What we want to do and how we are going to do that.
# The Next Five Years (2018)
Over the next 5 years we will continue to grow and share our culture and commitment to practical action by creating and expanding co-living hubs, increasing our outreach, generating more money to expand and improving our branding. We will begin a big vision conversation about societal transformation which enters mainstream discourse.
If you would like more detail, read on for our 2019 and 2020 plans. If you want to know what we’ve been up to on a monthly basis, check out the updates on our blog (opens new window).
# 30 Year Aspiration
A new way of being (waking up, growing up, cleaning up, showing up) has been sustained materially and psycho-socially over an extended period by a networked community. A community that is acting as:
- A home for transformation for its participants
- A demonstrator to the wider world
- An engine of wider social transformation (see next paragraph)
A new movement dedicated to political and cultural change has emerged based on a worldview aligned with Life Itself’s. Policies and platforms have been created and enacted at a local, regional and even national level.
Within our lifetime and six generations hence, we will develop a federation of resilient, flourishing communities based on a shared culture (views, values and practices including the possibility of transformation, the primacy of (inter)being and getting stuff done). These communities will engage with broader society and ally with like-minded groups to foster a culture of wisdom and awakening  that can transform society and will be committed to practical action, including large scale political efforts to address collective challenges.
See the full SCQH for context.
# How we do it
Our work focuses on two main workstreams or “pillars”:
- Micro-cultures: pioneering an “awakening” culture – waking up, growing up (teal) and cleaning up – as home, engine and demonstrator
- Catalysing a big vision conversation
# How do they connect?
At first glance, it may seem these two activities are unrelated. However, we believe they are mutually reinforcing in key ways:
# Pillar Specific Theories of Change
# Big Vision Conversation
Vision => Pillars => Programs => Projects
Life Itself will focus on 8 key work streams, with the primary focus in 2020 being the recruitment of value-aligned people (Pioneers, Contributors and Supporters):
- Comms and Branding
- Big vision
- Business / Mutual Project Co
Life Itself Workstreams as of Jan 2020 (source coggle (opens new window)
Shorthand for “waking up, growing up, cleaning up and showing up”. ↩︎