Colorado Kin's Domains' Website

Colorado Kin's Domains' Website


Welcome to Colorado Kin's Domains' Website
where we are changing our relationship with the Earth

Welcome to Colorado Kin's Domains' Website where we are changing our relationship with the Earth

We are forming a settlement in Colorado for the purpose of demonstrating an infinitely sustainable lifestyle (Ark Conservation Ranch). We have been inspired by several books including The Ringing Cedars Series by Vladimir Megré: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/1125 many of Tom Brown Jr.'s books, The Continuum Concept by Jean Leidloff and more. If you are inspired by some or all of these concepts and are drawn to explore and demonstrate a lifestyle based on them, we would like to know you.

If you are interested in joining our settlement, we invite you to contact us. Click here for more info about that: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/members.htm If you are creating (or have already created) your own settlement based on these concepts, we'd like to be in communication with you as we may be able to help each other reach our goals faster.

We are actually two organizations. Colorado Kin's Domains is the funding and research organization. Ark Conservation Ranch is the working name of our Colorado Kin's Domain Settlement.

After this page, key pages on our site that we recommend you visit first are the
CKD projects page: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/CKD%20Projects.htm
FAQ: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/F.A.Q..htm
Valuable Links: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/valuablelinks.htm

THE TERM KIN DOMAINS

The term "kin's domain" refers to a two and a half acre plot of land that each family will design and create for the purpose of restoring the land, feeding and nurturing themselves and selling or sharing excess food with others. They will start off using a specific organic growing model (Anastasia's model) that is easier than farming and even easier than most gardening done today. The model produces plants that are more nutritious and life supporting than any sold in stores today, including organic.

We have chosen the term "settlements" instead of "communities" in order to distinguish between highly controlled intentional communities, and this settlement plan, which encourages individual creativity and expression within a community demonstrating an infinitely sustainable lifestyle.

The Aim of This Website is to:

Provide a format where others who are interested in kin domains in Colorado and elsewhere can find and support each other.

Share information about our process which may be helpful to others inside or outside Colorado wanting to establish kin domains in their area

Invite support, information and community members that will speed our creating of kin's domain settlements.

Provide information, research and links to help our visitors make a smoother easier transition to an infinitely sustainable garden-supported lifestyle

CKD Mission:

Colorado Kin's Domains has been formed for the purpose of facilitating the support and funding for self sustaining "kin's domain" settlements in Colorado, North America and beyond, that are dynamic, powerful and life altering to the residents and the surrounding communities near and far, and are demonstrating one or more of the models presented in the Ringing Cedars Books.

Kin: Family, both present and future

Domain: About 2.5 acres of land that each family designs and stewards.

Opportunity for new groups forming settlements (click here to read more: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/an_open_invitation.htm):

Mission:

Colorado Kin's Domains has been formed for the purpose of establishing infinitely sustainable "kin's domain" settlements throughout Colorado and North America (on the model presented in the Ringing Cedars Books) that are dynamic, powerful and life altering to the residents and the surrounding communities near and far.

Infinite Sustainability:


As used in reference to our proposed kin's domain lifestyle, "sustainable" indicates an action or choice that can be repeated or sustained infinitely into the future, and the consequences of that action or choice always supports and enhances the optimal quality of life or the harmony of life for all people and nature into perpetuity.

The Many Projects of Colorado Kin's Domains

The functions of the core organization of Colorado Kin Domains are to;

1. Create a demonstration of an infinitely sustainable settlement in Colorado called Arc Conservation Ranch (so far), so named, because of the symbolism of an ark carrying a lot of people, animals and plants into a new future.

2. Provide a model of an infinitely sustainable City Domain and the research necessary to support others in transitioning their home and lifestyle in urban settings.

3. Provide the research educational resources to the public and residents of the kin domain settlements in order to support their transition to an infinitely sustainable life style.

4. Manage a self-renewing financial foundation that supports other groups in creating kin's domain settlements in locations throughout Colorado and North America.

5. Create a network of settlements that participate in funding other North American groups that are committed to creating an Infinitely Sustainable settlement.

6. Create a body of information about the process of developing Kin's Domains Settlement that will support others in creating settlements throughout the world.
7. Work with legislators to create laws and codes that allow exploration of Infinitely Sustainable lifestyles.

America, today, collectively demonstrates the most unsustainable lifestyle on the planet. Nearly everyone would like to see this change, but very few believe that much can personally be done to accomplish this change.

We, of Colorado Kin Domains, believe that it is ONLY at the personal level that people will make the transition to infinitely sustainable lifestyle in both this country and in countries around the world, which have followed America’s lead into unsustainable lifestyle.

The ten largest super dump sites in America have only about 35 years of capacity remaining, assuming our lifestyles don’t increase the amount of trash we generate each year. In America we are drastically over-exploiting our resources.

According to the Redefining Process applied to the Ecological Footprint Analysis, 81 percent of America’s 2001 total resource utilization level was unsustainable. According to the 2003 report of the Global Footprint Network, America typically consumes 51 percent more than is available in our resources. We are able to do that by stealing from our future and from other parts of the world.

Even Findhorn, Scotland, arguably the most famous and successful demonstration of sustainable living communities, STILL consumes one and a half planets of resources to support the lifestyle of the residents.

In 2007 America’s ecological over-extension was demonstrated by the following:

93% of our primary energy was produced from nonrenewable (unsustainable) natural resources; only 7% was produced by renewable (sustainable) energy sources;

90% of our electricity was generated by nonrenewable (unsustainable) natural resources; only 10% was generated by renewable (sustainable) energy sources;

87% of the non-energy minerals used as raw material inputs to the domestic US production of goods and services were newly extracted (unsustainable); only 13% were either recycled (8%) or renewable (5%).

We, at Colorado Kin’s Domains, are establishing attractive infinitely sustainable settlements that will provide a very public model of living in harmony with ALL of nature and well within the capacity of all of our resources.

Our plan also provides for public education to help create the collective belief that sustainable living is in the reach of each individual. The Educational plan supports the personal transition process from unsustainable and unbalanced life styles to sustainable and beautifully balanced lifestyles.

These settlements provide the best opportunity for improving the quality of life in our world. Our current lifestyle is rapidly destroying the quality of our lives and our hopes to feed our population in the relatively near future. If you believe in re-incarnation, our current lifestyle is stealing your opportunities to return to future lives on this beautiful planet.

Privately tended organic plots restore the soil. Planting of trees on two thirds of each plot will quickly re-forest our country. Those little forests will quickly and effortlessly restore the environment’s ability to return and maintain our air and water to its naturally pure state.

There are hundreds and maybe thousands of communities around the world that incorporate environmentally sustainable elements. Right here in America, in a town as small as Durango, Colorado, there are two existing subdivisions based on consumers’ interest in more sustainable lifestyles, and at least two more in the planning stages. That reflects popular interest in sustainable living, but we will capture that public interest with a demonstration of a truly INFINITELY sustainable lifestyle.

Our plan is much bigger than creating a single successful settlement. We are creating a self-regenerating growing network of infinitely sustainable settlements that will rapidly expand all through North American and eventually beyond our continent.

We are able to take this concept to the next level because of the unique group of people creating Colorado Kin Domains (CKD). In our membership we have extensive experience in business management and development, entrepreneurial training, property development, traditional and alternative home construction, creating community, authors, publishing, filming, healers, all weather wilderness survival experts, Russian language experts, organic farming and gardening, family dynamics, and more. Perhaps our most valuable asset is our ability to function as a powerful team that works together for a critically important common goal.

Our Colorado Kin’s Domain team has already created a worldwide network of support and information. It is our vision and our ability to create a demonstration settlement in such a way that future infinitely sustainable settlements can be built easier, faster and better.

Our demonstration settlements can be implemented on any kind of land, and will support each resident in creating not only an infinitely sustainable lifestyle, but a level of beauty and harmony that will outshine the most beautiful unsustainable homes and lots around our country.

These settlements will become the most desirable of places to live and work because they will be beautiful and nurturing spaces to live, where life is easier to fill with joy, as well as restore and sustain excellent health.

Our self-sustaining kin domain lifestyle is far easier than the life of average adults trying to survive financially in today’s economic consumer structure. The residents of the settlements will, as is the nature of humans, want to share their bounty and knowledge. Humans freed of the mental prisons of day-to-day survival naturally create benefit and value for each other.

This plan provides extensive education …

The education for prospective residents, before moving into the settlement, supports them in beginning the transition process to sustainable living.

New residents will be given additional education and support to assist in establishing and maintaining a sustainable lifestyle and integrate with the settlement activities and organization.

We will provide significant public education about sustainable lifestyles and creating new settlements and city domains.

Colorado Kin's Domains is creating a core funding model that re-generates itself through investments, grants and services. The proceeds of this continually regenerating fund will be used to provide financial assistance to new groups forming all over North America.

Our organizational and funding model will be applicable and easily adaptable to other types of transitional settlements such as perma-culture and eco-villages. In addition to upgrading this country’s transition from non-sustainable living to infinitely sustainable and nurturing living, this model will have a tremendously beneficial impact on family health and education of children.

America can lead the world to sustainable living as it led the world into non-sustainable living, and this model will help make that so.

We believe this plan and model will have major and rapid impact in bringing infinitely sustainable living to average citizens of Colorado and North America who don't currently see how they can personally impact the need for sustainable living.

At this time in our history, Creating a New Lifestyle IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO.

Our Plan will support an extensive Research Center and information dissemination center. Click here to learn more about it: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/our_research_center_and_plan...

Ark Conservation Ranch

Vision: The Arc Conservation Ranch is the first American settlement creating a demonstration of an Infinitely Sustainable lifestyle using the Ringing Cedars of Russia template as our guide.

We are a collection of people who have devoted our entire life and being to creating this new way of life for all those that choose it. Arc is inspired by The American Story as told in Valdimir Megre's The New Civilization, Book, 8.1, page 78.

Residents become the stewards of a 2.5 (or more) acre plot of land to nurture and beautify with reforestation, ponds, paths, flowers, gardens, and a cozy humble home. Residents sign the "Agreement" in exchange for a lifetime relationship with the land and the right to pass it on to their heirs.

It is our current plan to build this first demonstration along Four Mile Creek about 11 miles north of Cañon City, Colorado.

Vision of our Kin Domain Settlement (Ark Conservation Ranch) - updated as expansion occurs


http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/vision_first_village.htm

I see myself as the steward of this vision. (The originating vision (blue copy) formed in Joyce's mind). The red copy is the portion that has been expanded and filled in to date by many others who have joined us. The blue copy (founding vision) will be maintained and supported intact at all times by all task circles. The red is continually expanding as new details emerge and will be created and implemented only as it supports and is aligned with the founding vision.

There is in Colorado an off grid sustainable kin domain village or settlement where I live and love to be. I see mountains very close that I can walk to, and a climate that supports thriving gardens and people. It is close enough to Denver that I am still very closely connected to my children, grandchildren, and friends. The village is far enough away from the Metro area that I am free of light pollution and traffic noise. It is populated with a group of diverse people who have read the Ringing Cedars Series and want to live consciously connected (and connecting) with God-self, nature and God-other.

The planning of this village is done in the consciously created experience of expanding our ability to recognize God-Self and God-Other. We are creating heaven-on-earth collectively and consciously. The village is created in a public way so that others can use the information to shorten and ease their own process

The village is a place where each person is supported in being free to develop their own space of love as they wish within the laws of nature, our village, our state, and our country. The village experience is a demonstration to the surrounding communities near and far, of a sustainable and comfortable lifestyle that is generated from knowing that every life is a part of self and created as a blessing to self. The residents of this village create and demonstrate a way of living together that supports the new creation of life in heaven on earth.

Primary Plans

The village includes common land that all residents enjoy freely. The sustainable lifestyle is contributed to, in part, by village/common support of reduce, re-use, re-cycle.

The physical characteristics of the land include

Running water (year round creek or river flow)
Partially covered with mature trees
able to accommodate at least 100 kin domains (600 acres or more).
in or near mountains
600 or more acres (to accommodate over 100 kin domains.)

The common area of the community includes

land for gatherings that will include space for temporary housing (tent festivals of several kin domain communities.)
hay meadows for animals
community center and/or common house

The beginning structure of the village will include

a common house or temporary village shared by residents building their kin domains. The common house or temporary village will be converted to guest housing useable by all residents for guests and, if on grid, will be converted to off grid as soon as is responsible. The guest house will be used as well as for guests who would like to study and view our village.
We will schedule and publish open house days for visitors.
Community Design based on natural lines in harmony with the land itself.
Areas of transition where more modern life amenities will be available and areas where more natural lifestyle will be required.
Community Equipment as needed but reducing to as little as possible.

The settlement will ensure

phones and internet at the common house or community center.
community bath house/steam room associated with the community center and preferably near the river.
a Nursery for trees and plants including a collective greenhouse.
a village laundry facility attached to or near the common house/guest house.
unpaved paths/roads between domains.
non-visible wiring for phone or electricity on kin domain areas

Individual water supply per domain will include

water supply for each domain (a cedar/pine water tower if desired, pipes, or carried water - as desired.)
water tower near center for common use
a section where a single well per 35 acres provides for each hectare in that area. Water will be collected and carried by each domain in that area.
sections where water is piped to storage tower and piped to homes for running water.
Wells managed with solar pumps and manual pumps
Ponds on each domain

Community Sewer system will include

common septic tank at center and industrial area
individual sewage system per domain (meeting county requirements)

Electricity provided at community center, guest houses, and industrial center.
individual domains supply personal off grid source

Village Industrial area will provide

a hangar, barn or building in which to keep industrial equipment and supplies out of view.
a basic start for wood shop, metal shop, road/path repair, car repair, tool bank
an agreement to move quickly to living free from needing much of the machinery (striving toward 1 planet sustainability).

The village manages vehicles in the following manner

covered parking lots for private and community shared cars.
areas where domains will have automobile access
areas where domains will only have walking access except for emergencies and deliveries.
community plan for learning to live free of vehicles.

Education

Schools - free choice including the available local public schools, home school, possible community formed school
adult education for community intake, and special interests.

Disbursement of kin domains

residents will receive free kin domain in exchange for signed agreement as long as you live there or your heirs live there. Signed agreement for research studies may also be required.
building supplies will be provided for construction of community house designs.
space to add new domains for future expansion.

Agreement in exchange for kin's domain

The kin's domain recipients make their land a place of beauty with gardens, flower-beds, ponds and pathways

Temporary residence on your kin domain while constructing

Campers allowed if camouflaged or painted in some way to make them beautiful and incorporated into the natural surroundings. (All areas of the settlement will be kept attractive during all phases of construction).

Secondary Plans (not must-haves but would like)

Nearby hot springs
Near Ski resorts and other Nature recreational areas

Housing:

We plan to offer at least free building materials and some trees and plants.
Each house will have an engineered composting toilet or constructed wetlands system.
Some guidelines for housing choices are that it be easily dismantled in the future.
In the agreement that will be exchanged for a kin's domain, it will be stipulated that any additions to your home will stay with the land if you leave and will be gifted to the next resident.
the design of the houses in the village must be consistent with our sustainable demonstration plan that is being presented to both the county offices and the grant foundations.
Each person can design their own home and off grid infrastructure system within one planet sustainable parameters. (cob, straw bale, adobe, wood, berm, earth bags, yurt/tipis, stone [local], passive solar, etc.)

To help future residents be ready to live on their domains we will provide,

house and land
plants-trees
money to live on temporarily - either through business participation or some form of stipend in exchange for work on/in the village.
education for assisting in early transition.

Our village will be developed in three stages

will start with 5-10 families that create the temporary village and first prototype/demonstration. They will create the initial education for transition, set up the basic collective use areas, and begin the start of business activities.
Will be expanded to 25+ families that work out the bugs from the initial prototype system, expand the educational activities and the business activities.
Will grow to 100 - 200 families.

The business ideas that will be reviewed and possibly incorporated, begin with:

fruit trees
crafts (wood, etc)
food produce (fruits, veg's, mushrooms, honey, herbs)
plants/trees from greenhouse and nursery
efficient heat stoves
outdoor ed for local schools
research areas for college programs
ecological vehicles or adaptations
bakery
products produced or crafted from plants grown in the village.
manufacture of cedar water tanks

During the initial stage of residency (5-10 families), we will install a volunteer fire department with truck for carrying and pumping water. This vehicle and volunteers will be made available for other regional fires (building or timber). This and other parts of our plan are intended to give back value to the county in exchange for variances we will be requesting.

As our village enters the second stage of growth we will

periodically offer free trees to the local communities,
free planting in areas that need restoration,
an annual or bi-annual public fair to demonstrate sustainability and restoration techniques that would be useful anywhere.
conduct and publish extensive research related to our exploration of single planet sustainable lifestyles.

Our plan for water and sewage includes

composting toilets, grey water system, constructed wetlands (already in official use in several Colorado locations)
a pond on each domain up to 33'X33'. the pond can be part of the water supply and the grey water system. It may also be justifiable (to county officials) as reserve water supply for fire fighting needs the counties will require.
well, creek and spring water (private wells and collective wells)

Land will be divided into 2-1/2 to 5 acre lots with paths between each. Paths will be unpaved but will meet county requirements for emergency vehicle access.

