San Bernardino and The Fourth Turning

I may have changed my mind on the catalyst of “The Fourth Turning.”  For years I have been teaching this cycle in history.  It has fascinated me more than any other cycle I have studied.  I am a believer in patterns.

Recently Glenn Beck talked about this cycle in history again on his radio show.  I have heard it mentioned in blogs, and I had the opportunity to teach this cycle in a very condensed version at the Limitless Tribe Night that was broadcast.  (My portion begins at 1:32:00) I have been meaning to write this blog post for almost six months.  It’s time to share my thoughts especially since the attacks in Paris are fresh on our minds, and after today’s shootings in San Bernardino.

The book “The Fourth Turning” by Strauss & Howe is an amazing look at this 80-120 year cycle.  You can read more about the specific of this cycle, HERE!

Originally, when the book was written in 1997, it was looking forward to the day the Fourth Turning would begin.  It gave a number of possible scenarios for possibilities of a catalyst from the Third Turning to the Fourth Turning.

“A Fourth Turning does not require economic depression or civil war, but it does require public sacrifice and political upheaval.”

Here is a quick look at times from end of  Unraveling (3rd Turning) to Crisis (4th Turning):

  • Wars of the Roses (1459-1487, Late Medieval Saeculum
  • Armada Crisis (1569-1594), Reformation Saeculum
  • Glorious Revolution (1675-1704), New World Saeculum
  • American Revolution (1773 – 1794), Revolutionary Saeculum
  • Civil War (1860-1865), Civil War Saeculum
  • Great Depression and World War II (1929-1946), Great Power Saeculum
  • Millennial Crisis, (2005?-2029?), Millennial Saeculum

We are in the crisis.  There is no doubt about it, and it will be interesting to see what the next few years bring.  I have taught that the catalyst was likely 9-11-01.  And that still may prove to be the case.  I have waited for 2015 to roll around, because if history is an indicator of the future, the climax of the Fourth Turning will hit this year.  It’s December.  These cycles are never exact, and cannot be predicted with exact dates, but we are starting to see things really begin to heat up around the world.

If we see a big climax occur, it will likely affect most of the population in America and much worldwide.  This is the first time in history that this cycle has played out where so many of the nations great countries are on the cycle at the same time with each other.  That makes this cycle just a bit different.  It isn’t happening any faster, but it is happening more globally. For a closer look just at the Fourth Turning, CLICK HERE!

If we do not see a big climax occur, then 9-11-01 was not the catalyst.  Many people, including one of the authors of The Fourth Turning believe the catalyst was likely the stock market and housing crash of 2008.  This could also be right, and if that is the case, we should all be thankful because it likely means we have a little more time to prepare for the climax.

The climax usually comes about halfway through the Fourth Turning.  Each turning lasts about 20-30 years.  So this would be between NOW and next year if the cycle lasts 30 years and it began in 2001.  Or it could be in about 2023 if the cycle lasts about 30 years and the catalyst was in 2008.  Or it could just be tomorrow.  This is a big wait and see game.  No one really knows where or when the big climax of the turning will hit.  Remember it has been a plague, a famine, a war, or depression historically.

So what do we do with this information?  I really believe there is only one answer.  PREPARE!  And I’m not talking about survival skills, although that will help.  I’m not talking about food storage, although that will be extremely helpful.  I’m not talking about disconnecting from the internet, although we could all do that more often and see better results in our lives.  What I’m talking about is preparing your heart.  Prepare your spirit, prepare your soul.

If we are ever to truly make a difference in this world, it will be by listening to the spirit that is within us, and getting the answers we need for ourselves, our lives, and our families.  It is learning to love our neighbors, even though they are really, really annoying.  It is learning to put up with other people’s garbage, and mistakes, and shortcomings.  It is learning to love and serve when there is nothing that can come from doing it.  You are just doing it.  No reward, no payback, not even acknowledgement.  That is what this life is really about.  Preparing for the future, is preparing your heart to create a world that is better than the one we have now.

What comes after the crisis … a founding.  And that usually creates something through that saeculum.  About 100 years.  What are you going to create?  What kind of founding do you want?  Are you educating yourself and your children in a way to understand how powerful your minds are?  Do you understand what real liberty and freedom looks like?  Do you understand that real freedom comes between the ears?  Can you visualize a future that is bright, and glorious?  Who is leading your thoughts?  Is it you, the media, inspiration, or darkness?  DECIDE now what direction you want for your life.

