Philip Albin - PhilipAlbin@tutanota.com

I support The Transition because: I selfishly want to live in a world of sharing and abundance free from slavery and violence so I am working to create that world.

I am happiest when I'm: surrounded by lush green trees in a comfortable peaceful environment.

People see me as: I don't know.

I want to help because: I've had experiences where I could clearly see that "I" do not exist, that everything is one. I selfishly want to make the lives of "others" more pleasant because I believe that they are me in another life. I've been very blessed/fortunate with what I've received in this life and I see it as my responsibility to use what I've been gifted to make life better for the other fragments of myself.

My philosophy on life is: it is a mystery, embrace it.

 

I aspire to become part of an intentional community or eco-village that is located somewhere tropical. I dream of being able to live somewhere where I can exist in peace and connect with nature, not having to deal with the monetary system or any form of bureaucratic bullshit and being engaged doing fulfilling work that helps people.


  • Get Off Your "Buts" addition

    I think my biggest "but" was something like "but I don't even know what I want out of life. I don't know where I'm going or even where I want to/should be going. I don't have clarity. I have a vague idea of what I want my life to look like but I don't know how to clearly define my goal." Doing the Passion Principles exercise on nicolebienfang.com helped me with this. I now have clarity that my goal/destination is to create a life for myself in which I am living/realizing my passion principles that I discovered from doing that exercise. Thank you Nicole.

    Official response from planned

  • Site Expectations

    1 My inner vision of how beautiful and wonderful life on Earth can potentially be is not congruent with the reality of my current day to day experience. 2 I intend to use the site daily or as often as it makes sense to use it. (I intend to be working at my action plan daily or close to it. If at some point I am doing a step on my action plan that has me doing something in the real world I might not actually come onto the website if it isn’t required for the work I’m doing at that time.) 3 I expect to have a reciprocal relationship with The Transition in which I am doing plenty of work to start/develop/maintain my projects as part of the TT network and you will be helping me with guidance, encouragement, fellowship and support. 4 As long as you are here for me I want to be here for you. I feel that it is my divine duty to act as a guardian/steward to life and Earth and it seems like TT is going to be a lot of help in empowering me in my mission and aligning me with people with the same aim. So yes I do see myself being very actively involved for a long time. 5 Funds contributed from monthly donations and income generated by hybrid co-op businesses? and well to be honest I don’t know how realistic this is, but I imagine that I will be able to start small with my project, keep costs relatively low in the initial stages and turn a small profit to progressively save up and expand as more resources become available. I don’t know the practical details about how the funds will be generated but I am very hopeful that with your guidance and my willingness to put in my “sweat equity” my visions will manifest. 6 I feel that all matters in life are connected to each other and the site is touching every area of my life in a transformative way. 7 Yes 8 Yes, once I know more about it. I would want to be pretty confident with the concepts and info before trying to teach other people about it. 9 Life is ever-changing and every experience I’ve had has been life-altering. So yes I expect using the site will aid in my continued growth and transformation. 10 I don’t know. I’m sure it will depend on the humans on the other side of the webforms, how they are feeling on that day, what needs of theirs are or aren’t being fulfilled and to what degree, what kind other obligations they have in their day-to-day lives, etc. I imagine most queries would be addressed within a few days 11 Isn't “reasonable” an evaluation according to NVC? Haha. But to be honest I really don’t know. I don’t pretend to have a completely clear picture of how the transition is going to happen and what it’s going to take. some other expectations I want to share.. I expect that I will be amazed and inspired countless times by the people working and growing alongside me and that I will also amaze and inspire others. I expect that we will face some difficulties and that at times circumstances may appear bleak. I expect I will find financial freedom and ultimate fulfillment. I expect that I will develop some incredible friendships. I expect that we will be successful in manifesting Heaven on Earth. I expect I will continue evolving into an ever more beautiful being and learn to provide ever greater value to the beings of the cosmos.


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  • Our Trust

    After reading this, please endorse below as The Transition sees YOU as one of our many beneficiaries.

    Intent: We unite and empower people to take positive action towards enhancing and protecting all life and our environment for future generations.

