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—A SHIFT GRID

A matrix of categories, and modes of response

This page is under construction

Out of aliveness passions grow for making a difference

Your Possibilities Are Unlimited.

Go Where Your Passion Takes You

  1. away from a world view of separateness to Oneness

  2. away from selfishness to

  3. away from isolation to community

  4. away from the destructive to constructive

  5. away from exploitation to

  6. away from devisiveness to collaboration

  7. away from divisiveness to connection

Modes of responding and focusing:

Holding actions: stopping destructive activity, protests, boycotts, tree sitting, legal and legislative campaigns

Dreaming: visualizing a better way, a new/modified system, dreams for the common good, a different path, solution thinking

Creating: initiating/shaping/developing something new; new approaches, innovations,

Educating: awakening to higher perspectives, higher values, what's so, possibilities, historical view, thinking skills

Enhancing: promoting what's worthwhile, replicating common-good work, community development/organizing.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING AND DOING

ECONOMIC

O designing and living in a life-centered economic system

O what we make and how we make it. (ex: organic fabric)

O food: how it is grown, where, and how it’s distributed

O measuring progress differently from the GDP


ENVIRONMENT

O vision: stimulating eco-sustainable development

O examples of fossil-free electricity and transportation

O energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy.

O Voting with your dollars

O Find out your ecological footprint


PEACE

O war is obsolete

O visualize living beyond war

O create living beyond war

O peace education

O enhancing a culture of peace

What does it take to be an effective Shift-Maker?
It takes...

  1. 1. Commitment to the Big Picture.

  2. 2. Formation of a relevant Vision

  3. 3. Devotion to Guiding  Principles.

  4. 4. And Action fulfilling Vision.

Here we show only a few shift ideas for thinking about your own response that coincides with your passion, ability, and meaning. In every moment we each have a million possibilities, with most never rising to the conscious level.

Think of these pages as grist-for-the-mill awakening all of us to a purpose larger than ourselves—serving what the world needs.

—A SHIFT GRID of POSSIBILITIES

A matrix of categories, and modes of response

Think of these pages as grist-for-the-mill awakening us to a purpose larger than ourselves—serving what the world needs.

As you explore them, be thinking about what you could do that matches your passion, ability, and meaning. in every moment your possibilities are limitless.

Think of these pages as grist-for-the-mill for arriving at a purpose and mission larger than yourself—your way of serving what the world needs.

As you explore them, be thinking about what you could do that matches your passion, ability, and meaning. in every moment your possibilities are limitless.

The links to these sub pages are done yet. Check back later.

We Can Never Know The Full Ripple Effect of Our Actions

SOME BASIC PRINCIPLES TO THINK ABOUT

  1. Everything is a whole and part of a larger sustaining whole.

  2. We are, therefore, all one—all parts of the same larger whole.

  3. Everything and every action effects everything else.

  4. Without intervention, trends tend to continue.

  5. Earth’s own limits means there are limits to our growth

  6. The means are the ends in that making

SOME BARRIERS

THAT NEED  BUSTING


• The thinking that puts money above people 

• Ego and human systems out of  touch with the whole

  1. Habits / values out of alignment with natural systems

  2. And Wars —all wars— because they are obsolete.

 

Coming into aliveness one is a truth-seeker, and an advocate for Life—for the children and their children’s children—and for all other life. There is a natural inclination to participate in the shift; and to see possibility in the present moment.

Below are examples of various modes of shift activism:

Visioning • Creating • Organizing • Educating • Supporting.

Below are examples of various categories of shift concern:

EconomicEnvironment • Peace • Political • Social-Spiritual

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING AND DOING

POLITICAL

O promoting a higher perspective among all political candidates

O work that takes money out of the election process (AZ & MA?)

O voting reforms that strengthen true democracy

O bringing countries to solve world problems in unison


SOCIAL–SPIRITUAL

O a vision of more compassion in the world

O creating: social entrepreneurship

O organizing to make the community more self reliant

O calling on artists to engage the pubic to consider Shift work

O supporting life through community action


EDUCATION

O educating people about what's behind the great global shift

O education for a more enlightened, thoughtful citizenry

O peace education

O parent-teacher involvement in advancing more holistic thinking

O 12 year old tells the U.N. that adults need to change their ways.

Modes of Shift Activism: Relative to a more just, compassionate, spiritual fulfilling and sustainable world, every moment presents an opportunity for...

  1. Visioning a different path; new/modified life-giving economic and political systems; new approaches, strategies and unique designs.    

  2. Creating: initiating something new & unique; solution thinking; innovating, inventing;

  3. Organizing: stopping destructive activity, protests, boycotts, tree sitting, legal and legislative campaigns; community development; forming consortiums; collaborations.

  4. Educating: consciousness raising; truth seeking; awakening; alternative perspectives; values exploration, assumptions questioning; possibility thinking.

  5. Supporting what's worthwhile; implementing; promoting; replicating; working for the common-good; voting by ballot and by behavior.

Actions Making A Difference

(No matter how small it might seem–it all adds up)

These examples give just a small glimpse into what’s happening.

Think of them as grist for thinking how you might possibly
serve the world more effectively than you are now.

It’s what YOU think that drives you in a direction of choice.

EXAMPLES: by “Mode of Action” relating to building a more just, compassionate, spiritual fulfilling and sustainable world.

  1. Visioning: a different path; new/modified life-giving economic and political systems; new approaches, strategies and designs.    

  2. Creating:: initiating something new & unique; solution thinking; innovating, inventing;

  3. Organizing: stopping destructive activity, protests, boycotts, tree sitting, legal and legislative campaigns; community development; forming consortiums; collaborations.

  4. Educating: consciousness raising; truth seeking; awakening; alternative perspectives; values exploration, assumptions questioning; possibility thinking.

  5. Supporting: values based: what's worthwhile; implementing; promoting; replicating; working for the common-good; voting by ballot and by behavior.

EXAMPLES: by “Category”

ECONOMIC: systemic changes, choices, food system, measuring progress.

ENVIRONMENT: sustainability, energy, voting with dollars, eco footprint

PEACE: obsolete wars, living beyond war, education, culture of peace

POLITICS: vision of democracy, election reform, big picture perspective

SOCIAL–SPIRITUAL: compassion, social entrepreneurship, organizing

EARTH INFRASTRUCTURE: mitigation, adaptation, amelioration

O creating worldwide competition for the top social-good contributors

Search this web site for any topic of interest to you

gets “site results”

The Shift is a massive people’s movement.
We can’t wait for the people with big money, high positions and power to take the lead. Though they could and must play a part in this, more likely it’s going to be the work of tens of millions of people growing in awareness, making different choices, influencing public policy, and inventing fresh approaches to a just, compassionate, and sustainable world. One by one. Moment by moment.

Where does one begin?

May we suggest five frames for personal reflection and dialogue as we progress together on this transformational shift. 


# 1 Is my understanding of the way things are, and how they got to be this way.

# 2 Is my seeing the interconnectedness of everything, including all that I do.

# 3 Is finding a role I can and choose to do to make a difference in the shift.

# 4 Is becoming ever more effective and smarter about what I choose to do.

# 5 Is living in the moment as the shift happens within and through me.


You may want to rework these five frames, but the key is to interact, communicate, and follow 100% intention with action.


Every person’s approach to the shift is unique. Are you a fighter? Do some roadblock barrier busting. Are you a visionary? Paint the picture of where you think we should be going. Are you political? Find candidates who share the shift perspective. Whatever it is, find YOUR niche and go for it.

We hope this site makes a difference for you.