Alter Thought: "How does Inflation affect our Spirituality"

Nothing really tangible or real meaning, no real produce or productivity. And so how does this affect us spiritually? Right? This just seems to be like a physical thing. But it's not. Because now we have to ask ourselves, how do we not only prepare but survive endure through inflation or even worst case scenario, a crash. And a lot of experts are predicting that a crash is coming. And so how do we prepare ourselves? What should we be considering?

How do we spiritually retain our value in an inflation or transitioning into a new system?

Deborah Pardes
@DBPardes · 3:49

Know the real currency ❤️❤️❤️

I can't thank you enough for introducing this topic. And with the passion that you speak, I really feel like we need to take a breath and say, yeah, systems around us are going to challenge us in a very deep way because our perception of stability sometimes leans into the systems that have sort of been amplified by the structure that we call society
Dr. Aaron Waldron, M.Div.
@aShamaninJourny · 0:37

"Powerfully said @DBPardes!" 🙏🏽❤️💯💭🔥🤓

Deborah, my friend and family, thank you so much for joining this space of dialogue. And thank you so much for your incredible perspective, as well as your analysis of of just the essence of this topic. Thank you so much. Your emotional intelligence is increasing, and we're so delighted to have you share space with us every chance you get an email. Everything you said was just so powerful. Thank you so much. We couldn't have said it better. Hashe
Dr. Aaron Waldron, M.Div.
@aShamaninJourny · 3:01

"Social Capital" 🙏🏽 @DBPardes

It has ripple effects on the community you and are a part of. In addition to creating goodwill for you, increasing your own social capital, it strengthens the other person and the community in ways that ultimately benefit your social capital, too. And we thought that was highly relevant to your comment. If we're talking about what is real currency, it seems that real currency has a lot to do with community. We can't have real currency by ourselves
Ophelia Johnson
@LadyO · 3:48
So thank you very much for this. Well, thank you for inviting me to this. Well, there's just going to come a time when we're all going to have to make some really tough decisions. But I think if we think about things now and put things into perspective of what we will do and how we will do it, holding on to our spirituality, holding on to the idea of being of service. Yeah, that's definitely food for thought. So thank you for this
Dr. Aaron Waldron, M.Div.
@aShamaninJourny · 1:21

Thank you @LadyO for joining this space of thoughts 💭🙏🏽❤️🤓

So, yeah, we got to start thinking about it. We're not thinking about solutions, but we're just thinking, like processing what's happening around us. Maybe from that we can come a little closer to a collective solution. But thank you so much. We're an honor to always have you join these spaces. And please, if anything else comes to mind, we're empower you to come back and just share it. Thank you
Deborah Pardes
@DBPardes · 0:51

Social Capital

It's interesting that it sort of uses the phrase capital, which has a harshness to it, but it's really trying to put things in context that we have the ability to have movement within society just by being aware of our impact as human beings, just as someone who is wealthy has the ability to impact people with money, we have it a different kind of capital when we Orient ourselves through our social power. And I found this wonderful sort of infographic that kind of brings us home
Ophelia Johnson
@LadyO · 4:52
Or maybe we'll go back and revert back to just being able to bargain, barter and things like that with coins like gold and things like that. So we may think that gold is kind of irrelevant. It may be the one currency that we'll need. It may be the one thing that will be the difference between you starving and you actually being able to feed your family. And it's a really scary thing to think about
Sontaia Briggs
@PKBriggs · 2:07

@The3rdOWL

Erin, thank you so much. This was an excellent swell. So good. So good. Like, you really explained some very complicated things in such a clear, concise way. And thank thank you. I mean, especially like, the bubbles. The bubble thing is I think it's a bit complicated, and it's weird. Maybe we're on the same vibration. So I was in a bookstore this weekend, and I was looking at a book that's like the next bubbles
Dr. Aaron Waldron, M.Div.
@aShamaninJourny · 4:54

@PKBriggs "Warren Buffets perspective on Crypto." Link to video: https://youtu.be/XUsgoPAes8w

So it's not a step up. It's for Warren Buffett's step backwards, interesting enough. So please check out the video, hear what he has to say. I mean, this man has been known to be a great investor. He knows a lot of great strategies in terms of investing and moving money through markets, buying businesses, and of course, being wealthy. And his success is not what you think it is
Sontaia Briggs
@PKBriggs · 4:51

