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Financial Zen: Why Do Bad Things Happen To So Many Good People?

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© Gerald O’Donnell. Reprinted with permission.

Why fear is the most potent creative force of the Universe and how to overcome it.

How to get out the mental barriers that we create for ourselves.

Mr. Gerald O’Donnell holds a B.Sc. in Advanced Mathematics, an M.Sc. in computer Science, and an MBA in International Finance. He was, amongst other activities in various fields, once considered one of the world’s 7 best top technical commodities trading experts (independent advisor: C.T.A.) by Paine Webber and Bache Co. He ran extensive computer simulation on well-known and lesser-known technical indicators. A great majority of them have no real mathematical justification, but rather seem to work only because so many individuals follow them, up until they fail to perform.

It is Mr. O’Donnell’s contention that without the psychological training in allowing one to be trading in the so-called “zone”, one should not engage in such highly stressful financial activities dealing with gigantic mass consciousness polarized by greed and fear. Like a battlefield situation, one must be rigorously psychologically trained beforehand to handle the high stress, intuitive signals, and rapid decision making required. Adding the sophisticated tools of intuition, pre-cognitive faculties, fear-less discipline, and reality creation originating from such a sophisticated biological hyper-computer as the Human brain/mind and its connection to the Quantum Collective Mind, is by far more effective than relying solely on kitchen-like recipes based signals and making them the sole trading decisions maker.

The human Bio-computer is billions of times more advanced than any modern silicone based one, but to harness it, one must learn to awaken the 90% of the neural receptors and circuitries of the brain which are still dormant and in a state of quasi-development. Most of the trading tools nowadays use signals really originating from a rather primitive electronic computing machine, which mankind is so proud of in this baby era of electronic mind simulation. Most legendary and famous successful “traders” were and are acutely aware of this truism and have trained their minds to be permanently bullish about their reality.

NO MATTER WHAT TRADING TOOLS YOU ARE USING, YOU DO NOT REALLY TRADE EXTERNAL MARKETS. ULTIMATELY YOU ARE TRADING YOUR OWN SELF. YOU ARE EITHER BULLISH/FEARLESS OR BEARISH/FEARFUL ABOUT YOUR REALITY, AND YOUR ATTITUDE ABOUT YOURSELF IS WHAT WILL CREATE YOUR SUCCESS OR FAILURE AT THIS OR ANY OTHER LIFE ENDEAVOR!

This is what our RV/RI training addresses and teaches you. This type of training is what makes all the difference between legendary success and fear/based failure.

The ideas explaining our course’s training philosophy and operational principles are given below with an example of their applications to the financial markets. Each and every individual thinker (trader or not) will easily recognize the veracity of what we are trying to convey since he/she has probably paid dearly for his/her fear-based thoughts and can be easily convinced of how they have enslaved and run his life.

The same principle of how fear/anxiety powerfully create our reality applies to all human endeavors and is manifested at all levels of our lives – both on an individual basis and on a global one. Groups of human beings and even whole nations, after having focused very intensely on fear-based though models and scenarios, are perfect living example of how fear of “disasters” and concentration on the negative aspects of life are bringing about ever-greater manifestations of what these thoughts are energizing, no matter how much preventative measures are applied. This is because the mere act of focusing often on “what should not happen” makes the very event that one wants to avoid to become constantly energized and then eventually manifest in one’s reality.

Be cognizant of the power of your thoughts which is the divine creative power of the universe. Do not only try to “think and grow rich” but be aware of the “richness of your thoughts” since every thought you give power to (think about) will eventually be manifested in your life and the lives of those you interact with, either immediately or distantly so.

Very sadly, in our fear-based societies (that have often reached paranoid status), individuals tend to focus predominantly upon situations whose occurrences they are anxious about, but very little, if any at all, about situations that they would like to manifest in their lives and world. They therefore strongly energize the events they fear and hence see these very same feared events manifested in their lives, but rarely energize and manifest their desires.

Western society seems to relish experiencing more and more fears and fear-based emotions, not realizing that they tend to bring their manifestations in their own lives by that very act.

The example of financial trading given below easily applies to ALL other endeavors of life. So create responsibly and not haphazardly. Everybody counts and thinks.

Advanced and efficient trading of financial markets involves trying to immerse oneself within the stillness of the eye of a storm of mass psychology where greed (desire for money) and fear of monetary losses are the main forces that swirl markets around, up and down.

Trading financial markets is one of the very few human endeavors which is highly and intrinsically descriptive of the immediate effect upon reality of individual minds and their interrelationship with the global mind of the individuals who form a market.

In order to become an effective trader, one needs to understand some basics of mind’s effect upon reality and to have a prescient ability towards a group of minds interacting with that same reality.

The major invisible life-principle to remember when embarking upon a trading venture is as follows: YOU ALWAYS CREATE WHAT YOU FEAR AND ARE ANXIOUS ABOUT. Anxiety-type fear is the most creative force of the universe. Unless the fear is so great that one ACTS against it. Ex: fear in the back of your mind diseases (anxiety) and they are yours, fear slightly situations and you will experience them, loss of money and it is yours, accidents, weight problems, violence, dis-ease, sexual dysfunction, bad luck etc. . . .

The more one is exposed through the powerful hypnotic thought-transmission of the media, educators, parents, electronic communication, spiritual teachers, etc.. to fear-creating events and starts to subconsciously or even consciously be anxious about them, the more likely it becomes that these very events that one is trying to avoid will “pop-up” (manifest) within one’s life. So be very responsible before you put your thought concentration upon “fear-creating events” while watching the news, a movie, reading a book, or listening to another person. Giving these events thought is opening yourself to experiencing that reality.

The solution? Concentrate on positive life-giving thoughts that focus on peace and happiness and the bringing about of such realities. Do not focus on the glass being half-empty but on the glass being half-full. You would not believe how this simple principle can change your whole life, and if applied in a general fashion, change everyone’s universe.

