Retirement is a topic that can make people sleep badly.
Some people save a lot of additional money. But now, in the present, they have less to live for. Which is somehow a pity. If so, then ...
Others have decided to live now and they trust that later everything will somehow be all right. Which can be dangerous. What now …
And then there are those who have a lot now and have saved up enough for later. Hallelujah. They will probably not sleep badly. All good?
What many people forget is providing for old age is more than only saving money!
Of course, financial security is important and with money everything is easier than without money.
But what good is a lot of money if you can't do anything with it because you're sick? Take care of your health now!
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What use is the money to you if you have no one with whom you can fulfil your desires?
How happy can you become when you are lonely?
What good is it if you have a lot of money but only stay at home and have no interests or hobbies?
What good is it if you don't know how to use and divide up your free time because for years you were only determined by others?
What if you can't take care of yourself because you never learned it or you’re sick?
If you simply have nothing for which you want to get up in the morning and you lack the sense?
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How do you see your future?
Maybe you often think of something like that: When I am old, then ...
- I finally have the opportunity to travel more and see something of the world.
I finally have time to read all the books I ever wanted to read and sit in the garden in peace.
- I will not be such an old fart, I will continue to meet with my friends and can just do great things all day long.
- I will take care of my grandchildren and I can finally be there for my family.
Every one of us has such dreams and ideas about the future.
But to be honest, how sure can you be that what you want will come true?
Maybe then you will simply be too sick to travel. And being away for a long time is not possible because you still have a house that binds you.
And who is actually coming with you?
Maybe you will soon get bored with your books. After all, they haven't been interesting and important enough to get a piece of your time in the last 30 years.
Do you surely have a few good friends and acquaintances later who like to share their time with you? Maybe they have other obligations as well. Or they die. Or move away.
And what about your family? What if the grandchildren just don't like their old grandpa? And anyway, your children and grandchildren also have their own lives and not necessarily enough time to get to grips with you.
Phew, if I read it that way, I could get directly scared of the future ...
But that's not what I wanted to tell you with this post.
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Saving money for your retirement means investing money in the future today. Don't get me wrong: Financial provision is of course important and right.
But it is just as important to provide for your health, your relationships, your goals, your purpose and your ideas of what a beautiful old age may look like for you.
You can already do something about that today. And thus make it more likely that you will have a happy old age.
Also invest in your dreams, ideas and purpose
Take care of things as they come. But you should also make sure that things come as you want them to.
So let's start with the slightly different retirement plan.
The last 20 years:
On average, we live around 20 years in retirement, which seems a long time. What you can do.
Of course - and also unfortunately - we cannot completely influence how this time will go and what exactly awaits us.
But let us not only pay attention to financial security. There is so much more to life than that. Relationships. Spirituality. Love. Health. Purpose.
That's why it is important to expand your retirement plan!
That's why you should expand your pension portfolio to include a few more things that are important to you as you grow older.
Because: "The best way to predict the future is to shape it yourself".
Step 1: Become clear about your dreams and ideas
Think about what you want to truly enjoy in your older years.
Step 2: Identify the obstacles
And now search quite purposefully for what could stand in the way of your happiness. Why could perhaps not work out what you wish for? What are the risks? What could prevent your ideas from coming true?
Step 3: Make your investment plan
If you have thought about what your goal is (step 1) and what could prevent you from achieving it (step 2), then the third step follows: your plan.
For this you ask yourself what you can do for your more inclusive retirement so that it becomes as unlikely as possible that your obstacles from step 2 appear.
Of course you can do that all on your own, at least you should do that.
But most likely we don’t know how to do that and what our talents really are. Often we think we know who we are or what we can do best but in our coaching and mentoring we found out, that the truth is a most a surprise.
Christa Krahnert ND
Naturopath, Holistic Counsellor
Coach, Mentor, Spiritual Teacher
Have you ever heard the serenity prayer? ‘God, give me the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things that should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.’
Are you tired of how you are feeling and/or perhaps how you look? Are you often feeling depressed? Are you sick of all those annoying perceived imperfections and seeming inadequacies? Are things just not the way you would like them to be? Are others behaving just not the way you would like them to?
Here are a few more questions; are you really hard working at changing circumstance and/or others? Are you really working hard at becoming a new person and are you successfully dumping all you own irritating defects? Do you find it stressful and exhausting?
How are you going anyway? Are you getting anywhere? Are you making any progress after years of dedicated hard work to change yourself and your life? Or have you already given up?
Here’s some news for you: You won’t change! You can’t change! It’s impossible! What you can change is your attitude and your beliefs.
The only thing you can really change is your acceptance of yourself. How about starting to accept yourself as a unique, one of a kind and imperfect human being living in an imperfect world filled with millions other seeming imperfect people.
The only way out of frustration and depression is to first accept your states of frustration and depression. You can continue to feel depressed, blame, criticise and scream about your shortcomings and imperfections, you will never have the perfect body; the perfect mind, partner, environment or what have you.
Without accepting the current state you are in, no drug or therapy will ever work; sure it might provide a short relief, but the true depth of your being will surely stay obscured and suppressed.
Perfection in this world does not exist! What is perfection anyway? Everything is perfect as it is, NOW! Is it not? What is, is! Because it is! I invite you to open yourself to this statement. Explore what lies beyond ideas and the conceptual mind. Embrace your feelings, fully! Your feelings never lie, they talk to you, they have a message for you.
They reflect your every thought and belief! And your thoughts and beliefs tell a story, your story. Who would you be without your story? Not just another story, but without any story!
What are your attitudes and beliefs reflecting? Are you courages enough to find out, with honesty and without judgement?
