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As a citizen of the earth…

As a citizen of the earth…

I fully have the right…

to harvest water from the sky

to grow my own food in my own home

to harvest energy from the sun and the wind

to contain and reuse my own waste on my own land

to make my shelter comfortable without the use of fossil fuels

and to harvest what others throw away to construct my own home

I am willing to die to defend these rights and to spread the knowledge of how to
achieve them to others.

If six billion other people said this as well…
we would transcend the corporations, the governments, and the federal reserve bank.

We, the people, would always survive.

We Will Always Survive, We Will Live Forever

I Dreamed I was an angel,

I knew how to fly

I saw fire in the canon

burning red up in the sky.

I saw people in the darkness,

I saw people in the light.

They were singing to each other

and it echoed through the night.

 

WE WILL ALWAYS SURVIVE –

WE WILL LIVE FOREVER   READ MORE »

New Zealand Earthship Temple – three days – forty people – lots of love

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A greater world based on the needs of the people

Native peoples, plants and animals existed for many millennia without an adverse affect on the Earth’s ability to support life in general and humans in particular. These beings encountered earth phenomena for sustenance. They did not have an “economy”. They did not have “garbage”.

In the short amount of time that modern humanity has been around we have managed to have serious adverse effects on the ability of this planet to support healthy human life. This modern human economy has bred for us a thing called garbage. Are economy and garbage the ingredients that have caused modern humans to adversely effect the Earth’s ability to support a flourishing human existence?

The modern world has an ailing system that tries to sustain a monstrous and oppressive economy, an economy that is supposed to sustain the people, it doesn’t succeed. A greater world would have a system made to provide for the people…and the nourishment of the people would sustain a more insignificant economy. Sustenance means the provision of comfortable shelter, water, electricity, food and sanitation for every man, woman and child on the planet. Where as economy should not be a beast that unless it is happy and balanced the people suffer. It should not be a beast that expels mountains of garbage all over the earth. It should not be a beast that wars are fought just to feed it. Economy should be an insignificant aspect of an independently healthy and secure human existence. Economy is the result, not the means, of sustaining people.

The modern world economy produces garbage on an insane level. A greater world based on the needs of the people would transform and consume garbage. Garbage is the result of economy. Sustain the people and you will transcend economy. Transcend economy and you will transform and eliminate the very concept of garbage. Transcend economy. Transform garbage. Create a better life.
The key to having a better life for all people is found in the sustenance for all people…not just some people, but all people.

A Course

I HAVE FOUND A MAGNIFICENT HORSE

I HAVE SEEN THAT NO ONE CAN RIDE IT BUT ME

I CAN RIDE IT BECAUSE I KNOW ABOUT “THE WAYS”

BUT AFTER YOU USE “THE WAYS” FOR A WHILE
YOU LEARN THEM SO WELL
YOU DO NOT EVEN NEED THE MAGNIFICENT HORSE

SO YOU WANT SOMEONE ELSE TO BE ABLE TO RIDE IT
IT IS TOO BEAUTIFUL NOT TO BE RIDEN

IT IS AMAZING FEELING TO THINK OF PASSING THE
MAGNIFICENT HORSE ON TO SOMEONE… READ MORE »

Course 2

CONFLICT INTO CONFLUENCE

IF TWO GIANT ROCKS COLLIDE THERE IS CONFLICT.
THE TWO SOLIDS SMASH TOGETHER AND BOTH ARE DAMAGED
OR IF ONE IS LARGER AND HARDER THEN THE OTHER IS MORE DAMAGED.
THE POINT IS THAT DAMAGE IS DONE WHEN TWO SOLIDS COLLIDE.
THIS IS CONFLICT – THINGS IN A SOLID STATE COLLIDE AND DAMAGE RESULTS.
IF TWO GIANT RIVERS COLLIDE THERE IS CONFLUENCE.
THE TWO LIQUID MOVING BODIES FLOW TOGETHER AND MIX AND BECOME ONE WITH THE COMBINED FORCE OF THE TWO.
IF ONE IS LARGER – IT DOES NOT MATTER – THEY STILL MIX
NO DAMAGE IS DONE. READ MORE »

Course 3

FLUIDITY of THOUGHT

Fluid thoughts see no conflict;
they just flow around everything.

Fluid thoughts are not crystalized;
they shape change but remain in tact.

Fluid thoughts, therefore, have no enemies.

There is no frustration with fluid thoughts as there is no challenge, no conflict, no collision, no stress.

The lack of stress results in the bearer of the thought  being more at ease, healthier and, therefore, stronger as fluid thought flows around challenge.

Fluid thought does allow, and even welcomes,  influence and direction,
but these happen without stress  to the bearer or other creatures.
This is due to the effects of fluid thinking being “soft”. READ MORE »

Course 4

TAKING FLUID THINKING FURTHER

NOW THERE ARE CRYSTALIZED OBSTACLES  ALWAYS OUT THERE…
OTHER THOUGHT PATTERNS OF OTHER PEOPLE AS WELL AS GENERAL DOGMA AND BELIEF SYSTEMS.
IF YOU ARE FLUID, THEY ARE NOT A PROBLEM FOR YOUR OWN MANEUVERABILITY.  SO THERE IS NO CONFLICT.   BUT  CONFLUENCE  IS MUCH MORE POWERFUL THAN JUST THE LACK OF CONFLICT.
TO ESTABLISH CONFLUENCE, THESE OBSTACLES MUST ALSO BE LIQUIFIED.
THIS TAKES MORE ENERGY THAN JUST LIQUIFYING YOUR OWN THOUGHTS.   YOUR RIVER OF THOUGHT MUST BECOME EVANGELIZED. READ MORE »

Course 5

REVIEW OF LIQUID THINKING

LIQUIFIED THOUGHTS ELIMINATE CONFLICT.
ELIMINATION OF CONFLICT ELIMINATES STRESS.
LACK OF STRESS AND CONFLICT SETS THE STAGE FOR INSPIRATION.
INSPIRATION EVANGELIZES THOUGHT AND DISSOLVES
THE CRYSTALIZED THOUGHTS AND BELIEF SYSTEMS (DOGMAS) THAT ALREADY EXIST.
DISSOLVING EXISTING CRYSTALIZED THOUGHTS AND BELIEF SYSTEMS
MAKES POSSIBLE THE CONFLUENCE OF ALL THOUGHT AS ALL THOUGHT IS NOW LIQUID. READ MORE »

Course 6

Inspiration
Inspiration grows best from a stress free environment.
This is facilitated by fluid thinking.
This is one of the many reasons why fluid thinking is important.
It sets the stage for inspiration.
Sometimes inspiration actually overpowers and disintegrates stress in other entities  but it has to be ignited by someone/something.
Inspiration is like the sun…   it shines on everyone and everything – no discrimination happens with inspiration.
The inspired creature has no boundaries.
The inspired creature infects like a virus.
Perhaps virus is inspired and indiscriminate itself – that is why it is so powerful.
We can learn a lot from some of our most powerful adversaries.
They share without knowing. READ MORE »

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