Lets us go back to the example of the financial markets: There is no surer way of living an accelerated gamut of extreme human emotions and varied intense life experiences in a short time-frame than by trading financial instruments. This is particularly true of the futures, derivative markets, stocks trading on margin, options, and day trading. Leverage or short time ranges, magnifies everything. It shortens perceptual time, exalts emotions, magnifies fears and hopes. It is a battlefield of the mind for the courageous ones who want to test the mastery they have over themselves. A trader cannot but face the naked truth about oneself beyond the appearances he/she tries to project. It is a very humbling and often painful experience. A great mental and spiritual school.

I hear all of my technically oriented friends frowning at the prior statements: “All of this prior verbiage refers to fundamental traders or traders that trade by the seat-of-their-pants!”, “They lack the cold unemotional discipline that is at the core of computerized or charting based decisions “, ” As technical traders, we are impervious to emotions since our trading is not based on them.” I answer: ” Yes, you are not trading based on emotional decisions, but are you immune to the effects of emotions upon your trading results?”

Let us study a typical trader’s foray into Future’s or Stocks trading. Mr./Mrs. Knows-it -little has taken courses, read books and eventually understood that in order to be a consistent and effective trader he/she must muster the help of a cold non-emotional machine such as a computer that will put its tremendous data processing power at his/her service so that the computer makes the buy/sell decisions for him/her. Good-bye emotional destructive influences! His/her seasoned advisor, Mr./Mrs. Knows-it-all, recommends to Mr./Mrs. Knows it-little the most consistently effective trading systems. Welcome to the Eldorado!

Mr./Mrs. Knows-it-little has well done his/her homework as far as choosing the “best” technical trading system available for sale out there. He/she has tracked the best technical traders and their systems as reported under stringent scrutiny by independent agencies (that often trade on-line imaginary accounts ) . Gone to many seminars listening to the “Master gurus of trading. ” Mr./Mrs. Knows-it-little double checks the data. Has it confirmed. And voila! He/she is ready to enter the foray and leave hopefully a mark of his great talent at making money grow on this beautiful tree of free enterprise. A future trading legend, perhaps?

Mr./Mrs. Know-it -little, upon the advice of many of his/her advisors and trading books, starts testing his/her super-duper trading system that often uses the most advanced mathematical pattern recognition algorithm or artificial intelligence techniques by first trading the system on-line but not with real money. He/she paper trades it and checks its validity for a couple of weeks or months. Miracle! The system delivers as predicted: over 70% accuracy – a high reward/risk ratio and perfect entry/exit points etc. What a shame that he/she has not yet traded it with real money! What lost opportunities!

So, full of expectations, our trader decides to do the big jump and start trading. He/she calls a broker, and starts real-trading on-line. He/she is very cognizant of the fact that he/she has to be disciplined. He/she always listens to the trading signals generated by the system. He/she never overrides the system even if a trade does nor feel right. He/she never panics in the face or repeated losses, and trusts in the superiority of a cold mechanized approach.

At first, bingo! The system performs as expected, given a little slippage here and there, and profits accumulate. Wonderful thoughts creep in: “At that rate of exponential money growth, retirement is close! Why not trade from a yacht using satellite connections ? ” “Some losses do occur, but they are part of the nature of the beast. Something to be expected 30% of the time.” So far, so good. Everything goes as planned. “What a shame I did not start trading from an earlier age!”

And then comes the unexpected. A string of repeated losses. Odd isn’t it?! Mr./Mrs. Knows-it-somehow (promoted!) is puzzled, uncomfortable and slightly anxious with the amount lost. “A fluke, that’s what it is!” “The system is destabilized because of this and that, and will soon get back to its old good predictive self.” “Nothing to really worry about.” “We are tough and disciplined out here!”

His/her broker calls him and advises him/her to lighten up on a position. “Let us wait-and-see” is the advice. Mr./Mrs. Knows-his-account checks the financial damage and decides that for this time alone he/she will disobey the system and will pull out of the trade in order to avoid incurring heavier losses. “We’ll return full-fledge for the next trade” is his/her motto.

The next couple of trade signals arrive. Mr./Mrs. Knows-that-he-can-lose is ready to trade, but supreme injustice from heavens: he/she goes again into a repeated losing situation. First come some gains, then losses, losses, and as fear mounts, more losses, bigger losses! Anxiety and frustrations mount, losses accumulate. Greater fear ensues. The account is shrinking now rapidly. The system seems to have done something that it NEVER DID in the last 20 years of back testing. WHY NOW? WHY ME? And the great cycle of fear starts its implacable dance of forging reality.

Mr./Mrs. Knows-it-all (promoted again!) is now blaming slippage and bad execution of his trades. He/she resents his/her broker. And when this alone does not explain all of it, he/she turns his wrath against the system’s designer. He/she blames the veracity and quality of the back-testing. He/she threatens retribution. He/she might then even decide to try his/her hand at designing his/her own system based on ” own ideas” that he/she thinks might revolutionize the technical analysis field. Or he/she takes the easy way out and looks for another well-touted miracle trading system, often traded by a C.T.A . . or stocks fund manager. That is if Mr. knows-that-it-is-the-system’s-fault has enough resources left to continue trading!

And you know what? The same scenario is repeated again and again. But this time, in an accelerated fashion. Downhill goes the account!

Are you afraid to “pull the trigger” on trades? Have you suddenly had a rapid religious conversion and engaged in a mental dialog and a quite sudden close relationship with “God” as your are asking for His help and promise the Divinity “whatever” if He were nice enough to make you this ‘little favor” of turning the general market in your favor, as a trade turns ferociously against you? You usually initially enter a trade because of pure greed and the “fear of missing a golden opportunity,” and then shift into a stubborn mode in refusing to exit it, as Mr./Mrs. Ego is refusing to accept being wrong and “knows” (hopes) that the market will come back his/her way!

