I am happy to share Brian’s latest passion here on the blog. I did a write up for this campaign which was featured on CCN last week. Here is what I shared:
“In this age of globalism and corporate over control, what can an individual do to create sustainability and prosper in their own lives? Massive Commercial influence invades small communities, buying out the local cottage industry producers, which has the effect of squashing any diversity of choice within the local markets. For the small time producer these giants of industry represent the Goliath of our modern world; but there is hope.
Nearly every product, service or resource we have come to use in our lives, originated as a result of an empowered individual or group whom had the network and knowledge at their disposal to realize their dream. Creative and Inspired people the world over have changed the landscape of our civilization by following their dream, seeking the knowledge and skills to empower themselves, and most importantly, were supported by others who found value in their vision; a support network and a truly co-creative relationship.
Nothing in Nature can exist without relationship. The honey bee buzzes from flower to flower, drinking nectar which was produced by plants, whom produced drop after life giving drop from the sun and the earth, filled with micro-organisms, and bacteria; a community working together at each step. To the observer, there is a fundamental principle revealed bolstering the creation of everything we have come to love about life; interconnectedness or unity.
9 Gifts of Gaia acknowledges this key aspect to creative empowerment, whereby a community of beings offers support to the individual, using the tools of our modern age to support them. True knowledge, of self and the world, empowers the individual with skills – opposed to memorized facts – all successes are a result of talents realized and developed within the individual supported by others. This counter movement to corporate globalization is one of many novel platforms ripe for transforming our impoverished and unhealthy planet, back into the harmony of nature it was meant to be.
Imagine a world where each individuals unique gifts and talents are nurtured and supported by a global community of conscious people who realize sustainability comes from true knowledge imparted and developed within each person. Imagine a world where the dreams of an artist, engineer, or inventor are not squashed by corporate over control, but enriched and encouraged. Empower it Forward is a campaign which intends to do just that.
50% of Earths population (over 3.5 Billion people) fall below the poverty line. A lack of money, resources and most importantly knowledge of how their talents and passions can be developed pervades all nations and cultures. Knowledge can lead to power, once it is realized within, and is supported by those who understand each individual is an endless wealth of creative potential.
The Empower it Forward campaign is one Paradigm shifting model which acknowledges the reality of our interconnectedness with all things. Finding entrepreneurs, artisans, and people who are brave enough to realize their dream is the first link in a global chain. As consumers, our choices have a huge impact; what we spend our money and time on literally shapes the world we live in.
By showcasing the local cottage industry producers, using the tools of globalization to empower opposed to suppress, 9 Gifts of Gaia, will provide a complete cycle of production, distribution and market options directly to those consumers who have the most impact in transforming the existing Paradigm. By supporting the individual with our purchases, we make a tangible vote for change.
Whether you are the struggling artist, or the interested consumer, our choices really do matter, and when done in a way which fosters empowerment, we all can benefit. In this age of information, dependency on a Paradigm which destroys the planet and impoverishes the individual, can only be maintained by continued ignorance of our impact on the world at large. Let us now make a choice to empower all people the world over, working together to help heal the planet and rediscover the hidden gems of creative potential each of us has waiting in the wings.
We can do it, one step, one person, one mind, one moment at a time.