Meditation - Ascension - Channelling - Soul Mates

TJ Higgs - Psychic Medium Healing Singing Bowls Courses on the go. Holistic and Spiritual CoursesDistant learning. Alternative spiritual therapies Psychic Workshops Alex Lovelock Medium Elizabeth Francis - Psychic Medium Lorrain Violet Moon Kim Barden Hypnotherapy BWRT Spiritual Energetics
Avebury Fairy Weekend
Date: 21-Sep-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: 112 High St, Avebury, Marlborough, Wiltshire , SN8 1RF, United Kingdom
Avebury Fairy Weekend (FREE)
Date: 21-Sep-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: 112 High St, Avebury, Marlborough, SN8 1RF, United Kingdom
Inner & Outer Forgiveness; Galilean Healing Day
Date: 28-Sep-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Chandler's Ford, SO53 2JE, United Kingdom
Two day Psychic & Mediumship Workshop
Date: 05-Oct-2019 11:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Healthy Yogi, Old Post Office Lane, Maidenhead, UK, SL6 1JG, United Kingdom
The Shamanic Journey
Date: 23-Nov-2019 9:30 AM

Visit Site
Address: D-Day Memorial Hall Southwick Hampshire PO17 6ED, PO17 6ED, United Kingdom
Introduction to Transformational Tools for Ascension
Date: 18-Sep-2019 6:30 PM

Visit Site
Address: Woodford Green, London, Woodford Green, UK, IG8 0XE, United Kingdom
Angelic Reiki 1&2 Practitioner Course
Date: 20-Sep-2019 9:45 AM

Visit Site
Address: Address on booking form, IP24 3AU, United Kingdom
Love Yourself, Heal Your Life Workshop
Date: 21-Sep-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Feering Community Centre, Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester, UK, CO5 9SR, United Kingdom
Crystal Healing Workshop
Date: 21-Sep-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: The Lee, Great Missenden HP16 9LZ, United Kingdom, HP16 9LZ, United Kingdom
Cosmic Heart Energy Healing
Date: 21-Sep-2019 10:30 AM

Visit Site
Address: Margetts Road, Kempston, United Kingdom, MK42 8DT, United Kingdom
Meet Your Angels, The Power of Forgiveness and Meditation
Date: 25-Sep-2019 6:30 PM

Visit Site
Address: Woodford Green, London, Woodford Green, UK, IG8 0XE, United Kingdom
The Transformational Truth of Tarot Retreat Canada
Date: 27-Sep-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Saint - Adolphe -d'Howard, Quebec, Canada., 93657, United States
Mind Body and Spirit Event
Date: 28-Sep-2019 10:00 AM

Address: Writtle Village Hall18 The GreenCM1 3DU, CM1 3DU, United Kingdom
Finding the connection between body mind and soul
Date: 28-Sep-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Date: 28-Sep-2019 11:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Kensington Town Hall Toilets, Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX, UK, W8 7JB, United Kingdom
Mind Body Spirit & Craft Weekend Fair 28th/29th September 2019
Date: 28-Sep-2019 11:00 AM

Address: The Woolwell Centre Darklake Lane Plymouth Devon, PL6 7RB, United Kingdom
In Good Spirit - Psychic and Holistic Fair
Date: 29-Sep-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Glenmore House, 6 The Crescent, Surbiton, KT6 4BN, KT6 7QA, United Kingdom
Psychic Medium - Live Phone Readings
Date: 05-Oct-2019 9:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: London, UK, WC2N 5DU, United Kingdom
In Good Spirit - Psychic and Holistic Fair
Date: 06-Oct-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Soper Hall Community Centre, Harestone Valley Road, Caterham CR3 6HY, KT6 7QA, United Kingdom
A Demonstration of Mediumship with TJ Higgs.
Date: 11-Oct-2019 7:30 PM

