preoccupation with or emphasis on material objects, comforts, and considerations, with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values.
To move forward we need to get away from this materialistic way of thinking. Stop wanting more and more and more. The question is do we need it? Do we need the 105” TV in the front room that is only 15-foot Square? Do we need the car that well do 210 miles per hour when we cannot drive that fast anywhere? Materialism is I think driven my money, money is the root of most of the problems we have in this world. We are living in times where we are way out of balance with just about everything. We are destroying the world we live in just to have more stuff to keep up with the people next door I have looked around lately and asked what do really need in my life to live. Do I need a 50” TV in the bed room? No, I should not and do not watching TV that much to have one that size. In reading, thinking, and watching what is going on around me, I have come to the conclusion that a big change is needed.
The ideas of Ubuntu Contributionism is where I think we need to go. The idea of a world of abundance where no one goes without. Were everyone work for the betterment of the community as a whole not just for the self. In the Law of One it talks about being in service to others well this is one of the ways to do that. The fundamental aspects for Ubuntu are simple:
- No Money
- No Barter
- No Trade
- No Value attached to anything which makes it more valuable than anything else – because all of our contributions have to be respected and accepted as equally valuable.
- Everyone contributes their natural talents or acquired skills for the greater benefit of all in their community.
” This is not Utopia - it is the natural order of things that cannot be corrupted or exploited by money. I call it a self-correcting system, because all the decisions are made by the people through their Council of Elders who make the final call on the implementation of the will of the people – on a daily basis. Nobody in this cycle can be corrupted or bribed by money because money does not exist. Everything is implemented for the benefit of the people and the community – not for the benefit of individuals at the expense of others.” From UBUNTU Contributionism by Michael Tellinger
The Ideas of Ubuntu will bring us back into balance not only with nature but with ourselves. There is no reason why we cannot live in a world where we have the things that we need or want. Where are food is fresh and locally grown mins from the house not hours or days away. Where everything is custom made for you and made to last not like today where things are made to fail so we have to BUY more stuff. This is a place where everything will be recycled, reused, or repurposed.
Yes, I know it sounds too good to be true but I know that it is not it is what we are meant to do.
Here are some videos that explain things better.
This is the first of the 10 videos that Michael explains Ubuntu.
This one is a workshop in Ireland back on April 12th of 2016