A Proposal for a Global Renaissance - Part I
~ An Open Invitation for Experimentation & Co~creation ~
We have the knowledge and technology to provide for all and to reduce our impacts on the environment. The emergence of a global civil society is creating new opportunities to build a democratic and humane world. Our environmental, economic, political, social, and spiritual challenges are interconnected, and together we can forge inclusive solutions.
~ The Earth Charter
Recognising what we already have, implementing what we already know
Humanity is on the verge of self-extinction while we already have everything we need to thrive. In practical terms this means that we now have the collective choice and capacity to pragmatically accelerate a global shift into a world that:
- Is life-affirming and regenerative for the biosphere
- Ensures the basic rights and needs of all people
- Promotes the sovereign freedom and creativity of all individuals
- Works for everyone and in which everyone has a role to play
- Supports the evolution of humanity
- Energizes and drives collaborations built on compassion into meaningful impact and right-livelihood
Though the world´s problems are becoming increasingly complex,
the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.
~ Bill Mollison (Co-originator of Permaculture Design)
What we already have within our Human Family:
- An abundant wealth of knowledge, solutions, skills, innovations, resources, and technologies for us to design and co~create a whole-systems, voluntary and seamless planetary transition into a global culture of social and ecological regeneration. Yes, our Global Renaissance invites and is accessible to every human being.
- We have a plethora of living examples and models of how we can re-design all our social systems in ways that truthfully and equally serve our highest welfare and that of our living planetary home.
- We have economic transition strategies like Unconditional Basic Income that could swiftly and effectively unshackle our entire species from financial enslavement and the scarcity paradigm while providing the space for us to reconnect with our true interests, creativity and personal relationships, and for us to voluntarily transition into a circular / resource-based / gift economy.
- We have political strategies like Direct Democracy and Stades Citoyens that could completely phase out all political corruption and mismanagement while empowering all people with local, participatory and transparent self-governance.
- We have urban transition models like Transition Towns, Transition Citoyennes and Ubuntu’s One Small Town that are integrating and innovating a variety of ways for us to re-build-by-design vibrant and resilient neighbourhoods, towns and communities with localising economies, livelihoods, food production, energy generation and next culture celebrations.
- We have environmental regeneration methods like Permaculture Design, Ecosystem Restoration Camps, Agroecology and water-retention landscapes that allow us to re-green deserts, neutralise pollution and contamination, and to grow diverse urban and rural ecosystems that are abundant with food, medicine, building materials and clean water.
- We have numerous Renewable Energy sources to provide every household with clean energy.
- We have countless tools, techniques and practices for:
- Reconnecting with our Authentic Self
- Cultivating present-moment-awareness, self-healing and wellbeing
- Developing compassion, understanding, empathy and unconditional love
- Re-aligning with our true interests, gifts and passions
- Learning about compassionate and transparent communication
- Learning how to live, work and play in harmony with each other and our natural environment
- We have the Internet, where all this inspiration — and so much more — is readily available with tutorials, videos, blueprints and a vast array of free and paid online courses in all areas of conscious living, as well as information on workshops, events and action groups happening locally and globally. Ultimately the Internet is our collective digital vehicle for activating, coordinating, mobilising and navigating our Global Renaissance.
- We have existing and emerging computing platforms and applications like Ethereum that is a decentralized blockchain-based platform for running incorruptible programs; Awakening Sovereignty Collective who are writing open source software to allow for cooperative governance of land, resources, and information; Memetic Activation Platform (MAP) that enables the emergence of evolutionary & planetary enterprises; Noomap that is designed to facilitate synergistic co~creation at the global and local scale; and Internet 3.0 technologies like Ceptr, H4OME and IPFS.
- We have mass communication and education strategies like The Planetary Positive News Education Campaign ~a globally coordinated, independent and ongoing media blitz that will highlight our abundant wealth of ecological solutions, social & technological tools & innovations, alternative governance, economic and financial systems, indigenous knowledge & wisdom and more.
- We have peace-building strategies like World Peace Disclosure that offers “a scientifically irrefutable push button formula for world peace”. You are invited to peer review this claim.
