Ecovillage as an Answer

Taking in account that our global systems are 'out of order' on multiple levels, we might ask twice:

What can solve our problems?

We all know the problems, right?! They have also a personal perspective. Let me mention some:

  • Isolation, depression, frustration, misunderstanding, disrespect.
  • War of nations, war of political and religious interests, fear, control, and scarcity.
  • Fight for money and fear of lose money and property.
  • Death of nature and species, more and more artificial food-production machinery.

Okay, I'll stop, but don't say you don't see it. There is a lot, a lot, going wrong!!

So, what (the fuck) can help in this mess of multiple failure?

Find this out for yourself. Find it out sooner rather than later. Find the solution if you can and go for it. And please find a good solution that works and which people actually like to go for.

And when you have found it, please tell everyone. Well, here we meet. Here we are. I try to tell you and everyone about a solution that is not only working but also great, comfortable, feasible, even relatively easy. And it is free of any political or religious claims.

The solution is: dadaaa... Communities in any form. Living together. Eating together. Working together. Growing food together. Buying together. Sharing. Seeing each other. Celebrating. ...

The solution in its essence is called: Ecovillage!

Find out about this.

Don't tell our children we haven't known better.

Check it out for a fantastic future together!

Making Change Together

Millions of people of all classes are questioning the present systems. Are you one of them?

Being out of the mainstream is becoming very in.

How can I tell you how much is already going on? You will find a universe of links here. But presenting you with hundreds of websites might not be the best help I can offer. Let me try to sketch what it can mean to you becoming a change-maker.

  • Are you doing the work you want to do?
  • Is your full potential available to the world as much as you want to share it?
  • Are you living the way you want to (e.g., housing, food, environment)?
  • Are you surrounded by people who understand and support you?

Maybe your answer is a no. Maybe you wanted to rebel for years, you want to change something, maybe you don't even know what. Maybe you feel so much love in your heart and you don't know how to express it, who to tell.  Maybe you work in an industry destroying the planet but you love nature and want a beautiful planet of abundance for you and your family and for everyone.

Yes, it is possible to make a big change. Basically, by saying Yes to a new way of living. I could not get away without using this famous quote:

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.

Buckminster Fuller

Okay, but building a new model is a bit much for one person alone. You must have thought already that maybe a new world is already taking shape somewhere and the majority simply were never informed. This is the truth.

You are not alone. Maybe you already have started an initiative and you feel unsupported? Maybe you want to break out but without having to fear loosing money, security, and property? Maybe you don't know how? Maybe no one is here to help you?

Many have done it already. Many found the way already. No need to sacrifice anything - abundance is waiting for you!

The main obstacle against more popularity to live new ways is the top obstacle in all areas of life: Fear! The leaders know how to control masses: By keeping people in a constant subconscious fear. 

Find your fear! You dont want to lose your job? You would not risk your reputation? You have worked so hard to become so respected in the role you play, the role you maybe hate? You cannot change anything because your life works as it is? You are too old already?

Oh, man! You know what it means not to make a change? Nothing will change! Maybe the whole crisis is just growing worse and worse and that's the only change you will face by keeping doing what you are doing.

Let yourself be inspired. Give your unique life a chance! Make a change, be part of a global community of change-makers. Find out that it is possible and find out how many gifts are waiting for those who make the step. Make your choice!

We are your friends! Supporting others to make a change is an honor to us. Become one of us. We are everywhere. Find us. Give us a chance to welcome you into the life you want. Feel the trust of being with others sharing all this love. 

I am personally here for you! At my website, you find many links and resources to help you make the step. Yes, go for it. You can also contact me and get a personal consultancy. Each new change-maker is another chance for this planet. That's worth it. Welcome home!

PS: The change-maker movement has no characteristics of 'sect' or 'religion' so far. There is no 'hidden concept' as far as I know. And we will do everything to keep it that open, free, and welcoming.


Regionalism. A Good -ism?

Regionalism is a political ideology but it is less shaped than most other political directions. Some degree of regionalism is found in the program of virtually any political party.

