This year, as many of the systems and structures we had taken for granted have been called into question or directly threatened, there has been a rising interest, in our community and others, for greater self-sufficiency. Many of us have been called to more empowered, self-sufficient lives in line with nature and community for some time. Now the impetus is here for us to create a new way of living.
How do we grow homes and communities that are decentralized, resilient, and sustainable? How do we rise to meet this moment, and empower ourselves with the skills necessary to create what we need, independent of government systems and centralized economies?
Ben Falk was among the leaders who realized early that the current system of dependency was doomed to expire. For 17 years, he has been testing high-yield, regenerative food and energy practices on his land at the Whole Systems Research Farm (WSRF) and homestead, and teaching others how to develop their own self-sustaining homesteads, farms, and schools. We can all feel that this way of living, in harmony with the land and our local communities, is the way of the future. And it is exactly what we need right now, as our world transforms rapidly.
In this both visionary and highly practical conversation, we cover:
~ Why are our current systems of food production failing? Where are the threats to our survival based on the current dependencies?
~ What will rise to take its place? How do we build resilient and regenerative systems of food production that support us to live in abundance?
~ What are the key features of Ben’s Whole Systems Research Farm? How did he transform a beat-up piece of land into a highly biodiverse and productive ecosystem?
~ What actions can we take today to “harness the transition away from a consumer society that belittles our own humanity to an organizing force that fosters individual empowerment?”
~ How does one get started with a piece of land to build a resilient, self-sufficient homestead?
~ What are the first steps to take to grow food to support your family? What are key things to know and do heading into the upcoming winter in terms of food storage and conservation?
~ What are the most important things to focus on now in becoming adaptive and resilient in the face of the changes now underway in our world and societies? What are the first steps toward a resilient, self-sustaining lifestyle?
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Imagine a society in which every source of energy was free, abundant and available to all, and non-destructive to the Earth; a world where the extraordinary, interconnected field of energy that envelops us was leveraged for our every energy need; a world beyond the systems of control that suggest our energy supplies are limited, expensive, and by necessity, must harmfully leech the Earth of its resources. Susan Manewich contemplates this world – and what is needed to bring it into reality – on a daily basis, via her work as President of the “New Energy Movement” – a platform dedicated to the study and promotion of advanced, clean, and sustainable energy sources, toward the aim of creating and supporting self-sufficient communities on Earth. Learn more about the future of energy and Susan’s extraordinary life (including her ET contact & more) in this remarkable conversation.
What if there was an entirely different way to connect and exchange online that served our awakening planet and its communities? What if we could create our own online systems for connection and exchange? How would we want them to look and feel? What would be their mission, values, and objectives? What goals would they serve?
What if online networks were established by communities to serve a set of common and shared purposes defined by communities themselves?
Walter Almeida has spent over a decade of his life developing a technology that he is now open sourcing, that can be used to do just that. To help communities come together, identify their needs for connection and exchange, and then design their own platform to meet those needs, help and serve one another. While working for the corporate world, he never felt the existing platforms served the highest good. He has since stepped out with a mission to create a technology that anyone can use to design their own community network online—say, the Wordpress of online social and exchange networks.
In this episode we plan to dive deep into the world of online networks, how they have largely failed humanity and an exciting vision for upgrading this system via some exciting new technology. Also, we cover an exciting new opportunity for the Ownstream Community to pilot this technology in creating a new community for us, serving our unique needs. Join us!
As the world transforms, and people become aware of their unlimited potential, what will be the new world of work and business?
Elaira Tickute has spent her life devoted to human potential, and to helping people unlock the highest version of themselves. She studied human design in various formats for 17 years, then launched her own heart-driven business, focused on helping others find their own human design, purpose, and heart inspiration, and work and create from that place within. She is dedicated to living from a philosophy of “human first, business second”, and this she says is the core of the new “care economy” and “care currency” that will emerge on Earth as we transition to a new society: we will work out of an innate drive to serve others—from our hearts, from our care for others—and that gift to others will form the basis of how value is exchanged, across society.
In this conversation, we will discuss a number of topics related to the new world of work, creation, and value exchange.
