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You are invited to enter the home current for the Water Awake Network (WÄN).

This is the central portal for a series of integrated networking portals, each guiding us to explore our inalienable personal true relationship with our world’s Water as the ‘Origin of All Life on Earth’.
As we remember this core common bond as sacred, we safeguard our Water as our SOURCE.

When we collectively connect our voices, wisdom, dreams and projects, we’re generating an energetic social matrix⎯a global community and culture of Water champions unified by our intention to protect the health and integrity of our World’s Watersheds for all future generations.

We invite you to dive in and allow the discovery to unfold … it’s okay, the Water’s fine.


Our acronym for the Water Awake Network is ‘WÄN’. The Ä is an open, central, unrounded vowel, like in Water |wätər|. It’s pronounced ONE, as in “There is only WÄN Water on Earth”.


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This is a space holder for the registration request and log in function.

Here you’ll be able to request an invitation for registration to begin engaging as a Water Guardian, or log in if you’ve visited before.




*WE’RE CURRENTLY IN BETA TESTING MODE*

We are growing the WÄN community while we build the WÄN website and we’re motivating our members to actively engage in a new kind of co-creative model in the process. We wholehearted encourage you to submit your ideas, feedback and suggestions, as your input will help craft the direction and functionality of the network as we expand.

There are several spaces you’ll come across indicating they are ‘In Development’ (id).
The strategic choice was made to keep these up as placeholders, so as to inspire you with the WÄN Plan and demonstrate our promise to continue developing the site. These pages will come online as available time, energy and resources enable the pace of our growth.
 
We’ve realized we can’t wait for “perfect”. Even as these nascent pages incubate in the ‘Realms of Possibility’, it’s essential we participate and begin connecting as the Water Guardians around the world … and your support is critical for growing the Water Awake momentum.
 
WÄN needs your active involvement to help unfurl our potential to serve this vital mission.



• You can always use the old standby, just clicking on the menus at the top or …
 
• As you scroll the WÄN pages you’ll find expandable accordians, such as these here, along with various buttons and tabs. These features provide detailed information, descriptions for elements of WÄN, tidbits of wisdom, links to other reference sites, and a few surprises.
 
• Several direct navigational portals will guide you elsewhere on the site. These links lead you into other distinct spaces within WÄN and are indicated by clickable icons we’re calling:

CLIC-ONS

• Big, tiny, simple or elaborate, Clic-ons will open new zones for discovery⎯all are clickable.
Try it! Both Clic-ons below will take you directly to a Portal entry point for quick navigation.



• You can always return to this WÄN Currents page to reorient if you get lost as you wander.
Just click on either of the two WÄN Current clic-ons below whenever you come across them.

 

RETURN TO WÄN CURRENT

 

Thanks for playing with us … explore around, there is much so more inspiration inside!



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CIRCLE GROUP DIRECTORY

FORUM GROUP DIRECTORY

RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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WE ARE RESPONDING TO OUR WATER’S CALL!

WÄN is an innovative network designed to evolve into a global Water Community. With our efforts, we will nurture, support and connect the emerging corp of Water advocates, activists and champions; each a guardian for the Whole Water Cycle of Life. We’re focusing on healing and safeguarding our Water thru our beneficial actions and collaborative hearts.

Seeing what great beneficial changes are possible with the deep shared commitments arising from a dedicated circle of current Water Guardians, working together towards co-creating effective whole system solutions to our looming planetary Water issues⎯this knowing has inspired the formation of the Water Awake Network (WÄN).

People everywhere are waking up to this pressing imperative, yet what’s missing is a way to connect all the people dedicated to this same primary purpose into an integral network.
The WÄN website seeks to address this critical gap as a heartfelt prayer and water blessing, as a community commons and a fervent call to action.

As we tap into this powerful impulse, we’re initiating one of the most vital conversation of our times. In this global, collaborative cultural dialog, it’s our duty to give voice to the myriad voiceless beings. In doing so, we’re transforming the future of our grandchildren; the choices and actions we make today will directly impact all future generation’s ability to flourish.

WHY?

