does matter is that he immediately resonated with me and I just knew I wanted to be more involved. Now I am connected to the awesome, Arcane Bear family. This community has some of the most uniquely inspiring, genuinely supportive people within the crypto space.
Crypto’s came to my attention from doing some silver stacking and who knows, possibly because I was programmed to believe we would see the dollar collapse. It was always imminent, but here we are, and they just keep propping up that dollar! Amazing what they can do with 1’s and 0’s on a computer! I was looking at ways to get out of the fake monetary system and to be able to stick it to the “banksters”. I have been going down rabbit holes for many years and in doing so, heard Bitcoin mentioned several times. Obviously, I am slow to jump into things. When I listened to Andreas Antonopoulos I was absolutely sold that this decentralized currency, was going to be a catalyst for big change in the world, especially if people like us supported it. As soon as I found out that my local, physical, gold and silver place, was also selling BTC, ETH and LTC - OTC; I immediately got involved. I was a total noob and in so many ways I still am.
I found Tijo to be so on point and open minded. I also loved the rants and how he didn’t hesitate to say what was on his mind, when it came to the lies we are told, the corruption and the conspiracies. The combination of his enthusiasm for life changing cryptocurrencies, his contagious energy, love of growing plants, importance of healthy eating/living lifestyle, living off grid, discussing the important things in life and his passion for music and composing, was something to look forward with each new upcoming video. He made TA look so easy, but I think it just comes very naturally to him.
Personally, I still need to put a lot more time into learning TA and understanding charts. Persi was one of the first in the Arcane Bear telegram to give generously of his time and help me. I noticed how thoughtful he was and never made anyone feel 'lesser than', for asking very basic questions. Persi is a natural teacher and his passion for crypto showed. Seems like he took to it all, like a duck to water. Jordan was also there, like a cheer leader and always around. He has given a phenomenal amount of his personal time, despite having a large and young family. He has always been there to support and helping everyone with information and has acquired some great TA knowledge and charting skills. Russ was also new to crypto’s when we met in telegram but has quickly applied himself and grasped so much. Russ has been so valuable and supportive of the Bear Family. I love the philosophical discussions he ignites. He is genuinely keen on keeping low entropy level in the Bear Family. Origo has a brilliant mind and has blown me away with his research, understanding of charting, TA and the crypto space, not to mention his coding skills and creating trading bots.
I got into cryptos when things were flying –October 2017. I was blind to the fact that they were going to come tumbling down and hard! I did not know the mantra about “Taking Profit”. I was just being carried along in the euphoria. I had never done any kind of trading before. I was an ignorant noob -- in a bull market—thinking about how well I was going to do, just because I was an “early” adopter. I ignorantly listened to some of the schillers and I am sure I bought some dud ALT’s (still Hodilng LOL), time will tell and I kept buying up close to some of the ATH's of BTC, ETH and LTC. Live and Learn through the school of hard knocks, is usually what it takes for many of us.
A little more background from my perspective. I had been renting for most of my life and thinking that the only way I was going to be able to finally get some property of my own, was to go the Tiny House route. I was watching so many TH vids and I joined a meet up group and helped people with some of their local builds. I even bought one from someone who had to suddenly move and flipped it for a bit of profit. I was thinking of the alternative, less material, more affordable lifestyle that would give me more freedom to travel less working the rest of my life. When Tijo talked about our strawman, getting out of the system, off grid living, growing your own food, awareness and expanding consciousness with psychedelics. I knew I was in the right place. I had been studying psychedelics and Ayahuasca for a few years and was hoping to experience it at the right time. I started commenting in some of Tijo’s vids and decided to join the Telegram –and that is when I really found the Arcane Bear family. I became almost obsessed with keeping up with the chat, as I did not want to miss out on any intriguing conversations. It has been a pleasure to meet so many like minded individuals who were thinking outside the mainstream boxes and doing so many unique things. We were small in numbers, but big in heart, community and support. I think many of us formed strong bonds quickly.
I live in Nova Scotia, Canada, am the mother of three girls and now, just recently, one more beautiful grandchild. I am self employed and do contract work for a company that sells Quantum Biofeedback devices. I support, help and instruct practitioners around the world, technically for the device software and instructionally, navigating these systems for their personal clients. I have private clients that I do biofeedback sessions for and consult with about self healing and holistic living. I also do live workshops, a few of which happen to be in Portugal and Budapest next month. When I am there, I will help the software programming team. I am a good Beta Tester and have the radar for detecting glitches and help them improve the software esthetically as well. I have a keen eye for editing and this is where I fill in, to help the Arcane Bear. I find it very rewarding to fix things and help people.
Another strong interest is in medicinal plants and herbs ever since I was a teenager. They were rare back then, so I used to find Health Food Stores fascinating. I ended up managing 3 of them for 10 yrs. I have been in the alternative health field pretty much all my adult life. I know a lot about most forms of energy work and the various healing modalities but am only a master of a few. Overall my passion is helping, educating and communicating with people who are open minded and working to change their own lives, for the better, whether on the physical, mental and/or spiritual level. We are all on our own journey and are a “work in progress”. We can’t be too hard on ourselves or others. The path to greater awareness of self and change, is not an easy one, but an extremely rewarding one!
Susan (Smiley Face) (Butterfly) (Bear)