The financial systems of the old world are crumbling, and a new economy will rise — one based in self-awareness, care, and the sharing of human resources for the greater good.
What is the future of money?
What systems for value exchange will rise to take the place of the corporate structures that have fallen?
What does value exchange look like in a world and among beings that have transcended installed lack beliefs around resource scarcity and personal unworthiness?
Picking up where we left off in our discussion of breaking free of the old money game last week with Sarah Armide, this week, we speak with Raffaella Russignaga about the end of the old money system, and the rise of peer-to-peer money exchanges, created by the people for an elevated, peer-driven economy. The first innovative giant in this space has been Bitcoin, the first digital currency, and we will discuss in depth the rise of cryptocurrency (peer-driven digital currency) as a new way to store and exchange value:
What is cryptocurrency? How does it work? How is it relevant to the future of money/value exchange in our society? How can I get started? What’s next, and what to expect in the next few years? We’re thrilled to have Raffaella for this conversation, as she is an awake being, well aware of the true transformation happening on the planet, and an expert in crypto and investing. She will also discuss the impact of disconnecting recently from social media, and what inspiration, creation, and abundance feel like beyond the powerful, intentional, mind-grabbing controls of these systems.
We are thrilled to launch Ownstream’s “Our Bright Future”, Building the New Earth series this week with Sarah Armide. Sarah is living, breathing, and working with others on a constellation of paradigms for the New Earth society. Five years ago, a health crisis catalyzed her awakening, and thrust her into a process of radical self-healing. Since healing herself, she teaches others how to heal from illness, and that any “dis-ease”—in fact, any thing we experience in our outer reality—is merely a projection of what patterns we have remaining within us to purify to realize our full potential, life force, and expression of spirit.
In her quest to “release anything that will hold her back from ascending to her highest human potential”, Sarah has worked hard to “depower the deep state” attempts at control and break free from the money game—that is, the false, limiting belief systems society has installed within us about money, value, and work that enslave us from the inside out. In this conversation, we will walk in detail through the process Sarah has used to free herself and others, and live an abundant life directed by her own inspiration and joy. Sarah also spent years living in community in Costa Rica, is on her way to Bali to co-create another community with her soul family, and has given much energy and space to visioning what our lives will look like living in community and in harmony with nature as the New Earth rises.
In this conversation, we plan to discuss all of these topics and more. We look forward to your participation and questions!
Gerard Armond Powell (“Gerry”) has always been an all-or-nothing kind of guy. To say he had an addictive personality is a gross understatement. Drugs, women, alcohol, money….you name it. Every vice known to man has written a chapter in his colorful life story. And for many years, each of these chapters had a very dark – and often catastrophic – ending. That is, until he found plant medicine. During his first ceremony, he had a chat with…the moon (of course). The moon – perhaps a vehicle for his higher self – laid out an entirely new vision for Gerry’s life, and how specifically he was to help others recover from addiction using plant medicine and other powerful healing modalities. Most importantly, as Gerry describes it, that night he was reconnected with his soul. The gap between he and his true Self that he had tried so hard to fill with drugs, women, alcohol and anything else he could get his hands on, had been closed and healed. He emerged reborn. Incredibly, the guidance he received during this first ceremony played out mostly to the letter. He has since founded and runs the Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica helping hundreds of others to close the gap, reconnect with their soul and find peace, healing and recovery on the other side. In this interview, learn all about Gerry’s story, including the specifics on what happened during his first experience with plant medicine, his epic encounter with the moon, his transformative healing work at Rythmia and his vision for how plants can change the world. His dramatic transformation and utter authenticity are certain to inspire anyone seeking the truth about life and our relationship with God and the natural world. Enjoy!
