Generation of Change

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Today I published an article on Medium about a subject I’ve been meditating on for quite some time, but only recently have words come through to express these thoughts.

I encourage everyone to check it out if you feel like it by either clicking on the link above or here…
“Harbinger’s of Change: Millennials, Gen-Y, Scorpio Generation or Whatever You Want to Call Us.” https://medium.com/@brycepost/harbinger-s-of-change-millennials-gen-y-scorpio-generation-or-whatever-you-want-to-call-us-d871dbb1b9fa

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Everyone Needs a Gentle Reminder to Breathe

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Followers & dear friends,

Everyone needs a gentle reminder every now and then. Maybe you know someone who does need to be reminded to breathe. Especially during these holiday times that can be kinda stressful.

Now, normally I’m not one to mix my practice of meditation with product placement. If there was a choice, you wouldn’t even see the occasional ads at the bottom of some of my posts.

Maybe some have read about my insights on the flow behind money, or my shared thoughts about the new currency, you can get a sense of my thoughts on the whole monetary situation.

Having said that, I’m a little excited and proud to share something that might be of inspiration to others. If you feel like clicking the link below, you can purchase a whole variety of relaxing, super calming art stuffs from me, as seen in some of the images above.

No stress.
No obligations.
No worries.

https://society6.com/brycical/collection/take-a-breath-relax?curator=brycical

 

I hope this should be one of the only times I do something like this. But I’m proud to share these things.

Money and Flow

This is something I’ve thought about for many years, and even now, parts of it are still frustrating.

On one hand, I remember the words a lovely being in Canada once told me about the “new currency.” 

But I’m also a bit of a pragmatist and realize the current need for this rather goofy system/addiction. And the sad part is, just like an addiction, if we were to cut off the world’s money supply tomorrow, there would be complete chaos and people would die. This is how entrenched the monetary system is in our world.

There are two quite attributed to Bill Hicks which I think aptly illustrate some thoughts about “money,”

Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks on our purpose.

This whole “money” and “no money” thing is an addiction, but it’s an addiction in the way we’re told to think about and use it. I think it’s easy for many to get caught up in the mindset of “I need more = happiness.” Many leaders want us to live in this dangling carrot in front of the horse mindset, and want us to think that money equals power. But money is just paper and cheap metals.

It’s also equally as easy to get caught up in the damnation and renunciation of money too. Everyone who says “Money is evil” are giving money and that schema more power, especially the power to do and work for evil.

This is partially why I often write uplifting and conscious shifting words all over my money and encourage others to do the same.

We also have to recognize that some people would rather and are better suited for living a life without the confines of a monetary system. And to those who do I sincerely hope they know what they are getting into and have the aptitude for bartering, trade and sharing and are able to find or create communities where this is an acceptable form of transaction.

We must also recognize that some people are comfortable within the current system, and that is ok too. Money does offer a certain amount of comfort because bartering isn’t always easy and it eliminates a certain amount of thinking.

Another lovely being I met in Canada explained that they call money “flow,” because when they give it to people and places, they are giving something that is helping them flow through their reality a little easier in whatever way they see fit to use said “flow.” This also sort of ties in with the phrase, “You vote with your money.” This phrase I find equally repulsive and empowering. It’s repulsive because it would be awesome if more of us were voting with our hearts and presence.

But, it’s also empowering because if many more decided to become less apathetic and actually do research into all the places and people that create and distribute the products and foods all of us consume on a daily basis, we could put our flow into building and helping local places and other people who are genuinely doing “good.” A good example of this The David Lynch foundation. Without a certain amount of money, these people couldn’t be introducing TM into schools, homeless shelterprisons and military persons with PTSD. Money can do some good. (I’m not endorsed or affiliated with The David Lynch Foundation in anyway, but I do encourage people to donate)

Another example is McDonald’s, it’s been losing money for the last year or two, and I’d like to think that’s partially because more are awakening to the idea of other healthier alternatives. This needs to happen with more places in the meantime while more of us continue to support various ways to wene our dependency on the flow.

 

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Direct Democratic New Currency

There’s that old saying that goes something like “You vote with your money,” but it goes way beyond that. Because attention and presence are the new currency, this means we are voting with our minds each day.

The New Currency

Every action is a vote as to where we want to be in our lives, a vote towards one of literally billions of paths our lives could take. Our thoughts, feelings and emotions are the exchange.

If you put your attention and presence toward eating a burger when you know you should be eating a salad instead, you’re voting for that burger and everything that comes with it in terms of your health and digestion. If you decide to ignore that homeless person instead of drop a few coins their way you’re voting as to the kind of being you are and what you care about. When you put your attention to thinking about the past or future you’re voting not only about your thought patterns but also you’re voting to stay out of the present, the moment. The list goes on but I want to emphasize that these things I’ve mentioned are not examples of one doing something inherently bad/wrong. Each of you have your own moral compass and you are your own judge of what is and isn’t right. But I would like to mention something that bothers me a little.

Now, when I talk to friends and family, I don’t like to just do a glossy once over small-talk conversation, I like to dive into conversations and ask a lot of questions, a lot of why and how. And it slightly horrifies me when I’m asking someone “Why?” and they say “I don’t know.” Huh? For a while I didn’t understand when someone said that. For a while when someone said that it was rather frustrating. But now, through meditation and reflection I’ve looked back at certain moments in my life and I know I said or thought the same thing. I don’t know why I’ve done some of the things I’ve done. And I’ve come to discover when that happens in myself and others, we’re on autopilot which leaves us vulnerable for someone/something else to pilot the vehicle that is our mind and body. When someone says “I don’t know” when asked why or how it almost always means they weren’t thinking, that they weren’t fully conscience of their actions. If you don’t know who, what, where, why, when and how you’re voting, something’s up and you need to figure out why you don’t know, unless you’re ok with not being fully aware of the decisions that are leading you toward certain paths in your life. That’s ok too.

Attention and presence are the new currency, although, if you think about that notion, it’s really the oldest and most used currency. Problem is, many of us have forgotten it to be as such. Which is ok, but it doesn’t hurt to remind people once in a while.

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Debt

Debt began once currency was invented. The very concept of money is both enslavement and debt.

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