 was called the Plaza Accord.   Over just two years the greenback dropped nearly 50% versus other major currencies.  The next accord will generate great profits for those who know what to do while it ruins the purchasing power of dollar back investments.

The strong US dollar and low interest rates have created one of the biggest stock and multi currency breakout opportunities in history.  Learn how to create a plan to profit from multi currency shifts ahead.

One reason for the potential gains is that stock markets and currency values are cyclical.  Due to low interest rates created by the 2009 economic downturn, the US and a few other equity markets have risen to some of their highest prices, ever.  These markets offer very poor value now.  The steep valuation creates incredible profit potential but also hides some enormous risks.  Learn how to develop an investing strategy based of earnings, cash flows, dividends and book values to increase potential for profit and reduce the risks.

Next Extra Profit Created by Value Breakouts

Over the history of US equity markets, the  price of overall markets have risen about 9.1 percent, respectively, compounded annually.  Yet over more than a hundred years of stock market activity,  a majority of the profits have come from just a very few dramatic breakouts.

Equity markets are ruled in the short term by emotions that create unpredictable ups and downs.  Numerous fears of defaults, worries of double dip recessions, high unemployment, concerns about fiscal cliffs, hold investors back.  Yet global population growth and advances in production and prosperity are relentless economic fundamentals that increase value.

When fear holds back a a fundamentally rising value, rising profit potential grows.  Values increase as prices stagnate.  Then markets break free and rocket upwards creating wealth, prosperity and growth.

Learn how to use value as a guide for spotting these breakouts that create fortunes.

Sign up for our current Value Investing Seminar and learn the latest breakout possibilities in global equities, currencies, real estate and commodities.

For example the seminar shows the potential for a breakout of the Singapore dollar.

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US dollar rising against Singapore www.finance.yahoo.com chart

The US dollar has been rising without valid economic reasons versus the Singapore dollar since the middle of 2011.  The rise has been especially strong since mid 2014.  This currency distortion creates extra value opportunity because the fundamentals for the Singapore dollar are strong and fundamentals for the US dollar weak.  This is exactly the type of breakout position we look for and share in this seminar.

Here are the currency fundamentals:

US GDP Growth last year: 2.2%

Singapore GDP Growth last year: 2.9%

US current account balance for last year:  -$758 billion or -2.5% of GDP

Singapore current account balance for last year: +$49 billion or +21.2% of GDP

US Budget Balance as % of GDP for last year:  -2.6%

Singapore Budget Balance as % of GDP for last year was a low: -0.7%

US Unemployment: 5%

Singapore Unemployment: 2.0%

US$ Interest Rate 10 year bonds:  2.19%

Singapore $ Interest Rate 10 year bonds: 2.57%

These are economic signs of a currency’s strength.  They show a classic indicator that it is a good time to borrow US dollars and invest in Singapore dollars.

Where to Invest

The seminar reviews many ways to diversify currencies for investors large and small.

For example almost anyone can invest in the Currency Shares Singapore Dollar Trust (FXSG)  managed by Guggenheim Partners.

Guggenheim manages a stable of currency ETFs under the Currency Shares brand.

These ETFs are traded on the New York Stock Exchange so even small investors can diversify in other currencies.

One of the ETFs is the CurrencyShares Singapore Dollar Trust (FXSG).  The investment seeks to reflect the price of the Singapore Dollar.  This provides a low cost, simple, cost-effective means of gaining investment benefits similar to those of holding Singapore Dollars.

Find out which breakouts are likely to take place next.

Merri and I have been able to help readers have better lives, less stress and to make fortunes during up and down markets for over 30 years.  The simple reason for this is that we aim for the really big profits earned at the start of a breakout.

In 2016 I want to kick off the year with you and share why I have confidence and enthusiasm about the breakouts that are near.

Here is a partial syllabus of this online seminar:

International & Value Investing Outside the Box.  This session shows how to take advantage of unusual currency breakouts.

Here is an example.  At our October 2012 seminar we told delegates that the Japanese yen was too strong and was likely to weaken early in the next year. In the next six months, the US dollar rose 13% against the yen.  On December 12, 2012 one USA dollar would buy 82 yen.

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Delegates who acted and sold the yen short picked up an extra 13% forex profit in nine months.

There is a second way they could have earned.  They could have borrowed Japanese yen at a low interest rate (2.5%) and invested the borrowed yen into a Dow Jones Industrial ETF for this six month period.

In this example $100,000 was invested and used as collateral to borrow $100,000 worth of Japanese yen at 2.50%.   The rate was 82 yen per dollar so to get $100,000, 8,200,000 yen was borrowed.

The $200,000 was invested in a Dow Jones Industrial ETF… a mutual fund traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

The ETF rose, along with the Dow, 12.85%.

The Dow as shown in this chart rose over 12% from January to July 2013.

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The loan cost per year is $2,500 (2.5% on $100,000).    The $200,000 portfolio rose $25,700 (12.85% of $200,000).  In other words, the $100,000 originally invested grew $23,200 in six months.

That is the positive carry without the forex profit.  Plus there is a forex gain as well.

By July a dollar would buy 100 yen!

To pay off the 8,200,000 loan would have cost $82,000 at the rate of 100 yen per dollar adding another $18,000 of profit.

The portfolio is worth $223,200 less $82,000 loan payoff or $141,200. That translates into a total six month profit of 41.2%.

How to spot value from cycles.  Stocks rise from the cycle of war, productivity and demographics. Cycles create recurring profits. Economies and stock markets cycle up and down around every 15 years as shown in this graph.

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The effect of war cycles on the US Stock Market since 1906.

Bull and bear cycles are based on cycles of human interaction, war, technology and productivity.  Economic downturns create war.

Here is the war stock cycle.  Military struggles (like the Civil War, WWI, WWII and the Cold War: WWIII) super charge inventiveness that creates new forms of productivity…the steam engine, the internal combustion engine,  production line processes, jet engines, TV, farming techniques, plastics, telephone, computer and lastly during the Cold War, the internet.  The military technology shifts to domestic use.  A boom is created that leads to excess.  Excess leads to correction. Correction creates an economic downturn and again to war.

Learn how the Cyber War (WWIV) may change the way we live and act and how this will affect currencies and investments.

Details in the seminar include:

* How to easily buy global currencies, shares and bonds.

* Trading down and the benefits of investing in real estate in Small Town USA.  We will share why this breakout value is special and why we have been recommending good value real estate in this area since 2009.

* What’s up with gold and silver?  One session looks at my current position on gold and silver and asset protection.  We review the state of the precious metal markets and potential problems ahead for US dollars.  Learn how low interest rates eliminate  opportunity costs of diversification in precious metals and foreign currencies.

* How to improve safety and increase profit with leverage and staying power.  The seminar reveals Warren Buffett’s value investing strategy from research published at Yale University’s website.  This research shows that the stocks Buffet chooses are safe (with low beta and low volatility), cheap (value stocks with low price-to-book ratios), and high quality (stocks of companies that are profitable, stable, growing, and with high payout ratios), but his big, extra profits come from leverage and staying power.  At times Buffet’s portfolio, as all value portfolios, has fallen, but he has been willing and able to wait long periods for the value to reveal itself and prices to recover.

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This chart based on a 45 year portfolio study shows that holding a diversified good value portfolio (based on a  good value strategy) for 13 month’s time, increases the probability of outperformance to 70%.  However those who can hold the portfolio for five years gain a 88% probability of beating the bellwether in the market and after ten years the probability increases to 97.5%.

Time is your friend when you use a good value strategy.  The longer you can hold onto a well balanced good value portfolio, the better the odds of outstanding success.

Learn how much leverage to use.  Leverage is like medicine, the key is dose.  Buffett leverages his portfolio at a ratio of approximately 1.6 to 1.  This rate of expansion by the way is called the “Golden Ratio”.  It is a mathematical formula that controls the growth of most natural things; trees, the shape of leaves, the spiral of shells, as well as the way economies and societies grow.

We’ll sum the strategy, how to leverage cheap, safe, quality stocks and for what period of time based on your circumstances.

Learn to plan in a way so you never run out of money.  The seminar also has a session on the importance of having and sticking to a plan.  See how success is dependent on conviction, wherewithal, and skill to operate with leverage and significant risk.  Learn a three point strategy based on my 50 (almost) years of investing experience combined with wisdom gained from some of the world’s best investment managers and economic mathematical scientists.

Enjoy investing more with slow, worry free, good value investing.  Stress, worry and fear are three of an investor’s worst enemies.  These are major foundations of the Behavior Gap, a trait exhibited by most investors, that causes them to underperform any market they choose.  The behavior gap is created by natural human responses to fear.  The losses created by this gap grow when investors trade short term under stress.

Learn how to put meaning into your investing by creating profitable strategies that combine good value investments with unique, personal goals.

Learn how to span the behavior gap.  Behavior gaps are among the biggest reasons why so many investors fail.  Human evolution makes fear the second most powerful motivator.  (Greed is the third.)  Fear creates investment losses due to behavior gaps.  Fear motivates us more strongly than desire.  By nature investors are risk adverse, when they should embrace risk.  Purpose is the most powerful motivator,  stronger than fear and greed.  One powerful way to overcome the behavior gap is to invest with a purpose.

Combine your needs and capabilities with the secrets and the math of our good value model portfolio.

Share ideas about my good value portfolio.  My personal investment portfolio comes from a continual analysis of international stock markets and a comparison of their value based on current book to price, cash flow to price, earnings to price, average dividend yield, return on equity and cash flow return.

Markets included in this portfolio are:

• Norway
• Australia
• Hong Kong
• Japan
• Singapore
• United Kingdom
• Taiwan
• South Korea
• China

These markets have been chosen based on four pillars of valuation.

• Absolute Valuation
• Relative Valuation
• Current versus Historic Valuation
• Current Relative versus Relative Historic Valuation   xxxxxx

The seminar also reveals how to use Country ETFs to easily construct a diversified, risk-controlled, equally weighted representative country portfolios in all of these good value countries.

To achieve this goal my portfolio consists of Country Index ETFs that track an index of shares in a specific country.  These country ETFs provide diversification into a basket of equities in the good value countries.  The expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund as well so such ETFs provide diversification and cost efficiency.

This is an easy, simple and effective approach to zeroing in on value because little management and guesswork is required.  You are investing in a diversified portfolio of good value indices.  A BUY rating for an index does NOT imply that any stock in that country is an attractive investment, so you do not have to pick and choose shares.  You can invest in the index which is like investing in all the shares in the index.  All you have to do is invest in an ETF that in turn invests passively in all the shares of the index.

The seminar also discloses the results of a $80,000 share purchase cost test that found the least expensive way to invest in good value.  The keys to this portfolio are good value, low cost, minimal fuss and bother.  Plus a great savings of time.  Trading is minimal, usually not more than one or two shares are bought or sold in a year.  I wanted to find the very least expensive way to create and hold this portfolio so I performed a test.

The Test for Low Cost Trading

Research put every part of this portfolio in place, except knowing the best, easiest and least expensive way to buy.  A search for an optimal way to buy and hold boiled down to two methods.  One tactic to test was to use a unique online broker that appeared to offer the lowest cost deal.  The other approach was to use a community bank in Smalltown USA.  The small town bank that I use looks after my 401K trust account and their service is first class.  The benefit of small banks is that they still treat us as a human beings (instead of a number) and when we need, it’s easy to go right to the top to answer a question or get a problem resolved.  There are no call centers and the bank and the person looking after my account is just around the corner.

I created a test to see which offered the least expensive service.

Working with my banker in Smalltown USA,  I created two accounts, one at the online broker and the other at the bank. I placed $40,000 in each.

I set up the order for the country ETFs online, while my trust manager set up orders for the identical amounts of the same shares in his system.  Then we got on the phone, coordinated our timing and on a count of three each pushed the button “BUY”.

I share the results of this test in the seminar.  The savings you can gain on any purchase of country ETFs has the potential to be more than the cost of the seminar.

I have good news about the cost of the seminar as well.   For almost three decades the seminar fee has been $799.   Now because we have conducted the Value Investing Seminar online, you can save  thousands.  With the webinar, you save the cost of travel and accommodations, plus due to the fact that we don’t have to hire an expensive seminar room, we have dropped the fee from $799 to $297.  You save $502 on the fee alone plus eliminate the cost of travel and accommodations.