Our initial budget will include:

land and infrastructure
houses to each domain (at least building materials)
transportation and vehicles (such as a small bus, atv's with trailers, tractor with backhoe and plow, bobcat, firetruck, pickups with trailers)
workshop/storage hangar
common house/guest house
plants/trees
business startup
greenhouse & nursery (and supplies)
Salaries for five families at approximately $22.00 per hour.
Water delivery (well, cedar tanks)
Wood shop and supplies
machinery shop equipment (welders and cutting equipment)
temporary housing

Funding of our project will be secured through private donations and grant funding (Both are in progress).
View Pictures of Land near Mancos, CO: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/pictures_of_land_near_mancos...

Arc Membership:

Many members of Arc were vitally important in the development of Colorado Kin's Domains. Some of those forming members are eager to delve into the life of living an Infinitely Sustainable Lifestyle by moving to land and devoting their lives to researching and living the demonstration. They are a unique group and we expect to find more like them that are just as inspired.

If you feel inspired by the concept of living an infinitely sustainable lifestyle, please contact us at 303-374-1945 and review the membership checklist for details.

Arc Meeting Notes:

Our meetings are run using the Holacarcy Model. Some salient points of Holacracy are below. Consult holacracy.org White Pages for more information

Agendas are determined by the participants at the beginning of the meeting.

Any member can make a proposal.

All members have equal weight in agreeing or disagreeing with any proposal.

Proposals are to be "workable" versus "the best" and can be revisited at anytime.

Dynamic steering is utilized. We know where we want to go and that the path getting there is filled with curves and terrain changes. We adjust to the terrain keeping the destination in sight.

All discussions are made in the present, dealing with the present issues. Anticipatory problem solving has no role.

All decisions are in harmony with the founding vision.

We understand the difference between a person's "role" and their "essence". Only "roles" and the workability of them are subjects of adjustment.

Arc has not yet begun meetings separate from those of Colorado Kin's Domains.

The Agreement



http://www.coloradokindomains.com/The%20Agreement.htm

Instead of by-laws

Ark Conservation Ranch has opted to focus on the outcomes that we would like by-laws to provide. Each member of this settlement is asked to accept full responsibility for the consequences of their actions and choices on those desired outcomes both inside and outside of the community.

The desired outcomes are listed in the Resident Agreement and repeated here.

By signing the Resident Agreement, you agree to consider and contemplate the following as you plan and create your domain, and you agree to take full responsibility that your plan, creation and ongoing actions support the following results.

1. Freedom to create
2. Residents take full responsibility for the consequences of their creating including noise, domestic and farm animals, smells & exhausts, children & guests, illegal activities.
3. Privacy
4. Hunting outside of settlement only.
5. Freedom to choose friends, and level of social involvement with the community.
6. Accord with our agreement with the county officials and their regulations in building designs & materials including, but not limited to: fire risk, one planet sustainability in 3-5 years, energy source, sewer system.

People in your community have the following personal goals. Please consider these as well.

1. Live and grow in understanding of the divine program
2. Live in private domain easily and naturally in love and joy
3. Feel comfortable accepting and accepted by neighbors
4. Feel safe in all levels of relationships - with nature, community, surrounding communities, county, and beyond.
5. See beauty everywhere in the settlement
6. See nurturing of land and each other.

Our Research Center and Research Plan

Open Invitation: We invite inquiry, participation and suggestions from anyone who wants to be part of this project/research - Research participation is open to people who live in our settlement as well as

For our "giving back," in exchange for the incredible opportunity given us by the granting foundations, we are establishing a Research and Information Dissemination Center. In this center we will plan, collect, compile and disseminate data collected throughout our settlement. We have initially targeted the following areas of research and data collection.

Energy Systems, Water/Sewage Systems: We will install several versions of energy and water/sewage systems on the domains of our residents so we can collect data for usage, amount of production, consistency of production, ease of production, maintenance needs, sustainability, impact on residents and surrounding nature, quality of production, etc. Usage data does not currently exist for any lifestyle other than our modern unsustainable lifestyles.

Live Food Testing: We will test live food for nutritional content and regularly publish the results. Most nutritional testing is done on cooked or dead food. We will conduct live food testing on various growing methods, including hydroponics, traditional organic gardening, and Anastasia's style of nurturing a relationship with your food producing plants. Our purpose is to concretely demonstrate quality versus quantity.

Recycling Research: We have agreed that whatever we take into our settlement will stay there to the extent that we will not haul trash away to dump sites but will create ways to re-use and re-cycle. Our goal is ZERO waste and we are committed to demonstrating that goal and researching and publishing information about that process. It will involve becoming VERY conscious of what we purchase to bring in to the settlement as well as creating ways to beautifully and productively re-cycle everything we do bring in.

Regular Water and Soils Testing: We intend to document and publish the effects of our lifestyle habits on the water and soils on our settlement. We will test water coming in to the settlement and water leaving the settlement.

Personal, family and community adjustment to the settlement lifestyle: Compile Data, create and disseminate reports on residents’ adaptation to infinitely sustainable lifestyles. No data is currently available in this area but would be a significant factor in individual decisions to adopt sustainable lifestyles. Data will be collected through such varied methods as periodic interviews, behavioral observations, questionnaires, recording group discussions, productivity reports, periodic stress testing etc.

Animal migrations and interactions: Monitor and record animal migration routes and interactions with humans’ domains lifestyle - to determine degree of success of human integration with existing wild life habitat and habits and to help us create harmonious relationships and lifestyle choices.

Publish Guides and Reports: Collect data and distribute information related to the various elements of transition to infinite sustainability in order to help others in making smooth transition to infinitely sustainable lifestyles.

Funding for New Settlement Development

In addition to Ark Conservation Ranch, we intend to fund additional test groups who will participate with us in developing a network of settlements with a growing assistance fund that will make it possible for each settlement in the network to fund another settlement every three to five years.

Legislation

We are currently preparing a bill to present in the Colorado Legislative session of 2010. This bill will allow for the creation of demonstration settlements in the state that can qualify for variances in the typical regulations controlling subdivision developments.

The first version of the bill will be submitted in late May, 2009 to the Colorado Representative's offices for initial review and suggestions.

If you would like to participate in the legislative change process, please click this link to contact Joanna Castro: adadelbosque @ gmail.com

FAQ: Table of Contents


http://www.coloradokindomains.com/F.A.Q..htm

1. How do I become a full creating member of your group?
2. Where can I find the Ringing Cedars Books and Products?
3. What other things are going on around the world about this series?
4. What is it about the John Heitzman model that you resonate with?
5. What is the Holacracy Model and how does it work in your group ?
6. When is the next meeting?
7. Who will own title to the kin's domain land?
8. Is your settlement funded by an individual that will give a domain to the families, if they meet the criteria?
9. Why do you not have Anastasia's words in your founding vision?
10. Explain the unsustainable lifestyle that Americans are living out of?
11. How can total “Green” living at a personal level change things around the world and in this Country?
12. Why should I learn more about this project?
13. Explain 10 ways we are stealing from our children's future.
14. How can you reuse your recycling in your Domain?
15. When you say “Attractive settlements” what will make them attractive?
16. How exactly is our current lifestyle destroying the quality of our lives?
17. Is this practice coming from any religious basis?
18. You said each domain “Should duplicate itself financially and physically" please explain this process.
19. How will Domain living impact your children and the children of other people as well?
20. What will be their core education and do you plan to home school or do you plan to start a school or a new curriculum?
21. How is building this community any different than building a residential homestead?

All Answers Listed Below

1. How do I become a full voting member of Colorado Kin's Domains group?

That process is always subject to change as need arises. At present with our new system, there are three steps.
Come to our meeting to observe. Read the entire Ringing Cedars Series of Books (currently 9 books, soon to be 10)
Complete the Membership checklist
Present your request and qualifications for where on the organizational map you would like to be.

2. Where can I find the Ringing Cedars Books and Products?

Books in English are available at www.ringingcedars.com and official products are available at www.ringingcedarsofrussia.org

3. What other things are going on around the world about this series?

There are many things you can read about and get involved in. Each of the following links will have many other links.
www.ringingcedarsforum.com (you can read freely but can only contribute after your registration has been activated.
http://www.spaceoflovemagazine.com/ Is a website about a new magazine that is now available called, "Space of Love."
http://www.alsida.lv/about-us Alsida is a collective business from a settlement in Latvia. This site tells you about them.
http://www.ringingcedarsofrussia.org You can sign up for a world newsletter that will keep you posted on news.
Our valuable links page lists other groups that are forming around the English speaking world.

4. What is it about the John Heitzman model that you resonate with? "Our group read of the Billionaire story and discussed it's different aspects in an effort to feel into your course correction and reference to John Heitzman. I am curious as to what parts of the story of John Heitzman do you most relate to and which parts touch and inspire you the most?

I addressed the John Heitzman question in the course correction notes but let me see if I can be more clear about it here. I’m not sure that one part or another of the story touches me the most. It’s very instructive all through and very inspiring. I understood layer upon layer of valuable information and instruction.

1. Even from the beginning it was instructive to read the demonstration of how “John Heitzman’s” ill gotten fortune was built (a process many have been aware of for a long time) and observing how that past experience and fortune was turned to true value for many others (all others in some ways) through the insertion of Love. In a sense all wealth is created in much the same way as John Heitzman’s, it’s just higher or lower on the collection ladder. Whether our group gets funding from an individual or from a grant, the funders will be benefited tremendously and concretely from the positive energy they will receive as a result of creating a slice of their heaven on earth, i.e., helping a large group of people receive or create their own vision of heaven on earth.

2. John Heitzman had a dream born of love about how to show love to another(s). He gave full attention and resources to fulfilling THAT (HIS) dream. He did not question Sally or their son and grandchildren about what they would like. He did not collect future residents of his dream settlement and ask what they would like. Had he done so, his dream would have been diluted and so would theirs have been, leaving a result that could never match any one’s dream and therefore could not be the experience of fulfillment and joy that he had dreamed.

3. John Heitzman engaged many professionals to help him create his dream. Each one did their part and was rewarded accordingly. (I imagine their reward may have been more than financial as they were involved in fulfilling a very big and beautiful dream of Love.)

4. Because John Heitzman took full responsibility to impeccably create HIS dream of sharing love, he created a result that was totally about Love – undiminished or uncompromised. His creation of HIS dream resulted in a magnificent fulfillment of a different but harmonious dream of love for hundreds of others who didn’t have the means or resources to create such a dream themselves, or even the will to dream such a loving dream.

5. Had I not had the earlier, very loud and clear message from the Universe telling me to remember, “no fuel was lost and the vehicle was not lost. You are still on track to your goal,” I would have been tempted to think I had failed or messed up somehow when four people walked out of our meeting. I might have thought that I was at the point where John Heitzman was when his audience was leaving and he thought that “their departure was the final blow to his hopes.” Instead, I realized I was not at that point. I "heard" very clearly, “This course correction is important for all of us and necessary so each of us can fully create the undiminished version of our dreams.”

6. The first two times I read the story I discounted it as a model that I could follow because I’m not a billionaire. Upon re-reading (several times) I realized that it was astoundingly close to the grant proposal I’d already outlined. I wrote it that way because the grant writing team said I should write it as if I were asking for a billion dollars. I wasn’t thinking about the John Heitzman model, it was just what I thought I would like to do IF I COULD.

7. The model John Heitzman created was to give land for lifetime use along with a house, five year transition income, seedlings and seed materials, in exchange for a signed agreement. The agreement, at least in part, stated that the recipient make their land a place of beauty with gardens, flower-beds, ponds and pathways. To the recipients, it seemed “too good to be true” (a slice of heaven on earth). In this country we are groomed to be suspicious about anything that close to total love – especially from someone like John Heitzman. Instead, we call it greedy, controlling, ego-driven. He overcame that resistance by sharing his intent and allowing the residents to engage in their own dream of participating in the creating of love and joy for themselves and others. They were free to do so by joining his dream or by going off to create their own (or not).

8. The model ensured that the residents were autonomous and at the same time harmonious in fulfilling both HIS dream and their own. The result was that those who were attracted to his dream were good neighbors to each other because, organically, only similar minded people, ready to engage in creating their own joy and beauty within his dream of love, were attracted to John’s offer.

9. The entire story was about the amazing power of Love showing up unexpectedly in layer after layer of life, radiating out directly into hundreds of lives and indirectly into millions of lives. And it began with John Heitzman feeling love and taking responsibility to create HIS dream of love, undiminished and uncompromised. When I realized that, it was painfully clear that in our group we had been meeting every two weeks (and even weekly recently) to find ways to incorporate elements of everyone’s dreams (compromise) and we were unconsciously creating a collective result that was unfulfilling to anyone.

In our group, the dysfunction was already in motion at the very first official meeting when the other four attending each said they wanted to create an “intentional community” and described what that meant to them. I was the last to speak my thoughts and I said I was not interested in creating “community,” as they had described it because I had seen and been part of those kinds of communities and they don’t work and certainly aren't sustainable energetically. I said that I only wanted to create kin’s domains for my family with a settlement or village of other kin’s domains around us where community would form spontaneously and organically by those drawn to it.

I asked if they felt we could work together from that position. They all thought we could. In that decision they began giving up elements of their dream as I held mine secure. It was all unconscious but the effects were very real.

From that meeting on, there was a continuously increasing effort to get as much of each person’s dream into the plan as possible. By not seeing a reason for sharing my full originating vision, I had inadvertently created an impossible picture (M.C. Escher draws fascinating pictures that cannot be duplicated in physical reality http://www.mcescher.com/).

We all assumed we shared “Anastasia’s Vision” but our different versions of that were being diminished and compromised at every meeting. Each person was aware of his own loss but unaware of the loss we were each inadvertently trying to create for others.

In our culture we collectively believe that a person like John Heitzman is greedy, controlling, selfish and self-centered because they create THEIR dreams without taking responsibility for the dreams of others. In the story everyone finally accepted him as okay when they learned that his dream was founded on Love, and they stopped withholding their love from him at that point.

The thing about that, is that we do the same thing to ourselves and everyone else. We unconsciously deny our right, and in fact our responsibility, to create our own heaven on earth, by unconsciously saying that we have to compromise it so as to please others. That’s about fear, not love. It’s about avoiding judgment and finger pointing. It’s about staying within the cultural lines of “acceptable.” It’s about creating the denial of heaven on earth. In fact it cannot create Heaven on Earth because it's founded in denial of love and fulfillment.

I think the American Story was included in the books for a very big reason. We (Americans) are the most enslaved people on the planet. We are enslaved by ourselves but we blame the John Heitzmans. We teach ourselves and each other that it’s bad to honor our own dreams and take responsibility to create them, because we think we should be taking care of everyone else – which is impossible and therefore everyone loses.

Our school systems, court systems, corporate systems and government systems are all teaching and enforcing our collective support of self-denial (love-denial). We teach and demand “nice or loving behaviors” that disguise very harsh self-judgment and even self-hatred feelings. Self judgment will always manifest as other-judgment.

In the story John Heitzman was the richest man in the world. That is the perfect symbol of our collective self-judgment and self-denial. That symbol holds all the unconscious self hatred and denial of love and fulfillment that we collectively hold. We freely and unconsciously feed the John Heitzmans with our money because we freely and unconsciously deny ourselves love and fulfillment. In the story even that was present. John was recipient of the people's money as well as the recipient of the people's denial of love and fulfillment.

BUT HE turned it around on his own by allowing HIS OWN love into his mind and awareness. He then set about to do what he'd always done - fulfilled HIS dream, except this time the dream was about conscious love, HIS heaven on earth. Every time I read the story I love it more and I learn more.

I apologize for writing so much about this question but even with all of that there's still so much more that I’ve learned from the billionaire story. There are entire other levels that touch other huge parts of American life (my life) that aren’t about our Colorado Kin’s Domains Groups.

5. What is the Holacracy Model and how does it work in your group? I downloaded and printed the holacracy white pages (www.holacracy.org). I am gathering a feeling for the concept and would like to become more clear. Would you help me understand what it looks and sounds like when you say "We used the holacracy format?"

Keep in mind that we’ve only read two papers (33 and 49 pages) and two shorter articles (10 pages and 7 pages). We’ve had no official training yet but are diligent in applying what we’ve read about to the best of our ability. In our first two Holacracy style meetings we’ve applied the model in this way:

We don’t carry agenda items over to another meeting. We resolve them all or drop them if we decide they aren’t compelling enough to be decided at the moment. (So far we’ve finished them all quickly and haven’t dropped any agenda items.)

We collectively decide the agenda for each meeting at the beginning of the meeting. Everyone has equal input and nothing is rejected.

We write everything on an easel poster pad where everyone can see it. That is the source of the notes that go on line. At present we have another person writing down the meeting “minutes.” At least that’s what we’re currently calling them. They’re far more detailed than typical meeting minutes.

We begin our discussion with open dialogue about one of the agenda items. So far we allow the group energy and flow to decide which item we begin with. In our General Circle, as points are made I write them down.

If anything comes up that creates tension in anyone that can’t be easily resolved, we stop the open dialogue and go around the circle as each person briefly states what they are feeling or thinking.

If someone has a suggestion that they think might resolve the tension, it is proposed and we go around the circle again with each person stating their feelings or response.

If all agree, we incorporate the proposed idea and continue with open dialogue on the agenda. If we don’t agree, we also return to open dialogue but on the issue that needs resolved. We repeat the circles when another proposal is made. So far no issue has failed to be resolved quickly and painlessly in this way.

