Good News & Grounded Solutions

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PDT

Good news! Grounded, lasting solutions are emerging everywhere. Please enjoy this excerpt from our ThriveTogether live event showing real evidence that a shift is happening.

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Audio Transcription

Foster: As Kimberly and I travel around, one of the things we have noticed is that people are continually surprised that we seem cheerful. With all of the bad news that we deal with, it’s understandable that people would think it would be overwhelming. It’s quite the contrary. The bad news informs solutions for us. That’s why we pay a lot of attention to it. But, we are so immersed — in our ThriveConnect project, in our Solutions Hub network, with all the people that we meet traveling to different cities and so forth — in human resiliency and creativity in the face of duress and major challenges, that it reminds us that every group that we’re with that is waking up, that is taking action, that’s collaborating, that’s speaking up…that’s a fractal and we’ve come to the conclusion that that fractal is happening in every community all over the world. That’s almost impossible to actually wrap our mind around because you’re not going to hear about that in the mainstream news, but it’s happening and that’s one of the things that gives us such tremendous hope.

The key context for today is that each one of the stories that we’ll share and that we look forward to hearing from you, create a context. They create an insight into a new paradigm, which is what’s got me most excited, really, of anything on the planet these days. It’s a new paradigm that we’ve been discovering from dealing particularly with our Solutions Hub network, which is taking on over 200 issues in 100 different countries with over 1,000 different groups. But, we’re seeing the common denominator is that virtually every one of those issues is the breakdown in the wholeness of a healthy, natural system. With the global domination agenda, that tends to be very often a conscious, intentional, deceptive breakdown in that system. But, whether it’s intentional or not, the key to the solutions is recognizing what a healthy, whole system looks like, honoring that natural process, and then restoring that process.

The state of Montana in the U.S. has nullified the federalization of state law enforcement. That means the Federal government is basically bribing states by “giving them” (really imposing on the local law enforcement) all of this military technology that they are trying to get rid of and they want to have the states geared up to impose martial law either locally or nationwide at a moment’s notice. So, just as an example, this law says that a law enforcement agency may not receive the following types of properties from a military equipment surplus program: drones that are armored, weaponized, or both, aircraft that are combat configured, grenades or similar explosives, silencers, or militarized armored vehicles. I’m glad one state is standing up. Others are beginning to follow suit. We’re working on that in Santa Cruz County here in California. People are working across the country and other countries around the world.

Here’s another one in relation to Justice. A Berlin-based startup, called Cyborg Unplug, is selling a device that creates a force field around your home or office that detects surveillance drones and then turns off their video or audio.

The German corporation Deutsche Bank has recently done a study in which they suggest that solar has already won the energy battle and based on the increasing energy demand, on the decreasing costs of batteries, and the cheaper more efficient solar technologies, they’re estimating that over 50% of the energy market, by 2050, will be solar. Now, that to me is really good news because solar is obviously a lot more renewable. It’s not entirely renewable because of storage and transport costs of the materials and mining and all of that. But, I would also add that this particular study does not include awareness of the coming free energy technologies, which will not only be able to feed the grid but also operate locally in a town, a community, or even home-by-home. But, from the point of view of honoring the wholeness of a natural system, the solar technology accesses the sun’s energy without explosions. Think how much of our energy is based on destroying the wholeness of a natural energy system as we described with the torus as we described in THRIVE. In solar, there is no combustion, there’s no fusion, no fission.

Along the same lines, you probably heard about Elon Musk and his Tesla Motors has come out with a new home battery. This isn’t a new way of accessing energy or generating energy, but it’s a much more efficient storage technology than we’ve had before that you can literally hang on the wall in your garage or your office building. It’s a big step toward helping people get off the grid and any large institutional steps that do that really help toward the eventual decentralization of energy through free energy technology.

Another technology that’s helping with that is something that’s called the Bloom Box, which there are numerous companies now who are running their entire office buildings off of these stand alone — it’s actually just a little box the size of a shoe box, but you can stack them together into something the size of a cargo container and then you can run an entire office building and it’s not plugged into the grid. It runs off of bio-gas run through a very sophisticated filter. The fact that large companies are now getting permission from the government to run off the grid will really help with the transition where any and all of us can be off the grid in the future with the new technologies that are coming along.