Visit Site
Address: The Staddy, Staddiscombe Road, Plymouth, UK, PL9 9LT, United Kingdom
Remote Spirit Release - October Workshop
Date: 12-Oct-2019 9:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: De Vere Horsley Estate, Ockham Road South, East Horsley, Leatherhead, UK, KT24 6RS, United Kingdom
Date: 12-Oct-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Harrogate Convention Centre, Kings Site, Kings Road, Harrogate HG1 5LA, HG1 5JR, United Kingdom
Mansfield MBS Show
Date: 12-Oct-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: John Fretwell CentreSookholme rdMansfieldNotts, NG19, United Kingdom
Ashtar Revealed!
Date: 12-Oct-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Columbia Hotel 95-99 Lancaster Gate,, W2 3NS, United Kingdom
A Demonstration of Ascension Mediumship
Date: 12-Oct-2019 3:00 PM

Visit Site
Address: John Fretwell Centre, Sookholme rd, Mansfield, Notts, NG19, United Kingdom
Next Newport/Cardiff UFO and Paranormal Conference on Sunday the 13th Oct 2019
Date: 13-Oct-2019 9:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: St. Mellons Hotel, Castleton, Cardiff, UK, CF3 2XS, United Kingdom
Mansfield MBS Show
Date: 13-Oct-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: John Fretwell Centre Sookholme rd Mansfield Notts, NG19 8LL, United Kingdom
Manifesting From a Place of Love
Date: 13-Oct-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Box End Park, Box End Road, Kempston, MK43 8RG United Kingdom, MK43 8RW, United Kingdom
Date: 13-Oct-2019 12:00 PM

Visit Site
Address: House of Togerthness, 14 - 16 Betterton street, Covent Garden London Wc2, GY1 2JT, United Kingdom
The 7 Secrets of The Beehive
Date: 13-Oct-2019 3:00 PM

Visit Site
Address: John Fretwell Centre,Sookholme Road, Mansfield, NG19 8LL, United Kingdom
Date: 18-Oct-2019 2:00 PM

Visit Site
Address: Narasoma Retreat Centre,Jalan Monkey Forest,Gang Beji No 35,Ubud 80571,Bali, Indonesia, 80571, Indonesia
The Inner Vision: Self Development Retreat 2019
Date: 19-Oct-2019 9:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone, UK, CT20 2LR, United Kingdom
Iridology and Naturopathy Symposium
Date: 19-Oct-2019 9:30 AM

Visit Site
Address: YMCA Indian Hotel/Hostel Conference Centre, 41 Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T 6AQ, W1T 6AQ, United Kingdom
Colchester Mind Body Spirit Festival
Date: 19-Oct-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Marks Tey Parish HallOld London RoadMarks TeyColchesterEssex, CO6 1EJ, United Kingdom
Pendulum Dowsing Workshop
Date: 19-Oct-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: ThetfordIP24 3AU, IP24 3AU, United Kingdom
Date: 19-Oct-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Chester Racecourse, The Pavilion, Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LY, CH1 2LY, United Kingdom
Autumn Gentle Yoga & Wellness Retreat
Date: 25-Oct-2019 3:00 PM

Visit Site
Address: EX37 9BJ, EX37 9BJ, United Kingdom
Energy Trinity Weekend
Date: 25-Oct-2019 4:00 PM

Visit Site
Address: Royal Norfolk Hotel, The Esplanade, Bognor Regis, West Sussex,, PO21 2AQ, United Kingdom
Wind Down to Winter Retreat
Date: 25-Oct-2019 5:00 PM

Visit Site
Address: Elan Valley Lodge, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5LF, United Kingdom
Nantwich Mind Body Spirit Event – 26th & 27th October 2019
Date: 26-Oct-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Nantwich Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich CW5 5NH, UK, CW5 5DG, United Kingdom
Nantwich Civic Hall Mind Body Spirit Event 26th October 2019
Date: 26-Oct-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Beam Street, Nantwich, UK, CW5 5LY, United Kingdom
Divine Feminine in Egypt November 2019
Date: 06-Nov-2019 2:00 PM