I am happy to say that in the last 4 months I have stopped focusing on what is wrong with the world and life, and I am focusing on what is good and beautiful.  I see more beauty, I see more good, and I see people as people, instead of annoyances.

You may wonder how I did that.  A few things actually.  I will list them here:

  1. I started the year on a phone call. I did it every single weekday.  We read a few books together, and discussed them.  It was a good group of people.  My mind was expanding again.
  1. I began implementing the idea of connecting to source. (My source is God the Father, His Son, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost.  Probably a few guardian angels, too.)
  1. I began following the promptings that I knew came from God.
  1. I attended a class in September that sent me on a fast course. (CLICK HERE FOR THIS CLASS.  Also, shoot me an email and I will get you a discount of $69 for two people to attend.)
  1. I began a mentoring program.
  1. I have continued to follow inspiration to guide me to other mentors, and to other books that I should read.

The answers are different for every single person.  But the answers are out there.  This is THE GREATEST TIME TO BE ALIVE!  This is the time when we can change lives for the better.  This is the one chance in our lifetime to set things for the next 100 years.  And I believe that what we do today, will create things for ourselves and our posterity that will hang in the balance of eternity.

This song plays over and over in my head, because the words are so true.  We can create amazing things together.

Find your purpose.  Find your passion.  Fulfill your life.

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The 9.12 Project of New York Takes Education Head On

There is an amazing change happening all across America.  We are learning our real history.   I remember watching The Glenn Beck Program as he stumbled across a thing called “TJed.”  That is the short version of A Thomas Jefferson Education.  This type of education is becoming popular, even if it is not called by that name.  Some call in Student Directed Learning, others Agency Based Education, others Classical Education.

This type of education takes you away from rote work and gives history and literature life.  TJed is getting back to the classics.  It’s experiencing mentors, and real thinking begins to take place no matter how old or young you may be.

I saw a young lady mention this education on The Glenn Beck program a while back.  I could not remember her name, but I remembered she was from New York and was heading up the 9.12 movement in that state.

I have been using TJed in my own personal life, as well as in the lives of my children for the past ten years.  I love learning, and I love the idea of TJed.  I continue to educate myself on a regular basis, so I signed up for a course at a college over the summer, that would enhance and rejuvenate myself about that learning process.  This college is in Monticello, Utah, and is rightly named Monticello College.

 

If you have read my blog over the years, you know I love history, especially the cycles of history, and most importantly, how they affect us today.  This retreat was going to be a camping retreat all about the cycles of history, so I said to my husband, “We’re going.”  He was thrilled, because I’m not really much of a camper and he loves it, and he’s not into the education side as much as I am, so this was a complete win / win.

While I was on this summer retreat, I ran into two 9.12ers from New York, who flew all the way to Utah to go camping and learning in the mountains of Monticello.  And sure enough, the girl on Glenn

Cleve Smith, Jacqueline Smith, Megan Daniel, Eli Schultz, Jeremy Near (Utah and New York 9.12ers)

Beck, Eli Schultz, was one of them.

Many people in the 9.12 movement have made this movement just about politics, and that is a sad mistake.  This movement goes deep into the heart of why our country is in this situation in the first place.  We are here, because we have allowed ourselves to get here.  We have been too obsessed with attainment, and/or entertainment.  We have allowed ourselves to become “the stupid people” that need to be governed, rather than governing ourselves.  Many 9.12 movements (including mine) have weighed-in heavily in the political environment, and while I don’t think that is going to go away, I am seeing a shift into the education side of the movement.  It will not be enough to just read a few popular books, or even a few old ones.  It is time to dig deep.  It is time to become a new American founder.  After all, what comes after a Fourth Turning?  A founding.  We must change our thinking.

I will be spending the next 12 days in New York travelling with Dr. Shanon Brooks, and his daughter around the New York area.  The first two days will be spent on some intense training called The Foundations of Liberty series.  These classes require a deep commitment to education, and while the readings are tough, the results are spectacular. 

