We are happy to announce that One Community is now partnered with 1Stop Energies, the makers of the new renewable alternative energy Unification Coil. Invented and created by Daniel & Erica Nunez, the Unification Coil is a product of the combined work of Marco Rodin’s “Rodin Coil” and Randy Powell’s “ABHA Coil.” We will be blogging later this week on the details of this technology and how we are looking forward to seeing it demonstrated on the One Community property.
1Stop Energies is engaging one of the most controversial sectors of sustainability: new renewable alternative energy technology. They have an extensive selection of videos demonstrating the usefulness and effectiveness of a new Vortex Coil they have developed to “raise the efficiency of most devices on the market.” Aligning with One Community’s open source values they have also already free-shared the designs for duplication. Once our traditional energy infrastructure is complete for Phase I of our build, 1Stop Energies has pledged to bring their Vortex Coil Technology to One Community’s building of Pod 2 so we can explore together and specifically measure and document how their technology can increase efficiency through integration with a large-scale solar panel and battery bank array like ours.
Betty Lenora is an author, earth building instructor, sustainable living expert, and member of the One Community Consultant Team who wrote a forward in her book, Sacred Women Behind Bars, that mentions One Community! We’ve read this inspirational and beautiful book, loved it, and this post is dedicated to the multitude of conscious and inspirational quotes found within it.
Sacred Women Behind Bars is a “call to Sacred Women to Remember Who You Are” that speaks to the Divine Feminine in each of us. A combination of Betty’s experience teaching anger management in a women’s correctional facility and sharing the lessons she taught, this book is a wealth of quotable quotes, native american wisdom, and practical and applicable approached to help in almost any life situation. Written at the request of Betty’s students, Sacred Women Behind Bars is divided into 24 days of inspirational and transformational life lessons to live and grow with.
Most of the quotes on this page are from Betty Lenora herself, others are from diversity of motivational and inspirational people. For convenient reference we’ve listed the page and source of each quote.
p6 Betty Lenora Quote:
You are more powerful than your wildest imagination. You are eternal spirit, flowing, positive energy, a genius creator on the verge of remembering who you really are and why you came here to this planet at this time.
p21 Betty Lenora Quote:
I told myself, “Never allow another person to pull you into their confusion, decide for yourself, is this my stuff? If it is not, find your place of peace within, and let this pass without stepping into that quicksand.”
p47 Betty Lenora Quote:
You are a child of the Universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should.
p50 Betty Lenora Quote:
The knowledge that we are all pure positive energy, wanting to give and receive love, is the awakening that we have been waiting for. At that joyous moment, we are fully connected to the greatest and purest energy source that ever was or ever will be.
p72 Betty Lenora Quote:
p74 Betty Lenora Quote:
It is not necessary to stop what you are doing to enter into that flow; you could not leave that flow with great intention to do so, as it is you.
p75 Betty Lenora Quote:
Even the tiniest baby is a powerful genius/spirit creator who has chosen the physical experience necessary for his or her own expansion.
p75-76 Betty Lenora Quote:
When two conscious human beings combine their Golden Dream of focused energy, the light increases exponentially in creative power, and the flow of pure positive energy becomes even more expanded and joyful.
p76 Betty Lenora Quote:
I invite you to focus your attention into the dreamtime, the place from where all the gifts of the Universe are forming to be ready to enter the physical world. It is from the place of dreamtime that the world you can next imagine will enter into your experience.
p78Betty Lenora Quote:
It’s not what’s going on but how we are looking at what is going on that matters.
p79 Betty Lenora Quote:
p79 Betty Lenora Quote:
It is like the waves of an ocean. When one wave goes out, it takes with it all that needs to return to the sea. But another wave comes in, bringing in a new supply of treasures that were not there on the beach just moments ago.
p80 Betty Lenora Quote:
What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. You are a magical being. That place within you is where all creative power begins.
p80 Betty Lenora Quote:
You are powerful beyond your wildest imagination, and your power is gentle and endless.
p82 Betty Lenora Quote:
The physical world is an illusion, a reflection of our inner talk and feelings. Notice how you speak to yourself.
p85 Betty Lenora Quote:
Allow yourself to feel the oneness with all that is.
p87 Betty Lenora Quote:
We are in a time of great change. Great change! Look within yourself, and feel the energy building and speeding up.
