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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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Grounded Multi Currency Opportunity Flies


Multi currency opportunity flies high while the markets decide what to do… moving one day up and one day down.

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This Bloomberg.com chart of the one week movement of the Morgan Stanley Capital Index of global stock markets shows that investors are not sure what to do. That’s a good sign as it suggests that greed and panic are balanced.  Plus your investing can soar if others are confused and you are grounded in what you want to do.

All this volatility… plus a note from a reader reminded me of the importance in the duality of investing.

The reader wrote: Good Morning Mr. Scott.  My feet refuse to touch the ground.  The universe has sent me to you and Mrs. Scott ; I am full of inspiration to FULFILL MY DREAMS. 

My reply was:   Flying high is good as long as the principles behind the flight are well grounded.  We’ll do our best to help with both… the flight and the grounding.  Regards, Gary

This is about the importance of duality with multi currency investing and business.

The challenge of international investors and business people is to see the big picture but also pay attention to the minute details.  Take for example how this duality works in answering a question for a reader who wrote this very grounded query:  Hello Mr. Scott,  I just subscribed to your online newsletter this week and I’m looking for your opinion on investing in the Canadian market.  I haven’t yet seen you address it in your newsletter, I’m hoping I didn’t miss it.

With the volatility of our stock market I have decided to pull out and thought I would use the Canadian dollar as a safe haven.  At this point I’m just not sure where else to go?  I would very much value your opinion .  HELP!!!!  Thank you.

My reply was:  We believe in value investing and the value analyst we use, Keppler Asset Management, find that the Canadian market is among the low value sell candidate markets at this time.

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Here is my the currency breakdown of my portfolio.

Dollar Bloc  46.6%

US Dollar         22.0%

Australian $      7.0%

Canadian $        6.8%

New Zealand $ 10.8%

LatAm Bloc    17.7%

Colombian peso    .8%

Mexican peso      4.5%

Brazilian real      13.4%

Euro Bloc         32.5%

Euro                    20.6%

British pound         .4%

Danish kroner      3.6%

Norwegian krn     6.5%

Polish zloty           2.0%

Asian Bloc          1.o%

Singapore $           1.0%

You’ll see in my personal portfolio that 6.8% of my portfolio is in Canadian dollars.  This is not an investment in the Canadian market but half in electricity (Brookfield Renewable Power) and half Canadian dollar bonds.

I recommend our Multi Currency Report.

I also highly recommend Jyske Bank Private Bank as they offer for Canadians Jyske Invest Global Funds which invest in a VAMOS (Value Momentum and Strength) system and have enjoyed excellent success.

René Mathys at Jyske can be reached at mathys@jbpb.dk  for non Americans.

Thomas Fischer at Jyske Global Asset Management can help Americans at fischer@jgam.com     Regards,

Our challenge as investors… as business people… as living human beings trying to evolve internally as we grapple with external events beyond our control is to integrate the established box of thought that currently maintains social economic order with wiser expanded thinking outside the box.

In this instance my investing logic uses numerous “in-the-box” processes such as the ideas about diversification… price earnings ratios and price to book valuations…. 30 year economic cycles, national debt ratios, income per capita, asset allocation, demographics, supply-demand, technology and political stability to name a few.

However there is always something one does not know. To avoid being blinded by the tyranny of reason, I also use several out of the box thought processes. One I depend on is Vedic Astrology.  There are three elements I throw into my “thought pot”.

Vedic Astrological Concept #1: My nature.  Based on the place and time of birth to minute (Oct. 14) my chart shows I am a Leo rising, Taurus moon and Virgo sun… not  a Libra as generic astrology based on day of birth suggests. The placements in my chart suggest that I will have success in publishing, communication, real estate, liquids and gases.

So when I review the investment potential of Brookfield Renewable Power, and whether it might be good in my portfolio or not, I think about the chart of this investment. I recognize that the Canadian market is a bad value market from a statistical point of view.  I look at Brookfield’s earnings and its potential future earnings. I review the demographics and potential for electricity prices to rise.

Then I ask, “Is this an investment suited to me?”  Electricity created by liquid (hydro power) and gas (wind power) is perfectly in tune with my chart.

Vedic Astrological Concept #2: My current astrological position.  Once  a year I review my chart with Blaine Watson and we discuss the portion of my chart down three levels… major, sub and sub sub cycle.   For example I have been in a major Saturn cycle for the last 19 years (ending this December).  This is a cycle that turns grain into wheat… refines and improves though grinding hard work. Because of my chart Saturn favors laying of foundations… foreign involvement… and sits in my house of wealth and fame… through great effort.  In this cycle I expect a slow grinding process and expect to thrive by having challenges.