After these two classes we will be making a tour here in the New York area called RVA or Re-Value America.  We will also have a special Cycles of History class available for those that ready for a more in-depth study into the broader perspective of the events of our day.  We will be studying the Tytler Cycle, the Toffler Cycle, and of course The Fourth Turning also known as the Kondratiev Wave.  I

Cover of "The Fourth Turning"

Cover of The Fourth Turning

was honored that Dr. Brooks asked me to join him on this tour and teach some wonderful leadership principles to the people of New York through the cycles.

To come to one or both of our events (that are all free by the way) please contact Eli Schultz. elilong141@gmail.com   Here is our schedule:  www.ReValueNY.com

Sept 28            NYC area

Sep 29             Saratoga

Sept 30            Albany

Oct 1               Rome & Watertown

Oct 2               Syracuse & Fulton

Oct 3               Buffalo

Oct 4               Rochester

This is a great opportunity to really heal your perspective and get ideas on how YOU can really make a difference not just in this country, but in your own community, in your own family, and in your own life.   

If you do not live in the New York area, please feel free to contact Dr. Shanon Brooks at his college website www.monticellocollege.org to schedule an RVA tour for your area, and then get the FOL classes in your neck of the woods.

Until we are an educated electorate that understands not only the nuances of government, but also has a deep understanding of human nature and the principles of liberty, we will remain “ruled over.”

“Hope” and “change” don’t come from the top down, but from the bottom up.  We are the hope and the change that the world is waiting to see.  “Be the change.”

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$600 Billion Monetized, Inflation Pending, Be Prepared

 

With the latest monetization of our debt to the tune of $600 Billion on November 3, I thought I would post an article on preparedness.  We are powerless to stop the snowball that is coming toward our monetary system.  Nevertheless, there are things you can do so you will not have to fear or worry.  We are likely to see serious inflation hit soon, and even if we do not, it never hurts to prepare. 

The two most important things in uncertain times are food and medicine.  My family is constantly working on keeping a good supply of both.  I have put together a simple Excel spreadsheet that can be downloaded from this site on the right hand side in the area called “FREE STAR FILES” that will help you with your food storage.  Or you can simply click here.  All you need to do is plug in the number of people in your family and the number of months you would like to have food on hand.  All of the items can be stored for a good number of months and up to 20 years, depending on how you have it stored.  This does not include fruits and vegetables, but can add those through either gardening or other canned items to augment this list.  Buy what you know you will eat, and store it in a manner that will last. 

My husband and I get buckets from Industrial Container in Salt Lake City, and then we use either dry ice or other methods to take the oxygen out of the buckets, and seal them up.   The other important thing in times of crisis is medicine.  You may be thinking about simple medications like Tylenol and ibuprofen.  Those are good, but they aren’t going to help you if there are infections and viruses.  There are a myriad of natural methods that can help a number of aliments.  I’ve come to like herbs and essential oils the most.  I recently began acquiring some of these things in my home, and my family is using them first, before we go to the doctor.  In many cases, we end up not needed to go at all.   We’ve been able to handle most things without prescription drugs.  The type of oils and herbs do make a difference. 

 

My favorite herbs are Dr. Christopher’s, and my favorite oils are dōTerra.  Studying herbs with my children has been a fun experience, and learning about the oils has been amazing.   

We cured a baby chicken with oregano oil, that I am sure would have died otherwise.  Everything we read said a vet giving antibiotics could only cure this disease, once identified.  Since the oregano oil carries anti-biotic properties we used it on the infected area, and one week later, our chicken was able to go back into the hen-house with the rest.  We use it in our home regularly now, and continually add to our knowledge through study and experiment.  It’s amazing how simple it can be to cure things at home with the things put right here on the earth.

Have a 72 hour kit for each member of your family.  Be sure your little ones can carry their own.  And if you have a baby, have diapers and formula in a kit just for them.   

It will be much easier to buy these things now before inflation kicks in or hard times come because of employment issues.   When you have helped yourself, then you will be able to help your family, friends, and neighbors in difficult times.  This is a Fourth Turning, and things can change very quickly for the good and the bad during these times.  As the Boy Scouts always say, BE PREPARED!

