New Money: How To Print Your Own!


37 ways to join the Gift Economy

by Beverly Feldman and Charles Gray

You don’t have to participate in a local currency or service exchange to be part of the cooperative gift economy. Any time you do a favor for a family member, neighbor, colleague, or stranger you’re part of it. Here are some ways you can spend time in the gift economy, where you’ll find fun, freedom, and connection.

1. Start a dinner co-op. Rotate among the homes of friends and neighbors for weekly or monthly potlucks.

2. Help a local farmer with the harvest in exchange for some of the crop.

3. Put up a traveler.

4. Hold twice-yearly sport supply exchanges so kids can acquire new skis and baseball mitts and everyone can try out a new sport.

5. Harvest wild or unwanted fruits and vegetables.

6. Grow your own, and give some of it away.

7. Share seeds and clippings from your garden – especially native and "heritage" species. Hold an annual plant exchange.

8. Organize a "non-consumption booth" at a farmers’ market or street fair. At the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market, the Environmental Chat Corner hosts discussions of environmental issues, sustainable building and landscaping, ecotourism, and community development.

9. Buy food or supplies in bulk and share with friends.

10. Form a home-repair team to fix your own place and others’.

11. Request help of someone usually regarded as needy.

12. Create your own rainy-day fund with your friends. One group pooled $1,000 each, which they lent to any in the group who needed it. The fund helped members survive a lost job, a stolen bicycle, and a broken arm.

13. Make space available to other people to grow food on your land.

14. Borrow garden space from someone who has extra land; give them,or a food bank, some of the produce.

15. Give co-workers neck and shoulder massages.

16. Offer to mentor a young person.

17. Ask a 12-year-old to show you how to get onto the Worldwide Web.

18. Throw a block party.

19. Show up at a soup kitchen and ask for volunteer help.

20. Rent out extra space to people needing a place to sleep, work, or just to get away, or exchange the space for yard work or baby-sitting.

21. Convert a duplex, apartment building, old nursing home, or seminary into a cohousing community.

22. Convert a barn or warehouse into a space for artists and start-up businesses.

23. Create a space for neighbors to keep and share infrequently used tools and extra garden supplies.

24. Start a baby-sitting or child care co-op.

25. Hold a monthly clean-up of a beach, park, roadway, river bank; get coffee houses to donate goodies.

26. Plant trees. Get the city to select and donate them.

27. Find a person on each block who will help neighbors get assistance when needed – from other neighbors when possible.

28. Share a car.

29. Or start a car co-op with various vehicles for different uses. Share expenses based on mileage.

30. Paint donated bicycles and place them in downtown areas with signs indicating they’re for anyone to use.

31. Become a foster parent, a ‘big brother’ or ‘big sister.’ Notice the ways everyone benefits!

32. Exchange lessons, for example, cooking for carpentry.

33. Teach a skill, like carpentry, and ask your students to donate time to others.

34. Adopt a stream or a highway to restore, maintain, and beautify.

35. Work with your neighbors to develop a vision for your neighborhood’s future.

36. Hold talent shows. Give kids lots of recognition, and everyone opportunity to discover their hidden talents.

37. Create your own money. Use ideas from YES! to start a community currency or skills exchange.

Special thanks to Beverly Feldman, Charles Gray, Sandra L. Kettle, Linda Pierce, and Steven Rauchman, for contributions to this section.

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The Spirit Of Graciousness

Beloved Children of the Sun, it is with great honor that we step into our roles as AMBASSADORS OF LIGHT. The absolute brilliance of our unified field is glowing as it accelerates at higher and higher levels of Universal Consciousness. We serve passionately and selflessly. We guide ourselves with Compassionate Love. We avidly seek opportunities to empower others. We offer gratitude for the abundance and joy that we experience collectively in the Oneness. But then we ask, "Have I done enough? What can I do better?" May we consider now that the missing element needed to harmonize our sacred work is the "Spirit of Graciousness."