    Purpose:  Our purpose is to construct real solutions by providing the support, space, and resources for the common heritage of the Earth's resources and  to do so via our collective knowledge.  We are committed to building community projects that promote organic farming, alternative transportation, clean drinking water, renewable energy, green building, and using music and the arts to convey the message.

    With a special focus on street-involved youth and families living in poverty, we encourage community involvement through collaborative volunteerism, education, programs and media events. We help others enhance their food and housing security, learn life skills, and build confidence to make the transition to a more sustainable lifestyle - leading to a Global Egalitarian System for the good of all.

    We strive to create an inclusive community where all members have the skills, confidence, and support to live a healthy  life.  It is our pledge to each other and to the world we are creating, to help each other live life to the fullest.  

     

    Our method of collaboration within our Transition Inter-Community Network is based on scientific benchmarks to meet everyone's’ needs - instead of what’s most profitable - therefore exchange between members requires no monetary attachment.

     

    Res:

     

    Process:

    • BUD Weekly meetings.
    • Formal Consensus as described in On Conflict & Consensus, & Consensus for Cities.
    • Self assignment of tasks during scheduled meetings.
    • Scientific Method (Plan, Do, Study, Act)
    • If a problem is brought to light, a possible solution is then brought to the table, or an adjustment to a pre-existing process or structure is suggested.
    • We use the wisdom of the crowd via polls, 1 on 1 anecdotal interviews pooled together and reviewed for trends, as well as various types of crowdsourcing.

     

    Trustees:

     

    Responsibilities of Trustees:

    • Be a beacon of example
    • To serve the Contributors
    • Adhere to Team Commitments
    • Maintain website
    • Be a source of support for fellow members
    • Provide outreach to other intentional communities, co-ops, organizations, and other similar movements.
    • Align values and behaviors with The Transition Benchmarks
    • Do continual personal education
    • Develop systems and procedures
    • Maintain Communal mindset towards Egalitarian lifestyle
    • Understand that all work created for and done on behalf of The Transition remain with The Transition, even if one leaves the BUD and is no longer able to fulfill the role or obligations of a Trustee.

     

    Grantors:  Mike Upstone & Nicole Bienfang

     

    Beneficiaries: I hereby agree to the following statement:

    I will participate in the positive, inclusive decision-making structure of The Transition and abide by the decisions made in my Contributorship to The Transition. I bring my integrity and commitment to the ideals of trust, respect, self-empowerment, cooperation, equal access to power, and non-violence. I am committed to the vision of diverse membership of The Transition and the site is considered a “Safe Zone".   I hereby agree to  treat everyone equal of value with differing gifts and Contribute for the good of all. I will attempt to minimize barriers to Contributors of any groups wishing to participate.


    (Please endorse below if you agree to abide by this Trust and all statements made herein. Use of this site is considered an implied agreement to this Trust even if your name is absent from the “signatures” below.)

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  • Please fill out this field. ok

    1 I am looking to join an ecovillage or intentional community at some point and am hoping this site will help me discover opportunities to do so 2 I don't know 3. If I can find a project to join that's already off the ground and that I can really get behind, great. If not, I am expecting to do whatever is necessary to organize a new project and get it going. 4. I don't know 5. I don't 6. everything is interconnected, I don't know how to answer this question 7. Yes 8. yes 9. yes, every experience is life altering 10. I have no idea 11. I don't really have any expectations, so yes


  • Suggestion: fix broken links

    especially on the Our Trust page the links in the Res section either lead to nothing or just cause me to be logged out when I click it. I have had this happen with some links on other parts of the site as well. http://www.thetransition.org/our_trust

    Official response from completed

    When suggesting we fix broken links it is important to provide the direct page you were on and inform us what hyperlinked word or phase is not working. In regards to the Our Trust page those are not broken links. Those are links you are unable to access because you have not advanced through Your Action Plan and or have not become a Contributor.


  • Travel consistency

    When I click on a link while not connected, it asks me to sign in. When I sign in, it should then bring me to to the page I clicked on in the first time instead of the home page.

    Official response from started

    This is a known issue with Nationbuilder.  We have filed a defect which can be found here: http://nationbuilder.com/441941/bug_signing_in_brings_the_user_to_last_page_they_signed_out_from


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