Speaking of which, I just got back from a very exciting trip to the East Coast where I got to visit for the first time a couple of labs that we are working with in the ThriveConnect initiative. One of them was an energy lab. The other was a health lab. The energy lab, I can’t say a lot about it yet. I’m under non-disclosure with them and we want to make sure that they get safely out. It was thrilling to go into this lab and see traditional equipment, but run in a whole new configuration that has a much deeper understanding of how energy naturally flows that gets rid of almost all the resistance in a system and runs very cool and actually increases according to the load and can feed directly into the grid. Those types of things are coming along very fast now in the energy field.

Let’s move on to the field where I think I’ve seen the most progress of all, which is in relation to toxins in our food. Obviously, there’s a major onslaught from Monsanto and Syngenta and other companies that have been poisoning our land and destroying the wholeness of our food for years with the intentional support of government. But, here are some of the things that are happening:

First of all, the World Health Organization, which is by no means a progressive, far-reaching, enlightened organization, even they have had to acknowledge that the glyphosate pesticides (that are at the basis of Monsanto’s Round-Up and so many of the agricultural pesticides that are unnecessary with whole-systems growing) are probably carcinogenic. That has encouraged a lot of other actions around the country and around the world, including the fact that Sri Lanka’s President, the first thing that he did when he was instated was to ban glyphosate nationwide to protect the health of his people. Vermont has recently prevailed in their defense against an appeal by Monsanto of their recent passing of GMO labeling laws. Monsanto has also had to pay $93 million to a small town called Nitro, West Virginia, where Agent Orange was produced. They finally had to admit their culpability and start to pay out. That’s just one small town. It’s a glimpse of what’s coming. Syngenta was sued for $1 billion in damages over China’s rejection of GM corn because China is halting the import of GM rice and corn. McDonald’s is in a global profit free-fall right now as people everywhere are increasingly reflecting the resistance to chemically-altered, toxic fast food. The United Nations itself is calling for an end to industrialized farming. And in Pennsylvania, St. Luke’s hospital has invested in an organic farm to provide alternatives to the usual GMO-processed green jello-types of things brought to you in your hospital room, supposedly to help with your healing. And that’s just an indication. There are many, many other stories about the GMO successes and rejections. I think we are approaching a tipping point where it will no longer be viable for these companies to try to inflict these poisons, either legally or financially.

Let’s move on to Economics for a moment. Following the lead of Iceland, Hungary has ordered the Rothschild banks to leave the country. And, along that line, here in my hometown of Santa Cruz, California, the County Board of Supervisors has just voted not to do business for the next five years with any of the five bank felons (including Chase and Citicorp) who were just fined $5.5 million when they were found guilty of rigging trillions of dollars of the world’s biggest financial markets. The banks aren’t going to take a big hit from Santa Cruz County. The entire portfolio of Santa Cruz County is valued at $650 million. We’ve had a blog before on the CAFRs (the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports) where all the governments — city, county, and state — all keep secret their investment funds. California alone has $700 billion that they keep secret in this rainy day investment fund and, of course, that’s all invested in these big banks. As cities, counties, and states wake up and refuse to have their funds (1) hidden and (2) invested with these crooks, it will have a major impact.

I want to say one more thing to touch on very lightly for those of you who didn’t attend or see in the archives our last event on the Global Financial Update. There are huge things coming in the global financial situation because the BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and many, many more countries that have joined in that alliance — are building all the alternatives to the Federal Reserve/IMF/World Bank system. As those alternatives — their ratings systems, their gold exchanges, new Internet, new international money transfer system, the BRICS bank, the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank — these are all alternatives to the crooked fiat money system, which has facilitated the global elite in trying to take over the world in a very obviously corrupt and destructive way. This new system that the BRICS is supporting will be global and asset-backed and depend on much more honest ratings of countries and corporations and so forth. I think there will be major resets of various currencies around the world based on real assets and products and services that the countries have, which could shake things up significantly in the interim, but ultimately have a much more basis to avoid global financial collapse.

