Through 20 years of research, Ivan Stein has created a detailed understanding of the timeline of events leading up to these these historic times. These events include: economic depression, world war III, food & water shortage, martial law, exponential conscious evolution, earth changes, geophysical and magnetic pole shift, passing galactic equator, and entering a new ice age.
Project TriStar has given great consideration to the question of personal pets in the remote community. Some of these considerations include: compassion towards the animals and the animal kingdom, benefits to humanity, practicality, and maintenance. After reviewing all of these considerations, Project TriStar has concluded that no “personal” pets will be allowed in the community.
Project TriStar understands that pets can be both healing and comforting to people and that maintaining a close relationship with the animal kingdom can provide invaluable lessons and reflections on humanity, human growth, and human existence. For these reasons, community pets (not personal pets) are being considered to provide a greater human-animal connection.
People often think that humans, much like the story of Noah’s Ark, are responsible to help or save the animal kingdom from destruction through the potential catastrophic events. How odd is this? If animals could speak, they would probably say they prefer less interference from humans, not more. They would probably also say they feel quite able to take care of themselves and feel that humans need the real help.
It’s the animals that travel thousands of miles without a compass or map. It’s the animals that move well before geophysical events occur. It’s the animals that migrate to new locations when their food source is threatened. And it’s the animals that have built-in mechanisms, provided by nature, such as disease and predators to control population. In fact, excluding humans, the animal kingdom is in harmony with nature, the natural laws, and itself.
Project TriStar is indeed compassionate towards all living creatures, and also accept the laws of nature when it comes to sustainability and survival. The bottom line is if any animal no longer has the skills or instincts to ensure their own survival, then that species is doomed in nature. And to intervene to save such a species in not in line with the laws of nature and only prolongs the inevitable.
The animal kingdom is light years ahead of humans in their natural self preservation skills and only those that have evolved in there natural habitat are truly capable of surviving on their own.
People often proclaim their dogs or cats are their children and for that reason they can not be apart from them. What can anyone say to such claims besides, "My God, have we regressed so far?" Since when did we find the need to associate or replace children with pets?
In times of old, pets and humans co-existed for a natural and symbiotic purpose. They were more challenging times than today and times when man had to hunt and gather daily in order to survive. In those times, dogs were used as hunting companions to locate, chase, and recover prey. They warned against potential attack or danger from predators and they cleaned up the carcasses and unwanted byproducts from the kill.
In those days, dogs had not yet been genetically altered and provided natural and useful functions. Dogs needed no chains or leases to keep them from running away. They generally roamed free, lived outdoors, and found shelter outside when the weather became harsh. In those days, a dog was considered a working animal just like any other domesticated animal.
As societies developed and grew, humans became more domesticated and the same thing happened to their working animals. The fascination with dogs and cats as pets only came about as man no longer needed them for hunting or gathering of food and as the risk from danger of attack was virtually eliminated (killing off the natural predators).
The final step or nail in the coffin for pets came when anyone and everyone could afford to own a pet. From this moment on until today, pets rarely have any natural usefulness in our lives besides sitting around and providing their owner with comfort and companionship. Even the word ownership implies a completely different relationship from the days of hunting and gathering.
The relationship between owner and pets of today is codependent by every definition of the word. Pets of today generally live indoors and besides some wild house cats, can no longer even take care of themselves in nature. They have become dependent on humans for their very survival.
Humans on the other hand have come to depend on pets primarily for some inner sense of emotional fulfillment. In most cases, pets serve no other purpose than to wag their tail, eat, sleep, and provide companionship and unconditional love. Since wagging ones tail, eating, and sleeping provide little to no purpose, the only conclusion is that pets are really only needed to provide humans with companionship and unconditional love.
This couldn’t be more apparent than when someone refers to their pet as their child. It is true that many people are known to treat their pets better than their children, but this is a sign of the deterioration of our very social fabric that screams dysfunction rather than a balanced perspective on life.
In modern times, pets have become one more way to externalize our view of ourselves. When people stroke their pet, their ego gets stroked. When someone compliments their pet, their pride gets stroked. When their pet is playing, they feel joy. When their pet takes the owner for a walk, the owner feels exercised. When their pet runs up to them for affection, they feel needed and desired. And when their pet cuddles up to them, they feel loved.