The key in that tension resolving process and making rapid decisions is that we keep each other in line with our three main Holacracy keys and the initiating vision that we all accepted:

1. All decisions can be revisited.
2. No decisions should be made until the last responsible moment.
3. No predictive discussion or decision making is allowed (once we catch ourselves doing it). We try to keep our discussion on what is currently real and present.
4. The core founding vision will be maintained and supported in tact by all task circles and group members. It will be expanded and implemented in a way that is harmonious to the collective membership.

In the first meeting we encountered about four or five tension points. The resolution process mentioned above quickly brought up an acceptable (to everyone) next step or solution. In the second meeting using this practice we didn’t have any tensions arising that weren’t easily resolved before needing to do the resolution process. That was probably because of the nature of our agenda items in that meeting.

Here are our results after two meetings using this practice:

We have covered an astounding amount of decision-making ground in each meeting. In two relatively short meetings (4 hours and 4.5 hours) we’ve covered many times more ground than we covered in the first seven meetings (mostly long ones).
I have experienced an increasing harmony and respect as the plan is developed.
I am amazed at the high quality of ideas that arise and the thoroughness of what is produced.
My (probably our) excitement grows as we watch our dream fleshing out.
We are collectively more involved in taking independent steps. In the past, very little was accomplished between meetings except what I did myself (of course that would be so, because the vision was in my mind and and therefore only I could implement it). That is no longer the case. Much is being done and so far, I’m only needing to do the parts that I’m best at and enjoy.

We’ve also noticed that as we begin discussing one agenda point, the others organically fall into place. For example, at our first meeting using Holacracy we had on the agenda, to come up with an organizational structure that people could put themselves into as they join us. As we discussed our vision points, the organizational structure formed spontaneously. When we finished the vision we discovered we’d also finished the organizational structure effortlessly and simultaneously.

The second meeting was similar. As we discussed the problems with other settlements around the world, we came up with a plan to ease the transition process to our village, AND simultaneously most of the Plan emerged that we will present to the county and grant foundations, complete with substantial value to them to justify them granting us the variances (or money) we need. That Plan was another agenda item that spontaneously created most of itself AND it is far more expansive and exciting than any of us imagined we could achieve so quickly and easily.

Another unexpected benefit of the Holacracy model is that so far we have been able to involve new members far easier, faster and without the need for so much catch-up. (That’s probably also partly because of the filter of the initiating vision.)

We’ve had two guests/members who had not done any of the catch up process and one of them hadn’t even read past book four yet. Because of the structure of the meetings it was smooth easy and valuable to include them in the meeting and even the decision making process. In our past meetings new members were so difficult to integrate that it nearly stopped all forward progress until they got up to speed.

Our new organizational map (Holacratic style) also makes it easy for a new person to see where they might best fit in smoothly and quickly. It also creates a structure for the Universe to begin filling in for us.

I am loving the organic flow that this model allows. I’m loving the reduction or even absence of ego that this model supports. I’m loving the results with NO negatives or negative energy encountered so far. Okay, there is one negative.

We’re covering so much ground each meeting that I’m VERY busy between meetings getting it all implemented. The meetings are now moving faster than I can (which is FAST). However, we dropped back to meeting every other week again because we no longer need weekly meetings just to get a tiny bit of decision making completed, as was happening before this change.

6. When is the next meeting?

All meetings are posted on the schedule page.

7. Who will own title to the Kin's domain land? " Will each person own the title to his or her own domain? I am only asking because I imagine there will be quite a lot of time, effort and love put into one's domain. I met an older man at the Twin Oaks Conference, and he told me that when the husband who owned the land that his community was on, died (the husband and wife were part of the community), the son talked the wife (the son's stepmother) into selling the land - so everyone in the community had to move off of the land. He (the man at Twin Oaks) is now older, with health problems, and lives in a small room in Washington, D.C. I don't remember this being addressed in the books. I had the impression that each person owned his/her own land, but I may have been mistaken.”

Answer:
Who owns the land is a complex question for us. Much depends on how the money comes to us and when. It is possible that at the beginning (for speed) the land will be owned by a single entity (individual or corporation).

Even if that is the case, the land will be moved as soon as reasonably possible into some sort of protective entity such as a trust, or foundation, or (less likely) a membership organization like an LLC.

We are following the model in the American Story (beginning on page 78, Book 8.1) as closely as we can. In that story the parcels of land and a house were given for lifetime use as long as they (or their heirs in our case) lived there. The land in that story was given in exchange for a signed agreement defining what was expected of the residents.

As far as we know, we are the only settlement anywhere on the planet so far, that is following this model. Everyone else is selling either the plots or memberships to the holding company.

We think it is very risky for a kin’s domain settlement, at least in this country at this time, to do it that way because legally, what is bought is owned and can be sold at will (whether land or memberships). Of course covenant controls and purchasing agreements can mitigate some of that but they are limited in the degree of protection for the community they can provide, and they attract a lot of litigation.

There are a few other problems that come up with selling the domains, but primarily we like the idea of following the model Anastasia has given us. By placing the land in a trust or a foundation, the management and protection of the land, the settlement, and the domains are established up front and can be set in stone, so to speak far beyond the lifetime of any individual.

It will be a top priority to ensure that every resident will have their domain into perpetuity if they desire that.

At this time (Jan.20, 2009) we don’t know exactly how we are going to fund this plan but we are trusting that a way will come to us. We have two very plausible possibilities and there may be more that will show up.

8. Is the settlement that your group is planning going to be funded by an individual that will give the families a domain if they meet the criteria?

Answer:

Our planned settlement will be funded by a donor (either individual or organization). At present it appears that it will be a combination of an individual donor (already identified) and a grant foundation donor. Our first grant proposal is currently being reviewed (March, 2009) and has very good chance of being funded by early May. Among many other projects, our grant funds will purchase land, infrastructure and provide building materials for a sustainable home for each domain. The families who wish to live on our settlement will receive their domain in exchange for a signed agreement (as was done in the billionaire story). The only criteria they have to meet is that they are willing to accept and sign the agreement. You can read more about this decision on our website at either the course correction page http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/course_correction.htm or the FAQ page http://www.coloradokindomains.com/F.A.Q..htm

In addition, it is our plan to offer the SAME option to all future settlements in North America if they wish to participate in the Network portion of the Plan. We are initiating a self-renewing self-regenerating fund that each settlement will be responsible for if they participate with this growth network (with full instruction and support). In exchange for helping us develop, test and refine this funding model, two other settlements besides Ark Conservation Ranch will receive funding for purchasing and building their settlement. Other settlements that receive funding are not obligated to give their kin’s domains and a house for free but they will be able to do so. (I imagine most will want to). The plan we are testing can make it possible for each settlement that participates, to fund a new settlement every three to five years. It is an amazing plan that will make it possible for kin’s domain settlements to mushroom all over North America and beyond very quickly.

9. I was wondering about your founding Vision. I was wondering why you do not have Anastasia's dream in it? Actually you do have it in there just not her exact words: "To Recreate Paradise on Earth."

Answer: Interesting question. The only “why” I can think of is that I didn’t “think” my initial vision into being. In other words I didn’t think about what it should include or how it should be worded. I simply “saw” it as I drove down the mountains toward home after reading the series and spending several days alone in the mountains. When I got home I wrote what I saw. I didn’t see Anastasia’s words, I saw them being lived. I did put my own words into the vision to describe “paradise on earth.” I called it Heaven on Earth. Also, my vision naturally incorporated other related influences in my life, such as other books I had read and teachers I have learned from. It also included elements of other groups that I felt were similar in their goals and approach.

At present, I favor the public presentation that “we are creating an infinitely sustainable lifestyle” rather than “we are creating a Ringing Cedars Settlement.” I think it communicates to those who haven't read the series what we are doing in a way that does not exclude those who are aligned with our mission but haven't read the same books many of us have read.

Since the size of our project necessarily involves non-readers in building the dream (as the billionaire story did) I think “infinitely sustainable lifestyle” serves us well in quickly getting everyone on the same page. We may get to that infinitely sustainable goal in stages but infinite sustainability is intrinsic to Anastasia’s dream. The terms “green” and “sustainable” have very quickly gotten watered down and popularized in such a way that they no longer have any real meaning toward creating a sustainable future. In fact they allow people to believe they are contributing to sustainable lifestyles while remaining unconscious of the fact that they are really holding on to and supporting an Unsustainable lifestyle.

Those terms and the movement have created some products and practices that are perhaps a better version of unsustainable living, but they are not infinitely sustainable and therefore cannot yet contribute directly to creating Anastasia’s “Paradise on Earth.” It is my dream that “infinite sustainability” will move us collectively past that fear barrier that keeps us attached to our unsustainable modern lifestyle. We have a very long way to go.

10. Explain the unsustainable lifestyle that Americans are living out of?

Answer:

First let me begin with a definition of Infinitely sustainable living. We define that as living in such a manner that within the defined area, all resources are stewarded such that they are used at a slower rate than the rate at which they can be naturally replenished, the enclosed system can continue indefinitely growing its internal resource base while supporting the standard of living of people and the flora and fauna within the space. The sustainable life-style is therefore independent of external non-sustainable ecosystems.

As individuals are able to personally commit time and energy resources to creating and living an infinitely sustainable lifestyle, the consumer/depletion life-style will be replaced with a lifestyle that is sustainable into perpetuity.

The current average American lifestyle is based on a consumer/depletion approach to living. This is evident in various aspects of life. A major example is Food.

The majority of food is produced on agribusiness size farms. For this food to be produced, many depletion measures are routinely employed. To start with, the ecology that was present in the area prior to it becoming a field of the desired crop has been destroyed in order to create an open field. Some of the animal life was destroyed, some of it misplaced. Much of the fauna was destroyed including the critical microorganisms that create a balance for the soil to produce exactly what is appropriate to grow in that particular local ecology.

Creating a crop field requires machinery and fossil fuels, creates air pollution, soil compaction, and sound pollution. Once the field is cleared, soil amendments must be applied to counteract some of the destruction. Then the field is planted with machinery using fossil fuels and mined resources for the machinery. Complex irrigation systems are created in order to bring far more water to the field than is required for it’s natural habitat and balance. The new crops are tended, throughout their growing process, by multiple laborers who are generally employees. They require insurance and the complement of employee care. The crops are harvested, either by multiple laborers or by machinery or both. They are then shipped to a manufacturing or packaging site and prepped for sale by more labor or machines, then packaged, and shipped an average of 1500 miles (but often to the opposite side of the planet) from where the food was grown. It is then housed in a grocery store to be picked up by a consumer who must use (deplete) a substantial amount of the same planetary resources to go purchase the food. Most of this process applies to organic food as well as mainstream food.

These systems require that we have roadways that are frequently repaired, that can handle high and heavy traffic. This system requires that we pave those roads and also the parking lots where the food is stored and sold (grocery stores, food manufacturing plants, restaurants). Roadways are required for this system to make it possible for consumers to travel, park and purchase their food. All of these requirements deplete several of our valuable natural resources of air, soil, water, wildlife and energy.

The personal energy that the consumer receives from food produced in this way is vastly less than the planetary and human energy used to produce it. As a result of this resource-depleting imbalance, human health is depleted as well, which is evident in America’s global leadership in disease and birth defects.

When an individual grows their own food on a small plot of land, the impact on air, soil, water, wildlife and energy is mitigated and the process can quickly restore land that has been previously depleted. For much of the year, food can be eaten fresh, the same day it is harvested, providing far superior energy and health benefits than the current conventional food system that delivers food that is already well into the deterioration process, which begins as soon as food is harvested. The planetary and personal energy expended to produce this food is in balance with the energy provided from the food.

The same imbalance can be demonstrated with many elements of our current lifestyle. The amount of planetary energy and resources consumed to provide a small personal benefit is severely incongruent and is reflected in ecological footprint analyses that show Americans’ typical lifestyle can only be sustained into perpetuity by having access to the resources of five to nine or more planets equal to Earth (based on footprint analyses).

11. How can total “Green” living at a personal level change things around the world and in this Country?

Answer:

We believe that sustainable living at a personal level is the only way meaningful change can happen in the country and around the world. In the same way that a picture consists of thousands or millions of tiny pixels, so is the picture of our American lifestyle created by millions of individual families’ lifestyles.

As individuals and individual families become aware of the lifestyle changes that will truly move them closer to infinitely sustainable living, they will automatically involve themselves in a better and more harmonious relationship with the planet and themselves.

The results of significant numbers of individuals doing that will change our social interactions and decisions at every level. This was demonstrated very clearly in the 80’s when New York discovered that by cleaning up graffiti, the crime rate dropped in the cleaned up areas. That happened because people’s relationships with their environment changed. Instead of relating to it as worth less (and relating to themselves in the same way, by default), they began relating to their environment and themselves as worth more. As a result local individuals spontaneously began voluntarily cleaning up their private property a little more. They spontaneously joined others and formed local groups that began reclaiming and cleaning up run down abandoned areas. Local residents began uniting in power, again spontaneously, against gang activity rather than continuing to feel powerless in relationship to their environment and their experiences. The totally unexpected reduction in crime and the impact in the social interaction of the neighborhoods where graffiti was regularly removed was so significant that every major city in America now cleans up their graffiti regularly to create that same result.

Years of governmental initiatives and policing activity failed to accomplish what a few individuals accomplished within months as a result of experiencing a better relationship with their environment and themselves. In those severely run down New York ghettos a few of the human “pixels” subtly changed their relationships with the local environment and significant areas of the picture of American life changed as a result. The data was published and shared in reports and conferences. As they learned about the results, other major cities quickly began following the model. In a very short time the overall “picture” of American life as it relates to crime rates, neighborhood social structure, and ghetto area conditions and economics changed significantly.

We are applying the same principal with our plan. The viral potential of individuals changing their relationship with their environment and themselves is huge. This kind of change is faster and more effective that legislation or attempts to control large scale social behavior. The viral change that is individually propelled is what is needed worldwide in the effort to create a large scale change to sustainable living. It is what we believe we are creating by involving people in the actual demonstrations of various versions of sustainable lifestyles.

12. Why should I learn more about this project?

Answer:

Much has been done to demonstrate people’s willingness to engage in this movement. The global Transition Towns movement (began in Ireland in 2005) has rapidly expanded to over 110 towns worldwide that are currently participating. These Transition Towns are committed to beginning the transition to sustainable lifestyles.

They are focusing on reducing dependence on fossil fuels by doing things like encouraging food production locally. They are aware that their ability to make city-wide changes rapidly is limited and so they are focusing on encouraging Transition lifestyles. Locally, Boulder, Colorado is one of the Transition Towns (the first in the U.S.).

Globally, people are engaged in a search that guides their decision making. We are easily able to gauge what they are searching for by monitoring consumer trends and purchasing behaviors. Trends in America show that there is an increased interest in healthy and sustainable living. This is demonstrated with the increased consumer activity and successful businesses developed around “Green” and “Sustainable” projects. The sale of seeds has increased substantially. Community Supported Agriculture ventures (cooperatives that provide locally, organically grown seasonal produce) have more membership applications for participation than they have room for members. Large scale purchasing decisions indicate that people are searching for healthier food, healthier shelter designs, healthier and cleaner energy sources.

Our project goes above and beyond what is currently available to the consumer. We offer a life-style demonstration that includes healthy living shelters, clean energy, healthy food, healthy economics, and healthy social and family relationships. For the consumer engaged in a search of a healthy sustainable life-style, Colorado Kin Domain’s offers the ultimate opportunity to fully embrace that life-style taking it all the way to infinitely sustainable.

In addition to the movements mentioned above, the current state of the economy has stimulated a widespread awareness of the insecurities inherent in our current lifestyle. The Global Transition movement has defined an imminent triple crisis of climate change, energy depletion, and the global economy. Our modern lifestyle is bringing each of those to a rapid crisis point that will require major adjustment on the part of every individual. The production and delivery system for our food is completely entangled with every one of those crisis points.

The current average American lifestyle affords people little opportunity to create solutions for these problems until they are so pressing that they demand attention. Even though many people are becoming aware of the need to make lifestyle changes in order to provide our descendents with a healthy planet, few people have the time or energy to figure out how that can happen. They are especially challenged to find how they personally can make a change that will help anything. We fill that need by providing demonstrations of solutions that can be embraced fully in one of our settlements or can be incorporated partially and gradually wherever one lives, as the individual adjusts to the overall changing picture of the lifestyle of America.

Many people who have embraced the mission of the Transition Towns will be ready to move directly to the end goal rather than a transition goal. Many who are already aware that they must expend tremendous amounts of energy to secure a naturally healthy lifestyle, will find our demonstration settlements and our public outreach goals very attractive. Many who would like to live fully sustainably but are currently prevented in doing so by enforced local restrictions and grid requirements will find our settlements and our goals very inviting. Many whose lives feel isolated and disconnected from others will sense the potential for connection to nature, neighbors, family and self that our model will foster. Many who struggle financially will be very attracted to a simple and yet beautiful lifestyle that can replace the rat race lifestyle of working for too little income to provide too little benefit.

CSA’s alone are very profitable. According to Joe Kovach, head of Ohio State University’s IPM program, a carefully designed polyculture ( a system in which a combination of multiple plants share space), grown on small farms or even in suburban yards, could self-limit pest problems and gross up to $90,000 per acre. These kinds of models will be very attractive to many in today’s economic climate.

The economy has driven many to the extent of having to find or train in new career fields. Our plan provides tremendous opportunity and motivation for those individuals allowing them to become part of an industry that MUST be the industry of the future as we restore our lifestyles to one-planet sustainability.