Visit Site
Address: Achti ResortAl Awameya, P.O. Box 43, Luxor, 83951, Egypt, 83951, Egypt
Date: 09-Nov-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, Baker Street, NW1 6XT, London, NW1 6XT, United Kingdom
Future Life Progression Practitioner Training
Date: 15-Nov-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Clarendon Hotel Montpelier Row, London, UK, SE3 0RW, United Kingdom
Mind Body Spirit Fayre
Date: 16-Nov-2019 10:00 AM

Address: The Linden Hall, Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst Car Park, Hants. SO43 7NY, SO43 7NY, United Kingdom
Lighting up the Earths Crystals with Tim Whild & Rosemary Stephenson
Date: 17-Nov-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Park Parade, Harrogate, UK, HG1 5RQ, United Kingdom
The Powerful Freedom of Choice
Date: 23-Nov-2019 9:30 AM

Visit Site
Address: The Tower TheatreNorth Rd, Folkestone CT20 3HL, CT20 3HL, United Kingdom
Worldwide Live Online Mind, Body & Spirit Event
Date: 23-Nov-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: London, UK, WC2N 5DU, United Kingdom
Retreat to Holy Land and Petra, Jordan
Date: 11-Dec-2019 8:00 PM

Visit Site
Address: London, UK, WC2N 5DU, United Kingdom
Date: 12-Feb-2020 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: OTLEY ROAD Otley Road, Leeds, UK, LS6 2UE, United Kingdom
Free ONLINE Angel Healing Course (includes recognized accredited certificate)
Date: 31-Jul-2020 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Global Online, M2, United Kingdom

International Version
Select County

Ann Sinclair - Psychic Reading Tarot by Patti The Big Purple Psychic & Holistic Fair IPHM Side - Therapists Accrediation Spiritual Events UK - Psychics For Hire Theta Healing Academy SMALL 12 I Speak with Animals Book Here - SM23 MBS Web Design - Mind Body Soul Gathering of Minds Peaceful LivingLuna Chakra and Aura Certified Course Pauline Clairvoyant Medium Book this spot (SM29)

[ View My Events ]
  +Add Event +Add Article +Add Classified +Add To Directory
Singing Bowls and Gong Products

In Your Name?

By:Mark Boyle
Date: Sat,04 Dec 2010

View Related

Mark Boyle outside
his off-grid
Photograph: Mark Boyle

Money - this tool we currently use to oil the wheels of local, national and global exchange - has many inevitably destructive consequences. One of these consequences stands out above the rest - not only because of its critical role in creating the ecological mess we're finally starting to fully understand - but because of how misunderstood and overwhelmingly miscalculated it is. This consequence: money keeps us separated.

Not just from the people in our local community, but from the destructive repercussions that the stuff we mindlessly consume has on everything involved in its supply chain. Which is great news for the global marketeers, such as many of the major apparel corporations, who rely on their sub-contracted Haitian workers (who get paid an hourly wage we wouldn't bother to pick up off the ground) never meeting the end consumer who pays $100+ for the shoe that took them minutes to make. And vice versa.

But when we know something, can we really unknow it? And if we can't, how can we just keep turning a blind eye? Buying 'green' or 'ethical' (whatever they actually mean, given that no one can actually give a standardised definition) is not sufficient enough anymore. The very act of buying is the problem. It means we're consuming something that we had almost zero relationship with; not with the earth that supplied the materials, or with the person who made it. Until the degrees of separation between the consumer and the consumed are no more than one degree, symptoms such as climate change, peak oil and deforestation are simply inevitable.

Trying to endlessly buy our way to sustainability is as ridiculous as trying to shag our way to virginity.

