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A New Economy-- Exploring the Heart of Sustainability

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Parcell Nov 27, 2011. 177 Replies

Greetings to all Occupiers in this cafe.The "Core Conversation" thread seems to be rife with talk of a different structure and process for what we call our "economy." I am creating this thread with…Continue

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Gary Horvitz replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Indigenous Wisdom: Healing the Rift (10/8 Vital Conversation)
"Aerin, It's been days since you posted this and a response is overdue. Thanks first for your generous personal comments. They are gratefully received. I have high regard for your creative intelligence, leadership, commitment and the way you…"
Oct 21, 2012
Gary Horvitz replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Indigenous Wisdom: Healing the Rift (10/8 Vital Conversation)
"  Ben, since I was not present for the Monday call, this view may have been expressed already, but I am simply saying that being more deliberate and committed to bringing ceremony and ritual into as many forms and mixtures of social gatherings…"
Oct 11, 2012
Gary Horvitz replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Indigenous Wisdom: Healing the Rift (10/8 Vital Conversation)
"Aerin, as you well know the majority who remain in the business-as-usual mindset are the ones who continue to buy into the primary value of the corporate agenda--perpetual economic growth. We are fed the same BS from both democrats and republicans.…"
Oct 10, 2012
Gary Horvitz replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Indigenous Wisdom: Healing the Rift (10/8 Vital Conversation)
"Hi Aerin, just wondering how (and where) you are over the past couple days...and then you show up here. Noting your attached doc here and took a quick look. This opening sentence-- There is only one path that I see for America to truly become a land…"
Oct 8, 2012
Gary Horvitz replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Indigenous Wisdom: Healing the Rift (10/8 Vital Conversation)
"Ben and Jitendra, I am intrigued by this topic and the general intention of this conversation. It is something I've been thinking about recently. We all have some knowledge of the Pachamama Alliance and its mission. It has been all about…"
Oct 7, 2012
Gary Horvitz replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Sacred Economics and the Stories We Want to Tell
"Jim, my previous note should have concluded that I don't think we will know how well we are doing or how close we are to getting there until the system implodes further, if that wasn't implicit. And of course I do subscribe to the notion…"
Sep 18, 2012
Gary Horvitz replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Sacred Economics and the Stories We Want to Tell
"Jim, with all due respect, even with the millions of examples of an alternative, the millions of NGOs, we are perhaps talking about 150-200 million people worldwide who have a perspective about what needs to be done--people who are acting…"
Sep 18, 2012
Gary Horvitz replied to Ben Roberts's discussion Sacred Economics and the Stories We Want to Tell
"Ben and all, I have two general responses to this thread and your questions. One is theoretical and one is practical. The theoretical part is about the imaginal cell metaphor. In that story, the imaginal cells are not triggered until the collapse of…"
Sep 16, 2012
Jennifer Hazard commented on Gary Horvitz's blog post Thriving: Possess Nothing, Own Everything
"Very well said. I appreciate this analysis. We really do tend to overuse words to the point that they get thrown around and repeated without true mindfullness of the meaning of the word or how it will manifest as action. Peace, Jenny"
Jan 15, 2012
Pawel Klewin commented on Gary Horvitz's blog post "What's Next?" Ask "What's Here?"
"First thought after having read you: European perspective isn't as simplistic as American. To say that biodynamic farming is about food production/landscape design only is an evident proof. In most general meaning it is about the spirit…"
Jan 10, 2012
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Resilience Circle Introductory Meeting at Albany Methodist Church

