RCL DCI V2

Rainbow Crystal Land Declaration of Common Intention Part I:


VISION

  • We acknowledge that Mother Earth is free of ownership and borders and we peacefully work to return her to this natural state.
  • We envision a global garden of abundance in which all beings live together in harmony.
  • To fulfill this vision we co-create a worldwide self-sufficient network of open, sustainable communities which protect and rehabilitate our ecosystems while producing food and other resources.
  • Caravans link the communities and help spread energy and products.
  • Within the carrying capacity of local ecosystems, the network provides safe homes for individuals whether they be sedentary or nomadic.
  • Free and equal individuals live together in communities based on inclusiveness, acceptance, care and healing, peaceful conflict resolution, sharing and co-operation and the evolution of consciousness.
  • We interact in egalitarian circles wherein communal decisions are made by consensus.
  • The community is the guardian of the land, all structures and resources.
  • We believe in gift economy and we accept donations. We believe in a world where we all share our surpluses without expecting a return. We want to be as free from the energy of commercialism as possible.
  • We show deep love, respect and humility in our interaction with ourselves, our neighbours, Mother Earth and all beings.
  • Individual communities enjoy autonomy within the framework of our Declaration of Common Intention.
  • We call our homes Rainbow Crystal Land because as a crystal can contain the rainbow, the lands can contain the spirit of rainbow gatherings.
  • We are one.

Rainbow Crystal Land Declaration of Common Intention Part II:

ORGANIZATION

  • In the RCL Network we make decisions by unanimous consensus of all current RCL residents (meaning anyone currently present) in face-to-face circles and never on the internet, although we use our RCL Common Website as a tool to make proposals and to collect the face-to-face consensuses. There are four types of consensus:
    • Founding Consensus: Made by the RCL circle accepting a new RCL or Scouting Mission, a Founding Consensus is a condition for the donation of an RCL or the fundamental vision of a Scouting Mission and is changeable only in special unforeseeable circumstances through a Global Consensus.
    • Community Consensus: A communal decision on a matter relating only to that RCL Community made by all current residents in the RCL.
    • Organization Consensus: A communal decision on a matter relating only to an RCL Organization, made by all current residents of all RCLs held in Trusteeship / Ownership by that RCL Organization. An RCL will automatically “stand aside” to allow the agreement of others to proceed if it fails to respond to a proposed Organization Consensus within three weeks.
    • Global Consensus: A communal decision on a matter relating to the whole RCL Network, such as changes to the DCI, made by all current residents of all RCLs everywhere through a collection of Community Consensuses. A Global Consensus can be proposed by any face-to-face RCL Vision Council which can be held anywhere, anytime by anyone. A proposal will become a Global Consensus Request once it has reached Community Consensus in any RCL and has been published on our RCL Common Website by that RCL’s Internet Focalizer. All RCLs are themselves responsible for obtaining information about Global Consensus Requests. All RCLs have two moon cycles to respond to a Global Consensus Request but will be granted an extension of an additional moon cycle if requested. All RCLs automatically “stand aside” if they fail to respond within this time limit. The Community Consensuses will be collected on our RCL Common Website. Global Consensus is reached after two moon cycles if all RCLs are in agreement.
  • An RCL is a piece of land hosting a permanent community aiming for sustainable living, held or soon to be held in communal legal ownership by an RCL Organization. A new RCL is accepted into the RCL Network through Community Consensus in a circle with at least ten people or the majority of the community residents present in a current RCL, according to the guidelines set out in “Appendix A – Accepting A New RCL”.
  • All land-use projects or projects involving the structural change of the RCL require Community Consensus. The ownership of all structures and resources on RCLs are communal but the usage may be private depending on community agreements.
  • RCL Organizations exist to hold one or more RCLs in Irrevocable Common Trusteeship (preferred) or Ownership on behalf of the Rainbow Family (meaning all human beings), Mother Earth and All Beings. An RCL Organization is set up according to the guidelines in “Appendix B – RCL Organizations” and is accepted into the RCL Network through Community Consensus in a circle with at least ten people or the majority of the community residents present in any other RCL than the one about to be owned by the RCL Organization in question.
  • Each RCL can through Community Consensus elect an Observer who will have access to all information, activity and accounts in all RCL Communities and RCL Organizations.
  • No one receives a salary for their work for RCL Communities or RCL Organizations. We do not borrow money. Land, structures or other resources held in common Trusteeship / Ownership cannot be used as security for loans.
  • A Scouting Mission is a group searching for a suitable land to receive as a donation or to purchase. A Scouting Mission must be accepted through Community Consensus in a circle with at least ten people or the majority of the community residents present in a current RCL. Direct donations to the Scouting Mission should be channelled through an RCL Organization and funds should only be released once an Observer has authorized the sale price.
  • The world rainbow gathering can host Global RCL Vision Councils but any proposal must go through a Community Consensus in an RCL to become a Global Consensus Request. An announced RCL Vision Council with at least ten people present at a world rainbow gathering has the power to accept new RCLs and new Scouting Missions.
  • Within the framework of our Declarations of Common Intention and national and local laws, every RCL Community enjoys both freedom and responsibility. Individuals enter RCLs at their own risk and they are responsible for their own unlawful acts.
  • We use the internet freely and openly but every person has the right not to be on the internet through any kind of media. Our RCL Common Website is a communal project which facilitates communication, the transparency of RCL Organizations, the receiving of donations and the making of Organization and Global Consensuses.

 Appendix A: Accepting A New RCL

Our vision is the creation of sustainable permanent communities in a self-sufficient network, so how a new land can produce food and other resources must be considered before being accepted into the RCL Network. Other types of homes or lands, such as city houses or apartments, boats, land-preservation projects without human habitation or unproductive lands serving as nothing more than camp sites should not be awarded full status as independent RCLs but can be included into the RCL Network as a “sub-RCL” by being owned by another RCL’s Organization and managed by that RCL community.

