Author: jf

One year after the Vow of Wealth

More than a year has passed since Sept. 7 2009, the day when the Vow of Wealth entered into my life. Although this vow came as something obvious, it was difficult at the time to have any idea of the path that would lead to its practical implementation, specially in regards to migrating from conventional money towards free currencies. The Vow of Wealth is a spiritual experience, a commitment towards the infinite wealth that surrounds us as an inherent manifestation of the Universe. Leaving conventional money –Euros and everything related– is an incidental application of this vow. It is connected to my epoch and to the way I decided to act and express myself. Someone else could take this same vow and manifest it differently. The Vow of Wealth doesn’t force us to leave conventional money, although it deeply questions our relationship to it. So where am I today? I am in the midstream of the river. This means I am already far from conventional money, but I haven’t built a life operating with free currencies yet. The middle of the river is the most delicate phase. Currents are strong, we can stagger and be carried away by dangerous whirlpools. Both sides are as far as they can be. Doubt shows up easily, specially when others, seating on the bank (of the river of course) don’t refrain showing their...

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USA next November 2010?

During my last long trip to the US, many things happened in regards to serving the emergence of free currencies. These trips cost a lot of conventional money. The last one in September 2010 placed TheTransitoner in a delicate financial situation, as it was not financed by other sources of income as we usually did in the past. Although this trip was not “reasonable” from the mental-rational-accounting perspective, it was absolutely right when I looked at it from my soul. That’s why I did it, and I have no regrets. It opened so many new paths and created so much wealth! Isn’t it interesting that we live in the world where big wealth can be generated while we can end up bankrupt? Money is just abstract numbers that come and go, wealth is what stays. So we feel ‘broke’ (another interesting word), isn’t it time to trust the Providence? The one who surrenders to unconditional service for others will be supported by Providence. It doesn’t matter what is the kind of support that will come and where it comes from, it just happens. The Universe is a gift economy. Today it feels right that TheTransitioner don’t cover all expenses –mostly travel expense– in order to support free currencies. We now want to invite other partners to contribute and participate in the great adventure of free currencies. I have to...

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6 weeks in the US, new steps for free currencies

During this last Burning Man I made an important decision: I want to carry the torch in the conventional world for free currencies to become a global reality. These past years I took no real lead to get the work done. In the absolute, free currencies will happen mostly by emergence as a natural evolutionary force. But in order to activate things in the conventional world, to set up fertile soil there, I feel that the old energy is required too: talk to investors and philanthropists to raise some money, build a dream team with names, faces and accountability, build exec summaries and business plans, create legal structures, make alliances with other tech players, etc. That’s the leadership I am talking about. As I was walking in the streets of L.A. with the last $100 in my pocket and the vow of wealth in my heart, my sense of direction is stronger and clearer than ever. Since the decision to go into action has been made, it seems that the energy I hold is ready to turn into material form flawlessly. I want to share this journey in this post. As there is way too much for me to write in detail, so I should try to make it short bullet points. CURRENT ACTION PLAN PHASE 0 (today): build a dream team and the vessel We want the best...

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Response to friends concerned by my present situation

I just received an email from a dear friend of mine. Here’s an excerpt of what she wrote: “It feels to me, dearest brother that it is not wise to try to travel with no money. It’s better to stabilize where you will be in France for the new currencies to take hold enough to support you personally. From my loving perspective for you, I feel that it’s too much for you to attempt to be part of the transition and at the same time be post-transition. I love you and hold you totally in my heart.“ Such words of love and care! I want to share an excerpt of what I responded, as her advice reaches a bigger stream of advices and concerns I receive from some dear friends who care for me. I understand what you say about traveling — and live — with no money. There might be a need for clarification on my end. I am not by any means trying to be sustainable in a system that doesn’t exist yet. Leaving conventional money towards free currencies is a step by step process and it’s organic. I am pulling myself away from conventional money, not too close, not too far, to catalyze a free currencies dynamics in the communities I relate to. So far I am still using conventional money at the personal level, only...

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Standing up for free currencies

For the past 2 years I have been doing lot’s of workshops, retreats, keynotes, radio & newspaper interviews about the evolution of money towards free currencies, and the shift our human species is making from pyramidal collective intelligence to global collective intelligence. Last September 2009 I took the Vow of Wealth. Since then I have walked, step by step, towards the concrete application of the Vow. Last May I gave up my house that was hooking me to a monthly rent in hard money. Now I am a happy nomad. My bank account is not closed yet, but I don’t use it since Sept. 30. It will be closed in the next coming weeks. I will continue to use conventional money in cash form for my personal life until I become fully sustainable and wealthy (in the true sense of it) in the new economy with free currencies. This last summer 2010 this question came knocking at the door again and again: is my mission to inspire the massive next economic shift and let things happen, or am I here to also to build the next free currencies? The last day in Burning Man, the answer came: I am going to do it. The way clarity came is a beautiful story by itself, but that’s for another post. All I can tell is the answer was manifested from the...

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From the Meatrix to the Moneytrix

I am now reaching the last part of my long 6 weeks trip in the West cost of the US. First week was Burning Man, second week was Boulder, Colorado (that was also burning due to forest fires), then the Bay Area (Sept. 14-30), then L.A. Here is a quick report of how the situation is evolving. I had 2 meetings with Louis Fox, founder of Free Range studios, and creator of worldwide viral hits such as the Meatrix and Story of Stuff. Louis is combining an ultra-creative mind grounded by an extreme pragmatism about how human psyche works, and elevated by a deep spiritual practice. Louis is quite excited about free currencies and about building a piece that can help humanity move to the right currency system. During our meeting he has already voiced many ideas that will make a difference. We are going to work together, this is great news, as this is one more ally in our dream team! Tomorrow we have a whole working session with Rick Lukens. He is a well known figure in the entertainment industry, as he has organized huge international events and concerts, and he knows most of the showbiz players. Right now he is working on a site with his friend Carlos Santana: Architects on a New Dawn. Rick has invested in a software company that has developed a whole...

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USA Sept. 2010: Burning Man and meeting many wonderful beings

I am going to be traveling in the US from August 27th to October 6, 2010. Here is the full detail: August 27 afternoon: arriving in San Francisco August 28-29: meetings in the Bay Area August 30 – Sept 6: Burning Man (NV), our playa spot is 6:30 and D Sept 7-14: Boulder, CO Sept. 15-30: Bay area, meetings and talks Sept. 23-25: talk at The CORE conference Oct. 1-6: Los Angeles, with a possible stop at Santa Barbara My beloved Fer_ananda will be with me all first part of the trip, until Sept. 14th. Yeeehaaa! So much we will share! Burning Man: first time! Fernanda and I come as learners there. While trying to share our best gifts, we will also learn how collective intelligence manifests there, and how such events and creative lifestyles can scale up. Do creative genius have to remain confined in such crazy events, or can it become a 7/24 lifestyle at the society level? What does it take? What’s the role of free currencies? I will meet many many amazing persons, most of them I call them heroes because they have chosen to live the life they want, because they serve the world and others with an immense generosity and love, because they are extremely courageous and have not chosen the easiest path… Indeed, they are true heroes for me! Here are some...

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