Enroll in the current Online Value Investing Seminar for only $297.

You can sign up for all three of the seminars that we’ll conduct this year and save even more.  As markets change we update the Value Investing Seminar, every four months, October, February, May.  Then we conduct the seminar in person in July or August.   The seminar available now has just been updated from our October 2015 seminar.

We have a special program for those who would like to join two, or all three of the seminars.

Two online Value Investing Seminars seminars: $397.  You receive the updated October 2015 seminar now and the February 2016 seminar online.

All online Value Investing Seminars in 2016 $447.  You receive the updated October 2015 seminar now and the February and May 2016 seminar online.

Gary

(1) Dollar chart from pricedingold.com

(2) Grandfather Economic Report

(3)  www.finance.yahoo.com currency charts

 

Of Turbulence & Purpose


Turbulent times ahead create opportunity when you have a…

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purpose.  This Ecuador shaman shared an interesting message with Merri and me.

There is a good chance that economics in the next few years will leave many people suffering.

Yesterday’s Financial Times article “OECD cuts global growth forecast” says:  Advanced economies will barely grow in the second half of this year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development predicted on Thursday in a significant downward revision to its previous forecasts.

Presenting updated growth estimates for rich-world countries, Pier Carlo Padoan, the OECD’s chief economist, said that quarterly growth in the second half of 2011 would average less than 0.2 per cent a quarter, an annualised rate below 1 per cent.

The gloomy forecasts come a day before the Group of Seven finance ministers and central bank governors meet in France to assess the increasingly feeble prospects for all advanced economies. In the fourth quarter of the year, the OECD thinks it is most likely that the G7 economies will stagnate, growing by less than 0.1 per cent with almost a 50:50 chance of contraction.

Mr Padoan blamed the forecast downgrades on the recent turmoil in financial markets, weak momentum in advanced economies, falling confidence and deteriorating labour markets. “The impact of the sovereign debt woes in Europe and the United States and the associated turbulence in stock markets over the summer have not yet fully fed through into the indicators underpinning the projections,” he argued in the OECD’s interim assessment of the economic outlook.

When Merri and I first moved to Ecuador we lived and worked for a number of years with…

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this Ecuador yatchak and his…

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family.

We lived part time in their village. They built a hut for us…

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which was beautifully charming.  The yatchak also created a special…

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bed with this incredible headboard of what he called “ancient sacred wood to promote dreams that would lead us to our purpose”.  More on the importance of purpose in a moment.

We also purchased a hacienda deep…

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in the Andes with…

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962 acres and this front yard.  We lived there with the yatchak and his apprentices for almost a year.

Plus the yatchak and his wife came…

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to our North Carolina farm. He taught many delegates and…

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had special ceremonies around campfires.

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Plus he and his wife helped us start our North Carolina crops… taught us many agricultural lessons and secrets.

Merri and I learned a lot from this wise man… but one of the most important messages he shared with us seems especially relevant now.

He used to say “Have a purpose instead of a goal“.

I spent some time pondering this before it had meaning to me.  Goals are what we make with our logic.  Yet logic is never enough. There is way too much we do not know to have our goals turn out as we expect.  A purpose is far wiser… infinitely more flexible… capable of rolling with punches and shifting with change.

The economic and lifestyle goals of many will change with the economic turbulence ahead.   Those who are strongly cemented in a broad purpose have an advantage.  They might be knocked sideways by changing financial tides, but they’ll get up… dust off and move on with their purpose… because a purpose is not limited by size… duration or magnitude. We can move on with a purpose regardless of external events.  Action in down times is easier… more productive and can take advantage of the value created on the downside of every curve.   Those depending on goals and mathematical bottom lines can lay stricken by their shattered logical goals.

This is why we try to invest and do business with a purpose and always remember the quote I have framed on my desk… “Action is Thy Duty… Reward Not Thy Concern”.   We keep moving forward with our purpose without great concern with where the currents carry our correct actions.

So how can we define a purpose?

Winston Churchill is quoted as saying: It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.

One way to look further than we can see is through an understanding the ups and downs of cycles.  When we know where something is in its cycle, we can accurately predict what it is likely to do.

All of life… every event… the fauna and flora, even the universe flows in cycles.  When we understand and tune into cycles we begin to spot trends that will help us achieve greater happiness… better health… more success.

To entrain with cycles we often have to think outside the box. There is a reason for this. Every cycle has three foundations: birth, inertia and transformation.  Part of every society’s inertia is an educational system and collective mindset. These have their own momentum and they often stifle or resist new ideas… especially those ideas that may disturb the “norm.”   This means that part of society, resists its own evolution.

This site has reviewed many times how to play games to think outside the box.  A game is a structured activity, with a set of rules. This is important… because when we play… we create a set of rules that is beyond the norm… outside the box of logic…  so our information processing and decision making escape the tyranny of reason.

This message in particular looks at a more scientific (though still fun) approach to getting out of the box… astrology…Vedic Astrology to be exact.

Several recent events in Merri’s and my life illustrate how we actually utilize the knowledge and the charts our astrologer, Blaine Watson, gives us.

We can let our imagination soar so we can see eventualities in enjoyable, non threatening ways.

Astrology goes a step beyond because it is founded in deeply imbedded scientific principles.

Let’s look at that science, then we’ll look at the recent events that illustrate how Merri and I successfully use Vedic Astrology in our business, investing and the whole of our lives.
The first part of the science encompasses our brain and how it stores and processes the information. Our brain is a collection of neurons that store electromagnetic energy that we call  memories and when this storage is stimulated we have feelings and thoughts.

Since our feelings and thoughts are electromagnetic energy, they are influenced by the external electromagnetic sources.

Astrology is based on the position and movement of planets because each planet has its own gravitational force and resonates with  a unique electromagnetic energy.  There is plenty of electromagnetic energy being displaced when a person is born and the position of the planets has a subtle electromagnetic impact.

The influence is subtle – yes. The impact is more subtle than perhaps the color of the room you are born in… less than the skill of the doctor or midwife (or lack thereof) attending the birth… the weather outside… room  temperature, etc… but the influence is there.

Plus in many ways subtle can be more powerful than not-so-subtle.

Subtle is powerful because nothing ever rests.  Everything is rustling in nature’s gentle vibration so everything has a push pull impact on everything else at some subtle level.  For example you’ll see in a moment how one photon can influence a frog’s eye from a distance of 60 trillion miles!

This connection of everything with everything else is really important because it is a driving force in the universe.

All existence in the universe is a swirling mass of energy.  Form is created by density and speed of energy and the vibration of atoms and molecules, along with the impact of environmental forces (everything else).

All matter is vibrating energy as are all emotions and thoughts.  Thus all thought, reason, emotion, will or desire are accompanied by vibratory rates, which may be lowered or raised by external forces… such as the planets.

In the same way that the vibration of a musical note can affect the atoms and molecules in a mirror and cause it to shatter, so it is with planetary resonance.

According to Dr Percy Seymour, a Theoretical Astrophysicist, resonance makes it possible for a radio telescope to tune into specific vibrations in the Andromeda Galaxy (14 million, million, million miles away) and accounts for the Solar System playing a symphony of vibrations on the magnetic field of the Earth.  If so, then even small fluctuating forces can have large consequences.   This is the main tenet of astrology, personalities of individuals are related to the state of the Solar System at the time of birth and their feelings and thoughts are influenced by the motion and position of the planets.

There is a resonance from the tugs of the tide.  There is a resonance from the hot gases trapped in the magnetic field of the Sun and Earth.  There is resonance in the fluctuations of the Earth’s magnetic field. There is resonance in the reflected sunlight from the moon that waxes and wanes.  All these frequencies have an impact on the electrical activity of the neural network in the brain. Resonance of frequency (harmonics) is the celestial link to the terrestrial form.

Astrology is the study of the harmonics of cosmic periods. Resonant theory (harmonics) is the Holy Grail for astrology.

It also explains why we attract certain events, or people, to us who reflect the state of our consciousness. Thus, when we are angry we are more likely to attract the violence or car accident which we are resonating with. More positively, it is the explanation for miraculous events in that we ‘entrain’ ourselves to good unfolding when our thoughts are constantly kept at the higher vibration, or frequency, of love and happy outcomes.

Dr. Seymour says in his book “The Scientific Basis of Astrology”:  The claims made by many scientists that astrology is opposed to the basic principles of western science comes from a total misunderstanding of serious astrology, and an appalling lapse in their understanding of the methodology, philosophy and history of science itself.

For Merri and me, Vedic Astrology is a way to add scientific foundations that help us to see life in an out-of-the-box way.

Here is how we have integrated the progression in our astrological charts to recent events.

First, looking at health. Until last year Merri and I had a business that was a runaway success.  The emphasis was on runaway.  We traditionally conduct six to eight seminars a year and had been doing a couple of those seminars in Ecuador.   We saw the potential in Ecuador real estate so wanted to help our readers tap into this.   We added a tour director to the staff and upgraded our schedule to over 5o tours a year.   Our tour director quit without notice the day before the first tour so Merri and I were stuck running this schedule.  Yikes!  We became really exhaustively busy.  But there was good news also.  The 2007 recession came along but our business boomed and was extra profitable because our overheads were reduced.

We stressed ourselves physically (with Merri receiving the brunt of the efforts). Then in Merri’s last progression one observation was from mid 2010 to March 14, 2011 “Merri will not be so much in charge of her health”.   Merri’s and my charts are generally harmonious and I had a weaker but similar observation.  This is very very hard because she has rarely had any health problems…not even a cold, never a virus or flu, etc.

We sold that Ecuador tour business and would have for no other reason than we did not want this physical stress during this time when we should be resting more.

Yet there were other reasons.

My chart since last June in a Saturn, Jupiter cycle was especially rampant with observations related to laying of foundations for transformation and expansion in fields of “knowledge related to intelligence, wisdom, higher learning, spiritual, refined, synchronicity, expanded vision of reality and philosophical”.  Other observations included a focus on “knowledge hidden from view, creativity, discovery, invention, publishing and reaching a larger audience”.

Our Ecuador business was booming based on a foundation we began laying 15 years ago. We are pioneers and likely to be on the leading edge. This suggested to us that we should be laying new foundations.

Added to that is the observation that this would come in a slow, grinding way and that I would thrive by having challenges.   This led me to feel that it was time prepare to for whatever is next!  We could not reach a larger audience working in the way we were.

We sold our tour business to Jean Marie Butterlin and began preparing to take our Quantum Thinking course activities to their next level.

Then I moved into a Saturn – Jupiter – Sun cycle for only a short time.  Here the observation was that I would gain personal power, a sense of self sufficiency with people in positions of power.  I had no idea what this would mean but was extra alert for opportunities related to gold and for people in positions of power whom I could help and vice versa.

I did not have to wait long.

A friend and long term reader but one I had not heard from in years emailed me on February 26.  He was writing about Ecuador but guess what he had started to do… run a website on… you got it… gold.

I immediately jumped in and asked… “Need any help expanding that site?”

This is where the astrology helps me so much.  There was no logical reason for me to be interested in a website about gold… except I was looking to see if such a thing would appear.

Nice coincidence… right?  This may seem so until I noted that a publisher in a position of quite some power arranged a meeting to finalize  the publishing of one of our new courses.  The publisher set the meeting for… get ready for it, February 26. Something was really clicking on that day.

The publisher’s offer was good. There were a few issues I could have balked on but I did not.  All the observations from my chart suggested that this was the time to move up… not stall.  Plus one other observation about this period is “this time can do no harm to the chart”.  What excellent advice!   I could afford to step up and we concluded the deal which will definitely expand our audience.

Last June I shifted into a Saturn – Jupiter – Moon cycle that included more.. publicity more recognition than normal.  Even before June,  one contact has brought me much closer to huge amounts of good exposure from the national level.  I do not know (nor really care) if that contact will bring added recognition or not. The point is I have been super sensitive and watched for such an opportunity.

I was also aware of any extra expenses as that was a time “when more money may tend to go out than normal”.

Finally last month (August) I  moved into Saturn-Jupiter-Rahu and as Blaine Watson (my Vedic Astrologer) puts it… “Busy… you ain’t seen nothing yet.” Words in this period include: Relentless.  Here are his comments,  “Business rises exponentially but in an unpredictable way, so take one step at a time.   There is an exultation in the house of fame…  foreigners are a large part of picture… be cautious of your own brilliance (ie do not be a smarty pants)  be careful of illusion. If it comes to you… consider it. If it comes from you… be suspicious.”