Are you suffering from “crying-over-spilled-milk syndrome” when you feel that had you listen and taken this or that trade and not done what you actually did you would be swimming in a sea of liquid gold? Are you feeling that you must constantly watch the markets, and seize every single opportunity, while you are slowly deteriorating into a nervous physical wreck! Are you mumbling to yourself and others:” If I only had done this, listen to that etc. . !” Are you ingesting mind distorting feel-good pills? Are you perhaps flooding your brain circuitry with alcohol to become less emotional about the markets and reality?

Some psychological “professional guru” comes and tells you that your problem is a “fear of success.” In other words, you are desperately trying subconsciously to “hurt” yourself. You “hate” yourself because of past programming (usually from childhood comments made to you by parents, siblings, friends, and educators); you are a masochist-trying-to-shoot-yourself- in-the-foot. Solution: Regression cognitive therapy, behavior modification, and other gimmicks. You must find some Zen-like elusive “zone.” So, you play victim for a while, revisit the bad memories, and paradoxically end up energizing them even more, as you bring them up to the forefront of your conscious awareness. Now you finally know why you behave in the way you do. Maybe even a past-life event is at the crux of all this negative feeling? You are told to repeat and write ad-nauseatum suggestions to the effect that you are the best thing ever created under the sun, and that you “love yourself to death.” You pay the “specialist” his/her hefty fee. And you go back in the trading arena with the “bulls” and “bears.” Ole!

And oh, surprise again: One more streak of bad luck! And the old demons of fear/anxiety come haunting you again. Because in reality, nobody is afraid of happiness, success, love, recognition. We all strive on it. Nevertheless, many of you have so often had the rug pulled from under you just at the moment when you are about to taste success that you fear a repeat situation. And all the negative comments received by others enhances your fear/anxiety of failure. That fear is magnified, and compounded. You feel the world is watching you and really gauges your abilities with minute scrutiny. You do not want to hear derogatory comments again, they impact on you fragile self-esteem.

And then the grand finale: The burnout syndrome. You quit, full of deep emotional scars – hopefully, if you are lucky, with some funds left and a quasi-intact family. And you have become one of the many casualties of the fear (losses) -desire (greed) mismanaged viscous circle, due to a lack of understanding of HOW POWERFUL YOUR THOUGHTS REALLY ARE AND HOW TO MANAGE THEM in order to create positive realities…

And in fact it wasn’t really your fault. You really fell for the accepted lie of the last three decades that states that all you have to do to trade successfully is either rely on someone’s else opinion or buy and use some wonderful infallible mechanical technical trading system either using the latest in computer intelligence and/or some mystical secret of the universe (discovered natural pattern of the markets put in by the “gods” usually with an ancient Greek or Egyptian ratio flavor!) You would not allow a computer to diagnose the state of your mental or physical health in that manner and require a human physician, but you allow blindly a machine to do the same in diagnosing alone the state of markets (global psychological expressions of greed/fear) health and direction! You believe this needs to be done with as little human input as possible, in the name of human psychological discipline and of “sticking” to the trading signals received!

If this has not yet happened to you, I know that you know many individuals to whom similar events have and are happening. What is at play here? Can anyone ever make money in a sustained way in these markets. With leverage close to 80-90 % as in some futures or derivative markets, the potential for gains and commensurate losses should be enormous.

Futures is a zero-sum game. No money is really created. Money is only redistributed, transferred, among participants. For each individual happily holding a winning contract there is an distraught individual holding the same contract and losing the same amount. Stocks, by contrast can monetize a whole economy, on paper alone. No need to print paper money and risk inflation. We all become “stock-paper” wealthy.-alike real-estate wealthy. What a productive and wonderful way to balance government and corporate deficits, or to create artificial heaven and risk then experiencing after real hell here on the earth plane, as the cycle of life goes into the reverse balancing mode!

After all, if one were to flip a coin and make Futures trading decisions based on it, he/she would have a 50% chance of being right. And if he/she increases his/her odds by using sophisticated technical analysis, his/her higher odds should propel him/her in a stratosphere of gains. If 50% of all contracts lose at any time and 50% gain, the leverage factor causes, at one point or another, a great amount of fear to each trader. Fear feeds on past fears. People tend to be more conditioned by past memories of fearful events than by past memories of positive ones. Hence, most traders eventually become financial casualties of their anxieties/fears, and subsequently there is subsequently the need to bring in new pools of fresh trusting participants who have not yet known market fear and are willing to interject new money in. Let us not even mention the in-between entities, brokers, lawyers, regulators, managers, analysts who live and feed on this pool of money and receive their intermediaries fees, no matter what the markets do.

What we are trying to convey is as follows. It is not that fear of losses causes one to choose losing trades, but that akin to quantum physics, the mechanics of fear-consciousness cause trades to become losing trades no matter what methodology, timing of trade, etc…, is used. Emotions literally impact upon life-realities and change them. Futures and stocks trading are but a grandstand proof of it because of the intensity of the emotions experienced and their immediate situational feedback (impact).

Are we saying that the interaction of one’s consciousness (thoughts and emotions) with a particular market causes the reality of that market to crystallize in a certain direction as he/she witnesses it? Yes, to a large extent, we do. Otherwise how could thought be so creative. One impacts greatly upon one’s own Universe (individual projection of reality) : Each man/woman upon his/her own private universe. Nevertheless, all the Universes intersect and restrict each other in a very original way which is explained in our courses.

The implications are stupendous, and only few will ever ponder and/or understand them. We are by far more powerful and creative in creating realities than most of us would ever dare to believe. Mastering such an understanding makes a profound impact upon the total gestalt of an individual. We will, at some point, in future in very advanced courses, expand even more upon this explanation of the ultimate illusion called Life.