Settlement members will still live individually in our settlements and city domains in that they will be the sole owner and caretaker of a 2.5acre plot of land (or less in some city demonstrations) and their dwelling. They have dominion of and privacy within their space. Members are invited to participate in the organically formed “community” as much as they are interested in doing so (just as is the case where most people already live).

Many people would prefer choosing to participate in a neighborly community than feel an enforced isolation, which is a common experience in modern lifestyles. People often (perhaps typically) feel separate and isolated by the pressures and structures of our modern lifestyle. We don’t generally know our neighbors well beyond one or two. We ride buses to work with strangers or drive to work alone or with a co-worker. We shop amongst strangers. Our children’s friends at school and their families are often strangers to us. Strangers generally provide our services. We interact with strangers and equipment (computers and telephones) more than we interact with friends and family. This creates stress levels that impact health and enjoyment of life.

We address this with one aspect of our research that will be conducted and published about our members’ health. Several physical elements will be tested at the time of entering the settlement and periodically throughout the phases of the project (blood test, blood pressure, heart strength, cholesterol, vision acuity, reflex response, strength, flexibility, endurance, etc). Changes (we expect them to be positive) will be publicly posted on our website and through articles, presentations and publicity releases. Additionally, the public will be invited to work, and learn with us through internships, work exchange and how-to workshops that we offer.

We plan to produce annual sustainable lifestyles fairs that will demonstrate the various elements of sustainable lifestyles and the benefits of them. We will collect and disperse data about the health results of a sustainable lifestyle, the financial benefits, the benefits to children and family, wildlife, ease of the lifestyle, and the social effects. Our research will be designed to provide not only motivation but also a clear pathway to “how” to make the transition easier. After the public has been exposed to the significant concrete benefits of this lifestyle, we will offer as much safety, support and enjoyment as possible to the transition process.

13. Explain 10 ways we are stealing from our future for today’s needs?

Answer:

To steal is to take something without the proper owners consent or knowledge. The future generation is the proper owner of the resources they will need to thrive and lead healthy, happy and productive lives. As we create deficits in these resources, we are taking what rightfully belongs to our children and all our future descendents. If we were able to have full consenting conversation with our children, where we explained the consequences to their future from our current life-styles, we are assuming that consent would not be granted. We are assuming that our children want the necessary resources to lead healthy, productive and happy lives.

1. We are stealing soil nutrients from ours and our children's future.

Our current farming practices within the United States require more nitrogen from the land than can be replenished before the field is planted and farmed once again. As a result, synthetic nitrogen has been produced and used to force continued production. (2008, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Associations). There are numerous other micronutrients that have already been completely depleted from much of the soil currently farmed, such as selenium, zinc and flourine. The loss of the micronutrients and micro-organisms that produce many of those nutrients has resulted in what is called, “The Hidden Hunger,” referring to physical deficiencies of nutrients, as food grown without these elements fail to provide our bodies with their optimal needs for health and well-being. This situation is the result of our chemically based and commercial farming methods worldwide that are operating against or in conflict with nature.

In addition to micro nutrients, our food has dropped drastically in other nutritional values. In a review of 1963 and 1975 versions of the food tables it was clear that the nutrient value of many foods had dropped, some drastically. The vitamin C in sweet peppers has plummeted from 128 mg to 89 mg. Vitamin A in apples has dropped from 90mg to 53mg. According to nutritionist Alex Jack, writing for Life Extension Magazine, the National Academy of Sciences has issued an alert that it takes twice as many vegetables to get the daily requirement of vitamin A as previously thought. Nearly half the calcium and vitamin A in broccoli has disappeared. The vitamin A content of collard greens has dropped from 6500IU to 3800IU. Their potassium has dropped from 400mg to 179 mg. Magnesium had fallen sharply from 57mg to 9mg. Cauliflower has lost almost half its vitamin C, along with its thiamin and riboflavin. The calcium in raw pineapple has dropped from 17mg to 7mg. The list goes on and on.

According to Michael Karr, Ph.D., ARCPACS Certified Professional Soil Scientist, throughout the U.S. human accelerated depletion is caused by the production of high yield crops and concentrated livestock grazing. Those activities cause nutrients to be removed and organic matter to be depleted from the soil’s natural cycling system. Moreover, when commercial growers attempt to replenish the soils of only some mineral nutrients by fertilization they may exacerbate mineral nutrient imbalances. While methods exist to replenish the soil of its mineral nutrients there is a relative lack of knowledge on how to identify all deficiencies and to fully correct them and how to correct them in the proper natural balance. In addition, the lack of an economic incentive to implement long term, soil building solutions perpetuates the relative fragility and inconsistency of US soils’ nutrient supplying power.

2. We are stealing our own and our children’s ability to have a healthy large scale eco-system. Our wholesale destruction of forests and natural habitat in exchange for farmland and development, without attention given to developing and farming within the function of the eco-system, has stolen this precious resource. Our plan is to provide a model that demonstrates a lifestyle, which functions within the existing ecosystem and supports nature in re-creating the lost resources of forest and habitat. It is our intention to provide models that will allow individual families (pixels of the American lifestyle picture) to easily incorporate this change to the degree that their readiness allows and to speed up their readiness process through education and exposure.

If we continue to make demands of the soil without meeting the soil’s needs for a natural process of replenishment, we will have to create more and more farm lands to fill the nutritional needs of our world population, thereby destroying ever more ecosystems. The amount of land available is finite. As more land is converted from it’s natural state to agribusiness food production (as it must do within our modern lifestyles), we change the natural habitat of the area. Disruption of wildlife depletes a necessary component of a healthy balanced eco-system necessary to sustain microorganisms and therefore human life.

3. We are stealing the oil and its planetary benefits from our future. In doing so we are teaching our children they are wise to live on a daily basis of consumption without thought to long-term consequences. We are demonstrating to them that today’s money is a higher priority than quality living for our future. We are demonstrating that exploitation of resources is justified simply because we want it rather than exploring the long-term effects on the planet and therefore the future residents.

In south central Arizona the land subsidence (dropping of land level) was first noticed in 1940. Since then, that land has been measured as dropping 12.5 feet as a result of removing the ground water. Although there is little information about the results of removing massive amounts of oil from the earth, creating similar huge underground cavities by removing oil would likely create similar results. In Florida and Louisiana they have experienced a different result. There, the consequences of removing excessive ground water has resulted in salt water entering the aquifers according to the United States Geological services. Again, the removal of massive quantities of oil MUST have similar consequences. The recent entry of sea water into aquifers will likely have other consequences to the land and residents (desertification?) that we have not yet experienced far enough into the cycle to understand.

There is controversy as to whether or not we have passed the point of “Peak Oil”. Assuming that from this point forward, the supply of oil is less available than it has ever been, it would make sense to change our life-styles to reduce the amount of fossil fuels consumed on a daily basis. However, as the population grows our life-style continues to consume ever greater amounts of fossil fuels than 10 years ago, potentially stealing even more of the quality of life from our descendents and the rest of nature’s inhabitants.

4. We are stealing the forest from our children.

The primary material used in housing construction is wood. There are businesses that use “sustainable” practices of wood harvesting. However, a tree must typically grow for about 20 years before it is the necessary size to yield the desired quality and strength of wood for timber harvesting process. We currently use more wood products in our daily lives than can be replenished in twenty years. The U.S. reportedly only retains 4% of its old growth forest. Most of this forest is designated as National Forest, which is open to commercial logging (Sierra Club).

95% of Southern Australia’s natural woodlands have been cleared for wheat farming according to a book called, Sustaining Life, How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity.

The amount of natural forests that have been removed across the U.S. and the world to support our modern lifestyle is devastating. But even worse is the number of trees and forests that are being destroyed by invasive insects and diseases. According to The Nature Conservancy these invaders are removing entire species of trees from our forests and neighborhoods. For example, the emerald ash borer has laid bare huge sections of suburban streets in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, now moving into Illinois and Wisconsin. Sudden Oak Death has killed over one million trees in California. In Colorado one can drive for miles and miles in many areas throughout the state and see only hundreds of acres of dead pine trees as far as the eye can see, the result of the pine beetle.

Our modern lifestyle has so severely disturbed the ecological balance that, just like our food produce has lost significant amounts of nutrients, our trees that are grown from the same depleted soils, water and air, are also not living their optimal health. As a result they are very susceptible to pathogens and insects whose natural role is to break down weak and unhealthy trees and tissues in the environment so they can be returned to the carbon cycle. The process allows the strongest trees to survive and procreate, ensuring the best continuation of the species. In our forests we have harvested the strongest trees for our lifestyle products, leaving forests full of weaker susceptible trees. In our yards we have planted our trees in depleted soil, surrounding them with polluted air and feeding them with treated water and man-made chemicals. They are weak and susceptible as a result.

We have stolen a huge resource of strong forests and city trees from our future that are a critically important element to the processes of cleaning our air, filtering our water, and restoring our soil.

5. We are stealing clean land from our children.

Our current level of waste production produces huge toxic areas that will take many generations to be restored to healthy land. As we produce more waste than these sites and the ocean can accommodate, more sites must be designated. A quick review of states’ reports on available capacity in their existing landfills reads as follows: one state reports 0-5 years of capacity, nine report 6-10 years capacity, seven report 11-15 years capacity, two report 16-20 years, five report 20+ years, four report 30+ years, two report 40+ years, three report 50+ years, and one reports 500+ years. As might be expected, the most densely populated areas of the eastern United States have the least remaining capacity and, in fact, some of those states are currently shipping their waste out to nearby states with more capacity (which will cause theirs to fill faster). These landfills can be reclaimed to some degree but use is very limited as they contain huge amounts of toxic elements. The toxic elements are being contained but the containment mechanisms (1/10 of an inch of plastic) may reasonably be expected to eventually fail, at least in some of the thousands of landfills if not most. Our future descendents will have to deal with this massive toxic legacy that we are leaving them and will not have safe and life-supporting access to these lands.

The desertification of large areas of land along with the simultaneous draining of huge aquifers contributes substantially to the stealing of land from our future generations.

6. We are stealing family connections and stability from our children.

There are many single parent families as well as its close cousin, families where both parents work. As a result children’s education, and social experiences are in the care of other adults who are inherently less invested in the child’s best interest than a parent. Children become less connected and committed to their families and more mobile, changing where they live according to where they can find work. According to attachment studies by Bowlby and Ainsworth, children who are raised with absent parents allow their peers and the media to organize their thoughts and habits. Children with a secure attachment to their caregiver are able to have self confidence and approach crisis situations effectively with the ability to seek cooperation in doing so.

Longitudinal studies were conducted in order to determine that as adults, the children with a secure attachment are observed to be able to form trusting relationships, have a positive self concept, to be comfortable sharing feelings with friends and partners and were able to work cooperatively with others. Children and adults who had multiple caregivers in childhood and lacked a secure attachment, are more likely to be withdrawn, depressed in adulthood, use attack in response to a crisis, and have difficulty maintaining positive relationships. This situation is a direct result of our modern unsustainable lifestyle. The negative effects of this are demonstrated in schools and families throughout our society.

7. We are stealing water from our children.

Many rivers that used to flow all the way to the ocean now peter out in route. Some areas of the country are so over populated that water is channeled from thousands of miles away to supply the life-style of the population. In these same areas, water conservation is lacking. Golf courses, high water flush toilets, swimming pools, high maintenance landscaping and agricultural field flooding are commonplace. There is a finite amount of water, which is being contaminated and managed in ways that make it unavailable and unhealthy for use.

Most adults can remember safely being able to drink from streams, rivers and lakes. Now we are warned that most water contains toxins from herbicide and pesticide farm and city runoff, jet fuel additives, and other chemicals from household cleaning items. Many people now warn their children to only drink filtered water.

The EPA lists the current known and measured contaminants in drinking water. Naturally occurring microorganisms in the water are known to cause diarrhea, vomiting and cramps in some people. The chemicals added to water in order to make it “safe for drinking” are known to cause cancer, nervous system defects, and kidney and liver problems in some people.

Various regions of the United States have experienced severe drops in their available water table over the last 70 years. In Louisiana, the amount of groundwater being pumped has increased tenfold since 1930. Ground water levels have dropped over 200 feet. As a result, salt water from the Gulf of Mexico has seeped into several aquifers. (USGS Fact Sheet from 11/2003)

Ground water in the Tampa, Florida area has been depleted to the point that saltwater has intruded on fresh water sources. Land subsidence (from a lowered water table) has resulted in sinkholes leaving aquifers vulnerable to street water runoff. Tampa now uses a desalination process to treat seawater and salty aquifer water for its city water supply.

In Texas, increased population and water demands have resulted in declines in the water level of over 400 feet. Land subsidence (land level dropping) of up to 10 feet has been measured, increasing the risk of flash flooding to those areas.

South Central Arizona has seen land subsidence of 12.5 feet and ground water level declines of 300-500 feet. Streamside plant and animal life has been lost as a result of reduced water levels.

The infinitely sustainable life-style is one that replenishes and recharges natural resources such as water through harvesting of precipitation, water re-use systems, constructed wet-lands, restoring indigenous forestation, and planting plants acclimated to naturally occurring local water supply.

8. We are stealing animal diversity and populations form our children.

Humans have increased the rate of extinction to plants and animals at a rate 10,000 times greater than pre-human levels (Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity). According to the New Scientist (May 2006), there are 16,119 animal and plant species that are currently in danger of extinction. It is estimated that 1 in 4 mammals, 1 in 8 birds and 1 in 3 amphibian species are at risk (similar to human cancer rates). 784 known species have been declared extinct since records have begun tracking the process. While species have a background extinction rate due to evolution and change, the current rate of extinction far exceeds this background rate. Industrial agriculture, deforestation, water pollution, urban sprawl, and climate change all are credited with much of the changes in animal habitat that have led to the reduction in number of species and in the populations of species.

Like ripples in water, our human actions have far reaching effects that we are just now becoming aware of. As one species is threatened or goes extinct, it affects the balance and health of another species that depends on that first species for its existence.

9. We are stealing health, life and happiness from our children.

In the early 1900’s, before chlorine, pesticides, herbicides and the tens of thousands of other chemicals that we are exposed to, the average person had a 1 in 50 chance of getting cancer. Today, 1 in 3 can expect to get cancer in their lifetime and one out of every 2 men. (From HealthyNewAge.com) Add to that the dramatic increases in heart disease, diabetes, auto-immune disorders and one sees a clear image of a legacy of ill health and diminished opportunity to live, that surely cannot make anyone happy – neither the givers of the legacy, nor the receivers. Examples of diminished health, life and happiness are everywhere. Health in America falls far below the averages in many countries in spite of our medical advances, and arguably because of our modern lifestyle (refer to other answers throughout this document). As a result of our modern lifestyle, overweight and obesity in Americans and their children are epidemic. The reduced health and shortened life span associated with that is well known.

To become aware of the general unhappiness that our modern lifestyle is providing for our children and grandchildren, one only needs to look at the divorce rate statistics, or the substance abuse statistics, or the childhood suicide statistics (the U.S. has the highest rate of homicide and suicide in children of any industrialized country [per US Gov. Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report, 2/7/97]), or the welfare/poverty statistics, or the high school violence statistics, and on and on.

How could it be otherwise when families typically feel obligated to have both parents working in order to support the “minimally acceptable life?” Very few American children have access to anything that could be called the “good life” if that is defined as: having at least one parent home to guide and care for the children, having sufficient family income, feeling safe in neighborhoods and schools, being adequately prepared for a responsible happy adulthood, and expecting to inherit a reasonably healthy planet with its full complement of life sustaining resources to be available to them and their children and grandchildren.

10. We are stealing our ocean quality from our children.

Sixty percent of the world’s population lives on or near the coast with most people living within 200 miles of the ocean. The ocean is a source of food, transportation, and entertainment. More importantly, it covers 72% of the earth’s surface and strongly effects air and water quality throughout the land as well as the climate we experience. (Environmental Health Perspective, 2004).

The quality and health of the ocean is being depleted by our current lifestyle. Contamination of any planetary water reservoir will end up being contamination of all water to some degree through run-off water and sink holes where surface water interfaces with ocean water (refer to USGS water quality information above.) The ocean’s health and well-being is negatively effected by off shore drilling, oil spills, commercial shrimp farms, industrial fishing and cruise ship pollution (According to oceana.org). Plant and animal life of the oceans are threatened and going extinct as a result of human activity and it’s effect on ocean health (Sustaining Life: How Human health Depends on Biodiversity).

According to a Canadian publication, Times Colonist, April 2009 reports that oxygen deprivation of the oceans are of great concern. As algae are receiving overloads of chemical fertilizers from run-off sources, the algae “blooms”, or grows prolifically at an astounding rate. As the algae spreads, it blocks light from plants that are deeper in the ocean. These plants are unable to produce oxygen due to the lack of photosynthesis. The lack of oxygen then deprives oxygen dependent marine life of the necessary components of life. We end up with massive deaths of entire schools of fish as a result.

In addition to the above 10 ways we are stealing from our future, there are the concerns of carbon emissions collecting in our atmosphere, filtering some of the historic range of sun rays as well as destroying ozone filters in other areas allowing an increased range of sun rays to enter the earth’s surface.
Each of these issues is interlinked. Each one affects all of the others. We live in an integrated system of micro and macro life cycles that are interdependent and absolutely necessary for sustaining our own life. We evolved together. We require the continual natural life cycles of nature to continue our own life in its optimal experience.