Clearly, unsustainable, commodity-based, extractive behavior of the human species over the last few centuries has knocked every living system out of alignment. The destructive and uncaring manner in which we treat our Water, our Earth and the rest of Life, is the same way we’re treating our fellow humans. The dominant culture’s fatal delusion of separation has caused significant impact upon our biosphere. This is seen most dramatically within our planetary Water Cycle out of balance, manifesting in what we have termed ‘Climate Change’.

Although, it seems that the crises occurring today are the very motivators compelling humanity to evolve and this dire state of the world’s natural systems has intrinsically triggered a protective reaction from our ailing Earth/Water Mother. We’re realizing as we each heal our own false perceptions, we restore the human balance within our Watershed; discovering the planetary immune system’s response is kicking in⎯it is, in fact … US!

One of the most destructive delusions, which requires immediate counterbalancing, is the idea that Water is a resource or a commodity to be exploited solely for the benefit of a few and to the deprivation of countless multitude. This is just simply not right nor true, and no amount of justification will make it so.

WATER IS OUR SACRED SOURCE.
PURE FREE FLOWING WATER THE MOST BASIC RIGHT FOR ALL LIFE ON EARTH.

WHEN?

In essence, every acute social, political, economic and ecological challenge we’re facing is calling upon ALL of humanity to wake up, get out of bed, and begin generating an immediate, effective and powerful cohesive global campaign towards protecting the optimum integrity of our primary Life Source⎯our Watersheds. There is no better time than the present.
 
NOW. Today. We must BECOME the change our grandchildren are waiting for!
 
Please activate your kinship with WÄN. Together, we are initiating the social energy needed to ensure us all pure, clean Water, flowing freely thru a thriving planetary Aquasphere ~ for the benefit of ALL LIFE and in gratitude for OUR ONE AND ONLY WATERSHED.

WE ARE LISTENING
Only Time is NOW
Our Water is Calling
WE ARE HER VOICE


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Background Photo: “The Tale of a Dolphin”/Jennifer McCallum, Otago Media



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!

 

The more compelling questions are:

WHAT IF?

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 generation 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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HOW?

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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WHAT’S NEXT?

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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WHY NOT?

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.


There is only ONE WATER on Earth,
WE ARE ALL WATER.
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
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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.

By becherpig [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

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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Navigational Portals & Directories

Water Confederation Pages & Spaces

Concentric Kinship Tiers

Community Actions & Vital Fun

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Fresh Focus gives quick access to what’s fresh in the Water Awake Network. Here we can gain access to:

WÄN COMMUNITY BULLETINS ~

Network-wide notifications and messages from the WÄN core team, as well as from the WÄN community circle groups, forums, watersheds and alliances;

RSS FEEDS ~

Water news and science information, accessed both from within WÄN and from to many information sources from around the world;

PROFILE SPOTLIGHTS ~

A rotation of profiles spotlight our members, helping us get to know our WÄN Community and find out what Water projects we are all working on;

ARTIST SHOWCASES ~

Revolving showcases featuring a selection of creative works from our WÄN resonant artists and gives links to their portfolios;

CAMPAIGN UPDATES ~

As the various WÄN campaigns progress, we will post progress, important action updates and other participant information;

ALLIANCE HIGHLIGHTS ~

Alliances will be able to post information about what their organizations are working on and how we can support their efforts.

The goal of the Fresh Focus Portal is to feature and give easy access to the most current Water topics. Let us know what elements you would find useful to be featured within this portal. We want it to be as streamlined as possible, so we will need to exercise restraint in what elements are ultimately selected are included on this page. That said, please also let us know if you find any useless elements. This is an example of how your feedback in this early beta stage is invaluable.

WATERSHED NEWS ~

Here is a spot where any WÄN member can share the news of what is happening in their local Watershed and be able to solicit support for their projects;




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Please consider the vibrating rings rippling across a beautiful quiet pond from a stone dropped in the Water … you can see where each ripple is being energized from the force in the center, with the concentrated energy radiating outward from the center point in expanding concentric rings dissipating in intensity.

