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Grace Foundation
"The Grace Foundation raises funds and engages people with resources (money, knowledge, influence) to invest in a system change. [...] We further the creation of Terra Nova by supporting a network of comprehensive cultural models which we call healing biotopes. These centers aim to be self-sufficient thus laying the base for an alternative economy, decentralized and free from the conventional mechanisms of interest, debt and exploitation. This alternative economy is key to humanizing money. We support the implementation of this network by funding education and knowledge-sharing."

"Established in 2007 by Sabine Lichtenfels and Rainer Ehrenpreis (Schweibenalp). The original inspiration to create a conduit for diverting money into large-scale peace work came to Sabine Lichtenfels and Benjamin von Mendelssohn during a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. The strategy of building models for bringing about system change is based upon a political theory developed by Dr. Dieter Duhm and brought to life in the community of Tamera in Southern Portugal which we recognize as the first model ‘healing biotope’."

Ethical Principles:
"1) Work towards decentralized regional self-sufficiency in water, food and energy thus providing the complicity-free material base for a new culture.

2) Give equal attention to inner and outer peace work. It is seldom that a project fails due to external pressure alone. Egoic structures like struggles for power and attention, jealousy and envy need to be addressed and transformed for the healing of our culture of separation. This work must be held in balance with the needs of and the service to the larger whole.

3) Accept and address love and sexuality as aspects of the dominant culture which are in particular need of healing. These issues must be released from the domain of privacy and brought into public discourse for the healing and learning of all.

4) Support a spiritual practice which places the sacredness of life at its center.

5) Create an economy based on reciprocity, communal sharing and giving. One in which economy and ecology are restored to their right relationship – with economy serving ecology."

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11 hours ago by eocas
Sum of message in science language: 2nd law of thermodynamics/entropy=life is harsh so our purpose is to carve out zones of order to survive, reproduce & flourish. stagnation=death so we must push ourselves (v. entropy) & strive to improve. from heavens o
2nd Law of Thermodynamics/Entropy=life is harsh so our purpose is to carve out zones of order to survive, reproduce & flourish. Stagnation=death so we must push ourselves (v. entropy) & strive to improve. From Heavens on Earth:
honors  philosophy  physics  Energy  life  spirit  teaching_pol_theory  Power_materials 
13 hours ago by Jibarosoy
How Things End: Entropy - Life Lesson Processing (LLP) Theory Tour - Mental Training Workgroup, Austria - Life Lessons, LLP Theory, Matter, Entropy, Healthy Old Age
Quite a bit of struggle and pain is involved in the process of shrinking and dying if it is a human being's body (animals are much more at peace with their death). This can be explained with the two different energies that combine in a life form: the spiritual being, and the biological organism. A human body for instance has a genetically programmed life span of about 120 years. Realistically, with the many errors that we currently make in diet and lifestyle, it is more like 90 years. We could assume that the body grows for 20 years - creativity prevails. Then it lives and works for 50 years - growth and entropy are balanced. Then it goes through 20 years of entropy taking over, its cells and organs slowly stop repairing themselves, the body more and more follows the urge to rest, it is phasing out and finally dies.

What are 90 years for a spiritual being, who lives for countless human years? Nothing - just the blink of an eye! It enjoys a lot the lively activities of the body's younger years and still feels comfortable while growth and entropy are balanced, but when the physical body starts to phase out and increasingly follows the urge to rest that has been genetically programmed into it, the spirit is less and less in agreement. More and more he is frustrated with the body's decay, more and more protest builds up, until he makes a final cut and leaves in the act of dying, looking for the next young body if he still wants more of these exciting adventures in the physical.

Were he to look back at all, he might be fascinated by the fact that while the body now seems to be at a point of ultimate rest, far beyond the point of no return, this is not so - not at all! In the very next moment, tiny life forms (microbes) take over, start to eat it, and immediately recycle its molecules into their own minuscule organisms. Biological life does not rest for a minute. From a big structure it dances all the way back to a small one; from complicated to simple; from dead to alive! It will be a long time before life gets tired of this eternal ballet between acting and resting, and follows the urge to rest to a point of absolute, total and infinite silence... until the next Grand Cycle begins.
honors  philosophy  physics  teaching_pol_theory  life  spirit  Energy 
14 hours ago by Jibarosoy
Don't despair: the climate fight is only over if you think it is | Rebecca Solnit | Opinion | The Guardian
"The moment it’s clear it [the oil industry]’s inexorably on the wane, it will pop."

"renouncing poison doesn’t have to be framed as sacrifice."
climate  environment  energy 
17 hours ago by tremolo
How much damage can Saudi Arabia do to the global economy? | World news | The Guardian
He said Riyadh was weighing up 30 measures designed to put pressure on the US if it were to impose sanctions over the disappearance and presumed murder of Jamal Khashoggi inside the country’s Istanbul consulate. These would include an oil production cut that could drive prices from around $80 (£60) a barrel to more than $400, more than double the all-time high of $147.27 reached in 2008.
energy  saudi  us  oil  business  politics 
18 hours ago by juliusbeezer

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