Building a Field of Dreams:
Puna Community Currency as a Way Forward
“Build it and he will come.” Do you remember that line from the movie, Field of Dreams? Having first seen the film in 1989. I just recently replayed it on Netflix; it was even more powerful the second time. The film reminded me of an essential truth: we create from our consciousness; we create from our will. Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) receives a series of messages that revolve around the theme of healing and reconciliation and demonstrates the will to manifest his dreams.
And for me the film is a metaphor for what PCC is creating here in Puna. We have a dream; we have a vision of men, women and children exchanging their gifts for value. So if we pull together, in a few years the following quote from the movie may well be a description of life here in Puna.
John Kinsella: Is this heaven?
Ray Kinsella: It’s — it’s Iowa.
John: I could have sworn it was heaven.
Ray: Is there a heaven?
John: Oh, yeah. It’s the place where dreams come true.
Ray: Maybe this is heaven
In October I attended the “We Economy” conference at the Impact Hub: Oakland. There I met for the first time, Orland Bishop, a seminal thinker whose powerful voice shows how the current money system (i.e., fiat currency) drains our consciousness of our creative will power. As in Field of Dreams, only those who could think outside the box and who did not feel tied to the accepted economic realities could see the “magic” of seeing a baseball game of Shoeless Joe Jackson and his fellow teammates.
I invite you to take 5 minutes and listen to Orland Bishop at a similar conference in Brazil, where he remind us about how to connect with our will and our Source to participate in creating a “more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.” Let Orland’s words flow over your soul, over your heart; he will help us on our way forward.
And now play the final scene of Field of Dreams and visualize the what we are creating in these fields all around us.
Live in gratitude!