He also warned me to take one step at a time and to be careful for accidents… and as you recall ignoring that caution landed me in a 20 foot fall out of a tree.

Which of these observations will become reality and to what extent, I do not know. Our charts show potential… not fact.  The observations do provide one with guidelines  so I can focus in areas I might otherwise not see.  They gives me clues about when and in what areas to plunge ahead or pull back.  They give extra ideas about when to be bold… quiet… restful… humble and when to get ready for a lot of activity.

Right now… Merri and I are writing… writing and writing as we rest. The time ahead looks busy in the filed of communications and our written words are those that could gain a larger audience faster and easier than in any other way.

For over 20 years, Vedic Astrology has been an extremely important way we integrate potential with past.  This science has helped us reinforce the limitations of logic with a stronger field of knowledge.

This is why I encourage Blaine, our Vedic Astrologer,  to conducts courses on Vedic Astrology and why Merri and I are pleased to host one of his courses at our North Carolina farm September 23-25, 2011.  We hope to see you here!

Gary

Here is a rave about one of Blaine’s previous courses.

Hi Gary & Merri.  Just wanted to write and thank you for such a fun, interesting and exciting time.  From the moment we got there, till we left, we were treated so kindly, and there was never any stress.  Being with you, your staff and the other guests – it felt like a family reunion; like one big family.  The staff were every present, earnest and helpful, and always a friendly word.

The Vedic Astrology course was beyond anything we expected.  PhD Astrologer, Blaine Watson (what an inspired guy!) had a great presentation and took time to address some individuals questions on the particulars of their charts – which was insightful and amazing.  I am so looking forward to have my one-on-one reading on the phone.

We had a blast and we thank you and your staff for all your efforts.

Join us with Blaine Watson at our North Carolina Farm September 23-25, 2011.

We’ll start the course at 1pm on Friday Sept 23, 2011 at our…

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seminar hall at…

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our Blue Ridge farm.

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Lunch will be served on our deck overlooking Little Horse Creek, Saturday September 24, 2011.

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The hall is not large so this course is limited. We have five spaces left.

See more about our farm.

Invent a Future – By the Inch


Here are ideas on why it is important to invent a future by the inch.

I do not know whether the global economy in the months ahead will pick up or slow down.  I do not know whether nations will grow rich or go broke… or if stock markets will rise or fall.

I do know that whatever happens there will be opportunity.  I also know that if I concentrate on improving myself… my thinking… my health…. my energy and skills and remain observant… I might spot some of it… some opportunity.   Then if I take a little risk… one inch at a time, work hard and have a spot of luck… something good will appear.

So when autumn comes early here in the mountains I take advantage of the season.   Autumn is my liveliest  time of year.   This is not surprising.  In the Ayurvedic view of health we consist of three elements (called doshas)… water, fire and air.  We have a make up or constitution… water-fire or fire-water or fire-air or air-air, etc.   The key to good health is to keep all three elements in our constitution in balance.

There are three seasons as well… water, fire and air.  In the summer (fire season) one has to pacify the fire.  Autumn and winter are the air season so one has to pacify the air…  unless they need more air.   People of my composition… fire-water love autumn!  The dry, crisp cool air creates the perfect balance.

Last June when I reviewed my vedic chart, Blaine Watson outlined how beginning August 13  I would feel extra energy.   Sure enough… I did. despite being on the cusp of my 65th birthday, I have been feeling more energetic than when I was a kid.

So I ignored the other part of that reading from Blaine… unpredictable TAKE ONE STEP AT AT TIME.

So a week ago I was bustling… finished all my work and decided  to play the in the woods and climb some trees.

This is when I was reminded how life is often measured by the inch.

We have several wildlife observation stands on the farm…

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There was a wildlife observation stand hooked up  at the dark spot way up the tree… about

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20 feet off the ground when observed from below. This has since been turned into

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a pile of rubble.   All that is missing in the picture is me… lying on top of it where

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I landed head first on this board.  The dark spot on the left.  That’s a bit of me.

Our grandson is coming up shortly for Memorial Day and I have corn and camera set up near this stand so we can climb up in the stand and watch and photo the game.   We love doing this.

Here’s a photo of two deer coming in.

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This is such a great way to get an nine year old who already thinks we are a bit fuddy duddy because “papa and grandmerri do not have TV” (how horrible!) out of his computer games and videos and into nature and the woods.

I wanted to check out the stand and make sure it was safe.  I put up a 20′ steel ladder, climbed up on the stand and forgot Blaine’s warning… TAKE ONE STEP AT AT TIME.  I took two steps at once… putting my full weight on the stand so the entire structure immediately collapsed plunging me head first towards the forest floor… a swan dive with a fairly hard ending.

Fortunately my leg caught in the ladder and scraped all the way through. This gave me a great long raspberry but slowed my descent just enough to turn a broken skull into just a daze and a headache.  It jerked my knee and foot pretty good and left me hobbling around for a few days but all appears to be well now.

The inches?  When I opened my eyes on the ground and looked at the board I had hit, right next to my head you could see this a bit…

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clearer…a three inch nail.   You can see it to the right by the dark spot in the previous picture of this aboard above.

How close did the nail come?

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Close enough for scar potential… more about that in a moment.

Had I landed an inch to the right this could have been a very different picture and I doubt it would have included a smile.

So every day is always a gift. Appreciate them. I see mine as double gifts now.

There are two points to share here.

First, I should have seen this coming. I had been warned about the exuberance and the risk.

This is why we sponsor courses conducted by Blaine Watson… our astrologer,  on how to use Vedic Astrology to “Think Outside the Box” and “Invest Beyond Logic”.

A reader who is attending Blaine’s September course wrote:   Hi,  I’m wondering if there is an itinerary for the September “Business and Investing Beyond Logic” course.  I’m planning to come but the lady who is considering joining me is asking about this.  She does believe in the idea of Astrology but wants to ensure she will gain enough value.

My reply may help you understand Blaine’s course better. Thanks for asking.  Blaine’s course begins In the Blue Ridge at 1 pm Friday September 23, 2011 and ends around noon on Sunday September 25th.   The course includes a free personal reading but that normally takes place later over the phone.

Blaine has changed his course every time he has taught it so I don’t have a clear idea of exactly what he’ll teach in the upcoming course.

I have copied him to see if he can fill us in but he is in Europe now so it may be a week or so before he replies.

What Blaine will teach are the fundamentals of Vedic Astrology so that course participants will come away with a sense of familiarity and comfort with the science and be able to follow their own horoscopes at home.

Then you will learn a detailed description of the chart, how it is laid out, the significations of the planets, the 12 signs, the 12 houses, the 27 nakshatras or as well as an explanation of the planetary cycles (dashas) and transits (gochar).

In the last course he delved more deeply into how to use this in developing one’s investing and business activity.  He uses my chart as an example so delegates can get a real time, practical example of how one can use the data Vedic Astrology provides in a realistic meaningful way. 

I help in the course by providing an overview of the science tying it into quantum physics. Then I show how Merri and I use this information in a practical way integrating this with logical thought to come to conclusions and actions. 

Plus we look at the importance of thinking outside the box in today’s fast moving world.  The entire world’s educational system is aimed at teaching us lessons from the past… that so rapidly become irrelevant that we need to think beyond logic to stay ahead.

I hope this is helpful. Don’t hesitate if you have other questions.  Gary

Blaine added to this and wrote:  Gary has summarized the course very well. This time I am planning to add a couple of subtle but practical exercises to demonstrate, hopefully clearly, how we are the creators of time and space.   Everyone will benefit from these techniques.  Also I am adding the frequency modulation music to enhance the comprehension of what I say. Blaine

Monday’s message looks at the scars and how they can help earn income for you… anywhere.

Until then… enjoy your weekend one inch at a time.

Gary

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When Logic is Not Enough


Blaine Watson is a master at Vedic Astrology

Thinking out of the box.

In these times of rapid change, experience and education are not always enough to keep pace.

We must have ways to think beyond the norm… outside the box of logic…  so our information processing and decision making can escape the tyranny of reason.

This is why Merri and I use Vedic Astrology as a way to go beyond our immediate imagination and to see life’s potential in different ways.

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Blaine Watson teaching a Beyond Logic course.

This is because the future is always ambiguous… even if we think not! As technology puts booster rockets on economic and cultural evolution, it can be another pressure on us.  Our lives can take many numbers of paths that lead in different directions… at any time.

This leaves us asking, “What SHOULD we do?”

Astrology is an ancient science that allows us to open windows of information that create a set of out-of-the-box rules that direct us in ways we would never logically reach.

Because this process is fun and without threat… we can see future opportunity in numerous expanded ways.

Where mystery, science and market movements meet.

Those who can answer this intriguing question probably understand the quantum aspects of existence. Quantum mechanics is the part of science that tells us that our world is not anything like we expect or can even imagine. The quantum state is the world where our intention turns energy into matter. At the quantum level, everything comes from nothing. The present, future and past are one. Atoms spin up and down at the same time but when observed, choose a direction to spin depending on the universe we are in.

In short, our quantum existence is impossible in logic. Yet it is a proven fact.

Quantum science also helps us understand astrology. If our intention can alter the movement of minute particles separated by billions of relative miles, so too can the movement of huge particles that swirl around us impact our lives.

This is why Merri and I have used Vedic astrologers for years. We have found them invaluable when it comes to making decisions about health, wealth and family that we cannot make with just logic.  This ancient knowledge shows us different perspectives.

Rather than try to explain or defend the science of this, let me just share a few ways that Vedic astrology has helped us.

A example took place when 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 the stars. So how would she feel in later life if she didn’t try?

Merri had our Vedic astrologer check her chart. The astrologer knew nothing about Elle but said that two months before we had asked, she had moved into a three year cycle when her best thing would be the performing arts, entertaining, etc. That was enough to convince me. “Go for it”, we encouraged her.

She did and within a week she was picked as a backup singer with a popular English rock group. Her first gig was before 4,000 fans and she met rock stars she idolized. This led her into a performing arts business where today  she is already earning over six figures a year. No one could have predicted the amazing ride she has taken. None of us saw this coming from the risky choice.  Just consider the difference in this life!

Without that reading, we would have felt more inclined to have her take a “safer” route. What a shame that would have been!

All we saw was that there was good potential at this time, and potential is what quantum science is all about. Every second of our hidden universe is composed of infinite potential. But that potential is hidden from our logic. Vedic astrology can help us figure this potential out.

In another case another daughter had finished university and was successfully employed as a fisheries biologist for the Bureau of Land Management. She wanted to go back to school and become a veterinarian. This meant another long hard four-year slog and sacrifice for all. Should she do it? Her chart suggested that this was perfect for her so she tried. Doors opened like magic. She was one of 23 accepted on her first try from over 300 applicants. Financing appeared in unexpected ways and she breezed through the four years. She is now a successful, joyfully happy vet. This was her perfect place. The astrologer saw this and he was right!

The inability to measure the results of astrology used to bother me enormously until years ago I read an article about Aristotle Onassis. He was asked about his use of astrology. His reply was that to be a millionaire, astrology wasn’t really needed, but to become a billionaire, it was essential!

This struck a chord as I lived in Hong Kong and saw the most successful businessmen there (often billionaires) look beyond logic.

To make billions, one has to take enormous risks. Taking such risks require us to see in ways that go beyond our logic, reason and understanding.  To know what to do next, can be a trial by fire or a delightful turn of events.

Merri and I started using Vedic astrology years ago. I do not use it to make day-to-day business decisions. Most things get worked out with logic and thought. But astrology provides an overlay in our business and life, gives us a sense of when to push, when to pull back, when times are ripe and when they not.

Merri and I review our charts once a year with our friend and advisor, Blaine Watson. Blaine has been studying astrology since age nine and practicing Vedic Astrology for 25 years and professionally for 18 years. He received certification from Benares Hindu University in Varanasi, India and has over 7,000 clients in 41 countries.

Here is Blaine Watson and Vaidya Mishra teaching at our farm.

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Blaine has been amazingly correct, incredibly insightful with my and Merri’s charts.

