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 towns people 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 and 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?
As defined on the Intentional Communities Directory website, an intentional community is an inclusive term for ecovillages, cohousing communities, residential land trusts, and other projects where people strive together with a common vision. Basically, any group of people that gather together with the intent to create a holistic living environment.
Some intentional communities are formed simply to share resources among a group of people located in the same area. Others are formed to offer a living situation more supportive or cooperative that offered by mainstream society. Some groups even form to avoid persecution or discrimination from the outside world.
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. 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
One: Have a Vision PLAN – Your vision includes asking important questions such as, Where is your community located? How many people live in this community? Your vision needs to ignite the heart. There needs to be a common goal between members, something that keeps people together despite the inevitable challenges that will arise.
Two: Welcome those who are likeminded. 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 likeminded people in your neighbourhood or town. Remember your VIBE will attract your TRIBE.
Three: 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. Consider in advance how you will be addressing the decision making process whether it is through consensus or voting.
Four: Conflict Resolution – We have to like each other enough to spend the amount of time together and go through the stress it will take to make something like this happen. 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.
Five: 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)
Six: 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.
Seven: Frequency and Time Required – Consider holding meetings weekly or biweekly, depending on your needs and preferences.Preferably in person if you can. Set a time for when your meeting begins and when it ends.
Eight: 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.
Nine: 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 our land, and creating a new economy.
Ten: 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 you close every meeting by each person committing to “One Action Step”— one concrete thing you’re going to do before your next gathering to step outside your comfort zone or practice a new skill. This is how you move forward.
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 here 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 only come from a COMMUNITY level.
Together We Create a Whole Living System.