Birthing a Dream: The Story of ExpandingU
In experiencing the global paradigm of imbalance, lack, debt and despair, it has always seemed inorganic in its form and manifestation in the human experience—the human condition. My Native American heritage along with having been born ‘awake’ has offered me a wider view of our planet and all within and upon it far greater than that which is ‘educated’ into us.
It is from that place in my heart that I have always envisioned a return to what is sacred balance between the plethora of sentient species of this world, the planet and Universe, respectively. During periods of intense personal growth, I evolved to a consciousness that drew me closer to finding a path back to the inherent values of love, respect, abundance and co-Creative joy. It was at that point that I changed what I call myself to India Irie Sanatana Dharma [meaning ‘I, who respects the eternal I AM, returing to the ancient & righteous ways’, balance, to be precise].
This project of the EcoVillage ExpandingU is the vision and co-creation of my soul family and I. Along with likehearted souls, we have pooled our natural skills, gifts, talents and abilities to manifest this global community template and new paradigm brand which includes a coming website and a currently blooming BlogTalkRadio channel with a vast global listnership. We are also simulcast on other networks such as People’s Internet Radio and UK Health Radio with some of our series.
We are creating a seedling community using the permaculture lifestyle interwoven with the newest in digital, healing, communication, agricultural, husbandry and learning innovations.
ExpandingU, the project, is to be a template where others can come to live and learn the experience of a permaculture lifestyle whilst gaining the knowledge and access to design, support and facilitation.
As a sustainable community, we will be conscious farmers and caretakers of the land we occupy together as it will be a full-time residential EcoVillage and Institute of Conscious Learning & Teaching
Elements of ExpandingU:
Natural fish farm
Organic Animal Rearing methods
Educational facility to include apprenticeships, on-site learning, training, live-feeds from Village Events
Open for tourism: weekends, holidays, bed & breakfast experience, survivalist experience
Spa and natural healing center
Community Kitchen and Cannery; Community Pantry
Earthship and Bio-tecture Engineering and Construction Premises
Yoga/Meditation/Martial Arts Center
Rawfood Alchemy and Instruction
General Store Open to the public
Green Energy: Solar, wind, geothermal, septic, slow burner heating, methane collection & recycling
Elderly and family meal programme for those needing such; clothing donations accepted for community sharing to include neighboring villages, townships
EcoPure water System/Bottling [water from the air we breathe]
Restorative Foresting/planting 2 trees for each 1 cut down
Broadcast center for ExpandingU, the BlogTalk Channel, and affiliate Programming
Webinars, podcasts, live stream, workshops, guest speakers
Tribal Council style of governance/resolution/expansion/mentorship board
Animal rescue and release center & pet sanctuary (provisions for pets after owners cannot care for them any longer); Kill shelter rescue programme
Spa, Sweat Lodges
Bonfire story sharing nightly
Crafts & hobbies workshop/General Store items made by community artisans
Greenhouse grotto with pool and edible gardens
A permaculture living community/Healing experience based on sacred geometry in alignment and symbiosis with Gaia.
The community I envision would be completely sustainable: growing seasonal food items for the community and neighboring areas.
Bee Keeping: Honey/honey products
Animal husbandry: small goats, cows [dairy], chickens, ducks, horses, sheep. General needs for onsite vet tech to treat animals.
Ability to rescue small animals and rehabilitate them, take in from kill shelters.
Green construction for homes for all permanent residents, barns, shops, cabins, treehouses. [Use of recycled tires/Earthship construction are options]
Community Center for children, gatherings, eating together, plays, assemblies
Community Kitchen for canning and processing of foods for pantry items for community and for sale in ‘Village General Store’.
Aquaponics for winter growing
Workshop for fixing all farming equipment/vehicles/maintenance.
Healing offered to individuals, couples, families. Teaching of techniques for self-healing [various] harmonic healing, naturopathy, ancient healing modalities
Tree Houses, zip lines, activities for Children to come and activities available for community of all kids, resident or not for summers, rehabilitation for special needs (water/horseback)
Wind/solar/wells/ for power
Providing the Global community with:
*Retreats & Healing Opportunities & space/vibe to do it *Gen store items for sale made from products produced from community. *RawFood cooking instruction *Places for kids to go to be safe and learn *Wld like to begin a school eventually *Seminars and workshops on the facets of living in balance w the earth and how to also create same sort of community elsewhere