Due to the unprecedented, (and illegal) actions of the Governor, we have decided to close this week in order to create that space and honor the fears that people have; and maybe of anything Chinese related. We will give calls out tomorrow or Wednesday to help with rescheduling to the next week.
I want to caution people about the Market downturn. I’m enclosing at the bottom some of my fundamentals analyses (I personally liquidated stocks 4 weeks ago). My advice is to consider your Green Qi and businesses and go liquid. There is acceleration to the World and US infections and fatalities (but the US death rate is falling drastically per infection), and this is likely to continue the panic in light of the not-so-unprecedented political shenanigans in Washington DC, as well as already Fundamentals Trends in the market analysis itself. At the bottom of this message I will include what the I Ching has said, and advised, with bolded sections. We (my wife and I) have plans to create unique promotions when we ALL work together to give CPR to this economy afterwards.
But I do want to warn you that they are talking about a 50% GDP cut (it’s a homicide of our country, and you can see this interview for more information), and for perspective the Great Depression was 25% cut over 4 years, this is way faster; also 30 million unemployed projected versus 25 million in the Depression (smaller population then though). If we are lucky, people will still have savings and the government will come to its senses, and we will see a return to work. Even then we will be offering promotions to help reduce the costs upon the patients and families hit hard by this. It will probably be a sliding scale model as some were able to keep working, and some not.
Let’s talk about worse case scenarios, though. First there’s going to be a plethora of lawsuits filed when courts re-open, and we’re going to see a drastic increase in debts, and inflation. That’s going to hit the income/commodity margin. When that happens, you need to think smartly about what you need, and what you do not. Streaming services, monthly paypal payments, weekly pizza night, these things you should start considering cutting now. You should be mindful of boredom-buying. Play it smart, and the I Ching says you can come through this. Next you need to consider your resources. Take stock of all of them, and only stock up on absolute necessities.
As for the Smash-n-Grab by the Global Elite (IMF) of our economy, our retirement pensions (Bull Market), etc., the situation will not be straightforward. It’s clear they see it Sun Tzu’s way “The best thing is to take a country whole and intact.” So my expectation is to send us into a Recession only, and re-start the economy, and there to be a BOOM afterwards if you can hold money for that. I don’t know what type of burden this will place on Generation Z and Millenials, but Gen X and Y will have to do a whole lot of pillar-supporting, so be prepared for working long hours and get situated with the babysitters etc.
Realistically the top of this SARS-co-2 outbreak will not be knowable, because people will be working, and it may just vanish with Spring and Summer, or it may accelerate until all of us get touched by it. I don’t have a clue, the data is indicating the latter, but the Changes are always at play. So be prepared for the same situation as H1N1 that each winter there is an outbreak of SARS-co-2. Last year almost 10,000 Americans died of H1N1, but I don’t think every winter 10k Americans will die of SARS-co-2 (Wuhan-400).
[I also do not think Event 201’s “plannedemic” of 65 million dead will happen, but I am, as I say tracking the curve now. Once it reaches a certain point I can run curves, and integrate the Curve to see the Area underneath.]
#60 – Limitation
above K’AN / THE ABYSMAL, WATER
below TUI / THE JOYOUS, LAKE
A lake occupies a limited space. When more water comes into it, it overflows. Therefore limits must be set for the water. The image shows water below and water above, with the firmament between them as a limit.
The Chinese word for limitation really denotes the joints that divide a bamboo stalk. In relation to ordinary life it means the thrift that sets fixed limits upon expenditures. In relation to the moral sphere it means the fixed limits that the superior man sets upon his actions—the limits of loyalty and disinterestedness.
Galling limitation must not be persevered in.
Limitations are troublesome, but they are effective. If we live economically in normal times, we are prepared for times of want. To be sparing saves us from humiliation. Limitations are also indispensable in the regulation of world conditions. In nature there are fixed limits for summer and winter, day and night, and these limits give the year its meaning. In the same way, economy, by setting fixed limits upon expenditures, acts to preserve property and prevent injury to the people.
But in limitation we must observe due measure. If a man should seek to impose galling limitations upon his own nature, it would be injurious. And if he should go too far in imposing limitations on others, they would rebel. Therefore it is necessary to set limits even upon limitation.
Water over lake: the image of LIMITATION.
Thus the superior man
Creates number and measure, [Budget]
And examines the nature of virtue and correct conduct.
A lake is something limited. Water is inexhaustible. A lake can contain only a definite amount of the infinite quantity of water; this is its peculiarity. In human life too the individual achieves significance through discrimination and the setting of limits. Therefore what concerns us here is the problem of clearly defining these discriminations, which are, so to speak, the backbone of morality. Unlimited possibilities are not suited to man; if they existed, his life would only dissolve in the boundless. To become strong, a man’s life needs the limitations ordained by duty and voluntarily accepted. The individual attains significance as a free spirit only by surrounding himself with these limitations and by determining for himself what his duty is.
Six in the third place means:
He who knows limitation
Will have cause to lament.
No blame. [from Heaven]
If an individual is bent only on pleasures and enjoyment, it is easy for him to lose his sense of the limits that are necessary. If he gives himself over to extravagance, he will have to suffer the consequences, with accompanying regret. He must not seek to lay the blame on others. Only when we realize that our mistakes are of our own making will such disagreeable experiences free us of errors.
Six in the fourth place means:
Contented limitation. Success.
Every limitation has its value, but a limitation that requires persistent effort entails a cost of too much energy. When, however, the limitation is a natural one (as for example, the limitation by which water flows only downhill), it necessarily leads to success, for then it means a saving of energy. The energy that otherwise would be consumed in a vain struggle with the object, is applied wholly to the benefit of the matter in hand, and success is assured.
Six at the top means:
Perseverance brings misfortune.
If one is too severe in setting up restrictions, people will not endure them. The more consistent such severity, the worse it is, for in the long run a reaction is unavoidable. In the same way, the tormented body will rebel against excessive asceticism. On the other hand, although ruthless severity is not to be applied persistently and systematically, there may be times when it is the only means of safeguarding against guilt and remorse. In such situations ruthlessness toward oneself is the only means of saving one’s soul, which otherwise would succumb to irresolution and temptation.
Now for the new graphs and the images I promised