Newsletter
It's about the future!
Issue 234
March 18th 2011
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Editors Corner

Ben
Jan
This week finds us first and foremost thinking of our Japanese brothers and sisters and wondering what we can do for them. We just received an email announcing a collective focus for this Sunday morning. Let's use what we have been taught to make a difference to our Japanese counterparts. Find the details in Making the Connection. Children in the Phoenix school have expressed their love and concern by making cards and focusing during their group focus session. They have shared their lovely cards with us. Click here to see them.
If anyone knows students who are in Japan and in need of assistance, please share what you know with our international community and perhaps we can help.

In this issue we are continuing the conversation about disaster preparedness and the Grab and Go pack. We had lots of suggestions from our readers and I do believe we have come up with a great checklist to help make sure you are as prepared as possible. Now, just do it!

When such an immense tragedy as the events in Japan, it is easy to become engrossed in the media coverage and become fearful. The facts of what is happening are important to face, but let's support each other to fill our mind with the vision of the future in which we are safe and prosperous.

There is nothing like being prepared to tame your fear. In the Something You Should Know column this week you will find the list of 100 Things That Disappear First in a Disaster. If you want to feel better, do your walk, then go buy something on this list. I love to buy matches. Something about knowing I have lots of wooden matches makes me feel good.

Work is continuing on our new website. We love hearing all of your feedback and suggestions. We are incorporating many of them in the new format. By the way, a miracle of sorts has happened. After reading the last few MastersConnection2020.com newsletters, my family in Australia has finally decided to make preparations for the future. Years of nagging didn't work, but the ”Share with a friend“ button did -it just might work for you, too.

Last week's Guest Commentary about disaster preparedness by Terri Simpson from Optimum Preparedness stirred up so much interest that we asked Terri for an encore in helping us come up with the definitive list for the Grab and Go Bag
Click here to read article.

Following is the list of items that our readers suggested. Some items duplicate Terri's suggestions, other ideas show that folks have really given this project lots of thought. Thanks for sharing your great ideas with the MastersConnection2020 community. Click here to see the list.

Making the Connection
Calling All Experts

Hello Fellow Masters,
We are organizing a group focus with the intent to connect as One Collective and Shine our Love for Japan. So, create a card, do C&E®, dance, Grid® or candle focus on Japan. The first few minutes of the focus we should come together in consciousness then direct your individual intent of Love however you choose.

The first few minutes if everyone can focus on the words "I Connect Now for Japan" to connect as a collective. Then together let's shine over Japan.

The Start time is this Sunday 3/20/2011 - 7am (PDT)-----Yelm Time.
Send this to everyone you know.....

Love,
Luke Netuschil
Colorado Coordinator for RSE


Would you like to contribute your knowledge to the MastersConnection2020.com? We welcome contributions of all sorts of knowledge to our website. Please send articles, ideas, videos, etc and we will see if it fits with our themes and if it does we will post it. 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
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Question of the Week

The questions that seems to be in the air this week (no pun intended) centers around protecting yourself from the health hazards of radiation. On the west coast of the US people have been buying Potassium Iodide (KI) pills in anticipation of any detrimental radiation making its way 5,000 miles across the ocean from Japan. The question of the week is when is it the right time to take KI and how long do you take it? Are other products like Kelp supplements just as effective? Is it a good idea to have these pills in your long-term storage? Okay, I know that is more than one question, but this is a big subject. One of our readers, Bruce Smith, wrote this article on the subject. Click here to read it.
Perhaps we have experts in our midst that can educate us on this subject. Click here to respond to question of the week.

Just as I was writing this I received an email from RSE with some valuable information. Click here to view that email.

Something Worth Knowing

When the earth is moving and shaking it is sometimes hard to keep your emotional balance. One really good way to stop fear in its tracks is to be prepared. This list of the 100 Things In Greatest Demand during the siege of Sarajevo is a great checklist for preparedness. If you want to feel more powerful, pick something on this list, ready, set, manifest! It works everytime!
100 Items in greatest demand during the siege of Sarajevo
  1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy...target of thieves, invites marauders; maintenance etc.)
  2. Water Filters/Purifiers
  3. Portable Toilets
  4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried, for home uses.
  5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
  6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
  7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.
  8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
  9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
  10. Rice - Beans - Wheat
  11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled etc.)
  12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid (Will become scarce suddenly)
  13. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY - note - food grade if for drinking.
  14. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.
  15. Survival Guide Book.
  16. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, ect. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
Click here to see the whole list.
Hot Topics
Your weekly dose of miscellaneous useful tidbits.

