Going Local

A close friend of my recently decided to make an investment in a few metals. Not much really, but enough, to make her feel more comfortable than in the volatile and risky stock market, which continues to teeter, wildly unstable as of late. Have you noticed? Oddly, her bank (one of the big ones, BOA) refused her wire transfer, until she came into the bank. When she arrived, at a local branch not too long after, they said, “Oh, we’re sorry, you must have an appointment. There is one available the middle of next week.” She retorted “You sent me a link”, in the most gracious voice she could muster in the moment. “When I clicked it, it took me to a blank page! Apparently, you are essentially refusing to give me my money!”

When I saw her later that afternoon—she looked like the famous steaming Court Street Tea Kettle in Boston. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen her so angry. Then to top it off, a check she had written to open a new account at a local, private bank, was set to be denied, unless she answered an email from BOA by 5pm. WOW!

Another friend of mine, has also taken steps to get local, fed up with the hoops and hoop-la. She took the advice of Catherine Austin Fitts, a woman who has spent a lifetime in the trenches of the banking industry and suggests going local. There are others far more wiser than me, suggesting the house of cards is about to fall. Time will tell, but I hear the heavy footsteps behind me now.

Shopping local, buying local and spending with cash is an astute move to support our small business owners. Cash reduces the bank fees that feed the central banks—one of their lifelines—and puts more into the pockets of small businesses by reducing their fees. Our small businesses become the pillars of our communities and over the last few years, many were deemed “non-essential”. Ironically, the big huge box stores were essential, including liquor and gun retailers. Parks, gyms and the beach were off limits. It’s okay to go to Walmart or Target but not okay to do yoga or go to church. (Especially now looking back with 20/20 hindsight as the government’s narrative has continued to disintegrate rapidly with more lies and deception spilling out daily. However you won’t find it on mainstream news, yet.) Does this even pass the common sense test? Really??

I lived in Lauderdale-by-the Sea for years. I knew the neighbors around me. I knew the merchants “downtown”. I stopped in whenever I could to say hello and purchase something from them. They were my acquaintances and friends. We were there to support each other. Who can you get to know in your neighborhood or community? Who do you count on? Who would you miss? Who is it that you could support with your business? Vote with your dollars. Make a difference. 

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. 

That will be the beginning.” 

~Louis L’Amour

About Cathrine Silver

Cathrine Silver, HC, AADP, is a Shaman, Certified Holistic Health Counselor, and intuitive in private practice in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida. She works collaboratively with clients on their desires regarding disease through a process called biological decoding. She writes about relationships, spirituality, and loss and help others through theirs.  Suffering through her own loss in 2005, Cathrine motivates and empowers others to be the heroes in their own lives, becoming fully responsible for their own happiness, joy and well-being.

Cathrine holds a degree in Speech Communication from the University of Washington, is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and holds certifications in Reiki, Matrix Energetics, Hypnosis, Biological Decoding and Grief Counseling and is a Shamanic practitioner.  She is the author of the book, Riding the Light Beam: How Any Woman Can Find the Hero Inside.

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