Regenerate Your Community

Compassionate Communication

Compassionate communication skills give us the foundation for healthy personal and professional relationships. Solid relationships give us the foundation for community, belonging, effective teamwork, and durable results.

Unity within Diversity

From Latin unitas “unity, oneness” and varietas “variety, variousness”. Mixed ethnic community areas where multiple cultural traditions exist. 

This is possible with the shared acceptance of each other’s views and beliefs, so long as they are respectful and without force. It is being able to recognize that we are all unique individuals with diverse views and belief systems, and therefore have no right to force our beliefs onto anyone else.

Non-Aggression Principle

“Just Be Excellent to each other” – Bill S. Preston

NAP is an ethical stance which asserts that “aggression” is inherently illegitimate.  “Aggression”, for the purposes of NAP, is defined as initiating or threatening the use of any and all forcible interference with an individual or individual’s property (Punitive Force). In contrast to pacifism, the non-aggression principle does not preclude violent self-defense.

PUNITIVE FORCE v. PROTECTIVE FORCE

There are two ways to differentiate between protective use of force and punitive force. What is the thinking?

“If there is any thinking involving an enemy, then it’s punitive. The same if the intent is for the other person to suffer. If the intention is only to protect my own need, then it’s justified. That’s the only time force is justified. I must have no desire to make the other person suffer.”

– NVC Founder Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D

Learn more about Punitive vs. Protctive HERE

 

OUR Vision

Our vision is to discover the true nature of individual freedom and consciousness through unity, community, and the pursuit of self-mastery.

OUR Mission

Our mission is to regenerate communities through skill building workshops, mutual aid groups, and local volunteer opportunities. Our goal is to document and share our process for the benefit of all life everywhere.

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OUR Values

Identity

Identity is defined as, “the qualities and beliefs that make a particular person or group different from others.”

As the writers of our Identity, we must take the time to examine and question every preconceived notion we’ve been born with. We must review all of our actions, behaviors, and habits and adjust those that are not aligned with our principles. It is up to us to live as conscious examples by choosing to change our behavior for the betterment of the human race.

We choose what defines us as people and communities. By embracing the principles of contribution, collaboration, and cooperation, we begin the fostering of an abundant society.

Collaboration
To work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor.
Cooperation
From Latin cooperari com- “with” + operari “to work,” from PIE root *op- “to work, produce in abundance.” Association of persons for common benefit.
Freedom

Old English freodom  “exemption from arbitrary or despotic control, civil liberty”“: the quality or state of being free:

a : the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action b : liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another.

Authenticity
Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. -Brene brown
Contribution
Latin contributionem “to bring together, add” to give or supply in common with others.
Pursuit of Self-Mastery

Self: having a quality throughout.

Mastery: a : possession or display of great skill or technique  b: skill or knowledge that makes one master of a subject.

Abundant Community

Abundant from Latin abundantem (nominative abundans) “overflowing, full; rich, abounding,” Existing or occurring in large amounts.

Community: The People of a collective area that share social values and responsibilities.

Essential Terms

Movement
Latin movere “move, set in motion; An organized effort to promote or attain an end.
Open Source Economics

OPEN SOURCE: From the open source software industry: decentralised, shared, free. From the general dictionary definition: unrestricted, honest, transparent.

ECONOMY: From the original French word ‘économie’, meaning management of material resources, and the latinised Greek ‘oikonomia’, meaning household management.
Rather than every individual seeking only to benefit themselves, a common understanding exists that enables everyone to benefit everyone, including themselves.
Regenerative Communities

Regenerative: Latin regenerativus “bring forth again” renewal or restoration of a body, bodily part, or biological system (such as a forest)

Community: from Latin communitatem (nominative communitas) “community, society, fellowship, friendly intercourse; courtesy, condescension, affability,” a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society

Contributionism

The definition for Contributionism is in the name itself. Everyone contributes their natural skills and talents for the benefit of the entire community. The Contributionism system depends on the contribution of the people, but the philosophy goes deeper. It recognizes not only the contribution that an individual has to offer their community, but also the right to make a personal choice.
An ultimate goal is a society that functions without the concept of money, any form of barter or trade, or the attachment of value to material things, Where everyone can choose to live anywhere and nobody is forced to do anything against their will. A system that provides an unimaginable abundance of all things on all levels. Learn more about Contributionism HERE.

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