Sometimes I am astounded with little points that are no big deal. For example, last year he said my chart showed that beginning February 27, I would have such strong opportunities in business that people would give me property. I really did not believe this. On February 25 the owner of www.garyscott.com, a site I had troubles with wrenching this site back …(although it was my site, over the years another group had taken it ), I received a note saying he felt he should give it to me! I accepted and he made the transfer on…you guessed it, February 27.

Other times, what my chart says is important because it gives me encouragement. For example a number of years back my chart showed problems with government authorities.

Sure enough a two-year tax audit ensued, beginning almost on the day predicted. However I was told even though this trouble would run for over two years it would bring me money and this suggestion (although I just couldn’t believe it) was right! I received two refunds (I had been overpaying), the first was over $70,000 and one later for $44,000. This amounted to over $114,000. The refund was nice but more importantly the knowledge during the two year process that the potential for the audit to end well was encouraging.

Another year Merri’s chart showed she was in a long period where people would just give her valuable things including land and houses. That knowledge helped us make the decision to buy our farm here, despite the fact it had not been surveyed. The survey turned up 33 acres more than expected. We received this great gift free! Another year my chart suggested I should reduce my equity load. This matched my logical concerns about an inflated stock market. Thus I was 90% in bonds when the US stock market bombed.

I could go on and on with such stories.

Vedic Astrology helps us in many, many ways. First, its overall readings point out the areas that will bring greatest success. For me it’s writing, publishing and communication (surprise-surprise), plus real estate and liquids and gas. Further my annual updates show which of the areas will work best that year and when to push and when to rest.

So I am especially alert to opportunities in these fields. For example though I generally avoid investing in shares, I bought shares in a Singapore company, Hyflux, which is in the business of purifying water in China. I did my logical due diligence before investing in those shares but it was the liquid aspect that first attracted my attention. I am currently also heavily researching investment opportunities in biodiesel (liquid and gas).

Vedic Astrology gives me very exact investing and business knowledge, but deeper still: confidence, clarity and a calmness that come from knowing that all things are in order even when they do not seem to be. This along with prayer, faith and conviction are guides at times when there is no other way to know.

This has been a very deep and personal experience for me, Merri and our family and I am always pleased to recommend Blaine.

He can help you have a detailed description of your chart, how it is laid out, the significations of the planets, the 12 signs, the 12 houses, the 27 nakshatras or as well as an explanation of the planetary cycles (dashas) and transits (gochar).

You learn about your  chart and understand what is influencing you each day.

Blaine Watson

Gary

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Blaine reviewing charts at a course for our readers.

Contact Blaine Watson at blainepw@gmail.com

 

Seven P Secrets of Self Publishing

Here are seven secrets that can help you earn as a writer and self publisher.  

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When you write, you can work anywhere.  Here I am working in my greenhouse.

Gain the freedom  to earn everywhere, while living anywhere you choose.

These seven secrets are important because growing numbers of unknown writers have become famous writers and rich by self publishing over the internet.

Take for example Amanda Hocking.  After self publishing her first book at Amazon.com in the spring of 2010 she became one of the the best-selling e-authors. In the next year her book sales grossed approximately $2 million.

In 2011, St. Martin’s press paid Hocking more than $2 million for the world English rights of a four book series.  In 2013 she sold another series to St. Martin’s Press.

E.L. James is another such story.  She sold 250,000 copies of “50 Shades” via Createspace and Amazon.com before publishers noticed her and published the erotic romance trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed which sold over 70 million copies worldwide, setting the record as the fastest selling paperback of all time.

Hugh Howey is a third example.  He was working for $10 an hour in a book store when he self published his novel Wool, typing in a storage room during his lunch breaks. Soon he was earning over $100,000 a month on Amazon. This helped secure a six-figure book deal from Simon & Schuster, and an option for film by Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien.

Hugh Howey

I know Hugh.  Sometimes we get together at my  farm and play chess (he beats me badly).

These writers are great inspirations.

Hugh’s success could not happen to a more deserving and talented person.  He pours enormous energy into being worthy of his readership.

Neither you or I are likely to have this type of success. The good news is… we do not need this type of success to have a rich and fulfilled lifestyle.  Self Publishing offers so many opportunities that one can have a life that most people only dream of as a journeyman writer, instead of a super star.

May I hastily add that the path to stardom begins as a journeyman… so the journeyman’s path brings success without stardom… but can also lead to stardom.

What most success stories like those of Hugh Howey or E.L James or Amanda Hocking rarely explain how many hours of writing each devoted before their self published book sales soared.  They were journeymen first… stars second.

The sevens secrets are the journeyman secrets… call them a writer’s armory of tools that allows almost anyone to create successful publications for income and fulfillment.

Take Merri’s and my publishing business as an example.  

Merri and I are not writing stars.  We are journeymen who have for more than 40 years, year in a year out, earned solid income writing and self publishing dozens of publications about multiple subjects.

Some years that income has been more than solid… over a million dollars.  Yet in terms of stardom, we are hardly known.

In a moment you’ll see why that’s fine for us and probably for you too.  First some history.

Merri became involved in self publishing over 40 years ago… first helping a veterinarian publish a book on a very specific market… animal acupuncture. Then she showed a needle point artist how to sell more books to an even more specific audience… “needle point enthusiasts”  about her needle point work to an audience larger than the population of the city she lived in.  This led Merri to eventually become Executive Editor of an award winning magazine in Florida.

My story allowed Merri and me to work and live from Hong Kong to London to Europe to Eastern Europe, then the Caribbean and then Ecuador… making millions in the process of following our adventures… having fun… while helping a large readership adapt to a rapidly changing world.

That’s what self publishing can bring, profit, adventure and fulfillment, a great feeling of worth and wonder.

Self Publishing has created exactly the lifestyle we desire allowing us to span the world and work with meaning and purpose.

Self Publishing has become a new business art form and the seven secrets can help you start your own self publishing business now.

Everything in publishing is new and exciting and changing.  Publishing is being recreated by the wonderful power of destructive technology.  Everything seems new… except the seven secrets.  Change in the publishing industry is disturbing many.   We love it due to these seven secrets we call the 7Ps.  The 7 Ps are so fundamental to writing and publishing that new technology enhances rather than reduces their power.

The First P is Passion.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it AND create income with self publishing.  This can be your direct ticket to the kind of fulfillment you’ve always wanted in life. Whether you want to travel the world or live as a recluse, work 12 hours a day or not work much at all,  you can set your schedule to succeed, if you’re willing to learn these seven secrets on writing to sell.

You can start part-time with any dream, passion, and budget.  Once you’ve created a product, you’ll enjoy the “multiple effect” of producing profits over and over again.

So the question is… What do you love to do?

What’s Your Passion:  An example is that thirty years ago, a client of Merri’s had a passion to help people who were in pain?  He published a series of pamphlets explaining various chiropractic disorders in very simple terms.  For example: “What Is Whip Lash?”

The pamphlets contained solid information, but were simple 5″ x 7″ brochures with drawings and explanations. He sold them with a rack to chiropractors, who put them in their offices for patients to read.  These little self-published items sold year in and year out for decades.

There are thousands of ideas of this sort that can lead to big business.  It’s just a matter of defining and then acting on your passion.

Although I can work when I please and go where I wish, for me the most important reason for being a publisher is the satisfaction it brings.  I love the projects I take on, so work doesn’t feel like, well… work.

I’m passionate about investing, so I write and self publish ideas about investing.  Merri and I love Ecuador… so we wrote about Ecuador.

What do you love?  If you love golf, then you can write and sell publications about golf.  Love travel, fishing, dogs, dolls, or art?  Write and sell publications in these fields.

Are you concerned about crime, war, poverty or environmental issues?  You can publish information products that help reduce these concerns.

Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place?  Publish a newsletter, write a book (or hire someone to write it for you), record a tape… publish something that enlightens people.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it and earn income by publishing for ereaders, print on demand, CDs, lists, bound books, or any format you choose.

This is why stardom is not the main goal for most writers and self publishers.  To be immersed in our passion and get paid well for it.  That usually enough.

The seven Ps are:

#1: Passion

#2: Problem

#3: Person

#4: Profitably Priced Product

#5: Prospecting Pathway

#6: Promise

#7: Presentation

In 1974,  I had a business that never got ahead. I was almost penniless, in debt and living from hand to mouth.  Then I discovered these seven secrets.  They helped me write and sell book after book and report after report.  Since then, our self publishing business has brought in millions.

One key to building a successful self publishing business is to use the Golden Rule of Simplicity and the 7Ps to create your publication.  The premise behind the Golden Rule is that if you have a passion… you have a problem.  Your problem is a desire to fill.

The Golden rule of writing uses a writer’s desire as a compass to direct the creation and sale of the publication.

Here is the Golden Rule of Simplicity:  Your Desires Are in Others.  Your Desires ID Markets.  Your Habits Reveals Pathways.  Your Emotions Create Stories.  Your Demands Create Publications.

This creative pathway works whether your publication is written by hand and sold on the street corner or published for Kindle at Amazon.com. These simple but basic fundamentals guide the creation of your works whether you use the most sophisticated equipment and algorithms  or are totally low tech.

The first time I exposed others to the secrets in Self Publishing was in a weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.  We offered the camp for $1,500. 80 delegates enrolled.  People from all walks of life attended—chiropractors, businessmen, investors, doctors, realtors, inventors, airline pilots, engineers, and housewives.

Merri and I were so overwhelmed by the response, we decided to make it available to a larger audience.  We created a written course based on our current self publishing activity called “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher.”  Then we recorded the weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.

Thousands have used the course as it has evolved over the decades.

You can receive both the written course and the recorded weekend seminar, in an MP3 file, in a special “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program I am making available to you.  The normal fee is $299 for the written course and $299 for the recorded workshop.   I’ll send you both the course and the recorded workshop and my course “International Business Made EZ (also $299) all for $299.  You save $598.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within 60 days for a full refund .

These courses are not theoretical.  They describe, step-by-step, how Merri and I built a million-dollar international business and how we are running this self publishing business right now.   We use the 7Ps today just as we did four decades ago to create a strong annual income.

This correspondence course is for those who would like their own international self publishing micro business for fun and profit. If you want fun, freedom, extra income and fulfillment with your own full or part time writing or want to build your existing business, by writing to sell you can profit from this course.  The course can help who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business.  This is the perfect course for those who can no longer find employment, who are looking for ways to earn abroad and who wish to retire and supplement their income.

Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, this offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee that we have shared all we know to help you start and run your own international business.  Enjoy and live a life of following your Passion to Profit… through writing.

Here is a special offer.  We provide two emailed courses  “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell and be a Self Publisher” and “International Business Made EZ”.

We include the “Self Fulfilled Writing and Self Publishing Course” because there are two reasons to write, when you have something to say or when you have something to sell.  In this day and age many of us want to do both, make a statement that makes the world a better place and earn something extra in the process. 

Whatever your passion, however you do business, chances are you’ll be writing either to create a product or to sell a product. 

You save more than $598 because you also receive a recorded webinar conducted by our webmaster David Cross (at no extra cost).

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David Cross

David has been our webmaster since our website began in the 1990s.  He is Merri’s and my business partner. We could not run our business as we do without him.

You can learn the tactics we use in our web business that condenses 27 years of practical experience about search engine optimization, and writing for search engines.

For the last 27 years David has worked with companies large and small – IBM, Agora Publishing, AstraZeneca and many small business owners.  He has worked in 22 countries, and lived in six of them.

David’s clients span the globe and represent companies and charities both large and small.  From corporate giants to small, one-woman businesses and everything from finance, healthcare, publishing, technology, real estate, veterinarians, alternative health centers and everything in between.

David is an essential part of our web based business and Myles Norin, CEO of Agora, Inc.  wrote:  “I have found David’s knowledge and experience unmatched in the industry.  Without David’s expertise and guidance for the past 7 years, we would not be nearly as successful as we are.”

As Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, MD, he worked closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers and – over a 7-year period – helped to propel Agora’s online revenues from around $20 million to well over $300 million.

David’s webinar will help you gain benefits in your micro business that large internet marketing companies use.  In this practical recorded workshop you will learn valuable skills to help your micro business.

There has never been a time when the opportunity for small businesses abroad has been so outstanding.  Expand your borders now!  Increase your economic security freedom, independence and success.

If you are not fully satisfied that this offers you enormous value simply email us for a full refund within 60 days.  You can keep all three courses as our thanks for giving our courses a try.