Brandy Gillmore refused to take “no” for an answer. After a car accident and a fall that injured her spine, the former athlete was left with devastating, chronic pain throughout her body. She spent days – years – laying in bed, watching TV, with a constant morphine supply that couldn’t even ease the pain, getting out of the house only to see doctors, and confined to a wheelchair. Determined to heal this pain, and live a full life, she simply could not – would not – believe what every doctor told her: that there was no solution to heal her condition. In the countless hours of research on health and healing she had done since her accident, she remembered reading many stories of people getting well just taking the placebo – that is, the inactive pill, the non-remedy, to provide a control group for the study of a treatment. What if the solution to her dilemma lay outside of the traditional system of health and healing in our society… and in her own mind? What if… she could heal herself? As we can see meeting and listening to the vibrant, healthy, powerful Brandy of today, the answer was a resounding – YES. Today, Brandy walks with ease, strength, and free from any pain or support, sharing her message of empowerment, and teaching others how to heal themselves too. In this extraordinary conversation, learn all about Brandy’s journey from chronic pain and desperation to power, vitality and purpose. Even if you do not suffer from physical pain, Brandy’s story confirms for all of us that we have the power to create our own well being, that consciousness is the true power, and that each of us has more of it than we could ever possibly need. Enjoy!
What do you think of as “normal”? From an early age, Daniel Eisenman questioned what he was told is “normal” – the standard way that he and others were supposed to be. At first, he played around with “breaking normal” – like many teenagers do – by challenging the rules set around him, and acting a bit reckless. But for the most part he stayed on track. After high school, he went to college, and chose to study pre-med, like all the good kids did, and like his parents wanted. He graduated and took the MCATs. But as applications to med school approached he started to question this “normal” path more fundamentally. Something within him knew there was more to his life, and his role in the world, and he decided to take a year off. That year has since become ten (& counting). He hasn’t stopped or resumed his former course. Instead, what he found while taking time off from the prescribed path is that there are, actually, infinite ways to live your life. “Normal” is just a conditioned story – unique to each of us, and the story we specifically were told. At first, he sought how “to get paid to do the things he would pay to do”, leading to all sorts of adventures that defy our normal beliefs about what we must do to make money. Along the way of following his fun, he saw his idea of fun change. What became most fun, and most exciting, actually, was being true to himself, and serving others in a way that was aligned with his values and beliefs. Every day for Daniel now is adventure in following his own fun, excitement and alignment. He travels often, around the country and the world, lives in vibrant health, enjoys a passionate love relationship, and these days, is most awed by his 1-year-old daughter, Divina, who last year became a viral star with him online as he OM’d her to sleep. Daniel is a real, open-hearted, generous guy who lives a wildly epic life and wants you to know you can, too. Enjoy!
In 1999 the film The Matrix was released. It told the story of a small band of renegades led by Morpheus and the prodigal son, Neo, breaking loose from a synthetic, lifeless reality they called “the matrix” and the eventual collapse of this artificial and controlling system. Since, the phrase “The Matrix” has become synonymous with the toxic life path promoted to us by institutions, the media, governments…you name it. People feel controlled, mechanical, limited. Within many of us, there is another voice which deeply knows these limits are artificial and false. This voice within is facilitating a mass awakening as more and more are creating lives outside of this matrix and inspiring others by their example to do the same. Our paths have been filled with questioning virtually every area of life where there is a status quo or accepted way of living, seeing past that into a broader, more expansive truth. In this episode, we chronicle our journey through 8 very specific points of departure from the old system creating life anew fully aligned with the truth of who we are. These are 8 highly actionable choices that have dramatically expanded our lives, improved our health and filled us with optimism and excitement. These range from changing our diets, to taking a deep look at our relationship with material things to our daily meditation practice, seeking more powerful and positive inputs and much, much more. In an effort to help others understand the vast range of possibilities available to them inspiring them to also see past the programming of the matrix making more empowered and expansive decisions, we have written an eBook detailing these 8 choices. This book, entitled “Exit The Matrix” is filled with hundreds of valuable tools & resources giving you the power to make similar powerful choices for yourself (ebook download link in the show notes). In this episode of the Ownstream Podcast, we reveal our “exit the matrix” story through the lens of these 8 categories. No more does anyone need to abide by the old rules in our world. There are millions forging a new reality, a new earth, right under our feet. “Exit The Matrix” is our gift to those seeking support in unplugging from this old matrix, or way of life, and join the march forward towards a society based on joy, community, abundance and…limitless living.