Two statements, shown below, influence the shaping of this laboratory in a major way -
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete”
― Richard Buckminster Fuller
The Light Living Laboratory represents both a call to action and a physical place.
The Light Living Laboratory is designed not only to be a new model of living appropriate to the 21st century and modern humanity’s aspirations, but also to be a living think tank and incubation centre developing practical concepts for adaptation elsewhere. The founders project a future that requires that we not only urgently adapt our lifestyles and consumption patterns to help husband planetary resources, but also to create living spaces and environments in which people can peacefully grow and develop their innate talents.
The evidence suggests, and we instinctively know, that enormous problems are looming, which can only be effectively dealt with through new ways of being. This requires adjustments to how we interact, not just with each other, but also with Nature. We need to conduct ourselves fully conscious of the inter-relationship between everything, everywhere that our modern physicists are now talking about, and our spiritual and meta-physical traditions have told us about since time immemorial. It is only now, that enough of us have developed the ability to understand what this interconnectedness really means and how far it reaches.
The evidence for both the desire and need for such change is mounting : collectively we yearn for peace, meaning, relevance,simplification and love – and yet we are unable to create anything approaching this even within our own families and circles of friends, let alone in our own environments and on the world stage. There are of course examples, dotted around the world, that demonstrate that in small pockets this yearned for world can be created and made a reality, but most of these examples are hidden and introspective. They all show that we need radically to change our assumptions, behaviour and consumption patterns before the wished-for life-style can be achieved.
The Light Living Laboratory, a future-world project, will take the best of all these experiences, develop and test them until considered suitable for application and adoption anywhere. All models developed here will need to fulfil the criteria of replicability, scalability and adaptability to any environment.
It is predicted here that future historians will define 2012 as the year in which
humanity’s consciousness finally evolved to a level of maturity which acted as impetus to creating radical and massive change to our way of being.
This new way of being will enable us to live lightly upon the earth, fully conscious of who we are and what our role in nature is.
All over the world millions of people (see ‘cultural creatives’) are thinking similar thoughts, and are struggling with similar concepts – and, paradoxically, feel that they are alone. Our aim is to draw these people together, to find those most skilled in different areas, to link with the best examples and with them to begin to re-define the basic building blocks of our 21st century culture, from economics to education, health, food production, energy, water and natural resource management, governance …. the list goes on.
Reflecting the lightness that comes from conscious living, the Laboratory will take the form of a very special rural village. It will be designed and built on the principles of design influenced by sacred geometry and eco-architecture; in consultation with the land on which it stands; and guided by the ideas contained in permaculture. It will include inspiring meeting and learning spaces, which will host think tanks, seminars and conferences. A modern media centre will disseminate its work worldwide.
The Laboratory has developed, and applies to all its work, a powerful multi-dimensional process, known as ‘holinking’, which stands for holistic thinking and which requires involvement of both heart and mind in the creative and thinking process. Within the Laboratory, ideas and solutions from around the world will be examined, tested, lived, and adjusted using the process of holinking, and then, having passed such scrutiny, will be gifted to the world. The Laboratory is committed to developing that which supports the common good, only within which individual evolution and fulfilment can be achieved.
A carefully assembled group of people will live in the village full time, whilst others might be short term residents for the duration of certain projects, and yet others simply visitors for think tanks and conferences. The emergence of a global alliance between existing and new initiatives with similar aims will be actively encouraged and supported.
Above all, through conscious design and conscious living, the village that is the Light Living Laboratory will demonstrate spirituality in action, proving that where we act together with consciousness, harmony and love will automatically follow. Life and work in the Labarotary is defined as ‘applied one-consciousness’.
The promoters and developers of the Light Living Laboratory are mostly professionals with the skills required to develop, test and disseminate, for global adoption, practical models for 21st century living. All models developed will be scalable, transferable and wholly adaptable to other cultural and geographic conditions. We envisage locating the first Light Living Laboratory in or near the UNESCO-accredited Biosphere Reserve of North Devon, England.
“The problems we have can never be solved at the same level of thinking that created them.”
– after Albert Einstein
Then we discovered Dianne Collins, author of “Do You Quantum Think”, who provides the perfect description of the approach adopted in defining and designing the laboratory’s purpose. Thank you, Dianne.
Please take the time to watch her 2-part introductory video -