Get a clue!

July 20th, 2017

The Cleu is a reminder of who you really are, where we all come from, and why we’re all One. To keep your inner clue strong, we encourage you to look for people with a clue and meet regularly in small groups, face-to-face. Not just to talk, eat, and enjoy each others’ company, but to gather your collective energy on behalf of your vision and values. Take some time to celebrate the human rites of music, art, dance, drum, song, and story. Revel in a direct experience of At-Onement. Build a supportive network and shared infrastructure that helps sustain you all physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The Cleu vision is that of a world in harmony, where we are At-One with the miracles we depend on: Universe, Earth, Life, Consciousness.

Explore creative and effective ways to support action on behalf of the Earth, Life, and Consciousness. Get a deeper understanding of the universal language of Science. Learn more about the scientific method, investigative journalism, and academic credibility so that you can better distinguish fact from fiction. Value truth, equality, respect and love for all life on our precious planet, a pale blue dot in an amazing Universe. Come together to empower a new paradigm of Truth, Love, and Science. Resist ignorance, injustice, and lies. Learn to prioritize better choices for Air, Water, Food, and Energy. Discover the egalitarian, creative power of the circle.

When you are ready, you could even use the religious freedom granted by the first Amendment of the Bill of Rights to turn your circle into a legal church with its own gathering place, school, garden, library, and childcare. Did you know that you can donate half your income to a church of your choice? What if your church was made up of your friends and community? You could rent a gathering place, go on a pilgrimage together, or buy a set of drums, music equipment, or art supplies for your celebrations. You could apply for faith-based federal funding for social services, engage in community development activities, or start your own church-sponsored businesses, such as bookstores, coffee shops, and retreat centers, mostly tax-exempt and free from government interference. You have more power than you realize.

Stand up for Truth, Love, Science. We’re here to help you get started. Get a clue!

Come together to be the clue

April 30th, 2017

In this era of fake news, mass migration, political instability, and climate crisis, people need a clue more than ever. As a country, we face threats to democracy, freedom, and the environment. People are taking to the streets and fields challenging powerful interests against steep odds. On the front lines, Native Americans have come together, along with veterans, climate activists, and other allies, to obstruct those who would jeopardize their land and water with an oil pipeline. Water belongs to all. Water is Life!

Recently, more than three million men and women marched in cities around the globe in an historic demonstration on behalf of human rights. In aerial images, humanity looks like one organism, a higher collective consciousness yearning for justice, truth, and harmony. Here in America we are engaged in a global social experiment, a melting pot and multi-colored tapestry of cultures and religions, founded on the ideals of liberty and equality. We are the Dream for the rest of the world. If we can find harmony here, the whole world can find harmony. When we come together as one, we experience the power of collective consciousness.

On Earth Day, April 22nd, scientists and their supporters all over the country held a March for Science in Washington DC and in satellite marches all over the world. Science is an established consensus of many, a global agreement about the facts, and a skeptical methodology that tests for truth and accuracy. The whole world got a clue about climate change by using scientific methods, rigorously peer-reviewed evidence, and consensus according to academic standards. In the 2015 Paris agreement, the countries of the world agreed to mitigate global warming by pledging to reduce emissions. On April 29th, the People’s Climate March will take place in DC and in marches and rallies all over. As 350.org says, “to change everything, we need everyone.” Be there!

Here in the U.S., climate science and policy information continues to be removed from federal websites, and scientists are concerned that their data may be next. The public relations industry continues to cast doubt on science, and the media presents a misleading debate that belies scientific consensus. People with a clue must stand up for consciousness, choosing to act in accordance with our best understanding of who we are. We look to science, our collective understanding, to provide the most rational and informed perspective. Through science, we recognize that we are one people on one planet, our only home.

Have a clue

May 31st, 2016

What does it mean to have a clue? A clew is the string that guides you on a winding path through a labyrinth. A clue guides you on your path. You have to wake up to have a clue. It is true that everyone has a clue, but not everyone wants to know. Some people deny or reject their clue. Spiritual practices such as study, service, and meditation will bring you closer to your inner clue. Take the time to practice and learn to recognize your clue.

Some people abuse their clue or accuse others of not having a clue when they themselves refuse to get a clue. Others may judge you for your clue or apparent lack thereof. If you said something ridiculously outrageously ignorant, I could say you were clueless or I could suggest that you get a clue. You may not feel like having a clue, but you should at least act like you’ve got one. I mean really!

