[Excerpt from TT: 2009-03-08]
[Question] Hello Michael. Could you please offer your perspective on the current economic crisis, and if the “fixes” offered by President Obama are likely to improve the situation? Do you have any suggestions on how people of limited income can best weather this economic storm?
[Michael Entity] The “fixes” being brought into the situation now are only part of the potential solution, and the full solution would have to come from full comprehension across parties and countries, with a unity of support for implementation. At this point, the “fixes” will have an impact, but there are many who are doing their best to sabotage the efforts and deter the implementation. We cannot predict if/when everyone would “get on board” to any effective degree, but we can say that encouraging everyone to do so is like “pulling teeth,” or “shouting at windmills” or “yelling into a fan” right now.
Our perspective of the economic crisis is that it would most likely not fall into a full depression, but it may be true that “things will get worse before getting better.”
The greatest solution would be in the move away from a debt-based economy and into a choice-based economy, and the current situation is inspiring a new generation of thinkers and doers who may implement that shift.
Most who struggle with limited incomes already have skills in place for navigating through this “tight” economic situation and we would suggest allowing that to be recognized as a strength and not just focus on the inconveniences and fears around this time. In most parallels, the current economic “crisis” is the seed that shifts the economy from debt-based to choice-based, though that implementation would take multiple decades to implement. We only mention this because this is the potential, pivotal point.
[Comment] debt-based economy is a false economy similar to false personality — it’s a house of cards.
[Michael Entity] For most of our students, trusting their resources and taking a stance of helping others when one can, and asking for help when one needs it, are the most effective and abundant forms of navigation through these times.
The Young Soul paradigm had an undercurrent of shame and a hailing of pride, but the Mature Soul paradigm finds no shame in giving or receiving when one feels it is necessary. Though most of you are old or mature souls, you have lived your lives in a young soul world, so you may also have to address your shame and pride regarding material well-being, including your health. We can help in that process by discussing with your Tertiary Chief Negative Features (your habitual methods for protecting your bodies). We will share this with you in another format.