You also receive a report  “How to use Relaxed Concentration to Brainstorm Business Ideas” and a recorded workshop “How to Become and Remain Rich With Relaxed Concentration” at no additional cost.

Plus you get more in the program.

You receive the Report, “How to Finance a Small Business Overseas” (no extra fee).

Merri and I have always preferred to start our micro businesses  through cash flow.  However in the early the days of our business I found myself raising extra capital several times.  I have also helped numerous businesses raise money to get started.  This report shares several experiences to give a thumbnail sketch of how to raise money abroad.

In addition you receive any updates we make on any of these courses reports or recordings, free for a year.  Businesses usually need to evolve.  Merri and I continue to publish and have our independent businesses.  Some basics have remained for decades, but new strategies occur all the time throughout the year.  We’ll be sending along updates that share our most recent experiences as we learn and continue to grow our international micro business from Smalltown USA.

My special offer to you in this “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program”, is that you receive:

  • “International Business Made EZ” course
  • “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell” course
  • Video Workshop by our webmaster David Cross,
  • The entire weekend “Writer’s Camp” in MP3,
  • The report “How to Raise Money Abroad”
  • Report and MP3 Workshop “How to Gain Added Success With Relaxed Concentration”
  • Any updates to any of the courses, workshops, reports or recordings for a year.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within 60 days for a full refund . 

To order International Business Made EZ and the entire “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program for $299.  Click Here.

See success stories from Self Publishers and a few who have attended the “Writer’s Camp” you can hear on MP3.

 

Spotting Trends With Quantum Thinking


Here is how to spot trends with quantum thinking.

Winston Churchill is quoted as saying: It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.

One way to look further than we can see is through an understanding of cycles.  When we know where something is in its cycle, we can accurately predict what it is likely to do.

All of life… every event… the fauna and flora, even the universe flows in cycles.  When we understand and tune into cycles we begin to spot trends that will help us achieve greater happiness… better health… more success.

To entrain with cycles we often have to think outside the box. There is a reason for this. Every cycle has three foundations, birth, inertia and transformation.  Part of every society’s inertia is  an educational system and collective mindset. These have their own momentum and they often stifle or resist new ideas… especially those ideas that may disturb the “norm.”   This means that part of society, resists its own evolution.

This site has reviewed several times how to play games to think outside the box.  A game is a structured activity, with a set of rules. This is important… because when we play… we create a set of rules that is beyond the norm… outside the box of logic…  so our information processing and decision making escape the tyranny of reason.

This message in particular looks at a more scientific (though still fun) approach to getting out of the box… astrology…Vedic Astrology to be exact.

Several recent events in Merri’s and my life illustrate how we actually utilize the knowledge and the charts our astrologer, Blaine Watson, gives us.

We can let our imagination soar so we can see eventualities in enjoyable, non threatening ways.

Astrology goes a step beyond a game because it is founded in deeply imbedded scientific principles.

Let’s look at that science, then we’ll look at the recent events that illustrate how Merri and I successfully use Vedic astrology in our business, investing and the whole of lives.

The first part of the science encompasses our brain and how it stores and processes the information. Our brain is a collection of neurons that store electromagnetic energy that we call  memories and when this storage is stimulated we have feelings and thoughts.

Since our feelings and thoughts are electromagnetic energy, they are influenced by the external electromagnetic sources.

Astrology is based on the position and movement of planets because each planet has its own gravitational force and resonates with  a unique electromagnetic energy.  There is plenty of electromagnetic energy being displaced when a person is born and the position of the planets has a subtle electromagnetic impact.

The influence is subtle – yes. The impact is more subtle than perhaps the color of the room you are born in… less than the skill of the doctor or midwife (or lack thereof) attending the birth… the weather outside… room  temperature, etc… but the influence is there.

Plus in many ways subtle can be more powerful than not-so-subtle.

Subtle is powerful because nothing ever rests.  Everything is rustling in nature’s gentle vibration so everything has a push pull impact on everything else at some subtle level.  For example you’ll see in a moment how one photon can influence a frog’s eye from a distance of 60 trillion miles!

This connection of everything with everything else is really important because it is a driving force in the universe.

All existence in the universe is a swirling mass of energy.  Form is created by density and speed of energy and the vibration of atoms and molecules, along with the impact of environmental forces (everything else).

All matter is vibrating energy as are all emotions and thoughts.  Thus all thought, reason, emotion, will or desire are accompanied by vibratory rates, which may be lowered or raised by external forces… such as the planets.

In the same way that the vibration of a musical note can affect the atoms and molecules in a mirror and cause it to shatter, so it is with planetary resonance.

According to Dr Percy Seymour, a Theoretical Astrophysicist, resonance makes it possible for a radio telescope to tune into specific vibrations in the Andromeda Galaxy (14 million, million, million miles away) and accounts for the Solar System playing a symphony of vibrations on the magnetic field of the Earth.  If so, then even small fluctuating forces can have large consequences.   This is the main tenet of astrology, personalities of individuals are related to the state of the Solar System at the time of birth and their feelings and thoughts are influenced by the motion and position of the planets.

There is a resonance from the tugs of the tide.  There is a resonance from the hot gases trapped in the magnetic field of the Sun and Earth.  There is resonance in the fluctuations of the Earth’s magnetic field. There is resonance in the reflected sunlight from the moon that waxes and wanes.  All these frequencies have an impact on the electrical activity of the neural network in the brain. Resonance of frequency (harmonics) is the celestial link to the terrestrial form.

Astrology is the study of the harmonics of cosmic periods. Resonant theory (harmonics) is the Holy Grail for astrology.

It also explains why we attract certain events, or people, to us who reflect the state of our consciousness. Thus, when we are angry we are more likely to attract the violence or car accident which we are resonating with. More positively, it is the explanation for miraculous events in that we ‘entrain’ ourselves to good unfolding when our thoughts are constantly kept at the higher vibration, or frequency, of love and happy outcomes.

Dr. Seymour says in his book “The Scientific Basis of Astrology”:  The claims made by many scientists that astrology is opposed to the basic principles of western science comes from a total misunderstanding of serious astrology, and an appalling lapse in their understanding of the methodology, philosophy and history of science itself.

For Merri and me, Vedic Astrology is a way to add scientific foundations that help us to see life in an out-of-the-box way.

Here is how we have integrated the progression in our astrological charts to recent events.

First, looking at health. Until last year Merri and I had a business that was a runaway success.  The emphasis was on runaway.  We traditionally conduct six to eight seminars a year and had been doing a couple of those seminars in Ecuador.   We saw the potential in Ecuador real estate so wanted to help our readers tap into this.   We added a tour director to the staff and upgraded our schedule to over 5o tours a year.   Our tour director quit without notice the day before the first tour so Merri and I were stuck running this schedule.  Yikes!  We became really exhaustively busy.  But there was good news also.  The 2007 recession came along but our business boomed and was extra profitable because our overheads were reduced.

We stressed ourselves physically (with Merri receiving the brunt of the efforts). Then in Merri’s last progression one observation was from mid 2010 to March 14, 2011 “Merri will not be so much in charge of her health”.   Merri’s and my charts are generally harmonious and I had a weaker but similar observation.  This is very very hard because she has rarely had any health problems…not even a cold, never a virus or flu, etc.

We sold that Ecuador tour business and would have for no other reason than we did not want this physical stress during this time when we should be resting more.

Yet there were other reasons.

My chart since last June in a Saturn, Jupiter cycle was especially rampant with observations related to laying of foundations for transformation and expansion in fields of “knowledge related to intelligence, wisdom, higher learning, spiritual, refined, synchronicity, expanded vision of reality and philosophical”.  Other observations included a focus on “knowledge hidden from view, creativity, discovery, invention, publishing and reaching a larger audience”.

Our Ecuador business was booming based on a foundation we began laying 15 years ago. We are pioneers and like to be on the leading edge. This suggested to us that we should be laying new foundations.

Added to that is the observation that this would come in a slow, grinding way and that I would thrive by having challenges.   This led me to feel that it was time prepare to for whatever is next!  We could not reach a larger audience working in the way we were.

We sold our tour business to Jean Marie Butterlin and began preparing to take our Quantum Thinking course activities to their next level.

Then I moved into a Saturn – Jupiter – Sun cycle for only a short time.  Here the observation was that I would gain personal power, a sense of self sufficiency with people in positions of power.  I had no idea what this would mean but was extra alert for opportunities related to gold and for people in positions of power whom I could help and vice versa.

I did not have to wait long.

A friend and long term reader but one I had not heard from in years emailed me on February 26.  He was writing about Ecuador but guess what he had started to do… run a website on… you got it… gold.

I immediately jumped in and asked… “Need any help expanding that site”?

This is where the astrology helps me so much.  There was no logical reason for me to be interested in a website about gold… except I was looking to see if such a thing would appear.

Nice coincidence… right?  This may seem so until I noted that a publisher in a position of quite some power arranged a meeting to finalize  the publishing of one of our new courses.  The publisher set the meeting for… get ready for it, February 26. Something was really clicking on that day.

The publisher’s offer was good. There were a few issues I could have balked on but I did not.  All the observations from my chart suggested that this was the time to move up… not stall.  Plus one other observation about this period is “this time can do no harm to the chart”.  What excellent advice!   I could afford to step up and we concluded the deal which will definitely expand our audience.

In June I shift into a Saturn – Jupiter – Moon cycle that includes more.. publicity more recognition than normal.  Even before June,  one contact has brought me much closer to huge amounts of good exposure from the national level.  I do not know (nor really care) if that contact will bring added recognition or not. The point is I’ll be super sensitive and watch for such an opportunity.

I’ll also beware of any extra expenses as this is a time “when more money may tend to go out than normal”.

Finally August moves into Saturn-Jupiter-Rahu and as Blaine Watson (my Vedic Astrologer) puts it… “Busy… you ain’t seen nothing yet.” Words in this period include: Relentless.  Here are his comments,  “Business rises exponentially but in an unpredictable way, so take one step at a time.   There is an exultation in the house of fame…  foreigners a large part of picture… be cautious of own brilliance (ie do not be a smarty pants)  be careful of illusion. If it comes to you… consider it. If it comes from you… be suspicious.”

Which of these observations will become reality and to what extent, I do not know. Our charts show potential… not fact. The observations do provide one with guidelines  so I can focus in areas I might otherwise not see.  They gives me clues about when and in what areas to plunge ahead or pull back.  They give extra ideas about when to be bold… quiet… restful… humble and when to get ready for a lot of activity.

Right now… Merri and I are writing… writing and writing as we rest. The time ahead looks busy in the filed of communications and our written words are those that could gain a larger audience faster and easier than in any other way.

For over 20 years, Vedic Astrology has been an extremely important way we integrate potential with past.  This science has helped us reinforce the limitations of logic with a stronger field of knowledge.

This is why I encourage Blaine to conducts course on Vedic Astrology and why Merri and I are pleased to host one of his courses in Mt. Dora this upcoming  April 9 and 10.  Hope to see you here!

Gary

Here is a rave about one of Blaine’s previous courses.

Hi Gary & Merri.  Just wanted to write and thank you for such a fun, interesting and exciting time.  From the moment we got there, till we left, we were treated so kindly, and there was never any stress.  Being with you, your staff and the other guests – it felt like a family reunion; like one big family.  The staff were every present, earnest and helpful, and always a friendly word.

The Vedic Astrology course was beyond anything we expected.  PhD Astrologer, Blaine Watson (what an inspired guy!) had a great presentation and took time to address some individuals questions on the particulars of their charts – which was insightful and amazing.  I am so looking forward to have my one-on-one reading on the phone.

We had a blast and we thank you and your staff for all your efforts.

Join us with Blaine Watson in Mt. Dora Florida, April 9 and 10, 2011.

Terror and Astrology


Terror & Astrology

Because farming is one of my numerous ventures and loves… there can be terror in the weather.  I grow oranges… others in our family are heavily involved in tomatoes and strawberries.

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This is terror in an orange grove!

With temperatures in the mid 20s, I have been watching the the weather and the Old Farmer’s almanac… a lot.

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Yesterday,  The Old Farmer’s Almanac said: Total Lunar Eclipse! This year wraps up with a rare event! A total lunar eclipse—of the full Moon—on the winter solstice! A triple whammy!

