Three principles

Children playing and gardening - Grattan School mural

Children playing and gardening – Grattan School mural

Three principles govern the story of the Village of Ordinary.

  1. We have the tools to create a world like Ordinary today. With the exception of the characters, every aspect of the story–technology, tools, building materials, social mores and norms–exists in human culture somewhere on the face of the Earth, or has in the past.
  2. No one acts from a place of greed, hatred, jealousy or lust for power. Ever. All disputes are solved non-violently and only when full consensus has been reached between the parties involved. This is possible because of Principle No. 3.
  3. Every child is loved and nurtured physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. Only a woman can make the decision to bring new human life into the world. From the moment a woman decides to bring a child into the world, the child’s father, their families and their community support the mother and child in every possible way, assuring the child feels loved, cherished and gently nourished physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, not by law, but by deep understanding of the value of each life. This is possible because, having been protected, nurtured and loved unconditionally from conception, each adult feels safe, has a strong sense of abundance and place, knows herself well, is confident in her abilities, ever eager to learn more, and loves and gives generously.

This is how we build a peaceful world: By meeting the needs of the children, that they might grow into healthy, purposeful, happy adults.

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We make peace in a million small ways every day.
All text and images, unless otherwise noted, © L. Kathryn Grace. All rights reserved.

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