14. How can you reuse your recycling in your Domain?

Answer:

One of the primary goals in our settlement is to reduce waste to zero. We are approaching this from two directions.

1) With the goal of primarily bringing things to the land, which can be reabsorbed by the land in a beneficial and timely manner and,

2) Putting our efforts and mind power toward creating ways to creatively, beautifully and beneficially recycle the no-longer serviceable products.

We have a commitment to recycle everything. Our short term goal is that no waste will be taken to landfills, only recycling centers. In serving these goals at Ark Conservation Ranch we will use adobe, cob, rammed earth, and clay for construction materials. We will use a straw/clay mixture for insulation as well as other natural locally grown plant products. We will use terra cotta for our roofs. Porcelain, ceramic, and wood will help create our belongings. Any new clothing will be made of natural fibers. We will make more and more of our own products from resources on the land thereby reducing the production of waste inside and outside our settlements that would require special handling to return beneficially to the earth. The products that we sell will be packaged in earth friendly packaging.

Most essential materials can be re-used and recycled. For example, old clothing will become a quilt, other clothing, etc. Old sheets become garden row covers. Broken tiles can be pulverized and used for drainage areas, construction materials or landscaping amendments.

Some materials such as un-galvanized steel and glass may continue to be part of our life-style initially. We plan to re-use these items. Creating a system to reheat them to melt them and reform them into new uses may be possible. Some of these items may be returned to the earth.

In the transition stages we will necessarily have interaction with products that will need commercially recycled such as paper, plastics, glass and aluminum. Moving toward infinite sustainability, it is our intention, within five years of the initiation of the project, to have the demonstration settlements and demonstration city domain free of any items that cannot be re-used, recycled or safely returned to the earth on the private domains.

15. When you say “Attractive settlements” what will make them attractive?

Answer:

Each member agrees to beautify and care for the land using paths, plants, trees, flowers and ponds. Living fences will be planted to mark borders rather than metal or harvested wood fences. Reforestation and a-forestation consistent with the area’s naturally occurring flora and fauna will be a part of each domain’s activity both in our settlement demonstrations and in our city domain demonstrations. Virtually all of nature is beautiful and these settlements will preserve that naturally occurring beauty in our choice of landscaping, construction styles and methods. The settlement will be free of power lines. All sources of energy will be visually and audibly contained within each family’s 2.5 acre Kin Domain.

Structures will be made of materials that are congruent with the natural material of the area harvested in harmony with natural life cycles and eco-system health. The structures will be designed for beauty, harmony and comfort. Public zones will be stewarded for health of local nature and beauty throughout every phase of the project. Even during construction, the areas and materials will be carefully stored and organized. The settlement will be largely free of collectively generated noise pollution, visual pollution, light pollution and air pollution.

It is our understanding of human nature that changing to a lifestyle that is perceived as “less than” will not be effective. Our collective estimation of “less than” is closely related to what we perceive as attractive. Our sustainable lifestyles demonstrations will attract people if they are attractive. That has been and will continue to be one of our priorities as we construct these demonstrations.

16. How exactly is our current lifestyle destroying the quality of our lives?

Answer:

Our modern life-styles have made sense for the society into which we have been raised and the life-style options we have been aware of. At the same time, we have begun to question whether this is the life-style we want to perpetuate for our descendents and the future well-being of the planet’s other populations.

We work over 40 hours of our week to earn money to support our living. Many spend up to an hour a day in commute to and from work (March 2005 Census Bureau Statistics). If we are among the fortunate few, we enjoy how we spend our work day and feel we have a meaningful contribution to the world. The reality of the current lifestyle is that there are many more menial jobs that have to be filled in order to keep the cogs moving than there are deeply satisfying jobs. So, more than one half of our average waking day is spent working at something that may have little meaning to us in exchange for money.

Because most people’s minds work in a continuous sort of manner, they are unable to immediately shut off the thoughts pertaining to work. As such, even as they are lying down to sleep at night, they are working at resolving issues that have come up at the work place.

On average, another three hours a day is spent on obtaining food, preparing food and cleaning up after eating. Most US citizens spend at least three hours a day watching TV or on the computer (keeping them indoors, inactive and further disengaged from real people and nature). An hour or so is spent on preparation for work and organization preparing to leave the home for the majority of the day. All of this adds up to very little time, perhaps an hour if a person is fortunate, to spend time in true connection with their family, nature or themselves.

Some of those jobs people devote their life to are toxic in nature. The people performing them are exposed to radiation, toxic chemicals, high intensity electro magnetic waves, exhaust fumes etc. If we work full-time, we have health care that helps mitigate the costs that are inherent in participating in jobs and stress that create illness in the body. Many of us pay up to 35% (December 2007, Bureau of Labor and Statistics) of those costs out of our wages. The quality of care that we get is limited to the number of patients that doctors are trying to serve while maintaining their income, standard of living and pay their mal-practice insurance.

We may be renting or paying a mortgage for our living space. Up to one third, (and sometimes more for lower incomes and renters) of our income is spent paying for that living space. As the economy changes, companies down size or move out of the country, many jobs are lost. Then paying that monthly living space and lifestyle cost becomes very challenging, and for some, impossible without going further into debt. Currently many homeowners are having to Short-Sale, or go through foreclosure due to the current state of the economy. A local realtor in Denver reports that 4 out of 5 homes he lists and sells currently are being sold as “short sales” in an effort to avoid foreclosure.

In the meantime, if we have children, and are working full-time, we have our children in child-care or public schools. Child-care facilities are working toward providing the best care and most stimulating environment possible, yet can in no way compare the quality of care of an attentive parent (per Bowlby and Ainsworth research on Attachment). Schools are working to develop the best curriculum and ways to measure success in order to justify their continued funding (No Child Left Behind). Yet, the United States tests scores continue to pale in comparison to other countries such as Japan and Korea (Feburary 2005, Access My Library). An April 2001 study reported by the Journal of American Medical Association indicates that 30% of children are involved in school “violence” (bullying). A 2008 report with WellShpere indicates that “…160,000 children in the United States miss school each day as a result of being bullied.” The level of anxiety shown in children in public schools in comparison to before entering school is a significant health concern for our children. (August 2006, University of Michigan Health System).

In order to provide our children with stimulating social skills outside of school, since much of social and play (natural learning) time has been curtailed in public schools, we support their involvement in sports and after school activities (January 2009, Reuters). The pressure to watch significant amounts of TV is huge for both parents and children. This has negative health effects as well. The amount of quality time we have to spend with our children and family members has been reduced to minutes per day and much of that is spent dealing with the problems and negative results created by the events of the rest of the day.

The average level of stress that is experienced in the current modern life-style as a result of time and economic pressures is enormous for the majority of people. Not only do we spend worry on today’s routine, but we worry about having enough money for retirement, for our children’s continued education, and what we will be able to pass on to our children for the future.

Much of the current life-style is based on a consumption/depletion system as indicated in the above answer about the 10 ways we are stealing from our future. In the end, it adds up to depletion in the quality of life for everyone with collective experiences like increased violence, crime, illness, need for “vegetating time,” and withdrawal from each other and natural relationships with nature and its cycles.

17. Is this going to be a religious group? Is this practice coming from any religious basis?

Answer:

There is no religious basis or absence there of in the life-style that we are creating. While any particular way of believing can become a religion for a particular person, we encourage each individual to find the right relationships in their life for themselves through their own experience and experimentation. Our vision pertains to a practical approach to creating health for humans, society and nature.

18. You said each domain "Should duplicate itself financially and physically" please explain this process?

Answer:

We are designing a method and guide for growing a fund that will be used to fund another settlement in their start-up. We have budgeted for professional consultation on designing how that fund will be developed and sustained. In exchange for financial, procedural and physical assistance in starting up their settlement, each settlement will agree to accept responsibility to apply this method of growing a fund in their settlement. By the time the fund is sufficient to start another settlement the funding group will have built their own settlement and will be responsible to provide training and labor assistance to the new group as well, substantially reducing the amount of money needed to start each new settlement.

We’ve already experienced the beginnings of part of this process. We’ve spent seven months preparing our plan and reaching a level of readiness to immediately proceed to building the first settlement and implementing the plan. During that process, we have produced the first draft of our guide for other groups to make the process easier and simpler for them. That guide has been shared with the two groups that may be our test groups and they are following the guide. In a single month the group that has applied that guide has accomplished more than we did in four months. The guide has already saved them a significant amount of money, time and effort. It has helped them organize and mobilize quickly and has brought the group members together as a highly productive team. As each group refines this process, this intended result will grow.

The amount of labor and technical assistance we can offer to these first two groups is somewhat limited simply because of the stage we will be in at the time they will be ready for that. However, by the time Ark Conservation Ranch and each of the test groups grows their regenerating funds they will each be ready to provide a substantial amount of volunteer physical and technical assistance to another group.

The new groups will also be asked to agree to implement the funding model and the technical/physical assistance model. It is our goal to refine this duplication process to the point that it is possible for each settlement group to duplicate itself (help another get started) every three to five years. It is an optimistic goal but even at double that many years it would be a tremendously valuable process. Some of the guides that will help make this possible are already in outline and draft form, and others will be completed as we implement our plan.

19. How will this Domain living impact your children and the children of other people as well?

Answer:

Loving families and raising healthy children is one of the most beneficial outcomes of this life-style. In an infinitely sustainable settlement,
Children will spend more of their time with their family and with nature.
A child’s primary formative years are spent with the very adults that purposefully chose to create them.
Children will learn relational skills through having a secure bond with their parents, and the safety of a stable neighborhood and learning environment.
Children are an integral part of daily living, learning necessary skills to continue an infinitely sustainable life from having lived it.
In addition to school activities, children will learn to read from watching their parents read with enjoyment and for pleasure, which will lead to a natural curiosity and desire to learn to read.
In addition to school activities, they will learn to perform math calculations from being part of the process of food production, food preparation, sales (when age appropriate) and construction projects (when age appropriate).
In addition to school activities, they will learn science from the best laboratory in the world, the natural world.
The effects of this type of experience are magnificently detailed in the book, The Continuum Concept, an anthropological study of an indigenous tribe in Brazil.

In addition to providing benefit to our own children, we are creating two educational curricula that will be available for children in the general public. The first is a home school curriculum (K-12) for any parent in or out of our settlements that wish to teach and rear their children more connected to nature and family.

The second is a public school module to introduce the concept of infinitely sustainable lifestyles to public school children at all age levels. This six week module can be included as part of several courses of study and will be designed to introduce the concepts of infinite sustainability to the students and reconnect the learner to nature by engaging them in studies of relationships with elements in nature as part of exploring infinitely sustainable lifestyles. We may also be able to provide superior outdoor education modules for local fifth graders.
We plan to research and develop a training program called, Infinitely Sustainable Relationships that will be taught in two manners – one to adults and one to families. The book and the course materials will be very helpful to parents and teachers in being with children in an honoring and respectful manner.

20. What will be their core education and do you plan to home school or do you plan to start a school or a new curriculum?

Answer:

The settlement will develop a home school curriculum and infuse the curriculum into daily living such that learning is an integral part of settlement and domain life. They will have full-scale life opportunities to practice and experiment with what they are learning and to explore cultural expressions such as music, dance and theater. Children are understood to have much to teach adults as well. We aspire to be good students of our children as well as experienced guides of them.

The founder of the settlement has home schooled four children and is trained as a certified public school teacher and a Montessori teacher. Other members are trained in child development and multiple fluent languages. We have international members who can be part of cultural awareness and provide living examples of global studies. There are many quality options for educating our children until we have developed a quality home school, nature based curriculum for them. Some parents may opt to send their children to a local public or private school. Some will opt to home school. Some are researching the possibility of starting an accredited school within the settlement and including the interested children in the design and decisions.

21. I do not see how building this community is any different than building a residential homestead. Please, bring me in closer to understand how your Domain is different?

Answer: Because we do not understand your exact meaning that you refer to with the term “homestead,” we begin with the following definition.

Homestead -
1) A house, especially a farmhouse, with adjoining buildings and land.
2) To settle and farm land, especially under the Homestead Act
(American Heritage dictionary of the English language, 1969)

Homestead has come to mean different things in different situations. Our project has similarities to a homestead by the first definition but it also has significant differences. In that definition the homestead experience is about farming a family owned piece of land. In our settlement we aren’t farming so much as gardening and even that is quite different from most gardening done in modern lifestyles. Our only activity that could be related to “farming” would be community fields, greenhouses, and hydroponics units grown for the purpose of demonstrating growing methods that result in produce for humans and animals that is superior in both quality and quantity. Selling that produce is the best way to get this awareness to the public. It will also provide income for the residents who choose to engage in that particular income generating activity.

Many will not choose that activity but will grow their own food on their own domain and will generate income in other ways, demonstrating other versions of infinitely sustainable lifestyles. We are not creating a “back to the land” movement. It is our desire and intention to create and demonstrate a variety of important new lifestyles that we believe will be significantly valuable in helping North Americans see and transition to a way of living that will allow us as a society to more easily and quickly move into a level of sustainability that will allow us and our future generations to live high quality lives into perpetuity.

Regarding the second definition: There are some important differences and similarities between our plan and the Homesteading that took place in response to the Homestead Act of 1862. This act was part of Manifest Destiny with the goal of spreading the white population throughout the entire nation in order to establish possession of the land through having a physical presence on the land. As such, immigrants were offered “free land” in exchange for “settling” the land for a period of 5 years after which time they would become the “owner” and the land could not be sold from under them for any purpose. The settler’s progress was overseen by government representatives.

We are similar in that we wish to expand Americans’ experience into new territory. We are doing so in a way that we believe will make it easier and more enjoyable for people to expand their awareness and understanding of how to make this critically important transition. The primary difference in what we are doing and in that second definition of homesteading is the paradigm or vision from which it is derived. Our founding concept is that humans can live in a harmonious relationship with nature and as a result nature will serve us in a better way. The way we approach creating this lifestyle will look quite different than homesteading. Instead of our focus being to make large fields of one crop, we will create individual gardens with a multitude of plants. Instead of clearing land to be replanted with a desired crop, we will be working with the plant life already present and enhancing it’s health with our presence rather than diminishing it’s life. Rather than reducing tree population, we will be adding trees. We will collect important data that will help existing homeowners make choices that will benefit their families and their communities far beyond a single lifetime’s experience.

Creating these settlements and the city domains is more about gardening (rejoice and delight in; greek). Homesteading was historically more about farming (to hold firm, fixed payment; latin).

Answers written by Joyce Morris, founder of Colorado Kin's Domains
Copyright © 1999 [Colorado Kin's Domains]. All rights reserved.
Revised: May 15, 2009 .

Valuable Links

On this page you will find
links to other sites useful in researching and creating a Kin's Domain
links to other kin's domain group sites.
recommended reading to help you make your transition
links to documents you may want to review.

The Ringing Cedars of Russia Series is the single most inspiring catalyst toward creating this project. There are currently 9 books. The vision, as we understand it, is gradually revealed through the series. Colorado Kin's Domains takes a lot of inspiration from these books as well as from other excellent teachers and authors. See: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/1125

Click these links for more information related to the Ringing Cedars Series.

To order books in English go to Ringing Cedars Press: http://www.ringingcedars.com
To go to the English Language Forum: http://www.ringingcedarsforum.com
To Read and Share Kin Domain Stories for USA and other English Language Countries: http://www.kindomains.com
Click here to go to RingingCedarsOfRussia.org: http://www.ringingcedarsofrussia.org

Valuable links to sites that may help you with
decisions about your kin domain.
Many Thanks to Joyce Turner who assembled and organized this list and
many others who have contributed additional links.

PLEASE take a couple minutes to complete this ecological footprint analysis on your CURRENT and Planned Kin's domain lifestyle! http://www.footprintcalculator.org

Also this 20 minute video, "The Story of Stuff" is very worth watching http://www.storyofstuff.com

Seed Catalogues for organic, genetically unaltered seeds

http://www.rareseeds.com

http://www.seedsofchange.com/default.asp

http://www.heirloomseeds.com

http://www.nativeseeds.org

Legal Information:

Click here to read legal information about protecting your property ownership through Land Grants: http://www.wayofkings.net/refered_register.cfm?referal_id=joymor

To review Land Patent (Land Grant) Steps: http://www.teamlaw.org/PatentHowTo.htm

Home building

http://www.greenhomebuilding.com/earthbag.htm - a variety of natural building styles - temporary and permanent

http://www.malcolmwells.com/resources.html - enormous selection of alternative housing styles.

http://calearth.org To view a variety of shelters

http://www.geo-gro.com To view a dome home with self cooling and heating.

http://www.pacificdomes.com/index.html To view a variety of domes as homes.

http://www.whatsuponplanetearth.com/cob.htm To view cob homes

http://www.cobcottage.com/whatis - cob homes

http://www.appropedia.org/Hexayurt_Project Go to the one page pdf on the home page. Gives a good material review. These could be a possible alternative instead of tents.

http://www.arialhome.org/ This is more for low income people to have a roof, heat, water, etc but is a good design and durable. Some good ideas to think about under the vision tab.

http://www.velacreations.com/ This site has links to some building techniques and a lot of info on off-grid living

http://www.sipsmart.com/dome/arcx.html These would be permanent structures and would be fun buildings.

http://www.yurts.com/what/default.aspx Good Yurt site but more suitable for permanent structures. They are often put up as temporary structures and used permanently because of building codes.

http://www.erdhaus.ch/main.php?fla=&lang=&cont=earthhouse - a sculpted style of semi-underground housing

http://www.naturalspacesdomes.com/dome_store/index.htm - wood dome homes

Rainwater

http://www.harvestingrainwater.com/ I have not read these books but they look pretty complete.

http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/publications/reports/RainwaterHarvestingManu...

http://www.rainreserve.com/index.php Good system but purchased, not DIY

Solar

http://campfire.theoildrum.com/node/4947 Passive Solar Design Overview Part 1
http://www.theoildrum.com/node/4964 Passive Solar Design Overview Part 2
http://www.theoildrum.com/node/5008 Passive Solar Design Overview Part 3

http://www.solarcookers.org/basics/basics.html The solar cooking archive has a section on building a solar cooker as well as ones that can be purchased.

http://www.solarstik.com/index.php Portable solar set up.