I immediately wrote to Blaine Watson who helps me understand astrology and asked…. “What does this mean?”

The Vedic traditions of India say…  “Eclipses are to be avoided.”

Ecuador shamans react even more strongly and I used to scoff at that until Merri and I ignored the yatchak we were living with about a decade  ago and I almost died… so I am now more aware of planetary alignments!   The eclipse is “another story for another time” as Bastian Balthazar Bux might say (more on Bastian in a future message).

Today – more details on frequency and astrology.

I believe that all things can be viewed in terms of frequency. This includes planets… and this thought led me to a theory that astrology is about understanding the impact of planetary frequency on our bodies… and hence how we might be likely to act… plus a bit more so let’s look at what astrology can do to help one’s health and wealth.

Below you see details about our FM (Frequency Moderation) Plus Training Plan.  FM living relies on a three part plan using

#1: Frequency Modulation
#2: 7th Degree Exploration
#3: Core Revelation (a.k.a ShortCuts)

Astrology has to do with 7th Degree Exploration which simply means to ask why 7 times.

For example… “I wanna be rich.”

Why?

“I want an expensive car and yacht and private jet”

Why?

“I want people to respect me.”

Why?

I think you get the idea.

Seven degrees of exploration is one way of thinking outside the box.

Thinking out of the box is essential to cope with accelerated change.

Change, though often feared, is our friend because it opens fields of opportunity… if we can trust our intuition and integrate it with our logic.

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Here are photos I took on a shamanic tour.

Without change, we could never progress.

Problems arise when our thought process resists rather than embraces change.  Combining our logic and intuition assure that this is less likely to happen.

Our FM Plus Training helps delegates learn how to absorb, retain and recall more information.  This helps improve our logic.

Delegates at a previous FM Plus (Super Thinking plus) course.

Yet to go beyond logic we need to combine our thinking with intuition.

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Many Ecuador shamans and shamanas teach the Eagle & Condo Prophesy… a time will come when the eagle and condor fly in the skies together.   Many believe that the eagle represents logic and the condor intuition.  The prophesy says that sharing of indigenous knowledge with the technologies of science will help balance mankind.  But most believe now that the time has come, the events enacted and are in place now.

Terror Comes From within the Box

Every society… every culture… is pretty well programmed.  From the minute we are born… TV, radio, internet, school, Church, the media… everyone we talk to… and more create beliefs.

When change alters circumstances so they no longer fall within those beliefs, then there can be (usually is) fear.  Enough change takes us beyond  fear to terror.  Mix terror and enough people. Stampede. Runs on banks… flu vaccine runs out…. stock markets crash… stores get emptied, etc.

The terror does not come from reality but from perceptions created from programming within a cultural box.

One way to get out of the box  is through intellectual play.

A game is a structured activity, with a set of rules. This is important… because when we play… we can create a set of rules that is beyond the norm… outside the box of logic…  so our information processing and decision making can escape the tyranny of reason.

Playing  is usually undertaken for enjoyment.  This makes play ver important as well.  When we do something fun… without risk…we do it better.  We can let our imagination soar so we can see eventualities in enjoyable, non threatening ways.

Games are formalized expressions of play which allow people to go beyond their immediate imagination and direct physical activity to see life’s potential in different ways.

When games eliminate play… they lose impact… thus the demise of professional sports which are no longer games… but big business.

Playing allows us to use disambiguation in resolving future conflicts.  This is because our future is always ambiguous… even if we think not.   Our life can take any number of  paths that lead in different directions… at any time.

This leaves us asking, “What SHOULD I do?”

Playing allows us to create a set of out-of-the-box rules that direct us in ways we would never logically reach but can imagine.  Because it is fun and without threat… we can see future opportunity in numerous expanded ways.

One way we can play is to form ideas from our intuition. Then we apply the game’s set of rules that change the circumstances of the idea.

There are two ways to let our intuition to kick in.

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One game that the Ecuador shamans taught us to play to increase and trust our intuition is to hike steep trails with our eyes closed.  This is the first time above that we received this lesson when Merri and I along with our friend, Dr. Jay Glaser, and several others hiked into the sacred Llanganatis Valley in Ecuador.  This was a narrow trail on a steep edge. What a game!  But you can see above how funny we thought it was!

This is Where Astrology Comes In

Merri and I have found Vedic Astrology an incredible help when it comes to making decisions that we cannot make with logic.

For example when 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 is a long shot. Teaching is safe. But we knew that her passion was to shoot for being a star. So how would she feel in later life if she didn’t try?

So Merri had Blaine Watson, our Vedic astrologer check her Vedic chart. The astrologer 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 we encouraged her. “You’re young, try it for three years and if this does not work then, let’s look again”.

Within a week she was picked as a backup singer with a popular English rock group.

Her first gig was before 4,000 fans! In the ensuing year she was able to meet many of her rock star heroes as work associates. This was an incredible experience for her, but as mentioned the entertainment business is a long shot. Some stars may become rich but backup vocals?…so she had to work elsewhere to survive. Her “make money” jobs included handing out pamphlets, selling by phone and teaching dance at a franchised performing arts school called “Stagecoach”.

She enjoyed this experience enormously and cut a couple of great CDs with a group. Then she began to tire of being poor and looked around for a better way to enhance her wealth.  Her teaching  job at Stagecoach led her to look at owning a school and at the ripe age of 23, she took the plunge.

Now she has five schools and is one of the most successful franchisees in that business (there are hundreds of them).

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.

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On many of our shamanic tours we visit Quicocha Lake for a shamanic ceremony.

Had anyone suggested that Eleanor could or would have traveled this path, all of us who knew would have laughed. Her success has been beyond logic!

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Alberto Verdezoto (in purple) leads the tour with…

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The yatchak and…

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his wife.  See details of the March 2011 shamanic tour here.

Yet we supported our daughter’s success based on the realization that every moment there are possibilities that our logic just cannot see but that Vedic Astrology can suggest. 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.” This statement was made long ago when being a billionaire was pretty darn rare.

Onassis’ statement really struck a chord with me as my six years of residence in Hong Kong had exposed me to many businessmen who looked beyond logic. I heeded the astrological advice because the Chinese are very into what some might consider offbeat and unreal thinking, but there were more billionaires per capita in Hong Kong than anywhere else in the world!

In fact 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. This did not matter for me anyway, as I do not use astrology as a predictive system.  I find the data extremely useful and gets me to think outside the box.

So, as one of the aspects of 7th Degree Exploration, we are offering a two course led by Blaine Watson!

Here is Blaine Watson and Vaidya Mishra teaching at our farm.

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See details of Blaine Watson’s next course on astrology April 9-10, 2011 in Mt. Dora.

Gary


International Business & Investing Expanded


There is expanded international business and opportunity because wage earners and retirees in most of the Western world are being set up. This can create great international business and investing opportunity for you.

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In a moment see why this Ecuador property offers such good value.

Whether this “set up” is on purpose, or not, is a subject of lively contention… but the intention doesn’t really matter much.   The results… created innocently or intentionally will be the same.  Disaster for the middle class.  However opportunities in international business, investing and lifestyles mean that you do not have to share in the loss.

We can begin to understand this fact with three simple thoughts.

The first thought is that the US is currently experiencing deflation. You can see from this graph from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The December 2008 message Multi Currency Inflation at this site, asked the question… will there be inflation or deflation.

Now we know.

The second thought is that the deflationary forces are creating inflationary fundamentals like we have never seen before. The inflation stage is set. This is a formula that means disaster for most… but this does not have to apply to you.

One reader just wrote:  I’m thinking a ‘creative way’ to fix a problem and work through one’s passion will not handle the whole situation.  I hope I’m wrong and you have an even better idea. Medicine and doctors.  Savings stripped.  Destruction of people’s lives and stability.  All done with intention.

The dollar is  going down the toilet, and the best option I see the Fed and Government taking (for themselves, not for us) is to have a debit system.  The debit system would pay people, and would pay others from the people’s account.  People would no longer research to save taxes.  Their accounts would automatically be debited with whatever the government deems able to be taken.  The funds would filter through the Central Bank to be certain the funds are going only where the government it should go.

There is no more representative republic.  There is no more self determinism.  There are no more freedoms as you can be controlled through your debit card.  If government decides you are an ‘unworthy person’ they can easily take all of your nest egg.  If Congress can so thoroughly devastate us overnight one time, they can do it again.  I have a real hard time thinking about a creative way to generate income.  I trust not a congressman.  I certainly do not trust the current administration.  I don’t think they’re through with us.  Best Wishes to you Gary.

Many readers share thoughts like this. I know that so many of you are suffering. Yet I must say: economics will get worse. Fortunately they will then get better.

This leads us to the third thought… which is “the common person who will bear the brunt of the upcoming inflation.”

Yet you do not have to suffer.

A USA Today article “Wages could hit steepest plunge in 18 years
 by Dennis Cauchon and Paul Overberg” explains the problem. Here is an excerpt:  A bad economy and low inflation are starting to drag down wages for millions of everyday workers and freeze benefits for millions of retirees.
Average weekly wages have fallen 1.4% this year for private-sector workers through September, after adjusting for inflation, to $616.11, a USA TODAY analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data found. If that trend holds, it will mark the biggest annual decline in real wages since 1991.
“Wages are usually the last thing to deteriorate in a recession,” says economist Heidi Shierholz of the liberal Economic Policy Institute. “But it’s happening now, and wages are probably going to be held down for a long time.”

Yet falling income for wage earners and retirees is meeting huge potential inflation according to the October 16, 2009  New York Times article  “$1.4 Trillion Deficit Complicates Stimulus Plans” by Jackie Calmes.

Here is an excerpt: The Obama administration said Friday that the federal budget deficit for the fiscal year that just ended was $1.4 trillion, nearly a trillion dollars greater than the year before and the largest shortfall relative to the size of the economy since 1945.  The shortfall for the fiscal year 2009, which ended Sept. 30, translates to 10 percent of the economy.  Economists generally agree that annual deficits should not exceed 3 percent of the G.D.P., and that is the level President Obama had vowed to reach by the end of his first term in 2013.  At 10 percent of the gross domestic product, the 2009 deficit is the highest since the end of World War II, when it was 21.5 percent. At the same time, many Americans are demanding further help, confronting forecasts that job losses will not peak until mid-2010.  Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, the Republican minority leader in the House, rejected that position. “It is irresponsible for Democrats to continue spending taxpayers’ money we don’t have to fund an agenda that would destroy the jobs we need to get our economy moving again,” Mr. Boehner said.

The problem looks even worse according to another October 16 2009 USA Today article entitled “Obama team makes it official: Budget deficit hits record. By a lot.” Excerpts say: The Obama administration has released new deficit numbers, and they are not pretty.  The deficit for Fiscal Year 2009, which ended Sept. 30, came in at a record $1.42 trillion, more than triple the record set just last year.  In addition, future deficits are currently projected to total $9.1 trillion in the coming decade.

Yet while the wage earner suffers… others are becoming rich according to an October 17, 2009 New York Tines article entitled
“Bailout Helps Fuel a New Era of Wall Street Wealth” by Graham Bowley.

Excerpts say:  Even as the economy continues to struggle, much of Wall Street is minting money, many Americans wonder how this can possibly be. How can some banks be prospering so soon after a financial collapse, even as legions of people worry about losing their jobs and their homes?
It may come as a surprise that one of the most powerful forces driving the resurgence on Wall Street is not the banks but Washington. Many of the steps that policy makers took last year to stabilize the financial system — reducing interest rates to near zero, bolstering big banks with taxpayer money, guaranteeing billions of dollars of financial institutions’ debts — helped set the stage for this new era of Wall Street wealth.  A year after the crisis struck, many of the industry’s behemoths — those institutions deemed too big to fail — are, in fact, getting bigger, not smaller.  Now, the industry has new tools at its disposal, courtesy of the government.  With interest rates so low, banks can borrow money cheaply and put those funds to work in lucrative ways, whether using the money to make loans to companies at higher rates, or to speculate in the markets. Fixed-income trading — an area that includes bonds and currencies — has been particularly profitable
.

Here is why you do not have to suffer and can profit like the big banks.

Messages at this site have repeatedly shown that four ways to beat inflation are to invest in equities, real estate, your own business and commodities.

Commodities are riskiest in the deflationary times.

Equities have skyrocketed this year… as have bonds treated like equities.