Guest Panelist: The company is and they have a system that involves a new form of hydrogen that sounds like it’s the missing link where physicists and cosmologists have for a long time been trying to understand what the heck is this dark matter all about. They can infer its presence by its effect on other systems in the universe. The idea is that this new form of hydrogen has the electron closer to the nucleus, which gives it a much more stable state and it’s a heck of a powerful source of energy. The website is really straightforward. It is There’s all kinds of videos there and I am so impressed with the site because it makes a person wonder if this were a fraud of some sort (or a scam or whatever), who would go to all that effort to produce so much information, including video demonstrations of the device?

Foster: I’ve been following Black Light Power for about five years. I’ve never gone to visit their lab. I haven’t met the principles yet myself. But, I too have been very impressed by their professionalism and by their transparency. I know they have many millions of dollars invested. They’ve been doing this for a long time. I subscribe to Infinite Energy magazine and recently there was an entire conference where experts were coming together and doing an analysis and various types of testing of the Black Light Power technology. It was looking very promising. I can’t say that it’s a proven technology yet. It’s certainly doing very remarkable things. It’s not proven that it’s an over-unity technology, but I think it’s definitely in the category. I look at hundreds of these. It’s definitely one of the top ones that I have heard about and it’s in the category where it’s clearly not a hoax or a scam as far as I can tell.

Goa: There’s this new type of 3D printing called CLIP, which stands for Continuous [Liquid] Interface Production, which is essentially a spinoff of digital light projection 3D printing and they’ve developed a new type of technology that kind of turns the technology around. The net result is 3D printing at up to 100 times faster than has been experienced up to this date. It’s a really exciting piece from that.

Another development with 3D printing that I wanted to share is this great little application out of Amsterdam (not necessarily so little), but what they’ve done is they’ve managed to take these robots and put 3D printers on them and they’re building a bridge across a river, sort of in one motion. The robots are strapped to the bridge that they’re actually creating and as they go farther out, they add a little more and then move out and add a little more. They’ve been talking about this kind of thing for a while, but to see something come into the real world…these folks in Amsterdam are obviously taking it to a whole other level. I thought that was pretty cool and wanted to share that.

Guest Panelist: I live in Venice Beach, California and over here it’s very, vey exciting to see how the community is actually finding their way around. There are a lot of artists here and they’re not necessarily making a whole lot of money to sustain themselves, but they’re finding ways to get community together and still get to do their art and still get to do community gardens. There are a few sponsors. Kiss The Ground is a big, beautiful organization that’s owned by one of the Café Gratitude owners and they have been hosting beautiful events. They hosted an event this week for the Black Hills artists with indigenous people. That was very beautiful. Nahko Bear played. They had a beautiful gathering of musicians and they provided food. There have been one or two events a week where they’re putting community garden boxes to go on the streets now that Los Angeles allowed to happen. It’s very beautiful to see the community coming together in Los Angeles. In a little bit, I’m going to be going to another event at a venue called Full Circle in Venice that’s been hosting a lot of transformational events and sound backs and all kinds of beautiful things to allow us to get centered first so that we can continue evolving. That’s very exciting.

Foster: That is so cool. Los Angeles is doing so many cool things right now. We are working with a number of the projects in our ThriveConnect initiative. One of them is to build a whole new wellness salon in the middle of Watts to become an example of healing from the center out in a traditionally ghetto community because Watts has so much influence on other communities around this country and around the world. Another one of the initiatives is for just what you are talking about — of doing organic gardening in the center aisles and along the sidewalks (those dirt patches that are usually just full of garbage). There’s a guy down there who has got a whole project going where he’s converting those into organic gardens. Of course, he’s getting blowback from the city governments because that’s not in their traditional worldview, but like you’re saying, that is changing. The community is waking up to realize that we actually are in this together and the notion of having an organic garden there as you drive by that people can actually be eating from rather than junk just streamed along the side of the road. It’s very encouraging.

Guest Panelist: Great late night food option!


Foster: Better than going to McDonald’s.

