Live It!

Put Life First into practice in your every day
And we'll do our best to support you.

If you haven’t read about Life First yet please click here 

The truth is, real long-term sustainable change is going to take more than simply adding names to an online campaign, though signing the campaign is an important first step and does serve to inspire and catalyse change in others. So, if you haven’t done so already please click here to sign the Life First campaign).

The ultimate objective of this movement is to create real, tangible changes in the way we go about our daily lives on this planet – changes that will help safeguard the continuation of life. This will only happen when individuals, organisations and community groups commit to truly realising this change – by walking the talk and putting Life-First into action.

Our main actions towards supporting this change…

  1. a suite of online tools to support individuals and groups in putting Life First

    Early 2015 will see the release of a suite of personal development tools that enable individuals, small groups and the wider CFM community to support one another in creating lasting and sustainable behaviour change. The suite is built upon the use of accountability groups (could be just you and a friend/mentor, a study group or the entire CFM community) to support behaviour change in the Self. Having the right tools for the job is only part of the picture when it comes to creating truly lasting change – real human support and accountability, from our perspective, is vital.

  2. a training programme for learning groups called the Community Council Learning Journey (CCLJ)

    This is an on location personal/community development training programme based upon the indigenous wisdom that informs the Children’s Fire Movement. As well as the earth wisdom aspect we also share contemporary techniques for self-mastery and will utilise the online software (mentioned above) in order to support participants between training days. It’s ideally suited to community groups that live in relatively close proximity to one another. However,  this is not an absolute and we do welcome groups of people who are geographically distant from one another – just so long as they can commit to making each training day at the agreed location.  Click here for more information.

  3. an online wisdom gathering / decision making tool

    We are currently looking into the feasibility of designing an online decision making structure, based upon the Circle of Law, for the use of community groups and organisations. The Circle of Law was a balanced system of relationship that flourished in many indigenous cultures of the Americas. It underlies a truly democratic structure, known as the Council, that prioritises the continuation of Life and our future generations (btw, these structures were part of the initial inspiration of the constitution of the USA). Our aim is to bring it forward in as pragmatic and accessible form possible, that befits the 21st Century, whilst also maintaining the integrity of the underlying principles and processes.

    It is important to note that there are already forward thinking structures emerging, such as the open-source Loomio.org platform, that enable more transparent and democratic wisdom gathering and decision making.

    We’ll keep you updated regarding our progress.

 

     

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