Marcelo Mainzer

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I am an Imagineer (Thank you Walt Disney Co. for coining the phrase)

Imagineering, for me, is building a bridge from here to a tomorrow of more joy, purpose and collaboration.

When I was four years old my family immigrated from Argentina to the U.S leaving behind extended family and community, this dislocation from a sense of belonging, is at the root of my mission; to co­-create places where individuals are nurtured in their gifts as a path to a thriving community.

I have imagineered a path to that community and will be detailing it in a series of blogs here on Parabuilding.

The steps will be:

  1. Find the right people
  2. Organize into teams
  3. Select the first site, build the village, plan for the next village.

The premise; A group of pioneers can be found and supported in building the first, in a network of, EcoVillage Makers District, run as a workers Cooperative Corporation.

I feel that veterans are the best choice for this endeavor because they have exemplified collaborative action and many have experienced deep feelings of isolation.

I look forward to getting feedback and working with others sharing this vision, and hope to break ground and live in this kind of community soon.

Blessings on your Journey

Thoughts of an Imagineer...

Heidi Cuppari

As I grow my impact investment business, Anastasia Impact, I am now offering'Happiness Sessions' for Entrepreneurs, Investors, Students, Parents, Couples, and other individuals. I am truly committed and deeply excited by doing more of what I love most - Helping people to embrace the joy and happiness available to them right now. The result has been allowing themselves and succeeding at the thing that makes them light up most.

Services to Illuminate Your Life 

Lotus Sattva

I'm Lotus a free spirit mama and social entrepreneur (purposepreneur) with experience facilitating transformation in every sector. 

I started working with non-profits in 2000 and quickly saw how the competition paradigm was dividing and disempowering the positive change movement. 

My work ever since has focused on unifying people in resonant fields of collective action through cross-sector collaboration, co-creative leadership development and dynamic social technologies supporting personal and collective evolution.

I see the Parabuilding platform as an amazing opportunity for people to support one another in actualizing each person's unique purpose in co-creating a world that works for all. 

We're uplifting grassroots leaders to increase connection, exposure and support. 


MY GIFT IS  FACILITATION 

It's all about community healing

I did a vision mapping process while finishing my city planning degree in 2007 and discovered my unique passion for community healing...

Since then, I've trained with world-renowned facilitators, gotten certified in shamanic dance, integral psychology and coaching, and completed a masters in co-creative leadership. 

In 2015, I developed a practice called "Sacred Synergy" and built a volunteer team through Parabuilding to introduce this practice to resonant communities across North America on the Sacred Synergy Activation Tour

I've catalyzed  transformation with hundreds of visionaries, healers, teachers, artists, small business owners, government officials, youth from kindergarten to gangs, and every client has a similar need... 

We all need help, and most don't feel the beliefs, systems and structures we've grown up with are supporting our full potential personally or collectively. 

In response to this, I've cultivated multiple forms of conscious development support focused on the human elements of right relationship to self, other, the planet and prosperity. 

Sacred Synergy Activation July 2015 Ashland, OR Co-created with my mentors Samantha Sweetwater and Tej Steiner

Sacred Synergy Activation July 2015 Ashland, OR
Co-created with my mentors Samantha Sweetwater and Tej Steiner

 
Image by The Heart Math Institute which is researching and documenting the scientific foundations of love, recognizing that we each have an energy field that whether consciously or not is influencing others through the ultra-permeable and infinitely interconnected energy field we live in beyond the phsyical realm. What some call the morphogenic field or noosphere. 

Image by The Heart Math Institute which is researching and documenting the scientific foundations of love, recognizing that we each have an energy field that whether consciously or not is influencing others through the ultra-permeable and infinitely interconnected energy field we live in beyond the phsyical realm. What some call the morphogenic field or noosphere. 


Councils

Listening and being heard from essence 

Council practice engages people inside and out. 

It's an ancient practice, the peacemaker way, which has been all but lost in our ego-dominated society. 


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Activations

Tapping into Collective Intelligence

In 2007, I worked with the Tomorrow Makers in developing something we called "The Livability Mapping Process." This process engaged leaders and stakeholders in identifying a community's assets and needs.

Since then, I've customized this dynamic engagement process for diverse groups including festivals, schools, local government, non-profits and intentional communities. 

An activation in 2015 for the leadership team and stakeholders at Full Circle in Venice, CA Activations facilitate dialog in dynamic ways including mapping, partner work, small groups, panels, interviews etc.

An activation in 2015 for the leadership team and stakeholders at Full Circle in Venice, CA

Activations facilitate dialog in dynamic ways including mapping, partner work, small groups, panels, interviews etc.

I facilitated a month-long process at Centaurus High School in 2014 identifying youth priorities to maximize impact and engagement for a youth empowerment organization in Colorado. Hundreds of teens participated, many expressing how this was the first time (!) they had ever been asked these kinds of meaningful questions and how seeing and discussing one another's responses gave them hope for the future. 

I facilitated a month-long process at Centaurus High School in 2014 identifying youth priorities to maximize impact and engagement for a youth empowerment organization in Colorado.

Hundreds of teens participated, many expressing how this was the first time (!) they had ever been asked these kinds of meaningful questions and how seeing and discussing one another's responses gave them hope for the future. 


Guilds

 

In 2001, I discovered Permaculture in the context of Bill Mollison's holistic perspective. 

I was drawn to the human impact, the social permaculture where polycutlures based on the principles of mutual upliftment, biodynamic relationships, synergy and alchemy abound. 

My first application of it was a women's group I founded called Gaia's Angels where I experimented with exercises from an intuitive life coaching training I was in. We worked with the elements, and shared life visions which turned out to be overlapping dreams amplified in our collective resonance.  

 

We pioneered Social Permaculture in action with the core Living Mandala team (Jay Ma, Myself, Keala and Julie Bird pictured on retreat in Shasta in 2009 and on Hawaii at the firs Aloha Aina Course at the Resonance Project in 2008) 


Facilitating co-creative guilds has been one of my greatest passions, both in bringing people together in resonant efforts sort of as a mama of the collective ~ also invoking a culture of transformation through deeply connecting team building and next-level collaborations. 

Keala and I at our Livability Project booth at Harmony Festival 2007

Keala and I at our Livability Project booth at Harmony Festival 2007

Sacred Synergy team Colorado 2015

Sacred Synergy team Colorado 2015


Interviews

After a decade of spiraling in and out of projects and community, Jay Ma, Hannah Apricot and I are teaming up with a powerful global team interviewing people from the front lines of paradigm shift.

Launching Spring 2016, Pulse of the Movement is a webcast series through Empowerment Works in support of the Global Summit in Brazil later this year.  

Hannah's co-publisher for Permaculture North America Magazine, and Jay leads Living Mandala and Permaculture Convergence North America.


 

We have over 100 hours of footage from interviews, councils, workshops, festivals and other cultural moments from across the continent. 

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