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The Consciousness of Water - Uplift Connect Series pt 1

In partnership with Uplift Connect,  we feel the time is now to allow these new stories to emerge. As a collective, we have combed through our archives and selected our best interviews with culture shifters, story weavers and healers in their own right. Many of these have never been seen before.

This short comes from our footage for Healing of Love: The Film and shares the perspective of Bernd Muller, the water ecologist of Tamera Healing Biotope I - Portugal, and how we can heal our relationship to each other (and the planet) by listening to the wisdom of water. #waterislife 



In this second episode, when Thomas Hubl says, "coming from the future" he is not simply speaking of past, present and future in linear time. Instead, he introduces the concept of reaching beyond the ceiling of one's consciousness to connect with the greater intelligence and guidance for our lives.

Original interview filmed by Ian Mackenzie, story edit by John Wolfstone and Visual edit by Julia Maryanska and Ian MacKenzie.


Catalyzing the Power of Community...

Julia Maryanska heard the call to attend Cop22, the United Nations Climate Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco. She was attending the conference with GEN delegate Ethan Hirsch-Tauber, an ecological educator based in Tamera Healing Biotope I. 

Ethan brought Julia into the fold with GEN and there came an opportunity to interview the other delegates and craft a short film that speaks to their unique, collaborative and communitarian efforts across the Globe. 

The Global Ecovillage Network envisions a world of empowered citizens and communities, designing and implementing pathways to a regenerative future, while building bridges of hope and international solidarity.

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Healing the Waters

It all started when...

The three of us were in Tamera, Peace Research Village and Healing Biotope I in Portugal in the Spring of 2016. People from around the world gathered for the first ever World Council, and we divided into three subgroups to address and begin to reimagine the ways we relate to Money, Media/Information and Water.  Dr Rajendra Singh has been a friend of Tamera for some time. His work over the last 40+ years has been rooted in working with communities across his home state of Rajastan in India. He has helped these communities to use water retention landscape techniques to create 11,600 waterbodies and restore 7 rivers.

Ian and John scooped up Rajendra in a golf cart and took him to one of Tamera's most sacred sites, the oracle spring. That spring was what led co-founder Sabine Lichtenfels to know that this was the land upon which to create the community.

Since then, Tamera has been a global leader and model for what is possible in the retention of water. In just 8 years, they have created multiple lakes upon their 300+ acre land.   You can learn more about that here


We've heard #WATERISLIFE abundantly all over social media in recent months. And yet, how much do we allow that to 'sink in'? We notice even in ourselves as activists, Earth lovers and people living in the Western developed world that it truly takes something to shift our awareness away from seeing water as this thing that just flows from the tap, whenever we need it, and towards seeing water as the substance that sustains not only us, but all life on the planet. Towards seeing it as the substance that deserves respect and is calling us to step forth to come into relationship to it.

We're seeing the cascade of awareness that the movement at Standing Rock is creating in people all over the planet.  Reframing protestors  to protectors,  unveiling the corporate structures that contaminate and control the waterways, creating opportunities for reconciliation, awareness of appropriation and space for reclamation. At the base of it, the native people are standing for protection of the water.

In these times of rapidly increasing global warming and climate change, we need stories beyond just hope. And so, we share a story of how one man has catalyzed thousands of individuals to work together to restore their water sheds.

We feel that the way towards a regenerative future is to build up a culture of collaboration with one another and in relation to 'place.' As Rajendra iterates in this piece," with the disciplined use of water, we create the healing of water."

"Joy Riding the E-Golf Cart after an interview with Rajendra Signh, the "Ghandi of Water," who won the "nobel prize for water" last year, after organising communities across India to restore natural watersheds, bringing rivers back to life and water again to over 1,000 villages.  #healingoflove  #terranova   Tamera Healing Biotope 1 "    May 16, 2016

"Joy Riding the E-Golf Cart after an interview with Rajendra Signh, the "Ghandi of Water," who won the "nobel prize for water" last year, after organising communities across India to restore natural watersheds, bringing rivers back to life and water again to over 1,000 villages. #healingoflove#terranova Tamera Healing Biotope 1"

May 16, 2016

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I Stand With Standing Rock

October 29, 2016

The battle at Standing Rock is one of the most important moments of our time. In solidarity with the indigenous protectors of their land, as they battle the black snake pipeline that threatens their way of life, we must all stand together to end the age of destruction. This is the moment. #WATERISLIFE

This short was filmed at Bioneers 2016, featuring Dallas GoldtoothTara Zhaabowekwe HouskaBill McKibbenPenny LivingstonDrew Dellinger, and many more.

With additional footage from Indigenous Environmental Network and Cody Lucich.

The Red Warrior Camp is calling on all people from around the world to take action for #NoDAPL and join the Global Solidarity Campaign. If you live on this land, breathe the air and drink water, this is your fight too. The time to take action is NOW.

How to join the fight:

1. Organize yourself and/or large groups of people from your community to come to Standing Rock. Contact us at to discuss details and schedule a time frame.

2. TAKE ACTION IN YOUR OWN COMMUNITIES. Target the Army Corp of Engineers, banks, pipeline companies, corporations and elected officials behind the pipeline. Taking action includes lock-downs at offices, sit-ins, taking up space, rallies, call-in days, divesting from banks, mass mailings and interruptions. Register at to join our network of Global Solidarity.

3. Send monetary support to: Official Red Warrior Camp Fund:; Official Legal Fund:

More info and the full call to action text:

Thanks especially to our sources of contributing footage, including Democracy Now, Indigenous Environmental Network, Sacred Stone Camp, Cody Lucich/Sundance.


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How soon is now?

Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of "How Soon is Now?" and presents us with an inquiry that lies between a manifesto and a tactical plan of action. We are on the brink of an ecological mega-crisis threatening the future of life on earth and our actions over the next few years may well determine the destiny of our descendants. "How Soon is Now?" by radical futurist and philosopher Daniel Pinchbeck outlines a vision for a mass social movement that will address this crisis.

Visit for more information and to purchase the book. 


What is Feminine Leadership?

in 2015, Julia Maryanska and Ian MacKenzie floated through the Bioneers conference in Northern California, seeking out female leaders to ask them questions about feminine leadership. What finally came together was a compilation of their collective wisdom, and true to feminine form, this short is a weaving of collaborative voices speaking to a much needed feminine approach to leadership – a kind that is not subjugating the masculine, but rather dancing with it.