Just in case you aren't aware of some of the symptoms of our total disconnection from what we consume are today, here is a flavour:

1. We're using over 85,000,000 barrels of oil EVERY DAY (2006/2007 figures). That's the equivalent of 22,000,000,000 (yes, 22 billion) slaves, working 40hrs a week, to maintain this fantasy society, this temporary illusion of a functioning economic model. The effects of this on our biosphere, our obesity levels (40% of school children in US are obese), the rate at which we conquer the few remaining natural ecosystems left etc. are simply staggering. 

2. We are destroying our rainforests now at the rate of over 1 hectare per second. That's 150 acres per minute. 216,000 acres per day (an area the size of New York). 78,000,000 acres per year (an area the size of Poland, roughly).

When you consider that 50% of all species on the earth (yes folks, contrary to what our current culture and religious institutions would have us believe, the universe/earth wasn't created solely for our pleasure and God isn't a white male human!) live in tropical rainforests, you get a fuller understanding of the effects of the devastation we're inflicting on millions of years of evolution of life on this planet. All so that we can take more than we need.

3. The global economic model we persist with is complicit in the murder of 1 child every 3 seconds from starvation alone. When you consider that this happens at a fossil-fuelled time of abundance in human history, when the free-market economics of the the UK throws out 33% of all food produced (US - over 50%), it's makes me feel incredibly angry. How do you feel about it? Angry? Sad? And can you transform that emotion into positive action?

This criminal discrepancy can't be interfered with, however, as to do so would be to mess with free-market economics. However, when the banks need us to bail them out, then apparently our politicians and economists are more than happy for us to interfere with the market.

4. An estimated 1.2 million Iraqi people have been killed in 'Operation Iraqi Freedom', with countless others suffering horrific injuries. Why? A complex set of reasons, but three stand out:

a. Resources - we want cheap oil so we can have cheap everything else. Iraq has plenty of it.

b. Political positioning in Middle East - which again, like everything else, comes down to the economy. If security really is your main concern, bombing people doesn't make you safer. As Michael Franti once said, "you can bomb the world to pieces, but you can't bomb it into peace".

c. Deconstruction means reconstruction. And do you know who gets the contracts? That's right, the victors, and Halliburton in particular. If that corporation means nothing to you, Bush's former vice president Dick Cheney was their CEO and still works for them.

5. In the US alone, 19,000 factory farmed animals are killed every single minute. Multiple that worldwide, and you see the scale of the atrocities (socially and culturally accepted as they are). 776,000,000 animals (check the astonishing counter here) were killed - in conditions on a par with Auschwitz - in the US in this month alone. And this is just the confirmed murder count.

6. £1 out of every £8 spent on all retail in the UK goes to Tesco (this occurred at a time when their Chief Executive, Terry Leahy was one of Blair and Brown's chief advisors). That's 12.5% spent on everything - food, clothes, appliances, gadgets, the lot. The other 87.5% is now almost entirely soaked up by the other corporate giants: IKEA, Asda/Walmart, Waitrose, Sainsburys, Marks and Spencers, HMV, Morrisons, John Lewis, The Coop, Dixons and Argos just to name a few.

I don't think you need me to outline the effect a small number of incredibly powerful corporations has on growers (food, cotton etc), local communities and how we actually perceive the world, which they control through tools such as advertising and branding.

Free-market economics is nothing of the sort, even economists recognise that, hence they introduced competition law. Because if they didn't, the logical conclusion would be that in time, the rich would get richer to the point where one corporation owned everything. Yes, everything. That is the true nature of a capitalist system if left uncontrolled. To ease some of the horrors of this system, they introduced these laws, which in effect create oligopoly's which in reality just give the illusion of choice. Thousands of types of ready meals to chose from, yet only two or three political parties.

7. On the same note, here are some sobering thoughts (according to the UN):

The richest 1% own 40% of the world's assets. The richest 2% own 49% of the world's assets. The richest 10% own 85% of the world's assets. Lets rephrase that, and see how it looks:

90% of the world's population (i.e. the poorest) own only 15% of the assets.

