What the world needs now are inspiring stories of hope and possibility that are built on real life examples: people living in right relationship with each other, in community, creating together and sharing those learnings with the world. One of the most compelling and beautiful stories I know of is that of the community called Tamera in Portugal. Not only are they innovating around peace education and new technologies to create oases out of deserts (aka water retention landscapes), they are equally deeply devoted to the inner realms where everything begins. As above, so below. Their relationship to the ‘sacred matrix’ of life and living systems is an embodied one and because of this, what they offer to the world is grounded in a deep and intimate relationship with life. They are showing us what Heaven on Earth might look like and what the future of the human species can be. Our guide for this week is one of the next generation leaders of Tamera Healing Biotope 1, Benjamin von Mendelssohn. He will speak about “the coming together of seemingly opposing forces: political and spiritual work, vision work and concrete manifestation, Eros and religion, free sexuality and deep committed partnership, nature and technology and central: inner and outer peacework.” He travels the world to support and inspire the implementation of life models for Terra Nova – the vision of a future completely free of violence and fear. This is part 1 of a series of conversations to take us into this great New Earth incubator known as Tamera. For more information: http://www.tamera.org/index.html.