The reality is that owning a pet is not about a humanitarian act, but rather about our need to feel the love that we can no longer experience within ourselves.
People may not be familiar with the vast changes in lifestyle that are required to live in an off-the-grid sustainable community. These changes are even more relevant if that community is also preparing for the possibility of future Earth changes and catastrophic events.
In the world today, people go to the store to buy their own food and food for their pets, but most people have no idea how to provide 100% of their own food or the food for their pets. In general, people have become resigned to the concept that food is something that just appears in the store and they buy it when they or their pet are hungry.
In a self-sustainable community, production and management of resources and food supplies is the most important activity for your very survival. In such a community, how you plan, manage, and consume resources will determine if the community is a success or failure.
First and foremost, cats and dogs are meat eaters. No, they are not vegetarians in a carnivore’s body. Their digestive system is designed for a diet consisting primarily of meat and even their acid, enzymes, and bacteria are designed to give them the ability to eat rotting flesh that would make humans sick and die. Besides this, they have the teeth, senses, and instincts of a carnivore and hunter, not an herbivore. Pets are meat eaters and are not capable of being converted to vegetarian diets without causing them health related issues. The following two videos may shed some light on the issue of carnivore diet.
So, the question of dogs and cats in a community becomes… Do you kill other animals to feed your pets or do you let them hunt on their own? Cats are individualists and much more capable of hunting on their own to feed themselves. Dogs, on the other hand, cannot survive by hunting on their own which is why canine species generally hunt in packs. And when a domesticated dog starts to hunt in a pack, their instincts and wild nature return to their ancestral roots and they eventually become undomesticated, wild, and unmanageable. This ultimately means that dogs must be fed to remain domesticated as pets.
Do people realize how much a large dogs eats in a single day? Anyone who owns a dog knows how much they eat in a week or month and that’s feeding them a diet of vitamin enriched, preprocessed, and pre-manufactured food that was purchased at a local store. Now imagine what it would take to feed your dog from hunting and so called table scraps. Do people really think the challenges of life in a sustainable community, without the conveniences of the food distribution networks, are going to be so easy that they will have the time and resources to hunt wild game in order to feed their pets?
The Project TriStar community is capable of supporting 1,000's of community members and is founded on the importance of taking responsibility for personal actions including the realization and healing of personal issues. How responsible would it be if the members of such a community are emotionally addicted to their pet for the sole purpose of providing unconditional love and companionship?
People tend to have the idea that sustainable communities, preparing for the possible cataclysmic events, are going to be made up of individual bungalows like some fantasy vacation in the Bahamas. The reality is that in order to sustain and survive through these times, resources and energy must be conserved and the environment must be communal. This is not simply for the benefit of reduced spatial needs in a subterranean facility, but because humans are communal beings who grow and learn from personal interaction with one another. In other words, humans are spiritually and consciously disposed to a life of constant interaction with one another rather than one of isolation.
Imagine if even a minority of community members where to bring their pets into such a community. Considering how many people own pets, the number of pets in such a community could range in the 100 to 200 animals, but even if it was only 10, it still wouldn’t be practical.
The pets would likely make too much noise in a group or communal environment to be living inside and in close proximity to the community members. There would also be a number of sanitary concerns including: animal hair, dander, fleas, urination, and feces. This means that pets would need to live outside during the day and night and during the summer and winter, just as they did in the days of the hunter gatherer.
Just in the case of dogs, there could be as many as 100 or 200 in a community of this size. Their feeding and maintenance would require a team of people. Community members would need to hunt for them and feed them daily. They would need to be monitored and be kept under some level of management during the day and night. And what happens when they start running wild and doing their own pack hunting? How irresponsible would this be to self sustainability? The obviousness of the possibilities reflects just how much time and resources would be needed to maintain pets in such a sustainable community.
To some, the decision not to allow personal pets into the Project TriStar community may seem heartless, but it is quite the opposite. Project TriStar understands that pets and domesticated animals have played an important role in the evolution of humanity and consciousness from ancient history and up to the present times. However, this doesn’t mean that history must repeat itself with the same self-serving dominance over the animal kingdom.