Allow your spirit gift to enter into this world through your place of truth and beauty. Give fully all you are in this now moment.
p88 Betty Lenora Quote:
Take your place among the stars, and dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening, and pray every thought and word as if your prayers are the most powerful, creative force in reality, because they are, you are-without fear. You are beautiful, powerful, creative, and good. Live your life, bring your gift, and know that you are sacred.
p89 Betty Lenora Quote:
There is not a more delicious moment than one in which you have directed your thoughts to harmonize with the Broader Perspectives of your Being.
p90 Betty Lenora Quote:
Everything that can be taken away from you is form. What cannot be taken from you is Being.
p91 Betty Lenora Quote:
Tell your story to yourself, and listen to it with new ears.
p92 Betty Lenora Quote:
Only Do What You Love
Love Everything You Do!
p6 Crazy Horse:
“When you go to that place deep within you and I go to that place deep within me, we shall be one.”
p25 Zane Grey https://horsesforheroes.blogspot.com/p/code-of-west-by-james-p-owen.html
If it’s not yours-don’t take it
If it’s not true-don’t say it
If it’s not right-don’t do it
p59 Audrey Hepburn
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anybody.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows.
And the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.
THERAPY FOR THE SOUL
May you be blessed with all things good.
May your joys, like the stars at night, be too numerous to count.
May your victories be more abundant than all the grains of sand on all the beaches in all the oceans in all the world.
May lack and struggle only serve to make you stronger.
May every pathway you choose lead to that which is pure and good and lovely.
May every doubt and fear be replaced by a deep abiding trust as you behold evidence of a Higher Power all around you; when the storms of life are closing in, may the light at the core of your being illuminate the world.
May you always be aware you are loved beyond measure and may you be wiling to love unconditionally in return.
May you always feel protected and cradled in the arms of Creator, like the cherished child you are.
And when you are tempted to judge, may you be reminded that we are all one. And that every thought you think reverberates across the Universe, touching everyone and everything.
And when you are tempted to hold back, may you remember that love flows best when it flows freely. And it is in giving that we receive the greatest gift.
May you always have music and laughter, and may a rainbow follow every storm. May gladness wash away every disappointment.
May joy dissolve every sorrow, and may love ease every pain.
May every wound bring wisdom, and may every trial bring triumph.
And with each passing day, may you live more abundantly than the day before.
May you be blessed and many others be blessed by you.
This is my heartfelt wish for you.
P66 Mother Teresa
“Do it Anyway”
People are often unreasonable,
Illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind
People may accuse you
of selfish motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful,
You win some false friends
And some true enemies;
If you are honest and frank,
People may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building,
Some could destroy overnight;
The good you do today
People will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have
And it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you have anyway.
You see, in the final analysis
It is between you and Creator;
It never was between you and them anyway.
P73 Ohiyesa, Santee Sioux (partial)
Silence is the
Absolute poise or
Balance of body,
Mind, and spirit
p83 Deepak Chopra
“Peace on Earth begins one heart at a time.”
p83 Mahatma Gandhi
“There is no way to Peace; Peace is the way.”
p86 Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth
You are not the ego, so when you become aware of the ego in you, it does not mean you know who you are-it means you know who you are not.
Acknowledging that is already in your life is the foundation for all abundance. The fact is: Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world. You cannot receive what you don’t give. Outflow determines inflow.
p88 an old Native American saying
“Do not look outside of yourself for a teacher.”
Code of Ethics for the Spiritual Warrior
Be honest, work on yourself, live your truth, don’t use others, make mistakes, make amends, listen to feedback, move past defensiveness. Become a …..Spiritual Warrior.
p94 Dead Sea Scrolls, The Essene Gospels
Your Mother loves you even when you turn away from Her. And how much more shall she love you, if you turn to her again?