Ever heard of Diggerslist.com? IT is a free construction and home improvement classified site that connects buyers and sellers of construction tools, supplies and equipment. The site also features a blog with helpful hints for your projects. www.diggerslist.com

www.Groupon.com "Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in cities around the world." Groupon uses the power of collective buying power to offer big discounts to it's subscribers.

I Survived... Beyond and Back
Blue College watched a couple of episodes of this TV series. Download and watch these remarkable stories of people who have died and come back to life. http://www.biography.com/isurvived-beyond-and-back

Send us your suggestions for the next Hot Topics at contact@mastersconnection.com.

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 19th: Raintree Nursery Day of Classes
The classes are located at Onalaska Middle School.
Click here for more info

March 19th - 21st: 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 21st & April 4th: Pierce County Rain Barrel Class
Participants will learn about rainwater harvesting, and will be walked through the process of putting a rain barrel together that they will get to take home.
Limit one barrel per household. Rain barrels may only be obtained by Pierce County Residents.
These free classes will take place 6-7:30 p.m
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
http://www.ramtha.tv/

Your Feedback

Reader: During the introduction video last year at the Follow-Up in France and during the Critical Updates Part II, Ramtha has mentioned Nicola Tesla's use of free radiant energy and literally said, "To keep you warm".  So instead of focusing on solar panels, bio-fuels, etc.. why don't we just focus on this 'radiant energy'.  This is the future, all the others things belong to the past.   The possibility to use radiant energy has existed already for more than 100 years apparently but has been withheld from the public due to the major energy companies.   If you check the web, you tube, you will find several people that claim to have such a device.   My focus is on such a device in a way that it will become available for the public.   I want to go to a reality that is completely different than the one that I am now experiencing, so that means a completely different way of getting energy.  So this is my contribution, focus on this energy!!

M.C.: This is a great idea.

Reader: I would like to congratulate you for the excellent work you are doing with the new Master Connection.  Its future seems to be very interesting!  The two stories about having to leave a home in a hurry were very excellent in order for all of us to understand how important it is to be prepared at any time.

M.C.: Thank you we thought so too.

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Phoenix Rising School
Developing Great Minds
Article by Heidi Smith

“I am 1,000 percent behind this school.” - Ramtha

First and second grade teacher Eve Wood applied what she learned at the math conference and told her students, "Choose the materials you would like to work with today." No one wanted to stop when recess rolled around!
Click here to see more pictures

As part of their quest to develop a unique school model, the staff at Phoenix Rising have been visiting local schools that embody different aspects of student autonomy in the learning within the Child Centered Consciousness Based Educational Model that is currently in its development phase. These schools include, Lincoln Elementary School, Hilltop Learning Center, the Olympia Community School, The Attic Community Learning Center and Puget Sound Community School. Most of our staff also recently attended a math conference led by Dr. Constance Kamii, a protege of psychologist and philosopher Jean Piaget, called Encouraging Thinking in Mathematics A Constructivist Approach. All agree that the visits have expanded their ideas about teaching and learning and generated excitement about trying new approaches in the classroom. The math conference in particular introduced a radically different way of teaching that doesn't give kids answers but rather demands high levels of critical thinking. “They have to use their own reasoning,” explains Specialist and Resource teacher Audrey Arpin. “The thinking process is more important than having the right answer.” Such practices create students who are not dependent on teachers and learn how to analyze each other's answers. Third and Fourth grade teacher Jonathan Wood was also impressed. “It was eye-opening to see first graders and kindergarteners solve division and multiplication story problems when they were left to their own devices,” he says. “Students discussed their solutions, and through that discussion, and a host of agreements and disagreements with their peers, everyone was gradually convinced of the validity or invalidity of their own work. It was brilliant!” Read full article...

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Ramtha quote copyright 2011 JZ Knight. Used with permission.
Phoenix Rising School
Students Messages to Japan

Dear people of Japan,
Hope all of you will be alright. We will try our very best to help all of you. I know you are tired, hungry, thirsty and scared, so we will be focusing on you.
Natasha
The people at Phoenix Rising School are focusing that you will get food and help from all the countries around the world. We are going to help as soon as we can. We will be focusing every day, thinking about you guys.
Our best wishes,
PRS and Daniel
Hey, I heard about what happened in Japan and I am trying to figure out what I can do to help. Just so you know, my school and I all focused on you guys being okay!
Galeon

Click here to see all their messages

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