The Spirit of Graciousness is a concept of BEING that generates from deep within the heart. On a personal level, the Spirit of Graciousness is the ultimate expression of appreciation in response to every activity in our life and all Creation. It is the state of recognizing, celebrating, and savoring the infinite number of energetic exchanges of giving and receiving with supreme integrity, compassion, warmth, understanding, charm and humility. Graciousness sees goodness in ways so powerful and transforming that sharing gracious space can transmute a toxic situation into a complete and sacred blessing.

On a social level, the Spirit of Graciousness has enormous capacity to reconcile differences and promote peaceful relations. Graciousness instills a sense of trust and truth in the beholder, and assumes a humble stance of honor for every One and every Thing. Graciousness activates the seed of compassion and eliminates the need for judgment. It creates an explicit connection that enables others to feel YOUR appreciation of THEIR presence, essence, and uniqueness.Yet, graciousness also inspires us to honor ourselves. Graciousness begets graciousness.

If we were to teach graciousness, we might take one step at a time by expressing heartfelt emotions in gracious space. For example, we could practice listening graciously, then smiling graciously, or speaking graciously from our hearts. By conducting ourselves graciously, we learn by example how to behold and develop the refined quality of responding with graciousness in order to live a gracious life.

During the Full Moon Grid Transmissions, let us propose to define ourselves and our sacred work by the Spirit of Graciousness. Let us intend with thoughtful embrace that all of Humanity share the intensity of our combined essence of Love, Gratitude, and Graciousness.

May our blessings of PEACE and THANKSGIVING flow outward to the world in a manner that resonates with deepest honor and appreciation of each other and all of Creation.

We shine forth IN THE ONENESS.

The Planetary Grid Transmissions, Full Moon this Saturday, November 24

Being A Starseed Lightworker

Being a starseed lightworker means to undergo painful process of being a human. But this trial was unnecessary because without it I/we wouldnt understand how difficult it is to break free from illusions of this world and start to live as a real FREE soul-individual.

Enslaved human mind is difficult to proceed, all those programs set into genes and DNA, but without this experience we couldnt help inhabitants of this planet to ascend into 5D… It is alway very easy to know how we would walk in another s moccasines…

Celebration Of Life, Love And Light Thanksgiving Message

THANKSGIVING MESSAGE

Greetings of Thanks and Love to Everyone!

Some quotations for you:

We are love loving in the field of love…TES

Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

This thanksgiving, i want to play a game, the Yes to Universal Love and Peace“Gratitude” Game. Tell me who or what you want to thank in your life and why.

The most meaningful thank you will win a special price!!!

All members of YES to Universal Love and Peace at :www.onegoalinc.ning.com get to vote by sending me their vote and message at: info@onegoalinc.com

Let’s play the game of life, the blissful life!

I want everyday to be thanksgiving day so we’ll continue it everyday even after thanksgiving. Every month we will pick a winner! Cut off is 12 midnight of the end of the month. The most meaningful thank you will win. Members can vote and the winner will be posted before the 15th of the next month.

Who do i want to thank? Okay, here’s mine for today…

My thanks for:

You for your being

The Universe for allowing me to play the game of "Yes toUniversal Love and Peace by 2012 and Onwards "with you.

My family members for teaching me how to allow, let others be and be free without judgment.

My dwelling for giving me shelter.

My partner for teaching me how to allow each other to be without judgment, share spirituality in ways I did not know is possible, love each other and set each other free.

The enlightened Masters for giving me the gift of light, life, love and understanding

The common people for letting me observe them and learn from them everyday of my life here on earth

Our Car for providing transportation to do my daily tasks

The angels or unseen beings, whom i cannot see but gives me insights into other dimensions of my being and endless possibilities for living this life the way i imagined it to be

The makers of the internet for allowing me to connect with you in ways i never imagined.

My computer who is working with me round the clock in doing my mission here on earth

My plants for giving me inspiration to be

The animals for teaching me how to be myself and how simple indeed life is.

To my infinite self for allowing me to play this game of life and love in beauty, joy, contentment and peace.

To people who give me some challenge which makes me stronger everyday just facing such challenge.