Constitution Week in Utah – Utah United

The final day of Constitution Week is on September 18, 2010, and Utah will be United.  Many grassroots and long-time supporters of  liberty are uniting in a day-long conference.  This educational event will be the beginning of the people of Utah taking control of their government again.  You will receive instruction from national speakers, as well as MANY grassroots leaders and organizations from around the state.  BE THERE!  Lunch is included in the price of the ticket.  This is not a rally, but a wonderful chance to meet with other like-minded people, team up together, and get some great tools to help change the face of our country, one family, one community, and one state at a time, starting right here in Utah.

Here is a preview of what you can expect:

A prayer breakfast with Stephen Pratt ($10.00 extra)

A wonderful morning seminar and lunch, and then breakout sessions where you can choose the classes you wish to attend.  I have been asked to be one of the presenters in the afternoon, speaking on the cycles of history and YOUR role.  I am humbled to have the chance to participate in this event. 

Nationally known speakers include:

Check out who is sponsoring this event:

Local Sponsors:

• Bert and Kathy Smith
American Dream Foundation
Karen & John Gullo, Trustees

Davis County 9/12 Project
• Jacqueline Smith, founder of
    The STAR Forum
• Jesse Fisher of WebPromo.us
Utah Farm Bureau

And look who else is included in either hosting classes, or presenting classes at the event:

Participating Organizations:

Cache County 9/12
Cache Independence Caucus
Campaign for Liberty
Davis County 9/12
Davis County Watch
Gun Owners of Utah
Heritage Training Center
Independence Caucus
Inst. for Constitutional Studies
John Birch Society
Oath Keepers
Pyrolitical Radio
Republics of Utah
Salt Lake 9/12
Salt Lake County Tea Party
Sutherland Institute
Thomas Jefferson Institute
Tooele County 9/12
United Women’s Forum
Utah Shared Access Alliance
Utah 9.12 States Rights Coalition
Utah Cattlemen’s Association
Utah County 9/12
Utah County Tea Party
Utah Eagle Forum
Utah Minuteman Project
Utah Shooting Sports Council
Utah Tenth Amendment Center
Vernal 9/12
Washington City Tea Party
Weber County 9/12

SIGN UP NOW by visiting their site at http://www.utahunited.org

2010 Summit County Fair Republicans Responsible for Stimulus

Jamisyn with her Star Class hogs

The Summit County Fair has been going on all week.  The kids raise their hogs, steers, and lambs to show and sell at the fair.  The younger kids usually join in with chickens, bunnies, and art.  Summit County has long been known for its high prices for the auction.  This year seemed a bit lean due to the economy, but it was still a great success. 

Jamisyn with her 4th Place Hog

Silvere helping show hogs

I did notice one thing this year.  It is an election year, and you often see candidates step in and purchase.  They are helping the kids, helping the community, and they get name recognition by the people who are keeping the rural part of Summit County alive and well. 

Right out of the shoot,  

Rob Hunt for County Assessor

 Rob Hunt, running for County Assessor, and Richard Motto, running for County Clerk, purchased a hog.  The auctioneer mentioned they would take that kind of “stimulus.”  This was their first time purchasing at the fair, and they were looking forward to getting great meat and donating to a good cause. 

Richard Motto for County Clerk

Then Sherriff Dave Edmunds joined in.  He also purchased a hog.  After the hogs were sold, the steer went to sale, then the lambs.  Henry Glasheen, running for County Treasurer purchased a lamb. 

Sheriff Dave Edmunds

Richard Motto & Henry Glasheen for County Treasurer

Here is the interesting thing … they are all Republicans.  This is typical of a Republican.  See a need, and fill it, without government interference.  The Summit County Jr. Livestock Sale, through the 4-H program, is a way to encourage our youth to achieve their goals, set aside money for college, and learn about the circle of life.  Amazingly, there seems to be no need for government subsidy.  Hard work actually pays off for these youth.  In addition, their parents are actively engaged in helping them.  That is the American way.  These kinds of programs are what every community needs.  If not with animals, then with art, crafts, gardening, etc.  A little competition is great for these kids, and gives them a sense of pride.  It teaches them that instant gratification is less rewarding than reaping what you sow.  Our country has become obsessed with having it now, and that is not real.  It takes time to create a harvest; it takes time to raise an animal. 

