It's about the future!
Issue 233
March 11th 2011
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Editors Corner

BREAKING NEWS! Late last night Japan was struck by an 8.9 'Great' earthquake and ensuing devastating tsunami.  We are sending love and strength to our brothers and sisters in that region. We understand that Japan is perhaps the most prepared and earthquake- proof country in the world, but this quake appears to be of catastrophic proportions. The future that Ram has prepared us for is NOW.

Watching the video of crumbling buildings and monster waves devouring the Japanese Coastline touched off a firestorm of memories in my brain.  In 1996 Ron and I fled our home in McKenna as the floodwaters of the Nisqually River swept waist-high into our living room.  Looking back on those moments of shock and panicked decisions, the choices we made seem strange to say the least.   We stayed until the last minute frantically stacking our "valuables" onto the countertops and high cabinets in the kitchen and then ran out with only the clothes on our backs.  We left with no money, no identification, no extra clothing - NOTHING. As we watched our home get swept off its foundation and head towards the river, I realized I was homeless and all my material possessions were headed downstream. We were totally unprepared.  I never thought something like this could happen to me.  In the following days, weeks and months, my life was much harder than it would have been if only I had gathered a few important items into a bag that I could grab on my way out the door.

Today's events are a sobering reminder of how important it is to be prepared for anything at any time. Prepare so that when you are in the midst of the chaos, you have already made wise choices that will sustain you. This week we are featuring a guest commentary by Terri Simpson, of Optimum Preparedness. Her story is quite timely. I think you will enjoy getting to know Terri and her passion for preparedness. Her story is the first in a series of 'getting to know our MastersConnection 2020 community of advertisers'.

One more thing, remember to "spring forward" into the future early Sunday morning here in the USA!

Guest Commentary:
Back in 1981, I got to see the importance of what is now called an Evac Pac or a Grab and Go bag.

There you are early one Sunday morning, getting ready to get dressed while your partner reads the Sunday paper propped up in bed, and all of a sudden the building starts shaking violently. What is going on??? You run to the front door and look out: it's raining, with remnants of snow where the car is parked but things look OK - except for the shaking. You run back to the bedroom to grab clothes so you can get dressed. The bedroom window explodes from the movement of the building, sending glass shards flying. As you grab a shirt (still haven't got the jeans, shoes, socks) you see the floor start to separate from the wall at the head of the bed. You know all Holy Hell is getting ready to break loose so you take that shirt, hope it has long sleeves, and run outside. Standing in the parking lot in the rain, behind your car, you realize your situation: no shoes, no pants, no coat, no wallet, no identification, no credit cards, no money, car but no keys (no cell phone in '81). And no way to get inside to get any of the things you count on to maintain everyday. Not even a bicycle outside that I could use to get to a friend's place.

- Optimum Preparedness's Terri Simpson
Question of the Week

Imagine, for just a moment. The house is shaking, the trees are swaying, you realize you are in an earthquake. What should you do? Where should you go? What should you take with you? This week we are asking you to think about what items should go into a "Grab and Go" Bag?
Help us make the definitive list so that we will be prepared for anything. Let's start with what I missed most the first couple days I was homeless:

  1. Cash
  2. ID
  3. Tooth paste and toothbrush
  4. Click here and send us your ideas

Next week we will publish the complete list of items that all of you contribute to our list. Be creative. What is the best kind of bag to pack? Where should you keep it? In your car? In a closet in your house? Help us help each other be ready for whatever comes our way. Thanks!

Readers Choice

This is an emergency preparedness manual that teaches readers how to prepare for anything that threatens their survival. This book was compiled to meet the growing need for self-sufficiency. This idea is spreading rapidly among those waking up to the reality of today's chaotic economic, geologic & political climate. Many reference books deal with specific areas of preparedness for an uncertain future. That's the problem; too many books. Most of us are busy & reading time is precious. The four basics for successful survival are: food, water, medical & shelter.
You can purchase this amazing book here: Quantum Café or Survival Center

Your Feedback

Reader: Kudos to your for the beautiful 'new' Masters Connection. You have added a new dimension and that is what evolution is all about.

M.C.: Thank you.

Reader: I want to say to you both-how amazing the work you're doing is. I was so excited to see your recent newsletter and what's cooking for MastersConnection2020 - Great Name! Congratulations to both of you for your fabulous energy, and your true passion in reinventing the MastersConnection; it's long overdue, and you both are perfect to do the job. Blessings for an outrageously successful endeavor that stretches your wings so you can soar.