Good video @The3rdOWL

So I think it is advantageous to them to say that it isn't going to work and it's unproductive. It doesn't reproduce. That's literally all he said 15 minutes video, and he pretty much said that over and over again, which is different clips mixed together. And that's a very interesting idea statement to think about. And I'm going to look that up, look at more about productive and unproductive current futures and whatnot to see what the financial definitions are
Dr. Aaron Waldron, M.Div.
@aShamaninJourny · 5:00

@PKBriggs 🙏🏽🤓💭 "Black Wall Street Reflection" Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/x-ItsPBTFO0

Warren Buffett, like you said. But then you have on the other hand, there was a time in this country where people with large amounts of melanin in their skin, which were considered Negroes black people, they were formulating economy amongst themselves. Right. In this place called Tulsa, Oklahoma. And they called it they nicknamed it the Black Wall Street. And you ask yourself, why, why do they call it the Black Wall Street?
Sontaia Briggs
@PKBriggs · 3:02

Thank you for reminding us of Black Wall Street 🙏🏾

And potentially, if too many people begin to do that, then what do we need Wall Street for? What do we need Warren Buffett? What do we need them for? So I don't know, because essentially, sorry, last point. They need us because we're the consumers and we're no longer consuming. Then what happens? Their s*** is unproductive. But anyway, this is have a good morning
Dr. Aaron Waldron, M.Div.
@aShamaninJourny · 4:49

@PKBriggs 😂🤣🙏🏽❤️🤓🔥🧘🏽‍♂️♓️😮

And however you want to look at that, the sacrifice could be money, it could be time, it could be emotional intelligence, exchanging of energy, but it always requires something. Right. That's why I'm talking about people like Warren Buffett, very successful investors. They believe there are two things guaranteed in life, death and taxes. And it's interesting because the part of taxes is really talking about that sacrifice part
Sontaia Briggs
@PKBriggs · 2:11

All love! @The3rdOWL

We want to thrive. We have families, we have people we care about. We have things we want to do. We have goals, we have aspirations. And these things require money. And money is affected by inflation, to your point in inflation or these sudden rises or sudden drops particularly always affect those with less who happen to be the ones that care the most. Not all the time. Not saying that exclusively to anybody who's on here
Swell Team
@Swell · 0:15

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Bianca Garwood
@Its_Bink · 1:12
My thoughts on inflation usually goes out to others because fortunately, I am blessed to be in a space where I have the resources and and the mental bandwidth to support myself during this unfortunate time and space. But I think about the families who don't have the support, low income families, single parents who rely on affordable resources. So it really kind of affects me emotionally, mentally, our spirituality and my heart goes out to those folks
latoya Pride-Cook
@toyapc · 1:37

@The3rdOWL

I don't even have the money. I don't even have family or friends to count on or rely on. And I've been trying to do the best I can to help myself. I don't even know what to say about anything anymore. I have so many thoughts and feelings because I have so much empathy for everyone and I've done nothing but be a good person to people, and I just get s*** in return. I'm trying to keep that open
latoya Pride-Cook
@toyapc · 1:31

@The3rdOWL

But I can't do this on my own, and I'm finding it really difficult. Like, really difficult. I just want a safe space to go to, and I feel like I deserve that. I've been through so much. And why is this so bad for me to feel like I deserve a home or roof over my head? I'm sorry if I ruined this whole swell, but I just can't keep this any day longer. I'm very hurt
latoya Pride-Cook
@toyapc · 1:05

@The3rdOWL

Like, I don't know how people get out of this situation and I don't know what to do. I just need the help. I need the money and I've been crying and pleading and it's just like I'm getting nowhere. I don't even have the right mental health professional to help me. You go to the doctor's office and they just send you back out. If anybody has any idea what helped them and how did they do this, please let me know
Dr. Aaron Waldron, M.Div.
@aShamaninJourny · 3:58