The old call for a clear definition of regionalism is still unanswered. I do not wonder why. This term is just too open to be defined by a short paragraph in some dictionary. Also Wikipedia refers to the unclear multitude of meainings.

What is a region?

Something that consists of several/many things and also has its own identity. Something that is many and also one. Some examples for regions: 

  • A valley (much land, many trees, ...)
  • A continent (many countries)
  • A body-region (many cells, some skin-surface, ...)
  • A part of a painting (some area on the surface)

Regions can be small or big. Size does not define a region. A region is always more than one point and usually applies to a part of a surface (2D) or a part of a body (3D).

Here, let's focus on the most obvious and common meaning of region: Geographical regions.

Humanity was always organized in regions and still does. Not so long ago, regions were defined tribal, now it is about nations and inter-continental forces.

Geographical regions are kind of abstract because nature is hard to put into squares. The western world failed over centuries trying hard (the artificial country borders in North Africa are amazing). Here, we have an interesting super-region: The western world. It is a geographical region but also an idealistic region. It includes at least Northwest-Europe, USA, Canada, and Australia. It includes a certain lifestyle, a certain way to look at things, a certain way to tread the world.

You can imagine that I think humanity does no good focusing on huge regions. Nations are much too big in fact. Take Austria as example (my home-country). Some would say it's a small nation.

Someone who lived in East Austria does not know anything really about West Austria. The Alps split the lifestyles. It's only the national education strategy, television, radio, etc. that make us more and more similar.

There are many reasons why we are organized in huge regions like nations. Most of us have accepted it, most of us have ancestors who died for nations. A lot of blood flows in the name of nations.

I say: Nations aren't bad regions, just too big.

And hello, nationalists, I know you, many of my friends identify themselves as part of a nation. I totally understand it. Looking at transportation or sports-media, our whole environment is shaped by nationalism. We have no other choice than to think in nations if it's about 'Germany against Italy' or whatever.

I say: Nations aren't bad regions but they are okay! They have a strong manifested identity, they have all sorts of pros and cons.

Nations are okay if they are supporting the natural regions within them. Putting power into the hands of subnational regions is often considered as separatism. I am not speaking about separatism here. I speak about natural regions.

Coming back to the example Austria, we can see officially empowered natural regions. The region where I am born is called Vulkanland. It includes some square kilometers of land that has a common characteristics. It includes some 10,000's of people who have a common lifestyle. European Union and the Austrian government have supported the Vulkanland region for decades and they are impressed by the outcome. The felt identity was strengthened, people are proud of their specialities, new brands were created, economic growth, etc.  

Collaboration makes strong. A strong region is proud of itself. Friends, neighbors, and families live together in their home region. Strong regions help the people in the region. The connection between people and their region is more direct. Natural regions are oriented at rooted commonalities.

The following characteristics identify a natural region:

  • same landscape
  • neighborhood /village/town/city
  • language/history/tradition/ethnicity
  • same economical specialties/level of wealth
  • cultural identity/common sense/worldview (incl. religion)
  • political reason (hopefully known by the people in the region)

A natural region will not include hundreds of thousands of people. Big cities may consist of natural sub-regions like districts, blocks, houses, levels, ... Where ever the most valued common identification is found.

Please try to imagine circles within circles. That's how a network of natural regions looks.

So much about regionalism. Well, one last point: The connection between regions and communities.

A community is a natural region. Communities share a common lifestyle and usually some land. Communities are usually referred to as a community of people, e.g., between 10 and 10,000 people. A community is just a special form of a natural region.

Interestingly, we speak about things like 'the European community' or the 'community of G20' a.s.o. Why do we sometimes use the term community for such big things like a group of nations? Maybe the common thing about communities is, that all members have equal or well defined rights within the group. Any balanced group can be called community.

Great! Here we are! Regionalism is a great political ideology, if understood, natural, open for anyone and anything, and empowering to people and families all around the world. The small regions form bigger regions and the bigger regions form even bigger regions. If all those regions are organized as communities, no voice will be unheard. Every individual will be proud to be member of several great regions.

Imagine the whole humanity organized as a huge cascaded network of regions.

It would feel like a global community.