So if I see an opportunity that looks good but will require steadfastness… I would not discard this.  I expect to have to work hard at whatever I do in this major cycle.

My sub cycle is Jupiter. This is a transformation sub cycle (for example transforming water and air into electricity which gets transformed into light and or heat and or motion).  Jupiter governs knowledge and is the teacher and dispels darkness.  Jupiter is the planet of intelligence and owns my 5th house of higher learning, spiritual, philosophical and governs the house of success in change and transformation.

Today my sub sub cycle changed from Mars… a cyle when I would gain through acts of being bold to Rahu… a cycle that will favor being busy.

Here are my notes for this sub sub cycle: Busy? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Relentless. Business rises exponetially but unpredictably so take one step at a time. Exalted. Expect to achieve other large amounts. Foreigners will be a big part of this pacture.

Warning!  You get what you want. Be cautious of your own intelligence. Be careful of illusion. If something comes to you, consider it. If it comes from you… be suspicious.

That busy element has already cranked up as these sub sub cylces often do. We are just jammed. New sales highs… increased email… more people working with us…creating more questions to answer and ideas to review… more guests than we have ever had… new grandchildren arriving… a new charity event to fulfill.. all at once.

Were this not expected… one could get discouraged.

Here is Blaine Watson’s (my astrologer)  explanation of this thinking.

There are 2 main factors to be taken in to consideration when making an investment, boiling it all down to its basics.  One is the timing and the second is what to invest in.  The birth horoscope will give us strong clues as to both.

We have had some fairly good results using the natal chart. The most frequent experience I have had in this regard is in the real estate sector.  Most people, at some time in their life, will have to buy or sell a house or land.  Using the natal chart and the timings via the cycles of the chart and the current transits of the planets we have been able to use a system of calculation called in Sanskrit, Muhurtha, to time both the sale and purchase sides of the transaction with sometimes spectacular results. A muhurtha is actually the horoscope for the moment of the transaction itself. It is calculated by the astrologer and can be done independently of a birth chart although ideally in conjunction with it.

A client in Canada emailed last year saying he was needing to sell his house and buy a larger one to accommodate his expanding family.  The market at the time was in a downslide and property values were dropping rapidly, not extremely, but enough to cause concern when selling a smaller place and moving to a larger one.  His chart and the muhurtha that was calculated gave a particular date and time to list. His real estate agent wanted to immediately put the house on the market and have an open house the day before the muhurtha. I told him it was up to him but that he had asked and his chart said this time on this date would produce good results for him. He bit the bullet and listed it on the day suggested in the 12 minute window that was given to him. He had showings the next day and house was sold the following weekend at 19% above his asking price.

Another client in Canada had listed her house a year before she approached me.  She had not had a single showing in the entire year and her real estate agent said there was no market. I told her to take the house off the market and re-list it on a particular date at a particular time. Ironically it was only 2 days from the day she got in touch with me. She suggested she should just leave it on the market since the date was so close. I told her that she had listed the house a year ago at a time that was not favourable to real estate in her chart and that it would be best to completely close out of that not favourable energy in order take advantage of the more positive cycle coming up.  She took it off the market that day and re-listed on the day and at the time suggested.  She had a showing that very day and 3 days later the house closed and she was able to move on with her life. Literally.

This approach can be used for any sector at any time.  From the chart we can know what sector to invest in, or if investment is even something that should be considered.  There are high risk investments and long term conservative investments.  There are major and minor gambles. Anyone who has invested will know this. With the knowledge of the cycles of time we can take advantage of those cycles that favour us in particular and the world in general. We can think of them as the circadian rhythms of the universe if you will.  The stock market in general is difficult to call to say the least. I know of one company on wall street that uses western astrology (I practice Indian astrology – Jyotish) to time its entries and exits and it has, statistically, a 50% success rate, which is by any standard, not too shabby. I don’t have expertise in global predictions and prefer to use the individual horoscope to choose the sector and the timing.  Unfortunately or fortunately this approach requires an absolutely precise and known birth time. If someone doesn’t know their time of birth or if the birth time has been rounded off (99% of the time it is recorded as a rounded off time) we have to find it. There are ways of doing this. Once we are confident that the birth time is 100% accurate, we can be confident of the timing.

