How can I describe the new form of economy in one sentence? Everybody coming in with their gifts, for the benefit of all.
It is a female form of energyflow and in fact it isn´t new, but the oldest and most successful form of exchange at all, as the new economy will look at mother nature, sucessful since eons.
She brings together all kinds of creatures, everyone of them very imperfect and vulnerable. But in their coming together, in their co-working, they create this beautiful-amazing planet we live on.
I tell you how I realized it: I´ve been working in the money-sector for many years, when I left my hometown Frankfurt with it´s many skyscrappers and more and more relentless energy field. My new place to be became Freiburg, more eco and progessive. Here I entered in the beginning a group of people, meeting once a week, to cook something fresh and vegetarian. We normally didn´t know what it´ll be, we didn´t make up who brings what, just trusted we will have yummy food. One was bringing tomatoes and onions, the other peppers and rice and so on. We looked at the vegetables and decided if we want it as a soup, a stew or fried and what we would use for the salad, as he was a given each week. I´ve eaten good and yummy food since than very often, but I can tell you the best salad in my life I had there, because of the diversity in it. Of course it was never the same, but always the best. There I realized how the new economy will work and that this has been the way women have been making business since the beginning of time. Just noone realized it or appreciated it the last few thousand years, as its been just “womens business”. It doesn´t seem important, but it nurtured everyone until this very day. All you have to know about new economy is in my description of these people coming together for healthy food. You also get a sense of the richness and diversity. No boss, very few rules, all naturally unfolding.
Translate this principle to everything else in society: Bring people with their gifts together and let all involved persons benefit and you´ll know how to make business and create abundance on the new earth.
I was hesitating if I should add how this fairy tale ended, but you´ve got to know the whole story, to be aware of the pitfalls: A guy was entering, playing tricks with the women, causing jealousy and turmoil, he was bringing few but taking much, while playing the enlightened master. No other opinions allowed and everyone that opened the mouth was “not so evolved” and blackmailed. People that no longer wanted to join, demanding people, neediness, imbalance. Fear that was arising, thoughts of lack, rigid, controlling and excluding behaviour. All just old energy, shadows that were arising. And the reason why I added it at all: I saw it quite often since than, destroying something that was amazingly beautiful. We have to be very aware to create long lasting so(u)lutions: It´s not enough to have a good idea, an intend that is pure, we have to live it than, day by day, week by week, not afraid to look at the shadows and to be open and true. That´s much more difficult, but so worth it. The new economy will be very diverse, colorful and abundant. Just like our beautiful Mother Gaia.
Shine your light, share your gifts, come together, just as she does!