PLANETARY CULTURE OF WATERTUDES



CORE TRUTH:

All Life Emerges from ONE Water … We are ALL of Water

KEY QUESTION:

Can our species live in profleurian1 relationship with this TRUTH?

(In ‘real time’ … to make a REAL difference?)


The answer (of course) … is YES!

 

OUR MORE COMPELLING QUESTIONS ARE …

WHAT IF you could positively effect the future by just saying THANK YOU?
Would you do it … if ultimately, our lives depended on it?

WHAT IF every person who desires a better future for the next generations would commit to saying thank you to the Source of their Life (Water) everyday for one year?
Could you do this … if the future of the Grandchildren depended on it?

Would you be willing to begin today?

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Effective solutions to THIS key question are precisely the social momentum the Water Awake Network is motivating, as we connect our watersheds and evoke our gratitude to work for us. There are many incredible resonant Water efforts already in action and many more in the works … now is the time to connect into a networked community of Water advocacy.

We believe the most effective, universal method to begin reconnecting humanity into an intrinsic profleurian relationship with Life on Earth is the simple action of “Giving Thanks” to our Water every day, individually and in the collective, as a Water Blessing.

In its simplest form, a blessing is a non-dogmatic, genuine expression of gratitude. To give a blessing is to receive a blessing. In a deeper sense, a blessing is a connection point to a greater appreciation of the world and is a powerful act of subtle vibrational activism that changes our relationship to the Life around us. One pure, authentic act of subtle activism really can change a person⎯it shifts our fundamental perceptions at a cellular level.

As we remember and reestablish our primary core relationship with the Source of Our Life, our Water, we naturally begin living this Truth from the very center of our being. We will inevitability begin to see all Life from a very different perspective. We will begin to care deeply, and when we receive care, we will give care. We will then honor and treat the rest of Life as carefully if it is one’s self … because, truly, at the most basic level, IT IS.

Acting together, we create the force of a cultural tidal wave! This is the essential premise of ‘Watertude’, our Planetary Water Gratitude Campaign.

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Imagine a planetary campaign generating ‘Watertude’ (Water Gratitude) conducted as a positive global social action aimed at reaching a counterbalancing planetary tipping point 2 within seven years. This IS possible as:

  • Millions of people say ‘YES’ to becoming Water Guardians to safeguard our Water;
  • We speak out, share the campaign, and actively express the spirit of Watertude;
  • Interconnect our Water Wisdom and dreams, as well as our proposed and active Water projects;

  • We each willingly backup our commitment to our Water with simple pledges to give small gratitude blessings each time we drink water, wash, water our garden or greet other Water Guardians;
  • Very importantly, as we grace our Water with gratitude whenever we gather in groups, begin a meeting or even vote on Water issues.

THEN we will have massively and truly shifted human behavior in a way that will make a difference. THEN we shall together be able to gently alter of the collision course of the human species away from the jagged reefs of looming planetary boundaries3 delineating our aquasphere’s ecological intolerance for imbalance.

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Initiated with the strong intention of reaching social critical mass4 very rapidly, this coordinated action arises from the shoulders of giants⎯the social activists who have come before us: the cultural whole system meme of the Trim Tab5 as advanced by Buckminster Fuller, the concept of Conscious Evolution advocated by Barbara Marx Hubbard, the non-violent resistance principles of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi, the planetary organizing of Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising campaign to end gender violence. These are a few examples among so many other shining models to guide our path.

With a culture of focused collaboration using the mass coordination tools afforded to us by the Internet, we have the capacity to return humanity into our proper relationship within the Water Cycle of Life, and reestablish the original rights of our Water in only a few years. This intentional initiative allows humanity to consciously shift the behavior of the species at an evolutionary level. Imagine how quickly the world would shift towards a thriving planetary balance⎯from the inside outward.

This is the magnitude of social actions called for in these times. This is what we are aiming to accomplish, but we can only do it together … acting with WATERTUDE! YES! WE CAN.


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There is only ONE WATER on Earth,
We Are All Water, in Essence …
WE ARE WATER HEALING WATER!


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  • Supporting and encouraging the blossoming of full potential.
  • Any individual, group, or entity supporting the blossoming of full potential.

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  • The point in time at which a series of small isolated changes acquires enough magnitude, pressure or importance to cause a more significant irreversible change in the whole system.

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Credit: Cheng (Lily) Li

  • The moment when an idea or social behavior crosses a specific threshold that tips its acceptance factor and adoption begins to spread exponentially.
  • When a group—or a large number of group members—rapidly and dramatically changes its behavior by widely adopting a previously rare practice.

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The planetary boundaries concept, first published in 2009, identifies nine global priorities relating to human-induced changes to the environment. The science shows that these nine processes and systems regulate the stability and resilience of the earth system – the interactions of land, ocean, atmosphere and life that together provide conditions upon which our societies depend.*

Proposed planetary boundaries

  1. Climate change
  2. Change in biosphere integrity (biodiversity loss and species extinction)
  3. Stratospheric ozone depletion
  4. Ocean acidification
  5. Biogeochemical flows (phosphorus and nitrogen cycles)
  6. Land-system change (for example deforestation)
  7. Freshwater use
  8. Atmospheric aerosol loading (microscopic particles in the atmosphere that affect climate and living organisms)
  9. Introduction of novel entities (e.g. organic pollutants, radioactive materials, nanomaterials, and micro-plastics)

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Planetary Boundaries
Felix Mueller(Own work) (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

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*Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego


  • Physics: The minimum amount of fissile material needed to maintain a nuclear chain reaction.
  • Figurative: Minimum amount of anything required to start or maintain a venture:
    “A communication system is of no value unless there is a critical mass of users.”
  • Social dynamics: Critical mass the a sufficient number of adopters of an innovation in a social system so that the rate of adoption becomes self-sustaining and creates further growth.

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70.000 bikes at Hungarian Critical Mass
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Trim tabs are small surfaces connected to the trailing edge of a larger control surface on a boat or aircraft, used to control the trim of the controls. Changing the setting of a trim tab adjusts the neutral or resting position of a control surface.

“Something hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. Think of the Queen Mary—the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there’s a tiny thing at the edge of the rudder called a trim tab. It’s a miniature rudder. Just moving the little trim tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. Takes almost no effort at all. So I said that the little individual can be a trim tab. Society thinks it’s going right by you, that it’s left you altogether. But if you’re doing dynamic things mentally, the fact is that you can just put your foot out like that and the whole big ship of state is going to go. So I said, call me Trim Tab.”

– R. Buckminster Fuller, February 1972 issue of Playboy

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Trim Tab Gear by Blondie Hasler
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