Here are the Ten Commandments for Earth children:
Cherokee Prayer Blessing
May the warm winds of heaven
Blow softly upon your house.
May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there.
May your Moccasins
Make happy tracks in many snows.
And may the Rainbow
Always touch your shoulder.
Shakti Gaiwain, The Path of Transformation
Ultimately, if we want to live peaceful lives and create a peaceful world, we must start by building the foundation for the peace within ourselves. We must remind ourselves that everything we do has meaning and significance; to some degree, all our actions affect everyone.
“We are the ones who stand at the pivotal points of human evolution.”
Possible furniture layouts for the Earthbag Pod 1 have just been completed and added to the Pod 1 Details Page. This pod is designed to demonstrate maximally affordable eco-artistic living. Complete details here: https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/earthbag-village/
For all 7 of the different sustainable village building models go here:
We’re happy to share that we continue to respond to feedback from those following our project on areas needing clarification and/or simplification. On top of all the infrastructure progress we are making, this is leading to significant updates to both this website and reinvention of our sister site as the One Community Overview Website: www.SustainabilityNonProfit.org. Three pages that have been completed in the last few days include:
Here’s a quick update on the SEGO Center City Hub table layout. The images below show a custom table design we will build ourselves and seating for 150 people created by Karl Harris (Architect Drafter, Designer, and founder of Harris Design & Technology Services). We are now exploring the possibility of increasing seating to 200.
On other updates, Jennifer Engelmeier (Eco-pool and Spa Specialist and founder of www.LoveYourPool.com) is moving forward on the pool, laundry, and hot dub designs and hoping to have our laundry and hot tub equipment needs outlined by next week along with some next generation design drawings!
Due to feedback that people thought One Community was not open to international participation in the Pioneer Program, we just finished this page for clarification: https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/international-one-community-pioneer-applicants/
One Community is happy to announce that addition of Aravind Batra, James Del Monaco, and P2S Engineering to the One Community Consulting Team working on the SEGO Center City Hub. More specifically we are happy to have them taking the lead in helping us design this central building of One Community to receive the ultimate in eco-architecture acknowledgment: LEED Platinum certification.
Andrew and Jae met with Aravind and James the week before last to discuss the details of the SEGO Center and get a tour of the P2S offices and they truly walk their talk. Their offices received LEED Gold Certification after a huge remodel featuring the best in insulation, high-energy efficiency appliances, recycled materials, eco friendly paint, and more. On top of that, they are now 4 years in a row having been voted top 100 places to work in Los Angeles!
Bottom line, they are our kind of people and it is an absolute pleasure to be joining forces with them to create world change. Here’s a bit more about Aravind, James and P2S.
Aravind Batra – Electrical Engineer and LEED AP: Aravind is the Principal, Senior Electrical Engineer, and serves as Educational Group Manager at P2S Engineering where he leads a team specializing in the design and implementation of sustainable infrastructure. Aravind brings in-depth knowledge from his 20 years of experience with electrical systems requirements to numerous needs assessments, upgrades, renewable energy systems, renovations and new building projects for various educational and municipal institutions. His professional activities include past Treasurer for the Los Angeles Chapter of AEE and recently as a founding member and Membership Chair of United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Long Beach Branch. He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA). Applying this diversity and depth of experience with One Community, Aravind is helping us with our goals of building the SEGO Center to demonstrate maximum sustainability, duplicability, and achieve LEED Platinum certification.
James Del Monaco – Mechanical Engineer and LEED AP: James is Sustainability Director and Senior Mechanical Engineer at P2S Engineering with experience in many Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects. His LEED duties have included the design of airside and hydronic systems, documentation of LEED points, advanced energy modeling, ventilation and occupant comfort calculations, and the design of control systems for Measurement & Verification. As a LEED Project Administrator, he has provided guidance to the entire project team from kick-off through occupancy. As a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), James has served on the ASHRAE High Performance Buildings Conference Steering Committee as well as the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Long Beach Branch Steering Committee. Applying this diversity and depth of experience with One Community, James is helping us with our goals of building the SEGO Center to demonstrate maximum sustainability, duplicability, and achieve LEED Platinum certification.
