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As we ease into Fall, I realize I've been editor of this newsletter for almost a year, and what a great year it's been for all of us at the Crystal Silence League and the LMC Radio Network! With your support and friendship, we've grown our readership and listenership well beyond our expectations. Be sure to listen to all the LMC Radio Network's excellent programming, which you can find listed on the sidebar to your left.

Our newsletter this month focuses on how to cope with adversity and attain the good life you deserve. 

Clear Viewing,
Jon Saint Germain 
Bumps in the Road  
  All of us have goals we wish to achieve. This is basic to the human condition. We start out with great expectations of success, but inevitably we encounter obstacles and setbacks, which can be discouraging.
Man is an ambitious creature. This is hard-wired through evolutionary necessity. If we weren't ambitious, we'd still be living in trees and caves -- in fact, we might never have crawled from the ocean onto land at all. We have an instinctive drive to do better, to raise ourselves to more propitious circumstances.
The world doesn't always cooperate with our efforts to better ourselves. The road to success is strewn with potholes and obstructions. Success depends on having a handful of effective strategies for handling setbacks and hindrances when we encounter them.
Anticipation and Preparation
Understanding that things aren't always going to be easy is a great first step. This seems obvious, but how often do we complain that events didn't fall into place either as quickly, or as easily, as hoped? Plan ahead for setbacks and obstacles and prepare for delays. Prepare against slow times. Many businesses fail due to lack of funding. I advise anyone starting into business to have at least six months operating expenses stashed away before quitting their day job.

Delays can, in fact be blessings in disguise. Down time is necessary to reflect on our plans and make adjustments. Sometimes when we don't put aside time for ourselves, the world does it for us. Rather than wasting those down times texting friends or cruising around on Facebook, put the time to profitable use by planning the next big push forward!

Define and Reflect
This is a strategy that helps calm panic when an unexpected event stops us in our tracks. I came up with this process as a tactic for dealing with hostile or irrational people. I found it invaluable for working through almost any stressful event.

The idea is to take a mental step back from the situation, emotionally detach from it, and define it. Once we define a situation, we no longer feel powerless, and are less likely to panic.  In the example I cited, dealing with a hostile person, I listened to the message behind the rant.  Very rarely does anger literally address the issue that triggered the hostility. If a person is accusing you of something you didn't do, try to define the event that triggered the hostility. Next, reflect on the incident and try to devise ways to defuse or avert the situation.

I recall a particularly poignant situation when someone verbally assaulted me over being one of those "phony psychics" who exploit vulnerable people.  Rather than becoming defensive, I listened to the message behind the words. Obviously, he'd had negative experiences with unscrupulous people. I reflected. "I don't blame you. There are a lot of dishonest people out there, in every profession." His anger soon dispersed and we were able to dialogue.

Sometimes the crisis isn't personal, but financial. Perhaps you owe more money than you have coming in. Define the situation. Write it down if necessary. Are you overextending your budget? Do you need a second job? Do you need to cut back on unnecessary spending, like cable television, eating out, buying things on Amazon?  This isn't an intellectual exercise by the way. I recently had a friend in a panic over his bills, who asked me for help. I looked over his bank account. He was spending over $1200 a month on Amazon, I-Tunes, and Pay-per-View, and had trouble paying his rent and utilities!  I had a firm and sincere talk to him about setting priorities. He didn't realize how much of his money was being frittered away. I taught him how to construct a written budget, which seems to be helping. Knowing where your money is going really helps.

Every obstacle contains the seed of its own solution. I firmly believe this. If we understand the obstacle, we'll usually find an insight into solving it.

Patience and Perseverance
We live in a fast-paced, instant-download world, and it seems everyone wants everything right now! But one old law still holds true: Anything worth achieving is worth the effort to achieve it, and worth the time you put in to achieve it.  Don't worry if your goal seems to take longer than you planned. It's not possible to anticipate the infinite variables that can be encountered between you and your destiny.

I'll give you an interesting exercise. Six weeks after Christmas, look at the For Sale ads in your newspaper and online. The ads are flooded with exercise equipment and musical instruments. Why? Because many people decide they want to be Guitar Heroes, or make New Year resolutions to finally get in shape. They ask for musical instruments and exercise equipment for Christmas. They soon learn that playing musical instruments is difficult, and exercise is hard, and most people quit before they properly even begin. I've found the drop-out point seems to be around six weeks. I used to pick up used exercise equipment inexpensively in that six-week period right after Christmas, and that's also when I bought my piano. Some people hang on though. The next big surge is six months after Christmas, when people get tired of unused stuff lying around.

Perseverance simply means stick-with-it. Perseverance requires a determination not to be easily discouraged in the face of adversity. Flourishing during prosperous times is easy. Companies spring up overnight, the market is flooded with products, everyone enjoys a lush lifestyle. The true test of perseverance is the ability to hang on during slow times. I learned a valuable secret from some contractor friends: as a self-employed individual, don't build up your lifestyle to the point where you can't maintain it during slow seasons. I went into business for myself in 1980. During that time, I've survived four economic recessions. Also during that time, I've seen a whole lot of people enter the business during prosperous times -- and drop out when times became tougher. I've always remembered my friend's injunction.  I live a very simple life and put the bulk of my money in savings. So let's add Moderation in the mix as a valuable survival tactic.

We know visualization is a mighty force if properly utilized. Once we've defined whatever obstacles are between us and our goals, there are several visualization techniques we can employ.
  • Visualize the obstacle dissolving, like a block of ice under a warm waterfall.
  • Visualize a giant battering ram obliterating the obstacle, clearing the road ahead for you.
  • If the obstacle involves other people, practice Silent Influence with a crystal ball.
  • Visualize the spirits of your ancestors, ahead of you and standing next to you, advising you and leading you toward your goal.
  • Visualize other spiritual assistance, such as angelic intervention.
  • Employ crystal ball Projection and Attraction as taught by Mr. Conlin. We've discussed these techniques both in this newsletter and on episodes of the Crystal Silence League Radio Hour.
These are just a few of many general techniques to help cope with common difficulties and obstacles that pop up in our daily efforts to improve our lives.  If you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at

Featured Crystal of the Month: TOPAZ


Associations:   Associated with success, good luck, calms fears and anxieties, provides protection. Topaz can be related to various chakras depending on its colour.


Silent Thought 
of the Day: 

Silence is a true friend
who never betrays.

-- Confucius
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