Very wealthy individuals or characters who have little inclinations to fear anything because of either a very basic lack of general awareness or a great cushion of assets, often do better at Futures and Stocks trading, because their fear factor is mitigated. Is that unfair? Maybe yes, but we are all here to learn how thought create, and this learning is what the experience of life is all about.

Think positively, and positive happenings are drawn to you. Think negatively, and negative happenings are drawn to you. We all know this. E-motions are the creative motions (forces) of you reality.

Easily said. However, how does that apply to trading, for instance?

Remember this principle : YOU ONLY TRADE YOUR BELIEF SYSTEM. NOTHING ELSE. Believe strongly in success and you become a success. Believe somehow in failure and you will fail. And so it is in all of life’s endeavors.

Our courses teach one to get into a state of mind where he/she becomes totally in-tune with the Uni.-verse at large. The trader can learn to enter the “calm and stillness” of the “eye” of the storm of trading markets. Metaphorically coined the “zone”. And then from that stillness, as his/her mind operates at the deep Theta level of brain, he/she goes above the emotions of the market, connects to the very intuitive level of the deep Delta level (universal Mind) and ask for help and guidance in his trading endeavors. He/she is hyper-concentrating towards everything. His/her point-directed attention is very lethargic. Thoughts and images flash by in a disconnected non-linear fashion- out of cause-and-effect. The trader is close to the causal (non-linear) realm. Time seems to slow, conscious analytical thoughts are sluggish or almost absent, emotions are profound and very creative, and the trader then learns to use his/her emotions to program for positive trading experiences where the facet of “love” or positive desire overcomes the facet of “fear” or destructive desire. At these levels (very deep Theta and Delta), that we teach you to reach easily, emotions are purer, thoughts profound, you sense probable future events (extremely high intuition as an act of knowing ) and can act upon them. You may be shown when not to trade because of highly volatile situations or because you are just not meant to profit in certain periods. You visualize and project success. You can desensitize from prior memories of losses and not be fear-conditioned by them. We have all known and experienced periods when a certain action or trade just felt right- as if it was meant to happen. For traders these are usually their most successful trades. They feel as if they just go with a flow of events prepared for them, and witness them as such.

One learns to listen to one’s deep self. And as one listen more and more, one becomes more and more powerful, in creative thoughts. One learns to control and mold one’s reality. Trading becomes then a marvelous life-changing experience where you can test the effectiveness of your coherency in thoughts and integration with your life-environment. You really experience then the immense “power” of your thoughts. And so it should be. Trading is not anymore a vehicle causing a loss of self-esteem and trust in oneself and frustration at the larger realities at play. Neither does it evolve into a sense of being more “powerful” than another. Trading becomes a tool to sharpen the keen edges of your spirit.

So, what about the disciplined technical traders who want to follow a system that they perceive to be a “winning money-maker” and do not necessarily want to listen to the intuitive side of their mind, how would they benefit from taking our course? Would it help them calm the inner fears that they often experience before taking a technically oriented trade, and allow them to execute their trading plans without hesitation or fears?

Absolutely so. The reason for it is that when your mind is at deep Theta, you only experience messages rooted in the expectation of “real highly probable events” that the Delta level would like you to avoid (so-called hunches) and you do not operate anymore out of fear, based on intellectual processes laden with “what if” situations – usually heavy-loaded with memories of past lived or witnessed experiences. That is where “real” healthy avoidance-fear, given in order to avoid serious mishap, separates itself from common destructive and paralyzing “anxiety fear” that the beta mind produces constantly. This mode of deep-theta thought operation is really capital to the success of most trading and other life endeavors.

So to conclude. Should you use one of these marvelous trading systems offered in the marketplace? Of course, you should, if this is your incline! They do increase winning odds. But couple them with this type of training. Otherwise, you will be shown that the power of thought (in this case fear) is more potent that any computer trading system ever devised. It is the power of Creation Itself. SO MAKE THOUGHT YOUR FRIEND INSTEAD OF YOUR ENEMY.

Many of our trainees only trade on the basis of Remote Viewing the Probable Future and have done quite well for themselves. This is certainly possible and only requires only great fate in one’s self. Even when operating in non-altered sates of consciousness, ALL of our trainees find out that after 1-2 months of training their natural intuitive abilities are automatically enhanced. The “little voice” in the back of their mind is tremendously increased in volume. Their own “Jiminy Cricket” is suddenly heard again. They stop being puppets subjects to the whims of others and of seemingly uncontrollable forces. For instance: If they sense, while driving, that they should apply their brakes at an intersection, they do so, often avoiding a major accident that they could not logically perceive by normal means as another vehicle suddenly crosses their path at a red light. If a plane might have a crash or be hijacked, they do not board it. If an area is about to be hit with a major natural disaster they perceive it days ahead, alike all the parts of the animal kingdom. They are deeply in touch with themselves. They sense the thoughts of others, their real intentions, and act or react upon that information. This skill will become paramount to survival at all levels in this century, because of the speed and unpredictability of major changes and unforeseen events. No matter how well sheltered an individual believes to be, no one will be really impervious to sudden and dramatic life ambushes. Any thinking individual can already see the writings of what we are addressing on the wall as he/she reads the daily world-wide news.

In the realm of financial trading, the same effects are felt after taking our combo RV/RI courses. After a couple of weeks of training, traders, even while operating in a fully conscious state become extremely intuitive automatically since the door to their subconscious mind has been strongly opened through the exercises in our course. Their sub-conscious is literally brought up to their conscious mental awareness, on a constant basis. If, for example you are about to put on a trade that your subconscious perceives strongly to have been put in the wrong direction, your subconscious will send a message that you will interpret as “a gut feeling” (intuition) that this is going to be a losing trade. The more serious the mistake, the more likely it is, if the market is about to “crystallize” a movement violently on the opposite side, that a strong intuitive message will develop for your protection. So, after having learned to trust yourself and having had a couple of similar experiences and learned to recognize that very special “feeling,” you will then want to act upon this type of message. This can be used as a powerful filtering process in trading. Remember, computers only predict the future based on past patterns, especially repetitive ones. They cannot foresee it. And in very volatile markets they do a poor job at predicting and adapting to rapidly changing conditions and patterns.