P2S Engineering (Aravind and James) www.p2seng.com
P2S Engineering is a full-service mechanical, electrical, plumbing, energy, commissioning and technology engineering firm. Excelling in sustainable building models P2S has demonstrated excellence in designing a number of green buildings that employ efficient systems, renewable power sources, minimize natural resources and offer reduced operation and maintenance costs. With 50% of their technical staff as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals, P2S maintains a firm-wide passion to provide sustainable solutions and expertise in high-performance green building projects. P2S is helping One Community by applying their extensive sustainable experience to create a sustainable design for the proposed SEGO Center.
1. Sustainability (effective, durable, ethical)
2. Duplicability (can be shipped globally, affordable)
3. Sufficient to provide the foundation we need to explore a diversity of other options for expansion and in support of our open source goals
After months of research, we are happy to announce that we have completed the details of our initial energy infrastructure plans that will supply the SEGO Center City Hub, Pod 1, and our aquaponics sustainable food infrastructure.
|Item||Description||Qty.||Unit Price||Ext. Amount|
|PV-based power system designed to deliver approximately 283 kWh/day under average December sun conditions at the One Community property|
|110-0053||Suniva, 250W PV Module, TE F-M0 PV Wire, 46mm Clear
Frame, 60 Cell Mono, 15A Fuse, 223.2W PTC,
*** Wire PV array as 32 series strings of 12 modules each.
2 strings per SB6000US inverter.
*** ProSolar ground racking for 96 columns of 4 modules each
detailed below. 1.5” steel pipe to be supplied locally.
|210-0600||ProSolar, Support Rail, 3”
Extra Deep support rail, 164”, Qty. 1, R-164XD
|240-0178||ProSolar, U-Bolt Assembly,
Clear, Qty. 1, A-UAS-1S
|211-0200||ProSolar, End Cap, 3”,
Clear Anodized, XDeep Channel, Qty. 1, A-EZECAPXD-1
|260-0029||ProSolar, End Clamp 1.810”
(45.9mm-46.4mm), Clear, Qty. 1, C1810EC-1
|260-0046||ProSolar, Mid Clamp 2.50”
(42mm-48mm), Clear, Qty. 1, C250IMC-1
|590-0011||Wiley Electronics, WEEB Grounding Lug
with 1/4” mounting hardware, WEEB-LUG-6.7
|590-0012||Wiley Electronics, WEEB Grounding clip
for ProSolar, WEEB-PMC
|550-0009||Die Co, Cable Clips, Galvanized, Qty. 100, DCS-897-M565 Clip||12||26.07||312.84|
|550-0036||USE-2 Cable, 10AWG,
7-strand 600VDC, black, 3000’ spool, 10-7-3000-sgl
|550-0126||TE Connectivity, SolarLok Plug with Machined Pin, 4.5-6mm
OD,10AWG, USE-2, Female Negative (Blue), 6-1394462-4
|550-0127||TE Connectivity, SolarLok Plug with Machined Pin, 4.5-6mm
OD,10AWG, USE-2, Male Neutral, 7-1394461-5
|550-0363||Rennsteig, Crimping Pliers, TE (TE Solarlok),
with Dies & Locator, Solar AWG 14/12/10, R624 817 3 1
|310-0393||SMA, Sunny Boy 6000TLUS 1-Ph Grid Tied Inverter, 6000W,
208/240VAC, 60Hz, DC Discon, 6 Dual Fused Input Combiner,
1 MPPT, 10 Yr Warr, Ungrounded, Arc-Fault Protection,
|570-0028||SMA, Communication Card, RS-485 Module, SB RS 485-N||16||104.50||1,672.00|
|500-0114||SMA, Multicluster Box, 3-Ph for 12 x 120V, 60 Hz,
SI5048U, add MC-PB, UL listed off-grid only, MCB-12U
|500-0116||SMA, Multicluster Communications (Piggy-Back) Card,
One for each SI Cluster Master, MC-PB
|311-0040||SMA, Sunny Island 6048 battery inverter, 5750W, 120VAC,
60Hz, 56A Transfer, 48VDC, Sinewave, 100A Charger,
5 Yr Warranty, with BTS, SI6048-US-10
