Happy Cleu Year!

December 31st, 2011

Congratulations on making 2011 one of the most inspiring years ever, and now get ready for 2012! You’ve made it this far on the strength of your convictions, your willingness to show up, and the power of creative memes spreading a message of compassion and a cry for justice far and wide. Even when facing arrest or state violence, people of all ages continue to dedicate themselves to making a difference. Global consciousness is awakening, thanks to the power of choosing to occupy a common space. People are speaking with one voice on behalf of humanity, Life, and the Earth. The technology of social media helps to facilitate global connections and resource sharing, but the real power is in meeting face-to-face on a regular basis. Now is the time to develop local, sustainable networks. As we move into the winter of our occupation, we need more than political organizations because at its heart, this is truly a spiritual movement. In the coming year, let’s get together even more!

Occupy Your Community

October 10th, 2011

Here at Outpost One, we are following Occupy Wall Street events all over the country. “We are the 99%!” is a message that speaks to all of us. As the CLEU, we are thrilled to see how the Occupy events have created a model of non-hierarchical, decentralized, horizontal organization with open assembly, transparency, and consensus. The occupiers show us what democracy looks like and demonstrate that a better world is possible. People gather to stand against corporate greed and political corruption, and to give voice to their frustration and anger against a system that supports profits over people. Young and old, we will no longer be silent. We are growing hope, and we are not going away. Now is the time to stand up for our planet and its people. As Naomi Klein says, Occupy Wall Street is “the most important thing in the world right now.”

Want to join in the paradigm shift? Get a Cleu and a Cleu book, and then find others who share your vision and values. Meet weekly, contribute to a common pool of resources, and practice consensus. Subscribe to our seasonal email CleuViews, and when you give us your zipcode, we’ll help you find people with a clue. Occupy your community!

Thru the Cleu

August 19th, 2011

For Burningman 2011, we celebrate Rites of Passage, those magical transitions and transformations from one state of being to another. When you go through a rite of passage, you enter into sacred, liminal space where you can be reborn. Going on pilgrimage to Black Rock City is a true rite of passage, changing us inside and out as we create a city out of our collective imagination. Living together for a week gives us time to enjoy family, friends, and the ‘hood.
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You are the clue.

March 6th, 2011

To develop Cleu community, you need to be together in person– there is no virtual substitute. To learn more about why real people need each other, read Sherry Turkle’s latest, Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other. To become more fully present, take control of your devices.

The circle is how we roll

February 6th, 2011

To develop Cleu community where you live, meet in circle once a week. Study the Cleu book. Read Christina Baldwin’s Calling the Circle, and download useful guides to the circle from Peer Spirit Circling. Take the time to meet face-to-face. It’s who we are.

A clue in these times

January 15th, 2011

Take part in a transpartisan upwising in your community! Learn new tools and skills for serving your family, community and country. Get a clue in Reuniting America by Steve Bhaerman and Joseph McCormick.