At the gathering in Palenque in December 2012 we consensed our Declaration of Common Intention for the RCL Network of communities. This declaration was a general vision of how we see the world and our communities within it. The work to bring our DCI to a fully functional state by defining our network on an organisational and legal level was continued by our first RCL community in Costa Rica. A community consensus was reached for a proposal of a new DCI, which was to be brought to the world rainbow gathering in Canada for final consensus. We realised the overwhelming complexity of this proposal (which was posted on this blog) and made some drastic last-minute simplifications. This simplified version was amended and expanded in three days of RCL circles at the world gathering on Vancouver Island, yet the final consensus from the gathering maintained the essence of the vision from Costa Rica. This final consensus was then passed back to Costa Rica for verification, and with only one minor change that the world gathering in any case had empowered Costa Rica to make, we reached what could be called our first global consensus on the new version of the DCI. In this process the DCI went through no less than 12 versions, but for clarity we would like to call this final consensus “DCI version 2”.
The history of our articles and declarations is outlined on the Background page, but the direct link to the DCI V2 is here:
This is just a document and it will never fully represent the true vision which lives inside us. This document will never be perfect, it will undoubtedly go through numerous changes as our network grows and our understanding deepens. But it has now reached a stage which enables the Rainbow Crystal Land project to spread its wings and fly. It is now a complete structure that should be understandable for newcomers and automatic and fully communal in its growth without reliance on anyone’s “special knowledge”. This project is now ready for our family in all corners of the world.
Without going into great detail, the new declaration keeps the vision from Palenque more or less intact except for a few amendments. A decision-making process has been agreed upon and one of the biggest changes is that the world rainbow gathering will no longer be able to make decisions for the RCL Network without the agreement of the RCL Communities. Minimum legal requirements for the Organizations that will own our lands communally have been formalized. While openness is still of utmost importance, a protection mechanism for the usage of the land has been instated. Communal ownership of lands and structures has been defined but the possibility of private usage has come into existence. Ways to accept donations of new lands, the establishment of new communities and legally incorporated RCL Organizations have been included.
Although the full document has grown from one to about four pages, simplicity continues to be a cornerstone in this project. Simplicity, however, comes at the cost of loss of detail, so in the coming months I will write a full “RCL Handbook” which thoroughly explains the DCI and the RCL Network in simple language and with the use of practical examples, hopefully helping to make the DCI come alive in our imaginations.
Upwards and onwards! Love to all,