Nine Points of Unity

 

Attachment-Based Community Building

We’re committed to a culture of trust and belonging. In our capitalist society that depends on hyper-individualism and consumerism, building communal secure attachment is one of the most vital forms of resistance we can engage in. We strive to be consistently accessible, responsive, and emotionally engaged with each other, starting with our core relationships and moving out into the wider-community.

 

Collapse Awareness

We’re rooted in the reality of current, ongoing, and inevitable collapse of our social, political, environmental, and economic systems. The effects of human induced climate crisis and non-stop global violence have created the real possibility of near-term human extinction, along with the extinction of most of our non-human kin. In order to respond honestly and effectively to the shock and overwhelm of accelerated change and loss, we cultivate the skills of deep discernment, systemic and information analysis, strategic community building, and somatic-emotional regulation.

 

Creative Expression

In order to step into a truly different world based in love rather than domination, we must cultivate wild imagination, wonder, and play. We make beauty out of the broken and appreciate what’s awe-inspiring. We use poetry, art, song, ritual, and movement in order to express what our colonized hearts, minds, and words can’t otherwise convey.

 

Ecological Solidarity

We know ourselves, and our species, as part of and depending on the living body of Earth. We’re dedicated to honoring and defending relationships with the natural world and the original stewards of the land we inhabit. Capitalism is at the heart of our disconnection from the wider web of life, and the main cause of planetary collapse; Humanity must quickly shift away from a consumerist mindset towards an ecologically and communally centered consciousness to sustain life in any form. We see this shift taking place through practices such as interspecies communication, ecopsychology, whole systems design, permaculture, agroforestry, and regenerative agriculture.

 

Grief Tending

We experience personal and collective grief as the natural consequence of being truly aware and alive during these times–often referred to as the anthropocene era or sixth great extinction. Grief is evidence of love and, as such, we do not aim to fix or resolve grief, rather we fully bear witness to what’s unfolding during loss and transition. By building relationship with our grief, we increase our capacity to build intersectional solidarity and face injustice of all kinds.

 

Radical Integrity

In order to fully integrate the seriousness of the global catastrophe we’re experiencing, we engage in strategic and values-based decision-making in every aspect of our lives. In these dire and unjust circumstances, we hold all beliefs and actions as being political in nature. We aim to continually radicalize ourselves and our community, and we call for a revolution that responds to the ongoing war being perpetrated by the oligarchic-elite on those with less power.

 

Ritual Literacy

In a time void of culture and lacking accessible systems for well-being, we see ritual as vital to communal healing and collective nervous system regulation. The trauma of oppression and shock of collapse, requires awareness of the elements and skills needed to work with deep psychic material, particularly in group settings. We’re dedicated to creating conscious practices and containers for grief, trauma, gratitude, transition and spell crafting.

 

Transformative Justice

We’re addressing systemic oppression, violence, and unhealthy power structures through creative facilitation, mediation, and communal systems of accountability. In shifting our sense of justice towards community-based efforts of health and healing, rather than punitive forms of state-based control, we’re building movements grounded in right use of power, honesty, love, and grassroots action. We seek to support individuals and communities in accessing tools and resources that support transformative and equitable systems.

 

Trauma Stewardship

We recognize trauma as most often being a consequence of domination and oppression. We choose to be informed and engaged with all types of trauma including personal, cultural, collective, and ancestral trauma. We’re committed to tending to and responsibly guiding ourselves and other beings who are experiencing the effects of trauma.

 

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