This is as an excerpt from a recent  update in our Multi Currency course shows that 61% of my liquid portfolio is in bonds!

Here is the excerpt:

As of October, my current liquid asset allocation is:

Equities

Jyske Invest  Turkey Equity Fund          TRY-EUR        1%

Jyske Invest  European Equity                EUR-                2%

Jyske Bank Share                                       DKK                 2%

Bank of Florida                                          US$                  1%

Total Equity Position                                               6%

Emerging Bonds

Jyske Invest Emerg Bonds Fund          EMCS              8%

EuroInvest Bank Bond                             TRY               4%
Brazil Government Bond                         BRL               8%
Hungary Government Bond                    HUF              6%

EMCS (emerging market currency spread)

Emerging Bonds Total                                         26%

Bonds

Jyske Invest Danish Bond Fund                DKK            14%

Jyske Invest  European  Bond Fund          EUR           12%

Caisse D’Amort Dette Bond                        EUR             5%

Jyske Invest Swedish  Bond Fund              SEK             4%

Total Bonds                                                                 35%

Cash

US$                                                                                      15%

GBP                                                                                       8%

EUR                                                                                      7%

CAD                                                                                      2%

NZD                                                                                     2%

Total Cash                                                                 34%

Our multi currency subscribers have been able to  fight the dismal economy just like the big banks.

You can learn how to enroll in our multi currency course here.

US dollar denominated real estate also offers extra value now.  The dollar has fallen which reduces the price of real estate. This is why I am heavily invested in US and Ecuador property.

Take this acreage and farm house as an example.  This offers great value because it is an investment in real estate… a business and commodities (food)

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Here is the farm house.  From the front porch there are…

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views of the acreage.

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including…

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animal pens…

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crops…

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storage area…

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rental unit and…

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small local canteen the owner operates.  This is a…

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great value at $79,000 asking.

Ecuador Living subscribers have been sent a full report on this property.  Learn more about Ecuador Living here.

You can see the property (until it sells) above on our Imbabura real estate tours shown below.

The greatest asset of all is the ability to labor at what you love wherever you live. This brings everlasting wealth.

This is why we are providing a special three for one offer with our  course Tangled Web… How to Have an Internet Business

This course can help you create your own internet business.

Our emailed course “Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Have Your Own Web Based Business” is a continuing educational program.  You receive the first 28 lessons when you enroll and a new lesson every week or two.

This course teaches how to create a web based business and is developed from the ongoing experiences that we have from our successful and profitable internet business.

This course is well worth the enrollment fee of $299… but currently you also receive two additional courses FREE.

The other two courses are #1: International Business Made EZ, and #2: Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher.

These two courses have sold for $398 and thousands have paid this price. We add them to your course, at no added cost, as I believe they will help you develop a better business in these crucial times..

Even Better Get All three Courses Free

To make this offer even more compelling,  I am giving everyone who enrolls in all our seminars or tours for any one month, October, November or December, “Tangled Web… How to Have an Internet Business Course,”  “Self Fulfilled- How to be a Self Publisher” and “International Business Made EZ” free.

Inflation is coming and will hit wage earners and retirees hardest of all.  Yet you can succeed. We look forward to sharing ideas on how to succeed with real estate, multi currency bonds and equities and your own business.

Gary

Head south to Ecuador!

Here is the balance of our 2009 Ecuador real estate tour schedule…  plus Blaine Watson’s Beyond Logic and our last Ecuador Shaman Mingo of the year.

Nov. 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Nov. 11-14 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

December 6-8 Blaine Watson’s  Beyond Logic & Shamanic Tour

December 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

December 11-13 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

Join us in 2010.   Attend more than one seminar and tour and save even more plus get the three emailed courses free.

Our multi seminar-tour discounts have grown!

See the 2010 winter schedule below.

2 seminar courses & tours

3 seminar courses & tours   $1199 $1,749

4 seminar courses & tours   $1,399 $2,149

5 seminar courses & tours  $1,599 $2,499

(Be sure to show in the comments section which courses and tours you are attending)

International Club attend up to 52 courses and tours in 2010 free.

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Jan.   8-11     Ecuador Export Tour ($499) Couple $749
Jan. 13-14     Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Jan. 16-17     Coastal Real Estate Tour
Jan. 19-20    Quito-Mindo Real Estate Tour
Jan. 22-23    Cuenca Real Estate Tour

Feb. 11-14   Quantum Wealth Florida -International Investing & Internet Business, Mt. Dora, Florida ($749) Couple $999
Feb. 15-16   Travel to Quito and Andes
Feb  17-18   Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Feb. 20-21  Coastal Real Estate Tour
Feb. 23-24  Quito-Mindo Real Estate Tour
Feb. 26-27  Cuenca Real Estate Tour

Mar. 11-14     Super Thinking + Spanish Course, Mt. Dora, Florida ($749) Couple $999
Mar. 15-16    Travel to Quito and Andes
Mar. 17-18     Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Mar. 19-20    Cotacachi Shamanic Tour
Mar. 22-23    Coastal Real Estate Tour
Mar. 25-26    Cuenca Real Estate Tour

We have been conducting Ecuador real estate tours for a decade longer than any others.   Our success has grown because we do not accept commissions on Ecuador estate shown on these tours.   Our goal is to help you know how to find the best deals on  Ecuador real estate.

The pictures below show some of the property we’ll view on the Ecuador real estate tours.

Delegates see two and three bedroom Andean condos like this.

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with views like this…

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In the $50,000 range.

Large square footage, fixer upper’s like this…

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with large gardens and …

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this view are offered at…

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$30,000… asking.

We see luxury townhouses at $75,000

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We view mansions…

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inside and…

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out.

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Gated communities are visited.

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Coastal land, houses and condos on the beach… near the beach and with views are seen.

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We see beach front penthouses with these views.

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Ultimate luxury…

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Ecuador beach properties are…

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seen.

Plus rustic houses with…

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perfect beach position are found.  I am told that a delegate purchased this house on our last tour.

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Here it that rustic house, on the right of Merri and me walking the beach with a friend and our hound.

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These brand new beach view condos are $89,000 (some of these units for sale are mine and are offered at $79,000 for Ecuador Living subscribers).

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We see luxury condos but also rustic beach B&B opportunities like the one below at $60,000… asking.

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We’ll even see commercial Ecuador real estate opportunity like this hotel… and

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even this Ecuador golf course on a lake that is for sale with…

two restaurants.

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with 144 seats and…

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rental units on…

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this lake.

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We hope to serve you well with Ecuador real estate.

Gary

Read the entire articles:  Wages could hit steepest plunge in 18 years

$1.4 Trillion Deficit Complicates Stimulus Plans

Obama team makes it official: Budget deficit hits record. By a lot

Bailout Helps Fuel a New Era of Wall Street Wealth  by Graham Bowley

Andean Music


Andean music has had a powerful impact on Western Culture.

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Bib Dylan singling “One more cup of coffee for the road”.

The people of the Andes love traditional music.

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Some Andean music, like the ancient poetry opera called Harawi from the Incas. is hard for me to understand.

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Yet Western Opera is hard for me to appreciate as well.  Yet Western musicians have turned a lot of traditional music into modern.

Take Bob Dylan’s One More Cup of Coffee for the Road. This song… even Dylan’s look and feel (right down to the rose in the hat) resemble Harawi. The violin music is almost, if not, the same.

Music can be looked at in two forms, modern music and traditional music.

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Andeans love traditional music pre and post Spanish. Pre Spanish Andean music has a much smoother melody.

Modern Music emerged when composers began to put their names to their scores.  Since that time composers have wanted their music to be theirs, about them and about their times.

This allowed their songs, concerts and symphonies to be at the forefront of humanities evolution. Such music foments change. From Beethoven, Bach, Mozart to Elvis, these people created music that led the population to think, feel and question “Who am I, what am I doing, what is right and wrong?”

Traditional music is older and quite different, rarely given to one composer, and used for the exact opposite purpose. The melodies and rhythms of Traditional music tell historical stories and binds cultures by inhibiting change. Traditional music creates a message of comfortable belonging.

The flesh is mortal but these songs are everlasting, connecting members of cultures into the deepest mists of their history.  Individuals come and go, but the traditional songs and their binding force remain. They unite the future and past in an endless tune.  Take the ancient African rituals with their deep soul grabbing beat as an example. Feel how their beat melds our hearts with the group and pulls one into the sweet embrace of nature’s deepest roots.  There is sweet comfort in this belonging.

We can learn a lot about a society… about the current times… about how people in that society are feeling… and even where economies might head by listening to how the music of a culture is evolving.

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Andeans play music everywhere and for everything. Here is the opening of a local soccer match.

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When El Presidente came to Cotacachi…

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The local band was there.

Cultures that are immersed solely on traditional music often use a circular, non lateral thinking mind set.  Merri and I learned this while living with American natives in Ecuador. Their haunting, beautiful music tears the heart and heightens every emotion-sweetness, joy, love, pain, melancholy. There is a song for every occasion, each full of lessons. They play the same songs again and again, as have their past ancestors, year after year. They live and think in the same way, in a circular mode without innovation. They have little expectation of change or betterment in their lives.

This may be one reason the Andeans are so sweet.  They play music…

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and old.

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The Andeans…

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are often intense about their music and…

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they work…

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hard at their music.

Yet they always seem…

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to have fun and worry more about today than the future.

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This circular way of life, Merri and I learned from the life we had wit the shamans and the Andean clouds, is a sweet, easy, low stress way of living.  Yet this thought process is not very effective at keeping up with changing times.

Is that bad… or good?

One of the ancient Andean legends tells of a time when the Eagle of the North and the Condor of the South will fly in the skies together.  This means a tie when mankind will integrate his heart with his mind… more feeling… less logic perhaps.  Live a little more for today and a bit less for the future.

El Cóndor Pasa (Flight of the Condor) is an example of traditional music turned modern. It is one of the Andes most famous songs composed from the zarzuela El Cóndor Pasa by the Peruvian composer Daniel Alomía Robles in 1913 and based on traditional Andean folk tunes. It is possibly the best-known Peruvian song worldwide due to a cover version by Simon & Garfunkel.

Some times I wonder if simple is not a better way?

Since later today we are announcing a complicated, logical schedule, of 52 courses and tours in 2009, this morning I would like this morning to share here a simple tune that stimulates the heart perhaps more than the head…  El Condor Pasa… the song of the Andes.

Why not click on this tune and take three minutes to just relax.

Gary

Enjoy Andean music in person. Here is the balance of our 2009 Ecuador real estate tour schedule…  plus Blaine Watson’s Beyond Logic and our last Ecuador Shaman Mingo of the year.

Oct. 21-24 Ecuador Import Export Tour (SOLD OUT)

Oct. 25-26 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Nov. 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Nov. 11-14 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

December 6-8 Blaine Watson’s  Beyond Logic & Shamanic Tour

December 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

December 11-13 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

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The greatest asset of all is the ability to labor at what you love wherever you live. This brings everlasting wealth.

The greatest asset of all is the ability to labor at what you love wherever you live. This brings everlasting wealth.

This is why we are providing a special three for one offer with our  course Tangled Web… How to Have an Internet Business

This course can help you create your own internet business.

Our emailed course “Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Have Your Own Web Based Business” is a continuing educational program.  You receive the first 28 lessons when you enroll and a new lesson every week or two.

This course teaches how to create a web based business and is developed from the ongoing experiences that we have from our successful and profitable internet business.

This course is well worth the enrollment fee of $299… but currently you also receive two additional courses FREE.

The other two courses are #1: International Business Made EZ, and #2: Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher.

These two courses have sold for $398 and thousands have paid this price. We add them to your course, at no added cost, as I believe they will help you develop a better business in these crucial times..

Even Better Get All three Courses Free

To make this offer even more compelling,  I am giving everyone who enrolls in all our seminars or tours for any one month, October, November or December, “Tangled Web… How to Have an Internet Business Course,”  “Self Fulfilled- How to be a Self Publisher” and “International Business Made EZ” free.

Head south to Ecuador!

Oct. 21-24 Ecuador Import Export Tour (SOLD OUT)

Oct. 25-26 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Nov. 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Nov. 11-14 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

December 6-8 Blane Watson’s Beyond Logic & Shamanic Tour

December 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

December 11-13 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

Join us in the mountains and at the sea.  Attend more than one seminar and tour and save even more plus get the three emailed courses free.

