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
Conflict Shock as Beginning of Disease
Have you ever wondered why you are sick? Was it a virus, a bug you caught or just some mistake that your body made? Have you ever gone to your doctor and asked why do I have this problem, only for him to say, I don’t know? Do you suspect that there must be something more fundamental behind disease rather than risk factors? Is there a ‘missing link’?
In 16th century, Descartes proclaimed that mind and body were separate. Conventional Medicine has focused on understanding the mechanical and chemical aspects of disease, while the cause seem to remain a mystery. Medical dictionaries describe almost all diseases as ‘idiopathic’, meaning ‘of unknown cause’, or ‘autoimmune’, meaning the ‘immune system attacks’ the body. Beyond this, medicine can only offer hypotheses in the form of risk factors, including germs, genetics, lifestyle, mechanical malfunction and stress.
Some therapists look deeper, exploring body type, psychology, energy systems and various other data. Yet even within alternative and complementary approaches there remains a gap in understanding: a definitive and scientifically robust explanation of why specifically we attract a dis-ease.
The current ruling paradigm - Our genes, unhealthy nutrition, toxins, stress levels and germs are the causes of disease!
Let’s explore some of the current ruling theories:
Genetics: The ‘Primacy of DNA’ is the latest media bandwagon and increasingly seen as the answer to many diseases. Yet Bruce Lipton’s work in the field of cell biology and Epigenetics has proven that the environment influences our genes, not the other way round. Why is this still largely ignored?
Nutrition: There is ongoing debate about what constitutes a healthy diet and how certain foods may encourage or avert disease. For the vast majority, nutrition is an important factor affecting our vitality, yet cannot in itself be seen to cause or prevent dis-ease.
Smoking: The media emphasises the link between smoking and many dis-eases, yet research is inconclusive. Many of us know people who have smoked for years and still outlive their peers.
Stress: This is another popularly cited cause of ill health. Even the medical profession say that 95% of disease is caused by stress, but I would like to ask the following questions: What does ‘stress’ actually mean?
Can it be that specific kind of stress is related to a specific illness? What may cause a stress-related illness for one person doesn’t for the next? How can we explain different reactions and tolerance levels?
Germs: Viruses, bacteria and microbes
Louis Pasteur is often glorified as the saviour of humanity for his twin triumphs of pasteurisation and vaccination. What underpins both is his Germ Theory, the foundation of Western medicine and Pasteur’s legacy. However, the most pioneering areas of science are now showing that the Germ Theory is based upon faulty assumptions. Even Pasteur realised this, on his deathbed in 1895 he said:
“The pathogen is nothing. The terrain is everything”
Pasteur’s denouncement came too late to stop the burgeoning medical-industrial complex. Yet mounting evidence, particularly from Dark Field Microscopy, is proving that viruses, bacteria and fungi are continually present within our blood environment, so after all our blood is not sterile like Pasteur proclaimed.
There is no doubt that each of the mentioned factors can have a debilitating effect on your health. However, none can be considered, even in combination, to be the root cause of a disease.
Scientific evidence proves the connection between an emotional shock and dis-ease.
If you’ve ever read books by Dr. Deepak Chopra or Louise Hay, you will be aware of the mind-body connection and emotional links with ill health. This and further evidence gives us an understanding of how and why dis-ease begins. The latest scientific research in Europe explains how a conflict shock or Significant Emotional Event (SEE), always precedes dis-ease.
A SEE is an experience that happens unexpected, is dramatic and emotional, and we don’t know how to deal with it nor express it adequately. It can range from an argument to receiving bad news, such as a bleak medical prognosis to a life-threatening situation like being involved in a car crash or someone close to you leaving you.
At the moment of the SEE, there are changes at all levels: psyche, nervous system, organ, brain and our interaction with the social environment. The latest diagnostic tools like Bio-Decoding/New Medicine map the specific emotions felt at the time of the shock, via the brain, to a specific organ, allowing you to understand the cause and the precise process of dis-ease and healing.
Each area of the brain corresponds to a specific organ, and the impact of the SEE is observable on a brain CT scan. The specific emotion experienced will determine which organ reacts. For example, the epidermis (upper skin) is affected by a loss-of-contact conflict, while the lung alveoli are affected by a fear-of-death conflict. Ultimately the felt emotion is the driver of the dis-ease.
A Paradigm Shift - Symptoms are bio-logical and meaningful.
From the perspective of this paradigm shift, rather than being an error of nature or the cumulative effect of ‘risk factors’, our bodies’ reactions are bio-logically meaningful, with the goal of survival and evolution. This is the case for all dis-eases, including colds, eczemas, diabetes and cancers.
ConsciousLiving Mentor and Transformation Coach