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August 27, 2019

Perelandra Tip

Navigating Financial Challenges with Nature

Nature knows balance. Add balance to your financial foundation.


The news lately is a smorgasbord of serious economic events, warnings and economist's predictions: global recession, economic downturn, effects of Brexit, volatile stock markets and trade wars. (Global recession? Seven warning signs. Guardian UK)

This kind of news doesn't often (or ever) tell us what to do about these dire circumstances, it just alludes to all the ways individuals might suffer as a result. Instead of allowing a general blanket of financial worry weigh you down, we are encouraging you to do something now about this. Don't wait until there is a recession or economic crisis. Shore yourself up. If you strengthen your financial foundation now, you give yourself the chance to be prepared for a crisis and ready to face the economic situation, however it might affect you. One of the things that's important when working with nature is that you give nature time to present you with options you can put into place ahead of challenging events.

A regional, national or global economic recession carries many factors with it that are out of our direct control. So we need to focus on what we CAN control — strengthening our own financial foundation. There's a very simple way to do that, working with nature in a "gut garden." Machaelle has already set us up for working with nature to make small changes, gradually in our individual homes and lives to address the environmental crisis. (Be A Change Maker with Nature)

Here we're just going to adjust those same instructions slightly and give you a very simple way to get started shoring up your finances. (No bottles, no accoutrements, nothing to buy.)


It's This Simple

The easiest thing for you to do is:

1.  Sit down and focus your attention on nature. Say, "Hello nature. I need help in setting up, making whatever changes I need to make, in order to move myself through these times of economic uncertainty."

If your focus is your family, say, "Hello nature. I need help in setting up, making whatever changes I need to make, in order to move myself and my family through these times."

2.  That's it. After saying this to nature, you may wish to say thank you. Then, in your daily life, pay attention to the ideas and thoughts that come your way. Nature will respond and communicate, offer suggestions and ideas in a myriad of ways. You just need to pay attention.

3.  Act on those options and ideas nature sends your way.

Why Work with Nature?

For any solution to a problem to have strength, power and stability, it must have balance. So for every decision we make in life, every change we implement, we have to include nature to provide the solution's balance. This includes financial issues.

Nature knows balance. And it knows financial balance. If we don't include nature, we will make decisions that we think should be made based on our own more limited knowledge and understanding. These decisions are what Machaelle calls "human think." They are human-dominant solutions. It's obvious our human-think decisions haven't worked out too well over the years.

To work with nature for financial strengthening, it is important to take small steps, be patient and have guts. When you bring in nature and ask (for example), "What changes do I make to my finances?" nature's first answer is not the final answer. It isn't telling you these are the financial moves you are to make for the rest of your life. Instead, nature is saying these are the changes you should make in order to provide an initial balance. The changes they suggest may not be what you were expecting. This is where guts come in. We have to have the guts to put aside our intellect and accept that maybe nature knows something we don't know. The first step is just that — step #1.

Nature works with balanced timing and will gradually bring you and your finances to balance one small step at a time. To adjust your finances for different variables like changes in your personal income and expenses and any new family events or larger national economic events going on and how you have changed your financial habits, you must continue these incremental steps with nature. Once the first step seats into place and when the time is right, ask the question again, "What financial changes do I make now?" Nature provides the information you need to raise the balance of your finances to the next level. When this second step is in place and the time is right, ask the question again and act on the new information. The magic in this is noticing the differences in your financial foundation each time you and nature bring your finances up to the next level of balance.

Machaelle suggests you set up simply and consider your life a Gut Garden. The Perelandra Garden Workbook tells you how to set up a Gut Garden and how to work with nature. It's the easiest partnership setup she offers. Although the Workbook steps for Gut Gardening are set up for plants, you only need to take the Gut Gardening approach and principles and apply them to any aspect of your life. We're not talking about the more complex setup we use for "soil-less gardening." When gently weaving nature into the various aspects of daily life in an ongoing basis, Gut Gardening is the easier way to go.

GBB Options

If you want to go a little more in-depth (and put that EoP and ETS you just ordered to good use), or address related personal health and balance, here are some options you can add to your financial gut garden:

Good, Better, Best Options for Financial Challenges