Obstacles and Opportunities

I'm feeling disheartened after yesterday's minor acquisition. It often takes less than 24 hours for my efforts to be unraveled.

The resistant power around me is immense right now. I only have enough weapons to recapture two to three enemy portals, the closest friendly portal is over four miles away, the XM drained by hacking enemy portals seems to have spiked recently, and gasoline prices have gone up again.

I'm not sure what to do. I wish the Shapers would communicate in a more direct way, lead me somehow, Enlighten me about what steps to take next. Who knows, maybe they are communicating and I'm trying too hard to hear a call to battle. Maybe I'm supposed to create.