Don’t Look at Your Stocks!

Here we are in a new week of IT…the Coronavirus. So, this weekend we learned the following

  • Italy is pretty much closed
  • There is a cruise ship docking near Oakland with 3700 people, at least 700 infected (aka, a floating petri dish)
  • The number of U.S. infections grew exponentially over the weekend
  • IT has prompted an oil war with prices dropping to $30 a barrel
  • People are stocking up on non-perishable items and preparing to work from home if needed
  • AND…all of your retirement saving have PLUMMETED…so don’t think about retiring soon

Yes, I am still hanging on to a tiny thread of hope that I can fly to Iowa in April, Texas in May, and London in June. Hope they pop up with a vaccination soon! Anyhow, the stock thing is interesting, but depressing. I am purposefully not going to check my 401 numbers until they get a handle on this thing. There would be one reason to though…BUY some stock.

As the big money investors will tell you, just hang on, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Of course things were climbing way too well for a few years, chugging up the ladder of numbers everyday and making us feel too secure. Things have to come down after they go up; it works that way. Eventually over time, a gradual increase is seen from a further perspective. Stay in your position and consider what to add to your collection of investments.

I am not a financial advisor. As a matter of fact, I read and learned a lot from my partner only after starting over at the age of 46 from my divorce. I have to say that if you read enough and have enough good advice, you will be able to save and see progress. I have set a goal each year and been able to reach it. Until now……

This is going to take me back a ways and I will just have to suck it up. But then, so will everyone else. I’m sure even Warren Buffett with 82 billion will have a loss right now. How can it be avoided? I guess what I am saying is we have to into a “hibernation” mind set. Nothing is going to go forward until we can eliminate, or at least control, IT.

Here’s some additional info from this morning: https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/03/stocks-set-to-plunge-as-coronavirus-fears-continue-what-about-your-401k.html

This will be a test of humanity on a grand scale. Will we be able to unite and defeat IT? Can we stop squabbling and putting our own petty interests behind us for awhile? Hang in there folks, I think it’s going to get worse before it gets better. Wash those hands and stay at home if you can. Love and peace, Deb

We Are Magic

If you’re as old as I am, you will remember the skit on Saturday Night Live featuring Al Franken as Stuart Smalley, before his illustrious political career. Stuart was a character with a T.V. show called, “Daily Affirmations”, who looked into the mirror and said “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and Doggone it, people like me.” At the time, this cheesy, silly, fake show was funny because it was so crazy that you would have to tell yourself this everyday.

Welcome to the 21st century, when we really do need to tell ourselves that we no longer refuse to “beat ourselves up.” When we need to tell ourselves that we are worthy of our “share of happiness.” So many of us seem lost in some way, devoid of personal relationships that anchor us to daily life. Where did it all go wrong? I don’t know, and this is not a time or place to open that Pandora’s box, but affirmations are good….and they work.

Take for instance the story of Jim Carrey, famous actor and comedian. Did you know that Jim found himself in Los Angeles, trying to get some work. He used daily visualizations, until he decided to write a check to himself for ten million dollars dated 3 years in the future. This was in 1992. Three years later, he received a check for 10 million after the release of Dumb and Dumber. This was the turning point in his career.

You can see some of his thoughts on affirmations here:

Several self-help gurus today recommend daily affirmation for personal health and spiritual growth. If you want something to happen, and it is a good thing that will help humanity, all you have to do is “put it out there” and let the universe do with it as it will. The funny thing about this, is that you can’t micromanage the situation. If, for example, you want a red sports car, you can’t figure out how it’s going to happen. You can work towards it as you visualize it, but you can’t see all the intricate events that go on in order to make the car become yours. Sports cars don’t really help humanity (unless it’s electric!), but you get the gist.

One of my favorite affirmation gurus is Dr. Joe Dispenza. I previously wrote about him in my blog “Heal Thyself” https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/debhead.home.blog/68 . He believes in “neuroplasticity”, meaning we can rewire our brains at any age, in order to live a more fulfilling life. He has a lot of useful meditations and exercises you can do to manifest your future. Check out his books on Amazon.

For myself, I rewrite my yearly goals and print them out on a small piece of paper, which is taped on the mirror in my bathroom. I continued doing this after the first year yielded positive results as far as financial goals, and made me a more positive person. Here are some of my goals:

What you believe will prosper

Your mind will be free

Doors of opportunity will open unexpectedly

You will be kind and generous to others

What has not worked will now succeed

Not all of my goals are listed here, as many are financially related. But I think you get the idea that “goals” are also “suggestions” for living which make me a happier, more giving person. I think we all need little suggestions once in awhile.

It doesn’t matter if you can’t really understand how affirmations and brain training in manifesting things work, what really matters is that at the core of your being, YOU BELIEVE EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. That’s the catch, you see. For if you don’t truly believe that, then it won’t work. But, if you can get yourself into truly believing it works, and FEEL THE FEELING OF GRATEFULNESS AFTER IT DOES WORK….well, then, it will.

I hope you will investigate this magic further, that you will come up with suggestions or goals, you will place them on your mirror to read every day, and feel how grateful you are that they already happened in some quantum time, and will happen soon for you. You and I are amazing. We are so much more powerful than we know. Love and cheers, Deb

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