|500-0020||Outback, FlexWare 500 DC Enclosure with Ground & Pos Bus,
500A DC Shunt, FW-BBUS, for 1 to 2 Inverters, FW500-DC
|530-0026||Midnite Solar, Circuit Breaker, Panel Mount,
175A, 125VDC, 1-Pole, 1.5” Wide, 3/8” Studs, MNEDC175
|430-0023||Cobra, Battery Cable, 2/0 AWG, Black, 600V,
THW, by the foot, Code Approved, 2/0-X-FLEX-B
|440-0025||Quick Cable, Magna Lug,
2/0 Straight Lug, 3/8”, Qty. 1, 6420-F
|440-0066||Power Panel Component, Quick Cable Heat Shrink,
4-2/0AWG, Red, Qty. 1, UL Listed, 5614-001R
|440-0067||Power Panel Component, Quick Cable Heat Shrink,
4-2/0AWG, Black, Qty. 1, UL Listed, 5613-051B
|430-0025||Cobra, Battery Cable, 4/0 AWG, Black,
600V, THW, by the foot, Code Approved, 4/0-X-FLEX-B
|440-0026||Quick Cable, Magna Lug, 4/0 Straight Lug, 3/8”,
Qty, 1, 6440-F
|440-0083||Quick Cable, Heat Shrink, 1/0-250MCM, Black,
Qty. 1, UL Listed, 5615-051B
|440-0084||Quick Cable, Heat Shrink, 1/0-250MCM, Red,
Qty. 1, UL Listed, 5616-051R
|440-0178||MK Battery, Unigy II, 4V, 2 Cell Module, 2424Ah @ 24hr, Interlock, 2AVR125-33 IL
*** Sealed battery pack above to be configured w/ two 48v
strings per cluster (there’s 4 clusters). Will deliver approx.
2.5 days of power use. Life expectancy is 15-20 years.
|Estimated Shipping Cost||10,987.23|
Our next step will be establishing the necessary relationships to make ordering and building a system like this (as part of our self-sufficient and self-propagating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities strategy) as easy as possible including:
As we’ve announced here before our sustainability non profit organization is A) intent upon leading a global sustainability collaborative and B) the grateful recipient of a $10,000 a month internet marketing grant. After over 6 months of preparation and research we launched this aspect of our marketing campaign three weeks ago. What we didn’t expect was the international response to this campaign as we are now getting over 9,000 new international visitors a month to our SustainabilityNonProfit.org overview site!
This is an extremely exciting occurrence for us as it is a HUGE leap forward in exposing and engaging a global audience to help promote and develop even faster our four-phase global change strategy. With this new exposure we are hoping to bring on several international consultant to help with continued development and engineering of our 7 Sustainable Village Models.
To more specifically engage this audience we created the following page to better and more efficiently provide the details of what it is that we are open source and free-sharing designs for:
One Community is happy to announce the feature of Wikipedia as our newest ethosolution idea.
The free information service Wikipedia offers is arguably the most incredible information access and sharing service the world has ever seen, all for free online, and provided for selfless and helpful reasons without advertising, open source so anyone can contribute, and so that with a computer has access. As one of the leaders for ideas like this, Wikipedia has already created huge positive changes in our world in its contribution to the amount, organization and ease of access, and collaborative interaction with the information we as a species have access to. On top of that, Wikipedia is a true demonstration of what happens when people work together for the good of the whole, creating an on-going, ever evolving and free online source to access all the information any of us could ever need.