RDA 1. Abundance for all

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What is a Pattern

Pattern pages are used for working with RKC patterns. Patterns can be added by referencing them from the Pattern tab of Person, Social-Entity, Community of Place, or Community of Practice pages.

The Main section contains:

  • a few required fields, such as a ordering structure and usage mode, brief description, parent/sibling/offspring of Pattern and page curator(s);
  • optionally, one has the ability to display relevant images, give a full name, and longer description;
  • and, lastly, a summary of key relations which have a pattern on their "playlist" are provided here as well.
Pattern page for RDA 1. Abundance for all pattern
Abundance for all recasts the original wording of SDG 1, "ending poverty," in a more generous and generative light.

SDG Shortcomings

To begin with, one could argue that eradicating poverty is all but impossible to achieve and very safe (for business as usual) to include as an SDG. The idea of poverty was created by the same extractive and destructive mode of development that is sustained by the SDGs. It was introduced as a seed of self-destruction (like communicable diseases, chemical dependencies, greed, fragmentation, etc.) that enabled colonial powers to create dependencies in traditional communities by imposing their model of extractive development. Poverty exists and persists in so far we continue to see the world in those terms and do not recognize it as self-fulfilling prophecy of extractive activity. What we can do is eliminate the need for poverty as pattern that we continue to propagate, we can replace it with a pattern of abundance.

Living systems

Living processes generate abundance. Every place on Earth, although each amazingly diverse, due to varying conditions everywhere, is defined by abundant relation and generative capacity. Anything that could potentially be seen as waste for one process, is vitalizing for another. Each unique place self-organizes, via that abundant relations and generative capacity, adapting to the larger conditions and patterns that shape it over time.

Living systems organize themselves via patterns of a multiplicity of relations in every direction, and in so doing, create their own abundance. The living beings develop simultaneously on at least three levels: on the individual level, where each expressing their singularity while relating as part of larger wholes (communities, societies); at the species level, where beings express unique modes of being and capacities in a place (niches, habitat); and, at the ecosystem level, where extraordinary diversity of modes of beings conspire to regenerate the conditions for Life (biosphere).

Place-centric abundance

The idea of place-centric abundance in Human communities is a radical one, in that it enables, empowers and requires communities to take charge of their own development, in ways that align with their shared values and that produce most long-term value for everyone in that place. Behind this is the recognition that each person, community, place is a unique nested whole, each with its own unique essence and potential. The notion of abundance also applies to how we work--that we don't do it alone: we work simultaneously on ourselves, with each other in fields, to resource each others developmental learning, and nodally, allying with regenerative capacity of our natural ecosystems, in order to continually co-create a shared abundance in our places--one that oozes out from every being that participates there.

Pattern generators

This aim could be generative of the following patterns in any Community of Place of any scale.

  • redefinition of wealth as the capacity to (re)generate true place-sourced value for all members, inclusive of the larger community of life [1.1a]
  • activation of the capacity of communities to develop the unique and fullest potential of place [1.1c]
  • valuation of all work (of all species), especially the vital work of ecosocial regeneration [1.2a]
  • surpassing of basic food/material/energy needs of all members with a resolute focus on primary ecosocial production in each place [1.1b]
  • valuing of livelihoods that grow capacity to exceed basic needs in a manner that regenerates productive capacity of (larger ecological context) terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems [1.2b]
  • ensuring that the value of a living wage is exchanged for all work [1.2c]
  • establishment of community safety nets for all people, especially the most vulnerable [1.3]
  • ensuring that all people have equal access to participate in and benefit from community life (radical participation) [1.4]
  • implementation of alternative ways to exchange value as an approach to radically-inclusive participation that infuses shared community values within our economic systems [1.4a]
  • establishment of shared community financial systems -- banking, insurance, lending, and investment -- that are responsive to the whole health and well-being and shared values of all people and ecosystems they serve [1.4b]
  • building capacity via developmental learning of all, particularly of underprivileged and vulnerable populations, to contribute meaningfully to place-centric regenerative development [1.5]
  • catalyzing regenerative development in self-organizing bioregions that enables the (re)generation of abundance everywhere [1.a-b]


Note: SDG target linkages in brackets

Ordering & Usage

Ordering Structures Usage Modes
  • Pathways (aim-pathway-practice)
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Associations

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Resolution of Forces & Use Cases

Activating Force: The experience of material abundance experienced in my own and others perennial polyculture systems
Restraining Force: The impossibility of eradicating poverty as a pattern that is perpetuated
Reconciling Force: Although organizing abundance at a large scale seems complex and daunting, recognizing abundance as a core essential quality every being should experience and express is quite simple



Utilization & More

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About Utilization Tab...

The Utilization tab shows which Processes--case study, story, journey, curriculum, research study, etc--this Pattern is applied in.


Interventions expressing RDA 1. Abundance for all pattern:

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About Process Tab...

Process Patterns tab is meant as a staging area for listing/creating Patterns that make part of this Process Pattern.


Patterns associated to RDA 1. Abundance for all Process Pattern:

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About Narratives Tab...

The Narratives tab allows for various types of narrative about the Pattern, any relevant research, a review about its use, etc.


Narrative elements created from RDA 1. Abundance for all:


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About Essence Tab...

The Essence tab allows for anyone in RKC to comment on what makes a pattern unique along three different dimensions:
   Aliveness: What energizes this being that really makes it come alive, beyond the functional of everyday existence.
   Offering: The unique value a pattern offers in order to bring a higher-order of viability and vitality to, or evolve a particular system they are working to transform (this is context specific).
   Potential: A tendency in a being that this pattern is continually striving to manifest into existence.
Over time, this feature can offer deeper insights to what each pattern brings to this co-creative space.


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