# Plans

What we want to do and how we are going to do that.

# Big Vision

See our Big Vision Issue Tree, which details our plans for our Big Vision. Big Vision (opens new window)

# Visions

# Long-Term

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 [1] 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.

# 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.

# 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.

More detail is in our annual plans below. 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).

# How we do it

Our work focuses on two main workstreams or “pillars”:

  1. Pioneering a culture: creating a sustainable network of communities within existing society through hubs and businesses that are pioneering an “awakening” culture – waking up, cleaning up, growing up (teal) and showing up – as home, engine and demonstrator
  2. Transforming societies: Catalysing a big vision conversation to transform the dominant narrative (worldview/paradigm) and associated political and cultural advocacy to enact related social and institutional change.

Pioneering a culture is more local and bottom up. Transforming societies is more societal level and focused on the wider narrative and engagement.

# 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:

Source Drawing (opens new window)

# Pillar Specific Theories of Change

# Pioneering a Culture

# Transforming Societies

# Drilldown

Vision => Pillars => Programs => Projects

Source Drawing (opens new window)

# Programs

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):

  1. Comms and Branding
  2. Big vision
  3. Spaces
  4. Pioneers
  5. Business / Mutual Project Co
  6. Education
  7. Art
  8. Core

Life Itself Workstreams as of Jan 2020 (source coggle (opens new window)

# Annual Plans

  1. Shorthand for “waking up, growing up, cleaning up and showing up”. ↩︎