I also want to mention that the lab that I visited last week on the East Coast, their particular type of breakthrough is so universal that it takes energy generated by wind, solar, geothermal, wave power — all these different method of accessing energy — and then makes the transport of that energy more than 100 times increased of efficiency. Picture the implications of that. Usually, these new renewable access technologies are great until you have to store it or move it. This will transform those next two steps completely.

Rob: I wanted to share a little bit about Bitcoin and some exciting things happening there since you mentioned it. For people who don’t know, Bitcoin itself is a pretty innovative piece of technology because it allows people to transfer value from one person to another without the need for any third party, which means no central control and no point of censorship. It’s completely decentralized. This by itself is pretty exciting, but there have been some neat innovations that I want to talk about a little bit.

The core technical piece of Bitcoin is something called the block chain. This is the distributed global ledger of all the transactions that are taking place. There’s some new innovations that are taking that technology and applying it to other areas to build decentralized systems. For example, you could build a system for smart contracts — a way of arbitrating contracts to make sure they’re executed without the need for a third party arbiter. Another way that you can use this is to build a decentralized voting system where you don’t need to depend on any particular third party to count the votes. You can depend on the decentralized system to manage this, which I think is pretty interesting. Also, building distributed name registration systems. Think of the domain name system that we have now where we have essentially centralized systems that manage that now. We can build a system that is completely decentralized. All these are pretty exciting. One project in particular, a name you may see, is called Ethereum, which is one of the major projects that’s really trying to build this. I think that’s pretty exciting.

Goa: A piece here — let me just read the headline: “Dutch Harvest Electricity From Living Plants To Power Street Lights, Wi-Fi, And Cellphones”. This is something I saw come across social media and I haven’t gotten too into it, but it sounds very interesting and has a little bit of promise there, so I thought people would find that interesting.

Foster: I just chuckle when I see that one because it’s getting closer and closer to people realizing that what we’re tapping when we’re “creating” electricity, we’re tapping the life force one way or another whether it’s coming from the sun or whether it’s coming from plants or whether you’ve harnessed your two year old. This is all the same life force. One of the inventors I visited recently has this technology that’s thousands of times more efficient and I said, “Is this over-unity?” and he said, “I don’t like the term ‘over-unity. There’s just unity.” That awareness allows him to access it in a much more efficient way. It’s helpful to remind people that we’re not plugged in. We don’t have an umbilical that we plug into this 60Hz socket in the wall. Somehow or other — through the food, through the light, through the breath — we’re actually accessing the life force directly and most of (well, I don’t know about most, but probably at least half) the technologies that I’ve seen that are being successful in the new energy arena, they talk about that they’re accessing a different quality of energy. They talk about it being more etheric. Some of them are more like plasma, like another form of matter. And, it seems to, in many cases, have a level of consciousness that we actually really need to take into account. Many of these inventors are accessing the knowledge through their own inner guidance, through channeled materials, through direct extra-terrestrial contact. So, it seems like we are getting information from more advanced levels of a certain type of intelligence about how to create more advanced levels of certain types of technologies that will be safer and more harmonious.

As I was preparing for what I wanted to share today, during the process I came across two quotes that just really felt resonant to me with what we’re doing in this conversation, in the Thrive Movement, what so many of you are obviously up to. One of them is an African proverb that goes, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” We’ve each got our own unique path and I think a lot of human enlightenment right now, what’s emerging, are the skills of collaboration, especially with technology — like how we’re able to communicate with people all over the world with the Cisco system that we’re using today. Now, people are needing to learn how to listen well and how to make decisions together and how to resolve conflict when it comes up so that we can actually be in the collaboration as necessary. As we say in the last line of the THRIVE theme song, “We already have what it takes to thrive.” It’s a matter now of bringing it out safely and collaborating effectively.

I want to add along the same line, I came across a quote from Martin Luther King where he’s making this strong suggestion to people that as you’re going along your path in your work, that you hold sacred what he calls the “inescapable network of mutuality”. I am in deep experience today of the inescapable network of mutuality and especially as it empowers and facilitates the creation of solutions.







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