How do we find the real clue? If you have gotten this far, it’s easy. You already know this. The answer is within. You find your very own unique universal clue within you, that part of you that knows that it knows. When Consciousness awakens inside you, the clue is you. Always & already here. You are the clue. Yes! You are the Cleu.

To Change Everything, We Need Everyone

September 29th, 2014

Over 400,000 people participated in the People’s Climate March (September 2014) in New York City, along with over 2500 solidarity events around the world, representing all of us who care about the future. Take a moment to reflect on these messages from the different marching blocs:
It takes everyone to change everything;
The debate is over;
We know who is responsible;
We have solutions;
We can build the future;
Honor those on the front lines of crisis, the forefront of change.

Participants paused in silence to reflect for a few minutes on the consequences of climate chaos to those on the frontlines, including indigenous communities and farmers, coastal and island people, desert to forest dwellers, and all those who suffer environmental injustice. A most inspiring and unifying message was demonstrated so beautifully that it now defines our global climate movement: To change everything, we need everyone.

Together, we are the clue!

Return to your Roots

September 8th, 2013

Going on pilgrimage gives us a chance to experience more cooperative ways of living by spending these precious days working and playing together face-to-face. We abandon our cell phones and electronic devices choosing instead to rely on each other. Cleu camp is an opportunity for all of us to appreciate the feeling of belonging that comes from living and working together. We experience At-Onement because we commit to each other and our camp. When we return to our roots, we discover that we have the power to manifest the reality we desire. Black Rock City is our collective dream, an amazing city magically appearing on the playa through the efforts of people who take this special time together to create art and to celebrate community, and above all, to live closer to our human roots. More »

Getting a Clue about Climate Change

July 24th, 2013

Climate change is happening. Despite the efforts of think tanks funded by the fossil fuel industry to debunk climate science, there is clear scientific consensus that the increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is caused primarily by human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. Our atmosphere contained about 275 parts per million of carbon dioxide from the beginning of human civilization up to about 200 years ago. With the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century, the CO2 levels began to rise. The carbon dioxide in our atmosphere has now hit 400ppm with CO2 increasing about 2ppm per year. The world’s leading climate scientists warn that exceeding the level of 350ppm of CO2 puts human civilization itself at risk. The organization 350.org, founded by Bill McKibben, promotes 350 events around the world to raise awareness in the struggle to fight fossil fuels and find a new way forward with renewable energy. McKibben calls 350 “the most important number on the planet.”

Global warming makes heat waves, droughts, floods, and superstorms more likely, making all extreme weather events more intense and less predictable. Climate change affects all of our Big Four values: Air, Water, Food, and Energy. Carbon emissions pollute the Air we breathe while adding to the greenhouse effect that causes global warming. Fresh Water supplies are threatened by higher average temperatures and extreme drought conditions while melting ice caps and glaciers lead to sea-level rise, warming and acidifying oceans with dying coral reefs, and storms cause more devastating floods and deluges. Our Food supplies are at risk due to the increased likelihood of more extreme droughts, flooding, and spreading desertification. The Energy we choose for warmth, manufacturing, transportation, productivity, and communication, should be contributing to our sustainable future, not to the collapse of civilization.

What should people with a clue do? Whatever path you choose, take a stand on the right side of history. Take part in climate actions to protect the Air, Water, Food, and Energy where you live. Nonviolent protests raise Consciousness about the devastating consequences inflicted by multinational energy corporations on local communities and the entire world. Global warming affects everyone. Resistance is not futile! Be an engaged citizen. Develop your spiritual community so that you can support each other. Promote respect for science and common sense. There is no arguing with faith, but we must stand against fossil-fuel-funded propaganda that discounts physics and chemistry.

We need to stop taking carbon out of the ground and putting it in the Air. We need to preserve our forests and grasslands so that they can help sequester carbon from the atmosphere. We should support the research and development of renewable energy sources that use sun, wind, and water (including ocean power and geothermal). We must quit coal, stop fracking and tarsands oil production, and abandon nuclear power with its horrific dangers. We must say NO to coal exports. Do your best to wake up the people around you to the amazing potential of renewable energy to revitalize our economy and slow down global warming before we break the planet. Divest from fossil fuels. Be the clue!