Project TriStar understands that doing what is best for the greatest good is not always what we might prefer personally. There are a lot of issues with attachment that every member will be dealing with before entering the remote community location. In the case of personal pets, Project TriStar suggests that members find another home for their pet before entering member orientation.
Any consideration of community pets will be very limited and it would be unfair to allow any member to provide their personal pet to become a community pet. The Project TriStar committees are responsible for determining if any animals will be maintained as community pets for human contact and rodent population management.
The Project TriStar community and initiative are founded on the health and well being of its members and an understanding that achieving sustainability on a personal level is essential to achieving sustainability for the entire community.
In our modern society, the term "health care" is a literal contradiction as the medical establishment has little or no understanding of how to assist people in taking care of their health. Many people have also come to realize that a person's total health picture is affected by a combination of many factors including: the food we eat, environmental exposures, work environment, stress, and even our individual lifestyles.
There is no need to dwell on the fact that most modern day medical treatments are devoted to addressing the symptom rather than the cure. It's also common for people to be more concerned with eliminating pain rather than taking the actions necessary to heal their ailment. To Project TriStar, such medical practices and personal choices are contrary to conscious responsibility and human existence on any level.
To Project TriStar, the elimination of pain is best achieved through proper nutrition, healthy lifestyle practices, and by applying methods that affect natural healing. The Project TriStar community has been planned to achieve these goals by being more conscious of our actions and choices. This plan includes a three step program of maintaining optimal health in the form of a nurturing diet and lifestyle; preventative maintenance in the form of exercise for the mind, body, and spirit; and a naturopathy or holistic approach to treatment from illness and restorative therapies.
Project TriStar also understands the importance of utilizing naturopathy approaches to wellness, however, feels it is prudent to be prepared for the possibility and potential for unexpected illness or injury. After all, accidents can happen and it would be unconscionable not to be prepared for such events. In order to accomplish these goals, Project TriStar has established the Health Services Committee to coordinate all medical and dental needs for the community.
The Health Services Committee combines the philosophies of mind-body-spirit, holistic, alternative, and medical practices as needed. The community maintains the ability to handle emergency medical needs, however, all treatments are still based on holistic and naturopathy practices.
Project TriStar understands that the community approach to achieving and maintaining good health will eventually render many standard medical and dental services unnecessary and obsolete yet it is prudent to have access to some of these services until it is certain they are no longer needed. As such, there may be a period within the community where both traditional and alternative methods are used simultaneously while the health of members improves and evolves with the diet and lifestyle changes.
The Health Services Committee is responsible for all procedures and policies for both foreseen and unforeseen health related risks and needs of the community and for management of the health services facilities. These services include: prenatal, infant birth, postnatal, pediatrics, dental, diagnostics, treatment, emergency, surgery, restorative therapy, intensive care, hospice, laboratory, and hazardous materials.
The Project TriStar community includes a Health Services Department which is responsible for diagnosis, treatment, and care of any medical or health related issue. Much like any other medical facility, the Health Services Department is centrally located within the community and divided into areas of specialty. In this way, all medical and health related issues can be addressed from one location and patients can be moved directly from diagnosis to treatment without leaving the department.
Each area of health specialty has their own treatment area and equipment for handling multiple patients simultaneously if necessary. There are common areas for check-in, patient recovery, and a medical testing laboratory. As with everything else in the community, the Health Services Department is designed for minimal use of electricity and manual electrical generation as a backup to any critical electronic equipment.
Other functions of the Health Services Department include analysis, testing, and creation of homeopathic remedies, cleaning or disinfecting solutions, and products for the nutritional well being of the community members. This also includes monitoring and adjusting the dietary needs for the entire community and working closely with the food production department to ensure there is an adequate balance of vitamins and minerals in foods that are grown and harvested for community consumption.
The community defines optimal physical health as a pain free physically nurtured existence in optimal nutrition, and without the use of constant medications to eliminate or reduce the side effects of chronic issues.
A major part of the Project TriStar plan is the elimination of all medications, medical treatment apparatus, and methods that can not be maintained in an off-the-grid environment. Basically this means that if the community can not reproduce it in a naturopathy way, then it has no place in the community. As such, members are not allowed to bring any prescription or over the counter medications into the community.