- We have tools like The Global Unity Counter that will make visible to the world at large the magnitude and message of The Global Transformation Movement.
- We have 1000+ “high profile” evolutionary scientific, business, academic, indigenous and spiritual leaders, 600+ million cultural creatives, 370+ million indigenous people and 200+ million peasant farmers in our global networks who are ready to unite around a coherent and everyone-inclusive vision for our Global Renaissance.
- We have hundreds of transformational philanthropists, businesses, celebrities, institutions and foundations who are looking for opportunities to invest in facilitating and implementing a whole-systems design strategy for our Global Renaissance that is universally accessible and applicable.
- We have a unified international collective of widely respected, connected and trusted change-makers who are ready, committed and capable of designing and implementing the social and financial infrastructures that will transparently flow philanthropic funding and investment to those people and projects that will have the greatest impact for planetary social and ecological regeneration.
- We have a massive awakening of consciousness within the “mainstream” as millions of people are now starting to recognise the failure of our current social, political and economic systems and are opening for honest and intelligent cultural reform.
- And we have numerous ideas, tools, exercises, practices and both physical and virtual games that are designed to adapt to each person’s unique psychology, awareness, needs, interests and aspirations with the intention to guide and support a voluntary and personalised learning journey towards personal development, worldview expansion, lifestyle harmonisation and re-aligning with our highest potential.
What is missing:
- Widespread mainstream awareness of the solutions, innovations and immediately implementable transition models that we already have. It is only through promoting solutions-awareness to the point at which it becomes mainstream that we can inspire and gain the support of the general public that is essential for navigating our collective Global Renaissance.
- A globally publicised, universal invitation to all humanity for an everyone-inclusive systemic transformation that is backed by hundreds of millions of people who are already living and being the change we want to see in the world.
- Collaboration with the corporate media to share this vital information and invitation with the general public — let’s NOT hold our breath for that one, however, we are completely open to collaborating with all servants of the old system on our terms.
- To effectively connect the transformational philanthropists with the people and the projects who are pioneering a unifying and co~creative Global Renaissance so that we can operate and co~create at our full potential, free from financial and material limitations.
On the front-lines of social science, conscious awakening and regenerative design we can clearly see how humanity is now at the turning point in our collective evolution. We now have all the separate puzzle pieces for our Global Renaissance on the table. Some pieces may still require a little more development or refinement, but we essentially have everything we need to catalyse and steward a Global Renaissance on the basis of unprecedented unified action, mass-scale solutions-awareness education, planetary synergistic co~creation, whole-systems re-design, localised self-determination, and personal, political and economic sovereignty.
Therefore, as a unified and growing collective of evolutionary change-agents, we are sending out an Open Invitation to All Transformational Philanthropists, Businesses, Celebrities, Institutions and Foundations Looking to Invest in Our Impending Global Renaissance that will enable us to come together in person — in multiple locations around the world — to coherently fit the pieces together by mapping, connecting, synthesizing and synergizing the new social architectures, the blueprints, the technologies, the cultural education & transition strategies and the golden innovations for a whole-systems transformation of human society.
Inspiring a unification that celebrates our diversity, upholds our sovereignty and activates our collective potential
We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller
This proposal is both a universal invitation and a practical design for all humanity to intentionally come together around the purpose of a whole-systems transformation of human society — which essentially means re-inventing our social systems and our cultural behaviour patterns in ways that actually serve and promote harmony among all people and with our natural environment. It is founded on the understanding that “to change everything, it takes everyone”, and accordingly provides a coherent strategy for how we, who are passionate about co~creating the More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible, can catalyse a global snowball effect of solutions-awareness education, collaboration, unity and systemic transformation that is appealing and accessible to every peace-loving human being on the planet.
Feel welcome to share your ideas for enhancing this proposal here.
Part II — Spontaneous Update: The Global Resonance Movement is Happening NOW!
Part III — Critical Mass Alignment Experimentations, An Accelerated Timeline for Inclusive Planetary Activation, and Anticipating the Challenges
Part IV —Moving through each sector to explore the various strategies for transition. This will be co-created through a facebook posting on each sector.
Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.
On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.