The same situation, but in reverse this time, has probably been experience by EVERY trader that has traded for a while. There are moments when, after putting on a trade, you just “know” that it will be a winner. You are calm and relaxed about it. And most often enough, that trade enfolds as if you were to be watching a “movie reel.” To perfection. This feeling of “knowing” of a successful trade is what you strive to look for and listen to. These are always your best trades.

Beyond this, with our training you can always “sense” in advance the direction of a market. If the market is about to engage in a major round-about turn of substantial impact, you will most probably sense it and, depending on the techniques used, either sense its gyrations (chart) or in many case be given future pivot price levels. If the next move within the trading time frame that you have chosen is more insignificant, its probability might be very “fuzzy” and quite undetermined because of the rapid change of the probabilities associated with it, and then you might just get nothing (no communication about it) and have to rely on your regular trading tools – if you decide to take that trade at all. All kind of trading methodology combinations are possible, but we strongly feel that in this present type of very unstable and violent type of trading environment that the psychological tool that we provide in order to sense the mass psychology that move the markets is a “MUST” for every savvy, experienced, and especially relatively new trader. Not having it is, in our humble opinion, tantamount to walking in a jungle a night without night-vision equipment, experience of the wilderness, and a highly developed “6th sense.”

Let me give you an example. If you are an individual involved in the trading of foreign exchange instruments such as, for instance, the Dollar/ Euro rate, or even stock issues, most of the time the chart pattern might reflect quite a nice trending and easily predictable direction. However on occasions, sudden and previously kept secret powerful Central Bank market intervention and news release by Corporate Headquarters, or large hedge funds actions, can violently shift the direction of a previously perfectly trending market. No computer or system can ever predict such crucial fundamental shift and impact. Many of you might have seen in such quite common cases, much prior gains erased or worst even large losses consummated when such events impact the markets. This is where our combination RV/RI can literally save you from becoming a victim of such market shifts. Our students become highly attuned to “inner messages” and when “their inner intuitive feeling” tells them strongly that a major shift is in the making, the usually take notice, and either exit, hedge, put in reverse positions strategies, or any combination of trading techniques, in order to be protected when the event crystallizes. Unless you run a spying organization onto all these major central banks or corporate entities, or have “insiders” calling you (and we know this to be illegal) in advance of such moves, our training is the “only tool” we know that can give you this tremendous trading advantage and capital preservation hedge.

The secret to this millennium’s trading is to reach the “EYE” of any financial storm and observe the market (mass psychology ) from the inside-out within the stillness of the best vantage study point. At that “EYE” (deep theta level) you can truly experience the peace and safety that this level projects, with the full knowledge that nothing really serious could ever harm you as long as you locate your awareness there.

The same can be said about some of the very dramatic earth-events that are about to be unleashed upon humanity. The Great Consciousness-Intelligence of Mother nature seems to have gotten a serious case of “indigestion” about the extreme parasitic behavior of its disrespectful and exploding human organisms merrily destroying Its viable balance in a non-caring proliferating cancer-cell like behavior. Its multiple warnings, given quite dramatically up-to-know, are almost totally ignored. To our common detriment.

In this new millennium the ability to center oneself in “eye” of any crisis situation and listen to the advice received from the Delta level will be proven to be the most important tool available for survival for humanity. Beta-thinking technology will not be sufficient anymore. In the same way as the ability to listen to their “sixth sense” is known to be a primarily survival tool for hyper-trained jungle warfare commandos and anti-terrorist squads, the ability to listen to our common “sixth sense” will permit the trained and perceptually connected ones to weather the upcoming storms quite unscathed. The training that the team of Mr. Gerald O’Donnell gave to operational intelligence agents was viewed as a general survival tool and not as a passive intelligence gathering and “prophesizing technique” to be performed from the comfort of an “isolation tank or room.” It was one of many other techniques to be used to gather information and act upon it. Albeit, a very powerful one since is does nor rely upon prior linear knowledge.

Let us now address the big dream-maker of the latter part of the 20th century. The Mecca of the perceived democratic ownership of listed corporations by any part of society that can afford it: THE STOCK MARKETS. The mechanics of stock market bourses follow the same fear/desire creative poles although with a somewhat different inherent modus operandi. Suffice to say that for each Futures winner there is a Futures loser. Futures is a zero-sum game. No money is ever created nor lost in the Futures markets. The stock markets are exactly the opposite. They constantly create money (wealth) and/or destroy wealth. They are NOT a zero-sum game. Market direction is therefore irrelevant in Futures trading. In stock markets, this is not the case. So that when a bull market is established in stocks, the desire for gains feeds and reinforces it for quite a while. There is almost no counterbalancing emotion of fear. Sometimes the illusion of ever lasting market growth to heaven can reach gargantuan proportions of self-delusion fed by very savvy arguments advanced by self-interest greedy institutions. Nothing, on earth, grows ever to heavens. No tree, no market (money tree), no man. Not even the tower of Babel. Everything, in this creation, is prone to “gravity” as a force for renewal and change. Only the ego forever tries to achieve lofty levels. Only to be taught, over and again, a lesson in humility. As it goes back to dust. In the continuous process of recreation of itself.