Those members who have medically diagnosed conditions or are currently on prescription medications need to notify the Project TriStar Membership Committee as soon as possible. The Membership Committee will discuss the condition with the member and provide information on possible alternative methods for healing and management of the condition that do not rely on prescription drugs. Before relocation to the remote community, each member must undergo a complete health evaluation by a qualified Project TriStar medical examiner. This will ensure that no one brings an active infectious disease into the community, as well as to determine if there are any unknown issues of a member that might affect diet and nutrition.
Although this approach can be supplemented with first hand assistance when the member enters the orientation program, it should be obvious and prudent that a member takes the necessary steps to eliminate their dependency on prescription medical treatments prior to entering orientation. It is not the responsibility of Project TriStar to find a solution to any medical prescription or treatment being utilized by a community member. This is the sole responsibility of the member and should be considered prior to completing the member application form.
Besides a healthy raw vegan diet and regular physical activity, physical healing begins with an understanding of the mind-body-spirit relationship. This means the Project TriStar community promotes health of the physical body from the inside out and has determined that ingestion and exposure to some substances are contrary to these goals.
As such, the community is alcohol, tobacco, and drug free. This community is based on principles of optimal health for the mind, body, and soul. Only medicinal products of a naturopathic and holistic nature are allowed. Any and all substances a member uses to maintain their health and are desired are desired to be brought into the community must be approved by the Health Services Committee. Absolutely no hallucinogenic substances are allowed for social and/or spiritual uses even if they are considered naturopathic in nature.
Project TriStar considers education second only to the basic necessities that support human life. To Project TriStar, education is not simply the process of going to school for twelve, sixteen, or eighteen years of a persons life, but rather the continuous learning on every level of conscious and human existence from how to talk and walk, to learning how to use energy to heal and manifest our experiences.
For most of our lives and for generations before us, we have learned only a fraction of our true potential. The Project TriStar community is devoted to helping each member of the community develop whatever personal skills and gifts they have yet to realize in their lives. The term "personal skills" meaning that each and every person has grown through unique experiences, has a unique conscious understanding of those experiences, and unique skills and gifts.
To Project TriStar, the goal of life and the community is to achieve the highest possible levels of conscious evolution through personal education, also known as "experiential learning".
In the most basic terms, experiential learning occurs whenever the consciousness has an experience. This can be a thought, dream, action, smell, or through any other senses known to the consciousness.
All learning and experience begins with information. That information can be in any internal or external form including: thoughts, dreams, actions, reading, hearing, and sensing. Our consciousness processes information at every moment in time whether we are awake or asleep and even if we are unaware of that process. At some point the information becomes assimilated by the consciousness in perspective to all other experiences. Once assimilated, that information becomes a useful component in processing new experiences and making new choices. The learning comes from application of the new conscious understanding through real life experiences and determining if that understanding is reflected by those experiences.
Therefore, in summary, experiential learning means being exposed to information, assimilating that information consciously, and then having experiences through which the information becomes useful in personal development. This definition may sound unique to some, yet it is simply one representation of the "infinity of life".
Project TriStar believes that education is eternal and is one of the most important purpose for human existence. Without it, mankind becomes stagnant and stops creating, but with it, mankind opens to the potential and possibility of anything and everything. The goal is to create an education system that promotes a combination of spiritual and practical education for adults and children of all ages. The curriculum for these educational programs is part of the Project TriStar Membership Handbook.
The Project TriStar community is designed for those who are consciously awake and on a path of conscious acceleration, spiritual growth, self-realization, and self-healing. As the Project TriStar community embodies all of these concepts and more, we consider education to be of paramount importance at any age level. To facilitate such a grand educational concept, Project TriStar has adopted the Waldorf Methodology, developed by Rudolf Steiner, as a foundation for early development.
Project TriStar will not include a detailed description of the Waldorf or Steiner-Waldorf Education methodology here as there are many sites that are dedicated to this educational system. To compliment the Waldorf Education methodology, Project TriStar applies daily focus on the nurturing of individual gifts and talents.
