Interview Preparation

I have an interview scheduled today for 5:30 on Momma J Speaks. I texted Momma J this morning and she gave me a little pre-interview warm up. I thought I´d share my answers with you. I hope you listen in to the show.

Me: This is Steve McAllister. Misha set me up with an interview today, but I can’t make it up physically. Can you Skype? 8:07 AM

Momma J: Aww… its all in Divine Order-:-) will have to check With head engineer of Studio s…if not the next best thing is Call-In.:-) 9:45 AM

Me: I can probably work that out. I’ll just have to find a phone to use. I’m a bit off grid if you haven’t heard. 9:47 AM

Momma J: Yes. Which is interesting.:-) yet you work correct? Your not just a typical homeless Guy or anything…cause from what I understand you give back to the community often…right?? 🙂 9:49 AM

Me: Oh, I work quite a lot 9:52 AM

Momma J: What made you decide to get off the grid? What had you done previously? 🙂 9:54 AM

Momma J: Did you feel it to be a “calling” or just an “experience ” you wanted to choose?:-) 9:55 AM

Me: It started in 2001 when I decided to hitchhike across the states to write The Rucksack Letters. 10:01 AM

Me: With the economic recession, the war against the homeless, and this country’s insatiable consumption, I guess it felt like a calling. I saw what needed to be done and knew I was the only dude that could do it. 10:02 AM

Me: But now I’m discovering that I’m not the only one. 10:03 AM

Momma J: Had you participated with Occupy Movement at all??:-) 10:04 AM

Me: A little, but I didn’t feel it was a good use of my energy to protest what is. I want to create what should be. 10:05 AM

Momma J: Amen to That Brother!:-) So you have a creative background correct? Or Had you been a professional executive at one time? I detect a spiritual or universal awareness.:-) Where did it initiate from? 10:08 AM

Me: I have a creative and caregiver background. Written a few books, produced a few videos, written a few songs. The spiritual awareness came from transcending my ego based traditions and opening up to a greater understanding of what Is. 10:12 AM

Momma J: Fascinating … 🙂 And family? Do they support and understand what your doing and why? Are you doing this all on your own with just the people u are connected Or do you also have a life partner and offspring to assist in your endeavors?? 🙂 10:20 AM

Me: My family supports, or at least doesn’t deride, but I’m not sure they understand. I got divorced in 2011. We didn’t have any kids and the separation helped enable me to continue the vision I’d had all those years earlier. Since I decided to cultivate my community instead of travel like before, I’m never alone. Though I may not get, or ask for, direct support from my bio family, it’s always there in my extended family of humans and other living things. 10:38 AM

Momma J: Beautiful! 🙂 10:47 AM

Momma J: Such a Precious Soul you are and all of Humanity is however most are unaware. And that is where I am wanted to do the work to create that along with many other positive life affirming possibilities. 🙂 10:49 AM

Momma J: Do you get donations from events? What is your view on the U.S. dollar, foreign currencies and the gold backing that will be occurring in near future??:-) 11:07 AM

Me: The way I’m structuring the Flow Factory is through a truer sense of free market economics. If someone wants to participate in whatever activities and negotiations we offer, they can use Federal Reserve Notes, but they can also use Time Dollars through the Common Wealth Time Bank or Growbucks through GrowtoGive.com. We also barter and encourage the Gift Economy to be the highest form of economic game playing. In the Gift Economy, the abundance is just too great to be accounted for. However, until humanity opens up to that and embraces the fullness of their Identity, we can play these other educational games like dollars, hours, and other shiny things. They’re all just shared delusions. The tragedy of our time is that we give our beliefs so much control over us. The promise of our time is that we no longer really have to. The question of our time is if we are willing to accept our role as cocreators. 11:31 AM

Momma J: Gift Economy? Hmm. Ok so what services or products be able to get if perhaps I was using my gifts like being a massage therapist or spiritual facilitator or online radio personality be able to give and receive?? 11:46 AM

Me: Time dollars are excellent for things like that, as well as Growbucks. With those, there are a variety of services and products that you can cash them in for. They don’t really cover fossil fuels since the Federal Reserve Bank has a monopoly on that market, and it has the potential to work fine for limited resources like that. However, to even attent to account for the limitless nature of human ingenuity, creativity, compassion, and healing, not to forget the abundance of the planet from which we are all created, we really need to start developing a more open market than the myopic greed of corporate America and its make-the-rules-up-as-you-go destructivity. We are capable of so much better than that. We need only to realize our true value, both individually and collectively. 12:46 PM

Momma J: Skype can be used to call in. However the video wont come up just audio.:-) 2:28 PM
Me: No worries. I´ve got a phone coming. I put it out on Facebook and got three offers. I gots some good people. 3:34 PM

Steve McAllister is the author of The Rucksack Letters and How to Survive an Estralarian Mind Meld. He posts regularly at InkenSoul.com and is currently the Director of Operational Development for the Common Wealth Time Bank in Sarasota, Florida. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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