If you like to pay lip-service to politically correct words such as equality, it is essential to understand that equality can never occur in this economic model. Class systems need to be maintained within nations and between nations. If they weren't, the effect on inflation would mean the rich were no longer rich, and who they hell would go to the factories that make our stuff if we were all rich?

Please stop paying lip-service about equality if you continue to reinforce an economic model that can only serve to make inequality more extreme. It is a model in which, by its nature, the poor can only get poorer, and the rich...

These statistics are just a tiny selection, a glimpse at a world where millions of years of evolution are being wiped out by humanity; 50,000 species a year, and that's just the ones we know about.

So do we now say 'Not in my name anymore', or do we continue content in the knowledge we're doing our bit?

We say we don't want these things, yet how many of us are prepared to change our lives enough to end the complicity, and to actively work towards a new localised economic model, where friendships and knowledge of the local economy come to replace this inadequate tool - money - as our primary source of security again.

This economic model can never be equal, truly sustainable or just, by its very nature. It can be improved a little bit, but that's about as good as it will get folks.

The Question is: What are you going to do about? Continue with Business as Usual? Or dare to imagine something completely different, and be the change you want to see.

I guess I'm asking if you want the blue pill, or the red pill? If the latter, drop me a line. If the former, stop reading and get back to work, your economy needs you.

THE FREECONOMY BLOG is written by Mark Boyle, who has been living for the last two years without money, and is the founder of the Freeconomy Community. He is the author of The Moneyless Man.

Like This? (Click Me)
 Be the first person to like this
 Known Humans have read this.
Post a Comment   View Comments(2)
Did you enjoy this article? why not let us know.

Visit website for more info:

Share Page with Friends EmailBookmark and Share
Contact Me Contact Me
Request Delete/Amendment Request Amendment
Digg this article!
Delicious! Add this article to!
Discuss Article on Discuss Article on

Post Article:
Submit Your Own Article

Related Articles:
My State of Consciousness - Lucid Dreaming - Habiba Awada
Using Lucid Dreaming to Speak to the Unconscious and Gain Spiritual Guidance
ONSTELLAR - Amazing New Social Media Platform for Spirituality and the Paranormal
The Genuine Jesus - A Chanelled Autobiography
Be mindful of Animals this Guy Fawkes night
The Afterlife of Billy Fingers - There's Life After Death
Jim Carrey Massive inspiration talk: The Power of Consciousness
Astrologer Patrick Arundell Interview with
Kyle Gray and Robert Holden discuss Angels, affirmations and living a life of love.
How to get help from Angels?
How to get help from Angels?
Ian R Crane - FRACKtured Future: The Fracking Nightmare
Issue 1 - Sept 2013 - TSG Mini Mag - 20k Leaflets
David Icke's full-length address to thousands at the historic Bilderberg gathering
BREAKING!!! UFO ALIEN DISCLOSURE by Canadian Minister of Defense
Mind Blowing Balance: Woman with steadiest hands in the world wows audience
Aussie Main Stream Medium Endorses UFO Story
Iranian nuclear physicist claims to have Free Energy and Technology for World Peace.
A message from the people of Israel to the people of Iran (WE LOVE YOU)
Neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander - My Journey into the Afterlife
The Afterlife Investigations -Breakthrough Scientific Evidence for Life After Death.

Leave a Comment




Enter the numbers shown above:


Tamasin McGregor said:

thank you for posting.
Sat,04 Dec 2010,10:15:51 GMT

graham king said:

brilliant article by the moneyless man.........
Sat,04 Dec 2010,09:20:59 GMT
Copyright 2006-2013
Tel: 07967 595893
A Mind Body Soul Directory and Spiritual Knowledge Site. Dedicated to Brenda Smith and all spiritual seekers out there.