In addition to the primary education needs for young people, Project TriStar understands the importance of developing skills that support and advance the community functions and operations. To this goal, Project TriStar utilizes the education style of apprenticeships.
The apprenticeship methodology is known to be one of the most affective forms of developing practical world skill sets which are necessary to maintain any community. These skill sets can include any and every community need from the physical to metaphysical. In any community, these skill sets may include: food production, food preparation, woodworking, metallurgy, plumbing, naturopathy, and fabrication.
The Project TriStar apprenticeship program is facilitated much the same as that of work assignments. Before an apprenticeship is assigned, the education committee reviews the applicants educational interests, any prior experiences, natural aptitude, and personal preference. This means that apprentice applicants will have the opportunity to develop skills that achieve the goal of experiential learning while participating on a higher level in the community development, maintenance, and advancement.
All apprentice assignments are monitored regularly to ensure the assignment and apprentice remain in harmony with each other. If, for any reason, an apprentice feels their choice in assignments no longer meets with their interests, they may request to be reassigned to another apprentice opportunity. Since the goal is to develop skills that are useful to the member and the community, the education committee will utilize all available information to ensure the member is nurtured and assisted in their long-term development goals.
As far as Project TriStar is concerned, education is eternal. As such, members have the opportunity to explore, enhance, and develop virtually any interest or skill they possess or desire. This is facilitated through a variety of curricula that include all or any combination of mind, body, and spirit experiential learning. These curricula are designed to build of a foundation of what is perceived to be real and natural for the advancement of the individual and community and to explore and expand into the realms of the unknown.
The Project TriStar community is founded on the principle of being consciously responsible in every action, a principle that applies equally to the individual member and to the community as a whole.
The Project TriStar community is not based on any spiritual or religious denomination and membership does not require any specific spiritual teachings, training, or background. The community is not an ashram, temple, or monastery, but simply a group of people who share a common understanding of universal and natural laws. The most basic of these laws being the Law of Cause and Effect, also known as the Law of Manifestation.
We've all heard the saying "You are what you eat" and that couldn't be more true for the health and well being of the physical body. Every cell in the body is built from what we eat and the health of every cell determines the health of the entire body. This is just one example of how the Law of Cause and Effect can be realized in our physical actions.
Other sayings with equal validity include: "You are what you think" and "You become what you are exposed to". In the broadest understanding, the Law of Cause and Effect literally means the universe responds to every thought, word, and action. Why? The simplest explanation might be this quote from Einstein, "Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another".
In other words, energy is expended with every thought, word, and action and that energy expense (the cause) becomes the catalyst for a chain reaction that eventually results in another action (the effect). Examples of this understanding can be witnessed everywhere you look in nature, society, and on a personal level, and is one concept that holds true in both the realm of science and the realm of spirit.
Project TriStar understands that every action (the cause) by every member of the community has a consequence (the effect). As such, the most important spiritual understanding between every member of the community is that of taking full conscious responsibility. What does this mean? It means that any thoughts, words, and actions of the individual are their personal responsibility. Whether these be conscious, subconscious, or unconscious, only the individual has control over their own thoughts, words, and actions.
The Law of Cause and Effect also implies that, on some level, we are all responsible for every event in our lives and have attracted those events for a specific reason. Ultimately, this reason is always the same... To learn something about ourselves. This is also the foundation for the understanding of experiential learning as outlined in the Project TriStar Education Methodology.
Members of the Project TriStar community understand that their every actions affect more than just themselves. They affect those people around them, their family, friends, and in some way, the entire community and global consciousness. This is the single most fundamental reason why the community is founded on the principles of mutual respect, personal responsibility, and eternal conscious growth and evolution.
As long as everyone is working on their own issues, the entire community benefits and grows. Yes, people make mistakes and those mistakes can affect others, but Project TriStar also understands that every mistake is an opportunity to grow and heal. This is where personal responsibility becomes part of every minute of every day.
In each and every waking moment, a person is thinking, speaking, or taking action. There are any number of ways to determine if these are coming from a supportive, compassionate, and loving perspective. Some members may already have the tools and ability to perform their own internal self-evaluation, but for those who don't, the community offers individual and group activities that can help a member realize and understand their actions on a higher level.
