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Frequently Asked Questions

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General questions about the site and our motivations for being here.

This site exists to support those who are living (or moving towards) location independence, and who don't' define themselves by where they were born or where they are currently residing. They are living without borders and the limitations of place as much as possible.

We believe that many of the world's biggest issues are created and amplified by artificial nation-state borders and the mind set that promotes the ideas that they need to be upheld and protected.

The leaders of the governments and the militaries of these nation-states are able to prop up their power (and profit immensely) and control their populations by propagating the fear of some threat coming from "others" beyond (or inside) their borders.

We have observed that those who are living location independent lifestyles, are interacting with diverse cultures and being exposed to many different points of view, are contributing to a world with less separation and fear.

 

"Consciousness' is a word worn smooth by a million tongues. Depending upon the figure of speech chosen it is a state of being, a substance, a process, a place, an epiphenomenon, an emergent aspect of matter, or the only true reality."
—George Miller, 'Psychology: the Science of Mental Life'', 1962

Who are we to say who is conscious and who isn't? 

We are pretty much leaving the determination of who is conscious (as it applies to this site) as a self-selected group.*

For those who are wondering, self-reflection is a good start at a definition. This is the capacity to exercise introspection and the willingness to learn more about our fundamental nature, purpose and essence.

In case it's helpful, here are some attributes common among those you might tend to find interviewed or otherwise interacting on this site:

  • Intending to come from love more than fear and separation
  • Aware that we are spiritual beings having a physical, human, experience
  • Aware that there is no objective reality... our experiences are determined by how we choose to perceive the things appearing in our awareness
  • Contributing to the sustainability of our world by being aware of how our choices impact our environment and those around us

 If you resonate with the themes and offerings found here, then by all means enter the Conscious Nomads Matrix.

 

* Unless there are issues that we feel require our attention for the benefit of the overall collective. More in other FAQs on Terms of Use, IP blocking, etc.)

 

 

 

We're currently in Pre-Launch as we continue to add, configure and test new features, and allow our early signups to soft test the systems.

If all goes as planned we expect the site to be ready to launch by January 1, 2014.

Until then, we will do our best to serve those who wish to get an early start by signing in now.

In the context in which we are using it, "critical mass" is reached when there are enough offerings by Conscious Nomads and enough demand by visitors to the site, so that the various features are viable. (It doesn't do the vendors and freelancers any good if there isn't much traffic and visitors to the site will lose interest quickly if there aren't enough products and services)

We are planning on attracting enough traffic to the site for all the offerings to be viable and we will not launch platforms before they will have a great chance of success.

Hi friend, this tutorial is a courtesy to those of you who would like to add a listing and may be having trouble. I can't provide one on one support at this time, as this site is a labor of love and I just don't have the time and resources to devote to indivudual support issues. (plus, I do a lot of that in my day job, and frankly, it does not inspire bliss)

This feature is working for most, if you are having continued challenges, I suggest finding tech support from a friend or local tech expert. Thanks for understanding.

 

1: Sign up - Click Log In

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and use your Facebook/Google credentials or pick a username and password.

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2: Once you Sign-Up, make sure you are SIGNED IN.

Then click on the Add a Directory Listing link as shown

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3: This should take you to the Business Listing page where you can fill in your info, add pics, and videos, etc.

If none of the Categories apply to what you do, please contact us with a suggestion. (We need to keep them broad, so please keep this in mind)

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NOTE ABOUT VIDEOS: It is important that you use the "Embed" code for your video. You can find the Embed code under the Share link on YouTube. (see pic below) If you are wanting to use a video from some other service, you're on your own, and it may not work.

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Information on how the Multi-Vendor Marketplace works, and how to get your vendor store configured.

Anyone who is self classified as a Conscious Nomad can create an account and offer their products and services on our site.

We exist primarily to serve those who are living location independent lifestyles a good part of the time, however, if you have a "location independent" outlook, and are planning on embracing this lifestyle to a greater degree in the future, then we are happy to support your increased sustainability.

There are no fees to sign up, configure your store, and list your products or services.

At some point, we will be placing a small (2.5% or so) commission on sales that are made to help support network fees and other costs we are incurring. (we are also open to this site supporting OUR location independence as well at some point)

We will notify all vendors before we activate any commissions.

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What is This?

ConsiousNomads.com is a resource for anyone who is attracted to the location independent lifestyle. From Music Festival goers to world travelers, if you want to expand your circle of friends; knowledge of places, people and things; and increase the potential for income you can earn from anywhere in the world, then this is a stellar resource for you.

What is the Matrix? 

As I've traveled to transformational music festivals (transitory towns), and to pockets of consciousness around the world, I've noticed that many of the people I am interacting with have a noticeably different quality about them.  

As I observed this over time, as people came and went, an understanding crystalized for me that we Conscious Nomads are creating a new virtual territory (an energetic field, a collective, a matrix, a hologram) that extends beyond nation-state borders and historically accepted boundaries, and encompasses the entire planet.