At one point or another, for various reasons, the perception of ever lasting stock market growth starts hitting walls of doubt and fear starts showing its ugly face again. The greed-confidence versus fear equation starts to slowly shift towards the side of anxiety/fear. And the ineluctable, almost blasphemous event starts: The long-term downward spiral of the former price feeding frenzy. The “gurus” of the Stock Market “religion” try to calm the masses, at first successfully. All kind of elaborate investment “strategies” geared towards downward “reaction” are promoted such as “averaging down” etc . . . However, a time finally arrives where a sustained bearish market situation is recognized, and the fear of monetary losses becomes overwhelmingly established in the investors’ psyche and eventually universally felt, with almost no counterbalancing factor of hope for further gains (even long-term ones). The effects are then very deep, destructive, prolonged and lasting. Because of the proximity of such an event, we feel even more adamant in recommending our course to stocks, futures, and options traders. (This paragraph was written in 2000, and can likewise be applied now to the international “real” estate market).

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Finding the Higher Purpose of Your Business

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By Mary C. Davis

I remember both the subtle whisperings of my soul and the more jolting cosmic two by fours over the head, metaphysically speaking, that initiated my process of awakening to my life’s purpose. And while this process continues (generally, in a more gentle way), I revel in the profound mystery of its unfoldment and am grateful that it has led me to this moment in time.

You and I have reached an exciting juncture in our collective evolution where fully realizing the purpose of our human experience is a distinct possibility. As we embrace this possibility, we have been guided to do work (both inner and outer) that forwards the process of our own awakening and helps others awaken – healing or wellness work. And while the healing arts or wellness professions cover a breadth of different modalities, their collective purpose is the same: to awaken us to our intrinsic wholeness, the purpose of each individual life.

Your Life’s Purpose and Your Business

In Eckhart Tolle’s book, A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, he defines awakening as the process of consciousness shifting to a state where thinking and awareness separate. He says that your inner purpose, which concerns being, is to awaken and this is primary. Your outer purpose, which concerns doing, is secondary.

These key concepts underpin inspired business planning and relate directly to the first step of the process, which is to discern the higher purpose of your business. If you’re not focussed primarily on your inner purpose (to awaken), then you will not be connected to the higher purpose of your business. And, consequently, your outer purpose (your business) will be out of alignment with your inner purpose. In other words, you will operate your business from the consciousness of your ego (your conditioned, limited mind), rather than the consciousness of your awakening self.

Discerning the Higher Purpose of Your Business

“Finding and living in alignment with the inner purpose is the foundation for fulfilling your outer purpose. It is the basis for true success.”

- Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

As you continue to focus on your inner purpose, the higher purpose of your business will become clearer and more rooted in your consciousness. You will experience and facilitate awakening through your work.

While this is the broader, higher purpose of your business, you may also start to discern aspects that are more specific. You may feel called to facilitate awakening through a particular life area and/or with a particular group of people. For example, as I’ve focused on my inner purpose, I’ve discerned that the specific, higher purpose of my business is to model and facilitate awakening with healers/wellness professionals through money and all forms of prosperity, as expressed primarily through business.

Your business’s higher purpose may not include such specific aspects right now or they may emerge, change or diversify over time. Also, you may feel that you already have much clarity and connection with your business’s higher purpose. Nevertheless, to deepen this connection and invite further clarity, consider asking yourself these questions and journaling your responses:

- What do I think is the primary purpose of my life?

- How does my life purpose relate to the higher purpose of my business?

- How would I describe the higher purpose of my business?

- What specific life areas relate to the higher purpose of my business?

- What specific groups of people relate to the higher purpose of my business?

Discerning and deepening your connection with your business’s higher purpose is the first, ongoing step of the inspired business planning process, and it will fortify all subsequent steps. As you focus on fulfilling this purpose, immense spiritual power will infuse your business, uniting your intentions and objectives with the evolutionary impulse of universal consciousness.

Copyright 2008 Mary C. Davis

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Spielberg ready to create invisible rabbit “Harvey” with new funding from India

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With new funding from India, Oscar winner Steven Spielberg is ready to move ahead with production and we all shall be able to see six-plus foot invisible rabbit “Harvey” in the near future.

Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed says that they were glad to see the legendary director back in filmmaking. Spielberg has not reportedly produced after Transformers since separating from Paramount Pictures. Deal with India’s Reliance on Monday breathed life back into Spielberg’s dormant DreamWorks Studios and he can now start directing “Harvey”.

Spielberg’s directorial project “Harvey” is remake of Oscar winner James Stewart (The Philadelphia Story) starring 1950 film based on Mary Chase Pulitzer Prize-winning play, about amiable and eccentric bachelor Elwood P. Dowd and his friendship with imaginary Harvey. Oscar nominated Henry Koster (The Bishop’s Wife) directed the 1950 Harvey, which won an Oscar and a Golden Globe.

It is reportedly a co-venture between the new DreamWorks, Disney and 20th Century Fox. Spielberg and Don Gregory (Fire in the Dark) will be the producers. While casting and pre-production is expected to begin immediately, the production will begin in early 2010.

As Oscar winner Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) has reportedly said no to the role of the polite Dowd, Spielberg will be looking for another likable top-notch leading actor who can convincingly talk to the invisible rabbit.


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Sony agrees to review Hindus’ withdrawal demand of Hanuman video game

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Sony Corporation has agreed to look into the issue of objections of Hindus against their newly released controversial “Hanuman: Boy Warrior” video game for PlayStation2.

Replying to the communiqué of Bhavna Shinde of Forum for Hindu Awakening, Keita Sanekata of Sony Electronics Inc wrote, “We will review this issue, and get back to you as soon as possible.”

Advancing the protest spearheaded by acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, Shinde earlier wrote Sanekata to “look into withdrawing this game and publishing an apology, so as to prevent further denigration of our Deity Sree Hanuman and intensifying of our protests”.

Rajan Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, had earlier urged Sony Corporation to withdraw the “Hanuman: Boy Warrior” video game, saying it trivializes the highly revered deity of Hinduism.