Power Generators

http://www.perendev-power.com/ - electro-magnetic motors and nitrogen motors

Soil

http://www.goldenrod.net/compost.htm Worm composting

http://www.goldenrod.net/compost.htm Some free ebooks and a chat room

Agriculture

http://www.scribd.com/doc/5146677/The-Complete-Book-of-Self-Sufficiency A Free dowload-able book by John Seymour, with a lot of excellent information including an alternative to plowing.

http://highbrixgardens.com/wordpress/?p=3 A method of growing trees that dramatically accelerates their growth and the period of time it takes to produce fruit.

www.gardeningbythemoon.com An excellent website with products to help you get up to speed with planting in harmony with the Universal cyclic energies.

http://fukuokafarmingol.info/ A Japanese man's system of NATURAL Permaculture. You can also read an article about his method in the December 2008 issue of The Earth Newsletter.

http://www.ringingcedarsofrussia.org/theearth/ringing-cedars-vladimir-me... - a video of a gardening procedure based on Masanobu Fukuoka's method.

http://www.earthmountainview.com/An_Old_Fashioned_Farm.htm Good overall review and pretty complete list of necessities for survival.

http://www.permaearth.org/writings.html Without forest there is no sustainability – essential perspective

http://coopext.colostate.edu/4dmg/index.htm CSU extension info on planting, xeriscape, etc.

Composting toilets & sewage systems

http://oikos.com/library/compostingtoilet/ - how composting toilets work with diagrams

http://www.burnhambeck.com/composting_toilets.htm

http://www.greenbuilder.com/sourcebook/CompostToilet.html - this is an information site about composting toilets and grey water systems.

http://www.sancorindustries.com/catalog/usa.pdf - very beautiful photos and detailed explanations.

http://www.duntonfarms.com/projects/2006_toilet_inside.htm - Instructions for building an engineered composting toilet.

Heating

http://www.woodgas.com Biomass burning, fun site

http://www.bullerjan.de/web/en/der-bullerjan.html?lang_id=2 - A very efficient wood burning stove.

http://www.hearth.com/altheat/altheat.html - catalytic converter heaters and others.

Medical

http://www.hesperian.org/publications_download.php Downloadable books addressing HIV, No doctor, No dentist, etc

Fuel

http://www.permaculture.com Alcohol can be a gas & lots of other info

General

http://www.pathtofreedom.com One families path to urban sustainability

http://www.instructables.com DIY site with lots of projects, some even useful J

http://sharonastyk.com Sharon Astyk is one of my favorites. Excellent information and fun blogs.

http://www.absak.com Official Alaskan site with some good educational info on lots of energy systems

http://www.realgoods.com/product/books-videos/sustainable+library/green+... Solar and more – excellent book with info and products – site is good too

http://www.alternative-energy-resources.net/index.html Some basic technical info about various types of energy production

Federal Programs

http://www.dsireusa.org/library/includes/genericfederal.cfm?currentpagei...

Partners?

http://www.gridalternatives.org/home Work with communities & low income in California

http://www.nanosolar.com/ Keep an eye on – community wide grid from central solar cells?

http://www.windside.com/index.html 0 db wind turbines & bird friendly – expensive but worth checking out – another community grid piece?

Interesting Reading

http://www.culturequake.org Good articles

Animals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLoN6pD_JeA - video about Tippi Degré & her relationship with wild animals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6MAgDhSm2o&feature=related Tippi & the Cheetah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjWtRYaxmWM - A couple reunited with a lion they release to the wild after raising him in their home.

Nutrition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=ae-dlHOmwk4&feature=relate... - Protein myth

The following links are to other groups who are forming kin domain settlements or villages around the world:
If you have such a group and would like your link added here, please contact Joyce: joyce @ languageofattraction.com

http://creatingabeautifulworld.org - New Zealand and British Columbia, Canada

http://shambhala-shasta.org/become - Northern California

http://www.LivingEarthVillage.com - Arizona

http://www.LivingEarthEcoVillage.org - Maine

http://www.OffTheGridFoundation.com - Arkansas

http://www.vedrussguide.com/index.html - South Dakota/Ohio

http://www.eco-kovcheg.ru/description.html - Kovcheg, Russia, our Russian Sister Settlement.

http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6305 - Australia

http://www.kinsdomainsvillage.org/q=node/1z Toronto, Canada (Ontario) - Three groups sharing a single site

http://www.rivendellvillage.org Currently in Belgium but creating a settlement in Southern France. Site is mostly in Dutch but is beautiful and has some English portions.

http://HeartTribe.com - Texas, Dallas area

General Eco Village links:

http://www.kosmosjournal.org/kjo/articles/articlessub2/ecovillages.shtml - a beautiful article on eco-villages

http://www.ecovillagefindhorn.org - Findhorn village in Scotland

Recommended Reading to Help You With Your Transition

Tom Brown Jr. has written several inspiring books that teach about creating a different relationship with nature. Even though he teaches a lot about wilderness experiences, his information is very relevant to domain living.

Tom Brown's Field Guide To Wilderness Survival
Tom Brown's Field Guide To Nature Observation and Tracking
Tom Brown's Field Guide To Nature and Survival for Children
Tom Brown's Guide To Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
Tom Brown's Field Guide To Living With The Earth
Tom Brown's Field Guide To City and Suburban Survival
Tom Brown's Field Guide To The Forgotten Wilderness
Case Files of The Tracker
The Quest
The Vision
The Tracker
The Way of The Scout
The Science and Art of Tracking
The Search
Grandfather

Other helpful books

The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff

The Secrets of The Soil, by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird

The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird

Diaper Free! by Ingrid Bauer

The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery (not about permaculture but a very valuable resource)

Document links

Guest Guidelines Please read if you plan to attend our meetings as a guest: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/guidelines_for_guests.htm

New Member Orientation Packet

Start here: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/start-here.htm
New Member Checklist (This shows all steps needing completed): http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/membershipchecklist.htm
Guest Questionnaire: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/guest%20questionnaire.htm
Begin the Transition Where you live NOW: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/Begin%20the%20transition.htm
Animal Self-questionnaire: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/animalquestionaire.htm
Organizational Map: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/organizational_map_for_color...
Overview of Colorado Kin's Domain Grant Proposal Plan: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/OverviewOfPlan.htm

Documents that may be useful if you are planning to create a Kin's Domain or a Kin's Domain Settlement:

Open Invitation to groups forming Kin's Domain Settlements: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/an_open_invitation.htm
Business Planning Outline: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/our_research_center_and_plan...
Our Research Center and Plan: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/our_research_center_and_plan...

Documents we have used to help us expand our vision and form our plan

Preference Survey: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/preference%20survey.htm
Animal Self-questionnaire: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/animalquestionaire.htm
Organizational Map: http://www.coloradokindomains.com/Documents/organizational_map_for_color...

Meeting Notes


http://www.coloradokindomains.com/meetingnotes.htm

Meeting Schedule


http://www.coloradokindomains.com/schedule.htm


To contact us by email click this link: joyce @ coloradokinsdomains.com
To contact us by phone, call 303-374-1945
Website: http://www.coloradokindomains.com

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The Cristian Family November 2006

We Stand For NO SYSTEM

Kindom (Do No Harm Communities) is the dream for freedom, but it is the dream for the freedom of those around us who also live the dream of freedom, because it is in living for the freedom of others that we get our freedom. When we live for the dreams of Kindom of those around us, we live life as a gift because we live for (dedicate our lives to) their dream of freedom, truth, peace, joy, abundance, etc, just as they live for our Kindom dreams too. This is true co-creation (cooperation) with no attack on the uniqueness of each of us. When we live this way, we have no need for any man-made system - everything/everyone has already been taken care of by our love for life.

Just as we do not have to jump 10 feet across the room to grab our next breath, neither do we have to worry about food, water and shelter because it has all been taken care of as we each co-create Kindoms/Kin-Domains for everyone. Now everybody and everything of the dream of life that is Kindom/Paradise is free (has been set free once again). The issue is greed and selfishness, power and control trips, arrogance, ignorance, being fed many many lies and being traumatised. The issue is not overpopulation - there is more than enough land available for every family to have a hectare (2.5 acres Kin-Domain) to care for. The land of Australia can provide a Kin-Domain for every family across Earth, each with a food forest, clean fresh drinking water and plenty of space for building natural do no harm habitats and with plenty of land left over.

Everyone must have the freedom to take full-responsibility for their lives, for the water they drink, the food they eat and for their shelter. Currently, "The System" forces everyone to give up taking full-responsibility so that we become grown up children accustomed to sucking on the nipples of "The System" corporations for everything, having to use money to get by and to follow the rules of money because we are not co-creating freedom, peace, truth, joy and abundance for each other. Money only leads to haves and have nots and all the abuse, manipulation and distractions that we are subjected to as slaves to money.

When we give up living for other's Kindom dreams, we start creating hell ("The System") all around us because we become self-centred - now it's all about "my freedom","my money", "my land", "my belief", "my saviour", "mine", "mine","mine", "i","i", "i", "own", "own", "own", etc. To protect what we claim we own requires a man-made system with FORCE to protect those self-centred claims. This is ALL trauma based and all story-telling (brainwashing/braindirtying).

NO SYSTEM = KINDOM/DO NO HARM COMMUNITIES
NO SYSTEM = KINDOM/DO NO HARM COMMUNITIES photo Kindom_zpsa6d24e8a.jpg

Our true freedom comes when we set our thoughts of freedom into motion so that we live freedom rather than just talking and thinking about it while we still slave for "The System". Kindom will not happen while we meditate for hours in the bush or do yoga retreats or wait for Jesus or follow the processes of the OPPT (One People's Public Trust now called One People). This is not freedom because we are not living freedom because we are living the story-telling of Jesus or Zeitgeist or The Secret or Thrive or One Earth/Consciousness/People.

Living Kindom is very, very hard work as we set about repairing the damage to MAN/Earth/Nature that we are ALL responsible for but the burden becomes lighter the more of us put our life-energy into the dream of returning Earth to Paradise. Day-after-day, we all have to work our arses off until Kindom is all around us (MAN) once again. This is the price we pay to set each other free on a piece of land (Kin-Domain), so that no one is under the image-power (education/brainwashing/story-telling) of another MAN anymore and so that everyone can have their space of love to create and live their unique, do no harm dreams. This only happens once we have the Kindoms set up so that everyone is provided for.

Once we re-create the food forests, whether on land or in the suburbs, we can re-claim our freedom, breaking the strangle-hold of "The System" because we are no longer reliant on its services and benefits and no longer turning each other into slaves of "The System", cogs in the wheels of "The System" machine. If we don't put the effort in to set everyone and everything free all around us then we still live in HELL ("The System"). The key is to live for everyone else's freedom so that we can have it too.

From Bare Dirt To Abundance
A Year In The Life Of The
Love For Life Food Forest

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
8th February 2013
51 Minutes 46 Seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sJCcCvZ97A

From Bare Dirt To Abundance Part Two A
5th November 2014
http://youtu.be/TPTPn8tgcPI
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8545

From Bare Dirt To Abundance Part Two B
Coming Shortly

We live for NO SYSTEM. We do not lose anything by not having a man-made system and, in fact, we gain. We gain our freedom and we gain abundance. Let go of the fear.

The Cristian Family November 2006

A Collection Of Various Love For Life Posts
Providing The Big Picture We See

Sequential Order

We ask you to NOT believe anything we say/share and instead use scrutiny like an intense blow torch and go where the logic of truth/sense takes you. This is very, very important. Put everything you believe up to the test of scrutiny to see how it stacks up. If you are true to your heart/senses and go where the logic of truth/sense takes you will find that NO belief, etc, will stand up to the test of scrutiny. They just do not stack up because they are lies/fraud.

After you have watched and read all the material and any questions are left unanswered, send us your landline number and we will use the internet phone as a free unlimited call. We are on Sydney NSW Australia time. Best times for us to chat are between 11.00am and 6.00pm.

It is critical that you fully comprehend Image Power, "Spelling", Trauma, Reaction To Trauma, Curses, Processing Curses, Full-Responsibility/Liability, Limited Liability/Responsibility (passing-the-back), Slavery, Senses/Sense vs Non-Sense/Senses, Re-Presenting Intellectual Property such as but not limited to "Name", Storytelling/Storytellers, Duality, Black-Magic, Belief, Lies, "i", All Seeing "i" (eye), etc..... These themes and others are covered over and over and over again.

If you do not comprehend these insights and are unable to use your senses to sense your way through all the non-sense/non-sensory-images that enslave MAN under their image power (darkness = "The System" = Hell), men and women will remain deeply trapped under a terrible state of trauma. Our intention is to inspire you to remedy by showing you how to move away from reacting to trauma in all its nefarious and devious forms.

IMAGE POWER
Superb Diamond Range Interviewing
Arthur & Fiona Cristian 4th February 2014
http://youtu.be/qFnuuw3kLog
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8501

His-Story/Her-Story (History)
Arthur Cristian - Love For Life
2005-2007 - Re-posted July 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8529

The Dream Of Life Part 6
Under The Spell Of Intellectual Property

Arthur Cristian - 51 Minutes 52 Seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMK7CkU1ih8

Trauma Induced Fantasy
July 2013 Interview With
Jeanice Barcelo And Arthur & Fiona Cristian
http://youtu.be/CZVj-ddUoZw
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8500

The Dark Side Of The Moon
The Background To "The System"

Arthur & Fiona Cristian Interviewed By
Jahnick Leaunier, The Tru-Mon Show
24th August 2016
Love For Life - 142 Minutes
https://youtu.be/C5TViw1NLr4

Eric Dubay's Flat Earth Is A Cult
The Background To The System Part Two

Arthur & Fiona Cristian Chatting With
Jahnick Leaunier On The Tru-Mon Show
Love For Life - 31st August 2016
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8585
154 Minutes
https://youtu.be/rCPWgEQg-2M

Eclipse Of The Sun - Video (Arthur swears in this video)
The Background To The System Part Three
Arthur & Fiona Cristian Chatting With
Jahnick Leaunier On The Tru-Mon Show
Love For Life - 25th October 2016
https://youtu.be/FMOsOi1kNRc

The "Name" Is The Mark Of The Beast
The Strawman Identifying
Your Slave Status In "The System"

By Arthur Cristian - Love For Life
5th February 2012 - 56 Minutes 25 Seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdOag66v7uo

The Satanic Craft Of Inculcation In Practice
Fiona's ACT Supreme Court Affidavit Explaining Inculcation & Illumination
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
4th March 2016
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8578

The Spinning Top
Full Bloom Inculcation

Arthur And Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
Facebook Discussions Between The
8th December 2016
And
26th January 2017
Link: http://loveforlife.com.au/content/16/03/04/satanic-craft-inculcation-pra...

The Shit Of Death
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
28th January 2017
Link: http://loveforlife.com.au/content/16/03/04/satanic-craft-inculcation-pra...

The Selfie Of Freakenstein
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
17th March 2017
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8588

Three Sets Of Fiona Cristian Documents Filed With ACAT
Merged Into One Document For Downloading
https://www.scribd.com/document/327370355/Fiona-Cristian-Affidavit-ACT-S...

Fiona Cristian Affidavit
ACT Supreme Court / Court Of Appeal

https://www.scribd.com/doc/316218306/Three-Sets-of-Fiona-Cristian-Docume...