We have this knowledge in the west that for every thing there is a season.  For growing in greater substance and stability there are tools that we can take advantage of.  One thing we cannot do though is make everyone a multi billionaire. This tool is like any other tool that we have access to.  Also, we rely on our common sense and what works and doesn’t work for us.  For example, a client’s chart might say oil is a good sector to invest in. Morally they may not want to invest in petroleum but they could just as easily and profitably invest in food oils or essential flower oils.  This is something you would decide for yourself once you knew which sector was good for you.

Basically it all boils down to taking advantage of whatever knowledge we can to make life more smooth and easy so that we can move through life consciously and less like a log floating down the river at the mercy of whatever currents seize us at the time.

When I look at Brookfield Power or any business or investing idea…  I combine this out of the box thinking with the normal economic financial thought process.  For example… yes, transforming water and air to energy made sense in my chart… and Merri’s also.  I have not touched on this but because Merri and do almost everything together, we always look at both our charts.

Brookfield made sense in all the normal reasons, a solid company with good assets, strong management, a growth record and solid footing in an industry that has growing demand.    Plus the investment fit perfectly into our asset allocation and diversification plan.

Out of the Box… Whatever

Merri and I have found that reflecting on our charts has been meaningful… accurate and helps us regularly.  Yet one can use other methods as well. I often use the Bible to get me thinking out of the box… but not in a customary way.  I open to a page or passage and read whatever I see first… then reflect on this.  Other times I use several other great books… Rumi and Gibran being two notables… depending on what’s close when the impulse to get out of the box arrives.

Everyone should use what works for them. I Ching is popular… Tarot cards could work well.  I reckon flipping a coin works also. 

There is even some evidence that a blindfolded monkey throwing darts at a financial page can pick stocks as well as professional investment managers.  Excerpts from an article (linked below) at Investorhome.com explains:

In 1988 the Wall Street Journal began a contest that was inspired by Burton Malkiel’s book A Random Walk Down Wall Street. In the book, the Princeton Professor theorized that “a blindfolded monkey throwing darts at a newspaper’s financial pages could select a portfolio that would do just as well as one carefully selected by experts.”

The Journal set out to create an entertaining contest to test Malkiel’s theory and give its readers some new investment ideas in the process.
The contest began on October 4, 1988 and since then more than 100 contests have been completed under the current rules.

On October 7, 1998 the Journal presented the results of the 100th dartboard contest. The pros won 61 of the 100 contests versus the darts.

Researchers that have come to the defense of the darts argue that the contest has some unique circumstances that deserve elaboration.

Professor Bing Liang studied the contest over an even longer period and published a paper in the January 1999 issue of the Journal of Business titled “Price Pressure: Evidence from the Dartboard Column.”

Liang also documented a 2-day announcement effect, which reversed within 15 days. Liang found that the returns were intertwined with the pro’s track record.

Liang concluded that the pros neither outperformed the market nor the darts.

According to Liang, the pros supposed superior performance could be explained by the small sample size, the announcement effect, and the missing dividend yields. One of the strongest criticisms of the contest is the fact that the Journal measures performance by price appreciation only, despite the fact that total return is measured by both price appreciation and dividends. \

For the period that Liang studied, the pro’s stocks had an average dividend yield of 1.2% versus yields for the darts of 2.3% and 3.1% for the DJIA average.

Liang found that the pro’s stocks were riskier (they had higher betas than the market and the dart’s stocks) and had higher relative strength at the beginning of the contest. Liang also found abnormal volume in the pro’s stocks before the contest announcement. This could be coincidental or could indicate that someone knew the pro’s picks were coming and traded on them prior to the columns. Interestingly, the dartboard stocks tended to perform well after the contest ended.

Faith

The Arabic saying… “Trust in God but make sure your camels are tied up at night” summarizes the importance of grounding and thinking outside the box. The process you use to think outside the box should be one YOU have faith in.

My Quaker upbringing and experience with Chinese, Indian and Andean ancient philosophies gives me great faith in the direct connection we all have to a higher being and universal wisdom.  I have found Holy books, mystic poems, animal signs and Vedic Astrology work remarkably well for Merri and me.  So we have faith in these guides to paths that are out of the box.

Whatever works for you… whatever thought evoking process you can have faith in will help you be better at investing, business and earning in this age of declining faith in the words, honesty and order of the establishment.

History shows us in every instance that part of the population flies higher during all times good or bad.  Those who fly highest are grounded by integrating logic and a greater universal intelligence.   That’s a fact you can have faith in.

Have a good weekend.

Gary

Join Merri, me and Thomas Fischer as we enjoy the Blue Ridge leaf change and update where to invest globally and how to earn extra income with an international micro business. See  our October 7-9 International Investing Seminar.  See details here.

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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.

Multi-currency-courses

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

Gary