Complimentary currencies, LETS. ‘local exchange trade systems’, mutual credit systems, barter exchange, including time banks and green dollars.
Entailing the decentralisation of money, as well as creating a monetary unit that is democratic, accessible and retains its value?
With a cast that includes Vandana Shiva, Thomas Greco, David Korten, Charles Eisenstein, Jean Huston, Elisabet Sahtouris, Bernard Lietaer, John Perkins, Hazel Henderson and Riane Eisler, this brilliant video needs to be seen by as many people possible - in all countries.
Katie Teague with no experience in the profession of digital media became successful in her art form when she committed, by saying a full YES!
As a therapist Katie noticed people carrying worries and concerns about money, as well as our disconnection from both our selves and the natural world. This as a result of the subtle and not so subtle abuses of how much money controls us, whilst at the same time we exploit the earth and the sacred to gain our riches.
This gave her the impulse to document her findings in relationship to money, its uses, the lack of it, and ways to earn money by means that are outside of mainstream consciousness.
Working four years to put it together with assistance from a Navajo medicine man that inspired the name of her production company ‘storm cloud media’ and who implored her to not start anything that does not end in beauty and for her to commit to giving beauty back to beauty.
In the unfoldment of this interview we hear that John Perkins the author of ‘the confessions of an economic hit man’ described business today as ‘predatory economics that goes with the speed of wild fire around the world’ whilst Hazel Henderson calls it ‘the hoax of the global casino – a giant Ponzi scheme’ and of the anger when people make the effort to find out, or are stung by being on the receiving end of it - a shift in consciousness starts to awaken us.
Basically we know our human nature even in a global context is not malicious, but we have become entwined in a monetary system that is set up to exploit, that is extractive and the collateral damage to families, neighbourhoods, cities and countries under present esculating vulture capitalism, is actually with out end. As exemplified by Wall St and the centralised banking system they are eroding our values plus physical and emotional wellbeing. With unrelenting pressure being put on the biosphere like never before too.
For when we research the system, it is designed ultimately to collapse because it has to feed off continuous growth, which is not achievable on a finite planet. Yet the mainstream of society is yet to grok this.
With over 7 billion people on our planet today the urgency of finding a better more equitable economic system has never been more critical. This is the question that the grass roots organizations are taking forward at this moment. From the lessons of the Occupy Movement to localized solutions, many people are still looking to evolve and involve themselves to find an answer to this vexing challenge.
This interview talks of the mysterious, of synergy, of an emergent quality that is organic and inclusive of wholeness and of the very possibility of an energy that comes about to self-organise and take us deeper into conscious connection, especially as mother earth groans as her ecosystems take the hit from the extractive corporations who straddle her girth.
Katies excellent inspiring FREE DVD is available to download on www.moneyandlifemovie.com I donated $10.00 as I believe in the exchange of energy, but it is FREE.