Attend any two Ecuador seminar or tours in a calendar month…$949 for one.  $1,349 for two.

Attend any three Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$1,199 for one.  $1,799

Ecuador Real Estate Tour Update


We will announce our 2010 Ecuador real estate tours and other seminar schedule this upcoming Tuesday, October 20, 2009.

Do not miss that message as we have 52 seminars and Ecuador real estate tours scheduled in the new year… with many new benefits that make it easier, and less expensive, for you to learn and enjoy everlasting fulfillment and wealth.

Here is the balance of our 2009 Ecuador real estate tour schedule…  plus Blaine Watson’s Beyond Logic and our last Ecuador Shaman Mingo of the year.

Oct. 21-24 Ecuador Import Export Tour (SOLD OUT)

Oct. 25-26 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Nov. 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Nov. 11-14 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

December 6-8 Blaine Watson’s  Beyond Logic & Shamanic Tour

December 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

December 11-13 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

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Here is Blaine Watson teaching his February 2009 Beyond Logic course.  He will teach this course again in Cotacachi in December.

We have been conducting Ecuador real estate tours for a decade longer than any others.   Our success has grown because we do not accept commissions on Ecuador estate shown on these tours.   Our goal is to help you know how to find the best deals on  Ecuador real estate.

The pictures below show how we help delegates get an overall view of the Ecuador real estate market.

Delegates see two and three bedroom Andean condos like this.

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with views like this…

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In the $50,000 range.

Large square footage, fixer upper’s like this…

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with large gardens and …

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this view are offered at…

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$30,000… asking.

Delegates view houses on agricultural acreage like this with…

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rental houses and crops…

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in the…

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$79,000 range.

Pure agricultural land with great views is shown.

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We see luxury townhouses at $75,000

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We view mansions…

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inside and…

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out.

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Gated communities are visited.

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Coastal land, houses and condos on the beach… near the beach and with views are seen.

ecuador-real-estate

We see beach front penthouses with these views.

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Ultimate luxury…

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Ecuador beach properties are…

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seen.

Plus rustic houses with…

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perfect beach position are found.  I am told that a delegate purchased this house on our last tour.

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Here it that rustic house, on the right of Merri and me walking the beach with a friend and our hound.

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These brand new beach view condos are $89,000 (some of these nits are mine and are $79,000 for Ecuador Living subscribers).

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We see luxury condos but also rustic beach B&B opportunities like the one below at $60,000… asking.

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We’ll even see commercial Ecuador real estate opportunity like this hotel… and

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even this Ecuador golf course on a lake that is for sale with…

two restaurants.

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with 144 seats and…

P1030525

rental units on…

ECUADOR-PROPERTY

this lake.

P1030427

We hope to serve you well with Ecuador real estate.

Gary

The greatest asset of all is the ability to labor at what you love wherever you live. This brings everlasting wealth.

The greatest asset of all is the ability to labor at what you love wherever you live. This brings everlasting wealth.

This is why we are providing a special three for one offer with our  course Tangled Web… How to Have an Internet Business

This course can help you create your own internet business.

Our emailed course “Tangled Webs We Weave – How to Have Your Own Web Based Business” is a continuing educational program.  You receive the first 28 lessons when you enroll and a new lesson every week or two.

This course teaches how to create a web based business and is developed from the ongoing experiences that we have from our successful and profitable internet business.

This course is well worth the enrollment fee of $299… but currently you also receive two additional courses FREE.

The other two courses are #1: International Business Made EZ, and #2: Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher.

These two courses have sold for $398 and thousands have paid this price. We add them to your course, at no added cost, as I believe they will help you develop a better business in these crucial times..

Even Better Get All three Courses Free

To make this offer even more compelling,  I am giving everyone who enrolls in all our seminars or tours for any one month, October, November or December, “Tangled Web… How to Have an Internet Business Course,”  “Self Fulfilled- How to be a Self Publisher” and “International Business Made EZ” free.

Head south to Ecuador!

Oct. 21-24 Ecuador Import Export Tour (SOLD OUT)

Oct. 25-26 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Nov. 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Nov. 11-14 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

December 6-8 Blane Watson’s Beyond Logic & Shamanic Tour

December 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

December 11-13 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

Join us in the mountains and at the sea.  Attend more than one seminar and tour and save even more plus get the three emailed courses free.

Attend any two Ecuador seminar or tours in a calendar month…$949 for one.  $1,349 for two.

Attend any three Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$1,199 for one.  $1,799

Ecuador & Intuitive Investing


Ecuador and intuitive investing were part of our last International Investment and Business Course of 2009 which we concluded yesterday.

Delegates enjoyed an afternoon lunch at our home Sunday afternoon, along with the autumnal sun and the views below.

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We told the story of how we began investing in Ecuador real estate and how Ecuador property and international investments can produce greater profit and safety when you combine hard work with your intellect and intuition.

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We looked at how hunches are often communication with knowledge beyond logic.  Intuition can make your investing luckier as well as more profitable.

When you take a global view, you gain greater scope for opportunity. Intuition expands your ability to find wise investments.  Yet you have more details to sift through.

During the course Thomas Fischer spoke about Jyske Bank stock and I shared a story of how Merri and I made a huge profit on this stock when we used intuition to buy shares in Jyske.

The graph below shows how Jyske Bank shares performed  from 2002 when Merri and I bought these shares.

We looked at the unusual part of this story which is how Merri and I used a hunch to buy Jyske shares at DKK 96.50 on 2nd September 2002 and sold a portion in April 2006 at DKK 352.50. Our profit was 265.28% in Danish kroner terms. But at the date of purchase the USD-DKK rate was 754 and dropped to 612 meaning that we gained another 18.8% in US dollars on the currency appreciation.

Even after the crash of 2008 our position in these shares is worth more than our original investment plus we have all the profit we took.

This is a great profit but the story of how we bought these shares is even better!

Here is what happened.  Merri and I were visiting the bank with a group of readers. We had been in Copenhagen for several days and took the group out to the bank’s headquarters in the small charming village of Silkeborg. We visited the CEO (who has been a friend for many years) in his new modest offices, saw the bank’s new currency trading room and visited with the Jyske Invest fund managers. We were all standing in the atrium of the headquarters when I suddenly had this hunch…a feeling is the strongest thing you could call it, to buy Jyske shares. I looked at Merri. She looked at me and I said, “Are you thinking what I am?”   She said “We should buy Jyske shares”.

I did not say another word but asked Thomas Fischer who was standing nearby if I could borrow his cell phone, called my Jyske account manager in Copenhagen and placed the order. That call has created enough profit for Merri and me to live on for many years.

Again and again Merri and I have had this “sudden moment” that has brought us a fortune or something truly wonderful in life. This unexpected look in each other’s eyes has led without further discussions to investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

We bought our hotel Meson de las Flores in Ecuador this same way, with less than 30 seconds of deliberation.

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I was upstairs looking at the hotel rooms.

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Merri was downstairs in the courtyard.

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I walked down.

Merri walked up.

We met on these stairs.

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Our eyes locked… and we knew.  “Buy this hotel.”

Then, I suggested that we not even look in the bedrooms, because we might change our mind!

We did and though we have never been involved in hotels before, we have enjoyed considerable success.

Yet the story of how we have come to rely on these spontaneous, good luck hunches is even more interesting.

I do not share this story often but am doing so now because I was reminded the importance of intuition when we discussed the Jyske shares at our course.

This story dates back to the early 80s.  Merri and I had met but did not know one another all that well. We were in Las Vegas with a mutual friend who had introduced us attending an investment conference where I was a speaker.

We were all sitting round chatting one evening when Merri suddenly said, “I think you would be good at psychometry.”

“Great”, I said. “What’s Psychometry?”

Psychometry it turned out is a form of communication using the sense of touch to get mental impressions linked to an object. She had a silver doubloon with her that had come from Mel Fisher’s Atocha treasure. I was game and said “Let’s try it”.

The idea is that psychometric impressions come in the form of emotions, sounds, scents, tastes or images. Because we live in an electromagnetic energy environment, metal objects often work best.

The term was coined in 1842 by Joseph R. Buchanan, an American physiologist, who claimed it could be used to measure the ‘soul’ of all things. Buchanan further said that the past is entombed in the present. He experimented with students at Cincinnati Medical School and found that some people who had been given unmarked bottles of medicine had the same reaction as if they had taken the medicine. He developed the theory that all things give off an emanation which contained a sort of record of the history of the object. He believed that objects recorded senses and emotions and these could be sensed in the mind.

I did not know this at the time but was game so held the coin and must say that as I went into a meditative state I did start having some visions. First I saw a brilliant blue..unusual for me as I never dream in color. The Atocha was carrying indigo I was later told but this did not really impress me much.

Then I saw a man, obviously Spanish in one of those puffy, white silk shirts with a women in a very unusual hairdo…”like peacock feathers,” I described. Then I saw a sword, very specific, a wine flask wrapped in filigree silver, a huge belt buckle on the man and ended up seeing flames, I said were “like sheaths of wheat”.

So that was that. I was not really impressed. Big deal…who was the guy, the gal? What’s all this weird stuff.

I was not impressed.

So we with a friend (who had faithfully sat through this) went to dinner, typical, Italian Las Vegas fare. After dinner our mutual friend suggested we stop by a show called Circus Circus. I had never been to a Vegas show so “Why not?” I said, “sounds like fun”.

As we entered “Circus-Circus” a new act was just beginning and the introducer came out. It was the woman I had described. Merri and our mutual friend had heard my description so they were impressed with the similarity.

I was stunned because this was not a similarity. This was the woman I had seen hours before in my dream.

She introduced the act, a juggler who came out, the Spanish guy in the silk short with the belt buckle! My knees were now wobbly.

The act included juggling the swords I had described and balancing the wine flask I had seen. In the end my friend said, “If I see the sheaths of flame I am convinced!” Sure enough the end of the finale included an assistant who was lighting huge Bunsen burners and jumping through the sheaths of flame as he juggled away.

Somehow, and I have never been able to explain this, holding that coin allowed me to see the future, not the past. I have never tried psychometry again nor do I intend to.

That evening changed my life because it showed me in terms I could not deny, nor will ever forget, that we are connected to knowledge and information that reaches way beyond our sense and logic.

That moment gave Merri and me confidence that hunches are more than wild imagination. They are a form of communication that go beyond what our brain can sort out in finite terms. That seed of belief was planted those many years ago and intuitive success upon success has caused it to grow.

As mentioned, we made a small fortune (for us at least) with the Jyske shares based on this hunch. We bought our hotel in Ecuador.

So the next time you need a miracle…don’t deny that one can happen… for good and for you… if you will allow it.

This does not mean you should stop using your logic.  Nor should you quit using due diligence.

Success increases when you learn to fuse the intellect and intuition, not abandon nor honor one over the other. They work best as a team!

Nor does it mean you should go out and risk all on a hunch. Start small….all things should start small and grow.

You possess connections to infinite knowledge. Your mind cannot grapple this because the act of defining defeats the very thing you are connected to.

However if you can let go and let your intuition lead you, you too may have some wonderful surprises and luck that after awhile will not be surprising at all!

Until next message, may all of your surprises and luck bring richness to you.

Gary

As international investors and real estate buyers, we are forced to deal with forces beyond our understanding and control. We must find simple ways to make decisions about complicated problems, knowing that many of the facts are unknown.   We have to deal with the future in terms of our past experience.

This is why I invited our friend Blaine Watson to repeat his popular course on Astrology and Beyond Logic.   Astrology presents a “what if” that pushes our thought process beyond past experience and encourages us to think in new ways to deal with future events.  This is a simple but powerful way to add an extra dimension into your process of thought.

Blaine Watson teaching his Beyond Logic course… always one of our most popular courses each year.

We have been able to organize one more Beyond Logic and Shamanic Course for December 2009. See details here.

December 6-8 Beyond Logic Shamanic Tour

December 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

December 11-13 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

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Gary

Other 2009 Ecuador Tours.

Oct. 25-26 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Nov. 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Nov. 11-14 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

Attend any two Ecuador seminar or tours in a calendar month…$949 for one.  $1,349 for two.

Attend any three Ecuador courses or tours in a calendar month…$1,199 for one.  $1,799 for two.

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We invite villagers to join us… family and all.