The SYSTEM we are in is NOT broken. It was DESIGNED this way. It was designed to distract every man and woman from remembering their power. It was designed to create division and separation.
It is time to EXIT the matrix and bring back the power to the people in every Town.
There will be no politicans in the new earth. There will be no need for big governments. Your community is where the POWER is. Every town or county is meant to be prosperous, as everyone in that town is working FOR that town. Unfortunately, at this time we know many of our townspeople across this country are still asleep to what is happening and it can be challenging and energetically draining to try and convince or influence others to see what you see. So, a great place to start is creating an intentional community in your town. Over time, as people wake up, they will seek you out.
We aim to create a free and prosperous future for all by creating intentional communities. Intentional communities offer ways we can work together to meet our basic needs that are more socially satisfying, financially affordable, and ecologically sustainable.
What is an Intentional Community?
Community is where we can transform ourselves, our relationship to people and place our relationship to humanity, and our relationship to nature, so that we can make different choices, individually and collectively, that can make a difference.
It’s easiest to think of an intentional community as a place but at their core, intentional communities are about relationships – coming together in friendship, mutual support, and collective action. They usually have some kind of organizational structure and a set of shared values. Some of the most popular models include cohousing, housing co-ops, and ecovillages. They can be rural or urban, a handful of people or hundreds, secular or spiritual. (Check out individual homes available in the video I created below.)
First Steps to Creating Your Intentional Community
1. Have a Vision – There needs to be a common goal between members, something that keeps people together despite the inevitable differences of opinion that arise.
2. Welcome Everyone – While starting a community needs a core group of committed members, sustaining a community requires reaching out to a much broader circle. Connect and meet like-minded people in your neighbourhood or town. Your VIBE will attract your TRIBE.
3. Define Your Decision Making Process – Starting an intentional community is exciting, however, it’s important to understand that hard times and internal differences will arise. Considering in advance how to address potential sources of conflict is essential.
4. Conflict Resolution – We have to like each other enough if we’re going to spend the amount of time together that it will take to build community and go through the stresses involved. We need to develop our relationships as the foundation for the agreements we make with each other. We need to be able to say hard things to each other and trust that it’s coming from a place of goodwill. We need to be intentional in how we communicate with each other, in the culture we’re creating, how we address and resolve conflict, how we govern ourselves, how we consume and waste, and in learning and unlearning what we need in order to make the kinds of changes we want to make.
5. Create Open Space Gatherings – There is power in circles as everyone has an opportunity to be seen, heard and to express their ideas. Make sure all members feel empowered to share. If you notice that some members are hesitant to speak up, encourage them to do so. Do your best to make sure everyone feels included. ( See PLAN Council model below)
6. Define Skillsets – You want to attract those who are willing to put in the time and effort. Each person is to share their skillsets and how they would like to contribute in creating a whole new living system.
7. Frequency and Time Required – Consider holding meetings weekly or biweekly, depending on your needs and preferences. In-person meetings are preferrably. Set a time for when your meeting begins and when it ends.
8. Assign Duties – Simple preparation goes a long way. Each month someone is assigned to direct the meeting and another to track progress. The weekly director/moderator should come prepared and provide structure for the meeting. This includes making sure they share with everyone ahead of time what they’ll cover at your upcoming meeting. Keep your meetings focused on priorities.
9. Topics of Discussion – Each meeting you want to have topics of discussion and action steps to follow. All of the issues that are MOST important to the participants will be raised, such as food and water security, what it means to be self-governing, natural law, steps to becoming sovereign, reclaiming land, and creating a new economy.
A10. Decide on Action Steps – All of the issues raised will be addressed by those participants most qualified and capable of getting something done on each of them. What we have control over is how we choose to show up everyday and the action we take. It is recommended that you close every meeting by having each person commit to “One Action Step” whether that is stating tasks to be accomplishedl or practising a new skill. This is how you move forward.
11. Structure is Required – As your intentional community grows, you will need to create a PLAN Council (see Plan Council). Most intentional communities fail because they do not have a structure and do not have the skills in dealing with conflict. Your council is there to ONLY offer education, inspiration, guidance and assist in conflict resolution. Every Council is solution-focused and in alignment with the highest good of all. There is no hierarchy. The town/community hold the power.
As your community grows, you can expand it out similar to what I have laid out in the video below. This allows for you to have 100+ families on 500+ acres of land.
The video below is for those who have a dream of living with people on commonly held land with substantial shared facilities (including workshops for fabrication and maintenance, space for art/music/dance/movement/meditation, gathering spaces, etc.), a variety of residential options, and collective economics. This community is to be working towards self-sufficiency and resilience, internally and locally.
Change will come from a COMMUNITY level when YOU are discussing solutions. We are creating a Whole Living System.