What’s Up with Omni? November, 2017
Happy HOLY-DAYS to all!
The season of Peace, Generosity, Gratitude and Reflection is upon us. We are grateful for many things, not the least of which is an exciting vision unfolding before us.
Let’s start with uBuntu Keepers. uBuntu: “I am because we are. We are one.”
We are in the final week of the uBuntu Keepers pilot program, written and directed by Anna-Mari Pieterse, through the uBuntu Civics Academy.
“The uBuntu Civics Academy is an initiative of Humanity’s Team South Africa, which offers educational and inspirational content that is aimed at facilitating the reclaiming and living of our uBuntu in South Africa and the world. The uBuntu Keepers initiative is aimed at developing a critical mass of uBuntu Keepers, and is launched together with talkUBUNTU.” .
"Humanity’s Team South Africa is the South African chapter of a World Wide volunteer Spiritual Movement that was founded early in 2004 in Boulder Colorado. Humanity’s Team is focused on awakening the world to Oneness. It is represented in more than 150 countries on six continents, with almost 700 000 followers from all over the world. Humanity’s Team was founded based on the idea that almost all our common challenges are a result of our incomplete views about God, Life and one-another.
Humanity’s Team proposes a Spirituality that enlarges and enhances humanity’s current beliefs in ways that could change how we live with each other, bringing peace and harmony to our planet at last. Key to this Spirituality is a belief that God is not separate from anyone or anything — and neither are we. Humanity’s Team’s core principle is We Are All One.” (Taken from uBuntu Keepers, module 1).
It was the call to Oneness, that brought us together, not only as husband and wife, but as co-founders of The Omni Foundation, NPC. We were called to believe, live, and share the uBuntu path. The Omni Foundation is our vehicle for taking the truths of uBuntu, and sharing freely with others. To be an uBuntu Keeper is to be a lighthouse, a messenger and a healer of society, and as such, it is an honor, privilege and duty.
Two key responsibilities of uBuntu Keepers is to encourage community cooperation and environmentally sound living.
This leads us to our very exciting next step toward making the first Omni Foundation community a tangible reality.
In February, Cameron will attend a live, hands-on workshop, hosted by Bi-Veda and Tellinger in Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga. While there he will learn how to build these low-cost, eco-friendly, energy efficient homes, and connect with other like-minded individuals from the area and from around the globe.
We envision The Omni Foundation being a community of bio-dome homes and industries, and are EXTREMELY EAGER to participate in such an event.
The method and material we will be learning about is called “AirCrete.” AirCrete is a lightweight non-toxic masonry material that is easy and inexpensive to make yourself. It is waterproof, fireproof, and insect proof. It offers good thermal and acoustic insulation. It will not rot, warp, or corrode. Unlike concrete which is hard, heavy, cold and difficult to work with, AC is easy to work with. It dries overnight and can be cut, carved, drilled and shaped with wood-working tools. It accepts nails and screws and is easily repaired. It has good compressive strength to make excellent foundations, subfloors, building blocks, poured walls, domes or whatever. It can be molded or formed into practically any shape. AirCrete can cut costs of conventional methods of construction by a factor of 10 for several reasons (Read more).
Once Cameron has learned the how-tos of this method, and once we have purchased the property for our first Omni community building project, we will host such workshop events to both teach others and to build up the Omni Foundation.
Speaking of building the Omni Foundation, we’ve been doing a lot of work on our website, revamping, the Home page, the Leah Kirrane music page, and other changes. Please check it out and tell us what you think. (PS it's still under construction).
On a familial note, we are also excited to be seeing more of South Africa this holy-day season, late December through mid-January, meeting more of Cameron’s side of the family. We’ll be spending time in Johannesburg, the Drakensburg, getting to know Durban (Cameron’s home-town), and celebrating Cameron’s dad’s 80th birthday with family and friends.
Things are heating up, the frequency is increasing, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!
Would you like to join our family? There are many ways that will be available to participate in this vision, whether living in community, volunteering, donating, investing, purchasing product, hosting a gig/concert... Think about it, pray about it, meditate on it. Let the Spirit lead.
Infinite Blessings to All!
Cameron and Leah Kirrane (Directors)
The Omni Foundation
(Registration no. 2017/109176/08)
PO Box 597, Graskop, 1270
Mpumalanga, South Africa