Dancing With Magic (Lies)
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Videos, Articles, Comments
And Pending E-Book
Love Fort Life
September 2015
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8575

Dancing With Magic Part One
Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
5th September 2015
https://youtu.be/hx7qJ7r2OS4

Dancing With Magic Part Two
Arthur Cristian - Love For Life
12th September 2015
https://youtu.be/b_KuEFdKmnA

Dancing With Magic Part Three
Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
13th September 2015
https://youtu.be/9pJc1NfnAcI

Dancing With Magic (Lies) Part Four:
Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
16th September 2015
https://youtu.be/kSVURGwm1Go

Introduction To Kindom Video
By Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
6th March 2015
https://youtu.be/7SspPm9wRgo

To Be Educated Is To Have No Soul
The System Is Soul Destroying

Frederick Malouf & Michael Tellinger's
Contrived Gifting
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
1st September 2016
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8586

Illumination IS Definition
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
26th to 29th January 2016
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8577

IMAGE POWER
The Nefarious Tactics Used
To Disguise Truth And Distract Us
From Remedy

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
24th January 2014
This post contains many recent Facebook comments
and email replies which collectively provides a big picture
into exposing the deception behind IMAGE POWER.
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8496

The Pull Of E-Motion
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
8th February 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8499

Processing Curses
A Lie Is A Curse
Liars Process Curses

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
26th February 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8503

How The System Is Really Constructed
Bouncing Back Curses Upon Curse Makers
To Stop Harm Forevermore

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
27th February 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8504

Slave To A Name
Parts One, Two, Three, Four,
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
3rd to 6th March 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8505

Educated Slaves
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
20th March 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8506

The Only Path To Freedom
Beware The False Steps

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 2nd April 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8508

Free-Dumb For All
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 5th April 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8510

Revoking The Ego
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 8th April 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8511

How MAN Commits Spiritual Suicide
Arthur Cristian
Love For Life - 3rd April 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8509

How To Detect Intel Operatives Working
For The New World Order Agenda
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 10th April 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8512

How The Psyop Program & Intel Networks
Are Messing With Your Head +
His-Story/Her-Story

Arthur & Fiona Cristian - April 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8513

Godzilla Through The Looking Glass
Destroyed By Name"

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 20th April 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8514

What It's Going To Take
To Co-Create Freedom Forevermore

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 22nd April 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8514

Falling For Fairy Stories
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 24th April 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8514

A Disassociation From The Work
Of Kate of Gaia

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 17th May 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8517

Separating The Wheat From The Chaff
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 22nd May 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8516

Revolution Or Revolution
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 25th May 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8520

Routing Out Psyop Programs
Routs Out Intel Operatives
Exposing Max Igan's Psyop Program

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 31st May 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8524

The Psyop Program Scam
Behind Religion Belief Faith
& Associated Opinion

Arthur Cristian
Love For Life
11th June 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8525

Another Delusion
Arthur Cristian
Love For Life
11th June 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8526

A World Of Words Is A World Of Lies
Arthur Cristian
Love For Life
13th June 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8527

E-MAN
The Name Of The Beast Is MAN

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 9th May 2014
Includes Mountain MAN Arrested
Facebook Discussion About "Name"
Uploaded 25th June 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8528

E-Motion
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 13th August 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8537

Discussion With Brother Gregory
Clearly Demonstrating Christianity
Is Part Of The Problem
And Not The Solution

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
Between the 12th May 2014 and 30th August 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8542

The Psyop Program Behind Free Food
And Permaculture

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
29th October 2014
Facebook Discussion With Unconditional Love Moon
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8544

Head So Strong
Music and Vocals Arthur Cristian
Backing Vocals and Vocal Effects Arthur Cristian & Hannah Wood
Lyrics Fiona and Arthur Cristian
Written during our spare time between Aug & Oct 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG4UQCTsqwU

The Time Of Trauma That Destroys Us
Arthur Cristian - Love For Life
9th November 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8547

The Most Powerful Video On Spirituality
And Happiness FOR SLAVES
Or
How To Accept Slavery And Be Happy About It

Arthur Cristian - Love For Life
6th August 2014
Facebook Discussion About The Work Of Eckhart Tolle
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8548

What Can We Do What Can We See
Arthur Cristian - Love For Life
A series of Arthur Cristian Facebook
posts and discussions
between 17th and 21st November 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8552

The Misuse Of Love By Intel Networks
To Create Doubt And Uncertainty
With The Intention To Destroy Love
And Therefore Destroy MAN
(True Freedom, Peace, Joy, Abundance And Truth
For Everyone)

By Arthur Cristian - Love For Life
26th November 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8554

The Void Of E-GO That Is Spiritual Suicide
The Justification Of Laziness
That Perpetuates System Creature Comforts
Ensuring Our Fall

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
13th December 2014
Massive Update Occurred 14th Dec 2014 3.10pm Sydney Aust time
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8556

Darkness Visible Part One A, B, C, D
The Freemasonic World In Plain Sight
Decoding George Washington Lithographs

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
14th December 2014
Part One A http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8557
Part One B http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8567
Part One C http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8568
Part One D http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8569

Darkness Visible Part Two
Yin And Yang, Duality, Spiritual Suicide
And Frank O'Collins UCADIA / One Heaven

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
14th December 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8558

Darkness Visible Part Three
How The Word Sausage
Re-Presents The New World Order
Boiling Point & Out To Get Us

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
27th December 2014
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8560

Darkness Visible Part Four
Aleister Crowley - Thelema - OTO
And The Black Magic Psychedelia Of The Intellect

Facebook Discussion
4th to 10th January 2015
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8561

Darkness Visible Part Five
Living MAN Fiona Cristian's Standing
+ Decoding Judeo/Judaism

Fiona Cristian & Arthur Cristian
Love For Life
24th January 2015
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8562

Darkness Visible Part Six
The Many Fingers Of The Hidden Hand Appearing
YouTube Community Flagged A Video
Posted To The ArthurLoveForLife YouTube Channel
As Being "Hate Speech"

Fiona Cristian & Arthur Cristian
Love For Life
4th February 2015
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8563

Darkness Visible Part Seven
The Full Responsibility For Setting
True Freedom For All Into Motion
In Present-Sense Forevermore

Fiona Cristian & Arthur Cristian
Love For Life
10th February 2015
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8564

Who We Really Are Does Not End
At The Surface Of Our Skin

Arthur Cristian & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 22nd February 2015
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8565

Introduction To Kindom Video
By Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
6th March 2015
https://youtu.be/7SspPm9wRgo

The Rot Parts One, Two, Three
Arthur Cristian
Love For Life
5th June 2015
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8571

"The Good Guys" And The "Bad Guys"
Working Together To Bring In
The New World Order

Arthur Cristian - 18th July 2015
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8572

Can You Spot The Ego?
Where's Wally? Part One

Compilation of Facebook & Youtube
Insight Posts During Aug/Sept 2015
By Arthur Cristian
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8573

Can You Spot The Ego?
Where's Wally? Part Two

Compilation of Facebook & Youtube
Insight Posts During Aug/Sept 2015
By Arthur Cristian
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8576

Dancing With Magic (Lies)
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Videos, Articles, Comments
And Pending E-Book
Love Fort Life
September 2015
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8575

Dancing With Magic Part One
Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
5th September 2015
https://youtu.be/hx7qJ7r2OS4

Dancing With Magic Part Two
Arthur Cristian - Love For Life
12th September 2015
https://youtu.be/b_KuEFdKmnA

Dancing With Magic Part Three
Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
13th September 2015
https://youtu.be/9pJc1NfnAcI

Dancing With Magic (Lies) Part Four:
Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
16th September 2015
https://youtu.be/kSVURGwm1Go

Illumination IS Definition
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
26th to 29th January 2016
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8577

The Satanic Craft Of Inculcation In Practice
Fiona's ACT Supreme Court Affidavit Explaining Inculcation & Illumination
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
4th March 2016
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8578

The Dark Side Of The Moon
The Background To "The System" Part One

Arthur & Fiona Cristian Chatting With
Jahnick Leaunier On The Tru-Mon Show
Love For Life - 24th August 2016
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8583

Eric Dubay's Flat Earth Is A Cult
The Background To The System Part Two

Arthur & Fiona Cristian Chatting With
Jahnick Leaunier On The Tru-Mon Show
Love For Life - 31st August 2016
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8585

To Be Educated Is To Have No Soul
The System Is Soul Destroying
Frederick Malouf & Michael Tellinger's
Contrived Gifting

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
1st September 2016
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8586

New Love For Life Kindom Facebook Group
Started March 2015
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1434747556816918
Includes 63 Minute
Introduction To Kindom Video
https://youtu.be/7SspPm9wRgo
By Arthur & Fiona Cristian
and
Facebook Kindom Group Guidelines
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8566
The Love For Life website home-page provides
the bigger-picture background to the themes
touched on in this video: http://loveforlife.com.au

Crop Circles Are A Massive Hoax
Facebook Discussion On Simon Kawai's Wall
Involving Arthur & Fiona Cristian
31st August 2013
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8470

OPPT & Slavery Through Intellectual Conscription By Deceit
Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
27th February 2013 onwards...
Part One: http://youtu.be/Qjp_9nlrBao
Part Two: http://youtu.be/tbybeOWZ-Bc
Part Three: http://youtu.be/yOWoxH-HbVw

Water Is The Life Of MANS Consciousness (Breath)
Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life - 8th February 2013
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8350
Part One: http://youtu.be/4ze66_33wxM - 70 Minutes 5 Seconds
Part Two: http://youtu.be/43gIi-sjxJc - 81 Minutes 13 Seconds
Part Three: http://youtu.be/oooY6W63K-M - 70 Minutes 18 Seconds

What Do You Believe On Origins?
Who Said There Was A Beginning?
Who's Truth Do You Accept?
Belief Is A Strange Idea.

Discussion Lyndell, Scott and Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Between March and April 2013
Posted 29th October 2013
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8487

So You Want The Good Bits Of "The System"
But Not The Bad Bits?

By Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life - 12th August 2013
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8468

Turning Away From The Reflection
Of MANS Looking Glass

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
30th April 2013
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8404

REMEDY

From Bare Dirt To Abundance
A Year In The Life Of The
Love For Life Food Forest

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
8th February 2013
51 Minutes 46 Seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sJCcCvZ97A

From Bare Dirt To Abundance Part Two
5th November 2014
http://youtu.be/TPTPn8tgcPI
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8545

From Bare Dirt To Abundance Part Three
7th March 2016
60 Minutes
https://youtu.be/SH9i8ZStzWI

Love For Life Food Forest & Native Garden March 2016
Extension Of The Love For Life Food Forest And Establishment
Of A New Native Garden At The Front Of The Rental Property
In East Bowral - 24th October 2015 to Mid February 2016.
15 Minutes
https://youtu.be/y-Uz8HmnSIM

Control The Land
And You Control MAN On The Land
Displace MAN From Land
And You Turn MAN Into Slaves

Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
April 2011 (Updated 14th September 2011)
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8237

The Divine Spark
Facebook Discussion With Raymond Karczewski
Arthur & Fiona Cristian & Others
2nd October 2013
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8483

Capturing Another MANS Uniqueness
A Facebook Debate With
Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
And Raymond Karczewski
Starting 13th May 2013
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8414

The Spell Is Broken
Taking The Land To Create Kindom

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
3rd March 2013
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8365

The Steps Of Kindom
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life 2006/2007
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8304

To explore these themes in greater detail go here where you can find links to all our Love For Life comments, articles, debates, discussions, videos, podcasts, etc: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/3385

All the best
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life

Website: http://loveforlife.com.au
Email : action@loveforlife.com.au
Mobile : 0011 61 418 203204 - (0418 203204)
Snail Mail: PO Box 1320 Bowral 2576 NSW Australia
Facebook Arthur Cristian : http://www.facebook.com/arthurcristian
YouTube Arthur Cristian : http://www.youtube.com/ArthurLoveForLife

Register To The Love For Life Mailing List: http://loveforlife.com.au/content/09/05/14/mailing-list

Facebook Group Why Aren't We Free Discussion : http://www.facebook.com/164918753537287
Facebook Group Kindom/Do No Harm Community Discussion : http://www.facebook.com/151811728195925

Links below will kick in when the professionally recorded Love For Life music is released.

SoundCloud : http://soundcloud.com/loveforlife
Nimbit Music : http://www.nimbitmusic.com/loveforlife
Twitter : https://twitter.com/loveforlifemusi
Facebook Music : http://www.facebook.com/loveforlifemusic
YouTube Love For Life Music : http://www.myspace.com/loveforlifemusic
MySpace : http://www.myspace.com/loveforlifemusic
Google + Fiona Cristian : https://plus.google.com/100490175160871610090

Peaceful Transition Through Sacrifice And Service

We feel there is an essential peaceful do no harm transition required to get all of MAN back to standing on MANS feet without reliance upon another MAN for water, food, shelter. As it stands everyone in "The System" are highly dependent and reliant on the "group mind-set" that forms "The System" of slaves providing services and benefits for the emotionally addicted slaves to "The System" (and you can put us in the same basket too). The transition is to get MAN back to relying ONLY on nature without 3rd party interlopers, intermeddlers, interceders getting in the way. The transition is a team effort with the foresight for setting all of MAN free down-the-line so that MAN is no longer dependent on slaves and masters providing services, benefits, privileges and exclusivity while being bound to contracts, rituals, procedures, conditions, rules & regulations which compromises MAN severely.

This transition is all about shifting from limited liability/responsibility to full liability/responsibility. This full responsibility is all about caring for our health, nature all around us, clean uncorrupted (pure) water and food, partner/co-creator, children, shelter, animal-friends in partnership, etc. In "The System", we are already together destroying each other - we have to come together to create peace together so that we can all have peace. We cannot live peacefully when we are islands, not taking full responsibility for the lives of those around us until EVERYONE can take full responsibility for their life, which means that EVERYONE is healed of system trauma. In "The System", we all come together to make slaves of each other - now is the moment to come together to set each other free, to live for each other's freedom, peace, joy and abundance. Once we have set each other free, we are free.

Control The Land
And You Control MAN On The Land
Displace MAN From Land
And You Turn MAN Into Slaves

Arthur & Fiona Cristian - Love For Life
April 2011 (Updated 14th September 2011)
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8237

The Spell Is Broken
Taking The Land To Create Kindom

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
3rd March 2013
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8365

"The Steps Of Kindom"
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8304

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Once we fix these issues, we or our children or our descendants to come, can start focusing on the even bigger picture of getting back to where our ancestors were, as breatharyan's, before they fell into non-sense images to be enslaved by them.

All the best to you and your family
Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life

The Cristian Family November 2006

The Cristian Family Declaration

The Cristian family and The Love for Life Campaign are apolitical, non-religious, non-violent, anti weapons, anti drugs (both pharmaceutical and recreational) and anti any ideology that denies the existence of Do No Harm Communities (Kindoms) and suppresses the uniqueness and freedom of all men, women and children.

The Cristian family and our Love For Life work is unaligned to any big business corporation, intelligence agency, government body, "system" law, "system" think tanks, "system" green or environmental movements, religion, cult, sect, society (fraternity, brotherhood, sisterhood, order, club, etc,) secret or not, hidden agenda, law or sovereignty group, occult, esoteric, New Age or Old Age.

The Cristian family supports and promotes the remedy that brings an everlasting peace, freedom, truth, joy, abundance and do no harm for all of life without causing loss of uniqueness or the need for having slaves and rulers. We are not into following the one in front or being shepherds for sheeple. Most importantly, we take full-responsibility for everything we think, feel and do.

The Cristian family are not Christians.

Arthur & Fiona Cristian
Love For Life

December 2006

The Cristian Family November 2006

THE CRISTIAN FAMILY PLEDGE

Being of clear brain, heart and intention, we each declare the following to be true:

• We have no intention of ending our own lives.

• We will not tolerate suppression of truth, ideas, freedom, or our work. We stand for freedom of speech.

• We stand together to support others in the expression of truths and freedom to speak out no matter how radical those ideas may seem.

• Standing for freedom takes courage; together we shall be strong in the face of all odds.

• If it is ever claimed that we have committed suicide, encountered an unfortunate accident, died of sickness/disease, disappeared, been institutionalized, or sold out financially or in any other way to self-interested factions, we declare those claims false and fabricated.

• We testify, assert and affirm without reservation, on behalf of all those who have dedicated their lives to the ending of secrecy and the promotion of freedom of thought, ideas and expression that we shall prevail.

• We Do Not Have Multiple Personality Disorders

Arthur Cristian
Fiona Cristian
Jasmin Lily Cristian
Emma Rose Cristian
Frances Hannah Cristian
Xanthe Jane Cristian

15th December 2006 (Edited/Updated 18th September 2011)

The Cristian Family November 2006

Update Regarding The Love For Life
Home Page And Quick User Guide

We are turning the Love for Life Quick User Guide http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6608 into a blog of all the main insights of our work since March 2005, whether through articles, videos, podcasts or discussions/debates.

As we do not have the time to compile everything we have written into a book, as many have suggested we do, compiling all our most important work into one area of the website is a way of providing easy access to this work so those interested are able to fully comprehend the big picture.

Instead of having to find our different articles, videos, etc, in various parts of the website, it will all be accessible here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6608 and here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/3385.

Love For Life Videos

As amateurs and posted in the Quick User Guide below the Facebook links, we're currently creating and posting a series of videos called "The Dream Of Life" which covers the ground of all the Love For Life insights. We plan to have the videos completed by December 31st 2012. Once this is behind us, our intention is to create a 2 hour or so video covering the body of this work. All videos are embedded in the quick user guide http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6608 and uploaded in Arthur's YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ArthurLoveForLife.

Love For Life Music

We have started recording songs, with others, that express the themes of Love For Life. They are now being posted on Arthur's YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ArthurLoveForLife and are embedded in the quick user guide http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6608. We have over 100 songs to record. A few rough demos have already been used as the soundtrack on the first "Dream of Life" video.

About Us - Love For Life & The Cristian Family

Also, everything we, the Cristian family, have gone through, from bank fraud and the theft of the family home to death threats and attempts on Arthur's life, is documented in the Quick User Guide too. If you, the reader, are prepared to put the effort in, you will comprehend the extent to which we have all been tricked into becoming slaves, giving up our uniqueness and our full-responsibility for life and destroying everything of life to the point where life is in danger of dying out completely. You will also comprehend the remedy to all this chaos; a remedy that requires only love for life and the determination to do what needs to be done. Though our focus is very strongly on the remedy that creates a world of freedom, truth, peace, joy, abundance and Do No Harm for all of life without loss of uniqueness or the need for slaves and rulers, we realise that it is vital to comprehend how to get there and what stops us from getting there. This is why there is so much information on the hows and whys of everything going wrong in the world today. We are not into peddling conspiracy theories, we are into routing out all forms of organised crime.

