musings of an aquarian age counterculturist

Birthing a Dream


“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” Hugh Laurie

For years I have daydreamed about bringing an idea, a certain heart-centred dream,  to life. And for just as many years, I have been wholesale unconvinced I could entertain doing any work on that idea until the perfect opportunity/ time/ money/energy scenario made its presence known which would in turn signal a universal “okay” to proceed.

As you can imagine, the result of waiting for the perfect moment in my case, until now, has resulted in: NOTHING.  Because putting things off for a better tomorrow, or an ideal moment, generally results in a whole lot of nothing in terms of progress.

Late last year, I decided to take the proverbial leap, trusting that a net would appear, as needed. I created a draft outline of the non-profit I had been envisioning and began making concrete plans. I started by hastily set up a social media page (promising a website coming soon), organized a speaking event, and booked event space – sight unseen.  Best. Decision. Ever. The event was a great success and feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

And now, with the help of some amazing volunteers, we are going live with the non-profit website today, January 11.  Which, not coincidentally, is my birthday.  The motivator in choosing this day to launch was simple: what better time to birth an idea than a birthday?  It is so personally significant and it feels so right.

To learn more about this project, please check out GaiaPeaceCollective.com  Your feedback is greatly appreciated so do contact us with any suggestions for improvement.

Even better, if you are able and inspired to do so, please support our crowdfunding efforts by donating and /or sharing this initiative.


Please help us plant seeds of peace by donating and/or volunteering.  Together we can create a more peaceful world – I have no doubt.

With gratitude and love,






Author: eleventhbeatnik

aquarian age counterculturist

4 thoughts on “Birthing a Dream

  1. First let me wish you a happy belated birthday. Second, as a vegetarian and wanna be but to weak to be vegan, I love your idea and that you are an advocate for animals. The website looks great. I would love to see,ore pictures in your gallery as well as information about you and why specifically you began this. Best of luck and as soon as I get a job (hopefully soon) I would love to offer support. Are you planning on doing any education in the school systems for children?

    • Thank you so much for the kind words! And I really appreciate your feedback on the website. A lot more content has been added the last couple of days. I am working on a blog about what led me to start this project. Schools here are notoriously hard to get into locally with a vegan message but we are thinking of trying in a different approach. Have you read any Ruby Roth children’s books? Or checked out Veganuary and One Green Planet (great resources for transitioning). Thanks for commenting!

      • That’s too bad about the schools and a little dumbfounding. A
        So, thanks for the book suggestions and I am planning to go vegan. It’s just so much cleaner.

      • It truly is cleaner. A more peaceful way to be in the world. My only regret since becoming vegan is that I didn’t do it sooner. Check out the resources section on the website for lots of great support. Also, take the time to watch this amazing documentary when you have time – it is free online – beautifully done. http://www.tribeofheart.org/sr/pkj_english_m.htm