We’ve structured the Water Awake Network (WÄN) on this biomimetic model with four concentric rings of membership engagement that we call ‘Concentric Kinship’. We’ve chosen this unusual term as a gentle reminder of the Truth that we are all kindred in the One Water radiating from the shared still point of NOW. We use the acronym WÄN interchangeably with the Water Awake Network. The ‘A’ is pronounced as in the word wand |wänd| to resemble the word ONE, further symbolizing our commitment to Wholeness.

We have a progressive process for community engagement, and you are welcome to participate within WÄN at any level that best suits you. The required entry point for anyone interested in becoming active kindred within the WÄN community is to connect into the network thru the outermost ring of the ‘AIR’ kinship concentric. Once you get a good sense of what the Water Awake Network is all about at this tier, we encourage you to delve further into the concentrics of EARTH, FIRE & WATER.

WÄN’s kinship system is explained briefly below, for details, hit the clic-ons above.

AIR:

This first tier is our basic introductory kinship level, which gives you read-only access to the public areas of the network. This allows you test the Water and will give you a general feel for the WÄN operating paradigm.

EARTH:

The next concentric inward is our foundational level of the EARTH kinship. This kinship ring opens your active interaction within the WÄN community by allowing you join circle groups and to post or comment as an active participant in the public forums. This kinship tier allows you to journey deeper into the vital current of the network to discern if this community resonates with you.

WATER:

The WATER kinship is the heartbeat of WÄN and the ‘juju’ that will allow WÄN to thrive. By engaging at this level you are really ‘becoming WÄN’ by activating a strong presence in the network. You will be able to create your own portfolio as a Water Advocate; you will have the ability to post and share your insights in our blogs. You’ll have the ability to create and manage your own watershed circle groups and group forums, as well, you may invite and mentor new Water Kin into the community. As Water Kindred, you are eligible to be featured on the ‘Fresh Focus’ portal, where you can use the exposure to showcase your own particular Water activism (either for yourself or your company).

FIRE:

Finally, the innermost kinship concentric of FIRE represents the creative spark arising from your tangible alliance within the Water Awake Network. You will be able to use the Water Awake Network as your primary social platform and as an organizational tool for your projects. This tier allows members to work together serving our Water at a very generative operational level. This core concentric enables members to have the greatest voice in the co-creation of the Water Awake Network community. FIRE kindred are the highly active members of the Water Awake Network providing the practical, energetic, creative and organizational leadership, both virtually on the Water Awake Network and within our local Watershed Communities, which will determine how well we all flow into the future.

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As WÄN grows, and we begin to actively engaging the broader global community with the Water Awake Network, we will be discovering an ocean of alliances and potential relationships with other similarly motivated Water advocates. Great potential exists that as we nurture these dynamic interactions within WÄN, we shall be concurrently making a significant beneficial difference for ALL LIFE upon our incredible Planet Earth. This is one of WÄN’s primary goals.

For when the profleurian visions of even a small group of highly committed and generative advocates are intentionally aligned with a shared purpose and power, then we carry the transformational force of a mighty tidal wave … and these visions then begin transforming into our reality.

Central to WÄN’s mission is the creating the capacity to facilitate building these generative alliances within our WÄN network and then to tangibly link these with the local change-makers within your own local Watersheds. The structure of WÄN is designed to guide our members into a wide-range of positive, productive interactions through this global/local community format.

The key elements of the WÄN community environment are summed up below, for more in-depth explanations, please click on the above clic-ons.

CIRCLE GROUPS:

These are small (7-14 participants) self organizing groups of intimate community engagement, which may encompass a wide ranging topics. 

FORUMS:

Any of the circles, guilds or councils can create discussion forums, in order to effectively explored their concerns, ideas, campaigns and projects.

AFFINITY GUILDS:
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The 12 WÄN Affinity Guilds are our focused working groups organized around specific aspects of our ever-changing world and may include individual kin from any of the various circle groups. 

COUNCILS:
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Our councils are currently unformed and will evolve over time as the kinship concentricity develops and solidifys. The WÄN councils are the organizational aspect of the FIRE Kinship. We envision any number of potential councils forming to address WÄN management, gender and age issues, conflict resolution, local watershed issues, etc.



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ARTIST’S PORTFOLIOS

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