It's the responsibility of the individual member to take action to resolve their own issues in order to enhance their understanding of themselves and to continue working on the healing and balance of their mind, body, and spirit. For most people throughout humanity and society, this process often means addressing our personal issues with ego, greed, self-importance, and self-serving interest.
For some, the personal growth and healing process means a constant internal self-evaluation with every action. For others, this may mean a daily review and self-evaluation through the assistance of other community members. The specific techniques that a member utilizes in their personal healing and growth is individual and must be figured out and developed by the member or with the support of other community members. The only thing that is important is that each member take personal responsibility for this process and make a commitment to themselves and the entire community to do the best they can towards their own growth and healing.
If members have thoughts, words, or actions that are not supportive, compassionate, and loving, then it's the responsibility of the member to work through the obstacles or issues that created these potentials. This is why it's important to have a common understanding or a baseline of what behavior and actions are considered acceptable within the community.
Project TriStar also understands this is a process that is eternal to existence whether that existence is considered to be one lifetime, multiple lifetimes, or infinity. The goal of the community and it's members is to be conscious of every thought and action and to proactively participate in their own conscious healing, development, and evolution.
As such, the community places emphasis on continued spiritual evolution within the community and its members. To support this evolution, members are able to participate in a variety of group and individual practices including: energy work, conscious co-creation, meditation, chant, yoga, music, and dance. This includes individual and group counseling, lectures, and guided practices that have proven to be successful at accelerating the individual healing process.
A variety of spiritual activities are made available for members to attend at their convenience. Members are encouraged to participate in both group and individual practices in order to take advantage of the greatest opportunities to accelerate their person healing and growth.
The Project TriStar community is about the health and sustainability of the mind, body, and spirit and as such is devoted to helping its members achieve the highest levels of consciously awakened states. We only ask that each member be willing to release any blocks and open up to their full potential. The Project TriStar community has been designed to help both the individual and community achieve their greatest good and highest potential, while shedding those belief systems that have failed and don’t serve humanity or personal growth.
The world as we know it of material consumption, society driven self-isolation, co-dependency, and myopic individual goals and ambitions is coming to an end. This is no longer a time of “what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is yours”. The Project TriStar community has entered the realm of dissociation with the need for possession. The period of conscious acceleration and co-creation is upon us, and it’s now time to combine our consciousness and resources in order to co-create and manifest the world we choose to live in and that which we choose to leave as our legacy.
The Project TriStar community is taking the concept of sustainable lifestyle to a level of understanding and implementation that is harmonic with humanity, Earth, and the universe. If there is a common goal of the Project TriStar community, that goal is to nurture the concepts of humanity and evolve consciousness.
We live in an age where the buzz words of those who are seeking community have become: conscious awareness, conscious evolution, personal responsibility, and living in harmony. Most people understand what these words represent, but the application often means something completely different to each individual.
The bottom line is that everyone is unique in their skills, abilities, and understanding. This includes their understanding of spirit, communication, and community, as well as their perception of their own actions and intentions. How common is it for people to see themselves in a more positive light than that which is represented by their words or actions? And it's only natural that people may not see their own issues, insecurities, or fears until something occurs in their life that causes them to be revealed.
Ultimately, everyone is the sum of their actions. To quote a phrase "actions speak louder than words." No matter what we say, our actions reveal everything about us, and it usually takes great courage and objective self evaluation to not only see our own issues, but then to actually address them.
The term "governance" is most often associated with the concept of rules and control that strip away the rights and freedoms of the people, and for centuries this has certainly been true. But what if there was no governance? What if people were allowed the divine right of free will in every moment of every day? What if they could take any action without rules or guidelines of engagement? What if there were no social consequences for a persons actions. Does anyone really think society or mankind is ready for such freedoms?
Consider the possible actions of those who are neither kind, generous, or compassionate. Consider the possible actions of those who harbor fear, anger, and prejudice. Consider if those actions were unchecked and allowed to be expressed with free will and only the Law of Cause and Effect on a personal level. This simple explanation can reveal a myriad of possibilities that most of us would probably not like to consider.