Keep in mind that what you resist persist. Resist your perceived seeming imperfections and unhappiness and your conscious and unconscious focus and energies will keep you there, shaping your every experience of more so-called imperfections. Imperfection is just an idea anyway, who says and who determines what is perfect and what is not?
We can even feel completely lousy, waiting for circumstances to change or a sudden happiness will descend on you some day and everything will change. How long do you want to wait?
What you can do is taking responsibility and be totally aware of your attitudes and beliefs, every moment of your life.
Would you be prepared to laugh at your perceived flaws and focus instead on your inherent wholeness and greatness? Deep inside you do know what I am talking about! Would you be willing to accept yourself just as you are, NOW? It could be a most liberating and transforming experience in your life!
It would also mean that you don’t have to struggle any longer to be someone or something you’re not. Just imagine to be finally free to be you, just as you are, NOW! I encourage you to give up struggle and surrender to ,what is‘. Oh sweet surrender! How would it feel to love yourself just the way you are?
How would you feel if you celebrate life and your uniqueness every day, every minute? How would you feel if you chose to embrace all your seeming faults, warts and failures?
The feeling of feeling good can come only from one place; a place deep inside of you: total self-acceptance. Are you ready to re-discover it?
With freedom to choose self-acceptance comes responsibility. It happens automatically and is extremely empowering. Your joy is there. It never went away. Welcome home!
Love & Light
Bringing More Light and Awareness to a World in Chaos
Present times are intense in many ways for everyone, both for those who have awakened to truth and those who have not.
Outdated and conditioned belief systems begin to crumble.
Coming together in mediation will bring the energy of truth and a level of awakened consciousness to our world.
We want to encourage people to start living from their own highest level of awareness because consciousness and energy goes with you wherever you go.
At some point a stage of consciousness is attained that realises that nothing needs healing, changing or fixing. You know that you are the light of pure knowing, the ‘I am’ presence. That is the ultimate goal of meditation.
Once a higher stage of consciousness is attained it can shift the consciousness of those receptive.
This is how Jesus healed. His consciousness contained no beliefs of discord or disease, and so when anyone seeking healing came to him they automatically entered into his consciousness where chaos and dis-ease did not exist.
However, he always reminded them not to go back to their old stage of consciousness where they would simply re-create limited situations, which is true today.
You are consciousness, you are not the physical body. Your body is an energetic vehicle that comes with living here on the planet. You are not the mind, the mind may think and act, you are consciousness. You are not a person, a person is a legal construct, created without your consent, what you truly are is consciousness.
It is your attained level of consciousness, expressing through your energy field, that helps awaken those who are ready. Everyone carries a personal energy field reflective of their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual state of consciousness.
It seems that here on earth, in the third dimension, peace is something to be attained between individuals or countries. In reality, peace is simply the manifestation of ONEness consciousness. Peace has always been and forever will be, because it IS. It is our natural state.
Only the conscious realisation of this ONEness in universal consciousness will manifest as permanent world peace because consciousness is the substance of everything.
A consciousness of ONEness holds nothing to interfere with or block omnipresent Divine balance and harmony, whether it be between humans, countries or nature.
Peace is the only interaction possible within ONE. Peace, being Source essence, must therefore be at the heart of everyone's consciousness, never needing to be attained or sought after, but rather recognised.
The world and its people in general is not now and never will experience true peace until it moves beyond beliefs of separation.
Consciousness is always expressing itself. If those directing peace efforts have not attained a consciousness of peace, they have nothing with which to create real peace. You cannot make something out of nothing.
As more and more souls awaken into the truth of ONEness, peace of all areas of life will begin to manifest. Peace created out of separation, lack and fear can never be permanent because it is built on an unstable foundation.
Peace, like everything else in the three dimensional world, is the material sense of a deeper spiritual reality of ONEness and must be truly known and integrated by men and women before it can manifest. This is how life on earth evolves.
The world hungers for peace, and the already present peace within everyone lies buried under layers of ignorance and false beliefs.
Every being innately knows that peace is their birthright, but does not realise that their belief system limits access to it.
Couples seek peace in relationships, parents seek peace with their children, governments seek peace with other countries and even with their own citizens, but all continue to seek it in the wrong places.
At this time, most so called ‘leaders’ are simply shoving game pieces around on a giant world game board, using illusion and false beliefs to bring about misguided personal agendas.
The reality is that everything anyone or any country could ever have need of is already fully present awaiting recognition. New and more evolved leaders are waiting on the side lines.
When you feel the need for some outside help, allow yourself to be intuitively guided to those working from a more enlightened level.
True and lasting peace can only happen when mankind is willing and able to leave behind the false and limiting beliefs of separation, scarcity and inadequacy.
This is what awakening is, the evolution out of the illusion of separation into the awareness of ONEness. This is what you are witnessing in the world right now and what is causing the chaos and confusion, old habits do not give up easily.
As you attain a consciousness of peace, it automatically manifests as you go about your day, no matter how seemingly ordinary.
Harmony, abundance and peace never comes from another, but rather through them, manifestations of your own attained stage of consciousness.
True peace is coming, and because it is a state of consciousness, it seems to need time to mature. Allow the illusions of obsolete world beliefs to kick and scream as much they want as they dissolve, for they hold only the power they are given, having none of their own.
Never forget that as the Divine in expression you are creators, and in the increasingly intense energies of awakening, you are creating much more quickly.
BE the peace you seek and BE the love you have looked to others for. It is a new time, a time in which you are ready to know, accept, realise and integrate the peace that you are!
Everything I have been seeking, I already am.
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Love and Light