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Future Positive » GIFTegrity. Timothy Wilken, MDSynergic science is the study of how things can best work together.

Future Positive » GIFTegrity

It examines the processes of Light, Particles, Atoms, Molecules, the Plants, the Animals and we Humans. One of the discoveries of synergic science is that the best organizations–most efficient, most productive and most happy–are those where the participants have win-win relationships with each other.From synergic science, a tensegrity is the pattern that results when push and pull have a win-win relationship with each other. The pull is continuous and the push is discontinuous. The continuous pull is balanced by the discontinuous push producing an integrity of tension and compression. This creates a powerful self-stabilizing system.We humans have needs that are continuously pulling on us to be met. Synergic Trust was discovered long ago, and was once known as:The Spiritual Principle Of Giving And Receiving. Giftegrity. GIFTegrity is a software that allows to organise the gift economy and non-reciprocal exchange, produced by Timothy Wilken and friends at Synearth.org.

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Since it is somewhat complex to explain we start with a indirect citation, followed by the explanation by Dr. Wilken. All citations are from Synergic Economist Wayne F. 37 ways to join the Gift Economy. You don't have to participate in a local currency or service exchange to be part of the cooperative gift economy.

37 ways to join the Gift Economy

Any time you do a favor for a family member, neighbor, colleague, or stranger you're part of it. Here are some ways you can spend time in the gift economy, where you'll find fun, freedom, and connection. posted Jun 30, 1997 Start a dinner co-op. Rotate among the homes of friends and neighbors for weekly or monthly potlucks.Help a local farmer with the harvest in exchange for some of the crop.Put up a traveler.Hold twice-yearly sport supply exchanges so kids can acquire new skis and baseball mitts and everyone can try out a new sport.Harvest wild or unwanted fruits and vegetables.Grow your own, and give some of it away.Share seeds and clippings from your garden - especially native and "heritage" species.

This article was published in the Spring 1997 issue of YES! Comment on this articleHow to add a comment – Commenting Policy. To Build Community, an Economy of Gifts by Charles Eisenstein. For a multitude of reasons, we need to need each other. posted Dec 27, 2011 Wherever I go and ask people what is missing from their lives, the most common answer (if they are not impoverished or seriously ill) is "community.

To Build Community, an Economy of Gifts by Charles Eisenstein

" What happened to community, and why don't we have it any more? There are many reasons—the layout of suburbia, the disappearance of public space, the automobile and the television, the high mobility of people and jobs—and, if you trace the "whys" a few levels down, they all implicate the money system. More directly posed: community is nearly impossible in a highly monetized society like our own. In former times, people depended for all of life's necessities and pleasures on people they knew personally. Because people in gift culture pass on their surplus rather than accumulating it, your good fortune is my good fortune: more for you is more for me. That is one reason for the universally recognized superficiality of most social gatherings. Interested?

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Occupy Wall St - The Revolution Is Love. Why small is bountiful - and can change systems. Two events last week cast a spotlight on one of the key issues as we try to navigate our way through recession and economic restructuring towards (we presumably hope) a better future: is there any point in localism when the issues we face are so massive?

Why small is bountiful - and can change systems

You could take virtually any piece of political or economic news as an example, but i’ll take two events I was involved in: a talk by architect Irena Bauman for Incredible Edible Todmorden, and the Mary Portas review of the high street. First, Irena Bauman’s talk. The author of How to Be a Happy Architect had an incisive critique of big-ticket boosterist projects where no thought was given to ongoing care, and which were done at the expense of neighbourhoods which continued to deteriorate. Hard times mean we need to discover thrift, traditional skills and the value of basic maintenance, she argued. ‘Temporary urbanism’ and pop-up projects could change people’s perceptions of place.