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Reader: I don't know for certain but am quite sure there are others who feel this way too. I thought that it would be wonderful to set up some kind of registry of States and areas of the US and other areas of the world as well so that we can know who and where our fellow brothers and sisters are. This way we could meet if so desired or share email. Something of that sort . This is just a thought I have had for quite some time and want to thank you for your request for input

M.C.: We think this is a great idea and we are already working on this.

Your encouragement means a lot to us. We receive so many inspiring emails. Your feedback is vital to the success of the MastersConnection 2020. We want to hear from you. Tell us the truth. How can we serve you better? What topic(s) would you like more information on? Feel free to share your story with us about how the MastersConnection has benefitted you personally.
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The Passing of a Master

Beautiful Master and Mother, Sarah Mugler, age 83, passed this plane Friday, March 4, 2011. She had been a student at school since about 1990, and many of you may have befriended her at her primary events. She was a bright, elderly lady who loved her fellow students and her school. Her passing was sudden and unexpected as she passed peacefully during her sleep. A memorial service will be held at her home in Yelm on Saturday, March 12, at 1 pm. Please RSVP to the family at

Making the Connection
Calling All Experts

Would you like to contribute your knowledge to the Below is a list of topics we are researching in preparation for upcoming issues of We will be doing a series of newsletters addressing "How to Flourish in a Non-Electric Future". Specifically we will be looking for innovative, how-to ideas for:
  • Preparedness Planning
  • Water storage and supply
  • Food, storage, cooking
  • Gardening
  • Shelter
  • Heat and Refrigeration
  • Lighting
  • Communication
  • Security -- Protecting your family and your preparations
  • Medical
  • Power generation and bio-fuels
If you feel you have information to share on any of the above or on anything we have overlooked we would appreciate hearing from you. Click here to contact us.
Community Calendar

We do love to hear from you especially about community events that you think our readers ought to know about. So, thanks and keep the info flowing.
Click here to send us your community event.

March 12: JZ Recommended Yelm Movie Screening this Saturday!
One time showing of Vanishing of the Bees (N/R) at 9am
Click here for more info

March 12: Thirtieth Electronics Show & Fleamarket
New and used ham radios, CB radios, antennas and a wide variety of information packed into one day.

March 13: Capitol Theater Benefit for the Pacific Northwest Medicine Wheel
Click here for more info

March 19 - 21: The Pacific Northwest Medicine Wheel Ceremony
At Heritage Park in Olympia and 8 other points around North West WA
3 Days of Song, Dance, and Ceremony from all.
Click here for more info

March 26th, 27th & 29th: Speakers Streaming from Primary
Guest Speaker Roseanne Barr Opens The Primary Retreat
Dr. Bill Andrews - 27th starting 7pm PDT
Stephan Schwartz - 29th starting 1pm PDT

April 1 & 2: Journey into the Matrix
Understanding the Power to Change Your Mind.
With guest speaker Dr. Joe Dispenza.
Click here to see events and buy tickets


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Our readers tell us they are happy that Phoenix Rising School is included in our Newsletter. This week it is the student's turn to tell you about their school and what they like about it.
Here's why Phoenix Rising is the "fantasticist" school ever! -We learn a lot of things that we would use in real life situations like researching, planning, and scheduling field trips. -Phoenix Rising also gives us more choices and options. With choices kids are usually happier and can show their strengths. -In public school there are more kids. At Phoenix our classes are small. Less kids means the teacher can help us kids more. And I love having my teacher be there for me every minute of the day. -Our CREATE program helps me to know what I can do. Once I was playing a focus game to know the colors of crayons blindfolded. I got them all. Then I did it during CREATE in front of the school and I got the color every time. That helped me to know that I can do or learn anything.
I like Phoenix Rising because we get to do the disciplines which is a time to create your future of what you want and what you want to become which no other school does other than RSE. Our school is safe and lovely. All the teachers and kids are kind and patient with each other. The teachers are also open to hearing what we want to learn and fit it into the schedule. I am having much more fun learning than I used to because the teachers get along with us, and we do lots of fun and educational things. That is also why I have gotten better at things like math, reading, and writing and social studies. That's what makes Phoenix Rising School so special!
Phoenix is a great school for me. We have a judicial committee, called J.C. It's like a kids court, where the kids make the laws and deal with other kid's problems. Kids have a voice, not just the teachers. I also like it because we have JZ's permission to use the disciplines. They're fun, exciting, and you can create your own world, make things happen and manifest things. For example, once, I had to redo a science test and I focused on it, and I got everything plus the bonus points. Phoenix is a great place for kids! You should send your kid there!

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