What Can We Do?
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It’s no secret that we live in a nation sharply divided along political lines. One side maintains that allowing the government to usurp control over every aspect of our lives is dangerous and is leading us toward tyranny. The other side cites trends of hunger, poverty, and joblessness in America and all the suffering those things bring. They believe someone must help these people.
I believe both sides are right. And the only way we can side-step tyranny, if that is even possible at this point, and get the disadvantaged the help they need is to do it ourselves. We the People, helping the People. In many cases, what some of these disadvantaged people need is to be taught correct principles and given the chance to live by them and reap the fruit themselves.
Preparedness, “Surthrival”, and Charitable Works
If we didn’t get it before, over the past couple of weeks more Americans have been seeing why preparedness for disaster is something every one of us should do. The storage of extra water, food, a 72-hour kit (aka grab-and-go bag), and etc… is something that anyone can accomplish with relatively little money and just a little effort. (See a video I made a couple of years ago on how to put together your own kit.) Some organizations have long encouraged every family to engage in at least this basic level of preparedness.
Getting serious about preparedness is a major step — ignoring many of the messages in the media that tell us everything is fine and doing away with complacency, setting aside money for preparedness items, learning new skill sets, becoming more self-reliant — all of this takes effort, time, and money. Here is a thorough quiz where you can determine your level of preparedness and get an idea of where you stand.
Taking things one step further, Mike Adams of NaturalNews.com has talked of “surthrival” — preparing to thrive come what may. Such things as storing sprouting seeds and super-foods, and gaining skill sets that would be marketable in a post-collapse society could contribute to our “surthrival”.
But what can we do to ensure the survival and “surthrival” of our nation, our way of life?
Different people may have different roles, but one that I believe all of us can participate in is finding a way to help our fellow man, large or small. One person’s efforts may only be a drop in the bucket, but as I have recently heard — what is a bucket of water but a bunch of drops?
The survival mindset can have a way of cutting us off from the sufferings of those around us, worrying about meeting our own needs instead of wondering how we can help someone else. I have been guilty of this myself. But I want to change my ways by starting to give a little more than is comfortable for me.
I will admit — I am an idealist. One of my personal ideals is to make wise choices with my money and resources to prepare myself and my family to thrive as much as possible through any disaster or collapse that could come our way. I want to enjoy life, but live simply and frugally and GIVE BACK to humanity as well! I can do this by teaching truth boldly as I understand it as truth sets people free, and by giving physical aid (money, food, clothing, etc…) to those who need it and are unable to help themselves.
My goal is to grow my business more and more not only so that more people get therapeutic-grade essential oils in their hands for their medical preparedness, not only to fund my family’s livelihood and on-going preparedness, but to give more and more to those in need — especially into charities that help people so they can eventually help themselves.
There are hundreds of worthy causes one could give to. Hurricane Sandy relief is a good one right now. I have given money to an orphanage in rural Bulgaria that I was led to help. I lived in Russia years ago and later did an internship compiling data on human trafficking from some of the former Soviet republics. It is a desire of mine to be able to someday give large amounts of money to help in the relief of Russian women and girls rescued from sex trafficking. This will only be possible as my skills of entrepreneuership outpace the legislation that puts a damper on small businesses and a less-than-ideal economy. I guess I can start now by giving small amounts of money.
We are facing some scary times. It is going to take regular people like you and me rising up spiritually, in our preparedness efforts, and in our efforts to bless our fellow man if we would wish to avoid some of the unpleasant types of things that could take place. Helping others is the Christian way, and the way of many other world religions. And the only way conservatives in our nation will gain any credibility with those who consider themselves liberal is by massively stepping up efforts to bless the poor in ways that don’t involve government programs.
It may be too late to keep America from going over the cliff. I don’t know for sure about that. But it is not quite too late for us to be better prepared. And it’s not too late for us to become someone we are even more proud to be, and to bless the lives of some!
What do you think? What do you see is your role in preparedness, “surthrival”, and charity?
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