The reality of living in a world filled with people who have unique experiences, unique ideas, and unique personalities is that there are infinite possibilities on how people could react to the application of total free will. Should people be given a chance to live such a life? Yes, absolutely and this is the goal of the Project TriStar community. But how many people can you think of right now who have shown, through their actions, that they are not yet ready for such a great responsibility?
Most people have a fear of being controlled and not having their own free will. This is a natural response as the attainment of core freedom may be the greatest gift in anyone's life. The desire for core freedom is the primary objective in the quest for power, material possession, personal healing, and even spiritual enlightenment. Until people are capable of healing, growing, and balancing their consciousness with their actions, there will always be a need for some form of governance.
Very simply, governance is a set of social standards, guidelines, or rules that remind people of the need to take responsibility for their actions. Such governance provides a foundation for what the collective feels or believes are appropriate and inappropriate actions of conduct.
Obviously, those who act with conscious responsibility probably don't even need to think about the laws and governance that surround their lives every day. For those who may not always act responsibly, governance may give them the feeling that their will is being suppressed through control.
The real challenge before humanity and the creation of communities, founded on natural and universal law, is how do we transition from over governance to no governance? In other words, how do we go from relying on externalized systems of governance in the form of enforcement, justice, and incarceration to the purest form of self-governance?
If the goal is to achieve the most idealistic form of governance that provides the greatest individual core freedom with the least amount of rules, guidelines, and control, then this would most certainly be self-governance.
Self-governance simply means that someone takes full (100%) responsibility for their actions to the point where they would never knowingly take action that caused damage or harm to themselves or another person. Even in today's standards with buzz words such as conscious evolution and conscious awareness, this still sounds pretty idealistic.
In other words, if everyone were capable of taking full responsibility for their actions, there would be no need for any external form of governance. There would be no need for monitoring, reporting, or externalized consequences for someone's actions.
This brings up new questions about who is capable of such self-governance. Would it require that people be mature? Would it require that people have dealt with their insecurities and fears? Would it require that people were honest with themselves and others 100% of the time? Would it require that people have healed and balanced their thoughts with their actions? Yes! Yes! Yes! and Yes!
Can any of these traits be given to someone? Absolutely not! They must be learned. Therein lies the challenge. How does any community achieve a lifestyle without governance until everyone has learned these lessons?
The first step is for every single person in the community to embody the natural and universal laws and most importantly the law of cause and effect. For anyone who has walked this path of learning, you know this can take months, years, and in many cases an entire lifetime, and still this is just the beginning. Next is for every single person in the community to live their life with a respect for all other life and life choices including the choices and paths of others. And last is accepting full responsibility for ones actions without judgment of others or the fear of being judged.
In all of life and existence there are rules. In the case of Project TriStar, this primarily means the natural and universal laws. Most notably, this includes the laws of cause and effect and free will. Governance is primarily for those who may not yet be familiar or may not yet embody these universal and natural laws.
As you can probably imagine, many adults are not ready for such an idealistic approach self-governance and especially not those who are too young to have lived through the consequences of their actions. No one expects a child to be mature enough or to have learned enough about these laws until they mature. This is why parents are required to govern their lives until they become mature. It very simply comes down to the fact that those who have not yet embodied these laws can "effect" harm and suffering to themselves and others as a "cause" of their actions.
The level of personal responsibility can be measured. How far someone has grown or healed can be measured. How much suffering someone has in their current life or cause in the lives of others can be measured. The proof of self-governance is always revealed within the manifestation in ones personal life.
Until such a time that all community members embody this understanding to a high enough level, Project TriStar will utilize guidelines and rules for acceptable conduct.
These policies and guidelines provide a basis of understanding for how the community will function as a social and spiritual environment. They provide the foundation of co-existence and creates a comfort in knowing that each and every individual has agreed and committed to a common understanding of the community lifestyle. This foundation helps to ensure that the community project can accomplish its social and self-sustainable lifestyle goals.
The Project TriStar Member Handbook provides details on the community governance. Each member will receive a Member Handbook either before or during the orientation period and will be required to sign the community agreement and commitment statement.
To project TriStar, the term "community" means helping others for their own highest good and the greatest good of the community. A good portion of this assistance is helping community members learn and embody the natural and universal laws, most notably the Law of Cause and Effect.