Shinde wrote, “Using a sacred figure from Hinduism, namely, the Hindus’ revered Deity, Sree Hanuman, as a character in a video game is highly objectionable to us Hindus worldwide… As an ethical corporation, Sony is expected to treat with respect the objects and concepts held sacred by the one-billion-strong Hindu community.”

Many other Hindu leaders/groups world over have joined the protest, including

Vamsi Krishna of Sanatan Sanstha based in Australia; Hindu Janajagruti Samiti headquartered in India; Jawahar L. Khurana, Chairperson of Hindu Alliance of India; Lila D. Sharma, President of India Heritage Panel; Dharam Loonaa, Executive Director of Universal Society of Hinduism; and Rakesh Nagpal, General Secretary of Shri Ramayan Pracharini Sabha; urging Sony for urgent withdrawal of “Hanuman: Boy Warrior” video game.

Lord Hanuman is greatly revered and his worship is very popular among Hindus and there are numerous temples dedicated to him. Hinduism is the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about one billion adherents. Sony, with Howard Stringer as Chairman, is one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world.


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Hindus launch online campaign against “The Love Guru” movie

             Hindu Leader Rajan Zed

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Intensifying the protest campaign against the upcoming Hollywood movie “The Love Guru”, Hindus have floated an online signature drive.

Advancing the movement launched by acclaimed Hindu leader Rajan Zed, this signature drive sends protest e-mails to Motion Picture Association of America, Paramount Pictures (presenters of “The Love Guru”), National Association of Theatre Owners, Indian Censor Board, and other authorities across the world. When someone registers for this drive, it automatically sends protest mail to these organizations.

“…In this film, the sacred relationship between Guru and disciple has been ridiculed…The parody on Gurus will contribute to the misunderstanding about the sacred concept of the ‘Guru’…”, the protest message says.

First day of this campaign registered about 2,500 protesters, according to Bhavna Shinde, Hindu leader affiliated with this campaign.

Meanwhile, furthering the drive pioneered by Indo-American leader Rajan Zed, various organizations and leaders have been coming out expressing concern about the possibility of “The Love Guru” hurting the sentiments of Hindus worldwide and urging filmmakers to be more responsible when handling faith related subjects. Zed has been saying that from the information available about the movie, it appears to be lampooning Hinduism and Hindus and using Hindu terms frivolously. Various Hindu, Catholic, Presbyterian, Jewish, Native American, Methodist, Buddhist, youth, film, spiritual/religious, music, yoga, civil rights, etc., leaders have already issued statements in support of this cause espoused by Rajan Zed.

On the other hand, Hindu groups have recently been approaching film distributors associations, exhibitors groups, regulatory bodies, government ministries, theater owners, etc., in various parts of the world urging them not to distribute/screen “The Love Guru” till Paramount Pictures makes necessary changes to it. 

Paramount Pictures, through its Senior Vice President National Publicity, Jessica Rovins, has earlier stated, “It is our full intention to screen the film for Rajan Zed and other Hindu leaders in the U.S. once we have a finished print.”

It may be recalled here that advance screenings of Mel Gibson’s 2004 movie “The Passion of the Christ” were held for clergy and others.

“The Love Guru”; a comedy starring Mike Myers (of Austin Powers fame, who is also the co-writer and co-producer), Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Ben Kingsley; and directed by Marco Schnabel; is set to release on June 20 next. In it Myers, an American, raised in an ashram in India, moves back to US as Guru Pitka to seek fame and fortune in the world of self-help and spirituality.

Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion followers. Moksha (liberation) is the ultimate goal of Hinduism.

Paramount Pictures Corporation, a Viacom brand, is a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.


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Beliefnet agrees to post protesting Hindus’ viewpoint alongside “The Love Guru” promotion

             Hindu Leader Rajan Zed

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On the protest of Hindu groups, Beliefnet, the largest spiritual website, has agreed to post an article explaining their viewpoint about the upcoming Hollywood movie “The Love Guru” alongside promotional material of movie, which Hindus say lampoons their religion.

Advancing the movement launched by acclaimed Hindu leader Rajan Zed, Hindu groups had earlier asked Beliefnet to stop promoting “The Love Guru”, which they say “hurts the Hindu and spiritual community”.

Michael Kress, Managing Editor of Beliefnet, in a communiqué to Bhavna Shinde, who represents Hindu Janjagruti Samiti and Sanatan Society for Scientific Spirituality, said, “We hope that by featuring this opinion alongside others, our readers can be better informed about the issues you are raising and decide for themselves what to believe and how to act in this case.” 

Shinde in a communiqué to Beliefnet had earlier said, “…we are appalled that a well-respected spiritual website like Beliefnet is openly promoting this movie that hurts the Hindu and spiritual community, contradicting Beliefnet’s published mission statement…”

“Protesting the denigrating content of ‘The Love Guru’ and Beliefnet’s promoting it”, Shinde further said, “…we urge Beliefnet to stop promoting ‘The Love Guru’ movie, till Paramount has made necessary changes to the movie, so that it will not hurt the feelings of the worldwide spiritual and Hindu community. This will also ensure continued respect from the Hindu and spiritual for Beliefnet as a truly spiritual website, in accordance with its mission statement.” 

Beliefnet lists its mission as ” to help people like you find, and walk, a spiritual path that will bring comfort, hope, clarity, strength, and happiness”. “Our only agenda is to help you meet your spiritual goals”, its website says.

Talking about the Beliefnet and Paramount partnership on ‘The Love Guru’ movie, the Beliefnet website said, “The features on this page were created as part of a collaboration between Beliefnet and Paramount Pictures. Beliefnet editors and Paramount officials jointly determined the design and content of this page,” and also states, “Beliefnet and Paramount explore the movie ‘The Love Guru’”. It also includes trailer of the movie. “Ask the Love Guru a Question” was at number four on the Most Emailed Articles list of Beliefnet website.

