On the path to fully self-reliant, self-regenerative homes and communities aligned with nature and its principles, one of our guides is surely to be Paul Richardson.
After a lengthy career in architecture, traveling the world building hotels and working on other prestigious projects, Paul experienced an awakening in 2017 that led him to re-discover his true mission in this life–to help humankind get back to the land, and bring forward a new Earth through natural and sustainable designs for living at home and in community.
Paul since founded the Haven Earth Center, “a transitional platform, sort of a guide, to allow people to begin relocating from the dense urban (sick) reality, into a nature inspired and focused community centric model of living, a creative haven.” The platform includes prototype holistic living models, structures, homesteads and communities that are self-regenerative, and fully supporting and integrative into natural settings. Paul has gained special attention recently for his hemp houses, which make use of the abundant and inexpensive natural resource, now so plentiful in the US.
In this glorious Our Bright Future conversation with Paul, we plan to cover new earth home building (specifically his amazing journey with hemp), integrating dwellings with surrounding land, rethinking community design in order to more abundantly access resources & much more.
Sovereignty – this has become a topic of increasing interest in our community over the last nine months, as authorities in our society aim to limit our ability to live and act freely as individuals.
~ What does it mean to be sovereign?
~ How does one stand confident in his/her sovereignty in the face of external controls?
~ How do we reclaim our natural rights as free men and women, which pre-existed and will outlast these systems?
Greg Paul is an expert in this area, from his personal explorations with living outside externally imposed money, government, legal, and other systems. From what he has learned on his journey, Greg founded and runs a comprehensive online program called “The Sovereign’s Way” — a course that teaches “the law of mankind.” This natural law, Greg explains, constitutes the only, true rules governing life among free sovereign beings, and, once we know it, becomes our remedy to any seeming external controls, and the key to peace and freedom in every area of life.
It is up to us now in this reality, Greg says, to take responsibility for our own lives. It is up to us to know and embody our own sovereignty, to establish the boundaries of what it means to be a free man or woman — and if we do, we extinguish the threat, and live life freely, on our own terms, as we are meant to in nature. What’s on the other side of that — in terms of how we live as free men and women together in society — is limitless.
Among the strongest and most courageous voices for truth in our world at this moment is Pam Popper. Pam has been a dedicated guardian of the truth for a long time, challenging mainstream paradigms related to health and health care for decades through her wellness center in Ohio, many online courses, and presence in popular documentaries. Since the very beginning of the recent worldwide illness, in early March 2020, Pam has been posting multiple videos each week on her YouTube channel examining the data, questioning the “facts” presented, and proposing alternatives.
In early summer 2020, Pam launched a new online platform for people to organize locally across the USA to “Make Americans Free Again.” The platform–which she hopes can be a useful example for people in other countries to organize locally and declare freedom–brings together resources, information, lawyers, and local action groups to stand up, resist the current measures of control, and develop resources for living, educating, and running businesses in a new society run by the people.
In this “Our Bright Future” conversation, we plan to discuss this emerging platform and the early successes (and challenges) they have enjoyed while also gaining Pam’s perspective on recent developments in the US and beyond.
Many of us are focused right now on building community, and more specifically, on how local community resilience will be key to our survival and thriving as centralized systems come apart, and the world shifts to one that is more local, rooted in bonds of affection, and aligned with nature.
How do we rebuild our society at the local level? What designs for ecologically sound and sustainable communities do we have to learn from? What will help us make the transition, and what can we learn from the community-building trailblazers who have come before us?
We begin this conversation in the Our Bright Future series with Stephen Brooks the remarkable founder of La Ecovilla and the Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design & Botanical Studies, both located in Costa Rica.
What might intimate relationships look like in an ascended society? How will men and women show up as natural beings, once we move past gender-based conditioning and patterns that currently plague us? Why is clearing and healing our sexual shame perhaps the most crucial element in recreating our lives, communities, the world?
We will dig into these intimate questions with this week’s “Our Bright Future” guest, Chris Bale.
Chris’s aim is to support the vast transformation currently unfolding on planet Earth by saying the things that most will not say. Our spirituality is weak – even those of us who consider ourselves “awake” – and that men and women live lives largely out of alignment, still corrupted by the unnatural ways of the conditioned world. Until we straighten these elements out individually, our collective will remain in a tailspin towards oblivion.
There is urgency, and Chris is here to wake us up.
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.