Saturday 26th November 2011

Arthur and Fiona Cristian
Love For Life

Website: http://loveforlife.com.au
Email: action@loveforlife.com.au
Mobile: 0011 61 418 203204 - (0418 203204)
Facebook Arthur Cristian: http://www.facebook.com/arthurcristian
YouTube Arthur Cristian: http://www.youtube.com/ArthurLoveForLife
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/loveforlife
Nimbit Music: http://www.nimbitmusic.com/loveforlife
Twitter: https://twitter.com/loveforlifemusi
Facebook Music: http://www.facebook.com/loveforlifemusic
Facebook Why Aren't We Free Discussion: http://www.facebook.com/164918753537287
Facebook Do No Harm Community: http://www.facebook.com/151811728195925
YouTube Love For Life Music: http://www.myspace.com/loveforlifemusic
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/loveforlifemusic
Google + Fiona Cristian: https://plus.google.com/100490175160871610090
Register To The Love For Life Mailing List: http://loveforlife.com.au/content/09/05/14/mailing-list

1. For The Body Of The Love For Life Work by Arthur and Fiona Cristian

Which Unravels The Reasons For The Chaos, Mayhem and Confusion Being Experienced In The World Today, Explains The Need For "Community Immunity" and Responsibility, and Focuses On The Creation Of Kindoms - Do No Harm, Life-Sustainable Communities (As The Remedy That Heals All Mans Woes) - And How We Can Co-Create Them. For Comments, Articles And Discussions, Go Here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/3385 - Also Go Here To See Podcasts And Videos Posted by Arthur & Fiona Cristian: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/7309 - The Information Shared Comes From Inspiration, Intuition, Heartfelt-Logic And Information Gathered From Nature And Many Amazing Men And Women Along The Way. It Is Not Found In Any Books Or Channellings, Or Talked About By "Experts". Go Here To Read A Brief Synopsis Of Why We Started Love For Life: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8182

2. For Information About The Ringing Cedars of Russia Series

go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/1125 and for more on Eco Homes, Villages, Organic and Permaculture Gardening and Life-Sustainability, etc, go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/3641 and here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/1985 and Mikhail Petrovich Shchetinin - Kin's School - Lycee School at Tekos: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/5173

3. For How To Eat A Raw, Living Food Diet,

go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/5068 - LIFE is information. When we distort LIFE and then eat, drink, absorb, think, feel, hear, see, touch, taste, smell and perform these distortions, the information of LIFE, your LIFE, our LIFE, our children's lives, everyone's LIFE, is distorted.

4. To Find A Menu For The Extensive Research Library (over 8,000 items posted embodying over 11,000 documents, pdf's, videos, podcasts, etc)

Which Covers Topics From Health to Chemtrails/Haarp to Brain Control to Archaeology to Astronomy Geocentricity Heliocentricity to Pandemics Bird Flu Swine Flu to Fluoride to Cancer to Free Energy to Global Warming, 9/11, Bali Bombings, Aspartame, MSG, Vaccinations, Aids/HIV, Mercury, New World Order, Satanism, Religions, Cults, Sects, Symbolism, etc, etc, go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/82

5. If You Would Like To Read About The Cristian Family NSW Supreme Court Case

(Macquarie Bank/Perpetual Limited Bank Fraud Condoned By Judges, Registrars, Barristers, Lawyers, Politicians, Public Servants, Bureaucrats, Big Business and Media Representatives - A Crime Syndicate/Terrorist Organisation) Which Prompted The Creation Of This Love For Life Website December 2006, And The Shooting And Torture Of Supporters Who Assisted Us In Reclaiming The Family Home, Joe Bryant And His Wife, Both In Their Late 70's, go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/5 And Read Some Of Our Email Correspondence With Lawyer Paul Kean - Macedone Christie Willis Solari Partners - Miranda Sydney May 17th-June 27th 2006: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/7300

6. For The Stories Of Other Victims Of The System,

go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/australian_stories (If you have a story you would like us to put up, we would love to here from you:
action @ loveforlife.com.au)

7. For Documentation Of Harm Done By The Powers-That-Be And Their Representatives,

Evidence Revealing How Victims Did Not Break The Peace, Caused No Crime or Harm, There Were No Injured Parties. Documenting Incontrovertible Evidence Demonstrating How The Powers That Be (PTB) And Their Lackeys Will Break All The Laws They Are Supposed To Uphold. They Will Kidnap, Intimidate, Terrorise, Rape, Pillage, Plunder And Lie And Take Responsibility For None Of It. All Part Of Their Tactics Of Using Fear And Trauma To Keep Us In Our Place. Relatives Of Those Under Their Radar Are Also Not Safe From Attack And Intimidation. All Starting From A $25 Fine For Not Voting And A $65 Fine For Not Changing A Dog Registration. We Do Not Have Freedom And Can Only Appear To Have Freedom If We Comply. Regardless How Small The Matter The PTB Throw Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars Away To Enforce Their Will.... Go Here:
Fiona Cristian Reply To State Debt Recovery Office - Part One to Part Ten - From 17th October 2008 And Still Continuing:
http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6319 or
Fiona Cristian Reply To State Debt Recovery Office
Part One: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/5742 - From 17th October 2008
Part Two: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6135 - From 18th December 2008
Part Three: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6295 - From 9th January 2009
Part Four: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6296 - From 14th January 2009
Part Five: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6375 - The Sick Puppy - From 20th February 2009
Part Six: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6390 - Police Officers, Sheriff’s Officers, Tow Truck Driver and State Debt Recovery Office Blatantly Ignore the Law To Rape, Pillage and Plunder The Private Property Of Fiona Cristian - From 11th March 2009
Part Seven: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6445 - Affidavit Of Truth - Letter To The Queen + Australia: Fascism is Corporatism - From 30th March 2009
Part Eight: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6652 - The Pirates Auction And The Ghost Of VSL386 - From 4th April 2009
Part Nine: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/7073 - Arthur Cristian's Letter To Pru Goward MP - From 15th December 2009
Part Ten: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/7500 - Should We Be In Fear Of Those Who Claim To Protect Us? "Roman Cult" Canon Law - Ecclesiastical Deed Poll - The Work Of Frank O'Collins - From 13th October 2010

8. If You Are Interested In Information On Freedom From Statutes, Rule-Of-Law, Free Man/Free Woman, Strawman, "Person" and Admiralty Law (The Law Of Commerce),

go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/895 - For Common Law, Democracy, Constitution, Trial By Jury, Fee Simple, etc, go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/category/main/law-articles-documents

9. If You Are Interested In Banking and Money Created (Fiat/Credit/Debt/Mortgage/Loan/Overdraft etc) Out-Of-Thin-Air, How Banks Counterfeit Money,

go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/banks

10. For A List Of All The Latest Posts In The Love For Life Website,

go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/tracker

11. For Links To Many Hundreds Of Videos, DVDs And Podcasts

go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/video_dvd

12. To See The Cristian Family Pledge, Legal and other Disclaimers

go here: http://loveforlife.com.au/content/06/12/05/love-life-legal-disclaimer

13. To Read About How A Representative Of The NSW Jewish Board Of Deputies Had Threatened To Shut Down The Love For Life Website

go here: Part One: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6616 Part Two: THE STEVE JOHNSON REPORT AND VIDEO: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6665 and Part Three: Latest Update On James Von Brunn: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6673

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FREEDOM OF SPEECH - FREEDOM OF THOUGHT

The Cristian Family November 2006

Posted Wednesday 17th June 2009
Updated September 2011

NSW Jewish Board Of Deputies
Has Threatened To Shut Down
The Love For Life Website

No Freedom Of Speech - No Freedom Of Thought

Love For Life does not support harm doing in any shape or form. However, we are supporters of free speech and post articles, documentaries, etc, that represent a wide cross section of ideas. See the Love For Life extensive research library where over 6000 documents, articles and videos are posted: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/82. We clearly see the evidence of the destruction to MAN and the earth that has been caused by ALL religions over the centuries and are therefore not supporters of religions, cults, sects or any group that demands conformity of thought, speech or action, or has rules, regulations or rituals that must be followed. Religions, nationalities and cultural "identities" are formed as a result of the brainwashing we receive from childhood. They are part of the tactics the Establishment uses to keep us all divided from one another and fighting one another.

All religions promote discrimination and division, leading to hatred and even violence and murder. None of them have yet to produce a remedy to all the suffering, poverty, unhappiness and discrimination in the world. If any religion truly had the remedy to all the suffering on earth, there would no longer be any suffering. What have Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, atheism and the New Age done to end the suffering in the world?

Since December 2006, there have been many attempts to take down the Love For Life website. Any attempts have been thwarted by Love For Life supporters inundating the harm-doers with emails, etc, objecting to them taking down the website for a variety of reasons. The trouble makers usually back off when they realise that they can post all their views, arguments, beliefs, etc, in the Love For Life website without censorship or restriction imposed. They get to see that even the Queen, Pope, Prime Minister, President of America, etc, can post all their views without hindrance or sabotage and that we support freedom of speech/thought which means we support the right of all sides to express their views.

Of note, there is a vast amount of information posted in the Love For Life website which we do not agree with but we leave it all up because we refuse to be biased, opinionated or self-centered/self-serving. Of the many thousands of comments posted over the years we have only removed posts containing secret links to commercial advertisements, terrible foul language, threats of violence and death, etc, and attacks on other people's characters that avoid the subject/debate at hand. Besides links to advertisements, we have taken down less than six comments due to the above. We usually leave everything up, all warts and all, even those posts threatening to do terrible things to Fiona, our children, our dogs, our friends, family & supporters, etc.

The Love For Life website has information from all sides on many subjects, whether about Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Law, health, psychology, mind control, vaccination, aspartame, MSG, Chemtrails etc. There are over 11,000 articles, documentaries etc on the website and they are so diverse that we are sure that everyone would be able to find something they loved and something they hated, if they took the time to search. If we removed all the articles hated by everyone, there would probably be nothing left! We are not anti anyone but freedom of speech is freedom of speech and no one should condemn the work of another without taking the time to research the subject themselves. Yes, there are articles by those who have a less-than-rosy-viewpoint of Judaism, but there are also articles on the dark side of Tibetan Buddhism (and it is very dark) for those who are interested in the truth: Tibet - Buddhism - Dalai Lama: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6271 Should the authors of these articles be abused and imprisoned for daring to challenge the widely conceived reputation of Buddhism as being the religion of peace and love and that of the Dalai Lama as a saint, or should those interested be allowed to study the work and come to their own conclusions? The same applies to all the articles, documentaries, etc, about Christianity, Islam, Freemasonry, New World Order, etc.

The Love for Life website also shows how the Rule of Law, the Bar, the Government, the Monarchy, the system of commerce, the local, national and multi/trans-national private corporations, all the courses and careers on offer from our universities, all the educators, scientists, academics and experts, the aristocrats and the Establishment bloodlines have also done NOTHING to end the suffering in the world. The website maps the insanity of a world where there is no help for those in need, just as there was no help available for us when we were victims of terrible bank fraud: "NSW Supreme Court Case - Macquarie Bank/Perpetual Limited vs Fiona Cristian - Victims Of Bank Fraud Condoned By Judges" http://loveforlife.com.au/node/5 (orchestrated, condoned and protected by an international crime syndicate/terrorist organisation of judges, barristers, registrars, lawyers, politicians, banksters, big business representatives, media moguls and other lackeys who, all together, put up a wall of silence despite our trying many, many avenues. After the family home was stolen and business destroyed we were left close to poverty and destitution caring for 4 young daughters. Three years later not much has changed regardless of all our efforts. Where were all the followers of all the religions to help us? Or do we have to be members of those religions to receive help from others involved in them?

The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies accused us of being anti - Jewish, see: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6616 and http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6665 because we had posted an excerpt from James von Brun's book: Kill the Best Gentiles: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6054 in which he blames Jews for the problems of the world. Obviously this is not our view because of what we have stated above. We do not hate anyone, whatever religion they follow. We are always open to talk to any religious leader or politician and meet with any judge, member of the Bar, experts, academics, educators etc to share the remedy we offer that heals all the divisions between MAN and MAN, and MAN and the EARTH.

Today, a representative of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies is threatening to close the website down, because they have decided it is anti - Jewish and that we promote racism. What has the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies done to end the suffering in the world? Can they show that they are concerned with the suffering of ALL men, women and children AND ARE SEEN TO BE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT or are they only concerned with Jewish affairs? If so, they, along with all the other religions that only care for their own, are part of the problem, not part of the solution. The man who rang Arthur today was only concerned with Jewish affairs; he was not interested in our intentions or in anybody else, just as most Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Catholics, etc, are only interested in their own. While we separate ourselves into groups, dividing ourselves from others with rules, regulations, rituals, procedures and conditions, we will never solve our problems.

No matter what we in the Western World Civilisation of Commerce have been promised by our politicians, religious leaders, scientists, educators, philosophers, etc, for the past two hundred years, all we have seen is ever-increasing destruction of men, women and children and the earth. None of the so-called experts and leaders we have been taught to rely on are coming up with a solution and none of them are taking full-responsibility for the fact that they can't handle the problem. All religious books talk about end times full of destruction and suffering but why do we have to follow this program when there is an alternative to hatred, mayhem and death? Why are our leaders following the program of destruction and death rather than exploring the alternatives? It seems that any mainstream politician, priest or academic are only interested in supporting the RULES OF THE DIVIDE, that maintain the haves and the have nots. For 200+ years, 99% of the world population have been so trained to pass on their responsibility for themselves, others and the earth, that the 1% of the population that make up the leaders of the rest of us are making all the decisions leading to the destruction of all of us and the earth. Let's not forget the education system that brainwashes the 99% of the population that we are free and have equal rights while, in fact, we are feathering the nests of those at the top.

At the root of all our problems is self-centredness, an unwillingness nurtured by the Establishment that keeps us concerned only with our own needs rather than the needs of others around us and the Earth. Instead of creating and releasing acts of love for those around us as gifts to benefit them and the earth, we take, take and take, until there is nothing left. The whole point of the Love for Life website is to show people the root of all our problems and to share the remedy. The extensive research library is there to attract browsers and to provide access to information not available through mainstream channels. If the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies can, after careful examination of our work, prove that anything we are saying is wrong, we will be happy to accept their proof. If they cannot, and they are still insistent on closing the website down, they will be showing themselves to be traitors to MAN because they are not interested in pursuing any avenue that can end the suffering in the world.

All religions, corporations and organisations that support and maintain the Western World Civilisation of Commerce are part of the problem because our civilisation is a world of haves and have nots, racism, violence, hatred, poverty, sickness, discrimination, abuse, starvation, homelessness, corruption, collusion, vindictiveness, social unrest, arrogance, ignorance, fear, war and chaos. While we support civilisation, we support death and destruction because ALL civilisations that have ever existed are apocalyptic by design.

If we truly want peace on earth and freedom for all, we have to let go of all that which keeps us divided, and come together as MAN, conscious living co-creators of creation. The Love For Life website offers a remedy to the problems we all face in the form of DO NO HARM COMMUNITIES: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/3641 For more details see here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6511 and here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/3385 - We also highly recommend that everyone read the brilliant Russian books called The Ringing Cedars: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/1125 - The Love For Life Website Homepage also provides lots of inspiring remedy based information: http://loveforlife.com.au - If you want to be kept up to date with our work please register to the Love For Life Mailing List here: http://loveforlife.com.au/content/09/05/14/mailing-list. We usually send two postings per month. Presently (September 2011) there are over 7000 registrations reaching over 500,000 readers across Earth. The website now (September 2011) receives up to 12 million hits per month. Since December 2006, over 100 million people have visited the Love For Life website.

Conscious Love Always
Arthur and Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
17th June 2009

The Cristian Family November 2006

Clarification Regarding Our Intentions
Behind The Use Of Donations

The Love For Life website is offered for free without a fee and without any conditions attached. If people are inspired to donate money, then we accept their gift and have provided an avenue for them to support the work we do through Fiona's Paypal or ANZ bank account http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8515. There is no obligation whatsoever to donate and all are equally welcome to our work and to our "time", whether they donate or not. Over the last 9 years, all the Love For Life work has been put out for free and it has often been donations from supporters that have enabled us to renew the domain name, etc, to keep the website going. While some complain that we have an avenue for donations, others complained when we didn't! Either use it or don't - the choice is yours.

Since Love For Life started March 2005 and website December 2006, Arthur has worked 16 hours a day, 7 days a week unpaid for much of this period, putting together the website and sharing insights to wake people up to what has been done to them, whether through the 11,500+ individual articles, videos, podcasts, debates, discussions, pdf's, research documents, etc, found amongst the 8,500+ posts, as well as helping many, many men and women over the phone, and through email, website correspondence, Facebook and YouTube, and creating the Love For Life food forest vege garden and Love For Life music recording studio. This is our life is a gift commitment to serve MAN/Nature/Earth but we are still severely compromised by "The System" and still have to give to Caesar what is claimed to belong to Caesar, which is where the donations help us.

Fiona & Arthur Cristian
Love For Life
21st July 2014