Here are some points to bear in mind for the RCL circle which has the power to accept a new RCL into the RCL Network, although some of these points might be concluded by the new RCL Community itself.

  • The donor:
    • A clear understanding of RCL. What does “open and ownerless” mean to them? Does the donor want special rights to the RCL?
    • Motivation and clear vision.
    • A clear commitment and specific plan to complete the legal transfer of ownership to an RCL Organization.
    • A request for a Founding Consensus – is it reasonable and in line with our vision?
  • The land:
    • Existence of drinking water.
    • Will there be a permanent community? If not, can it be a “sub-RCL” managed by another RCL?
  • Legalities:
    • Clarity on the current, pre-donation status of ownership.
    • Will the RCL be owned or held in trust? By a new or existing RCL Organization? Is the existing RCL Organization open for new RCLs? If new, who will focalize setting it up?
    • Clarity on governmental restrictions on land-use or special responsibilities. Do we need building permission to construct structures?
    • No outstanding debt and clarity on all applicable taxes and other fees. Does another RCL take responsibility for the fees if only a “sub-RCL”?
    • Are there any national or local laws that might conflict with our vision?
  • Energy:
    • Motivated group of people.
    • The availability of long-term residents.
    • The availability of resources and money.
  • The community:
    • What is the common vision of the community? What is the focus, aim and driving force?
    • How will sustainability be achieved?
    • What is the role of this community within the RCL Network?

Appendix B: RCL Organizations

Minimum legal requirements for RCL Organizations:

  • The Organization must be:
    • Legally incorporated (fully recognized by the local legal system)
    • Private (not public)
    • Non-profit (must reinvest all funds in itself or its constituent communities)
    • Community-run (volunteers, no one receives a salary)
    • Non-hierarchical (the Organization’s Bylaws or internal rules must remove all decision-making powers from its Trustees or Directors)
    • Of a type which offers limited personal liability for its Trustees or Directors.
  • The Organization’s Mission Statement must closely resemble the RCL DCI Part I.
  • The Organization holds lands and buildings in Perpetual, Irrevocable Common Trusteeship (preferred) or Ownership for the benefit of The Rainbow Family (meaning all human beings), Mother Earth and All Beings.
  • All current residents (meaning anyone currently present) of all constituent RCLs are automatically members of the RCL Organization. All decisions by the RCL Organization are made through consensus of all its members.
  • The Organization does not borrow money and no asset can be used as security for loans.
  • [If legally possible:] The Organization is not responsible for its constituent communities or individuals living in them, nor their unlawful acts. Individuals enter RCLs at their own risk.

9 comments on “RCL DCI V2

  1. […] Click here to read our consensed Declaration of Common Intention Version 2! […]

  2. THANX FOR YOUR GREAT EFFORT ! I WILL NEVER FORGET THE NIGHT AROUND THE FIRE WHEN YOU AS A COMMUNITY(BECAUSE I WAS JUST LISTENING) WORKED OUT RCL DCI V2 !I AM PLANING TO BRING THE RCL DECLARATION TO GERMANY IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH RCL HERE ! WE ARE WORKING ON SCOUTING A PROPERTY IN THE SOUTH OF GERMANY FROM COMING WEKEND ONWARDS ! FOR WE WILL INVITE TO NEXT GATHERING IN SPRINGTIME IN THE SOUTH WE MIGHT DO THE SAME LIKE YOU DID IN COSTA RICA : START WITH “DAY ZERO / SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY AFTER GATHERING´S NEWMOON !
    BEST WISHES FROM GERMANY TO COSTA RICA !

    CHRIS

    • CORRECTION: “WEEKEND” &” WE WILL INVITE TO THE NEXT GATHERING”

    • That’s amazing, Christoph! And don’t forget that you will be able to attract more energy from the European gathering in Romania and the world gathering in Hungary next summer! Also, do you know Hanna Benker? She seems to have the same plans as you, you should connect! Check out her comment on the Contact page on this website… I will send you a personal message. Martin

  3. Aiyana says:

    Hello dear family,

    I’m looking foward to go down south following the vision of the World Rainbow Gathering in BC. Theres about 10-20 brothers and sisters caravaning south at this moment! Most of them are now in California. It would be really appreciated if someone could send me more details on where to go exactly to help manifesting the vision. The info would also help me send Brothers and Sister’s out there looking to invest them self in to the Rainbow crystal land vision too.

    Peace, Love and Light
    Aiyana Xx

    Aiyana.sunshine@gmail.com

    • Hi Aiyana!!!! Great to hear from you and thanks again for an amazing gathering in Canada!! In Costa Rica it’s raining and they’re down to a small handful of people keeping things together… support is needed as soon as possible! In Costa Rica go to the village of Copabuena, half way between San Vito and Ciudad Neily, and it’s just 1km from the centre, magic will bring you the rest of the way! I am also in California right now, we’re doing an RCL Vision Council at the river camp near North San Juan on Saturday morning, the day after full moon. See you around! Love, Martin

  4. […] the background of this project please visit thealternativenow.wordpress.com and take a look at the Decleration of Common Intention which explains both our overall vision for a network of open communities on liberated lands and the […]

  5. DJ Allen says:

    I had a dream years ago that showed little circles of light expanding until they connected. I think these types of communties are what I saw. And I’m trying to start one here in AZ. Thank you for sharing your information so we can start on the right foot, as I wasn’t clear on the wording of the intention of what I call “GrowingLocalConnections”.

    • Thank you for sharing that! One big vision of a new world, many different names… Some of us are going to sit in a council with the Hopis in AZ this winter, it seems, by the way! Martin

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