Launched in 1999, Beliefnet is part of the Fox Entertainment Group, which is a division of News Corporation. Steven Waldman is the President and Editor-in-Chief. Stated to be the largest online community for spirituality and inspiration, Beliefnet claims about three million unique visitors each month and a daily email newsletter readership of nearly 11 million subscribers. It has partnership with Time magazine, ABC News, etc.

Meanwhile, Hindu groups supporting Zed’s concerns about the movie have also been approaching film distributors associations, exhibitors groups, regulatory bodies, government ministries, theater owners, etc., in various parts of the world urging them not to distribute/screen “The Love Guru” till its presenter Paramount Pictures makes necessary changes to it.

In these communiqués, these groups said, “…stop distributing or screening the movie till Paramount has made necessary changes to the movie, so that it will not hurt the feelings of the worldwide spiritual and Hindu community.” 

“…If the trailer is an indicator of the content of the movie…then we feel that this movie is most likely to hurt the sentiments of seekers from various spiritual paths…it will hurt the religious sentiments of millions of Hindus worldwide, who hold the ‘Guru-disciple’ relationship as sacred…we are supporting Rajan Zed’s protest against the denigration…Poking fun is one thing, but if it creates a sense of belittling other’s faith, then it is wrong,” communiqués stressed.

Meanwhile, furthering the drive pioneered by Indo-American leader Rajan Zed, various organizations and leaders have been coming out expressing concern about the possibility of “The Love Guru” hurting the sentiments of Hindus worldwide and urging filmmakers to be more responsible when handling faith related subjects. Zed has been saying that from the information available about the movie, it appears to be lampooning Hinduism and Hindus and using Hindu terms frivolously. Various Hindu, Catholic, Presbyterian, Jewish, Native American, Methodist, Buddhist, youth, film, spiritual/religious, music, yoga, civil rights, etc., leaders have already issued statements in support of this cause espoused by Rajan Zed.

G. Kendrick Macdowell, Vice President of the National Association of Theatre Owners, largest exhibition trade organization in the world, replying to above-mentioned request of halting distribution/screening of the movie wrote, “I am sympathetic to your concern as I have been to the ashrams in India and know a little bit about the guru-disciple relationship. I have not seen the trailer or the movie, but I can guess that it satirizes ‘gurus on the make’. I doubt I would find it funny. Nevertheless, we are not in a position to take action you recommend …we are a trade association, and we cannot interfere with the decisions of our members regarding what movies or trailers to play…”

Ilona Cheshire, Press Officer of prestigious British Film Institute (BFI), wrote in her reply, “Please rest assured that the BFI will not be screening this title nor will be involved with a possible release of it.” J.L. Green, Chief Assistant (Policy) to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), replying the communiqué, said, “The BBFC is sympathetic to your concerns…”

Primitivo Rodriguez-Gordillo, President of Spain based Sociedad de Empresarios de Cine de España (SECIES), informed that the letter sent by Hindu groups was distributed among their members and “we hope their act conveniently”.

A prominent Jewish Rabbi, Elizabeth W. Beyer of Nevada (USA), has called for boycott of  “The Love Guru” because it “…lampoons Hinduism, mocks Ashram life and Hindu philosophy…” and asking “who laughs at religious practices”.

Paramount Pictures, through its Senior Vice President National Publicity, Jessica Rovins, has earlier stated, “It is our full intention to screen the film for Rajan Zed and other Hindu leaders in the U.S. once we have a finished print.”                

It may be recalled here that advance screenings of Mel Gibson’s 2004 movie “The Passion of the Christ” were held for clergy and others.

“The Love Guru”; a comedy starring Mike Myers (of Austin Powers fame, who is also the co-writer and co-producer), Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Ben Kingsley; and directed by Marco Schnabel; is set to release on June 20 next. In it Myers, an American, raised in an ashram in India, moves back to US as Guru Pitka to seek fame and fortune in the world of self-help and spirituality. 

Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion followers. Moksha (liberation) is the ultimate goal of Hinduism.

Paramount Pictures Corporation is a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.

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Broader goal of Hindu protests against “The Love Guru” is protecting minorities from ridicule

             Hindu Leader Rajan Zed

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The broader aim of worldwide Hindu protests against upcoming Hollywood movie “The Love Guru” is to protect the interests of various minorities and ethnicities of the world and save them from future ridicule, Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu leader who is spearheading these protests, said in a statement from Nevada (USA) today.

“Through these protests, we are attempting to safeguard the rights and respect of all minorities including Hindus and including ‘mind-body’ guy Deepak Chopra who makes a living by repackaging Hindu concepts, terminology, and products and who is unsuccessfully trying to defend this apparent mockery and in the process creating more confusion,” Rajan Zed said. 

Everyone is a minority in some place and in some sense in this world and deserves to be respected, Zed stressed.

Hinduism is the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about one billion followers and should not be taken lightly. Filmmakers should be very responsible when handling faith related subjects because movies being a powerful communication medium have far reaching effects, Zed said.

Hindus world over are deeply concerned about the apparent denigration of their traditions by this movie portrayal of Hindu characters like buffoons and parody of yoga, which is one of the six schools of Hindu philosophy. In Hindu tradition, guru is sacred and associated with the divine and leads disciples from darkness to light; and guru-disciple relationship is at the heart of Hindu tradition, Zed clarified.

“We hope that Paramount Pictures, presenters of ‘The Love Guru’, will be positively responsive to our concerns which we point out at the pre-screening of the movie promised by Paramount, and be prepared to make amends if requested”, Rajan Zed said.

Comedy should make everybody smile and should not come at the expense of ridiculing others’ faith and spreading misinformation, he said and added that besides Hindus, leaders of various other faith traditions have come out in support of the protest.

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