Some children become very attached to their animals and both of my girls shed quite a few tears as their animals were taken away to the slaughterhouse.  They have loved these animals all summer, fed, watered and walked them.  Nevertheless, they understand that while their bodies are still here for us to appreciate and help sustain us, their spirits have moved on, and they have filled the measure of their creation.  Besides, bacon is yummy! 

Also, Lyndon & Stacy Jones, STAR Forum members, were responsible for the purchase of many animals, including a steer.  This is a wonderful way for everyone to get involved in their community, and show their support for those in the upcoming generation. 

If only our government understood these principles.  We, the people, do, and as we continue to teach our children these principles, they will grow up and become our government.  We have raised children in a 3rd turning, and it is now time to raise adults. 

Now, I could have missed the Democrat candidates purchasing animals, but I did not hear any names that I recognized as candidates.

Winning the Battle or Winning the War?

by Jacqueline Smith

Right now the war in the battlefield of ideas is raging, and yet many within the tea party groups, the 9.12 movement, and other conservative arenas are not feeling like they are winning the battle.  But are they winning the war?

The media and the government have done a great job of simply ignoring or discounting the groups and their efforts across this great nation.  Examples include how Time Magazine put not one picture of the march on Washington DC on September 12, 2009 in their “Year in Pictures.”  This is not by accident.  I was there on 9.12 and I saw the hundreds of thousands that by estimates of the crowd counters there said numbered at 1.6 million.  However, in their minds, if you are simply ignored, you will go away.

It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds. -- Samuel Adams

Missouri votes to not allow the health care mandate (Obamacare) to stand in their state by an overwhelming 70+ %.The media does not report it.  Does that seem like an oversight to you?  It is not.  It’s very deliberate.

A judge ignores the voters in California by overturning Prop. 8.  Even though the people of the state have voted twice and won to keep marriage between a man a woman.

You may not feel like you are winning any battles, because the media and government continually ignore you, but you will win the war of ideas.  Truth is the key.  When you cling to the truth, you plant yourself firmly on the side of winning in the end.  Do not give up hope.  Do not stop believing in the decency of humankind.  Do not allow the media or the government to cause you to doubt the difference you have made.

  

Stick together in your neighborhood groups.  If you don’t have one, create one.  There are like-minded people all around you.  Continue to educate yourselves in the classics of great literature, and great thinkers.  We are busy people.  We do not believe that government can fix our problems, and we want to focus on our families, our businesses, and our lives.  But make no mistake, if we do not stay focused in this critical time of alignment, our families that matter so much to us, will no longer be free.  

We are in a Fourth Turning, and while there are many places to focus, do not let yourself be weary.  You do not have to do everything, but if everyone does something, we will accomplish our goals of small government, less interference into our lives, less taxes and government waste, better quality of life with our families, and true charity among humanity by individuals and not governments.  The ills of the world are defeated one family, one community at a time, not by an overreaching federal government mandating social justice.  Dig deep, and find your own personal mission, and then live it.

FREEDOM CAN WIN!

ReValue America is in Utah

 

Dr. Shanon Brooks is giving us the chance to attend ReValue America right here in Utah.  His free class was a few weeks ago, and then the real study begins.   Our first class can be attended on Friday, July 30 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  For more details, contact us here.  Don’t wait.  This is an excellent opportunity to be mentored in the classics. 

Here is a quick video explaining what you can expect.  For more information visit our meetup site and join at http://www.meetup.com/theSTARforum 

Once you have attended the free class it is time to get busy and start the real work of changing our country.  This 18 month course, called The Foundations of Liberty, will take you step by step through classics, we have discussions, and even simulations.  This is the best way for a busy adult to get in the kind of education that will make a difference in our country. 

We begin by study.  The first books we look at are The 5,000 Year Leap 

The 28 Principles of Liberty

and A Thomas Jefferson EducationNext we dive head first into The Roots of American Order.  We can only put 50 people in these classes, so please sign up now.  You will be expected to read and participate in class, but this will be one of the best educational settings you’ve ever encountered. 

Many people familiar with The STAR Forum know that I am a huge fan of the Cycles of History.  Here is a quick look at the Tytler Cycle in a video. 

COME JOIN US, and help Save The American Republic, by starting with ourselves, our families, and our community.  FREEDOM CAN WIN!