To that infinite love source from where i draw love everyday 24/7

Thank you! Thank You1 Thank You!

To be continued!

Here’s some Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes:

Raw "Not" Turkey Recipe

¼ c sunflower seeds

1/8 c pumpkin seeds

½ c grapeseed or olive oil

1/8 c chopped green pepper

1/8 c chopped celery root

2 Tblspn Artisana Amazon Bliss Butter or raw almond butter

1 Tablsp. powdered ginger

3 pcs Hadley dates

¼ c parsley chopped

1 Tblsp. powdered sage

Salt to taste

Pinch of cayenne

Medium green pepper

Process everything in a food processor except the green pepper. Open 1/3 of the green pepper and remove the top, seeds and pith. Stuff the inside of the pepper and cover the pepper with the remaining mixture. Top with the cranberry sauce and decorate with raisins, celery top, whole cranberries and oranges.

Cranberry Sauce:

½ c cranberries

1 inch ginger root

1/4 c orange juice from one orange

15 Hadley dates

2 Tblsp. grapeseed oil

Process everything in a food processor and spoon on top of the “not turkey” dish.

There are other healthy thanksgiving recipes from: www.onegoalinc.ning.com

Just look for the "Raw Living Food” Group and look at the discussions…

The Best Ever Pumpkin Pie Pecipe is good. No cooking!

The "Love" drink is equally yummy. Check it out!

No cooking is eco-friendly…

Infinite Blessings of Gratitude, joy, love and more love,

June

(Janaki is the name i use as a raw chef and is my spiritual name too)

Our Problem Is That We Expect To Feel Secure

Many of us have had past crises and problems, yet our worries and anxieties continue in the present. We believe that our situation causes our fears and we say, "If only things were different, I could relax." Yet even when everything is going well, we still get anxious that something unseen is amiss. When we are immersed in our fears, unable to let go and live life joyfully, we may become emotionally absent from our loved ones.

Our problem is not that life is insecure. Of course it is. Our problem is that we expect to feel secure. We put great energy into achieving control and having everything "just right," but quite naturally we end up without control. Then we think something is wrong. Instead, we can choose to turn our fears over to our Higher Power. We do that by talking about our fears, taking the steps we can, and trusting our Higher Power for the outcomes. Then we return to emotional contact in our relationship.

Tell your partner something you fear and turn it over to your Higher Power.

Planetary Grid Project And Its Lunar Transmissions

For clarification, this newly activated crystalline grid is also referred by many other names…including the Diamond Grid, the Grid of Divine Love, the Ascension Grid, the Unity Grid, the Grid of Christ Consciousness, the Grid of Light. It is the merkaba of the new Earth star and quite necessary for our ascension into 5th dimensional consciousness. It is important to understand that this grid reflects and amplifies our ascending levels of consciousness. The activation of this geodesic new earth structure is a phased process. It is increasingly activated as more and more people connect into its frequency.

articles and images to support your efforts in communicating and networking to others. There are both detailed writings and abbreviated writings to suit your preferences. There is also alliance with two experts in the field who have given us permission to use their research and more technical information on the grid if needed. (Just let me know if you need this reseARch.)

The building of our own networks of Light on this grid matrix is paramount to empowering and expanding the matrix into greater fields of mass unification to support humanity’s shift and Earth’s restructuring process. With aligned intent, we can accelerate healing and transformation into specific areas of the world.

We are also calling forth participation from people who anchor Light energy at sacred sites, geographical areas of crystalline power. These are the “central power stations” of the grid across the globe. These places of centralized power hold a high concentrated level of crystalline energy, purified frequencies and are the massive energy fields used to support this grid matrix.

The Planetary Grid Transmissions are created from and contained within the field of Oneness. It is a program for humanity and in service to humanity. These are transmissions freely gifted from our Creator and the realms of Universal Light to assist us on our sojourn into higher consciousness.

NEXT TRANSMISSION… FULL MOON, NOVEMBER 24, 2007 THANKSGIVING WEEKEND!!!