Because it Takes a Whole Village
We are bringing something forth here that goes way beyond most of what people have come to expect. This really is the full blown Sustainable EcoVillage Community we have all been waiting to arrive for so long.
Eden is about giving Birth. And it is for that reason that we want only the most deeply committed people
on Earth here among us who really do have something to give birth to. Too many others
at this time we do not need to breed. That which does not fit in as a very
necessary part, just gets in the way.
We are the creators of a New Way of Life here. And you can see how it should work. We can take care of our own needs and a lot of other things will fall right in line with that. We do have something very real to offer here.
But this is only for those
who have the real love and the real faith and the real spirit of Eden and who have a
real willingness to share in the exchange of resources and energies and a readiness to share in
the whole vision of full integration.
All Ways Prepared
It's not some empty promise of an easy ride for those who aren't yet ready to begin to stand on their own two feet.
Some of us will need to wake up to some of our own very real responsibilities towards this community before we will be allowed to proceed any further into this idea that we are separately self created individuals who don't owe anybody anything.
Eden is for those who can
really be of some help to build the
bridges into the very heart of the future and give birth to another world once
we get there in a new land that could become Our Children's Land.
What is True
We really do need to ask people to get down to the realities around here one time. I know it might have sounded like a sweet dream come true but that is not going to happen until you begin to happen for Eden.
We will only play this exciting new game with a few good people of great integrity and even some incredible resourcefulness and even a bit of dazzlingly brilliance and some real pragmatic ingenuity.
Money is not that important to some people. But we must ask all those willing to do their part to bring at least a few hundred dollars in cash and to prepare to become someone who could be of real and lasting value to our community.
Everyone here will try to help you to make the changes you need to make in your spending habits and we will help to wean you off all these addictions to all the plastic products of your Mother Culture of consumer madness.
We will all be held accountable to these collectively unfolding new wave of real understandings that will gradually begin to take the places of need and greed, which used to be the basis of our society.
should be of some great relief for some of you who don't want to have to
become just another casualty of the careless lack of responsibility that you
may have grown accustomed to finding strewn about here and there on this
Earth that is fast becoming a junkyard.
We cannot remain as hopeless and helpless as we may have been taught to be. We cannot even begin to try to emulate the models of Dominator Culture. Because it doesn't work.
We are creating a New Beginning. That's why I would suggest that we always work only with the most positively minded people and the vast amounts of money that we can easily generate on a sustainable basis that normally flows right through our hands almost completely unnoticed.
Disposable waste of economic resources becomes Recycled into being the
equivalent of a new source of income.
The idea is that we can probably do much of this fine work with just the ordinary amounts of money that we have been allowing to go to feed into the endless expansionism of the Global City Monoculture.
All we have to do is divert that flow right back into our own Sustainable Micro-Economy until we reach a point where everything clicks.
That's how it works. By putting energy into Eden we become free. Not by leaving ourselves wide open to the ravages of those who do better in a chaotic situation than in an orderly, fair and just community.
Upset children are sometimes doing that just to recreate their own natural habitat because that alone is where they feel they can thrive better. New members do the same thing.
They are creating their own habitat within the Eden Project by creating bad
feelings and upsetting the peace. And messing up all that has been done at this
point would be second nature to some of these folks just like it is to the
Money alone does not make a Non-Toxic Passive Solar Home. We intend to show how a group of people can fund themselves and work within their own flows of energy and resources.
Some people think that life is a thing that needs to be preserved. Don't let anybody die. But we know that Everything is supposed to be Moving like a Waterfall that is always letting go of the water that passes through it to go on to somewhere else on its long journey to the sea. Life is a process. Let it go and you will know.
All the resources we need will be there on site and the rest of that comes from the combination of the resources of the many. But we do have to know how to collect and protect those resources before we can let them go.
Think about the folks at Trillium
for instance who had to endure extreme financial hardships caused by having
to buy-out some of the original members just because they had some growing
pains and parted ways.
That is only normal and should be expected. But it was not. And that is
where the problem came from and here is where it needs to be prevented.
The normal changes are something that we could easily learn how to accommodate right now with just a little bit of radical honesty about the waterfall and a little bit of clear foresight all mixed in there and with a little bit of common sense.
No one can take the Waterfall with them. This is just very pragmatic. We are not trying to sell you on something or to reinvent the wheel.
What is commonly believed is of little concern here since most of that is uncommonly false. Get over it.
You are now entering into the realities of Eden here a little bit and I
do hope you are beginning to appreciate some of that. It does have a certain
feel. It does have a certain sound. It does have a certain quality that is
unique to Eden.
We have just made a few changes here and there in this old new world so that Eden will never have to experience what the other fine folks have gone through.
I do recommend that all other communities begin to emulate this kind of
an integrated vision in their own way who wish to join us in the larger vision that we are all just a small part of
that will be called the Emerald Forest.
We are going to have to go right on through some of these very real changes here in Eden too. Only we are going to do some of this up front and before the fact instead of after the fact.
We are a Forward Thinking People.
Setting things up right is just something we're doing here to protect the People with Spirit, and the Herds and the Forests and the Land and the Vineyards and Trees and the Oceans and the integrity of this whole planet.
Other places like the Farm have also had to go through serious economic restructuring and property changes which can be a very painful process that we have carefully avoided. Eden is very much an innovator in these regards.
We just thought we'd do something a little bit different this time around. Seems a lot of other stuff had already been tried and it didn't always work.
can stand as an example for others to learn from does have to be something
better than what has gone before. It's not going to be about the further
subdivision of the Earth into a bunch of little pieces that can be bought
and sold at will.
Freedom is not really Free
Freedom just means there is nothing to be bought and sold here in Eden that is Eden just things we have grown or made in Eden. That would endanger the entire vision to let the whole thing become fragmented.
It's very much like the creation of an Eco-Logical Monastery. Homes are to be built. Fields are to be worked. Food is to be prepared.
The Community Structures are to be built right. No one individual is able to profit from it as it is a not for profit association that is there for religious purposes only.
The Monks do all the work and at their own collective expense. The flow of resources goes from the many into the Oneness of the Community and is held and managed by that community as an Not for Profit association organized in accordance with section 501 (c) 3 which means that all contributions will be tax deductible.
It is not to be redistributed back as that would only be a kind of backflow and that would be a lateral move.
By law it is not for the profit of any one person. It has its own purpose. It may be Service Oriented. It may Spiritual. It may be Educational or it may be Charitable in nature, and Eden is all Four.
It's all done in accordance with the wishes of the governing body of the Community and that is expected to be something that will outlive us all.
Eden is a new beginning and a clear break from business as usual. Very much like an Eco-Logical Monastery. - T
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