January 26, 2012 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Join a small group that comes together to explore a new kind of security based in mutual aid and community support. By learning what is going on in the larger economy and sharing our personal stories, we can begin building a new economy that works for all in harmony with earth.  Connecting with our neighbors and building community is one of the best ways to increase our personal security during these challenging times.Courageously face our economic and ecological challenges, learning together…See More
Jan 9, 2012
David Eggleton left a comment for Gary Horvitz
"I deleted it because it was grumpy and I had hesitated to post it in the first place."
Jan 8, 2012
David Eggleton left a comment for Gary Horvitz
""Dave, I can't even unpack what you just said. Care to be a little less opaque?" Yes, I care to communicate.  However, the poke gave me no idea what to clear up."
Jan 8, 2012
David Eggleton commented on Gary Horvitz's blog post "What's Next?" Ask "What's Here?"
""the idea of permaculture fits the principles of organic and biodynamic farming" While there is affinity and some alignment, that is a limited and limiting view, perhaps missing contributions of David Holmgren since he parted ways with…"
Jan 8, 2012
Gary Horvitz commented on Gary Horvitz's blog post Thriving: Possess Nothing, Own Everything
"Dave, I can't even unpack what you just said. Care to be a little less opaque?"
Jan 8, 2012
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Thriving: Possess Nothing, Own Everything

A Path to Thriving: "Possess" Nothing, "Own" Everything 01.03.12, 7:49pm Comments (0)I’ve encountered a lot of talk about thriving lately. Everywhere I turn I am hearing that word: movies, meetings,…See More
Jan 7, 2012

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Thriving: Possess Nothing, Own Everything

Posted on January 7, 2012 at 6:50pm 2 Comments

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"What's Next?" Ask "What's Here?"

Posted on November 24, 2011 at 3:39pm 45 Comments

“What’s Next?” Ask “What’s Here?”

11-24-11

This is a death we are living through, the slow unfolding of multiple interlocking catastrophes, the deconstruction and reformation of every social and natural system you can name: politics, economics, social relations, culture, the eco-system, the human spirit. It is also a birth of something new. In fact, what is being birthed is a mass realization that there is no way to separate any of these realms from one another. At the deepest…

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Message from Minister Pepper Sprayed in Seattle

Posted on November 16, 2011 at 4:54pm 0 Comments

A PASTORAL LAMENT FOR MY COUNTRY

America, America, my country ‘tis of thee,

Sweet land of liberty

Of thee I sing

America, oh America

America the Beautiful has fallen.

You could feel the tension and raw energy crinkling throughout the air as the marchers once again began their journey into downtown Seattle.   The Occupy Movement is the prophetic voice of God calling out to the nation to “repent” and turn from its…

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Occupy Wall Street: An Open Source Movement

Posted on November 9, 2011 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

The Occupation is gaining depth and breadth, nationally and globally.  The appearance is that spontaneous actions have arisen and continue to proliferate, cross-pollinate and act independently from the original occupation on Wall Street itself. Though there is a groundswell of coordination, no one is directing, no manifestos have appeared. No leaders have been elected. No one speaks for it all. The message may appear to be muddled, yet action appears everywhere and support materializes as if…

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At 10:35pm on January 8, 2012, David Eggleton said…

I deleted it because it was grumpy and I had hesitated to post it in the first place.

At 11:01pm on November 13, 2011, Jeff Vander Clute said…

Hi Gary,

There's a working group forming around Studio Occupy and potentially also an emerging broadcast network. This needs a couple more weeks of incubation and I personally need a couple weeks to clear my plate. (Alas, Monday mornings are particularly difficult for me to attend the cafe calls!)

On a personal level, I've just joined the board of the Compassionate Action Network, and whenever possible I'm inviting compassion into the heart of the Occupy conversation. It seems to me that the desire to co-create a compassionate society is a through line for the various aspects of the movement, and this could suggest one way of responding to the questions about what OWS is for.

I'll email you two articles that I've written for Napa Valley Life Magazine on the Happiness Initiative and Compassionate Communities. These might be helpful conversation starters.

Lastly for now, here's an appreciative question that I've posed on Occupy4Love:

If the Eurozone experiment, among others, teaches us that money is not the basis for unity, then what is? What would you say is the basis for unity and how might we build "a more perfect union" upon that foundation?

Thanks for all you do!

Jeff

 

At 3:22pm on November 10, 2011, Jeff Vander Clute said…

Thanks, Gary!

I've been active with a number of projects, including Studio Occupy (www.StudioOccupy.org). What you have co-initiated here is very good. I look forward to spend more time engaged in generative conversation, probably after the 16th.

Cheers!

Jeff

At 1:04pm on October 25, 2011, Vic Desotelle said…

Hi Gary, A true master of the word; you are! Vic :)

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