Activate Us is a group of people doing our part to help society keep pace with human evolution. We've developed a practical pathway taking us from our competitive capitalist environment to one more in tune with natural processes. We call this pathway The BRIDGE™.
The BRIDGE is a grassroots, decentralized, non-hierarchical social framework with the ability to align every person and initiative in the world who are working for the betterment of humanity, effectively transcending our outdated societal structures altogether.
Activate Us offers Resources, Workshops and Support to assist groups and individuals progress from the point; of first learning about The BRIDGE to; successfully running "bridge" initiatives locally as well as; collaborating with neighboring communities.
- In-Person and Online Presentations and Workshops,
- Video Modules and a Training Workbook,
- And we facilitate a Peer Support Network for those practicing The BRIDGE to share and learn from one another.
You could say "Evolving Human Society is what we do; practicing The BRIDGE is just how we do it!"
Activate Us has sequenced certain aspects of everyday society in a way that bridges our current model with a style we all feel in our hearts is long overdue. A society where intuition guides decisions and where one’s talents and skills are measurably valued contributions to community without needing them to be monetized.
Today we use a “Trade Based” economy as the common language for all businesses, organizations, communities and even personal households to interact with one another. “I’ll do something for you if you do something for me”.
The BRIDGE begins here and introduces collaborative measures, freeing up time and money due to increased efficiencies when compared to competitive environments. The BRIDGE ends having transcending the concept of commerce altogether, not even barter would be relevant.
This is a time when Access Management, Resource Based Economies and other equitable systems – which have been theorized and practiced by our favorite forward thinking community structures (Venue Project, One Small Town, Auroville and other Intentional Communities) – become firmly established.
We expect the transition “across The BRIDGE” to take a generation and a half. When the first kids are born only knowing collaborative approaches to life, it would seem unlikely for them to regress back to expending more time and energy, to work against their neighbor, in order to receive less. Thus, beginning the next era of human civilization; one where sovereignty and abundance is our baseline to build from. And it all starts with a single step (…watching a single video!)
Whatever inspires you…
Financial independence for everyone
Building community connection
Realizing your own potential
Ridding the world of tyranny
Note: we created this video at a time when an argument could still be made society was salvageable. That time has obviously passed given the events of 2019-2022. However, we do encourage everyone to know their personal motivation to participate in evolving society.
…use it to help power us all across The BRIDGE
New Paradigm Terminology
Aikido Economics™: harnessing the momentum of our current Finance Based Economy to not only reclaim worker control but also increase standards of living along the way.
Accounting Switch: A re-sequencing of the balance sheet freeing up monies
Metabolism: How financial and material wealth is distributed within a community; mimicking how energy is distributed within a body.
Self Organizing: Systems of grassroots community management to replace antiquated systems of hierarchical control
Walking the Talk
The BRIDGE isn’t only a theory. It was put into action January 2020.
This video outlines the general transition that may happen as parallel society’s emerge on The BRIDGE platform.
The BRIDGE In Action
Skid Markz™ was our very first project within the Activate Us initiative, allowing us to practice all aspects of The BRIDGE – Aikido Economics, Coordinated Effort and Wakie Wakie.
We have since started three other complimentary businesses, forming what is known as a “Cascade” – an interdependent network of businesses and community projects purposely designed to support one another.
The BRIDGE is not just a theory, it has been in practice since the beginning of 2020.
Monkey Wrenches is a glance at our social and material worlds (and sometimes beyond) from a non-orthodox yet practical perspective.
The purpose of the book is simple – stir the pot, rattle some chains, shake off the dust, disrupt the status quo and throw enough monkey wrenches into conventional ways of thinking to inspire more people to question the unquestionable and take steps toward realizing more of their own potential.
Monkey Wrenches was written and published in house, by the Activate Us Team, as a supportive resource for the Wakie Wakie section of the BRIDGE.
While our Store Page is under construction you may purchase a copy from the Print-On-Demand company we work with.
Building a Parallel Society
This is where the rubber hits the road. No more rhetoric, no more great ideas for someone else to go try. The BRIDGE has been in practice since January 2020 and is ready for implementation where you live too.
When you’re through with cheer leading and ready for action, schedule a Presentation to see if BRIDGE construction is right for your community.
If enough people in your area aren’t quite ready for action, message anyway. We’ll periodically run webinars for all you pioneers of community.
People & Communities
Ray co-founded Activate Us with Cindy Roberts after taking a deep dive into what it would take to create a New System
Cindy is actively participating in building the New System that makes the old system obsolete
Laurie has been exploring alternative societal options for over a decade
Terry has traveled around North America researching communities that are trying "something different"
Rebecca continues to believe that there is a better way and she joins us to help build that better way