@toyapc We are listening! We see & hear you. 🙏🏽❤️💯🧘🏽‍♂️🤓

And anyone who goes back to listen through the thread, you could actually experience a very poetic transition into the reaction of someone at the bottom of the barrel, so to speak, the reaction of someone who has gone face to face with a fractured, really a broken system. And this person is hurt. This person is in pain
Enfinit Evolushun
@Enfinit · 5:00
Even if I had all of those things that are required, there's always another disaster to prepare for. And I get tired a long time ago of trying to prepare for something that I haven't seen in my lifetime. I don't know if it's going to happen. There's this impending doom, this hovering above everybody. And I'm not one of those people that look up. So I'm tired of looking up and seeing something dark
Enfinit Evolushun
@Enfinit · 2:06
I should have been watching the time, but yeah, my cosmic reality is the most real reality that I have. I have. I've tried to live an entirely spiritual life, and that made my physical life crash and crumble. And then I applied myself to the physical reality, and then I leaned too far into that. So there's a balance in this world. There's a balance that we have to have. We can't look at our physical reality and react to it with our emotions
Process Imagining
@rafaelreyesiii · 4:27

https://s.swell.life/ST4V1U4e9sp5vde

There is someone that you have to go through trust, someone that you trust, and that's something you trust. That's how you barter, right? There's always a third person. Maybe this is why there's a need for Trinity for some reason there, and that's my spiritual input for the moment. But there's something there
Process Imagining
@rafaelreyesiii · 4:58
And then with the introduction of corporations and corporations being human, Briggs, we've lost a bit of humanity, and I mean by humanity, humanity, human beings and their ways of relating. So now we're forced to relate between human beings and corporations
Dr. Aaron Waldron, M.Div.
@aShamaninJourny · 4:23

@rafaelreyesiii "Trinity or 3rd party beneficiaries"

And so that's why this conversation takes a little bit of a deeper turn when we're talking about social capital that's leaning towards the more metaphysical or spiritual exchange of goods and services now where social capital allows us to reimagine or imagine how I don't need to give you a piece of paper that we agree equates to one dollars or $100, but I can give you something else that is non physical and that can be measured and valued in a metaphysical way
Dr. Aaron Waldron, M.Div.
@aShamaninJourny · 4:36

@rafaelreyesiii 🙏🏽❤️💯💭🧘🏽‍♂️🔥 "Decentralizing" #newspiritualnetworks #socialcapital #metaphysicaleconomy

This is something that we're collectively still thinking on and processing. But what a beautiful space, right? To just reflect upon that it's not something that you hear at your local cafe or you probably find on Facebook. It won't be something that's put into an image that's amusing you, but it's something that drives you to really think further about the mere effects. A lot of times we just don't consider other how it affects other or collectively
Dr. Aaron Waldron, M.Div.
@aShamaninJourny · 5:00

@rafaelreyesiii 🙏🏽❤️💯💭🤓🔥 [Spiritually] "whats our Return On Investment?"

Maybe we should just think about the very thing that brought the water and maybe that's where we can start creating bridges to connect bridges to not only connect with each other, but to really connect with ourselves. We can't help but slide in. That introspective thought of it really does start with us individually. We cannot participate in economy if we're not understanding value or appreciating value, because then how are we going to agree upon a fair value?
Process Imagining
@rafaelreyesiii · 4:37
It may fall within a physical space computer, but other than that, it turns digital. And digital is not physical at all. You could almost call it a premise, a theory, a way of thinking in a world that exists there. It is, for all case and purposes, like Tron, a world that has been created like Tron. And the question with that is we can go to Aaron legacy and say, how do we turn that digital into something physical for value?
Dr. Aaron Waldron, M.Div.
@aShamaninJourny · 5:00

@rafaelreyesiii "The Process Continues"

It's going through a mathematical algorithm of art and creativity, and there's a lot of debate about whether that's fair or not. Is that even art? So, yeah, that's such a good point. Thank you. And you're right. Excuse me. The world's already moving towards this digital reality, and it does concern us
Dr. Aaron Waldron, M.Div.
@aShamaninJourny · 4:58

"Value in a Digital World" @rafaelreyesiii 🙏🏽🧘🏽‍♂️💭🤓❤️💯🔥💎

And one of the foundational issues that we're trying to learn through and figure out for ourselves is how do we instill value amongst each other in community and social capital was really like the early stage of thought in terms of stepping away from physical things and maybe stepping into more emotional things, psychological things, spiritual things that we can instill meaning in symbols or gestures. Exchanging of energy, perhaps could be like a new form of currency for the community that we're thinking of